‎28 states ‎to be hit by severe flooding between August and September ‎

‎28 states ‎to be hit by severe flooding between August and September ‎ Twenty-‎eight states will experience severe incidents of flooding‎ between mid-August and September, according to the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency.‎ The concerned states are Abia, Adamawa,  Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe and Imo. Others are Kaduna, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Tobe...... more

Nigerians not banned from visiting Dubai, official clarifies

Nigerians not banned from visiting Dubai, official clarifies The Dubai Tourism says it has not banned Nigerians from visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Stella Fubara-Obinwa, its Director Africa, International Operations, has said. Fubara-Obinwa made the clarification during a webinar organised by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) in Lagos. Theme of the meeting was: “Tourism Business...... more

Akwa Ibom APC Chairman is dead

Akwa Ibom APC Chairman is dead The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ini Okopido is dead. A top member of the party in the state, who confirmed the sad incident, disclosed that Okopido died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Ibom Multispecialty Hospital (IBH), Uyo. According to the source, Okopido...... more

Al-Qaeda infiltrates Nigeria through North-West – United States

Al-Qaeda infiltrates Nigeria through North-West – United States The United States of America has raised the alarm that Al-Qaeda terrorist group has started penetrating the Nigeria through the North-Western region. This was disclosed, yesterday, by the Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Africa, Dagvin Anderson, during a press briefing, according to the US Department of State. He said the...... more

Ohanaeze passes vote of confidence on President-General, Chief John Nwodo

Ohanaeze passes vote of confidence on President-General, Chief John Nwodo Members of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday passed a vote of confidence on the President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Chief John Nnia Nwodo. Moving a motion at their NEC meeting, the Anambra State President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Damian Okeke, extolled what he described as...... more

Female soldier raped by bandits appeals dismissal

Female soldier raped by bandits appeals dismissal The Nigerian Army has dismissed a soldier for getting pregnant after she was raped by suspected bandits while travelling to Ogbomoso, Oyo State. The rape victim was charged with one count of ‘conduct prejudicial to service discipline,’ found guilty and dismissed from the regiment. She, however, declined to speak on her...... more

Army speaks on Soldiers involved in Ebonyi bullion van robbery in which four policemen died

Army speaks on Soldiers involved in Ebonyi bullion van robbery in which four policemen died The Nigerian Army says that Soldiers allegedly arrested for bullion van robbery in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State are not its personnel. Colonel Aliyu Yusuf, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu. Yusuf in the statement titled: “Re: Police Nab...... more

RevolutionNow: DSS rearrests Bakare, three others

RevolutionNow: DSS rearrests Bakare, three others After one year, the Convener of RevolutionNow in Osun State, Olawale Bakare, has been rearrested by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS in Osogbo. Recall that on August 4, 2019, a human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore staged a protest in Lagos, Abuja, Osun...... more

IPMAN orders sale of petrol at N150 per litre

IPMAN orders sale of petrol at N150 per litre The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members to sell the Premium Moto Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol for N150 per litre in Kano State. The Chairman of Kano State chapter of IPMAN, Bashir Danmallam, conveyed the directive in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said...... more

Nigerians question minister over claims FG spent N523m on school feeding during lockdown

Nigerians question minister over claims FG spent N523m on school feeding during lockdown Nigerian social media users, including lawyer and rights activist,  Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, have reacted to the claim by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq,  that the government spent over N523.3 million  feeding school children in Lagos, Ogun and FCT during the lockdown. Farouq had said...... more

Libel: Wike sues ThisDay for N7bn

Libel: Wike sues ThisDay for N7bn Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sued ThisDay for N7 billion over a libel, published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 edition of the newspaper.  In the publication, captioned: “With Wike, Obaseki Meets His PDP’s Waterloo, Almost,” the defendants (ThisDay) maliciously and falsely portrayed the claimant (Wike) as an unreliable friend/person. The...... more

NASS lauds Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities

NASS lauds Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities The National Assembly has commended Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his strides in the infrastructural development of the state amid its lean resources, as well as the qualitative leadership he has been providing for the people of the state. Speaking when members of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology paid...... more

Viral Video Castigating Buratai: Uncertainty over health status of detained Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini

Viral Video Castigating Buratai: Uncertainty over health status of detained Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini There is uncertainty concerning the health status of detained Nigerian Army soldier, Lance Corporal Martins Idakpini, arrested for berating both the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin over their handling of the security situation in the country. The Lance Corporal incurred...... more

China becoming apprehensive about Nigerian loans, says FG

China becoming apprehensive about Nigerian loans, says FG China is becoming apprehensive about releasing loans to Nigeria following probes by the National Assembly on loans earlier released to Nigeria by the Asian nation, the Federal Government said on Tuesday. Although the government insisted that no nation could recolonise Nigeria as a result of Nigeria’s indebtedness, it cautioned lawmakers not...... more

4,000 ghost voters participated in NBA election – Lawyers’ group

4,000 ghost voters participated in NBA election – Lawyers’ group THE South-West Lawyers’ Forum, popularly known as Egbe Amofin, has rejected the result of last week national election of the Nigerian Bar Association, alleging manipulation. In an August 1, 2020 communiqué signed by the Chairman of its Steering Committee, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), and Secretary, Dr Oluwole Akintayo, Egbe Amofin claimed...... more

30 stranded Nigerian ladies trafficked to Lebanon, rescued

30 stranded Nigerian ladies trafficked to Lebanon, rescued 30 Nigerians in a video appealing for help have been rescued by the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon and have been relocated to a more conducive apartment. They will be part of One Hundred and Fifty others trafficked and stranded in Lebanon to be evacuated back to Nigeria.     The Lebanese...... more

TV, radio stations now to pay N5m fine for hate speech

TV, radio stations now to pay N5m fine for hate speech ‎Broadcast stations in the country will henceforth pay the sum of five million naira as fine for ‘hate speech’. This follows the launch of the revised 6th Broadcasting Code of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Tuesday. ‎ The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who unveiled the Code at an...... more

Police partner Enugu Govt, celebrities on campaign against cultism, other vices

Police partner Enugu Govt,  celebrities on campaign against cultism,  other vices The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV), a brain child of the Inspector General of Police,  Mohammade Adamu in collaboration with Enugu State government,   POCACOV ambassadors, comprising of  Nollywood stars, Artistes, Comedians and other celebrities  had embarked on massive campaign against cultism ,sexual and gender based violence ,thuggery...... more

EDO 2020: PDP drags Oshiomhole to ‘court’ over Pry 6 Certificate

EDO 2020: PDP drags Oshiomhole to ‘court’ over Pry 6 Certificate The Peoples Democratic party on Monday dragged the former national Chairman of the All Progressives Congestion (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to what it dubbed on Monday to the court of public opinion over his educational certificates. The party in a challenge has asked him to present his Primary Six School Leaving...... more

Father of 3 commits suicide in Enugu

Father of 3 commits suicide in Enugu Tragedy struck at the sleepy community of Umudiaka, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, when a father of three children, identified as Emmanuel Eze committed suicide at an uncompleted building. The now deceased Eze before taking his own life was said to have been involved in a serious family disagreement...... more

Air Peace sacks over 70 pilots, cuts salaries by 40%

Air Peace sacks over 70 pilots, cuts salaries by 40% Air Peace has sacked over 70 pilots across its fleet types as the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a huge toll on its operations. The airline said it had to take the “painful but rightful” decision in the face of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on...... more

2023: God told me Igbo president will be killed or overthrown – Bishop Udeh

2023: God told me Igbo president will be killed or overthrown – Bishop Udeh The General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries, Bishop Abraham Udeh has warned the Southeast against insisting on producing Nigeria’s next president. Udeh warned that an Igbo presidency would either be overthrown by the military or killed. Speaking with journalists in Nnewi, Anambra State over the weekend, Udeh said...... more

ShopRite leaves Nigerian market after 15 years

ShopRite leaves Nigerian market after 15 years South Africa’s chainstore giant, ShopRite is leaving Africa’s biggest market, Nigeria, 15 years after it opened shop in the West African country. The announcement by ShopRite came months after another South African brand, Mr Price, exited the market. International supermarkets (excluding Nigeria) contributed 11.6% to group sales and reported 1.4% decline...... more

Breaking: Soldiers, others nabbed for bullion van robbery in which four policemen were killed

Breaking: Soldiers, others nabbed for bullion van robbery in which four policemen were killed A crack team of Police detectives have arrested seven armed robbers, including a serving and a dismissed Soldier for alleged involvement in the robbery of a bullion van in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State, PRNigeria is reporting. The bullion van was moving from Enugu State to Ebonyi State when it...... more

Parents protest N25,000 COVID-19 test fee as Ogun govt orders compulsory checks for students

Parents protest N25,000 COVID-19 test fee as Ogun govt orders compulsory checks for students Parents of private school pupils in Ogun State on Sunday protested a demand for N25,000 as COVID-19 testing fee. The government said it would bear the full cost of the test for boarding Senior Secondary Three (SS3) pupils in public schools. It asked private school owners to ensure that their boarding...... more

Borno governor alleges sabotage in North-East insurgency war

Borno governor alleges sabotage in North-East insurgency war Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday insisted that sabotage in the system that would not allow insurgency to end in the North East. He said this when he met with the Governors of Kebbi and Jigawa States, Atiku Bagudu and Badaru Abubakar, who paid him a solidarity visit over the...... more

Police investigate death of seven women in Niger State salon

Police investigate death of seven women in Niger State salon Police authorities in Niger State have launched an investigation into the death of seven women found dead at a salon in Rijau Local Government Area of the state. The spokesman for the State Police Command, Abiodun Wasiu, confirmed the this to Channels Television on Sunday. According to him, preliminary investigation revealed...... more

ISOPADEC: Forensic audit uncovers N12.3bn unaccounted funds

ISOPADEC: Forensic audit uncovers N12.3bn unaccounted funds A forensic audit report on the financial records of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, Sunday, disclosed that N12.3 billion spent by the commission cannot be accounted for between 2007 to 2020. The audit report  revealed that between 2007 to 2019, the commission only spent N647 million while between...... more

Man jilted by lover commits suicide in Rivers

Man jilted by lover commits suicide in Rivers A middle-aged man, popularly known as Tailor, has committed suicide after his lover allegedly  jilted him in Rivers State. The incident, it was learnt, happened around 10pm on Saturday at Omuokiri village, Aluu community, in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the victim hung himself...... more

Businessman attempts to jump into Lagos lagoon over N.5m debt

Businessman attempts to jump into Lagos lagoon over N.5m debt Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have prevented a businessman, Abiodun Adeyinka, from committing suicide by jumping into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge during the Eid-el-Kabir festival on Friday. Abiodun had approached a microfinance bank for N390,000 to boost his business but could not repay the loan and...... more

 

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