Mr. Bankole was this morning engaged in a tense stand-off at with officials of the EFCC at his home in Abuja as he refused arrest to answer money-laundering allegations.Â Â Mr. Bankole had planned to leave for the United Kingdom on a 7a.m. flight, part of his scheme to maintain his freedom, but the EFCC investigators foiled that effort as they arrived at his official home at Apo quarters in Abuja bright and early.
To break the siege of the EFCC the Inspector general of Police, Hafiz Ringim went to see bankole at his home and called off the EFCC operatives who had laid waiting to arrest him.
Dimeji Bankole later issued a statement promising To â€˜Honour EFCC Invitationâ€™ On Monday |
OBY Ezekwesili and her gang have shouted themselves hoarse, yet have been unable to get anywhere near President Goodluck Jonathan. However, a Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan visited and, within 48 hours, met with the most powerful president in Black Africa. Why should the President ignore the former director of the World Bank, Mrs. Ezekwesili, and […]
THE appointment of educationist and former Governor of Kano state, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, as the new minister of education has no doubt made immediate impact. Thumbs up should be given to the new minister as his first assignment of meeting the striking Polytechnic lecturers led to the immediate suspension of the 11 months old strike. […]
BY MATTHEW ADEJOH THE story of Murtala Nyako, the retired naval officer who was penultimate week removed as Adamawa State governor, will continue to interest analysts. His fall from power is a typical story of the selfish, self-destructing Nigerian politician. For a man who became governor by popular acclaim in 2007, with the backing of […]
LONG ago, that relentless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in one of his many sad songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, lamented official brutality in Nigeria. He sang about people running helter skelter and confusion was everywhere because the police and the soldiers were coming. And a short while later, after the police and soldiers have come […]
Eid-ul-fitr was celebrated across the country on Tuesday as Muslims marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Political leaders took the opportunity to extend their greetings to the people. President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion. In his message to the people, Mukherjee said, “On the auspicious occasion of […]
Israel’s military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country needed to be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control, firing on […]