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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 […]

In celebration of United Nations Day, the Federal Government has handed over the renovated UN building to the global body. The event which was held today in Abuja was also marked with the significant laying of a wreath for victims of the 2011 car bomb explosion. The UN building was renovated by the Federal Government […]

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have busted two illegal rehabilitation centres in Kaduna State. The sting operation was carried out by operatives on the NSCDC on Tuesday morning in the ancient city of Zaria. The facilities discovered are Limanchi Iya and Marmara Rehabilitation Centres. During the operation, the security operatives […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised pharmacists and patent medicine dealers to store medicines with due care, to sustain their shelf life and potency. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Mr. Venatius Ihekire, NAFDAC Assistant Director, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, gave the […]

The Kwara State House Of Assembly has received another batch of six  commissioner nominees making total of sixteen nominees.   The  Speaker right Honorable Yakubu Danladi today read the message from the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdurazaq Abdulrahman intimating the Honourable House another batch of  Commissioner nominees for screening and confirmation.   The […]

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, wanted.   The anti-graft agency said it took the action due to his Obono-Obla’s “repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of […]

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered the temporary forfeiture of twenty-three properties that were allegedly traced to former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo today, made the order following an ex-parte motion that was filed by […]

In Kwara state, a Senior Medical Officer in charge of Omupo Cottage Hospital in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state, Dr. Bakare Ismail Afolabi, has expressed concern over rising cases of depression in Nigeria, particularly among rural women, lamenting that research had shown that more women are being afflicted with depression. Afolabil gave the […]

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