Aside Civil War, Nigeria Has Never Been This Divided – Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says contrary to the unity that was the driving force in the fight for independence, the country is now experiencing such division as has never been recorded since the civil war. Wike spoke on Thursday at an event to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day celebration at the government house, Port […]

The Official Salary Of A House Of Reps Member Is N800,000 – Hon. Karu Reveals

Hon. Simon Karu, representing Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe State, has revealed the official salary of each member of the House and how much they earn monthly. The lawmaker, while speaking at an event to mark the country’s 60th Independence Day anniversary on Thursday in Abuja, said most of the money is channeled to constituents […]

Man 27, Arrested For Snatching Phones And Burgling Rooms In Bayelsa (photos)

A 27-year-old suspected serial thief and burglar identified as Godbless Philip has been arrested by men of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Security Outfit over alleged phone snatching and other criminal activities. The suspect, Philip was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, September 30 along Otiotio off yenezue-gene Yenagoa after intelligence information gathering from members […]

Police Arrest, Brutalise Journalists, Activists During Independence Day Protest (Photos)

As Nigeria celebrates 60th Independence Anniversary, some journalists and activists under the platform of RevolutionNow who stormed the streets of Lagos to show their displeasure and demand an end to bad governance were arrested by the police. The aggrieved Nigerians more than 200 marched from the streets of Ojota to Maryland in Lagos, chanting songs […]

Nursing Mother Detained For 7 Months In Lagos Hospital Over N95,000 Unpaid Bill

For seven months now, one Ms. Blessing Bassey, a nursing mother, and her baby have been sleeping on the floor of one of the wards of Mojol Hospital, Church Street, in the Shasha area of Lagos State, over N95,000 unpaid hospital bill. According to a report by PUNCH Metro, the hospital management ordered nurses and […]

PHOTOS: Police station allegedly attacked in Oyigbo, Rivers State

A Police Station in Rivers State was yesterday attacked by unknown gunmen. According to reports, two people were killed and valuable properties destroyed. Twitter user, @von_bismack shared the photos and wrote ; SARS Operatives and station attacked, cars burnt, 2 killed at oyigbo Rivers state Last night by unknown men. Reason for the attack unknown. […]

Breaking News: FG Orders All Unity Schools To Reopen Oct 12

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this during a press conference in Abuja. According to a report by The PUNCH, the Federal Government on Friday announced that all Unity Schools in Nigeria should resume with effect from October 12. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this during a press conference in […]

Belarus announces retaliatory sanctions against the EU

Belarus announced sanctions against the European Union on Friday in retaliation to restrictive measures agreed by European leaders hours before over the falsification of the presidential election. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry’s statement accused the EU of “striving towards the deterioration of relations with us” and imposed its own set of sanctions against the bloc. It […]

Coronavirus: New cases rising, but rate of increase is slowing down

While the number of coronavirus related deaths in Belgium remains relatively low, the average has risen steadily to seven per day, according to the latest figures by Sciensano on Thursday. Over the past week, an average number of seven deaths occurred per day, up from the average of 5.3 the week before. In the first […]

Nigeria’s sports silver linings at 60

Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has made appreciable strides on the global sporting map from the Olympic Games to the Commonwealth Games, continental meets and World Championships. Despite some silver linings over the last six decades, stakeholders argue the returns should have been better given the abundance of sporting talents in the country, report OLALEKAN […]

The injurious lies in Buhari’s Independence Day speech, By Fredrick Nwabufo

One detraction to the national rapport is the hackneyed lies. Lies told and retold many times as truth. Lies told deliberately to tinge a past of acrimony in brushstrokes of harmony. Nigeria never had a glorious past and the “founding fathers” never envisioned a congenial future for the country. There has never been such a […]

Police arrest ‘Fix Badagry-Lagos Road’ protesters (photos)

The police in Lagos on Thursday arrested two conveners of “Fix Badagry-Lagos Road” protest at Aradagun area of the expressway and took them into custody. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of Badagry youths had gathered at Mowo junction of the expressway as early as 7a.m. on Thursday, protesting the deplorable state […]

Declining train services force passengers to turn to trucks in Zungeru

Passengers have now turned to trucks, trailers and cars to move their goods to various destinations due to the decline in train services in Minna and Zungeru towns in Niger. A check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna and Zungeru railway stations, revealed that the passengers use the alternative means of transport […]

BREAKING: Trump, wife quarantined over coronavirus

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he and first lady Melania Trump are beginning a “quarantine process” after one of his closest aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady […]

Trump and wife test positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for coronavirus. In a tweet, the president said: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Mr Trump, 74, earlier said he and the first lady, 50, were self-isolating after Hope […]