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CJN Writes Buhari Over Allegations Of Corruption Against Judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Muhammed, has formally written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision of the NJC on the cases of misconduct established against some judges. Punch reported that a top source in the Presidency on the condition of anonymity said on Tuesday, October 11, that Buhari received the communication on […]

NLNG Assets Worth $13bn, Says MD

Mr. Tony Attah, the Managing Director, Nigeria LNG Limited,  has said the company’s assets are now worth over $13bn. A statement by the firm on Tuesday October 11, reportedly  quoted him as saying this during a technical session chaired by the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, at the 22nd Nigerian […]

DVC Escapes As Gunmen Kidnap DPO’s Daughter, Govt Official

Prof. Gabriel Ikpi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academics, Cross River University of Technology, is currently recuperating from gunshot wounds sustained after he escaped being kidnapped. The incident, which reportedly happened over the weekend, had thrown the university community into panic. It was also reported that  an unidentified daughter of a former Police […]

Akiolu Blames Obasanjo For Lagos Special Status’ Rejection

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has reportedly lamented the rejection of a bill seeking special status for Lagos State by the Senate, adding that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was the reason the state has not been granted a special status. Punch reported that the Senate had last week rejected a bill sponsored by Senator […]

AGF Sends Names Of Six Judges To DSS For Probe.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has forwarded the names of more judges to the Department of State Services for investigation. Punch reported that the names sent by the AGF to the security agency were those of judges whose cases of allegations of misconduct, contained in petitions earlier […]

Tinubu Deserves Travails – Akinfenwa

The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Alliance for Democracy, Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, on Tuesday, October 11, reportedly said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, deserved his current travails. Punch reported that  there was no way he would be wooed to work with Tinubu, adding that the former Lagos State governor […]

People Are Causing Divisions Within APC – Aisha Buhari Says

Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President on Tuesday October 11, reportedly accused some unnamed people of creating divisions among members of the All Progressives Congress. Punch reported that Mrs. Buhari levelled the allegations in an interview she granted the Hausa Service of the BBC which was aired in part on Tuesday. The President’s wife, […]

Niger Delta Crisis Requires Political Solution – Tambuwal

The crisis in the Niger Delta region requires more of political solution than military, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said on Tuesday October 11. Punch reported that Tambuwal made the remark in Sokoto when he hosted participants of Course 25 of the National Defence College who were on study tour of the state. He […]

Judges’ Arrest: NAN-POST-GRADS Commends DSS

The National Association of Nigerian Post-graduate Students has reportedly commended the Department of State Service in its fight against corruption and acts that could threaten internal security. Punch reported that the President of the association, Mr. Kingsley Nwanze, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, expressed surprise at the reaction of the Nigerian Bar Association and […]

DSS Releases Judges On Bail, NJC Meets Today

The seven judges, who were arrested on Friday and Saturday by the Department of State Services, have been reportedly  released on bail. Punch reported that according to a source, in the DSS, the judges were released on own recognisance on Sunday. The DSS source said, “They were all released on bail yesterday (Sunday) on own […]

There’s Hunger, Starvation In The Land, Northern Leaders Tells Buhari

Northern leaders gathered on Monday October 10 in Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital and told  President Muhammadu Buhari to work harder at fixing the nation’s economy because there was hunger and starvation in the land. Punch reported that the northern leaders, however, said that despite the current economic woes characterizing the President Buhari’s administration, their votes for […]

DSS Raid: Presidency Backs Clampdown On Judges

The Presidency on Sunday October 9, reportedly  backed the weekend’s raids on the residences of some judges and their arrest, saying due process was followed. Punch reported that it said the clampdown was not against the judiciary but against corruption. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this […]

Rivers CP To Be Sanctioned For Aiding Governor Wike

Mr. Francis Odesanya, The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command,  is under fire for his role in the aborted arrest of a judge of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, in the early hours of Saturday. Punch reorted that Chief Nyesom Wike, was reportedly said to have rushed to No. 35, Forces Avenue, the GRA […]

50 Customers Owe Banks N5.23tn

Fifty customers  reportedly owe commercial banks the sum of N5.23tn, representing 33.4 per cent of the total private sector credit exposure of N15.68tn, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Financial System Stability report rightly stated. Acccording to the FSS report on CBN website on Saturday, the nation’s banks gave N1.537tn loans to oil companies and some […]

Lagos Schoolboy Sick In Kidnappers’ Den

One of the four pupils of the Lagos Junior Model College, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos State, who were reportedly abducted by gunmen last Thursday, has fallen sick. Punch reported on Sunday that according to a source, the kidnappers, however, assured the parents that they had administered treatment to him. Our correspondent gathered that negotiations on the […]

Forgery: FG’s Prosecution Committee Meets On Saraki’s Case Today.

Clues to the next line of action of the of the Federal Government are likely to emerge on the forgery case which was last Friday dropped against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and others, after a meeting of the National Prosecution Coordination Committee scheduled to hold in Abuja today, October 10. Punch reported that the meeting […]

Nigerian Politicians Have Reckless Mindset – Jega

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, reportedly says the biggest challenge confronting the electoral body is the reckless mindset of politicians, who believe that winning an election is a do-or-die affair. Through this mindset, Jega said Nigerian politicians had turned the nation’s electoral arena into a bloody battlefield characterised […]

Buhari To Hand Over Presidential Jets To NAF

Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday October 10, hand over some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force.  Punch reported that a top Presidency source on the condition of anonymity said, that the handover ceremony would hold at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe […]

Tinubu Makes Peace With Former Political Foes

Following the simmering crisis in the All Progressives Congress, the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reportedly started reaching out to his former political foes in the South-West in order to consolidate his influence in the region. The multi-layered crisis in the ruling party is threatening the erstwhile chummy relationship between Tinubu […]

FG To Set Up Six ICT Hubs – Minister

The Federal Government says it will set up six new ICT hubs in the country to boost empowerment and growth in the sector. Punch reported that the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, in Abuja on Thursday, said the setting up of the hub was for government to ensure that investment in ICT and its […]