Completing Lagos-Ibadan Rail In April No Longer Feasible –Amaechi

Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that completing the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail will no longer be in April. In November, Amaechi after an inspection told journalists, “We have told you we will be out of this place latest April (2020).  “We are no longer giving ourselves the time, the contractor now give us the time.” However, taking another...

Supreme Court Affirms Bala Mohammed As Bauchi Governor

The Supreme Court has upheld the governorship election that produced Bala Mohamed as winner in Bauchi State. Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party was being challenged by former governor of Bauchi State, Abubakar Mohammed, of the All Progressives Congress. The apex court dismissed the application of Abubakar on the ground that he failed to prove the allegations against Bala. Bala was...

Court Refuses To Jointly Try Atiku’s Son-in-law, Other In Money Laundering Case

  The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday refused an application seeking joint trial for Abdullahi Babalele and Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie charged for money laundering. Babalele is son-in-law to Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while Giwa-Osagie is a lawyer to ex-number two citizen. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused the two men of laundering money during the 2019...

Supreme Court Affirms Lalong As Governor Of Plateau State

  The Supreme Court has upheld the re-election of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Simon Lalong, as governor of Plateau State. “The appeal failed and is hereby dismissed,” the judgment read by Justice Paul Galinje held. Jeremiah Useni, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party had challenged the outcome of the governorship election held in Plateau State on March 9, 2019. Useni, in...

EXCLUSIVE: How United States Court Suspended Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege, From Law Practice Over Forgery Of $890 Cheque

  A document obtained by SaharaReporters has revealed how Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Augustine Ovie Omo-Agege, was suspended from practicing law in California, United States, over a case of forgery and fraud. The document revealed that Omo-Agege committed the offence in 1995, was found guilty and suspended from practicing for two years. He was also placed on probation and mandated to...

NIMASA Remitted N16bn To Federation Account -DG, Peterside

Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside, has said that the agency remitted about N16bn into Federal Government's consolidated account in 2019. Peterside, who made the disclosure at a recent event, said that the agency generated the amount from the new improved ship registry, which accounted for increased tonnage and annual maritime forecast.  He said, “This accounts...

BREAKING: PDP Members Protest At Supreme Court Over Imo Election Verdict

Members of Peoples Democratic Party are currently staging a peaceful protest at the Supreme Court in Abuja to express their anger over the judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State. The protesters were led by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and other party stalwarts. The...

BREAKING: DSS Transfers 14 Operatives Involved In Sowore’s Rearrest, Court Invasion To Cover Up Scandal

  The Department of State Services has transferred 14 of its operatives involved in the December 6, 2019 invasion of the Federal High Court where rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, who was standing trial in a case brought against him by the Nigerian Government, was forcefully rearrested. Sowore was picked up barely 24 hours after he was released on bail after...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Ganduje As Kano State Governor

The Supreme Court has affirmed the election that returned Abdullahi Ganduje as governor of Kano State. A seven-man panel headed by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, delivered the judgment on Monday after it was postponed from the initial date. The panel, in a unanimous judgment, dismissed the appeal by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abba Kabir Yusuf, challenging...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Election Of Sokoto State Governor

  The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the March 9 governorship poll in Sokoto State. Striking out the appeal brought before the court by Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress challenging the said election on Monday, Justice Abba Aji affirmed that the appeal lacked merit as the appellant could not prove the...

BREAKING: Many Injured As Truck Conveying PDP Protesters In Abuja Tumbles

Tragedy struck on Monday during a protest by members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja as a truck conveying them to venue of the demonstration tumbled, injuring many of them in the process.  The incident occurred at the Transcorp Hilton Junction when the truck driver made a swift turn as the party faithful made their way to the...

There’ll Be No Mercy For Pipeline Vandals, Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu, Says After Abule-Egba Fire Outbreak

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has issued a warning to pipeline vandals in the state while reacting to Sunday's fire outbreak at Abule-Egba area. The fire, which started after vandals breached a pipeline to steal petrol in the area, left three persons dead while destroying seven houses including an hotel. Sanwo-Olu commended officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency...

Amotekun: Ignore Malami, Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Tell South-West Governors

  Leaders across four geopolitical zones in the country with the exception of the North-West and North-East have told governors in the South-West region to ignore claims by Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, that its security outfit, Amotekun, was illegal. Rejecting Malami’s pronouncement, the prominent persons under the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum questioned if different sections of...

Why We’re Yet To Pay Striking Doctors –Ondo Government

  The Ondo State Government has said insufficient fund in 2019 is the reason why it had not been able to pay striking doctors. The government said the delay in the payment of the doctors’ salaries was caused by inability to appropriate funds in its year 2019 budget for the state teaching hospital operating both in Ondo town and Akure. In...