Retired Army General escapes kidnap attack, kills gang member

A retired Army General, Josesph Okoloagu has shot dead a member of a kidnap gang that attempted to abduct him in Aba, Abia State on Monday. According to eyewitnesses, policemen on duty at a checkpoint 50 yards away from the scene, escaped on hearing sounds of gunshots, leaving Okoloagu and the two other persons in […]

FRAUD: Madam Stock Exchange In Trouble- PMNEWS

Forensic auditors and agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, may swoop very soon on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Their mission: to pore through its accounts in trace of billions of naira said to have led to its huge indebtedness under the watch of Professor Ndi Okereke-Onyuike. The whistle-blower is Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s […]

South Africa ex-police chief Selebi jailed for 15 years

A South African court has sentenced former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi to 15 years in jail for corruption. Selebi, a former president of Interpol, was convicted in July of receiving bribes from a drug dealer. Convicted dealer Glenn Agliotti paid Selebi 1.2m rand ($156,000; £103,000) to turn a blind eye to his business. Selebi […]

2011: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL ON PRESIDENCY,NASS TO APPROVE FUNDS FOR INEC

The Nigeria civil Society has called on President Jonthan and the National Assembly to urgently address the finacial request by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to enable the commission fast track the preparations for the 2011 general elections. The group in a press release yesterday in Abuja decried the attitute of politicians in releasing the […]

NOW THAT ABOKI IS OUT OF PRISON.

Ever since Aboki came into media limelight, I had tactically evaded making an article on him. The temptation to write about him or about his frays with the Ikedi Ohakim’s government had been strong considering the fact that I have a record of criticizing bad governance that have persisted in the state. Recently, Aboki has […]

Constitution: Agbakoba Sues N’Assembly

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association Mr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has mounted a legal challenge against the National Assembly for insisting that amendments to the 1999 Constitution do not require the assent of President Goodluck Jonathan before they become law. In the originating summons filed by his lawyer Mr. Chijioke Ogham-Emeka yesterday, Agbakoba is […]

NGIGE ASKS TRIBUNAL TO DISQUALIFY THEMSELVES.

Candidate of the Action Congress (AC) in the February 6 Anambra gubernatorial election, Dr. Chris Ngige, has asked judges of the election tribunal to disqualify themselves on grounds of likely bias. Summons filed by Ngige’s counsel, Chief George Uwechue (SAN), is praying the tribunal for “an order disqualifying the members from further hearing of the […]

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