12 SANs lead Sanusi’s freedom battle, hearing begins today

The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, on Thursday, instituted a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order for his release from the post-dethronement detention and confinement. It was learned late on Thursday that former Emir’s preliminary ex parte application seeking an interim order for his release had been assigned to […]

Don’t bar Ajimobi, others from NEC meeting, court orders APC

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered that the meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress scheduled for next week Tuesday must not go on except a former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Waziri Bulama and Paul Chukwuma were allowed to attend. The court, in a ruling by Justice […]

Coronavirus: FG not contemplating travel ban, says Minister

The Federal Government is not contemplating imposition of a travel ban on travelers over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said. The minister pointed out that the country has not reached the point of banning large gatherings. Addressing member of the diplomatic corps during an interactive parley on […]

Senate okays HND as minimum qualification for president, govs

The Senate, on Thursday, passed for second reading, a constitution amendment bill which prescribes Higher National Diploma or its equivalent as the educational qualification required for anyone seeking to contest the office of the Nigerian President or state governors. The bill sponsored by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party from Plateau State, Senator Isfifanus […]

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), the first celebrities to go public with a diagnosis. Hanks and Wilson, both 63, revealed the news with a statement on Wednesday. The married couple was in Australia for production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in which Hanks is playing Presley’s […]

Ondo policeman kills wife, self over alleged infidelity

A policeman identified as Tolulope, who was attached to the Ondo State Police Command,  has allegedly shot his wife dead and later killed himself. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, was said to have happened in Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. A police source said the cop was specifically […]

Generator importation to attract 10-year jail term — Senate bill

A bill for an act to criminalize the importation, selling and usage of generators in Nigeria scaled the first reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The bill sponsored by Senator Birma Enagi from Niger State prescribes 10 year-jail term for importers and sellers of generators. The bill is coming on the heels […]

Nigerien nabbed for altering stolen phones’ IMEI numbers

The police have arrested a Nigerien, Abdullahi Ali, who allegedly specializes in altering the International Mobile Equipment Identity number of stolen mobile phones. Ali, 29, from Maradi, Niger Republic, said he used apps to alter the IMEI of phones, adding that he learnt the skill from some persons. The IMEI is a unique set of […]

Reps suspend Buhari’s $22.79bn loan consideration indefinitely

The House of Representatives has indefinitely suspended the consideration of the $22.79bn external loan request by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The House had listed the report by its Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management on the 2016–2018 Federal Government External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan as the last item for consideration on the […]

Expected petrol pump prices drops to N114.53 per litre

The expected open market price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, has dropped to N114.53 per litre, N30.47 lower than the approved pump price of the product.  Reported from our source on March 2, 2020, that the sharp drop in crude oil prices on the back of the spread of coronavirus had wiped […]