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Idanre hills: Great city among hills

Historical Sites Idanre Hill is one of the most awesome and beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria. It is a phenomenal wonder of nature and tourist attraction. Located in Idanre Town, about 24 kilometers southwest of Akure, Ondo State capital, the ancient Idanre Hills had...

CNN sues Trump over White House reporter

CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose questions and reporting have been a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump. “We...

Anambra Speaker, Rita Maduagwu, impeached

The Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, has been impeached. She was impeached by 20 out of the 30 members of the House on Tuesday. The motion to impeach her was moved by Ikem Uzozie, representing Aguata II constituency. He was...

$5.8bn NEMA fraud: Osinbajo has questions to answer

Contrary to a rebuttal from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that he did no wrongdoing in the approval of N5.8 billion for “emergency intervention of food security to the northeast” in June 2017, when he was acting president, the House of Representatives of Representatives...

Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport records 3.36m passengers in 9 months

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says a total of 3.36 million passengers travelled through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja between January and September. FAAN disclosed this in its 2018 Passengers Traffic Statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),...

Martial, Pogba ruled out of key France Nations match

Manchester United pair Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba will miss France’s key Nations League fixture against the Netherlands and a Uruguay friendly through injury, the French Football Federation announced on Monday. Both players arrived in Paris for assessment but were deemed unfit to feature...

Man bags two years for stealing 600 tubers of yam

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ilupeju-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti, on Monday sentenced one Adeleye Ajayi to two years imprisonment for stealing 600 tubers of yam. Chief Magistrate Joseph Ayodele found Ajayi guilty on the...

Real Madrid appoint Solari as permanent manager

Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are...

2 men jailed 7 months each for cheating

A Karshi Grade1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced two men, Uchenna Kalu and Ndubuisi Nwankwo, to seven months imprisonment each for criminal breach of trust and cheating. The convicts, who reside at Mararaba in Nasarawa State, had pleaded guilty to a two-count...

2019: PDP will win presidential election

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the 2019 presidential election overwhelmingly. Ortom stated this on Monday in Makurdi when a former governorship aspirant on the platform of PDP, Mr Dave Iorhemba visited him. “PDP will not only win...

Traders lament decline in sale

As the rage on the use of Snipper pesticide to preserve beans continues, some sellers of the staple food have complained of decline in purchase and heavy losses. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that beans traders in the popular Ketu Produce Market...

FG tired of waiting for Diezani’s UK trial

The Federal Government said its renewed desire to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to the country, was informed by the realisation that the United Kingdom was yet to begin her prosecution. Alison-Madueke, who was a super-powerful minister under the...

Higuain apologises for sending off in Juve defeat

AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain has apologised for getting dismissed against Juventus during a 2-0 defeat on Sunday in which he also missed a first-half penalty. Enraged after being penalised following a collision with Juventus defender Medhi Benatia, the former Real Madrid forward was...

NLC begs Buhari to expedite action

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on the proposed new national Minimum Wage by transmitting it to the National Assembly in good time. Dr Peter Eson-Ozo, NLC General Secretary said this in an interview with the...

Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, as group condemns media report

Senator Hope Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has denied the report of his arrest by security men, just as National Association of Igbo Youths condemned the media report. Uzodinma made the denial of his arrest in...

Court dismisses Ladoja’s no-case submission

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed a no-case submission by former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo State in a case of alleged N4.7 billion fraud. Ladoja was charged with converting N4.7 billion from Oyo State treasury to his personal use. He is...

1,801 killed, 50,212 displaced in recent Plateau attacks- Committee

The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the Plateau Government, has said that 1,801 persons were killed in the recent attacks on the state. AVM Bala Danbaba (retired), Chairman of the committee, while presenting its report to Gov. Simon...

We’ve secured 703 convictions,recovered 407 mansions – Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a total of 703 convictions in the last three years. Within the period under review also, the commission seized 407 mansions from accused persons facing charges of alleged corruption before different courts. The acting chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim...

Jonathan, Boss Mustapha, Lai Mohammed, others eulogise late Justice Uche

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, were among the dignitaries who extolled the virtuous of the late Justice Ijeoma Uche in Abuja on Sunday. Uche, who died at the age of 83,...

Academies raise poor parents, children’s hope, offers education

Children from low income families, who are being deprived unfettered access to learning opportunity and qualitative education due to their parents’ poor socio-economic background and inability to enroll them in high flyer schools now have every cause to smile.   Thanks to Bridge International Academies, ...

NYSC to host Borno, Yobe 2018 Batch C stream II orientation...

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to host the 2018 Batch ‘C’ stream II orientation course for corps members originally deployed to Borno and Yobe in Gombe State. Mr David Markson, the state coordinator of NYSC made this known on Monday in a...

2 Financial experts commend CBN forex intervention

Financial experts have commended the foreign exchange intervention move of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), stating that it would defend the naira from depreciating and stabilise the economy. The experts gave their commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Police re-arraign Badagry prince over alleged fraud

The police on Monday re-arraigned Semasa James, the prince of Kweme Land of Badagry, Lagos in an Ikeja Special Offences Court for defrauding the estate of his late father Oba Afolabi James. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Semasa was initially arraigned...

‘CHI has paid dividends 7 times in 10 years’

  Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc had paid dividends to shareholders seven times during the last 10 financial years while some other firms are yet to pay any.Managing Director of the Insurance firm, Mr Eddie Efekoha, disclosed this in Lagos at an interactive session with...

Man City ease past Man United in derby

Manchester City have returned to the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-1 victory over local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. David Silva opened the scoring for the champions early on, but City failed to build on that...

No restructuring, no campaign in N’Delta

Niger Delta youth leaders at the weekend warned presidential candidates in the 2019 elections that anyone that failed to embrace restructuring as a political philosophy and pursue such would not be allowed to campaign in the region. They said such candidates should not...

I killed Bademosi for struggling with me –Togolese cook

… says: ‘My intention was robbery’   Twenty-two-year-old Togolese cook, Mr. Sunday Adefonou Anani, has revealed in chilling details how he murdered Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, 67, at his No. 3B, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP...

Comply with cheque standard, accreditation scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed deposit money banks (DMBs) and the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to ensure compliance with the guidelines on the second edition of the Nigerian Cheque Standard (NCS) and Nigerian Cheque Printers Accreditation Scheme (NICPAS).In a...

BN General, Brokers celebrate awards

FBN General Insurance has been adjudged the Best Customer Service Award (Insurance Category) at the 2018 Nigeria Brand Award held recently in Lagos.Speaking on the feat, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBN General Insurance, Bode Opadokun, thanked the organisers for finding the company...

Court hears suit challenging legality of Ikoyi marriage registry, others

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos would today commence hearing in a suit challenging the constitutionality of Ikoyi marriage registry and others across the country being operated by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Interior. The suit filed...

‘Gender discrimination on the rise in law practice’

In this encounter, Mirian Obioma Okoro, an alumnus of Madonna University tells JOHN CHIKEZIE how her foray into law profession began   Background My name is Mirian Obioma Okoro. I hail from Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. After successfully completing my elementary education in Living...

Telcos defy NCC over data auto-renewal

  Despite a regulatory ban on auto renewal of telecommunications services, the four GSM operators in the country are still auto-renewing data subscriptions for the consumers.New Telegraph learnt that the ban, which took effect from May 21, has seen full compliance in the area...

Appeal Court reserves judgement in SCOAN trustees, engineers’ no-case submissions

A Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgement in an appeal filed by the Registered Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and the two engineers, Ms Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, who built the seven-storey building which...

South Africa vs Nigeria: Eagles’ll survive injury worries in Jo’Bourg, s...

The Super Eagles assistant coach Alloy Agu has played that down the spate of injuries that has plagued the team ahead of their African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa on November 17 in Johannesburg. The Eagles squad, who will have to be without their captain Mikel Obi and...

Aare Ona Kakanfo lampoons people parading selves as ‘Obas in Diaspora

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, has condemned people parading themselves as Obas (Yoruba kings) outside the shores of Nigeria when they have neither been crowned by anyone in the entire Yorubaland nor of royal birth. In a letter addressed...

My colleague lived like a king in prison, bought buses

He recruited me to ‘work’ for him A robbery suspect, Mr. Friday Olute, has revealed to operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT), how he became a ‘worker’ for an inmate serving at the Ikoyi Prison. According to Olute, he...

Ogun APC falling into old trap

In its bid to achieve genuine reconciliation ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Ogun State chapter of the APC has descended into deeper confusion as some analysts argue that the ruling party in the state may fall into the same trap that...

Stop the blame game, show your performance –Rewane Adegbenro

Otunba Adejare Rewane Adegbenro was born into two political dynasties; his paternal grandfather was the late Premier of the defunct Western Region, Alhaji Dauda Soroye Adegbenro. On the other side, his maternal grandfather was the late Pro-Democracy crusader and financier of the National...

I was swindled trying to get sugar mummy on Facebook

Twenty-nine-year-old Aminu Ahmed Yerima is a Master’s degree holder studied and graduated from the University of Ghana, Accra. With his degree, he could have sought employment in any establishment, either in Ghana or Nigeria, but he seems to prefer the odious job of...

NURTW members beat up Ondo lawmakers for removing speaker, deputy

Like a scene from a Hollywood movie, members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) invaded the Ondo State House of Assembly, beating lawmakers who had impeached the erstwhile speaker of the Assembly, Bamidele Oleyeloogun and his deputy, Mr Iroju Ogundeji,...

Court okays suit to prosecute Fani-Kayode, Abaribe, others

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted a suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) to prosecute a former Minister of Aviation, Dr. Femi Fani-Kayode; Senator representing Abia South, Senator Eyinnaya...

INEC puts Uzodinma on list as Imo APC candidate after initial...

Lagos has 41 governorship candidates, 589 eye assembly seats 32 seek gov seats in Kwara APC has no gov candidate in Zamfara Amosun’s associates pick DPP slots, Dimeji Bankole makes list     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday displayed names and qualifications of candidates of political parties...

Fear grips Nigerians as CPC issues warning

There is palpable fear in the country owing to the discovery of sniper-treated beans, a situation that arose through an online video that had gone viral. Though the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised Nigerians on how to avoid the food poisoning associated...

No governorship candidate listed for APC in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has displayed the names and qualifications of candidates of political parties running for the Imo state governorship election with no candidate listed for the All Progressive Congress (APC). This is also as the immediate past Chief of Staff...

PCNI to train 1,000 religious, community leaders in reconciliation, peace building

The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) says it will train over 1,000 religious and community leaders in transitional justice and peace building strategies in the North East. The Vice-Chairman of PCNI, Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa, told newsmen on Friday that the committee...

I’ve no hand in Oshiomhole’s travails

Governor Ogun State Ibukunle Amosun has distanced himself from the crisis faced by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The APC national chairman was reportedly quizzed by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday over a complaint from some aggrieved...

Watch your debt service/ revenue generation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday urged Nigeria to watch her rising debt service/ revenue ratio with a view to taking steps to halt the rise. While admitting that Nigeria’s Debt /GDP ratio of between 20-25 per cent was within a tolerable limit, the Fund noted that debt servicing,...

Evaluating politics behind minimum wage ‘endorsement’

With the nationwide strike called by organised labour suspended over Federal Government’s acceptance of the new minimum wage committee’s report, workers may have to go through a very long wait to earn something better. Sunday Ojeme reports   As widely anticipated by Nigerians who understand the way and manner government...

We’ve boosted revenue collection, says FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) yesterday said it had boosted revenue collection in the country since last year. FIRS Chairman, Dr. Babatunde Fowler, at the fourth Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Annual National Peer Learning Event in Abuja, said revenue collection in 2017 had topped N4, 027.9 trillion.Fowler, who...

Inmate changes name, re-arrested five years after jailbreak

Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit have re-arrested one of the 20 inmates who escaped from Sagamu Prison in January 2013. To hide his identity, after escaping from prison, the inmate changed his name from Akeem Akinyemi to Akeem Fijabi and became a notorious thug in...

Afenifere’s faux pas and the dearth of ideology

  South-West is considered the most politically sophisticated region in the country. This is for good reason. Every individual has the right to belong to a political party of his or her choice. This right comes with the privilege of having and expressing political opinion and freedom of political association.Here,...

We arrested 22 suspected kidnappers, gun runners in one month

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday announced the arrests of twenty-two suspected kidnappers and other criminal elements across the country. The DSS in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Peter Afunanya, said the arrests were made by its tactical teams in conjunction with the military. This was as...

‘Iwobi ’s new contrac t makes him more focused ’

Former Fulham star Leroy Rosenior on Thursday believes Nigeria international Alex Iwobi can get even better for Arsenal as he continues his impressive start to life under the management of new head coach Unai Emery. Rosenior was reacting to a mail from an Arsenal fan on Premier League Fan...

National leather policy’ll tame 20m yearly shoe imports –MAN

  Following the Federal Executive Council (FEC)’s approval of the National Leather and Leather Product Policy, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has disclosed that the policy would help reduce the over 20 million pairs of shoes imported yearly into Nigeria.The association noted that the continued shoe importation has seen...

Olukoya applauds MFM Women’s B’ball team

The office of the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries led by the General Overseer Dr Daniel Olukoya hosted the outstanding Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Women Basketball team on Thursday in his office in Lagos after their heroic 4th place finish at the just concluded...

ASHON seeks partnership with Mauritius firm

The Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria, (ASHON) is seeking partnership with a Mauritius-based Information and Communications Technology ( ICT) Company, Acoyvis Limited. The foreign ICT firm has proposed an international workshop for ASHON to address the global best practices in technology governance and the need to enhance oversight...

How religious comparative studies institute can end acrimony

A Muslim leader and Sarkin Yamma, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim has tasked the Federal Government to establish institutions on religious comparative studies to forestall incessant crisis among foloowers of Islam and Christianity in the country. Ibrahim who said this when he paid a visit to Overseer of Christ and Evangelical...

Bureau de change operator charged with defrauding woman $1,500

A trader, Salisu Abdullahi, who allegedly defrauded a woman by collecting $1,500 dollars from her on the pretext of giving her naira equivalent, was on Thursday bought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused, 28, whose residential address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining...

Stop complaining, your time almost up, Fayose tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, has again told President Muhammadu Buhari to face governance and stopcomplaining about problems of the past governments. Fayose said the President’s time was almost up, adding that he said has spent three and half years blaming his predecessors and inflicted...

Senator Adeleke is not dead

The governorship campaign organisation of Senator Ademola Adeleke has denied reports that the Osun state Peoples Democratic Governorship candidate in the 2018 governorship election, Ademola Adeleke is dead. In a statement signed by the office, it described the report as untrue and handiwork of the senator’s political opponents. “Our attention...

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