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Court Fine Gov. El-Rufai, Police N40m for illegal arrest and detention of Audu Maikori, President of Chocolate City Group

Emerging reports say that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, and presided over by Justice John Tsoho, on Friday awarded N40m to the President of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori, as compensation for his illegal arrest and detention on the orders of Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State. His incarceration on two occasions took place […]

Vehicles released were for first lady’s police details, not personal use – IGP Idris replies Misau

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has responded to reports that he signed off 2 vehicles for the use of the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari. Isa Misau, senator representing Bauchi Central District, had earlier claimed that Idris gifted 2 vehicles – Toyota Prado SUVs – for the personal use of the first lady. According to Punch, […]

Reps Summon Power Minister Fashola Over ‘N22 Billion Monthly On Gas’

The House of Representatives Committee on Power has summoned Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, over his alleged violation of the 2017 Appropriation Act, a report by Authority Newspaper says. The lawmakers also queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBETC) over the N22 billion it spent monthly on gas without commensurate power generation. […]

Database of Internet Users In Nigeria Hit 93 Million In September – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, announced on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 that subscribers browsing the internet through its network increased to 93 million in September from 92.1 million the previous month. The telecommunications industry regulator made the disclosure in its monthly internet subscribers’ data on its website. The commission said the data showed a marginal […]

NERC fines IBEDC N50m for loan repayment default

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Thursday said it had slammed a fine of N50million on Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) The regulatory agency explained that the sanction was as a result of inappropriate financial transactions conducted by the company. IBEDC reportedly violated the NERC directives in Order 173 with respect to the financial […]

‘My petition against NNPC boss, Maikanti Baru, wasn’t about fraud, it was misunderstood’ Ibe Kachikwu says

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday spoke for the first time about his meeting with President Buhari on his petition against the group managing director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru. Recall that Kachikwu in a petition dated August 30th addressed to President Buhari, accused Baru of insubordination and awarding a $25billion contract without due […]

Shameful Married Nigerian man, who works as a technician for Thermocool, confesses to raping an innocent girl at a client’s house

A Married Nigerian man named Ifeanyi Emmanuel, who works as a technician for Thermocool, has confessed to raping an innocent girl while working at a client’s house. In videos shared online after he was apprehended by the said client and a group of people, he described his despicable action as shameful, saying he has now […]

Davido cancels Felabration Performance

Singer Davido has announced that he will not be performing at the annual Felabration on Tuesday. Davido made the announcement on his Snapchat, writing: To all my fans expecting me at Felabration tomorrow, I’m sorry, I will not be performing anymore. I promise to make it up. I love you guys! Everyone stay prayed up! I love each and […]

15 Killed As Armed Cultists Attack in Agip/Mgboshimini area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

Suspected armed cultists, in what seemed like a door-to-door attack, have reportedly killed 15 people in Agip/Mgboshimini area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. Their motive for the deadly attack is yet to be ascertained. Reports gathered revealed that those killed by the gunmen include both indigens and non-indigenes, a nursing mother, a husband […]