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Okupe raises alarm, says cabal has hijacked Osinbajo, seeks prayers for acting president

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos A Chieftain from the South-West and former Aide to the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has urged Nigerians to pray for the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, because he needs “wisdom from God”, to handle the agitation for Biafra. He made the remark while ...

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FG declares Monday, Tuesday as holiday for Sallah

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid el Fitr. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the annnouncement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja. ‎ He‎ enjoined all Muslim faithful and ...

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Air Force: RAF detachment deployed to train Nigerian Regiment

The UK has deployed officers from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection (FP) Wing from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment for six weeks. The Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial warfare force formed toward the end of the First World War on April ...

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How Etisalat destroyed themselves by choosing Buhari, by Jonathan’s aide

By Our Correspondent Former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has mocked telecommunications outfit, Etisalat, after they were taken over by a consortium of banks on Tuesday. Omokri claims the company “destroyed” themselves by backing President Muhammadu Buhari and not his former boss. He tweeted: ...

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Court remands Jumoke Akinjide, Otiti in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered that a former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide and another chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Chief Olanrewaju Otiti be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over ...

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Dino Melaye: INEC sets 3rd July date for commencement of recall process

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set July 3rd 2017 as the commencement date for the recall process of senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Mr. Dino Melaye. INEC has also notified Senator Melaye of a petition seeking his recall. The Commission in a statement issued in Abuja Thursday ...

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Market women protest use of weighting scales in Osun

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo A section of women at Igbona Market in Olorunda Local Government Area of Osun state, on Thursday, staged a peaceful demonstration to protest against the ultimatum given by the Osun state government over the use of weighting scale known as ‘Osuwon Omoluabi’. The less than 100 ...

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My recall, comedy of errors – Dino Melaye

The political war between the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello and the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Sen. Dino Melaye has unarguably gathered momentum and thus raised lots of political arguments, turbulent and social quagmire in Kogi state. However, Dino has called his recent 52.3% constituency voters endorsement recall ...

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Indonesian firm to build refinery in Akwa Ibom

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said an Indonesian firm, PT Intim Perkasa Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of PT Intim Perkasa, Indonesia, has indicated interest in building a 10,000-barrel per day modular refinery in Akwa Ibom State. The Corporation made this known in a statement signed ...

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Mother of four dupes facebook lover of N5m

A single mother of four, Aishat Akintunde, 33, has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly defrauding her Facebook lover of money and properties valued at about N5 million. Police alleged that Akintunde, a resident of Egbado road, Dalemo, Alakuko, Alagbada, Lagos and hailed from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria allegedly succeeded ...

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