Today’s proceedings in the trial of musician Naira Marley for alleged credit card fraud was abruptly cut short as a quarrel ensued among lawyers over space to sit in the small courtroom. The trial judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo, was forced to adjourn the case till the eleventh and twelfth of December in the heat of […]

Nigerian actor and film producer, Kunle Afolayan, has sealed a production deal with Cape Verde for ‘Citation’, his forthcoming movie poised to explore the prevalence of sexual harassment in higher institutions. The forty-five-year-old movie director has also sealed a production deal with Senegal ahead of a proposed January 2020 shoot and as part of his bid to forge […]

Nigeria has moved up by 15 places to 131 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking from the 146th position it was in 2018. This comes after the World Bank ranked the country in the top 10 economies where business climates improved the most some weeks ago. According to the World Bank Group’s […]

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said he will give Members of Parliament more time to debate his Brexit deal, but only if they agree to a December twelfth general election. The prime minister said that he expect the EU to grant an extension to his October thirty-first deadline, even though he “really” did not […]

Rotary International Polio Eradication Committee in Kwara state has announced a lineup of activities to mark this year’s World Polio Day, with the theme “Keep Polio at Zero”. According to a statement issued by the Kwara state representative to the Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee, Otunba Rick Oladele, the 2019 World Polio Day will commence with […]

Chinese embassy staff members are heading to Essex in Britain to verify reports that thirty-nine people found dead in a truck were its nationals, the foreign ministry said today. The victims were discovered in a container on the back of a truck in Grays, east of London, on Wednesday, shortly after arriving by ferry from Belgium. […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal office, has arrested two brothers and eight others over alleged internet fraud and other fraud-related offences. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity. Uwujaren said that the suspects were arrested on Monday […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday re-arraigned a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, for an alleged fraud of one-point-two-three billion naira. Iwu was re-arraigned on four counts before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos. According to the EFCC, Iwu, between December 2014 and […]

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has advised the Federal Government to end the closure of the land borders into the country. He said it would be in the national interest for the government to call off the border closure. Rather than continue to close the land borders, Falana advised […]

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbosola, has said that the loyalty of Nigerians to the country is non-negotiable, hence the need for the nation’s border to be protected. Aregbesola said this at the opening ceremony of the Comptroller General of Immigration annual conference holding in Benin today. The theme of the conference was “Migration […]


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