Onnoghen’s Conviction ‘A Major Victory’ For Anti-Corruption War, Says Presidency

  The Presidency has said the conviction of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false assets declaration is “a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration”. In an emailed statement to journalists, hours after the CCT’s ruling, the Presidency said the outcome of the trial “demonstrates clearly that … Continue reading Onnoghen’s Conviction ‘A Major Victory’ For Anti-Corruption War, Says Presidency

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Agbonayinma Steps Down As Pension Probe Committee Chairman

  The Chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of violations of the National Pensions Commission Act has stepped down. In an unexpected turn of events, Mr Johnson Agbonayinma from Edo State announced his decision to step down at the resumed sitting of the investigative panel on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s … Continue reading Agbonayinma Steps Down As Pension Probe Committee Chairman

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I’m ‘Far More Qualified’ Than Atiku, Buhari Tells Election Tribunal

  President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to allegations contained in the petition filed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the Presidential Election Tribunal. In a response filed on April 16 by a team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Wole Olanipekun, President Buhari faulted … Continue reading I’m ‘Far More Qualified’ Than Atiku, Buhari Tells Election Tribunal

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UPDATED: Arsenal Beat Napoli, Qualify For Europa League Semis

  Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal as Arsenal dispatched Napoli 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Europa League semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. Lacazette’s stunning 36th-minute free-kick put the English club through to a final four meeting with Spanish side Valencia. The exit of Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli means no Italian clubs are left in … Continue reading UPDATED: Arsenal Beat Napoli, Qualify For Europa League Semis

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UPDATED: Chelsea Defeat Slavia Prague To Reach Europa League Semis

  Pedro Rodriguez starred as Chelsea withstood a spirited Slavia Prague fightback in a wild 4-3 victory to qualify for the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, while Arsenal knocked out Napoli after an assured display in Italy. Leading 1-0 from last week’s first leg in the Czech capital, Chelsea appeared to be cruising towards the … Continue reading UPDATED: Chelsea Defeat Slavia Prague To Reach Europa League Semis

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Premier League Players To Boycott Social Media In Protest Against Racism

  Premier League stars will be among the footballers taking part in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday as part of a protest against racist abuse online. The campaign, which is being co-ordinated by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association, urges players to stay off all social media from 9:00am local time (0800 GMT) Friday after … Continue reading Premier League Players To Boycott Social Media In Protest Against Racism

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Trump Feared Russia Probe Would ‘End’ His Presidency – Mueller Report

  Donald Trump feared the probe into Russian election meddling would doom his presidency and attempted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the top investigator said in his long-awaited report, which was finally released Thursday. Shortly after the Justice Department made public the more than 400-page report in redacted form, Trump declared a political victory, … Continue reading Trump Feared Russia Probe Would ‘End’ His Presidency – Mueller Report

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Two Killed In Oyo Petrol Tanker Explosion

  Two persons have been confirmed dead in a blaze after a tanker laden with petrol skidded off the Ibadan end of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. The police authorities in Oyo State confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Thursday. According to them, the tanker spilled its content into a nearby intersection while an unconfirmed number … Continue reading Two Killed In Oyo Petrol Tanker Explosion

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Mueller ‘Unable’ To Clear Trump Of Obstruction

  Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday described numerous attempts by President Donald Trump to interfere with the Russian meddling investigation, citing them as the reason why he could not clear the president of allegations of obstruction of justice. Mueller’s final report detailed multiple instances in 2017 and 2018 in which Trump desperately sought to … Continue reading Mueller ‘Unable’ To Clear Trump Of Obstruction

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Death Toll In DR Congo’s Boat Tragedy Increases To 127

  Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared Friday a day of mourning with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said. He has also decided to make it mandatory for passengers on the lake, the site of regular drownings, to have lifebuoys, Tshisekedi’s … Continue reading Death Toll In DR Congo’s Boat Tragedy Increases To 127

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