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Nigeria: Jigawa House of Assembly Impeaches Speaker

By Nan The Jigawa House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached its Speaker, Alhaji Idris Garba and elected Alhaji Isa Idris of Gwaram Constituency as the new Speaker. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Ahmed Garba presided over the sitting attended by 23 members. NAN reports that the Clerk of […]

Nigeria: After TB Joshua, Another Nigerian Cleric ‘Warns’ President Buhari

A Nigerian priest has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the challenges facing the west African country, saying “many Nigerians are suffering”, a report said over the weekend. According to Premium Times, the Catholic Adoration Ministry in Enugu State priest Ejike Mbaka said this during his New Year message at the cross over service to […]

Nigeria: Making Buildings Safer in Nigeria

editorial THE recent collapse of a church building that killed scores of people in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, during a service with Governor Udom Emmanuel in attendance has become part of grim national statistics on the poor quality of buildings and their construction in Nigeria. Governor Emmanuel and his entourage were in the Reigners Bible […]

Nigeria: Kogi Wins 9th Ajanah Basketball Tourney

TEAM Kogi on New Year eve emerged winners of the 9th edition of the Justice Nasir Ajanah lnter Local Government Area Basketball Championship after beating Team Okene 31-29 points in a competitive game decided at the outdoor court of the Okene Club, in Okene, Kogi State. The winners came from behind after trailing in all […]

Nigeria: Mikel Shuns Big China Money Move for Valencia

JOHN Obi Mikel has chosen to stay in Europe instead of going to China, according to reports surrounding his imminent exit from Chelsea. The midfielder has been frozen out at Chelsea by Antonio Conte and a move abroad was inevitable. Valencia are the team he will join this January after signing a four-year deal with […]

Nigeria: N-Delta Dialogue – Only Critical Stakeholders Can Stop Hostilities – -Pereotubo

Niger Delta youth activist, Mr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo, has said that only critical stakeholders can halt attacks on oil installations and unrest in the region, commending the Presidency for its further search for genuine representatives of the region. He said any individual or group that has reasons why the aggrieved agitators still bomb oil installations despite […]

Nigeria: Itsekiri Leaders to Pandef – You’ve No Mandate From N-Delta Leaders

By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South & Egufe Yafugborhi WARRI–Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILoT, Delta State, yesterday, faulted the claim by the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, that the group had the mandate of Niger Delta leaders to dialogue with the Federal Government, saying it was untrue. Secretary of the group, Chief Edward Ekpoko, in […]

Nigeria: Tension Envelopes Ilorin Over Brewing Religious Crisis

By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin Palpable tension Monday enveloped the busiest Oke-Odo, Tanke area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital over the purported plan by Muslim and Christian groups to engage in religious crisis in the area. The Oke-Odo, Tanke area is one of the busiest areas housing many students of the University of Ilorin. […]

Nigeria: Obono-Obla, Others Survive Car Accident

By Bassey Inyang in Calabar The Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, monday afternoon survived a car accident at a spot along Okigwe -Umuahia road. Obono-Obla was travelling from his country home in Ugep, Cross River State, to Owerri, Imo State capital, when the lone vehicle accident occurred When […]

Nigeria: Auto Crashes Claim Six Lives in Lagos, Katsina

No fewer than six persons died in auto crashes along the Sagamu axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the Malumfashi-Funtua road in Malumfashi local government area of Katsina State yesterday. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed the death of three persons in the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway accident. Ogun State FRSC’s Sector Commander, Mr. Clement […]

Nigeria: NDLEA Arrests Man Who Hid Cocaine in Shoe Soles

By Odita Sunday Officiers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja have discovered parcels of whitish substance that tested positive for cocaine weighing 9.15kgs inside the soles of shoes. The discovery was made in a shipment of shoes during inward screening of passengers on a Turkish airline […]

Nigeria: My Husband Stabbed Me, Locked Me Up for Days

By Adaku Onyenucheya The 27-year-old woman, who was severely brutalised by her husband and even stabbed in the private part with a broken bottle, has narrated her own side of the story and what led to the beating. The young mother of three, Faith Ifeoma Ojiaku, was brutally beaten and stabbed by her 37-year-old husband, […]

Nigeria: Ignore Prophesies of Doom, Cleric Tells Nigerians

By Charles Coffie Gyamfi, Abeokuta Nigerians have been cautioned to ignore New Year prophesies of doom from fake men of God. The General Overseer of Victory Life Bible Church (VLBC), Abeokuta, Ogun State, Apostle Lawrence Achudumen gave the admonition yesterday during the 60th birthday celebration of the General Overseer of the Jubilee Christian Church International, […]

Nigeria: Isn’t It Time We Had a Heroes’ Day?

opinion By Abdulrazaq Magaji January 15 is almost here! Mark the date! January 15 is one date on the nation’s calendar that never fails to intrigue. Mark the frenzy that characterises the build-up to that date and you begin to get the impression that there is huge money in rituals! Anyway, Nigeria will continue to […]