Corruption: ICPC seals NFF’s Pinnick, Dikko houses

Corruption: ICPC seals NFF’s Pinnick, Dikko houses

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Friday sealed houses of two Nigerian Football Federation top officials. Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF and second vice president, Shehu Dikko are the two officials whose houses were affected by the fresh ICPC investigation report. Announcing the development on its Twitter page, ICPC said […]

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Xenophobia: Returnee share stories of tears, sorrow and trauma

Xenophobia: Returnee share stories of tears, sorrow and trauma

In separate interviews with Nigerian returnees from South Africa, no thanks to the xenophobic attacks in the late Nelson Mandela’s country, some of them tell spectrumtimes.com.ng that though they returned empty-handed having lost all their means of livelihood in that country, they are excited to return to Nigeria  Xenophobes killed my brother –Johnson What is […]

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Bayelsa PDP Primary: Timi Alaibe Heads To Court

Bayelsa PDP Primary: Timi Alaibe Heads To Court

Timi Alaibe, an aspirant in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in Bayelsa State has decided to go to court to challenge the process that led to the election of ad hoc delegates, spectrumtimes has gathered. A source close to Alaibe who spoke with our correspondent on Friday said Alaibe, who had earlier […]

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Kogi gov’ship: Reconciliation collapses in PDP as Dino rejects campaign head

Kogi gov’ship: Reconciliation collapses in PDP as Dino rejects campaign head

Efforts by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile the Kogi state governorship aspirants ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state has suffered setback. The party was enmeshed in crisis following the emergence of Engr. Musa Wada as its candidate for the election as some aspirants […]

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India busts Nigerian-Afghan heroin cartel, 2 Nigerians arrested

India busts Nigerian-Afghan heroin cartel, 2 Nigerians arrested

the two Nigerians, first and second from the left and their Afghan collaborators. On the table are some heroin packages siezed from them India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized Afghan Heroin worth more than Rs 30 crore(about $4.2million) and arrested six persons, including two Nigerians who were part of an international drug smuggling syndicate, […]

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U.N. Report: 50,000 Women A Year Are Killed By Intimate Partners, Family Members

U.N. Report: 50,000 Women A Year Are Killed By Intimate Partners, Family Members

Last year, 50,000 women worldwide were killed by intimate partners or family members — a figure that translates to 1.3 per every 100,000 women, according to a global study on gender-related killing of women and girls released this month by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Break the data down by continent, […]

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Sokoto police calls for ban on Shi’ite activities

Sokoto police calls for ban on Shi’ite activities

Sokoto police commissioner Ibrahim Kaoje has advised the Sokoto state government to enact a law banning Shi’ite activities in the state as done in Kaduna state. He gave the advice while briefing newsmen on the recent arrest of eight members of the group who along with other members seized AK 47 rifle from a policeman […]

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VAT increase ‘ll deepen poverty, widen inequality, CSOs caution FG

VAT increase ‘ll deepen poverty, widen inequality, CSOs caution FG

A group of civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the Federal Government not to follow through with the plan to increase Value Added Tax (VAT), saying that it will increase poverty and widen inequality. The CSOs were reacting to the recent announcement by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, that […]

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2 applicants arraigned for stealing 115 laptop computers

2 applicants arraigned for stealing 115 laptop computers

The police on Friday arraigned two applicants, Oluwaseyi Olawale,30 and Abdullahi Yusuf, 36, in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing 115 laptop computers valued at N1.5 million. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Police Counsel, ASP Akeem Raji, told the court that the defendants with others at large, committed the offence […]

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Nine soldiers killed, 20 missing in battle with Boko Haram

Nine soldiers killed, 20 missing in battle with Boko Haram

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed nine Nigerian soldiers, with 20 others said to be missing in fierce fight in Borno, Northeast Nigeria. The fallen and missing soldiers were said to belong to Operation Lafiya Dole.  It was gathered that the bodies of nine soldiers had been recovered in Gudumbali town of Borno State. This […]

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