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We’ve Put Measures In Place To Check Lassa Fever Spread, Says Edo

The Edo State Government on Saturday said it had put measures in place to check the spread of Lassa fever. The Executive Director, Media and Public Affairs in the Governor’s Office, Mr. John Mayaki, stated this after monitoring the first environmental exercise for the year in Benin metropolis. A statement from his office said the […]

Boko Haram Now Disguise As Mad Persons To Carry Out Suicide Bomb Attacks, DHQ Warns

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday alerted Nigerians to the new antics by Boko Haram Terrorists to carry out suicide bomb attacks in the country. The DHQ said the suicide bombers now disguise as mad persons with a view to gaining access to their target to detonate bombs The warning to be conscious of this new […]

Andy Uba Insists Senate Seat Not Affected By Supreme Court Judgment

The senator representing Anambra-South District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Andy Uba, who was sacked by the Supreme Court on Friday, has called for calm among his supporters, saying the verdict of the apex court did not affect his seat in the Senate. In a statement from his office in Abuja, […]

Obasanjo Spoke The Mind Of Most Nigerians In His Letter To NASS – Ex-Lawmakers

Former members of the National Assembly on Saturday weighed in on the controversy generated by a letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives, condemning plans to spend over N4 billion on choice vehicles for federal lawmakers amid the present economic realities in the country. Mr. […]

Stop Using Caretakers To Run Local Government Areas, NBA Tells Govs

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has advised state governors across the federation to put a stop to the illegal practice of appointing caretakers to run the affairs of Local Government Areas (LGAs). Mr. Kazeem Gbadamosi, the Chairman of Ibadan branch of the NBA, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Stella Oduah: I was Not Sacked As Anambra Senator By Supreme Court

The senator representing Anambra Central District, Princess Stella Oduah on Friday in Abuja, described as “a misinterpretation”, media reports which quoted a Supreme Court judgment to have sacked her and other federal lawmakers from Anambra. The media was awash with reports yesterday that the apex court had sacked Oduah and other federal lawmakers from the […]

Akpabio To FG: Seize Any Money Found In My Name In Foreign Bank Accounts

The immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has urged the federal government to confiscate any money found in a foreign bank account in his name. He further asked the government to investigate the source of such funds and prosecute its owner. Akpabio, who is currently representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District in […]

See The Six States Where Telecom Operators Are Threatening To Shut Down Operations

Telecom operators have threatened to shut down network services in six states over the affected states’ government’s decision to close Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). The BTS, popularly called ‘masts’, is the networking equipment of telecommunications service providers from which all signals are sent and received. The Chairman of Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria […]

Kogi Election Tribunal Relocated To Abuja

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has ordered the immediate relocation of the election petitions Tribunal on the Kogi State governorship poll to Abuja. Prior to its relocation, the election petitions tribunal in the state comprising Justice Halima Mohammed (Chairperson), Justice Patricia Ajoku and Justice Ogbogo Ejembi, had started entertaining complaints […]

Arms Scandal: EFCC Arrests Own Operative For Extorting $150,000 From Military Officers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one of its operatives, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a deputy detective superintendent, for offences bordering on extortion, influence peddling and personation. Biu was arrested on Monday following intelligence report alleging that he extorted $150,000 from some military officers, who are currently under investigation by the EFCC for […]

Supreme Court Verdict On Rivers Prove Card Reader Not Final In Election Disputes – PDP Reps

The Supreme Court judgment overruling the card reader as the final determinant in any election dispute has been hailed by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives. The PDP Reps’ members were reacting to the apex court’s judgment that validated the April 11 election of Nyesom Wike as governor of […]

Ayiri Emami: I’ve No Personal Scores To Settle With Tompolo

Prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Chief Ayiri Emami, has denied speculations in some quarters that he has an axe to grind with former militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo. Tompolo, who has a warrant out for his arrest, had accused Emami, who is Chairman of the Itsekiri Regional […]

Metuh: PDP Has Recovered From Defeat Trauma, Set To Reclaim Power In 2019

Following his release from prison custody on Thursday evening after perfecting his bail conditions, the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has resumed his official functions as the spokesman of the opposition party. Metuh, who is standing trial on seven count charges of breach of public trust, corrupt acquisition […]

Lagos Illuminates Third Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Government has completed the illumination of Third Mainland Bridge in line with the ongoing statewide “Operation Light up Lagos” project. The illumination of the vital bridge, which is the longest of three others that connects Lagos Island to the mainland begins from the Ojodu Berger section and covers the entire sections of […]

We Have Accepted Supreme Court Verdict – Peterside

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the April 11 governorship election in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, says he has accepted Wednesday’s Supreme Court judgment which upheld Gov. Nyesom Wike’s election. Peterside disclosed this on Friday in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “I thank God for giving me the opportunity […]

Reps To Obasanjo: Don’t Distract Us With Your Letters

The House of Representatives on Thursday reacted angrily to the allegation of corruption, impunity, greed and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians leveled against the National Assembly by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Ex-President Obasanjo had made these damning allegations among others, in a letter dispatched to President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and House […]

Despite Receiving Over 3trn, Amaechi Bequeathed A Catastrophic Legacy – Rivers Govt

Less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court validated the election of Governor Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Government has asked the former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to account for over N3 trillion that accrued to the state during his eight year tenure. The Rivers Government said that “Amaechi left the most abandoned projects in the […]

Group Urges Kogi Governor To Probe Wada, Publicly Declare Assets

A non-governmental organization, NGO, has called for a judicial panel of inquiry into the activities of the administration of former Kogi State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada. Capt. Wada (retd.) was unavoidably absent during the inauguration of his successor – Yahaya Bello – in Lokoja, the state on Wednesday. The former governor lost his re-election bid […]

Ooni Of Ife Launches N60m Inter-City Mass Transit Scheme

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Thursday in Ife, Osun State launched the N60 million Olofin Adimula inter-city mass transit scheme. The Ooni, in his speech at the occasion, said the inter-city mass transit buses were introduced to reduce transportation cost and the challenges faced by commuters. He said the buses […]

Suspected Boko Haram Member On Army Wanted List Arrested In Sapele

A suspected member of the Boko Haram sect identified as Bukar Abacha, has been arrested in Sapele, Delta State by soldiers of the 19 Battalion of Nigerian Army. The suspected insurgent, said to be middle-aged, was arrested shortly after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in Sapele. A senior army officer, who spoke on the […]