- The Federal government has disclosed that fuel subsidy will be
removed in 2016, stating that the pump price of fuel will be moved from
87 naira per litre to 97 naira per litre. This was disclosed when the
The federal executives appeared before the joint committees of the
National Assembly on Finance to defend the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Medium
Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF & FSP,
documents presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu
- Following the clash between the Nigerian Army and the
Shi’ite Muslim sect, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has
disclosed that he escaped from the scene of the incident through divine
intervention as the intention of the group was to have him
assassinated. He claimed that the sect were heavily armed and not
defenseless as claimed.
- The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has vehemently kicked against the bail applications filed by
the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.),
and two others before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in
Maitama, Abuja. The prosecution, led by Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), in
separate counter-affidavits to the bail applications, said the accused
persons could abscond if granted bail by the court.
politician and economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, on Monday advised the Federal
Government to speedily publish the list of those who returned stolen
public funds to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of
Law, Intersociety, has dragged Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal
High Court sitting in Abuja before the National Judicial Council, NJC,
stating that his role in the case involving Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB was
unsatisfactory and unconstitutional. This follows the controversial and
unconstitutional perpetual detention of Kanu, leader of Indigenous
People of Biafra, IPOB and Director of Radio Biafra, in the guise of
“investigating him for offenses of terrorism and terrorism financing.”
- Elder statesman and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has expressed his anger over the ongoing
Biafra protest, saying that it makes no sense to protest when Ndigbo are
their own problems. He was interacting with newsmen in Owerri, the Imo
- The Special Task Force (STF) in charge of
security in Plateau on Monday confirmed that 12 persons were killed in
an attack on Kwata community in Jos South Local Government. Capt.
Ikedichi Iweha, STF Spokesperson, stated also that several others were
injured in the attack that took place on Monday morning.
magistrate court in Port Harcourt has remanded one Mohammed Salisu,
Yahaya Lawal, Maxwell Atago, Ado Garba and Uche Onu in prison custody
for allegedly impersonating Salisu Buhari, the first son of President
Mohammadu Buhari. The five were accused of a six count charge of
advanced fee fraud, forgery and impersonation.
- Troops operating
in Bama axis, yesterday cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of Aulari
general area located within the Sambisa forest. In a statement issued by
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations,
it was disclosed that the troops cleared all the 4 camps located within
the area plus other areas.
- Report has claimed that Nollywood
comic actor, Dede One Day is dead. It was gathered that the actor died
of high blood pressure in the early hours of Monday after performing at
an event on Sunday. Detail is still very sketchy.
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