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Alfa kills co-tenant over N60 house bill

Alfa kills co-tenant over N60 house bill The Ogun State Police Command has launched a manhunt for an Islamic cleric, identified only as Raheem, for allegedly killing a co-tenant, Monday Olaleye, aka Messiah. The duo, who lived in a house on Adebayo Close, in the Ibafo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, reportedly had a disagreement...... more

Another JAMB wonder: N23m scratch card ‘burnt’ in car accident, used by students in Nasarawa

Another JAMB wonder: N23m scratch card ‘burnt’ in car accident, used by students in Nasarawa THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, scratch cards worth N23 million, which Nassarawa State JAMB Coordinator, Labaran Tanko, said got burnt in a car accident, have been discovered used by students to register for examinations in the state.This is just as the dust raised by the bizarre report that a...... more

Register with Political Parties, Ekweremadu tells Civil Servants,

Register with Political Parties, Ekweremadu tells Civil Servants, ...Advocates electronic voting for party primaries The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians, including civil servants to register with the political parties of their choice to improve the quality of governance in the country. He also advocated the use of electronic voting in the conduct...... more

Armed smugglers ambush, butcher Customs official in Ogun

Armed smugglers ambush, butcher Customs official in Ogun There was pandemonium on Wednesday at the Ibeji River in Idogo-Ifonyitedo area of Ogun State as suspected smugglers ambushed, attacked and butchered a Customs official during a routine patrol of the area. It was learnt that the Operative attached to the Federal Operations Unit but posted to the  Idiroko border area,...... more

Court orders arrest of Innoson Motors boss

Court orders arrest of Innoson Motors boss AN Ikeja Special Offences Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Innocent Chukwuma, alias Innoson, the Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Mojisola Dada issued the bench warrant following the failure of the defendant to appear in court for the...... more

Ugwuanyi has utilized IGR to transform Enugu, says Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun .

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has expressed delight at the impressive pace of development in Enugu State, attributing the stride to the focused leadership of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and his prudent management of the state’s meager resources to address the basic needs of the people. Mrs. Adeosun, who described Gov....... more

How my family members were maltreated by EFCC officials — Innoson

How my family members were maltreated by EFCC officials — Innoson  Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, Innoson Group, Dr Innocent Chukwuma, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, yesterday  told members of the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption, how his family members were reportedly maltreated by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, when they arrested him last...... more

Fulani herdsmen kill SARS boss

Fulani herdsmen kill SARS boss The Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Saki Unit in Oyo State Police Command, has been killed by Fulani herdsmen. Nigerian Tribune reports that the SARS boss, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, was killed on Tuesday night. He was said to have been macheted to death by the Fulani...... more

Alleged N400m fraud: ‘Grant Metuh access to medical care’ Reps tells AGF

Alleged N400m fraud: ‘Grant Metuh access to medical care’ Reps tells AGF The House of Representatives has urged the Attorney General of the Federation,  Abubakar Malami  to ensure that Olisa  Metuh is allowed to get medical treatment. The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Chris Azubogu (PDP, Anambra) during Tuesday  plenary. Azubogu moved a motion of urgent public importance...... more

Controversial statement: IG declares Babangida’s spokesman, Afegbua, wanted

Controversial statement: IG declares Babangida’s spokesman, Afegbua, wanted The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has declared Kazeem Afegbua wanted over the statement he issued on behalf of former dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday. Afegbua is the Media Adviser to Babangida. The IG ordered the arrest of Afegbua in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, on...... more

Reps probe lottery operators over alleged tax evasion

Reps probe lottery operators over alleged tax evasion The House of Representatives yesterday ordered an investigation into the activities of the licensed lottery operators in the country from 2000 to date over alleged non-payment of taxes and fees. The order was given after adopting a motion sponsored by Mr. Abdulrazak Sa’ad Namdas during plenary session presided over by the...... more

FG to monitor Hate Speeches, Social Media Posts of ‘Prominent Nigerians’

FG to monitor Hate Speeches, Social Media Posts of ‘Prominent Nigerians’ THE Federal Government will henceforth, through the security agencies, begin to monitor the social media posts of some prominent Nigerians in order to confront head-on, the propagation of hate speeches through various social media platforms. This resolution came out of a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the...... more

Nigerian prophet arrested in Zambia for drug trafficking

Nigerian prophet arrested in Zambia for drug trafficking ZAMBIAN authorities have arrested a Nigerian pastor for allegedly trafficking 26.29 kilograms of ephedrine, a medication and stimulant drug, a spokesperson said on Thursday. Prophet Isaac Amata, 42, is known for having predicted that President Edgar Lungu will win Zambia’s 2016 general elections. He was arrested by anti-drug officers on Wednesday...... more

Police docks Estate Agent for allegedly defrauding Ojukwu’s Company

Police docks Estate Agent for allegedly defrauding Ojukwu’s Company An estate agent, Mr. Emmanuel Obiajulu Omuojine, has been arraigned before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding Ojukwu Transport Ltd to the tune of N182 million. Omuojine was arraigned by the Inspector General of Police on a 10-count charge before Justice Hakeem Oshodi. The charges against the...... more

Buhari fit to contest in 2019 – Presidency

Buhari fit to contest in 2019 – Presidency Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari is in a better state of health to seek re-election in 2019. Adesina told State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday that though the president was yet to decide on whether to re-contest or not, his health would never be an issue as...... more

Herdsmen set Falae’s farm on fire

Herdsmen set Falae’s farm on fire Suspected Fulani Herdsmen have reportedly set ablaze, a farm belonging to the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae. The elder statesman confirmed the incident in a telephone chat on Sunday.   He said  “They have again burnt my farm, the Fulani herdsmen. They do that every...... more

Access Bank slammed with N200m suit over unlawful account freeze

Access Bank slammed with N200m suit over unlawful account freeze An Abuja based media firm, Image Merchants Promotion Limited and its promoter, Mallam Yushau Shuaib, have slammed a N200 million suit against Access Bank Plc over an alleged unlawful freezing of their four different accounts with the bank in the past two years.   The bank was dragged before a High...... more

16 states ready for cattle colonies, more on the queue — FG

16 states ready for cattle colonies, more on the queue — FG Sixteen of the 36 states have signified intention to be part of the cattle colonies initiative of the federal government. More are expected to join, according to Dr. Olukayode Oyedele, Special Assistant to Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh. Oyedele did not name the 16 states or those in line to join the...... more

Buhari begs Benue leaders to accommodate Fellow countrymen

 Buhari begs Benue leaders to accommodate Fellow countrymen President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to the government and people of Benue State to “in the name of God” accommodate their countrymen. He urged them to exercise restraint following the recent attacks on some communities and assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in the state will be made...... more

We were embarrassed in Jerusalem, says Clergy

We were embarrassed in Jerusalem, says Clergy THE General Overseer, Believers Assembly of Nigerian, Prelate Isaiah Issong, has called policy makers in the country to urgently formulate policies that would redeemed the battered image of the country saying Nigerian contingent to 2017 Christian pilgrimage were seen as security threat to the holy land. Issong, a member of Board of...... more

MASSOB, Ohanaeze reject establishment of cattle colonies

MASSOB, Ohanaeze reject establishment of cattle colonies Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo have said they will not accept the proposed establishment of cattle colonies by the Federal Government. MASSOB’s National Director of Information, Mr. Sunday Okereafor, said, “After the killings in Benue State and some parts of...... more

Benue killings: ACF sets up committee on anti-grazing law

Benue killings: ACF sets up committee on anti-grazing law Pan-Northern socio-cultural group, the Arewa Consultative Forum, said it had constituted a committee on how best to handle the anti-open grazing law which has been a bone of contention in some parts of the North. The implementation of the law is currently causing crises in Benue, Taraba and Adamawa states, leading...... more

INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections

INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has released guidelines and schedule of activities for the election. This is just as the commission stated that it would make public its budget for the 2019 election on Thursday. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced the guidelines...... more

254 Companies bid for Purchase of Nigerian Crude Grades

254 Companies bid for Purchase of Nigerian Crude Grades FOR the third consecutive year, the gale of transparency and innovation in the marketing and management of Nigeria’s crude oil grades was sustained on Wednesday as a total of 254 indigenous and foreign owned entities submitted bids for the sale and purchase of the Federal Government equity crude under the 2018/2019...... more

Archbishop Chukwuma hails Gov. Ugwuanyi on realistic 2018 budget proposal

Archbishop Chukwuma hails Gov. Ugwuanyi on realistic 2018 budget proposal Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for presentating a "realistic budget proposal" to the State House of Assembly for approval. Archbishop Chukwuma expressed optimism that Gov. Ugwuanyi will implement to the letter the budget, which stood below...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria in darkness as electricity grid collapses

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria in darkness as electricity grid collapses Nigeria’s power transmission grid collapsed on Tuesday night, a development that led to widespread blackout across the country. It was learnt that the collapse was due to a fire incident on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited. The incident led to a shutdown...... more

Fuel scarcity may end in days – Major marketers

Fuel scarcity may end in days – Major marketers The latest round of fuel scarcity might end in a few days’ time if the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation sustained the current level of supply of Premium Motor Spirit, major oil marketers and depot owners said on Wednesday. The Major Marketers Association of Nigeria confirmed that its members, including Total Nigeria...... more

Fayose supervises sales of fuel at control petrol price of N145

Fayose supervises sales of fuel at control petrol price of N145 The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose on the Christmas Day supervised sales of fuel to motorists in Ado Ekiti in fulfillment of his promise to release 80 percent of the petrol in the Government House fuel dump to two petrol stations in Ado Ekiti to be sold at N145 per...... more

/EFCC files fraud charge against Innoson

/EFCC files fraud charge against Innoson The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed a fraud charge against Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, alias Innoson, his company Innoson Nigeria Limited and his brother Charles Chukwuma.  The charge was dated 30 November, 2017 and filed at a Lagos High Court.  In the case, the EFCC is accusing Innoson of obtaining...... more

Fayose to sell petrol to motorists today

Fayose to sell petrol to motorists today The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said he would sell petrol to residents on Christmas day at the pump price of N145 to lessen the burden of fuel scarcity on the people during the festival. The governor said he would use the fuel in government dump for the purpose to...... more

 

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