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Nigerian youths are lazy, love free oil money – Buhari

Nigerian youths are lazy, love free oil money – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to TheCable, President Buhari made this assertion while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster. The president said that Nigeria has a very young population, most of whom were uneducated but...... more

Four Policemen killed In Benue

Four Policemen killed In Benue Benue State Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of four of its men by suspected herdsmen. According to the statement by the Command spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, the incident happened at Anyibe, in Logo Local Government Area of the state. Logo and Guma local government areas have been under severe...... more

Third Phase Ex militants allege marginalization by Amnesty Office

Third Phase Ex militants allege marginalization by Amnesty Office Ex-agitators who embraced the Federal Government Amnesty Programme in 2011, under the third phase have  alleged marginalization and appealed to federal government to fast track their training and reintegration. Coordinator of the group, Cairo Esenatebe, who made the appeal on Sunday in Yenagoa noted that the programme for the group was behind...... more

We’ll make Ojukwu bunker tourist centre – Obiano

We’ll make Ojukwu bunker tourist centre – Obiano The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has said the Ojukwu Bunker at Amorka in the Ihiala Local Government  Area of the state will be made a tourist site. He said the facility which provided “a sanctuary” for the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu during the civil war, would be refurbished for...... more

Killer-herdsmen were Gaddafi-trained gunmen, says Buhari

Killer-herdsmen were Gaddafi-trained gunmen, says Buhari …as herdsmen kill 13 in Benue, Nasarawa The killer-herdsmen in Nigeria were gunmen trained by the late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday. The President spoke at the Abuja House in London when Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited him. The gunmen, he said, escaped into Nigeria and...... more

Enugu playing leading role in Youth Empowerment --Commissioner

Enugu playing leading role in Youth Empowerment  --Commissioner The Enugu State Commissioner for youths and sports, Mr. Joseph Udeji,  Wednesday hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his keen interest and commitment to youth empowerment and development. Udeji added that Ugwuanyi’s commitment to empowerment programmes aimed at alleviating the suffering of the people and aiding the youth and women to be...... more

Nwodo disowns Ohanaeze youths

Nwodo disowns Ohanaeze youths President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has disowned a purported leadership of Ohanaeze Youth Wing. Nwodo’s action was against the backdrop of an alleged “suspension” slammed on him, by the youth wing, last week. Yesterday, Nwodo said the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation has no leadership for now...... more

Fed Govt set to publish new list of treasury looters – Lai Muhammed

Fed Govt set to publish new list of treasury looters – Lai Muhammed Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government would soon release another list of looters. The minister, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday said that no intimidation from any quarter would stop the FG from releasing the list. According to him, “We are...... more

Army rescues 149 women, children from Boko Haram

Army rescues 149 women, children from Boko Haram The Nigerian military says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast. Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachuku, said on Sunday the freed captives included 54 women and 95 children, according to the NAN news agency. “The rescued hostages are currently receiving medical attention,” he said in a statement,...... more

Police in Enugu arrest herder, recover AK-47

Police in Enugu arrest herder, recover AK-47 The police have arrested a herder with one AK-47 Riffle and 7.62 Ammunition in Isigwe Ugbawka community in Nkanu east local government area of Enugu state. The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Saturday, April 7, that the suspect was arrested on April 4 at a farmland in...... more

Brides abandon wedding receptions for final exams

Brides abandon wedding receptions for final exams Two final-year Mass Communication students at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, identified only as Dorcas and Deborah, on Saturday, abandoned their wedding receptions to take their final exams. The final paper is codenamed, Com 402: Media Law and Ethics. The newly-weds left their husbands behind with their bridal trains...... more

We counted 50 dead bodies after banks’ raid – Offa vigilance group

We counted 50 dead bodies after banks’ raid – Offa vigilance group The Operations Commander, Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Offa, Kwara State chapter, Wasiu Adepoju, on Saturday, said vigilantes in the state counted about 50 dead bodies after armed robbers attacked and robbed five banks in Offa on Thursday. The state Commissioner of police, Mr. Lawan Ado, however, said 17 people, comprising nine...... more

Adeboye speaks against marrying on Facebook

Adeboye speaks against marrying on Facebook …prays for safe return of remaining girls in Boko Haram captivity The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condemned those seeking marriage partners on social media networks, specifically Facebook.  The revered man of God who condemned marrying on social media without finding out the...... more

Italian in police net for killing Nigerian wife, daughter in Lagos

Italian in police net for killing Nigerian wife, daughter in Lagos A Nigerian artiste, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, have been reportedly murdered by her Italian husband, Peter Nielsen. They were allegedly murdered in the family’s residence at Ocean Parade, Banana Island in the early hours of Thursday. Although details of the circumstances surrounding the incident...... more

Ohaneze to resist attempt to discredit Ekweremadu

Ohaneze to resist attempt to discredit Ekweremadu OHANEZE Ndigbo, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, said it would resist any attempt to discredit Ike Ekweremadu, deputy president of the Senate. Nnia Nwodo, president-general of the group, in a statement on Thursday, in Enugu, said it was preposterous for the Federal Government to be carrying out unwarranted inquisition into Ekweremadu’s life....... more

Unknown gunmen kill 2, kidnap 9 in Kaduna

Unknown gunmen kill 2, kidnap 9 in Kaduna Unknown gunmen have killed two people in a village, Tsohuwar Gwari in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The gunmen reportedly stormed the village at 12pm on Saturday kidnapped nine people including a newly wedded bride in the area. Three people, however, managed to escape from their abductors leaving...... more

Enugu govt awards additional NI.I70bn road contracts

Enugu govt awards additional NI.I70bn road contracts …dissolves Nike Lake Hotel Board The Enugu State Government in keeping with the ongoing massive infrastructural development across the length and breadth of the state has awarded contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of more urban and rural roads at the cost of over N1.170 billion. In a similar development, the...... more

Hell fire does not exist – Pope Francis

Hell fire does not exist – Pope Francis “There is no hell where the souls of sinners suffer in eternity”, Pope Francis was quoted as saying in a Thursday interview with Italian daily La Repubblica. Pope reportedly said: “After death, the souls of people who repent are pardoned by God and join in his contemplation, but those who do not repent, and...... more

Buhari: We’ll keep blaming Jonathan for Nigeria’s woes – Osinbajo, Tinubu

Buhari: We’ll keep blaming Jonathan for Nigeria’s woes – Osinbajo, Tinubu The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, have said they would continue to talk about the corruption perpetrated under the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. They stated this on Thursday at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos, where the 66th birthday...... more

Police recover 198 arms from herdsmen, rustlers in Katsina State – CP

Police recover 198 arms from herdsmen, rustlers in Katsina State – CP THE Katsina State Police Command said it recovered no fewer than 198 illegal arms from herdsmen and cattle rustlers in the state. Mr Mohammed Wakili, the Commissioner of Police, disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday in Katsina. He said that the recoveries were sequel to the directives given by...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi swears-in three High Court Judges

Gov. Ugwuanyi swears-in three High Court Judges Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday swore-in Honourable Justices Linda Chiama Okibe, Veronica Chinyere Ajogwu and Esther Nnena Alukwu as Judges of Enugu State High Court. Hon. Justice Okibe until her elevation was the Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice, Enugu, while Hon. Justices Ajogwu and Alukwu...... more

Hoodlums attack former IGP’s house in Enugu

Hoodlums attack former IGP’s house in Enugu THERE was apprehension at Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State last Wednesday when some hoodlums over powered a police Sergeant on guard duty at the country home of former Inspector General of Police, Ogbonnaya Onovo and snatched his K2 assault rifle with 30 rounds of ammunition before...... more

INCEST: Catholic priest cleanses community with 7 virgins as teacher who married own sister apologises

INCEST: Catholic priest cleanses community with 7 virgins as teacher who married own sister apologises The controversial marriage between Mr. Chiadukobi and Chibuzo Ezeibekwe of Agba Village Ekwulobia, which was condemned as an abomination, yesterday, went through cleansing and atonement rituals. The venue was the compound of Chief Lewis Ezeibekwe of Ifite Agba Ekwulobia. The compound and its adjoining streets were filled to capacity by people...... more

Herdsmen invade Kogi community, kill traditional ruler, wife, nine others

Herdsmen invade Kogi community, kill traditional ruler, wife, nine others There was pandemonium in Kogi State  on Monday as suspected herdsmen in separate attacks on Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages killed ten persons, including a traditional ruler, the Onu Agbenema, Musa Edibo and  his wife while several houses were also burnt down. Agbenema is in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi...... more

Murder: Supreme Court affirms Death Sentence on Imo Teacher

Murder: Supreme Court affirms Death Sentence on Imo Teacher THE Supreme Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed the death sentence on Chifoanu Virginia Okorie, a primary school teacher in Imo State,  over her involvement in the gruesome murder in 2005, of a community leader and retired police officer, Nze Dominic Ohamadiaku Duru in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo...... more

Boko Haram kidnaps 8 in Oyo

Boko Haram kidnaps 8 in Oyo Some people suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, yesterday, blocked a bus plying Igboho-Igbeti Road and reportedly abducted eight passengers from the bus. According to a source, the armed men were said to have emerged from a bush at Old Oyo National Park, blocked the bus, ordered the passengers to alight...... more

Benue buries 26 as herdsmen kill 25 in fresh Kogi attacks

Benue buries 26 as herdsmen kill 25 in fresh Kogi attacks There were wailings and anguish on Thursday as Benue State buried 26 people killed by Fulani herdsmen at the St. Bernard Primary School, Ugwu-Okpoga. They were killed when herdsmen attacked the Omusu Edumoga community in Okpokwu area of Benue State recently. Wailing relations and visitors stormed the venue to pay their...... more

Fulani herdsmen kill 25, raze 11 houses in fresh attacks as mourners flee Plateau mass burial

Fulani herdsmen kill 25, raze 11 houses in fresh attacks as mourners flee Plateau mass burial The mass burial of victims killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in several communities in Bassa Local Government of Plateau State was on Tuesday disrupted by a fresh attack which left 25 persons dead. Those to be given mass burial today were murdered between Thursday, March 8, 2018 when President Muhammadu Buhari...... more

Group hails FG for directing police to mop-up all illegal arms

Group hails FG for directing police to mop-up all illegal arms A group, Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate (SNPM), on Wednesday lauded the Federal Government for directing Nigeria Police to mop-up all illegal arms and ammunition in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Government through the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, recently directed all state police...... more

Herdsmen kill 17 in fresh Benue attack

Herdsmen kill 17 in fresh Benue attack No fewer than 17 people have been killed in a fresh attack by herdsmen at Olosu, a village in Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State. The Chairman of the LGA, Mr Ogwuche Olofu, confirmed this on Monday. The herdsmen are said to have attacked the community on Monday after accusing...... more

 

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