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Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, sympathises with Abia’s explosion victims

Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, sympathises with Abia’s explosion victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret over the unnecessary loss of lives and property as a result of last Friday’s pipeline explosion in Osisioma Ngwa community of Abia State, and sympathises with those who lost loved ones. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja, Saturday, noted that preliminary ...

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2019 Election: Agbaje will win Lagos for PDP, says Oyefusi

2019 Election: Agbaje will win Lagos for PDP, says Oyefusi

    The Lagos East Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, says the party will dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the state in 2019. Oyefusi, an entrepreneur, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. She said the people were tired of the ...

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MTN takes Fela and The Kalakuta Queens train to the New Africa Shrine

MTN takes Fela and The Kalakuta Queens train to the New Africa Shrine

The Musical “Fela and The Kalakuta Queens” is a demonstration of the rich cultural heritage that Nigeria is blessed with. The play, which tells the story of legendary musical icon and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, reveals the sensational life of the Queens of Kalakuta and unmasks common misconceptions about them. After an impressive show earlier in the year at the ...

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Buhari, Gowon, Jonathan charge traditional rulers on fostering unity

Buhari, Gowon, Jonathan charge traditional rulers on fostering unity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Benin called on traditional rulers across the country to continue to build bridges of unity and oneness to promote national development. Buhari made the call at the official launch of the Book Entitled “The Benin Monarchy, an Anthology of Benin History” held in Benin City on Saturday in commemoration of the 2nd coronation anniversary ...

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Missing General: Army denies killing woman, warns against fake news

Missing General: Army denies killing woman, warns against fake news

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kayode Ogunsonya, who debunked the report in a statement on Saturday in Jos, by warned against fake news “injurious to 3 Division, Nigeria Army, Rukuba”. Ogunsonya said that the Division’s headquarters “wish to state categorically that the report was a deliberate falsehood and an attempt to portray the division in bad light. “I wish ...

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Lagos police command reacts to sex-for-bail scandal, refutes widow’s claim of being sexually harassed by police officer at Ilaje police station

Lagos police command reacts to sex-for-bail scandal, refutes widow's claim of being sexually harassed by police officer at Ilaje police station

The Lagos state police command has refuted claims made by a widow, Mrs Adebukola Mowette, that when she was arrested by men of the Ilaje police station last month, one of the officers simply identified as Egi, demanded sex from her and also threatened to keep her in the cell for a long time if she failed to yield to ...

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Missing 3-year-old boy found dead in soakaway pit

Missing 3-year-old boy found dead in soakaway pit

The body of a 3-year-old boy who went missing has been found in a soakaway pit in Lagos. The boy, identified as Waris, was found dead in the cesspit of an uncompleted building on Simpson street in Ebute-Meta, Lagos. According to Punch, Waris was with his mother in their apartment before he went out to play. When his mother didn’t ...

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Video: President Trump refuses to take questions from CNN’s Jim Acosta, says network is ”Fake news”

President Trump refuses to take questions from CNN's Jim Acosta, says network is ''Fake news"

At a joint press briefing with UK Prime Minister Theresa May this afternoon, President Trump publicly refused to take questions from CNN reporter, Jim Acosta, saying the network is ”Fake news”. Watch video of him below:

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Sex-for-bail scandal rocks Bariga Police Station

Sex-for-bail scandal rocks Bariga Police Station

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the gender unit of the command to invstigate the allegation made by a widow, Mrs Adebukola Mowette, that an officer identified as Egi, at the Ilaje Police station in the state, demanded for sex from her before granting her bail. According to Mrs Mowette, she was arrested on June ...

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video: SARS officers assaulting man in Lagos

SARS officers assaulting man in Lagos

The trending video shows 5 armed SARS officers assaulting a man who refused to get into their van. Watch the video below:

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US Consular general, John Bray, visits injured Governor Ayo Fayose

US Consular general, John Bray, visits injured Governor Ayo Fayose

US Consular General, F. John Bray yesterday morning paid a visit to injured governor Ayo Fayose at his office in Ekiti state. Bray is in the state to monitor the election. See more photos below:

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Court sends wife of Boko Haram commander to rehabilitation centre, jails 113 other terrorists

Court sends wife of Boko Haram commander to rehabilitation centre, jails 113 other terrorists

A Federal High Court sitting at the Wawa Cantonment in Kainji, Niger State has sentenced 113 Boko Haram members to jail over their involvement in terrorism. According to reports, the suspects were found guilty on charges of membership of Boko Haram group, concealing information vital to security agencies, providing support to the sect, participating in acts of terrorism, which resulted ...

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Africa loses $50 Billion to corruption annually – EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

Africa loses $50 Billion to corruption annually - EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, decried the scourge of corruption in Africa, stressing that the continent loses about $ 50billion annually to Illicit financial flows. He made this assertion in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the 2018 commemoration of the African Anti- Corruption Day. According to Magu, the egregious level of ...

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Governor Ambode hosts 11-year old boy who drew Macron’s portrait In 2-hours at Afrika Shrine and pledges to sponsor his education

Governor Ambode hosts 11-year old boy who drew Macron’s portrait In 2-hours at Afrika Shrine

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday hosted an 11-year-old hyperrealist artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan who drew a stunning portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron in just two hours on the spot during the President’s visit to the new Afrika Shrine in Lagos. Governor Ambode, who hosted the artist alongside his parents, teachers and instructor, promised to give him educational support, ...

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Commissioning of Abuja Light Rail is an attempt by Buhari and his party to claim credit for a project that was initiated by Jonathan – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called out President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for attempting to claim credit for the Abuja Light Rail Project which it says was conceptualized, initiated and policy-propelled by the PDP. The party said President Buhari’s showboating and rush to commission the rail project, without giving credit to the PDP, even when his ...

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President Buhari commissions Abuja Light rail network, the first of its kind in West Africa

President Buhari commissions Abuja Light rail network

President Buhari, officially commissioned the first phase of the Abuja Light Rail mass transit covering 12 stations within the metropolis. The Abuja Rail is the first Light Rail network in West Africa. The rail project has been in the works for over 11 years. It was inherited at 63% completion and the remaining 37% was fast-tracked to completion by this ...

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INEC begins the distribution of sensitive materials to 16 LGAs ahead of Ekiti State Governorship election

INEC begins the distribution of sensitive materials to 16 LGAs ahead of Ekiti State Governorship election

INEC has begun the distribution of sensitive materials to the 16 LGAs at CBN Ado Ekiti with the National Commissioners, RECs, Media, Security and Party Agents in attendance ahead of this saturday’s governorship election. The photos shared by INEC shows vehicles being loaded for distribution of sensitive materials to Ekiti’s 16 local government areas.

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Police burst gang which specializes in the kidnap, rape and murder of women in Imo State

Police burst gang which specializes in the kidnap, rape and murder of women in Imo State

The Imo State Police Command has arrested members of a gang over the rape and murder of women in the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galandachi, who confirmed the arrest said the gang specializes in the kidnap, rape and murder of women. Briefing newsmen at the Clans Headquarters in Owerri, Galandachi disclosed that the gang kidnapped, raped and ...

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‘A National campaign against fake news has been launched in Nigeria’ – Lai Mohammed

'A National campaign against fake news has been launched in Nigeria' - Lai Mohammed

A National Campaign Against Fake News has been launched in Nigeria by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who described the phenomenon as a time bomb that can detonate with deadly consequences if left unchecked. Speaking at a world press conference in Abuja today, the Minister also described fake news a a global epidemic that could be ...

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‘What is happening in Ekiti state is shameful and undemocratic’ – Governor Dankwambo of Gombe State says

'What is happening in Ekiti state is shameful and undemocratic' - Governor Dankwambo of Gombe State

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has reacted to reports of violence and harrassment from Ekiti State today that left Governor Fayose hospitalised. According to Dankwambo, ‘the attempt by the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress to subvert the will of the people on Saturday in Ekiti will be resisted’. He also said, ‘just got off the phone with my ...

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