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CCT: We tendered incomplete evidence against Saraki, EFCC tells Tribunal *Trial adjourned till June 1

CCT: We tendered incomplete evidence against Saraki, EFCC tells Tribunal  *Trial adjourned till June 1

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s trial yesterday resumed at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) with the Federal Government’s star witness, Mr Michael Wetkas, admitting that some of the evidences he tendered before the tribunal against Saraki were incomplete. Saraki is currently facing a 16- count charge of false asset declaration while he was the […]

Agbarere/Idi-Ape Clash: How Kwara Police arrested alleged mastermind, Ariyo

Agbarere/Idi-Ape Clash: How Kwara Police arrested alleged mastermind, Ariyo

By Our Reporter More facts yesterday emerged on how operatives of Kwara Police Command arrested the alleged mastermind of Agbarere/Idi-Ape Clash in Ilorin West Local Government, Olatunji Ibrahim popularly known as  Ariyo. Ariyo was arrested on Monday by policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) on Monday. The suspect had been on the wanted […]

2015 Election: Kwara PDP misappropriated N1.5bn funds, APC alleges

2015 Election: Kwara PDP misappropriated N1.5bn funds, APC alleges

By Mumini AbdulKareem The Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday called on the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) to probe the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state over alleged misappropriation of N1.5 billion 2015 election campaign funds. The APC said the probe becomes necessary in the light of similar activities of the anti-graft […]

Fuel scarcity looms as marketers ‘double-cross’ FG after price hike

Fuel scarcity looms as marketers ‘double-cross’ FG after price hike

Oil marketers have not resumed importation of petrol despite the increase in pump price, online newspaper, TheCable yesterday reported. The medium quoted a government official who described it as “a stab in the back” – as another fuel crisis looms. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had been the sole importer of PMS but a […]

7 companies bid for Kulende–UITH dualization, Garin-Alimi flyover

7 companies bid for Kulende–UITH dualization, Garin-Alimi flyover

By Matthew Denis In a bid to curb traffic gridlock across the state, no fewer than seven contracting companies have indicated interest to bid for construction and dualisation of two Federal roads and split diamond interchange at the Garin-Alimi roundabout Ilorin, Kwara state capital. The two projects are dualisation of Kulende – OKe-Ose Road and […]

Boat conveying 28 passengers capsizes in Lagos

Boat conveying 28 passengers capsizes in Lagos

Pandemonium struck on Wednesday in the Ikorodu Area of Lagos State as a boat conveying 28 passengers reportedly capsized. The incident which occurred at Origin Jetty, few meters after sailing, saw the entire passengers trapped under the boat which had sunk into the water. As at press time, 27 persons have been reportedly rescued and […]

Woman found dead in Fulani settlement in Kwara, body parts missing

Woman found dead in Fulani settlement in Kwara, body parts missing

The Kwara State Police Command yesterday said it has begun investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one Azeez Rafat, a house wife who was kidnapped. Rafat’s mutilated body was reportedly found some days after her disappearance after some people suspected to be kidnappers allegedly called her relations asking for a N3 million ransom. […]

Senate summons Adeosun, Emefiele over state of the economy

Senate summons Adeosun, Emefiele over state of the economy

Senate yesterday summoned Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele less than 24 hours after the bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting. Also, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun was asked to appear before the upper chamber of the national assembly, at a yet-to-be disclosed date. The upper legislative chamber had debated […]

Woman found dead in Fulani settlement in Kwara, body parts missing

Woman found dead in Fulani settlement in Kwara, body parts missing

The Kwara State Police Command yesterday said it has begun investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one Azeez Rafat, a house wife who was kidnapped. Rafat’s mutilated body was reportedly found some days after her disappearance after some people suspected to be kidnappers allegedly called her relations asking for a N3 million ransom. […]

Child rapists face castration under presidential decree

Child rapists face castration under presidential decree

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo yesterday signed an emergency decree on child sex offenders to be chemically castrated and planted with microchips. The regulation was issued following no less than two rape and murder cases in which the victims were teenagers. “Extraordinary crime requires extraordinary measures,” Widodo said, announcing the new law at the presidential palace. […]