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

Setback for APC as ex-deputy governor, speaker, others defect to PDP in Zamfara

The former deputy governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Mukhtar Ahmad Anka, former speaker of the state house of assembly Alhaji Bature Umar Sambo and ex-secretary to the state government Alhaji Muhammad Bawa Gusau on Thursday defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state. Others who defected to the ruling party include former commissioner

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

Sowore has no right to call for ‘revolution now’ – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that every Nigerian has the right to protest but must properly articulate their grievances. He spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He however

Blame Atiku for extreme poverty in Nigeria – Buhari’s Group

The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of being directly responsible for the ‘pauperisation of millions of Nigerians’ as head of the National Council on Privatisation, NCP. BMO said this contradicted Atiku’s claims that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration

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

FG proposes 5% VAT on online purchases

Nigerians have condemned the Federal Government’s proposed five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on online purchases. The move, the government has said, is to raise revenue to fund the 2019 N8.9 trillion budget. Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Babatunde Fowler, said the government might appoint banks as agents to deduct

FG inaugurates project delivery team on livestock transformation agenda

In line with the livestock transformation agenda and economic diversification of the present administration in the country, the Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated Project Delivery Team (PDT) for the commercialisation of vaccine production facility of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI). While inaugurating the team in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture

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

Nigerian businesses spend N5trn annually to generate power – NACCIMA

National Association of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has lamented the high cost of generating power by businesses in the country. Director-general of NACCIMA, Ambassador Ayoola Olukanni stated that majority of businesses in the country spend N5 trillion annually to generate own power. Specifically, he said, the $14 billion which translates to a whooping

Monarch kidnapped in Enugu, N50m ransom demanded

Barely four days a Catholic priest, Rev Father Paul Offu was shot dead, and a commercial driver, Kenneth Igwe abducted, a traditional ruler was on Thursday night kidnapped almost on the same spot. The royal father, Igwe Sunday Orji was abducted around Ogbaku-Umuogbe end of the ever-busy Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, a shouting distance from where

RUGA to gulp N2.2bn from the 2019 budget – FG

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang at the weekend called on states in the southern part of the country to support the implementation of the proposed RUGA cattle settlement programme by making land available. According to him, N2.258 billion was provided for its implementation in the

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