Why I wear made in Aba clothes – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says he is an ardent patron of products made in Aba. He also disclosed that all he was wearing were made locally. The minister disclosed this in Umuahia on Monday at the Federal Government’s town hall meeting and the launch of the national reorientation campaign, “Change Begins…

Oscars 2017: The Winners And Losers At The 89th Academy Awards

The 2017 Oscars (89th Academy Awards) witnessed memorable moments and awkward moments that saw the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, handed to the wrong movie and enjoyed the honour briefly before it was realized it was a mistake. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

Naira appreciates, sells at N450 to 1$

The Naira on Monday continued to strengthen against the dollar and other major currencies, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency gained N10 to exchange at N450 to a dollar at the parallel market, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro exchanged at N560 and N470. At the Bureau De Change (BDC)…

Two ex-Ministers under probe for $1.2bn fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday disclosed that it was investigating former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and a former Finance Minister for $1.2billion alleged fraud. EFCC stated that Adoke was presently being investigated along with “the Finance Minister for fraudulently using Federal Government’s excrow…

Kogi guber: Faleke wins in court

The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a suit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its member Mutiu Okunola challenging James Faleke’s nomination as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Kogi State. The suit complained that Faleke’s nomination constitutes double nomination as he retains his seat as a member of…

Buhari not in hospital, not critically ill – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is neither critically ill nor in the hospital. Speaking during a Town Hall meeting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Mohammed maintained that Bubari was not experiencing life threatening situation as being speculated by some section of Nigerians. The…

Buhari an incorruptible, detribalised leader‎ – Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has urged Nigerians and the international community to support President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration. He described Buhari as an honest, incorruptible and detribalised leader. Shagari, who clocked 92 on Saturday, said that the President was doggedly fighting corruption to sanitise governance in the country and therefore, needed the prayers and…

Facebook Lauds Senate President For Opening Up National Assembly

Facebook has commended the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for opening up the activities of the National Assembly. The Office of the President of the Senate is indeed delighted at the endorsement of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for opening up the activities of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly through various channels, especially the…

Presidency Assents To 22 House of Reps Bills – Dogara

The Speaker House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara says that the Presidency has assented 22 bills that came from the house. Of the 25 non-budget related bills assented to by the Presidency since the beginning of the current administration, 22 emanated from the House of Representatives committee charged with the responsibility of reviewing of obsolete…

Presidency Activates $20B ‘Gas Revolution’ Project

In what is called a ‘Gas Revolution,’ and following the renewed interactive engagements of the Federal Government with oil-producing communities in several states in the Niger Delta region, a plan to put in place a gas industrial park that is valued at about $20B through a Public-Private Partnership model is now in process. Tagged the Gas…

Borno PDP faction opposes Sheriff, declares support for Makarfi

Borno PDP Grassroots Stakeholders, a faction of the People’s Democratic Party in the state, has expressed opposition to the ruling which declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman. This came as the state chapter declared its “total support” for Sheriff, noting that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would start feeling the heat ahead of…

Defence HQ To Amnesty International: Stop Meddling Into Security Issues

Nigerian Military has warned International Non-Governmental Organisations operating in the country such as Amnesty International (AI) and their affiliates to desist from meddling into security issues of the nation which is inimical to national interest, cohesion and unity. The Defence Headquarters  said that the activities of AI in the country have shown that it never…

FG activates Ogidigben $20bn Industrial Park

The Federal Government in conjunction with oil-producing communities in several states in the Niger Delta region is working out a plan to put in place a gas industrial park valued at about $20B through a Public-Private Partnership model. Tagged the Gas Revolution Industrial Park, GRIP, Ogidigben, the project will cover 2700 hectares with fertilizer, methanol,…

CBN plan to re-introduce charges on transactions anti-people – CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has condemned the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN to reintroduce charges on all cash deposits and withdrawals in bank transactions, describing it as exorbitant, exploitative and anti-poor. The reintroduction of the policy will translate to charging 1.5% to 2% for deposits and withdrawals between…

Rivers Rerun: Army hands over arrested suspects to Police

The Rivers State Police Command has denied the release of the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Samuel Wonosike. There were media reports, (not DAILY POST) that Samuel Wonosike has been released by security operatives. Meanwhile, Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt said…

How Oyo/Osun Customs generated N14.8b in 2016

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Command has declared that it generated the sum of fourteen billion, eight hundred and seventy-eight million, one hundred and ninety-six thousand, eight hundred and eighteen naira, eighty kobo (N14,878,196,818.80) in 2016. The Customs Area Comptroller, Mr. Tolutope Ogunkua, made the disclosure on Monday while briefing journalists on the achievements…

Lagos clears court cases involving 520 persons in 5 days

The Lagos State government has cleared the back-log of court cases involving 520 people in Ikorodu Judicial Division within five working days. This achievement was recorded by the state government through the Ikorodu Settlement Week (IKDSW), a joint initiative of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, the State Judiciary and the Nigerian Bar Association at the Magistrate…

Kogi introduces whistle blower policy, announces cash reward

The Yahaya Bello-led Kogi State Government has promised a cash reward of N500, 000 to any person with useful information that will lead to the arrest of criminals and people who spread false Information capable of disrupting public peace. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Petra Akinti Onyegbule, Monday, in…

Man returns N.9m mistakenly deposited into his account to EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered a sum of N900, 000 (nine hundred thousand naira) mistakenly deposited in an account of a customer in a new generation bank. This was disclosed on Monday by the Director of Publicity in the commission, Wilson Uwajaren, According to Uwajaren, the customer – Aliyu Usman Tilde,…

Xenophobia: Bayelsa NSCDC uncovers plot to attack MTN

Bayelsa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered plans by some persons to attack investments of MTN in the state as a reprisal for ongoing attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Recall that there was an invasion of the MTN office at Maitama District, Abuja, by some Nigerians last…

Akeredolu begs Ondo doctors to end strike

The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Monday appealed to the striking health workers and doctors of the state to end their industrial action. Akeredolu made the plea at his first official meeting with civil servants held at the governor office in Alagbaka, Akure. Workers including those in the health sector are…

Bank Customer Reports N.9m Suspicious Transaction To EFCC

A Customer of  one new generation Bank has reported a suspicious transaction of N.9m (nine hundred thousand naira) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Head Media & Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja. “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered a sum…

Ritualists behead young lady, cut away private parts (PHOTO)

VIEWERS DISCRETION An atmosphere of fear is currently pervading Amanwaozuzu community and its environs in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, as suspected ritualists allegedly beheaded a young girl, and took away her private parts In the process. The girl whose identity had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing…

Guatemala Expels Dutch ‘Abortion Ship’ Carrying Activists

Guatemala has expelled a Dutch “abortion ship” carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country’s long-standing prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday. Activists from the group Women on Waves had been guarded aboard their moored sailboat by a navy vessel, Saul Tobar, commander of Puerto Quetzal on Guatemala’s Pacific coast,…

FG appoints 5 new NCAA Directors [See list]

The Federal Government on Monday approved the appointment of five new directors and one General Manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). They are – Group Captain Edem Oyo-Ita (Director of Air Transport Regulations), Ahmed Abbas Sanusi (Director of Human Resources and Administration), Bilikisu Adamu Sani (Director of Finance and Accounts), while Odunowo Tayyib…

Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians: South Africa’s Home Minister Got It All Wrong

The Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to the President, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has faulted statement made by the South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister on xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. “My attention was drawn to South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Mr. Malusi Gigaba’s statement in the aftermath of the xenophobic attacks, which has also brought…

PDP crisis: Why party is now ready for 2019 – Senator Fatimat Raji-Rasaki

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, Senator Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, has declared that impunity will no longer be allowed in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She said the Court of Appea’sl judgment which affirmed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman has afforded the party an opportunity to put its house in…

Notorious Armed Robbers arrested in Kogi State (PHOTOS)

Armed robberss who allegedly robbed a man of his valuables including a wedding ring worth N250,000 while driving in Warri, Delta state have been arrested. The suspects were intercepted by an Army joint patrol team stationed at Jamata Bridge Lokoja, Kogi state after dispossessing their victim. Read the press release below; On Sunday, 19/2/2017 at…

Rivers rerun: How hoodlums attempted to kill our staff – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday disclosed that over 25 of its staff who participated in the Saturday’s supplementary election in Etche, Rivers State are currently hospitalised after members of the community attempted to kill them. Disclosing this in Port Harcourt, the state capital, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Elder Aniedi Ikoiwak, said the…

IGP Approves The Promotion Of Inspector And Members Of Rank And File

  Nigeria Police Promotes Police On Rank and File Calls for Re dedication to Duty   CSP JIMOH O. MOSHOOD, Abuja; As part of on-going measures geared towards boosting the morale of Police officers and the utmost concern for the welfare of the officers and men of the Force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim…

There is problem with Buhari-led government – Gbajabiamila admits

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has admitted that there is a problem with the current Federal Government. Featuring on Sunday Politics on Channels Television, Gbajabiamila said though there is problem, Nigerians should give Buhari more time. He noted that Nigerians must understand “where we are coming from” before berating the slow…

Nokia 3310 mobile phone is back in stores! [LOOK]

Nokia’s 3310 phone has been relaunched nearly 17 years after its debut. Many consider the original handset iconic because of its popularity and sturdiness. More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005. The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global, which also unveiled several…

Rivers rerun: Why we declared results in Port Harcourt instead of Etche – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given substantive reasons the result of the supplementary election held in Etche, Rivers State was announced in Port Harcourt, the State capital. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Aniedi Ikoiwak on Monday, disclosed that the result was not declared in Etche but in Port Harcourt. Accordin g to him, certain…

Tough games await ABS FC, says Oyedeji

The Saraki Boys have enjoyed an impressive to start to life in the topflight, but the midfielder believes the next three weeks will be a true test for his team

South East Governors Meet, Mull Economic Integration

    (NAN) Governors of the five Eastern states met on Sunday and resolved to bury their differences and work for the economic integration and welfare of people. The new Chairman of the forum, Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, said at the end of the meeting in Enugu that the move was in the interest…

Meet Christine Izuakor the 27-yr-old PhD Holder who is Senior Security Analyst

Christine Izuakor, 27, is a Senior Security Analyst at United Airlines. In this role, she is responsible for managing numerous security functions from network vulnerability management to negotiating legal aspects of data security for contracts across the enterprise   Christine Izuakor PhD What schools did you attend?   I earned a PhD in Security Engineering…

@NDDC: Shake Up in Niger Delta Development Commission

  (NAN)  The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has redeployed 11 directors to different offices and directorates to boost its performance in the development of the Niger Delta. The Managing Director of NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere, said on Thursday in Port Harcourt that the decision to shake-up the NDDC was taken after the commission’s retreat…

Rainstorms and landslides create water scarcity in Chile [LOOK]

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have contaminated a major river forcing the authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, Santiago.   Officials said the water supply from the Maipo River would be cut to most of the city until the water flowed clear. The authorities set up emergency stations…

FG shuts down ponzi scheme, arrests promoters

The Nigerian Government, through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has sealed up the premises of Yuan Dong (YDEC) Ponzi scheme over illegal investment operations in the country. Head, Corporate Communication of SEC, Mr Naif Abdussalam, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the closure was to end unlawful activities of the company against…

Why We Invite Suswam For Interrogations ~ DSS

Tony OPUIYO, Abuja; The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that on 24th February, 2017, between 2100 hours and 0242 hours, the Service executed a search warrant, at the property of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, located at No 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama-Abuja. The operation was informed by intelligence…

Buhari surrunded by vultures, hyenas – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has claimed that majority of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet members are “vultures and hyenas” for refusing to declare their assets publicly. The lawmaker made the assertion over the weekend while touring the late Malam Aminu Kano Musuem in Kano State. He noted that the failure of the President’s cabinet…

Buratai: A Conversation With Mandela‎

By: Yemi Ola In the ancient world of the Greeks, philosopher kings were venerated and revered by the gravity of their wisdom. They had a fascinating foresight and knowledge, which elevated their status beyond ordinary mortals by the sheer veracity of their wittiness. In modern Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela, pioneer democratic President of South Africa…

Int’l creditors may sue AMCON for scaling down Arik operations

A major crisis is returning to the assumed settled issues concerning take-over of Arik Airline by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), as stakeholders bicker over the scaling down of the airline’s operations by 35 per cent in the past two weeks. Revenue potential of the airline is expected to drop from its 50…

Finally, INEC concludes Rivers polls, as PDP wins Amaechi at home

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the rerun elections in Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency and Etche State Constituency II or Rivers State. The announcement finally brings to an end, a round of federal and state legislative elections in the state that have severally been postponed by the…

Any stupid person unwilling to support Buhari should kiss Nigeria good bye – Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has stated that anyone that is not willing to support the current administration should be ready to ‘kiss Nigeria goodbye.’ According to him, the ongoing anti-corruption war led by President Muhammadu Buhari needed the support of all Nigerians and not unnecessary…

N-Power: Additional 350,000 graduates to get jobs soon – Presidency

Following defense of the 2017 budget proposals before the National Assembly by Ministries and agencies, new details are emerging on the continuation of the Social Investment Programmes, (SIP) of the Buhari presidency, including a plan to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power Volunteer Corps. Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Acting President,…

Igbos are in grave danger in Nigeria – Ohanaeze President, Nwodo

The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, on Sunday claimed that Igbos are in grave danger in Nigeria. Speaking during a reception in his honour by the Knights of St. John at St. Mulumba Catholic Church, New Haven, Enugu, Nwodo advocated prayer as the remedy for the dire situation the South East region. Nwodo…

Gunmen abduct, murder College of Education staff in Benue

A staff of College of Education (COE), Katsina-Ala, Godwin Yanbee Bosua, has been found dead few hours after his abduction last Saturday. It was gathered that the victim, a former bursar with the College of Education, Katsina-Ala had gone to his private nursery and primary school, close to the college but was abducted on his…

Osinbajo not behind NCAA sacks – Minister

The Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika, has insisted there is no connection between the impromptu visit by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and the sack of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Directors. All directors in the aviation sector were sacked 24 hours after Osinbajo visited the Lagos Airport….

My party’ll decide when I retire, Mugabe says

Long-serving Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that he will not impose a successor as he will leave the choosing for his party members to decide who becomes the anointed one for the 2018 elections. Mugabe, the world’s oldest leader also hinted that the ruling ZANU-PF party would decide if and whe he shold retire,…

Diezani: EFCC unveils recovered assets as UK fixes trial date

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commision, EFCC, has disclosed list of assets linked to former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. This is as United Kingdom authorities have fixed commencement of her trial for June. EFCC is to provide evidence, including court order of final forfeiture of $153million allegedly traced to the ex-minister. Other discovered assets to…

Foreign Boko Haram Terrorists arrested (PHOTOS)

TROOPS of the Nigerian Army and operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested three foreign Boko Haram terrorists. The foreign terrorists were arrested on Sunday afternoon in Gombe, Gombe State. They have been identified as Chadians. According to available information, the terrorists belong to the Abu Musab al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram. Their…

89th OSCARS: Bungled announcement takes shine off awards ceremony

This year’s edition of the annual Oscars awards which turned out to be the 89th edition has come and gone with the movie titled “Moonlight” taking home the top prize. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel the awards ceremony was almost marred when in a stunning turn, “Moonlight” won the best picture Oscar after “La La Land”…

India beats, China others in purchase of Nigerian crude in 2016, NNPC reveals

Of the 597.207 million barrels of crude oil exported from Nigeria in 2016, India had the highest demand of 127.1 million barrels (35 per cent), beating known Nigerian customers, according to the NNPC. The country was remotely followed by Spain, which imported about 54 million barrels and Netherlands, with 40.7 million barrels, while China, believed…

2 Chinese arrested with N5.3bn fake tyres in Lagos (Photos)

For allegedly faking tyres, estimated at about N5.3 billon in Nigeria, two Chinese nationals, Taolung Shen and Xu Jing Yau have been arrested by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON). The agency also announced that it has sealed a warehouse in Satelite Town area of Lagos where the suspects, in collaboration with some Nigerians, were said…

World Cup Ticket still open, Super Eagles warned

Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Friday Ekpo, has warned the Super Eagles of Nigeria not to be carried away by their current table toping position in the group B Africa qualifying group for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, insisting that the group ticket has not been won yet. Ekpo urged the players to remain focused…

DSS drills ex-Gov Suswan over sophisticated weapons, exotic cars, others

Former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan, is currently telling operatives of the Department of state Security Services (DSS) how much he knows of an arms cache, 21 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O), 23 designer wrist-watches, and 45 keys of exotic cars found in a property allegedly belonging to him. The discoveries were made…

FG budgets N157.75bn to employ 350,000 graduates in 2017

Three hundred and fifty thousand unemployed graduates stand a chance of being gainfully engaged if the Buhari-led administration implements its budgetary proposal of spending about N158billion on the N-Power Volunteer Corps scheme. This was made known Sunday by the Senior Special Assiatant on Media & Publicity to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, via a…

NPFL Wrap: Plateau, Enyimba suffer defeat as Kano, El-kanemi win

Plateau United suffered their second defeat in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season after losing 1-0 to FC Ifeanyiubah in Nnewi on Sunday, but remained top spot despite the loss. The only goal of the game was netted in by Prince Aggreh via a penalty kick on the half hour mark after Godwin Obaje…

Trump says Clinton ‘totally’ rigged election

President Donald Trump has accused his main challenger at the November presidential election, Hillary Clinton, of rigging. He said Clinton rigged Saturday’s chairmanship election of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Democrats on Saturday elected Clinton’s long-time ally, Mr Tom Perez, as Chairman of DNC. The election was seen as a proxy battle between Clinton and…

Xenophobia: Diplomatic row looms as Buhari’s aide blasts South African Minister

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has lambasted South Africa, Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, over his comments on renewed attack on Nigerian nationals in that country. . The Minister had in his reaction, stated that South Africans had also been killed by Nigerians. In a statement…

Rivers re-run: APC rejects INEC declaration of PDP as winner

Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected Etche State Constituency and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency rerun election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A statement by Rivers State APC Chairman, Davies Ikanya, said the party was taken aback when it was reported that the National Electoral Commissioner in charge…

Ibrahimovic bags brace as Man United lift EFL Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the opener and the winner for Manchester United as they claimed their first silverware of the season after edging Southampton 3-2 in the English Football League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday night. The 35-year-old Swede as he took his tally to 26 goals this season, as Southampton, who were the better…

Boko Haram: Army, DSS arrest foreign terrorists [PHOTOS]

The Nigerian troops in conjunction with operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday arrested 3 suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists that belong to Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State. Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement said the 3 suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed Maigari…

Messi’s late winner g​ives​ Barca victory over Atletico Madrid

​Barcelona’s superstar ​Lionel Messi scored a late winner ​to see his side beat Atletico Madrid ​2-1 on Sunday, as they ​move top of La Liga. Rafinha gave ​the visitors the lead ​some minutes after the hour mark ​when Luis Suarez took a shot which ricocheted off two defenders to land at his feet.​ ​ Diego…

Kane shines as Spurs thump Stoke 4-0 to go second

England striker Harry Kane struck three times in 23 minutes to earn a third hat-trick in nine games as Tottenham Hotspur hammered Stoke City 4-0 on Sunday to move second in the English Premier League. The 23-year old got the home team ahead in 14 minutes, before doubling it with a finishing with his left…

​Och’Enone chieftaincy not zoned to Okpokwu – Hon. Abah

By Yemi Itodo Former Chairman of Ogbadibo local government council and contender for the stool of Och’Enone, Hon. Sir Christopher Abah has debunked the insinuation that the first class chieftaincy stool has been zoned to Okpokwu LGA. The Och’Enone stool, which comprises of Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo LGAs has elicited alot of anxieties, since the…

​BREAKING: Suswam Arrested, Discovered With Arms

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam. The arrest was made after the Service said it uncovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from a property allegedly belonging to the former governor at number 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama-Abuja. According to a statement by the DSS…

Christians flee northern Egypt for fear of ISIS attack

Scores of Egyptian Christians in the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula are fleeing in droves for fear of attack by terrorist group ISIS. Reports say Christians for the fourth day running are leaving in droves after a string of sectarian killings with many pointing accusing fingers at the government for failing to protect…

Assemblies of God Church: No victor, no vanquish – Rev. Yakubu Pam

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in charge of the 19 Northern States and Abuja, Reverend Yakubu Pam has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict on the Assemblies of God crisis describing it as “no victor, no vanquish”. He urged both parties to sheath their sword and embrace dialogue. “I’m so worried…

US-based Nigerians intensify fear over Trump’s immigration policy

Some Nigerians in the U.S. have expressed concerns over the controversial Executive Order expected to be rolled out this week by President Donald Trump to restrict citizens from certain countries and also put in place stringent measures against all categories of undocumented immigrants. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the…

Osinbajo’s surprise visit forces FAAN MD to order facilities’ repair

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Saleh Dunoma, has instructed engineers to begin repair works on all facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. This follows the unscheduled inspection visit made on Thursday to the airport by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Dunoma gave the directive after inspecting the…

Buhari speaks to Emir of Kastina

President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a telephone call from London to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman over the death of his mother, which occurred on Saturday. This is contained in a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina. Buhari condoled with the traditional ruler, urging him to take solace in the fact…

Attack on Jonathan: Amaechi might be insane – Reno Omokri

Former special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media Reno Omokri, says he doubts the sanity of Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Omokri in an article Sunday evening, titled ‘Time To Question The Pot Bellied Amaechi’s Sanity’, said this in defence of his former principal whom he lamented Amaechi continually accuses of killing Nigeria’s…

I am not disappointed in Buhari – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him since he was elected into office in 2015. Obasanjo stated this in an interview at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta. He argued that Buhari had done his best to move Nigeria forward. “Whatever anybody says, President Buhari has not disappointed me…

Hues and cries about Buhari’s absence unnecessary – Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has stated that the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from Nigeria has not created any leadership vacuum. He said that noise over when he was returning was unnecessary. Buhari has been away in London for over a month now on medical ground. Speaking during prayers session for President Muhammadu…

Four killed as explosion rocks Niger State

Four persons, including a soldier, were confirmed dead after a grenade exploded yesterday at Beri market in Mariga local government area of Niger state. Eight persons were seriously wounded in the incident. Leadership reports that the grenade was allegedly mishandled by the deceased soldier, Mohammed Tanko, a private who was on a military approved pass….

Troops raid illegal refineries in Delta, Rivers [PHOTOS]

Troops of Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS) Delta have carried out a raid on 2 illegal refineries along LAPASE CREEK in Warri South of Delta State. Major Abubakar Abdullah, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, in a statement said the operation was part of effort to protect oil and gas infrastructure in Niger Delta. During the raid,…

Nnamdi Kanu: ECOWAS Judge handling case removed over fraud

Justice M. Wilkins Wright, an ECOWAS judge handling the case of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been suspended for 12 months by the Supreme Court of Liberia over alleged fraud. Wright was found liable of breaching Rule 8 and 9 of the Moral and Ethical Conduct of Lawyers by…