Ozomma Awards For Excellence; Creating Opportunities For Igbo Kids In Germany (Photos)

The Ozomma Awards for excellence is an annual event instituted by Ozomma, with maiden edition held in February, 2015, on his birthday. The annual event is in promotion of Igbo language and good behavior among kids in Munich, Germany. Through the awards, Igbo language school was established last year in Munich, Germany. Among the guests, […]

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Forget Igbo Presidency in 2023; It would be difficult for any Igboman to win the election, MASSOB tells South-East

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has told  the South-East  people not to contest the  2023 presidential poll. MASSOB said it would be difficult for any Igboman or woman to win the election. Speaking on the  telephone  with Punch correspondent on Wednesday, MASSOB  Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, said  the […]

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Fr. Mbaka speaks again…

Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (Amen), Rev. Fr. Ejke Mbaka has said those who plot to destabilise Nigeria would receive dire punishment from God. In his homily, yesterday at the weekly prayer at the Umuchigbo Nike Enugu state adoration ground he berated those blaming the present government for the harrowing experience Nigerians […]

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EFCC Happily Secures Final Forfeiture Of N60m, Prado Jeep

Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, for the final forfeitures of N60, 000, 000 (Sixty Million Naira) cash recovered from Murtala Muhammad. The Commission’s Sokoto Zonal Office had […]

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The Wicked People In Nigeria Do Not Die – Senator Abaribe

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, says the wicked people in Nigeria have refused to die while the nation continues to lose good citizens.  The Senate minority leader said this on Wednesday at a valedictory session held in honour of the late Senator Ignatius Longjan. “Yet again we are losing another good man. The question we always ask […]

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Nigerian soldier shoots 4 colleagues, self dead

A Corporal of Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori, Borno State, has opened fire on colleagues killing four and injuring two others before killing himself. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement, said the sad incident took place […]

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Coronavirus spread in US is inevitable, officials warn

One of the top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans on Tuesday that health experts foresee the novel coronavirus that has killed thousands spreading in the United States. “We expect we will see community spread in this country,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory […]

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I’ll appeal this bad judgement against my client, says Metuh’s lawyer

Abel Ozioko, counsel to Olisa Metuh, says he is ready to appeal the judgment of the federal high court in Abuja which sentenced his client to 39 years in prison. Okon Abang, the trial judge, had convicted Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on seven counts of money laundering. On counts […]

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SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers In Nigeria

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore, […]

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Africa in trouble as coronavirus is confirmed in Algeria

Algerian authorities on Tuesday announced the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus, in an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17. “One case was confirmed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), out of two suspected cases (both) of Italian nationality,” the North African country’s health ministry said. State television said the infected person […]

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Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers From Prosecution Scales Second Reading In Nigeria

A bill seeking to extend immunity to cover Presiding Officers of Legislative Institutions has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which was sponsored by Representative Odebunmi Olusegun was supported by the majority of the lawmakers who say it is important to safeguard the sanctity of the National Assembly. In supporting the […]

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World’s oldest man has died

The world’s oldest living man, Chitetsu Watanabe, has passed away in Japan at the age of 112, the Niigata prefecture government said in a statement Tuesday. Watanabe, who was residing at a nursing home in Niigata, was born on March 5th, 1907. He was officially confirmed by the Guinness World Record as the oldest living […]

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Breaking: Court sentences Metuh to seven years imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost. Justice Okon Abang delivering judgment at the proceedings which lasted over six hours convicted Metuh […]

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Prime Minister hands in shock resignation

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad submitted his resignation to the country’s king on Monday, his office announced, a shock move that could plunge the country into political crisis. The surprise announcement comes amid speculation that 94-year-old Mahathir was attempting to form a new ruling coalition that would exclude his promised successor Anwar Ibrahim. It is […]

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PDP to demand Buhari’s removal by Supreme Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Monday it will ask the Supreme Court to reverse its judgment which ratified the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The opposition party is also set to challenge the apex court judgment that revalidated the election of Governors Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdulahi Ganduje (Kano), Aminu Masari (Katsina) and Adegboyega […]

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‘Nigerian Government not recording calls, others’ – Minister

The Federal Government has described as fake, the news suggesting  that all devices are now connected to the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy’s systems for the commencement of the recording of phone calls and monitoring of all social media platforms and fora. The malicious message also further discourages citizens from sharing any messages or […]

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When Nigeria visa restriction will be reviewed – US

The United States of America Consulate in Nigeria said the immigration visa ban imposed on Nigerians by its President, Donald Trump, would be reviewed once Nigeria meets the required criteria. The US Government had on January 31 announced the new visa regime, which involved the suspension of the issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerian passport […]

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Coronavirus: Couples tie the knot in mass masked wedding ceremony

An annual mass wedding ceremony in the Philippines saw face masks and health checks included in the proceedings this year. The precautions have been brought in due to the threat of coronavirus. The city of Bacolod, Philippines saw 220 couples married in the government-sponsored event. Annual mass weddings are a post-Valentine’s Day tradition in the […]

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Catholics in Nigeria to wear black on Ash Wednesday

Catholics across Nigeria will wear black attires on Ash Wednesday as a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the country. A statement of the Catholics Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), to be read at masses across Catholic churches on Wednesday, said the church is aware of […]

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Central Bank of Nigeria sets rules for domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Sunday said customers can deposit dollar into their domiciliary accounts but are not allowed to transfer it to another party. In a statement, CBN, Corporate Communications Director, Isaac Okorafor, said  the apex bank had not  prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency  cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs). […]

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Boxing: Hearn Confirms Anthony Joshua Wants Tyson Fury Next

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has already spoken to his boxer and he wants to face newly crowned WBC champion Tyson Fury next. Fury made a statement on Saturday night when he scored two knockdowns before stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch at the […]

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Woman, others jailed 160 years over fake naira notes

A woman, Hadiza Bello, and three other accomplices have been sentenced to 160 years in prison by a Federal High Court, sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, for dealing in fake naira notes. The convicts were dragged before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, after they were caught at a […]

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