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  • 36 mins Live Updates: Election Rerun Results From 11 Affected States NaijaNews
    Election results of the ongoing Election rerun election have started coming in from different polling units where the elections took place in the 11 affected States. Naija News respots that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, conducted the election at exactly 8 am on Saturday, January 25 amidst tight security. This online news platform recalls that INEC had said that the rerun and supplementary polls will be held in 11 of the country’s 36 states, one of the 109 senatorial zones, 12 federal constituencies and 15 state constituencies. INEC had said that ... more
  • 2 hours Latest Biafra News, IPOB News For Sunday, 26th January, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Sunday, 26th January 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Biafra: Buhari Govt Tables Fresh Request Before Court Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reject a request by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to restore his revoked bail. Naija News understands that the Buhari government filed a counter-affidavit before the court to oppose an ... more
  • 3 hours Biafra: Buhari Govt Tables Fresh Request Before Court Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail NaijaNews
    The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reject a request by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to restore his revoked bail. Naija News understands that the Buhari government filed a counter-affidavit before the court to oppose an application filed in April last year by Kanu seeking the restoration of his bail. The prosecuting counsel, Magaji Labaran filed the Federal Government’s objection to the application on January 17, 2020. This online news platform recalls that before Kanu disappeared from Nigeria sometime in September 2017, he ... more
  • 3 hours Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, 26th January, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 26th January 2020. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines. 1. Leah Sharibu ‘Gives Birth’ In Boko Haram’s Captivity Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in 2018, has reportedly given birth in Boko Haram captivity. A report monitored on a Nigerian online news website, SaharaReporters by Naija News, quoted a source who is familiar with Leah’s situation, to have said that the abducted Christian girl gave birth to a baby boy. 2. Finally, Kwankwaso Breaks Silence On ... more
  • 10 hours Breaking: Leah Sharibu ‘Gives Birth’ In Boko Haram’s Captivity NaijaNews
    Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in 2018, has reportedly given birth in Boko Haram captivity. A report monitored on a Nigerian online news website, SaharaReporters by Naija News, quoted a source who is familiar with Leah’s situation, to have said that the abducted Christian girl gave birth to a baby boy. The report said Leah was delivered of the baby a few weeks ago following her forceful marriage to a top Boko Haram commander, a reliable source close to the terror group told SaharaReporters. This online news platform understands that the report ... more
  • 14 hours Transfer Market: Chelsea FC Sign 3 NaijaNews
    English football giants, Chelsea Football Club has announced the signing of connectivity company ‘3’ as their new official shirt partner. Naija News reports that Chelsea made the announcement in a statement on the club’s official website, on Friday, January 24. The announcement displaces Yokohama Tyres on the club’s jerseys from the 2020/21 football season. A statement on the club’s website reads: “The partnership brings together a Premier League football club and a premium brand in connectivity, with both aiming to build towards headline-grabbing success in 2020. It is, appropriately, for three years initially with Three’s logo to appear on all ... more
  • 14 hours Just In: Finally, Kwankwaso Breaks Silence On Ganduje’s Supreme Court Victory NaijaNews
    Former Kano State governor and leader of Kwankwasiyya movement, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has reacted to the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Supreme Court. Naija News recalls that the Supreme Court had ruled that Ganduje was duly elected governor of Kano State. Delivering judgment on Monday, the seven-man panel of Justices of the Supreme Court upheld Ganduje’s election and dismissed the appeal by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abba Yusuf. The apex court by its ruling in a unanimous decision by the panel on Monday laid to rest all matters surrounding the 2019 governorship election in ... more
  • 15 hours Wike Desperately Lobbying To Join APC Because Of Atiku – Rivers APC Leaders Allege NaijaNews
    The major stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 20 wards of Port Harcourt City council area (PHALGA) of Rivers State have revealed that Governor Nyesom Wike was allegedly trying desperately to join the APC. Speaking at a news conference on Friday after a meeting at Orogbum Civic Centre in Ward 2, Ogbunabali Road, Port Harcourt, the APC leaders said Wike wants to leave because former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is not allowing him (Wike) to control the affairs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The APC stakeholders also accused Igo Aguma, a two-term member of the House of ... more
  • 17 hours Edo APC: Thugs Disrupt Venue For Oshiomhole’s Rally NaijaNews
    Suspected thugs have burnt down a venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Etsako West LGA, Edo State, by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. Naija News reports that the political rally was organised to receive some defectors into the APC. It was gathered that the suspected thugs burnt two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage at about 2 am on Saturday morning. According to a source, the hoodlums fired shots before setting the venue for the rally ablaze. Alhaji Abubakar Akokhia, the factional Chairman of APC in the LGA, insisted ... more
  • 17 hours Why I Withdrew From Akwa-Ibom Rerun Elections – Akpabio NaijaNews
    The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has given reasons why he alongside the All Progressives Congress (APC) pulled out of the ongoing rerun election in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom State. Naija News reports that the APC and Akpabio had withdrawn from the Akwa Ibom rerun elections. In a press conference on Friday at the party’s secretariat in Uyo, the state Chairman of the party, Mr Ini Okopido, stated that the APC was withdrawing due to a perceived bias of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. He expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct ... more
  • 18 hours Apostle Suleman Berates Femi Adesina Over Comment on CAN NaijaNews
    Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s media adviser, Femi Adesina, over comments he made about the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Naija News recalls that following the killing of the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram, the Christian body had rejected Buhari’s reaction to the murder. Buhari had described the murder as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. He also assured that the terrorists will continue to pay a heavy price for their actions and would comprehensively be defeated by Nigeria armed forces. But CAN stated ... more
  • 18 hours ‘Morally Bankrupt’ Adesina Has Sold His Soul To Satan – Fani Kayode NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina, of selling his soul to satan. Naija News recalls that following the killing of the Chairman of CAN in Michika Local government area of Adamawa state, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram, the Christian body had rejected Buhari’s reaction to the murder. Buhari had described the murder as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. He also assured that the terrorists will continue to pay a heavy price for their actions and would comprehensively be defeated by Nigeria armed forces. But CAN stated that Christians were tired of the ... more
  • 20 hours FA Cup: Seven Arsenal Players To Miss Bournemouth Clash NaijaNews
    Seven Arsenal players may not be up for selection when the Gunners take on Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round fixture at Dean Court. Head coach Mikel Arteta will be without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defender, David Luiz due to suspension. Greek defender Sokratis is also a doubt with illness, though the former Dortmund defender returned to training on Friday. Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are expected to return after the Premier League winter break next month. A club statement read: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace (a) on January 11, suspended for ... more
  • 22 hours Amotekun: Akeredolu Faults ‘Ignorant’ Balarabe Musa NaijaNews
    Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has dismissed claims by a former governor of Old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, that the establishment of Amotekun was a ploy to create Oduduwa republic. Naija News recalls that Balarabe Musa had urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the establishment of Amotekun. He said the security outfit was a ploy to secure Yoruba land and a prelude to the declaration of Oduduwa Republic. Reacting while speaking to newsmen on Friday, Akeredolu stated that the northern elder made the statement out of ignorance. According to the Ondo State governor, Balarabe Musa misunderstood ... more
  • 23 hours Just In: Fire Guts Popular Mushin Market, Destroys Properties Worth Millions of Naira NaijaNews
    Fire razed the popular Amu timber market in Mushin in the early hours of Saturday destroying properties worth millions of Naira. Naija News could not ascertain the cause of the fire as at the time of filing in this report. The fire which started around 12 am on Saturday morning is still spreading to unaffected areas of the market and residential houses around. More details to come… ... more
  • 1 day Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 25th January, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 25th January 2020 Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines. 1. See The 11 States Where Re-run Elections Will Hold Today And Why (Full List) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Saturday, 25th January 2019 (today), conduct re-run elections in eleven states of the federation. The re-run election consists of 28 Federal and State Constituencies broken down into One (1) Senatorial District, Twelve (12) House of Representatives and Fifteen (15) State Assemblies. 2. God Is Angry With CAN Leadership — Popular ... more
  • 1 day Latest Biafra News, IPOB News For Saturday, 25th January, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Saturday, 25th January 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Facebook ‘Clamps Down On Biafra’, Shuts Down Nnamdi Kanu’s Page Social Media Network, Facebook, has shut down the page of Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in what appears to be a clampdown on Biafra agitation championed by the IPOB leader. Naija News reports that Kanu’s group, the IPOB made this claim in a statement issued on Thursday, January 23 by its Media ... more
  • 1 day See The 11 States Where Re-run Elections Will Hold Today And Why (Full List) NaijaNews
    INEC Holds Re-run Elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Saturday, 25th January 2019 (today), conduct re-run elections in eleven states of the federation. The re-run election consists of 28 Federal and State Constituencies broken down into One (1) Senatorial District, Twelve (12) House of Representatives and Fifteen (15) State Assemblies. The affected states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun, and Sokoto States, Naija News reports. In line with this development, the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has directed Commissioners of Police in the affected states to put in place adequate ... more
  • 1 day APC Withdraw From Akwa-Ibom Rerun Elections NaijaNews
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate Senator Godswill Akpabio has withdrawn from the rerun elections in Essien Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom state. In a press conference on Friday at the party’s secretariat in Uyo, the state Chairman of the party, Mr Ini Okopido, stated that the APC was withdrawing due to a perceived bias of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. He expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of the electoral umpire ahead of Saturday’s election. According to Okopido, both Senator Akpabio whose candidacy has been replaced with Ekperikpe Ekpo for the Senatorial District election and ... more
  • 1 day Edo 2020: Why Move To Unseat Obaseki Will Fail – Gov Umahi NaijaNews
    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has backed Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to get re-elected. Umahi, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said those plotting to unseat Obaseki will fail. He made this known while addressing Obaseki’s wife, Betsy and other Southern Governors’ Wives who paid him a courtesy call in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. According to the Ebonyi State governor, his Edo state counterpart has done well and deserves to be re-elected in the state election later this year. Umahi said: “Power belongs to God and no matter ... more
  • 1 day Imo: Why God Took Power From Emeka Ihedioha – Father Mbaka NaijaNews
    The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, says God took power from Emeka Ihediohabecause he was surrounded by people who don’t want him to work.Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state and affirmed Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9 governorship election. Giving judgment on the election on Tuesday, a seven-man panel of justices in a unanimous decision, held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast in the election. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the judgment, ordered ... more
  • 1 day God Is Angry With CAN Leadership — Popular Nigerian Prophet Prophesies NaijaNews
    Prophet Isaac Itodo, the General Overseer of the Ark of Covenant Total Life Ministries, says God is very angry with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Naija News reports that Prophet Itodo said God is angry with CAN leadership because it has been enmeshed in playing politics and fraternizing with political opponents of the present administration in heating the polity in Nigeria at the detriment of uniting the body of Christ in Nigeria. This online news platform understands that Prophet Itodo stated this in an exclusive chat with journalists in the wake of the killing of the ... more
  • 2 days Again, Father Mbaka Releases Fresh Prophecies On Hope Uzodinma, Imo State NaijaNews
    The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, southeast Nigeria, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has released new prophecies Hope Uzodinma and Imo State, southeast Nigeria. Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state and affirmed Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9 governorship election. Giving judgment on the election on Tuesday, a seven-man panel of justices in a unanimous decision, held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast in the election. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, who read the judgment, ordered INEC to withdraw the certificate of return ... more
  • 2 days Naval Boss, Ibok Ibas Allegedly Locks Up Navy Captain Inside A Toilet For Day NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Chief Of Naval Staff, Ibok Ibas, Allegedly kept a Navy Captain For Six Days inside toilet For uncovering fraudulent Act According to a report gathered from SaharaReporters, Naija news learnt the victim, who is seeking justice in a 10-page petition to military authorities dated December 12, 2019, accused  Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas,  of locking him (Navy Captain Emmanuel Ekpe Owen) (NN1538) in toilet for six days after exposing his financial impropriety. This was revealed in a 10-page petition to military authorities dated December 12, 2019, and signed by the victim, who is seeking justice. ... more
  • 2 days CBN Retains MPR At 13.5% NaijaNews
    The Central bank of Nigeria has voted that monetary policy rate, which measures interest rate to retain its status quo at 13.5 % for the first quarter of the year Naija News reports that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele who disclosed this decision today during a press conference at the end of a two-day MPC meeting revealed that the committee unanimously also voted to raise the Cash Reserve Ratio by 500 basis points from 22.5% to 27.5%. speaking on why the monetary policy committee (MPC) raised the Cash Reserve Ratio by 500 basis points ... more
  • 2 days Two Robbers To Die By Hanging In Ekiti State NaijaNews
    Two notorious robbers have been sentenced to death by hanging after pleading guilty to allegations against them. Jamiu Idris and Ganiu Issah who were accused of robbing one Mr Obanbi of his Toyota Camry car in November last year have been sentenced to death by Justice John Adeyeye of the Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti. Naija News learned that the robbers who were accused of two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery, pleaded guilty, after founding in their possession guns and some other items. It was revealed by the state Ministry of Justice, Mrs Kemi Ajumobi that ... more
  • 2 days Transfer: Manchester United Set To Sign Odion Ighalo NaijaNews
    English Premier League side, Manchester United are interested in signing former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, according to Sky Sports. Ighalo who was recently nominated for African best footballer is currently playing for the Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua. The Nigerian who had previously played for Watford scored 33 goals in 82 matches during his spell at Vicarage Road. The Red Devils are also looking at signing Islam Slimani, who is on loan at Monaco from Leicester. Man U is considering loan offers for the striker as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks for a short-term replacement for Marcus Rashford who is currently ... more
  • 2 days Nigerians Mock EFCC Over ‘Stolen’ Eagle On Its Logo NaijaNews
    Shortly after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission took to Twitter to counter Transparency International on rating Nigeria 146 out of 180 corrupt countries in the world, Nigerians have come for the commission, accusing it of stealing a photo of the eagle in its logo. Recall Naija News reported that Transparency International revealed its latest in which Nigeria ranks 146 out of the 180 countries with a score of 26. Reacting, however, the EFCC described the report as “baseless” and “illogical”. According to them, Nigeria has achieved a lot under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari where he has ... more
  • 2 days Turkey: Forcing Rapist To Marry Their Victims Is Biblical – Daddy Freeze NaijaNews
    Nigerian OAP and founder of Free The Sheeple Church, Daddy Freeze has reacted to the new law introduced by the Turkish government which will ensure rapist to be joined to their victims. Naija News understands that the law was introduced in other to avoid widespread in child’s marriage problem in the country, as noted by the president. The law which sparked outrage all over the nations about four years ago has now resurfaced by Turkey’s ruling party. The law will also allow amnesty to rapists as long as they have accepted to take their victims as their new wedded wife. ... more
  • 2 days EPL: Solskjaer Requests For More Time To Transform Man U NaijaNews
    The Manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has asked for more time to turn things around at the club. He pointed to Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, who was given time to restructure the club. Solskjaer who replaced Jose Mourinho at the club has been under increased pressure following his side’ defeats to Liverpool and Burnley. Solskjaer, while speaking with the media on Friday, noted there will be no “quick fix” to improve their performance. The Man U manager in his statement said, “For me, we do have a way of doing things.” “Of course you can see other teams ... more
  • 2 days Jubilation As Workers Start Receiving Minimum Wage In Borno State NaijaNews
    Borno Government Starts Payment Of New Minimum Wage Workers in Borno State on Friday began receiving the new N30,000 minimum wage as the government has started making payments. This development was confirmed by Mr Bulama Abiso, the Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri. Speaking on behalf of civil servants and organized labour in the state, Abiso expressed gratitude to the governor, Babagana Zulum, for keeping to his pledge that “workers welfare is his priority’’. “The minimum wage and its consequential adjustments were implemented to all grade level ... more
  • 2 days Amotekun: Ohanaeze Commends FG, Southwest Govs. Over Peaceful Resolution NaijaNews
    The Governors of Southwest have been commended by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide over their peaceful resolution towards the actualisation of Amotekun. Recall that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami had declared the security outfit illegal. Ohanaeze in a statement released through its spokesperson, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, on Friday commended the Federal Government for reviewing its earlier position on the establishment of the regional security outfit. It said, “Amotekun is like a Vigilante group and people have the right to protect themselves against marauders and killers especially when our conventional security apparatus is unable to ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: People Collapse Suddenly In China NaijaNews
    Disturbing videos showing people collapsing suddenly on the streets Wuhan a Chinese city following the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus disease has emerged online. In the video, people who have been affected are seen collapsing as other people with face masks including Medical doctors rush to help. The video’s authenticity which is being widely circulated on social media isn’t yet verified. Also, not clear is where or when much of the footage was taken, though all of it appears to come from China. The city of Wuhan housing some 11 million people, where the disease is centred has been on total ... more
  • 2 days Amotekun: Group Demands Return Of Bakassi Boys In The South-East NaijaNews
    Ohanaeze Wants A Return Of Bakassi Boys The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide has called on governors from the South-East region of the country to bring back the ‘Bakassi Boys’ as the security outfit for the region. The group made the call on Thursday where it noted that other regions already have a security outfit for their zone. It listed the Civilian JTF and Hisbah Police for the north and the recently established Operation Amotekun in the South-West. The group, therefore, in a statement issued and signed by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Worldwide, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary, ... more
  • 2 days Controversial Nigerian Cross Dresser Bobrisky Arrested, Cars Seized NaijaNews
    Popular Cross-dresser, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, popularly known as Bobrisky,  has reportedly been arrested by officers of the Nigerian Police force. Naija News learnt that the controversial socialite was picked up at his residence last night in Bera Estate, Chevron Drive, Lekki, Lagos and whisked away to an unknown destination He was, however, brought back to move his cars. Unconfirmed reports suggest his arrest is in connection with his cross-dressing lifestyle which is heavily frowned upon in Nigeria. A video was also seen were s some armed policemen outside his residence. One of the officers was also quoted as saying, “we ... more
  • 2 days Turkish Government To Pass “Marry-Your-Rapist” Bill, NaijaNews
    The Turkish parliament has agreed to pass a law mandating rapists to marry their victims Naija News Understands that the law would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims. it is set to be introduced to the Turkish parliament. The controversial ” bill, is expected to be introduced to the Turkish parliament at the end of January, has sparked fury among women’s rights campaigners in the country. Critics argue the legislation, which the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is urging the government to axe, not only legitimises ... more
  • 2 days Pastor, Slumps And Dies In Front Of Congregation, While Preaching NaijaNews
    A South African pastor, Reverend Bassie Jackals, lost his life yesterday while preaching to members of his church at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Kuruman, Northern Cape. The pastor was said to have slumped while he was preaching but died on reaching the hospital where he was confirmed dead. After a post-mortem was carried out, it was discovered that he died as a result of high blood pressure and that he was also diabetic. The deceased who is survived by his wife and 4 daughters, was 42 years old. Watch a video from the moment he slumped below ... more
  • 2 days Why We Replaced Ihedioha With Uzodinma – Supreme Court NaijaNews
    The Supreme Court of Nigeria has giving reasons why it accepted the results sheets presented by Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State. Naija News recalls that the Supreme Court headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad has sacked the incumbent, Governor Ihedioha from office. The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election. In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issue a fresh Certificate ... more
  • 2 days South-West Speakers Declare Support For Operation Amotekun NaijaNews
    Amoyekun Soon To Get Legislative Backing Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly in the South-West region of the country have declared their support for the Operation Amotekun outfit set up by the governors. The Speakers in declaring their support pledged to provide the legislative framework for the establishment of the security outfit set up by the governors. The Speakers made their stand known in a communique issued on Friday by the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of South West States Legislature, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun at the end of a one-day security summit of the speakers. Mr Adebo Ogundoyin (Oyo State), ... more
  • 2 days Transfer: Joe Cole Advises Chelsea, Man Utd, Tottenham To Sign Raul Jimenez NaijaNews
    Former Chelsea striker, Joe Cole has advised his former club, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur to sign Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez. Cole claimed that the 28-year-old striker can solve the attacking problems of the clubs if signed in the January Transfer window. Jimenez who scored against Liverpool on Thursday has drawn interest from Manchester United. Cole while speaking with BT Sport on Thursday: “Wolves fans won’t thank me for saying it but if I’m Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United and you’ve got a checkbook ready to go, he’s the first name.” “If you want someone to make an instant impact ... more
  • 2 days Allow Your Children Go To School Or Be Jailed – Kaduna Gov’t Warns Parents NaijaNews
    The Kaduna State Government, through its Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Phoebe Yayi, warned parents in the state to either let their children go to school or they opt for a jail term for not doing so. Naija News learned that Mrs Phoebe, on Friday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, admonished parents to let their children go to school, else they face a jail term. She stated that the state government has thereby made education free to every child from primary to secondary school in other to avoid excuses from any parent. Mrs Phoebe in her ... more
  • 2 days Balarabe Attacks Tinubu, Gani Adams, Wole Soyinka Over Statements On Amotekun NaijaNews
    Balarabe Musa, a former Governor of Kaduna State, has attacked the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. Musa in his statement claimed that the former governor of Lagos State belongs to an administration that is showing a lack of aptitude to govern Nigeria. He also attacked Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, over the issues surrounding the Southwest security outfit, operation Amotekun. Governors from the six Southwest states had launched the security outfit to fight against kidnapping, banditry and other vices. Balarabe Musa had earlier stated that the regional security ... more
  • 2 days Federal Government To Borrow N2 Trillion Pension Fund NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has revealed her plan to borrow N2 trillion from the current N10 trillion pension funds to finance the development of infrastructure. Naija News learnt that this was disclosed at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Abuja. Briefing newsmen at the end of the NEC meeting in Abuja, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, stated that the decision of the Federal Government to pull N2 trillion out of the pension funds was reached by a NEC sub-committee. According to El-Rufai, the country will never be able to ... more
  • 2 days Imo: Police Beef Up Security Ahead Saturday’s Rerun NaijaNews
    Security has been beefed up in Imo State ahead of the rerun election in Okigwe North, Orlu Federal Constituency and Njaba State Assembly. The development was revealed by the State Police Command, the security agency assured that it’s prepared for the Saturday election in the state. The Commission of Police in the state, Mobolaji Olaniti Fafowora, during a press briefing on Thursday revealed that the command will work with other security agencies to ensure smooth electoral process. The Imo State CP stated this while parading more than twenty-nine suspects at the command’s headquarters in Owerri. He advised hoodlums to have ... more
  • 2 days Man Flees After Killing Wife With Hoe In Niger State NaijaNews
    Nigerian Police in Niger State has announced to the general public to please make available any information that will lead to the arrest of a farmer who reportedly killed his wife and ran away. The State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman, has on Friday in Minna, capital city of Niger State while speaking with the NAN disclosed that the command in on the search for one Gimba of Maratu, a resident of a village in Nasko Local Government Area of the state, who allegedly killed his wife, Aishatu, following dispute which erupted between them. Usman reveals that the incident ... more
  • 2 days Davido Honours Toyin Abraham, To Star In Her Upcoming Movie NaijaNews
    Nollywood actress and mother of one, Toyin Abraham, formerly called Toyin Aimaku has announced on her Instagram page that a deal has been sealed to feature Nigerian singer, Davido, in her upcoming rebranded movie, ‘Fate of Alakada’. According to reports, It was said that Toyin had phoned Davido requesting him to make an appearance in her upcoming movie, and the singer obliged and showed up. Toyin who was filled with joy to have received the presence of Davido, shared on her Instagram page to announce the date ‘Fate of Alakada’ will be out. She wrote; “I am now officially #30BG..Watchout ... more
  • 2 days Some Of Your Favorite Hollywood Celebrities Are Actually Nigerians, See Them Here NaijaNews
    A lot of black celebrities of African descent, specifically Nigerians are in America’s entertainment industry, Hollywood. This is as a result of global integration and the century-old slave trade. Quite a number of them are not just blacks, they are also from Nigeria, following active traces and DNA tests done by some of them to trace their lineage and discover their African origins. Here is a list of some of these Nigerians who are currently American or British celebrities.Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo is a British television and film actress and singer. She was born on October 22, 1973, to a Scottish ... more
  • 2 days Shagari’s Grandson Speaks On Nigeria’s Breakup NaijaNews
    Bello Shagari, the grandson of former Head of State, Shehu Shagari, has warned Nigerians calling for the breakup of the country. Bello in his statement claimed that people calling for the country’s breakup are unfair to people who lost their lives during the civil war. He noted that calling for a breakup in the country is a selfish motive, he further stated that the country is not the way it is because of the union between the North and South. The grandson of the Second Republic President who took to his Twitter account wrote: “Anyone who is calling for break ... more
  • 2 days Lagos: Hoodlums Attack Community, Destroy 100 Shops NaijaNews
    Some suspected hoodlums on Wednesday destroyed the properties of businessmen and women, whose shops are located in the Alakuko and Dalemo areas, which are border communities in Lagos State and the Ogun States. According to a report, some shops were burgled and the goods in the shops were looted during the attack which lasted about five hours. It was reported that the area was invaded by the hoodlums around 1 am and stirred fear amidst the people in the communities An eyewitness, who identified herself as Oluwadamilola said, “The tension created by the hoodlums woke me and I saw them ... more
  • 2 days Barcelona Identify Two Premier League Stars To Replace Suarez NaijaNews
    Naija News understands two premier league stars have emerged top of the list as Spanish giants Barcelona scout a replacement for Luis Suarez. The injured Suarez may be out for up to four months and Barca is keen to find a suitable replacement for him. The club is said to be exploring the possibilities of signing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Chelsea center forward Olivier Giroud before the end of the January transfer window. The two players are considered ideal players to fill the gap created by the injured Suarez. Barca’s new manager, Quique Setien is also understood to have ... more
  • 2 days Sports Minister, Dare Meets Aisha Buhari, Gives Reason NaijaNews
    The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, met with the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, on Thursday. The development was revealed by the minister on his Twitter account, he also revealed that reason for the meeting. Dare noted that the meeting with the President’s wife was to discuss the plans to host Para Powerlifting World Cup in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari’s minister added that the meeting with the First Lady was fruitful. The minister took to his Twitter account and wrote: “Yesterday I paid a courtesy call on the First Lady,HE Aisha Buhari to brief her on ... more
  • 2 days Tension As Federal Government Stops Salaries Of ASUU Members NaijaNews
    Following the refusal of the academic staff of tertiary institutions in Nigeria to be enrolled in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, the Federal Government has directed  that the salaries of the concerned staff be stopped immediately According to the report gathered, the accountant-general of the federation through a letter signed by the Director of IPPIS, Olufehinti, O. J, asked the finance minister not to release funds meant for January salaries to members of the academic community, saying payments would be made through the IPPIS platform. The letter captioned, “Request for stoppage of the release of funds for ... more
  • 2 days Transparency International Latest Ranking Baseless, Biased – EFCC NaijaNews
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described the latest ranking of Nigeria by the Transparency International Corruption perceptions Index as baseless and biased. Naija News reports that the Transparency International Corruption perceptions Index ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries studied. In the latest release, Nigeria was ranked as the most corrupt country in West Africa. Reacting in a statement by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the EFCC accused Transparency International of having a hidden agenda against Nigeria. According to the anti-graft agency, the organisation has been consistent in its biased rating of Nigeria. EFCC said: “We insist that the rating ... more
  • 2 days Those Who Frustrated GEJ’s Administration Are Now Reaping Their Labour – Kuti NaijaNews
    One among the Kuti’s family, Babasola Kuti, has come hot on those whom he accused of making governance difficult for ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration. Kuti who tweeted on Friday on his twitter page reacting to the former administration said that all those who made it as it was then are currently reaping the fruit of their labour. Naija News understands that the activist in his tweet with the sound of mockery congratulates the people who frustrated GEJ administration, thanking them for a job well done. See the tweet below;
    Those who promised to make Nigeria ungovernable ... more
  • 2 days AfDB Ready To Invest $600m In Renewable Energy NaijaNews
    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has invested $600 million for the development of renewable energy in Africa. The President of AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, disclosed this during his keynote speech at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. The investment into the renewable energy market had been encouraged by the opportunities, which Adesina says are available in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Adesina, the bank used a partial risk guarantee to support the Lake Turkana wind power project in Kenya, the largest wind power generation project in Africa, which will produce 300 megawatts of electricity. “The African Development Bank’s €20 million Partial Risk Guarantee essentially ... more
  • 2 days LASSA Fever: What You Can Do To Be Safe NaijaNews
    Some years ago, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared that the emergency phase of the Lassa fever outbreak, in Nigeria was over. This was after the disease had ravaged the country for four and a half months in 21 states of the country which led to 129 deaths. Recently there has been another outbreak of Lassa fever, and records hold that at least 16 people have been killed, 47 patients are currently undergoing treatment, while 21 have been successfully treated and discharged, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control. The 84 cases were recorded in seven states ... more
  • 2 days Assassination: Police Interrogate Alhaji Oko Oloyun’s Escorts, Staff NaijaNews
    The two police escorts attached to a popular herbal manufacturer, Fatai Yusuff, popularly known as Oko Oloyun are currently undergoing questioning at the homicide section of Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department, following the murder of Yusuf by some unknown gunmen on Thursday. The development was revealed by the Oyo State Police Command on Friday. The command in a statement released through its spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, also revealed that some staff of the deceased are being questioned by a team of detectives from the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department. Recall that Yusuff popularly known as ‘Oko Oloyun’ was ... more
  • 2 days Archbishop Of Canterbury Finally Reacts To Killing Of CAN Chairman By Boko Haram NaijaNews
    Archbishop Mourns Late CAN Chairman Most Revd Justin Portal Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has condemned the recent killing of Revd. Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram terrorists. Naija News recalls Revd. Andimi was abducted by the terrorists following a failed attack on Michika LGA by the dreaded Boko Haram sect on January 2, 2020. It will be recalled this online platform also obtained and published a video of the CAN chairman who spoke out from Boko Haram custody where he expressed hope of been ... more
  • 2 days Why I Can’t Stop Dating Reverend Fathers – Lady NaijaNews
    A lady simply identified as Lara has taken to social media to disclose her secret love for dating Reverend fathers because she enjoys them. According to her, the only thing she doesn’t like about them is that they easily get transferred to other places. She said she once dated an ordinary guy for three years but he eventually broke her heart. Lara said there was one priest she dated after that who was so caring and very good in bed but their affair with was cut short when he was transferred. She further noted that the priests are caring and ... more
  • 2 days Amotekun: What S/West Governors Discussed With Osinbajo – Akeredolu NaijaNews
    The Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed what was agreed between governors and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Amotekun. Naija News had reported the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reached an agreement with South West Governors on Operation Amotekun, a Western Nigeria Security Network. Giving more details while speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Akeredolu said south-west governors and Osinbajo have agreed on a way forward. He said: “We held a very fruitful discussion, the governors of the South-West were there. The meeting was presided over by the Vice ... more
  • 2 days Big Brother 9ja: Leo Da Silver Makes Shocking Revelation In New Interview NaijaNews
    Despite the level of moral decadence in the 21st century, it is surprising to know that some people of this generation have chosen to remain chaste. The popular reality show, BBNaija 2018 star, Leo DaSilva, shocked many when he revealed that he has never slept with a woman before. He made the disclosure during an interview when he was asked to list songs on his ‘intimacy’ playlist. He said he had never laid with a woman before. However, he listed songs that he believed would be good for an intimacy playlist. Recall that while Leo was still in the Big ... more
  • 2 days Everybody Is A Pretender Until You Get To Know Them – Naira Marley NaijaNews
    Nigerian controversial Singer, Naira Marley as has said on his twitter page that one will always assume people are sane but that when you related and get to understand them, you finally find out that it is the otherwise. The singer who posted on his Twitter account said that “Everyone gives the impression of being normal until you get to know them.” See tweet below;
    Everyone gives the impression of being normal until you get to know them. — nairamarley (@officialnairam1) January 23, 2020 It could be recalled that Naira Marley on Thursday posted on his ... more
  • 2 days Transfer: Barcelona Set To Hijack Eriksen’s Move To Inter Milan NaijaNews
    La Liga champions, Barcelona have reached out to Tottenham Hotspur over Christian Eriksen, before the January transfer window closes. The Tottenham midfielder met with the club’s chairman Daniel Levy on Tuesday and informed him that he wants to join Inter Milan this month. Barcelona is seeking to hijack the deal while Inter is pushing hard to seal the deal before the transfer window ends. A further report revealed that Eriksen has agreed to a personal term with the Serie A side, although Inter and Spurs have not agreed on a fee. Erikson’s deal with the English Premier League side will ... more
  • 2 days FG, P&ID Resume $9.6bn Battle In London NaijaNews
    The controversial  $9.6bnP&ID judgment against the Federal Government of Nigeria has resumed today  at a London commercial court Naija News recalls that the legal battle between the Federal Government and a British Virgin Island firm, Process and Industrial Development came into limelight after the death ex Nigerian president Alhaji Musa Yar Adura. However, the British Virgin Island firm who made this known in an e-mail stated that “the English Commercial Court confirmed that the hearing will take place today at the Rolls Building in London. “Legal representatives from P&ID and the Nigerian Government will be present.” The $9.bn award was ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: China Confines Three Major Cities NaijaNews
    Chinese authorities on Thursday decided to impose travel restrictions on three cities where some 18 million people live, in an unprecedented effort to contain the new coronavirus that has already spread to other parts of the world. The National Health Commission also reported that the number of patients suffering from coronavirus had increased to 830. The number of deaths also increased, from 17 to 25. Friday morning (local time), she also confirmed that a first death had been recorded outside of Hubei province. A man from eastern Hebei province said an 80-year-old man died after showing symptoms of coronavirus. The ... more
  • 2 days Lagos: Robbers Murder The Owner Of Whitehouse For Reporting Looting NaijaNews
    Some suspected robbers have murdered the owner of a popular restaurant, WhiteHouse, Aliu Sheu at Sabo Yaba, Lagos State. According to a report, the deceased was robbed on Monday in his house which is located in Somolu, while is properties were stolen, including his Automated Teller Machine card. A further report had it that the robbers transferred and withdrew N360,000 from the victim’s bank account. Aliu reported the robbery at the Pedro Police Division on Tuesday and thereafter returned to his restaurant and at night went home to rest. Upon his arrival at home, the assailants were already in his ... more
  • 2 days I Wish She Died Instead – Man Says After Ex-Girlfriend Fainted When He Proposed NaijaNews
    A Twitter user Erick J. Banks has taken to Twitter to tell her story on how he dealt with is ex-girlfriend after she ghosted in for three years before eventually jilting him. Banks said he started to date her younger sister after she jilted him and eventually proposed to her last week in front of his ex-girlfriend. He said on seeing them, his ex-girlfriend fainted and he wishes she died instead. Banks wrote: “She ghosted me for 3 years, Mann 3 years believed I would marry her…Then one-day boom she said it was over, the pain I felt. Fast forward ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: China Reports 25 Dead And 830 Cases NaijaNews
    Nearly a dozen Chinese cities were cordoned off Friday at the epicentre of the viral epidemic, the toll of which increased again shortly after the WHO gave up declaring an international emergency. Twenty-five dead out of a total of 830 infected people: the toll of the new coronavirus which appeared in December on a market in Wuhan (center) has further worsened. “This year, our New Year is very scary,” said a taxi driver from Wuhan, the city of 11 million inhabitants who have been de facto in quarantine since Thursday. “We no longer dare to go out because of the ... more
  • 2 days Andy Ruiz Jr. Sacks His Coach A Month After Losing To Anthony Joshua NaijaNews
    American professional boxer of Mexican descent, Andrés Ponce, well known as Andy Ruiz Jr has reportedly sent off his training coach after he loses to Anthony Joshua. Naija News recalls that British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, in December last year defeated Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz after 12-round of a thrilling fight. Anthony Joshua (AJ) won by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring AJ 118-110. 118-110. 119-109, to reclaimed the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles in front of 15,000 spectators. Barely two months after AJ defeated Ruiz Jr., the Mexican boxer has sacked his coach, Manny Robles, who had coached him to ... more
  • 2 days Nigerians React As Popular Trado-Medical Expert, Oko Oloyun Was Killed NaijaNews
    Oko-Oloyun Worldwide and De-Fayus International founder, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf (Aka Oko Oloyun), has been shot dead by unknown gunmen. His death was confirmed by the Oyo State Police Command this evening. Yusuf, who is the manufacturer of popular Yoyo Bitters and Fijk Flusher among other herbal products, was killed by unknown gunmen on Igbo-Ora-Eruwa Road in Oyo State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Gbenga Fadeyi, while confirming the incidence, said Yusuf was killed around 4:30 pm on the road while traveling to Iseyin, Oyo State. However, several Nigerians have reacted to the tragic assassination of the foremost traditional medicine ... more
  • 2 days Full Text Of Supreme Court Judgment On Imo State Governorship Election NaijaNews
    The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Tuesday, 14th January 2020, sacked Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State. The apex court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the authentic governor of the state. The supreme court judgment on Imo State has been generating several reactions and controversy, particularly as the court didn’t explain or make public the reason for its decision immediately. Naija News has now however obtained the full text of the Supreme Court judgment which sacked Ihedioha as ... more
  • 2 days Latest Biafra News, IPOB News For Friday, 24th January, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Friday, 24th January 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Facebook ‘Clamps Down On Biafra’, Shuts Down Nnamdi Kanu’s Page Social Media Network, Facebook, has shut down the page of Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in what appears to be a clampdown on Biafra agitation championed by the IPOB leader. Naija News reports that Kanu’s group, the IPOB made this claim in a statement issued on Thursday, January 23 by its Media ... more
  • 2 days Breaking! Popular Trado-Medical Expert, Alhaji Oko Oloyun Is Dead NaijaNews
    Oko-Oloyun Worldwide and De-Fayus International founder, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf (Aka Oko Oloyun), has been shot dead by unknown gunmen. His death was confirmed by the Oyo State Police Command this evening. Yusuf, who is the manufacturer of popular Yoyo Bitters and Fijk Flusher among other herbal products, was killed by unknown gunmen on Igbo-Ora-Eruwa Road in Oyo State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, while confirming the incidence, said Yusuf was killed around 4:30pm on the road while traveling to Iseyin, Oyo State. Fadeyi, further noted that the Commissioner of Police (CP) Shina Olukolu has gone to ... more
  • 2 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 24th January, 2020 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Friday, 24th January 2020 1. Finally, FG, Southwest Governors Reach Agreement On Amotekun The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reached an agreement with South West Governors on Operation Amotekun, a Western Nigeria Security Network. Naija News had reported earlier that the Federal Government represented by Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, met with the six governors from the South West. 2. Court Stops INEC, Senate From Sacking Ifeanyi Ubah The Independent National Electoral Commission, Clerk of the National Assembly and Clerk of the Senate has been stopped by a ... more
  • 2 days Breaking: Nigeria’s Victor Moses completes Inter Milan Move NaijaNews
    Nigerian international, Victor Moses, has completed his move to Italian gainst, Inter Milian Naija News reports that Moses completed his move to Inter Milan on Thursday evening, January 23. This online news platform recalls that Moses had signed his contract two days ago, after passing his medical in Milan, but the paperwork needed from his last club Fenerbahce hadn’t come through. Naija News reports that Inter agreed on a loan deal with Chelsea, including an option to buy the player for €12m and will be reunited with former coach Antonio Conte at San Siro. Since January 2019, Moses had been ... more
  • 2 days Just In: President Buhari Returns To Nigeria NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital after participating at the United Kingdom Africa Investment Summit in London. Naija News reports that the President arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday evening, January 23. This online news platform understands that President Buhari was received at the airport by his Chief of Staff, the FCT Minister, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, as well as other government officials. Naija News recalls that the President held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit to ... more
  • 2 days Breaking: Facebook ‘Clamps Down On Biafra’, Shuts Down Nnamdi Kanu’s Page NaijaNews
    Social Media Network, Facebook, has shut down the page of Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in what appears to be a clampdown on Biafra agitation championed by the IPOB leader. Naija News reports that Kanu’s group, the IPOB made this claim in a statement issued on Thursday, January 23 by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful. In the statement, the IPOB alleged that the action was taken by Facebook Nigeria who, it said viewed the page as a platform to exposing the ills in government. The IPOB warned that Biafra had suffered greatly as a result ... more
  • 2 days PDP Roasts Buhari, APC Over Transparency International Ranking NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over the latest ranking of Nigeria by the Transparency International Corruption perceptions Index. Naija News reports that the Transparency International Corruption perceptions Index ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries studied. In the latest release, Nigeria was ranked as the most corrupt country in West Africa. Reacting in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said the latest reports confirmed it stand that corruption had worsened under the present administration. According to the opposition party, the Buhari administration and the APC have failed in their boasts ... more
  • 3 days Breaking: Finally, FG, Southwest Governors Reach Agreement On Amotekun NaijaNews
    The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reached an agreement with South West Governors on Operation Amotekun, a Western Nigeria Security Network. Naija News had reported earlier that the Federal Government represented by Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, met with the six governors from the South West. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who had earlier tagged Amotekun “illegal”, was present at the meeting Speaking after the meeting with Buhari government, Rotimi Akeredolu, the Chairman of the South West Governors Forum and governor of Ondo State, told State House correspondents that a ... more
  • 3 days Just In: AGF Malami Speaks Again, Insists ‘Operation Amotekun’ Remains Illegal NaijaNews
    The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has again re-echoed his earlier stance that the establishment of operation Amotekun by Southwest governors is illegal. Naija News recalls Malami, had described the security outfit as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which can never be allowed to stand when it was launched but the governors said it has come to stay. Reechoing his earlier stance on Operation Amotekun in Abuja in a statement by Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media, Malami maintained that there is no amount of sentiments that would make the Federal ... more
  • 3 days Breaking: Osinbajo In Closed-Door Meeting With Southwest Governors ‘Over Amotekun’ NaijaNews
    Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President is currently meeting with Southwest governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The agenda of the meeting was not disclosed but a  report monitored on TheCable by Naija News, quoted a presidential source to have said that the meeting is about “Operation Amotekun”, the regional security outfit floated by the governors. This online news platform understands that the Inspector-General of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Mohammed Adamu, is also in attendance. The meeting is coming barely 24-hours after Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, broke ... more
  • 3 days Gas Explosion: NSCDC Takes Action, Seize 1,900 Expired Gas Cylinders NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State command has collaborated with the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), today to begin the evacuation of decommissioned LPG gas cylinders in Kaduna state. This the corp noted was necessitated by the need to forestall disasters arising from the further explosion of gas cylinders. The corp noted that it has retrieved 1,931 decommissioned cylinders and eight suspects were arrested from three different locations in the state. In a statement that was issued and signed by the NSCDC Kaduna Command Public Relations Officer, ASC Orndiir Terzungwe, he noted that there have been investigations ... more
  • 3 days I Have The Right To Dress How I Like – DJCuppy NaijaNews
    Nigerian Billionaire daughter, Dj Cuppy has taken to her Instagram page to react to some persons who nag about the way she dresses. The Gelatocrooner and daughter to Femi Otedola, Nigerian business mogul, Florence Otedola while reacting to a complaint by a social media user who seems to be her fan, said “I have the right to dress how I like,” Naija News understands that Dj Cuppy had reacted so after she was said to have dressed like a 65 years old woman. Dj Cuppy responded, “Someone said I dress like I’m 65and need to show more skin like a ... more
  • 3 days IPMAN Laments Marketers Experience Due To Upward Review Of Fuel Pump Price NaijaNews
    The Federal Government (FG) has been accused of non-inclusion during the upward review of the fuel pump price. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigerian (IPMAN) made the accusation through its Caretaker Committee Chairman, Comrade Robert Obi while speaking at an interactive session with the Management of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Calabar, Cross River State capital. Comrade Robert who stated that members of the IPMAN were facing serious problems since the fuel pump price review, lamented that IPMAN was not invited to take part in the meeting when the Federal Government took the decision to make fuel ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Led Government Is Guilty Of Nepotism – Ohanaeze President General NaijaNews
    The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo has called for a national conference of ethnic nationalities to address the challenges bedevilling the nation. Naija News Understands that  Nwodo, who made this known in Enugu revealed that the country was gradually moving to the point of becoming a failed state due to failing political culture and lack of true constitutionalism. The Ohanaeze leader noted that Nigeria as presently constituted favoured the North at the detriment of the other constituent parts. He lamented the situation where “legislators abandon their party in the currency of their tenure and in violation of extant ... more
  • 3 days Civil Right Group Drags Shiites’ Spokesman To Court NaijaNews
    The Center for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), a non-governmental organization has appealed to a state high court in Kaduna to bar the Spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Musa from launching a book on the clash between the group and the Army. According to the Civil right organization’s spokesman  Edward Omaga, the details in the book is capable of tainting the book with falsehood, defamation or blackmail and jeopardizing the ongoing trial of the IMN leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group also said the Centre viewed the attempt to publish the book as an attempt ... more
  • 3 days Transfer News: Arsenal Interested In Signing Highly Rated Ukranian Defender NaijaNews
    Arsenal Keen On Adding Defensive Reinforcement Arsenal are understood to have shown interest in signing Ukrainian centre-back Mykola Matviyenko with hopes of completing a deal during the January window. This was confirmed by Yuriy Danchenko, the agent of Matviyenko even as he expressed hopes of successful talks and a transfer during the current January window. Naija News understands Matviyenko is currently on the books of Shakhtar Donetsk. “Recently, my colleagues and I have been in constant contact with Arsenal representatives, and we have meetings,” Danchenko said. “The Gunners’ representatives have already contacted Shakhtar and we hope that these negotiations will ... more
  • 3 days Malami Speaks On Transparency International Report On Nigeria NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has reacted to Nigeria dropping two steps in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index released on Thursday The ranking which was released on Thursday saw Nigeria ranked 146 out of 180 countries studied. Abubakar Malami while reacting to the report during an interview on Channels TV claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has done more in the fight against corruption. He noted that there are no proofs by Transparency International to rank Nigeria 146 out of 180 countries on the 2019 corruption perception index. The Minister of Justice charged the Transparency International to provide indices and ... more
  • 3 days Man Dies After Jumping Into Well To Retrieve His 3k Phone NaijaNews
    A man named Cisse has died after jumping into a well to retrieve his Three Thousand Naira worth of Phone. According to reports gathered, the deceased identified as, Cisse, died in Olanrewaju Street, Itire road, Mushin, Lagos State. Cisse, whose shop is situated nearby, was said to have sat down on the well when his phone mistakenly fell inside and he immediately jumped in to retrieve it but never made it back alive. here is the video below sad-man-dies-after-jumping-into-well-to-retrieve-phone-video ... more
  • 3 days Man Advises Married Men On Staying Faithful To Their Marriage NaijaNews
    A married man Known as Tomiwa Immanuel has taken to his Twitter handle, @TomiwaImmanuel to share tips on how married man could stay faithful to their spouse. According to @TomiwaImmanuel, it is true that men are moved by what they see, and there are so many forms of temptations online. He said women barely clad and looking irresistible. He said this makes it harder for men to avoid cheating. To avoid cheating, he advised men to create a folder on their mobile device and store the folder with lovely and beautiful photos of their wives. He said when they see ... more
  • 3 days Imo: Okorocha, Uzodinma Team Up Ahead Of Rerun Election NaijaNews
    The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, the former Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume have joined hands to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party in the rerun election in Okigwe North on Saturday. The All Progressives Congress in the state had organised a rally in the primary school at Anara junction in Isiala Mbano local government area of the Federal Constituency to support their candidate. The Mega rally by the ruling party was attended by members from the National and State level. Other people at the rally were, the National Organising Secretary of the party, Emma ... more
  • 3 days FG Arraigns Adoke On 42 Counts Of Fraud, Money Laundering NaijaNews
    Naija News has been informed at this time that the Federal Government of Nigeria has arraigned ex-Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke on 42 counts of fraud and money laundering. This media platform understands that the hearing of Adoke’s case is currently ongoing at Gwagwalada Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Adoke has, however, pleaded not guilty to count one. More details shortly….. ... more
  • 3 days Robbers Attack MTN Office, Steal Millions Of Naira NaijaNews
    Robbers Cart Away Millions From MTN Office Armed robbers on Wednesday invaded the MTN office located in Tudun Wada area of Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital. The robbers, numbering three arrived at the office around 2.00pm on Wednesday and carted away nothing less than N4.5 million naira. The MTN manager in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki narrated that the robbers came in a Toyota Saloon car with Bauchi State number plate. “As soon as they got into the office, they demanded for the money by asking where is the money, where is the money? “The armed robbers carried out ... more
  • 3 days Shiites Can’t Be Reason For US Visa Ban On Nigeria – IMN NaijaNews
    The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites has reacted to the claims that it’s one of the reasons why the United States restrict Nigerians from getting Visa into the US. The Islamic body said that it cannot be the yardstick for such. According to the statement by the President, Media Forum for Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, he said that there was no basis for the United States to extend visa restrictions to Nigeria simply because of their activities in the country. Musa while speaking with newsmen on Thursday at Kaduna reacted to claims by former Nigerian Diplomat ... more
  • 3 days Andimi’s Killing: PFN Advise Buhari To Redeploy Security Chiefs NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, to redeploy his Security Chiefs against insecurity in Nigeria. The National President of PFN, Felix Omobude, stated this following the recent killing of Chairman of the Christain Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram insurgents. He called on the President not to be moved by the reports that the battle against insurgency has been won. Omobude in a statement he released called on the federal government to strategize which might include the redeployment of Security chiefs to tackle insecurity. The statement reads: “PFN ... more
  • 3 days Real Reason Kano PDP Chairman, Bichi Dumped Party For APC NaijaNews
    Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Kano State has revealed why he dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Naija News recalls Bichi, shortly after the Supreme Court delivered final judgment on the 2019 Kano State governorship election, Bichi dumped the PDP for the APC. Since the defection, some sources have insinuated that the former PDP chairman joined the APC as a result of the Supreme Court judgment which was in favour of the APC and against the PDP. However, speaking personally on his decision to dump the PDP for the APC, Bichi ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria, UK Signs Commercial Deals Worth N153.4bn NaijaNews
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has been secured commercial deals of over ₦153.4billion worth from the maiden edition of the UK-Africa Investment Summit which was held in London. President Muhammadu Buhari, who led a delegation from Nigeria, held meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. In a statement on the outcome of the summit, the UK said “deals worth £324 million (over ₦153.4billion) were announced by Savannah (gas assets); Low Energy Designs (street lighting); Trilliant (smart metering for Abuja DisCo); and Tex ATC (airport control room towers). The UK also announced that significant ... more
  • 3 days Court Stops INEC, Senate From Sacking Ifeanyi Ubah NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission, Clerk of the National Assembly and Clerk of the Senate has been stopped by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday from effecting the judgement that sacked Ifeanyi Ubah from the Senate. Recall that the court had sacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party on January 17. Justice Bello Kawu in a ruling had sacked Ubah for allegedly submitting a forged National Examination Council certificate, to contest the February 23, 2019 senatorial election. Justice Taiwo Taiwo in an order on Thursday ordered the parties involved in the matter not to take any ... more
  • 3 days Just In: VP Osinbajo Presides Over NEC Meeting NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, presided over the maiden National Economic Council (NEC) meeting of the year 2020. Naija News gathered that the meeting, which was held at the Presidential Villa Conference Hall, will discuss issues affecting the states, like the Budget Support Fund. The Federal government had provided the Budget Support Fund to 35 states, excluding Lagos, in 2016 to help them augment financing their budgets. But, state governors are now asking the federal government to review the deductibles from their monthly allocations. In attendance at the meeting include the newly sworn-in Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma ... more
  • 3 days Dasuki Makes First Appearance In Court After Release, Continues Trial NaijaNews
    Sambo Dasuki, the immediate-past former National Security Adviser has today, made his first court appearance following his release from four-year-long detention in December, last year. Recall that Dasuki had been in detention for a long period of time, despite that he had been granted bail severally by various courts. Today, he appeared before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja, to continue his trial on charges of money laundering and illegal possession of firearms instituted against him in 2015 by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation. Dasuki appeared very relaxed than he had looked in ... more
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