Friday May 22nd, 2015
Friday May 22nd, 2015
Latest

Eulogies pour in as burial rites for Chukwumerije begin

  /   in News 9:30 am   /   Comments

Chukwumerije
Chukwumerije

The body of late Senator Uche Chukwumerije was, yesterday, laid in state at Unity Square, Nkwoagu, Isuochi, in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, his home town, amidst eulogies.

Read More →
Latest

Senate presidency: We will not compromise merit – Tinubu

  /   in News   /   Comments

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, says merit will not be compromised while choosing the Senate President.

Read More →
Latest

Week-long presidential inauguration begins today in Abuja

  /   in News   /   Comments

Buhari received some of his old classmates; the 1953 intakes of Katsina Middle School.

THE Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee, PIPC, would commence today with Jumat prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja.

A statement by the office of the Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation, SGF, said the processes leading to the transfer of power , would end with an inauguration gala night on May 29, 2015.

Read More →
Latest

Baby born with traditional beads in Lagos

  /   in News   /   Comments

Baby-Bukola

Despite adopting several family planning strategies, a 52-year-old grandmother, Mrs. Funke Adamson, has ended up giving birth to a baby girl clutching white ‘Ileke’ (Yoruba name for beads) on her hands. Funke, a traditional worshipper said she was delivered of the baby that has now been described by many as a “miracle child” on Monday, May 11, 2015 at a Trado-medical home in Apapa.

Read More →
Latest

Violent clash: You said you love me, this is the time to show it, Fayose tells Hausa community

  /   in News   /   Comments

*Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ado-Ekiti metropolis

Read More →
Latest

Mu’azu, Anenih were not forced out —Secondus

  /   in News   /   Comments

Tony Anenih and Jonathan

Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has dismissed reports that the erstwhile chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu and former chairman of the Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Tony Anenih were forced to resign their positions on Wednesday.

Read More →
Latest

Teenagers arrested for kidnapping nine-month-old baby

  /   in News   /   Comments

One of the officers arrested for gross indiscipline

A teenager, Rachael John, 19, and a nine-year-old girl (names withheld) have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly kidnapping a nine-month-old baby.

Read More →
Latest

House of Reps member-elect’s mother kidnapped in Benue

  /   in News   /   Comments

House of Representatives

THE seventy-two years old mother of Mr. Orker Jev, House of Representatives member-elect for Buruku Federal constituency, Mama Mwuese Jev, has been kidnapped.

Read More →
Latest

Durban : Beyond xenophobia, a city of delights

  /   in News, Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

South African Tourism boss, Thulani Nzima taking a jump at the Moses Mabhida Stadium

When the call came from TopCom if I will be willing to join them for this year’s Indaba Travel exhibition in South Africa, I asked to be given time to discus with my editor. Though , I was at home when the call came through, I told my wife that I might be travelling to Durban, South Africa. Before she uttered any word, my daughter who was sitting close by said ‘’Daddy, don’t you know what is happening there?’” . I asked what? Pretending not to know where she was heading for. She answered “ Xenophobia.”

Read More →
Latest

APA drags Okorocha to tribunal, claims votes cast outnumbered PVCs collected

  /   in News   /   Comments

*Imo state Governor,  Okorocha

A new dimension has crept into the current struggle to wrest the governorshipl election victory from Governor Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Read More →
Latest

Speakership: Tinubu, Lagos lawmakers-elect in ding-dong over Ikuforiji’s replacement

  /   in News   /   Comments

Tinubu: Leader of ACN

Countdown to the inauguration of the 8th Legislative Assembly in Lagos State, there is currently a serious face-off between some lawmakers-elect and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over who will take-over from Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, as Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA).

Read More →
Latest

Success of 2015 polls proved doomsday prophets wrong — Jega

  /   in News   /   Comments

Chairman of the Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega

CHAIRMAN of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday, said the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections proved doomsday predictions wrong.

Read More →
Latest

Final year student on excursion slumps, dies

  /   in News   /   Comments

Mubi-students

THE academic environment of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo town, Ondo State, has again been thrown into mourning as a final year student of the college, Timilehin Akinsiku, slumped and died while on excursion to a tourist centre in Osun State.

Read More →
Latest

PDP: Unending intrigues

  /   in News, Politics   /   Comments

Jonathan and Muazu

AFTER weeks of intrigues, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu on Wednesday finally bowed to pressure and resigned his position as chairman of the party

Read More →
Latest

Ejigbo market torture victim demands justice

  /   in News   /   Comments

Ejigbo-pepper

Mrs. Ajoke Agomo, who was tortured alongside two of her wards for allegedly stealing pepper, yesterday, appealed to an Ikeja High Court to do justice to their case.

Read More →
Latest

Nigeria records 12,000 cases of VVF annually

  /   in News   /   Comments

Empty hospitals in

The Project Manager, USAID Fistula Care Plus Project, Dr. Habibu Sadauki, has said over 12,000 cases of Vesico Virginal Fistula, VVF, are recorded annually in Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

FIFA Women W/Cup: Bring the trophy home, NFF charges Falcons

  /   in News, Sports   /   Comments

Nigeria team celebrating their 7th championship

The Nigeria Football Federation has charged the Super Falcons to surpass the records of their predecessors in 1999 when they crashed out of the FIFA World Cup in the quarter finals.

Read More →
Latest

Oshiomhole begs Edo workers to shelve planned strike

  /   in News   /   Comments

Oshiomhole-new

Following the planned three-day warning strike by workers in the Edo State Civil Service over alleged deduction of eight percent from their May 2015 salaries as pension contributions with effect from Monday next week, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has appealed to them to stay action on the proposed strike.

Read More →
Latest

Traders paralyse activities at Fashola’s office

  /   in News   /   Comments

FOR SLAIN IBADAN TRADERS—Sympathisers and relations of 10 Bodija Market traders killed at Mugunu in Borno State by members of Boko Haram weep as their bodies were brought back to Ibadan, Tuesday. Photos: Dare Fasube.

Activities at the office of the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, were yesterday, halted for several minutes by hundreds of traders of Alade Market, Ikeja, protesting the planned demolition of the market by Ikeja Local Government.

Read More →
Latest

U20 W/Cup: FIFA names F/Eagles youngest team

  /   in News, Sports   /   Comments

ready to go ... Flying Eagles players celebrate in one of their matches at the last African Youth Championship. Flying Eagles are set to take on the World at the FIFA U-20 Championship in New Zealand.

The Flying Eagles have been rated the youngest team heading to the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Read More →
Latest

Eagles bank on league break to crush Chad

  /   in News, Sports   /   Comments

BRAZIL, Curitiba : (From top L) Nigeria's team midfielder John Obi Mikel, forward Emmanuel Emenike, defender Kenneth Omeruo, defender Godfrey Oboabona and defender Efe Ambrose (from bottom L) forward Victor Moses, goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, forward Ahmed Musa, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, midfielder Ramon Azeez and defender Juwon Oshaniwa pose during a Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Optimism is high in the camp of the Super Eagles ahead of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifying match with Chad at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the Kaduna on June 13,

Read More →
Latest

Edwin Clark loses grandson

  /   in News   /   Comments

Chief Edwin Clark

Obaro Okorodudu, grandson of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, is dead, aged 27.

Read More →
Latest

Orji is leaving behind happier people in Abia — Ntoh Abia Finance Commissioner

  /   in News, Politics   /   Comments

Ntoh-Abia

Abia State Commissioner for Finance, Dr Phillip Ntoh, in this interview, talks about what the outgoing government of Theodore Orji left behind for his successor and how the incoming Federal Government should treat Ndigbo

Read More →
Latest

Ohanaeze youths urge Ndigbo to support Buhari’s govt

  /   in News   /   Comments

Buhari

OHANAEZE Youths Council has called on Ndigbo to rally round President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, saying it would be in their best interest to do that, since his success was the success of Nigeria.

Read More →
Latest

42 killed in Benue, Plateau attacks

  /   in News   /   Comments

kaduna-crisis-new

About 42 people were, yesterday, reportedly killed in Benue and Plateau States during separate attacks by unknown gunmen.

Read More →
Latest

Delta Assembly recommends revocation of land allocated to faceless persons

  /   in News   /   Comments

THE five-man ad hoc committee set up by Delta State House of Assembly to investigate land allocations in the state in the last four years, has recommended the revocation of some plots of land allegedly allocated to faceless individuals.

Read More →
Latest

Four escape death in bus fire

  /   in News   /   Comments

The bus in which the four were travelling. PHOTO: Bose Adelaja.

Four persons escaped death by the whiskers yesterday, as a private Volkswagen bus with number plates, LSB 28 CP, suddenly went up in flames on Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

Read More →
Latest

With Buhari it’ll be business unusual — Soleye, ex Finance minister

  /   in News, Politics   /   Comments

•Soleye: Buhari needs national stability to work

Dr. Onaolapo Soleye, served for twenty months as minister of finance in the federal cabinet constituted by Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari in his stint as military head of state between January 1984 and August 1985. A former lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Soleye, 82, in this interview gives a personal experience of his working relationship with Gen. Buhari affirming that change indeed is coming Nigeria’s way from next Friday

Read More →
Latest

My dad tried to change his environment, entertainment industry, says Femi Robinson’s son

  /   in News   /   Comments

ELdest son of veteran actor Femi Robinson who passed on, Wednesday, at the age of 75, Wole Robinson has described his late father as “a great man” who tried as much as possible to change his environment, while he lived.

Read More →
Latest

How Twin wash reduces laundry hassles

  /   in News   /   Comments

Imagine that after being out of power for a long time, power suddenly comes on. ‘Up NEPA’ you shout, and rush to do your laundry before the supply is cut. As you sort through you laundry, you realize that your clothes are too many for the drum of your machine. You decide to divide them into batches, hoping to wash them one after the other. However, just when you are almost done with the first batch, power goes out, leaving your laundry half done.

Read More →
Latest

PDP spies in Kogi APC, member alleges

  /   in News   /   Comments

*Gov. Wada

A group within All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State, Confluence for Change, has called on the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and the national leadership of the party not to disband the state executives of the party as proposed by the state APC Elders Forum.

Read More →
Latest

Handover: Chime in desperate bid to instal principal officers of Enugu Assembly

  /   in News   /   Comments

Gov. Chime

With barely six days to the end of his administration, Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State may have perfected plans to foist his preferred candidates as principal officers of Enugu State House of Assembly for the incoming administration of the governor-elect, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Read More →