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Violence Mars APC primary election, ex-Senator manhandled

Violence Mars APC primary election, ex-Senator manhandled

Violence erupted midway into the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect chairmanship candidates for the July 22 council polls in Lagos State on Saturday, ending the event abruptly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some aggrieved party supporters engaged one another in a free-for-all midway into the election, smashing ballot boxes over allegations of ... Read More »

WONDER!! Nigerian woman delivers 6 babies in US

WONDER!! Nigerian woman delivers 6 babies in US

A couple who tried nearly two decades to conceive has welcomed a set of sextuplets in Richmond, Virginia. Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo tried for 17 years to have children. In January, they learned they were expecting six. “I was excited,” said dad Adeboye Taiwo. “For the very first time we were expecting.” The babies, three boys and three girls, range ... Read More »

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left Nigeria on Saturday for Taormina, Italy to attend the G7 meeting where he met with U.S President Donald Trump. The G7 is comprised of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S. He also met other leaders, including the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. The special assistant to the acting president, Mr. Laolu ... Read More »

More Trouble for Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello as INEC formally accuses him of double voter reg

More Trouble for Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello as INEC formally accuses him of double voter reg

The Independent National Electoral Commission has formally accused the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, of registering for permanent voter card twice, in violation of federal electoral law. The electoral body said Mr. Bello acted “illegally” to have registered for voter’s card in Abuja and Kogi, but said it could not take action against the governor because he is constitutionally ... Read More »

Police in red alert over planned actions by Biafra agitators

Police in red alert over planned actions by Biafra agitators

The Nigeria Police Force has put its men on red alert over the plans by Biafra agitators to shut markets and stage protests in south east Nigeria on 30 May. The date has no significance in the history of Biafra as the war started on 6 July 1967  and ended on 15 January 1970. The masterminds of the civil actions are  the ... Read More »

NOUN Set To Matriculate 20,000 Students Saturday

NOUN Set To Matriculate 20,000 Students Saturday

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will on Saturday matriculate more than 20,000 students.   A statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of the university, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, said the 16th matriculation ceremony will be holding simultaneously at NOUN’s 78 study centres across the country.   He noted that this year’s ceremony was a necessary requirement ... Read More »

Uproar as Ambode sacks Chaplain for ‘disrespecting’ wife

Uproar as Ambode sacks Chaplain for ‘disrespecting’ wife

The alleged sack of the Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ the Light, Venerable Femi Taiwo after the priest was said to have disrespected the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode has been creating uproar. It was learnt that Taiwo got the sack on Monday, May 15 by the Governing council of the church without any query or official ... Read More »

27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Godwin Benson has won an engineering award given by  UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for the tutoring app developed by him. According to the BBC, Benson, a systems engineer, beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money. At the awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 May 2017, the four finalists delivered presentations, before Africa Prize ... Read More »

Street traders stone KAI officer to death in Lagos

Street traders stone KAI officer to death in Lagos

Street traders have stoned an officer of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) to death in Lagos. The KAI officer, identified as Moshood Ayeni was stoned at Iyana Oworo axis of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. PM News gathered that Ayeni was stoned to death before Ogudu lay-by on the highway by traders on their way back to the office on Tuesday. An ... Read More »

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos ahead of his ‘mouth-watering’ bout with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ‘Rhumbles in Lagos”, a charity fight,   is part of the ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State. It will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. Holyfield poses with Ambode Ambode gives a gift ... Read More »

Area Commanders, DPOs on payroll of fraudsters – Lagos CP alleges

Area Commanders, DPOs on payroll of fraudsters – Lagos CP alleges

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has warned Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state police command to shun bribery or leave the state, saying that some of them are on the payroll of fraudsters. Owoseni stated this during a lecture on Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officers at the Police Officers’ Wives’ Association (POWA) Hall, ... Read More »

APC chairman speaks on Obanikoro’s planned defection to ruling party

APC chairman speaks on Obanikoro’s planned defection to ruling party

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Henry Ajomale, on Wednesday said the party was stepping up arrangements to welcome a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and former Minister of State, Musiliu Obanikoro, into its fold in a matter of weeks. Mr. Ajomale, who gave the hint in an interview with journalists in Ikeja, said Mr. ... Read More »

UK deports 35 Nigerians

UK deports 35 Nigerians

The Government of the United Kingdom on Wednesday deported 35 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 5.50 a.m. The deportees, comprising 30 males and five females, were brought back aboard a chartered Titanic Airways aircraft with registration ... Read More »

Breaking: 50 Biafran demonstrators in police net

Breaking: 50 Biafran demonstrators in police net

At least 50 members of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Ebonyi State, were arrested by the police in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital when the group staged what it called the ‘new Biafra’ commemoration rally. Over 2000 persons bearing Biafra flags flooded the capital city during the rally which saw policemen at strategic locations. It was gathered that those arrested ... Read More »

‘Tinubu to foot Bill of Moji Olaiya’s Body’ repatriation

‘Tinubu to foot Bill of Moji Olaiya’s Body’ repatriation

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has paid for the repatriation of the body of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, the committee for her burial said. The Publicity Secretary for the Moji Olaiya Burial Committee, Mr Yomi Fabiyi, said this in an Instagram post on Monday. According to him, Senator Tinubu, who is the National Grand ... Read More »

Kano Assembly suspends Emir Sanusi probe after ‘Osinbajo, IBB intervention’

Kano Assembly suspends Emir Sanusi probe after ‘Osinbajo, IBB intervention’

The Kano State House of Assembly has called off its investigation of alleged misappropriation of funds and other infractions by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. The House resolved to drop the probe following a plea through a letter by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, which was read by the speaker, Kabiru Alhassan Rirum, on the floor of the House. ... Read More »

Canada Invites Ooni To 150th Independence Anniversary

Canada Invites Ooni To 150th Independence Anniversary

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been invited as a special guest of the Canadian Government to grace the country’s 150th Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace on Sunday by a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP), Ramesh Sangha. ... Read More »

10 banks rake in N138bn from alerts, e-services in one year

10 banks rake in N138bn from alerts, e-services in one year

Leading banks in Nigeria have reported a significant rise in income from fees they charge customers for use of their various electronic banking services, principally, transaction alerts, Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) services and money transfers among others. The top 10 banks earned N138 billion as at end 2016, up by over 26 per cent from N109.1 billion in 2015. Total ... Read More »

Lecturer impregnates  nursing student, rejects pregnancy, says “It wasn’t me, I used condom – Lecturer

Lecturer impregnates nursing student, rejects pregnancy, says “It wasn’t me, I used condom – Lecturer

A lecturer at the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu, Dr Oluseyi Adu, and a Dental Nursing student, Mosunmola, are embroiled in a row over who is responsible for the pregnancy that the nursing student is carrying. Mosunmola, who is nine months pregnant, alleged that Adu was responsible for the child in her womb, adding that they had ... Read More »

How Akiolu reconciled Tinubu and I —Obanikoro

How Akiolu reconciled Tinubu and I —Obanikoro

In this interview by SUNDAY ABORISADE curled from Sunday Punch, a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, speaks about his reconciliation with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his rumoured defection to the All Progressives Congress There are claims that you have defected to the All Progressives Congress. Is this true? In this instance, whatever step I am taking ... Read More »

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

South Africa Deports 90 Nigerians

SOUTH African government yesterday deported 90 Nigerians for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP Joseph Alabi, the spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command , the deportees ,who were all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm on Friday, May 19. He said they were brought back to Nigeria from Johannesburg ... Read More »

BBNaija: Bisola Joins Mavins and others At TMC

BBNaija: Bisola Joins Mavins and others At TMC

First runner-up in the 2017 Big Brother Nigeria reality game show has signed a management deal with Temple Management Company (TMC). TMC is the same team managing Mavins artiste. The deal, which was concluded on Thursday, also saw Bisola reuniting with Mavins artiste, Iyanya, after their first meeting during the maiden edition of MTN project fame 10 years ago. The ... Read More »

Video director arraigned for ‘poisoning’ pregnant girlfriend

Video director arraigned for ‘poisoning’ pregnant girlfriend

A Nigerian video director and CEO of Hg2filmworks,  Olaolu Akorede,  has been remanded in Ikoyi prison, Lagos, for allegedly poisoning his pregnant girlfriend and killing their unborn child. He was arrested by police on Tuesday and arraigned before an Igbosere magistrate court on a four-count charge of obtaining N2.5 million under false pretense, procuring unknown herbal liquid to terminate pregnancy, maliciously administering ... Read More »

3 Killed,19 Injured In Lagos Building Collapse

3 Killed,19 Injured In Lagos Building Collapse

Three people have been confirmed dead while nineteen others injured, when a three-storey building under construction collapsed at the Ilasa area of Lagos State. The collapsed building fell on the adjoining buildings to it, trapping many people. The building, which is located at 2/4, Richard Abimbola, Off Limca Road, Ire Adri Estate, collapsed around 2 pm. The National Emergency Management ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Three male suicide bombers have attacked the University of Maiduguri. The incident occurred on Thursday night when the suicide bombers strapped IEDs to their bodies and gained entry into the premises of the university. In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Borno State command, DSP Victor Isuku revealed ... Read More »

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Kills Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Kills Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

A female suicide bomber has killed two soldiers at a military camp behind the Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Mashimari town of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Saharareporters gathered on Thursday that the bombing occurred at about 7:30 pm local time on Wednesday when the suspect detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to her body as the two soldiers approached her. A team of ... Read More »

Army arrests 126 Boko Haram terrorists in IDPs camp

Army arrests 126 Boko Haram terrorists in IDPs camp

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday 17th May,2017 said it had arrested about 126 suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damboa, Borno. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, who made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen in Maiduguri, said the suspects were flushed out during mop up operations. Irabor said that the mop up was conducted after ... Read More »

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa State has arrested a 21-year-old suspected candidate  for being in possession of firearms in one of the centres of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state. Mr Bashir Lawal-Kano, the state commandant of the NSCDC, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the suspect was arrested at the ... Read More »

Nigeria is set to Launch Africa’s 1st Nanosatellite

Nigeria is set to Launch Africa’s 1st Nanosatellite

Nigeria is to launch Africa’s first nanosatellite (an artificial satellite with a wet mass between one and 10 kg 2.2–22 lb)  into the orbit, the Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof Seidu Mohammed, has said. Mohammed told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the Nigeria’s nanosatellite would be launched ... Read More »

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar’s first stadium completed ahead of World Cup 2022 five years before tournament… and it is air conditioned. The 40,000 Khalifa International Stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the major competition QATAR’s first stadium has been completed ahead of the World Cup 2022, five years before the tournament begins – and it is air ... Read More »