Former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), Abdulrasheed Maina, was on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken. Maina, dressed in light green colour caftan, was in a wheelchair, looking pensive and sickly. Maina had, on Oct. 25, arraigned alongside a firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Okon Abang. He was charged with 12 counts bordering on money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud. While Maina is the 1st defendant in the case, the company was the 2nd defendant. On Monday, the court adjourned till Tuesday to take his application seeking an abridgment of time to hear his bail appli...
News that President Muhammadu Buhari signed on Monday a law on the oil industry that will be of immense benefit to Nigeria, was overshadowed by the information that the signing was done in London, where Buhari is vacationing, in the presence of his chief of staff, Abba Kyari. According to the President, “Today is an important day for all Nigerians – but particularly the young generation. “Today I signed into law the amended Deep Offshore Act. Nigeria will now receive its fair, rightful and equitable share of income from our own natural resources for the first time since 2003. “In that year oil prices began a steep increase to double – and at times – triple over the following decade. “All this time Nigeria has failed to secure its equitable share of the proceeds of
A middle-aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, was on Wednesday arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a four-month-old baby boy in Abeokuta. DAILY POST learnt that the suspect was arrested following a report by one Alhaji Abdul Akeem Dawodu, who reported at Sabo Ilupeju Police Station that one Ms Taiwo Bello was washing her clothes behind the house at Iyana Kajola, Mile 2, Abeokuta; leaving her four month old baby, Ibrahim Bello, sleeping in the room. She reportedly got back to the room and discovered that the baby had been taken away by an unknown person. It was said that the woman raised alarm, which attracted a lot of people to the house. Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, “Upon the report, the DPO, Sabo Ilupeju division, CSP
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has concluded arrangements to auction vehicles of 31 traffic offenders already convicted by the court for driving against oncoming traffic as well as 22 automobiles that were abandoned for over six months after their arrest. Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that owners of the impounded vehicles who abandoned their cars have contravened the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, stating that public notice has been issued for owners of both the court forfeited and abandoned cars to identify their vehicles at the Agency’s car parks in Ikorodu and Bolade, Oshodi. “At the expiration of the one month verification exercise, the Agency shall apply to court for an order of ‘Public
The Federal Government says it is working to inject sanity into the Social Media space which has gone totally out of control. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at a media briefing on Tuesday in Abuja. “Gentlemen, since we inaugurated our reform of the broadcast industry, many Nigerians have reached out to us, demanding that we also look into how to sanitise the Social Media space. “I can assure you that we are also working on how to inject sanity into the Social Media space which, today, is totally out of control. “No responsible government will sit by and allow fake news and hate speech to dominate its media space, because of the capacity of this menace to exploit our national fault lines to set us against each other and tri
The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has apologised to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, for the attacks and killings in the state caused by herdsmen. Saleh Alhassan, the association’s national secretary, tendered the apology on Saturday at a peace meeting in Makurdi and pledged to ensure peaceful coexistence between farmers and herdsmen in the state. According to a statement issued at the end of the meeting, the meeting was initiated by Allen Onyeama, the chairman of Air Peace airline. “The Miyeitti Allah scribe described Governor Ortom as a peace-loving man who stood firmly for the emancipation of his people,” the statement, which was signed by Terver Akase, Ortom’s chief press secretary, read. “Alhasan gave assurance that members of the group would embrace the p
Hon. Israel Sunny-Goli, lawmaker representing Brass-Nembe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has said the mission of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon is to right the wrongs of Governor Seriake Dickson, whom he believes has taken Bayelsa twenty years backward. "What Bayelsans currently need," Sunny-Goli maintains, "is a governor who will talk less and do more; a governor who will not deceive the people with vague words but with good 'executive' deeds; a governor who will not 'play politics' with our development." According to the lawmaker, "Under the Dickson-led government, pensioners have been unjustifiably denied their gratuities for years. Our streets are in total darkness. Students and teachers are cryi...
Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a school teacher, Mr Terseer Maikyo for allegedly raping a JSS 1 student in Ukum Local Government Area of the state. Maikyo’s arrest was contained in a press statement on Friday, signed by the Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene. The statement stated that Maikyo was arrested on Oct. 8, and would soon be charged to court. It said that another man, Nelson Omanka from Obi Local Government, who was also arrested on Oct. 9, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, had been charged to court. The police added that two people had been apprehended by detectives on Oct. 7, in connection with the murder of one Fidelis, a student of University of Science and Technology Calabar, Cross-River Sta
A former head of Zenith Bank branch in Akure, Ondo State, Sunday Alade, told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday that it took 10 days to count the N1.2bn delivered to the bank in June 2014 by Abiodun Agbele, an ally of former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. Alade was in court to testify against Fayose, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. Alade, who was fielding questions from the EFCC lawyer, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), narrated to Justice C.J. Aneke, how the N1.2bn was evacuated from two aircraft and taken in two trips in a bullion van to the bank for lodgment as instructed by Agbele. He said, “When the aircraft arrived, three individuals disembarked from it, two of them walked away
President Jonathern Hand Shake With Atiru Jega Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made headlines on Wednesday when he made some claims. Jega was speaking at Tell magazine’s 20 years of democracy conference in Abuja. The professor spoke on how there is a “trust deficit” in the electoral system and ways to bridge that gap. But he also said that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had predicted that there would not be a Nigeria after the 2015 general election. According to him, if Nigeria does not take care – undertake reforms in electoral process – the said prediction will come to pass. “The CIA thought that 2015 was the do or die period for Nigeria, that there would not be a Nigeria in the way you know af