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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Kenyan court rejects disputed bid to change constitution

Kenyan court rejects disputed bid to change constitution

Kenya’s Court of Appeal has rejected a government bid to make fundamental changes to the constitution in a new blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta, who had initiated the controversial proposals. On Friday, the court upheld a High Court decision in May that [...]

August 21, 2021 Government and politics, Law
Traffic robbery and youth unemployment

Traffic robbery and youth unemployment

For many residents of Lagos, traffic robbery is so common that news of it hardly seizes attention. This is a pity, for the real and potential victims; a shame on the three levels of government that are constitutionally required to [...]

August 21, 2021 Employment, Security, Societal issues
Bandits attack another Zamfara community

Bandits attack another Zamfara community

Bandits have kidnapped at least 60 people in a fresh attack on a community in Zamfara State, an official has said. The Zamfara State Commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Dosara, told TVC News Friday evening that the bandits stormed Rini community on [...]

August 21, 2021 Crime
Russia’s Top Oil Company Seeks To Expand Operations In Nigeria

Russia’s Top Oil Company Seeks To Expand Operations In Nigeria

Russia’s second-largest oil company, privately controlled Lukoil, has said it is planning to expand its operations in Nigeria. Ivan Ramanovsky, the company’s Vice President in charge of West Africa, Europe and America disclosed this during a visit of the Nigerian [...]

August 21, 2021 Business, Economy, Oil & Gas
Olu Of Warri Gifts Himself Rolls Royce, 2021 Bentley Ahead Of His Coronation

Olu Of Warri Gifts Himself Rolls Royce, 2021 Bentley

Olu of Warri designate, Tsola Emiko, gifts himself Rolls Royce, 2021 Bentley ahead of his coronation Olu of Warri-designate, Omoba Tsola Emiko, has gifted himself two brand new customized luxury cars, a Rolls-Royce and Bentley 2021 model, ahead of his [...]

August 21, 2021 entertainment
At least two killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

At least two killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

At least two people have been killed and five others wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a cafe in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The bombing on Thursday targeted a tea shop near a [...]

August 20, 2021 Crime
Buhari approves review of Grazing Reserves in 25 states

Buhari approves review of Grazing Reserves in 25 states

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch, 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, and to determine the levels of encroachment.” Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and [...]

August 20, 2021 Law
EFCC releases detained ex-governor on bail

EFCC releases detained ex-governor on bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted bail to a former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, earlier arrested by the operatives of the corruption-corrpution agency on Thursday. Mr Orji was granted an administrative bail after facing hours of interrogation at [...]

August 20, 2021 Law
South-West Residents Paid N3billion Ransoms To Bandits

South-West Residents Paid N3billion Ransoms To Bandits

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, had said that the South-West region had paid about N3billion as ransom to kidnappers in the last two years. According to Tribune, Adams stated this on Thursday at the South-West Security Stakeholders’ [...]

August 20, 2021 Security
ISWAP Reshuffles Leadership In Nigeria

ISWAP Reshuffles Leadership In Nigeria

The Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP, in Nigeria has reshuffled its leadership and Shura council over the mass surrender of Boko Haram fighters to the Nigerian Military. According to a PRNigeria report, the leaders were sacked following a [...]

August 20, 2021 Government and politics
Several killed in Addis Ababa flash floods

Several killed in Addis Ababa flash floods

Flash flooding kills at least seven people in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa after torrential rains, officials say. Images from the city on Wednesday showed firefighters wading through brown water to inspect flooded houses and in one instance walking through [...]

August 19, 2021 Incidents
T-Mobile says 40 million affected by data breach

T-Mobile says 40 million affected by data breach

T-Mobile said Wednesday that hackers may have obtained sensitive personal information on more than 40 million current and past customers of the US wireless carrier. The stolen data included social security and driver’s license numbers, which could be used for [...]

August 19, 2021 Technology
Buhari sets up steering committee on Petroleum Industry Act

Buhari sets up steering committee on Petroleum Industry Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a steering committee to oversee the process of implementation of the newly signed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). The steering committee is headed by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. The president, who announced [...]

August 19, 2021 Oil & Gas
Armed Robbers Attack Bullion Van In Ondo

Armed Robbers Attack Bullion Van In Ondo

Some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked a bullion van in Ondo State. The bullion van belonging to a commercial bank was attacked at Emure-Ile junction, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state. The details of [...]

August 19, 2021 Crime
Biden Freezes Billions Of Dollars In Afghan Reserves

Biden Freezes Billions Of Dollars In Afghan Reserves

The Biden administration reportedly froze Afghan government reserves held in U.S. bank accounts Sunday, after the Taliban seized the capital city of Kabul this weekend, effectively toppling the country’s government. The Washington Post reported that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and [...]

August 19, 2021 Government and politics
Dozens killed in Niger village attack

Dozens killed in Niger village attack

More than 30 people were killed in a rebel attack in the West African country of Niger, the Ministry of Interior has said. Armed assailants on motorcycles attacked the village of Darey Dey in the Tillaberi region close to the [...]

August 18, 2021 Crime, Security
Mohammed Fawehinmi to be buried August 27 in Ondo

Mohammed Fawehinmi to be buried August 27 in Ondo

Late Mohammed Fawehinmi, the eldest son of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), will be laid to rest on Aug. 27, in Ondo State, a family source says. Mr Lanre Arogundade, former Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos chapter and close [...]

August 18, 2021 Media representation
Full list of students, staff kidnapped from Zamfara college

Full list of students, staff kidnapped from Zamfara college

Hope For Nigeria Online has obtained the names of 19 people kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, in a Sunday night attack. This newspaper reported how the bandits went into the school and killed four [...]

August 18, 2021 Crime
Court Grants To Freeze Accounts Of Financial Technology Companies

Court Grants To Freeze Accounts Of Financial Technology Companies

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request of the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the accounts of some fintech companies for 180 days.  The companies include Rise Vest Technologies Limited, Bamboo Systems Technology Limited, Bamboo Systems [...]

August 18, 2021 Law
Talibans Vow To Impose Islamic Law Worldwide

Talibans Vow To Impose Islamic Law Worldwide

The Taliban has declared intention to enforce Islamic law across the world after overrunning civil authority in Afghanistan. One of the commanders, Muhammed Afri Mustafa made the announcement in an interview with CNN. Mustafa spoke right inside a United States [...]

August 18, 2021 Government and politics
Young Zambians hope for brighter future

Young Zambians hope for brighter future

As Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was proclaimed victor of the presidential elections on Sunday, the Zambian capital, Lusaka, erupted in celebrations that lasted late into the night as supporters sung, danced and waved his party’s flags. Hichilema, 59, of [...]

August 17, 2021 Government and politics
Biden breaks silence to defend Afghan evacuation

Biden breaks silence to defend Afghan evacuation

President Joe Biden broke days of silence Monday on the chaotic American pullout from Afghanistan, doubling down on his decision as he fired scorching criticism at the country’s former Western-backed leadership for failing to resist the Taliban. “I stand squarely [...]

August 17, 2021 Government and politics
NGF condemns Plateau killings, calls for calm

NGF condemns Plateau killings, calls for calm

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of 23 travellers in Rukuba road, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The forum in a statement said the killing had all the colourations of several others like it where locals [...]

August 17, 2021 Crime
46-year-old Suspect: How We Emptied Bank Accounts

46-year-old Suspect: How We Emptied Bank Accounts

A 46-year-old suspect, Zakarriyah Yahaya, also known as ”His Excellency”, on Monday revealed how and his gang emptied the bank accounts of many Nigerians using lost or stolen SIM cards Yahaya, among 39 suspects, was paraded for various crimes at [...]

August 17, 2021 Crime
Buhari Says Africa Is Next Global Frontline Of Terrorism

Buhari Says Africa Is Next Global Frontline Of Terrorism

The President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that with the United States’ pullout from Afghanistan and the subsequent takeover of power by the Taliban, Africa has automatically become the new frontline of terror and global militancy. For Africa to [...]

August 17, 2021 Government and politics
IEA sees COVID blow to oil demand in 2021

IEA sees COVID blow to oil demand in 2021

The outlook for global oil markets darkened on Thursday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that slowing demand for crude in the wake of restrictions imposed to curb the fast-spreading Delta variant is colliding with a recent increase in [...]

August 13, 2021 Economy, Oil & Gas
Military deactivates illegal refineries in Niger Delta

Military deactivates illegal refineries in Niger Delta

Troops of Operation Delta Safe, deactivated several illegal refining sites and recovered large volumes of refined petroleum products and crude oil in the last two weeks. Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this while giving updates on the [...]

August 13, 2021 Military
Medical profession in Nigeria in great danger

Medical profession in Nigeria in great danger

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has asked doctors in the country to be humble and carry themselves with dignity, rather than try to compete with God. His statement is in reaction to the ongoing strike by members of [...]

August 13, 2021 Human rights
Nnamdi Kanu Calls For More Prayers

Nnamdi Kanu Calls For More Prayers

The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has appealed to the members of the group, his supporters and well-wishers to be unwavering and prayerful concerning his present predicament. He also expressed his profound gratitude to all [...]

August 13, 2021 Human rights
31 Northern Lawyers To Defend Abba Kyari

31 Northern Lawyers To Defend Abba Kyari

No fewer than 31 lawyers from the northern part of the country have indicated interest in defending the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who was recently suspended in connection with a $1.1m scam involving an internet fraudster, Ramon [...]

August 13, 2021 Law