Breaking: Court sends Agba Jalingo to prison for ‘defaming’ Ayade’s sister inlaw

March 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital has remanded a Journalist, Citizen Agba Jalingo at the medium security custodial center in Kuje for allegedly defaming Elizabeth Frank Ayade, wife of the younger brother of Governor Ben Ayade, in a published article. Jalingo is also accused of having committed an offense punishable by Section 24 (1)b of the Cybercrimes Read More

Those calling for interim govt are jokers, protesters warn Obi, Atiku

March 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

…Says no mandates stolen, warn against spirit of June 12 …Ask Nigerians, international community to support Tinubu’s govt …Back INEC chairman’s stay in office Some Nigerians on the aiges of The Natives, Monday, took a peaceful walk on the streets of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, even as they warned the opposition parties and their candidates against thought of Read More

PDP crisis: Ayu speaks on suspension

March 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to reports on his suspension by Benue state chapter of the party. In a statement, by his special adviser on media and communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam, Monday, Ayu said it is against the constitution of the party for a state chapter to suspend a member of the National Executive Council Read More

Wild protests in Israel as Netanyahu fires Minister

March 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Massive crowds filled the streets of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv late Sunday night after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister over his opposition to a planned judicial overhaul. Waving Israeli flags and chanting “democratia,” protestors could be seen blocking streets and bridges, including the Ayalon Highway. Protesters lit several fires on the main highway in Tel Read More

Prince Harry returns to London

March 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Britain’s Prince Harry has arrived at London’s High Court to attend a hearing in his claim against Associated Newspapers Limited over allegations of unlawful information gathering. The Duke of Sussex last year joined a group of high-profile figures, including singer Elton John, in legal action against the publisher of the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and the Mail Online. Read More

Pictures: US vice president storms Ghana, begins Africa tour

March 27, 2023 Africa Times 0

Vice President Kamala Harris of the United States arrived in Accra on Sunday, beginning a three-nation tour that focuses on investment and African economic growth. “Today begins a weeklong journey, first here in Ghana, then on to Tanzania and then Zambia,” said Harris during public remarks. “I’m very excited about the future of Africa. I’m very excited about the impact Read More

Unknown gunmen kill three NSCDC personnel in Imo

March 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen have allegedly killed three personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area, Imo state. Blueprint learnt that the personal were attacked in a vehicle when they were ambushed and killed in the early hours of Monday. Confirming the report, the Imo state polixs spokesperson, Henry Okoye, said security operatives had Read More

Diya served Nigeria diligently, fearlessly – Defence minister

March 27, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has described the death of the former Chief of General Staff, Lt.-General Donaldson Oladipo Diya (retd) as a monumental loss to the military and the nation at large.According to a statement by media aide to the minister Mohammad Abdulkadri on Sunday, Magashi stated this in a condolence message mourning Diya who Read More

Police ban protests in Nasarawa

March 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Nasarawa State Police Command on Monday banned all forms of protest throughout the state. The spokesperson for the command, Ramhan Nansel, said the decision was taken to prevent the breakdown of law and order and to sustain the peace currently being enjoyed.  He also said that an intelligence report on security in the state revealed that it can no longer Read More

Initiative preaches gender equity, women inclusion

March 27, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

Glamorous Mothers Development Initiative (GLAMODI) in collaboration with Stand with a Girl Initiative (SEGEI) has called on the government and all other stakeholders to embrace equity by taking proactive steps to promote fairness and inclusion of women, noting that they have been marginalised in almost every facet of life.  Education and Gender inclusion strategist, Mrs Irene Ugbah, made the call Read More

FG urged on financial inclusion, accessibility for women

March 27, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

Shecluded, a financial wellness company has called on the government and other stakeholders to give women access to finance, noting that inclusion is still a big challenge for most women owned businesses in the country. Its Vice President Partnerships, Farida Yahya, made the call during Shecluded’s International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023  Community Meet in Abuja held with the theme  “DigitALL: Read More

10th NASS Leadership: Competence, character, experience or regionalism? By Dominic Alancha

March 27, 2023 Dominic Alancha 0

The Federal Legislature is the major crucible where the laws guiding our corporate existence as a nation are enacted. It’s at the National Assembly that we have the highest convergence of elected public officials in Nigeria; making it undoubtedly the key fulcrum of our democracy. Practically every ethnic group and tribe in the country is duly represented at the Federal Read More

Foundation, academy worry over SGBV, sensitises community on good parenting

March 27, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The Hanan Buhari Foundation has expressed concerns over the increasing cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stressing the need for the total eradication of all forms of stigmatization and abuse against survivors across the country. Its founder Hannan Buhari, the daughter of President Mohammadu Buhari, made the call in Abuja at the Read More

Visa ban: 10 Nigerians on UK watchlist

March 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The United Kingdom has currently placed 10 Nigerians on ite watchlist over controversial comments made during the 2023 electoral process. This was disclosed by the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones on Sunday. He said, “We have a list, we are working through our list but we don’t publish those names. I know people say we should, but Read More

Again, Ronaldo hits brace as Portugal lash Luxembourg

March 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his record-breaking form for Portugal as he grabbed two more goals in his country’s 6-0 thrashing of Luxembourg in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Sunday, giving them a second win in four days. The 38-year-old grabbed a double against Liechtenstein on Thursday and scored twice more in Luxembourg to extend his record tally of international goals to Read More

Euro qualifier: England ease past Ukraine

March 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

First-half goals from Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka helped England seal a dominant 2-0 victory over Ukraine in Group C of their Euro 2024 qualifying at Wembley on Sunday. Gareth Southgate’s side have now won back-to-back games to begin their bid to qualify for the next European Championships following Thursday’s win over Italy. The pair of matches were also their Read More

Ondo: EFCC operatives arrest over 80 POS operators

March 27, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ondo state over the weekend clamped down on over 80 Point of Sales (PoS) agents, suspected to be buying money and selling to members of the public with skyrocketing interest. Officials of the commission carried out the exercise in Akure, the state capital today. It was gathered that the EFCC Read More

BBTitans: 3 more housemates evicted

March 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Justin, Blaqboi and Thabsng have been evicted from the Big Brother Titans reality show on Sunday. The show which is at it’s final week had 24 housemates hosted in South Africa. The maiden edition hosted two countries – Nigeria and South Africa in one house. As the curtain is set to close on Sunday, April 2, 2023, viewers await the Read More

SIIP-NE: COAS accuses Reuters of sabotaging combat insurgency

March 27, 2023 Binta Shama 0

The Nigerian Army has challenged the international news agency (Reuters) to bring up evidence to substantiate the claims on abortion of 10,000 pregnancies, massacre of children and other sexual and gender based violations against the Armed Forces. It stated that the intention is to rubbish the successes story in combating insurgency. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, Read More

Sack Bawa, protect your integrity, anti-graft conference tasks Buhari

March 27, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Nigerians across various sectors have charged President Muhammadu Buhari to protect his legacy and sack the chairman of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, over his alleged total disregard for rule of law. They said with a few days to the end of his administration, President Buhari should be concerned about a functional system where there is respect Read More

‘Why PDP suspended national chairman Iyorchia Ayu’

March 27, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Iyorchia Ayu was Sunday suspended by the party. His suspension was effected by the executive of the party in Igyorov Ward of Gboko local government area of Benue state. Addressing the media on behalf of the ward chairman, Kashi Philip, ward secretary, Mr. Vangeryina Dooyum, stated that Dr. Ayu was Read More

Parents, teachers and the burden of children with special needs

March 27, 2023 Editorial V 0

As the world marks the 2023 World Down Syndrome Day, many parents are encumbered with how to tackle the challenges of children with special needs. These are children with one form of deformity or another bothering on their sensory and perceptive ability. In most cases, they are far removed from the society because of their inability to cope in certain Read More

Kebbi guber: APC calls for removal of INEC collation officer, claims victory

March 27, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

 Chairman Kebbi state publicity committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign, Alhajl Kabiru Sani Giant, has called  for the removal of the  collation officer for the state,  Professor Yusuf Saidu over alleged bias during the last Governorship and House of Assembly Elections.  He said his removal would bring some level of sanity during the re-run elections, saying his party was not Read More

Senate presidency: Group raises the alarm over vote-buying

March 27, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

…Asks anti- corruption agencies to intervene A Civil Society Organisation, Adopt a Goal for National Development Initiative (AGNDI) has raised the alarm over bribery allegations ravaging the campaign organisation of one of the aspirants for the 10th Senate Presidency in Nigeria. AGNDI alleged that the aspirant, who is a former governor, is bribing senators-elect with the sum of 10,000 Dollars to Read More