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600lb Cocaine Dealer Sentenced from Ambulance Because He Was Too Big for Court

600lb Cocaine Dealer Sentenced from Ambulance Because He Was Too Big for Court

A 600lb drug dealer was sentenced for trafficking cocaine, weapons under disability, and other drug charges. But he couldn’t appear in court due to his size. So the court went to him. An ambulance holding 42-year old Kirk Smith pulled up to the loading area of the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was sentenced to two years ... Read More »

QUEEN LUWOO: The First And Only Woman To Be Crowned King In Ile-Ife

QUEEN LUWOO: The First And Only Woman To Be Crowned King In Ile-Ife

• The reason why women are prevented from the kingship since her reign Queen Luwoo was the 21st Ooni of Ife and the only female that has ever sat on the throne till date. She succeeded Ooni Giesi who was the 20th Ooni of Ile-Ife. Ilè-Ifẹ̀ is a town in Osun state seen as the cradle and ancestral home of ... Read More »

IGP calls for tougher legislation against kidnapping and other heinous crimes

IGP calls for tougher legislation against kidnapping and other heinous crimes

• Arrest 2,175 suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and cultism. • Recover 834 arms, 19009 live ammunition, 2 rocket launchers, others The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has called for tougher legislations against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from kidnapping and other heinous crimes. This, the IGP believes will ... Read More »

Kano Govt. Gives Emir Sanusi  48 Hours To Explain Why He Should Not Be Suspended

Kano Govt. Gives Emir Sanusi 48 Hours To Explain Why He Should Not Be Suspended

The noose is further tightening round the neck of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,as the State Government of Thursday gave him 48 hours to give satisfactory explanations on why he should not be suspended from the throne. The government in a later dated June 6, 2019,and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, ... Read More »

Ogun Governor Appoints Somorin as Chief Press Secretary

Ogun Governor Appoints Somorin as Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Mr Olakunle Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs & Diplomacy from the Ahmadu Bello ... Read More »

Breaking: NBC shuts down AIT, Ray Power indefinitely

Breaking: NBC shuts down AIT, Ray Power indefinitely

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the license of Dar Communication Plc, promoter of AIT, RAY POWER until further notice. The Director-General of NBC, Modibbo Kawu announced the shut down on Thursday evening. Kawu said the action was taken for failure of the broadcasting station to abide by the broadcasting code. He said the stations committed offences, which included ... Read More »

Saraki’s Farewell Speech: We are leaving imperishable legacies for Nigerians

Saraki’s Farewell Speech: We are leaving imperishable legacies for Nigerians

VALEDICTORY SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, TO THE SENATORS OF THE 8TH SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA — JUNE 6, 2019. Go to the profile of The Senate President The Senate President Draft PROTOCOL. 1. Distinguished colleagues, as we come to the final plenary and the last few days of the ... Read More »

Breaking: CAF President Ahmad detained in France

Breaking: CAF President Ahmad detained in France

Fifa has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad is being questioned by authorities in France. A statement from football’s world governing body says it is “in relation to allegations related to his mandate while President of Caf.” It added that “Fifa is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is therefore not in a position ... Read More »

Zamfara Governor suspends Emir, District head for banditry

Zamfara Governor suspends Emir, District head for banditry

“In a statement signed by the Director General, Government House Press Affairs, Alhaji Yusuf Idris, the duo were suspended after series of complaints about them on their alleged involvement in banditry and other criminal acts. ” Zamfara state governor, Dr. Bello Muhammad Mutawalle, has approved the suspension of the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ibrahim, and the district head ... Read More »

Breaking: Five Days To June 12, FG Revokes Oil Licence  Of Abiola’s Company, Four Others

Breaking: Five Days To June 12, FG Revokes Oil Licence Of Abiola’s Company, Four Others

Five days to June 12 when his annulled June 12, 1993 presidential candidate will be marked nationwide as Democracy Day, the oil licence of Summit Oil, a company established by the late MKO Abiola, has been revocked. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) carried out the revocation of five oil mining licences (OML) and one oil prospecting licences (OPL) belonging ... Read More »

Nigeria, Kenya Elected Into IPI Board

Nigeria, Kenya Elected Into IPI Board

By Qasim Akinreti, Geneva, Switzerland Nigerian and Kenyan Candidates have been elected into the International Press Institute, Board , at the 2019 IPI, World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland . Alhaji Maida Waida, Publisher People’s Daily Newspaper , Chairman, Board Of Management , News Agency Of Nigeria, NAN and Stephen Gitagama , Group CEO , Nation Media Group, Kenya were elected ... Read More »

Customer sues Access Bank, demands N112 million damages for loss of C of O used for loan processing

Customer sues Access Bank, demands N112 million damages for loss of C of O used for loan processing

A customer, Isaac Dare, has accused Access Bank Plc of breach of the duty of care to him by losing the Certificate of Occupancy for his property located in Oshodi/Isolo, Lagos State. In his suit filed against the bank at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Dare described the loss of the document by the bank as ... Read More »

Former Borno Deputy Gov. Urges Stakeholders to Extend Hands of Fellowship to Gov Zulum

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri The immediate past Deputy Governor of Borno state, Hon Usman Mamman Durkwa has he enjoined politicians in the state to extend their hands of fellowship and give their full support to Governor Zulum. Durkwa who travelled to Shaffa town, Hawul Local Government Area, his home base where he played host to religious leaders, traditional title holders ... Read More »

We will ensure peace between farmers and herdsmen – Ogun Police Commissioner

We will ensure peace between farmers and herdsmen – Ogun Police Commissioner

By Bola Owolola The Ogun State Police Command has said that it believes in peace and security of individuals living in the State. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Bashir Manama, dropped this hint in an interview with The State newspapers. Makama admitted that there had been past incidents of herdsmen-farmers clash in Ogun State. He said the incidents were few ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit moved to federal court – Mayorga lawyer

Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit moved to federal court – Mayorga lawyer

The woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her has shifted the venue for her legal charges against the football superstar, dropping her case in Nevada state court but filing identical charges in federal court, according to her attorney. Several news media outlets reported early Wednesday that the charges filed by Kathryn Mayorga, who alleges that Ronaldo raped her in 2009 ... Read More »

OFFICIAL! Rihanna Is WEALTHIEST Female Musician In The World

OFFICIAL! Rihanna Is WEALTHIEST Female Musician In The World

It’s official! Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world. Recall that a few days ago, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter officially became Hip Hop’s first billionaire, well now Forbes has named Robyn Rihanna Fenty as “The World’s Richest Female Musician.” Forbes magazine revealed the 31-year-old R&B/Pop icon from Barbados has an estimated fortune of $600 million which ... Read More »

NATIONAL FLEET WILL HELP NIGERIANS LIFT CRUDE – DAKUKU

NATIONAL FLEET WILL HELP NIGERIANS LIFT CRUDE – DAKUKU

To End Capital Flight and Retain Jobs & Dollars in Nigeria Nigerians will be able to lift its country’s crude oil for export immediately the national fleet comes into operation, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said. Dakuku,  who was speaking at a media breakfast meeting on the sideline of the ongoing Nor Shipping Conference  and Exhibition in ... Read More »

NIHSA urges stakeholders to heed flood warnings for 2019

NIHSA urges stakeholders to heed flood warnings for 2019

By ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Director General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Engr. Clement Onyeaso Nze, Monday, 27th May, 2019, urged stakeholders on need for adequate flood prevention, mitigation and preparedness as the country gradually gets into rainy season. He urged Nigerians to heed flood warnings raised at the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) presented at the 7th edition of ... Read More »

ARD NOTICE OF IMPENDING STRIKE IN LUTH IS ILL-INFORMED, UNNECESSARY – Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Olufemi Fasanmade

ARD NOTICE OF IMPENDING STRIKE IN LUTH IS ILL-INFORMED, UNNECESSARY – Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Olufemi Fasanmade

Late yesterday after close of work, a LUTH ARD communiqué surfaced on social media, calling on all LUTH resident doctors and House Officers to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from Friday, 7th June 2019 unless LUTH Management complies with their following demands: Employment of resident doctors and House Officers into all Departments. Installation of street lights in all ... Read More »

2019 UTME: No cut-off marks yet, says JAMB

2019 UTME: No cut-off marks yet, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not published the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions as being speculated in some quarters. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Lagos. According ... Read More »