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2 arrested for having sex in public in Maiduguri

2 arrested for having sex in public in Maiduguri The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested two teenagers in Maiduguri, Borno State, over illicit sexual intercourse in public. The Commandant of the Corps, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the suspects were arrested on May 21 at Abbaganaram...... more

Husband, wife, son found dead in Lagos apartment

Husband, wife, son found dead in Lagos apartment Residents of Aga community in Ikorodu, near Lagos, were on Friday greeted with shock when the corpses of a father, wife and their child were found in their apartment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the incident occurred at No. 12, Obafemi Erija Borokini Road in Aga, Ikorodu, at...... more

Jonathan gets new appointment

Jonathan gets new appointment Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dicks, on Friday, appointed former President Goodluck Jonathan as honorary Special Adviser on the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board. Speaking at the formal launching of the trust fund in Yenagoa, Dickson appealed to Jonathan to use his influence to attract donations to the fund. He said: “Let...... more

Cattle rustling, kidnapping now attract death penalty in Katsina

Cattle rustling, kidnapping now attract death penalty in Katsina Katsina Stage Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has signed an amended Act of the Penal Code law prescribing the death penalty for the offences of kidnapping and cattle rustling. Henceforth, also, any person convicted of the offence of rape will be sentenced to life imprisonment, apart from paying relevant fines and compensation...... more

Islamic State terrorists release new guerrilla war manual

Islamic State terrorists release new guerrilla war manual After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war – and the group’s newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it. In recent weeks, IS’s al-Naba online newspaper has encouraged followers to adopt guerrilla tactics and published detailed instructions on how to carry out hit-and-run operations. The group...... more

Apapa gridlock: Operation Totality Enforcement begins

Apapa gridlock: Operation Totality Enforcement begins The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) is to begin “Operation Totality Enforcement” to ensure timely implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that trucks parking on Apapa roads in Lagos should vacate with 72 hours. Mr. Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of LASTMA, made the disclosure on Friday in an...... more

Protesters litter Edo Assembly with faeces

Protesters litter Edo Assembly with faeces Protesters comprising members of the Edo State civil society have littered the entrance of the Edo State House of Assembly over a bill passed by the lawmakers criminalising electricity theft. The protesters prepared ‘obituary’ poster of Speaker Kabiru Adjoto and invited ‘babalawos’ to the protest ground. They dropped several other objects...... more

Okowa commissions Admiralty University, lauds collaboration between military, centres of learning

Okowa commissions Admiralty University, lauds collaboration between military, centres of learning Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has described the collaboration between armed forces and centres of learning as great contributors to military art and science. The governor made the description on Friday (24/05/19) at the official commissioning and 1st matriculation ceremony of Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN), Ibusa, Oshimili North...... more

Oil spills: Bayelsa communities accuse regulators of complicity with IOCs

Oil spills: Bayelsa communities accuse regulators of complicity with IOCs Communities impacted by oil spills in Bayelsa on Thursday accused the regulatory agencies in the oil sector of connivance with International Oil Companies (IOCs) in the destruction of their environment. The agencies are, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA). Four communities impacted by...... more

14 bodies, mainly babies and children, discovered in Kenyan rivers

14 bodies, mainly babies and children, discovered in Kenyan rivers A major operation to clean up the trash-clogged rivers in the Kenyan capital has led to the grisly discovery of 14 bodies, most of them babies and children, the local government said Friday. On Friday, clean-up crews found the body of an eight-year-old boy who had been strangled and dumped near...... more

Students worldwide protest climate change inaction

Students worldwide protest climate change inaction Young environmental activists hold banners as they demonstrate, calling for action on climate change during the "Fridays for Future" school strike, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 24, 2019. Thousands of school students in Australia and New Zealand took to the streets Friday, initiating an international day of protests against the lack of...... more

Police spends N30,000 to feed detained vulture in 6 days

Police spends N30,000 to feed detained vulture in 6 days The Nigeria Police Force said it has spent N30,000 to feed a vulture arrested alongside its owner in Maiha, Adamawa State. The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Othman Abubakar, said the command might incur more cost as it continues to detain the bird. The Commissioner of Police, Adamu...... more

Bomb blast at mosque kills popular TV Imam

Bomb blast at mosque kills popular TV Imam A blast at a Kabul mosque during Friday prayers killed two people, including a prominent Afghan religious scholar, and injured 16 others, officials said. The bomb at Al-Taqwa mosque in the east of the capital appeared to target Mawlawi Raihan, an imam who appeared frequently on religious shows broadcast on local...... more

Armed men abduct film maker, demand N10m ransom

Armed men abduct film maker, demand N10m ransom A renowned film maker and media practitioner Salisu Muazu, has been abducted by some armed men on Thursday evening on Kaduna-Jos road. Confirming the incidence to NAN on Friday, the elder brother of the victim who is also a film maker, Sani Muazu, said they were travelling together with two other...... more

Police prosecutor almost jailed for re-arresting Adeleke

Police prosecutor almost jailed for re-arresting Adeleke The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, threatened to send Mr Simon Lough, a police prosecutor, to prison for violating an order of the court. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, held that It was obligatory on every person to obey orders of the court. “This court stands to commit Mr...... more

15 wounded as touts take over Enugu – Onitsha Expressway

15 wounded as touts take over Enugu – Onitsha Expressway There was a total breakdown of law and order Friday at the Niger Bridge Head area of Onitsha near the status of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, when touts wielding machetes and other dangerous weapons took over the Onitsha Enugu expressway, attacking anybody on sight The touts were chanting “No ticket,...... more

Julius Berger reopens closed sections of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Julius Berger reopens closed sections of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says Julius Berger Plc has reopened the closed sections of Ibadan-bound carriageway from Magboro to Kara and Ibafo on Friday. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, made this known in a statement signed by the Corps’ Route Commander, Florence Okpe, and made...... more

Alleged age falsification: Court fixes May 31 to hear case involving CJN

Alleged age falsification: Court fixes May 31 to hear case involving CJN An Abuja High Court has fixed May 31, 2019, for judgement in a suit filed by Tochi Michael accusing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, of age falsification. Justice Danlami Senchi fixed the date following the failure of the plaintiff and his counsel to appear before the court...... more

Aviation Unions suspend strike, reopen NCAA offices

Aviation Unions suspend strike, reopen NCAA offices The offices of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were on Friday reopened for operations following the suspension of the two-day strike by aviation unions. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions are: Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air...... more

NDLEA apprehends two suspected hard currency smugglers in Abuja

NDLEA apprehends two suspected hard currency smugglers in Abuja The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it had apprehended two suspected hard currency smugglers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The suspects are: Obasi Chidi from Enugu State, and Nebo Lloyd from Abia State. The agency made this known in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs Unit,...... more

Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign below par – Transparency International, CISLAC

Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign below par – Transparency International, CISLAC Few days before his inauguration for a second term in office, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Transparency International (TI) said President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign has yielded little result. Demanding an urgent intervention as the new cabinet is being anticipated at a press conference in Abuja Friday, the chair,...... more

Ogoni Clean-up: FG hands over remediation sites to contractors

Ogoni Clean-up: FG hands over remediation sites to contractors The Federal Government said on Friday it has handed over four additional oil spill impacted sites to contractors for the clean-up of polluted Ogoni communities. Dr Marvin Dekil, Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), under the Ministry of Environment, spoke at the handover ceremony at Alode Eleme and Eleme communities...... more

Bayelsa PDP stalwart drags party to court over N85m unpaid rent

Bayelsa PDP stalwart drags party to court over N85m unpaid rent A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Chubby Ben-Walson, has dragged the Bayelsa chapter of the party to a State High Court sitting in Yenagoa for failure to pay its eight years outstanding rent. The rent totaling N85 million is for the State Secretariat of the party in the...... more

Governor Okowa’s 4 years a blessing to Deltans — Aide

Governor Okowa’s 4 years a blessing to Deltans — Aide Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has been described as a great manager of resources and a blessing to Deltans. The disclosure was made by his Aide on Media, Mr Ossai Ovie Success, in Asaba. According to Ossai, the ongoing development in Delta State today is as a result of...... more

Five Unizik law students bag scholarships

Five Unizik law students bag scholarships A youth-based human rights and good governance advocacy group, Youth Advocates for Peace Justice and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN), on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, offered scholarships to five undergraduate students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik) Awka. Executive Director of the group, Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu, made the cash presentation of the scholarship...... more

Elumelu dismisses allegations of sexual harassment, attempted wife snatching

Elumelu dismisses allegations of sexual harassment, attempted wife snatching The member-elect to the represent Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has dismissed allegations of sexual harassment and attempted wife snatching leveled against him by a political rival, Mr. Anthony Nnabuife Elue, and amplified by the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA). A statement issued on Wednesday by the Director General of...... more

Pastor demands justice over killing of son allegedly ordered by Abuja socialite

Pastor demands justice over killing of son allegedly ordered by Abuja socialite Residents of Umuchiakuma in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State were treated to an unusual tragic spectacle on January 4, 2018 when an Abuja-based society lady, Monica Ota Uche, allegedly stormed the village with policemen and ordered them to open fire on youths who blocked her way. On that day,...... more

How to make visa applications successful — Envoy

How to make visa applications successful — Envoy The Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Daniel Dargent, has advised Nigerians seeking to travel to Belgium to always ensure that they supply necessary documents required for visa applications if they hope to receive a successful approval. Dargent stated this during a courtesy visit by the leadership of the Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce...... more

Killings: Military chiefs storm Katsina on Buhari’s order

Killings: Military chiefs storm Katsina on Buhari’s order A delegation of military chiefs led by Maj.-Gen. B.I. Ahanotu yesterday arrived in Katsina to assess the escalation of killings by bandits and to map out strategies aimed at putting a stop to banditry and kidnapping as ordered by President Muhammad Buhari last Wednesday. Gen.  Ahanotu told the Deputy Governor, Manir...... more

14.4m Nigerians take hard drugs — UN

14.4m Nigerians take hard drugs — UN The United Nations Office of Drug and Crime Control, has revealed that 14.4 million people in Nigeria use hard drugs, just as it ranked Oyo State as a major cultivator and user of Cannabis in the country. The UN Representative, Mrs Foluso Ajayi, made the disclosure during the launch of a...... more

 

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