Police Arrest 51 As ‘jewish Worshippers’ Protest In Abia

51 ‘Jewish worshippers’ as they staged a peaceful march along some major streets in Umuahia, Abia State, calling for a Jewish nation.The Police yesterday confirmed the arrest of 51 ‘Jewish worshippers’ State Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the action, said those arrested with Biafra insignia included 10 females and 41 males, They

PDP Regrets Absence Of Atiku At Peace Accord Ceremony

The Peoples Democratic Party said it regretted that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar did not attend the signing of the Peace Accord in Abuja on Tuesday, blaming the incident on ‘communication lapse’. Publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan said on Tuesday night that the party will probe the communication gap between it and the National Peace Committee,

3 PDP Governorship Aspirants, 151,500 Others Defect To APC In Jigawa

Three governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and one from Social Democratic Party, SDP, have on Tuesday defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Jigawa. The defectors are: Tijjani Gaya, former PDP governorship aspirant and former National Assembly member who represented Dutse/Kiyawa constituency; Danladi Auyo, former PDP governorship aspirant;

500 Fayose’s Aides Dump PDP For APC In Ekiti

No fewer than 500 political appointees and elected officials of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, Tuesday, defected   to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ado Ekiti. The defectors were the serving  and former local government elected officials and appointed political officials  of the former governor between 2003   and 2007 and  

Cow Kills Owner In Delta Abattoir

An irate cow on Sunday in Ughelli North community in Delta State allegedly killed its owner at the abattoir located at Oghenevweta street in Ughelli town after it suddenly went berserk.   An irate cow on Sunday in Ughelli North community in Delta State allegedly killed its owner at the abattoir located at Oghenevweta street

104,289 Nigerians Applied For 10,000 Police jobs

The Police Service Commission (PSC), on Tuesday said it has received 104,289 applications from Nigerians who want employment into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables. The spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement said, “This is just twelve days after the Commission’s Recruitment Portal was opened on November 30th, 2018.” He said: “The

Elections Will Not Be Credible If Buhari Signs Electoral Bill – Keyamo

The Director General of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has accused the National Assembly of putting their interests over that of Nigerians, as controversy continues to trail the rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. Keyamo made the allegation while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics yesterday. “I want to say

INEC Needs 800,000 Vehicles For Smooth Polls In 2019 – FRSC

The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would need about 800,000 vehicles to conduct high-free general elections in 2019, Native Reporters has learnt. Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a National Stakeholders Forum on Elections organised by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room.

We Have Not Paid Ikoyi Whistleblower – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied saying the Ikoyi whistleblower had been paid. The informant had provided intelligence that led to the recovery of $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million stashed in an apartment on Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos on April 7. By the Federal Government’s whistleblower policy that took effect

EFCC Denies Raiding Atiku Sons’ Residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied raiding the Abuja residence of Atiku Abubakar sons. There were reports that the home housing two sons of the former vice president was raided. The apartment was also reported to be housing Ogbonna Orji, son of Abia former governor, Orji Kalu. Mr Abubakar is the 2019

EFCC Raids Atiku’s Sons’ Apartment In Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC raided an apartment belonging to sons of the PDP presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar over the weekend. The building also houses an apartment occupied by two sons of Atiku Abubakar and Chiemeka Orji, son of ex-Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji. Reports indicate that the home of Mr Abubakar’s children

Police Arrest Six For Pasting Sowore’s Posters At Night

The Police in Lagos have arrested six people for allegedly pasting the posters of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, at night. The Police spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said the action contravened the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency laws that forbade advertisers from pasting posters at “no other hour other

2019: I’m Not Neutral, I Want Buhari Out – Obasanjo

A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied media report that he has decided not to support any candidate for next year’s presidential election in Nigeria. Mr Obasanjo made the clarification in a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi. ‘While Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is in Cairo to attend the maiden edition of

2019: I Don’t Have Candidate – Obasanjo

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday urged Nigerians to vote for credible candidates who will drive growth and development. Obasanjo, who spoke at the 27th annual Owu National Convention held in Iwo, Osun, said credible leadership would promote good governance. The former president, who said he would not campaign

Buhari Freezes Peter Obi’s Family Accounts – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) decries the stoppage of transactions on all accounts belonging to PDP Vice presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, wife, his family members and their businesses by agencies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Council and

Nigeria Will Witness Violence, APC Plan To Intimidate Opposition – US agency

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on Wednesday released its electoral violence risk assessment in Nigeria. The agency suggested possible escalation of electoral violence before the 2019 general elections. The outcome of the U.S. agency’s research findings equally identified Rivers, Kano, Kaduna and Ekiti states, among others, with high risk of political violence in

We Don’t Want Your Tradermoni – Kwara Market Women

Market women at two major markets; Mandate Ultra-modern market, Adewole and Ipata market in Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State, have rejected the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme, Tradermoni, Nigerian tribune reported. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected in Ilorin on Friday to launch the programme, but the market women, it was gathered, have turned down the

Wuse Market Now Enjoy Free Internet – Osinbajo

The Google Station was hosted in partnership with Backbone Connectivity Network (BCN), a Nigerian web hosting solution provider. Osinbajo said that the event was a very exciting one for him. He added that a couple of months ago, he was at the Google office at the Silicon Valley and was told about the Google Station

Customs Has Generated N1.1tn Revenue In 11 Months

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Thursday said it generated N1.1 trillion revenue and seized contraband goods worth more than N40 billion between January and November 2018. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Attah said the amount realised had far

FG Moves To Ban Trucks On Lagos/Ibadan Highway, Goods To be Moved By Rail

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to compel persons transporting cargo along the Lagos/Ibadan highway in trucks and heavy duty vehicles to use the rail system. Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said the idea is to preserve Lagos/Ibadan road when the rail reconstruction is completed. Amaechi stated this while briefing State House Correspondents after the

Drug Addicts Are Not Criminals – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, ‎on Thursday said the society should not criminalise those addicted to hard drugs. She made the remark at the Official flag-off of Youth Against Drug Abuse (YADA) Campaign in Kano state, organized by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Collaboration with Young

We Have Renovated 4,000 Health Centres In Nigeria – FG

Native Reporters learnt that about 4,000 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) have been renovated and in the process of revitalization across the country, an official has said. The 4,000 PHCs are spread across the country and are renovated and being revitalized by the federal government, state government and development partners. Faisal Shuaib, the executive director of

Defecting To APC Can’t Shield Corrupt Politicians From Prosecution – Keyamo

The defections of corrupt politicians from other political parties into the the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, will not shield them from prosecution under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Mr Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization made this declaration in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, during a

Lagos-Ibadan Railway: 2018 No Longer Feasible As FG Fixes New Date For Completion

Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has directed the Chinese Civil Engineering Company (CCECC), the contractors handling the Lagos-Ibadan railway, to ensure that the train becomes operational before February 2019. Amaechi said this on Tuesday during the monthly inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in Papalanto, Ogun state. He said the contractors must ensure

I Will Give Equal Right To Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender If Elected – Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says everyone, including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be treated equally when she becomes president. Speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, best known as Chatham House, in the UK on Monday, Ezekwesili said, when