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
Homeless man who helped a stranded woman buys a home A homeless man Jonny Bobbitt a Marine Corps veteran who gave a stranded woman by name Kate MCClure his last $20 to pay for gas now owns a home. This happened when McClure ran out of gas on her way to Philadelphia when Bobbitt encountered her. After his chance encounter, McClure...... read more
Ugwunyi begins rehabilitation of roads leading to Zik's Nsukka home, Awkunanaw Barrack The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO) has approved contracts for the immediate rehabilitation of the failed culvert along the Onuiyi residence of Nigeria’s first President, the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in Nsukka, as well as the access road to the 103 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Awkunanaw Barracks, Enugu. Addressing...... read more
BREAKING: Wike doles out 16 SUVs to Rivers NASS members *Defend our interest always, he charges Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has released 16 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to elected members of the National Assembly from Rivers State. Three of the Vehicles are for Senators representing the State, while 13 are for members of the House of Representatives from the state. Members of the House of...... read more
Ganduje to rich Nigerians: Copy Dangote’s example, touched lives positively If every Nigerian rich person could impact lives like Aliko Dangote, through massive investments and deliberate efforts to better the lots of the society, there would have been far less suffering in the land today. This was the view of Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, while assessing the impact the businesses...... read more
Wike: We don’t give excuses *When government delivers, the people are happy Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, took to the streets on Friday, and walked for two hours at a stretch, as he inspected completed and ongoing projects in the state, and at the end of it, sighed contentedly, with these words – when government is working, the people are happy. The...... read more
I'm sorry dad, please forgive me, Ojudu's daughter writes dad, one year after public spat Do you recall last year’s bitter exchange that went viral on social media between Moremi Ojodu and her father, Babafemi Ojodu, when she wrote an open letter chastising him for condoning the suffering of ordinary Nigerians in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari government of the All Progressives Congress (APC)? Well,...... read more
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
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