by on August 29, 2019
At least seven persons, including three final-year law students of the Ahmadu Bello University, were reportedly kidnapped along Abuja – Kaduna, about 40 kilometres away from the state capital on Tuesday evening.  As of the time of filing this report, it was not clear whether the abductions took place at the same time a former Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo’s convoy ran into the kidnappers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.  Security details of the former governor had to disperse the ...
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by on August 23, 2019
The U.S authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs. Federal prosecutors unsealed the dozens of indictments after 17 people were arrested and taken into custody in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.  Most of the remainder of those indicted were believed to be in Nigeria, the US Justice Department said. The suspects alleg...
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by on August 18, 2019
Senator Ekweremadu was attacked at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival at which he was a speaker/special guest of honour in Nuremberg when he was attacked. A video of the incident uploaded by IPOB on its Facebook page and by some other persons at the scene have gone viral. In the video, a rowdy group of people was seen angrily throwing objects at a man said to be the Senator as he walked away from them. Click on this link to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Dq3JjkwnQ ...
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by on August 17, 2019
A British judge has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $9bn in assets to a small private company. The firm, P&ID, had reached a deal with the Nigerian government in 2010 to build a natural gas plant - but the deal fell through two years later. P&ID then sued the government for failing to provide the gas or install the pipelines it had promised to build. The firm was first awarded $6.6bn (£5.4bn) in 2017, but the London court has now added $2.4bn in interest. According to the firm's web...
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by on August 16, 2019
Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but Israeli law allows supporters of the campaign to be banned from visiting.  President Trump earlier tweeted it would show "great weakness" if the pair were allowed entry. Ms Omar described Israel's move as "an insult to dem...
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by on August 3, 2019
Former National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In a statement signed by the PRP National Publicity Secretary , Abdul Gombe, says Professor Jega is to chair the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) analysis committee of the party in order to reposition it for a more nationalistic outlook ahead of the 2023 general elections. According to the Statement, the SWOT analysis committe...
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by on August 3, 2019
A former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Mr Omoyele Sowore, has been reportedly arrested by security agents in Lagos. He was reportedly arrested by men believed to be operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). However, the security outfit has yet to confirm the arrest. Sowore, an activist and publisher of online news platform SaharaReporters, was said to have been picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday. He made his arrest known via his Twitter handle a...
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by on August 2, 2019
Some soldiers have allegedly raped a female student (name withheld) of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. The incident allegedly happened on Wednesday evening at the military checkpoint at Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. According to a source, the soldiers, who were attached to the Ikare Akoko checkpoint, allegedly raped the lady, a 300-level student at AAUA, while she was returning from the campus. The source, who identified one of the soldiers, ...
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by on August 1, 2019
A taxi driver named Olayinka Adeniy returned 2,400 US Dallars that was left or forgetten by a passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. The taxi driver operates under the Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria. Adeniyi told newsmen on Wednesday that he discovered the items in an envelope at the back seat of the car he was driving on July 29. This was shortly after he returned from Ibese in Ikorodu where he dropped a passenger. The cab driver said he never had it in mind ...
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by on July 31, 2019
Kenya’s Government arrests and deports the Whiteman who has been going around, taking money from Kenyans to perform miracles, and secure seats for them in heaven. The two church pastors who empower him, have also been arrested. The duo has been hosting, and moving with the white man, convincing believers that the Whiteman is ‘Jesus Christ’, and He had finally come back as he had promised.  
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by on July 25, 2019
The operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission have sealed Rochas Foundation College, Owerri, Imo State. The anti-graft agency also sealed East High Primary and Secondary school, Owerri which belongs to Rochas Okorocha’s first daughter,Uloma Nwosu. Also sealed is All-In Supermarket, Owerri, said to belong to a member of Okorocha’s family. Okorocha who was governor of Imo State between 2011 and 2019 is currently representing Imo West senatorial district in the Nigerian senate. The ...
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by on July 24, 2019
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has appointed Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was appointed after the resignation of British Prime Minister Theresa May. The new Prime Minister visited the Buckingham Palace and met with Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minster Boris gave his first new conference as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in front of the 10 Downing Street (the British Prime Minister residence). He outlined this plans and policies for the UK. He als...
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