Enugu community seeks Ugwuanyi’s intervention to end alleged police harassment

Enugu community seeks Ugwuanyi’s intervention to end alleged police harassment Some angry indigenes of Umualum Village in Enugu-Agu Achi Community of Enugu State have appealed to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to save the area from alleged police harassment and random arrests. The people accused Dr Eric Oluedo, a former Commissioner in the state and title-holder, representing the village in Igwe-in-Council, of using...... more

Gunmen abduct another traditional ruler in Plateau

Gunmen abduct another traditional ruler in Plateau The District Head of Vwang, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Da Gyang Balak, has been kidnapped. Da Balak is the second traditional ruler to be kidnapped in the State in less than a month. Recall that the Sum Pyem, HRH Charles Dakat, was kidnapped during the Christmas period...... more

Zenith Bank staff commits suicide

Zenith Bank staff commits suicide A Zenith Bank staff identified as Nwokorie Nnamdi Godson reportedly committed suicide in Sapele, Delta State on Sunday. Sources said his remains was found dangling from the scaffold of a water tank where he allegedly hanged himself at the Ugbeyiyi area of the town. Though he didn’t leave a suicide note,...... more

Biafra: Pandemonium as masked gunmen attack Obollo-Afor traders

Biafra: Pandemonium as masked gunmen attack Obollo-Afor traders Reports reaching The Advocate from Obollo-Afor, the headquarters of Udenu Local Government Area, Enugu State said some masked gunmen enforcing the suspended IPOB sit-at-home order attacked residents and traders in the early hours of Monday. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen who came into the commercial town on motorcycles were seen beating traders who had...... more

2023: There’s no reason for APC to remain in power – PDP

2023: There’s no reason for APC to remain in power – PDP The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said there is no reason for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to remain in power in 2023. The Party’s Chairman in Jigawa State, Hon. Babandi Ibrahim Gumel stated this on Thursday when he received a delegation of Atiku 2023 campaign team at the Party’s headquarters...... more

Gunmen abduct 15 persons In Niger State – Police

Gunmen abduct 15 persons In Niger State – Police Gunmen have abducted 15 persons in Niger State. The Niger State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. According to Abiodun, the criminals had stormed the remote community via Ibbi in Mashegu Local Government Area and also rustled a yet-to-be known number of...... more

Woman delivers triplets while husband is in prison

Woman delivers triplets while husband is in prison A 25-year-old who delivered triplets in Ede, Osun State, Abdul Lateef Aminat, has appealed to Nigerians for help to pay hospital bills and buy medication prescribed by doctors. Amina who delivered three boys on Tuesday, January 12, 2022, through a Caesarean Section (CS), lamented that the joy that she had with...... more

Floating corpse: Anambra community bans residents from fetching water from river

Floating corpse: Anambra community bans residents from fetching water from river Leaders of Enugwu-Agidi Community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra have banned people of the area from fetching water from Ali River suspected to have been contaminated by a floating corpse.  The corpse, according to the President-General of Enugwu-Agidi Community, Mr. Bartholomew Nnamdi Okeke, has been floating on the river...... more

Gunmen kill 50 in latest attack on Kebbi

Gunmen kill 50 in latest attack on Kebbi Dozens of gunmen on motorbikes ransacked a village and killed more than 50 people in the latest violence in northwest Nigeria, residents said on Sunday.   Gangs have been terrorising areas of the northwest in recent years, forcing thousands to flee and gaining global notoriety through mass kidnappings at schools for...... more

Govs may abuse state police, regional security outfits – Ekweremadu

Govs may abuse state police, regional security outfits – Ekweremadu A former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that Nigerians may experience more abuse of their human rights by security outfits established by states and zones as the country gets closer to the general elections in 2023. Ekweremadu, who noted that he had always been an advocate...... more

Nnamdi Kanu: South-East govs, Igbo leaders to meet Buhari, insist on political solution

Nnamdi Kanu: South-East govs, Igbo leaders to meet Buhari, insist on political solution The South-East Governors Forum, leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo leaders of thought will meet President Muhammadu Buhari within the first quarter of the year over Biafra agitation and detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. It was further gathered that the reports of five committees set up...... more

Fares soar, tension rises as Anambra fumes over Tuesday’s IPOB sit-at-home

Fares soar, tension rises as Anambra fumes over Tuesday’s IPOB sit-at-home The Indigenous People of Biafra has again confirmed Tuesday as a day for sit-at-home in the South-East. The group said it gave the order following its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s court proceedings coming up on January 18, 19 and 20, 2022 at the Umuahia High Court. It said the sit-at-home was for...... more

Group kicks against FG’s plan to mount tollgate at Enugu museum

Group kicks against FG’s plan to mount tollgate at Enugu museum Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Enugu State has condemned moves by the federal government to mount a tollgate at the National Museum of Unity, Enugu.   The plan was communicated to occupants of the Museum through a memo which purportedly emanated from the National Commission for Museums and Monuments.  ...... more

Man nabbed for raping 80 years old woman

Man nabbed for raping 80 years old woman The Nasarawa state police command has said it has arrested a 43 years old man, Dan’asabe Eddo, for allegedly raping an 80 year old woman in Kundami village, Garaku, Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.   This was contained in a press release signed by the police public relations officer,...... more

Cyber Criminals perfect Virus to attack Nigeria firms, big institutions through USB drives

Cyber Criminals perfect Virus to attack Nigeria firms, big institutions through USB drives Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has alerted members of the public that a cybercrime group has perfected a scheme to deliver ransomware to targeted organizational networks. The Commission in a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde urged the public to be vigilant to avoid falling victims of...... more

LG Poll: Don't renege on your promises to us, protesting Obeagu people tell Gov. Ugwuanyi

LG Poll: Don't renege on your promises to us, protesting Obeagu people tell Gov. Ugwuanyi The Obeagu Stakeholders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Saturday made a passionate appeal to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to honour the promise he made in 2019 that the next Chairman of the council would emerge from Obeagu Ward. The people...... more

Northern elders ask FG to postpone 2022 census

Northern elders ask FG to postpone 2022 census Northern Elders under the auspices of Northern Leaders of Thought rose from their meeting at Arewa House Kaduna on Saturday, calling on the Federal Government to postpone the proposed 2022 National Population Census. Meeting under the aegies of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) they also declared as anti-democracy  the zoning of...... more

Wike reminds Buhari of responsibility to protect Nigerians from bandits, terrorists

Wike reminds Buhari of responsibility to protect Nigerians from bandits, terrorists Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to redouble efforts in fulfilling his cardinal electoral promise of securing the country. Speaking during the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike said Nigeria is at the crossroads and everyone...... more

I’m disappointed with Buhari’s refusal to release Kanu – Ezeife

I’m disappointed with Buhari’s refusal to release Kanu – Ezeife …political solution still possible, says Amaechi A former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has expressed disappointment over the position of the President Muhammadu Buhari that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will not be released from detention. Kanu was arrested last year in Kenya...... more

“I’ve never felt so low” – Obi Cubana breaks silence on drug link, speaks on how he was detained for 4 days by NDLEA

“I’ve never felt so low” – Obi Cubana breaks silence on drug link, speaks on how he was detained for 4 days by NDLEA Nigerian socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has revealed that it was repulsive for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to link him with illegal narcotic business. Obi Cubana stated this while speaking at an Instagram live interview with media personality, Daddy Freeze, on Saturday. The popular club owner...... more

Governor Uzodinma appoints Cubana Chief Priest as SA Social Media

Governor Uzodinma appoints Cubana Chief Priest as SA Social Media Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has appointed Popular socialite and Club Owner, Paschal Okechukwu alias Cubana Chief Priest as his Special Adviser on Social Media Influence. The Umuhu-Okabia in Orsu LGA born celebrity barman will henceforth be influencing and wooing his fans to support Gov Hope Uzodimma. In a letter...... more

Gunmen kidnap four Federal University of Lafia students

Gunmen kidnap four Federal University of Lafia students Gunmen have kidnapped four students of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia). The management of the institution, confirmed this in a statement on Friday by the Head, Information and Public Relations Unit, Abubakar Ibrahim. According to the statement, the gunmen attacked the university at about 11:30 p.m on Thursday. “The unfortunate...... more

Family of late Yobe govt staff returns N11m of unearned pay

Family of late Yobe govt staff returns N11m of unearned pay Survivors of Alhaji Baba Aji Mamman, a late staff of Yobe Rural Electrification Board in Damaturu, have fulfilled his last wish, by returning what was calculated to be his unearned salaries. Mamman was not a ghost while working for the board. But he infrequently went to work via deliberate absenteeism or...... more

I have done my best on security in Nigeria, Buhari declares

I have done my best on security in Nigeria, Buhari declares President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed hope that God will listen to Nigeria’s prayers on insecurity, insisting that his regime has done its best on security and will continue to do more by pursuing policies to deal with terrorism. This was as he urged Nigerians to be fair to his government in...... more

2023 presidency: We won’t vote any party without southern candidate

2023 presidency: We won’t vote any party without southern candidate The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) has warned that any political party that does not zone its presidential ticket to the South should not expect support from the four regions. The leaders noted that sharing of power is fair and is the basis of any viable democracy, especially in a...... more

EFCC arrests fake ‘General’ seeking funds for appointment as ‘Chief of Army Staff’

EFCC arrests fake ‘General’ seeking funds for appointment as ‘Chief of Army Staff’ Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested one Bolarinwa Oluwasegun, a fake Army General, for an alleged N270 million fraud. The suspect, who posed as a General in the Nigerian Army, allegedly made false representations to the complainant, Kodef Clearing Resources, that...... more

Court remands waiter for defiling 7-year-old girl

Court remands waiter for defiling 7-year-old girl An Ikeja Magistrates' Court, on Friday ordered that a 35-year-old waiter, Tola Adeniji, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl. The police charged Adeniji, who resides in Orile- agege, Lagos State, with defilement Magistrate Folashade Oshikoya, who did not take the plea of Adeniji, ordered that...... more

Nigeria loses N630.57bn to Twitter ban

Nigeria loses N630.57bn to Twitter ban Nigeria lost a whopping N630.57 billion in seven months of ban on Twitter operations in the country just as US, UK, EU welcome its return to Nigeria. This is according to statistics disclosed by Netblocks.org. The microblogging platform has welcomed Nigeria’s decision to lift the restrictions placed on its operations in the...... more

Police arrest suspected killer of 300-level UNIJOS student

Police arrest suspected killer of 300-level UNIJOS student A 20-year-old man, Moses Oko, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing a 300-level student of the University of Jos, Jennifer Anthony, for ritual purposes. Jennifer had earlier been declared missing by friends and fellow students. Her lifeless body was later found at a hotel in Jos, along Zaria...... more

I eat human organs and sell body parts, car dealer confesses

I eat human organs and sell body parts, car dealer confesses Aminu Baba, a prominent businessman dealing in cars and other vehicles at Aminchi Motors Gusau, Zamfara state, has opened up on his nefarious activities. Baba, who was arrested by the police, confessed eating and selling human parts to some unknown persons. He was arrested last week over the killing and dismemberment...... more

 

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