The House Of Representatives Has Rejected A Motion Calling For The Opening Of Land Borders.
The motion to open land borders was moved by Kolawole Lawal from Ogun State, however, the lawmakers opposed the bill.
Lawal had called for the opening of the Idiroko border in Ogun State and other borders.
The lawmaker argued that the closure is affecting the people living around
Spain Will ‘Never’ Allow Independence Vote In Catalonia – PM
Spain’s ruling Socialists will “never” allow an independence referendum in Catalonia, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday, as his government prepares to resume negotiations with Catalan separatists.
His comments come a week after nine Catalan political leaders were pardoned and freed
Many Institutions Are Still Awarding Certificates To People Who Do Not Attend Universities – JAMB Registrar
Registrar of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has raised an alarm of institutions awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities.
In his speech at the opening ceremony of the National Youth Service Corps 2021 batch B pre-mobilisation workshop
Lagos State Govt Official Allegedly Tells #Endsars Panel No Blood Was Seen At Lekki Tollgate After October 20 Shooting
Hakeem Muri-Okunola, the Lagos State Head of Service, has allegedly said there were no bloodstains at the Lekki toll gate when the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, visited the scene hours after the shooting that took place on October 20.
Man Gets 20 Years Imprisonment For Killing His 5 Year Old Son For Eating A Slice Of Father’s Day Cake
A man has been imprisoned for 20 years after killing his 5 year old son in June 2019 over a slice of Father's day cake.
When the boy from Milwaukee, US, died, the child’s caretakers initially told police he had fallen down a flight of stairs.
BREAKING: Bandits Attack Ganduje’s Convoy
There was a gun duel between security operatives attached to the convoy of Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and some heavily armed bandits along Shema in Katsina State on their way back to Kano from Zamfara State.
Although Ganduje was not in the convoy, it came under attack
Bandits shoot Zamfara lawmaker dead.
A member of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Mohammed Ahmed, has been shot dead by bandits along Sheme- Funtua Road in Katsina State.
Love For My Wife And Children Made Me Steal A Minibus - 43-Yr-Old Suspect
A 43-year-old man identified as Adejumo Maruf has confessed to stealing a school minibus popularly called Korope.
The man who was paraded at the police command headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State, blamed the theft on his "excessive love for his wife and children".
Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest: Arewa youths warn IPOB members against violent protest
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has cautioned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against violent protest over the rearrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kidnapper Shot Dead While Attempting To Collect Ransom In Kogi ( Photo)
A kidnapper has been killed as he attempted to collect ransom in Abobo village in Okehi Local Government Council of Kogi state.
The suspect was shot dead by Men of Okehi Local Government Professional Hunters around 5.23am on Tuesday, June 29.
24-Year-Old Sentenced To Death For Stealing Phones, Cash In Ekiti
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, sentenced a 24-year-old man, Sola Jegede, to death by hanging for dispossessing some men of their phones and money.
He was found guilty of using weapons, including a gun, knife, digger and club to rob Ibukun Ilesanmi, Seun Ilesanmi
Osinbajo: Nigeria will Soon Triumph over Kidnapping, Banditry
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday promised that kidnapping, banditry and insecurity generally would soon become things of the past as Nigeria would soon triumph over them.
UNIBEN Final Year Student Shot Dead After Writing Last Exam
A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has been shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
Augustine Izu was killed after gunmen invaded his compound in Ugbowo, Edo State on Tuesday evening, June 29, 2021, hours after his final paper and signing out.
Governor Sanwo-Olu's Aide, Joe Igbokwe Celebrates After Nnamdi Kanu's Arrest
Joe Igbokwe, former spokesperson of Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Special Adviser for Drainage & Water Resources to Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu has celebrated after IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested.
Nigeria Is Bleeding In Many Parts – Afenifere
Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenfere, has declared that Nigeria is bleeding in many parts as a result of the many challenges facing it.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting at Ogbo-Ijebu, the home of its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere said it was ready to meet
PDP Chieftain Asks INEC To Halt Governors’ Defection
A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Alhaji AbdulKadir Oba Ajara has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to check the incessant defection of sitting state governors from one party to the other.
Governor Matawalle Formally Defects To APC, Declared Leader Of The Party In Zamfara
Governor Bello Matawalle has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.
Matawalle in his speech at a rally in Gusau, said he is now the leader of the ruling party in Zamfara state. He also said that he had been nursing the ambition
Nigeria’ll Be Destabilised If Kanu Is Killed, Ohanaeze Worldwide Tells Buhari-led Government
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Igbo sociocultural association, has urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to follow the law strictly in dealing with the case of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Ohanaeze Keeps Mum Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Re-Arrest
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Tuesday, kept mum over the re-arrest and re-arraignment of leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
When contacted, National Publicity Secretary of the group
Breaking: Governor Makinde Sacks Commissioners, Special Advisers In Oyo
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has dissolved the State Executive Council.
The executive council comprises commissioners, special advisers, among others.
Makinde informed the cabinet members of the development at the state executive council meeting held
Hadiza, wife of Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has emerged Chairperson of the Northern Governors Wives’ Forum (NGWF).
Biafra: Sowore demands immediate release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Convener of Revolution Now, Omoyele Sowore, has called for the release of Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu.
Nigeria Receives £26.5 Million Repatriated Pension funds from the UK
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has received the sum of £26,505 862.97 million pounds repatriated from the United Kingdom.
Nigerian government extends deadline for NIN-SIM linkage to July 26
THE Nigerian government has extended the deadline for the National Identification Number-Subscriber Identity Module (NIN-SIM) linkage to July 26.
BREAKING: PDP is ‘senseless’ for threatening Governor Matawalle – Fani-Kayode
Nigerian Government Arrests IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Nigerian Government Arrests IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
The Nigerian Government has said it has arrested the leader of the proscribed Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, made the disclosure to journalists
Nigerian Man Arrested For Allegedly Sneaking Into Bangladesh From India
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have detained a 31-year-old Nigerian national for allegedly sneaking into Bangladesh illegally from India.
The Nigerian national identified as Onyebuchukwu Stanley Egwu was arrested in Sylhet, a city in eastern Bangladesh
South African Court Jails Ex-President Jacob Zuma For 15 Months For Contempt
Former South African president, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty for defying a court order to appear before an inquiry probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.
Insecurity: Political Office Holders Donate Half Salary In Kebbi
As efforts to complement the efforts of taming insecurity in Kebbi State, political office holders in the state have donated half of their June, 2021 salary.
This gesture was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Babale Yauri, in Birnin Kebbi
Biden, Trudeau Bet On NHL Stanley Cup Final
With the upstart Montreal Canadiens seeking to make hockey history and end Canada’s 28-year Stanley Cup drought by dethroning the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL finals starting Monday, two of the world’s most powerful men are getting in on the action.
IPOB Faults Police, Denies Having Native Doctors
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has denied working with native doctors.
The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said this in a statement on Monday in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
UAE Allegedly Suspend Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians Over Rising Crimes
The United Arab Emirates government has allegedly suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians, as a result of the increasing rate of crimes involving Nigerians in the Middle-East country.
FG approves July 26 Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage
The Federal Government has approved an extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26, 2021.
In a statement signed jointly by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde
Kidnappers Disguised As Bishop, Military Man Stormed Dunamis To Trick Me—Pastor Enenche
The Senior Pastor of the Dunamis International Church, Abuja, Dr Paul Enenche, has narrated that two kidnappers, who disguised as a bishop from The Gambia and a naval officer stormed the church’s headquarters, Glory Dome, at the Airport Road Abuja to defraud him.
Soldiers And Terrorists Killed In Fierce Battle In Borno
A fierce battle at Bula, Yobe axis of Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state has led to the death of some terrorists and soldiers.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the insurgents had attempted to attack a military formation, leading
Former APGA National Secretary Defects To APC
Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, a former National Secretary and Governorship candidate for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Zamfara state has defected to the All Progressives Congress.
Multiple Rockets Hit Us Base In Syria Less Than 24 Hours After Biden Launched Midnight Airstrikes In Iraq-Syrian Border Killing 7 Militants
Multiple rockets have hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, June 28, less than 24 hours after US President Joe Biden launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites in the Iraq-Syrian border.
The wife of the Odogwu (Warlord) of Ogwash-Uku kingdom, Aniocha South LGA, Mrs. Ohai, was over the weekend stripped and raped by irate youths over chieftaincy tussle.
Recounting how it happened to newsmen, the Odogwu of Ogwash-Uku, Chief Gabriel Ohai, said
Huge Fireball Explodes In Garage Under Elephant And Castle Station In London (Video/Photos)
A fireball exploded in a garage underneath London’s Elephant and Castle train station on Monday afternoon around 1.45 pm.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday resigned, one week after he lost a vote of no confidence in parliament, leaving it up the speaker of parliament to begin the search for a replacement.
Matawalle: 18 APC Govs to receive Zamfara Governor on Tuesday
Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, on Monday said no fewer than 18 governors of the party are expected to receive Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday.
US Carries Out Air Strikes In Iraq And Syria
The United States has carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region.
The strikes on Sunday hit "operational and weapons storage facilities", in response to drone attacks on US forces, the Pentagon said in
UPDATE: How Borno School Suspended 30 Nursing Students For Not Welcoming Buhari During President's Visit
At least 30 students have been suspended by the management of the Borno State College of Nursing and Midwifery for refusing to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari when he visited the state on June 17.
A top Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executive has said the opposition party would not to comment on Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle’s defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because it cannot stop the governor not to go.
Nobody Can Kill Me Or Say I Should Not Come To Lagos – Sunday Igboho
Yoruba Nation Agitator Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has declared nobody can attack or kill him over the Yoruba Nation rally billed for Lagos on Saturday, July 3, 2021.
I Raped Her Daily For 5 Months - Bandit Who Abducted An 18-Year-Old Housewife Confesses
A notorious bandits who abducted an 18-year-old housewife, has confessed to raping her daily for 5 months.
Katsina State Police Spokesman, Gambo Isah said 30-year-old Surajo Dauda from Rijiyar Basai village in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina confessed
Troops Repel Attack, Bandits Steal Phones In Kaduna Council
Troops of the Operation Safe Haven on Sunday repelled bandits attack on the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said but for the intervention of the troops
Many Traumatised By Nigeria’s Situation, Jonathan Laments
EX-President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed concern over the increasing crime wave in the country but concluded that most of them were caused by consumption of drugs.
Jonathan expressed his views during a courtesy call on him by the Chief Executive Officer
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, To Defect From PDP To APC On Tuesday June 29
Zamfara State governor, Muhammad Bello Matawalle, will on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
An invitation letter addressed to chieftains of the party states that Matawalle alongsid
Family that gets $1b richer every week
The world’s richest families are teaching their children to hoard their wealth to maintain a “dynasty” of billionaires, a new report has found.
The Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America’s 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality report
Kidnapped Former Kogi Lawmaker, Six Others Regain Freedom After Payment Of N15m Ransom, N100,000 Recharge Cards
A former member of Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday Makama Sanni and six others have regained their freedom after paying N15 million ransom and N100,000 naira recharge cards to the kidnappers.
Royal Fans Slam Prince William For Allegedly Calling Meghan Markle ‘That Bloody Woman’
Prince William has been heavily slammed by royal fans on social media after he allegedly criticized Meghan Markle.
A royal expert claimed in the Daily Mail that the future king, 39, had called his brother Harry’s wife “that bloody woman”
FG To Tax Global Tech Companies Operating In Nigeria
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that Nigeria is set to utilise the country’s legal provisions that empower the Federal Government to collect taxes on profits made in the country by global technology and digital firms not based in the country, but with a significant economic presence
The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, yesterday told striking workers in the state that the state government would not borrow to pay them the N30,000 minimum wage in order not to burden the state economy.
Being best friend to bandits makes you a terrorist – Fani-Kayode insists Gumi must be arrested
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has again lambasted renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi over alleged ties with bandits who are currently wreaking havoc in the Northern part of Nigeria.
NDLEA seizes 646kg hard drugs, arrests 60 suspects in Imo
Imo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 646kg of hard drugs and arrested 60 suspected drug traffickers from January to June, 2021.
Osinbajo, govs, others celebrate Ajimobi at one year remembrance
ONE year after his death, friends, family, and political associates of Abiola Ajimobi, on Friday, converged to remember and celebrate the life of the ex-governor of Oyo State.
N322m fraud: EFCC to appeal Nwaoboshi’s victory as Buhari welcomes him to APC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will challenge the victory of Delta North Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, who was recently discharged and acquitted of alleged fraud to the tune of N322m on June 18, 2020.
Lagos #EndSARS panel awards Kolade Johnson’s family N10m
The Lagos judicial panel has awarded the sum of N10m to the family of the late Kolade Johnson.
Labour strike: Nasarawa govt activates ‘no work no pay’
Nasarawa state government on Friday, maintained his stand on the no-work-no-pay order.
Anambra: We Forbid Drinking Of Water Used To Wash Dead Body – Igwe Obidiegwu
AWKA – The traditional ruler of Ihiala ancient kingdom Ihiala Local Government area of Anambra State, His Royal Highness Igwe Thomas Obidiegwu, Oluoha the 17th of Ihiala has stressed the urgent need to make it known to the general public that Ihiala forbids drinking wa
DSS invites Sheikh Gumi over military, bandits collusion allegation
The Department of State Security Service (DSS), Kaduna quizzed Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmed Gumi following his recent television interview in which he claimed soldiers were supplying arms and ammunition to bandits terrorizing parts of the country.
FG, Lai Mohammed disown anti-press bill
Minister of Information and Culture , Lai Mohammed, said on Friday that the Federal Government is not the sponsor of the controversial anti-press bills now before the National Assembly.
Derek Chauvin Bags 22.5 Years Imprisonment For George Floyd's Murder
Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for George Floyd murder
Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of murdering Floyd, a Black man.
Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd, a Black man, was
sentenced to 22 1/2
The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) has restored roads and streets in the capital city that were previously hijacked by traders and artisans who converted them to illegal shops and mechanic workshops.
18 political parties lament Nigeria’s insecurity situation
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), an umbrella body of the 18 registered political parties, has urged Nigerian security agencies to do more in tackling insecurity in the country.
Buhari pledges action on Niger Delta environmental degradation
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) on its recent affirmation of belief in a united Nigeria and supporting the fight against insecurity by developing internal control mechanisms.
Obasa Congratulates Sanwo-Olu At 56, Hails Gbajabiamila
LAGOS – Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his 56th birthday describing him as one who continues to prove his belief in the development and prosperity of the state.
BREAKING: JAMB Releases 2021 UTME Results
ABUJA – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Benue: ‘Be careful, they want to assassinate you’ – Primate Ayodele warns Gov Ortom
The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, on Friday, warned the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom concerning some of the things God showed him.
2023: Don’t overheat polity, I am still in charge – Gov Ikpeazu tells politicians
The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed deep concern at the current exchange of political brickbats by politicians and groups over who succeeds him in 2023, describing such exchanges as unnecessary, premature and capable of distracting his administr
Cybercrime: Court Convicts Three Persons In Oyo, Ogun
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has, on Wednesday secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters including Afolabi Gbolahan, Gbolahan Sodiq Atanda and Saheed Ayomide Rabiu.
Ganduje lauds army for securing Falgore forest, other flash points
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has applauded the efforts of troops of 3 Brigade of the Nigerian Army for securing Falgore forest and other notorious forests in the State.
Poor Leadership Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Diasporans By Fadumo Abiodun Paul
We must not let them take away our rights and or space to criticize a bad government and have our opinions heard. Especially since living abroad also guarantees an escape from police arrest and torture of dissenting citizens.
Ban Government Officials Who Violate Press Freedom, Electoral Reform, Stakeholders Charge UK, US, Canada
NIGERIANS who gathered at the Merit House for electoral reform and press freedom summit have called on the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to ban government officials involved in shrinking media space and freedom of expression.
Nigeria will continue to borrow because it is broke —Senate President.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says Nigeria will keep borrowing to fund critical infrastructures because the country is broke.
House summons minister, NPA management over N166b funds, others
The House of Representatives has summoned the Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi and the management of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) over N166,685,929,000 revenue that accrued to the authority as at December 31, 2016 but was not properly captured in the statemen
Be patriotic, stop condemning Nigeria, Amina Mohammed tells Nigerian youths
The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has urged Nigerian youths to be patriotic and stop condemning Nigeria.
Buhari appoints Jime as Shippers Council’s Executive Secretary
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Emmanuel Lyambee Jime as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council.
We did not disqualify APGA from participating in Anambra governorship election – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said it never disqualified the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) from participating in the Anambra State governorship election billed for November 6, 2021, contrary to media reports.
Buhari off for UK checkup:Femi Adesina
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will on Friday proceed to London for “a scheduled medical follow-up.”
Atiku’s citizenship: Court fixes new date for hearing.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed a new date for the hearing of a suit challenging the citizenship of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
INEC Launches Online Portal for Registration of Voters
Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday launched an online portal for Nigerians to register as voters.
Baba Ijesha pleaded not guilty
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka (alias Baba Ijesha), on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charge of child molestation before an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
At Least 64 Killed In Ethiopian Air Strike On Tigray Market
At least 64 people were killed and 180 injured in an Ethiopian air strike on a market in the war-torn Tigray region, a local health official told AFP Thursday.
Police arrest 21-year-old UNILAG student over murder of Super TV CEO
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 21-year-old Chidinma for allegedly killing the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state.
Southampton still in race for midfielder – Player ‘will hardly stay’ at his club this summer
Portuguese newspaper A Bola today writes about the future of Farense midfielder Ryan Gauld, who should be on his way out of the club this summer.
Nigeria’s debt hits N33.11tr
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday said Nigeria’s debt profile hit N33.11 trillion in March, 2021.
Gunmen whisk former Kogi lawmaker, Makama from Abuja hotel.
An unspecified number of persons, including a two-term former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday Sani Makama have reportedly been attacked and whisked away from an hotel in Abuja, by gunmen
Kano Chief Judge approves appointment of 34 Sharia Court judges
The Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir, has approved the appointment of 34 additional Sharia Court judges in the state.
IPOB vs bandits: You’re terrorists’ main sponsor in Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu attacks Gumi
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday accused Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi of being the main sponsor of banditry and terrorism in Nigeria.
Petrol Smugglers: Nigeria losing millions of litres daily, NNPC claims
he Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says Nigeria is losing millions of litres of petrol daily to smugglers.
Lagos leads chart as Nigeria records 44 new COVID-19 infections
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded 44 new COVID-19 cases with Lagos state leading the daily infection chart.
Ex-Philippines President, Benigno Aquino is dead
Former Philippine president, Benigno Aquino, is dead.
IGP Urge Policemen To Respect Human Rights.
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has charged officers and men of the Nigeria Police to exhibit high sense of professionalism, obey human rights and shun all forms of abuse of the law.
Oyo Government Goes Spiritual, Solicits Offer Of Sacrifices, Prayers Over Insecurity
The resolution was part of the outcome of deliberations at a meeting on Community and Public Enlightenment on Security and Peaceful Coexistence, which was held on Wednesday at the State Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism in Ibadan.
Russian Fighter Jet Opens Fire On British Destroyer In Black Sea
A Russian Su-24M fighter jet opened fire at the British destroyer HMS Defender in the Black Sea, reports Interfax, citing a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.
The "warning shelling" was carried out to stop the British ship from violating
The Chief Jude Okeke-led National Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance on Wednesday, announced the suspension of a former Governor of the Central Bank, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo from the Party for anti-party activities.
10 Members Of A Family Die After Consuming Herbal Mixture In Kwara
Tragedy struck in Biogberu village via Gwanara in Baruten local government area of Kwara State after a family of 10 died after consuming a local herbal mixture on June 18.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Ajayi
UK Denies Claims Russia Fires Warning Shots At Warship In Black Sea
Russia on Wednesday said it fired warning shots at a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea after it violated the country’s territorial waters, while the UK denied that shots had been fired.
Incidents involving Western aircraft or ships are not uncommon
Bandits Kill APC Chieftain, Bamidele Isibo In Ondo State
The Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, said that one of its members had been murdered in Imoru community in Ose Local Government Area in the state.
It was learnt that the deceased, identified as Bamidele Isibo
US President, Biden Accuses Republicans Of Backing A 'Jim Crow Era In The 21st Century'
US President, Joe Biden has accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to "a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century" in a scathing statement Tuesday after Republican senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election
Twitter Enhances Activities Of IPOB In Nigeria-Federal government
The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this before the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Information, Justice, and Communication on Tuesday at the National Assembly in Abuja while answering questions on the ban on Twitter
ISWAP Commander’s Errand Boy Chews His Sim Cards After Being Nabbed In Borno Market
Wida Kachalla, an “errand boy” to Modu Sulum, a notorious commander of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has reportedly been nabbed in a Borno market.
Kachalla who is a native of Murguba Settlement, a stronghold of the terrorists
Buhari Inaugurates Committee To Lift 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty
President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS).
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor
Senator Abaribe rocks ‘The Dot Nation’ T-shirt [photo]
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who represents the Abia South Senatorial District at the Senate and also the Minority Leader, has been spotted wearing ‘The Dot Nation’ T-shirt which emerged after President Muhammadu Buhari referred to the Igbos as “a dot in a circle”
Focus On Real Problems, Twitter Not Food – Daura Lawmaker Tells Nigerian Youths
The member representing Daura Federal Constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives, Fatahu Muhammad, has defended the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
Recall that the federal government, on June 4, suspended Twitter from operating
South-East Govs Can’t Decide Actualisation Of Biafra – IPOB
THE Indigenous People of Biafra has said the governors of the South-East geo-political zone lacked the locus standi to decide for the people of the region on issues concerning Biafra.
This was as the group claimed that the purported statement wherein
UNIJOS Hires Hunters To Protect Campus, Hostels
Following the security challenges facing the country, authorities of the University of Jos have engaged the services of local hunters to protect students on campus and their hostels.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sebastian Maimako
Senate President Lawan Blames Saraki For Buhari, APC Failure
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has attributed the failure of the All Progressives Congress government under President Muhammadu Buhari to the power struggle between the executive and the National Assembly during Bukola Saraki's tenure.
Ex-Rep Lawan Jailed Seven Years Over Otedola’S $500,000 Bribe
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Apo on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Lawan, for demanding a bribe of $3m and receiving $500,000 from businessman, Femi Otedola.
Corps Members Cry Out As NYSC Shuns Redeployment Applications Amid Insecurity, Suspends Allowances
Some corps members are in a state of confusion following the refusal of the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to approve their applications for redeployment.
Some of the corps members told SaharaReporters that they applied
Three Suspects Arrested For Killing Six Cows, Injuring 13 Others In Oyo
Three persons have been arrested for shooting six cows dead and injuring 13 other cows at Eruwa in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso said the suspects were nabbed inside the bush
#EndSARS Protester Who Gave Birth In Prison Granted N10m Bail After 7 Months
Kemisola Ogunniyi, the #EndSARS protester who recently gave birth in prison has been granted a N10 million bail.
Ogunniyi who was two months pregnant at the time she was arrested by soldiers in Akure, Ondo State capital alongside three others, after
Almost 4,000 Fully Vaccinated People In The U.S. Have Tested Positive For Covid-19 - New Data Shows
Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts, US, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to new data from the state Department of Public Health.
The number of breakthrough cases in the state has accounted for approximately one in 1,000
Nigerian Mobile Police Officer Serving In Yobe State Moved To Tears As He Complains Bitterly About Their Poor Working Condition (Video)
A video of a Nigerian mobile police officer serving in Yobe state and complaining bitterly about their poor working condition has been shared online.
According to the officer, he and his colleagues were transferred to Yobe state in December 2020 and up
Suspension: Buhari Approves Committee To Engage With Twitter
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of its operations in Nigeria.
The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday
Final Year Student Of Akwa Ibom State University Allegedly Expelled For ‘Insulting’ Akwa Ibom Governor On Facebook
A 500-level student of the Akwa Ibom State University, Ekpo Iniobong has reportedly been expelled for allegedly criticising the state governor, Emmanuel Udom in a Facebook post.
Bandit In Military Uniform, Charms Heading To Oyo State Arrested—Nigerian Army
Troops of the Nigerian Army along the Mokwa-Jebba Road have arrested a fleeing bandit during a stop and search operation along the road.
He was said to be heading to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Threatens To Jail Those Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine
Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as his country battles the pandemic, with more than 1.3 million cases and 23,000 deaths.
INEC Introduces Portal For Voters e-Registration
The Independent National Electoral Commission, in its bid to resume the Continuous Voter Education next week, has introduced an online portal for registration.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while briefing the press on Monday in Abuja.
Fulanis Are Our Security, Not Enemies – Oluwo Of Iwo
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has said Fulanis are not enemies to Iwo people, stressing that they help secure the community.
Akanbi said this while stating that his people enjoy a peaceful coexistence with their Fulani counterparts.
A conference of Yoruba has called for decentralisation of government to allow the six geopolitical zones in the country to have autonomy to function.
The conference, which had in attendance Yoruba scholars and traditional rulers, was led by Professor
Hell Fire Awaits You – Fani-Kayode Reacts As Sheikh Gumi Warns Government To Stop Killing Bandits
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation has lambasted Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for asking the government to stop killing bandits.
Gumi had in an interview on Monday warned the government against the killing of bandits, insisting that the criminals were
Insecurity: Gov Bello Identifies Bandits Kidnapping, Killing Nigerians
The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has identified those behind banditry in Nigeria.
Bello disclosed that bandits are foreigners hired to cause problems in the country.
The Governor disclosed this yesterday while addressing the 1000
Kidnap Victims Paid N2bn Ransom To Herdsmen Yearly – SOKAPU
The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union has said over N2bn has been paid as ransom to kidnappers by families and friends in Southern Kaduna to kidnappers for the release of victims held in the captivity of armed herdsmen in the past one year.
Bank Workers Storm Senator Andy Uba's House In Abuja, Ask Him To Pay Up His Debt
Over 20 men and women who are staff of Heritage Bank Plc today June 21 stormed the Abuja residence of Senator Andy Uba, representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate, to demand that he pays the bank the loan he owes.
Help Nigerians At This Difficult Time – Prophet Jeremiah
Founder and Senior prophet of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta State, Jeremiah Fufeyin, has called on wealthy pastors in the country to give back to Nigerians in this difficult period of time.
The cleric said that the Federal Governmen
Social Media Won’T Transform Lives, Join Politics – Osinbajo Charges Youths
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has charged youths in Nigeria to join politics.
Osinbajo made the call on Monday in Abuja at the maiden Progressive Youth Conference organized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) youth wing.
Traditional Institutions Can Solve Nigeria’s Insecurity – Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government says traditional institutions are the heartbeat of National security.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammad disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, in Government House
Alleged Molestation: Baba Ijesha To Be Arraigned In Court On Thursday
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as Baba Ijesha will be arraigned at an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday over allegations of sexual assault of a minor.
The minor is the foster child of a popular comedian, known as Princess.
Bandits Release Photos Of Abducted Kebbi Teachers And Students
Photos of students and teachers who were abducted from Federal Government College, Birin Yauri, Kebbi State have been released by bandits.
Though some of those abducted have been rescued, a teacher of the school who did not want to be named confirmed
Foreign Affairs Ministry Mismanages N28billion Released By Buhari For Distressed Missions
These are contained in the Annual Report of the Auditor-General of the Accounts of the Federation of Nigeria for the year ended, December 31, 2018.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs allegedly mismanaged $68 million (about N28 billion) released
20 Killed As Troops Battle Insurgents In Borno
Joint Task Force of the Nigerian Army troops engaged in battle with Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorist groups, killing 20 insurgents in the process.
Muslim Cleric Arrested After He Was Caught On Video 'Sexually Assaulting Male Student' (Photos)
A prominent Muslim cleric has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a male student at a religious school in Pakistan.
Aziz-ur-Rehman was recently arrested after footage purporting to show him forcing himself on the student went
My Dad Abandoned Us In The Hospital Because Doctor Told Him His Wife Gave Birth To A Girl - Nigerian Lady Narrates On Father's Day
A Nigerian woman, Chinwendu has narrated how she and her mother were allegedly abandoned in the hospital by her father after birth because doctor informed him that she was a girl.
Abductions: Kebbi State Government Shuts Down Seven Schools Over Safety Concerns
The Kebbi state government has closed seven schools considered unsafe following the recent abduction of students and teachers of Federal Government College(FGC) Birnin Yauri by bandits.
The Chairman of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Kebbi state
FG Expended $5bn Fighting Poverty In Five Years — Minister
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, has said the Federal Government expended over $5bn since 2016 to fight poverty in the country.
BREAKING: Protesters Block Abuja Airport Road
Angry Nigerians protesting against bad governance and insecurity on Monday morning staged a peaceful protest and blocked Abuja Airport Road.
The protesters, mostly youths, took their campaign to Dantata Bridge, along the road which serves as a major
Fulani People Are Being Cheated Despite Providing Meat, Milk For Nigeria— Livestock Breeders Spokesman
The spokesman for Livestock Breeders Association of Nigeria (LIBAN), Kaduna State chapter, Hussaini Salisu, has said blaming foreign Fulani herdsmen for the farmer-herder conflict in Nigeria, may provoke Fulani in neighbouring countries to launch attack
Tinubu’s Probe Is Currently Ongoing — EFCC Chairman
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has confirmed that former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently being investigated.
Apple Daily Could Shut ‘In Days’ After Hong Kong Asset Freeze
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will be forced to shut “in a matter of days” after authorities used the national security law imposed by China to freeze the company’s assets as it arrested the paper’s editor and four other directors, an adviser
Ex-Federal Institute Director, Igwe Must Return Salaries Received For 18 Years With Fake PhD Certificate— Group Petitions ICPC
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been asked not to let off the hook a former acting Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, Mr. Chima Igwe, who was accused of serial
Constitution Review A Waste Of Time —Bode George
FORMER Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has advised the Federal Government to expedite action on devolution of powers to the states instead of wasting time on the ongoing constitution amendment.
JAMB Blames NIN Requirement As Revenue Drops To N5.8bn
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has attributed the drop in the revenue it generated from the sale of forms for the 2021 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations and the Direct Entry Examinations to the introduction of the National
Education In The North Has Always Been A Problem And It Is Getting Worse With Abduction Of Students — Lawan
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that the abduction of students in the north of which the latest is the abduction of teachers and students from Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, is threatening education in the northern region
Trigger-Happy Police Inspector Allegedly Kills Five And Injures Four In Enugu
A trigger-happy policeman attached to RC Lotto Company at Golf Estate, GRA Enugu metropolis allegedly shot five persons dead on Sunday, June 20.
The Police Inspector attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) Base 9, Umuahia, Abia State, was alleged
Six Boko Haram Members Dead As Troops Foil Attack In Borno
The Nigerian Army has confirmed six dead as the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) foiled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Kumshe town, Borno State.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu made this known in a statement on