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Ibrahim Magu: PDP calls for VP Osinbajo, INEC chair’s resignation

The Peoples Democratic Par­ty (PDP) has called for im­mediate resignation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo fol­lowing an alleged complici­ty and his indictment in the fraud investigation of Ibra­him Magu, the embattled Acting Chairman of Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The party further called on Yakubu Mahmoud, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC), to resign […]

Police arrest founder of Church of Satan in Abia –

The founder of the Assemblies of Light Bearer Greater Church of Lucifer, popularly known as Church of Satan, Ohafia, Abia State, Ifekwe Udo, has been arrested by operatives of the Abia State Police Command and his church allegedly pulled down by youths in the area. Ohafia is the home town of popular tele-evangelist, Rev. Uma […]

Edo pensioners are happy, we’re no longer dying of hunger, retirees hail Obaseki – Nigerian Observer

…Reaffirm support for governor’s second term bid Pensioners in Edo State have commended the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for prioritising the welfare of retirees and ensuring their entitlements are promptly paid. Speaking to journalists in Benin City, the retirees urged labour unions and other workers in the state to throw their weight in support […]

NSE donates 3,800 face masks to Edo government

The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), on Wednesday in Benin donated 3,800 face masks to Edo government to help the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The NSE Ibadan branch Manager, Mr Kayode Ogun, said that the donation was part of its corporate social responsibility to the fight against the Covid-19 global pandemic. According to […]

Police confirm arrest of ritualist, other suspects linked to killings in Oyo StateNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Handcuffs PHOTO:Shutterstock The Police Command in Oyo State has confirmed the arrest of some suspects, including a ritualist linked to the frequent killings in Akinyele Local Government Area(LGA) of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than five persons were brutally killed in Akinyele LGA in June. The deceased was […]

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases set to exceed 30, 000 mark

Going by the trends of the past few weeks, cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria will definitely exceed 30,000 when the data for new confirmed infections is released on Wednesday evening. As at Tuesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced that the country has recorded 503 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections from […]

Troops locate Boko Haram leader, remaining Chibok girls –

All the remaining Chibok Girls in the custody of Boko Haram JAS faction have converted to Islam and changed their names permanently. This is to escape any chances of being identified and rescued from captivity by the Nigerian security and intelligence apparatus from jihadist remote camps in the Sambisa Forest, North East Nigeria. Impeccable sources […]

EFCC: Suspension of Magu long overdue – Ukweni

The Head of Chamber, Mba Ukweni and Associates, Barrister Mba Ekpezu Ukweni SAN, has said that the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, as Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was long overdue. Speaking with DAILY POST on Tuesday night, Ukweni said nobody is above the law, adding that anybody saddled with major responsibilities […]

EFCC: Court dismisses charges, acquits ex-NMA chairman, others

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, yesterday, dismissed the charges brought against former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo State branch, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, and two other executive members by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). It could be recalled that EFCC had arraigned in January 2018, Dr. Ighodaro […]

Shock as Nigerian professor says COVID-19 does not exist

A Nigerian professor, Cyril Otoikhian, has challenged the Nigerian government and other scientists working on COVID-19 to prove the existence of the virus in the country. The professor of genetics at the Novena University, Delta State, in a Monday morning programme on Channels TV, shocked his interviewers when he argued that the virus does not […]

Delta commissioner, 21 others discharged

The Delta State Government on Tuesday announced that its Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, and 21 other persons have been discharged from isolation centres in the state where they were treated for COVID-19. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olisa Ifeajika, who made the announcement in a statement in Asaba on Tuesday, said Mr […]

Presidency suspends acting EFCC boss Ibrahim MaguNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been suspended by the Presidency. Magu was arrested on Monday by a combined team of Department of State Services personnel and policemen at the Wuse II office of the EFCC to face an interagency committee investigating corruption allegations against him. He was […]

NCDC confirms fives coronavirus cases in Cross River

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed five cases of coronavirus in Cross River State. Cross River, before now, was the only Nigerian state without any confirmed case of the coronavirus. The five cases are apparently the ones reported earlier in the state by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar. […]

NCDC confirms five cases of coronavirus in Cross River

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed five cases of coronavirus in Cross River State. Cross River, before now, was the only Nigerian state without any confirmed case of the coronavirus. The five cases are apparently the ones reported earlier in the state by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar. […]

NMA: Nigerian government shifting coronavirus testing responsibility to citizens

As Nigeria ramps up COVID-19 testing, medical professionals have faulted the government’s privatisation of COVID-19 testing describing it as an act of ‘shifting responsibility to the citizens.” In separate chats with Good Health Weekly, the experts advised the Presidential Taskforce, PTF on COVID-19, to forget its planned “precision lockdown” in 18 Local Government Areas, LGAs, […]

Nigeria records 575 new cases of COVID-19 –

Nigeria on Monday recorded 575 new cases of Coronavirus Disease. This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on its Twitter handle on Monday. The epicentre of the disease, Lagos State, still led with the most infections. The state recorded 123 new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja had 100 infections. Others […]

Ondo election: APC names screening, appeals committees [Full list]

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced preparation for the Ondo State governorship poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed the election for October 10, 2020. On Monday, APC named ex-interim National Secretary, Tijjani Musa Tumsa to chair the committee to screen Ondo governorship aspirants. Umar […]

Vodacom Nigeria gets new MD

The board of Vodacom Business Africa (Nigeria) Limited has appointed Valentine Chime, as the new Managing Director for its operations. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that Vodacom Business Nigeria is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group. A statement signed on Monday by Onyinye Ago, Senior Account Executive, said Mr Chime joins the […]

Appeal Court fixes date for hearing

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday fixed July 8 to hear an appeal filed by a former chairman, caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula. The appeal, which ought to be heard in the state but transferred to Abuja last week, is challenging the judgement of the […]

201 health workers test positive for coronavirus in Edo

No fewer than 201 health workers have tested positive to Corona disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Edo state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, disclosed this on Monday while addressing journalists in Benin, the State capital. Okundia who reaffirmed government’s commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health […]

201 health workers test positive in Edo

The Edo State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards the protection and welfare of the state’s health workforce, especially frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to support the government’s efforts at containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state. Speaking to journalists in Benin City, Commissioner for Health, Patrick Okundia, commended […]