Saturday 23 February, 2019
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Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops’ conferences from every...

The House of Representative has started investigations into the activities of the National Pension Commission from April 2017 to date on the alleged violation of the Act establishing the commission. The investigation began on Thursday in Abuja...

  Three days after an Agusta AW 139 helicopter flying Vice President Yemi Osibanjo crashed in Kabba, Kogi State, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has concluded investigations on the accident. According to a report by TheNation,...

A mother-of-three has become the first person to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK, in a landmark verdict given at the Old Bailey in London on Friday. The Central Criminal Court confirmed to CNN that a 37-year-old...

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi at The Candidates Forum in Abuja on Wednesday The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said he would consider pardon for corruption suspects in order to help recover billions of...

By Optimum Times on Jan 31st, 2019

Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday said he could vouch for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, to reposition the country. Obasanjo...

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has adjourned further proceedings on the non assets declaration charge the Federal Government filed against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, indefinitely. The...

By Optimum Times on Jan 28th, 2019

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Former Gov. Fayose Ekiti Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal will give its judgment in Abuja on Monday, ruling on whether Governor Kayode Fayemi was validly elected. Ahead of the judgment, the police on Sunday...

A pro-Biafran leader on trial for treason in Nigeria on Saturday said he was in Britain, after skipping bail, disappearing for more than a year and re-emerging in Israel. Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Nnamdi...

Image caption Lawyers for Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, seen here at his tribunal last week International observers have expressed concern about the suspension of Nigeria’s chief justice – just three weeks before a general election. Judge...

By Optimum Times on Jan 27th, 2019