D’banj cleared of rape, fraud allegations

December 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Nigerian singer, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj, has been cleared of rape and fraud allegations by the Nigeria Police Force and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), respectively. The police and the anti-graft agency gave the ‘Fall-In-Love’ crooner a clean slate in separate clearance reports upon completion of investigations with incontrovertible outcomes on the innocence Read More

Unizik suspends staff over forgery, fake degree

November 2, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone, Thursday, approved for immediate suspension of one Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya (Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor) over alleged forgery and presentation of fake degree results. Esimone, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Public Relations and Special Duties, Dr. Emmanuel C. Ojukwu, explained that the staff was suspended for six Read More

Atiku: My change of name well documented 

October 16, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has declared that he changed his name from Siddiq Abubakar legally. A statement issued, Sunday in Abuja by his media aide, Paul Ibe, the former VP said: “Contrary to Bola A. Tinubu’s forgery shopping allegation against Atiku, it is on record that the change of Read More

Tinubu to Supreme Court: Obi’s appeal lacks merit

October 15, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Bola Tinubu has urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for lacking in merit, substance and good faith. Obi’s appeal it will be recalled was earlier dismissed at the election petition tribunal headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani. The new appeal by Tinubu was contained in a response via Read More

Allegations against FCT perm sec frivolous – CSO

September 8, 2023 Patrick Andrew, 0

Pro-Impact Initiative, a civil society organisation, has described alleged recruitment of 10,000 staff in the FCT administration and award of contracts that run into billions of naira without due approval from the Presidency by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mr Olusade Adesola, as ‘frivolous’ and a ‘satanic lie’, meant to generate undue tension in the Territory Read More

Despite emerging winner, Uba Sani heads to tribunal, challenges PDP’s 2023 governorship election results 

March 23, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Kaduna state Governor-elect, Sen. Uba Sani has stated his readiness to challenge some election results where the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won with unimaginable margins. Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of the Kaduna state guber election by INEC having polled 730,002 votes, while Hon. Isah Mohammed Ashiru of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Read More

Enugu governorship election: Speak out on Mbah’s certificate, group tells NYSC DG

March 15, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Yasha’u Dogara Ahmed, has been charged to speak out on the certificate issued to Mr. Peter Mbah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Enugu state. A group under the aegis of Total Support for the Rule of Law and Justice Initiative and Enugu Progressive Forum, made this Read More

Defamation : LP chair sues Arise TV, makes huge demands 

January 19, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The national chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, has dragged Arise Television before a High Court sitting in Edo state over alleged defamation and slanderous comments made against him. In a suit filed by his counsel Aigbokhan Esq, Wednesday, Abure stated that he has been defamed more than twice by Arise TV. The alleged defamation, it was learnt, stemmed Read More

N1.3bn fraud: Enugu PDP denies APC protest sponsorship claim 

January 10, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, distanced itself from the allegation that it sponsored demonstration against the Enugu state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Ugo Agballah, and its governorship candidate, Uche Nnaji, in Abuja for alleged embezzlement of N1.3 billion. Addressing a press conference in Enugu on Tuesday, Nana Ogbodo Director of Communications and Read More

Traditional title holder in Police net over ‘sodomy’

December 29, 2022 Moh Bello Habib 0

Police have arrested and detained a traditional title holder, Shehu Na-Allah Chiroman Baraya of Kwarbai in Zaria city over sodomy. His arrest followed an allegation leveled against him by his community members that he allegedly raped an under-age boy, 14, name withheld. Narrating the ordeal, the spokesman of the community, Mallam Hamza Zubairu Albarka, alleged that the suspect lured the Read More

Investigate ‘abortion programme’, UN Secretary-General beckons Nigeria 

December 19, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called on Nigerian authorities to investigate allegations of systemic and coerced abortions reportedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said. The Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday that the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast since at least 2013. The programme allegedly Read More

Name, shame politicians buying PVCs, SERAP tasks Buhari, EFCC  

December 18, 2022 Admin III 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimea Commission (EFCC) to identify and arrest politicians who are allegedly buying Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from poor Nigerians, and promptly bring Read More

Stamp duty:  FG agreed to pay consultants N1.5 trn to recover N20 trn — Presidency 

December 14, 2022 Admin III 0

The presidency has again dismissed allegations of misappropriation of stamp duty funds leveled against some government agencies by a member of the House of Representatives, Gudaji Kazaure. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Tuesday said the allegations were “baseless and misleading.” Shehu had Sunday described the claim as a figment of Read More

TADI denounces ACIF allegations 

November 28, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The attention of Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiative (TADI) has been drawn to an online publication by one Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum (ACIF) that gave the EFCC & ICPC seven days’ ultimatum to make public their findings on the petition submitted by TADI against the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The director of Compliance, TADI Ibrahim Muhammad Read More

2023: Sensitise Anambra residents to stop political attacks, Okonkwo beckons media

November 24, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Chairman, United Nigeria Airline, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, Thursday, enjoined the media to sensitise residents on the need to stop attacking political opponents or opposing political views. Okonkwo gave the advice as a Guest Lecturer at the 2022 symposium organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), under the theme, ‘The Role of Media in Guaranteeing Read More

Senate probes NDDC over job racketeering

November 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions  has begun a thorough investigation into alleged job racketeering rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission( NDDC).  The probe follows a petition accusing the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio and the Management of the  interventionist agency of refusing to document the appointments of 7 job seekers Read More

APGA crisis: Okorie accuses NBA, NUJ, CSOs of judicial abomination, silence

November 21, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Factional presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has accused the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Civil Society Organisations of maintaining a deafening silence on the judicial rascality of a factional chairman of the party, Chief Victor Oye and his sponsors. Okoye who described the silence as Read More

ASUU: No going back on ‘no work, no pay’ – FG

November 16, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Wednesday that despite objection by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), lecturers would not be paid for the period they were on strike. Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Read More

Probe alleged ill-treatment of Nigerians at Greece embassy, CSOs urge Reps

November 15, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

A coalition of 148 civil society organisations under the auspices of Citizen Right Advocate (CRA) has called the House of Representatives Committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and other relevant committees, to investigate the allegations of ‘high-handedness and inhuman treatment’ of Nigerians in Greece embassy.  The CSOs urged the Ambassador of Greece to Nigeria Ioannis Plotas to investigate allegations of atrocities Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More