DSS frees Sowore, Bakare after court order, pays fine

SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, have been freed by the Department of State Service. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the DSS 24 hours ultimatum to release the two men. Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed this development […]

N7.1bn fraud: Mixed reactions as Orji Kalu bags 12 years

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, of N7.1bn fraud and sentenced him to 12 years’ imprisonment. The judgment, delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, came 12 years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission filed fraud charges against Kalu in 2007. Kalu was convicted alongside […]

Protests against hate speech, social media bills rock Abuja, Lagos

• Police assault reporter, seize, release camera• Senate won’t force them on Nigerians, says Lawan• Ezekwesili urges women to resist passage The Senate yesterday said it would not force the controversial hate speech and anti-social media bills on Nigerians.The upper chamber gave the promise as scores of protesters yesterday stormed the National Assembly demanding the […]

IPPIS: FG says lecturers enrolling, despite ASUU’s opposition

The Federal Government has received the nominal roll of about 41 universities as part of moves to capture university workers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System. The Coordinator of IPPIS in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Olusegun Olufehinti, confirmed the figure to one of our correspondents during a telephone interview […]

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: Party chairmen indict security agencies, clear INEC

A coalition of over 60 political parties on Monday blamed security agencies and politicians for the violence and other electoral malpractices witnessed in the just-concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States, describing their actions as treason. According to them, the election was a serious dent on the progress made so far in ensuring free and […]

Bayelsa poll: Buhari didn’t blackmail Jonathan to support APC —Presidency

The Presidency has described as “false and irresponsible’’ reports that former president, Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the governing party, All Progressives Congress, in recent Bayelsa State governorship election. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, expressed shock that such a […]

23-year-old lady caught with 23 ATM cards hidden in her genitals

A 23-year-old lady, Halima Juma, was arrested with 23 ATM cards allegedly tucked inside her private parts. Police in Dares Salaam, Tanzania, said they suspected her of stealing money from bank users after illegally obtaining their ATM cards,  has reported. Halima was reportedly arrested on Tuesday at a bank ATM gallery in Mbagala area of Dar es […]