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November 21, 2017 8:16 AM EFCC obtains warrant to detain ex-SGF, Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has obtained a remand warrant to further detain Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, under the Jonathan government. Anyim is being investigated for allegedly collecting N520m from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), on the eve of the 2015 presidential 14

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 16, 2017 11:19 AM Lebanese Hariri expected in France after Macron invitation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri may soon be able to clarify whether he really means to resign, after French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited him to France. The surprise move came 11 days after Hariri announced his resignation from the Saudi capital Riyadh, and hours after Lebanon’s president, Michel Aoun, openly accused Saudi Arabia 21

November 3, 2017 8:01 PM Kwara govt reacts to worker’s alleged suicide

Kwara State Government says it is unaware of any worker’s alleged death or suicide on account of unpaid salaries or any other reason. The state government made the clarification while reacting to an online media report, which attributed the alleged death of a Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) worker to the failure of the state government to pay his salaries 32

November 2, 2017 2:36 PM I don’t like appellations, simply address me as “The SGF”, Says Boss Mustapha

The new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said that the public should address him simply as “The SGF” and not add any other appellations. Mustapha who said he claims no superior knowledge over anybody to warrant appellations such as ‘Your Excellency’ also said that those appellations are banana peels. Boss Mustapha 27

November 2, 2017 5:42 AM Dasuki claims memory loss, courts insists Jonathan must appear

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday struck out an application by former President Goodluck Jonathan seeking an order setting aside the subpoena issued on him to appear in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh. The court, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, also dismissed an application 16

November 1, 2017 6:03 PM NBC lists 23 radio stations sanctioned for various breaches

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned 23 broadcasting stations for various breaches of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code. The Head, Public Affairs, NBC, Mrs Maimuna Jimada, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos, that the sanctions were for breaches in the third quarter of 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the broadcasting 18

November 1, 2017 5:05 PM N450m Fraud: Court Dismisses Alison-Madueke Application For Trial In Nigeria

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed an application brought by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke urging it to compel the federal government, to bring her back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom for lack of merit. Justice Rilwan Aikawa, in a ruling on the application filed 19

November 1, 2017 10:33 AM [BREAKING] Court Dismisses Diezani's Application To Return To Nigeria

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has dismissed an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke urging it to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, to bring her back to Nigeria. Diezani had brought the application before the court asking to be brought back to Nigeria to defend a criminal 24

November 1, 2017 9:17 AM 23 Radio, TV Stations Penalised Over Hate Speech, Vulgar Lyrics, Unverifiable Claims — OsunDefender

Twenty three radio and television stations across Nigeria have been fined for various breaches of broadcasting rules set by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC. The NBC spokesperson, Maimuna Jimada, said in a statement that the stations were punished for hateful speech, vulgar lyrics and unverifiable claims. The breaches contravened the provisions 16