Politics

Once We Were Blind, Now We Can See – Dino Melaye.

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West has described his return to the Peoples Democratic Party as a liberation from political blindness. He said this while reacting to the tweet by the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode that those who were abusing PDP had been returning to the party. Melaye said that Fani-Kayode and many others we ...

South-east Governors Say No To Cattle Ranches.

The governors of the southeastern states of Nigeria have disagreed with the Federal Government’s plan to establish ranches in their states. The governors of the five states, which include, Imo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia and Anambra resolved after a meeting in Enugu on Sunday that the states would stop the movement of herdsmen towards the eastern part. In ...

Reduce Number of Roadblocks On Highways, Senate Tells Police.

The Nigerian Senate has urged the Nigerian Police to quickly take action to reduce the number of heavy roadblocks on the South-Eastern major expressways so as to facilitate the free movement of goods, people and services throughout the region and the Federation. The Upper Chamber also advised the Nigerian Police and army to always seek to balance the im ...

PVC Cannot Be Cloned, INEC Boss Says.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission Professor Mahmood Yakubu says it is impossible to clone Permanent Voters Cards or pre-load its Smart Card Readers. This comes just forty-eight hours after the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose accused the Commission’s officials of a plot to rig the polls in favour of an opposition ...

Get Involved In Politics, Macron Tells Nigerian Youths.

French President, Emmanuel Macron has advised Nigerian youths to get involved in politics and add their talents to the growth and development of the country. He made this call when he visited the African Shrine, Agidimgbi, Ikeja on Tuesday night, saying that the youths have great roles to play if Nigeria must succeed. Macron who was accompanied to the ...

Soyode, A Presidential Aspirant Tasks FG On National Security.

A leading Presidential Aspirant in the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, Mr. AIi Soyode, has called on the three Tiers of government to increase the level of security required for peaceful coexistence among its Citizens, emphasising that the primary responsibility of any government is the protection of lives and properties as enshrined in the constitut ...

Plateau Killings: FG Is Plotting To Indict Me – Jang.

Former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang has alleged that the Federal Government is planning to indict him in the recent killings in the state. He raised the alarm, adding that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari wanted to jail him, by all means, possible because he has refused to join the All Progressives Congress. Jang said that ...

I’m More Qualified Than Buhari – Turaki.

A Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki has said that he is more qualified to lead Nigeria than President Muhammadu Buhari. He said this when he visited the party secretariat in Abuja on Monday, adding that he is better educated than the president. Turaki, a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relatio ...

Orji Kalu Vows To Unseat PDP In Abia.

Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has sworn to retrieve power from the Peoples Democratic Party in the state come twenty nineteen. He said he handed power over to them and will do everything within his powers to take it back. He decried the poor development of the state and compared the events of today with his time as governor where he paid ...

Shehu Sani Vindicates Buhari Over Plateau Killings.

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central has vouched for President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity, adding that the president can never aid or abet or condone killings or genocide in the country. Sani was reacting to the accusation from some groups that Buhari might be sponsoring the herdsmen for ethnic cleansing. The senator stated, “Buhari can ...

INEC Raises Alarm Over Plots To Clone PVC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has raised the alarm over an attempt by internet fraudsters to clone the Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC. The INEC Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi who disclosed this on Sunday said that the commission is currently upgrading its smart card reader to foil the plots of the scammers. ...

Gov Aregbesola Says No To FG Ranches In Osun.

Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has said that the State Government will not cede any land in the state for Federal Government to build ranches. He said this in an exclusive interview with his media aide, Mr Sola Fasure, adding that the state already had a ranch in Oloba, Iwo and that the government is also planning to build ranches in the three ...

Crime News

Kerosene Explosion Kills A Girl In Anambra.

A 14-year-old girl, identified as Ada Okpoto, of Nkwelle Ogidi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has been burnt to death, following kerosene explosion on Monday. The explosion also caused varying degrees of injuries for her mother, Mrs Chioma Okpoto and a two-year-old sibling, Akachukwu. The mother, Chioma, according to the in ...

Twin Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 31 In Borno.

The explosion in Borno state orchestrated by suspected Boko Haram insurgents has killed over thirty-one people in a twin suicide bomb attack on Damboa town. The two blasts targeted people returning from celebrating the Eid el-Fitr holiday. Following the suicide bombings, the insurgents were said to have fired rocket-propelled grenades into the crowd tha ...

RRS Foils 15 Robbery Attacks, Rescue 32 Victims In May.

The Rapid Response Squad has revealed that its enhanced security patrol operations thwarted 15 robbery attacks last month leading to the rescue of 32 armed robbery victims across Lagos State. The Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Olatunji Disu, while presenting a report on the activities of the anti-crime outfit in Alausa, noted that the ...

RRS Seeks Collaboration With Other Security Agencies.

The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad has emphasised the importance of synergy among agencies of government involved in emergency response services as an avenue for enhancing security and rescue operations in the State. The Commander of RRS, ACP Olatunji Disu revealed in a statement released in Alausa that collaboration of the security outfit with other ...

Gunmen Kill 10 Persons In Zamfara.

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed by gunmen in Dutsen-Wake and Oho villages in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The state Police Command disclosed this on Wednesday, adding that the gunmen stormed the area early Tuesday to carry out the dastard act. According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the state police comm ...

Police Arrest Man 45 for Operating Illegal Blood Bank.

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Mr Achebulu Paul for operating an unregistered blood bank located at No. 18, Kusa Street, Bariga Somolu, Lagos. He was alleged to have lured a seventeen-year-old boy, Ayomide Adesanya, and drained four pints of blood from him. Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal who led his men to arrest Paul said that the ...

Police Parade Man For Killing 24-Year-Old Girlfriend.

The Yobe State Police Command has arrested one Muhammed Adamu, 30 for killing his girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad. Adamu, a native of Potiskum Local Government, Damuturu, Yobe State committed the crime on May 29, 2018, said that the suspect had made a confessional statement. Confessing, Adamu said that he killed Hauwa because she was dating another man. He s ...

Minna Jail Break: 16 Inmates Escape, One Warder Killed.

No fewer than 16 inmates of the Minna medium prison, Niger State have escaped after some hoodlums attacked the place on Sunday. The gunmen gained entrance to the prison through the main gate, killing one of the warders on duty and a commercial motorcyclist, “Okada” operator. As they shot repeatedly to the prison, part of the wall collapsed, creatin ...

Gunmen Ravage Ekiti As Opeyemi Bamidele Sustains Injury.

The former member of the House of Representatives from Ekiti State, Mr Opeyemi Bamidele is currently receiving treatment in hospital after he was shot by hoodlums in the state on Friday. Opeyemi was in the entourage of the state All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi when the hoodlums attacked him. The convoy had entered E ...

Churches Shut Due To Herdsmen Attack In Jalingo Nigeria.

Some churches in Jalingo, Taraba State have closed due to incessant attack by herdsmen, our correspondent has learnt. The popular Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Jalingo is one of the Christian worship centres that have been closed in the last one week due to herdsmen attack. About three days ago, the herdsmen attack some Catholic priests in which two of ...

Female Suicide Bombers Kill Three In Borno.

No fewer than three persons have been killed by two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria. The emergency services said this on Monday, adding that the bombers detonated their explosives inside a house and near a mosque in the Mashamari area of Konduga. Mashamari is about 35 kilometres (20 miles) southeast of t ...

Nigeria News Analysis

Nigeria, Where Do You Stand Now?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the country’s stance on the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right of Establishment. As African leaders gathered to deliberate on the way forward in the continent in Mauritania,  one thing comes to mind and it is about what the cont ...

Beautiful Infrastructure, Poor People.

Nigeria News takes a look at the poverty level of the citizens. The present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, no doubt has shown how committed it is to the building of infrastructure. It is one policy being implemented to the letter, perhaps to cancel the infrastructural deficit and create jobs for millions of Nigerian youths. The noise abou ...

2018 World Cup: How Super Eagles Bungled Their Chance.

Nigeria News takes a look at how the Super Eagles bungled the opportunity to qualify for second round of the Russia 2018 world cup. After the final whistle on Tuesday in the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Argentina, my thoughts shifted to Chief Segun Odegbami, MON, former Nigeria senior national team captain, whose infectious optimism e ...

Tinubu, Oshiomole, Oyegun And Matters Arising.

Nigeria News takes a look at how the current National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole will be able to relate with some of the party’s national leaders without rancour. Something is still strange to me; that former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole has not stepped on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s toes. Right from his days as the President of ...

Blood of The Innocent On Jos Plateau.

Nigeria News takes a look at the mass killings in Plateau State. One of the most visited places in Nigeria then was Jos, the capital of Plateau State. Jos is a temperate region within tropical Nigeria. Peaceful and habitable until recently that politics and religion have stolen its peace away. The plateau remains its old self as a terrestrial habitat fo ...

Obasanjo’s Latest Romance With Old Foes.

Nigeria News takes a look at the recent romance between ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and some Yoruba leaders Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent romance with his old foes is becoming unfathomable. He now feels more comfortable among those he had denied severally in Yorubaland. Obasanjo visited Chief Bode George, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and was in ...

APC And Tasks Before Oshiomole.

Nigeria News takes a look at the tasks before the new National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole eventually emerged unopposed as the new national chairman of the All Progressives Congress at the party’s national convention held in Abuja on Saturday. He took over from Chief John Odigie-Oyeg ...

Ekiti Guber Poll And The Impending Violence  .

Nigeria News takes a look at the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in Ekiti and the looming crisis. In less than a month, precisely July 14, 2018, Professor Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party and Dr Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress will slog it out in the Ekiti State governorship election. Ordinary, looking at the antecedents of ...

Social Media May Ruin Super Eagles Chance.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Super Eagles and their level of seriousness at the ongoing world cup in Russia. The Nigeria Football Federation may ban Super Eagles players from engaging with the social media platforms for the meantime. Reports from the Eagles camp in Russia shows that the team is in emotional crisis, following its dismal performance a ...

Excesses of The Nigerian Military In Benue.

Nigeria News takes a look at the air raid by the Nigerian military in Benue State, following the attack of a military officer by hoodlums. It is very sad that the National Assembly is currently prostrate about the state of insecurity and the level of impunity being displayed by our top military brass in a supposed democracy. It sounds pathetic that the ...

Will Secondus Be Ready To Rob Makarfi’s Back?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential aspirants and the role of the National Chairman of the party Uche Secondus. This is the payback time for the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus as some prominent members of the party are signifying their presidential ambition. Against all odds ...

Southwest Votes; The Pivotal Element In 2019 Polls.

Nigeria News takes a look at the pivotal role of the southwest in the coming 2019 general election President Muhammadu Buhari’s singular gesture of posthumous awards to late Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola and late legal luminary Chief Gani Fawehinmi have since changed the thoughts of many people, especially in the southwestern part of Nigeria. ...

World Cup: Lagos Viewing Centres Excite Football Fans.

Nigeria News takes a look at the attitude of football fans and how bar operators are making more money in Lagos at the ongoing world cup. This is the best time for operators of restaurants and bars in Lagos. They are making good money from football lovers who troop in on a daily basis to watch their favourite teams play at the ongoing Fifa world cup in ...

Nigerian Sports News

Nigeria Bow Out of World Cup.

Marcos Rojo’s 87 minutes strike threw Nigeria out of the ongoing world cup. After 1-1 score that nearly took Nigeria to the second round spot of the Russia 2018 world cup, the Argentine defender struck to make the scoreline 2-1. Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi had put Argentina in the front in the 17 minutes when he beat Nigeria defender Kenneth Omuru ...

Beware of VAR Sponsored Penalties, Eagles Warned.

Super Eagles fans across the world have called on the players to be careful not to commit Video Assistant Referee, VAR sponsored penalties as they face Argentina this evening. Fans took to twitter handles, condemning VAR, which has since awarded several penalties at the ongoing tournament in Russia. VAR awarded a penalty against Nigeria in the match the ...

No Mercy For Messi, Rohr Boasts.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that his side will not show mercy to the legend, Lionel Messi when they meet Argentina this night. He said at a news conference on Monday that his team would not be concerned about Messi, even though the Argentine forward is a great player. Rohr stated that the Super Eagles would play total football by attacking ...

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