U.S. court dismisses Obi ‘Invictus’ (Obinwanne Okeke’s) appeal, 10 years jail term stays

U.S. court dismisses Obi ‘Invictus’ (Obinwanne Okeke’s) appeal, 10 years jail term stays Wire fraud convict, Obinwanne Okeke, widely known as Invictus Obi, has lost the appeal he filed against his 10 years imprisonment. The U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal after it was voluntarily withdrawn by the convict. The 33-year-old Nigerian, who was arrested in the U.S. on August 6, 2019, had...... more

Bandits’ kingpins seek amnesty as military offensive hits forest camps

Bandits’ kingpins seek amnesty as military offensive hits forest camps Sustained aerial bombardments at some forests harbouring bandits’ camps in parts of North-West and North-Central states have compelled some notorious bandits’ kingpins’ resolve to surrender their firearms, PRNigeria gathered.   Some of their associates have agreed to toe the path of surrendering, PRNigeria learnt.   This development is coming as operatives...... more

FG lines up N36bn for COVID-19 third wave, 4,261 cases recorded in 30 days

FG lines up N36bn for COVID-19 third wave, 4,261 cases recorded in 30 days • FG told us each state would receive N1bn before end of July – Benue commissioner • Federal Govt, states’ officials meet next week, plan how coronavirus cash will be spent The Federal Government is set to release N36bn to states as part of measures to curb the rising COVID-19 cases...... more

Army recruitment: Zulum approves N12.8m support for 641 Borno candidates

Army recruitment: Zulum approves N12.8m support for 641 Borno candidates ...Adds N15,000 as monthly allowance   Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday approved N12.8m as support for 641 candidates currently at their final stage of exercises to qualify for recruitment into the Nigerian Army’s 81 regular intake for 2021.   Zulum announced the support, while addressing the candidates at...... more

Nigeria under Buhari at mercy of bandits, terrorists – UK Parliament

Nigeria under Buhari at mercy of bandits, terrorists – UK Parliament The United Kingdom Parliament has said Nigerians under President Muhammadu Buhari administration are at the mercy of non-state actors who unleash attacks on individuals and communities at will. Members of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the parliament; Caroline Cox, Rowan Williams, David Alton, Mervyn Thomas and Ayo Adedoyin;...... more

US lawmakers stop $875m defence equipment sale to Nigeria

US lawmakers stop $875m defence equipment sale to Nigeria United States lawmakers are holding down a proposed sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria amid mounting concerns about the Muhammadu Buhari regime’s human rights record as it grapples with multiple security crises. US lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have reportedly delayed clearing a proposed sale of 12 AH-1 Cobra...... more

Kanu : IPOB threatens total lockdown ...Gives FG 14 days to release Kanu

Kanu : IPOB threatens total lockdown ...Gives FG 14 days to release Kanu The Indigenous People of Biafra,(IPOB) has threatened a total lockdown of the South East States on or before August 9th,2021 if their leader,Nnamdi Kanu is not released from detention. In a statement released through the Head of Directorate of IPOB,Chika Edoziem ,it noted that the lockdown will commence on August 9,2021...... more

169 killed, 191 hospitalised as Cholera ravages Kano LGAs

169 killed, 191 hospitalised as Cholera ravages Kano LGAs The death toll of persons who lost their lives to the Cholera outbreak that ravages 41 out of 44 Local Government areas of Kano State has risen to 169. The Director of Public Health, Kano State Ministry of Health, Dr Ashiru Rajab who confirmed this in an interview with newsmen said...... more

Bauchi govt begins census of prostitutes

Bauchi govt begins census of prostitutes Hisbah, the Islamic police under the Bauchi State Sharia Commission has commenced census to ascertain the number of prostitutes operating in Bauchi, the State capital. The Permanent Commissioner, Aminu Balarabe Isiah of Hisbah, told newsmen that the exercise is in line with its effort to tackle prostitution among girls and women...... more

Hushpuppi Pleads guilty to money laundering charge, faces 20 years in Prison

Hushpuppi Pleads guilty to money laundering charge, faces 20 years in Prison Suspected international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, has reportedly pleaded guilty to money laundering, business email compromise scams and other online heists. According to American Journalist, Evan Ratliff, the Nigerian self-proclaimed “Billionaire Gucci Master”pled guilty to the charges leveled against him and he will likely face up to 20 years in prison....... more

Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of homicide case

Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of homicide case Shiite Muslim leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife detained for murder since 2015 in Nigeria were on Wednesday discharged, lawyers said. The prominent cleric has been at loggerheads with the secular authorities for years because of his calls for an Iranian-style Islamic revolution in Nigeria, where Shiites make up a small...... more

7 Naval Officers abducted in Edo

7 Naval Officers abducted in Edo Seven officers of the Nigerian Navy have been abducted in Edo State. The security personnel were abducted while travelling to Delta from Kaduna. It was gathered that five of the Naval officers have been rescued by the police. The officers from a Naval Base in Kaduna state were said to have...... more

Presidency administers oath of secrecy on Aso Rock staff

Presidency administers oath of secrecy on Aso Rock staff The Presidency on Tuesday administered an oath of secrecy on 37 staff members, threatening to sanction any of them that divulged classified information to the public. Civil servants, by their training, are expected not to divulge official information without authorisation. But to now compel them to swear to an oath is...... more

There are many AK-47 wielding herdsmen in Uzo-Uwani - Senator Utazi

There are many AK-47 wielding herdsmen in Uzo-Uwani  - Senator Utazi Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu in the Red Chambers of the National Assembly, Sen Chukwuka Utazi has decried the persistent and routine killings of natives, security agents and migrant farmers in Uzo Uwani LGA lately. Utazi, who is the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence...... more

IGP orders postings/redeployments of new AIGs, decorate 36 new Police Commissioners

IGP orders postings/redeployments of new AIGs, decorate 36 new Police Commissioners In line with the new Manpower Development Policy of the Force, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the posting and redeployment of twenty-four (24) Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to Zonal Commands and Formations. Consequently, AIG Bala Ciroma has been moved to Zone -7 Abuja...... more

PDP chides Buhari over London virtual meeting

PDP chides Buhari over London virtual meeting The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as appalling President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to London for the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, “when the meeting is scheduled to be virtual.” This is even as the party condemned the Presidency “for trying to hide his private...... more

479 killed as Cholera spreads to 18 states

479 killed as Cholera spreads to 18 states A total of 479 people have been killed in the current outbreak of Cholera in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in it latest situation report. It said since the beginning of this year, a total of 19,305 suspected cases have been recorded and that the...... more

DPO killed as police repel bandits attack in Imo

DPO killed as police repel bandits attack in Imo A Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fatmann Dooiyor, was on Monday killed while leading a police team to repel an attack by bandits on Omuma town in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. According to the Area Commander of Omuma Area Command, ACP Benjamin Abang, based on information received that...... more

Court orders Igboho back to detention in Benin

Court orders Igboho back to detention in Benin The Cour De’appal De Cotonou in Benin Republic late Monday ordered the continued detention of Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a. Sunday Igboho. The Yoruba agitator will remain in government custody pending investigations. The details of Igboho’s trial have not been made public but it might be Immigration-related despite denials by his lawyers and...... more

U.S Report: 305,000 Nigerians are refugees

U.S Report: 305,000 Nigerians are refugees An American State Department report has put the number of Nigerian refugees in other countries at approximately 305,000 with over 2.1 million in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps across the country. The report also alleged that those it classified as illicit recruiters, including family members, community members and pastors, are increasingly...... more

Fed Govt asks Landlords to charge monthly rents

Fed Govt asks Landlords to charge monthly rents The Federal Government has told landlords of private property to start charging their tenants monthly, quarterly or half-year rents, instead of the current practice of charging one, two to three years of advance rents. It noted that in the post-COVID-19 era, most tenants are owing rents or facing eviction. The government...... more

Community petitions Enugu Governor over land, raises alarm on plot to cause mayhem

Community petitions Enugu Governor over land, raises alarm on plot to cause mayhem Ndiagu Owo community in Nkanu-East Local Government Area of Enugu State has petitioned Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the alleged plot to forcefully take over their ancestral land. To this end, the leaders of the Ndiagu Owo  community have appealed to the governor to wade into the land dispute with a view...... more

Produce Kanu to prove he’s not dead, IPOB tells DSS

Produce Kanu to prove he’s not dead, IPOB tells DSS The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed disappointment over Federal Government’s failure to produce its detained leader Nnamdi Kanu in court in Abuja on Monday. The group described the act as deliberate and wicked plot to inflict further torture on its leader as well as confirmation of fear over uncertainty...... more

BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu will soon be free – Lawyer

BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu will soon be free – Lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, says the Biafra agitator will soon be free. The lawyer gave the assurance on Monday after the court session. The federal government failed to produce the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader in court. The new counsel, Mohammed Abubakar had announced that Kanu could not...... more

Court orders DSS to release 5 ‘Buhari Must Go’ protesters arrested at Dunamis Church

Court orders DSS to release 5 ‘Buhari Must Go’ protesters arrested at Dunamis Church The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to release five ‘Buhari Must Go’ protesters that were arrested at Dunamis International Gospel Centre on July 4. The five youths- Ben Manasseh, Anene Udoka, Henry Nwodo, Samuel Larry and Samuel Gabriel- were arrested for allegedly...... more

Buhari leaves Abuja Monday for Education Summit in London, to meet doctors for check up

Buhari leaves Abuja Monday for Education Summit in London, to meet doctors for check up President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday travel to the United Kingdom to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025. The President will also visit his doctors after the summit for medical check-up. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday morning by the...... more

Nnamdi Kanu’s trial stalled as DSS failed to produce him

Nnamdi Kanu’s trial stalled as DSS failed to produce him The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday without Kanu’s presence in court. When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and...... more

Four killed, many wounded, 10 missing as herdsmen attack Enugu community

Four killed, many wounded, 10 missing as herdsmen attack Enugu community Four persons have reportedly been matcheted to death by suspected herdsmen in two villages in Nimbo community, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. Several persons were also said to have been severely injured just as no fewer than ten persons were reported missing as at the time of filing this...... more

Traditional ruler, youth leader speak on reported mass arrests in Enugu

Traditional ruler, youth leader speak on reported mass arrests in Enugu Igwe Dume Nnamoko, the traditional ruler of Obodo-Uvuru Autonomous Community in Akpawkfu, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Sunday denied social media reports of the mass arrests of his subjects by security operatives. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that social media platforms on July 23 carried an...... more

ASUU threatens to resume strike action

ASUU threatens to resume strike action The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended in December 2020 as a result of the Federal Government’s failure to honour many of the agreements it signed with it. The Chairman, ASUU, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Dr Ibrahim Inuwa, stated this while...... more

 

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