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Samson Siasia’s Mother Kidnapped In Bayelsa

Samson Siasia is Looking to Qualify Nigeria for the Men's Football Tournaments of Both the 2015 All-Africa Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Image: Getty.

The menace of kidnapping has reared its ugly head in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State with the abduction of Madam Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles coach and current coach of the U-23 national football team, Samson Siasia. Eyewitnesses say Madam Siasia was forcefully taken by the ... Read More »

Dogara Urges President Buhari To Strengthen The Independence Of EFCC, ICPC


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the independence of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for effective functioning. Speaking, yesterday, in Abuja, at the beginning of a two-day ... Read More »

Dangote To Make Thousands Of Nigerians Millionaires


Africa’s richest man and World’s richest black man, Aliko Dangote plans to make millionaires out of Nigerians as his Dangote Industries Limited will offer at least 3,783 customers across the country the opportunity of a life time in a 90-day promo with prize money in excess of N300 million. Executive ... Read More »

My Administration Will Not Prosecute Anyone For Embessling Public Funds Until We Find Verifiable Evidences – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said in Abuja that his administration was not in a hurry to prosecute those suspected to have stolen from the public coffers until verifiable evidences were fully documented against them. According to him, everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the law. “Under military rule, ... Read More »

Nigeria To Provide Alternative Energy Sources To Improve Power

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Monday stated that the federal government was working on providing alternative energy sources through a mix of renewable and nuclear energy to improve power generation in the country. He also disclosed that in addition to the existing mix of hydro and thermal sources of power ... Read More »

Another Wanted Boko Haram Kingpin Arrested By The Army


Another suspected member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram has been arrested. The suspect identified as Mr John Trankil is one of the 100 most wanted leaders of the group whose photographs were recently published by the Nigerian Army. He was arrested by troops of the 7 Division Garrison of ... Read More »

Northern Youths Give Igbos 2 Weeks To Leave The North


The Coalition of Arewa Youth Development Foundations (AYDF) has said it is planning a meeting aimed at mounting pressure on Igbos residing or carrying out business in any part of the North to relocate to the South-east and all Northerners residing in the South-east should return back to the north, and they ... Read More »

CSOs Ask Buhari To Sack CCT Chair Over Corruption Allegations

Justice Danladi Umar

A coalition of civil society organisations led by the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), on Monday called on the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Umar, to resign his position as the chairman of the tribunal over corruption allegation. The groups made up of SNG, ‎Northern Youth Democratic Movement ... Read More »

Troops Arrest Another Terrorist Kingpin, Discover Boko Haram IEDs Factory In Borno


The Nigerian Army said it arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist kingpin, Mr John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu area of Maiduguri metropolis yesterday. The Media Coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Tukur Gusau, said this in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday. “Troops of 7 Division Garrison ... Read More »

El-Rufai Warns MDAs Against Rejection Of Corps Members


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state against rejecting corps members posted to them. Mr. El-Rufai gave the warning in Kaduna on Monday at the end of orientation course for the 2,450 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the ... Read More »

Nigerians Are Determined To Stay Together As One Country – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari-official-portrait

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, proclaimed that Nigeria remains one indivisible entity despite the challenges of internal strife and civil war it had suffered over the last 55 years of the nation’s independence. Speaking on Monday at the Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, while launching ... Read More »

Pro-Biafra Protests: Army Warns IPOB, MASSOB, Others Against Secession


The Nigerian Army has warned secessionists against agitating for the country’s break-up. The General Officer Commanding, 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Umaru, gave the warning on Monday at a press conference in Maxwell Kobe Cantonment, Rukuba, Plateau State. Apart from Boko Haram insurgents in the North ... Read More »

Dasuki Vs DSS: Court Adjourns To Nov. 23


A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the case involving former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), till Nov 23. The Judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, who adjourned the case following an oral application from the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Mr Taiwo Abidogun. Ademola held that the adjournment ... Read More »

We’ll Tackle Cartels, Illegal Miners Hindering Solid Minerals Development – Fayemi


Illegal miners in the country have been warned to put an end to their illegal activities as the Federal Government is now more than ever, ready to invoke the extant laws to bring them to justice in its bid to diversify the economy. The newly appointed Minister of Solid Minerals, ... Read More »

Four Handed Over To Security Agencies As NYSC Discovers 17 Suspects With Fake Certificates


Seventeen suspects with fake certificates of exemption and exclusion have been discovered by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Three of the suspects using the certificates to work in one of the financial institutions, the NYSC management said, were on the run while four others have been handed over to ... Read More »

Police Kill 7 Suspected Kidnappers, Recover 15 Vehicles, Assorted Arms, Ammunition In Rivers


The Rivers State Police Command has announced that seven suspected kidnappers and three suspected armed robbers have been killed in confrontations with the police in parts of the state in the last three weeks. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Kimo, who announced this while parading some suspects before members ... Read More »

Nigeria Soft Pedals On N1.04trn MTN Fine Payment Deadline


Ahead of the November 16 deadline for it to pay a hefty fine of $5.2 billion (N1.04 trillion), mobile telecommunications service provider, MTN, on Monday announced that Nigeria has soft pedaled pending the conclusion of ongoing negotiations. “Shareholders are advised that the Nigerian authorities have, without prejudice, agreed that the ... Read More »

SEE Photo Of Fashola As He Settled Down To Work In His New Office

Batunde Fashola

Ex-Lagos State Governor now Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) is a man reputed with producing results even in the most difficult situations and this largely accounted for his appointment as minister of critical sectors that will determine the success or otherwise of the Muhammadu Buhari ... Read More »

MASSOB Slams Rev. Fr Mbaka Over Biafra Comments


A faction of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), weekend, slammed Enugu Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, describing his comment on the struggle for Biafra as insensitive and unguided. Fr. Mbaka had during a sermon at his Adoration Ministry,  condemned the recent agitation and ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Replies Alison-Madueke, Says She Lied Over ‘Missing’ $20bn, AfDB Presidency

Emir Sanusi

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has reacted to the recent excerpts of an interview by the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, over the alleged missing $20 billion under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Diezani, in the interview, her first ... Read More »