19-year-old ‘Yahoo Boy’ allegedly sets 24-year-old girlfriend ablaze for cheating

19-year-old ‘Yahoo Boy’ allegedly sets 24-year-old girlfriend ablaze for cheating Operatives of Iba Police Station have arrested a 19-year-old man, Ifeanyichukwu, for allegedly setting his 24-year-old girlfriend, Tolani, ablaze because he suspected that she had another lover. DSP Bala Elkana, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday. Elkana said the incident took...... more

Amaechi denounces IPOB’s assault claims

Amaechi denounces IPOB’s assault claims …Says, ‘I resisted your attack’ Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday, denied the claims of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra that its members physically assaulted him in Madrid, Spain. IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, had earlier alleged that members of the outlawed group “beat the minister” in Madrid. According to TheCable, Amaechi...... more

Kogi Guber: Wada, PDP file petition at tribunal

Kogi Guber: Wada, PDP file petition at tribunal The Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the November 16, governorship election in Kogi state, Engineer Musa Wada, on Saturday filed a petition at the Kogi State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello as the winner of the election. The petitioners are claiming...... more

Tragedy hits Kanu’s family

Tragedy hits Kanu’s family • Afaraukwu Eze-in-council announces IPOB leader’s father’s death few months after mother’s demise ◗ Blame Nigerian Army for their death, Abia monarch says The Afaraukwu Eze-in-council involving the three communities that make up Afaraukwu in Umuahia North Local Government of Abia State has announced the death of father of the leader...... more

Tragedy hits Kanu’s family

• Afaraukwu Eze-in-council announces IPOB leader’s father’s death few months after mother’s demise ◗ Blame Nigerian Army for their death, Abia monarch says The Afaraukwu Eze-in-council involving the three communities that make up Afaraukwu in Umuahia North Local Government of Abia State has announced the death of father of the leader...... more

Why we re-arrested Sowore, DSS explains

Why we re-arrested Sowore, DSS explains The action of the Department of State Service (DSS) to rearrest Omoyele Sowore surprised Nigerians considering the fact that he was released less than 24 hours earlier. DSS in a press statement made available to the media by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya said the convener of RevolutionNow Movement “resorted to acts...... more

Popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79

Popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79 German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke who is principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa is dead aged 79. A post on his official Facebook page explained that he passed away peacefully and was surrounded by his family. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the...... more

Slain Kogi PDP woman leader, Acheju Salome Abuh, buried amid tears

Slain Kogi PDP woman leader, Acheju Salome Abuh, buried amid tears The Peoples Democratic Party women leader who was burnt alive in the November 16 Kogi governorship election bloody fallout, Acheju Salome Abuh, has been buried. Acheju was buried in her village, Aji-Obala, in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State. She was buried amidst tears and eulogy from notable PDP figures...... more

IPOB attacks Amaechi in Spain

IPOB attacks Amaechi in Spain  Spanish police yesterday repelled an attack on the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi by some Nigerians identified as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Madrid. The minister, who was on national assignment at a climate change event in the city, said those that attacked him outside the...... more

Bomb chops off students hand in Ébonyi

Bomb chops off students hand in Ébonyi AN object believed to be an improvised explosive device on Thursday exploded at Glory Land High School, Azugwu, in Ebonyi Local Governement Area of Ebonyi State. The device which exploded during break hour, according to sources within the school, chopped off the left hand of an SS 2 student simply identified...... more

Shrinking Lake Chad forced many to crime – Buhari

Shrinking Lake Chad forced many to crime – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the effect of climate change on Lake Chad has created more economic challenges, with the shrinking lake rendering many jobless, and leaving them with little or no options for survival, except crime. President Buhari said this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while...... more

Senate passes 2020 budget as Reps explain appropriation hike

Senate passes 2020 budget as Reps explain appropriation hike The Senate has passed the 2020 budget  into law, two months after President Muhammadu Buhari submitted it to a joint session of the National Assembly. It was increased from N10.33 trillion presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 8 to N10.6 trillion (10,594,362,364,830). The N560.47 billion added is for statutory transfers...... more

DSS releases Sowore, Bakare

DSS releases  Sowore, Bakare The Department of State Services has released rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general elections, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. His co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, was also freed. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had given the...... more

Police have no right to search mobile phones, arrest people for indecent dressing - Lagos CP, Odumosu

Police have no right to search mobile  phones, arrest people for indecent dressing - Lagos  CP, Odumosu The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu on Thursday said policemen have no right to stop people on the road and search their mobile phones, saying it is an infringement of the law. Odumosu who spoke in Yoruba on Lagos Television’s programme ‘Owurolawa’ also said it is a criminal...... more

Court orders DSS to release Sowore, Bakare within 24 hours

Court orders DSS to release Sowore, Bakare within 24 hours A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Service (DSS) to release Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, within the next 24 hours. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order at the scheduled commencement of the defendants’ trial on charges of treasonable felony. According to Justice...... more

N7.1bn fraud: Court jails Orji Kalu for 12 years

N7.1bn fraud: Court jails Orji Kalu for 12 years Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Thursday sentenced to12 years imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Lagos. Kalu,  who is the chief whip of the Nigerian Senate was convicted of N7.1 billion fraud and money laundering. The judge also ordered that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited,...... more

FG condemns attack on Nigerians in Ghana

FG condemns attack on Nigerians in Ghana The Federal Government has condemned the renewed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana, describing it as uncalled for. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement made available by the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations,  Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said  the reported cases of...... more

Your ‘coup’ against democracy unacceptable, PDP tells APC

Your ‘coup’ against democracy unacceptable, PDP tells APC …Says ruling party’s one-party idea will fail The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has told the All Progressives Congress, APC that its “coup” against democracy in Nigeria cannot stand, in spite of what it called its orchestration of forceful seizure of the electoral processes. This is as the party insisted that no...... more

Hate speech bill is dead, says Bishop Oyedepo

Hate speech bill is dead, says Bishop Oyedepo The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the controversial hate speech bill being considered by the Senate is dead. Oyedepo said the sponsor of the bill did not propose death penalty for killers of innocent people in the country but was targeting those who might...... more

Court orders AGF to recover N40bn pension from ex-govs

Court orders AGF to recover N40bn pension from ex-govs The Federal High Court in Lagos has pronounced that it is illegal for National Assembly members and ministers who were once state governors to continue to earn emoluments and life pension as ex-governors from their states. The court, in a judgment by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, decried the situation where “former governors,...... more

Revenue collection: NNPC, DPR, FIRS illegally deducted N1.5tr — Auditor-General

Revenue collection: NNPC, DPR, FIRS illegally deducted N1.5tr — Auditor-General Out of the N6.4tn generated by revenue collection agencies in 2017, about N1.5tn was deducted and not remitted into the federation account in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, disclosed this in its audit report for 2017 which was released on Wednesday...... more

Buhari approves appointment of nine permanent secretaries

Buhari approves appointment of nine permanent secretaries President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine Permanent Secretaries to fill the vacancies in the Federal Civil Service. A release signed by the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the list of the successful Directors to be elevated to Federal Permanent Secretaries,...... more

Ohaneze condemns burning down of Home of IPOB Lawyer

Ohaneze condemns burning down of Home of IPOB Lawyer JOHN Nnia Nwodi, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has condemned the recent police attack and burning down of the residence of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. In a release by Emeka Attamah, media adviser to the president general, the apex Igbo cultural organization called for a...... more

Member bags one-year jail term for stealing from church

Member bags one-year jail term for stealing from church A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, sentenced a 46-year-old Welder, Chika Azegbu, to one-year imprisonment for breaking-in and stealing property worth N510,000 from a church where he worshipped. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghere, sentenced the convict to one-year imprisonment with no option of fine, starting from today...... more

NDLEA arrests 159 drug traffickers in Enugu

NDLEA arrests 159 drug traffickers in Enugu The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Enugu State, on Tuesday, said it arrested no fewer than 159 illicit drug traffickers in the state from January to November 2019. The command also said that no fewer than 59 drug traffickers were convicted within the same period while others were at...... more

Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over death of cops

Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted over death of cops The Anambra State Police Command on Tuesday declared Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu wanted. John Abang, Police Commissioner held a news conference in Awka to declare the lawyer wanted in connection with the murder of two police officers at Oraifite, Ekwusigo...... more

World Bank advises Nigeria on economic reforms to halt poverty

World Bank advises Nigeria on economic reforms to halt poverty ...says Economic and demographic projections highlight urgent need for reform The World Bank has said the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty may increase by more than 30 million by 2030 and the country will be home to 25 per cent of the world’s destitute people if the government fails...... more

EFCC seizes Onyema’s Passport over $44.9m US indictment

EFCC seizes Onyema’s Passport over $44.9m US indictment The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has seized the passports of the Chairman of Air Peace Airline, Mr. Allen Onyema, pending investigation into his indictment for alleged $44.9 million wire deals and money laundering in the United States. US. Recall that Onyema and his chief finance officer, Ejiroghene Eghagha, are...... more

N/Delta youth leader urges Presidency to wade into NDDC impasse

N/Delta youth leader urges Presidency to wade into NDDC impasse A Niger Delta youth leader, Mr Kenedy Tonjo-West, on Monday urged the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to intervene in the lingering leadership crisis in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Tonjo-West said the call to Kyari to intervene in the impasse between the legislators and Sen.Godswill Akpabio,...... more

House of Reps member, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, is dead

House of Reps member, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, is dead A member of the House of Representatives, Ja’afaru Illiyasu, is dead. The first term lawmaker who represents Magama/Rijau federal constituency of Niger State passed away on Monday morning. According to a source who doesn’t want to be mentioned, the lawmaker died in his sleep.  Associates of the late lawmaker confirmed his...... more

 

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