Nigeria Ranks 5th In World And 1st In Africa In New Abduction Ranking

The ranking is released by Control Risk, a UK-headquartered consultancy organisation that  specialises in political, security and integrity risk. Operating from 36 offices, the company’s primary services include anti-corruption audits, consultancy and training, eDiscovery, political risk analysis and a broad range of security and crisis management support.

Palestine to lodge ICC complaint over baby’s death

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has said it holds Israel’s government “fully responsible” for the death of an 18-month-old baby in an arson attack in the occupied West Bank and will lodge a complaint with the International Criminal Court. The death of the baby boy on Friday morningwas roundly condemned around the

‘Publishing Of Banks Debtors Will Affect Credibility’

As the deadline by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to banks to publish names of chronic debtors expires, the business community has said this would affect the reputation and integrity of debtors. CBN had ordered the banks and discount houses with effect from May 1, 2015, to give the

Kuku Undergoes Knee Surgery In US Hospital

Former presidential adviser on amnesty, Hon Kingsley Kuku, yesterday underwent a major knee surgery at the Andrews Sports, Medicine and Orthopedic Centre, Birmingham in Alabama. According to the hospital’s management in reacting to inquiries by our correspondent in New York, the operation carried out on Kuku was successful.

Lagos: Court Stops Planned Demolition Of Ladipo Market

Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, yesterday restrained officials of the Mushin local government area of the state from demolishing the popular auto spare-part Ladipo Market, pending the hearing and determination of a suit filed by some traders in the market. About 10 traders

House Leadership: I Would Have Dropped Ou‎t; Buhari, APC Insisted – Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) insisted that he must vie for the leadership position in the House, otherwise he would have dropped out.

PHOTOS: Manchester United Unveil New Jersey

Manchester United have officially unveiled their 2015/16 jersey with new jersey makers, Adidas. United had signed a mega 7-year deal with Adidas last year, with the deal coming into play with the end of United’s Nike contract on the 31st of July.

Boroh’s appointment has averted crisis in N/Delta – Clark

FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Brig-Gen. Paul Boroh, Rtd as Coordinator for the Amnesty Programme has averted a major breakdown of law and order that would have engulfed the Niger Delta region of the country.

Reps crisis: APC chieftain lauds Buhari

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Chief Femi Majekodunmi, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the party, over the peaceful resolution of the crisis in the House of Representatives. He gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday in Abeokuta, the

Law school: NOUN graduates seek N/Assembly’s intervention

The School of Law Alumni Association of National Open University of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to enact a legislation to ensure their admission into the Nigerian Law School. The President of the Law Alumni Executive, Mr.

A’Court orders fresh hearing of petition against Melaye

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday ordered fresh hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Smart Adeyemi, challenging the election of Dino Melaye of the All Progressives Congress as the Senator representing Kogi West in the Senate. The Kogi State National and State Legislative

We Now Have What It Takes To Defeat B’Haram – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari declared yesterday that with the formation of a stronger regional coalition, Nigeria and neighbouring countries now have an increased capacity to deal effectively with Boko Haram and other terrorist groups. According to him, the full activation and deployment of the Multi National Joint Task Force which has

Bayelsa: 2 Policemen Shot Dead By Suspected Kidnappers In Failed Abduction Of LG Chair

Suspected kidnappers have shot dead two policemen in Ammasoma community of Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State following a failed attempt to abduct the council chairman, Elder Remember Ogbe. The gunmen numbering four who were armed with sophisticated weapons, launched the attack on the home of the council

Lawyer Accuses Kebbi High Court Registrar Of Fraud, Impersonation

The lawyer representing the Conference of Secondary School Teachers (COSST), Kebbi State chapter, Olayiwola Afolabi, has accused the chief registrar of the Kebbi State High Court, Abubakar Siddiq Bello, of scheming and concocting a fraudulent order of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto State. Afolabi, in four separate petitions to the

Okpala: No regrets taking NFF to CAS

Ex-international, Sylvanus Okpala holds no punches when it comes to football discourse. He was made the assistant Super Eagles coach under Stephen Keshi. But he was summarily disengaged by Nigeria Football Federation administration of Aminu Maigari after the national team won the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa and it

Gunmen kill two policemen, abduct 80-year-old in Bayelsa

Two policemen have been killed by some suspected gunmen in Bayelsa State. It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the residence of the Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Remember Ogbe, to abduct him, but were engaged in a gun battle by the policemen attached to the council boss.

Ondo students protest against road accidents

Hundreds of students of Ondo State origin on Friday took to the Akure/Owo Expressway to protest against incessant road accidents often caused by trucks, which have caused the deaths of many students across the country. The protesters, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, blocked the highway