Yesterday, Ebube Essien-Garricks was announced as winner of the MTN Ultimate Wonder Promo where the star prize is a brand new Cessna 182T AEROPLANE. But Garricks, 27, a student in Port-Harcourt, rejected the aeroplane and opted for the cash equivalent of N64 million instead. While reactions have continued to trail ... Read More »
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Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has disconnected electricity supply to Benin Airport o...
A cross section of Igbo leaders in the South East geo-political zone met in Enugu on Thursday to bui...
The Kebbi Government is to revive the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival to boost t...
Chairman, National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi, has blamed the nation’s d...
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted leave to the embattled erstwhile governor of Bay...
Following their woeful performance at the recently concluded African Women’s Championship in Equatorial Guinea where they came fourth, the Super Falcons has been disbanded by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Super Falcons who came into the competition as defending champions, couldn’t re-create the feat that saw them emerge a ... Read More »
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman’s remarks at the opening of a two-day roundtable conference with the theme, “Party Politics in Nigeria and Lobbying, the Lobbyist and the Legislature,” on Monday, in Abuja, where he alleged that political parties in the country budgeted money with which to bribe security agents ... Read More »
Shortly after the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, alleged that some political parties have set aside funds to bribe the commission, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday challenged the INEC boss to name such parties. Of course, all the parties have been distancing ... Read More »
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested and paraded one Nweke,31, alleged to be the one who supplied arms and ammunition used by a robbery gang that recently attacked policemen and other civilians. He is also alleged to be the most wanted gunrunner in Nigeria. Nweke was also alleged to ... Read More »
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, blamed president Goodluck Jonathan for allowing the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to fester and grow into a monster that is out of control by his failure to act on a report submitted to the government. The former president was speaking at a lecture delivered by ... Read More »
The Federal Government has revealed its plans to employ at least 10, 000 women and youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) through its Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, before December 31. This was made known by the FCT Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, in Abuja on Tuesday ... Read More »
Nigeria has 36 States; There are 56 Requests for State Creation at the National Assembly: Is Nigeria Really United?
A lot of Nigerians have bragged about how the country is so intertwined and “united” that it is virtually impossible to divide the country. The latest of such claims from a prominent Nigerian came from the very last military administrator of the country, General Abdulsalami Abubakar. However, the picture we ... Read More »
Former Senate leader and strongman of Kwara politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki is dead. He died Wednesday morning in Lagos. Reports say his body will be flown to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital for burial, according to Islamic rites. Read More »
Just three days after death of Oyo State elder statesman and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) strongman, Chief Lamidi Adesina, information emerging from the Nation newspaper has revealed that another politician in the country has bowed out. According to the Nation, the strongman of Kwara politics and Senate leader in ... Read More »
Lawmakers moved a step closer Tuesday to approving a bill that would harshly crack down on gay rights, including banning same-s*x marriage and public displays of affection between homosexual couples. The bill which has already been approved by the Senate passed a second reading in the House of Representatives with ... Read More »
Six persons were yesterday shot dead by security agents and about 25 others critically injured at Idjerhe (Jesse) Kingdom in Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State. Reports say soldiers opened fire when villagers who wanted to lynch a suspected ritualist stoned them to prevent them from taking away the ... Read More »
A N10 million ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers of Mrs. Marian Onoyume, wife of Vanguard correspondent in Rivers State, Mr. Jimitota Onoyume, if he wants her released. She was kidnapped last Monday at Eku, Ethiope Local Government Area of Delta State. Mr. Onoyume said in a text message, ... Read More »
Users of Automated Teller Machines will no longer pay N100 on withdrawals whenever they use banks other than theirs, the Central Bank of Nigeria said on Tuesday. The decision was taken at the end of a meeting in Abuja between the CBN and the Bankers Committee. Managing directors of some ... Read More »
A lot of eyebrows were raised, when the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, appointed Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus, as his special assistant on Lagos Matters. Well, that appointment has been terminated. According to blogger Linda Ikeji, who insisted she heard this from reliable sources, “The Abia state born actress ... Read More »
Sam Ogbuku, the former Chief of Staff to ex-Bayelsa State Governor, Timipreye Sylva has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Ogbuku was picked up today at his residence in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos by operatives of the Commission. His arrest is not unconnected with the on ... Read More »
The fifth edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards ceremony which took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos on Sunday, November, 11, 2012, witnessed a roll call of some of the brightest stars in the industry as it was a night to be recognized. Fast rising actor, Joseph ... Read More »
More contributions are pouring in for Nigerians devastated by the recent flood disaster as the sum of $382,000 was donated by regional bloc, Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS). Making the donation on behalf of the commission, its president, Mr Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, noted that the donation is in ... Read More »
A winner has eventually emerged in the MTN Ultimate Wonder Promo where a brand new Cessna 182T aeroplane was the star prize. This is notwithstanding the instruction by NCC that all promotions and lotteries by telecommunications companies be stopped with immediate effect. According to an announcement on MTN Nigeria’s official ... Read More »
Yesterday, political parties in Nigeria were at the receiving end of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s tongue lashes, as he accused many of them of having no manifestoes to operate with. Speaking at a Roundtable Conference on Party Politics in Nigeria and Lobbying the Lobbyist and the Legislature, organised by the ... Read More »