The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Anambra State, Mr. Ken Emeakayi, was kidnapped on Monday by unknown gunmen. According to reports, he was said to be returning to Awka, the state capital from his village in Okija when his car was intercepted at Anyafulujiji Junction, Nri by his abductors. ... Read More »
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Oil companies operating at the Orogho community in Orhiomnwon Local Government Area of Edo State, ha...
A medical doctor attached to the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Esan Central Local Gover...
A hospital where nursing mothers and their babies were illegally detained in dehumanising conditions...
Policemen providing security for popular fuji musician, Sefiu Alao, have clashed with thugs who atta...
An explosion has rocked several buildings across from the offices of the Nigeria National Petroleum ...
A search and rescue team involving local divers and operatives of the Joint Task Force has found the remains of two soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force, who died in a boat mishap, weekend, in the creek of Nembe in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A security ... Read More »
Markets close to the palace of the deceased Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, have been shut in honour of the king who died in the early hours of Sunday. Sources say the markets will remain shut until another Deji is installed. The source however did not say if the ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan summoned an emergency security meeting following an attack by suspected members of Boko Haram sect in some parts of Maiduguri on Monday. Those in attendance at the meeting were the National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ola Ibrahim. ... Read More »
Scores Killed As Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Launch Pre-Dawn Attack On Air Force Base In Maiduguri
The Composite Group Air Force Base and other places in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday morning were subjected to a surprise attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The siege which started lasted for about five hours shook the town as sounds of sporadic gunshots and other Rocket Propelled ... Read More »
The judicial panel of enquiry which probed the Abia State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) has discovered gross misappropriation of funds to the tune of N84 billion. The panel in its report said that between its inception in 1999 and December 2012, ASUBEB has only accounted for N13 billion out ... Read More »
President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated Governor Olusegun Mimiko, the people of Akure and Ondo State on the death of the Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida. The President also extended his sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the late monarch, who ascended the throne of his forefathers in ... Read More »
As the World’s AIDS Day was celebrated Sunday, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said Nigeria was winning the war against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the various challenges confronting the efforts to eradicate the virus notwithstanding. The president, who was represented by the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated this at a ... Read More »
The Dangote Foundation yesterday began the distribution of N540 million to about 54,000 indigent residents of Borno State with the aim of reducing poverty in the troubled state which has been under the siege of Boko Haram insurgency for the last four years. The foundation, financed by the billionaire businessman, ... Read More »
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said that his successor should be announced three months to the end of his tenure. He also advised his successor to continue with his policy of tight money supply to consolidate on the gains of the low ... Read More »
A Nigerian asylum seeker believed to be near death from a hunger strike is back in Britain despite losing his bid to stay in the country, as his flight was turned back by Nigeria’s aviation authorities, his lawyers said on Sunday. Isa Muazu, 45, from Maiduguri, was returned to an ... Read More »
The Presidency yesterday accused the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU of treachery, warning the university lecturers not to dare the resolve of government to carry out its threat to sack them if they failed to resume. According to the Presidency, ASUU leaders have gone contrary to ... Read More »
Two persons suspected to be working for an unlicensed private guard company in Abeokuta, Ogun State have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ogun State Command. The suspects, Babalola Elizabeth (female, 19) and Biola James, 20, were arrested at a popular eatery in Abeokuta, the ... Read More »
Gunmen, Friday night, kidnapped 84-year-old Biafran warlord, Major Azum Asoya (rtd) and his wife in his hometown, Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, while attending a burial ceremony. Confirming the abduction, a family who pleaded anonymity told Vanguard, yesterday: “We have established contact with the kidnappers. They ... Read More »
In what will be very shocking to some, and taken with a pinch of salt by others who has lost respect for the pastor who has married and divorced twice despite how much God hates divorce, according to the bible, Pastor Chris Okotie has said all Catholics in the world ... Read More »
New operators in the nation’s power sector have asked for increase in electricity tariff in the midst of worsening power situation in the country. The operators have already jerked up service charge from N750 to N1,500 monthly. This came as the Federal Government and organised labour are meeting today to ... Read More »
The Nigerian Army has promised that most of the strongholds of the Boko Haram sect will be cleared before Christmas to ensure peaceful celebration. The spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Muhammad Dole gave the assurance, weekend, saying the military was presently involved in battles with ... Read More »
The National President of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria, AMLSN, Dr Godswill Okara has disclosed that Nigeria spends N150 billion annually on medical tourism due to the fact that the larger proportion of Nigerians have lost confidence in the health sector of the country. Okara, who spoke ... Read More »
The Deji of Akure kingdom, Oba Adebiyi Adesida has died of an undisclosed illness in Akure the Ondo State capital, reports have said. He died in the early hours of today at his palace. According to a family source, Oba Adesida last attended a public function in Lagos where he ... Read More »
Workers in the oil industry have urged well-meaning Nigerians to join hands with organized labour to ensure that the government’s effort to hand over refineries to fronts and cronies of the Presidency is frustrated. The workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, ... Read More »