May 15, 2022
The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto who was killed on allegations of blasphemy. Chairman of the forum Simon Lalong and Governor of Plateau State in a statement expressed the governors’ concern about the development which was clearly an extra-judicial measure of addressing perceived infractions.
May 8, 2022
The Italian authorities on Friday impounded a mega yacht at the centre of a mystery over its ownership as speculation swirled it might even belong to the Russian president. “Scheherazade”, worth an estimated $700 million, has been the subject of a probe into its ownership by Italy’s financial police. The Italian probe has helped “establish significant economic and business links between the person who officially possesses the Scheherazade and eminent people in the Russian government,” as well as Russian figures sanctioned by the West following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Italian Ministry of Economy and finance said in a statement.
October 27, 2021
A second prosecution witness, Augustine Anosike, on Tuesday gave his testimony in the case involving Afeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos. Anosike, a forensic expert with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), told the judge how several credit card numbers were extracted while analysing the content...
October 4, 2021
Twenty-nine-year-old Hazel Oyeze Onou (popularly called Whitemoney) yesterday became the sixth winner of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show after 72 days of an interesting show. Whitemoney, who has millions of fans, polled the highest votes to defeat his runner up, Liquorose, at the finale. The winner, who is also called Mazi by other 25 ex-housemates,… Read More »How Whitemoney, 29, won BBNaija’s N90m
October 1, 2021
INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY FIRST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2021. Citizens of Nigeria. It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty first Independence Anniversary. 2. For 1st of October 1960 to happen,… Read More »Full Text of President Buhari’s Independence Speech
September 30, 2021
Another set of 2,783 terrorists and their families have surrendered to troops following a renewed offensive against the criminal elements in the Northeast and North-West respectively. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) disclosed this while briefing Defence Correspondents on military operations in Abuja. The Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brig-Gen Benard Onyeuko, said a total number… Read More »Banditry: Another 2,743 Terrorists Surrender As Troops Sustain Offensive
September 29, 2021
Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late former Information Minister, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has been reportedly murdered by gunmen. The Nation learnt he was killed at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday evening. Though details of the incident are still sketchy, a source close to the family said the deceased was still at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni Association ...
September 29, 2021
The Nigerian Navy has dissociated itself from the submissions made by commodore Jemila Malafa at a House Public Hearing on a bill to establish a commission against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Commodore Malafa who represented the Navy at the hearing earlier on Tuesday alleged that Chadian soldiers engaged in the illicit… Read More »Arms Proliferation: Navy Disclaims Submission By Officer
September 28, 2021
No fewer than 20 civilians have died from a supposed airstrike in Dabar Masara, a border town in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State. Although military authorities were yet to respond to the incident at the time of filing this report, local sources confirmed the airstrike to Channels Television on Tuesday. It was gathered… Read More »Over 20 Farmers Feared Dead In Suspected Borno Airstrike
September 28, 2021
The Nigerian Navy has accused soldiers in the Chadian Army of illegal sale of arms. A representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jemila Abubakar, made the allegation when she represented Awwal Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff, at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence on… Read More »‘They Sell Arms When Broke’, Nigerian Navy Indicts Chadian Army