Ooni Launches Adire Textile Hub To Empower Youths (photos)

The Ooni of Ife, and Arole Oduduwa His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday launched an Adire textile production hub with the aim of empower youths. The newly textile hub which was sited on a 30,000 square meters of land with a vision to empower the youths through the revival of […]

Alleged N2.2b Fraud: Court Grants Fayose Leave To Travel Abroad

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday permitted a former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, who is facing trial over an alleged N2.2billion fraud, to go on a foreign medical trip. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted him permission following an application by Fayose’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun (SAN). Fayose had, through his counsel, sought an order of […]

PHOTOS: Police Arrest Two Nigerian Nationals In India With Drugs Worth Over N2m

Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Karnataka Police over alleged drug peddling and recovery of drugs worth ?5 lakh (N2,630,342.88) from them. The suspects identified as Augustine Okafor, 38, and Achunike Nwafor,36, were arrested in Rabindranath Tagore near Nagar Police Station area on Sunday, February 21, while […]

Makinde Orders Reopening Of Shasha Market

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has ordered the immediate reopening of Shasha market. This is as the Governor also orders the immediate closure of the market annex which was established in Iroko while the Shasha crises broke out. The Governor also said he awaits assurance and advise from the security agencies enforcing curfew in the […]

PHOTOS: Repentant Bandits Surrender Their Arms In Zamfara

Zamfara state government has recieved some arms and ammunitions surrendered by some repentant bandits. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of information, Suleiman Tunau Anka on his official Twitter handle. The information commissioner uploaded the photos of the armed bandits surrendering their weapons at a ceremony that was attended by the state governor Bello […]

PHOTOS: Police Arrest Two Ex-Convicts For Alleged Armed Robbery In Ogun

Two ex-convicts identified as Abiodun Oshoba and Mustapha Sakiru have been arrested by men of Ogun State police command for allegedly robbing one Aminu Iliyasu of his Bajaj motorcycle with registration number SGM 965 VQ at gunpoint. This was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi. […]

EFCC Arrests 9 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Over Fraud In Niger

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in Niger state. The suspects were apprehended today, February 22, in an early morning operation in Minna. Niger State According to the anti-graft agency, their arrest by operatives from the Advance Fee Fraud Section, EFCC headquarters, was followed after a […]

Osinbajo flags off the inception dialogue on the UN Food Summit (Photos)

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN flags off the inception dialogue on the United Nation Food Systems Summit. Mr. Fred Kafeero (FAO) Rep, Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning Dr. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State Finance, Budget and Planning Prince. Clem Agba, The National Convenor of Nigeria Food Systems Summit Dialogue, and Permanent Secretary MInistry of […]

Fulani herdsmen have suffered unfairly – Isa Yuguda

Former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda has alleged that the Fulani people particularly herdsmen, have been subjected to unfair treatment. His statement was in reaction to the recent allegations connecting Fulani herdsmen to insecurity in Nigeria. Speaking with journalists on Monday, Yuguda said: “I think the cattle rearers who have been herding for […]

Fayemi visits widow of flight sergeant who died in crash (PHOTOS)

Governor Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to Omolola Olawunmi, the widow of Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi who died in the Air Force plane crash. It was indeed a black Sunday on February 21 as seven officers of the Nigerian Air Force lost their lives in the crash. According to the Minister of […]

Former banker, two others arraigned for N14m fraud

A former banker, Ugwumba Evangeline and two other suspected fraudsters were on Monday, February 24, 2021, arraigned by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice E. N Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State. They were arraigned on four-count charges bordering on conspiracy, […]

Student convicted, Ogun socialite arraigned over N35m scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday, arraigned one Mary Akerele before Justice Abiodun Akinyemi of the Ogun State High Court 4, Abeokuta, on five counts bordering on stealing to the tune of N35,520,000. The Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, indicated that trouble started for the 46-year-old socialite, who […]

Ondo timber dealers block highway, protest extortion

Timber dealers, under the aegis of the Ondo State Filchers Association, on Monday, protested against alleged extortion, molestation and coercion by the Ogun State Revenue Service Agency. The protesters blocked the Benin-Ore-Ijebu Ode Expressway at the boundary between Ogun and Ondo states at Ajebamide community in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The […]

Water scarcity hits Enugu, residents seek govt intervention

Residents of Enugu metropolis in Enugu State, on Monday, lamented the acute water shortage that hit the city. The problem of water scarcity in the state capital, which has thrown many residents into hardship, is as old as the city itself. It has defied all solutions by different administrations. The situation, it was learnt, grew […]

Super Falcons thump Equatorial Guinea 9-0 to win Antalya tourney

Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala, scored four goals as the Super Falcons thrashed Equatorial Guinea 9-0 to emerge champions of the Festival Women’s Cup 2021 Antalya on Tuesday. The competition had the Falcons, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, and CSKA Moscow Ladies in attendance. Falcons finished as champions with a maximum of nine points from three matches, scoring […]

Suu Kyi’s lawyer soldiers on ‘in defence of democracy’

Staying in different lodgings each night to evade arrest, the lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar’s people again become “slaves” of the military. Soldiers raided the civilian leader’s residence and detained her in pre-dawn raids three weeks ago, effectively ending Myanmar’s 10-year experiment with democracy. The new […]

US in mourning over 500,000 Covid deaths, UK sees hope

President Joe Biden ordered flags lowered to half mast Monday after the United States crossed the “heartbreaking” milestone of 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, while Britain eyed lifting lockdowns in the latest sign of global gains against the pandemic. “I know what it’s like,” an emotional Biden said in a national television address, referring to his own […]

Haiti’s president defends record at UN, US slams ‘rule by decree’

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise told the UN Security Council on Monday that “democracy was doing well in Haiti” despite its ongoing political crisis, an assertion challenged by the United States, which called on him to quickly put an end to his era of “rule by decree.” Moise has been ruling by decree for a year […]