Senate Approves Electronic Voting + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 30th of March, 2017.


DSS arrests Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Uba

Ifeanyi Uba, the owner of Capital Oil, has been arrested and detained by Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS).

EFCC finds $86 million Paris Club refund in NGF’s account

More cash believed to be part of the London-Paris Club loan refund has been found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

President Buhari cancels medical trip to London, invites physicians to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday changed a plan by which he was due to return to London this weekend for another round of medical treatment, barely two weeks after his return from a hospital there.

Ambode honours Tinubu with statue, names bridge after him

Less than two weeks that Borno state governor, Ibrahim Shettima named an estate after Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his state, the Lagos state counterpart has replicated the honour by naming a bridge after the revered All progressives Congress, APC, leader.

5 ‘Yahoo’ LAUTECH students handed over to EFCC in Ibadan

The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, 20th March, 2017 took over five suspected internet fraudsters arrested by men of the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, ‘Operation Burst’ for further investigation.

Pastor Storms Mortuary To Resurrect Wife, But Failed

A pastor and his followers spent the day at Embu mortuary praying with the hope that his wife will resurrect. Pastor Robinson Githumba, 40, of Eagle Prophetic Church camped at the Gakwegori funeral from 8 am for the mission.

Federal lawmaker Nse Ekpenyong arraigned for certificate forgery

A member of the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, was on Thursday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for alleged forgery of a polytechnic diploma.

EFCC Release List of Wanted Suspects

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared not less than eighty-six suspects wanted for various crimes in the country.

I want to Play in a Team with A winning mentality – Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has said that he wants to play in a “winning team with winning mentality”.

8 women docked in Lagos for allegedly soliciting sex in public

Eight women believed to be sex workers, who allegedly solicited sex at a public place, were on Thursday brought before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Senate’s suspension of Ndume illegal, says former NBA chairman

Mr Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Minna Branch, on Thursday said that the Senate has gone beyond its authority on its decision to suspend Sen. Ali Ndume.

55 year old man allegedly rapes seven months old stepdaughter

A 55-year-old man, Magaji Dansale, has allegedly raped his seven months old step daughter in Marmachi village of Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State.

President Trump Declares Somalia a War Zone

President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counter-terrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa.

Activists prevent plane conveying Nigerian deportees from leaving UK

A dozen activists break through security at Stansted Airport in the UK and chain themselves together on runway to stop failed asylum seekers being deported.

Nigerians should prepare for more deadly heat from climate change – National Academy of Sciences

A new study has reported that deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations are able to contain global warming at agreed-upon levels. The new study was published online March 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Senate does not have the powers to ‘summon’ Sagay — SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the leadership of the Senate to “immediately withdraw the unwarranted and unconstitutional ‘summon’” for Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption to appear before the Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions for reportedly describing the body as “childish and irresponsible” and one “filled by people of questionable character”.

Nigerian Senate amends Electoral Act to allow for electronic voting

Nigeria now comes close to using electoral voting system in the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the country’s Senate amended the Electoral Act on Thursday.

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