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Serena Williams Reveals She Is Pregnant

6 days ago /
Sports  

Serena Williams just shut down anyone who considers women "the weaker sex." A spokesperson for the tennis player has confirmed that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian are expecting their first child. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall," The news broke Wednesday after Williams offered up a side...

US Accuses Iran Of 'Alarming Provocations'

6 days ago /
International News 

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region. "An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along with it," Mr Tillerson said. President...

INEC To Commence CVR Ahead Of 2019

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will soon commence a nationwide Continuous Voters Registration exercise, ahead of the 2019 general elections. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a meeting with national commissioners at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the exercise will enable citizens who...

Updated: Buhari Suspends SGF, NIA DG

6 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Babachir Lawal. President Buhari has also ordered an investigation into the allegations of violations of law and due process made against the SGF in the award of contracts under the Presidential Initiative on the...

President Buhari Suspends NIA, SGF Chief

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the director-general of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador  Ayo Oke and the Secretary to the Federal Government, Engineer Babachir David Lawal. Both men have been mired in some controversies. The President has ordered full scale investigations into their cases. Ayo Oke was linked recently with the shocking discovery of...

Former NFL Footballer, Aaron Hernandez, Kills Himself In Prison

1 week ago /
Sports  

Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his cell in Massachusetts, officials say. Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center and was pronounced dead later at hospital. The former New England Patriots tight end, 27, was serving a life sentence for killing a man who was dating...

French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse'

1 week ago /
International News  Security 

Prosecutors in France have requested a sentence of six month in prison against a French soldier who has been on trial in Paris for child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.  The soldier initially denied the allegations before admitting inappropriate contact with two minors.  Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sebastien L, filmed himself touching two...

Abducted Ondo Traditional Ruler Regains Freedom

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Oniyani of Iyani Akoko, Oba Joel Daodu, who was abducted recently by gunmen along Owo/Ikare- Akoko highway in Ondo State, has been released. Confirming the release, spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the monarch was seen walking by the roadside in Ayede-Ogbese, a small town...

Seized N13bn Cash: EFCC Searches Ex-Gov Obi, Mu’azu, Others’ Ikoyi Flats

1 week ago /
Nation 

As part of investigations into the 13 billion Naira found at a flat in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos state, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has searched apartments of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu...

Air Force Takes Delivery Of Two Russian Helicopters

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force says it has taken delivery of two MI-35m attack helicopters acquired from Russia. The Director of Operations in the Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Adebayo Amao, made the disclosure at an event in Abuja. He expressed optimism that the development would aid the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko...

NMA Proposes Five Years Health Strategic Plan

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has proposed a five-year strategic plan focusing on improving healthcare delivery across the country. The NMA President, Professor Mike Ogirima, made the appeal on Tuesday in Abuja, at a conference to present a draft copy of the strategic plan to stakeholders in the sector. Professor Ogirima noted that the...

President Buhari Commends Re-opening Of Abuja Airport

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the re-opening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 24 hours ahead of the deadline. In a statement issued by his spokesman, the President lauded the efforts of the contractor, security agencies, Kaduna State Government, as well as the Ministries of Transport, Power, Works and...

Melaye Accuses Council Chairman Of Assassination Attempt

1 week ago /

The lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, has cried out over an alleged assassination attempt on his life by gunmen at his residence in Aiyetoro-Gbede Ijumu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Speaking to reporters, Senator Melaye accused the Administrator of Aiyetoro-Gbede Ijumu LGA, Honourable Taofiq Isa, of...

Police Gun Down Member Of Ikorodu Security Forces Killers

1 week ago /
Nation 

One of the killers of Police and military personnel in Ikorodu, Lagos State has been gunned down, following a duel with Police Special Units and the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team. According to a statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh, the team had trailed the militant to a...

Cameroonian, Songwe Becomes First Female Head Of UN Economic Community For Africa

1 week ago /
International News 

Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA). Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year. ECA is one of...

I Am Not Losing Sleep Over Threats – Fani-Kayode

1 week ago /
Nation 

The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has responded to the threat of a law suit by Chibuike Amaechi, saying he is not losing any sleep over it. In a statement by the Special Adviser to Femi Fani-Kayode on Media, Jude Ndukwe,  the former Minister of Aviation said he has been...

Ikoyi Recovery Funds: Amaechi Writes Fani-Kayode, Fayose’s Aide

1 week ago /
Nation 

It appears the controversy over the recent recovery of 43 million Dollars, 27 million Naira and 23,000 pounds in a Lagos home may take a legal dimension soon. This is because the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has threatened to sue a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode and an...

Ekiti Govt. Increases Maternity Leave By 4 Weeks

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Ekiti State Government has announced an increase in the maternity leave period for women in its public service from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Kola Ajumobi, said this at a public enlightenment forum in Ado Ekiti....

FG To Recover Pension Remitted To Accounts Of 53,000 Ghost Workers – Adeosun

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said her ministry is working with the National Pension Commission to recover the pensions paid into the Retirement Savings Accounts of ghost workers. She said about 53,000 ghost workers had so far been removed from the Federal Government payroll. Adeosun stated, “The Presidential Initiative on...

FG Urges Nigerians To Take Livestock As A Business

1 week ago /

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has charged Nigerians to take livestock as a business, rather than considering it as a tradition. Mr Ahmed Salihu Ahmed of the Department of Animal Husbandry Service of the Ministry, gave the charge in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. He said the Federal Government has set machinery...


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