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Five burnt to death in Ogun tanker explosion

Five persons have been burnt to death while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an explosion at Ajilete axis of the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State.
22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

Urhobo group urges President Buhari to inaugurate NDDC board

A group, the Urhobo Youth Forum For Change, (UYFC) has thrown his weight behind the inauguration of a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), insisting that the board of Okumagba led Exco was due to be commissioned.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen burn another police station in Imo

Gunmen on Monday burnt the Amandugba Divisional Police Headquarters in the Isu Local Government Area of Imo State.

Tanker laden with petroleum product bursts into flames at Otedola Bridge

A tanker conveying petroleum product on Friday caught fire at the Michael Otedola Bridge along the Lagos –Ibadan Expressway.

Scores escape death as fuel tanker explodes in Lagos

Residents and motorists narrowly escaped death in the early hours of Tuesday, when a diesel-laden tanker suddenly exploded after losing control along Banire, Ikotun Road, Alimosho area of Lagos state.

64 people injured in Kano tanker explosion

Newsmen gathered that the tanker exploded into flames while offloading fuel at the Al-Hisan filing station located at Ali Gusau Street, Sharada area of Kano metropolis.

Many injured as petrol tanker explodes in Kano

Not less than 45 people might have sustained severe burns and other related injuries as a petrol tanker making a delivery at the Al-Ihasan petrol station located along Yahaya Gusau way, Sharada Kano explodes into flames.
Mrs. Ada Charles Egwu, Chairman of Biase Local Government Area, has decried claims that some Fulani herdsmen have been killed by youths in the area.

Cross River council chair decries claims of herdsmen killing by youths

Mrs. Ada Charles Egwu, Chairman of Biase Local Government Area, has decried claims that some Fulani herdsmen have been killed by youths in the area.

INEC: Online voter registration doesn’t automatically imply electronic transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision to embark on an online registration of voters next month does not guarantee an automatic transmission of election results.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu on Sunday explained that the station, named Mike Okiro Police Station, located along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market was not burnt down.

Official: Abia remains one of the safest states in Nigeria

Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has said that despite experiencing pockets of attacks from men of the underworld, the State still remains one of the safest in the country.
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Fire guts Redeemed Church in Lagos

A Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) parish at Alapere, Lagos, has been engulfed with fire.

Travellers burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has said an unspecified number of persons were burnt to death in an auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked a Myanmar army outpost near the Thai border on Tuesday in some of the most intense clashes since a military coup nearly three months ago threw the country into crisis.

Rebels attack Myanmar army near border, junta knocks back ASEAN plan

Ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked a Myanmar army outpost near the Thai border on Tuesday in some of the most intense clashes since a military coup nearly three months ago threw the country into crisis.
Firefighters worked Sunday to control a blaze at the University of Cape Town’s library, where valuable historical collections have been destroyed. Nic Bothma-EPA, via Shutterstock

Cape Town fire ‘contained’ as firefighters battle windy conditions

A blaze advanced along South Africa's iconic Table Mountain toward central Cape Town on Monday after ravaging university buildings, while firefighters battled strong winds in their efforts to control it and officials evacuated residential areas.

FRSC: Tanker explosion claims 12 lives in Benue

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 12 persons in a tanker explosion accident that occured at Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue.
Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle to contain blaze on South Africa’s Table Mountain

South African emergency workers have started evacuating three 17-storey residential buildings overlooking Cape Town city as a wildfire fanned by strong winds continues to burn out of control along Table Mountain, city officials said on Monday.
Firefighters battle to contain a bushfire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Table Mountain wildfire threatens South African university

A wildfire on the slopes of South Africa's Table Mountain forced University of Cape Town students to evacuate on Sunday, as runaway flames set several campus buildings ablaze and firefighters used helicopters to water-bomb the area.
Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.

Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.

2023: PDP leaders on their way to APC – Tonye Princewill

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has declared that several office-holders and members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon dump the party for the APC.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ vaccine inequality

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries.
A Nigerian actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, a.k.a Jnr Pope, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his family members after a fire incident destroyed his house.

Nollywood actor grateful after family escapes death

A Nigerian actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, a.k.a Jnr Pope, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his family members after a fire incident destroyed his house.
Award-winning Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Daniels, has warned against the generalisation that Nollywood women dont make faithful wives.

Nigerian actor refutes ‘Nollywood women don’t make faithful wives’

Award-winning Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Daniels, has warned against the generalisation that Nollywood women dont make faithful wives. The well educated thespian with over 200 movie credits told newsmen that there are still a lot...

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Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.

Manchester United identify Alexander Isak as Erling Braut Haaland alternative

Manchester United have identified Alexander Isak as an alternative target to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, The Star reports.
The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures while speaking to the media before boarding Air Force One at Geneva airport, as he leaves Geneva after the U.S.-Russia summit, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at...

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

NCPC boss: President Buhari has done alot in uniting Nigeria

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam, said President Muhammadu Buhari has done alot to unite Nigeria and improved on the living condition of the people despite the challenges confronting the country.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Imama Amapakabo: Why Andre Onana should consider Arsenal move

Andre Onana leaving Ajax and joining Arsenal would be “a good move” for the Cameroon international, according to former Nigeria U23 coach Imama Amapakabo.
Supporters of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi hold posters of him during an election rally in Tehran, Iran June 16, 2021. Majid Asgaripour-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran urges voters to take part in Friday’s presidential election

Iran’s president appealed to voters to set aside their grievances and take part in a presidential election on Friday that record numbers of people are expected to boycott due to economic hardship and frustration with hardline rule.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits reject N20 million ransom for kidnapped Niger chief, two wives

The Zungeru community, Wushishi Local Government Area, Niger says bandits have rejected N20 million ransom to free a chief kidnapped in the community and his two wives.

JAMB gives prospective candidates with profile codes 24 hours registration opportunity

Authority of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Monday, announced final registration opportunity to accommodate candidates with issues related to newly introduced pre-requisite of National Identification Number (NIN) and could not register.