SPN AMAC CANDIDATE VOWS TO TAX EMPTY HOUSES IN THE CITY IF ELECTED

SPN chairmanship candidate vows to introduce tax on empty houses if elected By Angela Atabo Mr Sadare Macaulay, candidate of Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), said he would introduce tax on empty houses, if elected. Macaulay, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during his rally in the FCT on Wednesday, said that the measure would reduce housing challenges in the capital. “Increasing house rent is a great issue in the FCT, so lots of people opt to live in the outskirts…

Read More

MAN BAGS 4 YEARS IN JAIL FOR CHOPPING OFF NEIGHBOUR’S HAND IN ABUJA

Suleiman Ayuba, a resident of Aso Sabo Lugbe Airport Road, Abuja, has been sentenced to four years behind bars for chopping off a neighbour’s hand. Ayuba and two other men, Suleiman Zakari and Iliyasu Abdullahi, were arrested penultimate week and taken to Lugbe Police Station after engaging in a public fight around 9p.m on February 2, 2019. A peacemaker identified as Rakiya had mediated in the fight but she was cut with a cutlass by Abdullahi. A furious Ayuba then used the same cutlass and cut off Iliyasu Abdullahi’s hand.…

Read More

HOW EX-IMO GOVERNOR RECEIVED 350MIL FOR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN- EFCC

A prosecution witness, Mr Seun Shuaibu, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, and some others transferred N350 million to former Gov. Achike Udenwa of Imo State in 2015. The witness, an Investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), gave evidence at the resumed trial of Usman, Joint Trust Dimension Ltd. and others facing a N4.6 billion money laundering charge. Also charged with Usman is a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and Yusuf Danjum, a…

Read More

FASHOLA DISAGREES WITH OSHIOMHOLE OVER INEC CHAIRMAN

Nigeria elections: Fashola clashes with Oshiomhole over call for INEC chairman’s resignation Babatunde Fashola, the Director of Planning and Monitoring of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, has disagreed with the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the call for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Oshiomhole asked Yakubu to resign, following the postponement of the general elections, earlier scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2nd, 2019. However, during a briefing with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday,…

Read More

REAL REASON BUHARI’S MINISTER, CABAL IS AFTER ME, LAWYER LINKED WITH ONNOGHEN OPENS UP

Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Cross River State, Joe Agi, SAN, has alleged that the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and those he described as a cabal were after him because he did not only expose them but also thwarted the fraudulent deduction of $3,18 billion from local governments account by the Federal Government in the Paris Club fund. He said this amidst his recent arraignment by the federal government for allegedly bribing the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen with $30,000 for a favourable…

Read More

DSS REACTS TO PDP ALLEGATION OF TAPPING TELEPHONE LINES TO HELP APC

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied tapping the telephone lines of Nigerians. A political group had alleged that the DSS had tapped the telephone lines of Nigerians. But Mr Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the organisation was committed to its professional ideals and would not engage in unethical conduct. He said the DSS had been criticised by unpatriotic citizens who fed the public with fake news and hate speeches against it. The spokesman said that…

Read More

BUHARI VS ATIKU: INEC ANNOUNCES TIMEFRAME FOR RESULT OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Buhari vs Atiku: INEC reveals timeframe for announcing winner of presidential election Daily Post Nigeria / Chijioke Jannah / 9 hours ago The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the timeframe for result declaration of the 2019 Presidential Election. The commission assured that the results would not take longer than the 2015 elections, in spite of the number of presidential candidates, size of the result sheets and increased voter population. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the state of preparedness of the commission for…

Read More

NIGERIA TO CONSIDER REDUCING OIL OUTPUT TO JACK UP OIL PRICE- BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged the cooperation of Nigeria to the effort to reduce oil output in order to attract higher prices in the global market. Speaking at an audience with Mr Ahmad Qattan, Minister of State for African Affairs and Special Envoy of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia, at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said as a responsible member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigeria was willing to go along with the Saudi initiative…

Read More

PANIC AS OGUN COMMUNITY DECLARES CURFEW FOR TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL

Samson Folarin, Sagamu There is panic in the Sagamu area of Ogun State as the traditional ruler of the community has reportedly declared a three-day curfew from 10pm on Wednesday. Residents, who spoke to PUNCH Metro, advised our correspondent to stay indoors till 6am throughout the period of the curfew. “They (traditionalists) said they wanted to do ‘etutu’ (sacrifice). Nobody is expected to come out from 10pm on Wednesday till 6am on Thursday and the other days. Be advised. It is their land and they have the right to do whatever…

Read More

SEPTUGENARIAN CLERIC ARRAIGNED FOR RAPING MINORS

Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta A septuagenarian cleric, Rev. Isaac Newton-Wusu, has been arraigned before an Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, for allegedly raping some female pupils of the Stephen Centre International School in Abeokuta. Newton-Wusu, who is also the Director of Home School, was accused of assaulting and raping some pupils of the school between the ages of 12 and 16 years. The Abeokuta centre of the school was established some decades ago to serve as a shelter and educational facility for children, who were either orphaned or…

Read More