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Herdsmen strike in Ogun, police arrest three with arms

Ogun State yesterday became the latest in the country to record another attack by herdsmen. Three herders, who attempted to graze their cattle on a farm in Oke Odo, Ketu Local Council Development Area, were confronted by the owner, Ige [...]

December 14, 2017 Incidents

Rail tracks knock off Costain, Jibowu bridges in Lagos

Governor  Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says the Federal Government has concluded plans to demolish Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos. Ambode disclosed this while addressing participants of the Town Hall Meeting on Security Trust Fund in Alausa, Lagos, on [...]

December 14, 2017 Incidents

Atiku reacts to Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s opinion on #EndSARS

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has taken sides with the Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, over his stand on the #EndSARS campaign. Adeyemi, writing on his Twitter page, made it clear that until “deep issues foundational to [...]

December 10, 2017 Health issues

How SARS operatives harassed me, slapped my manager – Falz

Multiple award winning singer and actor, Folarin Falana popularly called Falz, yesterday shared his bitter experience with SARS officials following the #EndSARS movement launched by private Nigerian citizens. Falz, who narrated the encounter during an interview with entertainment correspondents in [...]

December 9, 2017 Nollywood

Joke Silva: I was an adopted child

Nollywood veteran,   Mrs. Joke Silva-Jacobs has revealed a family secret as an  adopted child of the Silva Family. She said she was adopted  decades ago from a foster home run by the Red Cross in Lagos. The beautiful and respected [...]

December 6, 2017 Nollywood

Nigerians launch #EndSARS campaign on Twitter

Nigerians have launched an #EndSARS campaign on Twitter, detailing atrocities committed by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad and called for its scrapping. The #EndSARS campaign as at 2pm was number one on Twitter. And it was immediately followed by over [...]

December 4, 2017 Health issues
Prince Jide Kosoko

My house was like a brothel after my wife died – Actor, Jide Kosoko

Veteran Nollywood actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, has stated that being a polygamist was not his destiny, adding that he was not supposed to be married to many women judging by his upbringing. The actor said following the death of his [...]

December 3, 2017 Nollywood

EXCLUSIVE: How 24 universities shared N23 billion causing fresh crisis in Nigerian universities

HOPE FOR NIGERIA has obtained the full details of how N23 billion disbursed to Nigerian universities to settle earned allowances and arrears was shared among 24 universities. University staff, members of four unions, are currently engaged in a verbal war [...]

December 2, 2017 Education
Port Harcourt records fresh killings

Port Harcourt records fresh killings

There have been renewed killings in parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. Gunmen struck late Thursday at Alode Community in Eleme Local Government area where two people were killed. One of the victims was a woman identified by [...]

December 2, 2017 Incidents

Woman crushes church member to death while driving and making calls

The operatives of the Lagos State Police command have arrested a woman identified as Obiageli Ezeanowiyi for reportedly killing her church member with her car. It was gathered that the accident occurred while Ezeanowiyi was driving and making a phone [...]

November 29, 2017 Incidents

Delta primary teachers lament non-payment of salaries

Delta primary teachers lament non-payment of salaries: Primary school teachers in Delta State yesterday protested at the state House of Assembly over non-payment of their salaries.The protesting teachers with placards at the Assembly premises saying: “We want our salaries removed [...]

November 29, 2017 Education
malaria cases

Malaria cases rise in Nigeria, Congo

A report released today in Geneva says Nigeria, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo DRC  have seen the largest increases in malaria cases, jeopardizing the gains recorded since 2000. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership,  which released the report, said unprecedented [...]

November 29, 2017 Health issues
gas explosion rocks Imo

Four dead, others injured as gas explosion rocks Imo

gas explosion rocks Imo: Four people were on Monday confirmed dead after a gas cylinder exploded at a filling station in Orji, Owerri North local government area of Imo State. According to the police, several other customers who were buying [...]

November 28, 2017 Incidents
Fire razes 2 female hostels at FGC Keffi

Fire razes 2 female hostels at FGC Keffi

Fire razes 2 female hostels at FGC Keffi: Fire has razed down a block of two female hostels at the Federal Government College, Keffi, Nasarawa State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started around 7.45 [...]

November 27, 2017 Incidents

Man arrested with seven human heads in Kwara State

The Kwara State Police Command, yesterday paraded a suspected ritualist with seven human heads concealed in a bag. The 25 years old confessed to have exhumed the heads at Muslim cemetery, Igbo Owu, in Ifelodun Local Government Area for ritual [...]

November 24, 2017 Incidents

Properties submerged as flood takes over Cross River Governor’s office [PHOTOS]

Flood has taken over the multi-million naira governor’s office in Calabar, Cross River State. The flood followed the heavy downpour that occurred around 4pm on Thursday and lasted less than two hours. The flood affected central parking lots of the [...]

November 24, 2017 Incidents
Kogi auto crash

AIT staff, wife, three children die in Kogi auto crash

Kogi auto crash: Journalists in Kogi State have been thrown into mourning as they have lost one of their colleagues, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim who was a reporter with the African Independent Television, AIT. Abdullahi, a senior journalist was said to [...]

November 21, 2017 Incidents
5 confirmed dead after drinking local gin in Imo

5 confirmed dead after drinking local gin in Imo

5 confirmed dead after drinking local gin in Imo: At least five persons, including a 60-year-old woman, have been confirmed dead after the consumption of a local gin sold by one Uwadiegwu Eze, a native of Umunakara community, in the [...]

November 20, 2017 Incidents
Micheal Duda

‘I kidnapped my girlfriend whom I met on Facebook to raise money for wedding’

A 24-year-old man, Micheal Duda, has said he kidnapped his teenage girlfriend identified as Victory Aseguah, with the intention of raising money for their wedding. Micheal was paraded alongside 104 suspects arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, rape, armed [...]

November 17, 2017 Incidents

Many feared killed in Lagos train accident

A train has derailed at the Abbatoir area of Agege, the outskirts of Lagos on Thursday morning. Several death have been recorded, others were seriously injured while many vehicles and propertiy were destroyed.     Confirming the incident, the state’s [...]

November 16, 2017 Incidents
Government Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

No child will be left out in accessing quality education, says Ambode

Government Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that his administration will not relent in its efforts to provide quality education to every child in the state. Ambode spoke simultaneously at the commissioning of several blocks of classrooms and school [...]

November 15, 2017 Education

Buhari backs sack of 22000 ‘unqualified’ Kaduna teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday threw his weight behind Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s decision to sack 22,000 teachers in Kaduna State who failed competency test and recruit 25,000 new ones. El-Rufai had vowed that threats of industrial action by the state chapter [...]

November 14, 2017 Education
UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence

UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence

UNILAG becomes first Nigerian university to obtain TV licence: The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a television station. This was disclosed by Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye, Chairman [...]

November 11, 2017 Education
11 shot dead in Plateau

11 shot dead in Plateau

11 shot dead in Plateau: Eleven people were Tuesday night shot dead by gunmen along Rim, Riyom Local Government Area of northern Plateau State. According to the Police Public Relations Office of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev, the [...]

November 8, 2017 Incidents

Men would have ability to be pregnant, give birth soon – Expert

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor has said that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as “tomorrow”, thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries. Paulson is the outgoing president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, [...]

November 8, 2017 Health issues
Actor Sadiq Daba

I’m ill, but not a destitute, beggar – Actor Sadiq Daba

Veteran broadcaster and actor Sadiq Daba who is seriously ill has said he is not begging for financial assistance as speculated in the social media. Daba says he detest the news of his illness making the rounds. The actor in [...]

November 7, 2017 Nollywood

Vigilance group’s stray bullet kills Auchi Poly student during graduation party

It was supposed to be celebration of a successful completion of her academic pursuit, but the celebration turned sour when a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, Miss Uloko Laurenta Apaume, was allegedly shot dead by a member of the Auchi community [...]

November 6, 2017 Incidents
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Snakes kill 250 in Plateau, Gombe

Two hundred and fifty victims of snake bite have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe States, according to a tally given by three medical centres. The usually preventable deaths followed an acute scarcity of snake anti-venom [...]

November 6, 2017 Incidents
Okorocha partners Zuma on education

Hope for African child, as Okorocha partners Zuma on education

Okorocha partners Zuma on education: Available statistics show that thousands of African children are affected by armed conflict and outbreak of deadly disease; they are confronted with physical harm, violence, danger, exploitation, fear and loss. While many children are forced [...]

November 4, 2017 Education
Ekwueme’s treatment abroad

Buhari orders Ekwueme’s treatment abroad

Ekwueme’s treatment abroad: President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside the country. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued in Abuja, said [...]

November 4, 2017 Health issues
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