6,000 arrested for Turkey failed coup

At least 6,000 soldiers and civilians have been arrested in connection with the failed attempt to bring down Turkey’s government. Sky News reports that the chief military assistant to the president, senior military commanders, rank-and-file soldiers and thousands of judges are among those rounded up in a sweeping crackdown. It […]

Buhari condemns attempted coup in Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the removal of a democratic government by force was no longer acceptable. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this while joining President Barrack Obama and other world leaders in condemning the abortive […]

Naira to fall further on higher dollar demand

The naira is expected to depreciate further this week as rising dollar demand continues to put the local currency under pressure at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s interbank forex window and parallel market. The local currency eased by four per cent against the dollar on Friday to hit a record […]

Gunmen abduct Lagos monarch, baby, two others

Some gunmen have abducted the traditional ruler of Iba community, Lagos State, Oba Goriola Oseni – the Oniba of Iba land. Also abducted were a woman, her three-month-old baby, and a businessman. It was learnt that the gunmen, who were suspected to be militants, stormed the community in two speedboats […]

Ghost workers: FG sends suspects list to EFCC

The Ministry of Finance on Sunday said the list of those suspected to be involved in the manipulation of government payroll and allegedly injected ‘ghost’ workers had been sent to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigation and prosecution. The development was confirmed by the Media Adviser to the […]

Six siblings die of food poisoning in Anambra

Six siblings in Ekwulumili in the Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, have been confirmed dead after eating poisoned food. It was learnt that the community had been thrown into confusion since Saturday, when the children died. Our correspondent  gathered that the identity of the person, who poisoned […]

EFCC quizzes pilot for flying Fayose’s N1.2bn cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed Captain Ahmed Borodo, the pilot whose plane was allegedly chartered by a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to transport N1.219bn to Governor Ayodele Fayose. The money was alleged to be part of the N4.7bn transferred from the account […]

Jonathan ordered Dasuki to give me N100m – Okupe

A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says the embattled former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), gave him N100m on the instruction of Jonathan. Okupe, who served as Jonathan’s spokesman from 2012 to 2015, added that he received N10m monthly […]