Zuma: Another lesson to Nigeria

Sam Amadi On the Valentine night, a major shift took place. President Jacob Zuma of  South Africa, who had boasted that he would not bow down to the African National Congress’ request that he resigned from office, suddenly bowed out. President Zuma in a televised speech argued that although his party was wrong to demand […]

Landlord’s son defiles primary four pupil in Ogun

Afeez Hanafi The son of a landlord at Oke-Aro, Ogun State, Toyeeb Afolayan, has been arrested by the state police command for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl. Toyeeb, a 22-year-old father of one, was arrested along with her mother, Toyin Afolayan, who reportedly washed off the bloodstains on the victim’s skirt after the suspect forcefully […]

ICYMI: Smugglers abandon N51m Range Rover SUV in Ogun

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it recovered a 2018 model Range Rover SUV inside a forest in Ifo Local Government Area where it was abandoned by smugglers as operatives of the command closed in on them. This vehicle was among the 13 smuggled used vehicles it […]

APC Govs, Amaechi in closed-door meeting with Buhari

Friday Olokor and Olaide Oyelude The All Progressives Congress governors, on Friday, held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari for almost two hours at his home town, Daura, Katsina State. Although the governors did not disclose what transpired during the meeting, there were indications that issues relating to the 2019 general elections could have […]

Tiv, Junkun, Kanuri people were never conquered by Fulani –Uwazurike

Chief Goddy Uwazurike is a lawyer and the President-Emeritus of Igbo think tank, Aka Ikenga. In this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE, Uwazurike, who was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, says Prof. Umar Labdo of the Maitama Sule University, who recently described Fulani as destined to lead Nigeria, should seek more education What do […]

Tiv, Junkun, Kanuri people were never conquered by Fulani –Uwazurike

Chief Goddy Uwazurike is a lawyer and the President-Emeritus of Igbo think tank, Aka Ikenga. In this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE, Uwazurike, who was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, says Prof. Umar Labdo of the Maitama Sule University, who recently described Fulani as destined to lead Nigeria, should seek more education What do […]

Some of those I moved with later turned to highway robbers, Sammie Okposo reveals

Ademola Olonilua But for God, renowned gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo would have been dead and his evergreen song, ‘Wellu’ wellu, would have never been heard. While chatting with Saturday Beats, the singer opened up on his past revealing that although he was born to very spiritual parents, he once strayed from ‘the path of righteousness’ […]

C’ River South stakeholders give Ayade condition for re-election

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Despite the ongoing endorsements of Governor Ben Ayade for re-election, there are indications that politicians in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State may have placed some hurdles ahead of the 2019 election. Loyalists of the state Peoples Democratic Party and other stakeholders from the Southern Senatorial District had on January […]

Farmers to access FG’s loans, herdsmen insurance cover

Nike Popoola The National Insurance Commission has commenced the pilot implementation of Index-based Agricultural Insurance products in 10 northern states that will give farmers access to the Federal Government loans. The Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari, stated this during a workshop in Abuja. He said that in partnership with the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing […]

Fake Shoprite manager defrauds job seekers

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A jobless 39-year-old man, Tayo Ogunleye, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly defrauding job seekers by claiming to be the marketing manager of Shoprite, a retail store on Ring Road, Ibadan. The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, said the suspect promised his victims non-existing jobs at […]