Onitsha tanker explosion not ordinary – IPOB

Onitsha tanker explosion not ordinary – IPOB THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described Wednesday Onitsha tanker explosion that claimed lives as terrorist attack. It said nobody should be deceived that such incidents were mere accidents, insisting that it was designed to exterminate Biafrans from the face of the earth. In a statement by its Media and...... more

Abacha loot used to finance social investments – Presidency

Abacha loot used to finance social investments – Presidency The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Mrs Maryam Uwais, on Thursday, said 80 per cent of payments for social investments come from the recovered looted funds by former Head of State, Sani Abacha. She added that the remaining 20 per cent came from credit from the World...... more

FG, labour unions strike new minimum wage deal

FG, labour unions strike new minimum wage deal The Federal Government and organised labour on Thursday finally agreed on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000. As the meeting reached an advanced stage, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, tweeted from the...... more

Buhari approves N10bn for Enugu Airport

Buhari approves N10bn for Enugu Airport PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of N10 billion Special Intervention Fund for immediate repairs and upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. This was the high point of the courtesy call on the President by a delegation of governors and leaders of the Southeast on Thursday at the...... more

UNIZIK sacks lecturer, Ekemezie over alleged certificate forgery, withdraws PhD

 UNIZIK sacks lecturer, Ekemezie over alleged certificate forgery, withdraws PhD • His master’s degree is fake – Registrar It may be the end of the road for the embattled senior lecturer of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Peter Ekemezie, as his appointment has been terminated by the institution. While disclaiming Ekemezie’s master’s degree as fake, the UNIZIK management also withdrew the...... more

Aisha Buhari thanks husband for giving her new aides, tenders apology over trending video

Aisha Buhari thanks husband for giving her new aides, tenders apology over trending video The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the approval of six aides to her office. So also did Hajia Buhari apologised for the trending video in which she complained about being locked out of a particular apartment in the Presidential Villa. She expressed her feelings...... more

Nigerian handset repairer stabbed to death in South Africa

Nigerian handset repairer stabbed to death in South Africa A forty-one-year-old Nigerian man has been stabbed to death in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal Province following an altercation over cell phone repairs. Ikenna Innocent Otugo who ran a cellphone repair shop in Empangeni, near Durban was from Egbengwu Village, Nimo in Anambra State. According to one of the Nigerian Community Leaders...... more

Buhari slashes foreign trips, allowances for ministers, others

Buhari slashes foreign trips, allowances for ministers, others President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the number and duration of foreign trips for ministers and other categories of government officials in a move described as cost saving measure to achieve fiscal prudence. In a statement signed by the Director of Information at the office of the Secretary to the Government of...... more

FG makes new minimum wage offer to avert labour strike

FG makes new minimum wage offer to avert labour strike The federal government made a new offer to the organised labour to avert industrial action by the workers during a protracted negotiation which lasted till 2.05 a.m this morning, The government had on Tuesday shifted ground on its proposal for minimum wage consequential adjustment from 11 per cent to 17 per...... more

Woman, baby die, buildings razed in Onitsha tanker explosion

Woman, baby die, buildings razed in Onitsha tanker explosion A woman and her baby were confirmed dead while no fewer than 40 houses including four-storey buildings were razed when a tanker conveying petrol exploded at Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra state on Wednesday. Over 500 lock- up shops were also gutted by the fire along the Iweka street market...... more

We’ll prosecute Bello for double registration, says INEC

We’ll prosecute Bello for double registration, says INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission says its allegation of double registration against Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State still stands. “The allegation of double registration has not been swept under the carpet; we cannot prosecute Bello now because he enjoys immunity as a sitting governor. “He has committed an offence and...... more

Kogi governor names new Chief of staff as Onoja resigns

Kogi governor names new Chief of staff as Onoja resigns Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has approved the appointment of Pharm. Abdulkareem Jamiu as his new Chief of Staff. A statement issued on Wednesday by Secretary to the Government of Kogi State, Mrs Folashade Ayoade-Arike, said the appointment followed the resignation of Chief Edward Onoja as Chief of Staff to the...... more

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay N10.069bn to Kogi Govt

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay N10.069bn to Kogi Govt President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to approve the payment of N10, 069, 692, 410.15 as settlement for promissory note issued to the Kogi State Government for executing Federal Government projects. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate. The President’s...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi hands over 65 security vehicles to police

Gov. Ugwuanyi hands over 65 security vehicles to police …As CP hails gov’s commitment, leadership qualities   Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu on Tuesday handed over sixty five (65) patrol vans to the state command of the Nigeria Police Force to aid its security operations. The sixty five (65) patrol vans were among the 100...... more

Nigerian student shot dead in US over loud music

Nigerian student shot dead in US over loud music A Nigerian student has been shot dead by his neighbor over Loud music in America. This incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 6. 18-year-old Oluwafemi Oyerinde was a Nigerian student, studying in Kennesaw State University. He was studying Mechanical engineering and was dreaming of joining the Military. His family...... more

Daura’s daughter reveals other side of Aisha Buhari over Villa video

Daura’s daughter reveals other side of Aisha Buhari over Villa video Some revealing details are emerging over the recent video clip of First Lady, Aisha Buhari blowing her tops over an incident at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, which she confirmed its authenticity on Sunday, despite her face not showing. The story behind the video, was revealed by Fatima, daughter of Mamman...... more

EFCC raids Osogbo night club, arrests 94 suspects, confiscates 19 cars

EFCC raids Osogbo night club, arrests 94 suspects, confiscates 19 cars Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, raided a night club in Osogbo, notorious for hosting parties for suspected internet fraudsters. The raid led to the arrest of 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, scores of mobile phones and other items. Popularly...... more

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

 

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