Agency Report

Posts by Agency Report:

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

Bayelsa considers amnesty for repentant cultists

The Bayelsa state government is planning to grant amnesty to members of the various cult groups in the state who are willing to confess their crimes and show repentance by turning in their arms and embrace peace. The state governor, Seriake Dickson gave this indication in a statement on Sunday…

Voters on queue...

FCT Area Council Poll: PDP wins three councils, ANPP one, Kwali, Abaji outstanding

Results of four of the six area councils have been released in Saturday's council elections in the Federal Capital Territory. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party won three while the opposition All Nigeria Peoples Party won one. The result of Kwali and Abaji Area Councils are still outstanding. Find details of…

President Goodluck Jonathan at the fundraiser ... On Saturday. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Nation

Outrage over N6bn donation to Jonathan’s Otuoke church

Yesterday’s donation of over N6 billion in aid of St. Stephen’s Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, hometown of President Goodluck Jonathan, has sparked outrage across the country, The Nation newspaper is reporting this morning. The fundraiser, attended by Mr. Jonathan, and held at the Civic Centre…

Kano Pillars of Kano

Kano Pillars trounce AC Leopards 4-1

Kano Pillars FC on Saturday defeated AC Leopards of Congo Brazaville 4-1 in the second round of the ongoing Orange CAF Champions League in Kano. Pillars’ midfielder, Mustafa Musa, found the net in the 9th minute with a header. In the 45th minute, Musa scored the second goal through another header after displacing the visitors'…

magistrate_court

Court sentences police officer to death by hanging

An Umuahia High Court on Monday sentenced an ex-police Corporal Umaru Muhammed to death by hanging. Justice Agwu Kalu held that the prosecution proved that the gunshots fired at one Cpl. Clement Amechi, at close range by Muhammed killed the deceased. The court held that the action was an offence punishable under…

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom

Amaechi, five other governors shun PDP governors’ meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum  got off to a poor start Monday with the embattled Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, and five other governors shunning the maiden meeting of the group in Abuja. Governors Amaechi, Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Sule Lamido…

Senator Ahmad Yerima

Police arrest Senator Yerima over comments on radio

The police on Saturday arrested former Governor of Zamfara, Sen. Sani Yerima over alleged "inciting’’ comments on a live radio programme run by Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Olufemi Adenaike , led policemen…

Late Venezuela President, Hugo Chavez... Photos: Courtesy: conservativecompanion.co.uk

Funeral for Hugo Chavez holds in Caracas

A state funeral was held on Friday for Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer complications at the age of 58. Leaders from around the world including Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Raul Castro of Cuba and Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico took turns to keep brief watches over the casket…

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari calls for Jega’s sack, accuses INEC of deep corruption

Nigeria’s former head of state Muhammadu Buhari, has called for the sack of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, and other top officials of the commission, saying the electoral body, as presently constituted, cannot be trusted to deliver on credible elections. Speaking in London at the 4th British-African Diaspora conference held…

Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma... Photo: Courtesy www.thecommonwealth.org

Commonwealth considers visa-free regime among member nations

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja held a closed door meeting with the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, during which a proposal for a visa free regime was discussed. Mr. Sharma and members of his delegation were accompanied to the meeting at the Presidential Villa, by the Minister of…

Damilola Damoche was the first to be killed last week

Another LASU student killed by suspected cultists

Another student of the Lagos State University (LASU), simply identified as Kabiru, was on Sunday night allegedly killed by suspected cultists. Sources told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Kabiru was shot dead at about 10:00 p.m. at Abeokuta St., Okokomaiko, Lagos. Another student of the university, Damilola Damochie,…

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

NBC moves against Atiku, Adamawa’s radio stations, suspends programmes

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the broadcast of Dimokradiyya a you on Radio Gotel, Yola. It also suspended Taba Kidi Taba Karatu on Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation, Yola, with effect from Feb. 14, 2013. The suspensions are contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by  Awwalu Saliu,…

acn_logo2

ACN raises alarm, says Nigeria economy on brink of collapse

The opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Sunday raised the alarm that Nigeria is broke and pointed at an impending collapse of the economy, unless the Federal Government cuts the astronomical cost of running a bloated government and takes urgent measures to diversify the economy and shore up the…

Catholic Bishops of Nigeria

Catholic Bishops blast Jonathan, governors, over massive corruption, rights abuses

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Friday in Abuja expressed worry over the lack of accountability and transparency at all levels of government in Nigeria, saying the situation is responsible for the massive poverty and insecurity in the country. The bishops said by failing to uphold probity in…

First Lady, Patience Jonathan

100 opposition parties can’t defeat PDP, Patience Jonathan boasts

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, seems to be gradually getting her groove back. Months after a debilitating illness pushed her to the background, Mrs Jonathan bounced back with a new spring Thursday, warning opposition parties in the country that their ongoing efforts to gang up to dethrone the ruling…

Former Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana

Jonathan backs down on UNILAG renaming

Prof. Jerry Gana, the Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for retaining the name of the institution. The former Minister of Information spoke in Abuja on Thursday during the inauguration of governing councils for five federal universities. President Jonathan had in a…

magistrate_court

Woman wants ex-husband to accept responsibility for pregnancy one year after divorce

A 23-year old woman, Hadiza Aliyu, on Monday asked an Abuja Area Court  to compel her ex-husband to accept responsibility for her pregnancy, one year after he divorced her. Ms. Aliyu, who resides at Ido-Sarki Village, Lugbe, Abuja, also accused her ex-husband, Ibrahim Leleyi of Leleyi Village, Lugbe, Abuja, of…

Umar Manko, Lagos Police Commissioner

Police arrest pastor with human parts concealed in bags

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, on Monday confirmed the arrest of two persons, including a pastor, for allegedly being in possession of fresh human parts, which they concealed in two bags. The commissioner said the pastor and his accomplices were arrested on Saturday and were currently being detained at the State…

Abuja rail train coach

Nigeria railway workers suspend nationwide strike

The Nigeria Union of Railways Workers says its proposed nationwide strike has been suspended. Martins Akinyanju, Secretary of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the strike was suspended following the memorandum of agreement signed by its management and the union. NAN recalls that the workers proposed to embark on…

OAS took delivery of the helicopter in January

Security: Osun acquires helicopter for aerial surveillance, emergencies

As part of its determination to make Osun inhospitable to criminals, the state government has acquired a helicopter to beef up its Swift Anti-Robbery Squad (SAS) in the aspect of aerial surveillance. The helicopter, a French Five-Plus-One passenger Eurocopter AS-355N, is a 2006 Model with twin engines. A statement by…

Governor Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa approves death penalty for kidnappers as Gov. Dickson signs bill into law

Death penalty now awaits kidnappers in Bayelsa as Gov. Seriake Dickson signed the state’s Kidnapping and Allied Offences Bill 2013 into law in Yenagoa on Wednesday. Mr. Dickson warned that he would not hesitate to sign the death warrant of any person or group of persons who violates the law. He said,…

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Photo Credit:234NEXT

INEC promises freest poll in 2015

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is determined to  conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2015 and beyond, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu State, Lawrence Azubuike, has said. Mr. Azubuike gave the assurance in Enugu on Wednesday at a capacity building workshop which the commission organised for…

vaccination_381581768

Wazobia FM journalists charged over polio vaccinators’ death in Kano

A Kano Magistrate court has remanded in police custody two radio journalists and a cleric in connection with the killings of nine female healthcare workers shot to death in the restive northern metropolis last week. The women were killed when gunmen in taxis opened fire on them as they prepared…

President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan’s convoy in auto crash in France — SaharaReporters

President Goodluck Jonathan's convoy was Tuesday involved in an accident in Paris as the Nigerian president was traveling with his aides to a meeting with the French President Francois Gerard Hollande, website, SaharaReporters.com is reporting. The website quoted French police sources as saying that the accident occurred 15 minutes away…

FILE PHOTO: Stephen Keshi holding the No. 4 jersey.

Keshi dedicates semi-final victory over Mali to Nigerians

By Debo Oshundun Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has dedicated the 4-1 semi-final victory over Mali at the on-going 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to all Nigerians. Keshi told newsmen at the post match news conference at the Moses Mabhida centre, Durban, South Africa, on Wednesday that ``Nigeria deserves…