INC demands two states, more local govts for Ijaws
August 1, 2021 1030 773

The leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) has demanded the creation of two more states as well as more Local Government Areas (LGA) for Ijaws in the Niger Delta. This is just as former President Goodluck Jonathan advised the people of Ija... Read more

UNILAG Thrown Into Darkness Over N200m Electricity Debt
August 1, 2021 936 686

      THE Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has thrown the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, Yaba, Lagos into darkness over unpaid debt of about N200 million it billed the university for electricity consumption. ... Read more

FG begins plans to accommodate nuclear power in national grid
August 1, 2021 874 645

Ahead of its plan to accommodate nuclear power in the Nigeria’s national grid, the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) and the Russian Federation have commenced deliberations with the Federal Ministry of Power. The duo also begun discus... Read more

Four killed, 10 houses burnt in fresh Plateau attack
August 1, 2021 845 597

Residents of Nche-Tahu community in Bassa Local Council of Plateau State were, on Friday, thrown into mourning, following gunmen’s attack, which left three persons dead. Also, 10 houses were set ablaze in the early morning attack. Similarly... Read more

Fuel scarcity looms in Southeast over IPMAN’s threat to suspend distribution
August 1, 2021 814 461

Awka, July 31, 2021 (NAN) The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) yesterday threatened to suspend the supply and distribution of products within its designated Eastern zone with effect from tomorrow. IPMAN’s strik... Read more

Army arrest 20 terrorists, rescue 32 women, children in Borno
August 1, 2021 764 421

Troops of 73 and 202 Battalions of the Nigerian Army have arrested 20 Boko Haram terrorists in the Bama Local Council of Borno State. They also took custody of eight suspected insurgents along with their family members comprising 10 women and 22 ... Read more

Hushpuppi saga; No formal report on Abba Kyari with us, says PSC
August 1, 2021 732 389

The Police Service Commission (PSC) which is charged with the responsibility of  exercising disciplinary control and formulating  policies and guidelines for appointment in  the Nigeria Police Force, said yesterday that it is yet to... Read more

EFCC invites Saraki over N26b contracts
August 1, 2021 711 376

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday took into brief custody the immediate past  President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki in connection with the ongoing investigation into  how a N17billion bond was spent durin... Read more

Slain Super TV boss, Usifo Ataga laid to rest amid tears
July 31, 2021 1703 1177

The  Chief Executive Officer of  Super TV, Micheal Usifo Ataga,was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Lagos yesterday, six weeks after his murder. Tears flowed as  family members, close associates and  other sympathisers pai... Read more

Akpabio begs protesters to vacate east-west road
July 31, 2021 1559 1033

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has appealed to protesting Niger Delta youths to vacate Section III of the East-West road to enable contractors to commence work.   “The essence of this protest is to draw... Read more

Ohanaeze kicks as IPOB declares sit-at-home over Kanu’s detention
July 31, 2021 1456 882

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday  declared every Monday, effective August 9,2021, a sit-at-home day to press for the release of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. But Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, h... Read more

Police brutalise journalist covering students’ protest in Bauchi
July 31, 2021 1354 758

Some operatives of the Bauchi State Command attacked a journalist, Yusuf Damina while covering a protest staged by students of Bauchi State College of Agriculture last Thursday. Damina, who is a reporter with African Independent Television (AIT),... Read more

Abba Kyari; Buhari should follow due process, says Moghalu
July 31, 2021 1236 669

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and ex-presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu, yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to follow due process in the case of Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari who is being sought b... Read more

‘We are tired of burying our loved ones’
July 31, 2021 1216 644

Relatives and friends of victims of the ravaging cholera outbreak in the country have called on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and state governments to take urgent steps to contain the spread of the disease, saying they were tired o... Read more

Counter Insurgency; Zulum Inaugurates 1,000 Hunters To Protect Farmers
July 30, 2021 2243 1519

BORNO State governor, Babagana Zulum, has inaugurated 1,000 volunteer hunters to complement the efforts of security agencies in protecting farmers against attacks on their farms.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that with the retur... Read more

Fed Govt votes $2.3tr for infrastructure
July 30, 2021 2031 1303

The Federal Government has earmarked $2.3 trillion for infrastructure under its revised National Integrated Infrastructure Master plan (NIIM). For the 23 years the plan will last (2020-2043), $2.3 trillion will be required, translating to about $... Read more

why he will remain in Benin prison says Igboho’s lawyer
July 30, 2021 1863 1178

Yoruba nation agitator Sunday Igboho is being kept in Benin Republic prison to protect him, his lawyer Olusegun Falola, said yesterday. Besides, he said the agitator is covered by ECOWAS protocols to which Nigeria and Benin Republic are signatori... Read more

DSS; we have only three Igboho’s associates with us not 12
July 30, 2021 1724 1036

The Department of State Services (DSS) has told a court that only three associates of Yoruba nation advocate Sunday Igboho are in its custody. This is contrary to 12 people named in a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja by some lawyers inclu... Read more

U.S. authorities alleges Abba Kyari connived with Hushpuppi
July 30, 2021 1609 838

United States authorities, yesterday, said Nigeria’s top policeman, Abba Kyari, allegedly worked with international fraudster, Ramon Abass, also known as Hushpuppi, to punish the latter’s partner with whom he defrauded a Qatari to the ... Read more

Bandits abduct Jigawa ex-lawmaker, free Kaduna chief
July 30, 2021 1490 760

Former member of Jigawa State House of Assembly, Haladu Bako, was, on Wednesday night, been kidnapped at Kangal junction in Taura Local Council of the state on his way to Kano, according to Mansur Ahmed, media aide to former Governor, Sule Lamido.... Read more

IPOB threatens lockdown in South East over Kanu
July 29, 2021 2545 1750

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened a “weekly total lockdown” in the South East from August 9, 2021, should the Federal Government fail to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally before August 8.IPOB’s ... Read more

Court fixes August 18 for Kano’s blasphemy suit
July 29, 2021 2321 1572

The Upper Sharia Court, Kofar Kudu Kano presided over by Ibrahim Sarki Yola, on Wednesday fixed August 18 to allow the lawyers representing the Kano State government to present the charges against Islamic preacher, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara. Kaba... Read more

Zungeru hydropower plant gets completion date
July 29, 2021 2163 1426

Nigeria’s fourth hydro-electricity generating power station, the 700MW Zungeru Hydropower Plant is to be completed by December. A voluntary think-tank of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (... Read more

Hushpuppi pleads guilty
July 29, 2021 2089 1240

Instagram personality Ramon Abass also known as Hushpuppi has pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering, according to BBC. Hushpuppi agreed to appear and plead guilty before a District Court for the Central District of Calif... Read more

Shi’ite leader El-Zakzaky, wife set free
July 29, 2021 1887 923

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat got freedom on Wednesday. Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna State High Court discharged and acquitted them of culpable homicide, and unlawful assembly, amon... Read more

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