• Melania Trump dines with spouses of world leaders at UN

    US First Lady Melania Trump dined with the spouses of dozens of world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday, calling on them to protect children and teach them by example.
    Often criticized for her reluctance to fully assume the role of first lady, President Donald Trump’s third wife gave a brief speech before presiding over the luncheon held during this year’s meeting of the UN General Assembly.
    “We must teach each child the values of empathy and communication that are at th
  • Obama criticises Republican healthcare plan

    Former US president Barack Obama used a rare public appearance Wednesday to speak out against the latest Republican efforts to upend his signature healthcare reforms.
    Obama — appearing at an event with Bill and Melinda Gates in New York — said it was “aggravating” to see Republicans move forward with a plan that he said would make Americans worse off.
    Defending his health care reforms ahead of another repeal vote in the Republican-controlled Congress that could take place
  • Mexico declares 3-day of mourning for quake victim

    Mexican President Enrique Nieto on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning in the wake of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake which has left over 200 people dead.
    Nieto made the announcement on Twitter, saying the days of mourning were in honour of the victims.
    “Mexico shares in your grief,” the president said.
    In an earlier statement, he urged the people of Mexico to remain united in the face of the challenge.
    “This earthquake is a hard and very painful test for our country,
  • Nigeria to woo England starlet Abraham – Amaju Pinnick

    Nigerian Football Federation chief Amaju Pinnick said on Wednesday he has had “a positive meeting” with Tammy Abraham as he tries to persuade the England Under-21 starlet to switch allegiance to the Super Eagles.Tammy Abraham
    Pinnick told AFP he had met with the striker, whose full name is Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, and his father over the matter.
    “I was with Tammy Abraham and his father in London last week and our meeting was positive,” Pinnick said.
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  • US university president apologizes to black students for cotton stalk centerpiece

    A US university president has apologized to black students invited to his home for dinner for using cotton stalks in a table centerpiece.Cotton-stalk
    Lipscomb University President Randy Lowery offered the apology in an email after several of the students expressed concerns.
    “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” Lowery said.
    “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and so
  • FIFA probe Chelsea over signing of young foreign player

    Premier League champions Chelsea are the subject of a FIFA investigation, reportedly for possible breaches over the signing of foreign youth players, world football’s governing said on Wednesday. Fifa President, Gianni Infantino
    “We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing,” a FIFA spokesperson told AFP. “However please note that we cannot provide any details concerning the matters under investigation.”
    According to The Times newspaper, FIFA were looking into &l
  • UN: Trump blazes trails with first historic first speech

    Trump's speech put an end to George W. Bush-era rhetoric to put Pyongyang, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba on notice. The US president, Donald Trump, made his debut at the United Nations General Assembly and the world would not be forgetting it in a hurry.In his usual disruptive, nationalistic persona, Trump put an end to US political norms and indicated an attempt to transform the role of America in the world as well as trhe international scene."We must work together and confront together tho
  • UNGA: Iranian translator mocked for downplaying Trump’s verbal attack

    An Iranian television translator defended himself Wednesday after being widely criticised for soft-balling US President Donald Trump’s attacks on Iran in his maiden speech to the UN General Assembly.
    A translator for state broadcaster IRIB, Nima Chitsaz, said he had decided in the heat of the moment to spare his Persian-speaking viewers from the verbal attacks by the US president.
    “I don’t think it would be nice for me to speak on national TV against my own country,” he l
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  • Carter opts against France World Cup 2023 presentation

    All Blacks legend Dan Carter will not attend France’s World Cup 2023 bid presentation in London next week, dealing a blow to officials’ hopes of exploiting his star power.
    “Won’t be in London to support France #2023 bid. Good luck to all the countries bidding but Paris for the ABs (All Blacks) three peat sounds good to me,” tweeted Carter who won two World Cups with New Zealand in 2011 and 2015.
    He now plays his club rugby in France with Racing 92.
    France is competi
  • Republican healthcare plan would make Americans worse off – Obama

    Former US president Barack Obama used a rare public appearance Wednesday to speak out against the latest Republican efforts to upend his signature healthcare reforms.
    President Trump and ex-President ObamaObama — appearing at an event with Bill and Melinda Gates in New York — said it was “aggravating” to see Republicans move forward with a plan that he said would make Americans worse off.
    Defending his health care reforms ahead of another repeal vote in the Republican-con
  • Nurses, midvives, other health workers begin strike

    —LG workers to join in 15 daysBy Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – THE Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU,has commenced a nationwide indefinite strike code-named “Operation Alligator Bite”.*Doctors strike : A cross section of nurses at discussing
    The strike took effect from midnight, Wednesday, 20th September.
    National Chairman of JOHESU, Comrade Josiah Joy Biobelemoye stated this while briefing journalists after its National Executive Meeting Ilorin, Kwara State.
    The indefinite
  • Ali Ndume: Court fixes Oct. 13 to rule on Senator’s suit against Senate

    Ndume asked the court to compel the Senate President and other principal officers of the senate to relax his suspension without delay. Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja fixed Oct. 13 to rule in the suit filed by Sen. Ali Ndume challenging his suspension by the leadership of the Senate.Justice Babatunde Quadri fixed the date after parties had argued their written addresses.Marcel Oru, Counsel to Ndume, urged the court to grant all his prayers.Ndume had prayed the court to declare the decis
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  • LASU to sponsor 12 students, 2 staff to NITIMUN Conference

    Lagos – Lagos State University (LASU) on Wednesday said it would sponsor 12 of its students and two staff to the 2017 Nigeria Tertiary Model United Nations Society (NITIMUN) Conference .Lasu-Enterance
    According to the university’s official bulletinthe NITIMUN conference had been scheduled to hold between Oct. 31 and Nov.4 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
    The theme for the 2017 conference is “Tackling Unemployment and Youth Involvement in Cyber Crime”.
    The co
  • Vocational education: Obaseki kick-starts reconstruction of old Benin Tech College

    The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, said that vocational education is a proven route to sustainable economic empowerment, which offers a broader segment of the society the opportunity to learn, earn, and live with dignity as accomplished humans.(2nd Right) Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, unveiling a plaque during the groundbreaking ceremony of the reconstruction and revamp of the old Benin Technical College in Benin City on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. With him a
  • Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it

    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani insisted Wednesday his country has complied with the nuclear accord it signed with six world powers, and warned “rogue newcomer” Donald Trump that the United States faces isolation if he tears it up.
    Addressing the UN General Assembly one day after the US president appeared on the same podium to launch a blistering attack on both Iran and on the 2015 accord, Rouhani warned the fate of the deal cannot be decided by “one or two countries.&rd
  • Female lawyer in police net for torturing adopted daughter 

    Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt
    A female lawyer, Elizabeth Agboje, who allegedly tortured her adopted daughter, was among some suspects paraded on Wednesday at the Rivers State Police Command in Port Harcourt.
    It was gathered that Agboje’s victim, a nine-year-old Miss Bright Maxson, was first tagged a witch before she was reportedly tortured by her foster mother.
    The lawyer, who has two biological children, was said to have continually subjected the girl to degrading treatment without mind
  • Time for North Korea dialogue over, Japan PM says 

     Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rallied behind the US warning that “all options” are available to deal with North Korea and declared the time for dialogue over.
    Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Abe said “there is not much time left” to take action on North Korea which in recent weeks has detonated another nuclear bomb and fired a series of missiles over or near Japan.
    AFP
  • IPOB: Court grants injunction proscribing Biafra group

    The Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to grant the injunction. The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja granted Federal Government an interim injunction proscribing activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, granted the injunction in chambers.The Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to grant the injunction.
  • Infrastructure deficit: Experts advocate private financing

    By Yinka Kolawole
    Investment and finance experts have called on the federal government to vigorously explore private capital as viable alternative to financing Nigeria’s huge infrastructure needs in the face of dwindling government revenue.
    The experts spoke over the weekend in Lagos at the 2017 annual conference organized by the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN), with the theme, “Financing Nigeria’s Infrastructure: Issues, Challenges & Options”.
    A
  • Debts profile: FG’s disclosure confirms my claim on Fayemi – Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the Federal Government’s disclosure on the debt profile of the state has vindicated him on his claim that the immediate past administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi ran the state aground financially.
    FayoseThe governor, who was reacting to statement by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the state government is owing N85.04 billion as local debts, said Fayemi left the state in an insolvent position.
    The governor spoke through his Chi
  • Atiku Abubakar: Ex-VP hails Buhari’s speech at UN

    The former VP also hailed Buhari for bringing the attention of the world to the suffering of the Rohingya people. A former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has praised President Buhari over his speech at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.The former VP also hailed Buhari for bringing the attention of the world to the suffering of the Rohingya people.Atiku said that the challenges of minorities all over the world need to be highlighted.He also said that the President
  • NBS’s report confirms Aregbesola’s prudence, accountability in public spending – Osun Govt

    The Osun state government has said that the recent dept profile report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has vindicated Osun state and equally shown that Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been prudent and accountable in public spending of the state’s funds.
    It also said the report has exposed what it termed the lies being told by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the state’s internal and external loans, bonds and other credit lines is in the tune
  • Rochas Okorocha: 5 ways Governor blasted Igbos

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has lambasted the Igbos for IPOB's secessionist agitation. So, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has laid into his own people in typical ‘Owelle’ style.Since Major General Aguiyi Ironsi was assassinated on July 29, 1966 in a counter-coup, the Igbos haven’t produced another Nigerian President.The closest the Igbos have come to the presidency in modern history was Alex Ekwueme who served as Vice President to Shehu Shagari from 19
  • ICYMI: Sukuk bond part of strategies to islamise Nigeria – CAN

    Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
    The Christian Association of Nigeria has opposed the floating of the Sukuk Islamic bond by the Federal Government, alleging it is meant to Islamise the country through the back door.
    CAN, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by its General Secretary, Rev. Musa Asake, demanded the abrogation of the laws and framework behind the bond and threatened to seek legal redress if that was not done.
    The group said the FG was trying to sell the nation to Arab countries through the Suk
  • Restructuring and justice

    By Sunny Ikhioya
    THE problem of the world is injustice. No matter how  hard justice is  suppressed, it rears it’s head until it is appeased. It can take decades or even centuries, in the biblical account, it took the Israelites  over four hundred years. Justice  is when affairs of life are handled dispassionately; no favouritism, no sentiment of any kind – be it filial, ethnic or religion – in short, it is doing what is right. The late Alhaji Maitama Sule &n
  • BREAKING: Court declares IPOB terrorist group, proscribes it throughout Nigeria (document)

    - The Federal High Court In Abuja proscribed IPOB all over Nigeria- It also declared it a terrorist organisation- This order was filed by the
  • Attack on Enugu mosque is shocking - Catholic Bishop

    - The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese has condemned the attack on a mosque in Oguurute in Enugu Ezike, Enugu state- The Bishop said the
  • Nigeria Guild of Editors scores Rivers high on security

    BY JIMITOTA ONOYUMEPORT HARCOURT – EDITORS in Nigeria have scored Rivers state high in the area of security, dismissing alleged propagandaagainst the state as unsafe.President of Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mrs Funke Egbemode spoke Wednesday during a courtesy visit to governor Nyesom Wike at Government House, Port Harcourt.She said this was the first time a state would host the annual conference of her body, stressing that they came to Rivers state again this year because of the secured sta
  • Abdulfatah Ahmed: 2 traditional rulers in Kwara to forfeit salaries

    The state government also restricted the movement of the monarchs to their domains throughout the three months period. The traditional rulers of Illofa and Odo-Owa in Oke-Ero local government area of Kwara State, Oba Samuel Niyi Dada and Oba Joshua Adeyemi Adimula respectively, are to forfeit three months salaries to the state government.This was part of the State's Executive Council resolutions after considering white paper on the report of Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the communal clash
  • Job Vacancy! Wale Adenuga Productions is Recruiting for Admin Officer

    Popular producers of Papa Ajasco, Wale Adenuga Productions is recruiting for a female admin officer. For more info, visit: www.waptvchannel.com
  • Buhari begins process of IPOB proscription-FG

    Information Minister Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group had written to western nations alleging genocide in Igbo land but that President Muhammadu Buhari had commenced the process of proscribing the group.
    The minister said this while addressing the state House Press corps on the current situation in the country.
    “For those who are fixated with legality, I have good news for them.
    “The President has approved the process of proscribing IPO
  • UN speech: APC governor reveals why Buhari did not talk about IPOB

    - Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari chose not to mention the IPOB agitation during his UN speech, in order
  • Breaking: Court proscribes IPOB, designates it as terrorists organisation

    By Soni DanielAbuja: The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted an order declaring the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation and “acts of terrorism and illegality.”
    The order, which followed a motion filed by the filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, also proscribed the existence of IPOB throughout Nigeria, with particular attention paid to the South-East and South-South regions.
    Details coming&hel
  • PHOTO: Kidnappers arrested in Ondo by soldiers

    Men of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday stormed the various bushes in Akoko area of the state and arrested seven suspected kidnappers in their dens.
    The arrested kidnappers
  • IPOB: Tell your people that Nigeria must not disintegrate, Saraki to South East Senators

    By Henry UmoruABUJA – FOLLOWING the rising tension in the country, Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked Senators to seriously educate their constituents on the continued need to keep Nigeria as one indivisible nation. Bukola Saraki
    Saraki who spoke Tuesday night during a meeting with the South East Senate caucus, said that the National Assembly was spearheading the fight against calls for disintegration of the country, adding that the meeting became imperative because of the urgent nee
  • Lagos sets up joint tactic squad to secure schools in riverine, vulnerable areas

    …To Clamp Down On Okada Plying Restricted RoutesThe Lagos State Government has set up a Joint Tactic Squad comprising of officers of all the security agencies to heighten security within and around Model Colleges and all schools in the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas of the State.Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal (2nd right), briefing Government House Correspondents shortly after the State Security Council meeting presided over by Governor Akinwunmi Ambo
  • Boko Haram: Kogi court remands alleged sect member in prison

    A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of a suspected Boko Haram member, Mustapha Adinoyi over alleged involvement in terrorist activities and illegal possession of firearms.Chief Magistrate Levi Animoku, who gave the order after the state Counsel had arraigned the accused in Lokoja, described the alleged offence as “a fearful one”.He said that Boko Haram activities had claimed lives of many Nigerians adding, that ”Bail is not granted as a matter of course. The
  • Health ministry tracks 4 major diseases outbreaks

    Health Minister Isaac Adewole has submitted the weekly report of the state of the Nation’s public health to the Federal Executive Council.
    He told statehouse correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja that the ministry was tracking four major diseases out breaks.
    “Council received the weekly report on the state of public health in Nigeria and we did inform council about four major outbreaks that we are currently tracking.
    “One is Lassa Fever and we are quite h
  • Benue Reps Seat: S-Court awards N1m damage against Hembe for seeking reversal of sack

    By Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA – The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, awarded a cost of N1million against a sacked member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Herman Hembe, for asking it to review and reverse its judgment against him.
    Hon. HembeHembe had through his lawyer, Chief Paul Erokoro, SAN, approached the apex court, insisting that the judgment it delivered on June 25, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  to retrieve the Certificate of Return that w
  • Anambra elections: Alex Ekwueme's daughter selected as PDP running mate

    - PDP candidate for Anambra gubernatorial election, Oseloka Obaze has picked Alex Ekwueme's daughter as his running mate- The announcement of the former vice president's
  • BREAKING: Olubadan sues Gov Ajimobi, 23 others

    Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan
    The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 others, over their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27, 2017.
    Joined in the suit are the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in the state, the eight high chiefs that were elevated to kings, as well as the Baales that were conferred with kingship status.
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  • Lagos By-Election: We are good to go - INEC

    The election is to fill the vacant seat resulting from the death of the lawmaker representing Eti-Osa LG, Mr Kazeem Alimi on July 8, 2017. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is fully prepared for the conduct of the Lagos constituency bye-election in Eti-Osa Local Government Area on Sept. 30, 2017.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election is to fill the vacant seat as a result of the death of the lawmaker representing the area, Mr Kazeem Alimi on July 8.
  • United Nations: Nigeria signs Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

    Nigeria has signed the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, joining dozens of other countries that signed the treaty to ban nuclear weapons amid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests.The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyeama, signed the treaty on behalf of Nigeria on Wednesday at the UN headquarters on the sidelines of the High-level UN General Assembly.After the signing ceremony, Onyeama told correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigeria was in suppo
  • Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

    Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country.
    All online
  • UNGA: Nigeria signs Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty

    Nigeria has signed the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty, joining dozens of other countries that signed the treaty to ban nuclear weapons amid tensions over North
  • FG lists five activities IPOB engaged in that made it a terrorist group

    - The Federal government said IPOB was nearing its end- It said no country can tolerate its action- Lai Mohammed said proscription of IPOB by
  • Breaking: NNPC extends crude oil search to Sokoto

    By Michael EbohThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Wednesday, said it has extended the search for crude oil to the Sokoto Inland Sedimentary Basin.
    SokotoGroup Managing
  • Sudan’s Bashir pushes for Darfur arms collection

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions.
    Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, is touring the region ahead of a US decision on October 12 on whether to permanently lift a decades-old trade embargo on Sudan.
    “We are asking people to surrender t
  • NAWOJ condemns exams malpractices in Bayelsa schools

    Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
    The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Bayelsa State chapter, has called on the relevant stakeholders to stem the tide of examination malpractices in schools in the state.
    NAWOJ made the call in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Wednesday, during its campaign against the menace.
    At the community secondary school, Famgbe, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, the consensus was that exam malpractice has negative implications for societal development.
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  • Obiano: Igbo, Arewa groups sue for peaceful co-existence in Anambra

    The two groups made the call in Anambra in a joint news conference they held in Awka on Wednesday. Two socio-cultural organisations, Ndigbo Peace Movement and Arewa Groups have stressed the need for peaceful co-existence of Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious inclinations.The two groups made the call in Anambra in a joint news conference they held in Awka on Wednesday.Mr Divine Onyekachi, the leader of the Igbo movement who read the text of the conference said peace and unity of the c

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