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‘Prophet’ arrested after failing to resurrect corpse

‘Prophet’ arrested after failing to resurrect corpse An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling "Belay, wake up". It was not successful, and his failure enraged family...... more

Minister’s convoy in ghastly accident; one dead, 20 injured

Minister’s convoy in ghastly accident; one dead, 20 injured An accident involving the motorcade of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has led to the death of one person while 20 others sustained various degree of injuries. Mr Sunday Jika, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) Gombe State Marshal, a local security outfit, who was amongst the minister’s motorcade confirmed this...... more

4-month-old baby dies in Onitsha fire tragedy

4-month-old baby dies in Onitsha fire tragedy The commercial city of Onitsha was on Saturday thrown into mourning as a mother lost his 4-month old baby, Chimmuanya Chukwu to candle fire that gutted a room apartment she lived at Okija Street, Awada in Onitsha, Anambra State. News Express gathered that the mother of the baby had left the...... more

Flood: 14 council areas in Anambra under threat ―NHSA

Flood: 14 council areas in Anambra under threat ―NHSA The Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA), says fourteen Local Government Areas in the state are at high risk of flood this year. Some of the Local Government Areas, it said may be hit hard by the natural disaster include Aguata, Idemili North, Ogbaru, Anambra-East and West, Njikoka, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Dunukofia, Orumba-North...... more

Gunmen abduct Bayelsa House of Assembly aspirant

Gunmen abduct Bayelsa House of Assembly aspirant A gang of unknown gunmen has abducted Bibi Oweifa, an aspirant to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. It was reliably gathered that Oweifa was kidnapped on Saturday near the state Secretariat Annex One in Yenagoa, the state capital. He was billed to publicly defect...... more

Melaye to honour Police invitation

Melaye to honour Police invitation The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, says he will honour the invitation by the police. He disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television on Saturday, a day after the police accused some persons in his convoy of attacking their personnel in Kogi State. “The account of...... more

Court restrains wife of Super Eagles star John Ogu from ‘fleeing’ with their daughter

Court restrains wife of Super Eagles star John Ogu from ‘fleeing’ with their daughter A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere has restrained Veronica Chiugo, wife of Super Eagles player, John Ogu, from taking their two-year-old daughter, Ivanna Adaeze Ogu, outside Lagos without his consent. Justice O. O. Femi-Adeniyi (Mrs) made the order on July 17, following a July 16 ex parte motion Ogu filed...... more

NSCDC Boss meets with CEOs of security firms, bags award

NSCDC Boss meets with CEOs of security firms, bags award The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, on Wednesday, July 18, held a meeting with Chief Executive Officers of various security companies in Nigeria. The meeting took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, with all members of the...... more

FG to probe case of Nigerians stranded in Russia

FG to probe case of Nigerians stranded in Russia Nigeria has resolved to investigate suspected human trafficking in the case of the 155 Nigerian football fans who got stranded in Russia after the World Cup tournament. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, revealed the plan to probe the incident at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja where he received the...... more

After 50 years, body of soldier killed in IAF plane crash found

After 50 years, body of soldier killed in IAF plane crash found A dead body of an Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel and remains of an IAF plane which crashed more than 50 years ago have been found in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, official sources said Saturday. According to the sources, the IAF plane had crashed at the same spot in...... more

Asaba Flood: Don’t expect total solution this year — Works Commissioner

Asaba Flood: Don’t expect total solution this year — Works Commissioner Following the recent flood in Asaba Delta State Capital, the state Commissioner for Works, Mr. James Augoye, has said that people should not expect total result in flood control in this year’s rainstorm in Asaba. The Commissioner, who stated this while addressing newsmen in Asaba over the recent surging flood, noted...... more

Be proactive on herdsmen, farmers clash, ENetSuD urges Kwara govt, traditional rulers

Be proactive on herdsmen, farmers clash, ENetSuD urges Kwara govt, traditional rulers The Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) based in Kwara State, has called on the government and traditional rulers to introduce pro-active measures to forestall the escalation of herdsmen-farmers crisis in the state to a level that will be uncontrollable as witnessed in some other parts...... more

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rains on Sunday

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rains on Sunday The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning rains and thunderstorms over the central states of the country such as Abuja, Bauchi, Minna, Jalingo and Gombe on Sunday morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Saturday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of...... more

431 Pharmaceutical shops sealed in Imo

431 Pharmaceutical shops sealed in Imo The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria ( PCN) has sealed the premises of 431 Pharmaceutical outlets in various part of the state for various offences. This was just as the Council has advised the public to always request for the registration status of operators by asking for licenses from any Pharmaceutical outlet...... more

How ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie ordered my arrest, imprisonment in Kirikiri Prison – Shehu Sani

How ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie ordered my arrest, imprisonment in Kirikiri Prison – Shehu Sani The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Friday revealed how former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Coomasie, ordered his arrest and signed his detention order in Kirikiri Prison, Lagos, in 1995. However, he said they later became friends after his release from detention. Mr Sani, a pro-democracy activist before going...... more

Fire guts main market in Jos, razes 217 shops

Fire guts main market in Jos, razes 217 shops Midnight fire on Saturday ravaged Jos main market, prompting agonized traders to start counting their losses running into millions of naira. Alhaji Abdulrahman Yusuf, the chairman of Traders Association in Plateau, told newsmen in Jos that over 270 shops with properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed. “We have one trader...... more

Adegboruwa weighs options as Joe Igbokwe eats the humble pie

Adegboruwa weighs options as Joe Igbokwe eats the humble pie Eminent lawyer and activist Ebun-olu Adegboruwa is weighing his options after All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Engr. Joe Igbokwe ate the humble pie and retracted his allegation of sale of justice levelled against Justices of the country’s Supreme Court. Adegboruwa disclosed this in a Facebook post on Saturday entitled ‘On Joe...... more

Kano has over 3 million out of school children – Ganduje

Kano has over 3 million out of school children – Ganduje Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje said three million children are out of school in his state alone, stressing the need to curb Africa’s population explosion. Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, Ganduje noted that, the population explosion in Africa is a reality and education is not...... more

We have not suspended issuance of cards — NIMC

We have not suspended issuance of cards — NIMC The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has flayed publications that it has suspended the issuance of National Identification Cards successful enrollees. NIMC described as false, a publication that it had suspended issuance of the cards for three years. A statement by Loveday Chika Ogbonna, Head of Corporate Communications of NIMC, said:...... more

Police to support Eko Disco on debt recovery

Police to support Eko Disco on debt recovery The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company said that the Lagos State Police Command promised to support the company to boost its revenue generation through debts recovery. Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, said in Lagos on Saturday, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr Ayuba Elkanah,...... more

IMAGES OF 2018 NiOMA

IMAGES OF 2018 NiOMA It was a great debut for the Nigerian Online Merit Award (NiOMA) on Friday night, July 13, 2018, at the Function Suite of Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja. Though the maiden edition, the event attracted a full house. Dignitaries in attendance included former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),...... more

Ace Broadcaster Lara Owoeye-Wise loses mother

Ace Broadcaster Lara Owoeye-Wise loses mother Lara Owoeye-Wise, Ace Broadcaster and Media Aide to Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yussuf, has lost her mother, Mrs. Sarah Ebunoluwa Moritiwon (Nee Andrews-Mejabi). Until her death on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the age of 82, Mrs. Moritiwon was a retired matron whose impactful career spanned...... more

Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s father •Opens up on strained relationship with Mikel

Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s father •Opens up on strained relationship with Mikel Daily Trust: You recently regained your freedom from kidnappers. Can you share your experience? Chief Michael Obi: I was travelling home for a family meeting, early evening, in Enugu. I’d just reminded my driver to stop at the Ninth Mile to buy Okpa in case I fall asleep. Not quite long...... more

Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock

Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the commencement of a 72-hour joint operation to restore order around Apapa and environs after activities of truck drivers had caused traffic gridlock and made vehicular movement around the axis near impossible over the past few days. Prof. Osinbajo who made an unscheduled stop at...... more

Killings, greatest threat to Nigeria’s existence — Dickson

Killings, greatest threat to Nigeria’s existence — Dickson The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has described the current spate of violence and senseless killings by gunmen across the nation and particularly in the Northern part of the country as the biggest ever existential threat to the nation’s cooperate existence, since after the civil war, which...... more

Dino Melaye suspends inauguration of projects

Dino Melaye suspends inauguration of projects Citing security reasons, embattled Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West), has suspended the inauguration of his constituency projects. He also on Friday announced he had put on hold, the planned thanksgiving service to thank God for surviving alleged attacks. Melaye said this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media,...... more

African trade bloc urges parties to ratify free trade

African trade bloc urges parties to ratify free trade The 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) urged the member countries to ratify a tripartite free trade agreement. The COMESA Summit 2018 summit ended in Zambia's capital Lusaka on Thursday evening. The final communique released by the Africa's largest trade bloc after the summit urged the member countries...... more

Stranded Nigerians in Russia back in Abuja

Stranded Nigerians in Russia back in Abuja A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night. The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport...... more

Court fines hospital N.5m for detaining baby’s corpse, parents

Court fines hospital N.5m for detaining baby’s corpse, parents The cost of N500,000 has been awarded by the Anambra State High Court against Iyi Enu Mission Hospital in the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State for unlawful detention of the corpse of a child and the parents for non-payment of hospital bills. The judgement in suit No: 0/255/2017 which...... more

Gunmen storm Zamfara market; kill 2, injure others

Gunmen storm Zamfara market; kill 2, injure others The Police command in Zamfara on Friday confirmed the killing of two persons, following unknown gunmen attack at a market in Karakai village in the Bungudu Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP. Muhammad Shehu, said this in a statement he issued...... more

 

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