*CCT: Court of Appeal reserves judgment on Saraki’s appeal *Ekiti Assembly suspends lawmaker for 180 days

*CCT: Court of Appeal reserves judgment on Saraki’s appeal *Ekiti Assembly suspends lawmaker for 180 days


CCT: Court of Appeal reserves judgment on Saraki’s appeal

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday reserved judgment in an appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to trial him.

Justice Abdu Aboki-led other four justices of the appellate court reserve the date after parties had adopted their written addresses. Read more

Ekiti Assembly suspends lawmaker for 180 days

Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday suspended a lawmaker representing Ikole 1, Gboyega Aribisogan, for 180 legislative days‎ for alleged anti-party activities.

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Police Vow To Apprehend Killers Of ASP Onwumere

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, said they have intensified investigation into the murder of ASP Celestine Onwumere. Lakanu, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Owerri on Thursday, added that those behind the murder would soon be exposed. Read more

Troops Intercepts and Neutralises Suicide Bomber

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State.

The terrorist who attempted to infiltrate through the troops forward defences at Jidari Polo general area, came in through Alidawari village about 4 kilometres ahead of Jidari strapped with heavy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) vest. Read more

FG to establish national agency for cancer control

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has announced that Federal Government is tinkering with the possibility of setting up National Agency for Cancer Control (NACC) in Nigeria.

The Minister made this known during a an audience with with Director, Head of Eastern Europe, Middle East, African (EEMEA ) region, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Pharmaceuticals Division Dr. Peter HUG in Abuja. Read more

Ambode to Editors: Ensure objective reportage of national issues

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday urged the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) to continue to ensure fair and objective reportage of national issues that would promote socio-economic development and national cohesion.

The Governor who spoke at the commissioning of Editors House, located at 24 Mojidi Street, Ikeja, said the NGE just like other professional and trade union bodies hold strategic stakes in the healthy development of the nation. Read more

INEC presents Certificate of Return to Obaseki, Shaibu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented Certificate of Return to Edo State governor-elect, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.

It said the presentation was in accordance with the Electoral Act as amended. Read more

PDP caucus hail reconciliation move

The Move by the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile with the disputed National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff has been hailed.

Arising from a caucus meeting, the extended national caucus of the party endorsed the peace move says the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye. Read more

Western powers blocking Nigeria’s power solution – Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has accused western powers of being a stumbling block to Nigeria’s plan to improve power output through the use of coal.

Adeosun said this on Wednesday in Washington during a discussion on the importance of addressing infrastructure gaps in developing countries at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund General Meetings. Read more

Kidnapped Former Minister And Husband Released

The Police Command in Kaduna State has confirmed the release of the immediate past Minister of Environment, Mrs Laurentia Malam, and her husband, Pius, who were kidnapped on Monday.

The couple was abducted along Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Monday evening. Read more

Court Remands  21-Year-Old  In Prison For Allegedly Stabbing In-Law To Death

An Evboriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Thursday ordered remanded a 21-year-old man, Lucky Igbineyi, in prison for allegedly stabbing his his in-law friend to death.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Caroline Oghuma, who ordered the remand, said that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. Read more

NSE turnover improves by 41.46% in September

The volume of shares transacted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in September increased by 41.46 per cent, in spite of the nation’s economic recession.

Statistics obtained from the exchange in Lagos by NAN showed that investors, during the period, traded a total of 7.95 billion shares valued at N47.39 billion transacted in 65,193 deals. Read more

Police promise to nab ex-UI VC’s attackers

The Oyo State Police Command said it was working hard to apprehend the gang of suspected kidnappers who shot former vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Femi Bamiro, on Tuesday night.

Sixty-nine-year-old Bamiro, who is presently the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, was alleged to have been injured during a failed kidnapping attempt at his home in Ibadan. Read more

Pro-Patience Jonathan’s protest grounds Yenagoa

Human and vehicular movements along Sani Abacha Road and Isaac Boro Expressway in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, were on Thursday disrupted as hundreds of members of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide staged a peaceful protest.

The aggrieved Ijaw youths, who began the peaceful protest about 8am, complained about the alleged persecution of former President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his family. Read more

Sylva, APC urge Supreme Court to sack Dickson

Former Bayelsa State governor, Timipre Sylva and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC),  have asked the Supreme Court to nullify the election of Seriake Dickson as the governor of the state.

The request formed part of the reliefs sought by the parties in an appeal filed before the apex court through their lawyer, Sebastine Hon (SAN). Read more

Woman bags two years for assaulting policemen

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, has sentenced a 35-year-old woman, Oduwa Egbenayabuwa, to two-year imprisonment for allegedly assaulting two policemen.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. RachaeI Ogbevoen, convicted the accused person on Thursday, after finding her guilty on two-count related to assault. Read more

We’re being beaten on international trade deals, says expert

Dr John Isemede, an international trade expert with UNIDO, says Nigeria is really not gaining from its international trade agreements.

Isemede told newsmen in Lagos that many of Nigeria’s trade agreements had even worked to its disadvantage due to poor export capacity in non-oil and low industrial capacity. Read more

Access Bank Plans to Sell 19% Stake in Ghana Unit in IPO

Access Bank Plc, a Nigerian lender, plans to sell a stake of about 19 percent in its Ghana unit in an initial public offering that will begin before the end of the year.

The lender is seeking to raise at least 104 million cedis ($26 million) issuing shares at 4 cedis each, Jacob Aidoo, the head of issuers at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said by phone from Accra on Thursday. Access Bank Ghana Ltd. can sell stock representing as much as 32 percent of the company if demand outstrips supply, he said. Read more

Trump daughter’s fashion line, shoes maker moving to Africa

U.S.A presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to bring long lost American manufacturing jobs back from China. But he may be too late even for products that bear his family name. A Chinese company that makes shoes for his daughter’s fashion line is moving production to Africa, where labour is much cheaper.

The billionaire tycoon has frequently accused China of stealing US jobs through unfair trade practices and currency manipulation, while simultaneously relying on the country to make Trump-branded goods. Read more

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