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Lamido faults Atiku over 2019 election

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has warned against politics of blackmail and hatred​ ahead of the 2019 general election.​

I didn’t demand N7bn from Obiano – Peter Obi

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, said on Wednesday he did not demand for N7billion from his successor, Willie Obiano.

Python Dance and the bite of Biafra

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the army chief, is a famous snake farmer. Naturally, he had no hesitation in unleashing pythons on south-eastern Nigeria to enforce the peace. The pythons have been dancing dangerously.

Cisse 100% confident of Valbuena sex tape exoneration

France international Djibril Cisse insisted he’s done nothing wrong over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal in an interview published on Saturday.

I can’t be blackmailed over adoption of my deputy – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said he refused to be threatened or blackmailed by anybody over the recent adoption of his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, by stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the preferred candidate in the 2018 governorship election in the state.

George, Daniel clash over PDP national chairmanship

Two top contenders for the post of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Chief Bode George, a former deputy national chairman; and Otunba Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State; at the weekend exchanged hot words over their bids for the party’s top post.

Court dissolves 41-year marriage over alleged blackmail

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Monday dissolved the 41-year-old marriage between a retired soldier, Rashid Adaramaja, and his wife, Alirat, over alleged blackmail and abandonment.

Police declares Sen. Misau wanted for alleged forgery, desertion

The Nigeria Police has asked a serving Senator to return to service on the grounds that he did not legitimately resign from the Force.

ASUU accuses minister of blackmail, justifies strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has called on the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, to desist from cheap blackmail in the handling of the ongoing strike called by the union.

Ngige engaging in cheap blackmail over strike – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has called on the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to desist from cheap blackmail over the ongoing strike called by the union.

N30trn revenue scam probe not a sham – Senate

The Senate says that the ongoing probe into alleged N30 trillion revenue leakage in the country’s import and export value chain is not a charade as perceived by some Nigerians.

Buhari’s govt can’t get anything right until Amaechi apologises – Bishop

Seun Adeoye, presiding bishop of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM) in Osun state, says the current administration cannot get anything right until Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, apologises for his “wrongs”.


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US, North Korea in ‘kindergarden fight’ – Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday described the rhetoric between leaders of the United States and North Korea as a “kindergarden fight between children” and urged calm.

Court finds 5 police officers guilty of murder of 2 friends

A Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, has found a five-man patrol team of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) guilty of extra-judicially killing of two friends, Michael Akor and Michael Igwe, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State.

Fed govt installs lab to track crude oil theft

The Federal Government has installed a laboratory to track oil theft in the country, saying that crude oil theft would soon be a thing of the past.

UNIBEN fixes new date for post-UTME

The management of University of Benin, UNIBEN, said the 2017 Post-UTME admission screening earlier scheduled for Sept ember14 to 25 will now hold from September 28 to October 10.

Striking workers paralyse govt activities in Kogi

The ongoing indefinite strike by workers in Kogi has stopped all activities at government secretariat in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

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Police arrest 9 rape suspects in Enugu

The Police in Enugu State said they had nabbed nine suspected rapists, specialised in raping female members of a church at the outskirts of Enugu.

Biafra: We will continue our agitation – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it will continue its agitation in spite of the alleged declaration by the Nigerian Army that it is a terrorist group.

United Labour Congress begins nationwide strike

The United Labour Congress of Nigeria has begun a nationwide strike.

Rio Ferdinand to launch professional boxing career

Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football.

Minister assures farmers of supply of quality seeds

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the ministry is working with the Nigeria Security and Defense Corps (NSCDC) to ensure that quality seeds are supply to farmers by authorised seed dealers.