Tinubu vs Obi: I never said Adebanjo is no longer Afenifere leader – Fasoranti

Chief Rueben Fasoranti has described as false the report circulating in the social space that he said Chief Ayo Adebanjo is no longer the acting leader of Afenifere, saying the false report was designed to cause confusion and polarise the group. Fasoranti disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon and signed by his […]

Nigerian-born Amanda Azubuike now Brigadier General in US Army

A senior officer in the United States Army, Amanda Azubuike, has been promoted to Brigadier General rank. Amanda, whose father and mother hail from Nigeria and Zimbabwe, serves at a military base in Fort Knox, Kentucky. US Army Futures Command Commander, General James Rainey, said Amanda “makes everyone around her better”. Born in London, United […]

2023: Islamic group reveals what Pa Fasoranti’s endorsement of Tinubu means

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended Pa Reuben Fasoranti, former leader of Afenifere, for endorsing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Ahmed Tinubu, as his preferred presidential candidate for Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election. MURIC, in a statement by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Thursday, said Pa Fasoranti’s endorsement of Tinubu is capable of uniting […]

Redesigning naira notes will plunge Nigerians into economic crisis – Group to FG

A coalition of over 73 civil society organisations in Northern Nigeria under the auspices of Concerned Northern Forum (CNF), has opined that the move, as announced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, to redesign and print new currency notes considering its economic implication is a way to plunge Nigeria and Nigerians into more […]

Nigerian man Aina stabs mother to death in London (photos)

Nicolas Aina, a Nigerian man has reportedly stabbed his mother, Caroline Adeyelu to death at the family home in Dagenham, East London. The incident occurred on the 30th of October. Aina, 28 had stabbed his sister, Angel Adeyelu, 33, severally in her bedroom. Caroline, 64, was said to have heard her daughter scream and rushed […]

Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan shot in assassination attempt

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan was on Thursday shot and wounded in an assassination attempt in the eastern city of Wazirabad. He was shot and wounded in the leg during a protest march. Khan, 70, ousted as prime minister in April, was six days into a miles-long protest procession, standing and waving to thousands […]

Photos: Customs intercepts petrol tanker conveying contraband rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a petrol tanker conveying contraband rice. It was reports that the Adamawa/Taraba Zonal Command of the NCS said at its headquarters in Yola on Thursday that the said tanker had 358 50kg bags of rice piled up in the belly of the petrol tanker, being conveyed to a […]

Makinde presents N310 bn budget for Oyo State

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday presented a budget of N310 billion for 2023 to the State House of Assembly for approval. Presenting the budget, tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development”, Makinde said that the figure was made up of N154.3 billion capital expenditure, representing 49.79 per cent and N155.6 billion recurrent expenditure, representing […]

Photos: N1.4bn Bank Fraud: EFCC Arrests Kogi Assembly Candidate With N326m, $610,500 Cash

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday informed that its operatives arrested the Kogi State House of Assembly candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, with N326million and $140,500 cash in a sting operation last Sunday. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, informed in a release he signed and made available […]

Photos: Beggars, destitutes flood Oyo, frustrate evacuation moves

One major thing the present administration in Oyo State has done repeatedly without concrete result is the evacuation and relocation of beggars and destitutes in some parts of Ibadan, the State capital. The investigation revealed that since the inception of the present administration in the State, evacuation of beggars and destitutes in some parts of […]