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December 6, 2017 5:52 AM Again 144 Nigerians return from Libya

144 Nigerian migrants returned home from Libya, Tuesday night as part of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) voluntary return scheme. “On Tuesday 5th December, 2017, we are expecting a batch of 250 returnees by 7pm in Lagos.” They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos, and were received by the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign 17

December 5, 2017 9:54 AM US Supreme Court okays Trump’s latest travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday issued an order allowing full enforcement of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges are argued in lower courts. The revised order bans most travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Six of the countries have majority Muslim populations 19

December 2, 2017 11:30 AM Be Ready To Provide Useful Information For Prosecution – Police Chief

Members of the general public have been called upon to readily supply useful information to the police and testify in court if need be. The appeal was made by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ataoja Police Divison, Mr Clement Agbemoroti at the monthly meeting of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) at the division…” Members of the general 24

November 28, 2017 11:11 AM Henry Okah Challenges Conviction In South Africa — OsunDefender

The self-acclaimed leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, Tuesday challenged his trial and conviction at the South African Constitutional Court, in a last-ditch attempt to walk away as a free man. Mr Okah was sentenced to 24 years’ imprisonment in 2013 after being convicted on 13 counts of terrorism, including 21

November 20, 2017 9:26 AM House Speaker arrested, detained in huge corruption case

Indonesia’s parliament speaker has been detained after dodging questioning by authorities on a multi-million-dollar graft case by pleading ill health, an anti-corruption spokesman said, on Monday. Setya Novanto had ignored summons by the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and evaded an attempt to arrest him last week by disappearing for a day, before 17

November 14, 2017 10:55 AM Buhari shuns IPOB threat, arrives in Ebonyi

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Ebonyi for his two-day working visit to the state and Anambra. Buhari was earlier received at the Enugu airport by governors of Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi as well as top security officials. He was then ferried to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, where he was also received by some governors of the south east. Buhari, however 23

November 2, 2017 1:58 PM Leaked Memo: Buhari Summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita After FEC Clash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over their clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The fierce crossfire between Kyari and Oyo-Ita, which occurred shortly before the Federal Executive Council meeting, was believed 104

November 2, 2017 10:36 AM Metuh’s trial: Court rejects Jonathan’s N1bn request, as Dasuki pleads memory loss

ABUJA – Former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, failed to persuade the Federal High Court in Abuja to set-aside the subpoena issued to compel him to testify as a witness in the ongoing trial of erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh. The high court, in a ruling delivered by trial Justice 18

November 2, 2017 1:42 AM I won’t be used to frustrate Diezani’s UK trial – Judge

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday rejected an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, seeking to be joined as a defendant in a case of an alleged N450m fraud. Justice Rilwan Aikawa, while rejecting the application, described it as bizarre and a misuse of court processes, stressing that he would 38

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Senate blocks future inclusion of Kano, Plateau in NEDC

Spirited efforts to pave the way for the future inclusion of Kano and Plateau States as part of beneficiaries of the newly created North East Development Commission (NEDC) failed on Wednesday in the Senate. A Bill seeking the establishment of a commission to spearhead the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of peoples and infrastructure affected 21