Appeal Court refuses to stay proceeding in Onnoghen’s trial

*Says CCT litigation must continue By Okejeme Vivian Abuja The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday refused to stay proceeding in the suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal(CCT) over non assets declaration. The court said…

I’ve never been found to be corrupt, says Buhari

* As president’s campaign train storms Kano today President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he has never been found to be corrupt in all the leadership positions he had ever held in the country. The President made this declaration yesterday…

N70,000 price is unrealistic for passport, Labour tells FG

Labour leaders have criticised the Federal Government for the planned increase of the fee to be paid by Nigerians to secure travel document. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Nigerian Immigration Service had announced that the new e-passport,…

Arms deal: Appeal Court dismisses Metuh’s appeal

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Court of Appeal Abuja division, yesterday, dismissed an appeal by the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for lacking in merit. Metuh had approached the court challenging the refusal of the…

FG urges states to key into open defecation-free roadmap

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, has called on state governments to key into the Open Defecation Free Roadmap to promote sanitation and hygiene in the country. Mr Adamu, who made this call at the National Task Group on…

INEC releases final lists of governorship, state assembly candidates today

By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today release the final list of governorship and House of Assembly candidates cleared to contest the March 2 state elections. Similarly, the list of chairmanship and councillorship candidates for…

Nigeria’s refineries not too old – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the country’s refineries are not too old for effective refining operations. Kragha Anibor, NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Refineries, disclosed this at a panel session at the ongoing Nigerian International Petroleum summit (NIPS), on…

Arewa Consultative Forum backs Buhari on Onnoghen’s suspension

From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna The Northern Socio Cultural Group, Arewa Consultative Forum has said it deeply regrets the conduct of Justice Onnoghen, particularly his refusal to step aside and allow the due process of the law to take its course…

Kaduna govt spends N12.1bn on LG capital projects-Commissioner

From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna Kaduna State Government has expended N12.1 billion on forty five capital projects in Kubau Local Government Area of the state in three and a half years, Planning and Budget Commissioner, Muhammad Abdullahi, has disclosed. Abdullahi disclosed…

FG slams 10-count charge on Babachir Lawal, Oke, wife

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Federal Government, yesterday, slammed a 10-count charge against former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, before the federal high court Abuja. Also , the Federal Government, through the Economic and Financial…