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Buhari Has Good Intentions But His Appointments Are Lopsided – Arewa Youths

The President of AYCF, Mr. Yerima Shettima.

As reactions continue to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointments, majority of which seem to favour a section of the country above others, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has expressed concern over the development. President of AYCF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, who voiced concern over the appointments, said while it ... Read More »

Muslim Students Demand Apology, Adjustment Of Nov/Dec WAEC Timetable


Muslim students under the aegis of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), have faulted the timing of some subjects of WAEC examinations for Nov./Dec private candidates. The zonal coordinator of the group in the southern states, Alhaji Mushafau Alaran, who stated this while addressing a news conference in Abeokuta, the ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Jonathan’s Govt Misled BBOG, Rest Of The World With Wrong Information – Ezekwesili

500 Days Of Chibok Girls In Captivity

Former Minister of Education and co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Obi Ezekwesili, on Thursday said that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan was a terrible period in the rescue of the Chibok Girls. She said that the former president’s administration gave false information that demoralized the advocacy of the ... Read More »

NNPC Reduce Oil Lifting Contracts From 43 To 16


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday announced that it has reduced from 43 to 16, the number of off-takers for the proposed 2015/2016 oil term contract, which would emerge after a planned rigorous competitive bid exercise. This was contained in a statement by the Group General Manager, Group ... Read More »

NDLEA Arrests Arik Staff Accomplice, Reveals How Cocaine’s Smuggled Aboard Flights

Arik-Chika Udensi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has in continuation of its investigation into the seizure of 2.76 kilogramme of a substance suspected to be cocaine by United Kingdom Border Force at Heathrow Airport, London, on Monday, apprehended an Arik Air staff, Ikechukwu Chibuzor Oliver. Oliver, 35, who works as ... Read More »

Man Commits Suicide In Ondo After Losing His Job


A 33-year-old man, Gbenga Ogundana, has been found dead by Police detectives in Akure, Ondo State capital, after he reportedly committed suicide over loss of his job. According to Vanguard, the body was discovered in his rented apartment located at Orisunmbare Street, Cultural Centre, Akure, four days after he allegedly poisoned ... Read More »

Breaking News: Nigerian Ambassador To US Dies Of Heart Attack Few Days To End Of Tenure


Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Prof Adebowale Adefuye is dead. Adefuye, whose tenure as ambassador ends on August 31, 2015 died after suffering from an heart attack in a Washington, DC hospital. Born in Ijebu-Igbo, in 1947, Adefuye received his First Degree in History at the University of Ibadan, ... Read More »

500 Days: Ambode Optimistic About Safe Return Of Abducted Chibok Girls


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed optimism that the search for the over 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 will end in the safe return of the girls back home. Speaking when members of the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Group, under the auspices of the ... Read More »

Ambode Commiserates With el-Rufai Over Father’s Death


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has expressed his condolence to his Kaduna State counterpart, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, over the death of his foster father, Malam Yahaya Hamza, in the late hours of Tuesday. Hamza, who was a renowned educationist and former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, ... Read More »

Public Officials Spent N2bn On Foreign Medical Trips In 2014 – Ministry Of Health


Public officials travelling abroad for medical care in 2014 cost taxpayers N198.95 billion ($1 billion), the federal ministry of health has said. The revelation comes as the ministry and stakeholders met in Kaduna to strengthen efforts to implement the National Health Act whose implementation has stalled since it was signed ... Read More »

I Never Praised Jonathan’s Anti-Corruption Style – Falana


Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday denied claims that endorsed the approach former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration adopted in the fight against corruption. Falana, in a statement yesterday, said “some misguided fellows” attributed to him in his recent interview with Channels Television, a suggestion that the Jonathan ... Read More »

Bauchi Appoints SSG New Emir Of Misau

Governor Mohammed Abubakar

Secretary to Bauchi State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, has emerged the new First Class Emir of Misau in Bauchi State. His appointment is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary in charge of Political Affairs, Government House, Bauchi, Malam Hashimu Yakubu, and made available to the ... Read More »

Suspected Sea Pirates Attack Boat, Abduct Three In Bayelsa

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Unidentified gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Wednesday, attacked two passenger boats and kidnapped three persons along the Ogbia to Brass waterways in Bayelsa. Asinim Butswat, Police Spokesman for Bayelsa Command, confirmed the development on Thursday but said that details were still sketchy, “I am waiting for details”, Butswat ... Read More »

Okada Rider Arraigned For Snatching Handbag Containing N800,000 In Ondo

court judgment

A 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Alfred Philip, was on Thursday charged in an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, for allegedly snatching a handbag containing N800,000 cash. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the accused and two others now at large, conspired to commit felony and stealing, on ... Read More »

500 Days In Captivity: BBOG March For Chibok Girls In Abuja

Chibok girls

As the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls spend 500 days in captivity today, Thursday, members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group in Abuja will organize a youth march and candle-lit vigil. One of the leaders of the campaign, Aisha Yesufu said: “We keep on hoping that the girls will be ... Read More »

Fake Army Major-General Terrorizing Imo Community Nabbed


One Samuel Ngozi, a native of Isiala Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State, has been apprehended and paraded at the Imo State Police Headquarters, Owerri, for posing as a Major-General in the Nigerian Army. It was learnt that the fake army major had been a thorn in the flesh ... Read More »

Justice Bako Of Yobe Election Tribunal Dies After Brief Illness


A member of the Yobe State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, Justice Audu Bako, is dead. Vanguard reports that the judge passed away around 2p.m on Wednesday at Primus Hospital, Karu, a suburb in Abuja, after a brief illness. He was buried in his home town, Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, according to ... Read More »

Looters’ Trial: FG To Put EFCC, ICPC, Others Under Surveillance — Sagay


JUDGES handling cases of corruption against public officers are under surveillance, Nigerian Tribune learnt on Wednesday. The monitoring was said to be civil and security in nature. Chairman, presidential advisory committee on anti-corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, made this known during an exclusive chat. The surveillance is meant to monitor their ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Electricity Generation Reaches New Peak — TCN


The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, said in Abuja on Wednesday that it had attained a new peak of 4,810.7 megawatts of generated electricity. This is contained in a statement signed by the Managing Director, System/Market Operation of TCN, Dipak Sarma. Mr. Sarma said this was achieved at 20.45 ... Read More »

Why We Left Textile Business For Cocaine Smuggling – Suspects

NDLEA suspects

Two suspected drug traffickers have narrated to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, the reason they abandoned their once thriving businesses for illicit business of cocaine smuggling. Frank Obiekwe and Jacob Okoye were arrested on their way to Hong Kong by NDLEA officials during an outward screening ... Read More »