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BREAKING: Shots fired outside UK parliament, two people hit

BREAKING: Shots fired outside UK parliament, two people hit

There have been reports of shots fired outside the UK Parliament. A report by Reuters indicates that two people have been shot and Parliament is on lockdown. A Reuters photographer reports that at least a dozen people are injured on Westminster Bridge near Parliament. They may have been hit by a car. A report says

DasukiGate: Judge berates EFCC over ‘media trial’ of Nicholas Ashinze

The Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday suspended the ongoing trial of Nicholas Ashinze until the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, puts its house in order. Mr. Ashinze was an aide to former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki. At the resumed trial, counsel to Mr. Ashinze, Ernest Nwoye, protested a press statement issued

Lawyer indicted for fraud in the UK nominated as judge of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal

On February 22, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, published the names of 12 lawyers it said had been shortlisted for appointment as Court of Appeal judges after an intensive two-day screening exercise that involved 187 lawyers. In a statement announcing the shortlist, the NBA explained that the exercise was in response to the call by

Sacked Edo State pastor plants bomb in Church

The Edo State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a 57-year-old pastor, Abel Eku, for allegedly attempting to blow up the headquarters of the Christ Chosen Church of God in Benin with explosive devices. Eku was said to have planted the explosives inside the church auditorium on January 22, 2017, prior to the commencement of its

NNPC Moves to Recover N11bn Missing Petrol from Capital Oil

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Friday announced measures to achieve full recovery of over 130 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, stored in the facilities of two indigenous downstream operators, MRS Limited and Capital Oil & Gas Limited, under a throughput arrangement to ensure a robust strategic reserve.

Boko Haram leader, Shekau, appears in new video; threatens world leaders

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video, refuting recent claims of attacks by Cameroonian President Paul Biya, while threatening world leaders. The 27-minute footage, sent to PREMIUM TIMES by a journalist with known contact to Boko Haram, also showed Mr. Shekau thanking his followers. Mr. Shekau displayed identity cards, arms, ammunition

Reps caution military against destroying illegal refineries

The House of Representatives has urged the military to desist from destroying illegal refineries in the country and adopt a global and a more standard system of dealing with it. The lawmakers made the call on Wednesday after adopting a motion by Chidi Wihioka (Rivers-APC) on the need to address the menace of hazardous soot

Documents show Obasanjo was involved in Malabu deal

Documents seen by TheCable show the involvement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the controversial OPL 245 oil block deal. In the deal finally consummated in 2011, only $210 million of the $1.3 billion paid by Shell and Eni for the block went into federal government coffers as “signature bonus”. The rest was paid to

Malabu $1.1 billion scandal: ‘Don’t drag me into a matter I know nothing about’, Obasanjo fires at Adoke

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, to cease further mention of his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal. In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES from Addis Ababa, the former president said he considered the controversial award of OPL 245 oil field licence

After fresh killings, gov orders herdsmen out of Benue community

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has given Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku local government area of the state, a two-day ultimatum to leave the area. Ortom gave the order while ascertaining the damage which herdsmen inflicted on the community. His visit to the place on Monday, followed attacks carried out by the herdsmen over

Malabu oil deal: Adoke writes Malami, maintains innocence

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has written a letter to Abubakar Malami, minister of justice, maintaining his innocence in the controversial Malabu oil deal. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alleged that Adoke exchanged more than $2.2 million in a bureau de change in Abuja as part of his own

Two herdsmen killed in Southern Kaduna

Two Fulani herdsmen were killed Saturday afternoon in Southern Kaduna sparking fresh fears of renewed violence in the area. The herdsmen were reportedly shot while herding cattle in Anguwan Yashi village in Jema’a local government area. The National Assistant Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone those

Foreign Affairs Ministry ‘flouts’ Buhari govt’s whistle blowing policy, then keeps mum

The Foreign Affairs Ministry is offering no explanation for its decision to flout a new government’s anti-corruption policy, by sacking a whistle blower who exposed an alleged $229,000 fraud. Ntia Thompson was fired after sending a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, asking it to probe an allegation of fraud involving some

BREAKING: Two policemen sentenced to death for Apo Six killing

A federal high court in Abuja has delivered judgement on the killing of six traders in Abuja by policemen on June 7, 2005. Two of the policemen, Ezekiel Acheneje and Baba Emmanuel, standing trial were sentenced to death, while three others were discharged in the judgement delivered Thursday by justice Ishaq Bello. The accused persons,

Senate to investigate alleged N10trn fraud in NNPC

Three joint committees of the senate to investigate alleged ten trillion Naira in the Nigeria national petroleum corporation, NNPC and other stakeholders in the petroleum sector between 2006 and 2016, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), has reported. The chairman senate committee on petroleum downstream, Senator Kabir Marafa announced this while briefing senate correspondents in Abuja.

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