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231 Suspects Arrested As NDLEA Recovers 122.229 Kgs Of Illicit Drugs In Jigawa

The Jigawa Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has revealed that it had arrested 231 suspected drug dealers and recovered 122.229 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs in the state. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse, the state capital, on Monday, the state NDLEA Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Abdul, stated that […]

Rival Youths Engage In Street Fighting, Burn Shops, Loot Stalls In Mushin | PHOTOs

Information reaching us has it that severe crisis is ongoing at Idi Oro area of Mushin, Lagos state as rival youth groups are fighting. According to eyewitnesses, they also engage in burning shops and looting goods. See more photos after the cut… (304)

LG Elections: INEC To Distribute Voter Cards In Lagos On April 29

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will begin distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Lagos State on April 29, for the local government elections. The spokesman of the electoral body in the state, Mr Femi Akinbiyi, said on Saturday that the distribution of the cards was in preparation for the […]

Presidential Committee Releases Details For Probe Of SGF Lawal, NIA DG, Ayo Oke

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has released details of how the committee raised by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, plans on carrying out its mandate. Speaking on behalf of the VP, his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, […]

Fraudsters Confess To Spending N20m To Hack JAMB Registration Portal

Some fraudsters have confessed to spending over N20m to construct a radio platform with which they hacked into the registration portal of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), The Punch reports. The suspects, who were arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), were caught while perpetrating certain irregularities in the ongoing registration for the […]

South Africa-Based Nigerian Pastor Tim Omotoso Arraigned For Allegedly Molesting Over 30 Girls

It was a starling scene at a South African airport on Thursday as the nation’s police arrested a Nigerian pastor, Tim Omotoso, accused of sexually molesting over 30 girls in his congregation. The 58-year-old Omotosho, the senior pastor of the Jesus Dominion International, an interdenominational ministry, based in Durban, who was arrested inside the toilet […]

Labour Congress Seeks N96,000 Minimum Wage For Nigerian Workers

The United Labour Congress (ULC) on Saturday reiterated the union’s demand for N96,000 minimum wage for workers in the country. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Northern Coordinator, ULC, John Gimbason, said the proposal was realistic and realisable considering the current inflation in the nation’s economy and in view of workers’ contributions […]

Massive Shake-Up In Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

In line with the ongoing reforms in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Management has announced the retirement of some staff and the deployment of others. The retired staff are: Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, Managing Director, NNPC Retail Ltd; Mr. Alpha P. Mamza, Executive Director, Operations, NNPC Retail Ltd; and Mr. Oluwa Kayode Erinoso, Manager, […]

Police Rescues Two Turkish Workers Kidnapped In Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Police Command has said that its operatives have rescued the two Turkish nationals kidnapped on April 9 in their hotel rooms at Eket, Eket Local Government Area of the state. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, The Commissioner of Police, Donald Awunah, said that the two expatriates were […]

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses As “Extremist”

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses were an “extremist” organization and must disband and hand over all property to the state, Reuters said. “The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia’s ministry of justice and deem the ‘Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia’ organisation extremist, eliminate it and ban its […]

Police Arrests Wanted Boko Haram Kingpin In Bauchi

The Police Command in Bauchi has arrested one Mohammed Nafiu, a Boko Haram member already declared wanted by the military. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, announced the arrest of the suspect alongside other criminals while presenting him to newsmen in Bauchi on Thursday. Umar explained that Nafiu, 25, was arrested on April 12 […]

INEC To Begin Nationwide Voter Registration On April 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will commence a nationwide continuous voter registration on April 27 – across the 774 local government areas of the federation. The commission made this known in a statement signed by its National Commissioner, Mrs Amina Zakari, after a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners and Administrative […]

“Scrap JAMB Now” – ASUU Tells Nigerian Government

Sequel to the alleged lopsidedness in the on-going registration of candidates, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter has called on the Federal Government to scrap the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Speaking on Wednesday in Ibadan, its Chairman, Dr. Deji Omole, called on the Registrar of JAMB, Professor […]

Nigeria May Extend Whistleblowing Policy To Recovery Of Illegal Arms

The President Muhammadu Buhari led government is looking at suggestions to extend the whistleblowing policy to illegal weapons’ possession by powerful politicians and other public figures. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. According to him, this is […]

FG, Lagos In Legal Tussle Over N50 Stamp Duty

The Lagos State Government is before the Supreme Court challenging the collection of N50 stamp duty by the Federal Government on every N1,000 transaction conducted by customers in all commercial banks operating in Lagos State. In an appeal filed before the apex court by its Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, the […]

745 People Have Died Since The Outbreak Of Meningitis In Nigeria

The death toll in the outbreak of the cerebrospinal meningitis has hit 745 with over 8,057 suspected cases recorded, the federal government said. The toll was given by the technical assistant, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lawal Bakare, in a statement. The statement read: “As of April 17, 2017 (Monday), 8,057 suspected cases of […]

Buhari Suspends SGF Babachir Lawal, DG NIA, Ayodele Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has yielded to pressure from the Nigerian Senate as he has suspend the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal ‘indefinitely’ on Wednesday. This was made in a statement issued by the Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina today. The suspension is coming almost five months after the Senate called for […]

Nigeria Out Of Recession – World Economics

World Economics on Tuesday declared that the Nigerian economy which recorded negative growth and crept into a recession months ago has gotten out of the doldrums and bounced back from the economic downturn. The London-based organisation which is dedicated to producing financial analysis, insight and data relating to questions of key importance to the world economy, […]