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Iraq joins Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, others to freeze crude production

Succour may be closer to Nigeria front step in its quest to reap good fortunes from the oil industry, as Iraq, yesterday agreed to join Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and others to freeze crude production, which inturn would likely increase crude price at the International market. This is coming after the Minister of

13-yr-old girl pregnant after rape by 60-yr-old man, two others

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old man and two others alleged to have repeatedly gang-raped a 13-year-old primary six pupil until she became pregnant, in Majidun area of Lagos. There is, however, a twist to the rape saga as

Prophet arrested for raping 13-yr-old boy at vigil

The Police in Anambra State have arrested Ekene Aboji, 35, a prophet with Jesus Miracle Ministry, Ifite-Awka, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old boy after a vigil. This is just as 37-year-old Olamide Korede, who allegedly raped a lady (names withheld) at a guest house in Ketu, Alapere, was yesterday charged before an

LASU medical students protest non-accreditation of programmes

Lagos—Activities at the office of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was yesterday halted by students of the Lagos State University, LASU, protesting over non-accreditation of medical and

Pay Siasia, Dalung begs NFF

Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung has charged the Nigeria Football Federation to pay the U-23 National team’s Coach Samson Siasia. The Minister gave the charge when Siasia paid

Nigeria still ranked 152nd in 2016 Human Development Index by UNDP

ABUJA—Nigeria has been  ranked 152nd in the 2016 report of the African Human Development Index, HDI, released by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP,  in Nairobi, Kenya, last weekend. Consequently, the country retained its 2014 status as there was no

Police killed my son, but asked me to say it was hoodlums —mother

YENAGOA — She gazed into the sky murmuring to herself oblivious of her surroundings, only for her to say why will the police kill my son in his prime. “Why will they choose to kill him on the day his School certificate results  were released and he made all his papers?” Mrs. Preye Daniel was asking those who had come to commiserate with her over the death of her

Man who paid N1.8m dowry invokes millipedes after wife over disagreement

EKPENE IKOT EFFIO ANANG- THERE were indications, yesterday, that the 32-year-old woman, Mrs. Esther Asuquo, whose estranged husband allegedly paid N1.8m as dowry for her hand in marriage and invoked a protectorate of millipedes on her residence in

Mobile Police stray bullet kills father of five in Lagos

Lagos—Drivers of mass transit buses yesterday boycotted Okoko / CMS route to protest the alleged killing of their colleague Sunday evening by a Mobile policeman. The deceased, identified simply as Fatai was said to have been hit by a

RE-IPOB names new leader, list eminent persons to negotiate with FG

ABA- The leadership of the new pro Biafra group, the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has named a new leader for the organization and listed eminent personalities who are expected to dialogue with the Nigerian government over the agitation for an independent state of Biafra. In a statement signed by

Esan must punish Oshiomhole for past marginalisation

The PDP running mate John Yakubu yesterday accused Governor Adams Oshiomhole of failing to provide N1 billion to fund the accreditation of programmes in the Ambrose Alli University while at the same

15 Things That Will Happen If Google Shuts Down For A Day

   What will happen if Google shuts down for a day. We went through different        Quora answers and used our thoughts to curate a list of things that might happen   when Google will not be functional on the internet for a day.

  Google runs the most popular search engine service. In fact, most of its products   like Gmail, YouTube, Drive, Maps, etc. provide an unmatched user experience        with a very high level of integration between them. What if Google shutdowns for a day?

Nigeria’ll overcome present challenges — Jonathan

OTUOKE—Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigerians must be prepared to protect and develop the country at all times. He said that the current challenges Nigerians were facing were transient as the country would definitely overcome them and urged Christians to

Sheriff provoked Boko Haram insurgency, says Borno AG

Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Borno State has deposed 40 reasons to support his claim that the erstwhile governor of the state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff precipitated the Boko Haram insurgency that has led to more than 20,000 deaths and

Kidnappers abandon victim as truck driver blocks escape route

ABA—Nemesis caught up with a gang of kidnappers in Aba, Abia State as a truck driver reportedly blocked their escape route as they were fleeing with their victim at Uratta area of the city. The victim, identified as Mrs. Merit Ikechukwu, was said to be on her way to work when a gang of kidnappers blocked her Toyota Highlander jeep near

‘Self-sufficiency, food security in agriculture are achievable in Nigeria’

Jerry Gushop is the Head of Agribusiness, Stanbic IBTC Bank. In this interview with Financial Vanguard, he spoke on the bank’s involvement in agribusiness financing in Nigeria. Specifically, he said the bank has disbursed in excess of N25 billion in the CBN’s Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, CACS. He also spoke on the

Buhari wants peace – Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, also turned up in Warri, Friday evening, to meet with Clark and Niger Delta leaders from Cross River, Rivers, Edo and Akwa Ibom states from the

Crude oil money buried in septic tanks under PDP – APC Woman leader

ALL Progressives Congress, APC, Woman Leader in Delta State, Dr. (Mrs.) Janet Oyubu, has urged Nigerians to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to work, saying the country did not make any reasonable achievement in the past 17 years because government officials secreted excess money realized from crude oil sales in septic tanks and private

How we planned to kidnap oil magnet, Femi Otedola – kidnap kingpin

• Our target was N500m
• Our encounter with Senator Anisulowo
• I coach Fulani herdsmen how to evade arrest through ICT A 28-year-old man, Ikechukwu Daniel, suspected to be a member of a notorious kidnapping gang terrorizing the South Western part of the country, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector- General of Police Special

Buhari should seek help outside APC – Okwesilieze Nwodo

•Nigeria must restructure to survive 
•Obasanjo was the biggest problem PDP had Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo was born on July 28 1950 in Nsukka, Enugu State. He is a Medical Doctor, a Surgeon, an Administrator, a politician. The Medicine and Surgery graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was elected governor of Enugu State in 1992 under the platform of the

Am done with Nigeria- says Siasia

*Reveals what they did to his wife while he was away for the Olympics *Says he can no longer work with those running sports now *May only return when there’s a true change in sports
*Recalls the efforts of

Massive bomb explosion rocks Delta state

Abuja – Reports on Saturday indicated that there was a massive bomb explosion at the secretariat of the Isoko Development Union in Oleh, a university town in Delta State. The source said that the huge blaze ripped through the

Only Obiano can decide on Ojukwu varsity VC’s tenure— Non-Teaching staff

Awka—AS controversy rages over the tenure of the Vice Chancellor of the Anambra State –owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, the non-teaching staff in the institution have said that only the visitor to the university, Governor Willie Obiano could

Edo will be a model for election policing— IG

THE Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, disclosed yesterday that a total of 23,000 policemen would be deployed to provide security for the September 10 governorship election in Edo state. He said he was sent to review the template put on

Commuters appeal to Okorocha over failed Amakohia-Ubi Road

Owerri—Commuters plying Amakohia- Ubi road in Owerri West Local Government Area, are currently thinking of an alternative road to access in and out of the community for their daily businesses. The effect is now

Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport: Obi lauds Enugu gov, minister

LAGOS—The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has congratulated the Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the Federal Minister of Aviation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi on the landing of the first Cargo Plane at the Akanu Ibiam International

FRSC jails lorry driver, tries 31 others in Ebonyi

ABAKALIKI—NO fewer than 31 drivers were yesterday tried for various traffic offenses as one of the culprits, a lorry driver, Okwudili Onukwube was sentenced to two months imprisonment by the mobile court sitting in Abakaliki for non-possession of valid drivers licence and dangerous

Prison, a good experience, says man who named dog ‘Buhari’

ABEOKUTA—Joachin Iroko, the man who named his dog Buhari and was arraigned for conduct likely to cause breach of peace has finally regained freedom, four days after he was remanded in Ibara Prisons in

Facebook’s 10-year roadmap to support Nigerian economy

Social media platform, Facebook says it was ready to unveil a ten-year roadmap which will impact the Nigerian economy. The company’s Director of Global product Partnerships, Mr Ime Archibong, disclosed this yesterday. Archibong said the

Ekiti Assembly prescribes 6 months jail term for herdsmen

Ado-Ekiti-Ekiti State House of Assembly on thursday prescribed six months jail term for any herdsmen who allow his cattle, sheep and goat to graze on undesignated land for ranches in Ekiti. The bill which was unanimously passed at the plenary sitting of the

How to get Nigeria out of economic crisis – Soludo

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo says the government needs to implement a coalition of economic policies that can deal with desperate socio-economic issues for the country recover economically Soludo says Nigeria at the moment is dealing with political, economic and social shocks Calls for communication strategy that effectively communicates change in a forward looking and inspiring manner for the citizenry Soludo has called for the the restructuring of the Nigerian economy. Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, has recommended the

More pressures on Naira, depreciates to N410/ USD

A fresh pressure has come on the Naira exchange rate with the local currency depreciating to N410/ USD1, a whopping N8 loss in the parallel market as apprehension continued over

Bendel Flour Mill staff drag AMCON to court over unpaid salaries

BENIN CITY—STAFFERS of Bendel Feed and Floor Mill, BFFM, Ewu, in Edo State have dragged the management of the company and the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, before the National Industrial Court, Akure, Ondo State, over unpaid salaries and gratuities. It will be recalled that AMCON took over Bendel Feed and Floor Mill and appointed a receiver, who sold

Groups warn against granting emergency powers to Buhari

ONITSHA—AN Igbo socio-political group, Igboekulie and a civil society organisation based in Anambra State, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, Intersociety, have described the reported plan by President Muhammadu Buhari, to seek legislative approval for a wide range of presidential powers to revive the Nigerian economy as unnecessary, saying that he has enough

I will keep my oath at all cost-Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed to keep his promise of protecting Nigerians and securing its territory against the menace of Boko Haram terrorism and other violent extremists in the country. The President made this vow when he launched the revised National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) developed by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in Abuja.  The President who

Gas Explosion Kills 1 In Damaturu

A welding gas explosion in Damaturu on Wednesday killed one person and caused panic, making people to scamper for safety. Lt. George Okupe, the Army spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “It was an accidental explosion from a welding tank when a welder was working on a pipe for a

NOA, CBN To Launch Campaign Against Abuse Of Naira

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are collaborating to launch grassroots campaign against abuse of the Naira in the 774 local government areas of the country. The information is contained in a statement issued by the NOA Deputy Director of Press, Mr Fidel Agu, on Wednesday in Abuja. Agu stated that the move was announced when

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets Buhari, Others In Abuja

The topics of security and the Nigerian economy will likely dominate the discussion, according to a U.S. embassy official.

ter meeting with the Sultan of Sokoto on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived at Aso Rock on Tuesday to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerian officials. The topics of security and the Nigerian economy will likely dominate the discussion, according to a U.S. embassy official.

EFCC quizzed 100 INEC workers, says Yakubu

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said on Monday that more than 100 members of staff of the commission had been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over bribery allegations during the last general elections. Yakubu stated this in the commission’s bulletin released in Abuja on Monday.

Boko Haram leader Shekau fatally injured

Boko Haram terrorist commander Abubakar Shekau has been fatally injured Shekau was reportedly injured following an air raid The air assault took place on

Police nabs 23 terrotists in Anambra state over Ukpo attack

The police command in Anambra state has paraded 23 suspected militants Police say the 23 suspects were involved in an attack at Ukpo community About 200 suspected terrorists reportedly stormed Ukpo, attacking

PMB urged to treat Avengers, Herdsmen and IPOB as BHaram

Nigeria’s senior civil servants have urged President Buhari to treat Niger Delta Avengers, other agitating groups like Boko Haram insurgency The senior civil servants say

Senators move to stop Buhari's emergency powers bill

The move by President Muhammadu Buhari to secure emergency powers may not see the light of the day
The president made the move in order to address Nigeria’s Some senators say the president was seeking to transform himself into a

Man chains 28 persons in his Lagos house

The Lagos State Police Command have rescued 13 children and 15 adults reportedly chained and locked up by one Emmanuel Adeyemi in a house at Oke-Ira, Ojodu area of the state.
Vanguard learned that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, acting on a tip-off, had deployed operatives from the Area ‘G’ Command Headquarters to the scene. It was learned

Senator's hotel shut for refusal to pay tax

Nigeria, through some of its revenue-generating agencies, is doing everything possible to shore up its financial base The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has been going round the country sealing companies for evading or

Budget padding: Why we endorsed Jibrin’s sack – 10 principal officers

The Body of Principal Officers of the House of Representatives said on Thursday that the decision to sack its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, was endorsed by the group.
They said Jibrin was sacked in response to agitation by the majority of members after they discovered that he abused the 2016 budget and that the budget would have suffered more abuse had the document remained with the former chairman. They explained that Ministries, Departments and Agencies had complained of being harassed by Jibrin.

Police arrest Rep’s abductors, recover N.25m

The police have arrested three herdsmen, who allegedly abducted a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Bello, and collected N10m ransom. The names of the suspects were given as Haruna Adamu, 25; Shuaibu Adamu, 18; and Abubakar Saidu, 30.

Four schoolgirls impregnated by their fathers in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said that it is in custody of four children born by schoolgirls impregnated by their fathers. Director of Child Development, Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Alaba Fadairo, who made this revelation recently in Lagos, said they decided to keep the babies until they come of age.

10 things you need to know this Friday morning

9jabreezeland: Here are 10 things you need to know this morning: 1. Blessing Okagbare, on Thursday, led team Nigeria into the finals of the women’s 4x100m relay at the ongoing Rio Olympic after finishing at 42.55sec. Three Nigerians made up of Okagbare, Gloria Asumu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa, came second in heat two behind Germany that got to the finish line at 42.18sec.

PDP planning to import thugs for Edo polls - Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has raised an alarm concerning the forthcoming governorship polls in the state Oshiomhole said some opposition parties are planning to import thugs into the state for the election He called on the police to investigate the allegation Governor Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is planning to import thugs from other states into Edo state for the September 10 governorship election in the state. Oshiomhole made the allegation when he received the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Mr Adeyinka Kolawole

Abia : Ouster of Ikpeazu, a “miscarriage of justice” – Appeal court

The Abuja division of the court of appeal has in very strong worded terms, overruled and set aside the Judgement of Justice Okon Abang of an Abuja Federal High Court, which has sent the governor of Abia state Okezie Ikpeazu, packing, entrenching certificate of return on Samson Ofan, another Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Guber candidate.

Two dead as police foil jailbreak attempt in Ebonyi

Inmates in Ebonyi prison in Abaliki have tried to escape from the correctional facility after a riot that lasted for hours

Avengers to declare Niger Delta Independence on Oct 1

Niger Delta Avengers has vowed to declare the Niger Delta region an independent entity on October 1, 2016 The group said they no longer want to be part of Nigeria

27 Boko Haram killed in town between Nigeria and Cameroon

The MJTF killed and arrested some terrorists in the border town between Nigeria and Cameroon No soldier was killed in the encounter The terrorists are finding it hard to operate in Nigeria Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) have killed 27 Boko Haram terrorists in the border town between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Three ministers in Buhari’s cabinet told me he will never be Nigeria’s President – APC chieftain

A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Board of Trustees, BoT, Olisaemeka Akamukale yesterday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari made some fundamental mistakes in his appointments, adding that three serving ministers had told him that Buhari will never be president of Nigeria.
Akamukale, who made the disclosure while

All Nigerian banks are safe and sound, CBN tells depositors

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged customers of all banks in the country, particularly those of Skye Bank Plc, not to panic over their deposits as they are safe and the bank or any other bank has not been liquidated.
According to the apex bank, there is no truth in the rumour making the rounds that it has

EFCC detains ex-gov Udenwa for failing to refund N350m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Imo State Governor, Achike Udenwa, for allegedly

Man docked for allegedly stealing N214,000 tithes

A 23-year-old church member, Elochukwu Nnoruga, on Wednesday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged theft of N214,000 from church tithe box.

Lagos husband reveals wife sleeps with their pastor

– Andrew Ndubisi has prayed a court to dissolve his marriage to a lady known as Saraphina – Ndubisi accused Saraphina of sleeping with her pastor – He also told the court that he never knew his wife had 2 children from 2 other men

Nigeria 0 - 2 Germany (Rio Olympics)

93′ FT: Nigeria 0 – 2 Germany. The European giants play Brazil in the final. Nigeria will fancy their chance for Bronze against Honduras.

Fraud: EFCC probes Elechi, arrests ex-Ebonyi commissioner

Abuja - Former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah, has reportedly been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged abuse of office and collection of N83m bribe. According to PUNCH, EFCC said in a statement on Tuesday that Okah was arrested on Monday following a petition by the Ebonyi State government on a $12, contract awarded to a United States Company, Califco Group.

The graft agency also discovered that Okah allegedly “collected N83m gratification from the company between July 30, 2012 and

Old woman allegedly caught with a dead baby in Lagos (photos)

A Facebook user, Kadiri Ismaila, has recounted how an old woman was spotted with a kidnapped dead baby in the Oshodi area of Lagos. After the old woman was apprehended, she was made to walk around with the baby corpse still straddled on her back before being handed over to the police. Read how he shared the shocking story below:

Obasanjo: Nigeria now at highest moment of fracture

Abuja – Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly expressed concern over the various agitations in the country, saying this is affecting Nigeria's unity.

Taliban Executes 6 Security Men By Hanging In Afghanistan

Six security personnel were reportedly executed by hanging by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s remote south-western Farah province, police said on Wednesday.

The men, comprising three Afghan soldiers, two policemen and one civilian, were hanged in the Joma Bazar area on Monday at around 4:00pm, said Farah Police Security Chief Mohammad Ghaws Maliar.
According to Maliar, the six men, who were

5 reasons for PDP's failed national convention

These are not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). After losing the 2015 presidential election to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has never remained the same. It has been one crisis after the other.

Preview: Nigeria vs Germany (Rio Olympics)

John Obi Mikel Germany got into the Rio Olympics tournament for the first time since 1988 and will try to go all the way to the final.

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