President Buhari’s state of health has been a huge source of controversy in recent times, since he returned from a nearly 50-day medical trip in the United Kingdom.
The National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, has said that five persons were killed and eleven others injured in three separate suicide attacks in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
The Bayelsa State Government said that the delay in the release of the second tranche of the Paris Club refunds by the federal government is frustrating its plans to clear backlog of workers’ salaries and implement infrastructure projects.
The Niger State High Court has ordered that the immediate past governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu, as well as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2015 election, Umar Nasko, be remanded in prison custody until May 4.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has withdrawn an application seeking to stop Patience Jonathan, former first lady, from having access to her bank account containing $5.9 million.
Justice Surajudeen Onigbangbo said he was postponing the ruling so as to attend to “issues of jurisdiction raised by the respondents.
The leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has chided the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, for using soldiers and other security operatives to harass and arrest students of the state-owned tertiary institutions who were protesting in Lokoja on Monday over the continued closure of their due to non-payment of salaries of academic staff.
“Our demands are simple: a full and unqualified apology from Abubakar and the presidency, and the unconditional restoration of the reportorial access and privileges withdrawn from our reporter. The apology should be addressed to our reporter and our newspaper,” an editorial by The Punch read.
Presiding judge, Binta Nyako, who had earlier struck out 6 of the initial 11 charges against the defendants, granted Kanu bail on Tuesday, on very stringent conditions, in order for him to attend to his ailing health condition.
The trial had earlier been postponed from April 18 to April 25 but when journalists arrived the Tribunal on Tuesday, they were told that the hearing has been shifted yet again to April 27.