Monthly Archives: November 2019

Again, Stalled Secret Trial of Agba Jalingo, Nigerian Journalist Charged With Terrorism Adjourned

The secret trial of Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist and human rights activist stalled again on Wednesday after the defense counsel asked for a short date to respond on points of law to three counter affidavits filed by the prosecuting counsel, Dennis Tarhemba. The defense had filed two applications; bail and for the provision of a verbatim recorder on the ...

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ESWAMA Cancels Sanitation in Enugu State

The Enugu State Waste Management Authority (ESWAMA) has cancelled this month’s clean-up exercise scheduled to hold on Saturday, 30 November 2019. A statement signed by the agency’s Managing Director, Amaka Anajemba said the cancellation was due to the ongoing nation-wide National Examination Council (NECO) external examination. The authority, however, notified the public that the taskforce on the payment of ESWAMA ...

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Money Laundering: Internet Celebrity, Morpha Gets N100m Bail

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, granted bail to the Internet Celebrity, Ismail Mustapha, popularly called Morpha, who was arraigned before the court for allegedly laundered the sum of N33 billion, in the sum of N100 million with one surety. The surety according to the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, must have a landed property with the Court’s jurisdiction, which ...

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INDUSTRIALISATION: Governor Yahaya to Set Up Industrial Park to Encourage Investors, Hosts Chinese Investors

Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has emphasized that his administration will take advantage of the soon to be commissioned Dadinkowa Hydropower plant to set up an industrial park to encourage investors to establish industries in the state. The Governor was speaking during a meeting with the management of a Chinese Conglomerate, Huadong Engineering Corporation, who are in Gombe ...

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Group Endorses Kyari’s TAPE Initiative, Says it’ll Steer NNPC to Greater Transparency

The Consolidated Transparency Initiative (CTI) has said the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari’s Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE) has the potential to bring about greater transparency and accountability in NNPC’s management of Nigerian oil and gas revenues. The Group’s chairman, Malam Rufai Tanko, in a statement issued in Kaduna, said ...

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Unlawful Detention: Human Rights Commission Investigates Erring FSARS Officers

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has begun investigation of some erring Police officers attached to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Magbon in Ogun State over alleged threat to life, unlawful arrest and abuse of office. This is according to the Commission’s letter with number C/2019/CPR/2256-2258/HQ, dated 7th of May, 2019 and signed by an officer of the Commission, Faith Okeosisi, ...

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