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Nigerian Man Throws Four-year-old Grandson Off Apartment In Malaysia

Nigerian Man Throws Four-year-old Grandson Off Apartment In Malaysia

The police in Malaysia have arrested a Nigerian man in Danau Kota, Setapak, Malaysia, after he allegedly threw his step-grandson, aged four, out of an apartment window. According to Malay Mail, the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department Chief, Nik Ros [...]

November 30, 2020 International
Nigerians To Pay N4,000 Monthly For Solar System

Nigerians To Pay N4,000 Monthly For Solar System —Presidency

The estimated 25 million Nigerians that will benefit from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems that commences this week will be expected to pay about N4,000 monthly, the presidency has said. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on [...]

November 30, 2020 Power
Blocked #EndSARS Website

Group Writes NCC, Demands FoI Request On Blocked #EndSARS Website

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in Africa, has written a Freedom of Information request to the Nigerian Communications Commission demanding information on the alleged secret blocking of the domain [...]

November 28, 2020 Crime

Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Farouq, Weeps As Communication Minister, Pantami, ‘Disgraces’ Her At Federal Executive Council Meeting

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, was on Wednesday involved in a heated argument with her Communications and Digital Economy colleague, Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. [...]

November 28, 2020 Government and politics
EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests - Buhari Tells Women

EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigerian women are stabilizers of peace in all parts of the country. He made the declaration yesterday when he hosted the representatives of women at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Nigerian leader therefore urged [...]

November 27, 2020 Government and politics
Court Sentences Nigerian Lawmaker To Prison Over Perjury

Court Sentences Nigerian Lawmaker To Prison Over Perjury

A magistrate court in Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja, has sentenced a member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela, to one month imprisonment for perjury. Mela, who represents Billiri/Balanga Federal Constituency, was, however, given an option of fine. He is [...]

November 27, 2020 Law
Nigeria Approaches UK Over Proposed #endsars Sanctions

Nigeria Approaches UK Over Proposed #endsars Sanctions

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it was in touch with officials of the British government to present its side of the #EndSARS story. This comes after the resolution of the United Kingdom Parliament to impose sanctions on some Nigerian officials [...]

November 26, 2020 Health issues
policemen has opened fire on traders in Bayelsa

Police Open Fire On Traders In Bayelsa

A team of policemen has opened fire on traders in Bayelsa, leaving four people terribly injured. The policemen went berserk and opened fire on traders at Tombia Market after claiming their activities led to traffic that affected their passage through [...]

November 26, 2020 Military
How Maina, Oronsanye Stole N14bn From Pension Account

How Maina, Oronsanye Stole N14bn From Pension Account, Witness Tells Court

prosecuting witness, Mrs Rouquayya Ibrahim, has narrated how a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, stole over N14bn from the federal pension account. Testifying before the Federal High Court in Abuja as the ninth prosecution [...]

November 26, 2020 Government and politics
Yakubu Gowon

Gowon Describes UK MP’s Fraud Allegations As False

Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former military head of state from 1966 to 1975, has described allegations of fraud levelled against him by a British member of parliament as concocted. MP Tom Tugendhat while proposing sanctions for the Nigerian Government officials complicit [...]

November 26, 2020 General

COVID-19: Do Not Travel For Christmas & New Year Festivities – PTF

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, has asked Nigerians not to travel during the festive season to limit the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Speaking at the PTF media briefing on Monday, Mustapha said such [...]

November 25, 2020 Health issues
Ahmed Idris

EXCLUSIVE: Accountant-General Of Federation, Ahmed Idris, Corruptly Acquires Multi-billion Naira Properties In Kano

Months after a group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, asked the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, to explain to Nigerians why he made a total payment of N173bn into various government accounts without proper schedule on what the funds [...]

November 25, 2020 Government and politics
Lai Mohammed

Despite Evidence Of Attack On Peaceful Protesters At Lekki, Lai Mohammed Fails To Provide Proof Of Nigerian Army’s Innocence, Says CNN Is Desperate

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information, has again lashed out on international news broadcaster CNN for exposing the true events of what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20 when Nigerian Army personnel attacked peaceful protesters with live [...]

November 25, 2020 Government and politics
Sunday Effiong Who Raided Police Station & Carted Away Rifles In Edo Arrested

Sunday Effiong Who Raided Police Station & Carted Away Rifles In Edo Arrested

One of the Hoodlums who went viral after he Hijacked the #endsars protest in Benin City Edo State, burnt down a police station (Oba Market Station) and stole an AK47 has just been arrested after he formed his own Robbery [...]

November 24, 2020 Crime
Northern Elders Blame President Buhari For Insecurity In Region

Northern Elders Blame President Buhari For Insecurity In Region

Northern Elders Forum under the leadership of Prof Ango Abdullahi has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed as far as tackling insecurity in Nigeria was concerned. The Forum disclosed this in a statement on Monday by its Director of [...]

November 24, 2020 Government and politics
Agodi Prison Officials

Tension In Ibadan As Agodi Prison Officials, Commercial Motorcycle Riders Clash

There is currently tension in Ibadan, Oyo State, following a clash between Agodi Prison officials and commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada on Tuesday morning. According to sources and eyewitnesses on the ground, the unrest started after a prison [...]

November 24, 2020 Crime
Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests

Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests, despite previous denials

The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the [...]

November 22, 2020 Military
Lekki shootings

Lekki shootings: ‘DJ Switch is a fraud, will be exposed soon’ – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says popular disc jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, fondly referred to as DJ Switch, “will be exposed” soon over her claims on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, [...]

November 22, 2020 Crime
Buhari’s Govt. signs MoU to import Fuel from Niger Republic

Buhari’s Govt. signs MoU to import Fuel from Niger Republic

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from a neighbouring country, Niger Republic. The Ministry of Petroleum Resources announced on Thursday in a statement that the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding [...]

November 22, 2020 Government and politics
CCTV Reveals Soldiers Arrived In Seven Trucks

Lekki Shootings: CCTV Reveals Soldiers Arrived In Seven Trucks

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20 on Saturday resumed the viewing of a CCTV footage submitted by the Lekki [...]

November 21, 2020 Crime
Recession Under Buhari

Again, Nigeria’s Economy Slips Into Recession Under Buhari-led Administration

The Nigerian economy has again slipped into its second recession under the Muhammadu Buhari-led government as the gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter. The same happened in 2016, making it the second recession in a space of four years [...]

November 21, 2020 Government and politics
Buhari hails Goodluck Jonathan in birthday message

Buhari hails Goodluck Jonathan in birthday message

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 63rd birthday. Jonathan turns 63 on November 20, 2020, and Buhari congratulated him for a life of service that has brought honour and goodwill to the country. A [...]

November 20, 2020 Government and politics
Kaduna Government Suspends Zazzau Emirate Kingmakers’ Chairman

Kaduna Government Suspends Zazzau Emirate Kingmakers’ Chairman

The Kaduna State Government has suspended Chairman of the kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate, Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu. The government also threatened Aminu and three other kingmakers to change their lawyers to the state Attorney-General in a legal suit against [...]

November 20, 2020 Government and politics
Nigeria Spends $500m Annually Importing Palm Oil

Nigeria Spends $500m Annually Importing Palm Oil, Agric Ministry Says

Officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, states, agencies and non-governmental organisations on Thursday said Nigeria was spending about $500m annually on oil palm imports. At the national workshop on oil palm organised in Abuja by Solidaridad, [...]

November 20, 2020 Business
#EndSARS Protester

#EndSARS Protester, Eromosele, Regains Freedom After 12 Days In Unjust Police Detention

Activist, Eromosele Adene, has finally regained his freedom from unjust detention of the Nigeria Police Force. Adene was arrested by the police on November 7 from his home in Ikeja, Lagos. He was taken to Abuja for interrogation before he [...]

November 20, 2020 Crime
Bashir El-Rufai

“I would rather be beheaded than apologize” – Bashir El-Rufai replies after he was dragged by Muslim community over loved-up photos with his bride

Bashir El-Rufai, son of Kaduna governor, has responded after he was dragged by Muslim community on Twitter, for sharing loved-up photos with his bride, Halima Nwakaego Kazaure. Bashir was under fire yesterday, November 18th after he shared new photos of [...]

November 20, 2020 entertainment
Zamfara Goldfields Don’t Belong To Government

Zamfara Goldfields Don’t Belong To Government – Nuruddeen Isa, Commissioner

The Zamfara State Commissioner in charge of the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Dr. Nuruddeen Isa, said the state government did not own any gold field. Addressing journalists in his office on Wednesday, Isa said, the state government was not directly [...]

November 19, 2020 Government and politics

UN Votes $15m To Combat Famine In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated $15m to avert famine in north-east states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The annual food security assessment projection in the region shows that 5.1m people would be at risk of starving [...]

November 19, 2020 International
ASUU

ASUU To Hold Fresh Negotiation With Nigerian Government On Friday As Government Releases N50 Billion

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it will be meeting the Nigerian government for another round of negotiation over its ongoing strike. The strike has lasted for about eight months as the union insists that the government must [...]

November 19, 2020 Education
Prof Mahmood Yakubu

EXPOSED: How INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Allegedly Paid N3bn To Secure Reappointment

Inside details of how Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, secured reappointment for a second term in office have emerged. Yakubu, who was first appointed as head of the electoral umpire on October 21, 2015 by [...]

November 19, 2020 Government and politics