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Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

Gunmen Kidnap Assistant Police Commissioner, Others In Kaduna

An Assistant Commissioner of Police identified as ACP Emmanuel has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen along the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Road. The assistant police commissioner, who is serving in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, was said to have been abducted on Wednesday in Kaduna State. A close relation of the ACP, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, said Emmanuel and three members of ... Read More »

New regulation to boost electricity meters supplies – Fashola

New regulation to boost electricity meters supplies – Fashola

A new electricity regulation that would boost meter supply for consumers nationwide would become operational next month, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos at a Policy Dialogue on the Power Sector organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The minister said that the regulation, which would ... Read More »

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Free And Fair Election – Fayose

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Free And Fair Election – Fayose

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Today in Abuja ... Read More »

INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released an amended timetable for the recall process on the petition against Senator Dino Melaye. Melaye, who represents Kogi West senatorial district, had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the process, but the court asked the electoral body to continue with the exercise. Some of his constituents had also petitioned ... Read More »

Customs Intercept 18 Exotic Cars In Abuja

Officials of Nigeria Customs Service in Abuja have intercepted a total of 18 exotic cars. The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hammed Ali, during a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, explained the reasons for the interception of vehicles. He said the reason for the interception of vehicles bothers on non-payment of duties and the purchase of bulletproof cars without ... Read More »

Dangote donates N250m to flood victims

Dangote donates N250m to flood victims

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chairman, National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, says it has provided N250 million as relief assistance to victims of the devastating flood in Benue. Dangote said on Sunday in Lagos that this was in response to the request by the Benue State Government. He said that the committee had also approved the release of one ... Read More »

Buhari travels to US next week – Presidency

Buhari travels to US next week – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in the United States on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The President of Nigeria is listed as number seven on the provincial list of speakers. Buhari is expected to speak after the leaders of Brazil, the United States, Guinea, Switzerland, Jordan and Slovakia. Since ... Read More »

Farmers To Get Four Million Bags Of Fertilisers – Presidency

Farmers To Get Four Million Bags Of Fertilisers – Presidency

Farmers in Nigeria will be getting more fertilisers before the end of 2017, as the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) will be delivering four million bags of 50kg Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertiliser to farmers at an affordable price. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu disclosed this at the weekend on “Hannu Ya ... Read More »

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United have won the 2017 Nigerian Professional League championship, beating defending champions Rangers International 2-0 on the last day, to clinch the coveted  trophy and cash of N50million. The 2017 championship in the last few weeks was  a cheek and jowl affair between United and Lagos based MFM FC, with just one point separating them going to Day 38. ... Read More »

Demise of Juju Music Veteran, General Prince Adekunle

Demise of Juju Music Veteran, General Prince Adekunle

The Juju music genre recently lost a veteran, an icon, an indigenous music orator in person of General Prince Adekunle who passed away at age 75 after a brief illness. General Prince Adekunle was a Juju music and instrumental wizard, who alongside a couple of other indigenous music acts were the music rave of the mid-late 70s and early 80s. The ... Read More »

Nigerian priest who resigned from Catholic Church launches own ministry

Nigerian priest who resigned from Catholic Church launches own ministry

The Nigerian priest, who resigned recently from the Catholic Church in Nigeria, has officially launched his own church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Patrick Edet, while serving in the Catholic Diocese of Uyo, ran a ‘Pentecostal-styled’ fellowship called Grace Family Outreach within the Catholic structure. Mr. Edet, who had been a Catholic priest for more than 11 years, stunned the Catholic ... Read More »

SSANU, NASU To Embark On Indefinite Strike

SSANU, NASU To Embark On Indefinite Strike

There appears to be more trouble for Nigeria’s education sector as all the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11. This is just as the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of ... Read More »

Adeosun confirms N350bn release for capital projects

Adeosun confirms N350bn release for capital projects

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Monday 4, September 2017 confirmed the release of the sum of N350bn to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government for the implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget. She confirmed the development exclusively to our correspondent during a telephone interview. The 2017 budget, christened: ‘Budget of Recovery and ... Read More »

Resident Doctors embarked on Indefinite Nationwide Strike

Resident Doctors embarked on Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has embarked on an indefinite strike. The Association took the decision following their National Executive Council meeting which lasted from 7 pm yesterday until the early hours of this morning. The doctors say they will sustain the industrial action until all their demands are met by Government. NARD President, Onyebueze John, said, the body ... Read More »

N50,000 police bribe: Lagos CP orders removal of OC Anti-Kidnapping

N50,000 police bribe: Lagos CP orders removal of OC Anti-Kidnapping

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the removal of the Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CSP Akinade Adejobi. Adejobi and his officers were alleged to have taken N50,000 for the bail of one Blessing Taiwo, over an alleged theft. They were also alleged to have seized the victim’s phone pending ... Read More »

King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab News” reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian ... Read More »

Fuel prices go up as Petrol shortage hits America

Fuel prices go up as Petrol shortage hits America

United States has been hit by petrol or gasoline shortage as the effect of Tropical Storm Harvey and the flood it brought to Texas and environ disrupted production on the Gulf Coast. Retail U.S. gasoline prices rose 2.8 percent from Friday to Saturday as refineries warned customers about the fuel-supply shortage. They were at $2.59 a gallon, according to motorists ... Read More »

FIFA Clears Aina To Represent Nigeria

FIFA Clears Aina To Represent Nigeria

Nigeria have received clearance from world’s football governing body (FIFA) for Chelsea defender, Ola Aina, to make his international debut in the world cup qualifier against Cameroon on Monday. Coach, Gernot Rohr, said Aina who can either play right or left-back, could now line up in Yaoundé as the Super Eagles look for a second victory in four days over ... Read More »

BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

The Police in Imo State have confirmed the kidnap and subsequent murder of a catholic priest. Reverend father Cyriacus Onunkwo was allegedly snatched from his vehicle in Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area on Friday morning by gunmen. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Chris Ezike, told Channels TV that following a manhunt, a body was discovered in ... Read More »

Sallah message: We’d achieve prosperity, PMB Assured Nigerians

Sallah message: We’d achieve prosperity, PMB Assured Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that his administration will not rest on its oars until security and economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians are achieved. The President gave the reassurance in his Sallah message to Nigerians. “I assure you that this administration, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, .’’will not rest ... Read More »

Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

This follows his arraignment today before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the High Court in Lagos by the state government. The suspect was arraigned alongside five others; Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso. Their arraignment at the court was witnessed by a large crowd of interested parties while there was a heavy presence of security personnel. While ... Read More »

PHOTOS NEWS: Police Parade Suspected Fake Pastor

PHOTOS NEWS: Police Parade Suspected Fake Pastor

The Cross River State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a suspected fake pastor in the state. The suspect, who was paraded alongside six others, was said to have been arrested for allegedly killing a one year and six months old baby. See photos below;   Read More »

EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Shagaya’s relationship with about 10 firms/account names are also being investigated by the anti-graft agency, The Nation learnt yesterday. But Shagaya, who did not hold any public ... Read More »

Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Mr Tony Nwoye has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. In the just-concluded exercise, Mr Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Ubah who got 931 votes. There were 11 aspirants who contested for the Anambra APC governorship ticket at ... Read More »

Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed buildings

Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed buildings

The Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA on Monday began the demolition of 57 distressed buildings across the metropolis in a move  to stem the tide of collapsed buildings in the State. Thirty-four of the buildings being demolished are on Lagos Island. Officials of LASBCA, escorted by armed policemen stormed the Island in the morning to begin demolition of the ... Read More »

Extortion: Nigeria Immigration bans cash payments at passport offices‎

Extortion: Nigeria Immigration bans cash payments at passport offices‎

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎ NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. He‎ said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, had directed that henceforth all payments ... Read More »

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. About three weeks ago, the Commission who wanted the money forfeited to the Federal ... Read More »

Mayweather knocks out McGregor in 10th round

Mayweather knocks out McGregor in 10th round

Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage in a much-hyped fight that is expected to be the most lucrative in boxing history. Mayweather, 40, started cautiously as UFC lightweight champion McGregor, making his professional boxing debut, landed a first-round uppercut. But McGregor, 29, looked to tire before the referee called time on the Irishman in Las Vegas. It ... Read More »

Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has withdrawn its quit notice to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. The coalition of northern youth groups announced this on Thursday after a meeting in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were the Governor of Borno State, some Igbo traditional rulers, and elders from the north. The decision to withdraw the ... Read More »

Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Chelsea defender Ola Aina is waiting for FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria in month’s World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, officials said Thursday. Aina, who is on a season-long loan at English Championship side Hull City, needs world football’s governing body to approve his decision to play for Nigeria after he represented England at various age-group levels. “FIFA has yet ... Read More »