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Saraki, IG fight dirty over arrested killer-cult suspects

Saraki, IG fight dirty over arrested killer-cult suspects

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday accused Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris of plotting to frame him up “to settle scores.” The police rejected the claim, vowing that it would not allow anybody to obstruct the course of justice. According to Saraki, the transfer of some cultism suspects, who were arrested in Kwara State and were under investigation by the ... Read More »

Court Remands Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang, Over N6.3bn Fraud

Court Remands Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang, Over N6.3bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned a former Plateau governor, David Jonah Jang, before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on a 12-count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of N6.3 billion, as the court ordered his remand in prison. Jang, a serving senator, allegedly embezzled special funds released to ... Read More »

I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave at short notice – Osinbajo

I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave at short notice – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday night said he would rather vacate his office as the nation’s Number Two man than compromise his Christian faith. Osinbajo stated this while responding to posers raised by some Christian leaders at the stakeholders’ meeting held at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue State Government House, Makurdi. He said under no circumstances would he ... Read More »

Nollywood Mourns As ‘Omoge Campus’ Dies

Nollywood Mourns As ‘Omoge Campus’ Dies

Various Nollywood celebrities have taken to social media to express shock over the death of their colleague, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus. The popular Yoruba actress, died in a Canadian hospital on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Abimbola’s death has thrown many into shock including her colleagues who have taken to social media to mourn her. More details of the circumstances ... Read More »

Shock and disbelief trail Oyo state Speaker’s death

Shock and disbelief trail Oyo state Speaker’s death

There was shock and disbelief in the Oyo State House of Assembly and the entire state yesterday, following news of the death of the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo. Adeyemo died of heart attack in the early morning of yesterday in his Ibadan home, aged 47. He was said to have died on the way ... Read More »

Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

The Technical Sub-Committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) Working Group has recommended the adoption of ranching in some of the states affected by farmers/herdsmen clashes as a sustainable solution to the conflicts. The states are Zamfara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue. The Working Group also recommended that the state governments of the five affected states allocate land ... Read More »

Senate to grill IGP Idris on Dino Melaye detention

Senate to grill IGP Idris on Dino Melaye detention

Tempers flared at the Senate on Wednesday when lawmakers debated the arrest and detention of Senator Dino Melaye by the police over alleged involvement in gun-running. The Senate, after a debate that lasted over one hour, resolved to step down all the items on the order paper and adjourn plenary. Several lawmakers, who spoke alleged that policemen prevented them from ... Read More »

BREAKING: Senators call for Buhari’s impeachment over $496m Tucano aircraft purchase

BREAKING: Senators call for Buhari’s impeachment over $496m Tucano aircraft purchase

Some members of the Senate have asked that the process to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari be started, for failing to get the approval for the withdrawal of $496m from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft. Senator Mathew Uroghide, who moved a motion at the plenary on Thursday, specifically urged ‎resident of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to allow the ... Read More »

Star Artiste, Kennykeyz Releases New Single “Superu”

Star Artiste, Kennykeyz Releases New Single “Superu”

It is note worthy to recall that in January 2018, fans all over the world were informed that their darling singer, RnB afro hip hop star artiste, Kennykeyz, is cooking a new creative song from the stable of Kennykeyz Production tagged: “Superu”. Read More »

Rising Artiste Kennykeyz Cooks New Single, ” Shuperu”

Rising Artiste Kennykeyz Cooks New Single, ” Shuperu”

One of Nigeria’s finest in the music industry who specialises in afro hip hop genre of delivering his skillful song to the listening pleasure of the masses is Kennykeyz, with the real names Kehinde Temitope Olasupo, a music producer cum artist. Read More »

David Mark: EFCC uncovers ‘strange’ payment of N2.9b to 54 senators

David Mark: EFCC uncovers ‘strange’ payment of N2.9b to 54 senators

Anti-Magu senators may send 15-man team to Buhari A curious payment of N2, 922, 236.310 to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President is now engaging the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Each of the Senators is believed to have received N45, 509, 090. It is one of the issues Senator ... Read More »

FG knows our attackers, they must be arrested — Benue Gov.

FG knows our attackers, they must be arrested — Benue Gov.

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom tells select journalists that those behind the New Year attacks are well known to the Federal Government and should be arrested What is your reaction to the violent protests over the New Year killings? What started as a very peaceful demonstration by the students of Benue State turned into a rowdy situation, but I understand; ... Read More »

Killings: Police deploy additional units to Benue, Rivers

Killings: Police deploy additional units to Benue, Rivers

The police say they have deployed additional five units to Benue and Rivers States, days after dozens of people were killed in the two states. At least 20 people died in two Benue communities when herdsmen raided the towns, while 17 people were shot dead in Rivers by gunmen on New Year’s eve. A police statement on Saturday said the ... Read More »

FG makes N909bn from VAT in one year

FG makes N909bn from VAT in one year

Between October 2016 and September 2017, the federation account received a total inflow of N908.9bn in Value Added Tax receipts  from the Federal Inland Revenue Service, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed. An analysis of the VAT report obtained from the NBS showed that the amount was collected from 28 sectoral activities during the period under ... Read More »

Breaking: Another Chibok girl rescued

Breaking: Another Chibok girl rescued

ONE of the female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists early in 2014 has been rescued. Rescued Chibok girl Reports said the girl was freed Thursday, by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, deployed in Pulka, in the state. A terse statement from Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command of ... Read More »

George Weah’s Life Just Like A Film Script – Wenger

George Weah’s Life Just Like A Film Script – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia. Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades. Idolised in Liberia as “Mister ... Read More »

BREAKING: Wenger Fined £40,000, Banned For Three-Matches

BREAKING: Wenger Fined £40,000, Banned For Three-Matches

Arsenal FC manager, Arsene Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and fined by the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom. In a separate case, the Arsenal boss has also been asked by English football’s governing body to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions that went ... Read More »

Buhari Meets With IGP Over Benue Killings, Other Attacks

Buhari Meets With IGP Over Benue Killings, Other Attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, amid rising tensions following the recent killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. The President held the discussion with the police boss on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Mr ... Read More »

FG defends $1bn for Boko Haram fight

FG defends $1bn for Boko Haram fight

The Federal Government has described the criticisms trailing the approval of one billion dollars for the fight against insurgency and other violent crimes in the country as unnecessary and unhelpful. The Minister of Information, Culture and and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, expressed this position at a news conference in Lagos. He said the Nigerian Governor’s Forum acted wisely in approving ... Read More »

Christmas Day Tragedy: Policeman shoots colleague dead while battling cultists

Christmas Day Tragedy: Policeman shoots colleague dead while battling cultists

A policeman attached to Bayelsa Police Command in Yenagoa, has mistakenly shot and killed a fellow policeman in a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists during Christmas celebration. The incident took place on Monday at Obele area of Ovom in Yenagoa leaving residents in confusion amidst the pandemonium that ensued. According to residents, a misunderstanding amongst the feasting ... Read More »

Plateau police records peaceful Christmas celebration

Plateau police records peaceful Christmas celebration

The Plateau Police Command on Tuesday said that Christmas celebration in the state was peaceful and devoid of any security threat. Its Public Relations Officer, ASP Terna Tyopev, in Jos said that the celebration was also crime-free. The command had earlier said that it had put in place adequate security measures to prevent crime before, during and even after the ... Read More »

Governor’s son proposed to governor’s daughter

Governor’s son proposed to governor’s daughter

This was exactly the feelings of Fatima Ganduje, daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State when her heartthrob, Abolaji Ajimobi, the only son of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, proposed to her. To express her deep feelings, Fatima paid glowing tributes to her man and posted the photographs on the internet for the world to see. ”I am ... Read More »

Why Innoson Motors’ boss Innocent Chukwuma was Arrested by EFCC

Why Innoson Motors’ boss Innocent Chukwuma was Arrested by EFCC

More facts have been advanced by the rampaging Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the forceful arrest of leading indigenous vehicle manufacturer in the South East, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, owners of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Nnewi, Anambra State. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has come out with a statement on why it arrested owner of INNOSON Motors, ... Read More »

New PDP faction emerges, opens secretariat in Abuja

New PDP faction emerges, opens secretariat in Abuja

A new faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday opened a new secretariat for the party in Asokoro District of Abuja. The PDP duly recognized national secretariat is located at Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja. The faction was reportedly formed by a group of five men namely – Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin ... Read More »

Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO at Jibowu

Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO at Jibowu

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday sealed off the premises of some major commercial transport companies, at Jibowu, on Ikorodu Road as it begins enforcement of the relocation of inter-state buses from Jibowu to Ojota. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami  ordered the seal off with the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi. Among the companies ... Read More »

Freed Tyson Fury calls out Joshua

Freed Tyson Fury calls out Joshua

Tyson Fury called out Anthony Joshua to fight minutes after the UK Anti-Doping Agency revealed he is free to fight again, The Independent reports. Fury accepted a backdated two-year suspension from boxing after he tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in February 2015. He has not fought since his stunning world title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, ... Read More »

UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, saying there are no less than over 350 million in circulation in the country. It said out of the estimated 500 million of such weapons said to be circulating in West Africa, 70% of them is domiciled in Nigeria. Director ... Read More »

Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize

Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize

Professor Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, has won this year’s The Europe Theatre Prize. Announcing the award, the General Secretary, The Europe Theatre Prize, Alessandro Martinez, said Professor Soyinka won the Special Prize category of the award for his consistency “as a proponent of an ideal bridge between Europe and Africa in a deeply delicate period ... Read More »

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450 million paint

Saudi Prince Salman revealed as buyer of Jesus $450 million paint

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting of Jesus by Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million (N162 billion) at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The young crown prince, known by his initials MBS, used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, “Salvator Mundi,” the ... Read More »

President Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Nigeria for Paris, France where he will join over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit. The summit holds on Tuesday. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President will be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano, and Ondo States as well ... Read More »

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