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Saturday, February 11th, 2017

 

Prosecutor withdraws from Justice Sylvester Ngwuta N500m fraud case

  Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Charles Adeogun-Phillips, in a surprise move on Thursday, withdrew from the trial of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for money laundering charges involving over N500m. Adeogun-Phillips, a private legal practitioner and a former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, announced his decision to withdraw from the suit when the case came up for the continuation of trial before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday. Sources close to theRead More


Donald Trump considering ‘brand new’ immigration order

  Donald Trump has said he is considering signing a “brand-new” executive order on immigration, following the court ruling blocking his travel ban on Thursday. The US president said he was confident he would win the court battle over the hugely controversial executive order suspending the country’s refugee programme and barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, and which is currently blocked. He said the White House was also considering “a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order”. Asked if he meant a new executive order, he said:Read More


Super Eagle now ranked 41st in the world

  The Super Eagles are now ranked 41st in the world from the previous 50th position and are now in seventh place in Africa. Despite missing the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria are still in Africa’s top 10 and in the top 50 in the world. Egypt, who lost in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations are the number one ranked team in Africa. New champions Cameroon are in third place while Senegal, who went into the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations as the number one side onRead More


Kim & Kanye At War Over $20Mansion Overhaul West is ready to move in, but a source says Kardashian wants out

  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, are putting the final touches on their $20 million Hidden Hills, Calif., mega-mansion, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that now, Kardashian doesn’t even want to move in! “Kim does not feel safe at this new place because it is so large. It is so spread out and it is going to cost them a fortune just for security,” an insider told Radar.  As previously reported, the parents to North, 3, and Saint West, 1, purchased the 20,000 square foot home, which includes a two-storyRead More


Bolt at the double to win inaugural Nitro meet

  Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt secured a classy win for his All-Stars team with two impressive runs on the final night of the inaugural Nitro Athletics, saying the new format was exactly what track and field needs. After restricting himself to a leg of the mixed 4x100m relay on each of the first two nights at Melbourne’s packed Lakeside Stadium, the world’s fastest man contested the 150m, winning convincingly. Bolt was clearly fastest out of the blocks and around the bend to quickly establish a lead of over 10Read More


Defiant French farmer Cédric Herrou given suspended fine for helping migrants cross border from Italy

  A French olive farmer convicted of helping illegal immigration and was given a suspended fine of €3,000 (£2,550) by a court in Nice on Friday. Cédric Herrou, from the Royal valley near the Italian border, was cleared of other charges that he illegally accommodated migrants in a disused holiday camp and helped them travel and stay in France.


EXTRA: Biafra opens ‘operational embassy’ in Spain

  The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has opened an embassy in Spain. The group is seeking an independent state for the south-east and adjoining areas. Kayode Ogundamisi, a journalist, shared a video of the embassy on Facebook. In the video, Uchenna Asiegbu, IPOB directorate head, is seen taking a guest on a tour of the facility. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group and director of Radio Biafra, is facing charges of treason, and he has been in detention since 2015. Kanu, who is regarded as the presidentRead More


2 police officers reject $21M bribe, get promotion

  The officers had reportedly rejected the huge sum from a pipeline vandal, Samuel Wilberforce, when he tried to lure the officers to do his will. For rejecting a bribe of $21million, two officers of the Nigerian Police Force have been promoted and commended by the Police Service Commission. The officers, Olusoji Akinbayo and Inspector Sunday Idowu had reportedly rejected the huge sum from a pipeline vandal, Samuel Wilberforce, when he tried to lure the officers to do his will. It was reported that the officers had arrested Wilberforce forRead More


supreme Court Orders a rerun for Anambara Central Senatorial District

  supreme Court Orders a rerun for Anambara Central Senatorial District The tribunal and the Appeal Court had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a rerun election for the district. However, Ekwunife not satisfied with the verdicts approached the Supreme Court. The Apex court ruled that until the National Assembly amends the constitution, the Supreme Court cannot adjudicate on such matter. That ends the struggle on Ekwunife vs Umeh as it relates to the Anambra Central Senatorial election tussle. With the Supreme Court decision today, the judgementRead More


Muslim Brotherhood Planning Deadly Attacks in Nigeria, Says FG

  The federal government yesterday issued a warning to Nigerians of the subterranean plan by Muslim Brotherhood Cell in the country to launch terrorist attack. The group is an affiliate of the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram and its Nigerian cell is allegedly based in Kogi State, in North-central Nigeria. A statement issued by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said some members of the group had fought along Islamic State in Libya and were planning to acquire bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to per- petrate acts ofRead More