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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...

One day, Nigeria will be great – Ron Kenoly

1 year ago /
Nation  Religion 

American preacher and gospel singer reverend Ron Kenoly says Nigeria has the potential to become one of the greatest countries in the world before the turn of the century. Kenoly said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents after a church service at the Aso Villa chapel on Sunday. He said,...

Buhari’s social intervention package, not one-off scheme, says Vice Presidential Aide

1 year ago /
Nation 

The social welfare intervention programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, for which N500 billion has been allocated in the 2016 budget, is not a one-off scheme, says Mr Laolu Akande, the vice presidential spokesman. Akande, who is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity in the Office of Vice...

Lassa fever breaks out in Taraba, one dead, 2 quarantined

1 year ago /
Health  Nation 

The Government of Taraba State has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state in the person of the State Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai. He said, "One person died and two others quarantined and their blood samples have already been taken to Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo State for...

Earth quake hits eastern India, kills nine, injures 200

1 year ago /
International News 

At least nine people have been killed and almost 200 injured after an earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude in eastern India, Sky News reports. The quake struck 29km (18 miles) west of the northeastern city of Imphal at 4.35am (11.05pm UK time), according to the US Geological Survey. Six people have died in...

FG declares January 1, 2016 as public holiday

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has declared Friday, January 1, 2016 as public holiday to mark the New Year celebration. The announcement was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd). He called on Nigerians, to inculcate the spirit of the season as exemplified by love,...

See full detail of Nnamdi Kanu apology letter to Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation  Security 

Despite denials from Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer that the director of Radio Biafra apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sahara Reporters reports that they were able to get the written letter transcript of the apology. According to a copy of a handwritten statement signed by Kanu and dated October 23, the 48-year-old pro-Biafran...

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

1 year ago /
International News 

According to reports by BBC, prosecutors in Pennsylvania have filed the first sexual assault charges against US comedian Bill Cosby. Mr Cosby has been charged with aggravated indecent assault after an investigation involving a former local university employee and an alleged incident in 2004. He has previously said under oath he had...

FG slashes fuel price by 50 Kobo

1 year ago /
Nation  Transport  

The federal government yesterday reduced the pump price of petrol from N87 to N86.50k per litre with effect from January 1, 2016. The announcement was made yesterday by The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency’s (PPPRA) that there will be a 50 koko reduction in the pump price. Starting from January 1,...


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