The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested three men suspected of stealing 10,000 litres of adulterated diesel. Ondo NSCDC Commandant, Alhaji Popoola Waheed Bamidele, speaking on the arrest, warned people against dealing in adulterated petroleum products. Narrating how the suspects were arrested, Spokesperson ... Read More »
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President of the Senate, David Mark, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for summoning the cou...
Vice president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Issa Aremu, has called on President Good...
Missing Malaysian Aircraft ‘Deep Inside The Sea’, Says T.B Joshua… Boko Haram Plot To Bomb SCOAN Fails
As the rest of the world struggles to grapple with the mystery surrounding the sudden disappearance ...
The identity of those who staged a daring attack on the Enugu State Government House last Saturday w...
Immediate past governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has said that Nigeria deserves a p...
Cultism is on the rise among secondary school students in Osun State with the arrest of five students in one week and the suspension of 26 others. Three of the five students arrested were yesterday nabbed by officials of the Department of State Services DSS, for allegedly engaging in cultism ... Read More »
The university community at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria was thrown into mourning yesterday as four of its lecturers were killed in a car accident on the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident include Professor Samuel Kafewo, Dr Martins Ayegba, Nana Aisha Ali, and one ... Read More »
A Karu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja,on Friday ordered that a 15-year-old deaf and dumb boy, be given 14 strokes of the cane, for stealing N10,000. The convict, a primary school pupil, was arraigned by the police before Chief Magistrate Hadiza Dodo, on a two-count charge of house breaking and theft. ... Read More »
Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra on Friday donated N100 million, three vehicles and other equipment to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, to enhance its development. Obi said at the presentation of the cheque, two buses, a security vehicle and a 50 KVA generator in Awka, that the gesture would ... Read More »
The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) yesterday challenged security agencies to bring to end acts of violence in the region, especially the killing of innocent Nigerians by the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram. In a statement issued in Minna, Chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida ... Read More »
What could have been a major air disaster was averted on Friday as one of the engines of an Ibadan-bound aircraft from Abuja allegedly caught fire just before take-off. It was learnt that a passenger raised the alarm about the fire. Confirming the incident in a statement yesterday, the office ... Read More »
The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Friday in Abuja apologised to Fulani cattle breeders over his recent remarks which likened the defection of politicians from the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC, to Fulani nomads. Mr. Maku, had while speaking with State House correspondents after the weekly ... Read More »
Health workers in Kano State have been given a boost, with the just approved seven per cent increase in the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS)of health workers in the state. The increment is expected to take effect from February 2014. This was contained in a statement issued by the Public ... Read More »
Be careful what you do when you are angry as an angry father in Lagos may lose in two ways after throwing his 14-year-old daughter, Aishat, from their three-storey building home for engaging in s*xual activity with her boyfriend. The annoyed father, Deji Kamoru, who caught them in his bedroom ... Read More »
A 50-year-old Benniose woman has met her untimely death after she was allegedly gang-r*ped by four young men who reports say later slaughtered her. It was learnt that the suspected defilers stormed the house of the mother of five located at Oniyanrin area of Abeokuta, Ogun State through a window. ... Read More »
The former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Adm. Ola Ibrahim, on Friday commended the progress made by the Federal Government in the fight against terrorism. Ibrahim made the commendation in a Valedictory Speech at the Pulling-Out Parade held in his honour in Abuja. “I must commend the commitment of the C-in-C in ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged foreign ambassadors serving in Nigeria to do their best to convey the positive realities of the country to the international community. The President made the plea when he granted audience to the outgoing Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Roberto Colamine, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Jonathan ... Read More »
The Apapa Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday in Lagos said it generated N19 billion revenue in January. The Comptroller of the command, Mr Charles Edike, said in a statement that the revenue generated in January dropped from the N20.2 billion realised in December, 2013. Edike ... Read More »
Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state on Friday inaugurated a seven-member committee to review the circumstances that led to the disengagement of over 7,000 staff of the 13 local governments of the state. The workers were disengaged in August 2011. Al-Makura, while inaugurating the committee, said that the action became ... Read More »
Corruption, Government Ineptitude Responsible For Plane Crashes, Other Man-Made Disasters In Nigeria – Kukah
Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, has said that air and other man-made disasters in Nigeria are caused by corruption and ineptitude on the part of government. Kukah made this known in a speech in Abuja at the memorial symposium and launch of a N500 million ... Read More »
The immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, has charged members of the Armed Forces to avoid acts capable of undermining democratic governance in the country. Ibrahim stressed that the military had a constitutional role to defend democracy and the nation’s territorial integrity. The former CDS, who ... Read More »
Following renewed attacks on Southern Kaduna villages by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has urged the police and other security agencies to mobilise their personnel and comb the bushes between Kaura LGA of Kaduna and Ryom as well as Barkin Ladi LGA of ... Read More »
A 29-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a two-year-old girl. The Prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 2, at about 1:00 p.m. along Fagi Isale Afon area, Ikirun, Osun State. According ... Read More »
The Rivers State Police Command has described as rumors reports of the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu from the state to the Federal Capital Teritory, FCT, Police Command. A letter emanating from the Police Service Commission and authorized by its Chairman, former Inspector General of Police, Mr. ... Read More »