For today, Tuesday, December 12, 2017:


Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided.

EFCC lacks power to try sitting judges, says Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal, Lagos division, yesterday ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not have powers to investigate or prosecute serving judicial officers except where such judicial officers have first been dismissed or retired by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

IPOB leader, Kanu petitions African Commission

The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACOHPR), asking it to stop the Federal Government from further violations and harassment against his person and IPOB members.



New kings serve deposition notice on Olubadan

The royal battle between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Obas-in-Council, got to the climax yesterday as the latter issued a 21-day deposition notice on the monarch over alleged denigration of Olubadan stool.

Power: FG, OPS, others in talk to evacuate stranded 2,000MW

The Federal Government, yesterday, announced that it would collaborate with the organised private sector, comprising the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, and other Chambers of Commerce and Industry  to find means to evacuate the stranded 2,000 megawatts of electricity.

Your judgment on prosecution of serving judges will not stand, EFCC dares Appeal Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has said that the Court of Appeal judgment on prosecution of serving judges will not stand.



APC mustn’t behave like PDP, Tinubu replies Okorocha

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has reiterated his stance on internal democracy as opposed to the idea of giving automatic tickets to aspirants.

PDP: Jonathan leads reconciliation team, Wike, Secondus visit George

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, in Abuja, began a subtle move to douse tension generated among members of the Peoples Democratic Party over the outcome of last Saturday’s national convention in Abuja.

21 new Ibadan kings threaten to recommend Olubadan’s removal

The 21 Ibadan kings, installed by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on August 27, 2017, have issued a dethronement notice to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji.



In Landmark Ruling, A’Court Says EFCC Lacks Powers to Prosecute Judges

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal in Lagos Monday held that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) does not have the powers to investigate or prosecute a serving judicial officer and struck out the criminal charges filed by the commission against a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa.

2019 Ticket: APC Should Not Mimic PDP, Tinubu Replies Okorocha

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, has clarified the misrepresentation in the statement attributed to him by Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, saying he never underrated the importance of governors in the party’s nomination process.

UN Allocates $13.4m to Support Humanitarian Assistance in N’East

The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF), has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of persons in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit North-east Nigeria.



Nigeria trade surplus breaks N1trn mark for first time since 2014

Powered by a year on year jump of 99.13 percent in oil exports, Nigeria’s trade surplus crossed the N1 trillion mark in the three months through September 2017 for the first time since 2014, state data agency, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.

How NRC frustrates cargo transport by companies

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) appears to be resolute in being a clog in the wheel of national development as the country strives to improve critical infrastructure and ease of doing business throughout the country.

Bitcoin futures debut triggers 26% rally, circuit breakers

Futures on Bitcoin surged as much as 26 percent in their debut session on Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Global Markets Inc.’s exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market.