Category Archives: Local News

Buhari was never prepared to lead Nigeria, lacks plan – Afenifere leader, Adebanjo

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Elder statesman and a leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has rated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari below average. Adebanjo said that from every indication, President Buhari was never prepared for the office of the presidency before he came into power. Speaking with National Mirror, the elder statesman noted with […]

CNPP warns Nigerians don’t let Labour deceive you with strike, they have been compromised.

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The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has warned Nigerians not be deceived again ahead of the planned industrial action by organised labour over the increase in the pump price of petrol. CNPP also urged Nigerians not to trust the labour unions, alleging that they had been compromised. It said the planned strike, scheduled for Wednesday, […]

Nigerian begins 17-day race to up awareness about Stephens Johnson Syndrome

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A Nigerian, Fadeshola Adedayo, on Friday commenced a 17-day marathon from Abuja to Lagos to call attention to the health condition known as Stephen Johnson Syndrome, an unusual allergic reaction. “Stephens Johnson Syndrome is an immune complex mediated hypersensitivity reaction that typically involves the skin and mucous membranes and was first described in 1922 by […]

Nigeria hosts international talks on radical Islamist group Boko Haram

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Several African leaders are attending the summit along with French President Hollande and top US and UK officials. The talks aim to hammer out a regional response to the group’s bloody insurgency. Leaders of Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, along with French President Francois Hollande, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign […]

I Will Speak On Recovered Loot On May 29 – Buhari

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President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he will on May 29 speak on the recovered stolen funds from persons that had been indicted in the fight against corruption.  In an interview with Channels Television in the UK, where he took part in the London Anti-Corruption Summit, President Buhari said: “So far, what has come out, what has […]

Revert to old fuel price or we will shut down Nigeria by Wednesday – NLC warns FG

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has warned the federal government that it would shut down the economy by Wednesday morning if it failed to revert the pump price of petrol from the N145 per litre to the initial price of N86.50. NLC’s National Executive Council (NEC) said this after their meeting at the Labour House, […]

Lai Mohammed opens up on N13m loan for foreign trip

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Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, yesterday reacted to a letter to the Director General, National Broadcasting Commission requesting for a loan of N13,120,470.00 to cover tickets and travel expenses to China. The letter on the trip to be led by Mohammed was leaked to the social media by a staff of the National Broadcasting Commission. […]

INEC denies announcing result of LGA in Rivers

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Aniedi Ikoiwak, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner for Rivers State, has said the commission has not announced the result of the March 19 re-run election for Tai Local Government Area. Ikoiwak told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone that allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party that the commission had […]

Newly Constructed Market in Ogun Collapses, 6 Feared Dead

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Newly Constructed Market in Ogun Collapses, 6 Feared Dead

A newly constructed ultra modern market in Itoku, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital has collapsed. The building collapsed in the early hours of Friday. Although, details of casualties are still sketchy, an eyewitness said six dead bodies have been recovered. More details soon

Forensic Experts Storm Nimbo Community

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Forensic Experts Storm Nimbo Community

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has despatched forensic experts and a team of investigators to Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzouwani council of Enugu state where scores of people were killed last month when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the community. Commissioner of Police in the state, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said during his maiden press conference that […]