Month: September 2019

DSS Releases Chido Onumah Hours After Arrest

The Department of States Services has just released Chido Onumah. A source close to Onumah confirmed this, saying; “DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunaya, just confirmed to me now and I spoke to Chido also.” Onumah was arrested by the DSS at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, upon arriving the country from a trip...

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NACA DG: Nigeria loses bid to host 2021 ICASA conference

By Godswill Nwosu Nigeria has lost the bid to host the 2021 edition of International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa (ICASA 2021). Dr Gambo Aliyu, the Director-General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. Aliyu, who blamed the loss on the inability of Nigeria to massively register votes during the bidding, regretted the development but expressed optimism to hosting future ones. He explained that NACA had greater expectations in the upcoming conference which would now take place in...

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Most Nigerian youths have no respect for laws – Orji Kalu

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu has charged Nigerian youths to always abide by the rule of law, noting that most people in the society especially youths, do not respect the dictates of the laws of the land. Speaking on Friday at a public lecture organised in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day Celebration held at the Abuja National Mosque, Kalu said disrespect of the rule of law is one of the major causes of the problems in our society today. Kalu while condemning the rate of lawlessness in the country said: “Society, including our youths, also need to imbibe...

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Olisa Metuh: How I Shared N400 million Dasuki gave Me

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, on Friday, September 27, 2019 narrated in a Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, how he distributed the N400 million, he collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA, under Sambo Dasuki as national security adviser in 2014, in what he said was a “special national assignment,” in the lead up to the 2015 general election. He is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC alongside his company, Destra Investment on seven-count charges, bordering on money laundering to the...

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Man sets wife ablaze over land proceeds

A man identified as Ojo Daniyan has been arrested by police detectives for allegedly setting his wife, Dorcas, ablaze at Irese Road, Akure, Ondo State. Ojo committed the offence last Saturday at about 11pm while his wife was asleep. Before the incident happened, the victim and her husband had had a disagreement over the proceeds of a land she had sold. Ojo not satisfied with the explanation given by his wife carried out the dastardly act. It was learnt that few hours before the incident, Ojo brought home a keg of petrol; and some hours later, a fire started...

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