JUST IN: Edo Rep member, Ise-Idehen dies at 52

A House of Representatives member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency of Edo State, Hon. Jude Ise-Idehen is dead.   Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu, confirmed who confirmed the death said he died in the early hours of Friday, July 1, 2022.   Kalu said he was still speaking with the Leadership of the House and may issue an official statement later.   Ise-Idehen, a 52-year-old and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had won his party’s ticket to seek re-election in the 2023…

BREAKING: Fayose dumps Atiku, declares Support for Tinubu

The former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has dumped Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and thrown his weight behind a southern and All Progressive Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,   In a tweet shared on his account few minutes ago, Fayose declared that the presidency deserved to go to the south after the north served two terms with President Buhari.   He further noted that it is the South’s turn while using a popular word associated with Tinubu ‘Awa Lo Kan’.    

Breaking: Buhari sets to swear in Justice Ariwoola as CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to swear Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) today following the resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on health grounds. Oyo- born Justice Ariwoola who is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court will be sworn-in today by 2pm, according to competent sources. Born on 22 August 1958, Justice Ariwoola was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal and was elevated to the Supreme Court bench.       Sun Newspaper

BREAKING: Tanko Muhammad resigns as CJN

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has resigned as the Chief Judge of Nigeria.   According to Channels TV, Tanko resigned last night on grounds of ill-health.   It was gathered that arrangements are now on to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.     Reports also indicate that a formal announcement will be made shortly.     Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Tanko Muhammed was seriously ill.   Only last week, 14 justices…

Senate passes bill to establish Chartered Risk Management Institute

The Senate, on Tuesday, passed a bill to provide the legal framework for the establishment of the Chartered Risk Management Institute of Nigeria.   The passage of the bill was sequel to the consideration of a report on it by the Committee on Establishment and Public Service.   Senator Orker Jev, in a presentation on behalf of the Committee Chairman, Ibrahim Shekarau, who was absent during plenary, said the Chartered Risk Management Institute, upon its establishment, would regulate, control and manage the risk management profession in Nigeria.   He explained…

JUST IN: Terror bandits invade Kaduna Catholic church, kill 3 worshippers, kidnap scores 

Rampaging terror bandits on Sunday morning, attacked worshippers at St Moses Catholic Church in Robuh, Ungwan Aku, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, leaving three worshippers dead.   The terror group also kidnapped many worshippers during the incident, which occured while the church was closing for the first service.   Newsband gathered one of the severely injured victims was rushed to St. Gerald Catholic hospital, Kaduna.   It was also gathered the terrorists came in large numbers on motorcycles and shot sporadically.   They killed and whisked away the…

Ekiti 2022: INEC declares APC winner (See Full results

 The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji, as the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election. The Chief Returning Officer of the election, Kayode Adebowale, declared the APC and its candidate winners of the election in the early hours of Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. According to Adebowale, Oyebanji scored 187,057 votes to defeat his closest challengers: Engr. Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party and Chief Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party. While Oni polled polled 82,211…

Malabu: Nigeria loses $1.7 billion JP Morgan case

Nigeria on Tuesday lost its $1.7 billion claim against JP Morgan Chase Bank over the transfer of proceeds from the sale of OPL 245 in the controversial Malabu oil deal.   Judge Sara Cockerill ruled Tuesday that the Nigerian government couldn’t show that it had been defrauded in the case.   In the suit, Nigeria is claiming more than $1.7 billion for the bank’s role in the controversial deal. Nigeria also alleges that JP Morgan was “grossly negligent” in its decision to transfer funds paid by oil giants Shell and…

BREAKING: Tinubu emerges APC Presidential candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election held on June 7June 8, 2022, at the Eagles Square in Abuja, emerging the party’s presidential flag bearer in the 2023 general election.   Tinubu defeated Former Minister for Transportation, and former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan to emerge, scoring 1,271 votes to emerge as the winner.   Rotimi Amaechi was the first runner-up with…

BREAKING: EFCC arrests Accountant General of the federation for N80b fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira) only.   According to EFCC, the Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.   The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.   Mr. Idris was arrested after failing…