OOPF mourns Ekwueme *Says, his life epitomised endurance and sacrifice for Nigeria The Oriental Online Publishers Forum (OOPF) has sent a message of condolence to the family of elder statesman, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Second Republic vice president, who died on Sunday in a London hospital. The group, through a statement in Abuja, Tuesday, signed by the chairman, Mr. Max Amuchie and secretary, Chris...... read more
Hilda Dokubo: Amaechi, Wike’s ego-tripping, destroying Rivers *Enough is enough Enough is enough, were the words with which prime Nigerian actress, Nollywood, Hilda Dokubo, rose up to rein in Transportation Minister, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, following their continued schism. Accusing the duo of being responsible for the massive underdevelopment of the state, in spite of being...... read more
N700million website saga: What we spent the money on – Fayemi Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has debunked the allegation that his ministry spent a whopping N700million on procuring a website. In a statement, on Sunday, signed on his behalf by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Muhammed Abbas, the Minister said the money was actually spent on “Integrated...... read more
I didn’t sleep with policeman’s wife - man humiliated on Facebook *My story Remember the man publicly humiliated and forced into the trunk of a car, in Benin, Edo State, by a group of young men and whose video trended on social media, for allegedly sleeping with another man’s wife? Well, he not only survived, but has come out publicly too to deny everything,...... read more
Obasanjo to Ugwuanyi: Your love for South East surprises me The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed delight with the commitment being displayed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State towards the socio-economic development of the South East region, saying that the governor has “surprised me.”  Speaking when he led a delegation of Brenthurst Foundation to the Government House,...... read more
Bayelsa Ecumenical Centre: And the Ofurumapepe makes another conquest Step by step, brick by brick, each plank nailed against the other, the mere skeleton is being filled and the structure is gradually taking shape, one at a time. For three days, sometime in July this year, scores of Nigerians joined thousands of indigenes to witness the opening of some landmark...... read more
Retrenchment: Don’t even think of it, group warns Fayose *Stop white elephant projects Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has been advised to curb his theatrics, put on his thinking cap and find a way of getting around the offsetting of the huge wage arrears owed to workers rather than toying with the idea of retrenchment. Part of what he must do, is to stop...... read more
Hope for Bayelsa workers, as govt vows to offset salary *As IGR rises Signals coming from Bayelsa State indicate happy times, as an aggressive drive embarked upon by the Governor Seriake Dickson government, has resulted in the upward swing of its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). The Government, said on Friday that it generated about N1.3 billion for the month of August alone as a...... read more
Buhari wants 36 states connected to railway -Minister Amaechi President Muhammadu Buhari has given the directive that all the 36 state capitals should be connected with rail in the ongoing railway projects. The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi at the meeting with the Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Shehu Sani. The meeting, also attended by the Ministers...... read more
BREAKING: Another 'Lagos man' jumps into Lagoon A yet-to-be identified man on Friday afternoon jumped into the Lagos lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. The suicide mission has forced officials of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Marine Police and other stakeholders to the scene to search for the man. Details emerging......... read more
Revenue officials flee as Truck Drivers lock down Abuja-Lokoja highway There is total traffic lock down along the Abuja-Lokoja highway following the alleged killing of a tanker driver by the officials of the Kogi state revenue board. According to eyewitness reports, the truck driver, heading to the South West from Maiduguri was said to have been flagged down by revenue officials early Wednesday...... read more
87-year old man weds 40 year-old Woman to ease off loneliness An 87-year-old lawyer and former lawmaker, Senator Cyrus Nunieh, said he decided to marry another wife because he was alone and needed a companion. Nunieh officially married a lady in her 40s on Tuesday at the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The former member of the National...... read more
Kachikwu escapes death as fire rages inside his residence The residence of the Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu in Abuja on Sunday evening caught fire. According to TheCable, Kachikwu was not at home when the incidence happened. It was reported that the fire started in his bedroom as a result of a suspected electrical fault to the air conditioners....... read more
BREAKING: Embattled ex-Vanguard Correspondent, Binniyat Regains Freedom from prison Former Vanguard Correspondent in Kaduna Luka Binniyat on Thursday met all the bail conditions and has been released on bail and has been reunited with his family. Making this known a while ago, Chairman Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Adamu Yusuf remarked; "On behalf of NUJ Kaduna Council,...... read more
Panic in Lagos as boat rolls over, one dead, many injured The Lagos State government has confirmed the death of one person in a boat accident which occurred at the Oworonshoki end of Third Mainland Bridge area of the state. Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday in a statement, said...... read more
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