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President Buhari extends nephew’s tenure as CPSO by three years

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of service of his Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, by three years. Dauda, who was promoted to the rank of  Commissioner of Police last year, is Buhari’s nephew. By the presidential approval, the CPSO, who was due to retire from service on January 1,  2020, will now […]

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Corruption: I Don’t Care Who You Are, I’ll Go After You – Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has distanced himself and the anti-graft agency from political inclination. Speaking with journalists on Monday, Mr Magu stated that the agency will come after anyone alleged to be corrupt, regardless of who they are. “I don’t care who you are, where you come […]

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Selfie slip kills 4 relatives including new bride

Four members of the same family drowned at a dam in India on Sunday after slipping into the water while trying to take a selfie. Newlywed bride V Nivedha, 20, died alongside family members Sneha, 22, Kanniga, 20, and Santosh, 14, who was the first to slip into the water, according to local police in the state […]

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No apologies for appointing my daughter as aide, says Nigerian Governor

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has declared he has no apologies for appointing one of his daughters as an aide. His daughter, the governor said, is eminently qualified for the position. He said: “It is not true that I have two of my daughter’s appointed. I have only one appointed and she is rightfully qualified. “I […]

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Sad News: Nigerian musician, Sky B is dead

According to reports, the “Ma bebe” crooner was found unconscious in the early hours of today at his residence in Owerri, Imo State. Sources claimed he was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead. It was later revealed that he had suffered a heart attack.

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Nigerian Governors afraid of organising flamboyant parties now – Magu

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has alleged that some state governors are afraid of organising flamboyant parties because of the commission’s eagle eyes. Mr Magu said on Monday during his working visit to the commission’s zonal office in Makurdi that some of the governors were now maintaining low profile. He said the […]

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Saudi Arabia drops strict hotel rules for couples

Last month, the Saudi Kingdom announced the launch of a new tourist visa program, opening up the country to mass tourism for the first time. And now, Saudi Arabia has gone one step further in its bid to encourage international tourists. Unmarried couples will now be allowed to share rooms while on vacation in the country. […]

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Anyone who blocks my convoy should be shot – Nigerian governor

The governor of Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, David Umahi, has ordered his security details to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy. Even if such gunshot results to death, Mr Umahi said, it is still within the law. Mr Umahi gave this order on Saturday while narrating how his convoy was blocked the previous night by […]

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Nigerian Government warns travellers against Bobrisky

The Nigerian Government has asked travellers and tourists to be careful wherever they notice the presence of Bobrisky, mostly as it affects sharing of public facilities, including toilets. The report followed a report received by the Federal Government on how Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, caused a stir at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport […]

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Revealed: Big Brother Naija Show; Nigerians spent over N7.2 billion on votes alone

Statistics emanating from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerians spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes. Announcing the results on Sunday, the host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in […]

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Former UK PM against me because I signed anti-gay law – Jonathan cries out

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno […]

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Birthday surprise turns fatal as man shoots son-in-law dead

A Florida man, Richard Dennis, shot dead his son-in-law, Christopher Bergan, 37, who had knocked on his door at 11:30 p.m. as part of a surprise move for his (Dennis) birthday the next day. According to Washington Post, upon hearing the knock, Dennis, 61, had gripped a gun as he stepped outside his home in Gulf Breeze, […]

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‘His bail conditions can’t be met’ — Sowore’s lawyer raises the alarm

Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, is still in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because his bail conditions have not been met. The federal high court in Abuja on Friday granted a N100 million bail to Sowore with two sureties who must be resident in Abuja and have landed properties within the federal […]

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Chinese seeking road contract in Nigeria pays fraudsters N29.6m bribe

Two members of a fraudulent gang have been arrested by the police for allegedly parading themselves as officials of the Kaduna State Government to commit fraud. The suspects are Adamu Garuba, who impersonated a lawmaker in the state and his sister-in-law, Rita Waziri, who acted as the Commissioner for Works. They reportedly connived with one […]

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Sowore Saga: Buhari called for protest in 2003 and was never prosecuted, Falana tells court

Counsel to Sowore,  Mr.  Femi Falana, SAN, on Friday told the court that President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2003 after he lost election under the defunct ANPP decided to stage protest all over the country and was never arrested or prosecuted, rather he was disbanded by police, who briefed him to go to court to […]

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Man strips naked as his ‘penis’ disappears in Nigerian bank

A yet to be identified middle-aged​ man narrowly escaped death from angry mob after he was accused of mysteriously causing the disappearance of another man’s genital organ. The incident which occurred on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, at one of the new generation banks located along Sapele Road, caused commotion inside the banking hall, […]

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Bye Bye to ‘kill and go’, as Nigeria Police order stun guns, to reduce killings of suspects

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu outlined yesterday reforms towards delivering a modern Nigerian Police Force with the launch of a new rule of engagement and the announcement that he has placed an order for tasers or stun guns, to reduce killings of suspects. Special trainings, he said, have also been lined up for special […]

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VAT increase: Nigerians may start paying tax on SMS, data

The senate has introduced a bill which seeks to impose a tax on all communication services including electronic messaging and data usage. The ‘Bill for an act to establish the communication service tax’ introduced for first reading during Wednesday’s plenary session, recommended a 9% charge for using the service It specifically provides that such tax […]

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