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Ex-President’s son, 14 others banned from leaving Liberia over ‘missing’ $60m

Ex-President’s son, 14 others banned from leaving Liberia over ‘missing’ $60m Liberia’s government has banned 15 people, including the son of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from leaving the country while it investigates the alleged disappearance of tens of millions of dollars intended for the central bank, the Ministry of Information has said in a statement. Border posts have been informed that...... more

Family of 6 burnt in gas explosion

Family of 6 burnt in gas explosion A gas explosion has reportedly burnt a family of six in their home at No 30, Izundu road, Abubo Nnewichi, Nnewi North local government area, Anambra State. The victims include Mr Ebube Okeke, 40; his wife, Chioma 32; and their four kids aged between three and nine. The family which occupied...... more

Flood submerges 5 Benue communities, rice mill: Agency

Flood submerges 5 Benue communities, rice mill: Agency Mr Emmanuel Shior, the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BSEMA), said on Wednesday that the rampaging flood has submerged five communities in Agatu and other parts of Makurdi, the state capital. Shior disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Makurdi on the current flood situation in the state, adding that...... more

'Ensure immediate release of Leah Sharibu, remaining Chibok girls' — Anglican Church tells FG

'Ensure immediate release of Leah Sharibu, remaining Chibok girls' — Anglican Church tells FG The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) on Wednesday appealed to the Federal government to ensure the immediate release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls with the hindsight of the death of an aid girl Saifura Khorsa that was kidnapped six months ago. The terrorist issued a statement two days...... more

Delta governor inspects flood ravaged communities

Delta governor inspects flood ravaged communities As the ravaging flood continues to submerge coastal communities, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered the State’s flood management committee to move into impacted communities and evacuate people who are yet to relocate to camps established for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) The governor gave the order on Wednesday,...... more

Shell offers free healthcare to 610,000 in Niger Delta

Shell offers free healthcare to 610,000 in Niger Delta The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says no fewer than 610,000 people in Niger Delta have so far benefitted from its free health interventions in the past eight years. Mr Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations at SPDC stated this at the opening ceremony of a Community Healthcare Programme at Onopa...... more

Six final year students killed at varsity graduation party

Six final year students killed at varsity graduation party Nine persons including six final year students of the Edo State own university, the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, have been killed at a graduation party. The party was held at Ihimudun road, Ekpoma in Esan West local government. It was gathered that three of the dead persons were former students of...... more

Bloodbath in Cameroon; 400 reported killed

Bloodbath in Cameroon; 400 reported killed No fewer than 400 people have been killed by both the security forces and the armed separatists in an escalating violence in Cameroon’s English speaking Northwest and Southwest regions, Amnesty International said. The London-based human rights organisation, in a report, said it had recorded more than 260 incidents, including kidnappings, killings...... more

2019: Leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators meet Dokubo

2019: Leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators meet Dokubo Leaders of ex-agitators enlisted in the first phase of the Presidential Amnesty Programme met on Tuesday with the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Prof. Charles Dokubo, to chart a course ahead of the 2019 polls. The forthcoming presidential election was top on the agenda of the meeting which...... more

Pay my daughter’s abductors, Leah Sharibu’s father begs FG

Pay my daughter’s abductors, Leah Sharibu’s father begs FG Sequel to the one month ultimatum given by the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) to the Federal Government to respond to its demand for ransom or have Miss Leah Sharibu killed, the girl’s father, Mr. Nathaniel Sharibu, has called on the government to act fast by paying ransom as demanded...... more

Fatalities feared in Lagos train accident

Fatalities feared in Lagos train accident A train accident on Wednesday in Lagos has degenerated into rioting after an unconfirmed number of people lost their lives. The accident occurred at PWD, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Wednesday morning. •Sourced from a Guardian report... more

Court remands 8 for defrauding Osun lawmaker of N38m

Court remands 8 for defrauding Osun lawmaker of N38m An Osogbo High Court in Osun on Wednesday remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison for allegedly defrauding an Osun lawmaker of N38 million. The accused including Kazeem Agbabiaka, 40, Abdulrasheed Ojonla, 45, Femi Oyebode,30, Babatunde Oluajo,50, and Adebiyi Kehinde, 42 are being tried for conspiracy and fraud. Other accused are Oyebamiji...... more

Flood victims along Epie creek in Yenagoa groan, beg for assistance

Flood victims along Epie creek in Yenagoa groan, beg for assistance Residents along the Epie creek in Yenagoa on Wednesday lamented the impact of flooding caused by the overflow of the waters from Taylor Creek, tributaries of Orashi and Niger rivers. Our reporter who visited the riverside settlements quotes the residents as saying that the water levels rose above tolerable limits on...... more

HURIWA to court heads: ‘You have failed to defend justice’ •Lambasts Buhari over Finance Minister’s replacement

HURIWA to court heads: ‘You have failed to defend justice’ •Lambasts Buhari over Finance Minister’s replacement Vexed by the lacklustre and lackadaisical attitudes of the heads of the three mainstream courts to the flagrant violations of subsisting court orders by President Buhari, a pro-democracy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has tasked them to defend the integrity of the court system. HURIWA challenged the...... more

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa: Sources

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa: Sources Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback...... more

Workshop on ‘Climate Change Adaptation’ holds at University of Ibadan

Workshop on ‘Climate Change Adaptation’ holds at University of Ibadan A workshop on climate change adaptation in Africa is holding at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan from 19-21 September 2018. The workshop is jointly organised by the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy with the theme, “Enhancing IFAD's Evidence-informed Country...... more

Woman sells baby to raise money for Christmas

Woman sells baby to raise money for Christmas A 28-year-old woman, Oluchi Mba, residing in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has allegedly sold her seven-day-old baby boy for N350,000. A report this morning by Southern City News, a PUNCH publication, said that “Mba took the decision in a bid to raise money to celebrate this...... more

Delta community petitions Buhari over Army’s refusal to return occupied land

Delta community petitions Buhari over Army’s refusal to return occupied land The Uvwie Community in Delta State has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what they described as Nigerian Army’s refusal to obey Presidential order to return their ancestral land it has illegally acquired. Addressing a press briefing recently in Warri, Chief V. E. Otomiewo, the lead counsel to the Uvwie Community, expressed...... more

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread

Disease outbreak looms as floods spread Scientists have predicted an increase in cases of water and mosquito-borne diseases. The forecast followed flooding in several communities across the country and the consequent contamination of water sources. With the likelihood of more rains, amid a cholera outbreak that has already claimed 517 lives, they expressed concern that things could...... more

National Assembly passes another amended version of Electoral Act Amendment Bill

National Assembly passes another amended version of Electoral Act Amendment Bill The Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Assembly on Electoral Matters on Tuesday passed the fourth version of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, explained that the third Electoral Act Amendment Bill which was sent to President Buhari for assent was intended to...... more

Buhari, 87 other Presidents to address 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly

Buhari, 87 other Presidents to address 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly President Muhammadu Buhari and 87 other Presidents are expected to address the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the UN headquarters in New York. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buhari is expected to deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the date, which is...... more

Over 100,000 cases pending in Federal High Court, CJ reveals

Over 100,000 cases pending in Federal High Court, CJ reveals Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, has disclosed that over 100,000 cases were pending at the court. Justice Kafarati stated this in his address at the opening of the 34th annual judges’ conference in Abuja, on Tuesday. However, the Chief Judge expressed optimism that the cases...... more

Ohanaeze seeks to promote Igbo language in Lagos

Ohanaeze seeks to promote Igbo language in Lagos The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos branch has set machinery in motion to ensure that Igbo children born outside Igboland not only speak their native language fluently but also write them as those born and bred in the South East. Revealing this in Lagos yesterday, during a courtesy visit to the...... more

Flood: Obiano summons emergency meeting of stakeholders

Flood: Obiano summons emergency meeting of stakeholders With the worrisome rise in sea level and the latest information about Cameroun opening its dams due to overflow, the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has called for an emergency meeting to foster ways to handle the impending disaster. The meeting which was held at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, had...... more

Enelamah calls for active collaboration between private sector and government

Enelamah calls for active collaboration between private sector and government The Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, on Tuesday called for active collaboration between businesses and the government. He noted that the long-term objective of nation building can only take place when there is synergy between the government and the Organised Private Sector (OPS). “Nation building is...... more

HEDA, ActionAid and ICPC team up to strengthen citizens’ resistance to prevalence of corruption

HEDA, ActionAid and ICPC team up to strengthen citizens’ resistance to prevalence of corruption The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Center), a non-governmental and non-partisan human rights and development group, together with ActionAid Nigeria under the strengthening Citizens Resistance Against the Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have resolved to partner in order to...... more

Okowa mourns as gunmen kill aide

Okowa mourns as gunmen kill aide   Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday announced with sadness the tragic and untimely demise of his Special Adviser on Investments, Mr Sunday Ozege, whose sad event occurred on Tuesday along the Benin bypass road. In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Charles Aniagwu, the Governor...... more

Armed robber voluntarily surrenders to security operatives

Armed robber voluntarily surrenders to security operatives A member of an armed robbery gang, Ahmed Idris, who voluntarily surrendered himself to the security agents in Ondo State, on Tuesday, said the pressure from his mother led to surrender to security operatives. Speaking to newsmen during his parade at the Police headquarters in Akure, Idris said his mother’s prayers...... more

Nnamdi Kanu is in London: Ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Nnamdi Kanu is in London: Ex-Governor Orji Kalu Former Governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has countered the impressions that the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is in the custody of Nigerian military, but that Kanu is safe and currently in London. The crises rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over...... more

Oyo govt. shuts Obasanjo farms, University Press, 10 others

Oyo govt. shuts Obasanjo farms, University Press, 10 others The Oyo State Government on Tuesday shut down Obasanjo Farms and 12 others for defaulting in the payment of environmental levy. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the business premises were shut by a combined team coordinated by the Oyo State Board of Internal Revenue. Other companies shut were...... more

 

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