Obi bags best all time South East governors’ award *Mbakwe, Nwobodo, make list Three former governors produced by the South East, Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, Chief Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo and Peter Gregory Onwubuashi Obi, have been named the greatest South East state governors of all time. The recognition is coming from the South East-based Coalition of Human Rights and Good Governance Organisations (SBCHROs), which...... read more
Dana Air overshoots runway, plunges into bush path DanaAir aircraft flying from Lagos to Port Harcourt overshut runway and ran inside the bush from where passengers were evacuated. According to information gathered, passengers on board the Dana aircraft with registration number 5N-SRI were evacuated from a nearby bush in Omagwa neighborhood where the Port Harcourt International airport is located in...... read more
How Cows occupied Akure runway, hanged Airplane from landing An Air Peace flight from Lagos was on Saturday afternoon prevented from landing at the Akure Airport, as cows took over the runway. Eyewitnesses said it took the efforts of airport security and other aviation staff to clear the runway. The pilot was said to have contemplated returning to Lagos before...... read more
Presidency queries IG over arrest, detention of Nigerian journalists The table seems to have turned against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, as the Presidency has fired a query to him to explain why he ordered the arrest and detention of Daniel and Timothy Elombah, two Nigerian journalists. The two brothers, who run the popular blog, elombah.com, were arrested...... read more
IG orders arrest of Kassim Afegbua over IBB letter to Buhari The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has reportedly ordered for the arrest of the media aide to former President Ibrahim Babangida, Prince Kassim Afegbua for the statement he issued on behalf of his boss. This issuance of the warrant of arrest was disclosed by a Presidency source on Sunday. Afegbua...... read more
Jonathan still paying his 2015 campaign debt *One of Africa’s poorest leaders Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is still struggling to pay some debts he incurred during the presidential campaigns elections, which he lost as a sitting president, contrary to the picture being painted in parts of the country of a stupendously rich man, who siphoned the nation’s resources. Godknows Igali, former Permanent Secretary,...... read more
BREAKING: FG demolishes Abuja property of Patience Jonathan *Ex-First Lady kicks It was yet another bad day for former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan in the hands of the Nigerian authorities, as a property allegedly belonging to her was pulled down on Tuesday, by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Development Control Department. Premium Times, quoting the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports...... read more
Humans, Animals feared dead as fire wrecks havoc in Jigawa, Lagos An early morning fire on Monday destroyed 36 houses, 46 silos and killed 40 goats and sheep in Abanderi village of Dutse Local Government Area, Jigawa, the police confirmed. DSP Abdu Jinjiri, the spokesman for the Police Command in Jigawa, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Dutse. Jinjiri said the fire,...... read more
How Buhari traded release of Chibok Girls with €3m -Report The Federal Government paid €3m for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the...... read more
Yuletide: Okorocha wallows in fresh controversy, grants 18 days break to Imo Workers The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has directed that the civil servants in the state to vacate for the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 22, 2017. They will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. According to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo,...... read more
December 25, 26 and January 1 declared public holidays as Christmas festivities go underway The Nigerian government has declared December 25 and 26 as well as January 1 as public holidays. The holidays are to celebrate the Christmas and New Year. The announcement of the holidays was made in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Interior Ministry, Abubakar Magaji. Dambazau urged Christians and...... read more
Many feared dead, other injured as Police Miners clash in Taraba Many have been reported killed or injured as illegal miners allegedly resisted an attempt by the police to disrupt their operations in Taraba State. Police spokesperson in the state, David Misal, confirmed the incident which occurred on Thursday in Mayo Sine area of Mambilla in Sardauna Local Government Area of the...... read more
1,317 Nigerians evacuated from Libya in 10 days as more migrants return The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 1,317 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Libya in the last 10 days having been stranded in the volatile country enroute Europe. The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 116 Nigerians who arrived...... read more
Falana to Reps: Your NGO bill, worst ever piece of legislation *Angry Protesters storm NASS against Lawmakers Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has described the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Bill as the ‘worst piece of legislation’ in the history of Nigeria. Falana said this in a statement signed by him on Wednesday in which he said the bill unequivocally threatens the existence of a free and independent civil...... read more
Wildfire spreads in Los Angeles Wildfire Spreads In Los Angeles       The wildfire called Thomas fire described is as the largest of several wind-driven wildfires which had spread rapidly to 400 square kilometers on Thursday blazing on north of Los Angeles which forced the authorities to order for evacuations. According to the state fire...... read more
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