Former governor of Abia State and senatorial candidate of the Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) in Abia North, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has dragged the National Assembly and House of Representatives Election Petition Tribunal to the appellate court over its ruling of August 6, 2015.
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Senate has commenced investigation into an alleged unauthorised spending of N567 billion being the cost of taxes collected by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) from January 2005 to July 2015.
Chidinma and Timilehin
One Timilehin Bello has joined the list of men proposing marriage to sensational artiste, Chidinma. Timilehin who is fondly known as BigTimi during the pre-concert radio tour ahead of the Star Music Trek #IbadanRocks concert, got down on one knee, looked into Chidima’s eyes her in the eye and asked for her hand in marriage.
The Super Falcons on Thursday in Abuja thrashed Katsina Spotlight Queens 7-0 in a friendly match to prepare for the 11th All-Africa Games (AAG) holding in Brazzaville, Congo.
Youths of Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, under the aegis of Ogulagha Clan Youths Association, have threatened to shut down the Forcados Terminal and the Crude Loading Platform and all oil and gas production facilities in their area.
The decomposing body of a 33-year-old man, Gbenga Ogundana, has been discovered by Police detectives in Akure, Ondo State capital, after he reportedly committed suicide over loss of his job.
Reports has it that the body was discovered in his rented apartment located at Orisunmbare Street, Cultural Centre, Akure, four days after he allegedly poisoned himself.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment, yesterday, of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, his Chief of Staff and four others was greeted by angry reactions as some described it as lopsided and sectional.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
African Development Bank (AfDB) established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the Government, is recruiting to fill the vacant position of:
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Homicide squad of Imo State Police Command yesterday smashed a ritual syndicate in the state.
Parading the suspects before newsmen in Owerri, acting Commissioner of Police, Dave Akinremi, said operatives acting on a tip-off arrested one Joy Emmanuel, a member of the syndicate, who is a nurse resident at Amafeke, Orlu, and a native of Eziobodo in Owerri West Local Government.
Early battle! That is what the Super Eagles will be doing with the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in the city of Dar es Salaam on September 5 in the all-important AFCON 2017 qualifier.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday stormed and occupied the Lagos house of Chika Egwu Udensi, a crew member of the Arik Air flight W3101, who was arrested with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at the London Heathrow Airport.
Forget your waistline for a second; some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here are five foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits.
Athletics Federation of Nigeria officials are reeling with shock, following Blessing Okagbare’s decision not to start the women 200m at the IAAF World Championships on-going in Beijing, China. This is against the background of her poor showing in the women 100m where she placed last. Before that race on Monday, Okagbare, had shown signs of distress.
A police officer attached to Orile Division died in a motor accident opposite Fatgbems Filling Station, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, at about 9a.m., yesterday.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
The Department of Petroleum Resources, Eket, Akwa Ibom, said it sealed 41 filling stations for selling petrol above the government approved N87 pump price per litre in the state.
A 29 year old German man Demetrius Soupolos is suing his neighbour 34 year old Frank Maus for breach of contract after the latter failed to impregnate his wife in 72 different attempts to do so.
Member-countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) are to deploy 8,700 troops to stem the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
The Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said in statement in Abuja yesterday that the decision arose from a meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff in Ndjamena, Chad, recently to finalise arrangements for the deployment.
He said resolutions from the meeting reinforced President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to his security chiefs to end the insurgency in three months.
The statement said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, led other defence chiefs to the meeting aimed at eliminating insurgency in the region.
Its Chairman, Elias Mbam said yesterday that no senator or House of Representatives member should earn more than N1m monthly, going by the recommendations of the commission, which fixes salaries and wages for public officers.
Ado-Ekiti – A businessman, Muyiwa Owolabi, has dragged his wife, Tinuola, to an Ado Ekiti Customary Court to seek dissolution of their ten-year-old marriage over “serial adultery with several men” she met on social media.
A crew member of Arik Air, Mr.Chika Egwu Udensi, was on Monday night apprehended at Heathrow Airport, London, for allegedly peddling substances, suspected to be cocaine
Spokesman of Arik Air, Mr. Ola Adebanji, confirmed the latest arrest.
He said the crew member was arrested by the UK Border Force in connection with alleged possession of items suspected to be banned substances.
Adebanji, in a statement, stated that the airline was presently carrying out its own investigation to determine how the cabin crew member came about the suspected banned substance
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor’s quest to land her first World Championships gold in the women 100m, ended on a heap of regrets yesterday at the Beijing National Stadium. She placed last in the final won by Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (read more after the cut).
The four suspects paraded in connection with the recent bank robbery in Ikorodu, Lagos State, have dragged the Inspector General of Police before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, saying that their alleged confessional statements given out to journalists, was extracted from them behind their lawyer (read more after the cut).
The biblical injunction in Jeremiah 17 vs 9 that says “ The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked who can know it” is apt in the case of a 30-year-old commercial motorcycle operator, popularly known as Okada rider, Tumi Ayileka, who was alleged to have, despite the plea by a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member (names withheld), that she was three months pregnant, still forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
The Chief Matron, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs. Caroline Oriola, has reportedly died in her office within the assembly premises.
It was gathered that Oriola had gone to the office on Saturday, August 22, but that her corpse was discovered yesterday by a cleaner, who had gone to clean the clinic (Read more after the cut).
Policemen attached to the Taraba State Police Command have been accused of killing a driver and his conductor on the Jalingo-Wukari Road.
The incident reportedly happened around 6pm on Sunday when the policemen allegedly mounted a checkpoint in the area.
The killing of the trailer driver and his assistant reportedly followed their refusal to part with a N500 bribe demanded by the policemen at the checkpoint.
According to an internet news portal, eagleonline, the victims were shot dead very close to Wukari, which led to a protest by other trailer drivers.
Monday, 24 August 2015
The name Katherine Kpina may not ring a bell, but when you mention Karina, music lovers in Port Harcourt can testify to her music ingenuity. The budding singer, who recently released Suddenly, an Afro-pop song, revealed in a chat with Showtime that she doesn’t have to be naked to gain attention (Read more after the cut).