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Judge withdraws from NBA president’s criminal trial

Judge withdraws from NBA president’s criminal trial

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has recused himself from the criminal trial of Paul Usoro, the president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Premium Times has reported. Chuka Obiozor, a professor of law, was the second judge to handle the N1.8 billion alleged fraud suit brought against Mr Usoro by

Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

The European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to countries on its “dirty money blacklist”. According to Reuters, the EU said the nations in this category pose a threat because of tax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. Also added to the list which was initially 16, are Saudi Arabia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Libya,

Police barricade INEC office in Rivers

The police have restricted access to the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State, TheCable has reported. A team of policemen stormed the commission’s office on Aba road, Port Harcourt, early on Thursday. They prevented INEC officials and visitors from going in and out of the office. The INEC officials

Why are people dying at APC rallies? Frank wants Buhari, Amaechi to explain

…Says INEC knows about offices, materials burnt Former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has challenged Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and his campaign Director-General Rotimi Ameachi, to tell Nigerians why lives are been lost daily at their party’s rallies. Frank specifically made reference to lost of lives of his people at

Atiku’s endorsement, presidency will unite Nigeria, Frank warns INEC against rigging

The endorsement by the socio-cultural leaders and elders across the six geo-political zones is an indication that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s presidency will unite Nigeria if given opportunity, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has said. Frank said it is the first time in the history of Nigeria that

Obasanjo is worse than Abacha, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is a worse dictator than Sani Abacha, ex-military head of state. Oshiomhole said this in reaction to the comment of Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari is returning the country to the era of Abacha when state institutions were used to fight

How ex-Nigeria Customs chief, Dikko, two others stole N1bn – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will on Thursday next week arraign a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, and two others for allegedly stealing more than N1 billion. The matter, suit number FHC/ABJ/CR/21/2019-FRN v Abdullahi Inde Dikko & Ors, is billed to come up before Justice Lucia

Ex-Head of State Abubakar to chair Goodluck Jonathan Foundation conference on peaceful elections

Ahead of the nation’s scheduled general elections beginning from February 16, the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation is bringing together stakeholders from all over Africa for a one-day conference to discuss ways of preventing election-related violence on the continent. The conference which theme is ‘Peaceful Elections and National Development’ will be chaired by Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, former

‘The belts did a marvelous job’ — Osinbajo’s aide speaks on Kabba helicopter crash

Babafemi Ojudu, one of the aides of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was on board the helicopter that crashed in Kabba, Kogi state, on Saturday, has narrated how the seat belts helped during that difficult moment. The aircraft which conveyed Osinbajo and his aides from Abuja to the north-central state crash-landed at a stadium in Kabba

Frank to Adeboye: Withdraw Osinbajo’s pastoral position to redeem RCCG’s image

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has asked the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Adejare Adeboye, to sanction the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for his silence in the face of injustice in the current administration. Frank said without judging Osinbajo, who is

Onnoghen’s illegal removal: President hates Christians, Southerners, stoking war, Frank Alerts US, EU, UN, others

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has called on the international community to urgently prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse illegal and forceful suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. In an email Frank sent to the United Kingdom (UK), United States