France-bound passenger slumps, dies at Lagos Airport after news of wife’s death

France-bound passenger slumps, dies at Lagos Airport after news of wife’s death Tragedy occurred at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed airport on Saturday, when a France-bound Nigerian passenger, Jude Oladapo, slumped and subsequently died. The sad news took place while the late Oladapo, who was at the airport to board an Air France flight  was going through the profiling procedures required...... more

Adeboye hits FG on border closure, VAT increase, others

Adeboye hits FG on border closure, VAT increase, others General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has kicked against the proposed increase of VAT from 5 percent to 7.5 percent by the federal government. The proposal, he said, will further increase the burdens on Nigerians. Adeboye also said the proposed reintroduction of toll gates...... more

PDP raises alarm over Buhari's move against online media

PDP raises alarm over Buhari's move against online media The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried what it termed moves by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to further gag the media, subjugate Nigerians and curtail their constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression. The party said on Sunday, in a statement that the decision by President Buhari...... more

FG budgets N360m for Chibok girls in Atiku varsity

FG budgets N360m for Chibok girls in Atiku varsity The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has budgeted N360m for the “specialised education programme” of the Chibok girls rescued by the Federal Government. This implies that N3.3m was budgeted for each of the rescued 106 schoolgirls. The information is contained in the 2020 budget proposal which was submitted by President Muhammadu...... more

EU, US, 74 others to monitor Kogi, Bayelsa polls

EU, US, 74 others to monitor Kogi, Bayelsa polls The Independent National Electoral Commission has approved 76 observer groups to monitor the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, while 75 will monitor that of Bayelsa State. According to the commission’s document detailing the names of the groups, 68 domestic observer groups and eight foreign groups were approved for Kogi...... more

Imo plans summit to end militancy

Imo plans summit to end militancy To end militancy in oil-producing local government areas, the Imo State Government has said it will host a security summit in the last week of October. Walter Duru, who is the media aide to the Deputy Governor, Gerald Irona, told our correspondent on Sunday his principal disclosed the plan when the...... more

Ekweremadu charges Environmental MDAs on early budget approval

Ekweremadu charges Environmental MDAs on early budget approval Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has urged agencies in the Federal Ministry of Environment to cooperate with the National Assembly to ensure early approval of the 2020 budget.   Ekweremadu, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, gave the charge at the National Assembly, Abuja, during...... more

Ekiti university student stabs boyfriend to death over hair money

Ekiti university student stabs boyfriend to death over hair money A 300-level student of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Bukola Odeyemi, has stabbed and killed her lover, John Iju, over a disagreement on money to make her hair. Sources said the incident occurred at their Treasure Base Hostel, Iworoko-Ekiti at about 10pm on Monday. Bukola, 20, of the Department of Biology...... more

Ogun State to engage hunters to fight insecurity – Gov. Abiodun

Ogun State to engage hunters to fight insecurity – Gov. Abiodun Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that the state will engage the services of hunter to fight insecurity and kidnapping. He also assured the people that his administration would take cognizance of their views, aspirations and suggestions in the preparation of year 2020 budget, in line with the “Building...... more

Four persons die in Magodo building collapse

Four persons die in Magodo building collapse Four persons have been confirmed dead after a house built on a hill collapsed on another in the Otun Araromi area of Isheri – Magodo-Isheri. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Femi Oke-Osayintolu, confirmed the incident to Channels Television. He said the incident occurred on Saturday morning, adding that...... more

Aisha Buhari returns to Abuja

Aisha Buhari returns to Abuja Aisha Buhari, Wife of Nigeria’s President returned to Nigeria from London on Saturday, where she had kept a disquieting quiet for about two months, triggering an assortment of speculations and rumours from Nigerians. She tweeted her homeward journey on Saturday night, thanking Modupe Oguntade, the wife of Nigeria’s high commissioner in...... more

Frenzy over ‘presidential wedding’ that never held

Frenzy over ‘presidential wedding’ that never held When President Muhammadu Buhari turned up at the jummat prayer at the Presidential Villa Mosque on Friday, a lot of Nigerians were probably eagerly waiting to see him take the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, as his second wife. However, that never happened, which...... more

Kano police rescue eight kids sold in Anambra

Kano police rescue eight kids sold in Anambra The Kano State Police Command has rescued eight kids kidnapped from various locations within the state metropolis. The police said that the kids were kidnapped between 2014 and 2019, but were traced to Anambra State where they were sold. Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the...... more

NNPC discovers oil in Gongola Basin, North-East Nigeria

NNPC discovers oil in Gongola Basin, North-East Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Friday announced the discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II Well on the Upper Benue Trough, Gongola Basin, in the North-Eastern part of the country. Recall that drilling of the Kolmani River II Well was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 2,...... more

Nnamani wants end to discrimination against women

Nnamani wants end to discrimination against women ...pays WAEC fees for girls in his constituency The Chairman, Senate Committee on Integration and Cooperation in Africa/NEPAD, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has advocated for legislation to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and the girl child. In a statement to commemorate the 2019 International Day of the Girl Child (11th...... more

FG moves to wiithdraw Operational Licenses of 8 DisCos

FG moves to wiithdraw Operational Licenses of 8 DisCos Eight power distribution companies (DisCos) operational licenses are likely to be withdrawn, as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) accused the DisCos of breaching the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) in July 2019. The NERC stated that it considered the DisCos’ actions as “manifest and flagrant breaches” of EPSRA terms...... more

US Customs impounds more than 14,000 fake Nike shoes from China

US Customs impounds more than 14,000 fake Nike shoes from China The United States Customs and Border Protection officers have impounded 14,806 pairs of fake Nike shoes that, if genuine, would’ve been worth a total of more than $2 million (N721 million).   The shoes arrived from China at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in containers marked as “napkins.” What was inside...... more

EFCC recovers N65m from Zamfara INEC Office

EFCC recovers N65m from Zamfara INEC Office The Sokoto Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday carried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Zamfara State, leading to the recovery of N65.548 million. The money, in higher denominations of Naira notes, was recovered from two fire proof safes...... more

Bayelsa govt accuses FG of illegal deductions from state allocations

Bayelsa govt accuses FG of illegal deductions from state allocations The Bayelsa State Government has accused the Federal Government of illegally deducting N450bn from its monthly allocations over the last 13 years. The state Commissioner for Finance, Maxwell Ebibai, claimed that the deductions were under the guise of monthly four per cent for fuel subsidy. Ebibai added that such deductions were...... more

EFCC arrests fraudster in Aso Villa

EFCC arrests fraudster in Aso Villa The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a dare-devil suspected impersonator and fraudster Abdulrauf Illyasu , operating within the precincts of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Illyasu was said to be operating from an office opposite the Presidential Banquet Hall , where he carried out his scams. Among his victims...... more

Senate begins debate on 2020 budget

Senate begins debate on 2020 budget The Senate on Wednesday commenced debate on the 2020 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari on Tuesday presented a budget estimate of N10.33 trillion for the year 2020 at a joint sitting of the National Assembly. The debate on the appropriation bill, which continues on...... more

Sex-for-grades: Senate proposes five-year jail term for randy lecturers

Sex-for-grades: Senate proposes five-year jail term for randy lecturers The Senate on Wednesday revisited the sexual harassment bill passed by the 8th Senate. The 8th Senate had proposed a five-year sentence and N5m fine for lecturers convicted for sexually harassing male or female students. However, the passing of the bill into law had a setback because it was not given...... more

2019: Igbos have no regrets supporting Atiku/Obi ticket – Nwodo

2019: Igbos have no regrets supporting Atiku/Obi ticket – Nwodo President General of Ohanaeze Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has said that the Igbos have no regrets supporting the Atiku Abubakar/Peter Obi ticket in the last presidential election. Nwodo, in an interview with journalists in Enugu, said the preponderance of views in  Southern Nigeria, was the need to restructure the country. He said after...... more

300 road projects under construction in Edo

300 road projects under construction in Edo At least 300 roads are currently under construction in different communities across Edo, the Special Adviser to the Edo Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie says. Osagie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Wednesday, that about 80 per cent of the roads had been...... more

FG to create 20m jobs through skills development programmes – ITF DG

FG to create 20m jobs through skills development programmes – ITF DG Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) on Wednesday said that the Federal Government would create 20 million direct and indirect jobs through different skills development programmes in the country. Ari disclosed this in Gombe during the graduation ceremony of 500 youth under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme...... more

Angry mob tie politician to truck, drag him through the street

Angry mob tie politician to truck, drag him through the street A group of protester on Wednesday tied the mayor of Las Margaritas, to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him through the streets, for failing to fulfill his election promises. A local outlet El Heraldo de Mexico has reported that the protesters armed with clubs and rocks dragged Mayor...... more

38 people feared drowned in Bauchi boat mishap

38 people feared drowned in Bauchi boat mishap No fewer than 38 people have been feared drowned in River Kirfi in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. This was disclosed to journalists by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Kirfi Local Government, Alhaji Bappa, Abdu Bara Danmalikin Bara. “I want to commiserate with the people of Kirfi, Bauchi State and Nigeria...... more

South Africa returnee, musician arrested for robbery in Lagos

South Africa returnee, musician arrested for robbery in Lagos Two suspected robbers, who lured a computer dealer to a desolate location and dispossessed him of 3 Apple laptops valued at N1.5 million, at gun point have been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad. The suspects, Victor Remi (27), a forex trader and Ekeh Maxwell, 23, a...... more

Nigeria's democracy needs vibrant media to grow - Gov Dickson

Nigeria's democracy needs vibrant media to grow - Gov Dickson ...says govt should stop clamping down on press The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that Democracy in Nigeria cannot grow without a vibrant media.  The Governor called on those in governance to tolerate contrary views and supposedly offensive reportage of events by the media in the interest...... more

Bishop Kukah blames bad leadership for insecurity in Nigeria

Bishop Kukah blames bad leadership for insecurity in Nigeria Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has accused successive administrations of ‘systematic destruction of national policies’. He asked Nigerian leaders not to pretend about the present economic reality saying "things are really bad" as the gap between the rich and the poor has continued to widen uncontrollably.  Speaking...... more

 

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