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EFCC to arraign CCT chairman March 15

EFCC to arraign CCT chairman March 15

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Umar Danladi, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Umar will be facing a two-count charge on allegations of demanding bribe. The CCT chairman is accused of demanding N10m from Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, a defendant standing trial before his court, in 2012. He

Why Nigerians are being killed in South Africa – Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack The ministry’s spokesperson, Tope Elias-Fatile, stated this while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja on a wide range of issues and activities of the ministry. Mr. Elias-Fatile said the

Zuma bows to pressure, quits office

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has tendered his resignation following intesnse pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC). In a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening, Zuma said he had served his people to the best of his ability. “I have come to the decision to resign as the president of

Falana writes IGP, demands reports of investigations into large-scale killings

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written a letter to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), requesting reports of probes into various large-scale killings. In a letter dated February 14, the lawyer demanded the reports on killings which occurred from 2011 to 2017. He said the demand was necessitated by the failure to prosecute armed

Register for national identity cards, Ambode tells Lagosians

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday urged residents of the State to come out and register for the National Identity Card scheme being administered by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), saying compliance would enhance proper planning and facilitate national development. Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja after registering for the scheme,

Don’t blame us, INEC says on Kano’s underage voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission has sought to allay public worries over the credibility of Nigeria’s future elections after pictures of underage voters emerged from last Saturday’s local polls in Kano State. Observers, including the Centre for Information Technology And Development, CITAD, and Action Aid International Nigeria, said they witnessed voting by underage citizens during

No agreement to establish cattle colonies in Edo State –Obaseki’s Aide insists

The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, has declared as frivolous, comments by the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the strategic steps the Edo State government has taken in bringing the clashes between cattle herders and farmers to an end, in the state. Osagie cautioned