DRUG TRAFFICKING: MAN BAGS 17 YEAR JAIL TERM

A middle-aged man, Bayo Christopher, is to spend the next 17 years behind bars for trafficking in Indian hemp, a federal high court in Minna, the Niger State capital, has ruled. Christopher was arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Niger State for trafficking in 681 kilogrammes of the banned […]

I am not Ribadu’s running mate, says Oshiomhole

The governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has denied there are plans to make him a running mate of former anti-corruption czar and presidential aspirant, Nuhu Ribadu, on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 elections. Mr. Oshiomhole’s denial is made against the backdrop of continuous media speculation linking him […]

INEC FUNDS: CIVIL SOCIETY PLANS NATION WIDE PROTEST.

“Attahiru Jega is a good man but he is working in a weak institution. The institution required to support free and fair election in Nigeria is still very weak, which means even a good man can produce a bad leadership in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).” Former House of Representatives Speaker, Bello Masari, so […]

Hold Jonathan responsible if 2011 polls fail– Reps

Nigerians have been told to hold President Goodluck Jonathan responsible if the 2011 general elections failed to meet the expectations in terms of credibility and transparency. Chairman of Committee on Information and National Orientation in the House of Representatives, Mr Aliyu Wadada said yesterday in a statement that the National Assembly had concluded its part […]

EFCC CHALLENGES OKEREKE-ONYIUKE IN COURT

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has told a Lagos High Court that it does not have the powers to stop it from doing its job. It would be recalled that Justice Morenike Obadina had on August 12 stopped the EFCC from arresting and detaining the former Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Professor […]

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