Mother pleads guilty to stabbing 7-year-old son at the back

Lagos – An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, on Tuesday ordered the remand of one Blessing Fred, 23, at Kirikiri Prison, for allegedly stabbing her 7-year-old son at the back. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, ordered for the remand of the accused as she pleaded guilty and adjourned the case till Sept. 23 for […]

Tribunal reserves judgement on Kashamu’s election

Tribunal reserves judgement on Kashamu’s election

ABEOKUTA—National and state Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has reserved judgement in a petition brought before it against the Senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 28 presidential and national assembly election, Dapo Abiodun, […]

Amaechi Is Corrupt, PDP Insists

Amaechi Is Corrupt, PDP Insists

…Says Amaechi’s Boast Of Becoming A Minister Is To Glorify Corruption Claim by the former Governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi at a function in Abuja over the weekend  that President Muhammadu Buhari is begging him to accept appointment as Minister of Federal Republic of Nigeria or Secretary to the Government of the Federation […]

Buhari wants Islamic books included in Federal schools’ curriculum

Buhari wants Islamic books included in Federal schools’ curriculum

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Federal Ministry of Education to include two Islamic Studies books written by the late Justice Muhammad Bashir Sambo in the secondary school curriculum for all Federal Government Colleges. The president, gave the directive, weekend, in Kaduna while launching the reviewed editions of the books which were first published in […]

Unemployment worsens in Nigeria as 1,317,700 lose jobs in second quarter

Unemployment worsens in Nigeria as 1,317,700 lose jobs in second quarter

By Emeka Anaeto, Economy Editor LAGOS — There are indications that the country’s labour market has taken a major hit with worsening unemployment recorded in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015. About 1, 317,700 Nigerians lost their jobs within the period. On the other hand, the number of underemployed increased significantly with new hire of […]

US to lift arms embargo on Nigeria

US to lift arms embargo on Nigeria

THERE were strong indications on Monday that the United States would soon lift the current arms embargo placed on Nigeria. The Head of a Delegation of the US Congress Committee on Judiciary to the country, Mr. Darrel Issa, said this while speaking with journalists after an indoor meeting with the nation’s defence and military chiefs […]

We’re identifying banks keeping money for oil thieves, says Buhari

We’re identifying banks keeping money for oil thieves, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his administration had taken efforts to recover looted Nigerian resources a step further by searching for the banks keeping the proceeds of stolen oil. Buhari said his government had started identifying banks, financial institutions and countries in which payments for stolen Nigerian crude oil had been made. A statement […]

One of the reasons Jonathan fought me – Amaechi

One of the reasons Jonathan fought me – Amaechi

Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said his refusal to support ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to secure the support of governors for an upward review of subsidy payments was one of the reasons why they fell apart. Amaechi also revealed that the former President asked him not to seek re-election as the Chairman […]

Environmental Agency Seals Kanu Nwankwo’s Hotel, Worship Centres

Environmental Agency Seals Kanu Nwankwo’s Hotel, Worship Centres

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has sealed a hotel owned by ex-Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo, the Hardley Apartments, on Victoria Island. The hotel was among other hotels, churches and mosques sealed across the state on Monday over alleged air and noise pollution. No fewer than 30 facilities were shut in areas, including Ketu, […]

Tribunal sacks two PDP lawmakers for APC members in Delta State

Tribunal sacks two PDP lawmakers for APC members in Delta State

The Peoples’ Democratic Party in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State Monday suffered a fresh defeat at Election Tribunal sitting in Warri, as another of its lawmaker was floored by the candidate of the All Progressive Congress. Prince Okorodudu Eustace Eyitene was ordered to vacate the seat of member representing Koko Ward 8 […]