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Nigerian female lawmakers hail Tanzania’s new president

Nigeria’s Female Parliamentary Caucus has hailed the emergence of Samia Hassan as the first female President of Tanzania and the only female executive leader in East Africa. The lawmakers stated this in a congratulatory message signed by its Board of Trustees on Saturday. [READ ALSO] Dollar scarcity: Parents groan as banks delay foreign school fees...

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I’ve been PDP member since 1999, Igboho says in old viral video

An old video of South-West secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, saying he has been a member of the Peoples Democratic Party since 1999 has gone viral on social media. In the video posted by ‘Express News’ which was recorded at a rally organised by Musa Wada, the Kogi State governorship candidate of the PDP...

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Sexual harassment: Police hunt Fani-Kayode’s ex-nanny, arrest driver, invite PUNCH reporter

It’s just an investigation, say police The FCT police command has begun a hunt for Anthonia Uchenna, a nanny who accused her former boss and ex-Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, of sexual harassment. Others who are being hunted are: Emmanuel Anakan (former dog handler), Osakwe Azubuike (former carpenter), Oko Emmanuel (former cook), Daniel Gona...

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Fani-Kayode chased me with knife because he didn’t like my cooking —Ex-worker

A cook, Emmanuel Oko, who once worked with a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, says the ex-minister once chased him around the house with a knife because he was not happy with his cooking. Oko, who worked for the ex-minister for six months, said his salary was N150,000 but Fani-Kayode was fond of...

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Fani-Kayode asked his bodyguards to strip, flog me —Nanny

A nanny, Anthonia Uchenna, who once worked with a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the ex-minister once ordered his bodyguards to strip her naked and flogged her. Uchenna, who visited The PUNCH office recently, also deposed to affidavits. READ ALSO: Experts carpet FG over N568.5bn vote to repair loss-making PH refinery She said the...

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Exclusive: Doctors to embark on 3rd strike in nine months

The National Association of Resident Doctors has asked its members to prepare for an indefinite nationwide strike from March 31, 2021. The PUNCH reports that this will be the third nationwide strike by doctors in just nine months. NARD is the largest union of doctors in the public sector and its members have been on...

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Malabu scam: Nigeria loses $1bn claim, Italian court acquits Eni, Shell

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Nigeria’s application before a Milan court for an order compelling Eni and Royal Dutch Shell to pay $1.092bn as an immediate advance payment for damages it is claiming in one of the oil industry’s biggest-ever corruption trials has failed. This comes barely a year after a court in the United Kingdom dismissed...

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Malabu: Again, Nigeria loses $1bn claim as court acquits Eni, Shell

Nigeria’s application before a Milan court for an order compelling Eni and Royal Dutch Shell to pay $1.092bn as an immediate advance payment for damages it is claiming in one of the oil industry’s biggest-ever corruption trials has failed. This comes barely a year after a court in the United Kingdom dismissed Nigeria’s claim for...

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Falana slams FG, says Ibori loot belongs to Delta

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says the loot recovered from convicted ex-Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, belongs to the state and not the Federal Government. He, therefore, faulted the Federal Government’s plan to use the recently recovered £4.2m to construct Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kano railway and other federal projects. Falana, […] Read Full Story

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Delta kicks as UK plans return of N2.2bn looted by Ibori’s family

Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba THE Delta State Government will receive nothing out of the £4.2m (N2.2bn) seized from former Governor James Ibori which will be repatriated from the United Kingdom, a development which has been rejected by the state government, The PUNCH has learnt. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), while thanking […] Read Full Story

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AGF office not investigating Tinubu, says Malami

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation is not investigating All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, the AGF, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said. Malami said this during an interview with Channels Television’s  ‘Politics Today’ programme on Tuesday. READ ALSO: Be patient with herders, Yahaya tells southern governors The AGF, however, said he […] Read Full Story