THEFTS IN AND AROUND AIRPORTS: FG TIGHTENS SECURITY

 Expands CCTV coverage area, reinforces patrols, profiles security personnel By Chinedu Eze Following rising cases of theft, including a recent robbery of a private jet waiting to take off after bandits accessed the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, the federal government has reinforced the security apparatus at the nation’s airports, THISDAY has learnt. The new strategy, it was learnt, includes the expansion of areas covered by the Close-Circuit Television (CCTV), reinforcement of security team that patrols all areas of the airports, profiling of Aviation Security (AVSEC)…

Read More

JUDGEMENT UNCONSTITUTIONAL, PREMEDITATED SAYS ONNOGHEN’S LAWYER

  Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Okon Efut, who led the former Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen’s defence team at Thursday’s judgment proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, has indicated that the conviction of the former CJN would be appealed at the Court of Appeal. Speaking with journalists on the premises of the CCT after judgment was passed on his client on Thursday, Efut said, “We know that all is not over in this matter. The wheel of justice grinds slowly. It grinds slowly…

Read More

BUHARI SIGNS NEW MINIMUM WAGE

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National New Minimum Wage bill, Daily Trust has reliably gathered. Sources in the State House told our correspondent that the president assented to the bill today Presidential adviser on National Assembly (Senate), Sen Ita Enang is being expected to brief the State House Correspondents on the development. Detail soon https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/exclusive-buhari-signs-new-minimum-wage-bill.html (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)

Read More

AKPABIO CRIES OUT: INEC IS DISOBEYING COURT ORDER

Former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio representing Akwa Ibom Northwest senatorial district has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the state of disobeying court order to allow him access to election materials. The Election Petition Tribunal, headed by its Chairman, Justice W.O Akanbi had on April 2 granted Senator Akpabio, the petitioner and applicant and his agents, including forensic experts, access to inspect and copy all electoral materials used in the senatorial election. Counsel to Senator Akpabio, Patrick Umoh disclosed that the electoral umpire in the state…

Read More

NAPTIP, UK AID LAUNCH ‘NOT FOR SALE INITIATIVE’

Director General of NAPTIP, Julie Dame Okah-Donli The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with UK Aid have officially launched an initiative aimed at reducing human trafficking in Edo and Delta states. The event had the Director General of NAPTIP Dame Julie Okah-Donli and the Deputy Head of Office, Department for International Development (DFID) Nigeria, John Primrose, who represented the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Cationa Laing, in attendance. Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa…

Read More

14-YR OLD FEMALE KIDNAPPER ARRESTED IN KATSINA, SEE PIX

The Katsina State Police Command on Wednesday, paraded a 14-year-old suspected female kidnapper alongside other suspects arrested for various crimes in the state. Spokesperson for the Command, SP Isah Gambo said that on April 11, based on credible intelligence, the Command raided a criminal hideout at Sabon Layin Sira village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state. “After a fierce encounter with the bandits, the Police team succeeded in dislodging them. A search was immediately carried out in the camp and the following exhibits were recovered: One Travor-21 Rifle No.38801176 Seventy nine…

Read More

EFCC REARRAIGNS OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA ON FRESH COUNTS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, at a Federal High Court in Lagos on the alleged fresh fraud charge. She was docked today before Justice Mohammed Aikawa on an 18-count charge bordering on corruption and unlawful enrichment by a public officer. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to 17 of the 18 counts in which her name was mentioned. The anti-graft agency could not produce her co-accused, Mr Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),…

Read More

HOUSEWIFE IN TROUBLE OVER COLLECTION OF 500K UNDER FALSE PRETENCE

Court A 46-year-old housewife, Rasheedat Busari, on Thursday appeared in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N500,000 under false pretence. Busari, whose address and occupation were not disclosed in court, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence and stealing. NAN reports that the prosecutor, ASP. Akpan Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 11, at Aragagun area of Badagry in Lagos. Ikem alleged that the accused collected N500,000 from the complainant, Mrs Modinat Rafiu, with a promise to pay…

Read More

CERTIFICATE SCANDAL: BUHARI CHALLENGES ATIKU TO PRODUCE CERTIFICATES

President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), candidate to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates. The challenge was one of the planks of Buhari’s response to Abubakar’s petition at the Presidential Election Tribunal. In the filing by a team of lawyers led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Buhari debunked Atiku’s and PDP’s claim that he was not qualified to run for President. The President said he was far more qualified than Atiku and…

Read More