Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Wike invites Buhari, hails N78.9bn return to River

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday invited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to Rivers State, to witness his administration’s accomplishments.

The governor also appreciated Buhari for approving the refund of N78.9bn to the Rivers State

Wadume: Family of slain cop sues FG, killer captain this week

The family of the late Inspector Mark Ediale, one of the three policemen killed by soldiers in Taraba State to free a kidnap kingpin from custody on August 6, 2019, is set to institute a fundamental rights enforcement suit before the end of the week.

The Ediale family’s lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), who had earlier issued a seven-day ultimatum

COVID-19 is a hoax, says Kogi governor

KOGI State Governor Yahaya Bello on Tuesday said the fear of Coronavirus kills faster than the virus itself.

According to him, a virus that has killed 510,909 people worldwide as of Tuesday was an “imported”

Throwback Picture Of Babangida And Aikhomu Decorating Abacha With His New Rank

General Sani Abacha was the first serving officer in the Nigerian Armed Forces to attain the rank of 4-star general without skipping a rank. There had been other officers that attained the rank of 4 star general before him, but they all skipped ranks.

Yakubu Gowon was the first officer in the Nigerian Armed Forces to attain the rank of 4 star general,

Man Punches His Girlfriend To Death In Oyo For Denying Him Sex (Photos)

A murder suspect has narrated how he killed his 30-year-old girlfriend, Happiness Winifred, and dumped her body in a well.

Shagbada Erigga made the confession on Tuesday when he was paraded alongside 32 other suspects

Lady Laments As Fine Boy Who Collected Her Number 3Months Ago Refuses To Woo Her

In a rather hilarious post shared by a Facebook user on the social networking platform, a Nigerian lady has lamented over the dullness of her conversations with a “fine boy” who she gave her number to about three months ago.

According to her, she felt that by this time, the guy who requested for her number would have asked

President Buhari Commends Economic Team

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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMENDS ECONOMIC TEAM, WANTS NIGERIA’S QUICK EXIT FROM UNDER-DEVELOPMENT

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja appreciated the outstanding support and guidance provided by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) which he described as a “tutorial,”

Why We Are Against Plan To Increase Electricity Tariff — Lawan, Gbajabiamila (Video)

The leaders of the National Assembly have explained their positions against the plan to increase electricity tariffs in the country by July.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan and House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila expressed their rejection of the plan on Monday at a meeting with electricity distribution companies, DISCOs and the regulator,

Osun SSG, Wole Oyebamiji Tests Positive For COVID-19

Secretary to the Osun State Government, Wole Oyebamiji has tested positive for Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement by the state Commissioner for health, Rafiu Isamotu, ten new cases were also

Edo 2020: INEC Releases Provisional List Of Candidates, AAC Missing

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published a provisional list of candidates of the various political parties participating in the forthcoming September 19, 2020 Edo Governorship election.

Igbere TV reports that the two major parties out of the fourteen participating in the election are the

Boko Haram Kills 6 Soldiers, Steal Several Weapons In An Attack On Borno Villages

Haram terrorists over the weekend killed six Nigerian soldiers and stole several weapons during an attack on two villages in Borno State near the border with Niger Republic, a security source told SaharaReporters on Monday.

The source said that the insurgents also launched an improvised explosive device on the highway

Governor Akeredolu Tests Positive For COVID-19 (Video)

Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I'm asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated. See tweet below..

Ondo APC: Olusola Oke Submits Nomination Forms, Insists On Direct Primary

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC, Olusola Oke, has arrived at the National Secretariat of the party to submit his nomination and expression of interest forms.

He was accompanied by supporters from the state.

Oke said, “During the last (general) election, our party lost two senators and the presidential election

Oshiomhole Withdraws Appeal Challenging His Suspension From APC - Politics

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, challenging his suspension from the party.

A three-man panel of judges presided over by Justice Uchechukwu Onyemenam unanimously

Fear Grips Workers As Akwa Ibom Government Reduces Minimum Wage


There is a general feeling of discontentment among workers in Akwa Ibom State over the reduction of the minimum wage by the state government.

This development has delayed the payment of June salary in the oil-rich state and there are strong

Edo COVID-19 Response Team Protests Over Unpaid Stipends - Health

Workers in the Edo state COVID-19 response team on Tuesday protested none payment of their stipends.

The protesters blocked the entrance gate to the office of the Hospital Management Board, HMB, in Benin City, the state capital.

One of the leaders of the protesters, Ojeme Emmanuel said some of them have only collected

"Obaseki Became A PDP Member 2 Years Ago" - Osagie, Ex House Minority Whip

Former House of Representative Minority Whip, Hon Samson Osagie, has said that Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki joining the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not come as a surprise, saying that the Governor started the process two years into his tenure.

Fielding questions from newsmen at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC),

Interpol Rejects Iran’s Request For Trump Arrest

Interpol has resoundingly rejected the Iranian government’s request for help in carrying out an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump, in a statement sent to CNBC late Monday.

“Under Article 3 of INTERPOL’s constitution ‘it is strictly forbidden for the Organization to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character’,” the

"I Didn’t Ask Anyone To Insult Buhari, Oshiomhole" – Oba Of Benin

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has denied commissioning anyone to insult President Muhamadu Buhari, former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole and Captain Hosa Okunbor.

The monarch said the insult on the personalities of Buhari and two other illustrious sons of Edo State,

774,000 Jobs: Senate Committee & Minister, Keyamo Exchange Words (Video)

A mild drama occurred on Tuesday in the Senate as the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, exchanged words with the Senate Committee on Labour and Employment and Productivity and those of the House of Representatives over innovative public

APC Dismisses Fake Zoning Arrangement Trending On Social Media

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied insinuations that its Caretaker Committee has released any form of zoning arrangement for the proposed Extra-Ordinary National Convention.

In a statement issued by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the

Kidnappers kill Medical doctor and his son after collecting N7.5m ransom from his family

Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team have arrested two suspects for the kidnap and murder of a Medical Doctor, Audu Benedict, his son and one of his associates in Katsina-ala LGA,

IGP orders probe of policemen who arrested D’Banj’s rape accuser, Seyitan Babatayo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the policemen who allegedly arrested D'banj's rape accuser, Seyitan Babatayo.

The IGP gave the order in a letter signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu

Popular Nigerian doctor and Twitter influencer, Dr Olufunmilayo called out for alleged sexual abuse by female colleague

Popular Nigerian doctor and Twitter influencer, Dr Olufunmilayo has been called out by a female colleague for allegedly abusing her sexually.

The UK-based Nigerian doctor, @bola_aseyan who accused Olufunmilayo of being a different

Nigerian man in prison for 6 years without trial after he was allegedly arrested while charging his laptop at his neighbour's house

A Twitter user has raised alarm of a Nigerian man still being kept in prison for 6 years without trial after he was "wrongfully" arrested while charging his laptop at his neighbour's house.

@hausa_girl who identified the Nigerian man as "Junior" said the criminal the police arrested during

Odion Ighalo Usurps Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Equal 95-year Man Utd Record - Sports

The Nigerian striker scored the Red Devils' opening goal in the 2-1 victory over Norwich in their FA Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday

Odion Ighalo entered the Manchester United record books on Saturday and became only the second player in the club's history to score in each of his first four competitive starts following his strike in

Kim Kardashian Celebrates Her New Billionaire Status With Kanye West (Photos)

Social media sensation Kim Kardashian has celebrated her new billionaire status with her husband Kanye West.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 39, has reportedly sold a $200 million stake in her cosmetics business KKW Beauty to the French beauty company Coty.

Due to the fact that one fifth of the company is valued at that amount, this means the entirety of

Man Goes On Spending-Spree After Defrauding South African Government Of N128M (Pics)

In South Africa, a fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) payment has resulted in a packer at a paint warehouse becoming an instant millionaire.

Tshepang Phohole received a 5.7 million rands (128 million naira) payout from the UIF which was

Insecurity: Sack Service Chiefs Like You Did To APC NWC - Afenifere Urges Buhari

Pan-Yoruba socio-po­litical organisation, Afenifere, admon­ished President Mu­hammadu Buhari on Mon­day to tackle the lapses in the security architecture of the country like he did in his political party, the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC), last week.

Following recommenda­tions by President Buhari, the National Executive Com­mittee (NEC) of the

The Moment Ganduje Landed In Abuja, To Join Buhari For AKK Gas Project Flag Off (Pix)

Airforce Jet Lands Ganduje In Abuja, To Join Buhari For AKK Gas Project Flag Off...See more pics below...

Wike Orders All Government House Employees To Go For COVID-19 Test

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered all employees in the Government House to go for COVID- 19 tests.

Wike said the ongoing increased testing for coronavirus in the state was part of his government's commitment to save more lives.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said

Private Labs In Lagos To Conduct COVID-19 Tests, To Cost Between ₦40,000 - 50,400

Lagos residents who are unable to get themselves tested in government own facilities would henceforth pay N50,400 in a private laboratory to conduct COVID-19 test.

The state’s commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi disclosed this while launching the Lagos State Private-Public Consortium on the management of COVID-19 to increase the capacity of

Monday, 29 June 2020

FG okays primary six, JSS 3, SSS3 resumption, ends interstate lockdown

The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

However, only graduating pupils in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will resume.

Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools, apart from

APC interim panel to visit Tinubu, begs members to withdraw suits

• Giadom hands over to Buni, commends Buhari for saving ruling party 
 
The Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee will before the end of this week visit the APC National Leader,

Anyone Without Facemasks Will Be Denied Government Service - FG


The Federal Government on Monday said it would strictly enforce the use of face masks in public, especially in government and commercial premises.

Anyone not wearing a facemask will be denied entry and service; state governments are to drive

Nigeria's Power Grid Has Collapsed 108 Times Since Privatisation - TCN

The nation’s electricity grid has collapsed 108 times after the power sector was privatised, data from the Transmission Company of Nigeria have shown.

The TCN, which manages the national grid, is still fully owned and operated by the government.

While the TCN says the grid has a wheeling capacity of 8,100MW, the highest power generation ever

Another Anti-Fayemi APC Chieftain Escapes Suspension In Ekiti

The seemingly intractable crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress in Ekiti state took a fresh twist on Monday as the party’s former governorship aspirant Dr. Oluwole Oluyede escaped suspension over alleged anti-party activities.

Oluyede, who contested with Governor Kayode Fayemi during the 2018 governorship primaries

Edo Guber: APC Submits Ize-Iyamu's Name To INEC

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has submitted the names of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his running mate, Hon. Gani Audu, as the candidate of the party.

The electoral body had insisted that the deadline for political parties to submit the names of their

Former French prime minister, François Fillon and his wife sentenced to jail for embezzling public funds

Former French prime minister, François Fillon and his Welsh wife, Penelope, were sentenced to jail on Monday for embezzling public funds as part of the “fake job” scandal.

A French court found Francois guilty of charges of creating a fake job for his wife, using taxpayer

Buhari Flags Off Construction Of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday, finally flag off the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, pipeline, meant to realise the long-held dream of building the nation’s biggest domestic gas transmission infrastructure.

Group Chairman, Engr. Emeka Okwuosa, said he was honoured that Oilserv Limited is part of the

EFCC arrests CashNation boss ‘Kashy’ for alleged internet fraud

Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun a.k.a. Kashy, said to be the owner of a record label 'CashNation Ent. Ltd' has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The suspect who shuttles between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and allegedly uses

Nigerian lady dies two months after posting "if I die during Lockdown no need for autopsy"

A 22-year-old woman has died two months after making a post about death on Facebook.

Sandra Chinenye Obioha Ihekwereme wrote on Facebook on April 4: "If I die in this lockdown no

Four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing appear in court (Photos)

The four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing appeared before a judge on Monday, June 29.

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, who are accused of aiding and abetting in Floyd's death, appeared before Judge Peter Cahill on Monday afternoon in a courtroom at the Hennepin

Nigerian army dragged to court over illegal detention of Lance Corporal Martins and his wife because of a video he released criticizing security chiefs in the country

The Nigerian Army has been dragged before the Federal High Court, Abuja, over the unlawful arrest and detention of Lance Corporal Martins and his wife, Mrs Victoria Idakpini.

Lance Corporal Martins released a video criticizing security chiefs in the country for not doing

NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1st, 2020, and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021.

This was contained in a statement issued late Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the Senate President

TB Joshua: "Cameroonian Doctor Healed Of COVID-19 Disease" (Video, Pix)

"As a medical doctor, I would like to advise the nations all over the world - do not panic in the face of this coronavirus. GOD HEALS! He is the same yesterday, today and forever! Move close to anointed men of God - they will pray for you, God will be glorified and this COVID-19 will become a memory!"

Dr Kameni Pierre, a Cameroonian gynaecologist and obstetrician, was in quarantine after being

It's a boy!- Regina Daniels and husband, Ned Nwoko, welcome their first child together

Regina Daniels and her billionaire hubby, Ned Nwoko, have welcomed their first child together, a boy.
Regina and Ned welcomed their bundle of joy today Monday, June 29, two days after her friends

President Buhari Appoints Aliyu Musa As New Chief Personal Security Officer

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aliyu Abubakar Musa, as his Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO).

DCP Musa, from Nigerian Police Force Zone 5, Benin City, as his last station, hails from Niger State.

Musa’s appointment follows the redeployment of his predecessor, Commissioner of Police (CP)

China to impose visa restrictions on U.S citizens over Hong Kong dispute

The Chinese government on Monday June 29, announced that it will be imposing visa restrictions on US citizens who had "behaved egregiously" over Hong Kong dispute.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump's administration said it was restricting US visas for a number

Funke Akindele’s Ex Staff Calls Her Out, Shares Experiences Working With The Actress

Actress Funke Akindele’s ex staff, Cassandra Owolabi, calls her out over alleged physical, emotional and financial abuse.

A little update: About a month ago, I posted a lengthy video of my experience working with Funke Akindele. But the video was quickly brought down as a bid to shut me up. Naturally as a content creator, my instinct was to make another one right away but I couldn't bring myself to it due to the