Edo Government Accuses Ex-Deputy Governor Shaibu of Inciting Violence

The Edo State Government has accused Philip Shaibu, the reinstated former Deputy Governor, of orchestrating violence in Benin City, under the guise of executing a Federal High Court judgment. This judgment, however, is currently subject to an appeal and a motion for stay of execution. In a recent development, the state government alleged that Shaibu…

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Court Orders INEC to Probe Electoral Violence and Corruption

Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate and prosecute electoral violence, bribery, vote-buying, and other offenses linked to the 2023 general elections. The ruling came in response to a suit filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). In a statement released on Sunday by SERAP’s Deputy…

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Pope Francis Calls for Global Truce, Celebrates Sport’s Unifying Power

Pope Francis praised the unifying strength of sport on Sunday, calling for a worldwide truce during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games. Speaking to pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square following his weekly Angelus prayer, the Pope highlighted the role of sports in bringing together people from diverse cultures. “Sport has a great social strength, capable…

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EFCC Arraigns Forex Broker for ₦2 Billion Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged Rufus John Isip, a self-proclaimed forex broker, with an investment scam involving over ₦2 billion. Isip appeared before Justice C. S. Onah at the Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. According to an EFCC statement released on Saturday, Isip, alongside his company ITM-IT Resources…

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BREAKING: Osigwe Elected New NBA President

Lagos, Nigeria: Osigwe has emerged as the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) after securing the highest number of votes, with a total of 20,395. He surpassed his closest rivals, Tobenna Erojikwe, who received 10,970 votes, and Chukwuka Ikwuazom (SAN), who garnered 9,007 votes. Osigwe will succeed the outgoing president, Yakubu Maikyau (SAN)….

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Lagos: Dangote Urges Probe into Fuel Quality

Lagos, Nigeria: Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Dangote Group, has called for a comprehensive investigation into the quality of petroleum products sold at filling stations across Nigeria. This call was made on Saturday during a meeting with the leadership of the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Tajudeen Abbas and his deputy, Benjamin Kalu. Dangote urged…

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Anambra: FRSC Reports Fatal Crash with Camry and Explorer

Anambra State, Nigeria: The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state confirmed a fatal incident on Saturday, occurring opposite its Unit Command in Nteje. The crash involved a driver identified as Chinweuba Chidiebere, operating a Toyota Camry with number plate ABJ125JV, and an unidentified driver of a Ford Explorer with number plate ZBL626RL. Margaret…

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BREAKING: 9mobile Denies Court Order for N55 Billion Debt

Lagos, Nigeria: The Board of Directors of Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited, trading as 9mobile, has refuted reports suggesting that a court ordered the company to pay a N55 billion debt to Keystone Bank. In a statement obtained on Saturday, the telecommunications company clarified that it was not a party to any legal suit or…

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