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Building A Nigeria Of Our Dream Requires Collective Effort, Says Ikuforiji


Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has said all hands must be on deck to build the “Nigeria of our dream”. He made this known yesterday at the opening of a five-day retreat on “Transformational leadership and organisational change” for Assembly members and staff at ... Read More »

Girl Child Education: Schoolgirls’ Abduction Has Set Us Back – FG


The Federal Government on Monday admitted that the abduction of secondary schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, has set the nation back despite efforts put in place to promote girl child education in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Zainab Maina, who stated  this on Monday ... Read More »

We’ll Bring Down Nigeria If Any Bomb Goes Off In The S/East – MASSOB Threatens


As reactions continue to trail the discovery of deadly Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the Movement for Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned terrorists to stay off the Southeast threatening to “bring down” ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Worsened Northeast Backwardness in Education – UNICEF


The United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) Monday raised an alarm that the Northeastern region of Nigeria which has always remained educationally backward may be further drawn back by the recent Boko Haram siege on the region. UNICEF said recent indications show that the region which has been on ... Read More »

Boko Haram Writes Chibok On Planned Attack


Islamist sect Boko Haram has written to Chibok about an impending return to the town where over 200 girls were abducted by the sect on April 14. The letter, which informed the people of the town to expect the terror group as soon as possible, it was learnt, has caused ... Read More »

486 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Arrested By The Army In Abia


Army authorities at the 144 Battalion, Asa in Ukwa West local government of Abia state on Sunday arrested 486 persons suspected to be insurgents from some northern states. State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Eze Chikamnayo disclosed this on Monday, while briefing newsmen at the military base in Asa ... Read More »

CAN Declares War On Boko Haram


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Imo has called on Christians to embark on fasting and prayers to fight terrorism spiritually. The Chairman of CAN in Imo, Bishop Stanford Nwogu, made the call during interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Monday. “Time has come for ... Read More »

Akunyili To Be Buried August 28

Dora Akunyili

Former Minister of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, will be buried on August 28, 2014, the family has announced. “Details about the funeral arrangements will be made available to the public in due course,” her husband, Dr Chike Akunyili, said in a statement issued in Awka, Anambra State, on ... Read More »

25 Feared Killed In Taraba Communal Clash


At least 25 people have been feared killed in a fresh communal clash that broke out yesterday in the ancient city of Wukari in Taraba State. Scores of people also sustained varying degrees of injuries while several houses were razed in the clash which broke out in the early hours ... Read More »

3 Killed In Ilorin As Political Opponents Clash


The police in Kwara said three persons died on Monday in a clash among suspected political party rivals in Ilorin. Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said 12 suspects had also been arrested in connection with the clash. An eyewitness said some people sustained injuries during ... Read More »

Minor Jailed For Stealing Blackberry Phone

An FCT Senior Magistrates’ Court in Karu on Monday sentenced a 16-year-old boy (name withheld) to seven days imprisonment for stealing a Blackberry phone worth N50,000. The minor, who lived at Karu village, was arraigned by the police before Senior Magistrate Sharon Tanko on a one-count charge of theft. Tanko ... Read More »

Paypal Enters Nigeria, 9 Other Markets


PayPal has announced it intends to bring its global payment services into 10 new markets, starting today. “From today, people in more than 200 markets around the world will have the option to pay with PayPal,” said Rupert Keeley, senior vice president of PayPal Europe, Middle East and Africa. The ... Read More »

Fayemi Uplifts Two Ekiti Monarchs With Car Gifts


Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Monday presented cars to Attah of Ayede Ekiti, Oba Mumini Orisagbemi and the Olupole of Ipole Iloro, Oba Oladele Babatola. Fayemi, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Aderemi Ajayi, recalled that all the traditional rulers in the 131 towns in the State ... Read More »

Ndani TV’s hit series “Gidi Up” is back with a new season!!!


As we gear up for the riveting second season set to premiere with a private screening on the 21st of June and officially on on the 23rd of June, 2014,  here are some promo images of cast members with captions telling their stories and characters in the series as well as a juicy behind ... Read More »

Oba Of Benin Wades Into Edo Assembly Fracas, Urges Political Actors To ‘Let Peace Reign’

oshiomole and oba of benin

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa has stepped into the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, urging the political gladiators to sheathe their swords and allow peace reign in the state. The revered traditional ruler, who spoke after a closed door meeting with leaders of the APC ... Read More »

NDLEA Mourns Three Officers Killed By Mob In Ogun Operation


It was a sad Sunday for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as three of its officers were attacked and killed by a mob while on official assignment in Owode, Ogun State. The incident occurred during the arrest of a notorious cannabis dealer, Azeez Babatunde. The officers – Bolaji ... Read More »

Police Nabs 63 Suspected Black Axe Members In Akwa Ibom


The Akwa Ibom Police Command on Sunday arrested 63 persons, suspected to be members of Black Axe, a mostly university-based cult. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Etim Dickson, announced this to journalists in Uyo. He said that the suspected cult members were arrested during their initiation at Effoi ... Read More »

CAN Declares Spiritual War On Boko Haram


The Christian Association of Nigeria in Imo State has called on Christians to embark on fasting and prayers to fight terrorism spiritually. The Chairman of CAN in Imo, Bishop Stanford Nwogu, made the call during interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri on Monday. He said, “Time has come ... Read More »

Lagos Alerts Residents To More Rainfall, Calls For Calm


Residents of the nation’s commercial nerve centre – Lagos State – have been alerted to coming downpours which will be accompanied with occasional thunderstorm. The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, who gave the alert in a statement on Sunday, added that there would also be occasional flash flood ... Read More »

Falana Berates Obasanjo Over Comment On Chibok Girls, Warns FG Against Playing Politics

falana protest

Human rights activist and Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has advised the Federal Government not to play politics with the lives of the abducted Chibok girls. Falana, in a statement titled “How not to search for Chibok girls”,  yesterday in Lagos, lampooned ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for making what he described ... Read More »