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Sack Jimmy Lawal Within 48 Hours, Aide ‘Wanted’ In US – Group Tells El-Rufai

By Patrick Aigbokhan The Centrum Initiative For Development and Fundamental Rights Initiative, a Kaduna-based human rights organisation, has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, to sack his Special Adviser on Investment Promotion Jimmy Lawal, alleging that the governor’s aide was on wanted list of the …

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Shake-up In DSS: Marilyn Ogar, 44 Others Sacked

The Department of State Security (DSS) has shown its former spokesman Marilyn Ogar, the door out of the country’s secret police. Ogar, 15 other senior officers and two directors have been retired compulsorily. A signal from the leadership of the service Wednesday night listed the former DSS spokesperson as one …

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Auto Crash: 14 Dead In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accidents

By Patrick Aigbokhan No fewer than 14 persons were confirmed dead on Thursday in two separate accidents at Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Reports said that the accidents occurred on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday morning. The first accident, which involved two vehicles, occurred on Wednesday at …

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Shake-up In DSS: Marilyn Ogar, 44 Others Sacked

The Department of State Security (DSS) has shown its former spokesman Marilyn Ogar, the door out of the country’s secret police. Ogar, 15 other senior officers and two directors have been retired compulsorily. A signal from the leadership of the service Wednesday night listed the former DSS spokesperson as one …

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Cameroon Set to Develop First Deep Sea Port in Central Africa

Cameroon is set to develop the first ever deep seaport in Central Africa at Kribi, courtesy of partnership with a multinational logistics organization, Nicotrans Group. Journey to the giant project which informed sources said is worth multi billion dollars, was the result of the tender launched in May 2014 by …

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Foreign Visitors’ll Pay $200 For 56 Days’ Stay At Borders, $1,000 Penalty For 180 Days’ Overstay – Immigration

Foreigners visiting Nigeria, who are not nationals of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will henceforth register at the country’s entry ports and pay $200 if they are staying up to 56 days in addition to whatever category of visa the visitor has. In addition, non-ECOWAS visitors spending up …

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Army Reinstates 3032 Dismissed Soldiers

The Nigerian Army had confirmed the reinstatement of 3,032 out of 5000 dismissed soldiers whose cases were reviewed by a committee constituted by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai. The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, made this known at a news conference in Abuja …

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ICPC Starts Probing Chime, Shema, Amaechi, Kwankwaso

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, ICPC has commenced investigating four former governors following petitions against them. The four former governors are, Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers, Sullivan Chime of Enugu, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina and Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano. Already, four teams have been raised to visit …

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INEC, Surveyor-General Revisit Delimitation Of Constituencies, Create 30,000 More Polling Units Nationwide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to revisit its suspended plan of delimitation of constituencies which created 30,000 additional polling units to ensure that all Polling Units have about 500 voters each throughout the country. Prof. Attahiru Jega, the former INEC chairman, shelved the project ahead of the …

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Boko Haram: Insurgents On Horseback Kill 26 In Borno

  No fewer than 26 people were feared dead, and several others injured as Boko Haram insurgents  invaded remote villages of Kolori and Ba’ana in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday. Damboa is located at the heart of the Sambisa Forest, about 85 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the …

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