N7.1b fraud: Trial of Orji Kalu, others sufferS setback, judge adjourns trial indefinitely

The trial of former Abia State governor Dr Orji Uzor Kalu and two others charged along with him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday suffered a setback as a Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria,  adjourned the trial sine die (indefinitely), because the fiat given to the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris will elapse  on Friday (tomorrow), being the last working day of September which ends on Sunday.

Edo targets $70bn global lottery industry, as EIRS launches Edo Lottery, promises jobs

The Edo State Government has said it is set to roll out Edo Lottery, a new entrant in the global and domestic lottery scene targeted at growing the lottery market share in Edo State.

According to the Executive Chairman, Edo Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), Igbinidu Inneh, this is part of the result of the total transformation of governance in Edo State by the Governor Godwin Obaseki government and promises that more value added services will be included, to the delight of the gaming public.

AAMA re-elects Dakuku as chairman

.Says Africans deserve better share of world maritime trade

By Valentine Amanze

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has been re-elected the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) for another term.

  Dakuku, who is the incumbent chairman of the association, was unanimously elected to continue to lead the body by the member-states present at the 4th conference of the continental body which met at the El-Sharm sheik in Egypt, recently.

How we stopped Jonathan from jailing Buhari, Atiku, APC leaders, by Abubakar

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, yesterday revealed how he and others in the National Peace Committee (NPC) prevailed on former President Goodluck Jonathan not to arrest and jail some prominent Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for treasonable felony in 2015.

Buhari may lose 2019 election, says U.S. Intelligence firm

President Muhammadu Buhari might lose power in the forthcoming presidential election holding in February 2019 if the opposition succeeded in building the grand coalition that could give the All Progressives Congress (APC) a good challenge at the polls.

This is the view of Teneo Intelligence, a New York-based intelligence firm in the United States. The global firm said that going by the outcome of the Osun governorship polls where the ruling APC was battling with serious vulnerabilities months to the presidential elections, power may slip out of its hands.

Police detain Aisha Buhari’s ADC

The Police have detained Mr. Sani Baba-Inna, a Chief Superintendent of Police, and Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud.
The ADC allegedly received huge donations from politicians and business people on behalf of Mrs. Buhari and kept the cash to himself.

New minimum wage: NLC, TUC begin nationwide strike Thursday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have directed their state councils and industrial unions across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to mobilise workers to down tools tomorrow.
The industrial action is hinged on Federal Government’s failure to meet its demand on new minimum wage.

What Nigeria will gain via tobacco control –Oluwafemi, Esan

By Valentine Amanze

Get thee behind me devil, pastor tells wife in court

Disinclined to continue with his four-year-old loveless marriage, a pastor, Michael Adebowale, has urged an Iseyin Customary Court in Oyo to dissolve the union.

“My wife, Ashabi, is a devil,” the middle-aged pastor told the court.

Adebowale informed the court that the marriage contracted four years ago, had produced two children.


“My wife is evil, I noticed my prayers are not really answered by God like before and I have also noticed that I am now living with a devil.

Mystery: Family of three dies while asleep in Yenagoa

A family of three on Friday in Azikoro, a suburb in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, died while sleeping after a dinner suspected to have been poisoned.

Co-tenants had noticed that the occupants were yet to wake up on Saturday and subsequently forced the door open to see their lifeless bodies.

A resident who spoke on anonymity on Monday said that the neighbours reported the incident to the Azikoro Police Division.