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Thursday 18th January 2018,
Hope for Nigeria

Herdsmen killings: Pay back to those who joined Hausa/Fulani to slaughter Igbos in 1967 – MASSOB

Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB, has stated that the killing being perpetrated by herdsmen in parts of Benue and Taraba states was a kind of pay back to those who joined Hausa/Fulani to slaughter Igbos [...]

January 15, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Faleke berates Kogi governor for backing cattle colony without ‘consulting’

The running mate to the late candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 and December 5, 2015 governorship polls in Kogi State, James Faleke, berated Governor Yahaya Bello for buying into the proposed cattle colony policy [...]

January 15, 2018 Government and politics

FG evacuates 1,490 stranded Nigerians in Libya, tasks states on returnees

The Federal Government yesterday evacuated no fewer than 1,490 stranded Nigerians from Libya to the country in three batches through the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State. While first flight airlifted 484 victims, the second flight arrived with 446 [...]

January 15, 2018 International

Court awards $10 million damages against Shoprite for contract breach

After seven years of legal battle, a Lagos High Court, Igbosere has awarded the sum of $10 million against South African retail giant, Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited and its business partner, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited for a breach of contract [...]

January 15, 2018 Business

Controversy over girl’s conversion from Islam to Christianity

The reported conversion from Islam to Christianity of one Miss Nabila Umar Sanda Galadima has become a subject of controversy in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The 200-level student of Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, was said to have met [...]

January 15, 2018 Religion

Bakare knocks Buhari, IBB tasks him on bloodletting

Former military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Pastor Tunde Bakare have strongly condemned the current insecurity in the country and charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end the bloodletting and other dangers besetting the nation. Bakare, a former running mate [...]

January 15, 2018 Government and politics

ACF fires back at Nwabueze over attack on Buhari

The Arewa Consultative Forum, has slammed the Chairman of The Patriots, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, for alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war as aimed at Islamising Nigeria. Nwabueze had reportedly said the appointment of northerners as heads of major security [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Buhari’s govt an all round failure, anyone can defeat him – Rep Edionwele

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Joseph Edionwele has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as a failure and noniredeemable. Speaking on the Peoples Democratic Party taking power from the All Progressive Congress in 2019, Edionwele, who represents Esan [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

Pastor Adeboye warns Nigerian government on insecurity, unemployment

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has called on Nigerian government to stop the increasing rate of unemployment in the country. Adeboye made the call at a thanksgiving and prayer programme organised [...]

January 14, 2018 Religion

Herdsmen attack: Emir Sanusi admits being patron of Miyetti Allah, names Sultan of Sokoto, others

The Emir of Kano , Muhammadu Sanusi II has admitted being a patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN. The former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor also named the former Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar III, [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians yet to see change in power supply, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, said Nigerians were yet to see change in electricity supply. He stated this in Abuja while speaking at the investiture of Adekunle Mokuolu as President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). Obasanjo asked a [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

Wife of suspected Badoo kingpin cries out to Buhari, IGP

Wife of wanted Badoo kingpin, Mrs. Abimbola Alaka, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police and well-meaning Nigerians to save her husband and family from embarrassment, and ensure her family’s safety. Badoo is a notorious cult [...]

January 14, 2018 Crime

Dankwambo vows to boost non-oil revenue

Gombe State governor, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo, has restated his determination to boost the non-oil revenue sectors of his state. He made the remarks at the Faculty of Agriculture, International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan. The governor was in Sudan alongside [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

AMAC budgets N7bn for 2018, capital expenditure gulps N3.8bn

The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has proposed a N7 billion budget for 2018, as against the N6.1 billion it budgeted in 2017. Of the sum, N3.8 billion, representing 54.2 per cent, has been set aside for capital projects. AMAC [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

How Buhari, VP Silence Aided Killings, by Ortom

The Senate Ad hoc Committee on Security Infrastructure yesterday expressed shock that President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, all ignored several warnings of the planned [...]

January 14, 2018 Government and politics

DR Congo army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. Army vehicles transported some 300 troops to the operation’s headquarters near Beni in the [...]

January 14, 2018 Military

Opera launches its new app, Opera News, in Africa

With more than 100 thousand downloads in less than two weeks, Opera News is on path to become the number one news app in Africa. Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which [...]

January 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
SPONSORED–4 Tips to capturing amazing shots with your smartphone Infinix Zero 5

SPONSORED–4 Tips to capturing amazing shots with your smartphone Infinix Zero 5

Mobile photography is almost at its peak with smartphone’s being equipped with an average of 12 Mega pixels. Infinix is amongst the brands promoting mobile photography with its smartphones, their latest device Infinix Zero 5 comes with 21 Mega pixel [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: From Ayetoro to Wakanda

This week on social media, Funke Akindele makes a Hollywood debut in Avengers: Infinity Wars, Benue buries its dead following herdsmen attacks and more. The post Social Media Roundup: From Ayetoro to Wakanda appeared first on [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: GazHub — order a refill of your cooking gas online in Abuja

A lot of people using cooking gases can relate with the stress encountered when trying to get a refill. For some, it’s visiting the gas stations and being on (long) queues; while for others (like me), the thought of even [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
President of the NLC

HAUSA – Zanga-Zangar ‘Yankwadago: Kiris Ya Rage Kaduna Ta Rincabe

Akalla sama da mutum dubu 36, 000, ne na gamayyar kungiyoyin Malamai da na ‘yan kwadago suka gudanar da zanga-zangar lumana a Jihar Kaduna, duk da gargadi da barazanar da Gwamnatin Jihar ta yi a kan hana gudanar da zanga-zangar. [...]

January 12, 2018 Demographics, Ethno-linguistic groups
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
Kidnap Akwa Ibom

Kidnappers Abduct Ex-Councillor In A’Ibom, Demand N1m Ransom – 12 January

Gunmen yesterday, kidnapped a former Councillor, Hon Idongesit Silas Udokang, of Ward 10 in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that the hoodlums seized Mr Udonkang, popularly called ‘Ijebu,’ from Edem Akai village, while [...]

January 12, 2018 Incidents
fulani herdsmen saga

Benue Killings: Indigenes Reject Cattle Colony, Blast FG

The Community Development Coalition (CDC), an Abuja based advocacy group of concerned indigenes of Benue State, has accused the federal government of deliberately paying ‘deaf ears’ to what they described as deteriorating security situation in the state. The coalition also [...]

January 12, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Killings: Over 18,000 Persons Displaced In Nasarawa – Govt

Nasarawa State government said over 18,000 people have been displaced in Nasarawa State due to spillover of the killings in Benue. The special adviser to Governor Umaru Al-Makura on Security Matters, Mohammed Adeka, disclosed this at a news conference in [...]

January 12, 2018 Demographics
Ndume Feud

Ndume: First Casualty Of Presidency – Senate Cold War

AHURAKA YUSUF ISAH clinically examines issues that turned asunder, the rosy and camaraderie relationship between Senators Bukola Saraki and Ali Ndume which saw them becoming Senate President and Senate Leader, respectively, and concludes that it is a fallout of the [...]

January 12, 2018 Government and politics, Law

Global LinkUP: There is a new tech soccer referee in the Premier League

There was a lot of beautiful and cutting edge technology on display at the Consumer Electronic Show(CES) in Las Vegas this week. Here are 16 pictures of cool tech and 10 exciting new products. But in other news, there's a new [...]

January 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
reno omikri

Reno replies Presidency, says Jonathan dealt decisively with the Fulani Herdsmen crisis

Former President Jonathan wishes to express his condolences to the government and people of Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Nasarawa states, over the recent spate of killings occasioned by herdsmen/farmers clashes. His heart bleeds for the sufferings of Nigerians and [...]

January 12, 2018 Strife and sectarian violence

Fayose queries Buhari’s NIA DG’s appointment – 12 January 2018

“Buhari is unrepentant sectional leader” Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has chided President Muhammadu Buhari over replacement of the sacked National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director General, Ambassador Ayo Oke with Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a northerner, saying; “The President has [...]

January 12, 2018 Government and politics
Declare Miyetti Allah terrorist group

Declare Miyetti Allah terrorist group, — Southern, M-Belt leaders

•Make case for arrest, trial of herdsmen leaders •Insist on restructuring Nigeria; 73 killed in Benue buried •We’ll raise one-million-man army to defend Some of the attendees included… Benue – Unongo Enugu —Politicians, traditional rulers and other stakeholders from the [...]

January 12, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror