Breaking: FG increases NSIPs to accommodate more pupils, traders, others

January 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Managemnt and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the expansion of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) to accommodate more primary school pupils, traders, graduates, farmers, among others. Speaking Monday in Abuja during the 4th annual review of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), Farouq Read More

Breaking – Igbo Presidency: Coalition exposes Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB

January 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) has that the statement released on Sunday by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) stating its opposition on Igbo presidency in 2023, has vindicated its earlier position that IPOB was being sponsored by fifth columnists to destroy the South East region. IPOB, in a statement by its spokesman, Read More

Breaking: Samsung chief jailed

January 18, 2021 BBC 0

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption. Lee has been the de facto head of Samsung Electronics since 2014. Read More

Breaking: Ex-Finance, Commerce Minister is dead, burial day announced

January 17, 2021 Editor 0

A former Minister Jubril Martins-Kuye has passed on. Martins-Kuye who served twice as a minister died on Sunday morning in his hometown of Ago-Iwoye at 78 years, according to one of his sons. The Ago-Iwoye born politician was appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his cabinet. He was trained Read More

Breaking: FG closes NIMC headquarters as crowd surges ahead NIN deadline

January 16, 2021 Editor 0

The headquarters of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has closed against enrollment of National Identity Number (NIN) for all applicants. This was disclosed by NIMC head of media and publicity, Kayode Adegoke, who said the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy gave the directive. Adegoke said the minister reactivated 20 other centers within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to make Read More

Breaking: NYSC announces postings for batch B stream 2 corps members, postpones arrival day… see details

January 15, 2021 Editor 0

Ahead of scheduled opening of camp, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released postings for 2020 Batch B Stream II Corp Members. Also, the date for opening of approved camps for corp members has been moved to January 19, 2021. This was disclosed by the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim on Friday at a sensitisation webinar for Read More

Breaking: Another Umahi’s appointee resigns in Ebonyo

January 15, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The last has not been heard of the gale of resignations trailing the Ebonyi state government, following the defection of Governor Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in November last year. The latest appointee to join the fray is the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Internal Security, Mr. Uzorma Ani, popularly Read More

Breaking: Gunmen abduct Ningi in Bauchi

January 15, 2021 Editor 0

A former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Ningi, has been kidnapped by gunmen. Already, the Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the former lawmaker, who represented Ningi Constituency in the last Assembly. The Bauchi Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, said Friday morning that the victim was kidnapped within Bauchi metropolis. He said Read More

Happening now: Incumbent Museveni leads Bobi Wine in Uganda Presidential poll

January 15, 2021 BBC 0

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken a significant early lead in the presidential race according to preliminary results released by the electoral commission on Friday morning. Mr Museveni has garnered 1,536,205 votes (65.02%), while his main rival Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has 647,146 votes (27.39%) from 8,310 polling stations. The country has a total of 34, 684 Read More

Breaking: Tennis star Andy Murray tests positive for Coronavirus

January 14, 2021 Skysports 0

Former world number one Andy Murray has tested positive for coronavirus. The 33-year-old Brit had been preparing for the year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open. He was due to travel to Australia on one of the 18 charter flights laid on by tournament organisers but is still isolating at home. Murray, who is said to be in good health, Read More

Breaking: Trump impeached again

January 13, 2021 BBC 0

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has officially confirmed Donald Trump’s second impeachment. Congress voted 232 to 197 on the sole article of impeachment, which charged Trump with “incitement of an insurrection” after last week’s riots at the US Capitol. Ten Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach. This vote marks an important change from the president’s first impeachment. In Read More

Breaking: NECO releases results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states… see details

January 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday. According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices. He Read More

Breaking: Uganda shuts down social media

January 12, 2021 AFP 0

Uganda’s communications regulator has ordered the shutdown of social media and messaging applications, ahead of a highly-charged election on Thursday. The vote will come after one of the bloodiest campaigns in years, as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni seeks a sixth term against popstar-turned-MP Bobi Wine, who has managed to fire up a youthful population that has mostly known only one Read More

Breaking: At last, Court grants Sowore bail

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja on Monday granted former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore N20 million bail. Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello while ruling on the bail application on Monday filed admitted Sowore to bail in the sum of N20million and two sureties in like sum. Four other activists, who were arrested with Sowore on New Year’s Eve in Abuja for Read More

Breaking: 20 burnt to death in Bauchi auto crash

January 10, 2021 Najib Sani, Bauchi 0

Up to 20 people were burnt to death Sunday evening as a result of a fatal accident that occurred at Tirwun area of the Bauchi state capital. According to eye witnesses, the accident happened when a government vehicle collided with a commercial bus carrying 18 passengers passing by the road which caught fire and roasted the occupants. They said 20 Read More

Breaking: George Obiozor is new Ohaneze Ndigbo President General

January 10, 2021 Editor 0

A new President General of the Igbo socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo has emerged. He is Professor George Obiozor. Prof. Obiozor who was a Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Isreal and Cyprus emerged after an election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday. This is as other candidates for the position of the President Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as fire engulfs Nigeria Immigration Service headquarters

January 10, 2021 Editor 0

Men of the Nigeria Fire Service has put out raging fire at the headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) close to Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. According to an official statement on the Twitter handle of the NIS, Sunday morning, “A fire incident occurred in our Service Headquarters this Morning. It affected some of our Offices. “The fire Read More

Breaking: Strange fire consumes 10 newborn babies inside hospital

January 9, 2021 NAN 0

Ten newborn babies died on Saturday in a fire at a state-run hospital in western India, officials said. There were 17 infants in the unit for sick newborn babies when the fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra state. Seven infants died due to smoke suffocation, and three from burn Read More

Breaking: Trump tweets again, vows to stay away from Biden inauguration as US President

January 8, 2021 VOA 0

United States President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, breaking a tradition that has for centuries been a hallmark of the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. Two days after infuriated Trump supporters overran the U.S. Capitol during Congressional proceedings to formally certify Biden’s win, Trump wrote, “I will not Read More

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu cancels ongoing appointment of LASU VC, orders fresh process

January 8, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor and visitor to Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor (VC) of the institution. The governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Read More