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Charly Boy

Presidency criticises Resume or Resign group

ABUJA—The Presidency yesterday criticised the Resume or Resign group, led by Charles Oputa, popularly kn own as Charly Boy for taking its protests to a sensitive area as Wuse Market, Abuja, describing it as ethnicised and selfish. Charly Boy leading [...]

August 17, 2017 Societal issues
Fulani Herdsman

Fulani herdsmen invade Enugu community kill two, 19 missing

Nsukka- Anxiety and confusion has enveloped Abbi Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, following the invasion of the area by Fulani herdsmen who unleashed mayhem on the people, killing a brother and sister apart from razing down about [...]

August 14, 2017 Societal issues
Dangerous Malarial Drugs

WARNING: Dangerous Malarial Drugs Removed from Shelves in Europe

Kindly forward to your friends and family The under listed drugs have been proven to be dangerous and are the origin of kidney failure that kills spontaneously.   Listed are designation, form unit and laboratory manufacturer of these drugs.   [...]

August 12, 2017 Health issues

15 students allegedly beat colleague to death after accusing him of homosexuality

The Police Command in Jigawa said it has arrested 15 students over the death of their colleague in Yankwashi Local Government Area of the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Jinjiri Abdu, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of [...]

August 11, 2017 Education
Carbonated Water

Is Carbonated Water Bad For You

Carbonated water looks like a fantastic option for those who can't stand the taste of still water but who would like to avoid dehydration during the day. But there's a myth that the fizzy drink isn't as good for the [...]

August 9, 2017 Health issues

91-year-old Grandma Graduates From University In Thailand

A 91-year-old grandma became the oldest person to graduate from university in Thailand on Wednesday, receiving her bachelor’s degree from King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Escorted by her family, Kimlun Jinakul travelled more than 700 km from the northern province of Phayao [...]

August 9, 2017 Education
communal clashes plateau

Violence as symptom and effect of leadership failure

THERE is no limit to what our glaring failure of leadership would cause Nigeria.  It may be no more than beating a dead horse to continue to gripe about the country’s want of visionary leaders.   But it is much [...]

August 9, 2017 Incidents
Breaking Resume or resign protest turns sour as police tear gas groups

Breaking: Resume or resign protest turns sour as police tear gas groups

The daily sit-out protest embarked upon by some groups demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari resumes or resigns if incapable of continuing his duties as president has turned sour as one of the protesters got wounded when the Police, Tuesday, shot [...]

August 8, 2017 Incidents
Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in Borno

Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in Borno, sends warning to troops in Baga

At least 31 fishermen have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists in two separate attacks on islands in Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, fishermen and vigilantes fighting the Islamists told AFP late Monday.   Boko Haram suspect captured by troops [...]

August 8, 2017 Incidents
Ayodele Fayose

Ozubulu Massacre: Governor Fayose Reacts

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has decried the senseless massacre of the worhsipers at St Philips church Anambra state. Fayose who too to his Twtter handle to send his condolence to the people and government of Anambra state, expressed his [...]

August 8, 2017 Crime

‘Parish Priest Removed His Cassock & Hid At The Altar – Ozubulu Attack Survivor

Mr. Ohamadike Stephen, one of the survivors of Ozubulu Church attack carried out at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra on Sunday morning, has narrated the horror they went through as gunmen stormed the church, even though [...]

August 7, 2017 Societal issues
Catholic Church Bloodbath

Ozubulu Massacre: Drug war spills into Anambra church; 35 killed, scores injured

Ozubulu Massacre: Awka – IT was a bloody Sunday in Anambra State, yesterday, as unidentified gunmen invaded St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state, killing no fewer than 35 worshippers and injuring scores [...]

August 7, 2017 Incidents
Oluyinka  Olutoye

Osinbajo meets Olutoye Nigerian ‘miracle’ surgeon

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has met the Nigerian medical doctor, Oluyinka  Olutoye, who performed a surgery on an unborn baby and then placed  the baby back in the mother’s womb. Olutoye was the Acting President’s guest at the Villa today, [...]

August 7, 2017 Health issues
The Arewa Youths

Breaking: Arewa youths say quit notice to Ndigbo stands, have sent Kanu’s atrocities to UN

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (ACF) has said that the quit notice it gave Nigerians of Igbo extraction to vacate all northern states before October  1st stands.   It also said that it has sent what it termed all the [...]

August 4, 2017 Strife and sectarian violence

Before I die Lagos must become third largest economy in Africa – Obasanjo

…Why leaders after me failed to improve power generation — Obasanjo …Suggests improved contributory pension to facilitate devt LAGOS—Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, highlighted some of the reasons why all Nigerian leaders after his administration were unable to increase power [...]

August 3, 2017 Societal issues
Jonathan Home Burgled

What policemen stole from my Abuja house- Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has clarified that items stolen from his Gwarimpa Abuja were exaggerated in several media reports.   Jonathan’s home in Abuja He spoke through statement issued by his media side, Mr.Ikexhukwu Eze, Tuesday. The statement reads in full: [...]

August 2, 2017 Incidents
Northern Governors

Northern leaders vow to protect Southerners living in the North

In a move likely to reassure Southerners residing in Northern Nigeria of their safety, governors of 19 northern states and traditional rulers of northern extraction, yesterday, vowed to protect the lives and property of Southerners in the North. They also [...]

July 29, 2017 Human rights
Charly Boy Oputa

Biafra Is Fantasy – Charly Boy, Former Pman President

Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, His Royal Punkness and Area Fada, is a former president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN). The singer/songwriter, television presenter and producer has been very vocal on national issues in [...]

July 23, 2017 Incidents
Governor Ambode

Insecurity: Lagos govt cancels vacation classes

LAGOS — Worried by rising kidnap and rape cases across the state, Lagos State Government has introduced measures during this vacation to forestall any possible ugly situation that may arise in public schools. Governor Ambode of Lagos State The state [...]

July 19, 2017 Crime
El Rufai

Scores killed in renewed Southern Kaduna violence

Kaduna—Scores of persons were feared killed in a renewed round of violence between farmers and herders in Kajuru, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday and Monday. Although the state Police Command said it was not aware of [...]

July 19, 2017 Strife and sectarian violence
Maiduguri Blast

12 killed in Maiduguri suicide bomb attacks

MAIDUGURI—No fewer than 12 persons were, yesterday, killed in Maiduguri, following the detonation of bombs in the city. About eight persons lost their lives in the first attack, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the midst of worshippers in [...]

July 18, 2017 Strife and sectarian violence
Nigerian university students, workers force judge to reverse ruling

Nigerian university students, workers force judge to reverse ruling on VC accused of fraud

The Federal High Court sitting in Ede, Osun State, has amended its earlier verdict sending Anthony Elujoba, the former Vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, to Ilesha prisons. The reversal came after workers and students of the school protested and [...]

July 12, 2017 Education

Nigerian regulators yet to act months after evidence of unsafe acid levels in Mirinda, Lucozade

Two months after the Consumer Protection Council reported alarming levels of benzoic acid in Mirinda and Lucozade drinks, Nigerian government regulators responsible for taking action have kept mum and have done nothing about it. The CPC had in April revealed [...]

July 12, 2017 Health issues
Remo Stars Football Club were hospitalized

Food poisoning hits Remo Stars FC; 13 players hospitalized after eating semo and egusi soup (photos)

13 players, goalkeeper trainer and media office of the Remo Stars Football Club were hospitalized after food poisoning hit the club. Situation was so bad that their Nigeria Professional Football League clash against the Anambra Warriors of Ifeanyi Ubah Football club meant [...]

July 10, 2017 Health issues
Grace Anyim

Trailer Accident Victim Becomes Benson Idahosa University Best Graduating Student

Grace Anyim, a student of Benson Idahosa University who was kept out of school for 2 years by a trailer accident, has emerged as the best graduating student in her faculty, graduating with a CGPA of 3.92/4.0. Her brother who [...]

July 10, 2017 Incidents
Sultry Nollywood actress cum producer, Sylvia Edem

I will marry a White man because Nigerian men are unfaithful — Actress, Sylvia Edem

Sultry Nollywood actress cum producer, Sylvia Edem, has openly shunned the idea of ever settling for a Nigerian husband, saying, though, she has no problem with Nigerian men but believes they are not right for her. Speaking with Potpourri in [...]

July 9, 2017 Nollywood
Container crushes father, two sons returning from Redeemed camp

Container crushes father, two sons returning from Redeemed camp

Container crushes father: Tragedy struck in the early hours of Saturday after a container detached from a truck and fell on a commercial bus at Ojota Bus Stop, Lagos, killing five persons. The deceased were identified as the bus driver, [...]

July 9, 2017 Incidents

Nigeria summons Cameroon’s ambassador over Bakassi killings

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has summoned Cameroon’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abbas Salahedine, to give explanations on the reported maltreatment and killings of Nigerians in the Bakassi Peninsula by Cameroonian Gendarmes. In a statement the government expressed dismay over the [...]

July 8, 2017 Crime
Court Hears Evans’ Case Against Police July 13

Court Hears Evans’ Case Against Police July 13

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed July 13 for hearing in a N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the Inspector-General of Police. Evans, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed [...]

July 6, 2017 Human rights
Meet Evans’ Lawyer, Ogungbeje, Who Loves ‘Unpopular Cases

Meet Evans’ Lawyer, Ogungbeje, Who Loves ‘Unpopular Cases’

Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception. Ogungbeje, who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard, grabbed the headlines [...]

June 30, 2017 Crime