Thursday, 2 March 2017

Why Obasanjo walked out of police event in Lagos

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday left an event organized by the Nigeria Police, because they kept him waiting.

What Buhari, King of Morroco discussed Wednesday – Presidency

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Wednesday had a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, where the Nigerian president is on vacation.

Suppressing Biafra agitation makes it more dangerous, negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu – Rep tells Buhari

A three-time member of the House of Representatives, Ehiogie West-Idahosa, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to discuss and negotiate the Biafran question with the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, warning that suppressing alternative views in the name of enforcing the law makes them more dangerous.

Xenophobic attacks: Stop being ingrates – Thabo Mbeki tells South Africans

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has condemned the current xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in different parts of South Africa.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Buhari is feeling better – Etiebet

Former Minister of Petroleum, Chief Don Etiebet, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing fine in London.

Christ Embassy Church sued over alleged debt

The Gberu branch of Christ Embassy Church headed by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has been sued over alleged debt amounting to $53,000.

False assets declaration: Saraki pleads ‘not guilty’ after third ammendment

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki on Thursday pleaded not guilty to amended charges of false asset declaration by the Federal Government.

My sugar mummy has 10 sex sessions with me daily, stocks my sperm for sale – Teenager reveals

A 19-year-old Zimbabwean boy, Trymore Chibwe, has exposed a 40-year-old married woman, Memory Tete, who allegedly forces him to 10 sex sessions daily.

EFCC arraigns ‘native doctor’ for defrauding client of N2.5million in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned a traditional medicine man (native doctor) identified as Bala Tangalu before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja.

Friday, 3 February 2017

How fraudsters impersonate Nigerian Army chief, dupe victims

The Nigerian Army has decried the activities of fraudulent and mischievous persons who swindle unsuspecting victims by impersonating the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

One dead, 4 injured as primary school building collapses in Benue

A pupil of Victory International Nursery and Primary School, Daudu in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state has been reported dead after a section of a block of two classrooms collapsed on Tuesday.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Forcing us to remove our hijabs before writing exams is an abuse – Muslim women protest

A group of Muslim women under the auspices of Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative has claimed that their rights were being infringed upon by as they are being forced to remove hijabs before writing examinations.

The group lamented that most women in hijabs had been denied jobs and other opportunities in the country, despite their qualifications.
The Coordinator of the group, Hajia Mutiat Orolu-Balogun, on Wednesday said their constitutional rights were being violated by the government and private agencies.
Orolu-Balogun was quoted by the Punch as saying, “Women in hijab are forced to expose their ears and heads before sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination or getting Bank Verification Numbers.
“Imagine being asked to take off your shirt because you want to get your driving licence, or being told that you would not be able to vote because you wouldn’t show your cleavage in the picture on your voter card.
“These, and worse, are what a Muslim woman who wears the hijab faces when she is asked to take off her hijab before she could be allowed her constitutional rights.“The use of hijab is a religious obligation and not an Arab culture that one might discard at will.
“Asking a Muslim woman to remove her hijab is a form of violence against her; such should have no place in a progressive society like Nigeria,” she said.

There aren’t many words left to describe Messi – Lius Enrique

Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique, has heaped praises on Lionel Messi for his goal scoring exploits against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Enrique says one can always count on the Argentine captain to deliver when it matters most.
Messi was on target as Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored Barca’s second goal in the 33rd minute after Luis Suarez opened the scoring, powering home a thunderous strike in off the post.
Enrique told reporters after the game, “It’s in big, special games like this that Messi shines.
“There aren’t many words left to describe him. It’s in big games that we see the best of Messi.”

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Tell my husband to return my pants – Wife begs court

An estranged wife, Toyin Ogunminiyi, on Tuesday urged a customary court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti to help effect the release of her six pants in her husband’s possession.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Mikel crashes again with Tianjin

Former Chelsea defensive midfielder and Super Eagles skipper, John Mikel Obi and his new Chinese Super League club Tianjin TEDA have lost their fourth consecutive games in their warm-up ahead of the CSL new season.

Head teacher tied, flogged in public for raping teenage students

A Kenyan head teacher identified as Willy Kiprop, has been disgraced openly for allegedly defiling three school girls under his care in Kapsaos, Uasin Gishu area of Kenya.

Many reportedly killed as Fulani herdsmen attack Idoma communities

Several persons have been killed and many others injured after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Agadagba and Opidlo communities of Ohimini and Okpokwu Local Governments Councils.

Lassa fever: Ogun records 19 new cases

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, has said that 19 suspected lassa fever patients who had close contacts with another new suspect came out negative in the lassa fever screen test.

Buhari, Osinbajo spoke Sunday night – Presidency

The presidency has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and acting President Yemi Osinbajo spoke on phone Sunday night.

Boko Haram: 11 million survivors urgently need aids – UN

No fewer than 11 million survivors of the destructive Boko Haram insurgents are in desperate need of humanitarian aids.