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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,...

Supreme Court upholds Nyesom Wike's election as Rivers State Governor

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Apex Court has upheld the election of Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party as the duly elected Governor of Rivers State. The Supreme Court gave the ruling validating the April 11 governorship election. Though the pronouncement has been made, detailed copy of the verdict would be provided on...

 

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes has joined Standard Liege on loan from Man Utd until the end of the season

1 year ago /
Sports  

Manchester United and Standard Liege have reached agreement for the temporary transfer of goalkeeper Victor Valdes, effective until the end of the current season. The Spain international and former Barcelona shot-stopper signed for the Reds in January 2015 and has made two appearances for the club - making his debut as...

 

Nigerians Protest After Death of Man in SA Police Custody

1 year ago /
International News  Nation 

A Nigerian barber by the name, Nonso Odo has died in police custody in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Odo who hails from Amangwu-Nkwerre in Imo State was arrested after an argument with some other Nigerian at a business center. He was involved...

UAE Government releases list of Nigerian politicians who have properties in Dubai, Abu Dhabi

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

UAE Government releases list of Nigerian politicians who have properties in Dubai, Abu Dhabi President Muhammadu Buhari’s agreement with the United Arab Emirates to help recover stolen money may have yielded quick results as the UAE government has released names of Nigerian politicians who have properties in the oil rich country,...

FG warns on the outbreak of Meningitis ‘C’

1 year ago /
Health  Nation 

The federal government has alerted that Meningitis Type ‘C’ is on the prowl and like other severe diseases which has claimed several lives and is threatening to do more in the absence of vaccines. Meningitis is a serious and often deadly disease in which an outside layer of the brain or...

Court grants Olisa Metuh N400 million bail with conditions

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has been granted bail. He was granted bail by the Federal High Court on Tuesday after a court sitting in Abuja. Olisa Metuh was ordered to pay 400 million Naira and provide two sureties in like sum. The court said both...

Twitter server crashes due to technical issues

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

It has come to our notice that the popular micro blogging site Twitter crashed this morning. A number of people have been complaining on Facebook that they have not been able to log into their accounts as at this morning for both its website and mobile apps. On trying to log...

Al-Shabab seizes African Union base in Somalia

1 year ago /
International News  Security 

According to reports by BBC, Al-Shabab militants have overrun an African Union military base outside the southern Somali town of el-Ade. The Islamist group says it has taken "complete control" of the AU camp and killed more than 60 Kenyan soldiers. Residents told BBC that al-Shabab had raised its flag at a...

Chibok girls parents await President buhari in Aso rock

1 year ago /
Nation 

Parents of the missing Chibok girls are presently in Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.The purpose of their visit to the presidency is to inquire from him, his efforts towards finding their daughters who have now been missing for one year and 265 days.The Parents are sitted at the...

FIFA fires secretary-general, Valcke over corruption scandal

1 year ago /
International News  Sports  

FIFA says it has fired general-secretary Jerome Valcke, once one of the global soccer body's most powerful figures, amid alleged corruption involving World Cup ticket sales. "The FIFA Emergency Committee decided, on 9 January 2016, to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary-general with immediate effect," Zurich-based FIFA said...

 

Breaking News: APC gov aspirant abducted in Abuja

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

Former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, and aspirant in the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state’s 2016 Governorship election, Victor Olabintan, has been reportedly kidnapped in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.  According to Gboyega Ajayi, Secretary of the Olabintan Campaign Organization, Olabintan was kidnapped on his way...

Arms Deal: EFCC arrests PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh

1 year ago /
Nation 

The spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of involvement in the controversial arms deal scandal. EFCC had earlier issued an invitation to Olisa, summoning him for questioning over his alleged involvement in the scandal...


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