Lagos: I have no ethnic group – Joe Igbokwe

Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, Joe Igbokwe, has described himself as a Nigerian and not belonging to any ethnic group. Igbokwe, who stated this yesterday at the House of Assembly during the screening of the last batch of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet-nominees, lampooned those he described as ethnic bigots. He

How to reduce travelling abroad for medical treatment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that turning around the health sector in the country can reduce dependence on foreign countries for medical treatment. The president, who stated this at the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura, Katsina State, also said that health services in the rural areas deserved more attention. He said

El-zakzaky on his way back to Nigeria

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigerian, IMN, popularly known as Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is on his way back from the Indian hospital where he had gone to receive medical attention. The spokesman for the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to DAILY NIGERIAN that the Shi’ite leader would begin his return journey back to Abuja

Lawan returns from Mecca, reassures Nigerians on commitment of new National Assembly

Amid discontent trailing the recently constituted Senate Committees, Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has said the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians. Lawan spoke to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly on his return from the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the early

Popular blogger in Imo kidnapped

News reaching Brainnews has it that unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Mr. Ifeanyi Onyenankeya, a popular blogger in Imo State. The blogger, Onyenankeya is the owner of two popular news blogs, Okigwe Arena and Imo Arena, PUNCH reported. According to reports, he was reportedly abducted on Monday night at his father’s compound,

Gunmen kidnap Baptist Pastor in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a pastor identified as Reverend Elisha Noma of Nagarta Baptist Church , Angwan Makiri, near Udawa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. The incident which occurred around 1:30 am Wednesday, the armed kidnappers, numbering about 20, reportedly stormed the village and forced their way into the Pastor’s

Nigerian Prisons Service will now be called Nigerian Correctional Service – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill into law. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday. The Act repeals the Nigerian Prisons Service Act. The Nigerian Prisons Service will now be called the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Dissolve our marriage, my husband cannot perform on bed – Wife tells court

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday dissolved a 13-year-old marriage between one Mr Monday Adiri, and his wife, Dominica, for calling her husband an ‘impotent man. The petitioner, Adiri, a 43-year-old clearing agent, alleged that Domnica, called him impotent and moved out of their matrimonial home with their two-year-ago daughter. The President of

All those who kill people, saying “Allahu Akbar” are lying because God is not wicked – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Batsari, Katsina State, vowed to fight insecurity and other attendant challenges facing the country to a standstill and ensure that perpetrators of banditry and kidnapping attacks are brought to justice. The President who made the pledge while on a sympathy visit to 1,050 internally displaced persons, IDP, selected from

There was no election in 2019. 2023 cannot be free and fair, Sowore speaks from detention

Omoyele Sowore, a political activist and a presidential candidate in the last general election, shortly before his arrest and eventual detention by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime spoke with Ejikeme Omenazu of Daily Independent. Excerpt: How do you feel being an activist in politics? I am a political activist. My activism is based on happenings

Behold massive corruption before you get passport in Nigeria Immigration Service – Omoshola Deji

An Account of the Corruption and Anomalies in the Nigerian Immigration Service   By Omoshola Deji One of the primary responsibilities of government is to provide – or regulate the provision of – efficient service to the populace. Successive Nigerian government has failed in this regard. It has become a convention to get inefficient service,

Taraba Police killings: Army captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation carried out so far has revealed that telephone conversations between

EFCC arrests Atiku’s laywer, in-law for money-laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested two close allies of PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The commission arrested Uyi Giwa-Osagie, Atiku’s lawyer and his Son-in-law, Babalele Abdullah on Thursday evening. The commission is set to file charges of Money-laundering against Osagie. Below are the charges against Osagie; COUNT 1 That you UYIEKPEN

Bishop Oyedepo fulani herdsmen over killing of Winners Pastor, Jeremiah Omolara

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel International), David Oyedepo, has cursed the killers of the resident pastor of the church’s branch in Romi New Extension, Kaduna State, Jeremiah Omolara, Igbere TV reports. The pastor was shot dead while his wife was kidnapped along Kaduna-Abuja Road last Sunday. The son was

First African Chartered Accountant, Akintola Williams Is 100 Years Old Today

Chief Akintola Williams (born 9 August 1919) was the first African to qualify as a chartered accountant. He began his education at Olowogbowo Methodist Primary School, Bankole street, Apongbon, Lagos Island, Lagos, in the early 1930s; the same primary school his late junior brother Chief Rotimi Williams attended. His firm, founded in 1952, later grew organically and through mergers to

Xenophobia: NANS gives MTN, Multichoice, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC 7 days to leave

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), yesterday, gave all South African companies operating in Nigeria to shut down within seven days and move out of the country. The umbrella body of students in Nigeria specifically mentioned telecommunications giant, MTN, Multichoice and Shoprite. The ultimatum, which was issued at a joint press conference addressed by

Court sacks Buhari’s minister-designate, Nwajiuba

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, sacked Emeka Nwajiuba, a lawmaker representing Ehime Mbano /Obowo/Ihitte Uboma Federal Constituency of Imo State. The court declared Chike Okafor as the winner of the House of Representatives seat. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Honourable Okafor of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner and