Maigari of Lokoja, Maikarfi lll dies at 80

One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers, Maigari of Lokoja, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammad Kabir Maikarfi lll is dead. Aged 80 years, Maigari died Wednesday evening after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja. He was one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Kogi State, having ascended the throne in 1992. The Secretary, Lokoja […]

Communities in oil-rich Niger Delta poorest in Nigeria – SERAP

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has shown that towns in the Niger Delta live in deplorable conditions. The findings do not corroborate the enormous wealth derived from locations in the region where the Nigerian government generates majority of its revenue. The 82-page report SERAP launched on Wednesday in Lagos […]

Photos: NDLEA sets ablaze N194b worth of cocaine recovered in Lagos warehouse

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed 1.8 tons of cocaine recovered by its personnel from a warehouse in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement said tougher time awaits drug barons and cartels operating in Nigeria if they fail to back out of their criminal […]

Photos: Lagos takes delivery of trains for the Red Line Rail System

The Lagos State Government has taken delivery of new trains from Milwaukee, United States, for its Redline rail project, a 37-kilometre intracity railway system. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, disclosed this on Tuesday, September 27. Omotosho said the delivery was in line with the government’s determination to deliver the operation […]

Mali Women’s Basketball Players Exchange Blows After Loss (Video)

The fight took place in the postgame media area after the team was defeated 81-68 by Serbia. A video has captured the moment two members of Mali’s basketball team exchanged blows on Monday, September 26, following their latest loss in the women’s World Cup. The fight took place in the postgame media area after the […]

ASUU strike: FG makes U-turn, withdraws orders asking Vice-Chancellors to reopen universities

The Federal Government (FG) on Monday withdrew its earlier directive asking the management of Vice-Chancellors in universities “to ensure that the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resume and commence lectures immediately.” This was contained in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of National Universities Commission (NUC), Mr […]

Photos: Retired soldiers protest in Abuja

Military veterans under the aegis of the Retired Members of Nigerian Armed Forces and the Coalition of Concerned Military Veterans protested the non-payment of their Security Debarment Allowance in Abuja on Monday. The protest took place at the Ministry of Defence located at Ship House on Olusegun Obasanjo Way in the country’s capital city. The […]

Police parade suspected kidnap kingpin, John Lyon in Yenagoa (photos)

The Bayelsa State Police Command on Monday paraded the suspected kidnap kingpin, John Ikechuwkwu Ewa, alias ‘John Lion’. He was paraded alongside three other members of his kidnapping gang at the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa. Ewa was apprehended by a crack team of detectives from the command who tracked him to Abuja. In a […]

Flood: Over 500 houses submerged, millions lost in Kogi

Over 500 houses have been submerged, while properties worth millions of naira have been lost due to floods in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. It was  gathered that vehicles and pedestrians currently face difficulties moving across Ganaja under Ajaokuta Local Government and Old Market roads in Lokoja as overflow from nearby River Niger surges through […]

2023: North should break Atiku’s spell of deceit – Ohanaeze

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has re-echoed its stand that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should be rejected at the polls in 2023. Ohanaeze hinged the decision on the PDP’s jettisoning of zoning arrangement before its presidential primary election. It was reports that unlike the All Progressives […]

Nigeria elections: Fierce battle anticipated as 2023 campaign season opens

The forthcoming general elections in Nigeria will be held in the first quarter of 2023. Presidential and National Assembly elections will be conducted on Saturday, 25th February; Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections are scheduled for Saturday, 11th March. On September 28, the campaign season will officially open as announced by the Independent National […]

Five arrested while stealing diesel at Ogun construction company (photos)

Five persons have been arrested while stealing Automotive Gas Oil, otherwise known as diesel, in Ogun State. It was  learnt that the suspects were caught in the act by some Ogun State So-Safe Corps operatives at a road construction company in Siun, Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the state. The So-Safe Corps spokesperson, Moruf Yusuf, […]

Rights Commission to monitor Prof Zainab’s trial over assault on policewoman

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the brutal assault on Inspector Teju Moses by Professor Zainab Duke Abiola. The scholar and her maid have been arrested and charged to court. The police said the third suspect is on the run. NHRC Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu condemned the “affront to the human rights and […]

Christians must stop spending big money on burial – Rev. Fr. Gopep

Rev. Fr. Godfrey Gopep, the Parish Priest of St. Finberrs’ Catholic Church, Rayfield, Jos, has advised Christians to desist from organizing expensive burials. Gpoep, who is also the Chaplain, Plateau Government House Chapel, gave the advice in his sermon on Sunday in Jos. The cleric, who decried the high cost of burial, particularly among Christians, […]

Photo Of 84-Year-Old Man Who Allegedly Defiled 8-Year-Old Girl In Ogun

The state Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abeokuta. Stephen Jack, an 84-year-old man has been arrested by the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command. He was arrested for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl (name withheld). The state Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed […]

Strike: Shift grounds in the interest of Nigerian students – Kumuyi to FG, ASUU

The General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W. F Kumuyi, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to shift grounds in resolving the conflict between them in the interest of Nigerian students. Kumuyi made the call in Minna while fielding questions from journalists in Minna, Niger […]