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Famous Case:Justice Jinadu’s Sacrifice for the Judiciary

by mustapha ogunsakin - 17 January 2017

Disobedience of the order of courts did not start today. This is the story of how a judge fought the duo of Gen Muhammadu Buhari and Odigie Oyegun in 1984 and sacrificed his job to save the integrity of the judiciary against the Military junta’s disobedience of court orders. Excerpts:   It was...

Breaking News

Yahya Jammeh Goes on Exile

Former President of Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh  has finally left Banjul, the capital  to begin life in exile. He left just after 10.00pm Saturday evening for Conakry, Guinea along with President Alpha Conde. He was  given a full ceremonial honour  by the military brass band and a red carpet treatment at the airport. According to a journalist who witnessed the departure, some of his aides wept...

Politics

Police Charge 45 IPOB Members Arraigned for Treason over pro -Trump Rally

For taking part in a pro-Donald Trump rally, the new American president in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, the Nigerian Police has charged 45 members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, before two magistrate courts in Port Harcourt for treason. While 35 of them appeared before Chief Magistrate Andrew Jaja, seven others were before...

Business

FG Releases N72 Billion for Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project

The Federal Government has released N72 billion counterpart funding for the construction of Lagos-Ibadan modernisation railway project. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi made this known at the quarterly Presidential Business Forum which was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Abuja, on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that...

Entertainment

Why I Cannot Marry a Black Man- Serena Williams

Ms. Williams we are all interested in your new boyfriend. Serena : There is no new boyfriend. I stopped playing with boys when I stopped dating black guys. I have a new man in my life and yes, he’s white. So you prefer to date white men instead of black guys? Serena : let’s be real. If you are a successful black female you only have two choices….date outside of your race or date...

Health

Resurgence of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Sometimes ago, I received a call from some media consultants that they would like to come and interview me on Lassa fever. And my reaction was wow, Lassa fever again! Why Lassa fever? There is a possible resurgence of the fever in Nigeria. We even play “politics” with our lives. Lassa fever had been with us so if there is resurgence now, we have ourselves to blame. This is because, more than...

Sports

Why I Cannot Marry a Black Man- Serena Williams

Ms. Williams we are all interested in your new boyfriend. Serena : There is no new boyfriend. I stopped playing with boys when I stopped dating black guys. I have a new man in my life and yes, he’s white. So you prefer to date white men instead of black guys? Serena : let’s be real. If you are a successful black female you only have two choices….date outside of your race or date...

Tech

Cyberspace Centre Advocates Inclusion of Cyber Defence in National Security Agenda

The Centre for Cyberspace on Friday urged the Federal Government to include cyber defence and resilience in the national security agenda. This is contained in a document made available in Abuja to newsmen by Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, of the Centre for Cyberspace Studies, Nassarawa State Universatity. According to Dandaura, cyberspace is the notional environment in which communication over computer...

Opinion

Resurgence of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Sometimes ago, I received a call from some media consultants that they would like to come and interview me on Lassa fever. And my reaction was wow, Lassa fever again! Why Lassa fever? There is a possible resurgence of the fever in Nigeria. We even play “politics” with our lives. Lassa fever had been with us so if there is resurgence now, we have ourselves to blame. This is because, more than...

local News

Bomb: Suicide Bombers Attack Chibok

A two member suicide gang this afternoon wreck havoc on Chibok town, Borno State, North East Nigeria, the town where over 200 girls were abducted in 2014 killing about 13 people in the town’s market. The market which was reportedly opened that day, having been shut since the students of Government Secondary School were abducted in April 14 2014. The Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area,...

News

Police Charge 45 IPOB Members Arraigned for Treason over pro -Trump Rally

For taking part in a pro-Donald Trump rally, the new American president in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, the Nigerian Police has charged 45 members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, before two magistrate courts in Port Harcourt for treason. While 35 of them appeared before Chief Magistrate Andrew Jaja, seven others were before...