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Court to Synagogue engineers: You must face trial

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed applications by two engineers who built the collapsed six-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). Justice Ibrahim Buba dismissed their fundamental rights enforcement suits which sought to prevent their arrest. He said they lacked merit. The engineers – Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela

Army names panel to investigate involvement of officers in politics

T​he Nigerian Army on Monday named a ​five​-m​ember panel of inquiry to investigate and make appropriate recommendations on alleged involvement in partisan politics by some soldiers and officers during the 2015 general elections in the country. A “high powered” Board of Inquiry was set up by the Nigerian Army on October 20 to investigate alleged

Army arrests more wanted Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army said it has arrested more Boko Haram terrorists declared wanted by the force. A statement from the Army Spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said:  “This morning, another wanted suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ishaku Wardifen, was nabbed by vigilant troops of 23 Brigade Special Battalion at a check point in Maiha, Adamawa State.” The statement

Dasuki sues FG over alleged invasion of Abuja home

The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has sued the Federal Government over allegation that men of the Department of State Services (DSS) were laying siege on his Abuja home. Dasuki, in a fundamental rights enforcement suit he filed on Monday, wants the Federal High Court, Abuja to compel the  federal government

Breaking: Lamorde Bows Out, Magu Takes Over As EFCC Chair

Information just filtering in has it that Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, has been removed and replaced by Ibrahim Magu of the Economic and Governance Unit of the anti-graft body. Lamorde, who took over from Farida Waziri, became the head of the body in 2011. On the other hand, Magu,

Another ex Cross River deputy governor dies

A former deputy governor of Cross River State, Walter Eneji, who served between 2003 and 2007, is dead. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Christian Ita, confirmed the death, saying the family of the deceased had informed the government. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased served

Taraba judgement: Violence erupts in Wukari

Barely 24 hours after the Taraba State Elections Petition Tribunal nullified the election of the state governor, Darius Ishaku, violence has erupted in Wukari area of the state. Taraba is one of the northern states that has witnessed high amount of ethno-religious crisis in the last few years, with Wukari being a major spot for