In a revelation made by Mr. Romanus Madu, according to Sahara Reporters a cashier to Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu as Governor of Abia State, on Monday testified in Court that fictitious names were used to request and divert several millions of naira from Government House accounts in 2005. Mr. Madu was testifying today at the resumed trial of Mr. Kalu at the Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged N2.9bn fraud. Mr. Madu, who is now a Permanent Secretary in the same government, said that his name was also used to raise some bank drafts, and his signature forged on some other bank documents. He explained that as then cashier of Government House, his...Read More
Author: Olalekan Adigun
The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday has expressed concern over the frightening rate of crime in the state. The Chairman of the party, Mr. Eze Nwachukwu, said the spate of violent crime, including armed robbery, kidnapping, abduction, rape, murder, in the state were worrisome. Nwachukwu condemned the resurgence of violent crime in the state, especially the recent attack on two journalists in Abakaliki on Friday. He described the development as `ugly and unacceptable’ and called on the police and other security agencies to brace to the...Read More
The Lagos state government has banned the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oshodi area of the state. This follows the violence that led to the death of Rasaq Bello, a leader of Motorcycle Operators’ Association of Lagos State (MOALS) in Oshodi, popularly known as Hamburger. Activities of NURTW in all the seven branches in the area were suspended indefinitely. The affected branches are LOB A, LOB D, LOB J, Oshodi A, Oshodi B, Oshodi C and Oshodi D. Addressing the briefing, the State’s Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi said throughout the...Read More
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has received various petitions as a fallout of the party Chairmanship and Councillorship primaries held recently in the state. The Appeal Committee set up by the party has rounded up its sitting, according to The Guardian. Although, the total number of petitions received by the committee was not disclosed, a source in the party told The Guardian yesterday that most of the petitions bothered on imposition of candidates, disregard to Article 20 of the APC Constitution and denial of members of the right to elect their preferred candidates. The...Read More
General Election campaigning is returning at full throttle amid an escalating war of words over terrorism in the wake of the London Bridge attack. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used a speech on Sunday evening to turn his fire on Theresa May, accusing her of denying police and security services the resources they need while suppressing evidence of Saudi support for violent extremists. Conservatives hit back with a broadside on Mr Corbyn’s record of opposing counter-terror laws and the use of shoot-to-kill tactics by police facing armed attackers. Powerful and damning warning about @Theresa_May‘s police cuts from a former Head of...Read More
Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN is an independent political risk analyst and strategist. He received his BSc(Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Ife University before getting engaged with a research, contents development and digital solutions’ firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is presently an MSc (Political Science) candidate at the University of Lagos.