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IBADAN — The Federal Government has said it will appeal the judgment of an Oyo State High Court which has awarded the damages of N20 billion against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS). Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the ruling described DSS’ action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho. Akintola said the N20 billion will serve as exemplary and aggravated damages. But Malami in an interview...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has said it will appeal the judgment of an Oyo State High Court which has awarded the damages of N20 billion against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS). Justice Ladiran Akintola who delivered the ruling described DSS’ action as “arbitrary aggression and prejudices” against Igboho. Akintola said the N20 billion will serve as exemplary and aggravated damages. But Malami in an interview...

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ABAKALIKI — The Ebonyi State Police Command has said its operatives shot dead two suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) at their hideout in Ugwulangwu, in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state during a gun duel. A statement signed by the Assistant Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Levi Philips, said the police team acting on a tip-off trailed some of the...

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The Nigerian Air force has finally admitted to carrying out a bombing on Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State on Wednesday. The bombing had killed10 people and over 20 wounded. Though, the Nigerian Airforce had also initially denied carrying out the attack. Nigerian Airforce spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, had tweeted on Wednesday to deny a tweet linking the force with the incident.  “This tweet is false in its entirety. The NAF last...

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AWKA — A good governance advocacy group, Kwechiri N’ Oganiru Anambra, has been set up to interrogate the manifestoes of Anambra governorship candidates. The event expected to feature candidates of major political parties is anticipated to be an opportunity for the defense of each candidate’s manifesto. Beyond this, it is equally expected to give candidates the chance to convince different voting blocs, interest groups, and the general Anambra public on the thrusts of their would-be...

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ENUGU — Governors of States in the Southern region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has reaffirmed their earlier commitment to fiscal federalism as resolved at the inaugural meeting of the Southern Governors’ Forum held on Tuesday, 11th May 2021 at Asaba, Delta State; they resolved that power to collect Value Added Tax, VAT, be vested on the states. In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting on Thursday in Enugu State Government...

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NNEWI — The management team, staff, associates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi organized a grand reception on Wednesday, 15th September 2021 in honor of associate Prof. Joseph Odirichukwu Ugboaja as the substantive Chief Medical Director (CMD)  NAUTH, Nnewi. This reception came up exactly one week after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Prof. Ugboaja as the substantive CMD of the tertiary health institution. Receiving him at NAUTH premises, the Catholic cleric of NAUTH, Okofia...

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ENUGU — The arrest and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kalu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, led to the group issuing a sit-at-home order every Monday throughout the five states in the southeast from 6am to 6pm until his release. The development degenerated to loss of lives, properties even academic set back as hoodlums capitalize on the order to perpetrate dastard acts; disrupting WASC examination and setting teachers’ motorcycles ablaze. In this light,...

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ABUJA — After hundred days of suspending the operation of the micro-blogging, Twitter, in Nigeria, the Federal Government (FG) has pledged to restore its services in the country. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. He said that the government is working hard to restore Twitter’s operations in Nigeria. “Honestly, we have gone very far. I won’t be...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They include Dr. Baba Bila representing the North-East zone, Professor Sani Adam, representing the North-Central zone and Professor Abdullahi Abdu, representing the North-West zone. The swearing-in took place on Wednesday just before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting which held at the conference room of the First Lady’s office at the State House. Speaking after...

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