Explosion Rocks Ondo, hundreds of houses destroyed

More than one hundred houses were destroyed in the early hours of Saturday at Eleyowo, Akure, along Owo-Akure highway. According to residents of the area, a loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep around 1am in the morning. A truck owned by a quarry company carrying explosives has exploded in Ilu- Abo in Akure north local government area of Ondo. The truck which was heading to Edo State was accompanied by police escorts destroyed over hundred houses. The disaster affected many residential buildings in the area including Church buildings…

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COVID -19: Chioma tests positive as Davido goes into isolation

Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido on Friday announced that his fiancee Chioma has tested positive for coronavirus. The Afrobeat artist broke the news on his twitter handle on Friday. He said “Hey everyone ! I came back recently from America after cancelling tour. My fiancée Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history we decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come…

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Atiku’s son test positive for coronavirus

Former Nigerian Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the 2019 Presidential election, Alh. Atiku’s Abubakar has said his son has tested positive to Corona virus. He twitted in the early hours of Monday that his son tested positive to Corona virus and he is has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja. In the Tweet Atiku said “Corona virus is real” he urged the people to pray with him and he also asked people to stay safe.

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Sanusi Dethroned By Kano State Government

The Kano State government today, approve the dethronement of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The dethronement of the Emir was announced after the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. In a press statement signed by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, The Emir was in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the State Governor and other lawful Authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programs organized by the government without lawful justification which…

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Ronaldinho Detained For Entering Paraguay With Fake Documents

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is being held by police in Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport to enter the country, authorities say. Police searched a hotel in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday, where the star had been staying with his brother. Paraguay’s interior minister told ESPN Brazil that the pair had not been arrested but are under investigation. Minister Euclides Acevedo also said they deny wrongdoing and are co-operating with the authorities. In July 2019, the player reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes. “I…

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APC NWC Approves New National Officers

The National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the nomination of Arch. Waziri Bulama as the Party’s Acting National Secretary. According to information made available by the partys National Publicity Secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu He said The decision was reached on January 14, 2020 during the meeting of the NWC at the party’s National Secretariat. Following the resignation of H.E. Mai Mala Buni as the Party’s National Secretary in May 2019 prior to his election as the Governor of Yobe State, the party subsequently gave notice for…

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Ihedioha’s Application For Review

The supreme Court on Tuesday re-affirmed its ruling that declared Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of Imo State. In a suit filed by  Mr Ihedioha, he asked the apex court to review its judgement which sacked him as the governor of Imo State. A seven-man panel of judges led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, dismissed the suit on Monday. The apex court, in a decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reaffirmed the…

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Cipriano Cassamá Resigns As President Of Guinea Bissau After One Day In Office

One of the two men declared president of Guinea-Bissau has resigned from the post after just one full day in office, saying his life was in danger. He said “I have no security, my life is in danger, the life of my family is in danger, the life of this people is in danger. I cannot accept that, that is why I took this decision”. Mr Cassamá was appointed by parliament, the majority of whose deputies have refused to acknowledge the election victory of the former opposition leader, Umaro Sissoco…

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Press Release: Price Gouging, Unreasonable and Arbitrary Increases in Prices of Protective and Hygiene Products on Account of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has warned suppliers and retailers across the country against increasing the price of face mask and sanitizer.   In a statement released on Saturday February 29 by Babatunde Iruekera who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), vendors were told that abusing citizens’ sensitivity, apprehension, anxiety and vulnerability, especially during emergencies that could adversely affect national security is a violation of law. He warned that Any exercise or exploitation of undue pressure in selling or the sale…

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First case of corona virus confirmed in Nigeria

The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 and reported it to the Federal Ministry of Health. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the outbreak in China in January 2020. According to information released by the Lagos State Ministry of health, The case is an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on the 25th of Febuary from Milan, Italy for a brief business visit. He fell ill on the 26th…

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Press Release: NDLEA aids release of Ibrahim Ibrahim Abubakar held by Saudi Arabia for alleged Drug Trafficking

Efforts by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to secure freedom for Ibrahim Ibrahim Abubakar, a Nigerian held by Saudi Arabia for Drug Trafficking has finally paid off. Abubakar has been released after three years of incarceration in Saudi following presentations from investigation reports by NDLEA that exonerated him. 2. Abubakar was arrested upon arrival in Saudi Arabia when his luggage was found to contain 1, 497 tablets of illicit tramadol. He has been standing trial since 2017 in Saudi Arabia where punishment for drug trafficking is execution. 3. A delegation from Nigeria in…

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Buhari not traveling to UK, Saudi and Australia -Presidency

The presidency today has dismissed reports that President Buhari is traveling to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Australia. The special adviser to the president on media and publicity Femi Adesina said such report was a handiwork of mischievous people who want to cause disaffection, dissatisfaction in the country. The reports earlier said the President is expected to leave Nigeria on Wednesday and depart the Uk after a 20day vacation for Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Adesina urged Nigerians to be mindful of what they accept as credible information…

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Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Demand Oshiomhole’s Removal As Chairman

Protesters on Monday morning, marched on the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to, among other things demand for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The protesters under the aegis of the APC Young Stakeholders, stormed the party headquarters as early as 11:00am with various placards with inscriptions such as: “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Oshiomhole go home”, “We are tired of losing” etc. One of the leaders of the protesters who gave his name as Mathias Omikpa, said the APC young stakeholders were tired of…

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Bayelsa Violence: Arrest Oshomhole now, PDP tells IGP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed to immediately pull in the factional National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for incitement. In a press statement made available by the National Publicity Secret of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan says the violence and arson being perpetuated by the APC agents in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, was in furtherance of Oshiomhole’s inciting call that no governor would be sworn-in in Bayelsa state, contrary…

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Lagos-Badagry Highway must remain 10-Lane Carriageway, Sanwo-Olu appeals to FG

The 10-lane right-of-way already set by the Lagos State Government in the ongoing construction of Lagos-Badagry Expressway needs to be preserved, Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu urged the Federal Government. Sanwo-Olu said the ongoing construction work on the Lagos- Badagry Expressway would shoot up population upon completion and open the corridor up for more physical development. The Governor stressed that the maintenance of 10-lane on the stretch currently being constructed by the Federal Government was necessary to help the State efficiently manage traffic and enhance safety of residents on the axis.…

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Former First Lady Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari in Aso Rock

The first lady of the Federal republic of Nigeria Aisha Buhari on Monday received the wife of former President Dame Patience Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Mrs Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday on her tweeter handle. The first lady said, their discussion centred on issues affecting the growth and development of women in the country, especially girl-child education, women’s participation in politics at local level. “Yesterday, I received my predecessor, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan at the State House. “We discussed my efforts with regards to greater involvement…

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Corps Members Exchange Marital Vows in Kano (PHOTOS)

The ancient city of Kano stood still today when two serving Corps Members, Mohammed Alhaji Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu exchanged marital vows. The new couple met at NYSC Kano State Orientation Camp in Kusallah Dam Karaye during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. NYSC Kano State Coordinator, Malam Baba Ladan, who led other NYSC Staff and Corps Members to the wedding reception which took place at Nigeria Air Force Base in Kano, commended the new couple for maintaining their relationship which blossomed into marriage. He also praised them for fulfilling one…

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OkadaBan: Occupy Lagos Releases Rules For Tomorrow’s Protest

INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING #OCCUPYLAGOS We will like to thank everyone for the immense support we’ve gotten for the #OccupyLagos protest holding on Saturday (08/02/2020). We are ready to march tomorrow and look forward to protesting with you. In view of this, please note the following information: 1. Security: we are determined to maintain a peaceful, law-abiding and civil protest. Please, note that we are working with security agents and we will not hesitate to hand over any defaulter to the authorities. Alcohol, pepperspray, tasers, knives, blades and other…

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Armed Robbers Attacks Ondo Bank Kills 4 Persons

A group of heavily armed Robbers on Thursday afternoon invaded an old- generation bank in Oluji/Okeigbo local government area of Ondo State living four persons dead. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the robbers gained entry into the bank through the aid of dynamites. The incident took place around 4pm. Police spokesperson, Femi Joseph is yet to confirm the number of casualties. He said policemen have been deployed to the scene of the incident. The identities of those that were killed by the robbers cannot be confirmed as at the…

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Kogi Gov. Inaugurates 2nd Tenure State Excos (PHOTOS)

KOGI State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello earlier today, presided over the inaugural 2nd term State’s EXCO meeting today, Wednesday at the EXCO Hall, Government House, Lokoja. This is the first EXCO meeting after the Governor’s second term inauguration which held on the 27 of January, 2020. The New Cabinet members read the Oath of allegiance and that of secrecy before the commencement of the business of the day

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