Trending: Fashola under fire over 3rd Mainland Bridge repair

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN Motorists plying the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos have been attacking the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola over the ongoing repair works on the bridge. Many of them have taken to the social media to vent their anger at Fashola over…

Swansea shock Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner to seal Swansea’s first league victory at Anfield Swansea lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table and dealt a huge blow to Liverpool’s title hopes with a thrilling win at Anfield. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from close range with 16 minutes left to give Paul Clement his first…

Students cry out over high price of garri

Garri Some students in Ilorin have decried the sudden increase in price of garri, commonly referred to as “students’ food’’. Some of the students expressed their concerns in separate interviews on Saturday in Ilorin. The students said it had become almost impossible to have a day’s meal with the increase in the staple food. A…

Man sets wife on fire

Domestic Violence Pauline Mugure, a Kenyan lady has been rendered unattractive by her husband who reportedly attacked her and set her on fire in a violent domestic abuse attack. In a social media picture that has now gone viral, she is seen next to a makeshift house, struggling to speak while revealing the burns on…

Tiv cultural songs, dance competition holds in March

Tiv Cultural dance The Tiv Social Cultural Organisation (Mdzough u Tiv), said it will hold a Tiv songs and dance competition in the first quarter of this year. A statement signed by the Chairman, publicity committee, Mr Asunda Mpasega on Saturday in Makurdi, said the event will hold on March 23rd and 25th, at the…

Political future of Igbos rests in APC – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo has reiterated that the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Okorocha, the Chairman of APC Governors Forum, said that South-East could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbos living…

Association decries increase in price of cassava

cassava The Cassava Traders’ Association (CTA) in Niger has decried the continuous increase in price of cassava in Minna. The association’s Secretary, Mr Emeka Animekwe, said in Minna that a pickup load had increased from N100,000 in October 2016 to N130,000 in January 2017. “In the past, a pickup load was shared into 19 heaps…

Man burns son’s anus with electric heater

Electric Heater burn A Director of Planning in one of the juicy ministries in Borno State, (names withheld) has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly inserting electric heater into the anus of his 10-year old son over the allegation of engaging in homosexual activities. The top civil servant was said to have…

DELSU matriculates over 6,000 students

DELSU The 6,045 students offered admission by the Delta State University Abraka (DELSU), into the regular degree programmes of the institution for the 2016/2017 academic session, on Saturday took the matriculation oath. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victor Peretomode, who spoke during the matriculation ceremony, also said that 230 candidates were admitted into the diploma programme…

Eko Disco announces 9-hour power outage

Eko DISCO Head Office The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Saturday said there would be a nine-hour power outage in Lagos Island, Victoria Island and Ikoyi on Monday Jan. 23. The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos. “We which…

Mother of UNILAG first class student pleads for assistance

UNILAG Mrs Patricia Bankole, mother of a University of Lagos (Unilag) 2015/2016 first-class student, Miss Taiwo Bankole, has appealed to governments at all levels to motivate other youths by assisting outstanding students. Patricia, a Secretarial Staff at the Lagos State House of Assembly, made the call on Saturday. She said that such assistance from governments…

Shell relocates gas pipeline across Kolo Creek

Shell logo The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has relocated its Kolo Creek-Soku gas pipeline across Kolo River in Bayelsa from the river surface to the river bed. A correspondent who visited the Kolo Creek oilfield operated by SPDC on Friday reports that the gas pipeline was no longer located on the water surface across…

Trump, oldest U.S. president ever inaugurated

Donald Trump, Inauguration day U.S. President Donald Trump is the oldest U.S. president in history to be inaugurated, at age 70 years and 220 days, according to records. The 45th president of the U.S., who was inaugurated on Friday, was born on June 14, 1946 and would turn 71 this year. Before Trump’s inauguration, former…

2Baba, Tekno lead cast for Eargasm

A line-up made in sonic heaven, a collection of the timeless classics, an enthralling production served in the premium ambience of the prestigious Eko Convention Centre delivers one result – EARGASM! Headlined by the legend 2Baba and the hottest superstar on the continental scene Tekno, Eargasm: An Evening of Classic Tunes and Pleasant Surprises, is…

Ivory Coast record second draw at AFCON 2017

Champions Ivory Coast twice pegged back DR Congo to earn a 2-2 draw and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. A clever throw-in routine was finished off by Neeskens Kebano’s low drive to put DR Congo 1-0 up but Wilfried Bony equalised with a powerful header. DR Congo, who…

Trump officially becomes 45th US president

Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The inauguration took place outside US Capitol in Washington, DC on Friday, ushering in a new political era. “Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come,” Trump said in his inaugural…

Hillary, Bill Clinton arrive Trump’s inauguration

Hillary, Bill Clinton arrive for Donald Trump inauguration Democratic presidential candidate in the Nov. 8, 2016 election and Donald Trump’s arch challenger, Hillary Clinton has arrived Trump’s inauguration venue at the Capitol Hill. Former President Bill Clinton accompanied the former First Lady, confirming their attendance in spite of the bitter loss and divisive presidential campaigns…

U.S. presidential inauguration: Obamas welcome Trumps to White House

Outgoing President Barack Obama and wife Michelle on Friday received incoming President Donald Trump and wife Melania to the White House. The outgoing president and the First Lady will host a tea and coffee reception with Trump and his wife, according to reports. The pair will ride with their wives to the inauguration at Capitol…

At last, Jammeh surrenders, pleads for time to pack

Yahya Jammeh, no longer recognized as president Former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has finally surrendered and asked for a shift in deadline of mid-day to 4pm to vacate office as ECOWAS soldiers close in on him. Jammeh made the request when he met the leaders of Guinea and Mauritania in the capital, Banjul,…

Photo News: Obamas welcome Trumps to White House

The outgoing and the incoming presidents of the United States. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

800,000 expected at Trump’s inauguration

Trump No fewer than 800,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the U.S. on Friday. The number is less than the all-time record attendance during President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 as the 44th president. Trump had encouraged his supporters to set an “all time record”…

28,000 security officers at Trump’s inauguration

Donald Trump, Inauguration day Crowds of people Early Friday morning lined up to get inside the security gates along the Mall and U.S. Capitol, with some coming late on Thursday night, to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the U.S. There is a whole lot of security personnel in town…

LASTMA goes tough on drivers plying one-way, restricted routes

Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, SP Yinka Egbeyemi; General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Mr. Olawale Musa; Head, Operation, LASTMA, Mr. Adeoye Oluyemi and Deputy Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, DSP Adetayo Akerele during a joint traffic enforcement at Agege and its environs on Friday. The Lagos State Government on Friday carried out…

It all begins today -Trump tweets

Trump and wife Donald Trump, the U.S. President-in-waiting, took to his twitter handle on Friday morning to announced that his long-awaited presidency “begins today”. Trump is expected to be sworn-in at around noon (6p.m. Nigerian time), taking over from President Barack Obama who ends his second and final term as the 44th president. “It all…

Southern Kaduna: There can be no peace without justice – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has declared that there can be no peace without justice in the crisis-torn southern Kaduna in Kaduna State Falana in a statement issued on Friday said peace will continue to elude Kaduna State until those responsible for the killing of 347 Shiites…

Protesters block security checkpoints at Trump’s inauguration venue

Trump Protesters A group of protesters blocked security checkpoints entrance at 19th and E streets in downtown Washington D.C. on Friday to protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the U.S. Trump is expected to take the oath of office at about 12 noon (6 p.m. Nigerian time). Some women…

Police Pension scam: Defendant absence stalls proceedings

Nigeria-police The absence of a defendant, Ahmed Wada, stalled the hearing of the alleged Police Pension Fund (PFF) scam on Friday at an FCT High Court. Esar Dangabar, Atiku Kigo, Ahmed Wada, Veronica Onyegbula, Sani Zira, Uzoma Attang and Christian Madubuke, are standing trial for complicity in the over N24 billion scam in the police…

3 remanded over secret cult membership

court An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of three persons- Omidiran Abayomi, 24; Arowolo Olayemi, 18, and Ademola Elijah, 21, in prison over alleged membership of secret cult. The plea of the accused was not taken, while Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode, asked the defence counsel, Mrs Olubunmi Salawu, to come up with written…

GEJ congratulates Trump

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated United States President-elect, Donald Trump, on his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America. Trump will be sworn in today in Washington with an estimated 800,000 people expected to gather on the National Mall. Jonathan in an open letter…

IG raises alarm over more policemen committing suicide

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police The Nigerian Police Force is worried over the rising cases of suicide among its officers across the country. The Assistant Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zone 5, Abubakar, Mohammed, lamented the development in an interactive session with policemen in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday. He said recent statistics…

Court remands man for stealing 10 cows

court A Pantami Chief Magistrates’ Court, Gombe, on Friday ordered the remand of 25 year-old-man, Umar Buba of Zaune village, Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State, for allegedly stealing 10 cows valued at N1.5 million. The prosecutor, Insp. Ismail Adamu told the court that the defendant, who denied committing the offence, dishonestly stole the…

2017 Hajj: Saudi to introduce new standard for pilgrims’ accommodation

Hajj The Saudi Arabian Authority says it will introduce new standards for pilgrims’ accommodation in the forthcoming 2017 Hajj exercise. Malam Mousa Ubandawaki, Chief Information Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Ubandawaki quotes the Saudi Minister of Hajj, Dr Muhammad Saleh Benten…

Police recovers toddler who was sold for N350,000

Kidnapped 4 year old girl The girl who was allegedly stolen in Enugu State, by her mother’s younger sister and her boyfriend, and sold to one Florence Nwokocha for N350,000, has been recovered by police operatives in Abia State. The Enugu State Police Command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said report of the missing girl was made…

Two teachers rape girl after showing her porn

The two teachers Two teachers, Stanley Akanno and Olakunle Hassan, both teachers in a private primary school in Amuwo Odofin, were yesterday paraded by Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, AIG Kayode Aderanti, for serially defiling their 6-year-old female pupil. The teachers, he said, during extra mural classes, showed pornography on their laptop to the…

Ooni of Ife to turn Ile-Ife to tourism haven

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II The Ooni of Ile- Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has pledged to turn the ancient city into a tourism haven to boost its economy and occupy its pride of place. Ogunwusi, represented by Mr Moses Olafare, the Director of Media and Public Affairs to the Ooni, said…

Laura Ikeji gets backlash for photoshopping wedding picture

Laura and Ogbonna’s Court Marriage Younger sister to popular Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji got married to her beau yesterday at the Ikoyi registry. Laura Ikeji who is a fashion entrepreneur got engaged to Kanu Nwankwo’s brother Ogbonna Nwankwo in December 2016. Engaged Laura and Hubby The wedding photos reflected the alleged pregnant bride’s tiny hand…

APC lures former Kebbi governor, PDP chairman

APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi, has commenced moves to lure two prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the party. Alhaji Sani Hukuma, a chieftain of the APC, and chairman, Kebbi State APC elders’ forum, made the disclosure on Friday in Birnin Kebbi while addressing newsmen. He said that…

Man docked for cutting neighbour with razor

The gavel of justice A 48-year-old man, Gabriel Adetoyosi on Friday, appeared in an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, for allegedly using a razor to cut his neighbour, one Yinka Akinwale. The accused of no fixed address and occupation is standing trial on a two-count charge of unlawful assault and malicious damage. The Prosecutor, Insp….

Dismissed Army officer remanded for impersonation

court-of-law A 39-year-old man Awolu Ado, who pleaded guilty to falsely parading himself as a serving member of the Nigerian Army, was on Friday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Ado, who was dismissed from the Nigeria Army some years back, is a resident of Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos….

Sokoto CP confirms release of kidnapped victims

Nigeria-police The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Mr Mohammed Abdulkadir, has confirmed the release of Alhaji Bello Bodinga, Director of Finance, Isa Local Government and three others, abducted by unknown gunmen on Sokoto-Isa Road. The other victims were Bodinga’s Deputy, Alhaji Abdulkadir Ibrahim; Staff Officer, Mrs Hassana Mohammed; and the spokesman of the state…

Troops arrive Senegal, promise to restore democracy in Gambia

Nigerian troop The Nigerian troops arrived Dakar, the capital of Senegal on Thursday in accordance with the mandate of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The Force Commander, Operation restore Democracy in the Gambia, Air Commodore Tajudeen Yusuf, said the troops would restore democracy in the Gambia. Yusuf said that some of the troops…

West African leaders give Jammeh last chance to step down

Yahya Jammeh, no longer recognized as president West African leaders on Friday said they would travel once again to The Gambia in a last-minute effort to convince election loser Yahya Jammeh to cede power, a media report said. It said the presidents of Liberia and Guinea were expected to arrive in Banjul to give Jammeh,…

Photo News: New Gambian president has two wives

President Adama Barrow and his wives The new Gambian president, Adama Barrow has two wives. Barrow posed with his two wives shortly after he was inaugurated as the President of The Gambia in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday. President Adama Barrow and his wives

Fayose emerges PDP Governors’ Forum chairman

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum on Friday announced the appointment of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state as its new Chairman. Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa made the announcement while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Forum and PDP Caucus meeting which ended in the early…

Nigerian Airforce Commodore is head of ECOWAS troops in Gambia

Nigerian Airforce chief Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, briefing journalists on the operation in The Gambia A Nigerian, Air Commodore Tajudeen Yusuf is the head of the ECOWAS troops in The Gambia. The Nigerian troops arrived Dakar, the capital of Senegal on Thursday in accordance with the mandate of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)….

ECOWAS troops give Jammeh last chance to surrender or…

Former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh Troops from West African states halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country’s new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside. Barrow took the oath of office on Thursday at Gambia’s embassy in…

Jammeh flees as West African troops enter Gambia

Senegalese troops move in on the Gambia The whereabouts of former president Yahya Jammeh is unknown as military forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) crossed from Senegal into Gambia. This is coming hours after President Adama Barrow was sworn into office, the African Press Agency reported Thursday. Long convoys of military…

Jammeh is no longer The Gambia’s President – UN Security Council

Yahya Jammeh, no longer recognized as president The UN Security Council on Thursday affirmed that Adama Barrow is now the legitimate President of The Gambia, declaring that “former President Yahya Jammeh is out”. The President of the Security Council, Olof Skoog (Sweden), told the UN Correspondents after the adoption of the Resolution 2337 (2017) by…

Police raid PREMIUM TIMES office, arrest publisher, Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi The Nigeria police have raided PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja, and arrested the newspaper’s publisher. The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu. Plain-clothed officers conducted search at the office shortly after 5p.m. Thursday, and said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of…

Ambode earmarks 181 LG roads for construction in 2017

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (left) and Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (right) during the 1st Quarter 2017 Town Hall meeting (6th in the series) to render account of stewardship of Governor Ambode’s administration, at the Ajelogo Housing Scheme, Akanimodo, Mile 12, Ketu, Lagos,…

Ambode mourns death of govt house reporter, Suberu

Late Francis Suberu Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed rude shock and sadness over the death of a member of staff of National Mirror Newspaper, Mr. Francis Suberu. Suberu, a reporter attached to the Government House in Lagos, died on Tuesday after a brief illness at the age of 37. He was survived…

Senate opposes deployment of troops to Gambia by President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari The Senate on Thursday opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s deployment of Troops to The Gambia without approval of the National Assembly. The Federal Government had deployed Troops to Gambia, if President Yahya Jammeh refused to leave office and handover to President-elect, Adama Barrow by January 19. Speaking during plenary, Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu),…

Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Gambia

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the Gambian president in neighbouring Senegal as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office. The swearing in ceremony took place at the Gambian embasy in Senegal aidst tight security provided by ECOWAS troops. Details later.

Osinbajo takes over as Buhari goes for medical check-up in UK

Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will act as President till February 6 when President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to resume work. President Buhari is leaving for the United Kingdom today for a 10-day short vacation during which he is expected to undergo a medical check ups. A statement issued by Femi Adesina Special Adviser to…

TheNEWS/PMNEWS loses former staff

Saka Anifowose A former member of staff of TheNEWS/PMNEWS, Saka Anifowoshe, is dead. He died on Sunday 16 January 2017. A Wake keep will hold at 5 pm next Thursday, 26 January 2017 at Oju Irin, Oguntade Street, Iju Ishaga, Lagos State. Burial will take place at Ijebu Owo, Ondo State on Saturday, 28 January…

Neopalpa donaldtrumpi: New insect specie named after Trump

Neopalpa-donaldtrumpi and Trump Ahead of his swearing-in on Friday, a new endangered species of moth has been named in honour of President-elect, Donald Trump, by scientists because the insect shares his hairstyle. The new moth, officially described as “Neopalpa donaldtrumpi”, stands out with yellowish-white scales present on the head in adults, according to the research…

Breaking: Buhari embarks on 10 days annual vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari is embarking on a 10-day annual leave. To this end, the president on Thursday transmitted a letter to the Senate intimating it of his decision to embark on leave. The letter was read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President Bukola Saraki. Details later

Barrow to be sworn in today in Senegal as Jammeh stays put

The man who won The Gambia’s disputed election says he will be sworn in as president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal. The message, posted on Adama Barrow’s social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed…

Just In: Gambian soldiers withdraw as ECOWAS troops await signal to unseat Jammeh

Yahya-Jammeh Troops from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali and Togo are at the borders of Senegal, waiting for a green light to intervene and unseat Yahya Jammeh, who according to the constitution is no longer the country’s legitimate ruler. There are reports that Gambian soldiers have withdrawn from strategic areas near the country’s borders with Senegal…

The Gambia: Jammeh refuses to leave after deadline passes

President Yayah Jammeh of Gambia, still clinging on to power after expiration of ECOWAS deadline. Will he be forcefully removed today? A last minute attempt to convince Yahya Jammeh to give up his role as Gambian president before Wednesday’s midnight deadline failed, according to sources in the country’s capital. Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz…

Woman delivers sextuplets but they died

A 44-year-old woman, Hanne Sulaiman, has given birth to sextuplets in Dutse, Jigawa, but they all died. The delivery of the sextuplets came barely 18 years after the woman gave birth to a set of twins. The delivery occurred at Dantaye village in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. The development came as a…

No increase in petrol price, NNPC warns against panic buying

NNPC-logo The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday admonished Nigerians not to engage ‎in panic buying of petrol as there was no plan to increase its price. ‎ In a statement released in Abuja by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, the Corporation further assured motorists that there was…

Ghana deploys 205 soldiers to The Gambia

Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s presidentt The Ghanaian government has deployed 205 soldiers to The Gambia to implement ECOWAS directive on the swearing of Adama Barrow as president today. ECOWAS leaders had given President Yahya Jammeh until yesterday to quit power and allow for a peaceful transfer of power but Jammeh remained adamant. Senegalese and Nigerian troops…

Thousands flee The Gambia as ECOWAS deadline expires

The fleeing crowd at Banjul Airport, Gambia Gambians and tourists were leaving Gambia in droves as the deadline set by ECOWAS leaders for President Yahya Jammeh to quit power expires. Bus parks were scenes of chaos as people boarded buses, packing suitcases onto trucks and hiring canoes to flee the capital of Banjul, as President…

AFCON 2017: Cameroon move top with 2-1 victory over Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon players celebrate a goal Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, led through Piquito’s superb solo goal. Cameroon restored parity after the break when Sebastien…

AFCON 2017: Aubameyang rescues a point for Gabon

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the Africa Cup of Nations to earn hosts Gabon a point from their match with Burkina Faso. The Borussia Dortmund striker scored a 38th-minute penalty to secure his side’s second 1-1 draw in Group A. Burkina Faso took the lead when Prejuce Nakoulma latched on to…

Lagos NSCDC arrests woman for stabbing Ikeja Electric official

The suspect The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos State Command has arrested a woman, Ediale Ayodele, 35, for stabbing an official of Ikeja Electric. Ayodele, who lives at No. 6, Ayodola Close, Akonwonjo, allegedly stabbed the official who was on a routine forecast drive in the area. The official was said to…

Breaking: Nigerian troops arrive Senegal to instal Adama Barrow

President Yayah Jammeh of Gambia. Will he be forcefully removed tomorrow? A spokesperson for Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to IBTimes UK that “Senegalese troops are now stationed at the borders”. The spokesman added: “Nigeria will provide support to the Senegalese army. Troops will provide security to the President-Elect for his inauguration tomorrow.”…

DSS arrests 6 over murder of Colonel

DSS operatives Men of the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, have arrested six persons alleged to have participated in the murder of the Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan. Col. Anthony Okeyim. The Deputy Director, Public Relations, 2 Division, Col Timothy Antigha, who disclosed this at a news…

We’ll win Lagos LG poll, PDP boasts

PDP logo Having won seats in the House of Assembly and House of Representatives in the last general elections, the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has boasted that it is better positioned to win if any election is conducted in the state now. The Publicity Secretary of the party, Taofik Gani…

Pay judges their salaries, allowances or face action, SERAP tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to pay immediately outstanding salaries and allowances of judges and judicial workers across the country. SERAP in the letter appealed to the president “to use your good offices and leadership to urgently instruct all appropriate…

I do not wish to be married -Funmi Iyanda

Funmi Iyanda Nigerian talk show host, broadcaster and journalist Olufunmilola Aduke Iyanda, better known as Funmi Iyanda has said she never wished to be married on social media. The mother of one and ex to popular ace footballer Segun Odegbami shared this on her Twitter handle and Nigerians definitely have reacted to this.. See reactions below:…

Bomb explosion kills 33, injures dozens more in Mali

An explosion in Mali At least 33 people were killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali, a local official said Wednesday. The morning blast hit the Joint Operational Mechanism base in the city of Gao. The base houses hundreds of fighters including members of…

Police avert bloody clash in Kano

Kano Bloody Clash Many vehicles were damaged on Wednesday in Kano following a clash between operatives of Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) and some illegal motor park operators at Gyadi-gyadi area in Kano metropolis. An eyewitness said the clash started around 11:00 a.m when the KAROTA officials stormed the illegal motor park. The eyewitness said…

Banker denies wife sex for 2 years

Banker and Wife A 41-year old bank staff, Raymond Olisa Okani has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for allegedly battering his wife, Nkiruka, 36, after denying her sex as punishment for two years in Lagos State. The incident happened at 511 Road, Gowon Estate in Egbeda, Lagos where they reside. His arrest…

Anambra Police confirms rescue of kidnapped lady

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State The Anambra Police Command has confirmed a failed attempt to kidnap a 25-year-old lady and advised residents to be mindful of strangers among them. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Nkiru Nwode, an ASP, made the confirmation on Wednesday in Akwa. Nwode urged residents to volunteer useful information…

Update: Military misfire kills 52 civilians in Maiduguri

A civilian victim of the air strike being carried away The death toll in the military air misfire on targeted Boko Haram location in Maiduguri has reached 52 civilians. Hospital sources in Maiduguri on Wednesday put the number of civilians killed at 52 during the military air strike. The commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj….

Gambia parliament extends Jammeh’s term by 90 days

President Yayah Jammeh of Gambia The Gambia’s parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh’s term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days. It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state. Regional leaders have threatened to use military force…

Lagos police boss, Fatai Owoseni removed

CP Fatai Owoseni, removed as Lagos State Police Commissioner The Lagos State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni has been removed. He has been replaced with the Officer-in-Charge of Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit, Garuba Umar. Investigations revealed t Umar’s posting to Lagos State to succeed Owoseni came four days after his promotion to the rank…

Egypt lists ex-football star, Aboutrika a terrorist

Aboutrika Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organisation. In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member. The move…

U.S. warns Yahya Jammeh: ‘You’re losing opportunities’

Adama Barrow, left, accused Mr Jammeh of damaging democracy The U.S. has warned the embattled President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, saying he is losing opportunities to peacefully handover to President-elect Adama Barrow and avoid the consequences of his actions. Jammeh’s tenure ends Jan. 19, the same day that Barrow is expected to be sworn-in…

Man jailed 3 years for defrauding bishop Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo Justice Binta Fatima Isah of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Zaria, yesterday January 17, 2017, convicted and sentenced one Jehu Kwasu to 3 years in prison on a two-count charge of forgery and obtaining by false pretence. The graduate of Political Science narrated how he impersonated the Catholic Bishop of…

Much Ado about BBOG’s invitation to Sambisa

BBOG representatives and other government officials going to Sambisa Forest Whatever may be the intention behind it, and despite conceding to government, I do not see the BBOG changing its unique form of engagement. This ‘guided tour’ cannot sway or stop them from their mandate; neither can it help the fighting force in the war…

Police confirm kidnap of Director of Finance, 3 others in Sokoto state

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Mr Mohammed Abdulkadir, the Commissioner of Police, Sokoto State Command has confirmed the kidnap of the Director of Finance, Isa Local Government and three others in the state. Abdulkadir revealed in Sokoto on Wednesday that the victims were kidnapped by some unknown gunmen along Sokoto-Isa road on Monday. He…

6 ministers resign from Yahya Jammeh’s government

President Yayah Jammeh of Gambia Gambia’s tourism and culture minister on Tuesday said he will step down, in what was a sign of dwindling support for Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to recognise his loss in a recent election. Benjamin Roberts is the sixth member in the incumbent president’s cabinet to resign in…

Rivers acquires 10 gunboats for Nigerian Navy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced that the 10 new state-of-the-art security gunboats acquired by the Rivers State Government would be delivered to the Nigerian Navy for the enhanced patrol of the state’s waterways. Speaking after commissioning the 120 Housing Units named Rivers Quarters at the NNS…

N4.6b money laundering trial : Fani-kayode seeks case transfer

Fani-kayode sandwiched by EFCC officials Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode Tuesday kicked against his trial at the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court over alleged money laundering of N4.6 billion. He contended that the appropriate division of the court for his trial should be Abuja. In addition, Fani-kayode want the presiding Judge,…

4 feared dead, houses burnt in renewed A’Ibom, Cross River boundary crisis

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom-Emmanuel Four persons were feared dead and scores of persons injured in the renewed boundary crisis between Oku Iboku community in Akwa Ibom and Ikot Offiong in Cross River. Mr Bassey Essien Bassey, a former Vice Chairman of Itu Local Government Area, confirmed the incident in Itu on Tuesday. Bassey said…

Kidnappers storm Jigawa, kidnap Village Head, Ward Head

Gunmen Kidnappers, numbering about 30, have kidnapped Alhaji Garba Mamud, the Village Head of Rijin in Basirka District of Gwaram Local Government of Jigawa. Malam Dauda Mamuda, the brother to the district head, who is a Ward Head, was also kidnapped by the suspects. A resident of the community, Malam Musa Ibrahim, told the News…

Negotiations to free Chibok girls ongoing, says Lai Mohammed

Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday reassured that the negotiations for the release of other Chibok girls in captivity were on-going. The minister disclosed this at the Air Force Base in Yola in a briefing to conclude a day and night rounds of search sortie of the…

40 million Nigerians to get telecom services in 2017-NCC

NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says provision has been made in the2017 budget to extend telecommunications services to additional 40 million Nigerians across the country. Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC disclosed this in the latest edition of the commission’s publication, “The Communicator’’ and made available to the newsmen on Tuesday…

Boko Haram: Fighter jet misfires, shoots civilians in Borno

Boko Haram The Army said a fighter jet had misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno during an operation. Maj Gen Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during a press…

Husband removes wife’s womb without consent

Womb A housewife on Thursday asked an Ibadan Customary Court to dissolve her five-year-old marriage because her husband rendered her barren by conniving with doctors to remove her womb without her consent. “My lord, Musiliu has systematically rendered me barren, because I can no longer conceive due to the removal of my womb during a…

NUJ plans suing media organisations over unpaid salaries

NUJ The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), says it plans to sue media organisations at the Industrial Arbitration Court for defaulting in the payment of their workers. Mr Deji Elumoye, Chairman, Lagos council of the union, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday. He said the organisations had been notified of the planned action and…

Woman bags death sentence for burning daughter alive

Perveen Bibi sentenced to death A woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for burning her daughter alive in a so-called “honor killing” incident. Parveen Bibi told a court in Lahore, Punjab that she killed her daughter “for bringing shame to her family,” police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told CNN Tuesday. Parveen’s son Ahmer Rafique…

Car dealers groan over new import policy, call for reversal

Imported cars Mixed reactions have trailed the ban on the importation of vehicles through land borders with some of the dealers calling the policy anti people while others said it would boost national economy. Some of the vehicle dealers in Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Kaduna States also said in separate interviews with the News…

Unemployed man in court for stealing fridge

Fridge A 22-year-old unemployed man, Qudus Bakare was on Tuesday arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrate’s’ court, Lagos State for alleged theft of fridge worth N45,000. The accused whose address is unknown is facing a one count charge of stealing. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offence…