Ihedioha to Okorocha: Don’t be afraid if you are innocent

By Valentine Amanze

Fifa bans former Nigeria coach, Siasia, for life

Fifa has banned former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes to manipulate matches.
Siasia, who led Nigeria U20 and Nigeria U23 teams to second-place finishes at the 2015 Fifa U20 World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was also fined CHF 50,000.
According to the world’s football ruling body, the 52-year-old breached the 2009 edition of the Fifa Code of Ethics after investigations began on February 11 this year.

N3b scam: EFCC investigates Winifred Oyo-Ita

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is investigating the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita.

The Head of Civil Service is being quizzed by the anti graft agency over alleged N3bn contract scam.

Sources told Channels Television that she is also being investigated over alleged abuse of duty tour allowance, money laundering and alleged theft of government funds. Mrs Oyo-Ita is said to have being granted an administrative bail but is now hospitalised under the close watch of the anti-graft agency.

Court jails nine oil thieves in Port Harcourt

Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced nine people.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reveal this in a statement on Thursday.

According to it, those convicted were arraigned on Wednesday before the judge who sentenced them to two years imprisonment with an option of fine of N100, 000 each for illegal dealing in petroleum products.

PDP asks Buhari to rescind CBN directive on forex

.Says Nigerians don’t deserve to suffer

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.

In a statement Thursday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the directive was an attempt to stifle food importation in the country.

According to it, such directive is mean, ill-timed and completely against the wellbeing of Nigerians.

Atku, PDP insist Buhari not qualified to contest presidential election

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, and his party has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari was not qualified to have contested the poll and as such, should be disqualified by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

Besides, the petitioners in their final address to the Tribunal insisted that they have proved all allegations contained in their petition against the conduct of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Breaking: El-Zakzaky, wife arrive in Nigeria

Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, have returned to Nigeria from India.

The couple returned to the country on Friday afternoon, four days after they travelled to the Asian country for treatment.

Channels Television crew were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport very to cover the arrival of the El-Zakzakys.

Trip To Dehli
El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria on Monday for India following a ruling of the Kaduna State High Court which granted them permission to be treated in the country.

Was a U.N. secretary-general assassinated to cover up a sinister plot to spread AIDS across Africa?

On September 18, 1961, U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died when his plane crashed in Ndola, Rhodesia.
The tragedy was officially deemed an accident, although almost immediately afterwards rumors began to spread that the actual cause of the calamity was foul play—say, perhaps, via a bomb, or a fighter jet that shot down Hammarskjöld’s craft.

NSCDC doles out N3.8m to families of slain officers

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has disbursed N3.8 million to the next of kin of the 10 officers of the Niger State command who died in active service in the last four years.

Ihedioha, Tambuwal, Ugwuanyi, others attend Mbaise New Yam festival (photo)

Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha (2nd left) flanked by his counterparts, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, (left), Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, former Imo State Governor, Achike Udenwa during the famous 2019 Iriji (New Yam) Mbaise festival held at the Mbaise Secondary School, Aboh Mbaise LGA, Imo State, Thursday.