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President Bola Tinubu has received the report of the High Powered Presidential Committee (HPPC) on Nigeria’s Extended Continental Shelf Project with a commendation to the team of experts who worked hard over the years to advance the project, which aims to extend Nigeria’s maritime boundaries in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law […]

A suspect who tried to rob one of the banks in the Dadinkowa area of the Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State has been arrested. The suspect, currently in police custody, was apprehended by neighbourhood vigilance when he bolted from the bank premises after the failed robbery attempt on Monday. Reports say the […]

Operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have intercepted three trailer loads of opioids comprising three million four hundred and fifty thousand, 3,450,000 pills and three hundred and forty-four thousand, 344,000, bottles of codeine syrup at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos state. In a statement on Sunday, Spokesperson of […]

Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monzo, a Spanish-Brazilian, has been accused of murder. Monzo was accused of killing Nigerian Daniel Anjorin, a 14-year-old schoolboy, during a 20-minute rampage in Hainault, London, United Kingdom. The suspect, 36, was said to have run up behind Anjorin, slashing him in the neck and chest with a sword as he walked […]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has cracked down on an international drug syndicate with networks in parts of Nigeria, South Africa, and Thailand. NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. Babafemi said five members of the cartel were arrested in a two-week intelligence-led operation in Lagos, Abia and Anambra […]

Justice S. N. Odili of the Anambra State High Court sitting in Onitsha, Anambra State, has convicted and sentenced a former bank manager in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nwachukwu Placidus, to a cumulative 121 years imprisonment for diverting fixed deposit funds of a customer to the tune of N112.1 million for his personal use. He was […]

Two drug kingpins, Uwaezuoke Christian and Agbo Prince, have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Abuja for “their years of criminal enterprise of exporting cocaine across continents.” The Director of Media and Advocacy, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Femi Babafemi, announced this in a statement on Sunday. He stated that […]

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested three members of an organized criminal organization which specializes in illicit drug trafficking across Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Europe and America. A statement issued on Sunday by its Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said the arrests comes over two months after they were declared wanted, following a […]

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have intercepted a commercial bus conveying N3.2m counterfeit cash owned by three suspects including eight-month pregnant woman, Favour Peter (24); Esther Adukwu (27), and Ochigbo Michael (39), who were arrested at Jabi park in Abuja. Femi Babafemi, Spokesperson of the NDLEA, disclosed this in a press […]

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested a Delhi, India-bound passenger, Freeman Charles Ogbonna at the screening point of terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos for ingesting 80 wraps of cocaine. The agency in a press statement issued on Sunday by its Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said, Ogbonna was arrested on […]

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President Bola Tinubu has said Nigeria is a safe hub for investments and that his administration will always provide the needed support to ensure that businesses thrive in the country. Speaking when he received a delegation led by the Chairman of the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), Mr. Dai Hegen, at the State House on […]

Tears flowed freely on Friday, May 17, in Uwala Abaka village, Ukehe town, Igbo-Etiti local government area of Enugu State, as the remains of actor John Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope, were laid to rest. The burial rites began with a lying-in-state in the morning at his father’s compound, where family, friends, colleagues, and […]

Chaos erupted in the White House section of the National Assembly (NASS) complex on Friday over alleged assault on two senior staff of the legislature by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS). Trouble started at about 11:45am at the gate connecting the Senate’s new building to the White House section when the two […]

A Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted cosmetic surgeon and founder of MedContour Services Ltd , Anuoluwapo Adepoju of a failed booty enlargement surgery that led to the death of her client Nneka Onwuzuligbo in 2020. The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) had filed a five-count charge against Adepoju and her firm […]

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has expressed grave concerns over the sensational and biased reporting of ongoing court case involving Alliance Hospital and its Medical Director, Dr. Christopher Otabor. Observing that certain media outlets described  as “5th Columnists” have skewed the allegations of illegal organ harvesting, HURIWA in a statement signed by […]

The National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, at its plenary of the 105th Meeting held on 15 and 16 May 2024, resolved to issue warning letters to Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court and Justice GB Brikins-Okolosi of Delta State High Court. A statement […]

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the bail application filed by an official of of Binance Holdings Limited, Tigran Gambaryan, being tried for alleged money laundering offences. In a ruling on Friday, Justice Emeka Nwite held that there was the likelihood that Gambaryan would jump bail. Justice Nwite agreed with prosecuting lawyer, Ekele […]

The student loan application portal will open on May 24, 2024, the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) said on Thursday. A statement signed by the media lead of the Fund, Nasir Ayitogo, said the opening of the application portal marks a significant milestone in the commitment of President Bola Tinubu to fostering accessible and inclusive […]

Brazil will host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This was disclosed on Friday by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, after the 74th FIFA Congress voted for Brazil ahead of the joint bid by Belgium, Netherlands and Germany as the host country for the event. Brazil will also become the first South American country to host […]

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), at its May 2024 meeting chaired by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, shared a total sum of N1.21 trillion to the three tiers of government as Federation Allocation for the month of April, 2024 from a gross total of N2.19 trillion. The […]