The incessant killing of innocent Nigerians by bandits suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect has been condemned in very strong terms by former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a statement issued yesterday by his media office in Abuja, the former vice president expressed profound outrage “at ... Read More »
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Arrangements are in top gear in Plateau State for the funeral of former governor of the state and PD...
The five storey building housing Ezuma Hospitals, Aba, alleged to be notorious for sales of babies h...
President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, paid tribute to anti-Apartheid icon, Dr. Nelson Mandela who ...
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has urged the federal government and security operatives...
A 26-year-old man Kehinde Adejuwon, has been arrested by the police in Ogun for allegedly defiling a...
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has threatened to sanction any hospital that refuses to attend to accident victims, especially during its ‘Ember Months’ patrol. The FRSC Benin Zonal Commanding Officer, (ZCO), Mr Nseobong Akpabio, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in ... Read More »
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhomhe, SAN, weekend, in Ivieukwe- Agenebode, in Weppa-Wano Kingdom of Edo State, explained why he called for amnesty for kidnappers by the Federal Government, upon his release from the kidnapper’s den. Recalling how he was kidnapped on August 23, 2013 and how ... Read More »
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, yesterday said, N140 billion is required to complete the remaining 35 percent work on the East-West road. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, Orubebe said the present administration took over the project when it was just 10 per cent completed and without a ... Read More »
Eight women were yesterday sentenced to six months imprisonment each by a Zuba Grade 1 Area Court in the FCT, for prostitution. Those sentenced were Felicia Dominic, Vivian Agubuzor, Ifeoma Patrick, Comfort Jacob, Gift Obi, Tina Osagie, Mercy John and Joy Ayo, of no fixed address in Zuba. Prosecutor, Momoh ... Read More »
Seven armed robbers, said to have killed two Policemen and wounded several others at Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, were yesterday paraded by the Lagos State Police Command. The eighth member of the gang was said to have been killed by the police. The suspects include a married woman, 28-year-old ... Read More »
15 suspected drug traffickers with 680.266kg of narcotic drugs mainly cannabis, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and military officers. Among the recovered drugs were 316 grammes of methamphetamine and 200 grammes of heroin while others were cannabis. ... Read More »
Former Minister of Finance and National Planning, Dr. Chu S.P. Okongwu has criticised the poor handling of the privatisation of the power sector, saying that what the Federal Government actually did was to hand over public assets to their friends in the name of privatisation. Speaking in an interview with Vanguard ... Read More »
Former Gubernatorial Candidate of Movement for Restoration of Democracy and Development (MRDD), Retired Colonel Suleiman Babanawa has said Nigerian democracy is the most expensive in the world. Speaking at the commemoration of the 10th year anniversary of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Kogi State Chapter in Lokoja, Babanawa who ... Read More »
Residents of Dutse in Jigawa on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to strictly regulate electricity tariff under the new owners of power generation and distribution companies. The Federal Government had on Nov. 1, 2013 handed over the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to 18 private firms. The move ... Read More »
Islamist insurgents last week killed 27 people and wounded a dozen others in restive northeast Nigeria, a local official said Monday, with the attack happening two days before a deadly ambush on a wedding party. The attack was carried out by some 70 gunmen who stormed the town of Bama ... Read More »
A High court in Oyigbo, Rivers, has ordered the police and Main Street bank to pay N5 million as damages to an ex-employee of the bank. Justice Joseph Mbor, who gave the order on Monday in Oyigbo, said the arrest, detention and torture of the applicant, Mr Success Amaefule, was ... Read More »
Hundreds of tenants and traders wept on Monday as fire engulfed the Great Nigeria House along Martins Street on Lagos Island, which served as their offices and warehouses. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire brought commercial activities in the Balogun area of Lagos Island to a standstill. NAN ... Read More »
Taraba State House of Assembly Speaker, Haruna Tsokwa is dead. He died after a brief illness on Monday morning at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo. It was learnt that the Speaker, who is a staunch supporter of the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, in the ongoing political battle for the ... Read More »
The remains of late Chief of General Staff, Rear Admiral Mike Akhigbe, arrived in Lagos on Sunday from the U.S. in a British Airways aircraft at about 6:34pm. Mr. Akhigbe, a former military vice-president, died in a U.S. hospital at the age of 68. The remains were received at the ... Read More »
The Bauchi State Governor, Malam IsaYuguda, on Saturday, said the introduction of Tsangaya model schools by Federal Government would address the insecurity challenges in the North. Yuguda made the disclosure at the inauguration of the Tsangaya Model School in Buzaye Village in Bauchi State. He said that with the Tsangaya education ... Read More »
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has claimed that he personally led the October 24th attack on security formations in Damaturu Yobe State which left many persons dead. In a 28 minutes video titled “Gazwatu Damaturu” (the “Battle of Damaturu), the most wanted Nigerian terrorist claimed that it was one of ... Read More »
The Lagos government will distribute 5,000 life jackets to commercial boat operators in the state for commuters’ use. The Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr Cornelius Ojelabi, made the disclosure on Friday at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos. He said the state government decided to buy and distribute the life jackets ... Read More »
Another teenage stowaway was foiled yesterday, as a boy whose name or age could not be immediately ascertained, attempted to stow away, but was apprehended at the airside of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The boy attempted to stow away on an Allied Air Cargo aircraft that was preparing for ... Read More »
Starting from today, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will ration power across the country for six days so as to carry out a scheduled maintenance work. A statement by the TCN yesterday announced a reduction in power generation by 400 megawatts due to plant shutdown for maintenance by Shell. ... Read More »