BREAKING: US withdraws from UN rights council

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.” “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she […]

BREAKING: Court jails ex-Plateau gov, Dariye, 14 years for N1.16bn fraud

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a former Governor of Plateau State and serving senator, Joshua Dariye, to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of overN1.16bn belonging to the state. Justice Adebukola Banjoko  ‎in a judgment which took her six […]

BREAKING: Trump leaves Singapore after Kim summit

US President Donald Trump flew out of Singapore Tuesday after a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Shortly before Air Force One took off for Guam, where en route for Hawaii and Washington he was expected to greet US troops, Trump said “there was nothing more we could have done” in the […]

[ICYMI] June 12: Buhari approves national honours for more Nigerians

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved of some other Nigerians to be conferred with national honours for their contributions to democracy. Mustapha spoke at the Presidential Villa, Abuja venue of the post-humous investiture of Chief Moshood Abiola as Grand […]

[BREAKING] Alleged N1.162bn fraud: Dariye says silent prayer as he readies for judgment

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja, is delivering judgment in the over-10-year criminal trial of former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye. Dariye who arrived the court premises  much earlier before the sitting, entered the court room at 9.08am on Tuesday. Decked in a […]