Akin Oyewobi

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SHOCKING: Chinese firm incarcerates 30 Nigerian staff in its premises for three days over alleged theft

Workers at the Centre South Construction Company, CSCC, in Ogun State on Monday protested their 72-hour incarceration by the management over a theft at its construction site. The workers told News Agency of Nigeria that over 30 workers were locked in at the firm’s three construction sites since Friday and…


PHOTO NEWS: Anambra Governorship: Obiano launches re-election campaign

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Tuesday flagged off his re-election campaign with a laundry list of promises, including building a new airport and increasing the wages of civil servants. Addressing the capacity crowd at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the state capital, Mr. Obiano said a bill…


PHOTO NEWS: Buhari visits Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in Borno

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St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu

PHOTO STORY: Survivors, witnesses of Anambra church attack

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The released Igbonla Model College students and their parents during a media briefing at the Round House, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja on Friday, July 28, 2017.

PHOTO NEWS: Six Lagos students freed

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike during an airport reception for the Acting President in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

PHOTO NEWS: Governor Wike receives Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Port Harcourt

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo with Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal

PHOTO STORY: Osinbajo arrives Sokoto

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived Sokoto airport on his way to Zamfara for a one day working visit. He was received at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport by Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Bagudu. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="237276,237275,237273,237274,237272,237271,237270"]

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi [Photo: BBC]

IS confirms death of group’s leader, Al-Baghdadi – Reports

The Islamic State terrorist group (IS) has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, media reported Tuesday, citing an IS statement. According to the Al Sumaria News broadcaster, Al-Baghdadi is dead and his successor will be named soon. On June 16, the Russian Defence Ministry said Al-Baghdadi was…

Birth control methods [Photo Credit: Healthline]

UNFPA earmarks N3.7 billion for contraceptives in Nigeria yearly

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Monday said not less than $12 million is earmarked to be spent annually on contraceptives for Family Planning (FP) in Nigeria. The UNFPA National Programme Specialist, Olanike Adedeji, disclosed while briefing journalists on the line up programme to mark 2017 World Population Day…

Electricity Meter

Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

More than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government’s intervention programme, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, disclosed in Lagos on Sunday. The intervention followed the incapacity of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to meter all the houses of consumers across the country. Mr. Fashola,…

R-L: Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi ; Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari with some exhibitors at the  National Mining Summit (ConMin west Africa) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja….on Tuesday.

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Osinbajo, Fayemi and other ministers at the Mining Summit

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Acting President Osinbajo signing the 2017 Budget

PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo signs 2017 bugdet

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 2017 budget into law. Mr. Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m.at his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara,…

Suspected kidnappers being paraded by the Nigerian Police, Lagos State Police Command

PHOTO NEWS: Police arrest Nigeria’s ‘most wanted’ kidnap kingpin

The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday paraded one of the most wanted kidnap suspects in Nigeria, Chukwudi Onuamadike, who was named the "most wanted kidnap kingpin" in February. Mr. Onuamadike, 36, popularly known as Evans, was overpowered by the police at his home in Magodo, Lagos, after a gun…

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ECOWAS extends military mission in Gambia by one year

West African troops have extended their military mission in Gambia by one year after entering the country in January to force out long time ruler, Yahya Jammeh, regional bloc ECOWAS said on Monday. About 500 ECOWAS troops remain in Gambia of the original 7,000 that crossed over from neighbouring Senegal…

Pump action rifles intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service at Tin Can Island Port [Photo Credit: Nigeria Customs Service]

PHOTO STORY: Pump action rifles intercepted at the Tin Can Island Port

The container intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday at the Tin Can Island port, Lagos, was loaded with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs, the Nigeria Customs Service has said. Monday Abue, Zonal Commander, Tin Can Island Command, said the container with registration number PONU…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

Workers’ protest grounds Nigerian university

Workers of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on Monday commenced an indefinite strike against alleged victimisation, intimidation and non-payment of hazard allowances. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workers carried out the protest under the aegis of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, and National…

Halima, the second daughter and last child in Gen. Ibrahim Babangida’s family (R) and her husband, Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, a businessman, during their wedding in Minna on Friday (11/5/17). 02633/12/5/2017/Callistus Ewelike/BJO/NAN

PHOTO STORY: Top politicians storm Minna for IBB’s daughter’s wedding

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Nigerian Army

Soldiers ‘kill suspected leader of kidnapping gang in Ondo’

Nigerian soldiers in Ondo State have killed Ossy Ibori, a wanted leader of a militant group involved in kidnapping in Ikorodu and Epe areas of Lagos State. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, told journalists on Monday in Lagos that the suspect was killed by soldiers at Ajakpa…


PHOTO SPEAKS: Forced eviction of OtodoGbame residents

The armed officials of the Lagos State Task Force who returned to Otodo gbame, a waterfront community in the Lekki area, on Sunday to begin fresh demolition of structures and shanties shot and killed one resident. The latest demolition came just three weeks after a wave of demolition, despite a…

Abdulmumin Jibrin during one of his visits to his constituent

Constituents vow to recall lawmaker for asking Buhari to resign

Members of Babeji/Kiru Federal Constituency in Kano State have asked for the recall of suspended House of Representatives member, Abdulmumini Jibrin, for calling for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over his ill health. The constituents stated this position on Wednesday as hundreds of them stormed the state headquarters…


YouWin: Nigerian govt halts disbursements over alleged fraud

The Federal Government has stopped further disbursement of cash to beneficiaries under the YouWin programme following alleged massive fraud uncovered in its management. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said on Friday that the decision to stop further disbursement of funds was to allow government conclude its investigations to unravel…

Dino Melaye

Blow by blow account of Dino Melaye’s certificate controversy hearing by Senate

Today, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, appeared before the Ethics Committee of the Nigerian Senate for hearing on his certificate saga. The vice chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was also at the hearing. And so also was Ali Ndume, the Borno senator who raised the point…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

DOWNLOAD: New SSS report on acting EFCC chair, Magu

DOWNLOAD REPORT BELOW THIS POST The forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday released a new seven-page letter by the State Security Service, SSS, expatiating on the corruption allegations against the anti-corruption czar. The letter, which was…

Hired protesters paid after their protest asking Amnesty International to leave the country

PHOTO STORY: Anti-Amnesty International protesters caught sharing money

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President Muhammadu Buhari in his office

PHOTO STORY: President Buhari resumes office today

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