Monthly Archives : June 2016

Student, Two Others To Die For Robbery


Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of Ikeja High Court, yesterday, sentenced three persons, Wasiu Arepo, an aluminum products manufacturer; Oluwaseun Idowu, a driver, and Ganiyu Hassan, a student and commercial motorcycle rider, to death by hanging.Y The convict were found guilty on a four-count charge of armed robbery and murder contrary to Section 402 Subsection 2(a) of the Criminal Code Law of…

Lawyer Who Wants President Buhari Out Of Office For Alleged Fake Certificate, Discontinues Suit


A lawyer, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of requisite certificate for the office of President. Ahaaiwe sought the disqualification of Buhari saying the President did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961…

Pope Francis Tenders Apology To Gay People, Says The Catholic Church Must Seek Forgiveness


The pontiff made the groundbreaking apology on his way back from Armenia Sunday as he spoke to reporters on his plane. One of them asked if Francis agreed with one of his top advisers, who said after the Orlando, Florida massacre that the Church should seek forgiveness from gay people for having marginalized them. Francis recalled Church teachings that homosexuals…

EFCC Seizes 29 Properties From Three Ex-Air Force Chiefs


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has seized 29 properties from the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu; a former Chief of Accounts and Budgeting in NAF, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun (retd.); and a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo (retd.). It was gathered that 11 properties were seized from…

Argentina Players Sergio Aguero & Javier Mascherano Also Quit International Football


Agentina stars Javier Mascherano and Sergio Aguero have followed Lionel Messi in retiring from international football  following their penalty heartbreak to Chile in the Copa America. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi was the first to go after his miss in the shootout, emotionally bidding farewell to the international scene after another high-profile failure. And now Mascherano and Aguero have also…

Drama In Abia As Court Sacks Governor, Governor Tells People ‘Relax I Still Rule’


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to vacate office immediately. The order follows allegation that he submitted false information to his party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014. In his ruling, Justice Okon Abang ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately…

President Buhari regrets resignation of UK Prime Minister, David Cameron


President Buhari has said he regrets the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, which will come into effect in October. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, President Buhari said Nigeria has enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the capable leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister over the years. The…

Civil Servants Suspend 4-Week Old Strike In Ekiti


Civil servants in Ekiti State today have suspended their four-week-old strike. The suspension took place following the signing of an agreement between them and the state government. The state government and the central labour unions agreed to a seven-point deal. On the government side were the Secretary to the Government, Dr (Mrs) Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga…