Military arrests 2 suspected arms manufacturers in Benue

By Philip Dzeremo The headquarters of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), an ongoing special military operation in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, says it has arrested two suspected arms manufacturers in Logo Local Government Area of Benue. Maj-Gen Adeyemi Yekini, the OPWS commander, who disclosed this while addressing journalists on Monday in Makurdi, said that the […]

Why Ondo govt. disbursed N57m to associations

By Oluwafemi Ojo The Ondo State Government on Monday distributed N57 million to different  associations in the state under the Apalara Micro-Credit Scheme to boost their businesses. Mrs Betty Akeredolu, the wife of the governor, who flagged off the disbursement, said credit was a veritable tool all over the world to power economic growth and reduce […]

Rivers Collation: Police deploy personnel

By Desmond Ejibas Rivers Police Command on Monday said it has commenced the deployment of personnel to strategic areas and centres for election results collation scheduled to begin in the state on Tuesday. The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, made this known in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday. The Independent National Electoral […]

Senate rejects N15bn Budget of Trade and Investment Ministry

By Cecilia Ijuo The Senate Committee on Trade and Investment has rejected the ministry’s 2019 Budget of N15.63 billion. The rejection followed alleged discovery of an illegal Special Economic Zone Company, listed for appropriation when the Minister of Trade and Investment Dr Okechukwu Enelamah appeared for budget defence on Monday. The Chairman of the committee, […]

Man, 30, docked over alleged threat to publish ex-girlfriend’s nude pictures

A 30-year-old man was on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged threat to publish his ex-girlfriend’s nude pictures on social media for her refusal to give him 2000 US dollar. Gerald Offordile was also charged for stealing his former girlfriend’s personal items and cash, worth N1.7 million. The defendant, who resides […]

INEC will release my certificate of return — Okorocha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said he is confident that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would issue a Certificate of Return to him as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District. Okorocha expressed this optimism while speaking with State House Correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday at […]

Buhari jets out to Senegal

John Ameh President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, according to a statement just released by Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina. The statement reads partly, “On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour […]

Cancer: Drinking a bottle of wine is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes, study says

A new study has suggested that drinking a bottle of wine per week may be like smoking five to 10 cigarettes in the same time period, in terms of cancer risk. A team of researchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and University of Southampton, attributed this to an increased risk […]

Speakership: APC stalwart makes case for North Central

By Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna | Published Date Mar 31, 2019 20:35 PM A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state, Nma Kolo, has called on the party’s national leadership to zone the House of Representatives speakership to the North Central. Speaking with journalists in Minna, the stalwart said been APC key stronghold, […]


All Progressives Congress, APC stakeholders across the 3 Senatorial Districts in Niger State has called on Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello to continue with people-oriented projects and policies; and to also lobby for more federal appointments for the state. Speaking when they paid congratulatory visits to Governor Sani-Bello in his office in Minna, the stakeholders from each […]