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2 women held over man’s death in Lagos   Police in Lagos have arrested two women over the death of one Osita Anwuanwu, 64. The deceased was said to have slumped and died during an altercation with a lady friend Juliet Eguebor, 35. The squabble took place at a bar owned by Eguebor’s friend Ngozi Emezue, 38. Police said the incident occurred on

PDP wins Isoko North by-election The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jude Ogbimi, as the winner of Saturday’s Isoko North Constituency by-election. It said 11 parties contested the House Assembly poll. The Returning Officer, Prof. Christopher  Onosemuode of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), who announced the

Okonjo-Iweala will drive global trade, says World Bank The international financial architecture is ‘skewed in favor of rich and creditor countries’, the World Bank said yesterday. President of the bank, David Malpass exposed the partial state of the architecture at the close of the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2021 Development Committee meeting, in Washington D.C. yesterday. He said the disturbing state of the

Kano food poisoning: NAFDAC apprehends merchants of dangerous chemicals The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has apprehended the merchants of dangerous chemicals used in food and drinks supposedly to enhance taste that killed three people in Kano. The three died after consuming adulterated flavoured drinks. The agency’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement issued

Obaseki promises to maintain sports facilities after National Sports Festival     Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has promised that the state government will maintain the world-class facilities used in hosting the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF), tagged Edo 2020, after the event. Governor Obaseki had declared: “There are tremendous changes in Edo today as regards how we maintain the structures and institutions. It has

Disquiet over southeast governors’ formation of joint security structure, Ebube Agu The establishment of a joint security structure, Ebube Agu, by the governors of the five states in the southeast on Sunday has generated disquiet from stakeholders in Igbo land. Several stakeholders in the southeast have berated the governors of the five states in the southeast for setting up a joint security structure for the region

Police arrest 17 cultists, recover arms, in Abuja   The Police in a patrol operation arrested 17 persons along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe, and Kurudma parts of Abuja for cultism. The PPRO of the FCT Command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement indicated that the suspects were arrested by the anti-cultism unit of the Command during raids and patrols between April 5 and 9th, 2021.

There is no massacre in Konshisha – Defence Hqrs The Defence Headquarters of the Nigerian Armed Forces has refuted reports of mass killing of innocent civilians, destruction of houses and other property by the military in Konshisha Local Government Area, Benue State, last week. The military insisted that there was no massacre during a search operation after attacks on troops and killing of 11

Yinka Odumakin and Innocent Chukwuma: cry, our beloved country YINKA ODUMAKIN AND INNOCENT CHUKWUMA : CRY,OUR THE BELOVED COUNTRY By Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, OFR, Ph.D. Words had failed me to express my shock at Innocent ‘s untimely passage. Only a day earlier, ,I had written a heart-rending elegy, mourning my friend and our fallen irrepressible hero, Comrade Yinka Odumakin (;; hhtps:// thereafter, Innocent

Nigeria on autopilot By Hope O’Rukevbe Eghagha Nigeria is on autopilot. The state is drifting. We can see this with half an eye. We can feel this even if we are numb to bad news. We do not get a feeling that anyone is in charge of things, of governance, of policy formulation and implementation. There is something

Kwara state reopens 10 Christian Colleges shut over Hijab crisis The Kwara state government has announced the reopening of 10 Christian Colleges involved in a recent hijab controversy for the third term session today, Monday, 12 April. The 10 grant-aided missionary schools involved in the controversy were shut down by the state government on Feb. 19 for safety reasons. The affected schools are C&S College

Lagos Assembly harps on importance of council legislature   kicks on propose chamber location The Lagos State House of Assembly committee on Local Government Development and Community Affairs has urged the Executive chairman of Oriade Local Council Development Area Hon. Ramota Oseni to situate the proposed legislative chamber within the council premises. The initial plan according to the council boss was to enhance effective

Traded at home: How traffickers lure young girls to street hawking By Odunewu Olusegun Amaka, a 15-year girl from Katsina Alu in Benue state is just one out of thousands of young girls trafficked from rural communities to urban areas, like Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, and several other cities   with the promise of a better life, only to be disappointed and forced into child labour. There

Uzodinma under suspicion of sabotage in police, prisons attacks in Imo There are emerging indications from inquiries and clinical evaluations that are beginning to place ‘Governor’ Hope Uzodinma of Imo State under suspicion of sabotage in the attacks on the Police Headquarters and the Prisons Yards by gunmen in the state last Monday. Several reports over the detonation of explosives at the Imo Police Command and

Why El-Rufai is ready to sacrifice his son rather than pay bandits In his effort to make his stand clear on kidnap for ransom, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he would rather sacrifice his son than pay bandits or kidnappers if they kidnap him. According to him, praying for the victim to make heaven is more acceptable than paying ransoms. El-Rufai spoke during a radio interview

Why El-Rufai ready to sacrifice his son rather than pay bandits In his effort to make his stand clear on kidnap for ransom, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he would rather sacrifice his son than pay bandits or kidnappers if they kidnap him. According to him, praying for the victim to make heaven is more acceptable than paying ransoms. El-Rufai spoke during a radio interview

Experts caution FG on dangers of AstraZeneca vaccine A medical expert, Dr. Emeke Eze, a Virologist and consultant in special disease has warned the federal government against forcing the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Nigerians because of its deadly effects on lots of people that have been vaccinated in other countries. Airing his views on Focus Nigeria, an AIT programme, Dr. Emeke Eze, explained

OMOJUWA: Lies, Aso Rock connection, other illegalities  of Nigeria’s social media influencer exposed; former director files suit   Social media influencer J.J. Omojuwa’s bubble has burst following an opinion manipulation campaign he undertakes for a wanted criminal in the US, a gig that eventually exposed his own criminalities. He’s now being sued by ex-Minister Obi Ezekwesili, one of those he secretly listed as directors, uncovered by Buzzfeed in an investigation of Omojuwa,

COVID-19: Your government is lying to you, former Pfizer VP’s boss warns   Former Vice President of Pfizer and Chief Scientist for for Allergy & Respiratory, Dr. Michael Yeadon has warned of the dangers of the COVID-19 vaccines According to him, many governments are lying about everything that has to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, “It’s a fallacy this idea of asymptomatic transmission and that you don’t

Stop threatening Igbos, group tells Wike   Biafra Nations League, BNL, a Pro Biafra group with operational base in Bakassi Peninsula as has warned the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to stop threatening the Igbos from South East because of activities of Nnamdi Kanu’s led Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB. In a statement jointly signed by the Deputy National Leader of

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