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EFCC arraigns Justice Yunusa for alleged corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a suspended judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, for alleged corruption. Justice Yunusa, alongside one Esther Agbo, who works in the law firm of Rickey Tarfa & Co., was arraigned on Wednesday before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja. In

Kaduna govt bans child fostering, adoption

The Kaduna State Government has banned fostering and adoption of children due to abuses by orphanage homes in the state, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, has said. Baba said on Thursday in Kaduna that the government had discovered that some of the orphanages were conduits

Senate swears in Umeh as Anambra-Central senator

The Senate has sworn in Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the member representing Anambra Central Senatorial District. The swearing-in, which was supervised by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, began at 10:50 am and lasted 10 minutes. Umeh was accompanied by his wife and a large crowd

Osinbajo, state govs meet on economic issues

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the first National Economic Council meeting of the year. The meeting which started at about 12.15pm is holding inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.  The council which has the Vice-President as the chairman has the governors of the 36 states, governor of

Oil market heads towards rebalancing – OPEC

After long years of punishingly low oil prices, the global oil market is moving closer to reaching a healthy balance between supply and demand, OPEC said on Thursday. In its monthly oil market report, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said there were “growing indications that the oil market is heading

Wife denied sex for three years gets reprieve

An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan, on Thursday dissolved a 12-year-old marriage due to irreconcilable differences between the couple. The case was instituted by 36-year-old Raliat Ajila, who accused her husband, Sola Ajila of denying her sex for three years. Raliat had told the court that her husband with whom

‘We need peace, progress in Nigeria’

We need peace in Nigeria right now and many people desire peace in their lives too. What is peace and how can one have peace? Peace is translated as Alafia in Yoruba language, Udo in Igbo and Zaman Lafiya in Hausa. Where there is no peace we find: distress, agitation, hatred,

Herdsmen burn ex-naval chief’s farms in Kwara

Ex-naval chief, Vice-Admiral Samuel Afolayan, yesterday claimed that herdsmen burnt his 20 hectares of orange plantation, 20 hectares of cassava farm and five hectares of palm plantation. He said the farm is about 500 hectares and put the damages at over N200 million. Afolayan, who addressed reporters in Ibbo-Ile, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara

Don’t be distracted by 2019, Saraki urges senators

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, urged his colleagues, members of the executive and all political actors in the governance of the country not to be distracted by politicking ahead of the 2019 general elections. Saraki stated this at a plenary of the senate while welcoming his colleagues from the Christmas/New