Category Archives: Breaking

UNILAG Students To Resume May 2 | Here Are The Conditions Attached…

  Following the protest which erupted at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) lastweek, leading to the shutdown of activities in the school, the authorities yesterday directed that full academic activities resume on Monday, 2nd May, 2016 while examination will commence on 9th May. However, certain conditions have been attached to the opening of the institution. Students were…

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Prisons Comptroller General Rubbishes Alleged Assault On Female Lawmaker

Yesterday, we reported the alleged case of assault on a female member of the House, Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor by an aide of Comptroller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu. Read here if you missed.However, Ekpendu has faulted Marakpor claims that she was assaulted. In a statement issued on Friday in Abuja and signed…

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Boko Haram Resorts To ‘Strapping Bombs To Birds’ For Suicide Missions

The Commander of a multinational force fighting the Islamist insurgents, Boko Haram, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun,  has revealed that the sect has now resorted to strapping bombs to birds as it continues to develop more deadly weapons for its bloody attacks. According to The Independent, a United Kingdom newspaper, Adeosun revealed the discovery at a meeting with American…

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‘If You Have No Single Supporter It Means I’m Dead’ – Dino Melaye Expresses Support For Saraki

  Senator Dino Melaye has expressed his staunch support for embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki who is currently facing a 13-count charge bordering on allegations of false asset declaration and money laundering. Read what he wrote on his Facebook page below: “My brother and friend Sen. Bukola Saraki, if you have 1 trillion supporters I’m…

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House Of Reps Summon Prison Boss, Minister Of Interior Over Assault On Female Lawmaker

 Onyemaechi Mrakpor  The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr. Peter Ekpendu, and Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazzau(retd.), over an alleged assault on a female member of the House, Onyemaechi Mrakpor. Also summoned to appear before the committee are the security agencies within the National Assembly,…

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Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Army Of Trying To Cover Up Shi’ites Massacre

  Amnesty International has accused officials of the Nigerian Army of attempting to cover up the mass slaughter of over 350 Nigerian citizens, including women and children, from December 12 to 14, 2015 in Zaria. Here’s how Premium Times reports it: “In a newly-released report about the killing, which involved members of the Islamic Movement of…

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2016 Budget Impasse: NASS Threaten To Veto Buhari

  The National Assembly leadership was last night set to meet President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid a constitutional logjam over the 2016 budget that has seen senators threatening to override the budget bill. According to Vanguard, the threat of veto override could be triggered from next Tuesday upon the lapse of the 30-day constitutional window given the…

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$2 Billions Arms Deal: Court Grants Yuguda Bail For Medical Treatment In Dubai

  A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja yesterday, granted bail to former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, on ground of urgent need of medical attention in Dubai, reports The Guardian. It would be recalled that Yuguda was arrested November 30, 2015, in connection with the $2 billion arms deal case. Preliminary evidence…

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Arik Air Resumes Operations, Claims It Paid N18.9bn Not N11.4bn To FAAN As FG Issues 2-Week Ultimatum

  On Wednesday, Arik airline’s operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport were disrupted by aviation unions and some FAAN workers, over its alleged N12.5 billion indebtedness to the agency, leaving passengers stranded at the General Aviation Terminal. Following this incidence, the Federal Government has issued a two-week ultimatum to Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN),…

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