Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece

Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece Relatives of a family of seven who died in an auto crash on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway talk about the incident. Tell us about yourself. I am Vera Onyia, a niece to the late Ifeanyi Onyia, who died alongside his wife, five children and a neighbour’s daughter in a road accident. Eight...... more

Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank

Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank A Nigerian businessman, Umegelo Emmanuel, has dragged Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere after being allegedly swindled out of his N177, 500, 000 by a Chinese, whose name, was given only as Ms Muna. The businessman is urging the court to compel Zenith Bank to ...... more

Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal

Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his (Buhari”s) government. Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure to join the 2019 presidential race. Addressing thousands of youths and...... more

150 corrupt persons convicted in six months –Magu

150 corrupt persons convicted in six months –Magu Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Monday that more than 150 individuals were tried and convicted by the EFCC between January and July 2018. He stressed that the commission would not respect the status or political affiliation of anyone found guilty of corrupt practice....... more

Buhari, Cabals unhappy with Osinbajo over sack of Daura

Buhari, Cabals unhappy with Osinbajo over sack of Daura President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be angry over last week’s sack of Lawal Daura, former Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. According to investigations by Daily Independent in Abuja last weekend, there were indications that the president and those close to him were unhappy given...... more

No vacancy in Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma tells Acting President, Osinbajo

No vacancy in Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma tells Acting President, Osinbajo The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma on Saturday told the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that there is no vacancy in Enugu State Government House. The outspoken Archbishop said the people of Enugu State were at home and happy with the good work and...... more

Osinbajo knocks pastors for not preaching against corruption

Osinbajo knocks pastors for not preaching against corruption Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has berated gospel preachers for failing to support the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war by not preaching against the scourge. Speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria holding in Enugu, Osinbajo noted that preachers were preoccupied with preaching prosperity rather than...... more

EFCC grills ex-DSS DG Ekpenyong who Daura shielded from arrest

EFCC grills ex-DSS DG Ekpenyong who Daura shielded from arrest Ten months after resisting arrest, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arrested a former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Ita Ekpenyong, who led the agency from 2010 to 2015. Operatives of the DSS had on November 21, 2017 prevented men of the EFCC from arresting Ekpenyong...... more

Why I defected to APC – Akpabio

Why I defected to APC – Akpabio Former Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Wednesday pledged to take the people of Akwa Ibom state and the South-South to the centre for meaningful visibilty. The 55-year-old former governor of Akwa Ibom formally defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) at a mega...... more

NCC to license telecoms operators to host lotteries on networks

NCC to license telecoms operators to host lotteries on networks The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon license telecom companies to host lotteries on their networks. Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said this during the review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NCC and National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) on Monday in Abuja. “Very soon...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi donates security vehicles to Nigerian Army

Gov. Ugwuanyi donates security vehicles to Nigerian Army …As outgoing GOC hails gov’s commitment to peace, security   Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday presented six Toyota Hilux patrol vehicles to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army to enhance its security operations in the state.   This came as the outgoing General Officer Commanding (GOC) the...... more

Dangote truck kills 13 on Akwanga/Abuja Highway

Dangote truck kills 13 on Akwanga/Abuja Highway No fewer than 13 passengers in an 18-seater bus, belonging to the Gombe State Transport Company, have been confirmed dead after colliding with a truck owned by Dangote Transport Company. The accident occurred on Friday along the Akwanga/ Abuja Highway in the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. It was...... more

Dismissed US soldier nabbed in Owerri for defrauding visa seekers

Dismissed US soldier nabbed in Owerri for defrauding visa seekers Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Imo State Police Command have arrested one Garrick Slacks, a dismissed United States soldier, for allegedly defrauding Nigerians with fake promises to secure visas and other travelling documents to US. The suspect, who was arrested on Saturday is now in the custody...... more

APC chieftain docked for alleged rape, remanded to prison

APC chieftain docked for alleged rape, remanded to prison A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Bayelsa State, Chief Perekeme Richard Kpodo, has been docked and remanded to Okaka prison for two weeks for alleged rape. Kpodo, who had been at logger heads with the leader of the APC in the state former governor Timipre Sylva and was...... more

PDP, Fastest growing party in Africa -- EKWEREMADU

PDP, Fastest growing party in Africa -- EKWEREMADU The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the fastest growing political in Africa. He said what the nation witnessed in the last few days, being the defection of scores of federal lawmakers and the return of the Governor of Benue State,...... more

Buhari halts campaign for 2019 presidency

Buhari halts campaign for 2019 presidency President  Muhammadu Buhari has told his numerous supporters to stop campaigning for his re-election now until the time stipulated for such activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The president in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said it had been observed that some of his...... more

I’ll support any candidate that’ll make Nigeria better —Obasanjo

I’ll support any candidate that’ll make Nigeria better —Obasanjo A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said he will throw his weight behind any Nigerian who will lead the country to the Promised Land by turning its fortunes around for good. Obasanjo stated this on Thursday when he received a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu...... more

Controversy surrounds Melaye’s whereabouts

Controversy surrounds Melaye’s whereabouts …as senator fails to turn up in court Fresh controversy surrounds the whereabouts of the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye. A lawyer to the lawmaker, Yemi Mohammed, on Thursday, said the senator was attacked at Gwagwalada on his way to Lokoja on Wednesday. Mohammed, who represented Melaye’s...... more

BREAKING: DSS, police occupy Saraki, Ekweremadu’s houses

BREAKING: DSS, police occupy Saraki,  Ekweremadu’s houses Operatives from the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police, on Tuesday morning, blocked the convoy of Senate President Bukola Saraki from leaving his Maitama Residence. The stern-looking policemen, it was learnt, stormed the residence at about 6:00a.m. and prevented vehicles from coming in or going out of the...... more

Power supply remains low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos bicker

Power supply remains low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos bicker As the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) continue to trade blame over poor service delivery, the total volume of electricity available for distribution to the country has remained at a low level of 3,838 megawatts (MW). Information gathered from the...... more

Masquerades beat, injure two Catholic priests in Enugu

Masquerades beat, injure two Catholic priests in Enugu Two Catholic Priests of Nsukka Diocese in Enugu state were, Thursday 12 July 2018, seriously injured after being mercilessly beaten by masquerades and some alleged youths of Ogbodu-Aba in Udenu Local Government Area of the state. The two priests, with serious wounds and swollen faces, also sustained injuries in their eyes...... more

Ekiti election: ‘1,000 security men holding Fayose hostage, mobile lines blocked’ Says brother

Ekiti election: ‘1,000 security men holding Fayose hostage, mobile lines blocked’ Says brother Isaac Fayose, brother to the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has urged people of the state not watch and allow the governor to die. He made the appeal while alleging that over 1,000 security operatives have blocked the state’s Government House while holding Fayose hostage. He also alleged that...... more

Wealthiest person in modern history emerges

Wealthiest person in modern history emerges Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington has reached a net worth of $150 billion. Jeff Bezos reached the $150 billion net worth to become the wealthiest person in modern history. Born Jeffrey Preston Bezos, he is an American technology entrepreneur, investor,...... more

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base  Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days. The militants invaded a base holding more than 700 soldiers in Yobe state — where they abducted...... more

Why Buhari ordered deployment of 30,000 policemen to Ekiti State – APC

Why Buhari ordered deployment of 30,000 policemen to Ekiti State – APC The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the deployment of 30,000 police officers to monitor the governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 14 in the state. The ruling party explained that the decision was necessary to ensure peace and order during the highly tensed poll. The party stated...... more

Obi Faults the Implementation of UBEC

Obi Faults the Implementation of UBEC The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has faulted the implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commision's Programme, saying that contrary to the manner of its implementation that it was actually supposed to benefit all the pupils in the country, including those that attend private schools. Obi made this...... more

Dangote, Africa’s richest man, needs a wife but…

Dangote, Africa’s richest man, needs a wife but…  Aliko Dangote has revealed that at 61, he is not getting any younger and is willing to take a new wife. Speaking with David Piling in a Financial Times interview, “Lunch with FT,” monitored by The Cable, the multi-billionaire, who is Africa’s richest man, revealed a soft side of himself and...... more

MoU to Sack APC: Freedom, Joy beckon again, Ekweremadu assures

MoU to Sack APC: Freedom, Joy beckon again, Ekweremadu assures The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has assured that the coming together of various opposition political parties to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would rescue Nigeria in 2019 and restore her on the path of democratic freedoms, joy, security, and development. Ekweremadu gave the assurance during the...... more

Gov Ugwuanyi wins as Supreme Court upholds his election

Gov Ugwuanyi wins as Supreme Court upholds his election   The Supreme Court has declined to sack Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State from office. This followed allegation that he was illegally nominated by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to contest the April 11, 2015, governorship election. The court dismissed the suit which was lodged by a chieftain of the...... more

Native doctor dies while testing bulletproof charm

Native doctor dies while testing bulletproof charm Tragedy struck in Umuozu Ugiri, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State after a 26-year-old native doctor, Chinaka Adoezuwe, lost his life. It was gathered on Tuesday that the native doctor was shot dead by one of his customers, Chukwudi Ijezie, who he had prepared a bullet-proof charms...... more

 

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