Nigerian soldiers, police ‘rape Boko Haram victims’

Nigerian soldiers and policemen have raped and sexually abused women and girls fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Forty-three cases of “sexual abuse, including rape and exploitation”, were documented in July, HRW said. The women and girls were housed at seven camps in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno Read more

Deji Asks Buhari to intervene in Ondo Protest

He said the non clearance of Eyitayo Jegede by Independent National Electoral Commission according to court orders was generating protest. He also urged the INEC not to take side and to correct any mistake they might have made. “The judiciary should also intervene and make sure that all parties get justice because we don’t want Read more

Three Winners’ Chapel Pastors In Fight Over N16 Million

Three Pastors of Winners’ Chapel, Deacon Dolire Oluwaniyi, an estate agent, Pastor Edwin Iky and Pastor Peter O. Odama have dragged themselves to a Lagos court according to The Vanguard. The pastors were said to have acted on behalf of the church over the purchase of the property. In the suit before Magistrate’s court sitting in Read more

Mimiko sponsored violent protests in Akure – Jimoh Ibrahim

The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Jimoh Ibrahim, has accused Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko of sponsoring Friday’s violent protest in Akure, the Ondo Capital. In a statement made available to DAILY POST Friday night, Ibrahim said his attention had been drawn to the Read more

Ondo election: Gov. Mimiko to join APC

There are indications that Ondo State governor,  Olusegun Mimiko has perfected plans to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC)  from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. LEADERSHIP checks reveal that Mimiko is looking for a soft landing hence the purpose of his Read more

Ondo election: Justice Abang dismisses Jegede-Markarfi appeal, fines lawyer N100,000

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the application filed by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Justice Okon Abang said the application lacked merit because the appellant had no grounds to appeal a judgment made by the court – The court said the appellant is not a party Read more

Ondo PDP Guber Ticket Divides Sheriff’s Camp

The long intra-party crisis bedeviling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a new dimension as one of the factions loyal to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has apparently developed cracks within its ranks. THISDAY gathered that just as the clash of interests is behind the stalemated reconciliation move of the PDP, disagreement over varying interests Read more

Nigeria: Cronos Airlines Begin Lagos-Douala-Malabo Flights

Malabo-based leading carrier, Cronos Airlines has partnered a subsidiary of Nigeria’s Peacock Group, Peacock Aviation and Allied Services to commence Lagos-Doula-Malabo flights. The new travel gateway will be inaugurated on Wednesday October 26 with a twice-weekly flights scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays. The flights will connect passengers in a direct non-stop flight between Lagos, the Read more

EFCC arrests Jonathan’s ex-spokesman, Reuben Abati

The Economic and Financial Crimes has arrested the former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati. From the report we got from The PUNCH on Monday that Abati was brought to the commission’s office in the early hours of the afternoon. Read more

Benin-Lagos highway shutdown as market women protest

Protesters on Monday blocked the Uselu/Ugbowo section of the Benin-Lagos highway over plans by Egor Local Government Area of Edo to relocate traders. The protesters, under the aegis of Uselu Market Women Association, were resisting the directive to move to lock-up stores built by the council. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The women, displaying placards, Read more