JUST IN: EFCC denies invading Onnoghen’s House

By Dotun Adebusoye The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied claims that its officers invaded the house Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Onnoghen is standing trial over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets. He was scheduled to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, but was absent in court. After his defence team, led by Wole Olanipekun (Senior Advocate of Nigeria), challenged the jurisdiction for hearing, the case was eventually adjourned till January 22, 2019. According to the anti-graft commission, it never extended an…

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BREAKING: Okorocha, six others to appear before APC disciplinary committee for alleged anti-party activities

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and six other big wigs of the All Progressives Congress in the state have been invited to appear before a disciplinary committee set up by the state chapter of the party in Owerri, the state capital. The seven men are to appear before the committee on Wednesday. Others invited included: APC candidate for Imo East senatorial district, Mr. Emma Ojinere; House of Representatives candidate for Ezinihitte Mbaise/Ahiazu Mbaise Federal Constituency, Mr. Rapheal Igbokwe; Ehime Mbano/IhitteUboma/Obowo Federal Constituency candidate, Mr. Chike Okafor; state Deputy Speaker,…

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JUST IN: NIS Presents New 10-Year International Passport To Buhari, Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice Yemi Osinbajo has been presented with a new 10-year diplomatic passport by the Nigeria Immigration service. The passports were presented by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, and the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede. Officials of NIS had earlier captured the biometrics of the president and the vice president shortly before the commencement of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council inside the council chamber of the presidential villa. Apart from the 10-year validity, the new passport, according to the NIS…

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RESTRUCTURING: Okunronmu, Majekodunmi, Ogunbanjo, Osibogun, 21 others visit Ogun Assembly Speaker Wednesday

Again, the call for the restructuring of Nigeria’s political, economic and social firmaments will be reignited tomorrow Wednesday January 16th 2019 in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State as eminent Yoruba leaders of thought, including Senators Femi Okunronmi, Akin Odunsi, Tokunbo Ogunbanjo; among others pay a visit to the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Suraj Adekunbi to seek for his support. Other Yoruba leaders that would be on the visit include Chairman, Voice of Reason, Dr Femi Adegoke and the Convener, Yoruba Koya Leadership and Training Foundation,…

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BREAKING: Edgal Imohimi Remain Lagos CP As Order From Abuja Stops Handover To Egbetokun

By Dotun Adebusoye The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Tuesday said that there would be no change of guard for now. Imohimi, who had invited the Press on Tuesday to witness the handing- and taking over ceremony between Edgal and the incoming CP, Kayode Egbetokun, said they were about concluding the process when they received a directive from Abuja to suspend the action. The Elite Times had earlier reported that Edgal had been redeployed to Abuja, to resume as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosive…

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Excitement As ‘Big Brother Nija’ Reality Show Returns

By Dotun Adebusoye Social media users have been showing their excitement at the return of reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, while also calling for wholesome entertainment throughout the duration of the show. Some social media users requested that housemates participating in this year’s show undergo mental evaluation before admission into the house. The host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Tuesday announced the return of the show while revealing that auditions would soon be done to select housemates. Obi-Uchendu revealed that the auditions would take place in different cities…

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AIG to replace Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as he bows out on Tuesday

By Adeola Raji The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State as a possible replacement of the retiring Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris. The Elite Times reports that Idris, who clocks 60 years on 15th January paid “a bye-bye visit’’ to President Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Elite Times reports that the outcome of the closed door meeting between President Buhari and the IGP was not disclosed. According to reports, Idris is expected to retire from service on attainment of the…

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JUST IN: Police Service Commission speaks on Police Conduct and Activities During General Elections

  by Adeola Raji Few weeks to the general elections, the Police Service Commission (PSC) says it will monitor the conduct of police personnel during the election to ascertain their adherence to professionalism. This is just as Naija News reported earlier that the Assistant Inspector General Of Police, Adamu Mohammed, is expected to be officially named the new Inspector General of the Force to replace Ibrahim Idris. A Commissioner, Hajiya Najatu Muhammad, who spoke during a news conference in Dutse said, “As the awaited election is drawing to a close,…

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Popular Nigerian rapper YCee Dumps Record Label, Tinny Entertainment

  by Adeola Raji Popular Nigerian rapper, YCee has officially confirmed he is no longer with the Tinny Entertainment record label. Rumours had been making the rounds particularly on social media since 2018 that Ycee had ended his professional relationship with Tinny Entertainment. The confirmation came from YCee on his twitter page in response to a direct question from a fan who asked if he was still with the record label. The Elite Times recalls under Tinny Entertainment, the rapper in 2015, released the single ‘Jagaban’, followed it with other…

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BREAKING: Now Official, Idris Out As Buhari Decorates New IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mohammed Adamu as the new Inspector General of Police.This was disclosed on Tuesday after outgoing IGP, Ibrahim Idris, and Adamu met with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. After the meeting, Adamu thanked President Buhari for his appointment and promised to restrategise to effectively tackle kidnapping and other security challenges in the country. The outgoing police boss took over from former IGP Solomon Arase in March 2016 following his appointment by the President. Mr Mohammed’s appointment finally brings to an end to…

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