Seven family members die of food poisoning in Zamfara

Seven family members die of food poisoning in Zamfara Seven members of a family on Tuesday died of food poisoning in Danbaza village, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. It was gathered that the victims’ lost their lives as a result of eating mixed vegetables with corn. It was learned that the incident occurred after the family members ate...... more

Why we can’t generate 5,000mw of power – Minister

Why we can’t generate 5,000mw of power – Minister The federal government on Wednesday blamed its inability to reach the target of 5,000 megawatts of electricity generation as promised on a shortage of gas supply. The government also indicated that the inauguration of the governing board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will only take place when the outcome...... more

IPOB raises alarm over illegal DSS profiling, abduction of Igbo passengers at airports

IPOB raises alarm over illegal DSS profiling, abduction of Igbo passengers at airports The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised an alarm over what it described as profiling and abduction of some Igbo people at Lagos and Abuja airports. It noted that the Federal Government and its security agencies, especially, the Department of State Services (DSS) and Immigration at the International Airports have...... more

THE ADVOCATE, Leading Nigeria Online Newspaper is Rebranding

THE ADVOCATE, Leading Nigeria Online Newspaper is Rebranding WE ARE REBRANDING.................... Meet Us @ www.advocatengr.com https://www.advocatengr.com/ ....Richer Content, Easy Access Tenaciously Advocating ...Equity and Justice for All... For a Better Society.... more

IPMAN threatens to shut down depots in South East Zone over Police harassment

IPMAN threatens to shut down depots in South East Zone over Police harassment The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN, SouthEast  Zone has vowed to shutdown depots in Calabar, Port Harcourt and Enugu over what they described as  incessant police harassment of its leaders. Cross River Chairman of the association, Mr Robert Obi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Calabar....... more

NBC fines DSTV, TSTV, NTA, Trust TV N20m over Documentary on Banditry ...Says fines must be paid in 27 days

NBC fines DSTV, TSTV, NTA, Trust TV N20m over Documentary on Banditry   ...Says fines must be paid in 27 days The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has imposed a fine of N5 million each on Multichoice Nigeria Limited, owners of DSTV, TelCom Satellite Limited (TSTV), and NTA-Startimes Limited for broadcasting a documentary by the BBC Africa Eye titled, “Bandits Warlords Of Zamfara”. Trust Television Network (Trust TV) was also fined N5 million...... more

FG purchases N1.4bn vehicles for Niger Republic, justifies action

FG purchases N1.4bn vehicles for Niger Republic, justifies action …Says it is in Nigeria’s best interest THE Federal Government, on Wednesday, justified the approval of N1,145,000,000.00 for the purchase of vehicles for neighbouring Niger Republic. There had been outrage over the Federal Government’s largesse to the neighbouring country, as some have questioned why such money should be given to Niger...... more

2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order

2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has slammed All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accusing him of wishing the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, and his supporters dead.POSN in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Mr Adegbite Adekunle, it's  Deputy Director of Communications, observed...... more

Terror fears force NRC to suspend Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services

Terror fears force NRC to suspend Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Lagos-Kano and Ajaokuta train services  due to fear of terrorist attacks. Multiple sources in the Ministry of Transportation and the NRC  confided in one of our correspondents that the train services would not resume until the security along the Lagos-Kano route and the...... more

Bandits: We’ll continue to fight for justice – Southern Kaduna

Bandits: We’ll continue to fight for justice – Southern Kaduna The Southern Kaduna people have expressed their determination towards fighting a just course that will ensure fairness, equity and justice despite the present security and other challenges confronting the area. The acting National President of Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU), Mr. Aweni Dio Maisamari expressed optimism that it is only in...... more

2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team

2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team Subject to ratification by President Muhammadu Buhari, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, will co-ordinate the presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as director-general. His deputy will be former Edo State Governor and ex-National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. In the opposition PDP, crises stemming from...... more

Residents flee as unknown gunmen kill 7 in Imo

Residents flee as unknown gunmen kill 7 in Imo Seven persons said to be security guards were reportedly killed by gunmen, Monday night, in Orogwe community, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.   It was also gathered that many others were injured in the area during the attack. The hoodlums were alleged to have invaded the community to...... more

‘US kills terrorists, Nigeria pampers them’ - Femi Fani-Kayode

‘US kills terrorists, Nigeria pampers them’ - Femi Fani-Kayode A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the killing of the leader of al-Qaeda terrorist organisation, Ayman Al Zawahiri, by United States forces. He also drew a comparison between the US President, Joe Biden and his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, in the fight against the...... more

Yahaya Bello orders closure of brothels, bans use of face masks in Kogi

Yahaya Bello orders closure of brothels, bans use of face masks in Kogi As part of efforts to combat crime, Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, has ordered the immediate closure of all brothels in the state. Bello also banned wearing of face masks in public places for proper and easy identification of persons. The governor gave the directive on Tuesday in Lokoja, during a...... more

Insecurity: Soyinka, Falana back plan to impeach Buhari

Insecurity: Soyinka, Falana back plan to impeach Buhari Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and a Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Tuesday supported the move by the National Assembly members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over his failure to end insecurity in the country. It would be recalled that members of the opposition...... more

Two-term PDP Rep, three others defect to LP

Two-term PDP Rep, three others defect to LP A former House of Representatives member and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Linus Okorie, and three other chieftain of the party, have dumped the main opposition party for the Labour Party, in Ebonyi State. Others, who defected to the Labour Party, include the governorship aspirant of the PDP, Chief...... more

Gunmen kill 82-year-olld retired policeman in Imo

Gunmen kill 82-year-olld retired policeman in Imo Gunmen have murdered an 82-year-old retired policeman, Francis Onuchukwu. Son of the deceased, Hamilton Onuchukwu, told our correspondent on Tuesday that his father was killed by a two-member gang riding on a motorcycle on Friday at Ubaha Okporo Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. He said that his...... more

My life in danger — Kannywood star Hadiza Gabon cries out

My life in danger — Kannywood star Hadiza Gabon cries out Kannywood Actress, Hadiza Gabon, has told a Sharia Court sitting in Kaduna that her life is in danger. She was dragged to court by Bala Musa, a civil Servant, for reportedly refusing to marry him after spending N396,000 on her. The actress in previous sitting denied knowing the complainant. The Judge...... more

Teenager kidnaps boy, kills him for forgetting father’s contact

Teenager kidnaps boy, kills him for forgetting father’s contact The Niger State Police Command has arrested a teenager and one other over the kidnap and murder of a 13-year-old boy, Yasir Salisu. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abiodun Wasiu, in a statement in Minna, said the victim went missing on July 29. Wasiu said the suspects, Nafiu Umar,...... more

Another set of abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers regain freedom

Another set of abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers regain freedom Five hostages who were taken on March 28 aboard an Abuja-Kaduna train have been freed by terrorists. It is however not clear if any money was paid to the terrorists to release their abducted victims. The security agencies and the Federal Government are yet to confirm the development, but a member...... more

IPOB: Simon Ekpa insists on exit from Nigeria, announces Biafra government

IPOB: Simon Ekpa insists on exit from Nigeria, announces Biafra government Self acclaimed Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Simon Ekpa declared the alliance and activation of Biafra Government In Exile (BGIE). He made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday. Ekpa said the development signifies that Biafra “is ready to be free from ‘the British’ and her lower ‘Niger Company’ otherwise known as...... more

NAPTIP, Turkish rights group raise alarm on trafficking of Nigerians to Northern Cyprus

NAPTIP, Turkish rights group raise alarm on trafficking of Nigerians to Northern Cyprus The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Human Rights Platform, a Turkish based group have raised concerns on the new human trafficking syndicates operating between Nigeria and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRCN). This was disclosed in a statement by Stella Nezan, Head, Press...... more

‘My heart is aching’— wife of Nigerian beaten to death in Italy demands justice

‘My heart is aching’— wife of Nigerian beaten to death in Italy demands justice Charity, wife of Alika Ogorchukwu, a Nigerian beaten to death in Italy, has called on the Italian authorities to ensure that her husband gets justice. Alika, identified as a 39-year-old physically-challenged vendor, was attacked at his stall on July 29. According to a video recording of the incident which has now...... more

If there is war in Nigeria today while I’m abroad, I will return to fight or die in Nigeria — Obi

If there is war in Nigeria today while I’m abroad, I will return to fight or die in Nigeria — Obi The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, has reiterated his undying love for Nigeria and his unalterable belief in its indivisibility. Speaking late on Sunday night to more than 8,000 members of his foremost support group, the Peter Obi Support Network, in a virtual interactive session, he expressed confidence...... more

Controversy over pregnancy of 16-year-old Imo girl detained by DSS

Controversy over pregnancy of 16-year-old Imo girl detained by DSS Contrary to allegations that a 16-year-old girl, Chidera Okoro, currently detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Imo State, was impregnated by its operatives, the suspect was said to have gotten pregnant before her arrest. The suspect was arrested on March, 16, during a raid on the camp or...... more

Bandits block Enugu-P’Harcourt highway, burn Army van, abduct scores of passengers

Bandits block Enugu-P’Harcourt highway, burn Army van, abduct scores of passengers Scores of passengers were reportedly abducted, weekend, by kidnappers suspected to be herdsmen, who blocked the Enugu-Port Harcourt highway between Leru junction and Ihube axis. It was gathered that the gunmen, numbering about 30, abducted the entire occupants of three buses. The bandits said to be heavily armed were said to have...... more

Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu, Umahi will make Ndigbo proud in Senate – Ohanaeze

Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu, Umahi will make Ndigbo proud in Senate – Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that the emergence of three serving governors in the South-East as senatorial candidates would turn out for the good of the zone. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Okezie Ikpeazu of Enugu and Abia, respectively, emerged senatorial candidates under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party,...... more

NASS vs Buhari: Uncertainty as Buhari faces impeachment threat in last days

NASS vs Buhari: Uncertainty as Buhari faces impeachment threat in last days The Senator Ahmad Lawan-led ninth Senate is known for absolute loyalty to the executive arm of government and has been cautious not to flex muscle, even if there was seeming infraction on the constitution. That jinx seemed to have been broken for real, given the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators’...... more

Gunmen kidnap gold miner in Osun, demand N100m ransom

Gunmen kidnap gold miner in Osun, demand N100m ransom A gold miner and his driver have been kidnapped along Ilesa-Osogbo road, Osun State. Sources very close to the kidnap victims, Musibau Adepoju, and his driver, whose name could not be ascertained, disclosed that the duo was abducted on Friday evening. The victim, who usually operates within gold mining communities around...... more

Buhari’s govt looks dazed, clueless, says Peter Obi movement

Buhari’s govt looks dazed, clueless, says Peter Obi movement A new coalition for Peter Obi tagged, Obidient Movement has hit the President Muhammadu Buhari leadership, saying his government looks dazed and clueless. The group described the President Buhari administration as incapable of taming the deteriorating economic and political situation in the country. National Coordinating Council (NCC) of the Obidient Movement,...... more

 

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