EFCC LAUNCHES PROBE AS 500MIL DOLLARS ABACHA LOOT GOES MISSING

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Posted By: Yusuf Alli, Abuja Where is $500 million recovered from the late Gen. Sani Abacha’s family? This is the question the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is battling to answer. The cash was recovered from the family of the late Head of State during ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. It was repatriated from slush […]

ABUJA INDIGENES WIN CASE AS COURT OF APPEAL ASKS FG TO GIVE THEM MINISTERIAL SLOT

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Some FCT indigenes have expressed delight over Court of Appeal’s Jan. 15 judgment that entitled them to ministerial representation in the Federal Executive Council as provided by the 1999 Constitution. A cross section of them commended the court’s decision in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). They said the decision would now […]

AKEREDOLU REACHES OUT TO AGGRIEVED APC MEMBERS IN ONDO

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By Dayo Johnson Akure—  GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu, yesterday, appealed to aggrieved leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to forget the past and join hands with him to move the state forward. Akeredolu said this when a former governorship aspirants of the party, Mr. Olusola Oke returned to the APC. Oke and others […]

HERBALIST RAPES 70-YR OLD WOMAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME

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Samson Folarin An herbalist, Tajudeen Akintoye, is cooling his heels in a cell at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for taking advantage of a woman with Down’s syndrome, Rachael, in Itele, in the Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. PUNCH Metro learnt that Akintoye, a popular herbalist in the […]

RAPE : CLERGYMAN GAVE ABORTION PILLS TO RAPED GIRL SAYS WITNESS

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An Abuja-based clergyman, Apostle Basil Princewill, gave a 14-year-old girl he was accused of raping an abortion pill to terminate a pregnancy, a medical doctor called as witness has told an FCT High Court in Maitama. Apostle Princewill is facing a four-count charge bordering on rape, impersonation and attempt to cause abortion before Justice Hussein […]

OYO APC MEMBERS REPLY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER, SHITTU OVER ACCUSATIONS ON GOV AJIMOBI

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Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday described the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, as the enemy of the state for writing a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari against Governor Abiola Ajimobi. While also reacting to the minister’s petition, the chairmen of 10 local governments and Local Council […]

NIGERIAN OIL MAGNATE SENT TO JAIL FOR MONEY LAUNDERING IN UK

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Walter Wagbatsoma, Nigerian Oil Magnate Sent to Jail in UK Nigerian businessman, Walter Wagbatsoma, 47, was on Wednesday sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment for money laundering in the United Kingdom. Wagbatsoma was also disqualified from being a company director for six years. A Nigerian court last year had sentenced him to 10 […]

GOVERNOR’S AIDE ACCUSES POLICE OF BACKING KILLER HERDSMEN

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Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Benue State Government has accused the Nigeria Police of speaking for the herdsmen whom it accused of perpetrating the killings in various communities across the state. The Chief Press Secretary to  Benue State Governor, Terver Akase, also accused the force of  playing down the killings  in the  state. Speaking on Channels Television […]

THE RETURN OF BADOO RITUAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS- PUNCH EDITORIAL

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Punch Editorial Board THERE is no let up in the barbaric killings linked to the Badoo cult group in Lagos State. After a short-lived reprieve, the killings, which occur mainly in the Ikorodu area of the state, apparently for rituals, resurfaced towards the end of 2017. On December 30, the group attacked a family of four in […]

APC HAS TURNED NIGERIANS TO WAILERS, EVEN BUHARI, HIS WIFE AND THE PARTY LEADERS ARE WAILING SAYS SULE LAMIDO

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Lamido Accuses Buhari of Vindictiveness THISDAYLIVE / Online Editor / 39 minutes ago Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Former Governor of Jigwa State and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of exhibiting so much hatred and pursuing vendetta against his political opponents. Lamido […]