Category Archives: Breaking

Task Force Arrests 43 At Afrika Shrine Over Illegal Activities

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders at various locations around Alausa and the Afrika Shrine vicinity. The chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, on Sunday in Lagos. Egbeyemi said the…

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ICPC Seals Amaju Pinnick, Shehu Dikko’s Mansions Over Corruption Allegations

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, has sealed a Lagos mansion belonging to the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick. According to sources the commission is investigating how the officials of NFF allegedly converted money meant for the federation to personal use. The commission sealed and placed Pinnick’s mansion located in Park View…

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Okonjo-Iweala’s Father, Chukuka Okonjo, Bows Out at 91

Chukuka Okonjo, a professor and father of Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is dead. The mathematics professor was 91. His death was announced by Mrs Okonjo-Iweala’s spokesperson, Paul Nwabuikwu. “He died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana. We are immensely grateful that his…

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Dino Melaye ‘Unable to Walk’ as He Returns To Court On Criminal Charges

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Thursday, caused drama at the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja. The senator said that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial. Melaye is facing a six-count criminal charge of attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage…

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Buhari Critic, Seun Onigbinde Gets FG Appointment, Nigerians React

Seun Onigbinde, director and co-founder of BudgIT, has been appointed by the federal government as a technical adviser at ministry of budget and national planning. The data analyst, who often criticised the current administration, disclosed this through his Medium account as his Twitter account was deactivated. Thank you, everyone. Those who understood, those with words of encouragement, those…

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Deploy Women Soldiers To Fight Insecurity –Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Thursday called on the leadership of the military to deploy more women soldiers for internal security operations. She equally stated that the impact of the female gender must be adequately unleashed in tackling the insecurity facing the country. Mrs Buhari noted that Nigeria was facing security…

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Apologise to Nigerians, FG Tells Atiku, PDP 

The Federal Government has asked the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to apologize to Nigerians for willfully distracting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari with a frivolous election petition, instead of appealing the ruling of Wednesday’s Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The Minister of Information and…

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FG To Give South Africa Returnees N40k Airtime and N10k Transport Fare – Abike Dabiri

The Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the Federal Government is giving N40,000 worth of airtime to last the South Africa returnees for two months as well as stipend of N10,000 for transport. She also said there were plans for the Bank of Industry to provide some money for the returnees to start…

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87 Nigerians Return As South Africa Frustrates Evacuation Process

The number of Nigerians that made it back to Nigeria drastically reduced following moves by the South African government to frustrate the evacuation efforts. Only about 187 adults and children were successfully evacuated on Wednesday as against the 320 Nigerians expected back home. The flight arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 9.43pm. One…

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