Accountant General recants, says Ibori loot not yet returned to Delta

The Federal Government has denied returning £4.2 million loot recovered from former Governor James Ibori to Delta Government. A statement from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) on Wednesday said: “The money is still being awaited after which the issues around it will be resolved before further action is taken. For now, no money has been returned to Delta State”. Read Full Story

Attahiru: Findings of investigation panel won’t be made public – Retired pilot

Nigerians expecting to know the cause of the military plane crash that killed the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other officers on May 21, may wait in ‘vain’ as the military authorities said it will not make the findings public until after a decade. Read Full Story

Youth Minister Sunday Dare has made it clear that the NYSC scheme will continue

According to Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme won’t be scrapped on President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch. The minister said that instead, the program will be reformed. Read Full Story

Senate receives constitutional amendment proposal to create Sharia courts in South West

A memo submitted to the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution has proposed the implementation of Sharia in the southwest region. While presenting its memo at the Lagos hearing of The Senate zonal public hearings on constitutional amendments on Wednesday, The Muslim Congress (TMC) said it wants Sharia implemented in the Yoruba-speaking southwest to cater to its Muslim population. Read Full Story

Proposed Constitutional Review, a Mere Waste of Time, Says Babalola

A legal icon and founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola, has described it as a mere wasting of time and dissipation of energy, the constitutional review being proposed by the National Assembly to correct some imbalances in the country’s legal book. Babalola averred that the truth has always been that there was no way the National Assembly could amend the 1999 constitution to cure the inherent defects if the fraud in the system is not first got rid of. Read Full Story

Herdsmen: Masari disagrees with Buhari, declares support for ban on open grazing

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has kicked against the stance of President Muhammadu Buhari on the ban on open grazing in Nigeria. Masari in an interview with newsmen in the state on Tuesday described the practice which causes herdsmen to move from place to place as “un-Islamic”, and advocated for the provision of the needed infrastructure that is causing the herders to keep junketeering about. Read Full Story

Why Libya’s Stability Matters To Us – Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is concerned about Libya’s stability because issues affecting the North African nation greatly impact the Lake Chad Basin, which in turn affects Nigeria.  The Nigerian leader said this on Wednesday when he hosted the Chairman, of the Presidential Council of Libya, Mohammed Younis Menfi, in Abuja. Read Full Story

Villarreal crowned Europa League Champions after beating Manchester United 11-10 in tense penalty shootout

Spanish club, Villarreal has been crowned Europa League champions. On Wednesday night, May 26, Villarreal played out a 1-1 full-time draw with Manchester United and then went to extra-time to beat United 11-10 in a tense penalty shootout that David De Gea was found wanting throughout. Read Full Story

Putin rules out compulsory coronavirus vaccinations

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday issued a new plea for Russians to get vaccinated against the coronavirus but stressed that the jabs would not become compulsory. Russia registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in August 2020, but vaccine skepticism is a major problem in Moscow and other Russian cities. Read Full Story

Asaba Declaration: Assert your powers to keep Nigerians united, NEF urges Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assert his constitutional powers to keep all Nigerians united and secured in every part of the country. The call followed the unanimous decision of the Southern Governors’ Forum in Asaba, Delta State, to ban open grazing, among other issues affecting the interest of the region. Read Full Story