In Case You Missed It: All The Top Stories In The NEWS Today.

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 3rd of April, 2017.


DStv, GOtv to increase subscription tariff from 1st of May

MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, has increased subscription rates by five percent, with effect from May 1, 2017.

I cannot reverse Ndume’s suspension – Saraki

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that he has no power to reverse the suspension of the former Senate leader, Ali Ndume.

Dog pays the ultimate sacrifice after stopping suicide bomber in Maiduguri

A dog died saving dozens of people at a wedding party in Maiduguri after it attacked a suicide bomber, an official said. The dog stopped the teenage suicide bomber from detonating her explosives in the crowd.

Hours after election, new Ondo assembly speaker decamps to APC from PDP

The newly-elected Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Dogara, Saraki in closed-door meeting with President Buhari

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has arrived the presidential villa for a meeting with President Muahammadu Buhari.

School Principal admits having sex with 16-year-old female student

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 51 year-old-man, Mohammed Kuyizhi, in prison for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old student.

Armed robbers attack Katsina information commissioner

Armed robbers believed to specialize in terrorizing people along the Katsina-Kano highway have attacked and dispossessed the Katsina State Commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture Hamza Borodo of some valuables.

CBN floods FOREX market with $240 million, directs cash payments

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday injected $90 million to meet requests by bank customers, in its bid to sustain the supply of foreign exchange and ensure liquidity in the market.

Police lied, Unilag students protested peaceful and orderly – TVC

The management of Lagos-based television station, Television Continental (TVC), on Sunday disputed police claim that 13 students of the University of Lagos were remanded in Kirikiri prison over unlawful invasion of the television facility at the Ikosi neighbourhood of Lagos.

FG Seeks Arrest Warrant On Former AGF, Mohammed Adoke

The Federal Government is seeking an arrest warrant on a former Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke.

Two ECWA clerics die in auto crash along Okene-Lokoja road

Worshippers of the First Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) at the weekend could not hide the puzzle on their faces, which could only read one thing: “Why, God why?” Their faith appear to be failing them as their body language seem to give vent to the question on the minds of many, but which could not be expressed.

Lawmakers Express Mixed Reactions Over Electoral Act Amendment

Some members of the House of Representatives yesterday expressed mixed reactions to the Senate’s approval of electronic voting and the use of the card reader in future elections under the amendment of the Electoral Act, 2010.

CBN’s Emefiele vows to continue FOREX intervention

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Sunday reiterated its determination to sustain the provision of foreign exchange with a view to ensuring liquidity in the market and enhance accessibility and affordability for genuine end users.

ISIS’ deputy commander, Ayad al-Jumaili killed in air strike

Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be a deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an air strike on Friday, an Iraqi intelligence spokesman said on Saturday.

City People Magazine’s Minister of the Year Award goes to Babatunde Raji Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing has won the Minister of the Year Award organised by City People Magazine.

Court lifts restriction on Mike Ozekhome’s account

Abdulaziz Anka, a judge of the federal high court sitting in Lagos, has lifted the temporary forfeiture order on the account of Mike Ozekhome, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

African envoys hit out at India over attacks on Nigerian students

African envoys in Delhi on Monday called the recent mob attacks on some Nigerian students near the national capital as “racial” and “xenophobic acts”.

Three suicide bombers killed by their own bombs in failed Borno attacks

Three suicide bombers were on Sunday killed in unsuccessful attacks on Muna general area and Dusuma village.

Nigerians Love Their Fanta And Sprite + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 31st of March, 2017.


CNN Poll Reveals Nigerians Still Drinking Fanta, Sprite Despite Court Ruling

Despite being in the eye of the storm lately over the controversy surrounding benzoate preservatives, favourite beverage brands, Fanta and Sprite, appear to still enjoy the confidence and trust of Nigerian consumers, according to a CNN Poll.

No Legislative House Has The Power To Suspend A Member – Femi Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, has stated that no legislative House has the power to suspend a member even for a single day.

23 Nigerians deported from Britain arrive Lagos

The Government of the United Kingdom has deported 23 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 6.a.m on Friday.

President Buhari deploys newly approved ambassadors

President Muhammadu Buhari has deployed four of the newly approved ambassadors to some critical foreign missions.

‘Stop telling lies about roads construction ‘ – Governor Ortom blasts Governor Wike

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dismissed claims by his Rivers State counterpart, Mr. Nyesom, to the effect that he was constructing the Aliade-Onu-Obarike-Ito-Otukpo and Makurdi-Naka-Adoka roads, describing it as a tissue of lies.

UNILORIN Prof’s ex-driver, Two Others to die by Hanging

A High Court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, presided over by Justice H. Saleeman on Thursday sentenced three persons to death by hanging for armed robbery and attempting to commit culpable homicide against a professor with the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdullahi Onimisi.

CBN increases forex sales to BDCs after IMF commendation

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced that it would increase the amount of forex apportioned to Bureau de Change operators (BDCs) to $10,000 weekly from $8,000.

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo Faces Prosecution For Stealing State Vehicle

Ghanaian Actor, John Dumolo is set to face prosecution for allegedly stealing state vehicle, local report says.

Sacked senator, Bassey Akpan loses stay of execution bid

The Federal High Court, Uyo, on Friday struck out the application for stay of execution filed by Bassey Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, representing Akwa Ibom North.

Group gives senate 48 hours to rescind Ali Ndume’s suspension

Some constituents of Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, have protested against the decision of the upper legislative chamber to suspend him.

President Buhari will return to London for his medical check-ups – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says President Muhammadu Buhari will return to London for his medical check-ups.

EFCC declares Johnson Olusegun Salako wanted over alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in a recent publication has declared a certain Johnson Olusegun Salako wanted over fraud allegations.

Indian police make sixth arrest over attack on Nigerians

Police have made a sixth arrest in connection with a brutal mob attack on Nigerian students in northern India that rights groups labelled a hate crime, an officer said Friday.

Fraudsters impersonate Tinubu, Saraki, dupe job seekers of N20m

Some suspected fraudsters, who specialised in cloning phone numbers of ministers, politicians and aides to President Muhammadu Buhari, have been apprehended by the police.

EFCC drags PDP lawmaker Nse Bassey Ekpenyong to court over certificate forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned a member of the House of Representatives, Nse Bassey Ekpenyong for alleged certificate forgery and alteration of his West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

Fire guts accounts section of Ebonyi Government House

The accounts section of the Ebonyi Government House was on Friday gutted by fire which disrupted activities within the complex.

VIDEO: Abuja airport runway is 57.5% completed, says aviation minister Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the rehabilitation of runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, is more than halfway completed.

MFM pastor defrauds widow of N850,000

The police have arrested a minister with the Mountain of Fire Ministries, Mr Franklin Chinedu for allegedly defrauding a widow of her husband’s gratuity.

Co-Creation Hub (CC-Hub) launches the re:learn Educators’ Network

Co-Creation Hub announces the launch of the re:learn Educators’ Network, a network of trained facilitators, capable of leveraging technology to enhance the learning experience in classrooms.

Senate Approves Electronic Voting + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 30th of March, 2017.


DSS arrests Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Uba

Ifeanyi Uba, the owner of Capital Oil, has been arrested and detained by Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS).

EFCC finds $86 million Paris Club refund in NGF’s account

More cash believed to be part of the London-Paris Club loan refund has been found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

President Buhari cancels medical trip to London, invites physicians to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday changed a plan by which he was due to return to London this weekend for another round of medical treatment, barely two weeks after his return from a hospital there.

Ambode honours Tinubu with statue, names bridge after him

Less than two weeks that Borno state governor, Ibrahim Shettima named an estate after Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his state, the Lagos state counterpart has replicated the honour by naming a bridge after the revered All progressives Congress, APC, leader.

5 ‘Yahoo’ LAUTECH students handed over to EFCC in Ibadan

The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, 20th March, 2017 took over five suspected internet fraudsters arrested by men of the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, ‘Operation Burst’ for further investigation.

Pastor Storms Mortuary To Resurrect Wife, But Failed

A pastor and his followers spent the day at Embu mortuary praying with the hope that his wife will resurrect. Pastor Robinson Githumba, 40, of Eagle Prophetic Church camped at the Gakwegori funeral from 8 am for the mission.

Federal lawmaker Nse Ekpenyong arraigned for certificate forgery

A member of the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, was on Thursday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for alleged forgery of a polytechnic diploma.

EFCC Release List of Wanted Suspects

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared not less than eighty-six suspects wanted for various crimes in the country.

I want to Play in a Team with A winning mentality – Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has said that he wants to play in a “winning team with winning mentality”.

8 women docked in Lagos for allegedly soliciting sex in public

Eight women believed to be sex workers, who allegedly solicited sex at a public place, were on Thursday brought before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Senate’s suspension of Ndume illegal, says former NBA chairman

Mr Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Minna Branch, on Thursday said that the Senate has gone beyond its authority on its decision to suspend Sen. Ali Ndume.

55 year old man allegedly rapes seven months old stepdaughter

A 55-year-old man, Magaji Dansale, has allegedly raped his seven months old step daughter in Marmachi village of Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State.

President Trump Declares Somalia a War Zone

President Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the American military carries out counter-terrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa.

Activists prevent plane conveying Nigerian deportees from leaving UK

A dozen activists break through security at Stansted Airport in the UK and chain themselves together on runway to stop failed asylum seekers being deported.

Nigerians should prepare for more deadly heat from climate change – National Academy of Sciences

A new study has reported that deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations are able to contain global warming at agreed-upon levels. The new study was published online March 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Senate does not have the powers to ‘summon’ Sagay — SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the leadership of the Senate to “immediately withdraw the unwarranted and unconstitutional ‘summon’” for Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption to appear before the Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions for reportedly describing the body as “childish and irresponsible” and one “filled by people of questionable character”.

Nigerian Senate amends Electoral Act to allow for electronic voting

Nigeria now comes close to using electoral voting system in the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the country’s Senate amended the Electoral Act on Thursday.

Dino Goes To NASS In Academic Gown + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 28th of March, 2017.


President Buhari sacks five directors over illegal recruitment

Following reports of illegal recruitment exercise into the federal civil service, the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has given the nod to the dismissal of five directors at the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).

Dino Melaye attends plenary at the National Assembly wearing an academic gown

It was a dramatic but funny turn of events at the plenary of the Nigerian Senate when embattled senator, Dino Melaye showed up in the National Assembly complex dressed in an academic gown.

CBN activates new rate, pumps another $185m into FX market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has activated the new foreign exchange rate for invisibles by pumping a total of $185 million into the foreign exchange market.

Probe uncovers massive fraud in YouWin programme

An ongoing probe, ordered by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has uncovered a massive fraud in the Federal Government Youth Enterprise With Innovation In Nigeria programme.

SARS Police arrests suspected killers of Jumia deliveryman In Rivers

Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Rivers State on Monday arrested three suspects including a young woman for allegedly conspiring and killing a delivery agent of a popular online marketing company.

Customs seals residence of Kano senator, seizes 13 vehicles

The comptroller-general of customs (CGC) compliance task force has sealed off the residence of a senator from Kano state after seizing 13 vehicles allegedly hidden there.

Senate halts confirmation of REC nominees over Buhari’s inaction on Magu

The Nigeria’s Senate has stood down the confirmation of nominees for positions of Resident Electoral Commissioners, after expressing misgivings about President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sack Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission despite his repeated rejection by the lawmakers.

Another Lagos lagoon suicide attempt averted by Police

The alarming spike in the rate of attempted suicides along the Lagos lagoon in the last few days has left residents as well as other concerned bodies a cause for worry.

Oil firm returns N62 billion to NNPC after controversial crude swap deal under Jonathan

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said on Monday it had reached a final settlement with AITEO Group over an outstanding $202.4 million (about N62 billion) debt in respect of under-delivery of petroleum products under the crude swap contract between 2012 and 2014.

Court stops launch of Nollywood movie “Okafor’s Law”, orders seizure of copies

Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled “Okafor’s Law” directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli.

Messi slapped With Four-Game Ban

The Barcelona forward will miss the match in La Paz on Tuesday evening and three more World Cup qualifiers after that after abusiThe Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and Julius Berger, the contractor handling the repair of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway, have said the work is 40 per cent an official.

FAAN, Julius Berger releases progress report on Abuja airport repairs

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria and Julius Berger, the contractor handling the repair of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway, have said the work is 40 per cent completed.

Convicted Bala Ngilari used fraudulent prison letter to secure bail – Official

The letter used by the convicted former Adamawa governor, Bala Ngilari, to secure bail is fraudulent, an official has said.

17-year-old Boko Haram fighter captured, confesses to have killed 18 people

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Tuesday paraded a 17-year-old Boko Haram suspect, who admitted killing 18 people since he joined the group three years ago.

Senate admits buying bulletproof SUV but not at N298 Million

The Senate on Tuesday admitted that it bought a bulletproof Range Rover sports utility vehicle (SUV) as had been reported in the media.

Several people injured as bloody gang clash erupts in Mushin area of Lagos

Residents of Alamutu and Alaka end of Mushin were thrown into confusion after rival gangs from the area engaged in a free for all clash that left many injured.

Yakubu, Ex-NNPC boss, withdraws N1bn suit against EFCC, AGF

The erstwhile Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has withdrwan his suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Indian government orders probe into mob attack on African students

Indian authorities on Tuesday ordered an investigation into a mob attack on several African students near New Delhi, a crime for which seven people have been arrested.

Fire razes INEC headquarters in Abuja

There was an outbreak of fire at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday.

Magu is terrorising us because we rejected him – Senator Francis Alimikhena

Francis Alimikhena, senator representing Edo north, has accused Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of “terrorising” senators because they rejected his nomination.

Senator Dino Melaye petitions DSS against Omoyele Sowore

Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) against Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, alleging “cyberstalking”.

Those who took money from Jonathan turned against him – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah, has criticised the perception that he was close to former President Goodluck Jonathan for what he could get.

Dino Melaye Graduated With A 3rd Class + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 27th of March, 2017.


Dino Melaye graduated with a 3rd class in Geography – ABU VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is now at the National Assembly for the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition hearing investigating the certificate scandal involving Kogi State senator, Dino Melaye.

Pregnant women traveling to the US may be deported – Hakeem Balogun

Hakeem Balogun, the chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US.

CBN sets 360 Naira for Dollars sales to customers

The Central bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday directed all deposit money banks to immediately commence the sale of foreign exchange to their customers at not more than N360 to the dollar.

After 6 weeks, Abuja airport runway upgrade to continue for another 18 weeks – Presidency

After the initial six weeks, the Abuja airport runway will still require another 18 weeks of ‘upgrade,’ an official said on Sunday.

Paris Club refund: Why EFCC must probe Benue Governor, Ortom – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe his Benue State counterpart, Governor Samuel Ortom over the use of Paris Club refund allocation.

UNILAG student slumps, dies after night out

Tragedy has stuck at the Moremi Hall of the University of Lagos after a Chemistry Education student, identified simply as Tope, slumped and died at the institution’s medical centre.

#TRCWithOmojuwa: Dino Melaye, Hadiza Usman & Why You Should Never Trust Twitter Standards

On the lastest episode of The Real Conversations With Omojuwa, the top trending topics were all discussed on his YouTube channel.

I Will Resign If Abuja Airport Is Not Opened By April 19 – Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has said that he will resign if the Abuja International Airport is not opened by April 19, 2017.

Convicted ex- Adamawa governor, Bala Ngilari, granted N100m bail

Justice Nathan Musa of Yola High Court on Monday granted bail to Mr Bala Ngilari, former Adamawa Governor, on health grounds, after he appealed against his recent conviction.

El-Rufai confirms memo to Buhari, denies leaking it to media

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has confirmed the authenticity of a memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari last September recently published by online medium Sahara Reporters.

Car dealer absolves Saraki of role in Senate N300 million vehicle scandal

A car dealer, Lanre Shittu, has absolved Senate President Bukola Saraki of any culpability in respect of the nearly N300 million bullet proof Range Rover imported with fake documents and seized by the Nigerian Customs Service.

New investor, Sigma Golf-Riverbank consortium takes over Keystone Bank

The Sigma Golf-Riverbank consortium, the new investor that acquired Keystone Bank Limited from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, has taken control of the financial institution.

John Legend Robbed At JFK Airport

American soul singer, John Legend had a pretty rough landing in New York city when someone at JFK airport stole his luggage with some very expensive items.

Never again will terrorists seize any part of Nigeria – President Buhari

Never again will terrorists take over and occupy any part of Nigeria’s territory, President Muhammadu Buhari vowed in Sambisa Forest on Monday.

Senator condemns foreign currency tuition fees in Nigerian schools

Senator Yusuf Yusuf (APC-Taraba) has described as unacceptable the use of foreign currency for the payment of tuition fees in Nigerian schools.

Oil prices may fall again as OPEC reviews supply cuts

A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers has agreed to review whether a global pact to limit supplies should be extended by six months, it said in a statement on Sunday.

Police Averts Another Suicide Attempt + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 23rd of March, 2017.


President Buhari Sacks Permanent Secretary For Awarding Contracts To Himself

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of a Permanent Secretary, who has been using his office to allegedly defraud the Federal Government through the award of phantom contracts worth billions of Naira to himself.

Police averts another suicide attempt on 3rd Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Police Command has rescued a woman, Taiwo Titilayo Momoh who attempted to jump into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge on Friday.

I feel sorry for Buhari, he is surrounded by enemies in form of praise-singers – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has sent a warning to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.

World must learn how Nigeria defeated Boko Haram to terminate ISIS – US

The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has commended Nigeria for the effective strategies adopted to combat the destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, urging other countries of the world to learn the strategy deployed by Nigeria if the global terrorist group, ISIS must be defeated.

Air Force Personnel Solape Oladipupo, shot dead by boyfriend, buried in Lagos [Pictures]

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel ACW Solape Oladipupo, 21 who was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend Lt. Kalu B.A. has been buried in Lagos.

John Dumelo allegedly caught with 2 missing government vehicles

Government agents have caught popular actor, John Dumelo, with two state vehicles. One of the vehicles is a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, according to a report by the Daily Guide.

Ahmed Musa steps down as assistant captain of Super Eagles

Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa, has stepped down as assistant captain of the Super Eagles team.

The Cost Of Reforms: Hadiza Bala Usman As A Case Study – By Theophilus Opaleye

The evolutionary trend of Nigeria’s socio-political journey since Independence has shown a clear path for the permeation of corruption, from an alien concept to the statutory way of getting business done. Corruption has become the existential reality of the ordinary man or woman in Nigeria trying to eke out a living for himself or herself.

Dollar continues to fall as it now sells for N390 at parallel market

The value of the dollar continued to diminish against the Naira as the Nigerian currency was traded at N390 at the parallel market on Thursday in Abuja.

Walking on the bridge, committing suicide now an offence in Lagos – Police Commissioner

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni today said committing suicide was an offence under the law.

Twitter users may start paying to use app after 11 years as a free service

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.

“Stay away from us”, late Dr Orji Allwell’s family members tell journalists

The family of late Dr. Orji Allwell, who jumped into the Lagoon on Sunday from the Third Mainland Bridge, has lampooned journalists for the manner the media gave ‘undue’ publicity to his death.

No one should contest against Ambode in 2019 – Oba of Lagos

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has advised Lagos governorship hopefuls not to contest against the incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, in the 2019 election.

Nigeria launches online Visa application system for business executives

The federal government of Nigeria has launched an online system that allows business executives apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later.

BVN fraudsters sent to 6 months in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today secured the conviction of Innocent Clinton and Emmanuel Okanni before Justice Sa’ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft.

Alex Badeh spent N800 million to build private shopping mall – Witness

A prosecution witness, Nuhu Dalhatu, on Thursday told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that about N800 million used for the construction of a shopping mall linked to Alex Badeh, a former Chief of Air Staff, was traced to the Nigeria Air Force, NAF’s account.

FG grants mining licence to Federal University of Technology, Minna

The federal government has granted the Federal University of Technology, Minna, the licence to engage in mining activities.

Tomato farmers contain pest, flood Mile 12 market with supplies

There are strong indications that farmers may have successfully contained the menace of Tuta Absoluta, the pest which ravaged tomato farms across the country in 2015 and 2016.

Traditional ruler suspended for alleged rape of minor in Katsina State

A traditional ruler, Bishir Bala Kofar-bai, has been suspended by the Katsina emirate council for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.

Housing Minister, Fashola inaugurates 100 housing units in Ogbomosho

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has inaugurated 100 housing units in Ogbomosho, Oyo state, a project funded by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

French pharmaceutical company takes over Nigeria’s Swipha

Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialised in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, on Friday announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality.

Former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak regains freedom after 6 years in detention

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.

Man ‘awarded’ 14 years imprisonment for raping 29-year-old virgin

A 32-year-old security guard, Kenechukwu Okonkwo, was on Friday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 29 year-old virgin.

Bomb scare at US embassy in Lagos over abandoned bag

A mystery bag, which was allegedly abandoned in a vehicle on the premises of the United States Embassy in Lagos yesterday, triggered fear among visa seekers, visitors and embassy workers.

Incase You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 23rd of March, 2017.


Why is senate leadership always associated with forgery, fraud? – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has wondered why the leadership of the Nigerian senate is always associated with claims of fraud and forgery.

Buhari nominates INEC RECs for Senate confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the names of 28 nominees for confirmation as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Football is not just about winning trophies – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said football is not just about winning trophies.

President Buhari cannot re-nominate Magu – VP, Nigeria Bar Association

The debate on the second rejection and re-nomination of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu for confirmation by the National Assembly is not over yet.

Online Platform Apologises for Smearing False Story on NPA MD, Hadiza Bala Usman

An online platform The Breaking Post NG has tendered an apology to the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, over a false story it published yesterday.

Chinese government approves $5 Billion to support infrastructural projects in Nigeria

The Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian said his home country had approved $5 billion to support infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

Ken Nnamani chides Fayose for ‘Senseless Criticisms’

The Senator Ken Nnamani-led Electoral Reform Committee’s maiden public hearing yesterday began in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

New tricks used by drug trafficking cartels uncovered by NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, says it has uncovered new tricks by drug trafficking cartels to circumvent security checks.

Nigeria Immigration Service unveils online Visa-on-Arrival platform

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the introduction of a liberalised online Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria.

Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong builds first Nuclear Fusor

Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong, has invented a nuclear energy fusor, making him the first black student to attain such feat.

FG approves N82bn for road projects in 12 states

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the construction of roads in 12 states at the cost of N82.5bn.

Why we rejected Ondo ambassadorial nominee, Jacob Daodu – Senate

The Senate has rejected the nomination of two non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for legislative approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Like Customs boss, SGF rejects invitation of senate

Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, has turned down an invitation of the senate ad hoc committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east.

Senate on vengeance mission against Customs boss – Falana

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has accused the Senate of being on a vengeance mission against Comptroller General of Customs Hameed Ali.

British parliament reopens after attack, honours murdered policeman

The British parliament reopened on Thursday with lawmakers holding a moment of silence for victims of the London terrorist attack that killed three people.

No vacancy at PDP national secretariat – Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that there is no vacancy at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja.

Supreme Court to determine Makarfi’s application May 4

The Supreme Court has fixed May 4 for the continuation of hearing in appeals concerning the ongoing leadership crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


“Hameed Ali Must Go” + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 21st of March, 2017.


“Resign Now”, Senate tells Customs boss Hameed Ali

The Senate has called for the resignation of the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali.

Bill to abolish tribal marks passes second reading in Senate

A Bill for an Act to provide for the Prohibition of Facial Mutilation, Offences, Prosecution and Punishment of Offenders on Tuesday passed second reading in the Senate.

Certificate Scandal: Harvard University disowns Dino Melaye

The battle to soil Kogi West Senator Melaye in the certificate scandal mud is far from being over yet.

Naira dramatically recovers to N405/$1

The Nigerian Naira dramatically recovered on Wednesday to 405 per dollar, less than 24 hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting.

Attorney General writes letter to Senate on invitation of Customs Boss

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami wrote to the Senate, urging it to suspend its invitation to the Customs chief Hameed Ali.

FG To Embark On Construction Of Four New Runways

The Federal Government says four new runways will soon be constructed at four international airports in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Lagos.

Another PDP lawmaker decamps to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Benue State, Hassan Anthony, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

UNICEF decries sale of Cambodian breast milk to US mothers

UNICEF on Wednesday condemned a company selling breast milk from “vulnerable and poor” Cambodian mothers to Americans, hitting out at the commercialisation of nutrients needed by babies inside the kingdom.

Body of doctor who jumped into lagoon recovered

The body of a man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon has been recovered. Allwell Orji, a medical doctor, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon Sunday evening after ordering his driver who drove him to the bridge to pull over.

“The enemies of your government are within”, APC senator tells President Buhari

Isa Misau, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Bauchi state, says the enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari are within the presidency.

Nigerians celebrate people with questionable wealth – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said public servants and many in the private sectors who have questionable wealth are celebrated with alumni recognitions, honourary degrees, chieftaincy titles and sometimes higher religious titles in the country.

Nigerian Senate dragged to court over Hameed Ali uniform controversy

An Abuja-based lawyer has approached a federal high court in Abuja, seeking an order to restrain the national assembly from compelling Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from wearing uniform.

Three more roundabouts to be removed in Lekki – Ambode

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said the government has concluded plans to remove three more roundabouts on Lekki-Ajah corridor to ease vehicular movement.

How Prof. Osinbajo saved me from Toronto University certificate scandal – Tinubu

Kogi West Nigerian Senator Dino Melaye is not having a good time with Nigerian media over a report that he did not graduate from the department of Geography of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

Nigeria On It’s Way Out Of Recession + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 21st of March, 2017.


How President Buhari asked El-Rufai to write leaked memo at Daura meeting

An exclusive report by The Authority has revealed how President Buhari requested for the 30-page memo written by Kaduna State Governor, Nair El-Rufai, which was leaked to the press a few days ago.

Governor Almakura’s son arrested for killing student

Khaleed Umar Al-Makura, son of Nasarawa state governor, Umar Al-Makura, has been arrested for killing a student of Government Secondary School, Lafia.

Senate set to investigate Dino Melaye over alleged certificate forgery

The Nigerian Senate has kicked off an investigation into whether Senator President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye have abused their privileges as lawmakers in the Upper House of legislature.

Lagos Police Retract Statement On Recovery Of Dr. Orji’s Body

The Lagos Police have just announced that they are unsure of the identity of the body recovered from the Lagos Lagoon, after confirming that the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Sunday had been recovered.

Hoarders suffer more losses as CBN injects fresh $180 million into FOREX market

The Naira appreciated at the parallel market yesterday, gaining N5 at N445 to a dollar from N450 it exchanged last Friday.

Senate investigates alleged customs’ seizure of “Saraki’s car.”

The senate has directed its committee on ethics and privileges to investigate the alleged seizure of a bulletproof car purportedly owned by Bukola Saraki.

How University lecturer predicted his assassination four months ago

The University of Calabar lecturer, Dr Emmanuel Igbeng, who was killed last Thursday, wrote about the assassination months earlier.

AMCON sells Keystone Bank

Keystone Bank Limited, the last amongst the batch of banks acquired by Central Bank of Nigeria, under the leadership of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in 2009 has finally been sold off, after nearly eight years of legal tussles with the original owners under the brand name, Bank PHB.

“I will not appear before Senate on Wednesday”, declares Hameed Ali

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), says he will not appear before the senate on Wednesday.

Court grants ex-NNPC chief Andrew Yakubu bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to Andrew Yakubu, a former head of Nigeria’s state oil firm, NNPC.

Singer Wyclef Jean handcuffed after mistaken for armed robber by LAPD

Musician Wyclef Jean has revealed how he was put in handcuffs after being mistaken for an armed robber.

Nigeria is on it’s way out of recession – World Economics

World Economics, a financial analysis organisation, says that Nigeria is on its way out of recession.

NNPC staff bus stolen while driver slept over at lover’s house

A driver of a bus conveying Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation workers has run into trouble after he woke up at his lover’s house on Assfood Street, Oriola, Alapere, Lagos and discovered that the staff bus, a N23m Toyota Hiace, had been stolen.

Lagos government bans live band at bars, restaurants over noise pollution

The Lagos state government has banned live band music in bars and restaurants. The state government has imposed a 500,000 fine on those who flout the directive.

“I own 90% of PDP” – Orji Kalu recounts how he gave N500 million to PDP

Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia state governor, says he should own 90% of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by virtue of his N500 million donation to the former ruling party in 1998.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 17th of March, 2017.


Lagos State Government wants Queens College shut down

The Lagos State government has advised an indefinite shutdown of Queens College over the outbreak of water-borne disease in the school.

Magu, DSS DG Meet At Aso Rock mosque

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), and Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), observed Jumat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the mosque in the presidential villa in Abuja, on Friday.

Car thief in Lagos crippled after residents removed his charm [VIDEO]

A drama ensued in the Surulere area of Lagos state yesterday as a car thief lost the ability to walk, after residents in the area stripped him off of his assorted charms.

Bauchi blogger Abdulhakeem found dead after going missing

A Bauchi based Nigerian blogger, Abdulhakeem Bauchin Bauchi has been reportedly found dead after he was declared missing.

“Magu can serve in acting capacity indefinitely”, Presidential committee tells Buhari.

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to remove the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, whose confirmation was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday.

Why I barred governors from visiting me in London – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the reason he did not allow governors to visit him all through his 49-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

Man discovers 706-carat diamond

A Pastor has found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds, weighing 706 carats, in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region.

FIFA bars Mali from international football

World football body, FIFA on Friday in Zurich said all of Mali’s football clubs have been suspended from international competitions, after the country’s government interfered in the national association.

Lagos generated N300Bn as IGR in one year, higher than 33 states combined – NEITI

The internally generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos state rose by approximately N33 billion from 2015 to 2016, beating 33 states put together.

EFCC arrests “Sheikh” over N11m internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Saheed Omoniyi over alleged N11 million fraud perpetrated through the Internet.

Supreme court has opened up its spendings, NASS must do same – BudgIT

BudgIT, a civic organisation for good governance, says the Supreme Court of Nigeria has opened up its budgetary spendings for 2015 and 2016, and the national assembly must do the same.

Boko Haram will take over Africa, Shekau boasts in new video

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video released on Friday urging his fighters to persist in their insurgency against democratic governments until the sect takes over most countries in Africa and enthrone Sharia particularly in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.

Troops arrest dumb Boko Haram terrorist with 8 phones

Troops of 159 Task Force Battalion have arrested a dumb and deaf suspected Boko Haram terrorist, whose name, age and origin could not be ascertained due in Borno State.

Lagos Govt Demolishes Houses in Otodo Gbame

Houses in Otodo Gbame, a waterfront community in the Lekki area of Lagos state, are currently being demolished by the government, despite a subsisting court injunction stopping the forceful eviction of residents.

Hameed Ali Sent Back Home By Senate + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 16th of March, 2017.


Save Nigeria From Collapse And Communicate Directly, El-Rufai Calls On President Buhari

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise up to the challenge of leadership and save the Nigerian nation from collapse.

Hameed Ali arrives at the Senate — In white native attire and white cap

Hameed Ali, comptroller general  of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has arrived at the national assembly complex, but not in customs uniform as requested by the senate.

Senate sends Hameed Ali away, asks him to come back in Customs uniform

The Senate has driven away the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, after he appeared before the lawmakers in mufti.

I’m not mandated by any law to wear uniform as Customs boss – Hameed Ali

The Comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service Hameed Ali has told the Senate that there was no law that required him to wear uniform as Customs boss.

Ahmad Ahmad Defeats Issa Hayatou to Emerge CAF President.

Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar is the new CAF President After Defeating Issa Hayatou in the Caf General Elections.

Bash Ali Storms Sports Ministry With Boxing Gloves, Demands To See Dalung (VIDEO)

A video footage has emerged showing how Ex-boxing weight champion, Bash Ali, was prevented from seeing Nigeria’s sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, after he was given an appointment at the Federal Secretariat Complex in Abuja yesterday.

NAFDAC reacts to court ruling declaring Fanta, Sprite poisonous with Vitamin C

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has filed an appeal and a motion to stay execution of a judgement on Sprite and Fanta soft drinks.

CAF Presidency: Watch Ahmad Ahmad’s Celebration After Defeating Hayatou (VIDEO)

Madagascar is currently in happy mood in celebration of victory of new CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad.

Lagos generated N300Bn as IGR in one year, higher than 33 states combined – NEITI

The internally generated revenue (IGR) of Lagos state rose by approximately N33 billion from 2015 to 2016, beating 33 states put together.

FG cuts fertilizer price by half

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of the outstanding N22bn that is meant for dealers of agricultural inputs, popularly known as agro-dealers, in order to ensure the seamless distribution of fertilisers at an approved rate of N5,500 for 50kg.

Magu rejected by senate because he’s just too good for the job – Sagay

The senate refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because of his consistency in the war against corruption, says Itse Sagay, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Court sends ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu to Kuje Prison

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered that Ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, be remanded in Kuje prison pending the determination of his bail application on March 21.

Nigerian Army Lieutenant Killed In Boko Haram Attack

A security source in Maiduguri says Boko Haram terrorists have killed a Nigerian army Lieutenant in an attack in Magumeri town in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State on Wednesday evening.

Letter bomb explodes at IMF Headquarters

A letter bomb has detonated at the offices of the International Monetary Fund in the centre of Paris.

DND: Any telecoms company that defaults will pay N5m fine per complaint – NCC

Any telecoms service provider that defaults by sending unsolicited SMS or makes unsolicited calls to subscribers after they must have activated the DND – Do Not Disturb feature is liable to pay 5 million Naira as fine per complaints.

Osabuohien Sarah, diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer calls on Nigerians for help

Osabuohien Sarah is 25 years old and has been diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer.

Nigerian army detains six soldiers for allegedly brutalising woman

A fresh case of soldiers’ brutality against a female Nigerian citizen is being investigated, the Nigerian army has said.

I Want To Be A Yoruba Actress – Olajumoke Orisaguna

Popular Agege Bread seller turned Model, Olajumoke Orisaguna has disclosed that she wants to go into acting.

REPORT: NCC flags off #YearOfTelecomConsumer Campaign.

The NCC flagged of it’s 2017 Year of the Consumer programme with an event which held at the head office in Abuja.

In attendance, were dignitaries across the country. Senator Adeola Yayi, Honourable Herman Hembe and Honourable Fijabi who was on seat to represent the Honourable Speaker of the Federal House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara.


In a statement signed and made available to Omojuwa.Com by Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director of Public Affiars, said the commission will use the flag off to unveil the strategy and series of activities aimed at empowering and protecting the consumers of telecommunications services in Nigeria.

It added that throughout the year, improving the experience of the consumer will be the major focus of the Commission working with other key stakeholders vital to the success of the campaign.

The flag off for the year round programme, which held at the NCC headquarters in Abuja, is expected to attract consumers across the country, top government officials and key stakeholders in the industry.

The Abuja event coincides with the commemoration of the World Consumer Rights Day, WCRD, 2017, themed; ‘Building a Digital World Consumers Can Trust’.

Key components of the Year of the Consumer include creation of greater awareness on Quality of Service, Electromagnetic Magnetic Fields, EMF, Do Not Disturb, DND, and NCCs 622 complaint line.

The campaign hopes to secure the support of network operators towards meeting set targets and key performance indicators, KPIs on quality of services especially as it affects drop calls.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta had said in Abuja that consumer protection and empowerment is one of the eight pillars of the 8- Point Agenda of his administration, revealing that the Commission is dedicating the year to the welfare of telecom consumers.

The Senate President who was ably represented by Senator Adeola Yayi. Yayi in his speech reiterated the plan of the senate to introduce a consumer protection bill which will not only protect consumers but also check the excesses of industry players who engage in unfair competition practices due to undue market dominant advantages.

Honourable Fijabi who represented the HOR Speaker, Yakubu Dogara also spoke on the need for laws that protect consumers from unfair practices by service providers and also keep telcoms on their toes.

During the course of the event, NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta seized the opportunity to unveil the faces of NCC in person of comedian Helen Paul of the Tatafo fame and movie actor Ali Nuhu of the Kannywood fame.

SHOWDOWN: Hameed Ali VS Senate + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 14th of March, 2017.


South African Gay Singer, Kolo Bala Dies Of Anal Cancer

South African gay musician, Kolo Bala has lost the battle against a three-years long encounter with Anal Cancer. He died on Monday, March 7, 2016 at a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

EFCC Intercepts N49 Million Cash At Kaduna Airport [Photos]

In what can be described as another huge success for the agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted five sacks containing N49m at the Kaduna International Airport following a tip off.

EFCC recovers N500 million Paris Club cash from governor

Four more suspects have been grilled over the investigation of the N19billion illegally deducted from the London-Paris Club loan refund.

Inflation rate falls for the first time in 15 months as Nigeria’s economy recovers

For the first time since 2015, consumer price index (CPI), which measures inflation in the economy, fell, signalling a recovery in the Nigerian economy.

“I can’t appear before the Senate on Wednesday”, Customs Boss, Hameed Ali says

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Hameed Ali, has written the Senate, notifying the lawmakers he will not appear before them on Wednesday as expected.

Boko Haram releases new video, shows gruesome execution of government spies

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has released a new propaganda video. The video obtained by Saharareporters was released by the Abubakar Shekau faction of Boko Haram.

Clerk of House of Reps slumps and dies

Mohammad Shaibu, the clerk house of representatives committee on agricultural production and services, has died.

Petition Calling For Barcelona vs PSG To Be Replayed Reaches 180, 000 Plus Signatures

An online petition calling for Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League to be replayed has gained over 180,000 signatures.

Days after Osinbajo’s visit, ex-VP Atiku Abubakar storms Delta state

Osinbajo, during his visit to Akwa Ibom directed all international oil companies with head offices outside the Niger Delta to relocate to the area.

Impending drama as Senate insists Hameed Ali must appear before it

The Senate appears set for a showdown with the Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, after lawmakers rejected Mr. Ali’s plan not to appear before them on Wednesday.

Governor Ortom orders herdsmen out of Benue town

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has given Fulani herdsmen in Tombo-Mbalagh, Buruku Local Government Area of the state, a two-day ultimatum to leave the area.

Boko Haram factional leader, Khalid al-Barnawi charged to court

The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

NBC revokes 54 radio/TV licences

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) revoked the licences because fees were not paid within the mandatory 60-day window.

Senate fixes date for Magu’s confirmation hearing

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is to appear before the Senate on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing, the Senate announced Tuesday.

Nigerian Army probes church invasion by soldiers

The 23rd Amoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army based in Yola, Adamawa State, has commenced investigation into the disruption last Sunday of a church service in Yola by some men in military uniform.

Swag Daddy B Is Back + Other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 10th of March, 2017.


VP Osinbajo to continue acting as President Buhari takes time to rest after return

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to continue in acting capacity while he keeps resting.

FIFA President Speaks On Refereeing In Barcelona’s 6-1 Win Over PSG

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has refused to blame referee Deniz Aytekin, for his performance in Barcelona’s dramatic 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.

HILARIOUS: Children gatecrashed their dad’s very serious BBC interview [Video]

This viral video might be the best lesson in “how to keep a straight face” in the most hilarious situation ever.

Finally, Nick Minaj replies Remy Ma and of course, it is………. Bleh!

Recall that some weeks ago, Remy Ma of the Terror Squad dropped a tell-all bare-faced diss track against self-acclaimed Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj.

President Buhari speaks on his medical vacation, hints on further check ups

President Muhammadu Buhari has released the following statement, explaining his London medical vacation, and indicating that he would make more travels to the British capital for further medical checks in the weeks ahead.

I am not frustrating Lagos state – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola yesterday denied frustrating the government of Lagos State’s efforts to rebuild the International Airport /Oshodi Road.

I had a challenging time as Acting President, Osinbajo admits

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday admitted that he had a “very interesting and challenging time” while he held the fort for President Muhammadu Buhari as the Acting President.

PHOTOS: Jubilation in the villa as President Buhari returns after long vacation

There was a mild jubilation at the State House today on the arrival of President Buhari back into the country after a somewhat long medical vacation.

FG to reduce agencies at ports from fifteen to six – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the government will cut the number of agencies across Nigerian seaports and airports from 15 to 6.

Buhari is back with new determination to fix Nigeria’s challenges – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has returned back to the country “with new vigour” to fix the challenges facing Nigerians.

Smugglers flood Nigeria with harmful frozen fish – FG

Smugglers are beginning to flood the markets with harmful frozen fish illegally brought into the country through land borders, the Federal Government has said.

12 Years After, Apo Six Finally Gets Justice & Other Top Stories Today

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you a recap of top stories in the NEWS today 9th of March, 2017.


See photos of the officers sentenced to death over Apo Six killings

An FCT High Court has convicted and sentenced two out of five policemen accused in the extrajudicial killings of six Apo traders in 2005 to death.   The accused Ezekiel Acheneche and Emmanuel Baba were convicted of homicide punishable by death under section 22 1a of the penal code while others were absolved of wrongdoing and discharged.

Foreign airlines reverse boycott of Kaduna airport as Ethiopian Airlines complete first flight

Some foreign airlines have reversed their boycott of Kaduna International Airport as alternative aerodrome during the temporary closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, for repair works.

Referee helped Barcelona qualify – Wenger

Arsene Wenger has claimed that referees helped Barcelona, in their dramatic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, but instead killed their own attempt to do the impossible at home against Bayern Munich.

VIDEO: “My husband humiliated me so much”, Tonto bares it all in new interview.

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh towed the Tiwa Savage path by revealing the details of her troubled marriage in a tell-all interview with journalist, Azuka Ogujiuba recently.

Tension in Kaduna as Hausa, Igbo traders clash over dog named ‘Muhammad’

A fight broke out in new Panteka market along the Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass when an Igbo man allegedly named his dog Muhammad.

Al-Shabaab leader, Hussein Mukhtar surrenders

The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, on Thursday confirmed that the leader of the militant group al-Shabaab has surrendered to government forces in Baidoa town in southern Somalia.

Justice At Last: Court sentences 2 police officers to death over Apo killings

Justice Ishaq Bello of the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday found two accused persons, Ezekiel Acheneje and Baba Emmanuel, guilty for their roles in the killing of six Igbo traders in 2005.

Senate orders CG Hameed Ali to appear before it wearing a Customs uniform

The Senate has ordered the Comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali to appear before it next Wednesday in his appropriate uniform.

1 feared dead as Police, Eiye Cult group clash in Ejigbo.

There was pandemonium on Oboye Street in the Orilowo end of Ejigbo community yesterday, March 8, 2017, after a gang suspected to be cultists engaged the operatives of the Anti-Robbery Squad in a free for all fight.

Kaduna Airport Operated Sixteen Flights Before Noon.

It has been a busy day at the Kaduna International Airport, as local airlines arrive in their numbers.

‘World’s heaviest woman’ undergoes surgery in India, loses 100 kgs.

Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who was believed to be the world’s heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds).

Grandfather cuts off baby’s penis during circumcision

A 59-year-old man, Mr Ziworitin Keke, has allegedly cut off part of the genitals of his eight-month-old grandson while circumcising the boy at Ondewari, a coastal settlement in Bayelsa.

Man Bathes Inside Gutter To Celebrate Barcelona Win (PHOTOS)

Photos of a young man who celebrated in style after Barcelona made an incredible comeback in the history of UEFA Champions League are currently trending online.

“I left N20 billion in state’s coffers for Akeredolu’s government” – Mimiko

The immediate past government in Ondo State led by Dr. Olusegun Mimiko said it left N20 billion in the state coffers, refuting allegations by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that it inherited N150 billion debt.

Obama ‘disgusted’ by Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims – Aide

President Barack Obama was irked and exasperated in response to his successor’s uncorroborated wiretapping accusation, sources close to the former president, though these sources say Obama’s reaction stopped short of outright fury according to CNN.

How Northerners were excluded from movie “The Wedding Party” & other Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 7th of March, 2017.


How Northerners were excluded from movie “The Wedding Party” – Bello Shagari

Filmmaker and grandson of Shehu Shagari, Bello Bala Shagari, recently expressed his thoughts about the exclusion of Northerners from “The Wedding Party” movie.

I know why southerners want restructuring and northerners don’t – Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has renewed his call for restructuring, saying he understands why many of those calling for restructuring are from the south, while the bulk of the opposition to it comes from the north.

FINALLY: FG releases much-awaited economic recovery plan

The federal government has finally released its economic recovery and growth plan (ERGP), which has been in the works since 2016.

I Am Quitting Music, I Have All I Need – Davido (VIDEO)

Nigerian singer, Davido has announced he is quitting music.In a video he uploaded on Youtube yesterday, he bragged about his riches, saying, “Davido quits music! We no need am.

President Trump’s new immigration ban: Who is barred and who is not

President Trump on Monday issued a new immigration ban order, a month after a panel of federal judges blocked key parts of his initial order.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is not a ‘Nigerian’ – By Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri

After watching the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Benin City, Edo State, on TV live during his fact finding meeting with the good people of Edo state, I realized that he is totally not a Nigerian. He listened to all speakers with rapt attention and concentrated interest.

12 years after, #Apo6 victims to get justice this Thursday.

A judicial drama that has lasted almost 12 years will reach a milestone on Thursday when Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court, Abuja, is scheduled to deliver judgement on the infamous Apo Six killings.

Outrage as Ben Carson refers to African slaves as “immigrants”.

President Donald Trump’s housing secretary provoked a firestorm Monday by saying slaves brought from Africa were “immigrants” who dreamed of success for their families in the United States.

Police arrests herbalist who was paid N700,000 to aid dreaded kidnapper Vampire’s escape

The police high command has arrested the most trusted herbalist of the late kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, Henry Chibueze, popularly known as Vampire, who had in the last few years operated with terror in the Southeastern and South-South states.

Osinbajo flags-off Lagos-Ibadan rail line, project to create 500,000 jobs.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has flagged off the Lagos-Ibadan standard guage railway line, stating that the national rail project will create half-a-million jobs.

“I’ve muted President Trump on Twitter, he’s a distraction” – Anderson Cooper [Video]

Think it’s hard to avoid the constant news flash that is the Trump presidency? When you’re the host of a news show, it’s impossible.

Bash Ali sues sports minister, seeks N1 billion damages

International boxing champion, Bash Ali has filed a N1 billion suit against the minister of sports before a High Court of Abuja, over the alleged violation of his fundamental human rights.

For sitting on Tor Tiv’s throne, 30-year-old man, Stephen Nyitse jailed four years.

A 30-year-old man, Stephen Nyitse, who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed on Saturday in Gboko, Benue State, has been jailed for four years.

ECOWAS Court Dismisses Application To Stop Nnamdi Kanu’s Suit Against FG

The ECOWAS court sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an application filed by the Federal Government seeking to quash a suit filed by the self-styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

Robert Mugabe caught sleeping during Ghana Independence Day celebration

A photo of Zimbabwe president allegedly sleeping at Ghana’s 60th Independence celebration has gone viral. The lethargy leader was among the many African leaders who graced the country’s 60 Independence Day anniversary parade.

“Nigeria Police is One of the Best in the World” – Lagos CP

For a megacity like Lagos, crime fighting is not done with kid gloves. The only reason Lagosians can go to sleep with both eyes closed, is because there is tough cop in town, who despite all the societal and systemic challenges, is not undaunted.

Ibrahimovich to serve three-match ban after accepting FA’s charges

Manchester United has been dealt a severe blow as Zlatan Ibrahimovich is set to serve a three-match ban after accepting the English FA’s charge of violent conduct in an EPL match in which Zlatan was seen pulling an elbow action on Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings.

REPORT: Recreational use of Marijuana is no longer a crime in Israel

In Israel’s divisive political climate, a common cause between right and left has emerged: cannabis. Israel’s Cabinet decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at its weekly meeting on Sunday in a move hailed by politicians from across the spectrum.

50 year old Japanese footballer becomes oldest professional player

Many footballers retire before 40, and although some goalkeepers keep past that age, it is rare to see a footballer still playing at 50.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 6th of March, 2017.


The Observer: How Goodluck Jonathan rejected British offer to rescue Chibok girls

British armed forces offered to attempt to rescue nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, but were rebuffed by Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president at the time, the Observer has learned.

#BBNaija: Kemen caught on camera touching TBoss while she was asleep

Kemen of Big Brother Naija reality TV show is under strong condemnation on social media after he was caught on tape touching a fellow housemate Tboss inappropriately while she slept, apparently without her consent.

Ex-Adamawa Governor Bala James Ngilari Bags 5-year Jail Term

Yola high court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa on Monday sentenced former Adamawa State governor, Barrister Bala James Ngillari to five years jail term without option of fine over corruption related cases.

“Postpone travel plans to US unless urgent”, FG warns Nigerians.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, has advised Nigerians who have no urgent reason to travel to the US to reschedule.

How NLNG resisted pressure to release $2.1bn ‘for 2015 elections’.

Some “very senior officials” of the  Goodluck Jonathan administration mounted intense pressure on the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited to pay dividends and its 2014 company income tax and to government coffers just before the 2015 general election, TheCable has learnt.

Osinbajo’s meeting with Edo stakeholders marred by protests.

Protesters broke into the venue of a meeting Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was having with stakeholders in Edo state on Monday, disrupting the entire programme.

What Pastor Adeboye did that changed my life – Terry G

Nigerian Singer, Terry G, popularly known as Apako Master has narrated how his life was turned around after the prophetic ministration of RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye some years back.

I am returning soon to continue project of fixing Nigeria – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was returning soon to continue the project of fixing Nigeria after a time of rest in London.

Senate uncovers N10 Trillion petroleum industry fraud

The Senate said at the weekend it discovered a N10 trillion fraud allegedly perpetrated by officials of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2006 and last year.

Only one foreign airline agrees to use Kaduna airport as Abuja airport is closed

Only one foreign airline has agreed to use the Kaduna International Airport, as the Nigerian government officially announced the closure of the Abuja International Airport on Monday.

President Donald Trump signs new immigration order

US President Donald Trump has signed a revised immigration order restricting entry into the U.S. by people from six predominantly Muslim countries, Bloomberg reports.

How Private jet, armoured cars were bought with Malabu deal ‘bribes’

Tens of millions of dollars was wired to buy a private jet and armoured cars in the US from the controversial $1.3 billion sale of OPL 245, the Sunday Observer of London has reported, quoting court documents.

Jonathan trying to distract us from rescuing Chibok girls – Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of trying to distract the current administration from securing the release of the Chibok schoolgirls.

U.S. Congress to probe Ex-President Obama

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence said it would probe former President Barack Obama’s administration over alleged tapping into the phones and computer servers of President Donald Trump and campaign officials.

Veteran journalist Adinoyi-Ojo Onukaba, dies in road accident.

Adinoyi-Ojo Onukaba, a seasoned journalist who served as senior special assistant to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, is dead.

FG formally closes Abuja airport for renovation.

The Federal Government has formally announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, beginning from 12 a.m. Wednesday.

Ebola nurse named ‘Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year’ has died.

An Ebola nurse who was named Time magazine’s person of the year in 2014 has died after giving birth to a son.

Osinbajo defies insecurity, promises to visit all oil producing communities.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has promised to visit all oil producing communities in the Niger Delta, ruling out any concern about insecurity.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 3rd of March, 2017.


Why I am fond of Michelle Obama – George Bush

They are often seen together at public functions – like an unlikely duo. Former president George Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama are from two different administrations, different political parties, different generations and different upbringings.

FG redeploys 2 Permanent Secretaries

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has approved the redeployment of some Federal Permanent Secretaries.

What police did to me, others – Peace Corps Commandant, Dickson Akoh

The National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh, has described as crude and unjust, his arrest and detention alongside 47 others, by the Nigeria Police, saying they were manhandled.

My wife slept with her ex-husband on our matrimonial bed, man tells court.

A barber, Gbenga Akinade, on Friday at an Ibadan Grade C Customary Court, Agodi-Ibadan, secured the dissolution of his six-year-old marriage on grounds of infidelity.

Spain appoints minister of sex to tackle low birth rate

Spain has appointed a minister for sex, Edelmira Barreira, to help the country boost its dwindling birth rate and avoid a population crisis.

EFCC recovers 50 land documents, jewelleries from house of Ex-NSA, Abdullahi Mukhtar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered 50 Certificates of Occupancy bearing the name of a former National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Abdullahi Mukhtar (retd.), and his wife, Binta.

Female suicide bomber blows up NNPC depot in Maiduguri

A female suicide bomber, believed to be member of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, early hours of Friday, attacked oil deport belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu drags EFCC to court.

Former Group Managing Director of the National Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over forfeiture order.

Osinbajo condemns celebration of treasury looters

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday urged Nigerians to stop celebrating treasury looters.

SHOCKING: 3 million Nigerians lost N18 billion to MMM – NDIC

The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has said while quoting the social media that an estimated three million Nigerians have lost N18 billion in the Phonzi scheme, popularly called Mavrodi Mundial Movement (MMM).

DSS raid on judges’ homes was a needless violation of the law – Saraki

Bukola Saraki, senate president, says the raid conducted on judges’ homes in October 2016 was a needless violation of Nigeria’s laws.

Peace Corps is a threat to Nigeria’s security, says IGP Idris.

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, has said the Nigeria Peace Corps constitute a threat to the country’s security, hence the recent clampdown.

NYSC Introduces Monthly Biometric Clearance To Check Ghost Members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has introduced a biometric technology for the corps members’ monthly clearance in South West, a development that will expose those who absent themselves from their places of primary assignment.

FG has budgeted N1 billion for Akwa Ibom seaport – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, says that Federal Government has made provision of N1 billion in the 2017 budget for the development of Ibaka deep seaport in Akwa Ibom.

We have released N5.1trn from 2016 Budget – Finance Minister

The Federal Government has so far released ?the sum of 5.1 trillion Naira out of 6.06 trillion Naira passed by the National Assembly in the 2016 budget.

Police reveals how kidnap kingpin ‘Vampire’ killed over 200 people.

The Nigerian police have provided more information on the activities of the late kidnap and armed robbery kingpin, Henry Chibueze, otherwise known as “Vampire”.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 2nd of March, 2017.


REVEALED: Why Ex-President Obasanjo walked out of police event in Lagos

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday left an event organized by the Nigeria Police, because they kept him waiting.

Drama as 82 year old ambassadorial Nominee Refuses to recite National Anthem

There was drama Wednesday at the screening of an 82 year old ambassadorial nominee, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, by the Senate committee on Foreign Affairs.

Reasons why we raided Peace Corps, arrested commandant, others – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday provided reasons why it raided the headquarters of the Nigerian Peace Corps and arrested some officials.

Xenophobia: Stop being ingrates – Thabo Mbeki tells South Africans

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has condemned the current xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in different parts of South Africa.

Dreaded Kidnap Kingpin, Henry Chibueze aka ‘Vampire’ Shot Dead By Police.

The police said  they had killed a dreaded and deadly kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, Henry Chibueze, notoriously known as `Vampire’, in Omu Awa forest, Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers state.

Osinbajo unveils three-year strategic plan for Civil Service

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Tuesday launched the strategic document for the Nigerian Civil Service from 2017-2019 aimed at increasing the quality of public service delivery, leading to the provision of a more lasting trajectory for the progressive development of the country.

Nigerian Police arrests suspected killers of US Army veteran, Oscar Okebata

The police in Imo State have arrested suspected killers of Oscar Okebata, a retired soldier in the American Army who was robbed and murdered in Atta, in the Ikeduru LGA, on January 12, 2017.

“I never beat my wife”, Tonto Dikeh’s husband responds to allegations.

Last week, February 24, 2017, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh accused her husband of domestic violence.

Police reveals how kidnap kingpin ‘Vampire’ killed over 200 people.

The Nigerian police have provided more information on the activities of the late kidnap and armed robbery kingpin, Henry Chibueze, otherwise known as “Vampire”.

DSS releases PDP chieftain, Babatunde Gbadamosi.

The Department of State Services, DSS, has released one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fierce critics, Babatunde Gbadamosi.

SHOCKING: 3 million Nigerians lost N18 billion to MMM – NDIC

The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has said while quoting the social media that an estimated three million Nigerians have lost N18 billion in the Phonzi scheme, popularly called Mavrodi Mundial Movement (MMM).

Court Dissolves Star Actor, Emeka Ike’s 17-Year-Old Marriage.

Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike and his wife, Suzanne Emma, have parted ways. A Lagos Island Customary Court, South West Nigeria today dissolved their 17 year-old marriage.

Hospitals no longer need our report to treat gunshot victims – Police

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has directed hospitals to treat gunshot wounds with or without police report.

How I fought corruption in Lagos Judiciary – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has given insight into how he successfully fought endemic corruption when he served as the Attorney general and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State.

Vehicle owners nationwide have 30 days to pay duty – Customs

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali has granted a 30 day grace period to all vehicle owners whose Customs Duty have not been paid, to do so or face prosecution.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 1st of March, 2017.


JJ Omojuwa: NOA, Big Brother Naija and the National Hypocrisy Commission

The other day, the Director General, National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, speaking, said: “A significant percentage of our younger ones will not even remember that Nigeria is the original name of our country” as he pushed for Nigerians to stop calling the country Naija.

Court dismisses six charges against Nnamdi Kanu

Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has dismissed six of the 11 charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.

US detains Nigerian software engineer, gives him programming tests

Celestine Omin was accustomed to tackling tough engineering problems. Just not the two that the Border Agent had put in front of his face — or at least not now, after having spent 24 hours cramped in an economy seat on Qatar Airways.

Naira now 425/$ at parallel market

The Naira continued to regain strength and appreciate in value in the parallel market on Tuesday as it was sold for N425 to a dollar.

Governor Ambode to convert Mobil, Oando filling stations in Maryland to bus terminal.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said it would convert the popular Mobil and Oando filling stations at Maryland Bus Stop on Ikorodu road to bus terminal as part of strategies to ease transportation challenges in the state.

Why corrupt Nigerians hide stolen money in caskets, uncompleted buildings – Dino Melaye

Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has alleged that some corrupt Nigerians now hide their loots in caskets and uncompleted buildings in remote villages in some parts of the country.

Why I will never Criticise Buhari’s government – Reuben Abati

Ex-Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, has said that he will never criticize President Muhammadu Buhari no matter the number of policy mistakes the federal government makes under his leadership.

Nigeria has no business with China if Aba is developed – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the economic drive of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu in the buy Made-in-Nigeria goods campaigns, saying that Nigeria had no business with China if Aba was generally developed.

Police storms Peace Corps office, arrests National Commandant

The ongoing onslaught by the Nigerian Police against the Peace Corps of Nigeria, took a dramatic step on Tuesday, when the Officers of the Police invaded the new National Headquarters of the Corps, taking into custody, the National Commandant, Amb. Dickson Akoh.

Akwa Ibom to commission first pencil factory in Nigeria

The Akwa Ibom state government have unveiled plans to commission the first pencil factory in Nigeria.

We fear UK may deny Messi and Neymar entry visas – UEFA

European football’s governing body, UEFA has said that the body fears Barcelona stars Lionel Messi & Neymar may be denied entry visas into the U.K for the Champions league final in Cardiff this May if they qualify, due to ongoing legal battles with the Spanish government.

NAFDAC arrests men for production of fake Peak Milk and Injections

NAFDAC, yesterday blew the lid off activities of unscrupulous individuals engaged in the forgery of the Agency’s documents, production of counterfeit alcoholic beverages, water for injection and sales of suspected counterfeit Peak Milk.

Barack, Michelle Obama sign book deal worth millions of dollars

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.

PDP chieftain, Babatunde Gbadamosi sues DSS over continued detention

Babatunde Gbadamosi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Department of State Services, (DSS) over his continued detention.

Soludo, Utomi, Igbo Professionals Meet With IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu In Prison.

A group of prominent Igbo professionals led by a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo today met up with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in prison and would later converge for a press conference at Chelsea hotel in Abuja by 3pm today, to relay the feedback of their visit.

Kenyan Man Stoned To Death For Sleeping With Corpse Of His 11-Year-Old Daughter

A 48-year-old man was stoned to death by his family members after he was found defiling the body of his daughter at his home in Kuresoi North, Kenya.

Lagos State Government criminalizes drilling boreholes without permit

A new Lagos State Environmental law is stipulating a prison term or fine for residents who drill boreholes without government authorization, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

Court sends Kano musician to prison over new song

A court has remanded the embattled Kano singer, Sadiq Zazzabi, over his newly-released song.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 28th of February, 2017.


Former finance minister being investigated over $1.2 Billion fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed on Monday that it was investigating former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Justice Minister, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and a former Finance Minister in relation to $1.2billion fraud.

Nigerian Senate May Expel DSTV, MTN, Shoprite Over Xenophobic Attacks

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday weighed the option of expelling South African companies in Nigeria over xenophobic attacks.

I escaped from my burning house with my dog…like James Bond – Banky W

Nigerian entertainer Banky W has shared details of how he escaped the fire outbreak at his Lekki home, assuring fans that he and his dog were unhurt.

Dele Alli’s parents desperate to reconcile with him

Parents of Tottenham star, Dele Alli, are currently pleading to reconcile with the player after he was abandoned by them.

Reno “Wendell” Omokri is a lunatic calling sane people mad – Amaechi’s aide fires back

David Iyofor, a media aide to the Minister of Transport and former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi has fired back at the ex-assistant on new media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri over his latest article.

New AIDS vaccine ‘cures’ five patients, report claims

Three weeks after Prof. Maduike Ezeibe of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State claimed to have discovered a cure for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Spanish scientists over the weekend said five patients living with the disease are virus-free seven months after taking a new vaccine.

Arms scam: Obanikoro’s wife loses Abuja mansion to FG

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Jabi, Abuja, has ordered that Alhaja Moroophat Obanikoro, the wife of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, should forfeit her property pending the outcome of investigations into her husband and children.

Why I am angry with Goodluck Jonathan – PDP Lagos chairman, Moshood Salvador

The Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Moshood Salvador, has expressed displeasure over former President Goodluck Jonathan’s alleged indifference towards the leadership crisis in the party until it degenerated to the current state of affairs.

Senate resolves to send ‘strong signals’ to South Africa over Xenophobic attacks

The senate has resolved to send a strong delegation to South Africa to protest against the attacks on Nigerians in the country.

Bank Robbery: Policemen remove uniform, run for their life in Delta state

There was pandemonium, on Monday, in Asaba, Delta State capital, when a gang of five armed robbers stormed a branch of an old generation bank in an attempt to rob a customer who had come to the bank deposit huge sum of money.

Panic as Medview Airline plane develops fault midair en route to Abuja

Panic gripped over 100 passengers on Tuesday as Medview Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja was suspended midair after a fault was observed.

Your Royal Highness, Where Do You Stand? – By Muhammad Karamba

The recent statement by His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanisu on his plan to ban the poorest of his citizens from practicing polygamy spiked arguments on social media, about the legitimacy of his call.

Uproar in the NFF over Amaju Pinnick’s CAF pick

The head of Nigerian football’s governing body is at loggerheads with his executive committee after he endorsed Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad to be president of the Confederation of African Football.

Naira strengthens to N450/$1 as CBN pumps in more Dollars

The Naira on Monday continued to strengthen against the dollar and other major currencies, gaining N10 to exchange at N450 to a dollar at the parallel market.

The ‘Nigeria prays for Buhari’ competition – By Reuben Abati

After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been overlooked in my compilation of the list of persons who should go to London.

I will deal with disloyal APC members who worked against the party – Rotimi Akeredolu

The new Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed that some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, worked against the party during last November’s governorship election.

My generation has failed Nigeria, says Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday admitted that his generation has failed Nigeria in their efforts at taking it to the ‘Promised Land.’ He, however, quickly added that what they missed out in growing the nation economically, they have been able to deliver in a united and stable country under a democratic dispensation.

I Don’t Really Need A Wife That Can Cook – Banky W

Singer turned actor, Banky W, is one of the industry’s most eligible bachelors with thousands of fans always curious to know his relationship status as well as preference in women.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 27th of February, 2017.


Court sacks Senator Bassey Akpan, demands refund of all emoluments.

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has sacked the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district, Bassey Akpan, from the Nigerian Senate.

Nigerians can now register their businesses via a single form – CAC

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has consolidated the forms required to register a business in Nigeria, reducing the number from seven to one.

A Prelude to “ShETHER”: The History of Beef Between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj

On Saturday, Remy Ma grabbed the attention of the rap world with “ShETHER,” a vicious seven-minute diss record that attacked Nicki Minaj from every conceivable angle: her brother’s legal problems, her rumored plastic surgery, her alleged use of ghostwriters, her collaboration with Gucci Mane on Thursday.

FG shuts down ponzi scheme, arrests promoters

The Nigerian Government, through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has sealed up the premises of Yuan Dong (YDEC) Ponzi scheme over illegal investment operations in the country.

List of items DSS found in Gabriel Suswam’s house

A former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has been arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS.

Ambode, don’t sign this bill – By Wale Fatade

A perfect definition of irony in the Nigerian context is when legislators break their recess to pass a bill. For the farce that passes for legislation in our part of the world, citizens should be wary of a hastily passed bill. When you then factor in the incestuous relationship between the executives and legislators in most states, the suspicion gets heightened.

Lecturer forced to mop floor, wash toilet after scandal

A lecturer in the English Department, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Isiaq Yusuf, popularly called I.G. Yusuf, has become an object of ridicule after he was caught naked in his student’s apartment.

How to check for fake tyres – Standard Organisation of Nigeria

The Standard Organisation on Nigeria has warned Nigerians to always check for expiry dates of tyres before purchase.

Any stupid person unwilling to support Buhari should kiss Nigeria good bye – Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), has stated that anyone that is not willing to support the current administration should be ready to ‘kiss Nigeria goodbye.’

IN PICTURES: Obasanjo visits El-Rufai in Kaduna

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has just arrived the Kaduna International Airport, on a one-day working visit to the state. He was received by the Kaduna State Governor Nasir  El-Rufai.

Keeping up with Yemi Osinbajo – By Shola Oyeyipo

President Muhammadu Buhari, determined to see a Nigeria of his dream, might have cleverly borrowed from the quote of a former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan, who once said: “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way”.

Ekiti PDP Senator ignores Fayose, declares support for Sheriff

While the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, champions the movement against Ali Sheriff as Peoples Democratic Party chairman, a senator from his state has declared full support for Mr. Sheriff.

El-Rufai puts up 1,990 governement houses for sale

In order to cut the cost of maintaining government quarters, the Kaduna State government has decided to sell about 1,990 of its non-essential residential quarters.

FG appoints new directors for aviation agency NCAA

The Federal Government on Monday approved the appointment of five new directors and one General Manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA.

Why I don’t regret working with Goodluck Jonathan – Reuben Abati

Contrary to public sentiments that members of ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet enjoyed working with him because of his alleged leniency towards corrupt people, his then media adviser, Mr. Reuben Abati, has said that he had no regrets working with Jonathan, because of the many lessons and quality exposure that he received under him.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS This Week

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top trending stories in the NEWS for the past week


Central Bank of Nigeria announces new foreign exchange policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has released a new foreign exchange policy in the country that will be enacted with immediate effect.

Kano State set to outlaw forced marriages, regulate polygamy.

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has said a family law will soon be put in place to outlaw forced marriages in the state.

“It is my money”, Ex-NNPC GMD asks court to return $9.7m, £74,000 seized loot

Andrew Yakubu, a former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has asked the court to return the $9.7 million and £74,000? seized from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

How Muslim cleric shaved pubic hair, digitally penetrated teenager

A medical doctor at the Department of Family Medicine at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Monday, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court how a Muslim cleric, Akeem Ibrahim, shaved the pubic hair of a teenager, applied concoction on her, and digitally penetrated her vagina.

Army Commander, Police Commissioner relocate to Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government on Monday announced that the Garrison Commander of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the state’s Commissioner of Police have relocated to the southern part of the state.

11 benefits Nigerians could enjoy from CBN’s new FOREX policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday unveiled a new foreign exchange, FOREX, policy. The policy is to increase availability of FOREX to ease the difficulties Nigerians encounter in funding foreign exchange transactions.

CBN orders all banks to open foreign exchange kiosks at major airports

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday ordered all banks to open foreign exchange (forex) kiosks at major airports and approved outlets.The order was issued barely 24 hours after The Guardian exclusively reported that passengers were stranded at the international airports on account of dollar scarcity.

Dino Melaye raises petition against Osinbajo for refusing to sign 3 bills

Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday frowned at Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo’s refusal to assent three bills passed by the National Assembly.

EFCC ‘recovers’ 17 vehicles from Dikko, ex-customs CG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered 17 exotic vehicles from Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general (CG) of Nigeria customs service.

Anti-Corruption: Whistle-blower exposes fresh N8.4 Billion tucked in a bank account

The EFCC operatives are battling to resolve the mystery, following the discovery of the bank account with N8.4billion which has no signatories

BBNaija: I Lied About Being A Virgin, Faked My Accent – Gifty

Gifty Powers, the recently evicted Big Brother Naija housemate has opened up on some of the lies she told during her time on the reality show.

Dollar falls to N490 just days after implementation of CBNs new FOREX Policy

The Nigerian Naira on Thursday recovered to N490 per dollar, as the fresh policy action from the Central Bank of Nigeria finds its foothold.

Protesters besiege MTN office in Abuja over Xenophobic Attacks

Disheartened by the continuous attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, some protesters on Thursday attacked and vandalised the head office of South African owned telecommunications company, MTN in Abuja in apparent retaliation, an MTN spokesman said.

Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos airport, inspects toilets

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday.

REVEALED: How Al-Qaeda leader mentored Abdulmutallab into becoming a suicide bomber

The New York Times, through a Freedom of Information Act request, has obtained documents containing detailed accounts of how slain Al Qaeda leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, mentored a Nigerian, Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to explode a bomb hidden in his underpants, on a flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Detroit, United States, on Christmas Day in 2009.

Financial Times: Osinbajo delivering good governance in Buhari’s absence

The Financial Times of London has observed governance in Nigeria, since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country over 33 days ago, and concludes that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has seized Buhari’s absence to deliver what Nigerians have been expecting for two years.

Barely 24 hours after Osinbajo’s unscheduled visit, FG Sacks 10 NCAA Directors

It was a gloomy day today at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the Federal Government approved the sack of all the directors in the regulatory agency.

I Lied To The World That My Husband Bought Gifts For Me – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh is not done speaking up about her marriage to Churchhill Olakunle.

South Africa issues statement over Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians

South African government has said that there is need to collaborate with major stakeholders in Nigeria to find lasting solution to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 24th of February, 2017.


Barely 24 hours after Osinbajo’s unscheduled visit, FG Sacks 10 Directors at NCAA

It was a gloomy day today at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the Federal Government approved the sack of all the directors in the regulatory agency.

Appeal Court affirms ex-Lagos Court registrar’s 10-year imprisonment

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed an application filed by a former Lagos court registrar, Oluronke Rosulu, who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Ikeja High Court for defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ishaya Bamaiyi( retd.) of $330,000.

BREAKING: Nollywood Producer Seun Egbegbe Granted N5Million Bail

Nollywood marketer, Seun Egbegbe and one Mr. Oyekan Ayomide who were arrested for defrauding some Bureau De Change operatives have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Financial Times: Osinbajo delivering good governance in Buhari’s absence

The Financial Times of London has observed governance in Nigeria, since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country over 33 days ago, and concludes that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has seized Buhari’s absence to deliver what Nigerians have been expecting for two years.

Mavin Boss Don Jazzy, Tsaboin launch ‘Flobyt’, a free WiFi service.

Mavin Records founder, Don Jazzy, and technology company Tsaboin on Friday launched Flobyt, a free WiFi service.

Banks to charge N4m on every N40m cash withdrawal from April

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that charges on deposits will be re-introduced.

My marriage was a sham – Tonto Dikeh

Embattled Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, on Friday said her marriage to Olakunle Churchill was a sham.

I’m glad I never had kids – Oprah Winfrey

Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey, is glad she never became a mother because she would have been a terrible one.

WhatsApp launches Snapchat-like features.

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging.

IN PICTURES: Tinubu, Yahaya Bello, Fayose attend Akeredolu’s swearing in as Ondo Governor

Former Lagos state Governor, Bola Tinubu; Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and several other dignitaries attended the swearing-in ceremony of Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo state.

Nelson Mandela caused Xenophobia in South Africa – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has reacted to violent acts against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.

GUARDIAN: Who owns the guns?

Ordinarily, the interception and seizure of a truckload of pump action rifles by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) should be a cause for cheers and commendation for the vigilance and alertness displayed by the officers at their duty post.

Health ministry to probe the cause of death of two Queen’s College students

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has set up a team to probe the deaths of two students of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos.

NIMASA fraud: EFCC withdraws charges against four accused

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday struck out the names of four accused charged with N3.4 billion fraud alongside a former Director-General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi.

FG still owing oil marketers N300bn subsidy arrears – Forte Oil Boss

The federal government is yet to pay over N300 billion subsidy claims of major oil marketers for fuel imports between 2014-2015, says Akin Akinfemiwa, group chief executive officer of Forte Oil Nigeria.

Send Sheriff out of secretariat to prevent chaos, Makarfi’s PDP tells police

Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken over the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the opposition party, which had been shut since May.

Pregnant Beyonce pulls out of Coachella fest

Pop superstar Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, has pulled out of her headlining spot at the Coachella music festival in southern California, event organizers announced on Thursday.

“China is the ‘grand champions’ of currency manipulation”, says President Trump

President Donald Trump declared China the “grand champions” of currency manipulation, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing’s foreign exchange practices.

Caitlyn Jenner reacts to reversed “transgender bathroom bill” by President Trump

Transgender Advocate, Caitlyn Jenner, formally known as Bruce Jenner, has called on Donald trump to reverse latest position on “transgender bathroom bill,” tagging same a disaster.

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 23rd of February, 2017.


BBNaija: I Lied About Being A Virgin, Faked My Accent – Gifty

Gifty Powers, the recently evicted Big Brother Naija housemate has opened up on some of the lies she told during her time on the reality show.

“Why I Vetoed Four National Assembly Bill” – Acting President Osinbajo Reveals

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has withheld assent to four bills passed by the National Assembly last year. The four proposed laws are National Lottery Amendment Bill; Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill; Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund; and Currency Conversion Bill.

BREAKING: Protesters besiege MTN office in Abuja over Xenophobic Attacks

Disheartened by the continuous attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, some protesters on Thursday attacked and vandalised the head office of South African owned telecommunications company, MTN in Abuja in apparent retaliation, an MTN spokesman said.

Dollar falls to N490 just days after implementation of CBNs new FOREX Policy

The Nigerian naira on Thursday recovered to N490 per dollar, as the fresh policy action from the Central Bank of Nigeria finds its foothold.

“I Won’t Stoop So Low To Fayose’s Level”, Ali Modu Sheriff Knocks Ekiti Governor

Controversial National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, said in Abuja in Wednesday, that he will not descend to the level of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.

REVEALED: How Al-Qaeda leader mentored Abdulmutallab into becoming suicide bomber

The New York Times, through a Freedom of Information Act request, has obtained documents containing detailed accounts of how slain Al Qaeda leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, mentored a Nigerian, Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to explode a bomb hidden in his underpants, on a flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Detroit, United States, on Christmas Day in 2009.

EFCC to interrogate Dino Melaye, AMMC on Saraki’s ‘invisible’ N125m house.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will invite Dino Melaye, chairman senate committee on FCT, for questioning over an “invisible” N125 million building purportedly rented for the senate president, TheCable has learnt.

Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos airport, inspects toilets

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday.

Lagos State Government set to commence construction of 4th Mainland Bridge.

The Lagos State Government has announced that the construction of the 38km Fourth Mainland Bridge would still begin this year.

Army jails soldier for assaulting Nollywood actress

The Nigerian Army has jailed one Pvt. Suleiman Olamilekan to 28 days with hard labour for allegedly assaulting a Nollywood actress, Ebere Ohakwe. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Army’s spokesman, 6 Division in Port Harcourt said on Thursday that the soldier would also forfeit his one month salary to the Federal Government.

FG Files Fresh Charges Against Senate President Saraki

The Federal Government has filed fresh charges against the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is standing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

#BBNaija: Why FG should stop ‘alien’ TV show – Lawmaker

Member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade has called on the federal government to reconsider the implications of allowing the Big Brother Naija Show on the Nigerian culture and youths.

JUST IN: 5-year-old Aaliyah attacked by dogs in Lagos has passed on.

Aliyah, the 5-year-old girl attacked on Monday by 3 dogs in Lagos has died. She passed on at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Wednesday evening. She had been transferred from the Ikorodu General Hospital, where she was first admitted.

Pope to Catholics: ‘It’s better to be an atheist than hypocritical Catholic’

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of “many” Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.

BREAKING: Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed.

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has redeployed 11 directors to different offices to “boost its performance” in the development of the Niger Delta.

MMM again to freeze Mavros, Introduce new rules

In a latest release to its participants on February 22, members of the ponzi scheme saw in their various Pos(Personal Offices) a message stating the plan to launch the new rules which will “stop the growth of  confirmed Mavros acquired before the 1st of January 2017 and freeze the bonuses received before the 1st of January 2017 so that limited withdrawal of Mavro-2016 will include only contributions, not bonuses.”

Video evidence of $1M cash recovered from Badeh presented in court by EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, presided over by Justice Okon Abang on Wednesday admitted in evidence the search warrant used by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in conducting a search on a house located at No. 6, Ogun Rivers Street, Maitama, Abuja belonging to a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh. during which $1million cash was recovered in his wardrobe.

GUARDIAN: Population of internet users in Nigeria drops from 97 million to 91.8 million.

The Federal Government’s target of 80 per cent Internet and 30 per cent broadband penetration by 2018 may become elusive as about five million Nigerians have dropped off the Internet radar in the last one year.

Rooney’s agent in China for transfer talks.

Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford held talks in China on Thursday amid mounting speculation over the Manchester United captain’s future, British media said.

Ex-Airforce Boss Amosu Objects As EFCC Tenders Incriminating Documents In Court

Former Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (Rtd) yesterday objected to a move by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to tender some bank documents that showed how connived with some others to defraud the Nigeria Air Force (NAF).

In Case You Missed It: Top Stories In The NEWS Today!

In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 21st of February, 2017.

Despite Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in S/Africa, Shoprite’s profit soars in Nigeria.

South African retailer, Shoprite, reported a 15.5 per cent jump in half-year profit, buoyed by sharp sales growth in Angola and Nigeria.

“IMF is not bad, but we don’t need their loan”, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun declares.

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not bad, but Nigeria does not need the fund’s borrowing programme.

“What a joke of a pastor” Seyi Law blasts pastor who cursed BBNaija organizers

Comedian, Seyi Law has responded to Pastor Mike Winning who cursed the organizers of Big Brother Naija reality show yesterday.

11 benefits Nigerians could enjoy from CBN’s new FOREX policy – By Bassey Udo

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday unveiled a new foreign exchange, FOREX, policy. The policy is to increase availability of FOREX to ease the difficulties Nigerians encounter in funding foreign exchange transactions.

FG To Be Blamed For Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians – HOR Committee

The House of Representative Committee on Diaspora has criticised the Federal Government for failing to stem the attacks on Nigerians living abroad.

PDP caucus asks Saraki to remove Andy Uba from senate.

The senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to sack Andy Uba from the senate.

Ex-Katsina governor Ibrahim Shema, granted N1bn bail.

Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina state, has been granted bail to the tune of N1 billion.

Nigeria’s Martins Lawrence Akande Wins The International Galileo Galilei Prize

Martins Lawrence Akande is one of the exceptionally talented Nigerian artists doing the country proud in the international community. Just recently, Mr Martins was awarded with the International Galileo Galilei prize/award and MOST valuable recognition, one of the biggest art prizes in the world.

After 2 attacks in 1 week, South Africans issue fresh threats to Nigerians.

The Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday said some of its members have been receiving fresh threats from some people in their host country.

Man sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for raping 80-year old woman

A 45-year old driver, Lawrence Adedapo, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Ado Ekiti High Court for raping an 80-year-old women, Madam Grace Asaolu.

‘No cause for worry’, President Buhari ‘speaks’ on his health.

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country, his spokesperson said Tuesday.

CBN orders all banks to open foreign exchange kiosks at major airports

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday ordered all banks to open foreign exchange (forex) kiosks at major airports and approved outlets.The order was issued barely 24 hours after The Guardian exclusively reported that passengers were stranded at the international airports on account of dollar scarcity.

Senator Andy Uba Officially Defects To The APC

Senator Andy Uba formerly of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has officially defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

I want to go to London to see Buhari – By Reuben Abati

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to avoid what is curiously becoming the Katsina problem in Nigerian politics.  Katsina.

Bonny Cantonment: Where Some Of Buratai’s Mad Men Reside – By Elias Ozikpu

After several years of military harassment and dictatorship in Nigeria, a period which is often painted as Nigeria’s darkest moment, it is blindsiding to learn that the men in camouflage still believe that ‘bloody civilians’ (whatever that means) should continue to fall at their feet in worship.

BBN: Biggie Nullifies Nominations for Week 5

Big Brother Naija Biggie has decided to nullify all this week’s nominations following the strike he issued to Kemen and the warning to Marvis for conspiracy and instigation.

Analysts Fear Trump’s Marriage may be Troubled

Washington watchers have expressed concerns that the marriage of President Donald Trump to Melania may not be as strong as they may want the world to believe, and that it might actually be troubled.

Andrew Yakubu Drags EFCC To Court Over Forfeiture Of ‘His’ $9.7 Million

Mr. Andrew Yakubu, the former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, whose ‘gift’ of  $9.7million and  £74,000 was hidden in a nondescript house in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna city, has launched a move to have the  seized money returned to him.

“Why Messi is not celebrating his goals at Barcelona anymore”- Coach

Head coach of the Argentina national team, Edgardo Bauza, has said Lionel Messi is not celebrating his goals at Barcelona because he is very angry with criticisms that came after their 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

Nigerian Journalist Wins BBC World News Award

Nigeria’s Didi Akinyelure, a business journalist with CNBC Africa, has won the  BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

The award, instituted in 2015 in honour of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died aged 41 in 2014, seeks to “celebrate African journalism and reward exceptional talent,” BBC says.

Akinyelure has been with CNBC Africa in Lagos since 2013. She will join BBC news teams in September for a 3-month placement.
The inaugural edition of the award was won by Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya’s KTN television channel.

Credit: Guardian

Terrence Jenkins Leaving E! News

Terrence Jenkins announced yesterday that he’ll be leaving the show after almost three years as co-anchor to focus on acting and producing full-time.He said Tuesday on E! News.

“I started hosting when I was 16 years old back in North Carolina, and I’ve been now on national television for over 10 years,””Seventeen years, that’s a long time, and I think in order for someone to grow it’s important that you try new things and you create new challenges, create new dreams for yourself.
I took some time off this summer and I produced and I starred in my first feature film, and I’m really excited about it and it’s coming out at the top of the year. It’s called The Perfect Match. I knew I would have to leave to go on a promo run for that…I’ve had a lot of opportunities come in in the acting space, both behind the camera and in front of the camera. And so, with all of that said, I wanted to announce today that I’ll be leaving E! News.”

First Nigerian National Goal Keeper, Sam Ibiam Dies At 90

Nigeria’s first ever national goal keeper, Sam Ibiam has died at the age of 90. Family sources say the late Ibiam who was the Nigerian goalkeeper for the team that played against the United Kingdom in 1949, died yesterday December 2nd after a brief illness. Ibiam popularly known as ‘The Black Magnet’ or ‘The Cat’, played for the first Nigeria senior national team known as the Red Devils.

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning!

1. Nigerians would once again experience fuel scarcity as Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and its Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, will as from today embark on an indefinite nationwide strike, in protest of governments failure to carry out Turn Around Maintenance, TAM, of the nation’s refineries. They are also protesting government’s refusal to reduce pump prices of petroleum products even as global prices of crude oil has fallen. Delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB as well as non-implementation of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development, NOGICD were equally part of the reasons for the strike.

2. A 32 year-old Sani Saidu from Gombe State is currently in the custody of the Lagos state Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Yaba , Lagos, over an of alleged murder of his master. Saidu allegedly murdered his master, a truck driver because he wanted to divert the petroleum tanker he was driving. He confessed that he murdered his boss because he needed N150,000.

3. There is an ongoing crisis at the Lagos State University, LASU, as the general congress of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, of the institution, weekend, suspended its Exco members led by Mr. Adekunle Idris over poor leadership style.

4. Human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana SAN, has petitioned the United States-based Coca-Cola Company, for failing to respect international standards in its manufacturing process and for also refusing to allow its products to be inspected by the Consumer Protection Council of Nigeria, CPC.

5. Even though the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has said that the owner of the gas facility that exploded in Akure, the state capital, has no approval to operate in the area, he has promised that his government will compensate victims of the explosion and as well pay their medical bills. He made the promise at the Truama Centre in Ondo where some of the victims were receiving treatment.

6. The Force Headquarters on Sunday insisted that before security details can be restored around Tambual, he should apply to the police. The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu said police can only approve Tambuwal’s request as a governorship candidate and not as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

7. Former Niger Delta Militant, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo has denied the ongoing media reports that he has acquired six warships for the protection of the waterways. Speaking through his spokesman, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, Tompolo said there was no element of truth in the rumour as the gunboats had been in the care of NIMASA for over two years and not under his care.

8. The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari, for allowing an alleged cabal controlled by a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Tinubu to choose his running mate for him. This was contained in a statement the party issued on Sunday.

9. The All Progressives Congress on Sunday said the party was yet to settle for Buhari’s running mate. The APC, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the Nigerians should ignore all the predictions on Buhari’s running mate, saying that the selection would be highly democratic. The party requested for prayers as it makes to choose a running mate for its presidential candidate.

10. The Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole has asked Nigerians to vote out PDP in the 2015 election since the party has clearly failed the nation in its 16 years in power. The Governor was speaking at the 22nd convocation ceremony and the 50th anniversary of the Auchi Polytechnic.

Credit  – Daily Post Ng

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning

1. President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday told Senators agitating for his removal to focus more on issues of national importance instead of plotting against him. Jonathan had reacted to the impeachment threat through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

2. The Lagos state police are in search of a 13-year-old girl, Chikwuo Ezennia, who reportedly fled her house with a yet-to-be-identified man, who is alleged to be her lover. The girl who has record of fleeing her home to stay with men was in Lagos for holiday, but alleged that she was being maltreated in her aunt’s house and would be staying away for one week. Report says she was seen with a man.

3. Lagos state has been chosen as the venue of December 10 presidential primary of the APC. Report says eight thousand delegates are expected to participate in the convention. The primary will hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

4. Olubukunola Onabanjo, the daughter of the late governor of Ogun state, Chief Bisi Onabanjo has resigned her appointment as the chairman of the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission. in her reason for the decision, she said the governor had accused her of having a ‘soft spot’ for a former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba.

5. The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Rivers State, Mr Dakuku Peterside has said that the allegation leveled against him by the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that he is a cultist was not only unkind but uncharitable and evil. He has vowed to challenge any attempt by anybody or a group of persons to tarnish his hard-earned reputation.

6. Nigeria is now 39th most corrupt nation in the world. According to the Corruption Perception Index 2014 released by the global corruption watchdog, Transparency International, on Wednesday, Nigeria scored 27 out of a maximum 100 marks, occupying the 136th position out of the 175 countries surveyed for the report.

7. Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party from Rivers State, numbering over 200 stormed the national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja, protesting against the alleged plan by the party and the Presidency to impose a former Minister of State (Education), Mr. Nyesom Wike, on them as the party’s governorship candidate. The protesters who took over the party secretariat forced the secretariat to shut down, as the entrance was blocked.

8. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday in Abuja said that the conduct of the 2015 general elections in the North-East would be based on advice from security agencies. INEC says only assurances from security agencies on the safety of its personnel, materials as well as free atmosphere will determine whether election will hold in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in 2015.

9.A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said he will appeal the Federal High Court judgment on Tuesday where his bid to return as PDP chairman was dismissed. Tukur through his lawyer, Mr. Adeboro Adamson, on Wednesday told journalists that the notice of appeal would be filed in the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Thursday.

10. About nine persons were reportedly killed and scores injured as gunmen, suspected to be Fulani marauders, on Tuesday evening invaded Ashige community of Lafia East Development Area of Nasarawa State. Report says the incident occurred at 5pm when the gunmen attacked farmers who were returning home from their farm.

Source – Daily post NG

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. The Police yesterday disrupted a peaceful protest against incessant Boko Haram killings in the north. The protest was staged by a coalition of youth group under the umbrella of Arewa Liberation Movement in Kaduna. Some journalists covering the protest were assaulted by the anti-riot policemen mobilized to the scene. The march started at about 8:30am at the popular Lugard Hall Roundabout.

2.Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has compared President Goodluck Jonathan’s reign with that of the biblical king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, describing Jonathan as a President that patronizes impunity. Soyinka in paper presentation in Lagos discussed Jonathan’s government and the current events in the country, using the title; “King Nebuchadnezzar – The Reign of Impunity.”

3. Crisis ensued at the Ebute Meta area of Lagos on Tuesday at the end of a primary election conducted for two candidates of the All Progressives Congress ? Oladele Adekanye (Lado) and Bashiru Oloto who are aspiring to grab the APC ticket to represent the Lagos Mainland Constituency 1 in the 2015 elections. Four youths were shot dead, while several others were wounded, as 20 vehicles were also vandalised in the ensuing violence.

4. The senators agitating for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan have agreed to begin the impeachment process on December 16. One of the Senators spearheading the move in the Senate, Senator Alkali Jajere, disclosed the latest plan on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that the Senators have agreed to commence the process on the said date.

5. The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that some prison officials must have collaborated with the gunmen that invaded the Ado Ekiti federal prison, asking the Federal Government to investigate the Monday attack on the prison.

6. The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday cried out that the Department of State Service, SSS embarked on a second raid on the party’s data centre in Ikeja on Monday night. In a statement by the party through its Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, it said the action of the SSS was the height of lawlessness.

7. The First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday faulted media reports that she was imposing governorship candidates in some states ahead of the 2015 general elections. In her denial, Mrs Jonathan said she could not have performed such a role because she was not an elected official of the state nor a PDP official.

8. About £315 million Abacha loot would soon be returned to Nigeria by the State of Jersey, the biggest territory in the Channels Island. This was disclosed by Mr Michael Birt, the Bailiff of Jersey durig a dinner in honour of Dr Dalhatu Tafida, Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK during a state visit to the Island.

9. Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday, warned the Federal Government to desist from retrenching workers under the guise of austerity measures. The President of the Association and its General Secretary, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Alade Bashir Lawal, in a statement said any attempt by government to sack workers or reduce their salaries would be resisted.

10. A man and his wife were knocked down and killed by a drunken driver in Ode Irele, Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday. Report says three of their grandchildren equally sustained various degrees of injuries as the car ran into them while they were in front of their house at Gbaleju area. The driver of the car, identified as Abisoye Wobo, was allegedly drunk and was returning from a burial ceremony.

Source – Daily Post NG

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning : Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

Based on Federal Government’s request, the United States has announced the cancellation of the training of a battalion of the Nigerian Army. A statement issued from the Information Office of the US Embassy in Abuja, on Monday, said the early termination of the programme was regrettable as the aim was to train the army on counter terrorism.

President Jonathan’s visit to the Obafemi Awolowo University continues to cause more problems at the institution as six students of the school were injured in a clash between two factions. While one of the factions is reportedly anti-Jonathan, the other is in support of the President.

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram on Sunday night, stormed the Federal Prisons in Ado Ekiti and set their members in prison custody free. Report says the gunmen succeeded in killing one person suspected to be a prison official, and also set freed their injured colleagues in prison.

Several people were killed in both Damaturu, the Yobe state capital and Maiduguri, the Borno state capital when gunmen invaded both state capitals in what appeared like a coordinated Boko Haram attack. While the Damaturu attack was an attempt to take over the government house, the Maiduguri blast was a suicide attack at the Monday market.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Monday granted an ex parte application seeking leave by the PDP to commence its suit against Tambuwal. PDP is seeking the removal of Speaker of the House Representative, Tambuwal since he is no longer a member of the PDP that sponsored him to the House, having defected to the APC.

A former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark has cautioned governors of Rivers and Katsina states, Rotimi Amaechi and Ibrahim Shema to be careful with their political statements that are capable of heating up the polity. While he faulted Governor Chibuike Amaechi’s statement on Wednesday, November 19 during the Salvation rally in Abuja by the All Progressives Congress, APC, he scolded Shema for referring to those in other political parties as cockroaches that must be crushed.

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the release of the detained five officials of the All Progressives Congress, terming their continuous detention as illegal. The detained staff include Chinedu Atuche, Fayemi Olaposi, Augustine Onuchukwu, Ebun Ilori and Esther Enem who were arrested by the Department of State Services during a raid of the APC data office in the Ikeja area of Lagos on November 22.

Ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo, has denied recent allegation levelled against him, that he was behind the abduction of 14 journalists in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State. He said the allegation was not only untrue but misleading. He denied the allegation in a statement he personally issued.

Report says Mr. Odia Abraham, father of Master Omonigho Abraham, the four-year-old boy, who was attacked by two dogs in Igando area of Lagos State, against experts’ advise discharged his son from the hospital. Odia removed his son from the Burns and Plastics unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, where he was receiving specialist care, insisting that healthy granulation tissue growing on his son’s skull must not be removed.

Report says wife of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Amina, is currently mourning as she reportedly lost few of her family members in the multiple explosions that hit the Kano Central Mosque on Friday last week. Mrs Sambo hails from Kano state.

Source – Daily Post NG

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. The Senate yesterday in a closed-door meeting, questioned service chiefs for about eight hours over the insurgency situation in the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Those who appeared before the Senate were Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah; and the Director of the Department of State Service, Mr. Ekpeyong Ita.

2. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned the opposition-APC to stop attacking President Goodluck Jonathan and his office, else the party will be forced to take a drastic action against it. PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh handed down the warning in a statement yesterday.

3. Report says over 60 people were killed yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital when two suicide bombers believed to be Boko Haram member detonated some explosives in the city market. Report says 97 people were equally injured in the explosion.

4. In an effort to confront the falling oil prices at the International market, the Central Bank of Nigeria has further devalued the naira by 13 naira. Naira now exchanges for 168 per 1 dollar. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele disclosed this while briefing journalists shortly after the MPC meeting at the bank’s headquarters in Abuja.

5. An ex Police Commissioner of Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, on Tuesday ‘blasted’ both the police and the Department of State Security over their disagreement on the prosecution of the Nyanya blast suspect, Sodiq Aminu Ogwuche, leading to the striking out of the case for lack of prosecution. He said the disagreement between the two agengies raises fundamental questions.

6. Report says salaries of the missing 30 mobile policemen in Borno State would be stopped by April next year, if the men did not show up at their squadron units before then.

7. The Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers has asked Governor Ayodele Fayose and the embattled Speaker of the House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, to stop the ‘cat and dog’ fight for the interest of peace in the state. The Council lamenting that a domestic matter had been taken outside the state, warning that both parties in the state be called to order.

8. A final year student of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, RSUST, was yesterday arrested by the Police during a cult initiation ceremony at the back of the university. Police Spokeman in the state, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said a graduate of Cross River State University was also arrested during the ceremony. Items recovered from the cultists include a Beretta pistol and three rounds of 9mm ammunitionam

9. Members of the House of Representatives have listed at least 50 impeachable offences against president Goodluck Jonathan, insisting that Jonathan must be removed as President.
Report says impeachment proceeding will commence against the president as soon as the lawmakers reconvene next week.

10. Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu Tuesday said Nigeria was been drawn backward by insurgents activities, saying the situation was only temporary as very soon, the country would overcome its travails.

 Source – Daily Post

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. Considering that the war against Boko Haram has no ‘end’ in sight, the Federal Government on Monday and for the third time resolved that the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states be extended. The decision on the extension was taken at a meeting of the National Defence Council held on Monday.

2. Report says some PDP Governors have threatened to work against the party in the 2015 governorship election as they are reportedly angry with the party Chairman Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, for allegedly manipulating the result of the ward congresses in their respective states. Some of the angry governors, according to report are Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, Gabriel Suswam of Benue State, Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State and that of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke.

3. A political drama ensued yesterday in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti state as the Peoples Democratic Party members in the state House of Assembly appointed Dele Olugbemi as Protem Speaker in the absence of the Speaker of the House. The PDP that had seven lawmakers in the 26-member assembly were reportedly joined by three unnamed persons. Report says all APC members of the House were stopped by security men from getting into the Assembly complex.

4. Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Convener of Save Nigeria Group and the General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly,has said that former President, Olusegun Obasanjo killed students’ unionism in the country. While speaking at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, on Monday, Bakare said Obasanjo, as the then Head of State in 1978, used extreme force to frustrate Nigerian students during the ‘Ali Must Go’ protest.

5. The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC will not be divided over the entrance of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal into the race for presidential ticket. He made this statement at an empowerment programme in Lagos.

6. The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, had on Mondaytermed the celebration of the Nigerian military over the recapture of Chibok from Boko Haram as a disgrace. Oyegun said it was a big disgrace that the rag tag militant captured Chibok from the hands of the military in the first place.

7. The #BringBackOurGirls campaigners were yesterday ignored by the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau and Minister of State for Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, in their protest to the Ministry of Education over the killings of schoolchildren by Boko Haram in the North-East. The protesters who were at the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja from 4.10pm to 5.45pm were not attended to by the Ministers.

8. Femi Fani Kayode’s legal battle against the EFCC is almost over as out of the amended 40 count-charge, bordering on an alleged offence by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC charged against Fani-Kayode, trial judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, discharged and acquitted the accused of 38 counts, while ruling on a no-case submission filed by the defence ( FFK) on behalf of the accused.

9. Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Monday, said poor leadership was responsible for current national debacle. Soyinka advised that the country should rise above its present standard and equally raise a monument for the missing Chibok girls.

10. At least four persons were reportedly killed yesterday in Owerri, Imo State and Abonema in Rivers State, in different bloody attacks. In the attacks, several others sustained bullet wounds. Report says two of the deceased were killed at Ama Hausa, Owerri, Imo State capital, following a misunderstanding between a Hausa trader and an indigene of Owerri. The other two, according to report were killed when two rival cult groups clashed at Abonnema, headquarters of Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Source – Daily Post NG

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning, here are ten things you need to know this morning.

1. No fewer than 30 persons were feared killed and 60 others seriously injured after suspected Boko Haram members attacked Azare GSM market in Bauchi State on Sunday.

The latest attack is coming barely one week after the insurgents bombed the city, killing several persons.

2. The alleged planned defection of Governor Suswam of Benue State from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, became glaring yesterday after President Goodluck Jonathan and top party leaders shunned his 50th birthday bash.

The event, which took place at the Aper Aku stadium, Makurdi witnessed a low turn out as civil servants in the state are said to be at war with the governor over their unpaid four months salaries.

3. As schools resume in crisis-ridden Borno State today, the state government has announced that it would enlist the services of local vigilantes, called Civilian JTF, to provide security in public schools.

Students of public schools in the state are expected to return to classes today after being shut on March 16 due to security challenges.

Dr. Mohammed Dongel, the Chairman of the 19-man committee on the resuscitation of primary school education in the state made this announcement in Maiduguri on Sunday.

4. Controversial Islamic scholar and activist, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi has once again voiced his conviction that Nigeria would boil if President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari contest the 2015 presidential election.

Gumi told Sunday Sun that the ongoing attacks by the Boko Haram sect may not end soon as the insurgents were being backed by the United States.

5. The All Progressives Congress on Sunday wrote off the almost 60 months of the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration, saying that it was one of the worst in the nation’s history.

The opposition party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary laughed off the scorecard reeled out by President Goodluck Jonathan during his declaration for the second term as “a scorecard of failure” and “claims of phantom achievements.”

6. President Goodluck Jonathan will today decide on the next line of action on Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states at the expiration of the emergency rule imposed on the three north-eastern states.

The states have been under emergency rule imposed following the continued activities of members of the Boko Haram sect.

There have been speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan may impose “total emergency rule” on the states by appointing military administrators to take over from the state governors.

7. On a good note, the authorities of the Nigerian military have said that the Special Forces have recaptured the town of Chibok in Borno State from the control of Boko Haram.

It was stated that the troops had secured the town and had restored normalcy to the area.

8. A former National Publicity Secretary of the now rested Congress for Progressive Change, Rotimi Fashakin, has said Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, would choose a southern Christian as his running mate.

Fashakin, a prominent figure in Buhari’s campaign organisation, ruled out the possibility of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, a fellow Muslim, emerging as Buhari’s running mate.

9. The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Mathew Kukah, have given assurance that Nigeria will not partition after the 2015 general elections.

The duo told Punch in separate interviews that Nigeria will remain united, no matter the drums of war being beaten by some persons who do not wish the country well.

10. Frontline Lagos lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has raised the alarm that the $1bn loan the Federal Government requested to tackle insurgency in the country, may be diverted for the 2015 elections.

  He said this on Saturday during a national symposium to commemorate the first memorial anniversary of late Pro-National Conference co-founder, Baba Omojola.

Source – DailyPost

Piers Morgan Quits CNN

Ace Tv presenter and staunch Arsenal fan Mr piers Morgan has resigned his job at  CNN he just announced. Piers morgan who said  he was offered a two year deal from CNN to host 41 interviews and shows said he took the decision not to accept the two year deal as he has  decided to go try his hand on another job. 

download (35)

Morgan’s first major position in national media was as de facto editor of The Suns show business column, Bizarre, under the editorship of Kelvin MacKenzie. In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed editor of News of the World by Rupert Murdoch, becoming the youngest national newspaper editor in more than half a century.He quickly gained notoriety for his invasive, thrusting style and lack of concern for celebrities’ privacy, claiming that they could not manipulate the media to further their own ends without accepting the consequences of a two-way deal.

securedownload (1)

Morgan left this post in 1995 shortly after publishing photographs of Catherine Victoria Lockwood, then wife of Charles, Earl Spencer leaving an addictive disorders clinic in Surrey. This action ran against the editors’ code of conduct,a misdemeanor for which the Press Complaints Commission upheld a complaint against Morgan. Murdoch was reported as having said that “the boy went too far and publicly distanced himself from the story. Fearful of a privacy law action if he had not criticized one of his employees, Murdoch is said to have apologized to Morgan in private.

The incident was reported to have contributed to Morgan’s decision to leave for the Daily Mirror  editorship.Morgan’s autobiography The Insider states that he left the News of the World of his own choice and somewhat against owner Rupert Murdoch’s wishes when he was offered the job of Editor at the Daily Mirror.

We would keep up with more developing stories from Piers Morgans camp on this new development after many years with CNN .