Presidency hails tribunal ruling rejecting Atiku’s request to inspect INEC’s server

The government praised the Presidential Election Tribunal’s decision rejecting the People’s Democratic Party’s national candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his party’s request to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to enable them access to the server used for the presidential election this year. Mr Abubakar contests the result of the 2019 elections that launched the second term … Read more

Pastor blames ‘deceitful spirit’ for his failed prophecy for Super Falcons

A famous Ebonyi-based pastor, Simeon Ononogbu, blamed the “deceitful” spirit for the failed prophecy that the Super Falcons will reach the FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-finals in France. In an interview, Mr Ononogbu, a self-acclaimed forecaster, predicted that the Falcons would reach the tournament’s semi-finals, while France’s hosts would place fifth (the best-placed quarter-finalists). The … Read more

Ethiopian army chief shot dead by bodyguard

The Ethiopian Army chief of staff, Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead. Mr Mekonnen was murdered in Addis Ababa, the capital of the East African country, by his own bodyguard. Speaking on television, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Mr Mekonnen and another policeman died attempting to avoid a coup attempt in the Amhara region. … Read more

Osinbajo arrives U.S. for meeting with Pence, others

On a four-day trip to the United States, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived in New York. At 12.38 a.m.(5:38 a.m. Nigerian time), Mr Osinbajo and his entourage arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Sheltair wing. The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Nsofor received the Mr. Osinbajo in the US. Other Nigerian mission officials … Read more

42 ISWAP terrorists killed by MNJTF

During a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island on Friday, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) killed 42 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), while several others fled with gunshot wound. MNJTF’s Chief of Military Public Information, Timothy Antigha, who confirmed this in a statement on Saturday, said it was the biggest … Read more

Jigawa vigilante killed by alleged bandits

On Tuesday, suspected armed bandits stormed the Fachawa community in Jigawa State’s Ringim local government area, killing a vigilante in the process. Salisu Usman, the deceased’s son, informed journalists the alleged bandits arrived around 11 p.m. Armed on motorcycles, they ransacked their house “and found their target wasn’t around.” He told how the crime was … Read more

Three tips to spot fake human hair online

Many of us get carried away by some fake human hair photoshop disguised as 100% genuine human hair. Early this June, a video went viral from a hair seller who supposedly “brutalized” a client who complained that they did not get what they ordered. The client ordered online for human hair and supplied something else … Read more

‘Go get them’, Buhari tells Super Eagles

As the Super Eagles file in their first game against Burundi Saturday at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), held in Egypt, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered them to play every game for motherland’s honor. The president encouraged them to raise Nigeria’s flag high in a press statement on Saturday, reinforcing the country’s reputation as … Read more

Army confirms IDPs returning to their villages in Zamfara

A major general, Jide Ogunlade, Operation Force Commander Hadarin Daji in Zamfara, verified that several villagers in the state who have been displaced by bandits are now returning home. Mr Ogunlade gave the confirmation while discussing aspects of collaboration with reporters at Gusau’s Force Command Headquarters. He said the growth followed the state-wide intensification of … Read more

How to end the ‘criminal’ police raid of Abuja women – Lawyer

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory confronts a conflating crisis of law, religion and morality with overwhelming concerns for the safety of women. This is evident in the arbitrary arrests and assault of women on the basis of “sanitising the Federal Capital Territory and maintaining its master plan”, which the authorities have claimed. The authorities have also argued that … Read more

Buhari assents to bill seeking Nigeria support in criminal matters with other nations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the Criminal Matters Mutual Assistance Bill directed at providing Nigerian leverage to cooperate on criminal problems with other countries. The bill, which is now law, will come into force on June 20, 2019. The approval of Mr Buhari was announced in a declaration by Ita Enang, the National Assembly Matters … Read more

Kyari’s appointment as NNPC GMD hailed by OPEC and NEITI

Mele Kolo Kyari’s appointment as NNPC boss was praised by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). The organizations gave the award in a declaration signed by NNPC spokesperson Ndu Ughamadu. On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr Kyari as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s … Read more