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BREAKING: Journalists Barred From Covering Kanu’s Trial

21 hours ago /
Nation 

The trial of Nnamdi Kanu has resumed on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Journalists, have however, been barred from covering the ongoing trial of the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This is against the earlier judgement by the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, who ruled that...

St Petersburg Explosion: 10 Dead and Dozens Injured In Metro Blast

3 weeks ago /
Security 

At least 10 people have been killed and many more injured after a blast rocked a metro station in St Petersburg, Russian authorities have said. The metro service said an explosive device was detonated on a train at the Sennaya Ploshchad station in Russia’s second city. The entire metro network was...

Three Suicide Bombers Die In Maiduguri Blast

1 month ago /
Nation 

Three suicide bombers have lost their lives early on Friday morning, in an attempt to detonate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The explosion occurred on Damboa road, near a petrol station in Maiduguri. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), three petrol...

Four Die As Bus Plunges Into River

2 months ago /
Nation 

Four people have been reported dead as a luxury bus plunged into Majidun River in Mile 12 area of Lagos in the early hours of Friday. The bus was said to have been traveling from the eastern part of Nigeria. Officials of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), and Lagos State Emergency...

Government Takes Over Arik Airline

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has taken over Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times. According to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to intervene “Clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instilling sanity in the country’s aviation sector and prevent a major catastrophe. The airline will now be...

Court Adjourns Judgment On Jegede’s Appeal Indefinitely

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja has adjourned indefinitely the judgment on the appeal filed by substituted governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election in  Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede. Jegede, who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP,...

President Buhari Swears In New Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

5 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has sworn in Walter Onnoghen as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. The swearing in ceremony was conducted on Thursday, at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Onnoghen replaces Mahmud Mohammed whose tenure ended at midnight on Wednesday. Details later…...

Fani-Kayode Granted N50m Bail

5 months ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted bail to a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani- Kayode, in the sum of 50 million Naira after he was arraigned on five counts of 26 million Naira fraud. Fani-Kayode, a Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organisation of  former...

BREAKING: Trump Beats Clinton To Take White House

5 months ago /
International News 

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports. The Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton. The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina...

Governor Ambode Sacks Finance, Transport, Tourism Commissioners

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has fired the Commissioners for Tourism; Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Finance; Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi and Transport; Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola. A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, on Wednesday, announced the cabinet reshuffle by the Governor. The statement said: “Ambode directed the Special Adviser,...

21 Chibok Girls Freed From Boko Haram Clutches

6 months ago /
Nation 

The spokesman for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has tweeted confirmation of the Chibok girls’ release, saying 21 of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants have been rescued by the military. The girls, who have not been named, remain in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. In April 2014, over 200 girls had...

Protesters Storm Edo INEC Office Over Election Result Announcement

6 months ago /
Politics 

Protests have begun outside the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State. The protesters said that they are protesting the alleged change of results by the electoral commission. Security officials have formed a barricade outside the INEC office to stall any breakdown of law and order INEC announced results of...

 

Terror Attack Kills Scores In Nice, France

9 months ago /
International News 

Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack. The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people were killed. The...

Farage To Resign As UKIP Leader In Wake Of 'Brexit' Vote

9 months ago /
International News 

Nigel Farage announced Monday that he will step down as the leader of the UK Independence Party, saying, "I've done my bit" to get Britain out of the European Union. He said the party was "in a good position" following the EU referendum and that his political ambition had been achieved. "I came into...

INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Uche Ogah

9 months ago /
Politics 

INEC has issued a certificate of return to Uche Ogah (PDP), following an order by the Abuja Federal High Court on Monday June 27th, mandating INEC to immediately issue Certificate of Return to Ogah who came second at the PDP primaries in the state in 2014. Ogah had dragged the former...

Court Orders Governor Ikpeazu To Vacate Office

10 months ago /
Politics 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, and ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Dr. Samson Oga. The court also ordered Ikpeazu to vacate office immediately. The order was based on the allegation that Ikpeazu submitted false...

David Cameron Resigns As Prime Minister After UK Votes To Leave EU

10 months ago /
International News 

David Cameron has resigned as prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The prime minister, who backed a Remain vote, said Britain required "fresh leadership" to negotiate the country's exit from the EU. "I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers...

UK Votes To Leave European Union

10 months ago /
International News 

The Leave campaign has won the UK's EU referendum, after 43 years in a historic referendum making it the first country to vote to leave the Union. Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in the...

Former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi Dies Aged 54

10 months ago /
Sports  

One of Nigerian football's best-known figures, a former captain of the Nigeria national team, one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach; Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54. As a player, Keshi was part of the...

Election Tribunal Dismisses Idris Wada’s Petition Against Yahaya Bello’s Election

10 months ago /
Politics 

Kogi State governorship election tribunal has dismissed the petition by Captain Idris Wada of the PDP challenging the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor.


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