* Declares most roads to southern parts of state unusable
The United Nations has said in spite of efforts by the Nigerian military to contain the menace of terrorism in the North-east, three local government areas in Borno State still remain completely inaccessible to aid workers as a result of the threat posed by the Boko Haram sect. The organisation, which stated that though accessibility to most parts of the crisis-ravaged region could improve at the end of the rainy season, however raised the alarm that the same circumstance could equally increase the rate of attacks from the terrorist group.
The European Union (EU) has denied the allegation that it favoured a particular candidate in the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, stressing that it was more interested in deepening democracy and the electoral process than on who emerged as the president.
The race for the Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got messy yesterday as Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East Senatorial District, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to expedite the alleged corruption trail of ex-Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, a contender in the race.
Ahead of Tomorrow’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP, some leaders of the party have expressed displeasure over the rumoured attempt by the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee of the party to extend its tenure till February 2018.
A United Nations Human rights and election monitoring group, People’s Right to Life Development Foundation (PERLDEF), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to veto any legislative proceeding involving contribution of sacked Senator Bassey Akpan.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has awarded N10 million fine against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in favour of Alhaji Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and his company Nasdal Baf Nig Ltd.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has directed that another hearing notice on the suit seeking the Senate confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), should be served on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
A human rights activist and lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has criticised the interim forfeiture order made by a federal high court for the forfeiture of funds in bank accounts that have not been linked to BVN.