How Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia used uncompleted building to open corporate account

How Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia used uncompleted building to open corporate account

An Ikeja High Court on Monday heard how Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court, Ilorin, used an uncompleted building to open a corporate account with Diamond Bank Plc. A prosecution More »

Update: Buhari, Sirleaf, others condemn deteriorating security in Gambia

Update: Buhari, Sirleaf, others condemn deteriorating security in Gambia

President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders on Monday condemned the deteriorating security situation in The Gambia. The leaders including President of Senegal, Macky Sall; President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; More »

Photo: Olorunsogo ultra modern market undergoing demolition

Photo: Olorunsogo ultra modern market undergoing demolition

The popular Olorunsogo ultra modern market, Oshodi  is still undergoing demolition today

The post Photo: Olorunsogo ultra modern market undergoing demolition appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.

More »

Assembly okays death penalty for kidnappers

Assembly okays death penalty for kidnappers

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday okayed death penalty for offenders as it passed the Anti-kidnapping Bill into law. Tagged “A bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of More »

Buhari orders ‘strong actions’ on Kaduna violence

Buhari orders ‘strong actions’ on Kaduna violence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered decisive measures to be taken to end the recurring violence and destruction in the southern part of Kaduna State. Following the directive, the Inspector-General of Police, More »

Buhari should sack Dalung now – The Nation poll

Buhari should sack Dalung now – The Nation poll

Respondents in The Nation online poll have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack without delay, the controversial Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, who has been in the eye of the storm lately over More »

Army arrests 40 foreigners after Sambisa Forest’s fall

Army arrests 40 foreigners after Sambisa Forest’s fall

Search for Chibok girls on N500m school fund ‘diverted’, says governor More than 40 foreigners have been arrested in the last one week, following the fall of the dreaded Sambisa Forest, The More »

Obama calls Buhari as DSS arrests key terrorism suspect

Obama calls Buhari as DSS arrests key terrorism suspect

World’s third most wanted ‘behind killing of expatriates in 2012, 2013’ 10 most wanted terrorists, according to U.S. The United States government had offered $340million (£217m) for about 10 most wanted terrorists, More »


Diezani: EFCC hands evidence to British investigators

•Anti graft agency ‘taking advantage of my silence to try me by media’ •Denies withdrawal of $153m from NNPC accounts •Yenagoa estate is family compound built in 2011 Embattled former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, is not taking allegations of massive corruption leveled against her by the Economic and Financial

Protests in Osogbo as police shoot 2 UNIOSUN students

Two students of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo, were on Saturday shot by a police patrol team while playing football off campus at a pitch in Oke Baale area of the state capital. The students, Kazeem Adesola and Ibrahim Ajao, were critically injured. Police bullets reportedly hit one in

FG procures surveillance gadgets to track kidnappers

•DSS to read suspects’ deleted texts, mails There would soon be no hiding place for terrorists, kidnappers, criminals and others deemed to constitute security risk to the nation. The Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) is about to roll out one of the world’s latest tracking and digital evidence recovery technologies, The

Anti-Trump protests sweep the globe

Tens of thousands of women yesterday descended on Washington D.C and London as part of the estimated 2.5million worldwide expected to march against the new US President Donald Trump. Their grouse with Trump was what they perceived as his anti-women utterances and actions underlined by his fat-shaming a former beauty

Son of Nigerian diplomat jailed for killing prostitute in UK

The son of a Nigerian  diplomat in China has received a life jail sentence in the United Kingdom after he was found guilty of raping and murdering a £1,800 -a-night high-class escort. 26- year- old Bala Chinda was convicted by a high court in Aberdeen, Scotland, for the murder of  Jessica McGraa on February


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday warned that any university council or management found wanting of financial mismanagement or gross moral as well as ethical violations will face the full wrath of the law. Buhari spoke at the 6th convocation ceremony of the National Open University (NOUN) in Abuja. Vice Chancellor of

Jammeh, family leave for exile in Guinea

•Says love of Gambia made him leave •Barrow to set up truth commission Former Gambia President Yayah Jammeh yesterday departed his official abode of the last 22 years, the Banjul State House, to start a new life in exile. His first destination was nearby Conakry, Guinea, whose President Alpha Conde and  Mauritania’s

Ogun pays N1.5bn gratuity

The Ogun State Government has paid a whooping sum of N1.5b to 546 retirees in the state in fulfillment of its promises to offset arrears of gratuity due to retired civil servants in the state. The state Head of Service, Mr. Abayomi Sobande, while presenting cheques to the pensioners at

Buratai lauds theatre commander, GOC on Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has commended the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, for his efforts in the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorists. Buratai gave the commendation while inaugurating the newly refurbished Wolf Officers Mess of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri yesterday.

Death toll of Rann bombing rises to 236, says council boss

The death toll of last Tuesday’s accidental Rann bombing in Borno State has risen to 236. Already, over 200 of the deceased have been buried by their relations. Chairman Kalabalge local government area Babagana Malaria stated these yesterday while briefing the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, who

I’m returning to The Gambia, says Barrow

President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow on Saturday said he was returning to his country following Yahya Jammeh’s announcement to step down as president. Barrow on his twitter handle, @adama_barrow, said “As Yahya Jammeh officially stepped down from office — I will be returning to my homeland, the Republic of

IDPs bombed in error escape fresh calamity

A fresh calamity almost hit the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp Rann, Borno State, on Thursday night, 48 hours after its accidental bombing by a Nigerian Air Force plane. This time, it was Boko Haram that was on the loose. About a hundred of its fighters, fully armed, sought to

You’re now wiser after leaving office, Obasanjo tells Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday  sneaked into Ibogun ,Ogun State, the ancestral village of  one of his  predecessors in office,and an architect of his defeat  in the 2015 election, ex – President Olusegun Obasanjo. The rare meeting between the duo who were bitterly divided in the run-up to the election

Full text of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine

Trump sworn in as US President

Donald Trump was on Friday sworn-in as the 45th  President of the United States. In his acceptance speech, Trump thanked the people of the world. He said Americans are  grateful to former President Barrack Obama and wife  for their graciousness and being magnificent. “We would face challenges but we will

Balarabe calls for restructuring of Nigeria

bemoans marginalisation of the Igbo Former Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa has thrown his weight in support of the clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria with the six geo-political zones serving as the federating units. The former governor in a message he sent to the 18th Annual Convention of

Doctor: I saw broken bones, torn flesh, children’s bodies

A key eyewitness relived yesterday the horror of the Rann, Borno State accidental bombing in which no fewer than 75 persons died. Scores were injured. Alfred Davies, a Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Field Coordinator, was in Rann when the aerial attack occurred, and in the hours that followed. Here is

‘My sister wouldn’t have died if she had stayed in the farm’

Relatives of victims yesterday besieged the Borno Specialist Hospital waiting for information on their loved ones being treated for injuries in the Airforce accidental bombing that claimed the lives of scores of people at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp (IDPs) in  Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government of Borno State. The anxious relatives, mostly women,

Ex-CJ to EFCC: Ekweremadu, Ezeh after me

Detectives yesterday grilled a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Azubuike Umezulike, over the N632.2million allegedly traced to his account. But the ex-CJ, in a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), insisted that he was “spotless” and incorruptible. He alleged that Deputy Senate President Ike

Lagos councils to get 181 roads

The Lagos State Government will construct 181 roads in its 57 councils this year, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said yesterday. The number is 67 more than the 114 roads it built across the councils last year. The councils got two roads each then. Speaking at his 6th Quarterly Town Hall Meeting at