Malami, Ahmed, Emefiele appear before Reps today over looted assets probe

THE House of Representatives has invited ministries, departments, and agencies of the Federal Government as well as top officials in the private sector and civil society organizations to explain the status of looted funds and public assets recovered in the last 18 years. Read Full Story

AIB begins investigating plane crash that killed COAS Attahiru, 10 others

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigation into the crash which claimed 11 lives including the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, on Friday in Kaduna. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) have since been recovered. The bureau’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday. Read Full Story

Yoruba nation: Tinubu, Gbaja, Akande, APC governors disagree with Sunday Igboho

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West in a statement released after a meeting have disagreed with Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho) on his call for the Yoruba nation. The leaders include Bola Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Segun Osoba, Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Read Full Story

Governor El-Rufai declares NLC President Wabba wanted, promises handsome reward

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has declared the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba wanted, over a strike action that has all but paralyzed the economy of the north-western state. The governor offered to pay anyone who can produce the NLC President “a handsome reward”. The governor said Wabba and his team at the NLC will be charged with economic sabotage and vandalism under the Miscellaneous Offences Act. Read Full Story

COAS, 10 others’ death: Air Force to decide on military jets after probe

The Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, in an interview has said the force would not rush to take any decision but would wait for the outcome of the investigation involving it and the Accident Investigation Bureau before deciding on the fatal plane crashes. Read Full Story

Gunmen Burn INEC Office In Anambra

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State has been set ablaze by gunmen. They also attempted to attack the Police ‘B’ Divisional Headquarters close to the INEC office but were repelled by the operatives on duty. Read Full Story

Nigerian youths brought the country to its current state – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Serving Overseer of The Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare has blamed the country’s present challenges on Nigerian youths. Bakare who spoke at the maiden edition of The Conversation Africa Series organized by the Legacy Youth Fellowship in Lagos on Saturday, May 22, recalled how a 31-year-old Head of State destroyed the foundation of federalism and made Nigeria a unitary system. Read Full Story

Gov Uzodinma says he’s on top of the security situation in Imo

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma says the “opposition is behind social media scaremongering on the situation in Imo State,” while asserting that “we are on top of the security situation.” The governor made this assertion during the visit of the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. SCK Uche, who brought his team on a courtesy call at the Imo State Government House, Owerri. Read Full Story

Kim Jong-Un Bans Skinny Jeans And Mullet Hairstyle In North Korea

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has banned skinny jeans, as well as mullets and other “non-socialist” haircuts, amid fears of ‘decadent’ Western influences among North Korean youths. The decision was made over concerns that the fashions would lead to capitalistic urges among the closed-off nation’s young people. Read Full Story

Labour Warns NEC against Endorsing Proposed N385 Petrol Price

The organized labor at the weekend cautioned the National Economic Council (NEC) against approving a recommendation by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) seeking a N385 pump price for petrol. State affiliates of the organized labor, in separate interviews, said doing so will unleash hardships on the people and heat up the polity. Read Full Story