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Senate threatens to shut down betting chain Bet9ja over its refusal to appear and answer questions

SENATORS have threatened to shut down the operations of Nigerian betting chain Bet9ja over the company's repeated refusal to appear before the National Assembly to answer questions about the amount of tax it pays the government.

 

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Nigeria faces the prospect of international athletics ban after sports minister Dalung fails to refund $135,000

NIGERIA is facing the prospect of an international athletics ban over allegations that the  sports ministry misappropriated a sum of $135,000 accidentally paid to it by the International Amateur Athletics federation (IAAF).

 

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Saraki wins court prevent EFCC and other agencies from probing his activities while in office

SENATE president Senator Bukola Saraki has won a court order stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the police from proceeding with their investigations into his tenure while he was Kwara State governor.

 

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An open letter to the Arewa Consultative Forum

By Ayo Akinfe 

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Nuhu Ribadu makes political comeback representing Buhari at Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

FORMER Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has made a dramatic re-entry into the political arena after he represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal proceedings today.

 

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Zamfara officials confirm to Dambazau that they pay bandits daily in a bid to end attacks

LOCAL government officials in Zamfara State have confirmed that they regularly make cash payments to bandits as part of a programme to get them to stop killing innocent civilians because the security agencies cannot cope with the menace.

 

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Mikel commits to leading Nigeria to Nations Cup after meeting with Rohr in London

SUPER Eagles skipper Mikel obi has confirmed that he will captain the team to this summer's African Cup of Nations in Egypt after holding a meeting with team manager Gernot Rohr in London.

 

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Tonto Dikeh plans to have cosmetic surgery on her breasts ahead of her June 9 birthday

CONTROVERSIAL Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she wants undergo breast enlargement surgery ahead of her 34th birthday which comes up next month on June 9.

 

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Imo APC lawmaker sacked by court making race for speaker a two-horse race between Gbajabiamila and Onyejeocha

IMO State lawmaker and a leading contender for the speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Chike Okafor has suffered a major blow to his ambition after a court nullified his election as the member representing the Mbano/IhitteUboma/Obowo Federal Constituency.

 

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It falls on Nigeria to lead the African continent to the Promised Land 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) Today is May 14. On this day in 1897, Great Britain signed a treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia, creating bilateral relationships between Ethiopia and British Somaliland. It guaranteed the rights of the citizens of both territories and opened the door to trade between them 

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