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Former Gov Yari denies assaulting Airport official, demands apology

A former governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari, has denied assaulting an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday. FAAN had on Wednesday tweeted on its official Twitter handle that the ex-governor allegedly assaulted an airport official on Saturday 11th July 2020. But Yari, in

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Reps order arrest of NDDC Acting MD over walk out of Committee

Members of House of Representatives have ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to immediately arrest the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, for contempt of the legislature. The Interim Management Committee of the NDDC led by Pondei had staged a walk-out from the committee

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Magu Detention: Direct your request to Presidency not police, IGP tells lawyer

The Nigeria Police Force has denied detaining suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. In a letter by DCP Idowu Owohunwa, Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, written to Tosin Ojaomo, counsel to Magu, in response to his bail application, the police stated that the suspended

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Apex Court dismisses Timi Alaibe’s suit against Gov Diri

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Timi Alaibe, challenging the emergence of Governor Duoye Diri as the party’s candidate in the last year’s election. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour dismissed

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NFIU submits details of Magu’s forex dealings to probe panel

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has submitted its report detailing forex dealings by the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, to the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential probe panel. According to newspaper reports, the NFIU provided a comprehensive report on Magu’s alleged activities, including details of his

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Private schools’ owners assure FG of readiness to resume

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has assured the Federal Government of the readiness of the schools under its fold to resume for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and other terminal examinations. The association’s clamour for resumption follows the withdrawal of Nigeria’s participation in the sub-regional examination on Wednesday by

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