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  • 43 mins Nigerian Troops Kills Bandit Leaders, Others In Zamfara, Kaduna NaijaNews
    The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj Gen. John Enenche, has revealed that the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralized some bandits leaders in an airstrike in Kagara Forest, Zamfara State. According to Enenche, the troops of Operation Thunder Strike under the subsidiary Operation Accord rescued three kidnapped victims from bandits at Chikun in Kaduna State. He announced this in a statement released on Friday in Abuja, he noted that the success was achieved on July 9, after intelligence reports. He said: “Some notable armed bandit leaders and several of their fighters have been neutralized in airstrikes executed by ... more
  • 58 mins There Are Many Baby Hushpuppi Around – Frank Mba NaijaNews
    The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, has noted that there are criminals around who are working like the alleged cybercriminal, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi. According to Mba, no one should pity Hushpuppi, he called on parents in the country to question any source of wealth from their kids. The DCP in his statement also charged traditional rulers to stay away from the act of giving titles to young men and women with questionable sources of income. Recall that Hushpuppi was recently arrested in Dubai by the Dubai police and was handed over to the Federal ... more
  • 1 hour Details Of The Final Eight Candidates For The Top Job At World Trade Organization NaijaNews
    The battle for the top job at the world trade organisation has gotten more intense with a total of eight candidate been picked by various countries. It will be recalled that Nigeria’s Nigeria’s two times minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is one of the three female candidates are vying for the top job. However, the eight of the candidates from Nigeria, Uk , Kenya, Korea Mexico to Moldova are expected to convince its 164 members they can steer the body through intensifying global trade tensions and rising protectionism Meanwhile, here are a few details about the eight candidates below ... more
  • 1 hour Just In: Magu Begs IGP Adamu For Bail NaijaNews
    The suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has written a legal appeal to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to release him on bail Naija News Understands that Magu wrote the appeal via one of his lawyers, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, on Friday 10th of July 2020. It will be recalled that the EFCC boss has spent the fourth day at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) due to an ongoing probe by the presidential panel on alleged misconduct levelled against him by Minister of Justice and Attorney-General Abubakar Malami. Meanwhile, Naija News earlier today reported ... more
  • 2 hours Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reacts To Magu’s Arrest, Suspension As EFCC Chairman NaijaNews
    The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to Ibrahim Magu’s arrest and suspension as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Naija News reports that Magu, who is under investigation by a presidential panel, has spent the fourth day at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) and on Thursday, requested bail from custody. Magu has been detained at the FCID since Monday when he first appeared before the panel. The suspended EFCC Chairman is being investigated for various properties by the Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel. According to reports, ... more
  • 2 hours Do You Suffer From Low Attention Span, Try these! NaijaNews
    Do you suffer from low attention span or low concentration and you fear that it might affect your day to day activities or achieving laid down goals Often times people with low attention span have difficulty focusing on a tasks for a lengthy period of time without being easily distracted. Some of the negative effects of short Attention span includes; inability to complete daily tasks communication difficulties in relationships poor performance at work or school missing important details or information poor health related to neglect and inability to practice healthy habits Causes of short attention span There are various causes ... more
  • 2 hours 7 Important Things Buhari Said After Signing 2020 Revised National Budget Into Law NaijaNews
    The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 10th July signed the 2020 revised national budget into law. The event which took place at the Aso Rock Villa was witnessed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, and other top government functionaries including the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and many others were also present at the ceremony. Speaking during the event, President Buhari explained that the revision became necessary because of the ... more
  • 3 hours 28 States, 102 LGA To Be Affected With Heavy Floods – NEMA Warns NaijaNews
    The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Muhammadu Muhammed, has revealed that the country will be greatly affected by a flood in recent days. Muhammed in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, July 10, urged state emergency managements to commence an immediate sensitization of residents in the city and local areas. According to the DG, 102 local government areas in 28 states of the country should expect the heavy flood, warned residents to get set for evacuation. He noted that the flood have been predicted since June 2020 in the yearly Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, SRP, and ... more
  • 3 hours What I Am Doing To Free Hushpuppi – Top US Criminal Lawyer NaijaNews
    Top Criminal lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, a senior partner at Chicago law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, hired by Hushpuppi, to help extricate him from multi-million dollar fraud charges levelled against him by American authorities, says the cybercrime suspect has a good chance of beating the fraud allegations against him. Naija News reports that the top Chicago lawyer made this comment during an interview with Punch on Thursday, where he said he planned to put up “vigorous defense to get him out of the case,” adding that the suspect’s case would go before a jury. His words: “There is always a chance, ... more
  • 3 hours Europa League Quarter-Final Draws Concluded (Check Out The Full Fixtures) NaijaNews
    The quarter-final draws for the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League games have been held on Friday, July 10 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. UEFA concluded that Europa games will resume and be concluded after the games were initially suspended due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. The final game is scheduled to be played in Cologne on August 21. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played as one-off ties with German cities, Cologne, Duisburg, Duesseldorf and Gelsenkirchen all hosting games. All games are set to be played behind closed doors. This year’s Europa League final was initially planned to be ... more
  • 4 hours Update: Woman Who Poured Hot Water On Her Niece In Kogi Arrested NaijaNews
    A woman has finally been arrested hours after she was reported to have bathed a teenage girl who lives with her with hot water and left her in severe pains. It was reported that the lady had absconded after committing the horrible act which received condemnation from Nigerians on social media, who demanded her immediate arrest. The incident was first reported by one Jephthah Omo-Bunu on the microblogging site, Twitter, noting that the guardian of the young girl poured the hot water on her and ran after she heard that Police were coming for her. However, hours later, Omo-Bunu tweeted ... more
  • 4 hours Important Things To Know About Mohammed Umar, New EFCC Acting Chairman NaijaNews
    The suspension of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has now been officially confirmed. This was made known in a statement on Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation. As previously reported by Naija News, the President also approved the appointment of Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Umar was until his recent appointment, the head of operations of the EFCC. Here are other important details to know about him: • Mohammed Umar is a Deputy ... more
  • 4 hours COVID-19: Brazil President, Bolsonaro Reveals Drug That Helped Him Recover NaijaNews
    Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro, has revealed the medicine that helped him to recover from the dreadful Coronavirus disease. Barely three days after the president was reported to have tested positive for coronavirus, he took to his social media page yesterday to announce that he has recovered from the killer virus, adding that he took the popular Malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine. Bolsonaro on Thursday, July 9 took to his Facebook page to again described the COVID-19 pandemic as mere flu. According to him, the disease is not as serious as it was pictured. He further berated measures put in place by governor ... more
  • 4 hours UEFA Champions League Is Back – See The Confirmed Quarter Final Draws NaijaNews
    The draws for the quarter-final stage of Europe’s elite football competition, the UEFA Champions League was done on Friday, 10th July 2020. The draws confirm the resumption of games that were previously suspended due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. The draws for the next stage of the competition were confirmed in a tweet from the official Twitter handle of the UEFA Champions League. If Chelsea are able to overturn a 3-goal disadvantage against Bayern Munich, then they will face Barcelona or Napoli in the next round of the competition. In other draws, Cristiano Ronaldo may face his former club (Real ... more
  • 5 hours BREAKING: Buhari Names Umar As Acting EFCC Chairman NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has officially approved the appointment of Mohammed Umar as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was made known in a statement on Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation. Naija News reports that Umar was formerly the head of operations of the EFCC. Umar would act as the acting EFCC chairman pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation of Magu by a presidential panel. The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman ... more
  • 5 hours Activist Fumes, Demand Justice For Okada Rider Shot Dead By A Police Officer NaijaNews
    An officer of the Nigeria Police Force has reportedly shot dead an Okada rider in Imo State for allegedly refusing to give him a fifty naira bribe. It was reported that the motorcycle rider whose identity is yet to be revealed was murdered by the officer after he refused to give him the money he demanded as a punishment for not wearing his face mask. The incident has since yesterday caused unrest at Banana junction, Orlu community of Imo where the disturbing incident happened. Confirming the report, an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said, “The bike man was stopped by the ... more
  • 5 hours Just In: Buhari Confirms Ibrahim Magu’s Suspension NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was made known in a statement on Friday by Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, media aide to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation. The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as Ag. Chairman EFCC in order to allow for unhindered inquiry by the Presidential Investigation Panel under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act and other relevant laws. “President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved that the EFCC Director of Operations, Mohammed ... more
  • 5 hours We Spent ₦1.5bn As COVID-19 Palliatives To Take Care Of Ourselves – NDDC MD, Pondei Says NaijaNews
    The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, has revealed how much was spent as ‘COVID-19 palliatives for staff’ of the Commission. Speaking during the investigative hearing on the N40 billion corruption allegation against the commission. pondei said that the commission spent N1.5 billion to take care of staff” despite being paid their salaries.  He also explained that part of the fund was for the youth of Niger Delta. It will be recalled that the Senate had on May 5 set up a seven-man ad-hoc committee to investigate the “financial recklessness” of the Interim Management ... more
  • 5 hours Ondo Chief Judge Rejects Deputy Govs Impeachment Process NaijaNews
    The Ondo State Chief Judge, Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has refused to set up a panel to probe the Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, over allegations of gross misconduct. The Ondo State House of Assembly had in a letter dated July 7 asked the Chief Judge to set up a probe panel against Agboola Ajayi, Naija News recalls. But responding to the letter, the Ondo Chief Judge stated that she can’t act on the request to probe Ajayi because it is sub-judicial. According to Akeredolu, the request was rejected because two-third majority as required by the 1999 constitution for setting up ... more
  • 5 hours Court Again Snubs Sowore’s Suit Against DSS, AGF Malami NaijaNews
    A federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again put aside a suit filed by Nigerian activist and the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore against the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami despite been listed among pressing cases to be heard on Friday. According to a report monitored on the SR by Naija News, the hearing on the enforcement of fundamental rights suit filed by the former presidential candidate against the two was struck out of today’s hearing and again adjourned till September 25, 2020. Naija News understands ... more
  • 7 hours Uzodinma’s Plan Is To Humiliate Me And My Family – Okorocha Cries Out NaijaNews
    The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha, has raised alarm over the alleged plan by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to humiliate him and his family. The former Governor of Imo State, in a statement released through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, noted that the ongoing probe of Okorocha’s government is targeted at humiliating him. Onwuemeodo further stated that the report claiming that a court declined Okorocha’s request to stop his probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is not true. The statement reads in part, “Quickly, we want to state that ... more
  • 7 hours Ondo Assembly Orders CJ To Constitute Deputy Gov’s Impeachment Panel NaijaNews
    The Chief Judge in Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has been charged by the state House of Assembly, to set up a panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. Fourteen lawmakers in the statehouse of assembly had ordered the Clerk of the House during plenary on Tuesday to serve notice of impeachment on the deputy governor. The notice of impeachment on the deputy governor was served due to allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Ajayi. The Speaker of the Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, on Thursday said the setting up of the panel was in line with ... more
  • 8 hours COVID-19: Federal Government Develops Testing Kit NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Thursday revealed that the Nigerian government has developed RNA-Swift, a test kit for the identification of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent for COVID-19. The Federal Government in a statement noted that the decision was to accelerate the capacity to test people and help effectively manage the coronavirus pandemic. The development was announced by the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, during a press conference in Abuja. He said, “The RNA-Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV-2 and will be commercially available at a price that places it ahead of competitors in terms of ... more
  • 8 hours Russian Governor Arrested For Allegedly Ordering Murders NaijaNews
    The Governor of Khabarovsk region in Russia, Sergei Furgal, has been arrested and detained over his alleged involvement in the death of multiple people fifteen years ago. It was revealed on Thursday that the Governor was arrested having ordered multiple murders allegedly committed by an organised criminal group about 15 years ago. According to a statement by Russia top investigative agency, Furgal is considered the “organiser of attempted murder and the murder of a number of businesspeople in 2004 and 2005.” The Investigative Committee in a statement released revealed that four alleged members of the criminal group have been arrested ... more
  • 8 hours Young Girl In Pains After Her Aunt Poured Hot Water On Her In Kogi State NaijaNews
    A teenage girl has been reportedly tortured and assaulted by her aunt who is a resident in Kogi State. According to a source who shared the photos of the young girl on social media, a lady she lives with, suspected to be her aunt poured hot water on her body, leaving her in severe pains. As seen in the above image, the teenage girl’s body almost naked was rubbed with white substances by residents to ease the pains and as well help the burns to heal up. The disturbing incident which reportedly happened today was shared on the microblogging site, ... more
  • 9 hours Gunmen Kill Naval Officer In Kogi NaijaNews
    Unknown gunmen have shot dead two persons, including a naval officer, on Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi state. Confirming the incident, Ayuba Ede, the state commissioner of police, said the officer and a woman were travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot at around 6 pm. The police commissioner told NAN that the naval officer was in uniform and the woman was in mufti. According to Ayuba Ede, an investigation had commenced and officers had arrived at the scene of the incident. He said: “Yes, I heard about it and I have dispatched my men there to bring ... more
  • 9 hours Buhari Govt Plotting To Rearrest Sowore – AAC NaijaNews
    The African Action Congress (AAC) has accused the Federal Government of plotting to rearrest the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore. In a post on Twitter, the AAC accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of planning to use the Department of State Services to carry out the rearrest. According to the party, Sowore, who is the AAC National Chairman, alongside other activists would be arrested today Friday and put away before August 5, which is the first anniversary of the #RevolutionNow protest. The party wrote: “We have be informed about a plan to rearrest our National Chairman, Yele Sowore, and urge all ... more
  • 9 hours South-Korean Potential Presidential Candidate Dies After Sexual Harassment NaijaNews
    The Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park Won-soon has reportedly been found dead a couple of hours after he was announced missing. Naija News learnt that his body was discovered yesterday by police officers at Mount Bugak, the Northern part of Seoul. This online news media had reported earlier that South Korean Police have swung into action, following the disappearance of the mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul, Park Won-soon. Though the cause of his death remained undisclosed at the time the report was given but it was gathered that the Mayor was reported missing not long after he was ... more
  • 9 hours Edo 2020: INEC Insists On Using 2019/2020 Register NaijaNews
    As Preperation continues for the September governorship election in Edo State, Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Johnson Alalibo, has reeled out the numbers of voters cards which has been collected. Speaking yesterday, Alalibo noted that a total number of one million, seven hundred and thirty five thousand, nine hundred and ten (1,735,910)    permanent voters’ cards have been collected, while people are yet to collect the remaining which amounts to four hundred and eighty three thousand, eight hundred and sixty eight (483,868). He further noted that the Commission has no plan on carrying out the continuous voter registration, ... more
  • 9 hours Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Friday, 10th, July, 2020 NaijaNews
    This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Friday, 10th, July 2020 BREAKING: Buhari To Sign 2020 Revised Budget Friday, Present 2021 Budget September President Muhammadu Buhari has fixed September 2020 to present the 2021 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. Naija News reports that Buhari will on Friday sign the revised 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. Read More Details Here Presidency Speaks On Who Buhari Has Approved To Replace Magu As EFCC Chairman   The presidency has moved to give some clarifications about who President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed to replace the embattled Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and ... more
  • 11 hours Breaking: Lagos Lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh Is Dead NaijaNews
    A lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Braimoh is dead. Naija News reports that the deceased was the Chairman, Lagos State House Committee on information, security and strategy before he passed away. Before his death, Braimoh served in the parliament as the Chairman, House committee on Judiciary, petitions and LASIEC and was also a one time Chairman of Kosofe local government area, now Ikosi Isheri Local Council. Tunde Braimoh died leaving behind wife and children. His death is coming exactly two weeks after his counterpart in the upper legislative chamber, Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo ... more
  • 11 hours Npower: Batch A And B Beneficiaries Get Strong Warning From N-Power Over Fake Exit Package Links NaijaNews
    Beneficiaries that belong to the Batches A and B of the federal government N-Power programme have been warned against falling prey to fake exit package links. The warning on fake news and packages was handed down on Thursday afternoon via the official twitter account of the N-power scheme. It came in response to a question by a twitter user with username oladokuntayo1 who sought clarification on a link which claimed batch A and B beneficiaries need to update their psychometric assessment to position them for entrepreneurship in the month of July. The individual further shared a screenshot of the message ... more
  • 12 hours Why I Suspended Adams Oshiomhole – Edo APC Ward Chairman NaijaNews
    Stephen Oshawo, Ward 10 Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, has explained why he suspended the former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. Naija News reports that the Edo APC Ward Chairman said Oshiomhole did not pay his pensions for eight months when he was governor of the state, adding that the pension backlog did not take Governor Godwin Obaseki one month to pay when he (Obaseki) assumed office. The Edo APC Ward Chairman made this comment in Benin City, the state capital when he received an award ... more
  • 12 hours Ibrahim Magu Begs Presidential Investigative Committee For Bail NaijaNews
    Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has reportedly pleaded with Presidential Investigative Committee for bail. Naija News reports that Magu, who is under investigation by a presidential panel, has spent the fourth day at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) and on Thursday, requested bail from custody. Magu has been detained at the FCID since Monday when he first appeared before the panel. A report monitored on The Nation newspaper by Naija News, says lawyers defending Magu made an oral submission for his bail. The report said Magu’s lawyers pleaded with the committee ... more
  • 13 hours Finally, Nigeria Police States Position On Magu’s Suspension As EFCC Chairman NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF)  says it cannot comment on Ibrahim Magu’s suspension as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Naija News reports that the Police spokesman, Frank Mba, who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), made this comment on behalf of the NPF. DCP Mba said he was not competent to speak on issues concerning Magu since he was neither the spokesman of the EFCC nor that of the Presidential Investigative Committee (PIC). “I am not competent to speak on issues touching on the Acting Chairman of EFCC. I am neither the spokesman ... more
  • 13 hours Ibrahim Magu Reveals The Truth About Giving Osinbajo N4billion NaijaNews
    Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied giving N4billion to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Naija News reports that Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration, through his news medium, “PointBlank News“, published that the embattled Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Osinbajo N4 billion for a soft landing. The report quoted sources within the panel investigating the suspended EFCC Chairman to have “exposed the vice president’s involvement in the scandal.” “Specifically, Magu was said to have mentioned a N4 billion that he released to ... more
  • 13 hours APC vs PDP: Edo 2020 Gov’ship Election Latest News For July 10, 2020 NaijaNews
    As we countdown to the September 19 Edo State Governorship election, Naija News brings you the latest update before the D-Day. Many political parties will be participating in the election but all attention would be on the candidates of the two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Edo Governorship election would serve as a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the controversies that trailed the 2019 general election. Below is a roundup of top stories on the Edo Governorship electionEdo 2020: Viral Video of Ganduje Pocketing Dollars Spotted At Ring Road Benin A video of Governor Abdullahi ... more
  • 13 hours Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 10th July, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Friday, 10th July 2020 1. Presidency Speaks On Who Buhari Has Approved To Replace Magu As EFCC Chairman The presidency has moved to give some clarifications about who President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed to replace the embattled Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking via a series of tweets on Thursday, Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to the President said it is better to wait for an official communication before rushing to tell the public unconfirmed news. 2. Osinbajo Writes ... more
  • 16 hours Latest Npower News In Nigeria For Today, Friday, 10th July 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of the latest Npower news in Nigeria for today Friday, 10th July 2020. Here the latest Npower news in Nigeria today… 1. Recruitment: N-Power Gives Update On Npower Application Form The Federal Government social intervention scheme, N-Power, has given an update on the ongoing recruitment and Npower application. Naija News recalls that the Npower portal for 2020 Batch C intakes opened at exactly 11: 45 pm on Friday, 26th June 2020, hours after some applicants had already registered for the scheme as against the directive of the social intervention scheme. Recruitment: N-Power Gives ... more
  • 17 hours COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Friday, July 10, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Friday, July 10, 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 diseaseNasarawa Attorney General, Kana, Tested Positive For COVID-19 The Nassarawa state commissioner of justice, Dr. Abdulkarim Kana, has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus pandemic Naija News Understands that the result of Kana comes amidst several cases of death recorded from the deadly virus. Kana who also confirmed the development narrated his ordeals amidst his status as COVID-19 patient, said he suddenly fell sick after a stressful engagement last week. According to him Towards ... more
  • 17 hours NCDC Reports 499 Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria, Breakdown Of Cases By State NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fresh 499 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the NCDC confirmed the new 499 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday evening, July 9. According to the NCDC, of the four hundred and ninety-nine new coronavirus cases recorded on Thursday evening, 157 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, Edo-59 Ondo-56 Oyo-31 Akwa Ibom-22 Borno-21 Plateau-19 Kaduna-18 Katsina-18 Bayelsa-17 FCT-17 Delta-14 Kano-11 Rivers-10 Enugu-8 Ogun-6 Kwara-4 Imo-3 Nasarawa-2 Osun-2 Abia-1 Ekiti-1 Niger-1 Yobe-1, northern Nigeria. The NCDC tweeted: 499 ... more
  • 18 hours South Korea Police Launch Search for Missing Mayor NaijaNews
    South Korean Police have swung into action, following the dissapearance of the mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul, Park Won-soon. Park-Wons daughter had reported that he went missing, and his phones were all off around 5 P.M on Thursday. Park, 64, became Seoul’s mayor since 2011, and is regarded as the second most powerful man in the country. Naija News understands that he is a former human rights lawyer, and might contest in the 2022 presidential elections. He was overwhelmingly reelected as Mayor of Seoul in 2014 and again in 2018. ... more
  • 19 hours Closure Of Schools: Afenifere Charge Buhari To Sack Education Ministers NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, to sack the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. The group noted that the decision of the Minister to close down schools in the country is a wrong move that is capable of destroying the education sector of the country. Afenifere in a statement released on Thursday noted that the country cannot afford to close down schools all through the year. Recall that the Minister of Education on Wednesday noted that schools in the country remain closed until Coronavirus is brought under control. The Minister of State for ... more
  • 20 hours WASSCE 2020: Stakeholders State Position On FG’s Decision NaijaNews
    Some stakeholders in the education sector have expressed support for the Federal Government’s decision not to allow students to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE 2020) amid Coronavirus in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the stakeholders expressed support for the Federal Government’s decision on WASSCE 2020 in separate interviews with journalists in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday, July 9, two days after the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released its examination timetable and guidelines for the 2020 WASSCE. However, on Wednesday, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said students in Nigeria would not sit for the ... more
  • 20 hours What The Law Says About EFCC Chairman’s Appointment NaijaNews
    The Suspension of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has attracted several reactions from many Nigerians after a presidential panel found him guilty of corruption. However, a source who is familiar with the activities of the Presidential investigative panel, says the decision to suspend Magu is in line with international practice in such matters. He noted that it is wrong to allow Magu to continue as the head of an establishment or organisation which he is being probed for As seen on Premiumtimes, here are some of the procedures, terms and conditions for ... more
  • 20 hours Oyo: Ajanaku Attacks APC Chairman Over Comments On Crisis NaijaNews
    The crisis in the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State seems not to be ending anytime soon with party members not ready to admit the issues affecting the progress of the party. A chieftain of the party, Rotimi Ajanaku, on Thursday warned the Chairman of the party in the state, Akin Oke, against misleading President Muhammadu Buhari and other members of the public on the crisis in the party. Recall that the chairman of APC in Oyo State had recently claimed that there is no crisis within the state chapter of the party. Ajanaku while reacting to the statement of ... more
  • 20 hours UEFA Confirm Venues For Champions League And Europa League Round Of 16 NaijaNews
    European football governing body Uefa has picked a venues for the Champions League and Europa League round of 16 games. Naija News Undstands that UEFA Executive Committee  decided that this season’s remaining UEFA Champions League round of 16 second legs can be staged at the home teams’ stadiums. UEFA’s Executive said “Consistent with the principle of sporting fairness and considering that current conditions – all clubs due to play at home the return leg of the Round of 16 are currently playing the remaining matches of their domestic leagues in their own stadiums and that travelling is possible without restrictions ... more
  • 20 hours Ondo 2020: APC Screens Six More Aspirants NaijaNews
    The Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State on Thursday concluded the screening of the second batch of six aspirants. The party had on Wednesday screened the first batch which included the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and five others governorship aspirants. Other members of the party that were screened alongside the Governor were Joseph Iji, Odimayo Okunjimi, Olayide Adelami, Isaac Kekemeke, and Olusola Oke. The governorship aspirants that were screened by the Tijjani Tumsa-led panel on Thursday were Olajumoke Anifowoshe, Ifeoluwa Oyedele, Awoleyi Colinus, Olubukola Adetula, Abraham Micheal, and Nathaniel Adejutelegan. The APC committee is expected ... more
  • 21 hours Woman Learns Shocking Things About Her Husband After Posting Wedding Pictures On Social Media NaijaNews
    A lady met the shock of her life when she posted puctures and videos from her wedding, which took place of recent. The lady, Sophie Anthony-Ogwuegbu, said to be a life coach, posted photos wit her new husband “Tony“, She had caption her post this “Dreams do come true…God begins another journey with us!! June 27th,2020 but however read some shocking discoveries in her comments section. Nigeria women revealed Tony” who is allegedly married to another woman and allegedly a gold digger. Read comments below:     ... more
  • 21 hours Uncompleted Building Owners Would Henceforth Be Prosecuted For Rape – Police NaijaNews
    The police command has warned all uncompleted buildings owners, especially those whose properties, rapist use in carrying out their acts to take responsibilities for their properties. DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Command’s Public Relations Officer said this while speaking on a popular Radio programme “Inda Ranka”. The command noted that it would start prosecuting such owners soon, while noting that about 33.3 percent of rape incidences occured in such buildings. He said the tough stance was necessitated by a disturbing statistics, after  investigation conducted by the command in the wake of growing cases of rape, especially on minors across the ... more
  • 21 hours BREAKING: Buhari To Sign 2020 Revised Budget Friday, Present 2021 Budget September NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has fixed September 2020 to present the 2021 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. Naija News reports that Buhari will on Friday sign the revised 2020 Appropriation Bill into law. This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed on Thursday during a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly. Zainab meets with the lawmakers to discuss plans to submit the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) later this month. Mrs. Ahmed, according to a statement by the Special Assistant (Press) to ... more
  • 21 hours Tension In Imo As Police Officer Kills Okada Rider For Not Wearing Face Mask NaijaNews
    The death of an Okada rider as led to a huge riot as a police inspector shot dead a 27-year-old man for not wearing a face mask. The incident which happened around 3 pm caused a storm in the area as youths, including traders, threatened to invade a nearby police station. An eyewitness while speaking with a top-flight online news platform said the police inspector stopped the man asked him why he was not wearing a face mask and one thing led to the other and he shot him on a close range and he died on the spot. Naija ... more
  • 21 hours Ali Modu Sheriff Storms APC Headquarters NaijaNews
    Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the former Governor of Borno State, on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. Naija News reports that Ali Modu Sheriff, who is eyeing the position of National Chairman of the APC, arrived the party headquarters at about 4.15 pm and went straight to the office of the National Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State. It was gathered that the former lawmaker held a meeting with the Yobe State Governor for about 15minutes. Ali Modu Sheriff left the national secretariat immediately after the ... more
  • 22 hours Lebanese Ambassador Walked Out On Nigerian Lawmakers NaijaNews
    The Envoy of the Lebanese government, M Houssam Diab allegedly walked out on the  Nigerian lawmakers due to the presence of pressman. Naija News learnt that  Diab was summoned by the House Committee headed by Rep. Tolulope Akande-Shadipe, to respond to questions on the maltreatment of Nigerians in Lebanon, especially one Temitope Arowolo. Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, said she was shocked the “Ambassador will just get up and walk out on us”. She told newsmen the Ambassador honoured the invitation as a mark of respect for the country but was not expecting the media because ... more
  • 22 hours Hushpuppi: Dubai Beefs Up Cyber Security NaijaNews
    Dubai has launched a cyber index to promote online safety standards in  the city following the arrest o Naija News reports that the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum disclosed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday, July 9. The Crown Prince tweeted: “We have launched the Dubai Cyber Index, the first of its kind in the world. The Index will reinforce the cybersecurity performance of various government entities across Dubai in the global race to cyber resilience.” We have launched the Dubai Cyber Index, the first of its ... more
  • 22 hours COVID-19: Former Ondo NMA Chairman, Adeyeri Is Dead NaijaNews
    The former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Ondo State, Dr Michael Adeyeri, has died of complications from Coronavirus. Information gathered revealed that Adeyeri died in his private hospital located at Alagbaka area of Akure, the state capital, after attending to a patient. It was reported that the doctor was earlier taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo after he developed symptoms of COVID-19. The development was confirmed by the current chairman of the NMA, Dr Wale Oke, while speaking with newsmen on Thursday. This is coming barely a week after the Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr ... more
  • 22 hours Yari Stole Over ₦900Bn As Governor Of Zamfara State -Shinkafi Says NaijaNews
    The former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari,  have been accused of allegedly stealing and diverting over nine hundred billion naira from the state treasury while he was in government. Naija news learnt a governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 governorship election in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, raised the allegation against the former governor of Zamfara State. He also threatened to seek orders of the court against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) compelling the anti-graft agency to probe the immediate past governor. In a statement he circulated in Abuja ... more
  • 22 hours JUST IN: INEC Releases Timetable For Ondo Gov’ship Election Primaries (Photo) NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the calendar of congresses/primaries for the Onoo State 2020 Governorship Election. Naija News reports that the calendar was released during INEC’s regular weekly meeting held today 9th July 2020. According to a statement by the electoral body’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, INEC deliberated on a number of issues, including the Nasarawa Central State Assembly bye-election and the forthcoming Edo and Ondo Governorship elections. INEC reminded all political parties involved in the Ondo gubernatorial election to submit a comprehensive list of all delegates eligible to participate ... more
  • 23 hours Nasarawa Attorney General, Kana, Tested Positive For COVID-19 NaijaNews
    The Nassarawa state commissioner of justice, Dr Abdulkarim Kana, has tested positive to the deadly coronavirus pandemic Naija News Understands that the result of Kana comes amidst several cases of death recorded from the deadly virus. Kana who also confirmed the development narrated his ordeals amidst his status as COVID-19 patient, said he suddenly fell sick after a stressful engagement last week. According to him Towards the end of a very stressful last week, He became slightly sick with fatigue but he became more better . He, however, decided to take the Corvid-19 test on 4th of July, 2020 and ... more
  • 23 hours You Can’t Rig Edo Gov Election, PDP Tells APC NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party has revealed the plan of the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu to rig the September 19 governorship election in the state. PDP on Thursday noted that the opposition party cannot rig the electoral process, it called on APC to desist from making up reports in an attempt to condition the Independent National Electoral Commission to manipulate the outcome of the elections. The call was revealed in a statement titled, “You Can’t Rig Edo Election, PDP Mocks APC, Ize-Iyamu …Urges APC To Desist from Fabrications” and signed by the National ... more
  • 23 hours Full List Of Presidential Panel Members Probing EFCC’s Magu NaijaNews
    The full list of the Presidential Panel members probing Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting EFCC Chairman has emerged. Naija News had reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Magu as EFCC Acting Chairman. The suspension is coming at a time Magu is facing a presidential panel since Monday over allegations of corruption. The suspended EFCC Chairman was arrested in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday and whisked away to the Presidential Villa to face the presidential panel several allegations of fraud and misconduct levelled against him. Ever since he was arrested on Monday, Magu has been undergoing interrogation at the ... more
  • 24 hours Mexican Ex-Governor, Cesar Duarte Arrested In U.S.A NaijaNews
    Cesar Duarte, The governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua who went on an exile four years ago have been arrested by the local police in Miami Naija News Understands that the Governor who fled in 2017 after he was accused of embezzling public funds, now faces extradition to Mexico where he faces corruption charges for allegedly diverting about $52 million in public funds. Asides being accused of stealing hundreds of cows imported by the state to help small-scale Mexican ranchers replace their herds after a devastating drought, he is also accused of living a lavish lifestyle and using ... more
  • 24 hours Presidential Panel Grills ‘Magu Boys’, EFCC Directors NaijaNews
    A group of operatives known as the “Magu Boy” believed to be favoured by the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday appeared before a presidential panel. According to TheCable, some of the “Magu Boys” who appeared before the presidential panel are Bashir Abdullahi, Ishiaku Sharo, Bala Silas Sanga, Abubakar Madaki and Ibrahim Ahmed. It was gathered that the secretary of the commission, Olanipekun Olukoyede, and other directors also appeared before the panel to answer questions on the operations of the EFCC. Naija News reports that the suspended EFCC Boss was arrested on ... more
  • 24 hours Names Of Governors, Minister Responsible For Ondo APC Crisis Revealed NaijaNews
    The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has accused two state governors and a Minister of being responsible for the crisis rocking the party in the southwest state. Naija News reports that the Ondo APC Chairman has Henry Olu Olatuja reportedly accused the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, it’s Kaduna counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai and the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, of being responsible for Ondo APC crisis. A report on monitored on The Nation newspaper by Naija News quoted the state chairman of the party to have accused Fayemi, El-Rufai and Amaechi of ... more
  • 24 hours 73 Years Old Woman Strangles Husband To Death NaijaNews
    A seventy-three-year-old woman has allegedly strangled her thirty years husband, Alhaji Isa Uwaga, to death in Umuahia. Naija News learnt that the culprit, Mrs Rose Uwaga have been arrested by Abia State police command. A resident of the area said on condition of anonymity: “During the fight, the man allegedly grabbed a machete to scare the wife but the woman reportedly overpowered him. The machete fell off his hand and the woman, who is huge, pinned him down by the neck and strangled him to death.” Another account had it that the deceased might have slumped and died “out of ... more
  • 1 day Impeachment Notice: 6 Key Allegation Against Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi NaijaNews
    The ondo lawmakers have revealed seven different allegations against  Honourable Agboola Ajayi, the Deputy Governor of the state. Naija News recalled that the leadership of the state assembly notice of his impeachment signed by 14 lawmakers. The Clerk said the notice was served on July 7, the same day the lawmakers issued the impeachment notice and was received at the office of Ajayi. However here are the seven alleged crimes of Ondo state Deputy Governor, Honourable Agboola Ajayi Gross misconduct Abuse of office with actions likely to bring down the state government Financial Recklessness Abandonment of office and official ... more
  • 1 day Presidency Speaks On Who Buhari Has Approved To Replace Magu As EFCC Chairman NaijaNews
    The presidency has moved to give some clarifications about who President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed to replace the embattled Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Speaking via a series of tweets on Thursday, Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to the President said it is better to wait for an official communication before rushing to tell the public unconfirmed news. She lamented that only on Wednesday, five different persons have been named by people as replacements for Magu as the EFCC boss, noting that the information given to the public is fake news. She ... more
  • 1 day Federal Government Ends Subsidy On Petrol NaijaNews
    The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Thursday announced that it has halted subsidy on petrol. The Federal Government revealed this development in a statement released by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. The Minister noted that the development is in line with the deregulation of the downstream oil sector. According to Sylva, the decision would boost the economic growth and development of Nigeria, he added that the Federal Government can’t subsidise petrol because it had no economic value. Sylva noted that after a thorough examination of the economics, “the government concluded that it was unrealistic to continue ... more
  • 1 day Listen To ‘Dangerous Love’ – New Song By Tiwa Savage NaijaNews
    Nigerian singing sensation, Tiwa Savage has presented her fans with a new single titled ‘Dangerous Love.’ The music diva released the new single on Thursday morning via an announcement on her verified Twitter handle. Naija News understands the single is a track from her much-awaited fourth studio album ‘Celia’. It is produced by Cracker Mallo in Lagos, Nigeria. Recall Tiwa had previously sarcastically suggested that she may have to go naked in her forthcoming music video in order to satisfy her fans who always expect so much from her. See the link to the song in her tweet below. ... more
  • 1 day N168 Billion Fraud: Hushpuppi Not Guilty Says Top Chicago Lawyer NaijaNews
    Top Chicago lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, a senior partner at Chicago law firm Pissetzky & Berliner, hired by Hushpuppi, to help extricate him from multi-million dollar fraud charges levelled against him by American authorities, says his client is not guilty of the allegations levelled against him. Naija News recalls that Dubai Police authorities released a video of how Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacob Ponle popularly known as Mr Woodbery were arrested for fraud. The Dubai based Nigerian big boy was arrested for an alleged $35 million by Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Two weeks after their arrest, Dubai Police ... more
  • 1 day Niger Govt Reduces 2020 Budget By 21.23 Percent NaijaNews
    The House of Assembly in Niger State has reduced its budget for 2020 by 21.23 per cent, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. Niger State House of Assembly had earlier passed into law N155, 459,814,700.82, but, currently brought down to N122, 448,111, 676.00. The development was revealed in the content of the Report of Committee on Planning and Appropriation on Review of Medium Term expenditure framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper(FSP) 2020-2022 as adopted by the State Assembly. The Chairman and member representing Wushishi Constituency, Hon. Muhammad Lokogoma, while reading the report of the committee noted that ... more
  • 1 day Buhari Mourns Ivorian Prime Minister, Coulibaly NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed sadness following the death of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire. The president expressed grief in a statement he titled “President Buhari mourns Coulibaly, Ivorian Prime Minister” and released through his spokesperson, Garba Shehu. Buhari in the statement to President Alassane Ouattara and the people of Cote d’Ivoire noted that the Prime Minister, who died in the line of duty left behind a vacuum in his country. He further stated that the Prime Minister also left a void in the West African subregion which had looked up to him as an ... more
  • 1 day Just In: Osinbajo Writes IGP On ‘Receiving N4billion’ From Magu, Makes Demand NaijaNews
    Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has written the Inspector-General of Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Muhammed Adamu, over claims that he received N4billion from Ibrahim Magu, the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Naija News reports that the petition by the Vice President is coming after Jackson Ude, a former director of strategy and communications under President Goodluck Jonathan administration, through his news medium, “PointBlank News“, published that the embattled Magu embezzled over N39 billion and gave Osinbajo N4 billion for a soft landing. The report quoted sources within the panel investigating the suspended EFCC Chairman to have ... more
  • 1 day How We Finally Tracked “Woodberry” – FBI NaijaNews
    Details as to how Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry was nabbed alongside Ramoni Igbalode, also known as Hushpuppi, some weeks ago has emerged. The duo were arrested in the United Arab Emirate on June 10 for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit. Mr Ponle, 29, is currently facing charges bordering on wire fraud conspiracy at a United States District Court sitting in Illinois. Naija News learnt that details concerning him were obtained from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, and court documents obtained. On the 2nd of July, they were taken ... more
  • 1 day He Is The Worst EFCC Chairman So Far – Arewa Youths President Bombs Magu NaijaNews
    The president of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF), Yerima Shettima has labelled Ibrahim Magu as the worst leader the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has had so far. This he said as he lamented that EFCC in the hands of Magu had been turned to a witch-hunting tool by politicians. Naija News recalls the embattled Magu is facing questioning before a presidential investigative panel hearing the allegations of gross misconduct, financial recklessness and abuse of office levelled against him. The panel is headed by Justice Ayo Salami and had been sitting in the presidential villa since Monday. Reacting ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Oyo Confirms 43 New Cases, Discharges Two Patients NaijaNews
    Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday revealed that the state has recorded forty-three new cases of Coronavirus. Governor Makinde announced the development on his verified Facebook account on Thursday. According to the Oyo State Governor, the state has discharged two patients who are free of the virus and the 811 patients have recovered from Coronavirus. He further stated that the total number of confirmed cases in the state has risen to 1573. Makinde said, “2 confirmed COVID-19 cases received their second NEGATIVE test results and have been discharged.” “This brings the number of discharged cases in Oyo State to ... more
  • 1 day How I Got ₦3.8Bn Naira Found In My House – Ex-NNPC Boss Yakubu Tells Court NaijaNews
    The former Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Boss, Andrew Yakubu has revealed how he got the money the countries main anti-graft agency discovered over three point eight billion naira in foreign currency at his house in Kaduna State. Defending himself during question section by prosecuting counsel, Yakubu said 98 percent of the cash recovered from a safe in his house in Kaduna State were birthday, naming ceremonies’ gifts from well-wishers. Yakubu said two per cent of the money is from the savings he made from the estacode he received while in office. He also revealed that the money was not received ... more
  • 1 day I Miss His Beatings, Says Popular Actress That Used To Be Beaten By Former Boyfriend NaijaNews
    A popular Tanzanian actress, Wema Sepetu has disclosed that she misses the beating and physical assaults inflicted on her by her ex-boyfriend, Diamond Platnumz during their time together. The actress revealed that Platnumz used to beat her thoroughly when they were together and now that they have gone their separate ways, she misses his beatings. Naija News understands the two celebrities ended their relationship in 2014. Six years after they separated, Sepetu told Swahili newspaper, Ijumaa Wikienda that Diamond Platnumz used to “beat her up” thoroughly but somehow, she enjoys the beatings. The actress said: “Diamond would beat me up ... more
  • 1 day Veteran Nollywood Actor, ‘Village Headmaster’ Is Dead NaijaNews
    The death has been reported of Jimmy Johnson, popularly known as ‘The Village Headmaster.’ The development has thrown the Nollywood industry into another round of mourning, Naija News understands. The veteran actor died at the age of 80 at the Garki Hospital, Abuja after a brief illness. The late actor was popular for his role as Okoro in Village Headmaster, a well-known TV series on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the 80s. Only recently, the death of another Nollywood veteran actor, Gbolagade Akinpelu popularly known as Ogun Majek threw the Nigerian movie industry into mourning. The death of the ... more
  • 1 day Forbes Gives Hushpuppi New Name NaijaNews
    Forbes, an American business magazine, has given cybercrime suspect, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi a new name while in US prison. Naija News reports that Forbes in its latest article about Hushpuppi, described him as ‘Billionaire Gucci Master” days after he was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States. The suspected fraudster is said to be held in a coronavirus infested prison in the United States and has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. In an article titled: “Billionaire Gucci Master’ Detained By FBI Over Alleged $124 Million Premier League Fraud“, Forbes wrote: “An ... more
  • 1 day We Never Promised To Reduce Fuel Price And Keep It Low – FG Explains Why It Increased Price Of Petrol NaijaNews
    The federal government of Nigeria has explained and justified the recent increase in the price of petrol from N123.50 to N143.8. The Minister of State for petroleum, Timipreye Sylva, noted that it has become unrealistic in the face of prevailing economic developments to continue to subsidize the price of petrol. He also added that at no time did the government promise to reduce the price of petrol and keep it permanently low. The Minister, who lamented the inability of the country to attract the level of investments needed in the refining sector of its oil, said the government can no ... more
  • 1 day EDO 2020 : Ize-Iyanmu Mocks PDP Over  Obaseki’s Academic Credentials  NaijaNews
      Obaseki Deceived INEC And Court With Fake Credentials, Ize-Iyanmu Says PDP has No Shame, Ize-Iyamu The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has mocked the ruling party in the states over the academic credential of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Ize-Iyamu said it was shameful for PDP leaders to field Godwin Obaseki as its standard-bearer for the September 19 governorship election, despite earlier condemning him as a non-achiever as the Edo governor. Ize-Iyamu, yesterday in an online statement by the Director of Communication and Media of his campaign organisation, Prince John Mayaki, said ... more
  • 1 day Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu Reveals His Plans For Edo State NaijaNews
    The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has promised the people of the state that his readiness for service will transform abandoned infrastructure across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State. The former governorship candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party in a statement released through Director of Communication and Media, John Mayaki, noted that contrary to the claims of people against his governorship ambition, he has desire to reposition and restructure Edo State. He noted that he would change the state for the better with carefully thought-out policies and programs encapsulated in ... more
  • 1 day Hushpuppi: Dubai Rejects Nigerian Job Applicants, Visa Request (Photos) NaijaNews
    Dubai authorities have reportedly rejected the application of Nigerians applying for a tourist visa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Naija News understands that Dubai companies have also asked Nigerians not to apply for jobs in the Arab country. It was gathered that this may be connected to the recent arrest of alleged internet scammer, Ramon Abba, popularly known as Ray Huspuppi, in Dubai. Naija News recalls that Dubai Police authorities released a video of how Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacob Ponle popularly known as Mr. Woodbery were arrested for fraud. The Dubai based Nigerian big boy was arrested for an alleged $35 million by Interpol and ... more
  • 1 day Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ekiti State (Apply Here) NaijaNews
    The Ekiti State government has started receiving applications from indigenes of the state for recruitment into the Amotekun security outfit. The Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Brig.- Gen. Joe Komolafe (rtd) made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Wednesday. Komolafe added that the recruitment forms are free, but applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 60, with minimum educational qualifications of Primary School Leaving Certificate. Interested applicants must also get endorsement letters from their traditional rulers affirming their indigene-status. The applications will be done online. Click here to apply. Naija News recalls the Amotekun outfit was set up ... more
  • 1 day How Magu ‘Harassed’ Abubakar, TY Danjuma Without Buhari’s Knowledge NaijaNews
    The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been accused of ‘harassing’ two allies of President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News reports that Magu was recently suspended by President Buhari and replaced by Mohammed Umar as the boss of the EFCC. In weekly THISDAY column on Thursday, the former spokesman to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Olusegun Adeniyi, said Magu who had raided the home of a former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar also blocked Theophilus Danjuma, former defence minister, from purchasing an aircraft. Adeniyi revealed that the suspended EFCC chairman carried out all ... more
  • 1 day Court Nullifies SSS Application On Buhari Daughter’s SIM Card Verdict NaijaNews
    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the federal High Court in Asaba has dismissed the application filed by the State Security Service (SSS) which sought to bar the payment of N10 million verdict against it in a case involving President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. Naija News recalls that a man by the name Anthony Okolie was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. He was thereafter dragged to court by the SSS but the court found him not guilty and released him Upon his release, Okolie dragged the DSS, MTN and ... more
  • 1 day Omokri Attacks Buhari For Picking Another Northerner As Magu’s Replacement NaijaNews
    Reno Omokri, the former spokesperson to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the appointment of Mohammed Umar as the of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the absence of the suspended acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu. The former Presidential aide questioned the decision of the presidency to appoint a Northerner in the absence of Magu. Omokri in a post on his Twitter account wondered if no Southerner was credible enough to head the anti-graft agency. The suspended EFCC boss is being probed by a panel constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari over allegations of corrupt practices. This is ... more
  • 1 day Gunmen Attack Kebbi Community, Kill District Head NaijaNews
    The district head of Bajida in Fakai Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Alhaji Musa Muhammad-Bahago has been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. According to reports, the 56-year-old traditional ruler was murdered by the gunmen while returning to his village from Zuru town. The older brother of the murdered district head, Alhaji Umar Muhammad, revealed he was murdered on Wednesday around 4pm to 6pm. “He died at the age of 56, and is survived by four wives and many children,” Muhammad said. The sad incident was also confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, who ... more
  • 1 day ‘Anybody Talking About Igbo Presidency Should Be Careful’ – Buhari Minister NaijaNews
    The Southeast has been cautioned by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, against the campaign for Igbo presidency in the 2023 general elections. The Minister in his statement noted that there was no time in the history of Nigeria that presidency was zoned to a region, hence the Southeast should be careful of their call for Igbo presidency. Nwajiuba said: “Anybody talking about Igbo presidency should be careful because there was never a time we heard about Hausa presidency. When the Yoruba were contesting, we did not hear of Yoruba presidency, why is our own different?” “There is ... more
  • 1 day Hushpuppi’s Fraud, Show-Off Has Dented The Image Of Nigeria – Abiri-Erewa NaijaNews
    The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has revealed that Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi’s alleged fraud and show-off has dented the image of Nigeria. Abiri-Erewa on Wednesday further stated that cybercrime has dented the image of the country before the global scene. She charged Nigerians to stay off cybercrime and flaunting it like Hushpuppi who was arrested by the Dubai police and extradited to the US. The NIDCOM boss while speaking with NAN noted that “Committing crime and still having the audacity to show off like Ramon Igbalode aka Hushpuppi. This is really denting our ... more
  • 1 day Edo 2020: Viral Video of Ganduje Pocketing Dollars Spotted At Ring Road Benin NaijaNews
    A video of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano stuffing dollars bills in his pockets has been reportedly spotted at popular ring road Benin City, the Edo State capital. Naija News recalls that the publisher, Jaafar Jaafar of Daily Nigerian Newspaper, had published videos in 2018 showing Ganduje allegedly collecting kickbacks from contractors handling projects in the state. Governor Ganduje had approached the court to stop further publishing of the video by Jaafar and probe by the Kano State House of Assembly. With the race for the Edo State governorship seat heating up, the viral Ganduje video was reportedly placed in ... more
  • 1 day Kajuru Crisis: Adara People Lament Over Continuous Attacks, Kidnapping NaijaNews
    The residents of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State have come out in their numbers to condemn the continued attacks and kidnapping in their communities by suspected Fulani militias. The Adara Development Association in the communities cried out over the attack which has seen the lives of many residents lost. The association in a statement released revealed that villages like Doka, Afogo, Kallah, Gefe and Libere’ all bordering Ladugga grazing reserve have been attacked while many others have been kidnapped during the attacks. The President of ADA, Awemi Dio Maisamari, in a statement released on Wednesday, noted that their ... more
  • 1 day RCCG Sacks Pastor Bakare For ‘Attempting Adultery’ NaijaNews
    The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has revealed that it has relieved Pastor Gideon Bakare of his ministerial duties in the church. Naija News reports that Pastor Bakare, in a viral video, was caught sitting half-naked in a compromising position with a woman who is described as a wife of a member of the RCCG’s branch in Akure, Ondo state. Reacting in a statement on Wednesday, Olaitan Olubiyi, RCCG spokesperson, said Pastor Bakare has been excommunicated. He said: “The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr. Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission. “Bakare, ... more
  • 1 day Bishop Oyedepo Slammed For ‘Healing’ Coronavirus Patients NaijaNews
    Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church, a.k.a Winners Chapel, has been lambasted for claiming to heal some coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. Naija News reports that Oyedepo had stated that over 114 coronavirus patients have been healed through his church. But in a statement on Wednesday, the founder of the Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN), Leo Igwe, said Oyedepo’s claim would harm people because it would lead them into indulging in risky behaviours believing that their faith would heal them if they get infected by the dreaded disease. The HAN founder described Bishop Oyedepo’s claim as weighty, reckless, ... more
  • 1 day Why Osinbajo, INEC Chairman Must Resign – PDP NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to resign following an alleged indictment in the probe of Ibrahim Magu. In a statement to newsmen, Dr Emeka Kalu, the Nation­al Publicity Secretary of PDP Youth Alliance (PDPYA), also asked Yakubu Mahmoud, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC), to resign. According to Kalu, Mahmoud must resign over purported plan to rig the forthcoming gubernato­rial election in Edo State for the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC). Naija News reports that one Jackson Ude had claimed that the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, had al­legedly ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Thursday, 9th, July, 2020 NaijaNews
    This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Thursday, 9th, July 2020. Vice President Osinbajo Speaks On Receiving N4bn From EFCC’s Ibrahim Magu. The camp of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the news on social media claiming the embattled EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu gave N4bn to the Vice President from his alleged loot. Taking to his verified Twitter account on Wednesday evening, Mr. Laoulu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on media and publicity said Osinbajo never received any such amount from Magu. Read More Details Here Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Speaker ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Kwara State Orders All Officials To Self-Isolate NaijaNews
    Officials of the Kwara State government who had contact with the late Chief of Staff, Aminu Adisa Logun have been ordered to go on self-isolation. This was made known by Henrietta Adenike Afolabi-Oshatimehin, the state Commissioner for Communication in a statement. According to the statement, such officials, especially those who had contacts with him in the past two weeks, must self isolate. She noted that their samples have been taken for the COVID-19 test. She listed Cabinet members, personal staff of the late Chief of Staff, and some medical personnel, who have recently had varying degrees of contact with the late ... more
  • 1 day CAN Attack Alaafin Over Land Dispute NaijaNews
    An ongoing land dispute in Oyo town has taken a new curve. This time, the Christian Association of Nigeria in Oyo town are protesting against the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, after they accused him of playing a huge role in selling 96 plots of land at Ayetoro to some investors. According to CAN, all attempt to meet with the king, in order to settle the dispute had proved abortive. CAN claimed that the Alafins absence during the dialogue was a deliberate act. An executive member of the Oyo Zone CAN, Reverend Femi Afolabi, who spoke with newsmen yesterday, ... more
  • 1 day Why you Should Remove Your Face Masks While Using The ATM – Bank NaijaNews
    Bank users have been advised to remove their face masks whenever they use the Automated Teller Machines. This is due to the some installed features in the machines which can prevent it from dispensing cash if there are no proper face recognition. Therefore, while the banks have made it compulsory that customers put on their face mask when they visit banking halls, they have also advice the removal of the face masks whenever they are wish to use the ATMs. In an email to its customers on measures to keep transactions protected, Fidelity Bank said, “Wearing of face masks is ... more
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