Bodies Of Slain Soldiers Arrive Benue Cemetery For Burial

The bodies of twelve military officers killed by a local militia in the Bonta community of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State have arrived at the military cemetery at Wurukum in Makurdi, the state capital, for burial. According to Daily Trust, the bodies of 11 soldiers and one officer are lying in state at… Continue reading Bodies Of Slain Soldiers Arrive Benue Cemetery For Burial

Gunmen Attack Cross River Police Station, Beat Policeman, Escape With Gun

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked another police station in Cross River State. Information gathered by Naija News has it that the attack occurred at Ekori community in Yakurr local government area of the state. During the attack, the gunmen reportedly beat up some of the policemen they met on duty, injured one of… Continue reading Gunmen Attack Cross River Police Station, Beat Policeman, Escape With Gun

Isa Pantami: Presidency Reacts To Reports Of Minister On US Terror Watch-List

The presidency has described as untrue reports going about that the United States government has placed Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami on terror watch-list. Naija News had reported earlier that Pantami has been allegedly placed on the US watch-list over an alleged link with the dreaded Boko Haram leader. It was alleged in the… Continue reading Isa Pantami: Presidency Reacts To Reports Of Minister On US Terror Watch-List

Gov Ortom Chairs Southwest PDP Zonal Congress

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party to chair its Southwest zonal congress in Osogbo, Osun State today. Recall that the congress which was shifted from Oyo State to Osogbo, the Osun state capital will be held at the Women and Children Development Initiative Foundation (WOCDIF). A… Continue reading Gov Ortom Chairs Southwest PDP Zonal Congress

Yinka Odumakin To Be Buried April 24 – Family

The late activist and Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, will be buried on April 24, 2021, his family has announced. In a terse statement by his widow, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Monday, the family announced the order of the late activist’s funeral rites. According to the statement, the rites would span three days – starting from… Continue reading Yinka Odumakin To Be Buried April 24 – Family

Don’t Ever Compare IPOB, OPC With Boko Haram, MASSOB Warns Dambazau

Former Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulraham Dambazau (retd.), has come under heavy criticism for comparing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) with Boko Haram. The former Army Chief had said the proscribed IPOB and OPC shared similarities with the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Speaking on Friday in Abuja at… Continue reading Don’t Ever Compare IPOB, OPC With Boko Haram, MASSOB Warns Dambazau

Rita Edochie Finally Forgives Comedienne Ada Jesus [Video]

Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has finally forgiven ailing comedienne and social media celebrity, Ada Jesus. Recall Ada Jesus had accused popular prophet, Chukuemeka Odumeje, of conniving with the actress to stage fake miracles and help Edochie get men that sleep with her. A few months later, the comedienne came down with a kidney problem… Continue reading Rita Edochie Finally Forgives Comedienne Ada Jesus [Video]

US Govt Places Buhari’s Minister, Isa Pantami, on Terrorism Watchlist

The United States Government has reportedly placed the Minister of Com­munications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on its terrorism watchlist. According to a report in Daily Independent Newspaper, the minister was reportedly placed on the watchlist due to his alleged ties with Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda. According to Western Intelligence, the minister had… Continue reading US Govt Places Buhari’s Minister, Isa Pantami, on Terrorism Watchlist

‘We Sleep With Each Other In Nollywood’ – Jide Kosoko

Veteran actor Jide Kosoko has said that actors and actresses in the Nollywood industry sleep with each other. Speaking in an interview with Vanguard over the weekend, the actor said that even though actors and actresses engage in adultery and fornication, the Nollywood industry is one of the most disciplined in the world. Kosoko noted… Continue reading ‘We Sleep With Each Other In Nollywood’ – Jide Kosoko

‘We’re Not Aware Of Currency Printing’ – CBN Tells Obaseki

The Central Bank of Nigeria has reacted to the claim by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the country printed N60 billion as part of federal allocation for March. Speaking at the Edo state transition committee stakeholders engagement on Thursday, the governor said Nigeria is in huge financial trouble for taking the decision. The… Continue reading ‘We’re Not Aware Of Currency Printing’ – CBN Tells Obaseki

Why South East Governors Launched ‘EbubeAgu’ – Ikpeazu

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said the South East Governors launched the security outfit, codenamed Ebube Agu, to combat the security challenges in the region. Speaking during an appearance on Channels Television on Sunday, the governor said the headquarters and central command of the security outfit will be located in Enugu… Continue reading Why South East Governors Launched ‘EbubeAgu’ – Ikpeazu

Comply With Judgment On Judicial Autonomy, Agbakoba Tells Govs

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has urged governors to recognise the financial autonomy of the judiciary in order to save the country from imminent chaos. He made this known on Sunday in a letter to the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State,… Continue reading Comply With Judgment On Judicial Autonomy, Agbakoba Tells Govs

Mother Of 3 Slumps As Police Officers’ Wives Demolishes Her Shop

The demolition of shops at the Pedro market in the Somolu area of Lagos by the Police Officers’ Wives Association, POWA, has landed a trader in a critical condition. Naija News learnt that one Mama Esther, a trader at the market slumped after the association stormed the market and wrecked her shop. Reports revealed that… Continue reading Mother Of 3 Slumps As Police Officers’ Wives Demolishes Her Shop

North vs South: Watch You Utterances, Gani Adams Tells Matawalle

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has cautioned Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State against pitching the North against the South. Recall that Matawalle had alleged that Northerners were being killed in the South and that such should stop to prevent a reprisal in the Northern part of the country. Reacting… Continue reading North vs South: Watch You Utterances, Gani Adams Tells Matawalle

FG Meets Striking Judicial Workers Today

The Federal Government will meet the leadership of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) over the ongoing industrial action on Tuesday (today). Naija News understands that the meeting between the government and JUSUN was called at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and scheduled to commence by 2 pm.… Continue reading FG Meets Striking Judicial Workers Today

PDP South-West Congress: Police Arrest 10 Hoodlums With Guns, Others

The Osun State Police Command on Sunday arrested ten hoodlums mobilised with different rifles to cause trouble at the South-West zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party congress on Monday (today). A source who spoke on the incident in Osogbo with SaharaReporters said the criminal were members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers… Continue reading PDP South-West Congress: Police Arrest 10 Hoodlums With Guns, Others

Bawa Issues Fresh Directives To EFCC Operatives

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has asked the operatives of the agency to be civil and humane when carrying out their lawful duties. Speaking during his maiden visit to the EFCC zonal office in Kano on Sunday, Bawa asked EFCC operatives to ensure strict adherence to the rule… Continue reading Bawa Issues Fresh Directives To EFCC Operatives

We Don’t Support Oduduwa Republic – Yoruba Group Tells Sunday Igboho, Others

A pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Agbajowo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, says it is not in support of the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. The group made this known in a communique jointly signed by its National President and the Director of Media and Publicity, Otunba Muyideen Olamoyegun and Oluwasola Ibukun, issued on Sunday in Ado… Continue reading We Don’t Support Oduduwa Republic – Yoruba Group Tells Sunday Igboho, Others

Trouble As Islamic Cleric Beats Up Pupil To Coma In Kwara

Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has apprehended an Islamic cleric in the state for allegedly beating one of his pupils to a coma. Naija News understands that the incident was brought to public notice by a Human Right Lawyer, Aishat Temin, who alleged that the cleric, Moshood Alabi dealt with the… Continue reading Trouble As Islamic Cleric Beats Up Pupil To Coma In Kwara

Why Aisha Kept Mum On Buhari’s ‘Other Room’ Comment – Biographer

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, (Office of the First Lady), Hajo Sani, has revealed why the first lady, Aisha Buhari, did not react publicly to the other room comment made by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016. Sani noted that the President’s wife refused to release a statement on… Continue reading Why Aisha Kept Mum On Buhari’s ‘Other Room’ Comment – Biographer

Okorocha Reacts To Allegation Of Sponsoring Imo Attacks

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, says he will not reply to the allegations leveled against him that he sponsored the recent attacks on some federal facilities in the state. Recall that the Imo state government had accused the senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly of sponsoring the attacks on the state… Continue reading Okorocha Reacts To Allegation Of Sponsoring Imo Attacks

Buhari Lacks Capacity To Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Yakasai

Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai has said President Muhammadu lacks the capacity to solve different problems facing the country. In an interview with Nigerian Tribune on Sunday, Yakasai said President Buhari acks the capacity to better the lives of Nigerians and deliver his promises made during the 2019 general elections. Yakasai noted that electing Buhari as… Continue reading Buhari Lacks Capacity To Solve Nigeria’s Problems – Yakasai

Okorocha Reveals Cause Of Boko Haram, #EndSARS Protest

The lawmaker representing Imo-West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has noted that the #EndSARS protest that rocked Nigeria over police brutality, Boko Haram insurgency and other security issues in the country are caused by poverty and injustice. The former Governor of Imo State on Saturday was honoured with the award of “Most Outstanding Friend of Ibadanland”… Continue reading Okorocha Reveals Cause Of Boko Haram, #EndSARS Protest

How Aviation Official Asked Me For Bribe – Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has revealed how aviation officials asked him for a bribe at an airport. Speaking on Saturday during a special meeting with all ordained ministers of the mission at RCCG, Region 21, Oyo State, the cleric called for drastic action against corrupt… Continue reading How Aviation Official Asked Me For Bribe – Adeboye

Panic As Bandits Shoot Ekiti Monarch, Bullet Extracted From His Body

There was palpable tension in Ekiti State on Friday as masked gunmen attacked the Elewu of Ewu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government Area, Oba Adetutu Ajayi. Naija News understands that the gunmen attacked the monarch along the Ayetoro Ekiti-Ewu Road by firing at his vehicle and attempting to kill him. It was gathered that the… Continue reading Panic As Bandits Shoot Ekiti Monarch, Bullet Extracted From His Body

Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Monday, 12th, April, 2021

This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 12th, April 2021. South-East Governors Launch Regional Security Outfit South-East Governors on Sunday established a regional security outfit to tackle security issues in the region. The governors at the meeting which was held in Owerri, Imo State capital announced the establishment of… Continue reading Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Monday, 12th, April, 2021

First SEC 2021 Committee Meeting To Hold This Week

After a good long while, the Securities and Exchange Commission declared Thursday, April 15 for its first Capital Market Committee meeting in 2021. A statement made available to newsmen on Sunday by the commission revealed that the Thursday meeting will hold virtually with key stakeholders in the capital market, adding that interface with the press… Continue reading First SEC 2021 Committee Meeting To Hold This Week

64-Year-Old Man Slumps, Dies During A Brawl With Girlfriend

The Lagos State Police Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba is currently investigating the death of a 64-year-old man who reportedly slumped and died after a brawl with his lover. Reports had it that the chaos started after Osita Anwuanwu (the deceased) visited his partner, Juliet Eguebor to challenge over suspicious infidelity at a bar… Continue reading 64-Year-Old Man Slumps, Dies During A Brawl With Girlfriend

Buhari Mourns Ex-Minister, Mahmud Tukur

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, April 11 sent a delegate to convey his condolence message to the Adamawa State government and the family of late Dr Mahmud Tukur, a former Minister of Commerce and Industry. Naija News had reported earlier that the first Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and also a former director of Cadbury… Continue reading Buhari Mourns Ex-Minister, Mahmud Tukur

Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 12th April, 2021

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 12th April 2021 1. South East Governors Launch Regional Security Outfit South-East Governors on Sunday established a regional security outfit to tackle security issues in the region. The governors at the meeting which was held in Owerri, Imo… Continue reading Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Monday, 12th April, 2021

Native Doctor Begs Prophet Odumeje To Rescue Paralyzed Lady – [Video]

The General Overseer Of Mountain Of Holy Ghost Intervention in Onitsha, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere (Odumeje) has been begged to forgive a paralyzed lady, Ada Jesus. Naija News reports that Chi Marine, a native doctor based in Delta State capital, Asaba, appealed to Odumeje in about 18 minutes video viral on the internet, to forgive the… Continue reading Native Doctor Begs Prophet Odumeje To Rescue Paralyzed Lady – [Video]

NLC Kicks As El-Rufai Sack 4000 Kaduna LG Workers

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has kicked against the sacking of 4000 workers across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. Naija News reports that the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai on April 6 gave 4000 staff across 23 local governments their disengagement letters. Reacting to the development, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, described… Continue reading NLC Kicks As El-Rufai Sack 4000 Kaduna LG Workers

PDP To APC: Yari Tells Matawalle What Will Happen If He Ever Defects

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has been told to be careful about wanting to dump the Peoples Democratic Party’s camp if he cares about retaining his position. Naija News understands that a former governor of the state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, gave the warning while speaking at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC)… Continue reading PDP To APC: Yari Tells Matawalle What Will Happen If He Ever Defects

Buhari’s Nephew Mamman Daura Makes First Public Appearance In Months

President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, has paid a visit to Adamawa State over the death of Dr Mahmud Tukur, his bosom friend. Naija News reports that this is Daura’s first public appearance in 2021. Recall that Mahmud Tukur, aged 82, had died at a hospital in Abuja on Friday. Speaking during his visit to… Continue reading Buhari’s Nephew Mamman Daura Makes First Public Appearance In Months

Attacks In South-East Worst Igbo Challenge Since Civil War – Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Sunday said the attacks in South-East is the worst challenge faced by the region since the civil war. Uzodinma stated this at the south-east security summit, which was held in Owerri, Imo state capital. There has been several attacks in the region leading to loss of lives… Continue reading Attacks In South-East Worst Igbo Challenge Since Civil War – Uzodinma

Kwara Orders 10 Mission Schools Affected By Hijab Crisis To Resume

The Kwara State government has ordered all the 10 mission grant-aided schools affected in the recent hijab crisis in the state to resume on Monday, 12th April 2021. The state government in a statement on Sunday evening explained that the resumption is to allow the students catch up on time lost during the hijab crisis.… Continue reading Kwara Orders 10 Mission Schools Affected By Hijab Crisis To Resume

UN Condemns Boko Haram Attack On Humanitarian Aid Facilities

The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations Resident  in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Sunday condemned Boko Haram Attack on humanitarian aid workers in Damasak town of Borno State. Naija News had earlier reported that the terrorists attacked Damasak town on Saturday, burning United Nations facilities and forcing humanitarian workers to flee for their lives. Kallon… Continue reading UN Condemns Boko Haram Attack On Humanitarian Aid Facilities

God Asked Me To Carry Coffin Because Of Buhari’s Govt – Nigerian Pastor

A Nigerian clergyman identified as Jehovah Sharp Sharp has claimed God told him to carry a coffin around as a sign of anger with President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government. Naija News understands that Archbishop Samson Benjamin of the Resurrection Praise Ministry, a denomination that has its base in Lagos, carried out a demonstration on Sunday, April… Continue reading God Asked Me To Carry Coffin Because Of Buhari’s Govt – Nigerian Pastor

Igbo Not At War With Nigeria, We Don’t Want Biafra – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has maintained that Ndigbo is not at war with the federal government of Nigeria, stressing that they don’t want a separate country called Biafra. The Imo governor stated this on Sunday during a meeting of the South-East Governor’s Forum and other stakeholders in the region. Uzodinma described as erroneous,… Continue reading Igbo Not At War With Nigeria, We Don’t Want Biafra – Uzodinma

PDP Releases Names Of Cleared Candidates For S/West Congress [Full List]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday released the list of candidates cleared by its screening committee for the South-West Zonal Congress. Naija News reports that the congress which is expected to produce the party’s executive in the region would hold on April 12, 2021. A document, signed by the National Organisation Secretary of the… Continue reading PDP Releases Names Of Cleared Candidates For S/West Congress [Full List]

Polytechnic Lecturers Kick, Question Appointment Of Rectors By Buhari

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has kicked against the recent appointment of rectors for some newly created federal polytechnics in Nigeria. ASUP in a statement on Sunday noted that five out of the six rectors appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari do not have the necessary requirements and qualifications for the position. The ASUP… Continue reading Polytechnic Lecturers Kick, Question Appointment Of Rectors By Buhari

How APC Presidential Candidate Will Emerge In 2023

Salihu Lukman examines what the All Progressives Congress can do to ensure that it has a rancour-free selection of its presidential candidate who can benefit from the electoral advantages associated with President Buhari. Internal Contest and Inconvenient Reality An inconvenient reality, which every APC leader and member, committed and working to protect the electoral viability… Continue reading How APC Presidential Candidate Will Emerge In 2023

Igboho: Fulani Group Wants Govt To Compensate, Restore Sarikin Fulani Of Igangan

A group identified as the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GADFAN) has called on the federal government as well as the Oyo State government to compensate Sarikin Fulani Igangan, Alh Salihu AbdulKadir. As part of its demands, the group also demanded the government should take necessary action to restore the displaced Sarikin Fulani… Continue reading Igboho: Fulani Group Wants Govt To Compensate, Restore Sarikin Fulani Of Igangan

Breaking: South East Governors Launch Regional Security Outfit

South-East Governors on Sunday established a regional security outfit to tackle security issues in the region. The governors at the meeting which was held in Owerri, Imo State capital announced the establishment of EBUBE AGU, which will have its headquarters in Enugu State. The Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, Dave Umahi, who read a… Continue reading Breaking: South East Governors Launch Regional Security Outfit

Nigerian Government Destroys 329,000 Chickens In 62 Farms Over Bird Flu

The Federal Government says it has killed more than 329,556 chickens in 62 farms following reports of bird flu outbreaks in several parts of Nigeria. The disease, which has been reported since January 29, 2021, continues to threaten poultry farmers. From January to April 5, an estimated 421,947 chickens were infected with the H5N1 virus,… Continue reading Nigerian Government Destroys 329,000 Chickens In 62 Farms Over Bird Flu

Convicted Genesis Prophet Released From Prison, Returns To Church

The leader of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), Genesis Global Parish, Prophet Israel Ogundipe, has been released from prison. The cleric who was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for converting a woman’s property to his personal use and stealing joined members of his church for Sunday service. Prophet Ogundipe in a video posted on Instagram… Continue reading Convicted Genesis Prophet Released From Prison, Returns To Church

China Fines Alibaba $ 2.78 Billion For Monopoly Practices

Chinese justice accuses Alibaba of abuse of a dominant position. The group is committed to respecting the regulations “and to better assuming” its “social responsibilities.” Chinese authorities have fined e-commerce group Alibaba a giant 18.2 billion yuan ($ 2.78 billion) for abuse of dominance, state media in China reported on Saturday. This fine follows an… Continue reading China Fines Alibaba $ 2.78 Billion For Monopoly Practices

Why June 12 Election Was Annulled – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday disclosed that the annulment of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, won by Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, was carried out by “bad belle”. Recall that the regime of military President, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) annulled the election. Obasanjo while speaking after his investiture as a Trustee of the Abeokuta Club, a… Continue reading Why June 12 Election Was Annulled – Obasanjo

South-West: There Will Be No Real Winner In PDP Congress – Doyin Okupe

Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, on Sunday said the outcome of the zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West will not be productive and will affect the party in the region. Recall that the main opposition party changed the venue of its zonal congress from Ibadan to Osogbo, Osun State. The effort… Continue reading South-West: There Will Be No Real Winner In PDP Congress – Doyin Okupe

How Fleeing Boko Haram Fighters Kill Two Soldiers As Air Force Bombard Terrorists

Boko Haram fighters waiting in ambush have killed two young Nigerian soldiers who attempted to capture a terrorist informant. It was gathered that aircraft of the Nigerian Airforce ( NAF) later eliminated scores of the ISWAP/Boko Haram in five guntrucks in Damasak, Borno State. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the young soldiers were killed… Continue reading How Fleeing Boko Haram Fighters Kill Two Soldiers As Air Force Bombard Terrorists