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Saturday, 16th December, 2017
 News:
Nigeria: (Dec 16, 2017) - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Saturday said it did not breach due process in the award of the controversial Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, Gas Pipeline contract, or any...
Nigeria: (Dec 16, 2017) - Nigeria’s former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mallam Gidado Idris, GCON, has passed on. Gidado Idris died at the age 82. According to family sources, he...
Nigeria: (Dec 16, 2017) - There were revelations yesterday on why former Senate President, Senator David Mark, was arrested and quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC), Nation reports. A...
Nigeria: (Dec 16, 2017) - Prince Aminu Sanusi Lamido, the first son of His highness, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has joined the Nigeria Police Force. Born in 1991, Prince Aminu joined the Nigeria...
Nigeria: (Dec 16, 2017) - Two Nigerian teachers, Ayodele Odeogbola and Itodo Anthony have been named among the top global 50 teachers penciled for the prestigious 2018 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - DPC Anamabra guber candidate in November election  and Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has officially joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Edochie, who ran for governor...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the federal government over the plan to spend $1billion from the excess crude account on the fight against insurgency. The decision...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - Reactions have continued to trail the alleged double registration saga by Kogi State, Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello that led to the sack of two INEC officials and the compulsory retirement...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - Chief Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate, has advocated six-year single tenure for president, governors, National Assembly and state assembly members “to stop...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of patrol vessels to reduce unregulated fishing activities and boost security on the country’s waterways. The Vice-President,...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The founder of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka  has declared that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is the new blessing for Nigeria. He said Abubakar has what it...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the appeal filed by Yanaty Petrochemical Limited seeking to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, allowing the EFCC to...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclaimed reports credited to its Group Managing Director, Mr Maikanti Baru, linking Abba Kyari to N50 billion kept away from...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - Thousands of Palestinians took part in fresh protests Friday against Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but a week on there is no sign...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - There was a mild drama at the Aguata prisons in Anambra State on Thursday when a prison inmate, Tobias Mbaekwe, who was discharged on health grounds by the state Chief Judge, Justice...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - Abdulrasheed Maina, embattled former Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, PRTT, has alleged that bigger names involved in the looting of public funds are in the Presidency...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday identified municipal waste as major materials causing pollution in Lagos Lagoon. Mr Yunusa Ibrahim, the Principal Manager, Environment...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Osun State House of Assembly on Friday announced the revocation of arrest warrant earlier issued against the Late Bola Ige’s son, Muyiwa Ige, who was a former Commissioner...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - Kano State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba has said that Kano state government is not making any plan to sack teachers in the state. Responding to a widely circulated...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 1,317 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in the last 10 days having been stranded in the volatile country...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ogun says any motorist caught driving against traffic will forfeit the vehicle till after the Yuletide. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described the decision to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency as a means by the All Progressives...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - A video where a policeman in the Mowo area of Badagry, Lagos, was soliciting bribe from an operator of commercial motorcycle better known as ‘Okada’, has been trending on...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Council of Authentic Ibadan Mogajis (Family Heads), has given a 7-day ultimatum to some High Chiefs in Ibadan who issued a 21-day detronment notice to the Olubadan of Ibadanland. It...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - Following North Korea’s defiant move towards the development of its nuclear programme, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it has blocked the assets of 19 companies in an attempt...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - An unidentified pick-pocket woman has been humiliated in public after she was caught stealing money from a man’s pocket inside a tricycle popularly known as ‘Keke Napep’...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The House of Representatives Committee on Oil and Gas on Thursday gave 10 indigenous oil companies in the country two weeks to remit 250 million dollars oil royalty to federal government’s...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the current fuel scarcity would end by Saturday. Disclosing this on Thursday at a meeting of the National Economic Council presided...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - An Uber driver Abdoulie Jagne, has been arrested in Georgia, U.S., after he was accused of raping a 16-year-old female passenger earlier in the week. The 58-year-old Jagne, who was...
Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it has sacked three staff involved in the double voter registration of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello. The commission...
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Nigeria: (Dec 15, 2017) - The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the Federal Government to ensure transparency and accountability in the handling of recovered loots of former Head of...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has just one agenda, which is “Amaechi”. Amaechi, who governed Rivers between...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) on Thursday rejected Department of Petroleum Resources’ (DPR) proposal of N355 million for foreign trips in the 2018 fiscal year. The...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Aside the primary role of a lawmaker which is making laws for the good of his people, the people of Akinyele constituency II in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria, were full of praises for...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - The Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, and the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, are before a Senate panel. Acting Chairman of...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - The PDP Post National Convention Reconciliation Committee led by Governor Dickson of Bayelsa state today visited the former Governor of Oyo State and the national chairmanship aspirants,...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - A national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded national convention, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has reaffirmed his commitment and loyalty...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - The Nigerian Police Force on Thursday arraigned Maryam Sanda; her mother, Maimuna Aliyu; her brother, Aliyu Sanda; and a fourth defendant, Sadiya Aminu for alleged murder. Mrs. Sanda...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Governors from Nigeria’s 36 states have approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account by the federal government to be used in the ongoing fight against Boko...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - The Indian Police on Wednesday, revealed that they had launched a manhunt for Lal Singh Arya, the Minister of Happiness. According to Agence France Presse, AFP, this was after the...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - A picture of Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, inside the tricycle better known as ‘Keke NAPEP’, is trending on social media. She sat comfortably in the passengers’...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) -  The congress of Yoruba Sons and Daughters within the Peoples Democratic Party say they are outraged by the insults allegedly hauled on the Yoruba by the Governor of Rivers State,...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Former presidential aide, Pastor Reno Omokri has described former Rivers State governor and Nigeria’s current Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as “a notorious...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said. Police...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - A pastor, Adedayo Adeyemo, has prayed an Ado-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State to dissolve the nine-year-old marriage between him and his wife, Kemi. According to the News Agency...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour on Wednesday as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast. A...
Kenya: (Dec 14, 2017) - The Kenya opposition coalition Nasa has declared it will only hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta on issues at the root of political and electoral tensions in the country. National...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said Nigeria still remained a destination for investors. The Senior Financial Sector Expert, Debt and Capital Market Instruments Division,...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday met with Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and former Delta State Governor James Ibori at Asaba, the...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor turned 50 years old yesterday, December 13th. His wife, Justice Suzette, led members of his cabinet, political associates and friends to a thanksgiving...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State  arrived Bridgehead Onitsha fully-kitted in Police uniform to launch 2017  Ember months Security initiative codenamed "Operation...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Argentine legend Maradona has called himself a “simple footballer” and not the god of football as his admirers tag him to be. “I am not god of football but a simple...
Nigeria: (Dec 14, 2017) - Some aggrieved aspirants under the aegis of PDP Candidates and Stakeholders Forum, yesterday, rejected the results of last Saturday’s national convention of the party which produced...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is not planning to replace Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Tinubu said this in response to a report that...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Omarosa Manigault, a Nigerian who is director of communications for the White House’s office of public liaison, has resigned. According to sources, Manigault who earns $180,000...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Chairman Oyo State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and State Honours, Honourable Bolaji Saheed Badmos (BJ), representing Akinyele II Constituency...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Kogi State Police Command has dismissed three of its officers for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. The command’s...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Armed persons on Tuesday night attacked an unoccupied residence of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu. The house, located within...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The senator representing Kaduna Central at the Upper Legislative Chamber, Shehu Sani, has admonished northerners in power to see themselves as servants and not demi-gods. Sani noted...
Zimbabwe: (Dec 13, 2017) - The Roman Catholic has fired controversial and self-styled anti-Government cleric, Father Rungano Muchineripi of Archdiocese of Harare, but did not disclose the reasons, although speculation...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, says it has acquired 170 hectares of land for the construction of proposed University of Medicine and School of Preliminary Studies. Its...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Fire razes dozens of cars on the Festac Link Road, Lagos. The tanker, laden with petroleum product, lost control on the link bridge and fell, spilling the content and an attendant...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - None of the persons who appeared before Nigerian lawmakers on Wednesday expressed support for the bill to regulate non-governmental organisations, NGOS. A public hearing on the bill...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) -  Fire razes dozens of cars on the Festac Link Road, Lagos. The tanker, laden with petroleum product, lost control on the link bridge and fell, spilling the content and an attendant...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) -  Nigerian players are doing Nigerians proud all over the world.Below are the five the five outstanding Nigeria players over the weekend. Seven goals in the last four games and...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria. In...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Dangote Foundation on Wednesday said it would commit N36 billion to implement its malnutrition intervention plan in Nigeria from January 2018. The Chief Executive Officer of the...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Protesters from various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) stormed the national assembly on Wednesday, kicking against the passage of the controversial ‘NGO bill’. The...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - All arrangements have been concluded to formally welcome former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, on Saturday. Alao-Akala...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - As 2019 draws nearer and political activities are kicking-off ahead of the presidential election, reports have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari may choose Asiwaju Bola Tinubu...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Last week, President Buhari embarked on a 2-day working visit to Kano state. While he was speaking at the Emir's place, President Buhari said that with the crowd that gathered to...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - One of Nigerian-based Big Boy, Freeman Obg Owoboy, who's known for flaunting his flamboyant lifestyle on social media, is in search of a lady who would be his baby mama. According...
Cameroon: (Dec 13, 2017) - Cameroonian author Patrice Nganang has had his custody extended by 48 hours by the authorities, his lawyer said on Tuesday, nearly a week after his arrest for publishing an article...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - ‘The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has directed the bursar of the school, Michael Alatise, to pay the earned academic allowances released by the Federal Government...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Acting Chairman , Mr. Ibrahim Magu on Tuesday night escaped death by the whiskers as some gunmen stormed his house in Abuja. When...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The West African Ministers of Sports Council  will have their  First Session of Meeting  open in Abuja today. Nnake Ikem-Anibeze, Special Assistant on Media to Nigeria’s...
Zimbabwe: (Dec 13, 2017) - THE military must return to the barracks while Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has a “window of opportunity to demonstrate commitment to a democratic, just, healthy and...
Tanzania: (Dec 13, 2017) - John Mongella, a regional commissioner in Tanzania, has announced that pregnant teenagers will be arrested and charged to court, local news portal The Citizen reports. Mongella,...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose on Wednesday described President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘father of corruption’ over his refusal to petition Minister of Solid Minerals Development,...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Abdullahi Adamu, has argued that it is unfair to expect President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the recommendations of the national reform...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Tosin Adeyanju, has decried the open bazaar that characterized...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has said that as far as they were concerned, the Eagles could win the World Cup. They also pledged total support to the national...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has signed the N216.55 billion, 2018 budget passed by the State House of Assembly into law. The budget is made up of N131.1 billion capital expenditure...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Unknown gunmen last night invaded the bungalow farmhouse of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu and killed a policeman. According...
Nigeria: (Dec 13, 2017) - Indigenous rapper, Zoro just acquired a Mercedes G-Wagon and took to his Instagram page to show it off.. The proud Enugu State indigene  posted the photo above and wrote:  Finally...
Zimbabwe: (Dec 12, 2017) - Zimbabwean government has once again warned teachers that it is illegal to offer extra lessons to pupils for a fee. In an interview on the sidelines of a tour of Glen View 2 Primary...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The Ijaw Youth Council (Worldwide) on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 condemned the kidnapping and consequent killing of a 57-year old British aid worker in the Niger Delta, Ian Squire,...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - FIFA has sanctioned the Nigeria Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying encounter against Algeria, but it will not affect the country’s...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - Bayelsa State former Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, Ayekeme Masa, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Yenagoa, the state capital. The late Masa served...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been sanctioned by FIFA for fielding an “ineligible” Shehu Abdullahi in the match against Algeria on November 10, 2017. This...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it would no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, apart from certain gas projects in the poorest countries in exceptional circumstances. “As...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - Former U.S. Secretary of Defence Robert Gates on Tuesday warned that there might be an all-out war between Israel and Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shiite militia Hezbollah in 2018 following...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed 15 out of the 18 counts of false assets declaration instituted against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunhji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has described the purported threat of 21 new Ibadan kings to recommend him for removal as an affront to the...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to Senator Isah Misau on self-recognition. She however, ordered that the defendant should deposit...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The professional rivalry in the Nigerian health sector is threatening to boil over as other unions in the sector have accused the ministry of showing blatant favouritism to medical...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem “even for the Nigeria police force”. The...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - An arrival picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and some Nigerian state governors in Paris, France has gotten the attention of Nigerians. President Buhari and his entourage have...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday commissioned the first set of Nigerian Army Pilots trained by the Nigerian Army Aviation School to fly war planes. The initiative to train pilots...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - The professional rivalry in the Nigerian health sector is threatening to boil over as other unions in the sector have accused the ministry of showing blatant favouritism to medical...
Nigeria: (Dec 12, 2017) - Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports. The Liverpool winger emerged victorious to scoop the prize in a star-studded...