Igbo want Biafra not presidency, MASSOB tells Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has faulted the claim by Ohanaeze Ndigbo that it (Ohanaeze) has the mandate to realise a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction and not an independent state of Biafra. MASSOB, which reacted to a statement credited to the leader of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation […]

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Kano court sentences another man to death by stoning

Barely three days after a Sharia court in Kano sentenced man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy, another court has sentenced a man to death by stoning. Mati Abdu, a 60-year-old man, was convicted of raping a minor. Mati was arrested by the police in 2019 after the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl at […]

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Send old generation out of power, Obasanjo tells youths

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked African youths to dislodge older generation from leadership positions. Obasanjo enjoined the youths to participate actively in the  activities of political parties with a view to taking over the structure from them. Obasanjo said this on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held […]

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Germany Questions ‘Quality, Safety’ Of Russian Vaccine

Germany on Tuesday raised doubts over the quality and safety of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, stressing that drug approval is granted in the European Union only after full clinical trials. “Patient safety is of the highest priority,” a health ministry spokeswoman told German newspaper network RND. “There is no known data on the quality, efficacy and […]

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Serena Wins After Six-Month COVID-19 Break

Serena Williams shrugged off the absence of fans to make a winning return from her six-month coronavirus layoff on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera in three sets at the WTA Top Seed Open tournament in Kentucky. Williams, who before Tuesday had not played a competitive game since a Fed Cup appearance in February, came […]

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Trump finally fulfills his promise to Nigeria

US President Donald Trump has finally fulfilled his promise to send ventilators to Nigeria. Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in April, pledged to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 by sending ventilators. However, the ventilators got to Nigeria five months after the US president made the promise. While receiving 200 ventilators on behalf of […]

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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine; First country to do so

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass innoculation of the Russian […]

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Nigeria goes gaga whenever I declare prophecies – Fr. Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Fr. Ejike Mbaka, says the country goes ‘gaga’ anytime he declares prophecies. Mbaka made this known on Sunday during the first physical service of his church after about five months of closure due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry had suspended all its physical programmes […]

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Low COVID-19 Cases Shouldn’t Be Misinterpreted For Victory, FG Warns Nigerians

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians to remain vigilant as the nation intensifies the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing reporters on Monday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, warned that the country has yet to win the war against COVID-19. According to […]

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Trump evacuated after White House shooting

Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference. The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north […]

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People Can Mourn Me the Way They Like When I Die – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has responded to the criticisms trailing his controversial condolence message on the passing of Buruji Kashamu, a former senator and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. A former Governor of Lagos State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, IN his […]

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Covid-19 is proving exceptionally difficult to stop – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed that the novel Coronavirus is proving exceptionally difficult to stop, as the number of cases crosses 20 million. Dr Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, speaking during a news conference in Geneva on Monday, said in order to completely stop the virus […]

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NiMet predicts Monday to Wednesday’s weather across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorm and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies over northern region on Monday morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi. According to the agency, there are prospects […]

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Governor Obiano’s assistant on security stabbed to death

Unknown assailants on Sunday stormed the residence of Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, leaving him dead after allegedly stabbing him with a kitchen knife. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident occurred early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, a high brow […]

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Nigerian pastor impregnates two siblings during spiritual cleansing

The founder and General Overseer of the Church of the Lord, Olomore, Abeokuta, Prophet Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling and impregnating two underage female siblings in his church. The suspect was reported to have procured abortions for the victims (aged 16 and 13) who […]

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‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models, Diezani laments

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society. Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday. […]

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ALERT! PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: NDIUKWUENU LAND IS NOT FOR SALE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS!

It has come to the knowledge of the Stakeholders of Ndiukwuenu Community in Anambra State that a certain surveyor is currently conniving with some hoodlums in Ndiukwuenu Town to sell portions of land belonging to the Community. The general public is hereby informed that Ndiukwuenu community has been embroiled in several community crises emanating from […]

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Understanding the import of ‘boyhood’ from Ngige’s outbursts – By Okechukwu Nwafor

Some weeks ago, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige directed an uncontrollable tirade at James Faleke, a member of House of Representatives, who was questioning him over an alleged breach of a presidential directive. Ngige said, among many other things, that he is a ‘VI boy’ while Faleke is a ‘Mushin […]

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Judiciary under Pressure from Political Elites in Nigeria – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo yesterday observed that the justice administration “is under severe pressure from the elites who want to get ahead at all cost” while faulting the process of appointing judges in Nigeria. With Osinbajo’s observation, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad made a case for new reforms […]

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Kashamu evaded justice, couldn’t escape death – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described as sad the death of a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 election in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu. He, however, added that Kashamu allegedly used the instruments of law and politics to evade justice. In a condolence message titled ‘Letter of condolence,’ addressed […]

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I won’t support a northerner as president in 2023 – El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he would not support a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai said this on Saturday in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service as published by The Cable. According to him, the idea of zoning the presidential seat is necessarily not constitutional, but is based on the country’s […]

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Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. He died of COVID-19 complications, The Nation gathered. Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said the deceased would be sorely missed. He tweeted: “I have just lost my good friend of forever […]

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