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South Africa Athlete Oscar Pistorius convicted Of Killing girl friend Reeve Steenkamp

1 year ago /
International News 

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has has been convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkanp. The athlete is denied leave to appeal against his conviction for murdering his. The Constitutional Court in South Africa has made the ruling, meaning Pistorius will now be sentenced in April. Pistorius killed Ms Steenkamp...

Ambode Shuts Down mile 12 Market As A Result Of Ethnic Clashes

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the closure of the popular Mile 12 Market and has also imposed curfew on four streets in the area as a result the mayhem that engulfed the area today. The Yoruba and Hausa community in the area clashed earlier today. The clash...

Ese Oruru Five months Pregnant

1 year ago /
Oddities  Security 

Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl abducted from Bayelsa State, is about five months pregnant. Police authorities were treating the case with utmost caution considering the complication that the alleged pregnancy has added to the abduction saga. It was learnt that the dress she wore on arrival at the Force Headquarters on Tuesday,...

NJC sanctions Justice Ajumogobia

1 year ago /
Nation 

National Judicial Council (NJC) has Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court barred from aspiring to the Court of Appeal throughout her entire career. Justice Ofili- Ajumogobia has been put under NJC’s ‘watch list’ for four years on offences described by the judiciary’s highest body...

UNEP lifts wildlife trade embargo on Nigeria

1 year ago /
Environment 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has lifted the suspension on trade between Nigeria and other countries in all endangered plants and animal species as well as related products. Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed disclosed as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2016 World Wildlife Day. The Minister has also...

Senate Swears in David Mark As Senator

1 year ago /
Politics 

The former Senate President has been sworn-in as distinguished Senator representing Benue South. David Mark is now sworn-in as a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Benue South District for the 5th time following his recent victory at the State National Assembly re-run election.   Also sworn-in by the Senate was Senator Ahmed...

Ese Reunites With family, Dad will take her to TB Joshua, says she’s hypnotised.

1 year ago /
Oddities  Security 

Police authorities in Abuja today officially handed over Ese to her mother, Mrs. Oruru. 14 years old Ese Rita Oruru was brought to Police headquarters at Louis Edet House at about 12:55 pm amid tight security. Her dad, Mr Charles Oruru, however disclosed that he has concluded plans to seek spiritual...

Gunmen Abduct Three In Lagos School

1 year ago /
Security 

Gunmen last night abducted three students, two girls and a boy from the all boarding Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, BMJS, a secondary and a higher school certificate institution run by the Anglican Church of Nigeria in Agunfoye Lugbusi‎, near Ikorodu, Lagos State.  The gunmen reportedly scaled through the fence into the...

BREAKING: Sunday Oliseh, Super Eagles Coach resigns appointment.

1 year ago /
Sports  

Sunday Oliseh has resigned his 7 month old appointment with the Super Eagles. Oliseh, who announced his resignation as Head Coach on Twitter, said he took the decision due to the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to honour the terms of his contract. “Due to contract violations, lack of...

Bomb blast hits police station in Adamawa

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

A powerful explosion suspected to be from a bomb has occurred at the Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters, in Yola, Adamawa State. Premium Times reports that a witness, Mohammed DanAsabe, said that the blast happened at about 11:44 am Thursday. Another witness, Ibrahim Bello, a resident of the area, said the “blast is...

EFCC, ICPC to probe sacked DGs for blowing N200b on poll

1 year ago /
Nation 

Not fewer than 10 out of the 26 directors-general and heads of parastatal and government agencies, who were sacked on Monday, February 15, may be in trouble. The Nation reports that they may be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other...

Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri as SSA on foreign affairs

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Senior Special Assistant on Foreign and Diapora Affairs. Dabiri-Erewa, a former member of the House of Representatives from Lagos, received her appointment letter at the State House in Abuja few minutes ago. She was born in Jos, Plateau State and a former member of...

FG sacks heads of NTA, FRCN, NBC, VON, others

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s federal government has announced the sack of the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the ministry of information and culture. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the disengagement during a meeting he held with the chief executives of the Nigerian Television Authority, Federal Radio Corporation...

We’re prepared to send anyone to prison – Senate vows to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan& Others

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate vowed to probe former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan as well as ministers who served under them for the alleged violation of the master plan of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory,FCT, Senator Dino Melaye while addressing newsmen said...

Buhari begins vacation, Osinbajo to act as president

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from today, February 5 to Wednesday, February 10, 2016. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Villa A statement on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said “While President Buhari is on vacation,...

Saraki loses appeal at Supreme Court, CCT trial must hold

1 year ago /
Nation 

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday had his appeal seeking to stop his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), dismissed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In the lead judgment taken by Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, the court held that the CCT was properly constituted to exercise jurisdiction over...

World's First Zika Virus Vaccine Made In India, Claim Scientists

1 year ago /
Health  International News 

According to reports, scientists at a Hyderabad lab, India say they have developed the world's first vaccine against the Zika Virus. They say, in fact, that they have two. The World Health Organisation has declared Zika and its suspected link to birth defects a global health emergency. More than 20 countries...

WHO Declares Zika Virus an International Public Health Emergency

1 year ago /
Health  International News 

The World Health Organization, WHO has declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to combat the disease. “This is an extraordinary event,” said WHO Director General Margaret...

Bomb Explosion Kills Many In Gombi, Adamawa

1 year ago /
Nation 

Another bomb blast is reported in Gombi community, Adamawa State three days after another blast killed scores in Chibok, Borno State.A boy was said to have detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market Friday, Killing many, according to witnesses.A vigilante leader confirmed ‎the incident, saying 20 persons including the...

Nnamdi Kanu to remain in Kuje prison as court denies bail

1 year ago /
Nation 

 A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, bail. Ruling on the bail application, Justice John Tsoho ordered that the Director of Radio Biafra and two other accused persons be remanded in Kuje prison pending their trial. Earlier, a mild drama,...


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