Police detain four officers over viral extortion video

...Gov Bello vows to follow up case Four policemen have been arrested in Kogi for extorting N25,000 from a traveller while physically assaulting another in a trending video. The Kogi Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban, disclosed this in a statement signed by the police spokesperson, William Aya, on Sunday. Mr...... more

Man, 25, kills 50-year-old rival he caught in lover’s room

A 25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi, was on the 15th of October 2021 arrested by operatives of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing a 50 years old man, Akinyemi Wahab Alani a.k.a Ajiolopon, he met at his woman friend’s house. The Ogun Police command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this to...... more

APC Congress: Three factional chairmen emerge in Akwa Ibom

APC Congress: Three factional chairmen emerge in Akwa Ibom Three chairmen have emerged from the three factions of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom State at the congress of the party held on Saturday, October, 16, 2021. Reports said parallel congresses were held at different locations by different factions of the party on Saturday. The three factions in the...... more

NAF denies paying N20m to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane

NAF denies paying N20m to avoid shooting down Buhari’s plane The Nigerian Air Force has denied a report by the Wall Street Journal that it paid N20m as ransom to bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army. The Wall Street Journal said in a report on Sunday that the NAF brokered the deal as President Muhammadu...... more

We've no business with you, don’t drag us into your Anambra election – IPOB warns INEC

We've no business with you, don’t drag us into your Anambra election – IPOB warns INEC Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the leadership of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to stop dragging the group into the state’s election. IPOB leadership made this known in a statement signed by the Media and Publicity Secretary...... more

Policemen allegedly used PoS to extort N25,000, assault passengers

Policemen allegedly used PoS to extort N25,000, assault passengers A video of a Nigerian Mobile Policeman harassing passengers on the Benin-Okene Expressway has been shared online. The video, which was recorded by one of the passengers in the vehicle, has been trending in the social media. In the video, an Officer dragged a young man by his shirt to the...... more

enator Anyanwu emerges South East PDP Consensus candidate for Secretary

enator Anyanwu emerges South East PDP Consensus candidate for Secretary Samuel Sam Anyanwu has emerged as the consensus candidate of the South-East zone for the National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party. Anyanwu was a member of the 8th Senate who represented Imo East Senatorial District under the PDP. The resolution was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the...... more

Violence, protests rock APC congresses, factions battle in states

Violence, protests rock APC congresses, factions battle in states Reported cases of violence and protests marred Saturday’s conduct of congresses in 34 out of the 36 states of the federation by the governing All Progressives Congress. While Ogun and Osun states recorded clashes between suspected thugs and loyalists of factional leaders, there were speculations that the exercise was suspended in...... more

Buhari congratulates newly elected NUJ Executives

Buhari congratulates newly elected NUJ Executives President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on the outcome of their seventh triennial delegates’ conference which saw the re-election of Chris Isiguzo as President. The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu,...... more

Anambra: IGP’s deployment of 34,000 officers, 3 helicopters is preparation for war not election

Anambra: IGP’s deployment of 34,000 officers, 3 helicopters is preparation for war not election Stakeholders have questioned the move by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba to deploy a total of 34,587 police personnel, three Police Helicopters, technical capabilities of the Police Airwing, the Force Marine and the Force Animal Branch, and other operational assets to Anambra State ahead of the forthcoming...... more

Calabar explosion: It is routine exercise, no cause for panic — Army

Calabar explosion: It is routine exercise, no cause for panic — Army The Nigerian Army has called for calm following loud explosion that rocked some parts of the Calabar on Friday revealing that it’s a routine demolition exercise. In a statement signed by Assistant Army Public Relations Officer, 13Brigade ,Cpt Oluwatope Aluko disclosed that the Nigerian Army explosive ordnance disposal team was slated...... more

Tension in Ebonyi as Umahi seals off hotel hosting PDP temporal office ahead of congress

Tension in Ebonyi as Umahi seals off hotel hosting PDP temporal office ahead of congress The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Friday sealed the Salt Lake, which belongs to the senator representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone, Sen. Obinna Ogba, a staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of their state congress. The development is causing political tension in Abakaliki, the state capital...... more

Kanu orders dry fasting as October 21 trial approaches

Kanu orders dry fasting as October 21 trial approaches The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called on his supporters to go on dry fasting as his trial resumes on October 21, 2021 at the Federal High Court in Abuja. He also denied that he has been flown abroad. Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, revealed...... more

Senate probes alleged secret withdrawal of N151.3bn from Federation Account

Senate probes alleged secret withdrawal of N151.3bn from Federation Account The Senate has queried the Budget Office over extra-budgetary expenditure to the tune of N151billion without recourse to the National Assembly. The Senate investigation was premised on the 2016 Audit Report submitted to the National Assembly by the Office of Auditor Of the Federation. The Senate Committee on Public Accounts led...... more

FG warns against End SARS protests, lists actions that’ll be taken

FG warns against End SARS protests, lists actions that’ll be taken The National Economic Council (NEC) has issued an advisory on public protests, one year after the #EndSARS protests that rocked Nigeria. There are speculations that some citizens would mark one year of the protests against police brutality and corruption with more protests. However, in a statement signed by Laolu Akande, the...... more

Nigeria should split, FG has done nothing for Igbo - Chiwetalu Agu

Nigeria should split, FG has done nothing for Igbo - Chiwetalu Agu Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has declared support for those asking for Nigeria to split for peace to reign. Chiwetalu Agu said this while speaking with Broadway Tv. Recall that the actor was arrested by soldiers in Onitsha, Anambra State, for wearing Biafra regalia. He was then moved to DSS custody...... more

Mega Money Rain: Access Bank's DiamondXtra Set to make Millionaires Daily

Mega Money Rain: Access Bank's DiamondXtra Set to make Millionaires Daily In a bid to promote savings culture among Nigerians and reward loyal customers during the festive season, Access Bank Plc has turned the dial up with its DiamondXtra product. They are set to reward one lucky customer with N10 million, another lucky customer with Salary for Life (N100,000 every month for 20years) on...... more

71-year-old man dies during sex romp with prostitute in Ogun

71-year-old man dies during sex romp with prostitute in Ogun Tragedy struck in Sagamu when a 71-year-old man, identified as Ajibola Olufemi Adeniyi, reportedly died during a sex romp with a commercial sex worker inside a hotel in Ogun State. It was gathered that the incident happened on Monday at 50/50 hotel Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Area of the State. The...... more

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 19, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful both at home...... more

Kaduna residents lament suspension of firewood, charcoal for cooking

Kaduna residents lament suspension of firewood, charcoal for cooking Kaduna residents on Friday reacted to the state government's suspension of felling of trees for timber, firewood, charcoal. They said already, the price of gas for cooking has risen beyond every household’s pocket, while the only alternative; firewood and charcoal meant for the low income earners, and unemployed members of the...... more

Minister accuses former Nigerian president’s daughter of forging documents to claim land

Minister accuses former Nigerian president’s daughter of forging documents to claim land MUHAMMAD Bello, minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday told an Abuja High Court that the daughter of fomer President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, Zainab forged several documents to lay claim to ownership of a disputed plot of land in Abuja. The Minister averred that there was nothing to...... more

Ayu’s emergence as chair: North gets PDP’s nod to contest 2023 Presidency

Ayu’s emergence as chair: North gets PDP’s nod to contest 2023 Presidency The Peoples Democratic Party has given the North the option of producing its presidential candidate in 2023 despite the emergence of a northerner, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, as the consensus chairmanship candidate of the party, The PUNCH has learnt. This was confirmed by a former acting National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji...... more

PDP National Chairman: Iyorchia Ayu emerges consensus candidate

PDP National Chairman: Iyorchia Ayu emerges consensus candidate Former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu on Thursday, emerged as the consensus chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party had recently zoned the position of the National Chairman to the North. Sequel to the zoning, Senator Iyorchia emerged as the consensus candidate after a...... more

Release of Nnamdi Kanu’ll end insecurity in South East, says Ifeanyi Ubah

Release of Nnamdi Kanu’ll end insecurity in South East, says Ifeanyi Ubah Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum, Upstream, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra South) has said that the immediate release of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will end the spate of insecurity in the South East geo political zone of the country. Senator Ubah...... more

Police arrest herder, 73 cows, 14 sheep for destroying farm

Police arrest herder, 73 cows, 14 sheep for destroying farm The police in Jigawa have arrested a 25-year-old herder, who allegedly trespassed into a farmland and destroyed crops worth N200,000, at Takatsaba village, Suletankarkar Local Government Area of the state.   ASP Lawan Shiisu, the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, confirmed the arrest in a statement in...... more

Dep Gov Nkem Okeke is very consequential — Andy Uba Campaign Organisation tells APGA, Anambra govt

Dep Gov Nkem Okeke is very consequential — Andy Uba Campaign Organisation tells APGA, Anambra govt Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO) has taken a swipe at the Governor Willie Obiano administration and the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) over their claim that the ‘Anambra deputy governor’s defection from the All Progressives Grand Alliance is of no consequence’. Deputy Governor Nkem Okeke officially defected to...... more

Court remands Owo Prince over N35.5million fraud

Court remands Owo Prince over N35.5million fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tuesday arraigned an Owo prince, Toluwalade John Olateru Olagbogi in the Federal High Court in Ibadan over a N35.5 million fraud. EFCC is prosecuting Olateru on one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to said sum. Olateru resides in the Bodija...... more

FG shortlists 10,000 youths from three million investment scheme applicants

FG shortlists 10,000 youths from three million investment scheme applicants THE Federal Ministry of Sports and Youths Development on Wednesday said 10,000 youths have been shortlisted out of the three million youths who applied for the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the ministry’s Youth Development arm in Abuja. The statement titled, ‘Nigeria Youth Investment...... more

Supreme Court affirms Soludo as APGA’s Anambra guber candidate, Oye as National Chairman

Supreme Court affirms Soludo as APGA’s Anambra guber candidate, Oye as National Chairman The Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja affirmed former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 6, 2021, election in Anambra State.  The decision of the apex court has laid to rest the...... more

Prepare your handover note, Nigerians want you out of govt quickly – PDP to APC

Prepare your handover note, Nigerians want you out of govt quickly – PDP to APC The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept their mass failures in party management and governance and stop bothering Nigerians with their regular lamentations. Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary in a statement on Wednesday, noted that, PDP’s position is predicated on a...... more

 

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