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Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan – EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says at least N1.3 trillion was stolen between 2011 and 2015. Magu said the money stolen during those years — when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in power — was by 32 entities, including private individuals and organisations. He said this during his […]

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APC will not share power with PDP in 9th House of Reps – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will ensure that leadership positions and key committee chairmanship of the 9th National Assembly are retained for its elected members, its chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has said. Mr Oshiomhole made this known while meeting with new members-elect of the House of Representatives on Monday. He said of the 223 APC members […]

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Tani, 8-year-old homeless Nigerian Chess Champion, gets new apartment in New York

The eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral. According to the New York Times, the young Tani, who recently won the New York State Chess championship for his age bracket, got a GoFundMe drive which raised more […]

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Finally, lady who videotaped angry Success to receive N500,000, car gift

Stephanie Idolor, the lady who videotaped Success, an angry school pupil sent home for not paying her school fees, is to receive N500,000. Popular comedian, Mc Jollof, recently took to his Instagram page with a video in which he revealed that the Delta State deputy speaker, Friday Osanebi, has requested for Miss Idolor’s account number […]

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Lessons I learnt from my nude video scandal – Actress Etinosa Idemudia

Following her controversial Instagram nude video with MC Galaxy, actress Etinosa Idemudia has come out to explain how it all happened and lessons learnt from the experience. She told Inside Nollywood: “It (the nude video) was (done) under the influence of alcohol. However, the deed has been done. I just had to keep quiet and […]

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Mali bans hunting society after attack kills 130 Fulani

Mali’s government has banned the group of hunters it says was behind an attack in which more than 130 villagers were killed. At dawn on Saturday, gunmen surrounded a village of the Fulani ethnic community who are accused of having ties to jihadists. The hunters had said the army failed to protect them against jihadists. […]

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World’s happiest country in 2019 named

Finland has a lot to celebrate… Not only does it have a capital city bursting with gastronomic creativity, the spectacular Northern Lights and Santa Claus’s year-round home (plus the reindeer support staff) in Lapland. It’s also the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, according to the latest World Happiness Report. It’s followed by […]

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Second Term: Buhari’s Ministerial List To Be Ready After Vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari will compile ministerial list for his second term during vacation abroad, multiple Presidential Villa sources told Daily Trust on Sunday. The president is set to proceed on his annual vacation abroad in a few days time. A letter to this effect would soon be transmitted to both chambers of the National Assembly, one […]

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I’m a product of God’s mercy – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday reminisced about his survival in the February 2 helicopter crash in Kogi, saying “I’m a product of God’s special mercy.” Osinbajo who spoke at a post-2019 election thanksgiving held at the Obafemi Awolowo Square, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State. He was joined by his wife, Dolapo, the governors of Lagos and Oyo […]

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Pilots train for 737 Max 8 on an iPad

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots’ unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN. Pilots of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines took courses — […]

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Why I am still jobless – Mourinho

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he wants to return to management in the summer, but is waiting for the right project. The Portuguese, 56, has been out of work since he was sacked by United in December. Mourinho says he has turned down “three or four” job offers and is currently “preparing” for […]

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World Number One Osaka Suffers Shock Defeat

Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory. World number one Osaka had looked in little danger after winning the first set and moving a break ahead in the […]

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Those discouraging Atiku from challenging Buhari in court are evil – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says those opposed to the decision of Atiku Abubakar to seek legal redress over the outcome of the presidential election have evil minds. Atiku, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the March 23 election. Speaking on the judgement of the Osun governorship tribunal, […]

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Nigeria deports four Ghanaians

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has deported four Ghanaian Nationals for violating various provisions of the Immigration Act and Regulations. This was contained in a statement by the NIS, signed by the spokesperson of the organisation, Sunday James and made available to the press of Friday. He said the deportation order was authorised by the […]

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Obasanjo raises alarm, says ‘We are in danger’

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has decried the level of disunity in the country, stressing that the situation now is worse than what was experienced during the civil war. “When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are today. Today, we are in […]

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Keyamo reacts to Charly Boy’s confession that he paid for diss song against Atiku

The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organsiation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has reacted to the confession by the convener of #OurMumuDonDo, Charly Boy that he was paid in ‘nine figures’ to release the diss song, ‘Another guy man’. Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy admitted in an interview that Keyamo paid ‘heavy money’ […]

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Dokpesi arrested at Abuja airport

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. According to The Cable, the media mogul was arrested around 4pm yesterday when he returned to the country after seeking medical treatment in Dubai. AIT confirmed the arrest, saying no reason was given for it. […]

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I received over N100 million from Buhari campaign — Charly Boy

Nigerian entertainer, Charly Boy, has publicly stated that he received at least N100 million from the Buhari campaign as payment for a politically-charged music video he recorded, driving yet another wedge between himself and other members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ who have recently excoriated him as a betrayal. The 67-year-old said Festus Keyamo, a spokesperson for the […]

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INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing

The United States has said it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote -buying, interference by security forces and violence in some locations during Nigeria’s 2019 elections. But the Independent National Electoral Commission in its reaction to the US assessment of the elections said there could never be any […]

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Ronaldo fined $22,000 by UEFA

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined $22,600 by UEFA for appearing to make an obscene gesture while celebrating his side’s Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid. The Portugal international was guilty of “improper conduct,’’ the control, ethics and disciplinary body of the European football organisation ruled on Thursday. Ronaldo had gestured to his crotch […]

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Nigerian Elections: U.S. decries vote buying, voter intimidation

The United States government says it is disappointed by the scale of irregularities in the Nigerian 2019 general elections. The U.S. government said from the reports it garnered from observers groups; voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence marred the electoral process in parts of the country. It said this in a […]

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Your victory will be short-lived – Saraki to APC

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded polls will be short-lived. The Senate president stated this on Wednesday at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. Mr Saraki explained that contrary to the […]

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