Panama’s former president Ricardo Martinelli must face corruption charges just eight months after he was acquitted of spying on political foes, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday. “They charged him,” his lawyer Ronier Ortiz told reporters outside the public prosecutor’s office in the capital Panama City. According to local media, Martinelli has been linked …

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In line with its commitment to driving online and digital service experiences amidst increasing COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, The Elevation Church (TEC), has taken one of its popular programmes online. According to reports, TEC, a non-denominational assembly headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, will hold its ever-popular free annual mid-year gathering, Accelerate Conference, online across all the …

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A one-year-old boy was killed and his mother wounded in a Chicago drive-by shooting that has stunned authorities accustomed to rampant gun violence in America’s third-largest city. The 22-year-old mother was driving home on Saturday afternoon when the attacker pulled up next to her car and fired around eight shots, striking the infant in the …

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At least 10 Nigerian soldiers were killed on saturday evening when Boko Haram terrorists struck in Damboa Community in Borno State on saturday evening. The soldiers were on patrol when they were attacked and killed some metres from Damboa town. According to a resident of the community who spoke with Saharareporters, Lt Malgwi and nine …

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The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it has shut-down a Chinese restaurant known for exclusive and discriminatory service in Lagos. The FCCPC Director-General Mr Babatunde Irukera, who stated this in Abuja explained that any facility shut-down in this manner would undergo due processes to certify its capacity to uphold consumer rights before …

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The family of Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun announces the passing away of its matriarch, Mrs. Ebunoluwa Kofoworola Balogun, on June 24, 2020 in Houston, Texas, at the age of 81. The deceased’s son-in-law, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye who was widely celebrated in 2016 for successfully leading a team of 21 doctors to conduct a surgery on …

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Edo State governor and standard flag bearer of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, has said his present deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, will be his running mate in the September 19 governorship election. Obaseki said he and his deputy are grateful to the PDP for offering them the umbrella when the All Progressives …

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Following the approval of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan by the Federal Executive Council on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari has now designated his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to supervise the overall implementation of the N2.3Trn plan. This is contained in a statement highlighting key components of the approved plan and released by the Special …

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has issued guidelines for reopening of worship centres across the capital city. Minister of FCT, Muhammed Bello in a meeting with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Abuja chapter and League of FCT Imams, said some protocols must be adhered to in worship centres. Bello urged …

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The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Second Niger Bridge, and the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, among others, are to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, the Federal Government has said. It said the roads were grouped as essential infrastructure and projected to be delivered in less than two years. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, …

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