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  • 4 days Just In: FG, States, LGs Share N647.35bn For January NaijaNews
    A total of N647.353 billion from the Federation Account Revenue has been distributed by three main tiers of the government for the month of January 2020. Naija News Understands that this was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Henshaw Ogubike. According to Mrs. Ogubike, the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), in a meeting chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse disbursed the funds to the three tiers of government. FAAC confirmed that for January 2020, there was a significant increase in Import Duty revenue ... more
  • 4 days Katsina: Police Kills Notorious Kidnapper, Arrest Another NaijaNews
    The Katsina State police command, have killed an alleged notorious kidnapper identified as Abubakar Nayabale. The command further stated that it also apprehended one Tanimu Salisu as an associate of Nayabale in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state. The development was revealed in a statement released to newsmen by the spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah. He said, “On 17/02/2020 at about 15:00hrs, bandits numbering eight on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Kumare village, Kurfi local government area of Katsina State, began shooting sporadically and kidnapped a 55-year-old, Yahaya Tella.” “Operation Puff Adder, led by the ... more
  • 4 days 2 Soldiers Missing, One Loses Leg To Boko Haram Attack In Chibok, Borno State NaijaNews
    Boko Haram terrorists are suspected to have planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is some areas in Chibok town of Borno State, a source has claimed. Some soldiers of the Nigerian Army have unfortunately become victims of the devices as well after their convoy ran into some of the devices planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state. According to reports gathered, the soldiers were deployed to the area on Wednesday morning as a part of a quick response group detailed to combat a Boko Haram attack in the community after ... more
  • 4 days New Discovery Reveals Africa’s Anti-Malaria Drug ‘Chloroquine’ As Cure For CoronaVirus NaijaNews
    Chloroquine phosphate, an anti-malarial drug widely used in Africa has been revealed to be effective on coronavirus patients, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has said. The drug has been used clinically for over 70 years and some clinical evidence has shown that it not only has antimalarial effects but also antiviral effects that are effective against a wide range of viruses. The drug is also said to be effective in regulating the body’s immune system. As a result, the drug has been unanimously approved by experts in China to be used in tackling the deadly Covid-19 virus, the state-run ... more
  • 4 days Fayemi Orders Translation of State Laws into Yoruba Language NaijaNews
    The Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the translation of the state laws into Yoruba language Naija News Understands that Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, who made this known yesterday said that laws in the state, including the one establishing Amotekun, will be translated into the Yoruba language. Fapohunda also said that the process the translation of the laws of the state, including that of Amotekun security outfit, into the Yoruba language has begun. A statement made by the AG read: “Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill affects the daily lives of the ... more
  • 4 days Drug Lord “El Chapo” Appears In A Rare Video NaijaNews
    Few images of drug lord Joaquin Guzman aka “El Chapo”, imprisoned in the United States where he is serving a life sentence for drug trafficking. In a video obtained by Reuters, we can see the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, in his beige uniform marked “3870”, calmly answering questions from a prison guard in Mexico. “Nickname?” Asked the warden to the drug lord. “El Chapo”, answers the Mexican. And when asked about his “occupation”, Guzman indicates that he is a “farmer”. The drug trafficker also answered questions about his marital status. “I am married to Alejandrina Salazar. But I live ... more
  • 4 days Manchester City Coach, Guardiola Reveals What He Would Do If He Isn’t Sacked NaijaNews
    Following the announcement by UEFA that Manchester City will be banned for the next two champions league season and fined 25 million pounds for alleged breach of financial fair play rules, the Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has reaffirmed his commitment to the club. There have been reports following the ban that Guardiola may leave the club as it is likely that he would lose his star players to other clubs. However, the coach has re-affirmed his commitment to the club, awhile expressing hope that the ban will be overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sports. He yesterday night ... more
  • 4 days Former Minister Of Education, Ezekwesili Accuses Buhari Of Lack Of Compassion NaijaNews
    The Ex-Minister for Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “wicked” and a leader with no “compassion” She stated this while reacting to the failure of the Federal Government to secure the release of Leah Sharibu from the terrorist captivity after two years of her abduction in Dapchi, Yobe State. Recall that Boko Haram terrorists had in February 2018 abducted Leah and others from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State. Ezekwesili faulted the handling of Leah’s abduction by the federal government, stressing that no contact has been made with the ... more
  • 4 days Biafra: Abba Kyari Overriding Presidential Order Confirms Buhari Is Dead – Nnamdi Kanu NaijaNews
    Abba Kyari overriding orders from Nigeria’s President has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said. Naija News reports that the IPOB leader made this statement on social media network, Facebook in reaction to the memo from Babagana Monguno’s office stating that Abba Kyari overrides President Buhari’s decisions. This online news platform understands that Monguno is the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Buhari while Kyari is the Chief of Staff to the President. Monguno has reportedly clashed with Kyari over the coordination of Nigeria’s security. The Office of ... more
  • 4 days Cattle Rustlers’ Hideouts Discovered In Zamfara State NaijaNews
    A building belonging to one Abdurrahman Isah alias Zabo, a resident in Kaura-Namoda has been discovered as one of the places of refuge for cattle rustlers in Zamfara State. According to a report made available to newsmen on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs in Zamfara State, Abubakar Dauran, confirmed the discovery of two buildings in Kaura-Namoda and Sakajiki, suspected to a shelter for cattle rustlers in the state. Reacting to the discovery, Dauran said “We have discovered today in Kaura Namoda and Sakaji the houses being used by rustlers as hideouts for stolen cows. Dauran pointed out ... more
  • 4 days Laetitia Dagan: Family Announce Burial Plans For Murdered Aso Rock Director Killed By ‘Yahoo Boys’ NaijaNews
    The burial plans for the late Laetitia Naankang Dagan, an Assistant Director of Administration in the Aso Rock, Abuja, who was murdered Monday night has been announced by her family. The family announced that the late Dagan will be buried on Friday, February 21, 2020. Her remains will be interred at her family burial ground at Kwoor, in Kwalla community of Plateau State, Naija News gathered. Dagan was reportedly gruesomely murdered by ‘yahoo boys’ in her residence located at 22 Road, B Close, EFAB City Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja. It was alleged that she was sexually molested before her killers set ... more
  • 4 days Governor Zulum Wants 100,000 Extra Soldiers To Defeat Boko Haram In Borno State NaijaNews
    No less than 100,000 additional soldiers are needed to successfully defeat the Boko Haram terrorists and other insurgents in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno State when he hosted some House of Representative members led by Hon. Babajimi Benson on Wednesday who were in Borno on a condolence visit. The governor added that apart from the extra soldiers, at least 50,000 people from Borno state should be recruited to join the army in fighting the insurgents. It will be recalled that On February 10, Boko Haram terrorists killed 30 persons, and destroyed several vehicles and properties following ... more
  • 4 days Nigerian Government Dedicates Road To Late Stella Adadevoh NaijaNews
    The Nigerian government has named a street in remembrance of Stella Adadevoh a physician who discovered that a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer arrived the country five years ago with ebola. The Ahmadu Bello Way, near NAF Conference Center, at F.C.T, Abuja has been dedicated to the late Nigerian physician. Stella Adadevoh died at age 57years. Stella died after she has contracted the disease while trying to treat Mr. Sawyer and prevent the disease from spreading to other people. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was the Lead Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at a private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria where she worked for 21 years ... more
  • 4 days Police Speak Up On-going Recruitment, Warns Against Fraudsters NaijaNews
    The Police Service Commission (PSC) has noted that there is no recruitment on-going presently for cadet assistant superintendents and cadet inspectors. This was stated yesterday in a statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, while cautioning  Nigerians against falling for frauds who only want to extort them by promising to assist in job placements. Ani said: “The Commission notes that it is in possession of messages and requests to notable Nigerians informing them of a phantom recruitment exercise and asking them to send three names for recruitment. The messages were purported to have originated from the ... more
  • 4 days Leah Sharibu: Nigeria, Rise With A Voice Against Bloodshed, Terrorism – Enenche NaijaNews
    Nigerians have been charged to rise with a voice to challenge the unending killings and attacks carried out daily by gunmen, bandits, terrorists and other evil-minded people in the country. Naija News learnt that the Dunamis International Gospel Centre has on Tuesday, February 18, organised a press conference in memory of Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl among many Chibok girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram a few years ago. It could be recalled that the deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram had released other girls in their custody, but held back Leah who is the only Christian teenager who ... more
  • 4 days EU Threatens To Impose Visa Restrictions On Nigeria NaijaNews
    The European Union may toe the line of its ally, the United States government as they threatened to impose restrictive visa implementation rules on Nigeria. Naija News learnt that the EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Virginie Battu-Henriksson, who raised the threat said that Visa restriction will go through if the Nigerian government fails to play its part in the return and readmission of its nationals staying illegally in the EU. The EU, which comprises Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and 23 other countries, further stated that although it would not place a visa ban on Nigeria, it ... more
  • 4 days Corona Virus: Passengers Leave Diamond Princess Ship Despite Criticisms Of Japan NaijaNews
    Many passengers of the quarantined cruise ship in Japan who have tested negative to the Coronavirus are leaving the ship already despite heavy criticism over the manner with which the country is handling the outbreak. Recall Naija News recently reported that at least forty Americans were infected by the new coronavirus on board the liner Diamond Princess, which is in quarantined off Japan. A Japanese health expert, who had visited the Diamond Princess at the port in Yokohama, had stated that it is a completely chaotic situation. U.S. officials said moves to contain the virus “may not have been sufficient”. ... more
  • 4 days BMO Bombs Opponents, Says President Buhari Is In Charge NaijaNews
    The recent claims in some political quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of his administration has been thrown into the bin by the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO). Speaking in a statement signed by the Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and the Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, MBO declared that President Buhari is fully in charge of his government. In times past, allegations of an Aso Rock cabal that have taken over presidential duties rocked the Buhari administration. Naija News recalls the recent case of a clash between Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Mongono has ... more
  • 4 days How ‘Yahoo Boys’ Murdered Presidential Villa Director Laetitia After Police ‘Betrayed’ Her NaijaNews
    A new report has emerged, suggesting that Presidential Villa Director, Laetitia Naankang Dagan, who was an Assistant Director in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, was murdered by ‘Yahoo boys’ after the police allegedly betrayed her. Naija News had reported earlier that Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, said the 47-year-old Dagan from Plateau State, northern Nigeria worked in her office on Monday, February 17 till 8 pm, but by 11 pm, she was gruesomely murdered in her apartment by unknown persons. The Permanent Secretary had described the killing of Dagan, Assistant Director of ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Is Unlucky With An Illiterate Leader – Yoruba Elders NaijaNews
    Some Yoruba Elites in a meeting held at Agip Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos on Wednesday, 19 February, has described Nigeria as been unfortunate with an Illiterate administration, lead by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking at the meeting which witnessed the presence of some South-West leaders, University and Polytechnic heads with some represented, an icon of the Afenifere noted that he feared for Nigeria at this time having a leader who is illiterate and has no positive impact to make in the country. Naija News understands that the statement above was made by 96-year-old statesman, Pa. Ayo Adebanjo, who is also ... more
  • 4 days Germany: Eight Dead In Two Shootings, Suspect Found Dead NaijaNews
    Nine people were killed Wednesday night in Hanau, near Frankfurt in central Germany, in two shootings, the alleged perpetrator of which was later found dead at his home, police said. The shootings targeted shisha bars and also left several people seriously injured, according to local media. “At this stage, the police can only confirm that eight people have been fatally injured,” authorities said in a statement overnight. A seriously injured person died Thursday morning, reporting the killings to nine killed, according to a spokesperson. A person suspected of being the author of the killing was found dead a few hours ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Lost $750m To Pipline Vandals In 2019 – NNPC NaijaNews
    The Group Managing Director, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, has cried out over continuous pipeline vandalism in the country which has cost the nation an estimation of US$750 million in 2019. Naija news learnt that the managing director, who spoke to the members of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 13 of the National Institute for Security Studies that visited the NNPC Towers, Abuja, decried the growing activities of crude oil criminals, adding that it hurts NNPC operations and the nation’s economy. Kyari listed vandalism of oil and gas infrastructure and the kidnapping of personnel as top security ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Customs Seizes 1,393 Bags Of Rice Smuggled Through Gas Cylinders NaijaNews
    Not less than 1,393 bags of rice concealed in gas cylinders within Ogun State, has been seized by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The items conveyed in 12 different vehicles, had a cumulative duty paid value (DPV) of N40.14 million. The service, while parading the smugglers yesterday added that 625 cartons of frozen chicken, 187 jars and 66 drums of vegetable oil were also seized when the suspects were arrested between 5th and 17th February 2020. The service made this known through the Acting Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A in Ikeja, Usman Yahaya Yahaya ... more
  • 4 days Imo: You Must Quit Gov’t House By March 9 – BZF Warns Uzodinma NaijaNews
    Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has been asked to vacate the State House by the members of the Biafra Zionists Federation, following his victory in the Supreme court ruling. On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the members of the BZF delivered a statement that called for the now Imo State Governor, Uzodinma to quit the Imo State Government house by 9th day of March 2020. Naija News understands that the pro-Biafra group stated that Senator Uzodinma must exit the Imo Government House for the removal of candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emeka Ihedioha who was sacked by the Supreme ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Thursday, 20th, February, 2020 NaijaNews
    This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Thursday, 20th, February, 2020 Okada Ban: Sanwo-Olu Introduces New Means Transportation In Lagos Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Government who banned motorcycle and Tricycles, popularly known as Okada and Keke Maruwa has introduced a new means of transportation. Recall Sanwo-Olu had banned them, after he accused them of an increased crime rate and major cause of gridlock.A new photo circulating on the internet shows different colours of minibus roaming the street of Lagos and Lagosians are wondering if it is a replacement for the tricycle. Read more Details Here ... more
  • 4 days Nigerians Believe You Are Been Overpaid For Little Work – Buhari Tells National Assembly Members NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has told lawmakers in the National Assembly that they need to do more to correct the negative perception Nigerians have about them. The President noted that though he understands the massive workload of the lawmakers, Nigerians believe they are not doing enough to justify their pay. He, therefore, urged the lawmakers to fashion out ways of correcting these impressions on the mind of Nigerians. Buhari said this yesterday at the National Assembly complex during the launch of the Green Chamber Magazine by the House of Representatives where he was represented by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai ... more
  • 4 days Why States May Be Scrapped Soon – Babachir Lawal NaijaNews
    Nigerian Governors have been described as parasites. This was stated by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. Lawal further asked that states should be scrapped as he noted that it was better to only have Federal and Local Government. The former SGF stated this on Wednesday while speaking journalists in Abuja, saying that Governors ”take a major share of the country’s resources” and “abuse” it. He was responding to the question of whether he would like to see changes as the National Assembly attempts to amend the constitution. “I am not a constitutional expert, ... more
  • 4 days Court Stops Kano Govt From Releasing Report Against Emir Sanusi NaijaNews
    The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has gotten a major court victory over the Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Complaint Commission. Naija News reports that the Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Suleiman Baba Na Mallam, on Wednesday, restrained the agency from further releasing any indicting report against Emir Sanusi. Justice Baba Na Mallam had granted leave for Emir Sanusi’s counsel, Suraj Sa,ida (SAN) to present an ex-parte application, which sought the court to restrain the anti-corruption agency from continuing with its investigation against Sanusi over the alleged misappropriation of over N3.5 billion fund. The money allegedly ... more
  • 4 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 20th February, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Thursday, 20th February 2020 1. Kwankwaso Asks Supreme Court To Review Kano Gov’ship Election Ruling Former Senator and Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has urged the Supreme Court to review its ruling on the Kano State Governorship election. Naija News reports that the Supreme Court had affirmed the election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as the duly elected governor of Kano State. 2. Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Buhari After Reports Of Clash Between Kyari And Mongono The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra ... more
  • 4 days Okada Ban: Sanwo-Olu Introduces Means Transportation In Lagos NaijaNews
    Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Government who banned motorcycle and Tricycles, popularly known as Okada and Keke Maruwa has introduced a new means of transportation. Recall Sanwo-Olu had banned them, after he accused them of an increased crime rate and major cause of gridlock. A new photo circulating on the internet shows different colours of minibus roaming the street of Lagos and Lagosians are wondering if it is a replacement for the tricycle. Recall that Following cries by Lagos State residents over the difficulty experienced in their daily transportations after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ban on Okada riders in the state, the ... more
  • 4 days See Photos Of Anthony Joshua As He Visits His Hometown NaijaNews
    Just six months after he visited Makoko area of Lagos state, Anthony Joshua, the World heavyweight boxing champion, has finally visited his home town Sagamu, Ogun state. Recall that Joshua had in December defeated Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz after 12-round of a thrilling fight, after he won by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring AJ 118-110. 118-110. 119-109. During his visit, Joshua met with the Akarigbo of Remo and other traditional rulers, who took out time to take various sizes of photographs with him. Joshua is well known for being humble and loyal. He is also know to respect his ... more
  • 4 days Tope Alabi Reacts After Being Caught Dancing Zanku In Viral Video NaijaNews
    Veteran gospel singer, minister of God and evangelist, Tope Alabi was spotted dancing Zanku and vibing at a party and this has got many Nigerians talking. Reacting, the Gospel singer stated that indeed she was dancing but it’s only because she needed to dance at that time. This she said in an interview recently on TVC connect. Tope Alabi explained that she doesn’t see it like she’s done anything wrong. She lamented that she just lost her father so she needed the dance because what she went through wasn’t easy. She further emphasized that she remains a spiritual person Incase ... more
  • 4 days Kwankwaso Asks Supreme Court To Review Kano Gov’ship Election Ruling NaijaNews
    Former Senator and Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has urged the Supreme Court to review its ruling on the Kano State Governorship election. Naija News reports that the Supreme Court had affirmed the election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as the duly elected governor of Kano State. Delivering judgment, 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, has now laid to rest, all matters surrounding the 2019 ... more
  • 4 days Bayelsa: Wike Slams Sylva, Oshiomhole Over Attack On Odili Family NaijaNews
    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has blamed the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva and the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole for the protest at the residence of former Governor, Peter Odili. Naija News recalls that the Supreme Court had last Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered INEC to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. Justice Peter-Odili asked INEC ... more
  • 5 days Bar Man Stabs Customer To Death NaijaNews
    A 53-year-old bar owner, Obioma Dennis has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID) for stabbing one of his customers to death. While waiting for his arraignment in court, Dennis told newsmen that he regrets his actions and believes that he was under a spell cast on him by his enemies. He narrated that the deceased and two of his friends came to his shop located in Alausa and were about to smoke ”Indian Hemp” he then challenged them but an argument ensued that led to a fight. He said further that he ... more
  • 5 days Olamide Signs Multi-Million Naira Deal With Empire Record Label (Photo) NaijaNews
    Nigerian legendary rapper and YBNL boss Olamide Adedeji, Olamide has signed a joint-venture deal with American music distribution and record label Empire Distribution. Naija News learnt that the YBNL boss announced his label’s new feat via a brief statement on Twitter. Here is Olamide’s tweet below celebrating the new achievement.
    Nigeria going global Excited to continue this journey with you and the YBNL family @olamide_YBNL #Olamide #YBNL — EMPIRE (@EMPIRE) February 18, 2020 He also thanked his fans for their patience. “Big thanks to the fans for holding on for so long and ... more
  • 5 days Daddy Freeze Gives Epic Reply After He Was Mocked For Sharing Photos Of His Wife In Swim Suit NaijaNews
    Media personality and OAP, Daddy Freeze wasted little time in ‘educating’ an Instagram troll who attacked him for sharing pictures of his wife in a swimsuit on social media. The Instagram user had slammed Daddy Freeze by leaving a comment where he described the action of Freeze as satanic after the celebrity shared a pool photo of himself having a nice time with his wife in a swimsuit. The troll accused Freeze of showing ”the half-naked body of his wife to the public”. In his response, the OAP said: The worship of Jesus, a meaningless invented 400 year old ... more
  • 5 days Lagos Identifies Lassa Fever Patient Discovered In The State NaijaNews
    The Lagos Ministry of Health has confirmed the state’s first Lassa fever patient as an indigene of Ebonyi who arrived at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos over the weekend. The state health ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Tunbosun Ogunbamwo, who confirmed this on Wednesday said the state was confident that the outbreak would be “comfortably contained”. He only said the index patient was from Ebonyi State, without disclosing further details. The health commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had earlier referred to the patient as a “he,” suggesting he is male. Ogunbamwo said the patient came for a programme in ... more
  • 5 days Court Grants Release Of Dasuki’s International Passport NaijaNews
    The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja has granted the appeal of the country’s former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki by approving the return of his International Passport. Naija News learnt that Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court who gave the directive on Wednesday asked the registrar of the court to release the document to Dasuki through his counsel for renewal having become expired since the court took its custody. The order of the court for the release of the passport was also to enable Dasuki to obtain a visa for a specialised ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: Escaped Female Kidnapper Re-arrested In Kano NaijaNews
    38-year-old lady, Mercy Paul, who was about four months ago arrested for the alleged kidnap of nine teenagers in Kano and selling them to her buyers in Onitsha, Anambra State has been re-arrested a few weeks after her escape from custody. Naija News had reported in October 2019 that Mercy was arrested alongside one Paul Owne, 37-year-old, Emmanuel Igwe, 34, Ebere Ogbodo, 45, Louis Duru, 30, and Monica Oracha, 50 while attempting to move one of their kidnapped victims, Haruna Bako to Anambra State. Reports made available to newsmen today by the Department of State Security and the Kano Correctional ... more
  • 5 days Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Buhari After Reports Of Clash Between Kyari And Mongono NaijaNews
    The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has stated that the clash between Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Abba Kyari is a confirmation that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of his government. Kanu added that the incident between the two highly placed government officials further confirms that Buhari is being impersonated in Aso Rock by a Sudanese Jibril. Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd) and Mallam Abba Kyari are President Buhari’s National Security Adviser (NSA) and Chief of Staff (CoS) respectively. Naija News previously reported that Monguno has reportedly clashed with Kyari over ... more
  • 5 days DSS Massively Arrest Tanker Drivers For Going On Strike NaijaNews
    Officers of the Department of State Security, DSS yesterday clashed with members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers who are closing filling stations in protest. There are reports already that a lot of Petroleum Tanker Drivers were arrested in Kano for what the DSS termed illegal actions of closing of filling stations. According to one of the DSS Operatives who pleaded anonymously, he said that they were able to open eight filling stations short down by the PTD members. He said, “We have arrested so many of them for closing down filling stations without justifications, This is because we cannot allow ... more
  • 5 days Nigerian Police Arrest Alleged Killers Of Aso Rock Director Laetitia NaijaNews
    The Death of an Assistant Director in Aso Rock, Laetitia Naankang Dagan, who was assassinated by unknown gunmen has generated several reactions from Nigerians. Naija News reports that Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, made this known on Tuesday, February 18, saying that the 47-year-old Dagan from Plateau State, northern Nigeria worked in her office on Monday, February 17 till 8 pm, but by 11 pm, she was gruesomely murdered in her apartment by unknown persons. Meanwhile, the police have revealed that it made headway in their investigation, as two arrests have been made, According to sources, the ... more
  • 5 days FEC Meeting Holds Today In Abuja As President Buhari Presides NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and members of his cabinet have started the Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC) in Abuja. The FEC meeting is scheduled to hold every Wednesday. The federal executive meeting for today opened at 11.06 am after the president arrived at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The opening prayers were said after the national anthem by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; and the Minister of Power, Saleh Maman. The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha,  Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: Bayelsa State House Of Assembly Speaker Steps Down NaijaNews
    Following the installation of Duoye Diri as the duly elected Governor of Bayelsa State, reports received by this medium on Wednesday confirms that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Monday Bubou-Obolo, has given way for a newly appointed person to take over. It could be recalled that Senator Douye Diri, was recently issued a certificate of return as the newly enthroned Governor of Bayelsa after the Supreme Court sacked David Lyon a few hours to his swearing-in. Naija News understands that members of the state assembly have elected the Deputy Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, as the new Speaker of ... more
  • 5 days Barcelona May Sign Nigerian Striker, Samuel Chukwueze NaijaNews
    La Liga giants, Barcelona are said to be considering signing Nigerian sensational striker, Samuel Chukwueze from Villareal as a replacement for injured Ousmane Dembele. Under the Spanish football laws, Barcelona is allowed to sign a replacement for Dembele who has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season due to injury. The player must, however, be from within the Spanish league. Football analysts in Spain have now urged Barca to sign the Nigerian international as he represents the ideal player who can hit the ground running. Chukwueze is understood to have a €65 million buy out clause ... more
  • 5 days Border Closure: Nigeria Customs Generates N6b Daily NaijaNews
    The closure of the Nigerian border has continued to create a more positive impact on the impact of the nation as the country made a record-breaking profit of five to six billion nairas daily. Naija News learnt the NCS Comptroller-General Col. Hammed Ali (rtd.) who made this known attributed the rise to increased activities at the nation’s seaports. ”The NCS daily collection before the border closure ranged between N4 to N5 billion but now, the NCS collects N5billion to N6 billion daily as a result of the rise in activities at the nation’s sea ports,” Ali said on Tuesday at ... more
  • 5 days Champions League: Haaland Warns Teammates Ahead Of Return Leg With PSg NaijaNews
    Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, has warned his side after their 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League, on Tuesday. Haaland on Tuesday night became the first player as a debutant in the Champions League to score ten goals in the competition. He added that his side has a lot of work to do against Ligue 1 side in the return leg in Paris in order to qualify for the quarter-finals. The 19-year-old scored twice against PSG at the Westfalenstadion Stadium to give Dortmund a first-leg advantage ahead of the return match. Neymar’s goal against Dortmund was ... more
  • 5 days Obiano Appoints Anyachebelu As Anambra Chief Judge NaijaNews
    Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, on Tuesday swore in Hon Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, at the Executive Council chambers, Government House, as the Chief Judge of the state. Anyachebelu, before his confirmation by the Anambra State House of Assembly, had been acting as the Chief Judge of the state since September 4, 2019. The development is coming after the National Judicial Commission and the State House of Assembly confirmed Justice Anyachebelu. Governor Obiano while performing the swearing-in called on the new CJ of the state to fashion out modalities that would decongest inmates in different correctional centres in the state. ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus Epidemic Hit Iran NaijaNews
    In the city of Iran, two people have tested positive on Wednesday for the deadly case of coronavirus According to the ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, the cases were detected in the holy city of Qom, south of the Iranian capital. Jahanpour said a group of people were dispatched after receiving the reports, and based on the existing protocols the suspect cases were isolated and tested but out of the samples sent, a laboratory tested two of them as positive for coronavirus just minutes ago and some of the other samples were type B influenza. He said further that additional tests ... more
  • 5 days Iran Records First Case Of Coronavirus NaijaNews
    Reports reaching Naija News at this moment confirms that Iran has recorded its first case of Chinese deadly disease, Coronavirus. In a statement confirmed by Kianoush Jahanpour, spokesperson of the Iran Health Ministry, two persons have tested positive of the killer disease which emanated from China. Kianoush stated that the cases were first recorded in the holy city of Qom, south of the Iranian capital. He said, “In the past two days, some suspect cases of the new coronavirus were observed in Qom city,” “Teams were dispatched after receiving the reports, and based on the existing protocols the suspect cases ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: President Buhari Appoints New NDDC Acting MD, Enlarges Committee NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei as the new Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Naija News reports that Pondei will be taking over from Barr Joy Nunieh as Acting Managing Director of the commission following the reshuffling of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the NDDC. This online news platform understands that President Buhari also increased the number of committee members from three to five persons. Naija News understands that the new committee members are: Dr Cairo Ojougboh, Ag. Executive Director (Projects); Mr Ibanga Bassey Etang, Ag. Executive Director (Finance and Administration); Mrs ... more
  • 5 days EFCC, Your Fight Against Corruption Should Start With Your Twitter Handle NaijaNews
    By Fredrick Nwabufo The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is as flawed as Ibrahim Magu, its acting chairman, who has revised the agency to a personality cult. The foibles and defects of Magu are no longer distinguishable from the character of this once illustrious institution. Where Magu falters, the EFCC stumbles. No doubt, a scathing detraction to professionalism in Nigeria is the customization of public offices. Institutions are built around personalities rather than on rules, laws, and service. This in itself is corruption. In August 2019, the EFCC Twitter handle @officialEFCC tweeted a photo of some top staff of ... more
  • 5 days Apostle Suleman Condemns Critics Of Adeboye’s Marriage Statement NaijaNews
    The founder of Omega Fire Ministeries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has condemned those criticizing the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye over his comment on the type of ladies men shouldn’t marry. The cleric called on men to listen to Pastor Adeboye because he has been married for over 50 years, hence people criticising his statement have a backing. Recall that Pastor Adeboye had advised men not to marry any woman who does not know how to cook because men wouldn’t be eating out all the time. He also called on men not to marry ... more
  • 5 days One-Time House Of Reps Member Balogun Sarumi Dies Aged 81 Years NaijaNews
    The Former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Alli Adebayo Balogun Sarumi has passed away in his sleep on Tuesday morning in Ibadan Oyo State. He died at the age of 81. According to the Islamic rites he has been buried at his residence Bashorun on Tuesday. The daughter of the deceased Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu confirmed the death of the politician. It was recorded that he represented Ibadan North Federal Constituency between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). But after the expiration of his tenure in the House of Reps, the well-cultured Sarumi slugged it ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: Veteran Nollywood Actress, Patience Oseni Dies NaijaNews
    Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Oseni has passed away. Naija News reports that the new of Oseni’s death was confirmed by the National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ejezie Emeka Rollas and the daughter of the deceased, Augusta Akomolafe. This online news platform understands that the National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria said the veteran Nollywood actress died on Monday, February 17, in Calabar, Cross River State, south-south Nigeria. Similarly, actress Ejiro Okurame, a colleague of the deceased, also took to social media to mourn the veteran Nollywood actress. She wrote: “You fought a good fight God ... more
  • 5 days Just In: Fuel Stations Shut Down In Rivers NaijaNews
    The arrest of some tanker drivers and seizure of their vehicles have led to the shutting down of petrol stations in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. It was gathered that since Tuesday night the filling stations stopped dispensing fuel to motorists and other consumers. This is following the seizure of another tanker by the State Task Force on illegal parking. According to The Punch Tonnino Filling Station, Jet and Royal Dynasty on Ada George Road were all shut down. Also, Eterna filling station located along Peter Odili Road was also shut down. ... more
  • 5 days UCL: Simeone Reveals Why Atletico Madrid Defeated Liverpool NaijaNews
    The manager of Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has revealed why his side defeated Liverpool in the round of 16 first-leg in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Simeone noted that his side defeated the English Premier League side because they started well and got an early goal. He commended his players for their performance against Jurgen Klopp’s side on Tuesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. La Liga side defeated the Champions League holder thanks to a goal from Saul Niguez in the early minute of the market. Simeone while speaking after the match said: “We started very well and found ... more
  • 5 days Klopp Gives Update On Mane, Henderson Following 1-0 Loss To Atletico NaijaNews
    Following a 1-0 win on Liverpool FC by Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the UEFA Champions League round 16 first leg played on Tuesday night, Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has reacted to the defeat and also given an update on two of his key players substituted iduring the match. Naija News recalls that furious Jurgen Klopp has substituted his Senegalese player, Sadio Mane who was handed a yellow card during the match. Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the clash between English Premier League side, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. ... more
  • 5 days Wike Rejects BVN Requirement For E-Passport NaijaNews
    Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has berated the  Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for stipulating Bank Verification Number (BVN) as a primary requirement for obtaining the new e-passport. Naija News learnt that Wike made his remarks at the roll-out of the enhanced international e-passport in Port Harcourt. According to him, he was shocked when he was informed that his BVN will be needed to obtain an international passport as he believes that new requirements would create problems for couples intending to travel with their families and urged NIS to revisit the requirement. Wike said: “I was surprised when I was told ... more
  • 5 days Soyinka Speaks On Being Part Of Monitoring Team For Supreme Court Review Of Imo Governorship Verdict NaijaNews
    Professor Wole Soyinka has denied reports that he is part of a team monitoring the review of the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo State governorship election. On Tuesday, the Nobel Laureate distanced himself from any such role involving any political group. Naija News recalls the Supreme Court in January 2020, sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Imo State governor and ordered Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replace him. Not satisfied with the ruling of the apex court, the PDP is seeking a review of the Supreme Court ruling on Imo ... more
  • 5 days EFCC React To Magu’s Statement that Corruption Is The Cause Of Coronavirus NaijaNews
    The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has claimed that corruption is a major cause of Coronavirus. Speaking on Tuesday at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Magu said social vice is worse than any known disease and is the cause of coronavirus. “The EFCC is not satisfied with just prosecuting and jailing the fraudsters, rather the commission has concluded plans to reform them in collaboration with relevant government agencies towards making them better citizens,” Magu said. “EFCC has zero-tolerance for corruption ... more
  • 5 days Trump Says US “Ready To Do Business” Despite Trade Wars NaijaNews
    US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to avoid implementing trade policies that would hurt the U.S. economy, even as his administration is engaged in trade fights with several countries. Donald Trump assured Tuesday, after a series of tweets, that “THE UNITED STATES IS READY TO DO BUSINESS!” “We don’t want to make it impossible to trade with our country. It would simply mean that the orders would go “outside the United States,” he had written before. “I have seen certain bills circulating, including those envisaged by the Congress, and they are ridiculous,” added the president. Since coming to ... more
  • 5 days We Are Not All Children Of Abraham – Pastor Giwa Replies Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by Pastor Adewale Giwa of the Awaiting The Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry to change his statement that we are all sons of Abraham. He charged President Buhari to study his Quran very well to know how Ishmael was born to Abraham and Sarah. President Buhari in a statement released to mark the second anniversary of the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls by the Boko Haram insurgents had stated that we were all sons of Abraham. Buhari lamented that the only Christian girl that was abducted by the terrorist, Leah Sharibu, was left ... more
  • 5 days AfDB Tackles World Bank President Over Comments on Continent’s Debt Profile NaijaNews
    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has faulted a recent comment by the President of the World Bank, David Malpass. Naija News recalls that Malpass was quoted as saying some multilateral development banks, including the AfDB, have a tendency to lend too quickly and in the process, add to the continent’s debt problems. Malpass criticism of the AfDB specifically concerned Nigeria and South Africa, and he called for “greater coordination among international financial institutions to coordinate lending and maintain high standards of transparency. However, the AfBD in a statement, said Malpass comment was inaccurate and not fact-based. The Bank said it ... more
  • 5 days How SARS Operatives Forced LAUTECH Student To Transfer His School Fees To Them NaijaNews
    A student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho in Oyo State has narrated how some SARS operatives allegedly forced him to part with money meant for his school fees. According to his narration on Twitter, he encountered the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) operatives on Tuesday. He added that all his pleas to the officers that he had a Monday deadline to pay his school fees fell on deaf hears as they insisted he cleared out his account or they kill him. He also revealed that the money was transferred into an account number with the name Julius ... more
  • 5 days Media Lied Against Me, I Was Only Fighting Corruption The Traditonal Way – Oluwo NaijaNews
    The Oluwo of Iwo in Osun state, Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has stated that he is fighting corruption the traditional way. This, the king said in reactions to the reports of his encounter with Dhikrulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbaagba, during a peace meeting in the state. Recall Naija-News reported that Oba Akanbi had assaulted his fellow monarch at a peace meeting that was organised by an assistant inspector-general of police. Reacting in a press conference at Osogbo, the state capital, Oluwo described the allegation as a desperate gang up against him. The monarch said what happened between him and Akinropo was a ... more
  • 5 days NIS Speaks On President Buhari’s Decision To Reopen Border NaijaNews
    In a meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali reiterated that the Nigerian land borders remain shut from importation and exportation of any kind of goods, adding that the move is a sure way to have full control of to and fro illegal movement of products into the country by smugglers. On the same vein, during the same meeting, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammad Babandede, noted that the closure of the Nigerian land border can only be lifted by President Muhammadu Buhari. Babandede added in his statement ... more
  • 5 days Government Urges Calm As Lassa Fever Hits Lagos State NaijaNews
    Lagos State has recorded a case of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever which has been reported to be raging in over 19 States in the country. Commissioner for Health Prof, Akin Abayomi who disclosed this today confirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Abayomi while noting that the situation is under control called on residents to be calm and not panic, assuring that State government in active collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is doing everything possible to control the spread of the disease in Lagos State. “The Ministry of Health through Epidemiology, ... more
  • 5 days APC Faction Insist On Not Participating In Enugu Council Election NaijaNews
    The Deacon Okey Ogbodo led faction of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has noted that it would not contest in the forthcoming local government election in the state. The Ogbodo faction stated this after the Dr Ben Nwoye faction submitted a list of candidates for the election. Nwoye noted that the party has chairmanship candidates in the 17 local government areas and 260 councilorship candidates. Comrade Adolphus Ude of the Ogbodo’s camp while speaking with newsmen stated that he submitted a list of candidates, but Ogbodo in a statement noted that his group would not be part of ... more
  • 5 days Video: ‘Aboki’ Caught Selling Deadly Toxic Drink NaijaNews
    Some residents of an undisclosed area have nabbed a Hausa young boy selling toxic drinks to people. As seen in the video which was shared online by one of the people who caught the boy, the toxic drink which the Hausa young man sells seems to be mixed with a chemical that could destroy human body system. While forcing the boy to kneel down, one of the bottles of the toxic drink was opened and the liquid inside was tested on something that looks like plastic, and surprisingly, the poison melted the plastic This is indeed dangerous and could destroy ... more
  • 5 days Abia State: PDP Accuse Alex Otti Of Being Behind Orji’s Ordeal NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State has condemned the report that the former Governor of the state, Theodore Orji and his son, Chinedum Orji, looted the sum of #525 billion from the state treasury. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the state, Alex Otti, had called on the Senator representing Abia Central and his son, the current speaker of the state House of Assembly to resign over their alleged loot while he was the governor of the state. PDP in the state called on the citizen of Abia State to disapprove the allegation levelled against ... more
  • 5 days Arsenal May Bring Cazorla Back To The Premier League NaijaNews
    English Premier League club, Arsenal is said to be considering the option of bringing Santi Cazorla back to the club. Cazorla, a professional Spanish footballer was at the club for six years between 2012 and 2018, winning two FA cups during his time in North London. During the latter stages of his time in London, Cazorla was plagued with a long-term injury which eventually forced him out of the club at the end of the 2017-2018 season. However, according to FourFourTwo, Arsenal are exploring ways of bringing Cazorla back to the club before he finally hangs up his boots. The ... more
  • 5 days World Bank Approves 2.2 Billion Naira Loan For Nigeria NaijaNews
    The World Bank approved six projects worth about $2.2 billion to support Nigerian human capital and economic development in 2020. Naija news learnt new loan will help to fund six projects to support Nigeria’s development priorities. The approved program of support in the fiscal year 2020 comprises the following projects: Immunization Plus & Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transforming Services will strengthen health systems to deliver effective primary health care. Nigeria Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project will upgrade rural roads and improve connectivity and access to local markets and agrobusiness services in 13 states. Nigeria Digital Identification ... more
  • 5 days 2023: Ohanaeze Commends Emir Sanusi, Warn North Against Contesting NaijaNews
    The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has stated that the Northern region of Nigeria does not have solutions for Nigeria’s insecurity crisis. The group in a statement released through its President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary-General, Okwu Nnabuike, claimed that only the South region can fix the country. OYC commended the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammadu II for stating on Monday that the North will destroy itself if it fails to change. The group lauded the Emir for the fearless statement delivered the at the birthday of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The Igbo youth organisation said it understood the ... more
  • 5 days Five Robbers Including A Herbalist Arrested In Ogun State NaijaNews
    The Ogun State Police squad has caught some suspected robbers who took cover in their godfather’s house, this was revealed in a report made available to newsmen on February 18. According to the statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a team of police officers made an arrest of five suspected robbers who raided the house of one Alfa Rifhat Ashraf, at Akorede Estate, Olomoore, in Abeokuta, Capital city of Ogun State. Giving further updates on the arrest, Abimbola noted that the suspects, Tosin Adebanjo, Toheeb Ogundare, Emmanuel Ogunshina, aka Emma SARS, Adebisi Remilekun, Ahmed Oloyede, and ... more
  • 5 days Nigerians React As EFCC Boss, Magu Links Coronavirus With Corruption NaijaNews
    Nigerians have taken to Twitter to voice their reactions after the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu linked the deadly coronavirus to corruption. Magu who spoke on Tuesday at the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, said social vice is worse than any known disease. In his words, “The EFCC is not satisfied with just prosecuting and jailing the fraudsters, rather the commission has concluded plans to reform them in collaboration with relevant government agencies towards making them better citizens.” “EFCC has zero-tolerance ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Wednesday,19th, February, 2020 NaijaNews
    This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Wednesday, 19th, February, 2020 Gunmen Assassinate Presidential Villa Director A Presidential Villa Director, Laetitia Naankang Dagan, who was an Assistant Director in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. Read More Details Here EFCC: Corruption Cause of Coronavirus – Magu (Video) The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has claimed that corruption is a major cause of Coronavirus. Naija News reports that the COVID-19, popularly called Coronavirus, was first discovered in Wuhan, China in December. Read More ... more
  • 5 days Super Eagles: NFF Denies Appointing Amokachi NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied reports that former Super Eagles captain, Daniel Amokachi was appointed Head of its Technical Department. This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the NFF Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire. According to the NFF spokesperson, Bitrus Bewarang remained the federation’s Technical Director, NAN reports. Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Fresh, was quoted as saying that at no time did the body call for applications from candidates for that position, not to talk of appointing anyone. “This clarification becomes necessary against the background of wide-circulating, but totally misleading ... more
  • 5 days Only Marry A Man With A Job – Pastor Adeboye Advises Women NaijaNews
    Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has advised women to only marry a man who has a job. The RCCG GO gave the advice in a post on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
    My beloved daughters, don’t marry a man who has no job.#EAA78 #LetThereBeLight3 — PastorEAAdeboye (@PastorEAAdeboye) February 18, 2020 Advising women, Pastor Adeboye wrote: “My beloved daughters, don’t marry a man who has no job. “When you are filled with the compassion of Jesus, other people’s interests will be paramount in your heart. “If you ... more
  • 5 days Latest Biafra News, IPOB News For Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Wednesday, 19th February 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. Biafra: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Makes New Vow After Parents’ Burial The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed up his agitation game, adding that with his parents now out of the way, the struggle for the actualisation of Biafra will know no bounds. This online news platform had reported earlier that the parents of the IPOB leader, late HRH Eze Israel ... more
  • 5 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Wednesday, 19th February 2020 1. Nigerian Government Reveals When The Service Chiefs Will Be Sacked The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has berated Nigerians calling for the sack of Service Chiefs. Naija News learnt that Mustapha declared the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack the Service Chiefs now. 2. Supreme Court Grants PDP’s First Request On Review Of Imo Governorship Verdict The Supreme Court on Tuesday, shelved the hearing of the case by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ... more
  • 5 days How Aso-Rock Staff Was Murdered In Her Abuja Residence NaijaNews
    Laetitia Dagan, assistant director of administration at the state house, has been killed in Abuja. This was confirmed by the presidency via a statement in Abuja today. According to Attah Esa, a deputy director of information at the state house, the deceased was killed around 11pm yesterday. Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary, as describing Dagan’s death as “a painful loss, not only to her immediate family, but also the entire State House.” “She was a dedicated, hard-working officer, and we all feel pained by her dastardly and untimely death,” Arabi reportedly told her family during a condolence visit. “We ... more
  • 5 days Nigerian On Death Row In Saudi Arabia Released NaijaNews
    Ibrahim Ibrahim, a Zamfara state indegene who was to be killed in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued. This was announced today by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). Through its head of media and public relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the commission said Ibrahim, a cleric, fell victim to a drug-trafficking syndicate when he travelled to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj in March 2017. “On getting to the Jeddah airport, he was held, charged, tried in Saudi Arabia and found guilty despite being innocent before a case of retrial was granted,” the statement read. “This re-trial which was facilitated by the multi- ... more
  • 5 days How Corruption Brought About Coronavirus – Magu NaijaNews
    Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has noted that he is seriously convinced that Coronavirus is caused by corruption. This, Magu stated during the passing out parade of 281 cadets of the EFCC Detective Inspector Course-5, at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday. The disease, officially known as COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China last December. Since then, it has spread to 25 countries, in including the UK and US and recorded over 73,000 infected persons and not less than 1,875 deaths. But Magu, who was commenting on the ... more
  • 5 days US Reveals Only Way To Reverse Nigeria Visa Ban NaijaNews
    The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has given condition the recent visa ban placed on Nigeria will be lifted. Naija News recalls that the United States had revealed that it placed a fresh ban on Nigeria and other countries due to failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said the new immigration restrictions were designed to “address security concerns in the way the banned countries track their own citizens, share information with the U.S. and cooperate on immigration matters”. The proclamation will however not take effect ... more
  • 5 days There Are Plots To Attack The Senate – Lawan NaijaNews
    Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has called on security agencies to beef up security at the National Assembly. According to Lawan, he had received reports of security threat to the assembly complex. Through his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan spoke at an emergency closed-door meeting the Senate leadership had with top security officials. Lawan noted that unknown and uninvited people “came or are coming into the National Assembly complex and we felt we shouldn’t take this lightly. “From today, we have to find temporary solution to support the security arrangement here. ”We will find a more permanent solution by the time the ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: Boko Haram Attacks Chibok, Sets ‘Many Houses’ On Fire NaijaNews
    Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, northern Nigeria. A report monitored on TheCable by Naija News quoted a resident to have said that the insurgents came into the community around 6 pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire. The resident told the online news platform that: “People were just returning to their houses from the farm when the insurgents came in,” the resident said. “They came in through Forfor, and our people are running for safety as we speak.” Similarly, the report quoted a military source to ... more
  • 5 days Cross River Governor’s Office Allegedly Stinks As Cleaners Go On Strike NaijaNews
    Cleaners at the Cross River State government house have started a protest, following the non-payment of ten months salaries The Governor’s office was allegedly stinking as cleaners that were assigned to empty bins were nowhere to be found this morning. Naija News further learnt thatoverfilled toilets left unattended for several weeks within the complex have resulted in the invasion of maggots while the stench from unwashed toilets has also taken over most passages. The cleaners whose take home pay ranges between N7, 000 and N13, 000 per month were said to have had a sit-at-home strike since September 2019. Some ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: Gunmen Assassinate Presidential Villa Director NaijaNews
    A Presidential Villa Director, Laetitia Naankang Dagan, who was an Assistant Director in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen. Naija News reports that Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, made this known on Tuesday, February 18, saying that the 47-year-old Dagan from Plateau State, northern Nigeria worked in her office on Monday, February 17 till 8 pm, but by 11 pm, she was gruesomely murdered in her apartment by unknown persons. The Permanent Secretary described the killing of Dagan, Assistant Director of Administration in the State House, as ... more
  • 5 days Breaking: SGF Speaks On President Buhari Sacking Service Chiefs NaijaNews
    The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack Service Chiefs now despite the current insecurity in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the SGF made this statement on Tuesday,  February 18, while addressing reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital after a book presentation titled CAN, Religion, politics and power in Nigeria by former General Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) Engr Samuel Salifu. This online news platform understands that Mustapha said for President Buhari to sack the Service Chiefs as clamoured for by some Nigerians, there are processes that must be followed ... more
  • 6 days Buhari Tells Nigerian What To Do About Their Religion NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has called urge Nigerians to think as one regardless of their religion, be it Islam or Christianity, they are all sons of Abraham. This was stated by the President while speaking on the second anniversary of the Dapchi schoolgirls abduction. Buhari expressed sadness that Leah Sharibu, a Christian girl was the only one left in captivity because she refused to renounce her faith. He said, “Two years ago, 110 innocent children from the town of Dapchi were taken, against their will, by the terrorists of Boko Haram. 107 survived the ordeal. Today all but one – Leah ... more
  • 6 days Aisha Yesufu Battles Words With El-Rufai On Twitter NaijaNews
    Co-Convener of #BringbackOurGirls, Aisha Yesufu has given a savage response to a tweet by Bashir El-Rufai, son to Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. The drama all started after Bashir referred to Aisha as a stupid being for reason unknown to nobody. He wrote: “I am fully proud to say that Aisha Yesufu is a wholly stupid being. Criticism is great, but madness is counterproductive.” In response to Bashir’s statement, Aisha savagely wrote “Take care of yourself my dear and give my love to your mum. I pray all her effort won’t go to waste. For sure we mothers never ... more
  • 6 days US Introduces Tougher Regulation For Nigerians Visiting The Nation NaijaNews
    Some months after the United States imposed a travel ban on Nigerians, the American Embassy has now issued a new regulation to Nigerians visiting the nation. A copy of the news regulation which was uploaded on Twitter by Nigerian activist, Kayode Ogundamisi revealed that the US Homeland security will now provide people with a mandatory exit date which means that the foreigner must depart the United States of America on the said date. It was stated that if you fail to leave the country on the mandatory exit date, the visa of the foreigner may be revoked. It was said ... more
  • 6 days Nigerian Freed From Death Row In Saudi Arabia Over Drug Trafficking NaijaNews
    A criminal Court in Makka, Saudi Arabia has discharged and acquitted a Nigerian man Sheikh Ibrahim Ibrahim accused of drug trafficking. Ibrahim, a renowned Islamic cleric from Zamfara State, was allegedly accused of drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia and was on the death row. Zamfara Commissioner of Special Duties, Alhaji Mohammed Saddiq, told newsmen Tuesday from Makka that the accused Ibrahim Ibrahim is now a free man. Governor Bello Mohammed earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the matter who in turn, instructed the Minister of Justice to proceed. The commissioner explained: “It is evident that Ibrahim required ... more
  • 6 days Nigerian Government Reveals When The Service Chiefs Will Be Sacked NaijaNews
    The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has berated Nigerians calling for the sack of Service Chiefs. Naija News learnt that Mustapha declared the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will not sack the Service Chiefs now. He said there are processes that must be followed to effect their sack. According to him: “We are in a very difficult time now. We need everybody to be on board. We need synergy within an intelligent community, within the military formations that will help fight this war.“We are in a very difficult situation and when we begin to create ... more
  • 6 days Bobrisky Laments As Driver Disappears With His Car And Money NaijaNews
    Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky has alleged that his driver has absconded with his expensive Benz CLA 300 car and some money. Bobrisky took to social media to share a picture of the driver whom he claimed disappeared with his car and N369,000. According to him, the driver had a constant attitude of stealing from him but he always forgave him after many pleadings. Narrating the recent experience with his driver, Bobrisky said he gave the driver the car and some money to go fix the vehicle on 9th February but the driver absconded with both the car and the money. He, ... more
  • 6 days Real Madrid Legend Iker Casillas Officially Announces His Candidacy For Spanish FA President NaijaNews
    Spain’s World Cup winner and Real Madrid Legend, Iker Casillas, has announced his intention to run for president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) when elections are called later this year. Casillas, who led Spain to unprecedented success as they won Euro 2008 and 2012 as well as the 2010 World Cup, suffered a heart attack in May while training with current club Porto, and has not played since. He returned to training in November. “Yes, I’ll be running for RFEF President when elections are called,” the goalkeeper wrote on Twitter. here is iker’s tweet below
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  • 6 days Just In: IGP Adamu Seeks Algeria’s Support To End Boko Haram Insurgency NaijaNews
    Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has appealed for Algeria’s support to combat insurgency and terrorism in Nigeria. Adamu made the appeal when he received a delegation of the African Police Organization (AFRIPOL) General Assembly led by its President and Inspector General of Police of Algeria, H. E. Khelifa Ounissi, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. Meanwhile, in another development, a legal practitioner, Emankhu Isibor Addeh has sued Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu over the ban on political rallies and demonstrations in Edo State. Addeh, who instituted the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/123/2020 ... more
  • 6 days Mikel Obi Ruled Out Ahead Clash With Besiktas NaijaNews
    Nigerian professional footballer and defensive midfielder for Turkish club, Trabzonspor, John Obi Mikel has been reportedly ruled out in the Turkish Super Lig match against Besiktas which is scheduled for coming Saturday at the Vodafone Arena, due to suspension. Naija News understands that the former Super Eagles captain bagged the suspension following a fourth yellow card issued to him in the 90th-minute of their last Sunday clash against Sivasspor, which saw them to a 2-1 victory. Therefore, as a result of the last card obtained, Mikel will not be featuring in the match with Besiktas. Meanwhile, reporting earlier, former Arsenal ... more
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