Sulaiman Muhammed, the Managing Editor of Media Trust Limited, died abruptly this morning shortly after assuming duty for the day.
Malam Muhammed was said to have left for the bank shortly after arriving at his office in Abuja as usual, only to collapse upon getting there. Although sympathizers immediately rushed him to the hospital he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Gov. Seriake Dickson
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, who has been accused by critics of abdicating his constitutional duties, yesterday upgraded the Bayelsa Liaison Office in Abuja and immediately transferred his Chief of Staff, Chief Diekivie Ikiogha, to head the office to prepare for the governor’s “prolonged stays” in the city.
Ethiopian Airlines Dragged to Consumer Protection Council Over Poor Service Delivery
Nigeria’s Consumer Protection Council has requested Ethiopian Airlines to urgently investigate reports of poor service delivery by the airline on an Abuja-Addis Ababa flight on May 18, 2013, and report back to it.
In the letter dated June 3, 2013, and signed by R. O. Ogundipe (Mrs), Director Surveillance & Enforcement, the Council drew attention to complaints from several Business class passengers about frustrating slow check in process service on Flight ET 910 operated, which took an average of 20 minutes per passenger, and rudeness about it by the male supervisor who met complaints with a wave of the hand.
Nigerian Senate Cancels Funding For Patience Jonathan’s First Ladies Mission Center- PREMIUM TIMES
The Senate on Wednesday declined approval for the N4 billion allocation proposed by the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory for the construction of a building for the African First Ladies Mission, currently headed by Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Smart Adeyemi, stated this on Wednesday, while confirming that the Senate had passed the Abuja budget for 2013.
EFCC Press Release: Former EFCC Staff Docked For Receiving Bribe From Suspected Pension Thief
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today June 3, 2013, arraigned one Abdullahi Ishaq, a former staff of the Commission before Justice Salisu Garba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on a 2-count charge bordering on professional misconduct, corrupt practices and false declaration of assets.
Tension In Abuja As Security Operatives Continue To Besiege Amigo Supermarket, Wonderland Amusement Park
By SaharaReporters, New York
Last week, officers of Nigeria’s anti-terror agency, the Joint Task Force, recovered a cache of weapons in a depot reportedly owned by a Lebanese businessman. A security source disclosed that three Lebanese men were also arrested after a raid on the depot. The raid was triggered by a tip that there was an underground bunker in the home a Lebanese businessman. Security operatives searched the house as well as other locations in the city.
PHOTONEWS: Dana Air crash- One Year After
Faces of family members and Nigerian government officials at a memorial for the crew and passengers aboard ill-fated Dana’s flight 992 that crashed on June 3 2012 in a Lagos suburb.
The memorial took place at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja this morning.
EFCC Press Release: Sylva Loses Bid To Reclaim Passport
Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva today failed in the bid to repossess his international passport as Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja threw out his application for lack of merit.
RAW VIDEO: How Nigerian Governors Voted At The Nigerian Governors’s Forum
A raw video obtained by SaharaReporters shows the real voting and counting of votes by Nigerian governors at the recently concluded Nigerian Governors Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.
The video exposes the lies and deceit by some Nigeria governors loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan regarding the real winner of the election.
Mr. Achebe’s body arrived at Abuja without much of the pageantry earlier envisaged.
Hundreds of people were at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to receive the body of late literary giant, Chinua Achebe; even as major burial plans scheduled to involve top Nigerian government officials were shelved.
Prof. Chinua Achebe’s Body Arrives In Nigeria
The body of late Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe arrived in Nigeria earlier today in Abuja. Prof. Achebe’s body arrived in a Nigerian flag-draped casket which was received at the airport by Nigerian officials
led by the Secretary to the federal government.
Victory For Leadership Journalists As Court Strikes Out Forgery Case
By SaharaReporters, New York
Two journalists at the Abuja-based Leadership as well as the newspaper itself today breathed sighs of relief as a Federal High Court in Abuja discharged them on charges of an alleged conspiracy and forgery of an order issued by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Oil Theft: International Community Is Not Sincere With Nigeria
By Ifeanyi Izeze
Just last week, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said drop in crude oil production in the first quarter of 2013, January to March, caused Nigeria a loss of crude revenue of about $1.23 billion (N190 billion), The corporation said in Abuja on Wednesday that the drop was caused by the incessant theft of Nigeria’s crude oil and vandalism along major pipelines within the region.
Not so fast!
That is what an Abuja court this morning told the disgraced former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Fuel Subsidy Regime, Lawan Farouk, and its former Secretary, Boniface Emenalo.
The two men, accused of receiving the sum of $620,000 (about N97 million), from oil mogul and billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, in April 2012 as inducement to remove his Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of companies to be indicted by the Ad-Hoc Committee, had mounted a legal campaign to get the court to dismiss the charges brought against them by the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
President Goodluck Jonathan
Nigeria’s Security Situation Forces President Jonathan To Cancel State Visit To Namibia
Sources in Abuja told SaharaReporters that security agencies advised the president to return home as a result of high profile killings that have so far claimed some 100 army and police officers as well as civilains in Borno, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue states in the last few days.