Falana Faults FG, Says Decision To Meet With Twitter Should Have Come Earlier

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has faulted the Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter in Nigeria and its recent decision to hold talks with the company. Speaking during an interview on Wednesday, the SAN said the decision to meet should have been planned before the suspension was done. He, however, said it was a good development. Read Full Story

Senate denies receiving N37 billion to renovate leaky NASS building

The Senate has dismissed claims that it renovated the National Assembly complex with N37 billion, claiming instead that one kobo has not been released. Senate said lawmakers are not responsible for the maintenance of the building. Read Full Story

Ronaldo scores 109th international goal to equal record

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 109th goal for Portugal in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 game against France to equal former Iran striker Ali Daei’s all-time international record. The 36-year-old Ronaldo, the leading scorer in European Championship history, converted his second penalty of the game in Budapest to match the record in his 178th international appearance. Read Full Story

EFCC re-arraigns three FIRS directors, six others over alleged N4.5b fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, re-arraigned Peter Hena, former Coordinating Director of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and eight other officers of the agency before Justice Toyin Bolaji Adegoke of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Read Full Story

it is unfair to compare herdsmen to IPOB because they only kidnap children for money while the secessionists kill security agents – Sheik Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, says it is unfair to compare the activities of criminal herdsmen with those of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to Gumi, the crimes committed by IPOB members outweigh those committed by bandits. He said IPOB members kill security agents while herdsmen do not kill, but only kidnap children to make money. He said this when he appeared on Arise TV today June 23. Read Full Story

Soludo emerges APGA governorship candidate in Anambra

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election organized by the Chief Victor Oye-led faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) held today Wednesday, June 23. Soludo scored a total of 740 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, representing Orumba North and South Federal constituency, who scored only 41 votes. Read Full Story

Petrol Smuggling Rises to 42m Litres Daily, NNPC Cries Out

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday lamented the escalating incidence of petrol smuggling across Nigeria’s borders, which it puts at a whopping 42 million liters per day. The corporation said the unbridled smuggling has increased Nigeria’s estimated daily consumption of 60 million liters to 102 million liters. Read Full Story

Buhari has no hand in move to amend NPC/NBC Acts, says Presidency

The Presidency has said it had no hands in the current amendment to the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act by the National Assembly. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the proposed amendments had nothing to do with the Presidency but a government matter. Read Full Story

Open grazing not banned in SE, our govs just deceiving us — Ndigbo

The five states of the South-East said they have banned open grazing. But this has been found to be false. Apart from Abia, other state governors are yet to even send an executive bill to their Houses of Assembly let alone enact the law. Reacting angrily to this, Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF, said that the five South-East states have not passed the law banning open grazing in their states and that they have no interest in doing that. Read Full Story