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65 Shops in Kano Market Burnt Down

Not more than 65 shops were destroyed by fire in the furniture section of Sabon Gari Market in Kano on Friday night, an official said. The Director of Kano State Fire Service told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the incident, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. affected permanent and temporary structures. Kabara […]

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Importers of Sub-standard Products’ To Be Jailed-SON

The Director-General of the regulator of consumer goods markets, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has revealed that importers of sub-standard products into the country will henceforth be sent to jail. Odumodu said this yesterday in Lagos at the donation of gifts to SON by Intertek Limited, to mark the 10th year anniversary […]

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NUJ, Others Condemn Senate Plan To Gag Press

The plan by the SENATE to criminalise certain aspects of media practice in the country have come under criticisms from the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), media partners and others. Their reactions is sequel to a bill entitled: “An Act to prohibit frivolous petitions and other matters connected therewith,” sponsored by Deputy Senate Leader Senator […]

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Ex-NIMASA DG Arraigned Over Alleged N3.4b Theft

Following his alleged involvement in the missing N3.4 billion, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi. He was arraigned with nine others, including two companies, before Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court in Lagos. They were […]

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EFCC probes Bode George, Odili, Bello over $2b arms deal

•Ex-NSA’s finance chief’s accounts frozen •I don’t know Dasuki, says George •Agency gets court’s nod to keep Dasuki, Bafarawa, Yuguda, Dokpesi, others •Ex-NSA denies naming who got what •AIT chief to produce N2.1b contract The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extended its dragnet in the current investigation into the $2b arms deal involving […]

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Lawyers Tell INEC Not To Hold Kogi Poll

A group of lawyers has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against holding the proposed Kogi State governorship election’s supplementary poll. While the exercise has been slated for December 5 in 91 polling units, the lawyers, who were engaged by INEC, said the All Progressives Congress(APC) could not present a candidate to replace its […]

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Over One Million Use Power Illegally in Kano – Kedco

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has said that over one million consumers of power in Kano are illegal users which make the Company to suffer huge loses. Most of those who steal power in Kano according to the distribution company are mainly Peoples from areas controlled by some criminals calls NEPA 2. Speaking, Thursday […]

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N10m Bribe: CCT chair, Danladi Umar, petitioner absent at Reps Probe

The probe of the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Justice Danladi Umar over allegation of corruption by the House of Representatives was yesterday stalled due to the absence of the Anti-corruption Network, which petitioned the House against the judge. The House committee on public petitions headed by Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta consequently decided […]

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Insecurity: Lagos Orders Relocation Of FESTAC Markets

In its effort to curb the spate of robberies and other criminal activities in Festac area, the Lagos State Government on Thursday ordered the relocation of markets along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway axis of the state. It was gathered that the relocation order was informed by the security report that that area and the market is […]

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PDP Leaders Panic Over Arms Deal

With the arrest of some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by officials of Department of State Service (DSS) the development is said to be causing panic within the leadership of the party. The DSS on Tuesday, arrested former National Security Advise (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa and […]

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Osun Council Of Obas Threatens To Shun Ooni’s Coronation

There were indications on Thursday that the Osun State Council of Obas threatened to boycott the presentation of Staff of Office to the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Adeyeye slated for Monday if it is not invited officially. The acting Chairman of the Council, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran who made this known at the […]

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Igbos In Kano Disowns Pro Biafra

The Igbo pan socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kano state chapter on Thursday distanced itself from anything that has to do with activities of those agitating for the actualization of Biafra, saying such calls are nothing but a distraction from the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria. They called on government to quickly take serious measures that will […]

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