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Group Commends Court Verdict on Rivers 2016 Re-Run Election

by "> - 11 May 2017

The Coalition of Niger Delta Support Group has commended the decision of the Abuja High Court declaring  unlawful the Joint Investigative Panel set up by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to investigate the alleged violence in the December 10, 2016  legislative re-run election in Rivers...

Breaking News

“No Group Will Hold Nigeria to Ransom under My Watch”, Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has warned that no group of insurgents will hold Nigeria to ransom under his watch. He therefore urge Nigerians and the whole world to be eternally vigilant, warning that terrorism has no boarders. This was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser, Media, Mr Femi Adesina and personally signed by President Buhari, to commemorate the third anniversary...

Politics

APC Holds Workshop for Publicity Officers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI) will host an External Communications Workshop for the Party’s state Publicity Secretaries in Abuja on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13, 2017. The objectives of the two-day workshop include: developing a coordination framework; improving the capacity of spokespersons and developing a code of conduct,...

Business

Cheque Book Forger Bags Seven Year Jail Term

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced an expert cheque forger, Ajagbe Omotayo Akeem to seven years imprisonment for forging a N1.8 million cheque that belonged to Grange Schools. Akeem it was gathered approached an Ikeja Branch of Skye Bank and presented a cloned cheque purportedly issued by the Finance Director of Grange schools. Akeem also went as far as cloning the letter head of the school...

Entertainment

Did Bob Marley Convert to Christianity before His Death?

In May 1981, the world lost the man who had been described as the “first Third World superstar”. The Hon. Robert Nesta Marley O.M. died on 11th May 1981 in a Miami hospital after an 8 month battle with cancer. He was 36. To the masses he was known as Bob Marley – the man who brought them reggae and Rastafarianism. His was the voice of classics like “No Woman No Cry” recorded live at the...

Health

Buhari’s Health:”Political Manipulations in Aso Villa”- Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Friday alerted Nigerians of “political manipulations amongst other things” going on at Aso Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power and residence of Nigerian Presidents, currently occupied by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Literature Professor therefore call on President Buhari to declare his health status and end the manipulation of Nigerians by strange...

Sports

Barcelona Targets Future Stars from Lagos Football Academy

One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain which has produced stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi. Officially known as FCBEscola...

Tech

NADDC Reaffirms FG Support for Nigerian Auto Policy

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to discontented situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment. NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal who recently refuted the allegation as baseless and unsubstantiated, said the Federal Government has already resolved...

Opinion

1990 Orkar Coup: Battle to save 19 Journalists from Guillotine

It was 1990. A bloody coup attempt had taken place on April 22. At a point, nineteen journalists were detained in connection with the coup but after negotiations with the Chief Intelligence Officer of the Babangida regime, Brigadier General Haliru Akilu, some had been released. However, the regime had made it known it would put some of them on trial. It was no empty threat. Back in 1976, following...

local News

Iyana-Ipaja Gang Wars: Police Arrest 20 Youths

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command and Iyana Ipaja Area Command early this morning arrested 20 youth over violence just as the youth smashed the head of an RRS officer and the rear wind shield of his patrol car in Abule Oki, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos. The suspects were arrested around mid-night after almost two days of restiveness among rival gangs over dominance...

News

El-Zakzaky Detained in Public Interest-FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday disclosed that the Shiite leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is being held in public interest. Government also said that the cleric is not detained in a prison facility. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this while reacting to questions on human rights records of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration...

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