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Dead Cows: Ondo residents shun meat, go for assorted fish

Dead Cows: Ondo residents shun meat, go for assorted fish

Following last Thursday mysterious death of eight cows at Ekan-Ile area of Ikare, Akoko Northeast local government area of Ondo state, there has been market boom for dry and frozen fish,Cray fish and egg, The Nation reports. Many people have shunned cow meat and ‘Ponmon’ due to contaminated cow meat brought from the spot by some butchers where lightening killed ... Read More »

US Court Sentences Nigerian To Six Years, Six Months In Prison

A court in Tennessee, United States of America, has sentenced Olufolajimi Abegunde, a Nigerian residing in that country to 78 months in prison following his conviction for cyber fraud, reports SAHARAREPORTERS. The US Department of Justice made this known in a statement released on its website. According to the statement, Brian A. Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney-General of the Criminal Division, and ... Read More »

Davido officially signs Lil Frosh to DMW record

Davido officially signs Lil Frosh to DMW record

David Adeleke famously known as Davido, has officially signed Nigerian fast growing indigenous rapper Lil Frosh, to his DMW records. Davido made this public via his twitter account yesterday. The signing comes after Lil Frosh released his recent single titled Davido lil Frosh, who has released several singles in recent times, has gained massive followings on his social media accounts. ... Read More »

How we protected Tell magazine under Abacha – Oshiomhole

How we protected Tell magazine under Abacha – Oshiomhole

All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole has explained how Tell Magazine survived military onslaught during the era of the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, The Nation reports. The magazine continued to publish, even when it was proscribed by the Abacha-led military junta. Tell, which was a thorn in the flesh of the military government, went underground ... Read More »

Wike declares support for Military operation in Rivers

Wike declares support for Military operation in Rivers

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has declared that his administration would continually partner with security agencies to ensure adequate security in the state, NAN reports. The governor gave the assurance on Thursday in Port Harcourt when Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarhem, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, paid a courtesy visit on him. Wike also assured of his ... Read More »

Salzburg’s Haaland matches Drogba’s Champions League record

Salzburg’s Haaland matches Drogba’s Champions League record

….The Norwegian forward continued his dazzling scoring form with the Red Bulls in the premier European club competition Erling Braut Haaland is the man of the moment and simply can’t stop scoring, with his heroics for Salzburg now tying him with Didier Drogba and Karim Benzema in the Champions League, reports goal.com. The 19-year old scored twice in the Austrian ... Read More »

Kwara Police rescue 108 from rehab centre

Kwara Police rescue 108 from rehab centre

Kwara state police command has paraded no fewer than108 children and women it rescued from illegal rehabilitation centre, The Nation reports. The command said it rescued the victims from Gaa’Odota in Ilorin West local government area of the state. Commissioner of Police Kayode Egbetokun said the command acted on an intelligent report on the activities of the owner of illegal ... Read More »

Again, lightning kills eight cows in Ondo

Again, lightning kills eight cows in Ondo

No fewer than eight cows were reportedly killed by lightning at a mountain in Oyinmo Quarters, Ikare Akoko the headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State Tuesday evening, The Nation reports. The incident happened barely a month after 36 cows were killed by lightning in Ijare town in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state. The ... Read More »

IPPIS : FG hits ASUU, says no agency must oppose payment system

IPPIS : FG hits ASUU, says no agency must oppose payment system

The Federal Government yesterday hit at the Academic Staff Union of Universities for opposing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System of the Federal Government, saying no government agency must resist it., NAN reports. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated this at the budget defence secession organised by the Senate Committee on Finance in ... Read More »

Government Orders NCC To Sanction Telecos Over Illegal Charges

Government Orders NCC To Sanction Telecos Over Illegal Charges

The Federal Government has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to sanction any telecommunication firm imposing illegal charges on customers. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, gave the order in a statement on yesterday. NCC also ordered that the new charges on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data should be stopped. The statement reads: “We have directed the Nigerian Communication ... Read More »

Police, IGP ignore court order, release names of successful applicants into Force

Police, IGP ignore court order, release names of successful applicants into Force

The Nigeria Police Force has released the names of successful applicants in its concluded recruitment exercise, Daily Trust reports. This is coming a day after the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered both the police and the Police Service Commission to maintain status quo in the recruitment exercise. The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Inspector General (I-G) of ... Read More »

Makinde grants approval for recruitment of teachers

Makinde grants approval for recruitment of teachers

…threatens to deal with saboteurs of his education policies …says Schools Governing Councils not disbanded Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has given approval for the recruitment of teachers into the State’s teaching service, noting that his government is re-engineering the education for “long-lasting positive results.” A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, ... Read More »

NJC approves appointment of four Supreme Court Justices

NJC approves appointment of four Supreme Court Justices

…Make Justice Tanko substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, NJC tells Buhari The National Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of four new Supreme Court judges. Those approved are Adamu Jauro (North-East); Emmanuel A. Agim, (South-South); C. Oseji, (South-South); Helen M. Ogunwumiju (South-West). The recommendations were sent to President Muhammadu Buhari who has the powers to appoint the judges with the ... Read More »

Chukwueze is a lot like Mane – Alberto Moreno

Chukwueze is a lot like Mane – Alberto Moreno

The left-back joined the Nigeria star at the Yellow Submarine this summer and he is already raving about his qualities Villarreal defender Alberto Moreno claims his teammate Samuel Chukwueze and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane are quite similar. Chukwueze has established himself as a key player in Javi Calleja’s team since he made his first-team debut in the Spanish top-flight last ... Read More »

‘It took us 10 days to count N1.219bn for Fayose’s aide’ – Witness

‘It took us 10 days to count N1.219bn for Fayose’s aide’ – Witness

It took Zenith Bank Plc officials 10 days to count the N1.219 billion they received in 2014, at the instance of former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s aide, Abiodun Agbele, reveals a former executive staff of the bank, Sunday Oluseye Alade He told Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke that the money was counted at the bank’s Akure branch. Alade disclosed this while ... Read More »

Stolen Credit Card Details Retrieved From Naira Marley’s Computer  – EFCC Witness

Stolen Credit Card Details Retrieved From Naira Marley’s Computer – EFCC Witness

Nuru Buhari, the first prosecution witness in the alleged fraud case involving music artiste Azeez Fashola widely known as Naira Marley, has informed the court that various stolen credit card information were retrieved from the musician’s laptop computer. Giving witness before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Lagos division of the Federal High Court on today, he informed the court that ... Read More »

Brazil-based Ibeh Chukwuma Arrested For Smuggling 5kg of Cocaine into Nigeria

Brazil-based Ibeh Chukwuma Arrested For Smuggling 5kg of Cocaine into Nigeria

The suspect, Ibeh Augustine Chukwuma, had arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport via Ethiopian Airline, with a maximum ECOLAC bag which contained the illicit drug consignment, reports SaharaReporters. Airport Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency says it has arrested a Brazil-based Nigerian who tried to smuggle into Nigeria five Kilograms of cocaine from Brazil. The suspect had ... Read More »

Lagos/Iwo Road Interchange: S/West PDP salutes Makinde, says APC’s criticism misplaced, in bad faith

Lagos/Iwo Road Interchange: S/West PDP salutes Makinde, says APC’s criticism misplaced, in bad faith

The South-West Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended the decision of the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, to reconstruct the Iwo Road Interchange, saying that the bold move was a show of courage by Makinde. The South-West PDP, in a statement by the Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, said that the planned reconstruction was ... Read More »

CJN faults amended AMCON Act

CJN faults amended AMCON Act

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, has faulted some provisions in the amendment to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Act, particularly the aspect that limits the determination of appeal to 60 days. The CJN in a statement by Fesus Akande, spokesman for the Supreme Court, today said that the CJN spoke in Abuja during a courtesy ... Read More »