21
May2017

Military chiefs lobby politicians for appointments –Investigation

Military chiefs lobby politicians for appointments –Investigation

Top military officers in the country are mounting pressure on political big wigs and influential top retired military generals for appointment as Chief of Defence Staff and service chiefs of the Nigerian Army, the Navy and the Nigerian Air Force. A top security source, who confided in our correspondent, said...

21
May2017

Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers

Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers

The Nigerian Army may have begun an internal search for soldiers and officers suspected to be engaging in political meetings, a top military source has revealed. The source said that some arrests may have been made, but that the information was being kept as top secret so as not to...

21
May2017

Woman pours hot water on husband for marrying another wife

Woman pours hot water on husband for marrying another wife

A housewife, in Kaduna, has been reported to have poured hot water on her husband for marrying another wife. The man according to reports died due to the wife’s action. Reports have it that a week after he married another woman the first wife decided to pour hot water on...

21
May2017

South African men march against abuse of women and children

South African men march against abuse of women and children

Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the South African capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children. One of the organisers, Kholofelo Masha, said men had to take collective responsibility for the increase in beatings, sex attacks and killings. South Africa has one...

21
May2017

Malpractice: more than 10,000 candidates caught in Anambra, says JAMB

Malpractice: more than 10,000 candidates caught in Anambra, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 10,000 candidates caught for examination malpractices in the on-going UTME in Anambra have been handed over to appropriate authority. Mrs Lynda Nwachukwu, the Coordinator of the board in Anambra, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on...

21
May2017

Buhari won’t resign over ill-health – ACF

Buhari won’t resign over ill-health – ACF

Northern umbrella body, Arewa Consultative Forum, said on Saturday that President Muhammad Buhari won’t resign over his ill-health as being suggested in some quarters. This, the ACF said, was because the President had done the needful by transferring power to his Deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as stipulated by the 1999...

21
May2017

Jowhor Ile wins Etisalat Literature Prize

Jowhor Ile wins Etisalat Literature Prize

Nigerian writer, Jowhor Ile has been announced the winner of the 2016 Etisalat Literature Prize at the Grand Finale in Lagos, which took place almost two months behind schedule. His book, And after Many Days was the pick of the panel of judges, over Jacqui L’Ange (South Africa) The Seed...

20
May2017

Osinbajo bans touting at all ports, Apapa Port to run 24/7

Osinbajo bans touting at all ports, Apapa Port to run 24/7

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the resumption of 24-hour operations at the Apapa Port and banned outright touting by officials or unofficial persons at any port; be it air, land or sea ports in Nigeria. Prof. Osinbajo had on Thursday signed three Executive Orders dealing with the business...

20
May2017

English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash TV reality star. But all eyes were on Pippa Middleton on Saturday as she walked down the aisle of a 12th-century church wearing...

20
May2017

They learnt nothing, and forgot nothing - Femi Adesina

They learnt nothing, and forgot nothing - Femi Adesina

They showed their pernicious hands again last Sunday, and have been on the prowl since then, roaring like a lion, seeking who to devour. Purveyors of death they are, and they have killed President Muhammadu Buhari many times over, cloned the websites of international media houses to announce the hoax,...

20
May2017

Buhari renames Ekiti federal varsity after Adebayo

Buhari renames Ekiti federal varsity after Adebayo

The Federal Government has renamed the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, after the late military governor of the old Western Region, General Adeyinka Adebayo (retd.). President Muhammadu Buhari announced this on Saturday at the funeral service held at All Saints Anglican Church, Iyin Ekiti. He was represented by the Vice President,...

20
May2017

Freed Chibok girls meeting families after 3 years

Freed Chibok girls meeting families after 3 years

The 82 Nigerian school girls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Images from the scene showed brightly dressed families rushing...

20
May2017

Iran's Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Iran's Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, the interior minister has announced. Out of more than 40 million votes cast, he received 57%, or close to 23m votes in total. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a deal with world powers to limit Iran's nuclear programme,...

20
May2017

In America, woman gets N30m over spilled coffee

In America, woman gets N30m over spilled coffee

A jury has ordered coffee maker Starbucks to pay a Florida woman $100,000, about N30million, because she was burned by a cup of hot coffee. After arriving at the drive-thru window of a Jacksonville Starbucks, Joanne Mogavero passed a ‘venti’-sized coffee to her passenger when the lid popped off and...

19
May2017

NPA moves against Atiku’s biggest cash cow, Intels

NPA moves against Atiku’s biggest cash cow, Intels

Nigerian Ports Authority and and Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited (Intels), Nigeria’s leading logistic firm for the oil and gas industry, are locked in a fierce business dispute, with the NPA threatening to terminate Intels’ port revenue collection contract. Those familiar with the matter said the dispute, which has seen...

19
May2017

NCPC boss urges pilgrims to pray for President Buhari

NCPC boss urges pilgrims to pray for President Buhari

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Tor Ujah, has urged Christian pilgrims from Borno to pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari while in the holy land. The Executive Secretary made the call while bidding the first batch of Christian pilgrims to Israel farewell from...

19
May2017

Diabetic patients to replace insulin with pills

Diabetic patients to replace insulin with pills

Diabetes sufferers might soon be able to take pills to treat their condition, rather than inject themselves with insulin, following ground-breaking research from Australian scientists. The research led by the University of Adelaide is testing safer and more effective drugs to treat type-II diabetes which will reduce side-effects and insulin...

19
May2017

Wedding of the year? British royalty and reality TV flock to Pippa Middleton's marriage

Wedding of the year? British royalty and reality TV flock to Pippa Middleton's marriage

With royalty as in-laws and a reality TV star rumoured to be the best man, it is little wonder that excited British tabloids have dubbed this weekend's marriage of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, the wedding of the year. Throw into the mix the most high-profile...

19
May2017

Suspected Ebola cases in Congo rise to 29 - WHO

Suspected Ebola cases in Congo rise to 29 - WHO

The number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo has risen to 29, up from 21, World Health Organization spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva on Friday. "As of this morning we have 29 suspected cases," he said. There were no new deaths in the outbreak, but...

19
May2017

Senate indicts Presidency, bars lottery commission DG from office

Senate indicts Presidency, bars lottery commission DG from office

The Senate, on Thursday, condemned the Presidency for allowing Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila to resume as the Director-General of the Nigeria Lottery Regulation Commission without legislative approval of his appointment. The lawmakers also barred Gbajabiamila from the office until the Presidency sought the Senate’s approval for his appointment and the appointee...

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