Archive for

Pipeline vandalism: Octogenarian, 5 others arrested – Punch

An Octogenarian identified as Amos Olojo, was arrested alongside five others by Ogun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for alleged pipeline vandalism. Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in the state, Kareem Olanrewaju, who disclosed this yesterday said, the suspects were arrested during a raid on their hideout at Abule Ojo, … Continue reading

Federal Civil Service Commission to now process job applications online.

The Acting Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Dr. Akpama Mbang  Akpama has said that FCSC is making efforts to ensure that applicants can now apply online. He said this on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in an interview with the media in Abuja. This, he noted was to forestall the situation whereby applicants … Continue reading

Army raids Boko Haram hideouts in Kaduna, arrests 65

Nigerian Army has arrested no fewer than 65 suspects in Kaduna between Wednesday and Thursday in a renewed onslaught against the fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram. While the soldiers arrested 33 suspected sect’s members on Wednesday at the Barnawa Complex of the city, 32 more suspects were picked up on Thursday in different parts of Kaduna … Continue reading

SSS parades seven for abducting UAE national – Punch

State Security Service on Thursday paraded seven suspects aged, between 22 and 33, in connection with the alleged abduction of a United Arab Emirate national, Mohammed Khamis. The suspects, who were arrested on March 20, are Ojo Ajibade, Lamidi Akinkunmi, Olasunkanmi Temitope (aka Rasky), Nuremi Lamidi, Siyanbade Olalekan, Saka Kashim and Jelili Adeleke (aka Owuye). … Continue reading

N32.8BN PENSION SCAM Court remands perm sec, director, 4 others in prison

AN Abuja High Court, on Thursday, remanded a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Pension Office, Atiku Abubakar Kigo and a director, Esia Dangabar, alongside four others in prison over their alleged involvement in the embezzlement of N32.8 billion belonging to police pensioners. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the accused on a16-count … Continue reading

We’re ready to hit the ground running —Constitution review committee •Creation of new states tops chart – Nigerian Tribune

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on constitution review, on Thursday, said that it was ready to hit the ground running on the exercise, saying that it had already got nine referral bills from the House and received about 50 memoranda from members of the public. The ad hoc committee, headed by the deputy … Continue reading

Jonathan orders economic team to find solution to high cost of projects – Nigerian Tribune

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Economic Management Team headed by the coordinating Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to find solution to the malaise of high cost of projects in the country. This came as the Federal Government underscored the need to design templates for determining cost bands and … Continue reading

2015: North Will Confront Jonathan — Lawal Kaita

An elder statesman and chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, has hit hard on the party over its recent convention which, he said, fell short of the dreams and aspirations of its founders. Kaita, who described the emergence of the Bamanga Tukur-led NWC of the party as a grand ploy by … Continue reading

JTF searches houses for Boko Haram members, kills four – The Nation

Soldiers gather around the body of a suspected Boko Haram sect member after he was shot by soldiers in Maiduguri, Nigeria, last month. Photo: AP The Joint Task Force swept through the remote northeast city of Maiduguri on Wednesday, searching houses for suspected Boko Haram militants after killing four in a gun battle. The crackdown … Continue reading

BOMBSHELL: Northern politicians created Boko Haram – Mustapha Jokolo, former Emir of Gwandu – Says North should forget about the presideny in 2015 [NaijaPundit]

Some two weeks ago, we wrote an editorial piece entitled ‘Boko Haram: Problem Reaction Solution as a Strategy for 2015′ detailing the strong circumstantial case that Boko Haram, the Islamic militant sect may have been infiltrated by desperate politicians intending to use the violent sect as leverage in their bid to regain power in 2015. … Continue reading

TransformationWatch on Twitter