Groups Kick As Lagos Government Forcefully Evicts Takwa Bay Residents

The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation, and Justice and Empowerment Initiatives have condemned the demolition and forced eviction of Okun Ayo and Tarkwa Bay communities in Lagos. Residents of the two communities were evicted by the Nigerian Navy acting on "orders from above" on Tuesday. The groups held that the eviction was carried out in brazen disregard for due process of...

Isheri Estate Residents Urge Lagos, Ogun Governments To Provide Drainage System In Community

Isheri Estate residents in Lagos and Ogun have called on the state governments to do a proper channelisation of the community and provide basic infrastructure in the area to prevent future occurrence of the flood that ravaged the community in 2019. They warned that “as it stands today, neither Lagos nor Ogun State could ever muster the resources needed...

Hours After Supreme Court Ruling, Adamawa Governor Vows To Probe Predecessor

  Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has vowed to probe the administration of his predecessor, Jibrilla Bindo. After a ruling by the Supreme Court on Tuesday affirming his election victory, Fintiri said it was time to clean up the mess in the state. At a rally in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday, Fintiri said, “I must ensure that state...

Gotel’s Former CEO, John Chiahemen, Tackles Nigeria’s Ex-Vice President, Atiku, Denies Misappropriating Salaries Of Expatriate Workers After SaharaReporters Story

  John Chiahemen, the man accused by Nigeria’s ex-Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, of disappearing with the N150m meant for the operation of his Gotel media and salaries of foreign consultants, has denied the allegations. According to Chiahemen, who was Chief Executive Officer of the organisation at a time, Atiku’s claims were false and libellous, adding that they were full of misrepresentations. Recall...

Yoruba Primitive In Politics For Creating Amotekun –Miyetti Allah

  Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the socio-political group of Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, has said Yorubas are politically primitive for supporting community policing outfit – Amotekun. National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, made the comments while speaking on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily. Saleh said support for the community policing initiative steaming from rising insecurity in the South-West region is targeted at...

UPDATE: Ogun Governor’s Appointee Admits Forging Certificate While Reacting To SaharaReporters’ Story

  Newly appointed Special Adviser on Education to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Joseph Odemuyiwa, has confirmed SaharaReporters’ story accusing him of certificate forgery. On Monday, the respected online news medium had published a story exposing how Odemuyiwa forged a letter of promotion to become associate professor when he left Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, to Kwara State University. Apart from being...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Fintiri As Governor Of Adamawa

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Ahmadu Fintiri as the authentic governor of Adamawa State. The apex court dismissed an appeal by candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Jibrilla Bindo, challenging the emergence of Fintiri as winner of the exercise for lacking in merit and failing to prove why its verdict should not stand.   Source link

BREAKING: Nine Imo Lawmaker Defect To APC

  Nine lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly has defected to the All Progressives Congress. The lawmakers, who defected on Tuesday, used to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, and Action Alliance. Speaker of the state assembly, Collins Chiji, read their letters of defection on the floor of the house. The lawmakers are Authur Egwim...

Alleged Terrorism: Court Admits Ayade’s Critic, Joseph Odok To Bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has admitted a lawyer and critic of Governor Ben Ayade charged with terrorism to bail. In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda said the defendant had shown “exceptional circumstances” to permit the court to exercise its discretion and admit him to bail. The terms include a bail bond...

Saraki Urges Court To Vacate Forfeiture Order On Property

  Former President of the Nigerian Senate and two-term Kwara State governor, Bukola Saraki, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission praying for the permanent forfeiture of his Ilorin houses. Saraki described the suit as an abuse of court process and a move to scandalise him. He argued...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Ortom’s Election Victory

  The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the October 7, 2019 decision of the Benue State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, and the November 28, 2019 judgment of the Appeal Court, which upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as governor of the state. In a unanimous ruling, a 7-man panel led by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour held that the appeal by...

I’m Not Bothered If ‘Operation Amotekun’ Will Cost Me Second Term Ambition –Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that he is not disturbed over whether ‘Operation Amotekun’ may affect his chances of getting a second term in office. Akeredolu, who is Chairman of South West Governors Forum, said he was only on the path of national cohesion with the collaborative internal security by the formation of Amotekun and not...

EFCC Files Another Seven-count Charge Against Ex-Nigerian Attorney-General, Adoke

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed a seven-count charge against a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Bello Adoke, at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Adoke was charged alongside one Abubakar Aliyu. The commission had earlier filed 42 counts against the former AGF and six others in connection with the controversial $1.09bn settlement agreement...

REVEALED: Ogun Governor Appoints A Third Official With Forged Certificate As Adviser

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has appointed another special adviser whose academic credentials are forged. Adeleye Adewale Adebiyi, who was recently appointed by Governor Abiodun was a former lawmaker in the state. He is the third person SaharaReporters would expose to be involved in certificate forgery out of the 18 commissioners and 15 special advisers selected by Governor Abiodun. Adebiyi...