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Sheikh Abduljabbar accuses lawyer of collecting N2 million to secure his release

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By Ismail Auwal Sheik Abduljabar Nasiru Kabara has accused his lawyer, Barrister Dalhatu Shehu, of collecting N2 million from him with a view to facilitating his release on bail. The cleric  during a resumed hearing on Thursday before the Kano Shari'a High Court, which is presided over by Justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola alleged that the lawyer "came to the prison and...

BBC announces plans to axe 400 

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By Ismail Auwal The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced a plan to cut off 400 of its employees as ambitions to expand its global digital operations deepen.  In a statement released online on Thursday, the corporation said that the decision is made as part of a cost-cutting initiative and shift to digital media. "This supports the BBC’s strategy, announced earlier this...

Again, ISWAP kills another top CJTF commander in Maiduguri

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By Ismail Auwal The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed a top Civilian Joint Task Force ( CJTF) commander, Mustapa Ya Gremaye. While confirming the killing, Zagazola Makama, said the terrorist sneaked into Nganzai town and assassinated the well-known leader of the task force. The last few days have seen an upsurge in attacks on CJTF members in their...

Just in : 3  PDP NWC members return strange N93.6m paid into accounts

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By Ismail Auwal Three members of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC)  have returned a "strange" N93.6 million that was deposited into their accounts by the party's leadership. The three party officers are Prof. Stella Affah-Attoe, National Women Leader, National Vice Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja, and Chief Dan Orbih. Arapaja received N36 million of the aforementioned sum to be...

BREAKING: Supreme Court affirms Gov-Elect Adeleke as PDP’s candidate

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By Aminu Kutama The Supreme Court, on Thursday, affirmed the Governor-elect of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the gubernatorial election that held in the state on July 16. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismissed an appeal that was lodged against Adeleke by...

60.74% of candidates score credits in 5 subjects including maths, English as NECO releases results

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By Aminu Kutama The National Examination Council, NECO, has released the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination,SSCE, (internal) results, with 60.74 percent scoring five credits and above in both English Language and Mathematics out of a total of 1,198,412 candidates. It stated that when compared to 2021 SSCE, figure of 878,925, representing 71.64%, the results showed a decrease of 10.9%. Announcing the...

Just in: Tinubu’s absence raises eyebrows as presidential candidates sign peace pact

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By Ismail Auwal The All Progressives Congress ( APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was conspicuously absent on Thursday, when the presidential candidates of political parties signed of the now-customary peace pact. Tinubu's running mate, Kashim Shettima, however, represented his boss at the occasion while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Peter Obi...

Lawan accepts legal defeat

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By Aminu Kutama The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has accepted the judgement of the court which disqualified his candidature and participation in the election to the Wednesday ruling of a Federal High Court in Yobe State, which affirmed the candidature of Bashir Sheriff Machina as the duly elected candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe...

NRC loses N531 million in 5 months

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By Ismail Auwal The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has lost over N531 million in estimated ticket revenue on the Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Train service. The NRC’s Managing Director,  Fidet Okhiria, at a media briefing at the corporation’s headquarters on Wednesday in Lagos said the figure was for the five months – between March 28 and August. Okhiria who regretted that some of...

ISWAP: Police confirms kiling 3 people in Borno

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By Ismail Auwal The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the deaths of three people following an attack by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province(ISWAP) on the Benisheik area of the state. At a conference with divisional police officers in Maiduguri, Borno's capital on Wednesday,  the state's Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar,said some security operatives were also kidnapped...