Breaking: EFCC arrests Rochas Okorocha over alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arrested the former Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, over alleged money laundering. Okorocha was arrested at his office in Abuja, and the news has been confirmed by an official of EFCC. Read Full Story

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa rejoins Kano Pillars

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has rejoined Kano Pillars FC more than 10 years after he left the club. Musa previously played for the Pride of Kano in 2009 where he ended the season as the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League with 18 goals before moving to VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands. Read Full Story

Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden will remove all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, ending America’s longest war around five months later than planned, a US official said. Read Full Story

Legislature, judiciary autonomy: Govs oppose Buhari Executive Order 10, back financial autonomy, says Lalong

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Tuesday said state governors were not opposed to financial autonomy for the judiciary and the legislature. He however faulted Executive Order 10, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) signed into law last year, saying that the Federal Government could not force states to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature. Read Full Story

Saraki begs traders not to increase prices of foodstuff because of Ramadan

Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has appealed to traders not to hike the prices of foodstuff and staples, as Muslims commence a month-long Ramadan fast. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, declared Tuesday, April 13, 2021, as the first day of Ramadan in Nigeria. Read Full Story

Unease in PDP over resolution on zoning

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had, a few weeks ago, tested the depth of the waters regarding zoning of the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential race. After losing the presidential contest to the APC in the 2019 elections, the leadership of the PDP had set up a seven-member committee to do a post mortem on the 2019 poll, with a view to determining why the PDP lost the race. Read Full Story

Nigeria To Receive Six Super Tucanos Combat Aircraft In Mid-July – Presidency

Nigeria is expected to receive six of the 12 Super Tucanos ordered from the United States in mid-July, the presidency said on Tuesday. According to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, 14 Nigerian pilots are currently training with the aircraft at the Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Read Full Story

Former SARS officer denied asylum in Canada for “engaging in crimes against humanity while serving as a police officer in Nigeria”

A former member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Olushola Wazzi Popoola has reportedly been denied asylum in Canada over some activities he engaged in as a member of the controversial disbanded Nigerian police unit. It was gathered that  Popoola completed his training and became a member of the Nigerian Police Force in 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad [SARS] in Abuja. Read Full Story

FFK says a ship from Nigeria has been impounded in China whilst trying to smuggle in 7,200 penises

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says a ship from Nigeria has been impounded while it was trying to smuggle 7, 200 penises into the Asian country.FFK made the claim on his Twitter handle on Tuesday,  April 12. Read Full Story