Defectors pay political price – PDP threatens

Defectors pay political price – PDP threatens

The Peoples Democratic Party has described the defection of some of its elected officials to other parties as “unwise decision’’ for which they will “pay a political price’’. The National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, stated this at the PDP caucus meeting held in Abuja. Makarfi said that the PDP would reclaim the […]

Death toll of IDP camp bombing may reach 170 – Doctors Without Borders

Death toll of IDP camp bombing may reach 170 – Doctors Without Borders

The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday. Most of the victims of Tuesday’s strike in Rann in the restive northeast on Tuesday were women and children, […]

Protesters Storm EFCC, Demand Fayose’s Prosecution Over $2.1bn Arms Scandal

Protesters Storm EFCC, Demand Fayose’s Prosecution Over $2.1bn Arms Scandal

Some protesters under the aegis of “Patriotic Mothers Without Borders”, on Friday, January 20, 2017 stormed the EFCC Abuja headquarters calling for the “arrest, investigation and prosecution” of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti State, over his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Chanting “Fayose must go”, the women numbering about 300 carried various […]

Fayose’s Aide calls for Magu’s prosecution, accuses EFCC, APC of sponsoring protest against Fayose

Fayose’s Aide calls for Magu’s prosecution, accuses EFCC, APC of sponsoring protest against Fayose

Special Assistant to the governor of Ekiti State on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as the headquarter of corruption in Nigeria, saying; “If there is anyone that should be urgently prosecuted, it is Ibrahim Magu who was indicted by the DSS and still operating illegally as the EFCC […]

#Gambia: Johnson-Sirleaf, Conde storm in Banjul again to beg Jammeh to step down

#Gambia: Johnson-Sirleaf, Conde storm in Banjul again to beg Jammeh to step down

President of Guinea Alpha Conde and that of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf arrived Banjul, Gambia, on Friday for a last minute talk with outgoing President Yahya Jammeh. The deadline given to Jammeh to relinquish power to President-elect Adama Barrow expired at noon. Barrow was sworn-in at The Gambia Embassy in Daker, Senegal on Thursday. Barrow has […]

Premium Times raid: SERAP, NUJ drag FG, others to UN over ‘crackdown on journalists’

Premium Times raid: SERAP, NUJ drag FG, others to UN over ‘crackdown on journalists’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) have sent an urgent appeal to Mr. David KAYE, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, requesting him to “urgently intervene to prevail on the Federal Government, the Nigerian Army, police and several state […]

Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor

Alleged adultery: Edo police hunt for fleeing pastor

The police in Edo State have launched a manhunt for the pastor of Miracle House of God Prophetic Ministry on Ituanyemwangbon Street, Prophet Great Emokpae, who allegedly had an amorous affair with the wife of one Anthony Ehikioya. It also said it had commenced investigation to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident. Ehikioya had accused […]

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