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Fleeing Borno residents return after Boko Haram attack

Normalcy has returned to Gubio and Magumeri communities of Borno after the Wednesday night attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that residents in the affected areas returned to their homes after the insurgents’ attacks at Gubio and Magumeri headquarters of Magumari and Gubio Local Government Areas …

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Minimum wage: Exercise patience – Negotiation team tells labour

Nigerian civil servants have been advised to exercise patience over the delay of the implementation of the new minimum wage – The message was sent by Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on Tuesday, August 20 – The JNPSNC said that it will not go on strike since negations …

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Nigeria-Seme border closure leaves thousands stranded

The federal government on Tuesday, August 20, shut down the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin This caused a lot of discomfort and inconvenience for nationals of both neighbouring countries who were returning to their bases after business transactions The spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Joseph …

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Nigerian Army sacks soldier for allegedly killing commercial driver over 100 Naira bribe.

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, August 21, announced the dismissal of an alleged killer soldier, Lance Cpl. Ajayi Johnson, to pave the way for his prosecution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army dismissed Johnson, who allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist, Chimaobi …

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Robbers attack Nasarawa deputy governor’s convoy, kill 3 policemen, driver

Suspected armed robbers attacked the convoy of Nasarawa state deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe The robbers reportedly opened fire on the convoy killing killing three policemen and a driver Akabe, the deputy governor, was unhurt but was looking shaky at the hospital where they were rushed to. Suspected armed robbers on …

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Nigerians React To Re-arrest Of Kidnapper, Wadume, By Police

Nigerians have been reacting to news of the re-arrest of kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume by the police in a hideout in Hotoro area of Kano State on Monday. Wadume gained notoriety after he escaped arrest on August 6, 2019, following an altercation between men of the Nigerian Army and the …

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable. Neville’s comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba  having missed a penalty in his side’s match on Monday. “We have to take drastic measures now as a football …

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Ambode: APC reacts to EFCC’s raid on former Lagos governor’s home

The All Progressives Congress has said there are now sacred cows in the fight against corruption The party is reacting to the search conducted by the Economic Financial Crime Commission at the Epe home of ex-governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state The spokesperson for the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, says the …

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Nnamdi Kanu places N1m bounty on overseas traveling schedule of South-East govs

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to reward anyone with useful information on overseas traveling schedule of South-East governors and other Igbo leaders. “So if you are working in any Government House in Southeast and you know which city in the …

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Nigerian military ranked 4th most powerful force in Africa

The Nigerian Armed Forces has been ranked as the 4th-best in Africa and 44th most powerful in the world for the year 2019 The rating was carried out by a defense website Globalfirepower in its yearly ranking of world military powers The website said it considered values such as military …

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Nigerian army discover illegal gun factory in Benue state

The Nigerian army have uncovered an illegal arms manufacturing factory in Buruku local government area of Benue state The suspected arms manufacturers were paraded before journalists in Makurdi on Wednesday, August 14. 10 suspected criminals from neighbouring Nasarawa state who allegedly specialise in robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling were also …

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PDP tasks army, police, DSS over abduction of party’s local govt chairman in Kogi

PDP charged the Nigerian Army, police, DSS to intensify efforts to secure the release of its LG party chairman in Kogi. The opposition party claimed the security agencies are not doing enough to secure the release of the victim who was abducted on Saturday, August 10. President Buhari was also …

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Insecurity: Nigerian Army acquires new mine resistant vehicles to fight Boko Haram

Nigerian Army has acquired four new mine resistant vehicles to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east region – The new vehicles were acquired following a strong partnership between the military and Ogun state based indigenous company The new mine resistant vehicles will hopefully provide protection and enhance fire power …

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Taraba Police killings latest: Army Captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation carried out so far has …

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BBNaija: Uche Maduagwu slams Peter Okoye for supporting Tacha

Nigerian social media critic, Uche Maduagwu, has taken to social media to slam singer, Peter Okoye This is coming after Peter Okoye showed his support for Tacha, promising to give her the price money if she does not emerge winner in the show Maduagwu took to his Instagram to question …

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Abia rice farmers decry inability to access central bank’s anchor borrowers funds

Rice farmers in Abia have expressed dismay over their inability to access fund under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programmed (ABP) established by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN). The farmers urged the Federal Government to intervene in the alleged failure of rice farmers to access the fund adding that it was …

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Indonesia foils plot to exploit Muslim protest

Advertisement Indonesian police on Friday said they had detained eight people before dawn, thwarting a plot hatched to take advantage of a demonstration by tens of thousands of Muslims to lead an uprising against President Widodoa��s government. The detentions followed weeks of tension, during which Widodo said a�?political actorsa��a�� had …

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Every day should be for mercy

Advertisement The past one year has seen the Catholic world stressing on the need for all to be merciful to each other, even as God our Father is always merciful to us. It all started last year April, when the Holy Father Pope Francis declared December 8, 2015 to November …

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Dona��t reject corps members a�� FG tells MDAs

Advertisement The Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to reject corps members posted to them by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). A statement signed by the NYSC Director of Press, Mrs. Bose Aderibigbe, said the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir …

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Etisalat positions 4G LTE service as lifestyle enabler

One of the Nigeriaa��s telecoms service providers, Etisalat, has adopted an innovative approach in its 4G LTE service roll out, by positioning it as an enabler of socio-economic growth. The firm said its service is an essential tool that empowers people to do more and a trigger for positive growth …

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Billionaire Warren Buffett invests in 3 big US airlines

Warren Buffett Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken stakes in three large US airlines, in a $1.3 billion bet that marks a sharp U-turn of his antagonistic views on the sector. Buffetta��s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. invested $797 million in American Airlines, $249 million in Delta Air Lines and $237 million …

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E-commerce platform set to promote Made-in-Nigeria products

An e-commerce platform, Min.ng, says it is set to promote made-in-Nigeria products as the new economic frontier for the actualisation of the countrya��s pursuit of economic development and self-sufficiency. This is contained in a statement released in Lagos on Saturday by the Founder of the platform, Mr Kelechi Ekegbe. The …

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a�?Agip generates 480MPV power into national grida��

Nigerian Agip Oil Company As a way out of the nationa��s economic throes and in keeping with the Nigerian Local Content Law, the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC), said it is diversifying into other areas of capacity development as it focuses on developing and capacity building in small and …

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Ita��s time to add value to Nigeriaa��s youths

Before I go into my piece proper, permit me to say a few words about a topical and pressing issue. President Muhammadu Buhari has just sought permission to borrow $29.6 billion. My immediate reaction to this is that it is very important that we as a nation and more particularly …

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I was never a sex worker a�� Trumpa��s wife

Melania Trump, wife of US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, is suing a Slovenian journalist for defamation over claims that she previously worked with an escort agency, her attorney said Wednesday. The suit, filed last Friday at a court in the capital Ljubljana, accuses journalist Tomaz Mihelic of defamation as …

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The evil spirits Reuben Abati met at Aso Villa

The former presidential spokesman has rushed to the media with what seemed like a trite Nollywood script, a tale of existence of a�?evil spiritsa�? at Nigeriaa��s seat of power. It was a tragic and pitiable attempt to attribute to things we cana��t blame, the failures of Nigeria under President Goodluck …

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Pregnancy raises stroke risk in younger, not older women

Doctors have long warned women that getting pregnant later in life can raise the risk of stroke, but a study Monday suggested that actually, only young women face this increasing risk. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology compared stroke rates among pregnant and non-pregnant …

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Disagreeing with Chimamanda Adichie

Given Chimamandaa��s popularity in Nigeria, it would be foolhardy to underestimate the effect her article would have on the minds of the people as well as the international community. Having authored a number of best sellers Adichie will always capture the attention of the literary world, no matter how she …

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Nigeria wasting time without true federalism a�� Tunde Bakare

Senior Pastor and Founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, on Saturday said Nigeria is just wasting her time without true federalism that will devolve power to the federating states. He stated this during the 14th anniversary of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro, Abuja, as a guest speaker of the ceremony. …

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US service member killed in northern Iraq blast

A member of the US military was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq on Thursday, officials said, as Iraqi forces in the region continued their push on Mosul. US defense officials did not immediately identify the service member, or say whether he or she was one of the …

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