Nigeria ranked second of migrants origin on sea route to Europe

Nigeria ranked second of migrants origin on sea route to Europe

The number African migrants on sea route to Europe has surged in recent times despite the recurrence of flimsy and overcrowded dinghies sinking in the international waters and the corresponding drowning of desperate migrants. Officially, 962 migrants died in the Mediterranean between 1 January and 19 April 2017 but Libya’s coastline is more than a […]

Osinbajo panel: NSA, NIA clash over seized N13bn cash

Osinbajo panel: NSA, NIA clash over seized N13bn cash

There was confusion on Saturday over the seized N13bn cash found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, which was discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The seizure is the subject of an ongoing investigation being conducted by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and the National Security […]

SERAP dissatisfied with World Bank position on Abacha’s loot

The World Bank has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “cannot locate any additional information on the projects executed with recovered stolen public funds by the late General Sani Abacha.”

SERAP dissatisfied with World Bank position on Abacha’s loot

World Bank to SERAP: “We have searched our databases but can’t find any more information on Abacha loot” The World Bank has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “cannot locate any additional information on the projects executed with recovered stolen public funds by the late General Sani Abacha.” According to the response […]

Suspended National Intelligence Agency Boss Oke Hid Controversial $43M Cash Found In Lagos Apartment From Buhari

Suspended National Intelligence Agency Boss Oke Hid Controversial $43M Cash Found In Lagos Apartment From Buhari

   Details of how the embattled Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency hid the $43m found recently at a private apartment on Osborne Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, from both the President and the National Security Adviser are emerging just as the Presidential Committee set up to investigate the matter and certain financial allegations against the suspended […]

Nigerian police sets up squad to check extortion

Nigerian police sets up squad to check extortion

The Police Command in Enugu State has set up X-Squad and Monitoring Unit to fish out policemen who extorts tricycle operators in Enugu and its environs. The Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Danmalam Mohammed, made this known on Saturday at a security sensitisation campaign for the operators at IMT campus 2 park. Mohammed said […]

Nnamdi Kanu: We Still Await Justice – Nzuko Umunna

An Igbo socio-cultural association, Nzuko Umunna, has warned against the further abuse of the rights of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB even as it expressed satisfaction that Kanu has been released after a protracted detention by the federal government.

Nnamdi Kanu: We Still Await Justice – Nzuko Umunna

An Igbo socio-cultural association, Nzuko Umunna, has warned against the further abuse of the rights of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB even as it expressed satisfaction that Kanu has been released after a protracted detention by the federal government.  In a statement signed by the association’s Coordinator, Ngozi Odumuko, and […]

Anti-graft war: Whistle-blowers to get N2.1bn

All things being equal, whistle-blowers are poised to get N2.1bn reward for their whistle-blowing efforts that have led to major discoveries since December 20, 2016 when the policy was inaugurated by the Federal Government, findings by Saturday PUNCH have shown.

Anti-graft war: Whistle-blowers to get N2.1bn

All things being equal, whistle-blowers are poised to get N2.1bn reward for their whistle-blowing efforts that have led to major discoveries since December 20, 2016 when the policy was inaugurated by the Federal Government, findings by Saturday PUNCH have shown. It was, however, learnt that payment would only be made after the recoveries have been […]

Air force jets destroy Boko Haram artillery gun

Air force jets destroy Boko Haram artillery gun

The Nigeria Air Force on Friday said it’s fighter jets bombarded Boko Haram artillery gun while the group were sneaking into Sambisa Forest. A statement by Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said the artillery piece, which was concealed under a tree, was sighted by a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft while […]

Armed robbers kill fruit seller in Edo State

Armed robbers kill fruit seller in Edo State

Suspected robbers have shot dead a middle-aged man on Egbede Street New Lagos Road, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The incident was said to have occurred at the residence ‎of the victim, identified simply as Gideon, at about 10pm on Thursday. It was ‎learnt that the assailants had lurked around his compound […]

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