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Court bars NJC from inviting Justice Ademola over withdrawn petition

Court bars NJC from inviting Justice Ademola over withdrawn petition

2017-07-11 08:13:18

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has barred the National Judicial Commission (NJC) from inviting Justice Adeniyi Ademola for investigation over a petition written against him but was later withdrawn by the petitioner. The court further held that Justice Ademola could not be made to prove innocence over a petition that was voluntarily withdrawn by the petitioner. Justice John Tsoho, in his ruling in a matter of judicial review in the form of orders for declarations, prohibitions and injunctions filed by Justice Ademola, also held that the insistence of the NJC and three others that Justice Ademola must appear is contrary… continue reading


Death toll in Suleja flood disaster rises to 13

Death toll in Suleja flood disaster rises to 13

2017-07-11 08:11:46

The death toll in Suleja Local Council of Niger State where flood wreaked havoc at the weekend, has risen to 13 while three others are still missing. Four persons were also said to be unconscious, and are receiving treatment in Suleja General Hospital, as seven houses at Nasarawa area of Suleja have been submerged. It was gathered that the head of the household of seven, Abubakar Saraki, survived; but his six children died. Meanwhile, the Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ibrahim Ahmed Inga, said out of the 11 that died in the Suleja flood disaster, eight bodies… continue reading


Rafael Nadal stunned by Gilles Muller in Wimbledon epic

Rafael Nadal stunned by Gilles Muller in Wimbledon epic

2017-07-11 08:10:22

Rafael Nadal suffered fresh Wimbledon misery on Monday as the two-time champion crashed to a stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. Just weeks after winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal was condemned to his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to Wimbledon. “It was not my best match against a very uncomfortable opponent,” said Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion. “Well done to him. He played great, especially in the fifth set but I fought to the last ball.” The 31-year-old Spaniard, finally worn down by Muller after… continue reading


Naira gains as CBN offers $450 million in one week

Naira gains as CBN offers $450 million in one week

2017-07-10 07:59:17

The naira strengthened further against the dollar at the weekend as it exchanged for N365 per dollar at the parallel market, following two interventions by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which totalled $449.3 million. At the weekend, the apex bank injected $254.3 million towards the end of daily transactions, which is expected to keep the market liquid and out of speculative attack until weekly transactions resume today. The interventions, although decreasing in number and volume, according to some experts polled by The Guardian, may be signs of test of the market independence, just as the naira has remained relatively… continue reading


Aggrieved youths threaten Niger Delta peace over Amnesty Programme

Aggrieved youths threaten Niger Delta peace over Amnesty Programme

2017-07-10 07:58:04

The political solution to end youth restiveness in the volatile oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria that was successfully introduced during the Yar’Adua/Jonathan administration may be heading for the rocks as aggrieved youths resident in the area called for the overhaul of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) or else they return to the creeks. According to the youths, the region will witness fresh unrest and agitations despite billions of naira already expended by the Federal Government on PAP unless there is immediate overhaul of the programme which they alleged “is already a veritable conduit for fraud, high-handedness and a complete… continue reading


I refused to beg Abacha, says Obasanjo

I refused to beg Abacha, says Obasanjo

2017-07-10 07:57:10

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday narrated how the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, made spirited efforts to plead on his behalf to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha over the alleged 1995 coup plot in which he and his erstwhile Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua were framed. While sharing his prison experience during a programme organised by Christ The Redeemer’s Friend International (CRFI), a body in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Lagos Province 39 chapter, the former president said “Abacha and those around him had made… continue reading


Kwara youths threaten to recall Saraki

Kwara youths threaten to recall Saraki

2017-07-10 07:53:11

The Kwara Youth Stakeholders Forum (KYSF) has threatened to recall Senate President Bukola Saraki over the continuous face-off between the National Assembly and the Federal Government. In a statement by its president, Charles Olufemi Folayan, the group regretted that the rancour was coming from stalwarts of same political party. Labelling Saraki’s stewardship as unimpressive, KYSF worries that bills of public interest such as Local Government Autonomy Bill, Audit Bill including first-line charge for Auditor General for the Federation, Bill for Special Anti corruption Court, among others were yet to receive adequate attention from the upper chamber of the National Assembly.… continue reading


Unnamed Nigerians bid to host Joshua-Klitschko rematch in Abuja

Unnamed Nigerians bid to host Joshua-Klitschko rematch in Abuja

2017-07-10 07:52:15

Nigerians may yet watch live in Abuja the much-anticipated world heavyweight boxing title rematch between holder, Anthony Joshua and former champion, Wladmir Klitschko. IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been told there are two bids on the table from Nigeria to stage his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, according to The Sun. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, has been sifting through mega-money offers to put the fight on in Nigeria’s capital Abuja and a decision is expected early this week on where and if the clash goes ahead. This past April, Joshua got off the floor in… continue reading


Tompolo’s kinsmen threaten to shut down Chevron operation

Tompolo’s kinsmen threaten to shut down Chevron operation

2017-06-27 08:11:45

Graduates from Egbema and Gbaramatu Kingdoms, the hometown of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, in Delta State, have threatened to shut down the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited in the area if it fails to convert its graduate operator/maintenance trainees into permanent workers within 48 hours. The graduates, under the aegis of KOMBOT-Egbema and Gbaramatu Graduates Association, said they took the decision following the failure of Chevron to convert them into full members of staff after completing their 18-month graduate training programme with the oil giant. In a statement signed by their President and Secretary, Mr. Yabrade Moses… continue reading


38 Nigerian universities raised tuition, says ASUU

38 Nigerian universities raised tuition, says ASUU

2017-06-27 08:06:40

No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the federal and state governments. The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr. Deji Omole, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday. The statement, which assessed the two years of President Muhammadu Buhari in office, lamented that the current government had made Nigerians poorer. Omole said that the public education was not taken seriously because most children of the rich and those in high offices do not… continue reading


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