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Nigerian High Commission paid for land; demolished structure to be rebuilt – Ayorkor Botchwey

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey says the government of Ghana will ensure that the demolished structure on the compound of the Nigerian High Commission‘s residency is rebuilt as soon as possible. According to her, the High Commission has duly made payment for that parcel of land, hence any encroachment onto the property […]

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High C’ssion building attack won’t affect Ghana, Nigeria relations – Antwi-Danso

International relations expert Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso has downplayed the impact of the demolition of a building belonging to the Nigerian High Commission to Ghana on diplomatic relations between the two neighbouring countries. Armed men reportedly stormed the High Commission under the cover of darkness on Friday 19 June 2020 and demolished the building under construction. […]

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I wanna go back sooo bad-Cardi B chooses Nigeria over Ghana

– Advertisement – Reports trending on social media have it that Cardi B has missed visiting Nigeria following her recent tour in West Africa last year. The Grammy award-winning vocalist Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar famously known as Cardi B has displayed her wish to pay a visit to Nigeria anew. Also read: Some celebrities are being […]

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Coronavirus: Lagos suspends reopening places of worship

The state government responsible for Nigeria’s most-crowded city, Lagos, has suspended indefinitely the planned reopening of mosques and churches this weekend as a result of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. Nigeria now has more than 17,000 cases of Covid-19, the respiratory infection caused by the virus, almost half of them in Lagos […]

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Nigeria records ‘one rape every five hours’

There were 717 rapes in Nigeria between January and May this year, amounting to one rape every five hours, the country’s police chief says. Mohammed Adamu described rape as a serious and wicked offense and urged Nigerians to report any case. Speaking to journalists after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential palace in Abuja, […]

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Hushpuppi nearly made me kill my mother for money rituals – Nigerian guy reveals

– Advertisement – Hushpuppi, the money lauding and defrauding Kingpin as earlier shared on the website has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence and the International Police in Dubai on Tuesday. READ ALSO:  Real reasons why Hushpuppi & Woodberry were arrested His arrest has been one of the most talked about subject across […]

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Nigeria’s spike in deaths linked to COVID-19 – Health Minister

Nigeria’s Health Minister Osagie Ehanire has said that up to 60% of nearly 1,000 unexplained deaths in the northern state of Kano were probably due to Covid-19. An investigative team reached the conclusion after looking into a spike in deaths across Kano state in April and early May – mostly among elderly people with pre-existing […]

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Nigeria impounds British plane for breaking Coronavirus flight ban rules

Nigeria impounded a plane operated by a British company for allegedly contravening a flight ban imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the aviation minister said on Sunday. Passenger flights into the country, with the exception of ones to evacuate people or repatriate Nigerian citizens, have been banned for weeks. The ban will remain […]

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Chinese nationals in Nigeria arrested with $250,000 bribe

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested two Chinese nationals for allegedly offering a $250,000 (£203,000) bribe in local currency to one of its senior officials. Meng Wei Kun and Xu Koi were arrested on Tuesday inside in their office in the northern city of Sokoto as they gave the […]

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Nigeria accepts Madagascar’s coronavirus ‘cure’

The Federal Government says the product will be examined thoroughly before it can be deployed. President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to accept the consignment of a herbal tea touted as a cure for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the government of Madagascar. Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina launched the herbal […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: Two hotels demolished in Nigeria ‘for breach of rules

The authorities in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Rivers state have demolished two hotels over an alleged breach of lockdown rules intended to contain the spread of coronavirus. State Governor Nyesom Wike, who supervised the tearing down of Edemete Hotel and Prodest Home on Sunday, said the operators had flouted an order that hotels should be closed. […]

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Bauchi: House of Assembly summons commissioner over nonpayment of WAEC fees

Kindly Share This Story: Sen. Bala Mohammed, Executive Governor of Bauchi state By Charly Agwam, Bauchi Bauchi State House Assembly has summoned the Commissioner for Education to appear before it over the government’s decision to stop the payment of WAEC fees for some indigenous students. The Bauchi State government last week, had reacted to protests […]

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House of Reps approve N346.388 billion budget for NDDC

Kindly Share This Story: As committee assures forensic monitoring of expenditure By Tordue Salem, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved N346.388 bn budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2019 financial year ending on May 31, 2020. Out of the amount, the Sum of N22.338 bn is for Personnel Expenditure, the […]

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How MDAs were restrained from squandering N40bn in 2019 — ICPC

Kindly Share This Story: Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC By Michael Eboh & Fortune Eromosele The Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, yesterday, disclosed that it restrained ministries, departments, and agencies, MDA, of the Federal Government from misspending over N40 billion through frivolous claims and payments. Speaking in […]

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I try to resist shedding tears while distributing relief materials to IDPs ― Zulum

Kindly Share This Story: Prof Babagan Zulum, Governor of Borno state Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno says he resisted shedding tears while watching displaced persons queuing for distribution of relief materials. Zulum stated this during the distribution of food and non-food items to 19,000 displaced households on Tuesday at Gajiram, headquarters of Nganzai Local Government […]

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Police arrest 376 suspects in 10 criminal offences in Edo

Kindly Share This Story: The Edo Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested no fewer than 367 suspects in connection with 10 criminal offences in January. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Jimeta, disclosed this in Benin, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while highlighting the command’s achievements. The Edo […]

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I’m still studying files to know real essence of N-Power,says minister

Kindly Share This Story: Says action reason for delay of payment to beneficiaries By Joseph Erunke N-Power ABUJA- FIVE months after President Muhammadu Buhari created the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and appointed her minister in charge of the ministry, Hajia Sadiya Farouq,yesterday, said she was still studying files to understand […]

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Renewable energy key to developing North, Nigeria — Morakinyo

Kindly Share This Story: Solar power plant A Nigerian Philanthropist and Entrepreneur  Babatunde Morakinyo have identified renewable energy as the key to tackling the poverty currently ravaging the Northern part of Nigeria. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the Chairman of Stomberg Power Limited said that there was an urgent need to start getting 87 per […]

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IGP decries mix-up of security, political issues

Kindly Share This Story: IGP ADAMU The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday, expressed concern over mix-up of security issues with political, ethnic and religious issues in the country. Adamu stated in Abuja during a courtesy visit by Executive Members of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies. […]

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PAP: Delta agitators demand inclusion in probe panel

Kindly Share This Story: Demand immediate appointment of substantive coordinator By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–EX-Niger Delta agitators have demanded inclusion in the panel constituted by the federal government to probe activities of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP,under Prof. Charles Dokubo,its suspended coordinator. This was as they demanded immediate appointment of a substantive coordinator to take over […]

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Lagos Govt, Westron commission link bridge at Ijegun port city

Kindly Share This Story: Residents kick  NPA denies approving the port city By Godwin Oritse, Godfrey Bivbere & Esther Onyegbula THE Lagos State government in conjunction with Westron Group, weekend, commissioned a one kilometre link bridge at the Ijegun port city, Lagos, stressing that the new port will further enhance the evacuation of petroleum products […]

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Coronavirus: Lawan calls for more Isolation Centers

Kindly Share This Story: President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday called for the urgent establishment of more isolation centers across the country as part of proactive measures against any further outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Lawan gave the advice at an interactive session between the senate leadership and officials of the Federal […]

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TETFund to re-disburse N10bn moped up from tertiary institutions – Bogoro

Kindly Share This Story: By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–THE Executive Secretary,Tertiary Education Trust Fund,TETFund,Prof. Elias Bogoro,yesterday, disclosed that a total of N10 billion meant for high impact projects in selected tertiary institutions has been mopped up. The money he said,was part of amount meant for high impact projects but regretted that some of the benefiting tertiary institutions were […]

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Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos, Osun Assemblies pass Amotekun Bill

•Oyo, Ondo lawmakers adorn Amotekun attire By Dayo Johnson, Ebunoluwa Sessou,  Deola Badru, Shina Abubakar & James Ogunnaike ABEOKUTA—THE Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Lagos and Osun Houses of Assembly, yesterday, passed a bill for a law to establish the Security Network Agency and  Amotekun  Corps. Governors of the respective states are expected to sign the bill […]

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Kaduna killings, one too many — ACF

Kindly Share This Story: Police •Asks security agencies to be proactive•CAN flays Kaduna killings•Hails el-Rufai’s apology over killings•As gunmen kill 2, injure others in Kano village By Bashir Bello, Abdulmumin Murtala & Ibrahim Hassan AREWA Consultative  Forum, ACF,  yesterday expressed deep shock at the unwarranted killing of innocent lives and destruction of property in Kaduna, […]

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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: NCDC boss, Ihekweazu sent into 14-day self-isolation

Kindly Share This Story: •We insisted he must undergo 14-day self-quarantine — HEALTH MINISTER•Reps to suspend plenary for 2 weeks over Coronavirus•Chinese held in Lagos tests negative; index case responding to treatment•2 users of hotel room after index case traced; 1,811 screened — NCDC By Henry Umoru, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Chioma Obinna, Gabriel Olawale, Tordue Salem […]

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Imo APC jubilates as S-Court declines to sack Uzodinma

Kindly Share This Story: Gov Hope Uzodinma …Gives reasons it can’t revisit case…Panel member disagrees, says verdict was in error…This is final victory for Imo people —Uzodinma…IPOB dissatisfied with S’Court By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Chinonso Alozie & Chinedu Adonu Jubilations, yesterday  took over the political space of Imo State over the victory of Governor Hope Uzodinma […]

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I spend over $2m on charity monthly — Father Mbaka

Kindly Share This Story: …Pays N28m for empowerment, medical bills By Chinedu Adonu ENUGU—FOUNDER and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, said he spends over $2 million monthly for various charity works he embarks on. Mbaka disclosed this shortly  after presenting N18.8 million to the management of Annunciation Specialist Hospital, […]

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BREAKING: WASSCE releases 2020 results 30 days after exam

Kindly Share This Story: …As candidates to obtain certificate online Head of WAEC, Mr Olu Olanipekun flanked by some executive members of the Council during the press briefing to announce 2020 results of WASSCE in Lagos By Elizabeth Uwandu The 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2020, First Series result […]

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I didn’t spend public funds on my mother’s birthday in Dubai – Gbajabiamila

Kindly Share This Story: Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA – Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabimilla has denied reports that he spent public funds to host his mother’s birthday in Dubia, United Arabs Emirates. He also denied taking 300 guests to the loaction of the birthday. Recall that […]

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