Exchange Rates: BUY/SELL 1 USD=358/361 NGN, 1 GBP=474/480 NGN, 1 EURO=412/418 NGN

NEWS

We’ ve no land for FG’s ranches — Benue stakeholders

We’ ve no land for FG’s ranches — Benue stakeholders

         The Federal Government’s plan to establish ranches in parts of the country as a solution to the unending farmers/ herders clashes may not have gone down well with the generality of Benue people who collectively felt it was against their struggle to establish peaceful coexistence in the state through the state’s grazing law. From the tribal ...

Read More »

22-year-old man kills mother over love affair with his aunt in Abia

22-year-old man kills mother over love affair with his aunt in Abia

The police in Abia state have arrested a 22-year-old man, Agaezichi Ogbonna, for allegedly killing his mother over a love affair with her sister, who is the boy’s aunt, at Akpaa Mbato community, Obingwa council area of Abia State. According to reports, Ogbonna was in a relationship with his mother, Blessing’s sister and the mum got to know of it, ...

Read More »

Adamawa Governor’s Chief of Staff, Abdulrahman Jimeta, dies at 59

Adamawa Governor’s Chief of Staff, Abdulrahman Jimeta, dies at 59

The Chief of Staff to the Adamawa state governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, Abdulrahman Jimeta, has died. He was 59 years old. A statement released by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, said that Abba-Jimeta passed away in the early hours of today June 18th after a brief illness in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where he went to perform the ...

Read More »

Photos: See how Damboa bomb blast victims are being treated at the state hospital

See how Damboa bomb blast victims are being treated at the state hospital

31 people were killed in a multiple suicide bomb attack in Damboa, Borno state, on Sunday. Over 40 persons were injured and they were rushed to the state hospital for treatment. The photos of the victims in the hospital are quite shocking. See the photos below

Read More »

‘In Italy, 1500 Nigerians are currently serving jail terms for various offences’ – Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli

'In Italy, 1500 Nigerians are currently serving jail terms for various offences' - Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli

Stefanou Pontesilli, the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria says no fewer than 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Pontesilli who made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja said the number was huge. “In Italy we have about 1500 Nigerians in jail for various offences. It is a big number. We sometimes send them ...

Read More »

Photo of Nigerians selling Ankara fabric at the World Cup goes viral

Photo of Nigerians selling Ankara fabric at the World Cup goes viral

These Nigerian men in Super Eagles jersey were pictured outside the Kaliningrad Stadium selling Ankara fabric before the Croatia and Nigeria World Cup Clash last week. See pictures below:

Read More »

”SARS officers do not have the mandate to stop and search anybody’s phone” The Nigeria Police Force says

''SARS officers do not have the mandate to stop and search anybody's phone'' The Nigeria Police Force says

At a question and answer session on its twitter page, the Nigeria police force stated that SARS officers do not have the mandate to stop and search anyone as their job description is to tackle robbery, cattle rustling, kidnapping, violent crimes and others.

Read More »

Drunk man slips in kitchen and pierces his face with a pan (graphic photo)

5b2173a8b7b99

A drunk man slipped and fell into a pan and the handle of the pan pierced his face, with four inches lodged in his eye socket. The horrific accident occurred when the 64-year-old was stumbling around looking for kitchen utensils after having too much to drink. He lost his balance and fell forward towards the kitchen counter where he pierced ...

Read More »

320 military personnel will retire from the Nigerian armed forces next week

320 military personnel will retire from the Nigerian armed forces next week

Air Vice Marshal Austine Jekenu, Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) has confirmed that a total of 320 military personnel will retire from the armed forces next week. He told newsmen at the centre in Oshodi, Lagos today that the retiring military men were drawn from the Army, the Air Force and the Navy. “A total of 320 servicemen ...

Read More »

Yahoo Yahoo boy jailed over N150K fraud

Yahoo Yahoo boy jailed over N150K fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday secured the conviction and sentencing of one Uke Philip Akhator, an Internet fraudster, before Justice P. I Ajoku of the Federal High Court, sitting in Benin City, Edo State , for offenses bordering on obtaining by fraudulent trick. Akhator who was prosecuted by the Benin Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

Read More »

Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal orders operation ‘Show of Force’ across Lagos State

Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal orders operation 'Show of Force' across Lagos State

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command Imohimi Edgal, has ordered all police formations under the command to embark on Show of Force. The exercise will commence tomorrow 14/06/2018, from 0600hrs through 1600hrs across the state. According to the state PPRO, Chike Oti, ‘the operation is to assure Lagosians of the readiness of the command to provide adequate security for ...

Read More »

Egypt becomes the safest country in Africa! Even safer than US and UK, according to a new Global poll

Egypt becomes the safest country in Africa! Even safer than US and UK, according to a new Global poll

Egypt has been ranked the safest country in Africa and higher than both the UK and US, according to the annual Gallup Global Law and Order poll where it asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Egypt 16th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and ...

Read More »

US arrests 30 Nigerians in crackdown on email scammers

US arrests 30 Nigerians in crackdown on email scammers

The United States of America has arrested 74 people, 30 of whom are Nigerians, as part of the effort to combat email scam artists. Those arrested consist of people who convince correspondents to wire them money for fraudulent activities, BBC reports. The US said such scams are prevalent and pledged to pursue perpetrators “regardless of where they are located”. Following ...

Read More »

” It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his tormentor-in-Chief, Sani Abacha” Soyinka says in front of Buhari

'' It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his tormentor-in-Chief, Sani Abacha'' Soyinka says in front of Buhari

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday told President Buhari that honroing late Chief MKO Abiola and praising his ”tormentor in chief” was quite confusing. Prof. Soyinka spoke at the Presidential Villa during the conferment of posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the presumed winner of the June 12 presidential election, the Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale ...

Read More »

Lagos State CBD dismiss two enforcement officers over cases of extortion and illegal arrest of residents

5af07a21d5f4d

The Lagos State Central Business District has dismissed two of its enforcement officers over cases of extortion and illegal arrest of residents. Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Prince Olarenwaju Elegushi said the measure was taken against the officers to instil discipline, re-orientate and awaken a renewed mindset amongst staff, monitoring officers as well as ...

Read More »

Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud

Ex-Plateau state governor, Joshua Dariye, weeps as court sentence him to 14 years imprisonment for N1.1bn fraud

Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption. Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday found him guilty of diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2007. He was first arraigned on a 23-count charge for the offence in 2007. The presiding judge ...

Read More »

Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

Photos from the June 12th investiture/conferment of national awards on MKO Abiola, Gani Fawehinmi , Babagana Kingibe

The June 12 investiture and conferment of national awards on late MKO Abiola the presumed winner of 1993 presidential election, and Humanrights lawyer Late Gani Fawehinmi and Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 election Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, took place at the state house Abuja yesterday, June 12. The ceremony was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors, National Assembly members ...

Read More »

Eight people die on Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

Eight people die on Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

Eight people died yesterday in an accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue Mack truck opposite Wichtech Roofing and Pipes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Babatunde Akinbiyi, Public Relations Officer, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. He stated that the accident was caused by speeding and ...

Read More »

President Buhari signs law stopping VPs who complete a president’s tenure from contesting for presidency twice

President Buhari signs law stopping VPs who complete a president’s tenure from contesting for presidency twice

President Buhari has signed into law a bill that prevents a vice-president who completes a president’s tenure from contesting twice. The senior special assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja today June 8th. The law also applies to a deputy governors who complete the tenure of a governor. “I just want ...

Read More »

Femi Falana backs son, Falz over controversial video

Femi Falana backs son, Falz over controversial video

A human rights activist and renowned lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) has dared the Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, to sue his rapper son,Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz to court if they are aggrieved by his trending “This is Nigeria” video. It would be recalled that the group during the week released a statement ordering Falz to take down “This is Nigeria” ...

Read More »