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Southern political leaders invite their northern counterparts to sit down and discuss federalism

POLITICAL leaders from across southern Nigeria have invited their northern counterparts to sit down and agree to negotiate a return to the 1963 republican constitution or risk seeing the country descend into irreversible chaos.



Lagos federal high court empowers federal government to seize Diezani's $37m Banana Island estate

FORMER petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has forfeited a $37.5m Banana Island estate she bought in 2013 to the federal government after a Lagos high court ordered that the surrender it.


In a case brought against Ms Alison-Madueke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the federal high court ruled that the estate was purchased with public funds. Vacation judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor, made the order today, ruling in favour of the EFCC motion.


First-ever D-Blaze Entertainment Awards gala dinner holds successfully in London

HUNDREDS of Nigerians gathered to celebrate the first-ever D-Blaze Entertainment Awards (Dbema) in London over the weekend that saw the handing out of honours to 24 artists who have excelled in the UK diaspora community.



Katsina police charge local man for spying on behalf of armed robbery gang who terrorise area

POLICE in Katsina State have arrested 39-year old Sani Usman  and charged him to court for allegedly spying for a gang of armed robbers who recently invaded a village in the state and made away with about N500,000 in cash among other things.



Buhari rings Obiano from his London sickbed to commiserate with him over Ozubulu church massacre

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has phoned Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State from his sick bed in London to express his shock at the recent massacre at a Ozubulu church that left at least 11 people dead.



Benue's Governor Ortom warns West African herdsmen plan to descend on the state to halt anti-grazing law

GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom has raised an alarm over an alleged plot by cattle herdsmen from across the West African sub-region to invade Benue State to prevent the implementation of it planned anti-open grazing law.



Former Ohaneze Ndigbo secretary rescued after being kidnapped in operation planned by his driver

FORMER Ohaneze Ndigbo general secretary Chief Nduka Eya has revealed that his driver masterminded his recent abduction by a group of kidnappers last week as part of a plan to extort an exorbitant ransom from him.



Kogi civil servant arrested and charged for exposing the fact that Governor Bello still lives in Abuja

KOGI State civil servant Johnson Musa has been arraigned before a Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court for exposing the fact that Governor Yahaya Bello lives in a plum Abuja residence and not in the state.



Parents across northeast Nigeria accused of donating their daughters to Boko Haram for suicide bombing missions

NIGERIAN military chiefs have attributed the recent rise in suicide bombings to parents across the northeast of the country donating their daughters to Boko Haram who use them as mules to carry out attacks.



Ekiti high court sentences Fulani cattle herdsman to two years in jail after his cattle damage crops

FULANI cattle herdsman Ali Haruna has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court after his livestock were adjudged to have damaged crops worth N1.5m ($4,000) on a farm within the state.




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