May 2019

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    Sanwo-Olu orders road repairs, directs LASTMA to work till 11pm

    The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday signed his first executive order, directing the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority to run at least two shifts and work till 11pm. Sanwo-Olu also asked the Lagos State Public Works Corporation to commence patching and rehabilitation of bad roads to address the perennial problem of […] More

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    Court acquits man accused of rape by divorcee lover

    A 30-year-old divorcee, on Thursday, lost her bid to send her lover to jail for alleged rape as the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja discharged and acquitted the lover, Yusuf Quadri. Justice Abiola Soladoye discharged and acquitted 26-year-old Quadri of the one count of rape preferred against him. It was gathered that Quadri […] More

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    Ihedioha stops banks from honouring withdrawal requests from state’s accounts

    Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has asked financial institutions not to honour any withdrawal instruction by cheques or transfers written in the name of the state government. The governor gave the directive in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday in Owerri, the state capital, by his Special Adviser on Media, Steve Osuji. He […] More

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    GTB officer, Master Card official, seven others to testify against Naira Marley

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to present nine witnesses in its case against musician Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, The PUNCH can report. According to court documents obtained by our correspondent, the witnesses would give evidence of their investigation, tender exhibits and reveal their findings to the court. Three of the witnesses […] More

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    R. Kelly’s sex victims tell jury how singer trafficked them across US

    R. Kelly’s accusers are giving testimony to a federal jury alleging the singer trafficked underage girls for his sexual desires. Sources directly connected to the case said numerous witnesses testified before the grand jury, claiming Kelly’s team secured travel at the singer’s direction to move them across state lines for sexual purposes while they were […] More

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    FRSC begins special patrol, deploys 36,000 officers

    The Federal Road Safety Corps has begun the 2019 Eid el fitr special patrol with the deployment of 36,000 personnel. This was disclosed by the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, the special patrol was to put necessary measures in place to ensure […] More

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    EFCC arraigns JAMB official who said snake swallowed N36m

    EFCC, on Friday, May 31, 2019, arraigned the controversial official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that the missing N36 million, JAMB proceeds in her custody,  was swallowed by a snake in Makurdi, Benue State, JAMB office. Chieshe was arraigned alongside five others, namely: Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel […] More

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    Lagos Gov, Sanwo-Olu, deputy assume office

    Lagos civil servants on Thursday accorded Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, a rousing welcome as they resumed work at the state secretariat, Alausa, on their first working day after being sworn in. Civil servants at various ministries had gathered outside their offices ahead of the arrival of the duo. Posters and […] More

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    Mother-of-3 arrested for staging her kidnap with her boyfriend

    Chizoba Ogbonna, a 36-year-old divorced mother of three, has been arrested in Abriba-Ohafia, Abia State, for allegedly masterminding her own kidnap with the aid of her 30-year-old boyfriend, Joseph Ezema and a mutual friend, Uche Anthony. They were all arrested following a report from one Stanley Ogbonna that his sister, Chizoba, a graduate of Alvan […] More

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    Court sacks ReginaDaniels’ husband as senator-elect

    The Court of Appeal in Abuja has reversed the April 3, 2019, judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which sacked Senator Peter Nwaoboshi as the candidate of PDP for Delta North Senatorial seat. Justice Mohammed Idris, in the lead judgment, held that the suit by actress Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko, was statute barred […] More

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