Tuesday, 29 December 2020

I Did Not called for a coup —Bishop Kukah

Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has dismissed claims made by some Nigerians that his Christmas day message was a call for a coup to overthrow the Buhari-led administration.

Kukah in his Christmas day message said that Nigeria would have suffered a military coup or be thrown into a war if a non-northern Muslim president was in power and has done a fraction of what Buhari has

Atletico Madrid terminate Diego Costa's contract with the former Chelsea striker released as a free agent after he asked to be let go for 'personal reasons'

Spanish club, Atletico Madrid have terminated Diego Costa's contract after he asked to be let go for 'personal reasons'

After falling down the pecking order under coach Diego Simeone, the former Chelsea's striker is said to have instructed Atletico to tear up his contract which had just six months to run, with the striker being

Insecurity: Allow Nigerians bear arms to defend themselves - Professor Itse Sagay advises FG

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, has advised President Buhari and Inspec­tor General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to allow ordinary Nigerians to bear firearms in order to protect themselves.

Sagay gave this advice during an interview with Daily Independent. He said the Federal Government was overwhelmed by various security challenges such as Boko Haram insurgency, banditry,

Hold Buhari government responsible should any harm befall Bishop Kukah - ECWA tells International Community

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has asked the International community to hold the Buhari-led government responsible if any harm befalls the Bishop of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah.

Kukah has been criticized by some Nigerians following his Christmas day message in which he accused President Buhari of Nepotism. He went further to state that there would have been coup if a non-

Brave female POS operator disarms two armed robbers in Edo

The suspected robbers

A brave female Point of Sale (POS) operator disarmed two suspected armed robbers who attempted to steal her money in Uhogwa, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo state.

It was gathered that the suspects, Andrew Adubu and Destiny Olu, pretending to be customers, came to the POS shop, located at the entrance of the IDP Camp on Monday, December 28 and requested to

'If Tunde Bakare Can Lie Against God, Is It Man He Can't Lie Against?' - Reno Omokri

Many of my readers would by now have watched Tunde Bakare’s viral video where he came out swinging in defence of Bola Tinubu, and made a number of claims, among which were that some ‘rancorous elements, bitter and resentful noise makers’ Yorubas, ‘who have not achieved as much as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has achieved’ had sent someone to him, and they included his name in a list of

'Why Nigerians Don't Trust Buhari's Government' – Cardinal Onaiyekan

Former Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has said President Muhammadu Buhari's admittance that Nigerians don't trust his government is a positive step.

The clergyman stated this while reacting to Buhari's Christmas message when he featured on a Channels Television programme.

Onaiyekan attributed the rising public distrust in Buhari's administration to widespread deceit being

Monday, 7 December 2020

Breaking!! Apostle Debra Eunice Osagiede , The General Overseer Of Spirit and Life Bible Church has passed On

Mrs. Deb'rah Eunice Gordon Osagiede is dead. She is a Nigerian pastor and the General Overseer of Spirit and Life Bible Church. She is also the President of Godhead Prayer Ministry. A
retired Police Commissioner.

She was pronounced dead Monday 7th

Friday, 27 November 2020

Lekki Shooting: Nigeria Will Never Spare CNN, Others For Spreading Fake News – FG

The Federal government has vowed to punish the Cable Network News, CNN for carrying out unverified information from the controversial Lekki Toll Gate incident.

It also vowed not to spare any media organization both local and international that attempted to set Nigeria on fire through unverifiable reportage.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed made the vow on Friday at a

I’m happy even without marriage, children –Don Jazzy

Mavin Records boss, Michael Ajereh, aka Don Jazzy, turned 38 on Thursday, November 26, 2020. A party was held for him and his father, who shares the date with him, and he tells CHIJEKWU MICHAEL about the highlights of his career and life

One would have thought you would celebrate your birthday with your celebrity friends. Why didn’t you do that?

Many of my celebrity friends including, P-Square and Davido, have called me to ask where the party is happening. However, I don’t usually celebrate my birthdays. But VBank, which signed me as a brand

Maina: Court grants bail to Ndume

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted bail to the Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, who had been detained in prison since Monday over his suretyship for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to have jumped bail in his N2bn money laundering trial.

Maina, a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has not been attending trial since the September 29, 2020

APC crisis: Sacked Oshiomhole-led NWC drags party, INEC to court

....asks court to fire Buni caretaker committee

.....seeks nullification of NEC meeting chaired by Buhari

A former National Vice Chairman and ex-acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party and declare him as the Acting National Chairman of the party.

The National Executive Committee of the APC had at its meeting held at the Presidential Villa on June 25, 2020 dissolved the party’s National Working Committee, led by the then National Chairman,

Woman Slaughters Her Mother In Akwa Ibom (Graphic Photos)

A woman allegedly killed her mother and chopped the body into pieces in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom, IgbereTV reports.

Abasi-Ifreke Ime Eshiet who posted the photos from the crime scene said that the shocking incident happened at Urua Anan Road, Ikot Ekpene.

Some of the photos shows the suspect carrying the body pieces in a bowl before she was tied up and

Breaking!! ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities.

The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday.
The government also pledged to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the

Fast Till God Answers Prayers, If You Refuse To Join APC - Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Friday said anyone who refused to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might continue to fast until God answered the prayers.

Governor Uzodinma said this while fielding questions from State House reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari again at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over the erosion crisis in his State.

The governor, while reacting to a question on the movement from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

Friday, 20 November 2020

Three PDP Govs Negotiate With APC As Others Reassure Party - Thisday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may shed more gubernatorial weight if ongoing negotiations between three of its governors and the ruling All Progressives Congress succeed.

Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. Dave Umahi, had on Tuesday opened the impending floodgate of defections when he deserted the PDP and pitched his tent with the APC complaining that the main

Ekiti varsity resumes Monday

Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has directed all newly-admitted students for the 2019/2020 academic session to resume for academic activities on Monday, 23rd November.

The Head, Directorate of Information, Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, who said the resumption included pre-degree, diploma and 100 level students of the university, said, “The students are expected complete

BREAKING: FG exempts ASUU from IPPIS, raises allowances, revitalisation fund to N60bn

After weeks of negotiations and foot-dragging, the Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.

The government also shifted grounds on a number of issues, including the insistence that all the

This Government Has Failed, There Is No Way To Cover It – Senator Abaribe

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe believes the President Muhammadu Buhari government has failed the country, insisting that there is no way to paper over their failures.

“The party (PDP) has its position and the position is very simple: this government has failed,” the Senator who represents Abia South said on Friday’s edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

“You don’t have any other way of trying to cover it. You can say all the rhetoric, you make all the

Man Who Raped And Buried Girl Alive Is Executed By Lethal Injection In The US

Orlando Hall was convicted for his role in the horrific kidnapping, rape and murder of the 16-year-old sister of two Texas drug dealers he suspected had stolen money from him.

Lisa Rene was abducted in 1994 from her apartment by five men, including Hall, who had gone there to confront her brothers.

When they found her instead, the gang of marijuana traffickers took her at gunpoint to Arkansas where

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

'I Left PDP Because Of Injustice’ – Umahi Finally Confirms Defection To APC

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has finally confirmed his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

There have been reports on the governor leaving the PDP where he served as deputy governor and was twice elected governor but Umahi has not spoken publicly about it.

After a meeting with Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe and chairman of the APC caretaker committee,

Anger As Presidency Boycotts Meeting With South South Governors, Others

The six governors from the South-south geopolitical zone and other important personalities from the Niger Delta region have expressed their angst at the Presidency for failing to attend a major stakeholders' meeting scheduled in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the meeting was convened at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President,

I Want To Be A Martyr, Sacrificed To Achieve Igbo Presidency - Governor Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has said he wants to be a martyr who will be sacrificed to achieve the much-sought Igbo presidency.

Umahi made the declaration on Tuesday in Abakaliki while briefing newsmen, noting that only martyrs make sacrifices for the peoples’ interest in difficult times.

The governor, who confirmed that he is defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All

Umahi Wants To Be President In APC, He Should Stop Telling Lies About PDP - Wike

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi quest to be All Progressives Congress presidential candidate and not alleged injustice meted on the South-East by the Peoples Democratic Party, has been blamed for his defection.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who made this assertion, said committed members of the PDP were not surprised that Governor Umahi on Tuesday formally defected to the APC, which he

Monday, 16 November 2020

Fuel price hike, violation of our agreement with FG —NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the fuel price hike from between N158 and N162 per litre to N168 and N170, stating that it has worsened the level of anguish in the country.

It noted that the increase in the pump price of petrol was “against the spirit and content” of what

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Governor Obaseki’s ADC Collapses At His Swearing-In Ceremony (Video)

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s Aide-de-camp (ADC), collapsed during his swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, November 12th.

While the governor was reading his inaugural speech, at the ceremony which held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Edo State, the ADC collapsed and other security agents rallied round to help

MD Of Nigeria Commodity Exchange Fails To Provide Current Food Prices (Video)

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Commodity Exchange, Mrs. Zaheera Baba-Ari failed to provide the current food prices of commodities in the country.

The Director who was rewarded with a renewal of appointment as the Managing Director and CEO of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange by President Muhamadu Buhari on the 24th April 2019, failed to

Sunday, 8 November 2020

FFK Reacts To Biden's Victory: "Even Satan Thought He Won, Until 3 Days Later"

"Joe Biden's Dreams Shall Be Dashed, His "Victory" Annulled & His Celebrations Shortlived''- FFK

"Even Satan Thought He Won...Until 3 Days Later"
- FFK Reacts To Biden's Victory

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says Joe Biden's victory at the US polls will be dashed

Saturday, 7 November 2020

“Something wey go finish now now” – Davido shades Wizkid’s $3million endorsement deal

Nigerian music executive, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has stated that Wizkid’s $3million endorsement deal with UBA is chicken change.

Recall that the award winning artiste, Wizkid signed a major ambassadorial deal with international

#EndSARS: Youth reps boycott Lagos panel over frozen bank accounts

Youth representatives on the judicial panel of inquiry against police brutality in Lagos state have withdrawn their continued participation in the sitting following revelation that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, blocked bank accounts of some #EndSARS advocates.

Recall that the CBN obtained a federal court order to freeze the bank accounts of 19 individuals and a

President Buhari will not Resign — Lai Mohammed

The federal government says President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign because he has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country until the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this at a media briefing in Abuja,

Mr Mohammed was reacting to “diversionary statements by some commentators, especially political

It’s victory of good over evil, Obasanjo congratulates Biden, Harris

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris over their ‘victory’ in the US election.

Obasanjo, in a congratulatory letter made available to The PUNCH by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the ‘feat’ achieved by the two Democrats as “victory of good over evil”.

The former Nigerian leader wrote, “It is victory of good over evil and it is not victory for you and the

“85% of Nigerian women won’t qualify if bride price should be paid for only virgins” – Daddy Freeze supports Reno Omokri

Controversial On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has opined that majority of Nigerian women will not qualify if bride price should be paid only for virgins. See more below....

Stop spending money to impress people you don’t know – Actor, Mike Ezuruonye tells fake life enthusiasts

Popular Nigerian actor, Mike Ezuruonye has advised his fans to shun fake like.

According to the thespian, people should stop spending money to impress people they do not know.  See more below....

Immigration: Biden Presidency will favour Nigeria, says ex-NIAA DG

A former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Prof. Bola Akinterinwa, says a United States Government led by President-Elect, Joe Biden, will favour Nigeria in the area of immigration and financial aid.

Akinterinwa said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Saturday shortly after Biden was projected to become the next President of the US.

President Donald Trump had earlier in the year barred Nigerians from receiving immigrant visas and

Trump rejects Biden’s victory, says media can’t decide next president

United States President, Donald Trump, has rejected the victory of the President-elect, Joe Biden.

Trump said this in a statement shortly after the media projected the victory of the former Vice-President.
The Republican candidate said the election was deeply flawed and he would be heading to court on

President Buhari Congratulates Joe Biden, US President-Elect

Congratulations to US President-Elect Joe Biden on his election at a time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs. His election is a reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means.

In a democracy, the most powerful group are not the politicians, but voters who can decide the fate of the politicians at the polling booth. The main fascination of democracy is the freedom of choice and the

Monday, 2 November 2020

Governor Wike Dares IPOB Members To Harass Him Whenever He Travels To Europe (Video)

Governor Wike while on Live interview has dared members of the banned Ipob group to approach or harrass him anywhere in the world. He clarified that he is only calm and collected in appraoching issues

'Pope Didn't Fully Support Gay Civil Unions, Comments Taken Out Of Context' - Vatican

The Vatican says comments by Pope Francis on civil union laws in a documentary last month were taken out of context and did not signal a change in Church doctrine on homosexuals or support for same-sex marriage.

The documentary Francesco, which premiered at the Rome film festival on October 21, made headlines for a comment in which the pope says that homosexuals have a right to be in a family and that civil

Oyigbo Massacre: 'I Withdraw My Support For Wike' - PDP Member (Pix)

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abia state chapter, Mr Asiegbu Nnaji Obed has said he has withdrawn his support for Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, a member of the same party.

This is following the reported mass killing in Oyigbo part of the city in which Igbo has been largely

'Why I Tried To Commit Suicide 2 Times. I Was Really Depressed' - Tiwa Savage

Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage has recently confessed in a video of attempting to commit suicide on multiple occasions.

The songstress revealed in an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on ‘Bounce Live Radio’ where she disclosed that she nearly took her own life after she was bullied as a black kid in London. She said she

I Never Ordered Military To Kill Igbos In Oyigbo - Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the allegation that he ordered the Nigerian Army to kill Igbos in Oyigbo Local Government Area, as a politically motivated falsehood.

He maintained that curfew was imposed in Oyigbo to restore calm after members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Biafra (IPOB) killed 6 soldiers, 4 policemen and destroyed all

#EndSARS: SWAT Begins Training Of Over 400 Personnel (Pictures)

The new police unit called Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) on Monday began its training with over 400 personnel at the Police Mobile College in Eggon, Nasarawa State.

Present at the training ground was the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, and other officials who came to inspect the training exercise.

In his opening remark, the Minister said he was happy with the progress the personnel was making and

Obasogie Of Benin Eduwu Ekhator Dies. Governor Obaseki Mourns

The Obasogie of Benin Chief Eduwu Ekhator has passed on.

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki confirmed his death in a tweet on Monday.

The governor described him as a noble man who was a great asset to the Benin Kingdom.

He wrote: “I received the news of the death of the Obasogie of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator with a

Soldier Who Flogged Woman In Ibadan Over 'Indecent Dressing' Arrested

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Seun Fakorede says the soldiers who were caught on camera flogging a woman for what they termed ‘indecent dressing’ in the state have been arrested, Igbere TV reports.

Mr Fakorede stated this in a Twitter thread on Monday.

The soldiers were deployed in the streets of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State to curb the #EndSARS protest.

Tweeting about their arrest, the commissioner wrote:

My ears are full of news of the unlawful activities of some soldiers of the Nigerian Army over the

Friday, 30 October 2020

Desmond Elliot Crying On Live TV Following Backlash

Desmond Elliot has broken down in tears on Live TV, following the backlash he's receiving from Nigerians over social media regulation.

Recall that the former actor, at the Lagos State House of Rep in his submission, pushed for passing if

Ganduje Reappoints Commissioner Sacked For 'Celebrating' Abba Kyari's Death (Pics)

Muazu Magaji, former commissioner for works and infrastructure in Kano, has been appointed as the state’s chairman, Gas Pipeline Project Delivery and Gas Industrialisation Committee.

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had sacked Magaji in April for his “unguarded utterances” over

Lagos State To Engage 4,000 Graduates In Internship, To Pay 40,000 Monthly

As part of efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved Internship Programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration and the Youth Development Programme of the State.

Speaking recently on the programme with newsmen, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth

'Seyi Tinubu Controls All The Signage For Lagos' - Chief Bode George (Video)

Former PDP National Chairman, Chief Bode George has come out to criticize the system and structure in Lagos state. Speaking to Arise Tv, the former army general said that the system was not working and needs to be looked into, he also criticized Alpha-Beta, the Company of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.

He said the company is in charge of collecting the internally generated revenue in Lagos and grosses

Man narrates how he ended up closing his bank account after he offered to pay a lady’s bill at a club, and waiter brought N430,000 bill

A man, identified as London Akan on Twitter, has narrated how he emptied his bank account after he offered to pay a lady’s bill at a club, and the waiter brought N432,500 bill. See more below...