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Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler In Bayelsa


Gunmen have kidnapped a paramount ruler in the ancient Nembe Kingdom, Chief Gogo Lambert, the Amayanabo of Biokponga community, Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. According to reports, the gunmen invaded the community at 11:30p.m. on Tuesday and abducted the traditional ruler after shooting sporadically into the air. The monarch, ... Read More »

Leave Jonathan Alone And Focus On The Task Ahead, Alkali Tells APC


Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali has slammed the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its recent utterances. He urged the party to talk less and plan more as the nation moves towards the 29th May inauguration date. Alkali, in reaction to claims by the ... Read More »

Troops Destroy 7 Boko Haram Camps, Rescue Additional 25 Women And Children


Seven additional terrorists camps were yesterday destroyed as more terrorists also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa Forest, according to the Defence Headquarters. An additional 25 women and children were rescued in the process. Troops captured camps in the area after scaling series of land ... Read More »

Farmer docked for allegedly stealing items worth N500m from ex-Gov. Daniel’s hotel


The Ogun State police command on Tuesday arraigned a 34-year-old farmer, Ariyo Fadipe, before an Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court over alleged theft of items valued at N500m, property of the former state Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. Fadipe, whose farmland and the former governor’s hotel – Golf Resort Hotel at Oke Mosan ... Read More »

Buhari Warns Aides Against Breaking Traffic Rules


President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has shown that he intends to lead by example as he, today, instructed police and military security personnel attached to him to respect traffic regulations during his movements. A statement by Buhari’s media team in Abuja, General Buhari said that obedience to the laws of the land ... Read More »

FG Downgrades Asaba Airport Over Safety Concerns

Asaba Airport

The Federal Government has downgraded the Asaba Airport over the failure of Delta State Government to put in place safety and security measures at the airport, an Assistant Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu,​ said Tuesday in Abuja. Mr. Odaudu said with the downgrading, the airport ... Read More »

Saraki Donates N3m To Victims Of Ilorin Violence, Says Perpetrators Won’t Go Unpunished


The Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said the recent mayhem unleashed on Ilorin residents was caused by “acrimony and animosity” of some miscreants. It would be recalled that three people died while property worth millions of naira were razed, destroyed or damaged during the mayhem penultimate ... Read More »

Acting IG, Arase Orders Rivers, Benue, C/River CPs To Fish Out Cultists, Criminal Gangs

Solomon Arase

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has directed Commissioners of Police and Divisional Police Officers in Benue, Rivers, Cross-River and Akwa-Ibom to arrest and prosecute rampaging cultists and other criminal gangs in their states. Arase took exception to violent activities of the delinquent youths, which he described as ... Read More »

FG’ll End Boko Haram Activities Before May 29 – Abba Moro


The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has said the Federal Government would ensure that an end is brought to the terror activities of Boko Haram before May 29, 2015 when the tenure of the current administration will expire. Speaking during the inauguration of the Civil Defence Cooperative Housing Estate, ... Read More »

Fraudsters Using My Name To Defraud People – El-rufai


Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, on Wednesday raised the alarm that some fraudsters had been using his name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public across the state and even beyond. Specifically, the former FCT Minister said the impostor created an e-mail address in his names and used it ... Read More »

ASUU Pays Tribute To Late Chukwumerije


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday, paid glowing tribute to the late Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije. Chukwumerije died on April 19 “after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer”, a statement by his family said. ASUU President, Dr. Nasir Fagge, ... Read More »

Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Female private part Mutilation, Other Harmful Traditional Practices


The Senate on Tuesday, passed Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Bill, which seeks to prohibit female circumcision or private part mutilation, forceful ejection from home and harmful widowhood practices. The bill also prohibits abandonment of spouse, children and other dependents without sustenance, battery and other harmful traditional practices. The Bill was ... Read More »

Buhari Meets The Journalist He Jailed Under ‘Decree 4’, Tunde Thompson

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Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday met with one of the journalists jailed under the draconian Decree 4 in 1984 when he was a military Head of State. The journalist, Tunde Thompson, who alongside his colleague, Nduka Iraboh, at the Guardian newspaper, became one of the faces of the Buhari ... Read More »

Anyone Who Believes I Made Disparaging Comments Against Igbos Is A Moron – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has denied describing Igbos as people who vote based on their stomach and suffer from incurable money mindedness. Some online news media platforms had quoted the Nobel Laureate as saying Igbo were politically naive while delivering a lecture titled ‘Predicting Nigeria, Electoral Ironies’ at Harvard ... Read More »

Major UK Fashion Brand, New Look, Now Live And Exclusive On Jumia!

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Fashion trends come and go, but some Fashion brands are here to stay. New Look, a global leader in fast-fashion with over 600 stores throughout the UK and over 200 across Europe, China, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia is making its debut in Africa on the region’s No 1 online ... Read More »

There Is Provision For Fuel Subsidy In 2015 Budget – Okonjo-Iweala


The Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, yesterday, said the government has not removed fuel subsidy from the 2015 budget, as she confirmed that N145.2 billion provision was made for it. “I want to clarify that there has been some misinformation that has gone ... Read More »

Buhari Begs Nigerians For Patience, Says The Expectation Is Too High


President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari says he does not know how to tell Nigerians that he will not be able to turn the economy around quickly as promised. “The expectation is too high and I have started nervously to explain to people that Rome was not built in a day. For this ... Read More »

Indonesia Commits To Increasing Trade With Nigeria


Although his country recently killed three Nigerians convicted of drug charges by firing squad, Nino Wawan Setiawan, Indonesia Trade Promotion Center’s Director sees no impediment to stronger ties between Nigeria and his country, as he supplied new ideas that could help to strengthen Nigeria-Indonesia bi-lateral relationships, especially in the key ... Read More »

Troops Kill 28 Suspected Militants In Plateau-Taraba Border

Nigerian troops

Troops, weekend, killed 28 suspected militants in response to an attack last month which saw six soldiers gruesomely murdered, the military said Monday. The violence was said to have occurred on the border between Plateau and Taraba States, where series of sectarian violence has happened in recent times. “In our ... Read More »

Managing Nigeria’s Economy Has Made Me Develop High Blood Pressure – Okonjo-Iweala

Finance Minister & Coordinating Minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Falling oil prices have put Nigeria’s economy at risk, with revenues falling and the government having to cut spending so as to be able to fund the 2015 budget. The economic state of the country is affecting the health of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, ... Read More »