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8/20/2017

There is no Middle Belt —Kwande

Former Nigeria Ambassador to Switzerland and one of the founding members of All Progressives Congress (APC), Ambassador Yahaya Kwande in this interview with ISAAC SHOBAYO speaks on 2019 ambition of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar,

Buhari To address the nation 7am on Monday

  • Returns to a Hero’s Welcome
  • President’s Return, Sign Of Country’s Recovery, Says Osinbajo
  • Nation’s Hope Fulfilled — Tinubu
  • Resign Honourably, Group Tells President
  • Saraki Pledges Legislative/Executive Harmony


President Muhammadu Buhari saturday received a hero’s welcome

Kano raises N2b for market fire victims

After months of agony resulting from fire disasters that engulfed five major markets in Kano State, the state government yesterday,

Constitutional amendment only can criminalize hate speeches, say lawyers ·

  •          Adegburuwa Disagrees With Classification Of Hate Speeches As Terrorism
  •          Anxiety As States Could Use It To Settle Political Scores

Following the Federal Government’s pronouncement to henceforth

Copyright Commission: Book piracy increase in Nigeria

An alarm raised by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) over rising cases of book piracy in the country, saying it has seized about 18 containers of pirated books,

Lassa fever: Doctor tests positive, under watch

Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Professor Chris Bode In a statement noted that the new case was identified

No election in Anambra State- IPOB

IPOB has never withdrawn its threat to stop the governorship election scheduled to hold in Anambra State in November as reported.

8/18/2017

FG-Open drug market to end by Dec. 31, 2018

*Traders jubilate as Minister gives opposition permanent red card


The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has expressed the Federal Government’s determination to end the sale of drugs in the open market by Dec. 31, 2018.

Anambra-Over 500 youths of Ogidi community renounced cultism

Over 500 youths of Ogidi community, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state have renounced cultism and pledged to be of good character.

St. Phillips Catholic Church massacre-victims names released

Catholic Diocese of Nnewi releases names of victims of the St. Phillips Catholic Church massacre

John Odigie-Oyegun is a virus within APC - Obiano

Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano, has taken a swipe at John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over comments made by the latter concerning the upcoming

Obiano washed off his hands over IPOB Killings

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has washed off his hands in the killings of the members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on May 30, 2016 . He said the impression held in some quarters that he was responsible for the death of several members of IPOB at Nkpor was false and unfounded.

Nkwelle-Ezunaka community protest planned Removal of PG.

  
The Youths of Nkwelle-Ezunaka community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state,have protested the removal of Chief Ikechukwu Nnalue as the President General  of the community.

Okeke, Catholic Bishop of Nnewi-.reasons we don't investigate church donors, income source -

In the wake of the killings of innocent worshipers at St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on August 6, 2017, the Catholic Bishop

Ozubulu youths goes wild over church opening

Ozubulu youths under the auspices of Ozubulu Youths Association, last Monday protested the re-opening of St Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, Anambra State barely a week after gunmen killed worshipers in the church.

Ozobulu massacre- Aloysius Ikegwuonu gives police names of attackers


Target of Ozubulu killing returns to Nigeria; gives police names of attackers



Aloysius Ikegwuonu who is the supposed target of the tragic killings in a

Mayhem in Onitsha as Robbers kill police, two others

There was pandemonium in the commercial city of Onitsha following the killing of a policeman near the Assemblies of God Church by dare devil armed robbers along Oguta road in the city.

8/17/2017

Igbos will not leave the North -Walid Jibrin

The Chairman of Peo­ples Democratic Par­ty, PDP, Board of Trustees (BoT) Sen. Walid Jibrin, has said no true North­erner supports the October 1 ultimatum issued by Arewa youths asking Igbos to vacate the North.

8/14/2017

Kanu's Biafra agitation would have condemned by Ojukwu

- Joe Igbokwe condemned Nnamdi Kanu's Biafra agitation
- He said Ojuwku would not have approved of it
- He noted that hate speech could put the Igbos in the heat of another deadly war

Re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu will lead to crisis-BASSOB

 
MASSOB, on Sunday warned the federal government that re-arresting pro-Biafran Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, could lead to a crisis unprecedented in the history of the country.

STRENGTHEN ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT PRODUCTIVITY OF AN ORGANIZATION

Manpower Conversion, Distribution and Utilization Programme
Ø  Periodic checks and monitors attendance/attendance booklets.

Inaugural Scholarship Recipients Announced-(AIG)

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) has announced the inaugural recipients of the AIG scholarships, the organization’s fully funded scholarships programme.

Coalition of Civil Societies and Youth Groups ask for President Buhari’s resignation

The new group has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to succumb to pressure to cut short his medical vacation in London or resign from office.

Ozubulu Massacre

Rights Groups Ask IG, Anambra State Govt. Catholic church To Unravel Killers.

The Anambra state Government and the Catholic church in Nnewi Diocese have been  questioned over the shooting  on Sunday at St. Philips Catholic church, Amakwa Ozubulu.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of law (intersociety) in a statement made available to newsmen asked the Anambra state Government to explain if it has any relationship with the alleged baron who escaped from South Africa to Nigeria.

8/13/2017

Biafra will only increase suffering, say Charly Boy

Letter To Fellow Biafrans: I know some of my Igbo brothers and sisters are not happy with me simply because I have not used My Brand as CharlyBoy to advocate for the clamour of The Biafran state. However, like I always say, there is more than one way to achieve a purpose. Though I may disagree with my Igbo brothers and sisters on the choice

If Nigeria is not restructured, there will be violence


Mike Okonkwo, Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Missing (TREM), has warned that there would be violence if the National Assembly fails to revisit the issue of restructuring the nation and give it a chance.

APC will be in Aso Rock for only one term

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti State governor, has told members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the party will return to the Presidential Villa in 2019.
According to Fayose, the All Progressives Congress, APC, was given an opportunity to rule for only one term and that it had bungled its chance.

APC want to destroy the ‘solid’ foundation PDP laid for Nigeria

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary, Ben Obi, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of destabilizing the ‘solid’ foundation the PDP laid in for the unity and advancement of Nigeria in 16 years.

Nwoye and others expelled. Anambra, Imo, Lagos, Enugu, Sokoto, Ebonyi state excos dissolved-APGA


Chief Martin Agbaso, national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has stated that the era of impunity  before any member of the party could secure an elective position in the party is over.

5/11/2017

Soludo says Nigeria’s official exchange rate ‘redundant’

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, on Wednesday said the bank’s official exchange rate of N306 to the dollar has become redundant.
Mr. Soludo said this in a keynote address at the eight annual Pan-Africa Investor Conference organised by Renaissance Capital, an international investment bank, in Lagos.

Court of Appeal reverses conviction of ex-NIMASA DG

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Thursday reversed the sentence on Raymond Omatseye, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on allegations of N1.5 billion fraud.

4/13/2017

Evacuations as 'extremely serious' Cyclone Cook batters New Zealand

Cyclone Cook has been forecast as one of New Zealand's biggest storms in decades, with 16-foot waves and winds of up to 93mph.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated as the second major storm in a week batters New Zealand’s North Island.
Cyclone Cook downed power lines and caused flash floods and landslips after making landfall in the Bay of Plenty at 6.30pm local time (5.30am GMT), in what has been forecast as one of the biggest storms to hit New Zealand since 1968.

4/09/2017

Prince Charles visits World War One battlefields with his sons and Justin Trudeau


Prince Charles and his sons walked in the former killing fields of northern France to commemorate a brutal World War I battle that helped forge the soul of the Canadian nation.

Laboso says that nominations will make or break Jubilee Party.


Jubilee governorship aspirants in Bomet County have warned the party against conducting nominations marred with irregularities, saying the primaries will either make or break the party.
In separate telephone interviews, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso and former

44 die in attacks targeting Egypt's Christians



Egypt's president called for a state of emergency after suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the violence, adding to fears extremists are shifting their focus to civilians, especially Egypt's Christian minority.

Young man who committed suicide yesterday.


The young man who committed suicide at FESTAC link bridge yesterday has been identified as Bayode Ahmad Lawal, a graduate of UNILORIN.
Read below what was shared by FESTAC online;

Nigeria working on closing some foreign missions – Minister

GEOFFREY-ONYEAMA

The federal government is currently working on closing some of Nigeria’s 119 foreign missions, an official has said.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said though it is expensive to close a country’s embassy,it will be beneficial in the long run.

Buhari felicitates with Aliko Dangote at 60

Alhaji Aliko Dangote

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Africa’s renowned businessman and philanthropist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his 60th birthday.
The President’s congratulatory message to Dangote is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

4/08/2017

Boko Haram commander confesses to marrying two Chibok girls

A former Boko Haram commander identified as Joseph David has confessed that he married two of the 278 Chibok school girls kidnapped almost three years ago.

According to The Nation, David who was earlier a Christian, explained that the two girls were part of his benefits for being a commander in the sect.

4/07/2017

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries

The United Nations needs $4.4-billion by the end of March to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. So far, it has raised just 2% of that. By SIMON ALLISON.
A famine has been declared in South Sudan, and parts of Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are on the brink, but the United Nations (UN) humanitarian response is woefully underfunded.

INVESTIGATION: How Jigawa Govt’s land grab for Chinese firm threatens livelihood of 150,000 citizens

The decision by the government of Jigawa State to hand over 12,000 hectares of land spread across four local government areas to a Chinese investor is threatening the livelihood of about 150,000 persons in the state.
The 12,000 hectares are spread across Gagarawa, Taura, Suletankarkar and Garki local government areas of the state.

PDP crisis: Stalemate as Sheriff storms out of Jonathan’s peace meeting

Alimodu-Sheriff 
Abuja —A meeting called by former President Goodluck Jonathan to find lasting solution to the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, ended in a stalemate as Senator Ali Modu Sheriff maintained his ground that he must continue as the chairman of the party while Governors  Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Ayo Fayose (Ekiti) and the National Assembly

You can’t intimidate NASS to do your bidding, Saraki, Dogara tell executive

Dogara and Saraki
SENATE President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, said no amount of intimidation from the executive arm of government will make the National Assembly abandon its core mandate.

N417m scholarship approves- Gaidam

Yobe State Governor, Gaidam 

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, yesterday, approved N417,014,410 for the payment of scholarships to 21,109 students in 50 institutions of learning across the country.
The Director of Press Affairs to the Governor, Abdullahi Bego, in a statement, said the payments to benefiting students will begin in July. Recall that in December 2016, the governor approved N104,326,454 for 3,776 students in institutions of higher learning in Maiduguri zone for the 2016

1/27/2017

Black Panther: Marvel's first black superhero movie starts filming

The motion picture is being directed by Creed director Ryan Coogler and star's Chadwick Boseman in the title role.
Marvel Studios has begun filming its latest superhero epic which for the first time will feature a black actor in the starring role.
The comic book giant announced on Thursday that Black Panther had started production, with a full cast list and a release date.

Award-winning Gospel star dies after contracting TB

A South African gospel singer has died after a short battle with tuberculosis, his family have confirmed.

Lundi Tyamara, 38, had been admitted to hospital four weeks ago but passed away this morning. He became ill after returning from a trip to China.

1/20/2017

The World's music features this week: Alsarah & The Nubatones, William Onyeabor and Chicano Batman


We love music at The World — and this week's music was no exception. From Sudanese retro-pop, to a Nigerian musican who never talked to us, give

1/18/2017

Police Inspector arrested for extra-judicial killing


The Edo Commissioner of Police, Haliru Gwandu, said the command would recommend a serving inspector being investigated for extra-judicial killing for ‘discharge’ from service if found guilty.
Mr. Gwandu, who stated this at a news a conference on Wednesday in Benin, said “there is no sacred cow in the force.”

Sydney sees in 2017 with a bang: New Year fireworks – in pictures

More than 1 million revellers crowded around Sydney harbour to watch the 9pm and midnight fireworks displays, and they weren’t disappointed.

12/26/2016

Fayose approves severance package for ex-council chiefs, councilors

Ekiti State Government on Monday approved the payment N140m severance package to ex- public office holders in the state.

However, the approval covers only those at the local government level.

The Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, disclosed these in a statement in Ado Ekiti.