France pays tribute to former president Jacques Chirac

France’s National Assembly and Senate stood in silence on Thursday to mark the death of former president Jacques Chirac. Chirac, who ruled France from 1995 to 2007, “is now part of France’s history,” National Assembly president Richard Ferrand said in an official statement. The conservative Chirac was best known abroad for his staunch opposition to […]

Buhari Speaks On Probe Of Corrupt Persons, Says Nigeria Lost $157.5bn In 10 Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigeria lost an estimated US$157.5 billion to illicit financial flows between 2003 and 2012. He spoke at a High-Level National Side-Event organised by the African Union Development Agency and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday in New York, on […]

Two Nigerian Nationals Arrested With 75.4 Grams Of Drugs In India

The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Goa Police has nabbed two Nigerian men for being in possession of 60.1 grams of cocaine and 15.3 grams of MDMA worth of Rs 7.5 lakh. Inside a rented room at Madlabhat, Siolim, the accused namely Obinna, 41 and Chidiebere Onuchukwu, 34 were found with the drugs lastweek. The ANC team […]

NNPC: Oil Will Remain Relevant Beyond 2040

Contrary to assumptions in some quarters that oil would soon lose its value, Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said fossil fuel would remain relevant in the global energy mix beyond 2040. According to Nation reports, the NNPC chief spoke on Wednesday in his office in Abuja, when he […]

Buhari: I’m Aware 54% Of Nigerians Live Below Poverty Line

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in New York, said he was aware that 54 per cent of Nigerians live below poverty line. This is coming as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded President Buhari on his inspiring address at the United Nations 74th General Assembly in New York. Buhari made this admission while delivering a […]

RCCG Assistant General Overseer Is Dead

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG has announced the passing on of the Assistant General Overseer of the church, Pastor Elijah Daramola who died at the age of 67. This was contained in a statement by Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, Head, Media and Public Relations, of RCCG. The statement added, “The leadership of the Redeemed […]

How We Caught Headteachers Collecting Levies In Ogun Public Schools – Gov Abiodun’s Aide

Some principals and headteachers who allegedly disobeyed Governor Dapo Abiodun’s order suspending the collection of levies or fees from pupils in Ogun State public schools have been caught in the act, WITHIN NIGERIA reports. Recall that barely three days after Governor Abiodun ordered the suspension of the N3,700 Parents/Teachers Association levy, reports from parents across […]

Independence: FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, Oct.1, as public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary. The Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. She said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the federal government. The minister congratulated Nigerians […]

Bill Gates Turned Me Into A Different Person – Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said that his meeting with billionaire philanthropist, Bill Gates, turned him into a different person. Dangote said this on Wednesday as a discussant at the 2019 Goalkeepers’ event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York, US. “When I started my foundation in 1994, I never […]

Police Arrest Military Officer With Large Quantity Of Indian Hemp [PHOTOS]

Police in Jigawa State have arrested a military personal with 169 blocks of herbs suspected to be Indian hemp. He was nabbed in Ringim Local Government Area. State commissioner of police, CP Bala Zama Senchi disclosed this while briefing Newsmen on the command’s achievement at the police headquarters in Dutse. He explained that Operation Puff […]

Trump complains again of harassment after impeachment probe launched

Donald Trump described himself Wednesday as the worst-treated president ever after Democrats announced a formal impeachment inquiry against him. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in announcing the probe on Tuesday afternoon that Trump had betrayed his oath of office by seeking help from Ukraine to hurt his Democratic rival Joe Biden. In the latest of […]

India’s investments in Nigeria hit $15b

INDIA, through her companies operating in the country has invested $15billion in Nigeria, its High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Abhay Thakur on Tuesday. The envoy also said India companies were among the highest employer of labour with about 35,000 under its direct employment in Lagos State alone. He spoke during the unveiling of a new […]

Nobody must maltreat Osinbajo – Northern youths

The coalition of Northern Nigerian Youth has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to halt any attempt that can lead to maltreatment or embarrassment of any kind against Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking to the journalists in Kano, Mallam Yusuf Abdulmalik said any attempt to whistle down the influence of Osinbajo will label Buhari, and by extension, the […]

Protesters demand Ambode’s probe

SCORES of protesters under the aegis of Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) on Tuesday protested at the Lagos State House of Assembly complex demanding the probe of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The protesters, who chanted solidarity songs, were led by the Patron of LYV, Mr. Rasak Olokooba, and the President of the Group, Mr. Ibrahim Ekundina. […]

Xenophobia: ECOWAS citizens seek access to African Court

Following reports that the Nigerian government plans to sue South Africa at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) over the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, some citizens of West African countries have begun move to compel their countries to take the necessary steps to allow enhanced access to […]

Navy nabs 12 rice ‘smugglers’

The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, has nabbed 12 suspected rice smugglers. According to the Commanding Officer (FOB), Captain Peter Yiime, 1,072 bags of 50kg smuggled rice, and two wooden boats were seized from the suspects. Yilme said the arrests were made in two operations, and that […]

Oba Oniru dies at 82

The Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, is dead. Oniru died yesterday in Lagos after a brief illness. He was 82. The first-class monarch’s 82nd birthday was celebrated last September 6 at his palace. He is survived by wives and children, among who are former Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront, Adesegun Oniru; Justice Aishat […]

Xenophobia: Six Nigerian students cancel trip for robotics competition in South Africa

Six Nigerian students who will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on September 28 have cancelled their trip to the country over safety concerns. The students announced cancellation of their trip at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos. They said the organisers had failed to guarantee their safety […]

Saving Nigerian girls from sex slavery

There were startling revelations recently on how Nigeria girls were used as sex slaves in some West African countries. The Director-General of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, let the cat out of the bag when she said that over 20,000 Nigerians girls were in Mali working as sex […]