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Stay off Onnoghen’s case, FG tells Supreme Court

The Federal Government and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) have asked the Supreme Court to decline jurisdiction over a suit seeking its intervention in the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The FG and the AGF contended that Onnoghen’s trial was personal to

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Nigerian Ambassador reacts to deportation of 723 Nigerians From Ghana Over Cybercrime, Prostitution

Michael Abikoye, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, has described the deportation of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service as an "improper act". He stated this at a meeting with the Comptroller-General of the GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana, according to NAN. The Nigerian ambassador said the deportation could strain the brotherly relationship both countries share. It

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Leah Sharibu marks one year in captivity, community cries for release

The abducted Nigerian school girl, Leah Sharibu, on Tuesday marked one year in her kidnappers’ custody. Sharibu was abducted alongside 109 other girls from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19, 2018. While most of the girls were released, Sharibu was denied freedom after refusing to renounce her Christian faith for

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DSS withdraws invitation to INEC National Commissioner

The Department of State Security Services, DSS has withdrawn its invitation to the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in charge of logistics, Okechukwu Ibeanu. It was earlier reported that Ibeanu alongside Chidi Nwafor, the director of ICT; Ken Ukeagu, director of procurement; Osaze Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity; and

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2019 Elections: Atiku drags Buhari to court, demands N2bn, public apology

The Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has approached a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, asking the court to compel President Buhari to pay him damages in the aggregate sum of N2billion, as well as tender a public apology to him, for sponsoring frivolous

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Nigeria Immigration Orders Closure of Borders from Friday Noon

    Ahead of Saturday’s general election, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has ordered the closure of all borders by Friday, 12pm. In a statement issued by the service public relations officer, Sunday James, and signed by the Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, the borders will be opened by Sunday, 12 noon. It

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4,695 Smart Card Readers burnt in Anambra, INEC says

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that 4,695 Smart Card Readers were destroyed by fire that engulfed its Anambra State headquarters office on Tuesday. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Tuesday in

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