Posted on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 07:42 AM

Mother of the lady who was alleged to have stabbed her husband to death, Maryam Sanda, will be arraigned today by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, over cases of financial misconduct.

Mrs. Maimuna Aliyu will be arraigned in a Jabi High Court.

The ICPC said in a statement that Maimuna, who is a former Executive Director of Aso Savings and Loans Limited, would be arraigned on charges of corruption.

Posted on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 07:30 AM

50 banks closed down between 1994 and 2011 because of loans taken by their directors, the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation has said

Director of bank examination department, Adedayo Adeleke, made this known at a workshop for business editors and financial correspondents in Kano.

Mr. Adeleke, who spoke on the topic: ‘Curtailing the Growth of Non-performing Loans in Banks’, said regulators are worried about the increasing rate of non-performing loans in the banking sector.

Posted on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 07:12 AM

Monaco has announced the appointment of former Chelsea's technical director, Michael Emenalo, as its new Sporting Director.

The former Super Eagles wing back, resigned from his position at Stamford Bridge three weeks ago.

Monaco’s vice-president, Vadim Vasilye,  praised Emenalo’s track record in the “identification and recruitment” of talent.

“I have been following Michael Emenalo’s work for a long time and I am very happy to have him here after he chose to quit Chelsea,” Vasilyev said.

Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 08:51 PM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, takes exception to the attempt by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose to impugn the integrity of its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over the management of assets recovered from pension fraud suspects. 

The governor, who addressed the media today in Ado Ekiti, was quoted as saying that respected Lagos lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana “was one of many highly placed Nigerians who allegedly were compensated by the EFCC and Ibrahim Magu with properties retrieved from corrupt government officials.”

Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 05:30 PM

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended 14 judges for appointment into the Federal Court of Appeal.  
Sahara Reporters say that not one judge of South-Eastern origin is included. 

The list, which is split into two categories-priority and reserved-shows Justice P. A. Mahmoud, a Benue State indigene, and Nigerian Bar Association AB Mahmoud's wife as the first name in the priority category.  

The second name on the list is Justice F. Ojo, an indigene of Kwara State and wife of Mr. Bayo Ojo, a former NBA President and Attorney-General of the Federation. 

Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 04:17 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated a 30-manTripartite National Minimum Wage Committee, calling on the members to come up with a fair and decent wage for Nigerian workers.

Inaugurating the committee in the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Buhari said that re-negotiation of a new national minimum wage had become imperative because the existing minimum wage instrument had since expired.

“We all know that the last minimum wage instrument has expired.

Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 01:14 PM

As the story of former Vice-President Atiku Abukars defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues to make the rounds, a former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe who used to be a member of the PDP has warned that the party cannot hold against the APC in the 2019 presidential election.

Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 08:56 AM

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of three soldiers during a repel mission against the Boko Haram terror group on Saturday evening.

According to reports, the group had unleashed an attack on Magumeri town in Borno state destroying a clinic, mosque and shops in the town leaving a 5-year-old boy dead from stray bullet and others injured. 

Posted on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 07:24 AM

An attempt to rob two friends in Katsina state has landed the suspects in trouble as one of the victims overpowered a member of the robbery squad during the robbery attempt and dragged him to the police station.

Reports have it that 20-year-old Danladi Auwalu and Yusuf Auwalu and others attempted to attack one Mati Shehu and Ibrahim Isah who were riding on a motocycle along the Danja/Kano village road in the Danja Local Government Area of Katsina state. Shehu was however able to overpower one of Danladi and eventually dragged him to the police station.

Posted on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 07:18 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the
Administration is taking the necessary measures to end the suicide
bombings by Boko Haram terrorists, saying the attacks are like the
last kicks of a dying horse.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Pulaaku Radio in Yola, Adamawa
State, on Sunday, the President, who was represented by the Minister
of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Boko Haram has
been massively degraded and its surviving members put on the run.

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