Indecent advert: Tekno arrested, granted bail on health grounds

Music star Augustine Kelechi alias Tekno was Tuesday arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for breaching public decency with an outdoor advertising displaying semi-nude women. He was quizzed for several hours at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba before being granted administrative bail on health grounds. Tekno came

Jonathan is worst Nigerian leader ever – Sowore (12/07/2014)

Omoyele Sowore is the publisher of New York-based Sahara Reporters, known for its hard-hitting reporting that is keeping Nigeria’s government officias, individuals and corporations on their toes. On 12th July, 2014 Mr. Sowore suddenly walked into Premium Times newsroom in Abuja. PT reporters sat down with him for an interview during which he spoke about his

DSS arrested media CEO over Facebook post on revolution now

Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested Dan-Halilu, a former Politics Editor at Daily Trust newspaper, for endorsing the #RevolutionNow protest. Dan-Halilu was picked up in his room after writing a post on his Facebook timeline, endorsing the protest. Dan-Halilu was a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu before the 2015 elections. The post

Democracy wins revolution – Presidency

Presidency on Monday stated that democracy is the winner in Nigeria. The declaration came on Monday evening as security agents crippled the #RevolutionNow protests spearheaded by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 General Election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, who also publishes the online Sahara Reporters, had called for nationwide protests

RevolutionNow: Northern groups dissociate north from planned protest

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has associated groups in the region from the planned RevolutionNow protest. The CNG while addressing a press conference on Sunday, August 4, by the group’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman described the planned march as “suspect.” Suleiman said the CNG has inadvertently resolved “that the ultimate aim of the proponents of the

Sowore’s arrest can’t stop #revolutionnow – Eedris Abdulkareem

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has described the arrest of presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS as “outrightly cowardly and defeatist.” However, reacting, Eedris on his Instagram page said, “the news of the ignoble arrest of the Revolution Now project convener Mr

Sowore: We can’t sit by and watch individuals disturbing business activities – DSS

The Department of State Services has said that rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Alliance Congress in the February 2019 election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, was arrested “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.” The agency called on Nigerians to disregard threat of revolution issued by Sowore. The security agency

Sowore is a threats to national security – DSS speaks

The Department of State Services has said that rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Alliance Congress in the February 2019 election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, was arrested “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.” The agency called on Nigerians to disregard threat of revolution issued by Sowore. The security agency

I will bring killers of Catholic Priest in Enugu to crime book – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to the Catholic Church over the killing of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, the Priest of St. James Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, Enugu State.President Buhari expresses deep shock and dismay over the killing of another priest, ordering a thorough manhunt for the killers and their immediate prosecution. The President commiserates

Buhari! Release ‘Yele Sowore Now – IPOB Leader Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has spoken against the arrest of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure his immediate release. Sowore, also a former presidential candidate, was arrested early Saturday by security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Security (DSS).

Abducted RCCG members sighted in forest – Police

Ogun State Police Command on Friday disclosed that it has geographically located the forest where five members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) abducted at the J3, Ogbere – Ijebu – Ode(Ogun State) stretch of the Lagos – Ore expressway, were kept. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known while

Nigeria future is bright – VP Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has again reassured that Nigeria’s future is bright going by the progress being made by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). He spoke on Thursday night during the 2nd National MSME Awards 2019 Next Level, held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. At the event, Anambra

Hospital equipment, 6 tractors for constituency project recovered from Akpabio, Misau

Hospital equipment former Senator Godswill Akpabio supposedly received for projects in his constituency has been recovered on the premises of Mma Obot Foundation, said to belong to him. Also, six tractors also meant for constituency project have been recovered from a farm belonging to Senator Isa Misau, who represented Bauchi Central Senatorial District. These constituency

“I have all the figures of votes I got and I know what Itsekiri people did.” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will strive to complete ongoing projects that will impact positively on the lives of the people. A statement by the president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, said the president gave the assurance on Wednesday when he received the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, at the State

We can’t verify certificates of 80,724 shortlisted applicants – Police IG

The Police Service Commission has said it could not verify the academic credentials of 80,724 applicants shortlisted for employment into the Constable cadre in the Nigeria Police Force. The Commission stated that the candidates were shortlisted based on their physical attributes, noting that the verification of their certificates would be done by the West African

Sallah: Remember children school fees, don’t borrow money to buy ram – Muslim clerics

Islamic clerics in Omu-Aran, Kwara, on Wednesday warned Muslims to refrain from incurring unnecessary debts to buy ram for the Sallah celebration. The clerics, who gave the warning in their separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran, said ram slaughtering, like Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), was for those with the financial wherewithal.

I will revive Kogi economy in four years – Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, on Wednesday, pledged to revive the state economy and bring it to an enviable height within four years. Melaye disclosed this at a media interactive organized by the Kogi State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for governorship aspirants, at the NUJ

Buhari approves two of Saraki’s senate bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to two bills passed by the eighth National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. He listed the bills to include Federal University of Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi State Bill and the