Army blocks Bakassi entrance as ultimatum by Biafra activists ends

Army blocks Bakassi entrance as ultimatum by Biafra activists ends As the ultimatum issued the federal government to release the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and other detained Biafrans by the Biafra Nations League (BnL) ends today, there is increased military presence around Bakassi Peninsula and border towns.  Witnesses said that the Nigerian Army has...... more

Extortion: Protesting tricycle operators ground commercial activities in Onitsha

Extortion: Protesting tricycle operators ground commercial activities in Onitsha Commercial activities were grounded in Onitsha, Anambra State as tricycle operators protested alleged extortion and brutality in the hands of touts and revenue collectors. The group, known as Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, also blocked major roads in the city on Saturday. The protest also followed the alleged multiple stabbing of...... more

FACT CHECK: Is this picture of Don Jazzy in Biafra-themed outfit real?

FACT CHECK: Is this picture of Don Jazzy in Biafra-themed outfit real? Recently, a Facebook page — Biafra Today News — posted a picture showing Micheal Collins Ajereh, Nigerian music producer better known as Don Jazzy, in a Biafra-themed outfit. The Facebook page, which has over 14,000 followers, shared the picture of Don Jazzy with a caption suggesting that the music producer is...... more

Belonging to Biafra is not by force — IPOB

Belonging to Biafra is not by force — IPOB The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),  has said that being part of Biafra would never be by coercion but voluntary through a referendum. The group, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said any tribe or ethnicity not willing to be part of the republic would not...... more

2023: They’re planning to compromise security, INEC to gain victory – Afenifere UK raises alarm

2023: They’re planning to compromise security, INEC to gain victory – Afenifere UK raises alarm Afenifere groups in the United Kingdom and Europe have alleged plans by some politicians aspiring for top offices in the 2023 general elections to compromise security agents and the electoral body in a bid to manipulate their ways into victory. The group which made this known in a statement issued on...... more

3 docked over alleged killing of 7-year-old girl in Benue

3 docked over alleged killing of 7-year-old girl in Benue Three farmers Doose Iornumbe, Emmanuel Terzungwe and Tertese Terzungwe, on Friday appeared before a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court over the alleged killing of a seven-year-old girl, Msughshima Toryima. The defendants, who all reside at Zaki-Biam in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue, are facing charges of criminal conspiracy, causing mischief by...... more

Buhari mourns five-year-old pupil kidnapped, killed by her teacher

Buhari mourns five-year-old pupil kidnapped, killed by her teacher President Muhammadu Buhari has called on relevant bodies to ensure justice is served in the murder of Hanifa Abubakar, the five-year-old schoolgirl killed in Kano State. He specifically ordered the police and the Ministry of Justice to uphold the integrity of the work of the detective that busted the case by...... more

Biafra activists chase away police officers, dismantle checkpoint

Biafra activists chase away police officers, dismantle checkpoint Suspected members of Biafra Nations League (BnL), have dismantled a police checkpoint in Obubra, Cross River State, and chased away officers at the post.  The militia youths of the area numbering about eight, wearing a headwarmer bearing BnL stormed Ofubongha checkpoint by 6am today and gave the Police officers a hot...... more

Why I slit 11-year-old’s throat —Borno teenage student

Why I slit 11-year-old’s throat —Borno teenage student The Borno State Police Command paraded a 16-year-old student, Umar Goni, who slit the throat of a junior student identified as Jubril Mato. The senior student of Elkanemi College of Islamic Theology Maiduguri reportedly slit the throat of the 11-year-old Mato. The junior student, Jubril, who is currently on admission at...... more

8 killed, property destroyed as Taraba communities clash

8 killed, property destroyed as Taraba communities clash No fewer than eight persons have been reported killed in a communal clash that occurred in Bisaula and Gwanda communities of Kurmi Local Government Council of Taraba State. It was upheaval learnt erupted on Wednesday, was said to have been between the Ichen and Dakka people in the aforementioned communities. Aside the...... more

Alleged killing of defenseless Igbo, razing 100 communities in S-East: Army slams Inter-Society for ‘misleading claims aimed at inciting public’

Alleged killing of defenseless Igbo, razing 100 communities in S-East: Army slams Inter-Society for ‘misleading claims aimed at inciting public’ THE Nigerian Army, NA said on Thursday night that it has been notified of the activities of individuals and groups masquerading as civil rights organizations, whose activities have clearly endorsed the mindless criminalizes of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN). A statement by...... more

Alleged cultism: Court remands Ogoni monarch in custody

Alleged cultism: Court remands Ogoni monarch in custody A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has remanded King Taalor Tornwe in Port Harcourt Correctional Centre for alleged involvement in cultism. King Tornwe, 63 years old, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate A.O. Amadi-Nna, by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police on a three-count- charge of conspiracy, harbouring and...... more

PDP stalwarts, Ayu, Saraki, Wike, Makinde, Obi, Mimiko, others storm Lagos, receive defected APC group

PDP stalwarts, Ayu, Saraki, Wike, Makinde, Obi, Mimiko, others storm Lagos, receive defected APC group Elected state Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other chieftains, led by it’s National chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Olabode George and on Friday, converged on Lagos, with a vow to intensify strategy and efforts toward taking over...... more

HURIWA asks INEC to sanction politicians jumping the gun

HURIWA asks INEC to sanction politicians jumping the gun The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to caution politicians who are jumping the gun on 2023 presidential election and also campaigning for an election that is one year ahead. It said that though campaign is the ultimate tool for getting...... more

I used N100 rat poison to kill 5-year-old Hanifa — Kano school proprietor confesses

I used N100 rat poison to kill 5-year-old Hanifa — Kano school proprietor confesses Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School, Kawana, Kano, has narrated how he used a N100 rat poison to end the life of Hanifa Abubakar, one of his pupils. Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil of the school, was reportedly kidnapped while on her way from Islamiyya School...... more

Bayelsa Commissioner abducted from his residence

Bayelsa Commissioner abducted from his residence The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Trade and Commence, Mr Otokito Federal Oparmiola, has been kidnapped. Otokito, according to a Daily Trust report on Friday, January 21, 2022, was said to have been kidnapped by armed men at his residence at Otuokpoti, Ogbia Local Government area last night. The paper gathered that "the gunmen...... more

CRABITES Association inaugurates first National Executive Council

CRABITES Association inaugurates first National Executive Council The journey of a thousand miles, they say begins with a step. Just like is said that Rome was not built in a day.  The Inauguration of the Crabites Association, the Alumni of the Theatre Arts/Film Studies Department, of the University of Port Harcourt started many years ago. An Association that...... more

Be fair in assessing my government – Buhari to Nigerians

Be fair in assessing my government – Buhari to Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to be fair in assessing him on the campaign promises he made ahead of the 2019 elections. Buhari expressed the assurance that his administration was doing everything possible to hand over a better Nigeria than the one he inherited. Speaking in Kafanchan as part...... more

Nigerians feeling very sorry for electing President Buhari, APC — Ortom

Nigerians feeling very sorry for electing President Buhari, APC — Ortom Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, on Thursday, said Nigerians are feeling very sorry for electing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015 considering the level of insecurity and biting economic hardship in the country. The Governor who spoke shortly after signing the amended Benue State Open...... more

Police arrest teacher for alleged kidnapping, poisoning of 5-yr-old pupil in Kano

Police arrest teacher for alleged kidnapping, poisoning of 5-yr-old pupil in Kano   The Police Command in Kano State, has arrested a teacher Abdulmalik Mohammed, 30, and one Hashim Isyaku, 37, for allegedly kidnapping and poisoning a five-year-old girl to death.   The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Thursday in Kano.  ...... more

Buhari recalls Kaduna bombing experience, El-Rufai demands N7bn reimbursement

Buhari recalls Kaduna bombing experience, El-Rufai demands N7bn reimbursement Amidst tight security, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, inaugurated some projects executed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai as part of activities lined up for his two-day official visit to Kaduna State. Buhari flew into Kaduna on Wednesday night from Banjul, The Gambia, where he attended the inauguration of President Adama Barrow for...... more

Killing of APC chieftains in Enugu politically motivated, ex-chairman, Nwoye alleges

Killing of APC chieftains in Enugu politically motivated, ex-chairman, Nwoye alleges The immediate past Enugu State Caretaker Committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dr Ben Nwoye, has condemned the gruesome killing of party chieftains during a political meeting on Tuesday, describing it as politically motivated. Yet to be identified gunmen, on Tuesday, around 7pm invaded APC Ward 3 meeting at Obeagu-Awkunanaw...... more

Family get N200,000 as teacher beats student to death

Family get N200,000 as teacher beats student to death A boy was beaten to death by his teacher in St valerian School Akpaka, Onitsha. Catholic priest incharge of the school gave the family 200k naira, told them to bury the child and forget about the case. Police was not involved & the child Izuchukwu Onwualu has been buried. Izuchukwu David...... more

129 terrorists killed, 64 arrested, 27 victims rescued in two weeks – DHQ

129 terrorists killed, 64 arrested, 27 victims rescued in two weeks – DHQ The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said its troops in different operations in the northern part of the country eliminated 129 terrorists in the last two weeks. The acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Major -General Bernard Onyeuko, who disclosed this in Abuja while giving an update on the activities of troops between...... more

FG’ll ensure completion of Ebonyi airport – Minister

FG’ll ensure completion of Ebonyi airport – Minister The Federal Government is going to ensure that the construction of the Ebonyi State airport is completed, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said on Thursday. He disclosed this in his office in Abuja while playing host to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, according to a statement issued by...... more

Abdulsalami, workers warn FG as NEC decides subsidy removal June

Abdulsalami, workers warn FG as NEC decides subsidy removal June The National Economic Council has said it will take a decision on petroleum subsidy removal in June when the six-month period for subsidy payment in the 2022 budget elapses.  NEC comprising Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and state governors among others, stated this at its first meeting for the year at the Presidential...... more

N’Assembly orders probe of 178,459 missing police riffles

N’Assembly orders probe of 178,459 missing police riffles The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged failure of the Nigeria Police Force to account for firearms totalling 178,459 as of January 2020. The move is in reaction to audit queries issued against the NPF by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation. The office had recently...... more

Catholic Priest pays WAEC, NECO fees for 12 Indigent students in Anambra

Catholic Priest pays WAEC, NECO fees for 12 Indigent students in Anambra From Ngozi Omah, Awka It was jubilation galore at the premises of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Umudike Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Goverment Area of Anambra State when the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Humphrey “Gbarie” Nwojoko handed out money for the payment of WAEC and NECO Examinations fees to twelve (12)...... more

Mum, student hire thugs to attack teachers in Ogun school

Mum, student hire thugs to attack teachers in Ogun school A student of Toyon High School, Ere, Ado-Odo, Ogun State, Joshua Joseph, prevented from attending classes because of his hairstyle, reportedly hired thugs to attack his teachers. The student, his mother and the hired thugs were said to have stormed the school, located in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State,...... more

1,400 Igbo’s killed by security agents under 14 months – Report

1,400 Igbo’s killed by security agents under 14 months – Report Security agencies led by the Nigerian Army allegedly killed no fewer than 1,400 residents and razed about 1,000 homes in 100 Igbo communities in 14 months, a report has shown. The security agencies allegedly involved in the massacre are the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services, the Nigerian Air Force...... more

 

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