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737, THE MAKING: WELCOME TO THE COBHAMS EFFECT

How did everyday Nigerians, most of who have never recorded a song in their lives, master and glowingly perform GTBank’s 737 theme song in the 737 Moment Music Video? Part of the answer to that question lies in the Cobham’s effect. With so many award winning songs to his name, Cobhams Asuquo’s effect on Nigerian music has been nothing short…

LAGOS STATE: BAALES ELEVATED TO OBAS

It was a day of celebration and promotion for three traditional rulers (baales) in communities in Ajara, Badagry, Lagos State, has they were  elevated to monarchs – obas. A member representing Badagry Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sotonji David, in a statement on Wednesday, said the elevation was approved by the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. David,…

TWO PERSONS DIE IN IDP CAMP IN BENUE

TWO PERSONS DIE IN IDP CAMP IN BENUE

Two victims have been confirmed dead at the  internally-displaced persons camp in Benue State, according to officials on  Wednesday. One of the victims was a two-year-old girl whose name was not immediately made available as at the time of releasing this report on Wednesday. She died at the IDP camp run by Terkura Suswam, a politician and founder of Ashi…

SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK IDP CAMP IN BORNO

SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK IDP CAMP IN BORNO

Five persons were reported dead and 39 others injured as two suicide bombers on Wednesday night attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, Borno state. Officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who confirmed the incident to journalists in Maiduguri said the attack occurred at about 8p.m. The chairman of SEMA, Satomi Ahmed, said the two suicide…

BENUE STATE: SEVEN PERSONS BURNT TO DEATH BY ANGRY YOUTHS

BENUE STATE: SEVEN PERSONS BURNT TO DEATH BY ANGRY YOUTHS

Seven persons were killed by some youths in Gboko, Benue State, the incident was confirmed by the State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni on Wednesday. Owoseni who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office said the victims were said to be travelling either to Okene or Taraba State when criminals attacked, killed and burnt them to ashes. He…

SOKOTO ASSEMBLY SIGNS 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL OF N220 BILLON INTO LAW

SOKOTO ASSEMBLY SIGNS 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL OF N220 BILLON INTO LAW

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N220.5 billion as proposed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the passage of the bill followed a motion by the Deputy Leader, Ibrahim Arzika (APC-Sokoto North II). The motion came after the consideration of a report by…

CUSTOMS RAIDING MARKETS FOR SMUGGLED RICE TO BE BANNED BY FG

CUSTOMS RAIDING MARKETS FOR SMUGGLED RICE TO BE BANNED BY FG

The Federal Government has approved N1.12bn for the purchase of 50 operational “anti-rice smuggling” vehicles to check the persistent smuggling of rice into the country, according to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The minister spoke to State House correspondents alongside the Minister of Power, Works and Housing and the Minister of Mines, Mr Babatunde Fashola; and the Minister…

13,000 NIGERIANS EVACUATED FROM LIBYA

13,000 NIGERIANS EVACUATED FROM LIBYA

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says that the agency has evacuated more than 13, 000 Nigerian illegal migrants to Libya between November, 2017 and January 2018. Nduka Nwanwenne, Zonal Commander for Edo and Delta States, disclosed this on Wednesday in Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government in Edo State, during an advocacy and sensitisation…

FULANI HERDSMEN, FARMERS HOLD PEACE MEETING IN JIGAWA

FULANI HERDSMEN, FARMERS HOLD PEACE MEETING IN JIGAWA

  The Jigawa State Police Command, held a security summit for farmers and herdsmen in a bid to find solutions to the security challenges in the region. The state police command in collaboration with eight local government councils in Jigawa North-east and Hadejia Emirate councils organised the summit. The summit provided a platform for deliberation to seek solutions to the…

MAN SHOOTS TWO DAUGHTERS TO DEATH

MAN SHOOTS TWO DAUGHTERS TO DEATH

A man killed his two young daughters while the girls’ mother listened on the phone and heard the gunshots and her children’s screams. After the shooting, he went to a bar with his girlfriend and was arrested shortly afterward at a tattoo parlour where he was getting rose tattoos to remember his dead daughters, court documents showed. The incident happened…

GOVERNMENT ISSUES PUNISHMENT TO 42 LAWYERS, 10 LAW FIRMS

GOVERNMENT ISSUES PUNISHMENT TO 42 LAWYERS, 10 LAW FIRMS

The Chinese Ministry of Justice has made public the details of penalties issued to 42 lawyers and 10 law firms in 2017, amid intensified efforts to standardise practice and boost transparency. Those listed have been given administrative punishments, such as fines, a suspension of practice and disbarment, according to the ministry. Nineteen lawyers were punished for privately accepting cases or…

PDP EXPRESSES FEAR OVER CREDIBILITY IN 2019 ELECTIONS

PDP EXPRESSES FEAR OVER CREDIBILITY IN 2019 ELECTIONS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) has said there are signs that the 2019 elections may lack credibility. Apart from this, the opposition party said the ruling All Progressives Congress administration was not ready to conduct free, fair and credible elections. The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while playing host to…

FEDERAL COURT VINDICATES SENATE DECISION TO REJECT MAGU

The Senate has said it has been vindicated by the Federal High Court on it’s decision to reject the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ). Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Thursday, announced that a Federal…

CAMEROONIAN SOLDIER KILL THREE NIGERIAN CIVILIANS

CAMEROONIAN SOLDIER KILL THREE NIGERIAN CIVILIANS

A Cameroonian soldier shot dead three civilians overnight in the northern town of Mora, sources close to the security services said on Thursday. The man, a corporal deployed as part of the fight against the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, killed two women and a boy, according to one source. Nine others were injured. Another security source confirmed the…

LEKKI-IKOYI TOLL FARE: LCC GIVES HINT ON TRANSPORT FARE

LEKKI-IKOYI TOLL FARE: LCC GIVES HINT ON TRANSPORT FARE

The increase in the toll at the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza on Lekki-Epe Expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza that will take effect from Thursday, February 1 will not lead to any hike in transport fares being charged by commuter bus drivers operating along the route, according to Lekki Concession Company Limited. It said this was part of…

NIGERIA FARMERS GETS LOAN WORTH OVER N5BN

NIGERIA FARMERS GETS LOAN WORTH OVER N5BN

Over 100, 000 farmers in Nigeria were empowered with by the Lift Above Poverty Organisation, amounting to N5.7bn for economic and agricultural projects. The organisation explained that the beneficiaries were empowered in rural communities across different states of the federation in 2017, noting that the loan represented a N2.2bn increase from the N3.5bn it disbursed to 76,000 rural farmers in…

NIGERIAN SENATE PROBE CBN, OVER ILLEGAL CHARGES, DEDUCTIONS

NIGERIAN SENATE PROBE CBN, OVER ILLEGAL CHARGES, DEDUCTIONS

The Central Bank of Nigeria was probed by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday over the illegal charges and deductions from accounts of their customers by Deposit Money Banks. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved by Senator Magnus Abe and 22 others, entitled, ‘Urgent Need to Investigate, Regularise and Amend Conflicting, Vague and Unjust Remedies, which the Central…

CHECK OUT THIS VIRAL FOOTBALL INSPIRED PRE-WEDDING PHOTOS

CHECK OUT THIS VIRAL FOOTBALL INSPIRED PRE-WEDDING PHOTOS

We love pre-wedding photos, reason, we’d always bring to your table every pre-wedding photos we come across. Here’s a football inspired pre-wedding photos we stumbled upon. In one of the photos, the Nigerian couple decided to take the concept of pre-wedding shoots to a new level as they tackled each other in the field. If I’m to take a guess…

RECKLESS DRIVER KILLS THREE PEOPLE IN ZAMFARA

RECKLESS DRIVER KILLS THREE PEOPLE IN ZAMFARA

A reckless driver killed three persons in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, as a result of alleged reckless driving, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Shehu, a deputy superintendent of police, said the case was being investigated. “The incident happened on Monday and the hit-and-run…

FACEBOOK USER SHOWS OFF HIS 145 YEAR-OLD GRANDPA

FACEBOOK USER SHOWS OFF HIS 145 YEAR-OLD GRANDPA

A  Facebook user , identified  as  Ikenna Ofodile took to Facebook page to share photos with his ‘145-year-old grandpa’ The young man who also shared photos with his grandmother whose age he didn’t reveal, wrote:”Old Age Is A Blessing From Above;Remember Your Elderly. ??? #elderly_blessings #Granpa #145_Years #BTCOAN  

PRESIDENT BUHARI DECLARES WAR ON KIDNAPPERS

PRESIDENT BUHARI DECLARES WAR ON KIDNAPPERS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has warned that his government would no longer tolerate killings and kidnapping by hoodlums. He also vowed that those involved in the murder of innocent persons would be made to face the wrath of the law.   He explained that the rise in the level of violent crimes across Nigeria was having a negative impact…

COURT TO SENTENCE DMX BACK TO JAIL FOR FAILING DRUG TEST

COURT TO SENTENCE DMX BACK TO JAIL FOR FAILING DRUG TEST

Popular rapper DMX, will be sent to jail for violating his probation in his tax evasion case which he pleaded guilty to last month to avoid the $1.7 million in taxes which he owed.. The rapper was taken into custody in a Manhattan court Tuesday morning for failing drug tests. According to TMZ, the judge ruled that he was a…

TRUCK DRIVER KILLS THREE YEAR OLD BOY ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY

TRUCK DRIVER KILLS THREE YEAR OLD BOY ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY

A three year-old boy and three others died on Wednesday when a truck plunged into the river at the Kara end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was  gathered that the incident occurred at about 8.45 a.m when a container detached from the truck while it was on motion around Kara bridge end of the road. Witnesses said the container later…

HERBALIST SELLS BABY FOR N650 , 000

HERBALIST SELLS BABY FOR N650 , 000

A 38 year-old herbalist identified as Emmanuel Chigozie, has been arrested in the Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for allegedly selling a baby to a female client who was barren  for N650,000. It was  learnt that Chigozie, also known as Akuchi, was arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and…

BENUE STATE: GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN 2219 SCHOOLS OVER POOR STANDARDS

BENUE STATE: GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN 2219 SCHOOLS OVER POOR STANDARDS

The Benue State Government has closed down 2,219 secondary schools over poor standards. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dannis Ityavyar, a professor, disclosed this on Tuesday in Makurdi, the state capital while fielding questions from members of the House of Assembly, who sought explanations over the dwindling standards of education. Mr. Ityavyar also disclosed that 19 tertiary…

LAGOS STATE: HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PASSES N1.046TN BUDGET FOR 2018

LAGOS STATE: HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PASSES N1.046TN BUDGET FOR 2018

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2018 appropriation bill of N1,046tn into law. The passage followed the adoption of the report and recommendations of the House Adhoc Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, headed by Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu. The house approved N347. 039bn as the total recurrent expenditure from the consolidated revenue fund. It also…

IBRAHIM IDRIS HAILS HIS PERFORMANCE AS POLICE CHIEF

IBRAHIM IDRIS HAILS HIS PERFORMANCE AS POLICE CHIEF

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has given himself a pass mark, saying he has done well as Nigeria’s head of police. Mr. Idris, who delivered a keynote address on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during the 9th General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, said his “successes” in the police was because of a…

LASSA FEVER : 21 PERSONS DEAD, 77 OTHERS INFECTED

LASSA FEVER : 21 PERSONS DEAD, 77 OTHERS INFECTED

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, says 21 deaths have been recorded from the 77 confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Ihekweazu disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that of the…

RAILA ODINGA SWEARS HIMSELF AS KENYA PRESIDENT

RAILA ODINGA SWEARS HIMSELF AS KENYA PRESIDENT

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has himself sworn in as an alternative president Tuesday in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him. Authorities have repeatedly warned that such an inauguration was treasonous and that Odinga could face arrest.   However as the wording of the oath was different to that in…

GUNMEN KILL SEVEN PERSONS IN NASARAWA STATE

GUNMEN KILL SEVEN PERSONS IN NASARAWA STATE

The Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of seven persons in a night attack in Kadarko, a village in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. According to Kennedy Idirisu, its Public Relations Officer, the victims were killed by gunmen that invaded the village on Monday. He described the incident as “saddening”, saying that a special police…

COURT APPROVES THE FREEZING OF PATIENCE JONATHAN’S BANK ACCOUNTS

COURT APPROVES THE FREEZING OF PATIENCE JONATHAN’S BANK ACCOUNTS

An application of alleged breach of fundamental rights brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by former first lady, Patience Jonathan has been dismissed by a Federal High Court. Mrs. Jonathan had asked the court to compel the EFCC to pay N2 billion for the alleged abuse of her fundamental rights. The application, which was filed on June 30,…

MORE WINNERS EMERGED IN THE CAMON CM GUESS GAME 2, YOU TOO CAN WIN CAMON CM.

MORE WINNERS EMERGED IN THE CAMON CM GUESS GAME 2, YOU TOO CAN WIN CAMON CM.

So guys, there’s been a recent game going on, which is for the witty, the intelligent, and the social media lovers. If you are the type that would love to expand your horizons, or you are a lover of games, here is something interesting for you. The activity which is called Camon CM Guess Game requires participants to guess what…

USAIN BOLT TRAINS WITH MAMELODI SUNDOWNS IN SOUTH AFRICA

USAIN BOLT TRAINS WITH MAMELODI SUNDOWNS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Eight- time Olympic Gold medallist, Usain Bolt, trained with South African club football team, Mamelodi Sundowns at their training facility, Bolt was part of an Athletics South Africa development scheme. The 2016 African champions announced Bolt’s arrival on their Twitter account and also posted a video of the Jamaican in training with the squad. Bolt, who retired from athletics after…

BUZZING TODAY: BIG BROTHER NIGERIA, NIGERIANS DON’T GET DISTRACTED

BUZZING TODAY: BIG BROTHER NIGERIA, NIGERIANS DON’T GET DISTRACTED

The third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria, was launched on Sunday with 20 contestants also known as “housemates.” and this year’s edition, being tagged “double wahala”.  The show which runs for 78 days somehow manages to steal the interest of many Nigerians on social media and as such, many activities on social media will be grounded. This…

I WILL NOT RETURN TO PDP – KWARA GOVERNOR

I WILL NOT RETURN TO PDP – KWARA GOVERNOR

Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed,has confirmed that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his political family in Kwara State have no plan to return to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor is an ally of Mr. Saraki and was among five governors who left the PDP prior to the 2015 general elections to join the All Progressives Congress…

BLACK OUT!!! POWER GRID COLLAPSED SIX TIMES IN BARELY OVER A WEEK – TCN

BLACK OUT!!! POWER GRID COLLAPSED SIX TIMES IN BARELY OVER A WEEK – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has revealed that the national electricity grid shut down six times in less than 2 weeks from the statistics that was revealed. According to the generation statistics of the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the TCN, the national grid collapsed six times between January 1 and January 8. An analysis of the statistics,…

INEC SUED FOR ALLEGEDLY RIGGING SARAKI’S 2015 ELECTION RESULTS

INEC SUED FOR ALLEGEDLY RIGGING SARAKI’S 2015 ELECTION RESULTS

The  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC  ) has been sued by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Kwara Central Senatorial District election in 2015, Alhaji Abdrahman for the alleged manipulation of results in the election which was won by his opponent of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Saraki, after winning the general election, also contested…

DONALD TRUMP LIFTS BAN FROM 11 COUNTRIES

DONALD TRUMP LIFTS BAN FROM 11 COUNTRIES

The United States government announced on Monday that, it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past. Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face tougher “risk-based” assessments to be accepted.…

ANAMBRA GOVERNMENT BANS DRINKING OF GARRI

ANAMBRA GOVERNMENT BANS DRINKING OF GARRI

The Anambra State Government has prohibited the drinking of garri in the state as a measure to prevent the contraction of Lassa fever. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, announced the ban while educating residents of the state on measures to prevent the disease, which is spreading in parts of the country. He said, “The garri you see…

POLITICAL PARTIES MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS IN 2019 ELECTION

POLITICAL PARTIES MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS IN 2019 ELECTION

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the growing number of political parties may pose challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections. The Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Bolade Eyinla, said this in Abuja on Monday at a retreat organised by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. While delivering a keynote address at…

MAN REMANDED FOR STEALING EIGHT MONTH-OLD BABY

MAN REMANDED FOR STEALING EIGHT MONTH-OLD BABY

A 27-year-old man, Emeka Cyril, who allegedly stole an eight-month-old baby from a shop, was on Monday remanded in prison on the orders of a Lagos Court. Cyril had appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on a charge of stealing a baby. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias, while remanding the accused,…

FULANI HERDSMEN STAB DRIVER TO DEATH IN ONDO STATE

FULANI HERDSMEN STAB DRIVER TO DEATH IN ONDO STATE

The Ondo State Government and the state police have  been urged by the family of Victor Ajisafe, to fish out the murderer of their son who was allegedly killed by herdsmen. The victim’s widow, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ajisafe; and his mother, Mrs. Ajoyo Ajisafe, appealed to the Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju, to bring the killer to book.…

OMG!!!! SISTERS CAUGHT SLEEPING WITH FATHER’S CORPSE ON HIS BED

OMG!!!! SISTERS CAUGHT SLEEPING WITH FATHER’S CORPSE ON HIS BED

A mom returned home to a horrific scene as she found her daughters lying in bed with their dead dad. Helen Daykin’s daughters were left with the body of their father for almost an entire day following the sudden death of husband, Chris. His two daughters were discovered cuddling him in bed. He looked after the kids, Pearl and Iris,…

BORNO GOVT. BANS VEHICULAR MOVEMENT ON 3 HIGHWAYS

BORNO GOVT. BANS VEHICULAR MOVEMENT ON 3 HIGHWAYS

The Borno Government has banned vehicular movement on three major roads in the state due to the ongoing military clearance operation against the Boko Haram insurgents. Bukar Bulama, the commissioner of home affairs, information and culture affairs, made the announcement on Monday in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Mr. Bulama disclosed that the government had prohibited vehicular movement on the…

DEJI TINUBU FINALLY LAID TO REST IN LAGOS

DEJI TINUBU FINALLY LAID TO REST IN LAGOS

The remains of the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu, was buried on Tuesday at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos. Tinubu slumped and died last Thursday while playing a novelty football match in Epe, during the retreat of the Lagos State Executive Council. Earlier, a funeral service was held for him…

MY WIFE CAN’T SATISFY MY S*XUAL URGE, PASTOR TELLS COURT

MY WIFE CAN’T SATISFY MY S*XUAL URGE, PASTOR TELLS COURT

A 45-year-old pastor, Olusola Opoola, on Tuesday told a Grade ‘C’ Customary Court at Inanlende, Ibadan that he married a second wife after his wife, Adeola, persistently denied him s*x. Opoola, who said his decision to marry a second wife was unfortunate, however, pointed out that he needed a woman to satisfy his s*xual urge. He said, “My lord, it…

GUNMEN STORM NASARAWA STATE KILL SEVENS OTHERS

GUNMEN STORM NASARAWA STATE KILL SEVENS OTHERS

The Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of seven persons in a night on Kadarko, a village in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. According to Mr Kennedy Idirisu, its Public Relations Officer, the victims were killed by gunmen that invaded the village on Monday. He described the incident as “saddening”, saying that a special police…

SENATORS ACCUSE HAMEED ALI OF DISRESPECT

SENATORS ACCUSE HAMEED ALI OF DISRESPECT

The Comptroller General (CG) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, and tree Nigeria Senate on Monday disagreed over protocol-related matters. The disagreement was sequel to the visit of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Waste in the Nigeria Customs Service to the Customs Headquarters, Abuja. The lingering feud between the customs boss and the Senate resurfaced Monday as senators…

EX- COMMISSIONER SUES FAYOSE FOR LIBEL, SEEKS N20BN COMPENSATION

EX- COMMISSIONER SUES FAYOSE FOR LIBEL, SEEKS N20BN COMPENSATION

Former Commissioner for Finance in Ekiti State, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, has filed a N20bn suit against Governor Ayodele Fayose and two of his aides for alleged libel. Joined in the suit are the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance; the Attorney General of the Federation, the Accountant General of the Federation, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Debt Management Office.…