Protests in Benue as herdsmen kill two Catholic priests, school principal, 16 others inside church

25 April 2018
Protests in Benue as herdsmen kill two Catholic priests, school principal, 16 others inside church

Armed Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror on Ayar Mbalom community in the Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State on Tuesday, killing 19 persons, including two Rev. Fathers. The deceased...

Anarchy looms in Nigeria, as ‘constitution is now suspended’ - Fayose

25 April 2018
Anarchy looms in Nigeria, as ‘constitution is now suspended’ - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has raised the alarm that Nigeria was drifting towards a state of anarchy, calling on the international community to intervene and rescue the country...

Drama as Melaye lands in hospital after escape from police team

25 April 2018
Drama as Melaye lands in hospital after escape from police team

The thug-of-war between the Police and Mr Dino Melaye turned dramatic yesterday, as the lawmaker escaped from the police while being taken to Lokoja and landed in the hospital with...

Reps threaten to impeach Buhari over $462m expenditure

25 April 2018
Reps threaten to impeach Buhari over $462m expenditure

Members of House of Representatives yesterday threatened to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari for expending $496 million on military ware without approval by National Assembly. The lawmakers were angered by content...

Governance in Nigeria is spiritual warfare – Osinbajo

25 April 2018
Governance in Nigeria is spiritual warfare – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called for prayers for leaders in the country, saying governance is spiritual warfare. Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday at the inauguration of the auditorium of Deeper Christian...

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

25 April 2018
In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very...

Sex-for-mark Scandal: Protest as student appears before probe panel

25 April 2018
Sex-for-mark Scandal: Protest as student appears before probe panel

There was protest Tuesday morning at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, as the probe panel set up by the institution to look into sex-for-mark scandal involving a student, Monica Osagie,...

OAU Sex-for-marks scandal: What victim told panel – Counsel

25 April 2018
OAU Sex-for-marks scandal: What victim told panel – Counsel

Miss Monica Osagie, victim in the sex-for-marks scandal at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has told an investigative panel that the disgraced professor, Mr Richard Akindele, deliberately failed her because...

Ibadan varsity expels 408 students

25 April 2018
Ibadan varsity expels 408 students

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Senate of University of Ibadan has asked no fewer than 408 students of the university to withdraw from the school for failure to meet the minimum academic...

Ajimobi, Minister, others advocate lifestyle change to reduce cancer scourge

25 April 2018
Ajimobi, Minister, others advocate lifestyle change to reduce cancer scourge

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Prominent Nigerians that include Minister of Health, Mr Isaac Adewole; Radiotherapy and Cancer Specialists, Mr Abayomi Durosinmi-Etti; Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and others, on Tuesday,...

Buhari ‘withdraws $462m from Excess Crude Account without NASS’ approval’

24 April 2018
Buhari ‘withdraws $462m from Excess Crude Account without NASS’ approval’

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the withdrawal of $462 million from Excess Crude Account (ECA) to the United States for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft, without a prior...

Police lay siege to Dino Melaye’s residence

24 April 2018
Police lay siege to Dino Melaye’s residence

Policemen yesterday laid siege to Abuja residence of Mr Dino Melaye, a Senator( APC, Kogi). Melaye, arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja around 7:30am yesterday ‘escaped’ from the custody...

Saudi Arabia moves to block Nigerian pilgrims from Hajj 2018

24 April 2018
Saudi Arabia moves to block Nigerian pilgrims from Hajj 2018

Saudi Arabian authorities are threatening to block Nigerian pilgrims from attending this year’s Hajj exercise. Nigeria has one of the largest contingents in the annual religious exercise with about 95,000...

Van plows into Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 and injuring 15

24 April 2018
Van plows into Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 and injuring 15

A 25-year-old in a rented van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk crowded with lunchtime strollers Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what appeared to witnesses and the city's...

Nigeria’s security situation worrisome – Gowon

23 April 2018
Nigeria’s security situation worrisome – Gowon

A former Head of State, MrYakubu Gowon, has described as worrisome the widespread security challenges and killings in the country. Gowon, who attended a special prayer summit in Yenagoa, said...

Oyedepo to Buhari: Your govt is a failure, God is angry with you

23 April 2018
Oyedepo to Buhari: Your govt is a failure, God is angry with you

Founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church, Mr David Oyedepo, has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over the unending killing of innocent Nigerians by suspected herdsmen. The Bishop,...

Oyedepo to Buhari: Your govt is a failure, God is angry with you

23 April 2018
Oyedepo to Buhari: Your govt is a failure, God is angry with you

Founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church, Mr David Oyedepo, has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over the unending killing of innocent Nigerians by suspected herdsmen. The Bishop,...

Nigeria to receive 12 fighter jets from US in 2020

23 April 2018
Nigeria to receive 12 fighter jets from US in 2020

U.S. says it will in 2020 deliver the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets and other weapons it agreed to sell to Nigeria to combat Boko Haram insurgents and other extremist...

ASUU charges FG to declare emergency in the education sector

23 April 2018
ASUU charges FG to declare emergency in the education sector

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, has been called upon to declare emergency in the country's education sector. Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of...

Sanusi blasts Buhari’s ministers over foreign investors

22 April 2018
Sanusi blasts Buhari’s ministers over foreign investors

Emir of Kano, Mr Mohammed Sanusi, yesterday expressed displeasure at the attitude of some government officials to foreign investors. The former governor of the Central Bank (CBN) said Nigeria needs...

Buhari returns to Abuja from London

22 April 2018
Buhari returns to Abuja from London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from London, United Kingdom. Mr Buhari’s plane touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 7:31pm on Saturday. Buhari left Nigeria...

World's oldest person dies at age of 117

22 April 2018
World's oldest person dies at age of 117

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town...

Nigeria faces major food crisis over herdsmen attacks — Soyinka

21 April 2018
Nigeria faces major food crisis over herdsmen attacks — Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka on Friday expressed grave concern over the continued displacement of the nation’s farming population in various parts of the country by rampaging violent herdsmen. Soyinka...

Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London

21 April 2018
Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London

Pro-Biafra protesters on Thursday stormed the Commonwealth House in London. The protest took place as President Muhammadu Buhari met with Queen Elizabeth II and other leaders of Commonwealth countries. The...

Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London

21 April 2018
Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London

Pro-Biafra protesters on Thursday stormed the Commonwealth House in London. The protest took place as President Muhammadu Buhari met with Queen Elizabeth II and other leaders of Commonwealth countries. The...

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

21 April 2018
North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea...

Nigerian Army committed to combat readiness of its officers, men - Army Commander

21 April 2018
Nigerian Army committed to combat readiness of its officers, men - Army Commander

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Garrison Commander of 2 Division of Nigerian Army, Ibadan, Mr Oluyinka Soyele, a Brigadier General, has stated the commitment of Nigerian Army at ensuring that its men...

Oyo rehabilitates Eleyele dam to end flooding in Ibadan

21 April 2018
Oyo rehabilitates Eleyele dam to end flooding in Ibadan

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday said the proposed rehabilitation of Eleyele Dam, in Ibadan, the state capital, will substantially enhance residents’ access to potable...

Buhari under fire over comment on Nigerian youths

20 April 2018
Buhari under fire over comment on Nigerian youths

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday came under attack over his remarks on Nigerian youths, forcing his media team in the presidency into overdrive as it tried to clarify what the president...

Nigerian youths have ‘capacity, competence’ - Osinbajo

20 April 2018
Nigerian youths have ‘capacity, competence’ - Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi has said young Nigerians should be allowed to run for elective public positions in the country. He said this was especially because the youth had the capacity...

Buhari couldn’t have derided all Nigerian youths - Presidency

20 April 2018
Buhari couldn’t have derided all Nigerian youths - Presidency

PRESS RELEASE At the Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a keynote address on Making Business Easier Between Commonwealth Countries. The presentation...

Senate summons IGP, DSS boss over mace theft

20 April 2018
Senate summons IGP, DSS boss over mace theft

Senate on Thursday resolved to summon Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris; and Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Lawal Daura, over the Wednesday invasion of its chamber...

Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

20 April 2018
Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name. King Mswati III announced it during celebrations of the 50th anniversary of independence and his 50th birthday....

Nigerian youths don’t like to work, but want to get everything free - Buhari

19 April 2018
Nigerian youths don’t like to work, but want to get everything free - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths like free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. Mr Buhari made this assertion while speaking at...

Oyo vows to stop erection of illegal structures

19 April 2018
Oyo vows to stop erection of illegal structures

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State government has vowed to put a stop to construction of illegal structures in the state, assuring that strategic actions are being taken to achieve this....

Senate transmits 12 bills to Buhari for assent

18 April 2018
Senate transmits 12 bills to Buhari for assent

Senate on Tuesday resolved to transmit the Age Reduction Bill (Not Too Young to Run Bill) and 11 others, to President Muhammadu Buhari, for assent. The resolution was sequel to...

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

18 April 2018
Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92. She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents...

Trump's CIA chief in secret meeting with North Korean leader - U.S. officials

18 April 2018
Trump's CIA chief in secret meeting with North Korean leader - U.S. officials

U.S. Secretary of State nominee and CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

IDPs stone governor’s convoy

18 April 2018
IDPs stone governor’s convoy

Governor Umaru Al-Makura’s convoy was on Tuesday pelted with stones by some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Agwatashi, Obi Local Government Area of Nassarawa, when he paid a visit to...

Amnesty International condemns clampdown on Shiite protesters

18 April 2018
Amnesty International condemns clampdown on Shiite protesters

A human rights organization, Amnesty International, has condemned the reaction of Nigerian police to Shiites protests on Monday and Tuesday in Abuja. In a statement signed by Mr Osai Ojigho,...




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