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Benue killings: Buhari protecting Fulani herdsmen – Igede people

The Igede people of Benue State in Anambra and Delta states have berated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly shielding Fulani herdsmen from facing the wrath of the law over obvious terrorist activities. The ethnic group also faulted [...]

January 16, 2018 General
Power Supply Nigeria

BUSINESS 2018 ‘Expect Electricity Tariff Increase’

The chief executive officer of Benin Distribution Company, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu has said that electricity tariff increase is inevitable and Nigerians should expect an adjustment which will come at any time. The present tariff structure she argued is not [...]

January 12, 2018 General, Power

Many shades of Calabar Carnival 2017

Calabar Carnival 2017: Since 2004 when former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Etim Duke, introduced the Calabar Carnival, as part of activities to mark Christmas celebrations, the quality of the celebration in the state has dramatically changed. And [...]

January 7, 2018 General

Police arrest man with 114 bags of Indian hemp

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected Indian hemp merchant, who was reportedly caught with 114 bags of the illegal substance. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect identified as Noah Olaore was arrested on [...]

January 4, 2018 General

Lagos bridges under threat of collapse from parked trucks

Some bridges in Lagos are at a risk of buckling under the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks. The Ijora, Eko and Carter Bridges are under great strains from immobile articulated vehicles, a situation worsened by recurring gridlocks and the deplorable [...]

December 29, 2017 General

Environmental terrorism deadlier than Boko Haram, says MOSOP

Labour Party Expresses Concern Over $Ib ECA Fund For Insurgency The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said environmental terrorism in the Niger Delta was deadlier than Boko Haram insurgency for which government plans to expend [...]

December 23, 2017 General

Ondo APC crisis : Party slams Kekemeke, others over call for acting chairman’s removal

Party slams Kekemeke: The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, has slammed the embattled Chairman of the party in the state, Isaac Kekemeke for calling on the National Chairman of the party, Odigie -John Oyegun to remove the acting [...]

December 10, 2017 General

2019: IBB denies asking Atiku not to contest for presidency

Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has said he did not discourage former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, from contesting for the presidency in 2019. Atiku had visited Babangida on Thursday and both men talked behind closed doors. According to [...]

December 9, 2017 General

Dino Melaye donates N1m to ailing actor, Sadiq Daba

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district on Saturday gifted ailing actor, Sadiq Daba a sum of one million naira.     Dino shared the thank you message Daba sent to him after the visit on his Instagram [...]

December 3, 2017 General
Buhari ready to settle unpaid state debts before Xmas

Buhari ready to settle unpaid state debts before Xmas

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed key finance officials to meet with representatives of Nigeria Governors’ Forum to determine how much of their unpaid debts can be released to them before Christmas. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, [...]

November 28, 2017 General

Mugabe’s $10m handshake from Mnangagwa

Deposed Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are to receive $10million  as well as immunity from prosecution as part of a reported “golden goodbye” package. The 93-year-old autocrat, who finally bowed to pressure to resign after 37 years [...]

November 27, 2017 General

How I feel when people say I use church money to fly, maintain private jets – Bishop Oyedepo

Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has stated that he feels good when accused of flying private jets and maintaining them with church’s money. Bishop Oyedepo said he is [...]

November 26, 2017 General
Oba of Benin

Your father was my backbone’ – Buhari tells Oba of Benin

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the immediate past Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa 1 as his ‘backbone’. Buhari made this known when he met with Oba Ewuare II yesterday at the State House Aso [...]

November 25, 2017 General

Osinbajo inaugurates cashew factory

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated a Cashew Processing factory, FoodPro Nigeria Limited, in Ilorin. Osinbajo also inspected the factory on Tuesday after the inauguration. He was delighted with what he saw on ground. The Vice President who was conducted [...]

November 24, 2017 General

2019: No automatic ticket for Buhari – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that the party is yet to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the 2019 presidential election. He also said the party would follow the ”normal [...]

November 23, 2017 General

Olusegun Olunloyo dies at 74

Olusegun Olunloyo dies at 74: The death has occurred in London on Friday, October 13, of Emeritus Professor Vincent Olusegun Olunloyo at the age of 74. He was a Fellow of the Academy of Science, a Fellow of the Academy [...]

November 20, 2017 General

Bus conductors to start wearing uniform in Lagos January 1, 2018

Bus conductors to start wearing uniform in Lagos January 1, 2018: The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) says that its members in Lagos State will start wearing uniforms from January 1, 2018 for security and effective service delivery. National [...]

November 20, 2017 General
Robert Mugabe has ‘agreed to resign’

Robert Mugabe has ‘agreed to resign’

Robert Mugabe has ‘agreed to resign’: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule appeared at an end Sunday after a source confirmed he had agreed to resign and was preparing to address the nation. Mugabe’s grip on power was broken last [...]

November 20, 2017 General
Facebook Encourages Users To Nudes And It’s For A Good Reason

Facebook Encourages Users To Nudes And It’s For A Good Reason

Facebook is trying to combat “revenge porn” by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to a pilot project designed to prevent intimate images from being shared without consent. Adults who have shared nude or sexually explicit photos [...]

November 9, 2017 General

2018 National Budget Presentation [Live]

2018 National Budget Presentation [Live] [...]

November 7, 2017 General

Tinubu jets to London to visit late son’s family

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has left Nigeria for London, where he would be meeting his late son’s wife and children who reside in the United Kingdom. Tinubu was said to have departed Lagos [...]

November 3, 2017 General
Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-corruption war

Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-corruption war

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday declared that the anti-corruption fight in the country must take a new turn for it to succeed. Osinbajo stated this at the opening of a two-day capacity building workshop for justices and judges, organised [...]

October 26, 2017 General, Government and politics

Nigerian Pastor Rejected A Rolls Royce Gift For His 44th Birthday

The general overseer of the Omega Power Ministries OPM Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere has rejected a Rolls Royce car gift for his 44th birthday.     The Rolls Royce was given to the Apostle by Divine distributors of OPM (products distribution unit [...]

October 25, 2017 General
Nnamdi Kanu

Produce Kanu before things get out of hand, IPOB warns FG, Igbo leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the federal government and Igbo leaders to produce Nnamdi Kanu “dead or alive”. Kanu has not been seen in public since soldiers of the Nigerian army invaded his Abia residence during the [...]

October 24, 2017 General
University of Calabar is hard hit with financial crisis

University Of Calabar hit by financial crisis

The University of Calabar is hard hit with financial crisis, as it cannot take care of its numerous overheads. Some persons in the university have attributed this to poor financial management by the school authority, which attributed it to general [...]

October 22, 2017 General

President Buhari Departs Abuja after Presiding Over FEC Meeting This Morning

FEC Meeting : The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has left the country to Istanbul, Turkey where he will be participating in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017.     The President left the country [...]

October 18, 2017 General

BREAKING: Buhari Asked Us To Focus On Northern Nigeria — World Bank

The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said on Thursday that the bank had concentrated on the northern region of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s request. Kim and the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine [...]

October 13, 2017 General
Journalists, others discuss fake news

Journalists, others discuss fake news

Fake news and its negative effects on journalism practice were the focus of panelists at a journalism workshop organised by PriceWatersCooper, PWC, in Lagos on Tuesday. The one day workshop had as participants, journalists across both traditional and new media [...]

October 4, 2017 General
Buhari Jonathan Confab

Why FG won’t use 2014 confab report – Presidency

LAGOS—THE Presidency has once again made it clear that it would not consider the 2014 Confab report, despite calls from some quarters that the recommendations be considered and implemented. Asked why the Federal Government would not consider the report, Mr [...]

October 3, 2017 General
Dame Patience Jonathan

Patience Jonathan appeals to Buhari to caution EFCC

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from a “witch-hunt”. A statement issued by her media aide, Mr Belema Meshack-Hart, on Monday in Abuja, [...]

October 3, 2017 General