Ozubulu: Ohanaeze seeks probe of church massacre 

Describes killing  as  despicable and horrendous   Iheanacho Nwosu,Abuja  More condemnation Tuesday trailed Sunday massacre of innocent worshippers  at Ozubulu, Anambra State as Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the attack as mindless, horrendous and evil. President General of the body, Chief Nnia Nwodo    in a statement said the apex Igbo organization was shocked that such evil…

South Africa: Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence motion against him in parliament on Tuesday by garnering 198 votes to the opposition’s 177 votes as African National Congress lawmakers rallied to his support. There were nine abstentions in the secret ballot. Zuma, 75, who has held power since 2009 but whose time in office has…

Ebonyi: Death in multiple car crashes

One person died while four were critically wounded in multiple motor accidents, which occurred on Tuesday morning, at Nkalagu junction in Ebonyi, on the Abakaliki—Enugu federal highway. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the accident involved three articulated vehicles. Mr Kehinde Ayuba, the Nkalagu Unit Commander of the commission, noted that the accident…

Kalu fumes over anti-Igbo song

A former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Kalu, has condemned, in strong terms, a provocative song against Ndigbo trending online and offline. According to the front-line politician, Nigeria’s ethnic, religious,  cultural and political diversity  should be seen as an advantage and not a minus and as such hate speeches should be discouraged at all levels….

Quit notice: Sheath your Sword – Yoruba leaders tell agitators

From: Sola Ojo, Kaduna The Yoruba Traditional Council in the 19 northern states and Abuja has called on agitators on the quit notice ‎issued to the Igbos to sheath their swords and approach the issue with all sense of maturity in the interest of the country. The group, in a statement signed by its chairman,…

BREAKING: Lassa fever kills two in LUTH

Lassa fever has killed two patients at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in the Idi-Araba area of the state, South West Nigeria. The hospital management confirmed this on Tuesday, saying about 100 workers are being monitored. Details later…

Exam malpractice: WAEC cancels certificate issued 28yrs ago, 150 others

…As 29 ‘Born Again’ Christians return certificates From:  Gabriel Dike The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled 151 certificates already issued to candidates that sat for both school and private examinations who were later found to have engaged in examination malpractices. Also, the council has taken possession of 29 certificates (both school and private…

Defection: I’ve no guber ambition – Tonye Princewill

From: TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt A two-time governorship candidate in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has declared that his recent defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Labour Party (LP) was not to contest for governorship seat in the state. Princewill,  who spoke on Tuesday,  in Port Harcourt,  said he defected to APC …

Sugar coy ends impasse, to resume operations

From: BillyGraham Abel, Yola Savannah Sugar company, a subsidiary of Dangote group of companies, on Tuesday, agreed  to resume operations following close down recently. The company was shut following an internal crisis that led to the sacking of about 3000 company workers late June. Sule made the remark in a press briefing at the  savannah Sugar…

Anambra guber: MASSOB warns against boycott

From: Paul Osuyi, Asaba Leaders of the pro-Biafra group, the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in Delta south and central senatorial district have urged eligible voters in Anambra State not to boycott the forthcoming governorship election. The MASSOB leaders described the call to boycott the election as anti-Igbo which should be…

Ex-militants demand probe of amnesty funds under Yar’Adua, Jonathan

 From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Ex-militants and former beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), on Tuesday, called for a probe of the N541 billion spent on the scheme in the past eight years. The ex-militants, under the auspices of Transparency and Accountability Movement in Niger Delta (TAMND) lamented that despite the funds, the programme from…

Land-grabbing: Ogun community demands removal of monarch

From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Scores of residents of Ijeun Community in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Tuesday, stormed the Ogun State House of Assembly Complex to demand the removal of a traditional ruler, Olu of Obafe, Oba Taofeek Owolabi, over his alleged land grabbing and criminal activities The protesters, who carried placards…

Anambra guber: We’ll give you 99.9% votes – Ojoto community tells Obiano

From: David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Leaders of Ojoto community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have told Governor Willie Obiano that he should not dissipate energy to campaign in the area for his reelection as they assured him 99.9 percent support during the forth-coming November 18 gubernatorial election. Ojoto community gave the assurance…

Osinbajo unveils 5 Super Mushshak aircraft

…Seeks more foreign support to tackle insurgency Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, in Kaduna, unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft acquired by the Federal Government to boost the capacity of Nigeria Air Force personnel in the country. The five aircraft are among the 10 acquired by the government from Pakistan. Osinbajo, who was represented…

Group launches N1m cash prize essay competition in Bayelsa 

From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  A non- profit making organisation, the Robert Sunday Iworiso Foundation, has announced the maiden edition of the N1 million cash prize Robert Sunday Iworiso Essay Writing competition for senior secondary schools in Bayelsa State.  The competition billed to hold between August 22 and 23, 2017 at the Ijaw National Academy in Kaiama is part of…

Osinbajo launches 5 Super Mushshak trainer aircrafts

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Kaduna unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircrafts acquired by the Federal Government to boost the capacity of Nigeria Air Force personnel in the country. The five aircraft are among the 10 acquired by the government from Pakistan. Osinbajo, who was represented by Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said…