How Police discovered fraud gang operating from Kuje prison

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced the unraveling of a criminal syndicate defrauding unsuspecting Nigerians with the use of fake bank alerts. The Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) stated that its investigations led to one Ifeanyi Ezenwa, a notorious fraudster presently detained at the Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja from where……

North Korea: The Next 'Surgical Strike'?

Trump’s cruise missile strike on Syria has spread fear that North Korea could be next, especially since the US has just dispatched a naval strike group to Northeast Asia.

Speaker Dogara Calls For Intensified Efforts to Free Chibok Girls

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has asked the Executive not to give in but rather intensify rescue efforts for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. In a statement  issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan,  in Abuja on Friday, to mark three years of abduction…

Edo Tribunal confirms Godwin Obaseki as governor

The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal on Friday dismissed the petition filed by governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The Edo tribunal in rejecting Ize-Iyamu’s petition to upturn the verdict of the September 28, 2016 election, also confirmed Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the duly elected governor of the state. The……

FG repositions FMBN to ensure affordable housing delivery

The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, has commended the Federal Government’s decision to strengthen and recapitalise Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) with N500 billion. The post FG repositions FMBN to ensure affordable housing delivery appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Why my memo to Buhari was leaked – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has revealed the major reason why his memo to  President Muhammadu Buhari was leaked to the public. El-Rufai, a long-standing ally of the president, said he can go in and out of the Presidential Villa at his will despite rumours of a breakdown in the relationship between……

G7 Get-Together: Pinning the Blame on Russia

The G7 met in Italy earlier this week and predictably tried to pin the blame on Russia for the Mideast’s destabilization, and the US even floated the idea of broadening the anti-Russian sanctions as a result.

Edo Guber: Edo State Tribunal Affirms Obaseki As Elected Governor

2nd left, Ambode, Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Oyegun during the campaign for the governorship election Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, have expressed excitement over the judgment of the electoral tribunal which upheld Obaseki’s election. They said that the Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment was a clear testimony that the Edo 2016 Governorship election…

A’Ibom govt. inaugurates revenue board

AkwaIbom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has inaugurated the state Board of Internal Revenue with a call on the members to explore ways of increasing the revenue profile of the state to fast track development and boost the state’s economy.   The Revenue Board has MrOkonOkon as Chairman, MrsEkemesitEkpro Secretary, Elder NseAtang, Hon. EkereAfia and Mr…

We won’t stop until we bring Chibok girls back – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has vowed that Nigeria will not stop its search for the abducted Chibok school girls until they return home. Saraki stated this on the third anniversary of the abduction. He also called for concerted efforts to rescue the over 200 school girls. “I speak on behalf of all Nigerians who truly…

Toxic burden

This week, Reveal goes to places where poisonous chemicals are so deadly that they can devastate a town. And they all have one thing in common: The people in these towns are overwhelmingly black, brown and poor. Through the dangerous combination of racist attitudes and cheap land, polluting industries often are avoiding responsibility – all…

NATO's Summer Shield Drills: Baltic Battleground

The North Atlantic bloc will begin two weeks of war games in the Baltic country of Latvia on 17 April, underscoring the priority that it places in staging provocative exercises right near Russia’s borders.

It Tickles! Furless Tickle Me Elmo Doll Looks Terrifying

Twitter user #ScienceMobile, associated with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, has recently published this video with a toy, which is supposed to be cute plush Elmo, but looks more like a kitchen grater with huge eyes. This furless monster has scared everyone on the entire internet and will now haunt everyone in their dreams!

The modern pilgrims retracing Britain's ancient routes

Devout Christians and committed atheists are among those rediscovering the joys of slow travel on foot with strangers In one of the smallest churches in England, a couple of dozen people are taking the weight off their walking boots for a moment of quiet reflection in the cool gloom. Outside, an unlikely April sun pours…

Vogue and now Gucci: fashion takes steps outside a whitewashed world

Hopes Edward Enninful’s appointment as editor and Italian label’s campaign featuring only black models are part of long-term move towards diversity For decades the fashion industry’s issue with diversity has been starkly seen on the catwalks, on the pages of glossy magazines and on lavish billboards. But this week marked a pivotal moment for the…

Fayemi felicitates with Christians at Easter

….urges prayers for peaceful and prosperous Nigeria Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. KayodeFayemi, has felicitated with Christians in the country for witnessing another Easter season, urging them to imbibe the spirit of love, perseverance and sacrifice which the Lord Jesus Christ exhibited in ensuring the salvation of humanity.   The Minister in his Easter message,…

$43m found in Ikoyi house belongs to Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says the monies the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found in an apartment on Osborne Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, belong to the state. Operatives of The post $43m found in Ikoyi house belongs to Rivers, says Wike appeared first on TheCable.

Standards Organisation of Nigeria Apprehends Engine Oil Counterfeiters

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has nabbed a syndicate that specializes in adulteration of engine oil for sale to unsuspecting members of the public.   The Director general, SON said that the arrest took place at tipper garage, in the Jahi area of Abuja, with SON operation  team sealing the premises where the illicit activity…

Ogbia Brotherhood mourns former CSO to Jonathan

The Ogbia Brotherhood, a socio-cultural group of Ogbia people of Bayelsa across the world has expressed shock and dismay over the demise of Mr Gordon Obua, the former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan. The post Ogbia Brotherhood mourns former CSO to Jonathan appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Fayose imposes curfew as communal clash claims 3 in Ekiti

Three young persons have been confirmed dead after a clash allegedly caused by ‎members of a group identified as Federation of Igbara-odo Students’ Union. ‎DAILY POST leant that the union, which allegedly comprises of current students and old students of the community had distributed some pamphlets to residents early yesterday morning. In the pamphlet, they…

APC sponsoring Modu Sheriff, says PDP Caretaker Committee

National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is sponsoring Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to stifle opposition in the country.   Reacting to allegations made against Governors NyesomWike and AyodeleFayose by Sheriff’s deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the PDP Caretaker committee said the attacks against PDP…

N18BN LAGOS STASH: Wike points at Amaechi, says NIA claims balderdash

Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State has alleged that the money found by the EFCC at an apartment in Ikoyi area of Lagos State was kept there by former governor Rotimi Amaechi. He further described claims by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) that the money belongs to it as pure balderdash. The EFCC had stormed…

Standards Org. of Nigeria Staff, Stakeholders Undergoes Training On Vehicle Inspection

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON),  commenced the training of its staffers and other stakeholders on vehicle inspection and compliance with standards. The Director-General, SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, was represented by Mr Dauda Yakubu, Regional Coordinator, North West, at the training. The two-day event holding in Sokoto, drew participants from the nineteen northern states.  …

No meaningful development without women – Aregbesola

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun said on Friday in Ile-Ife that no meaningful progress could be achieved without women’s active participation in the socio-economic and political affairs of the nation. The post No meaningful development without women – Aregbesola appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Powerful forces in Aso Rock after me — Nasir el-Rufai

*Says Nobody Can Stop Me From Coming To The Villa *Why I Usually Write Buhari On Policy Issues *National Assembly Budget, Dogara Still Owes Nigerians Explanations On Billions Spent Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said that some powerful forces in the Presidency were after him. El-Rufai made the claim while dismissing insinuations that he…

Sokoto Old Market gutted by fire

A section of the Old Market in Sokoto was gutted by fire Friday night. The post Sokoto Old Market gutted by fire appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.

Man sues museum after hitting a wall in race to beat virtual Cathy Freeman

He accuses Scienceworks of failing to prevent injury risk in challenge against simulation of the Olympic gold medallist An Australian man has launched legal action after coming off second-best to a virtual Cathy Freeman in an interactive exhibit. Visitors to Melbourne’s Scienceworks museum are invited to pit themselves against a simulation of the Olympic 400m…

Turkey prepares for tight vote that could strengthen Erdoğan's grip on power

The campaign for Sunday’s controversial referendum on constitutional reform has polarised a divided country still further Millions of Turks will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a tight referendum race that could transform the country into a presidential republic, in what could be one of the most significant developments in the nation’s…

Driving test to be updated to include satnav training

Other changes include more focus on everyday manouevres, independent driving and navigating busy areas Learner drivers will have to show they can safely use a stanav during their tests as part of an overhaul of the exam, the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced. From 4 December, learner drivers will spend about 20…

Fayose condemns continued detention of Suswan, Aliyu, Okai, others

Ekiti State Governor, MrAyodeleFayose has decried the indiscriminate arrest and continued detention of former Governors of Benue and Niger States, Mr Gabriel Suswan and DrBabangidaAliyu as well the National coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party National Youth Frontier, PDPNYF, Comrade Austin UsmanOkai, describing their continued detention as further demonstration of the All Progressives Congress, APC, government…

Train stuck in tunnel nearly 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

Train stuck in tunnel in US, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached New York’s Penn Station in the early evening.

#BBNaija Marvis, Bisola and Kemen off to Warri.

Three big brother contestants Marvis, Bisola and Kemen are off to Warri to see Ayiri Emami, who is a big fan of the show and was rumoured to have promised Efe 50,000,000 Naira. See Photos-

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Governor Godwin Obaseki’s election was Thursday upheld by the Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, that sat in Benin on Friday. Justice Ahmed Badamosi dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, declaring that it lacked merit….

No one can ban me from Aso Rock – Gov. El-Rufa’i

The governor stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the two-raka’at Juma’at weekly prayer at State House Mosque, Abuja on Friday The post No one can ban me from Aso Rock – Gov. El-Rufa’i appeared first on The Eagle Online.

APC planting moles to destabilize us – Accord Party

The Oyo State chapter of Accord Party has alleged that some “disgruntled elements” are allegedly being sponsored by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to destabilize the party. The party maintained that those elements had “taken their desperation to serve their alleged paymasters in the APC to the level of claiming to be Accord members…

Malabu oil deal: I acted on Jonathan’s instructions – Ex-AGF, Adoke

Ex-Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has insisted he acted on former President Goodluck Jonathan’s instructions, as it concerns the Malabu oil deal. He also said he was aware of plans by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to raid his house in Okene, Kogi State. Adoke said this in…

How Obasanjo caused war between executive, legislature – Na’Abba

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of being behind the unending war between the executive and the legislature since the return to democratic rule in 1999. He said this on Friday at a national conference on “Political party supremacy and the dynamics of parliamentary autonomy”,…

PDP crisis: Makarfi carpets Sheriff for saying Wike gave Jonathan N50m

Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has lambasted National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff for attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. Sheriff had, at a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, accused Jonathan of collecting N50 million from Wike to…

Wike alleges Amaechi stole $50m found in Lagos apartment, threatens to sue FG

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the $50million found in a Lagos apartment by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was stolen by his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi. He has asked for it to be returned within seven days. Addressing journalists at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday night,…

Leave us out of eviction order, 200-year-old community urges Oyo government

Rising from a crucial meeting at Aba Paanu, members of the community resolved to plead with the state government to leave out the community out of the several hectares of land acquired The post Leave us out of eviction order, 200-year-old community urges Oyo government appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Edo election tribunal: PDP, Ize-Iyamu say judgment unacceptable

The three-man tribunal, led by Justice Ahmed Badamasi, on Friday dismissed the petition filed by Ize-Iyamu and the PDP for lack of credible evidence to prove their case The post Edo election tribunal: PDP, Ize-Iyamu say judgment unacceptable appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Ending terrorism without bombs and guns, by Okanga Agila

We have reached a stage in the anti-terrorism war, where I feel these soft and non-combative means of tackling the vestiges of terrorism is more lucrative and would help us better as a people and a nation The post Ending terrorism without bombs and guns, by Okanga Agila appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Ameobi not a cheat – Notts County boss

Ameobi was denied what looked to be a clear penalty in the last minute of the Magpies’ 2-2 draw at Crewe, when he was brought down by goalkeeper Ben Garratt The post Ameobi not a cheat – Notts County boss appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Tyson Fury slams Joshua’s billion dollar goal

Joshua faces Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in an event that could earn the 2012 Olympic gold medallist an eight-figure sum through purse, Sky Box Office revenue and endorsements The post Tyson Fury slams Joshua’s billion dollar goal appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Efe Ambrose salutes Rodgers

Ambrose was taken out of the firing line for his own good by Rodgers in August after being booed by some Celtic supporters in Dublin after scoring an own goal in a friendly match against Barcelona The post Efe Ambrose salutes Rodgers appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Wife Of Kebbi Gov Dr Zainab Bagudu Partners FIDA Kebbi To Free 30 Inmates

Dr. Zainab Atiku Bagudu in collaboration with the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Kebbi has paid outstanding fines to free up to 30 inmates from prison. The governor’s wife also donated food, clothing other assorted items to the 329 inmates of the New Birnin Kebbi Prison. The prisoners to be freed were carefully selected…

Zesco, Rangers tie get new kick off time

This is due to the Nigerian champions 24 hour delay in their arrival for the match due to industrial action by the players on April 13, the date of departure from Enugu, over unpaid bonuses dating back to February The post Zesco, Rangers tie get new kick off time appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

Arkansas’ plan to execute eight men by the end of the month appeared to be unraveling on Friday, with a judge blocking a lethal injection drug use and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled for execution.

Dogara calls for intensified efforts to free Chibok girls

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Friday, to mark three years of abduction of the girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, Dogara stated that his prayers are with the parents and relations of the girls and urged Nigerians not to relent…

Insecurity: How Hon Aliyu Gebi Made The 7th Nass Safe And Secure

In the face of security threats and breaches in the form of bomb blasts terrorist assaults, kidnappings armed robbery and cultism etc, it has become increasingly harder to secure the safety of lives and property and the daily challenges of tackling these unwholesome anti-social and criminal activities continue to task the brains and brawns of…

$43.4m cash haul: Buhari orders EFCC to probe Ameachi

Following the alarm raised by former Minister of Aviation Chief Femi Fani- Kayode that the cash stashed away in dollars, pounds sterling and Naira denominations in Flat 7, No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, belongs to former governor of Rivers state now Minister of Transport, RotimiAmeachi, President MuhammaduBuhari has allegedly ordered the Economic and Financial…

Amaechi took N15b found in Lagos house from Rivers State – Gov. Wike

Wike, at a news conference, said the $43 million, £27,800 and N23 million found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday was part of the slush funds with which Amaechi sponsored the 2015 presidential campaigns of President Muhammadu Buhari The post Amaechi took N15b found in Lagos house…

Hon Aliyu Gebi, A Fearless Tribune Of The Oppressed

Historically, tribunes were those officials in the Roman Empire period that were elected specifically to agitate for the rights of the ordinary marginalized sections of society and they pursued their mandate  with all sense of resolve, tenacity and utmost independence from the Roman authorities. However the philosophy and practice of tribuneship did not end with…

Between Nigeria’s ERGP And China’s Vision 2020

“The Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) articulates our vision for the country for the period 2017-2020, and lays the foundation for long-term growth,” writes President Muhammadu Buhari in his foreword to the ERGP. “Tough times require bold actions,” Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma further explains in his preface to…

Ambrose Named Championship POTM

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has been crowned Scottish Championship Player of the Month (POTM) for March. The 28-year-old joined Neil Lennon’s side on a 93-day emergency loan from Celtic after work permit issues had stopped him from joining Blackburn Rovers. Having made a losing debut in the 2-0 defeat to St Mirren, the Ambrose delivered…

Two die in Ekiti clash, Fayose declares curfew

Operating under the aegis of Federation of Igbara-odo Students Union‎, which comprises of current students and old students of the community, the youths had early on Friday distributed some pamphlets to residents on the issue The post Two die in Ekiti clash, Fayose declares curfew appeared first on The Eagle Online.

Diogu Confident Of 2017 FIBA AfroBasket Success

Power forward of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)’s Jiangsu Monkey King, Ike Diogu, has expressed his willingness to help Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers, defend its FIBA AfroBasket title in the Republic of Congo in August, 2017. Having suffered a leg injury just days before the FIBA AfroBasket in Tunisia two years ago, the 33-year-old…

Segun Agbaje As Goldstandard

There is an agreement among banking professionals and the banking public is that one of today’s first tier banks in Africa, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has been groomed to become a foremost African financial institution and a leading global brand and model to its peers. In the last 15 years, the bank has made remarkable…

Illusive Kaduna Crisis Report: Senate’s apathy

The report presented by Senate panel on Kaduna crisis led by Senator Kabiru Gaya has been rejected, writes, correspondent, OkechukwuJombo   Nigerians may have been eagerly waiting for the outcome of the Senate investigation into the crisis that took place in the southern part of Kaduna State for obvious reasons. Expectedly, it may not be…

Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

NEW YORK (AP) — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

2017 TAMS Productivity Summit To Enhance Employee Performance

As part of efforts to enhance employee performance in Nigeria, the 2017 edition of high-level management meeting, TAMS Summit would be taken place to boost the national productivity level. In a release to the media, the council member of Women in Business (WIMBIZ), Mrs. OlubunmiAboderin-Talabi will be the chairperson of the summit. The summit is…