Gunmen invade Government College in Kebbi, abduct students

Gunmen invade Government College in Kebbi, abduct students Scores of students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State have been abducted by bandits. The heavily armed bandits invaded the school on Thursday. Sources said undisclosed  number of girls were abducted by the bandits who dressed in police camouflage. The sources claimed that the bandits who were...... more

FG borrowed N1.3tn in four years to subsidise power consumers, firms – World Bank

FG borrowed N1.3tn in four years to subsidise power consumers, firms – World Bank The Federal Government has borrowed a total of N1.3tn since 2017 to ensure that generation companies and gas suppliers received enough payments to continue generating electricity, the World Bank has said. The bank said this in its ‘Resilience through Reforms’ report. According to the report, the power sector in Nigeria will...... more

Why former EFCC chairmen left unceremoniously —Bawa

Why former EFCC chairmen left unceremoniously —Bawa The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has attributed the unpleasant circumstances surrounding exits of his predecessors to ‘corruption fighting back’. Bawa stated this on Thursday while speaking during the weekly Ministerial Briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Asked if...... more

Twitter: FG seeks powers to license, regulate internet broadcast, online media

Twitter: FG seeks powers to license, regulate internet broadcast, online media The Federal Government on Wednesday sought power to regulate private broadcasting in the country using the internet and other online outlets, saying the government has an obligation to monitor broadcast content. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who spoke at a public hearing on a bill to amend the National Broadcasting...... more

Man plots fiancée’s murder over N14m, promises killer-herbalist N5m

Man plots fiancée’s murder over N14m, promises killer-herbalist N5m The police on Wednesday paraded 36 suspects, including a female, in connection with various crimes in different locations in the country. The suspects were arrested for allegedly committing crimes ranging from armed robbery, homicide and kidnapping to rape, car theft and unlawful possession of arms among others. Among those paraded was...... more

Man kills friend, dumps body inside well over debt

Man kills friend, dumps body inside well over debt A man has conspired with another man to kill his friend and dump his body in an abandoned well to avoid refunding the N385,000.00 they owed the deceased, the Kaduna state Police Command has said.    Speaking on Wednesday, while parading the two people suspected for murder and six others suspected for...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi approves installation of fire extinguishers in schools

Gov. Ugwuanyi approves installation of fire extinguishers in schools …Trains CIC students, PPSMB staff on fire safety In furtherance of his administration’s concerted efforts towards safety of lives and property in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the installation of fire extinguishers in primary and secondary schools in the state. The installation, according to the Enugu State Chief Fire...... more

Woman jailed for burning ex-husband’s new wife’s house

Woman jailed for burning ex-husband’s new wife’s house A Sharia court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna state, on Wednesday sentenced a 34-year-old woman, Zainab Ibrahim, to six months in prison for burning down the house of her former husband’s new wife. The judge, Malam Salisu Abubakar-Tureta, sentenced Ibrahim after she pleaded criminal trespass and mischief by fire. The judge, however, gave the...... more

Onyema to in-flight passengers: ‘Nigerians better-off living as one’

Onyema to in-flight passengers: ‘Nigerians better-off living as one’ Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by the recent separationist events, insisting that Nigerians have an interest in living as one united nation. Onyema gave the advice while speaking to passengers aboard flight 7120, operated by the airline’s Boeing 777, from Lagos to Abuja on Wednesday....... more

How ex-MD, financial officer defrauded Bank PHB N25.7bn – judge

How ex-MD, financial officer defrauded Bank PHB N25.7bn – judge On Wednesday evening, a high court in Ikejasentenced Francis Atuche, former managing director of the now defunct Bank PHB (now Keystone Bank), to six years in prison for defrauding the bank of N25.7 billion. In a 12-hour judgment, Judge Lateefa Okunnu also sentenced Ugo Anyanwu, a former chief financial officer (CFO) of the bank...... more

N25.7bn fraud: Don’t jail me, ex-Bank PHB MD begs judge

N25.7bn fraud: Don’t jail me, ex-Bank PHB MD begs judge There was a tense atmosphere in an Ikeja High Court on Wednesday night as Francis Atuche, a former Managing Director (MD) of Bank PHB, begged Justice Lateefa Okunnu not to send him to prison following his conviction for defrauding the bank of N25.7 billion. Atuche and Ugo Anyanwu, a former Chief...... more

Fulani herdsmen kill man, kidnap 6 others in Enugu community

Fulani herdsmen kill man, kidnap 6 others in Enugu community Fulani herdsmen have reportedly attacked Aguamade village in Eha-Amufu town, in Isi-Uzo council area of Enugu State. The assailants were said to have kidnapped seven villagers, including a woman. They were reported to have killed one of the victims, said to be a well-known commercial motorcyclist and demanded a ransom of...... more

INEC removes Polling Units from Shrines, Worship Centers

INEC removes Polling Units from Shrines, Worship Centers The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed 749 polling units (PUs) from inappropriate facilities, with nine of them from shrines and several others from religious houses, royal palaces and private properties. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Wednesday during a meeting with the Resident Electoral...... more

Hoodlums behead APC chieftain, raze ex-AG’s home in Imo

Hoodlums behead APC chieftain, raze ex-AG’s home in Imo Tragedy struck in Imo State on Wednesday after rampaging hoodlums beheaded two persons in the Orsu Local Government Area of the state. The hoodlums also set the country home of the lawmaker representing the area at the state House of Assembly, Ekene Nnodimele, after beheading his gate man. The gunmen also...... more

SEEDS OF DESTINY 16 JUNE 2021: THE UNCTION – A TRIGGER FOR POTENTIAL RELEASE

SEEDS OF DESTINY 16 JUNE 2021: THE UNCTION – A TRIGGER FOR POTENTIAL RELEASE Dunamis’ Seeds Of Destiny 16 June 2021 Devotional By Dr. Paul Enenche: The Unction – A Trigger For Potential Release TOPIC: The Unction – A Trigger For Potential Release (Seeds Of Destiny 16 June 2021) The level of potential you are releasing now is a function of the level of Anointing you...... more

Peaceland College Enugu to represent Africa at Commonwealth Inter-Tertiary Debating competition in U.K

Peaceland College Enugu to represent Africa at Commonwealth Inter-Tertiary Debating competition in U.K The Peaceland College of Education, Enugu Nigeria is to represent Africa at the Commonwealth Inter-Tertiary Schools Debating Championship slated for September 2021 in the United Kingdom.  The College qualified for the global championship after emerging winner of the keenly contested championship at the African level held in Abuja.  Participants from Peaceland...... more

Soldiers intercept 73 young men traveling to Imo State with 47 motorcycles

Soldiers intercept 73 young men traveling to Imo State with 47 motorcycles Operatives of the 72 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigeria Army in Makurdi the Benue State capital have apprehended 73 men all from Nasarawa State at the Agan Toll Gate, Makurdi, while on their way to Imo State. Briefing journalists on Tuesday, the brigades commandant, AD Alhassan said, the operation was...... more

Ebubeagu has failed to address insecurity in Igboland —INC

Ebubeagu has failed to address insecurity in Igboland —INC The Igbo National Council, INC, says the Ebubeagu Security outfit set up by the Southeast governors has failed in its responsibility to secure the lives and properties of the Igbo people against the insecurity in the land. INC, President Chilos Godsent, stated this to newsmen in Owerri, while reacting to the resignation...... more

Military bombards bandits in North-West, North-Central forests

Military bombards bandits in North-West, North-Central forests There were strong indications on Tuesday that the military had begun the bombardment of bandits’ hideouts in the North-West, North-Central and some parts of the North-East. Top security officials, who confided in our correspondents, said the bombardment, which started in Katsina and Benue states would soon be extended to other states...... more

How minister laundered $37m through property deal – EFCC chair

How minister laundered $37m through property deal – EFCC chair THE Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has described the real estate sector as one with grand scale corruption in the country. The EFCC boss added that about 90 to 100 percent of resources are being laundered through the sector. Bawa stated this while featuring on Sunrise...... more

Nigeria’s inflation rate now 5th highest in Africa, 7m pushed into poverty

Nigeria’s inflation rate now 5th highest in Africa, 7m pushed into poverty The World Bank says Nigeria’s inflation rate is expected to rise to the fifth highest in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of 2021, behind only Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Sudan and Angola.   This was disclosed at the presentation of Nigeria’s Development Report for the first six months of 2021 by the...... more

Osinbajo unveils first electric car, inaugurates FRSC’s National Traffic Radio

Osinbajo unveils first electric car, inaugurates FRSC’s National Traffic Radio Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Tuesday, unveiled a Made-in-Nigeria fair in Abuja. The fair featured the first electric car assembled in Nigeria, among other locally manufactured products at the ongoing exhibition in, Abuja. Speaking at the exhibition at the Eagle Square, Prof Osinbajo described the development as “fantastic”, stating that the making...... more

Tinubu returns to Lagos after trip abroad

Tinubu returns to Lagos after trip abroad All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos State. In viral photos, the former Lagos State governor was accompanied by some aides at the airport. When contacted, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, said that his principal “came back into the country today after a...... more

High-profile Nigerians threaten to kill me, says EFCC boss Bawa

High-profile Nigerians threaten to kill me, says EFCC boss Bawa Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, says corruption does fight back, adding that he has been receiving death threats since he came on board as the chairman of the anti-graft agency. He spoke on Tuesday when he featured in Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ programme. President Muhammadu Buhari...... more

Soludo, three others cleared, five disqualified for Anambra APGA guber primary election

Soludo, three others cleared, five disqualified for Anambra APGA guber primary election Ahead of the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra State, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has cleared former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, and three other aspirants to contest its party’s governorship primary scheduled for June 23. Others cleared were Damian Chibuzor Okolo,...... more

Old grazing reserves law applied only to Northern states — Falana

Old grazing reserves law applied only to Northern states — Falana Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), says the Grazing Reserves Act of 1964 which President Muhammadu Buhari is bent on reviving was only applicable to northern Nigeria in the 1960s. He argued that the Grazing Reserves Act of 1964 was not a law of general application because the “Western Region,...... more

SOYINKA: Nigeria may disintegrate if…

SOYINKA: Nigeria may disintegrate if… Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has concerns about what may befall Nigeria if the country’s leadership fails to act fast. He expressed fears that Nigeria could disintegrate if urgent steps were not taken by the government to address the vexatious issue of devolution of powers to the federating units. Soyinka made...... more

No proof South-East is marginalised - Umahi

No proof South-East is marginalised - Umahi Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, Chief Dave Umahi, has said it will be difficult to prove that the South-east is marginalised as being perceived by people of the region. Umahi, while fielding questions during a live television programme stated that every region in the country...... more

Herdsmen: IPOB, Oduduwa Volunteer Force form alliance, train security personnel

Herdsmen: IPOB, Oduduwa Volunteer Force form alliance, train security personnel The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has formed an alliance with the Oduduwa Volunteer Force, OVF. The alliance, according to the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, carried out a joint training session of personnel. Powerful, in a statement, said the command was formed to protect the Southeast and...... more

PDP Govs: APC govt’s excessive borrowing will plunge Nigeria into bankruptcy

PDP Govs: APC govt’s excessive borrowing will plunge Nigeria into bankruptcy The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum Monday raised the alarm over the current debt profile of the country put at N36 Trillion incurred by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government. The forum expressed worry that the federal government was gradually plunging Nigeria into bankruptcy with it’s excessive borrowings on...... more

 

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