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God Is Good Motors’ passengers kidnapped, some released after ransom payment

God Is Good Motors’ passengers kidnapped, some released after ransom payment

Family members of some of the passengers who were kidnapped after boarding a bus belonging to God Is Good Transport on Saturday narrated how they secured their release. The family members who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES over the phone said the transport company was yet to contact them more than a week after the incident

UN, Amnesty International, Red Cross condemn killing of abducted midwife by Boko Haram

Three international organisations, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Amnesty International (AI), and the International Committee for the Cross(ICRC) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa by terrorist group, the Boko Haram. Khorsa, 25 year-old aid worker, who was on duty with the ICRC in Borno State, North

Victim or Villain: The story of Ike Ibeabuchi, the ‘President’ who went to jail

By Nnamdi Okosieme Abuja, Nigeria September 16, 2018 He came from a clan established by a warrior. His hometown, Isuochi, is one of the three autonomous communities making up Umunneochi( known officially as Nneochi), a Local Government Area in Abia State in Nigeria. Legend has it that Ochi, a famed warrior, and wrestler had settled

Amnesty Int’l demands release of report into alleged armed forces abuses

Amnesty International on Monday called on the Nigerian government to immediately publish the report submitted by a presidential panel which investigated alleged human rights violations by the Nigerian armed forces. The seven-member judicial commission was raised in August 2007 by then-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while President Muhammadu Buhari was on a lengthy vacation for an

Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer hired by Nigeria to recover Abacha Loot, says Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is trying to change the facts on the $321 million recovered from Luxembourg. TheCable had reported how Malami engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for a fee of $17 million (about

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: UN team arrives Benin, backs Obaseki’s fight

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s efforts at curbing the incidence of human trafficking and irregular migration have received renewed backing from the United Nations, as international support swells to halt activities of human traffickers and their associates. Welcoming the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Ms. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, in Benin City, the governor,

Raid on Clark’s home: IGP disbands Special Tactical Squad

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Friday ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad(IGP-SIS) and the redeployment of all its members to other departments and formations of the police, a statement by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said. The statement said senior Officers attached to the Squad who were linked “with

Child abuse crimes: Pope Francis asks for forgiveness

Pope Francis on Monday asked forgiveness for child abuse crimes and cover-ups within the Catholic Church, admitting that the pain of victims “was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced.” The strongly worded statement came ahead of an August 25-26 papal pilgrimage to Ireland, one of the countries rocked by clergy sex abuse scandals, and followed

IPOB Suit: Diaspora Nigerians ask US lawyer to investigate Obama, Bush not Nigeria 

The United States Chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has reacted to the emerging report that Fein & DelValle PLLC, an American law firm is gathering evidence to charge President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for successfully containing

Itse Sagay under fire for backing Adeosun on certificate forgery

Nigerians have criticised Itse Sagay, a constitutional lawyer, professor and senior anti-corruption adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, for saying finance minister Kemi Adeosun should remain in office even if guilty of forgery, but demanding the immediate resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki on “moral grounds”. The Nation newspaper quoted Mr Sagay as insisting on Thursday

Four weeks after, NYSC keeps mum on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Four weeks after the management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) promised to investigate a certificate scandal involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Corps has continued to ignore Nigerians. On June 7,  PREMIUM TIMES reported that the minister did not participate in the mandatory one year national service despite her eligibility for it, but went on

Buhari goes on vacation without acting on Adeosun forgery scandal

Twenty-five days after PREMIUM TIMES exposed the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, for procuring a forged National Youth Service Corps certificate, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced he is taking a 10-day holiday. He is travelling abroad without acting on what is clearly Nigeria’s biggest scandal of the moment. On Wednesday, the presidency said President Buhari informed