• Okowa congratulates Okonjo-Iweala at 67

    Okowa congratulates Okonjo-Iweala at 67
    Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she clocks 67 years.Okonjo-Iweala, an illustrious Deltan from Ogwashi-Uku, is the first female Director-General and first African to lead the global trade body in its 25-year history. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor commended Okonjo-Iweala for her tremendous and outstanding accomplishments in the service of Nige
  • June 12 Protesters: Police attack, support protesters

    June 12 Protesters: Police attack, support protesters
    Protesters were attacked and harassed by both police officers and hoodlums during an eventful demonstration.The Lagos State Police Command acted as both attacker and protector of dozens of people who took to the streets to protest against President Muhammadu Buhari's government on Saturday, June 12, 2021.Many Nigerians all over the country trooped out to stage demonstrations against the government's handling of the country, with many demanding the president's resignation.Shortly after the Lagos
  • Democracy Day: Gov Lalong pardons 7 inmates for good conduct

    Democracy Day: Gov Lalong pardons 7 inmates for good conduct
    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has granted pardon to seven inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Service for exhibiting good conduct.Lalong announced this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Saturday, as part of activities marking Nigeria’s Democracy Day.He said the gesture was part of the provisions of ‘Prerogative of Mercy and State Pardon’ conferred on him as governor.” In exercise of the powers conferred on me as Governor in Section 212 of the Constitution of The
  • BUA cement donates N230m infrastructures to communities in Sokoto

    BUA cement donates N230m infrastructures to communities in Sokoto
    The facilities comprised a school, a township mosque, a clinic, two boreholes, and a 30 KVA electricity transformer.BUA Cement Company has donated a school, hospital and other infrastructures worth N230 million to two relocated communities, Gidan Bailu and Gidan Datti, in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto state.In handing over the facilities to the Wamakko local government chairman, Alhaji Halliru Guiwa, on Saturday, at the new settlement named Sabon Gidan Bailo, the Managing Director of B
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  • June 12: Police disperse protesters with tear gas in Calabar

    June 12: Police disperse protesters with tear gas in Calabar
    The Police in Cross River have dispersed a group of protesters in Calabar, firing teargas at them, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.The incident happened around the Rabbana Roundabout and Atekong Junction on Saturday.The security operatives, who were masked, rode into the areas in vehicles belonging to Operation Akpakwu.The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as: “Ayade pay owed salaries and pensions”, “Ayade fix our roads”, Ayade change your style
  • June 12: Police disperse protesting Shi'ites in Abuja

    June 12: Police disperse protesting Shi'ites in Abuja
    The Police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have dispersed members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) protesters in Apo-Gudu area of Abuja.ASP Mariam Yusuf, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.Yusuf said that the command had restored calm in the area, adding that the group and other protesters had targeted inciting public disturbance and breaching public peace.She said that no arrest was made but that t
  • June 12: Lagos Speaker urges youths to shun undemocratic protests

    June 12: Lagos Speaker urges youths to shun undemocratic protests
    The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Nigerian youths to shun protests that can result in violence.Obasa gave the advice in Lagos on Saturday as part of the activities commemorating the Democracy Day.“As we celebrate this year’s Democracy Day, the youths, especially the agitators, must all resolve to shun actions that are anti-progress.“Rather, they must begin to engage in healthy competitions, show more interests in how we are governed
  • Saudi Arabia wants only residents to perform 2021 hajj

    Saudi Arabia wants only residents to perform 2021 hajj
    Saudi Arabia says it will allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual hajj.Barely a month to the 2021 hajj pilgrimage, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has barred intending pilgrims from Nigeria and other countries from performing hajj this year.The government said only those residing in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to perform hajj for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Saudi authorities announced this in a statement on Saturday, June 12, 2021, The sta
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  • June 12: Jack Dorsey tweets Nigerian flag to celebrate Democracy Day with Nigerians

    June 12: Jack Dorsey tweets Nigerian flag to celebrate Democracy Day with Nigerians
    Jack Twitted the Nigerian flag at 1:00 am on Saturday, June 12, 2021.As Nigeria marks its Democracy Day on Saturday, June 12, Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter has felicitated with the country.Jack tweeted the green-white-green Nigerian flag at exactly 1:00 am to show solidarity with Nigerians even though he is currently at loggerheads with the Nigerian government.The tweet at the time of this report has garnered over 40,000 retweets and 75,000 likes.twitter.comThis is coming t
  • June 12: Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets Nigerian flag to celebrate Democracy Day with Nigerians

    June 12: Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets Nigerian flag to celebrate Democracy Day with Nigerians
    Jack Twitted the Nigerian flag at 1:00 am on Saturday, June 12, 2021.As Nigeria marks its Democracy Day on Saturday, June 12, Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter has felicitated with Nigerians.Jack on Saturday tweeted the green-white-green Nigerian flag at exactly 1:00 am to show solidarity with Nigerians.The tweet at the time of this report has garnered over 40,000 retweets and 75,000 likes.twitter.comThis is coming two weeks after the Federal Government banned Twitter operation
  • Boko Haram: Nigerian president admits failure to end violence

    Boko Haram: Nigerian president admits failure to end violence
    The fight against militants in the north has unintentionally spread violence, Muhammadu Buhari says.
  • Shi’ites join June 12 protesters in Abuja to demand Buhari’s resignation

    Shi’ites join June 12 protesters in Abuja to demand Buhari’s resignation
    Shi'ites have been protesting against the detention of El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat since December 2015.Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria better known as Shi’ites joined June 12 protesters in Abuja to call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.The protesters stormed major roads in the Federal Capital metropolis to kick against “bad governance” under the Buhari administration.Some of them held placards with inscriptions such as, ‘Buhari must go&rsq
  • June 12 protests hold in Ibadan and Osogbo as Youths demand better Nigeria

    June 12 protests hold in Ibadan and Osogbo as Youths demand better Nigeria
    The youths say they are tired of insecurity, impunity and terrorism in the country.June 12 protests are currently holding in Oyo and Osun as youth storm the capitals of the three states to protest against bad governance on Saturday.According to Punch, the youths under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society converged at the popular Oke-Fai roundabout in Osun to demand 'better Nigeria.'The protesters held banners and placards with inscriptions that say, “We need good and working Nigeria&rdq
  • Gov Matawalle suspends third Zamfara traditional ruler over banditry allegations

    Gov Matawalle suspends third Zamfara traditional ruler over banditry allegations
    Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the suspension of the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over his alleged involvement in banditry.The suspension came on the heels of Thursday’s attack on Kadawa village in the emirate in which more than 90 persons were allegedly killed by bandits.Head of Service and Acting Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, stated in Gusau on Saturday that the governor also set up a committee to investigate the allegations.The
  • Police disrupt June 12 protests in Lagos, disperse protesters

    Police disrupt June 12 protests in Lagos, disperse protesters
    The police had earlier said they were not aware of any planned protests in Lagos. Police operatives in Lagos have stopped Nigerian youths from protesting at Ojota, Lagos.The youths, who gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi park in the area to protest against insecurity and bad governance in the country were dispersed by the police.Saturday, June 12 is Nigeria’s Democracy Day, and many civil organisations have vowed to peacefully protest the government’s poor management of the country.But t
  • Army to conduct shooting exercises in Rivers, urges residents not to panic

    Army to conduct shooting exercises in Rivers, urges residents not to panic
    The Nigerian Army 6th Division has announced that it would commence its annual range classification exercise from Sunday, June 13, to Sunday, June 27.Lt.-Col. Charles Ekeocha, the division’s spokesman said in a statement in Port Harcourt, on Friday, that the exercise aimed at ascertaining the professional competence of troops on the use of firearms.He said troops from the division and its affiliated formations and units would conduct the exercise at the Army Shooting Range in Igwuruta and
  • NCDC says Nigeria has 1,504 active COVID-19 cases as at June 11

    NCDC says Nigeria has 1,504 active COVID-19 cases as at June 11
    NCDC says Nigeria has conducted over two million tests since the first case was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) says the total number of active COVID-19 cases in the country Nigeria stands at 1,504, as at June 11, 2021,indicating a slight jump from the 1,497 recorded early on Friday.The NCDC, who made this known via its verified website on Saturday, also stated that 24 new infections and zero deaths were recorded in the country over the past 24 hours.The
  • Algeria election: Voting under way in parliamentary poll

    Algeria election: Voting under way in parliamentary poll
    "You want change, cast your ballot" voters are told, but the mass protest movement says it is pointless.
  • President Buhari's Democracy Day message to Nigerians

    President Buhari's Democracy Day message to Nigerians
    The President says his vision of pulling 100 million poor Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years has been put into action.1.Fellow Nigerians, I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria.2. As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation state to be reckoned with
  • Buhari tells Lagosians to walk after Sanwo-Olu showed him photos of burnt BRT buses

    Buhari tells Lagosians to walk after Sanwo-Olu showed him photos of burnt BRT buses
    A large number of new BRT buses parked at Oyingbo terminus were razed during #EndSARS protests in Lagos.President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what he told Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu when he visited him to show him photos of buses and other public facilities destroyed in the state during #EndSARS protests.On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, hoodlums set all new vehicles under the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) at Oyingbo terminus ablaze, a day after soldiers opened fire on peaceful prot
  • I’m lazy in bed –Eka Duke

    I’m lazy in  bed –Eka Duke
    For Nollywood actress, Eka Duke, being good in bed is a natural gift; it has nothing to do with where you come from.
    As a matter of fact, Duke is against the notion that Calabar girls like her have special prowess in sex matters. According to the microbiology graduate, being good in bed is nothing but a gift; it has nothing to do with being Calabar girl.
    “It is generally assumed that Calabar girls are very good in bed and also good at taking care of their men. I was born to hear that but I
  • MKO: Waiting for Mr. President: Ose chronicles June 12 crisis in new film

    MKO: Waiting for Mr. President: Ose chronicles June 12 crisis in new film
    Three-time Academy Award winner, Mark Jonathan Harris is bringing his weight and valuable experience to the making of a groundbreaking documentary film about the June 12, 1993 election, the crisis that followed and the death of the winner, Bashorun M.K.O Abiola.The film is tentatively titled, M.K.O – Waiting for Mr. President. Harris, whose Oscar-winning films include The Long Way Home and Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, serves as executive producer on the film
  • Pan-African Parliament: Punches, kicks and death threats

    Pan-African Parliament: Punches, kicks and death threats
    MPs brawled after failing to agree on a new president, showing how elusive political unity remains.
  • Buhari says Nigerians are very forgetful

    Buhari says Nigerians are very forgetful
    Buhari says democracy has provided an excuse for corrupt persons to still find relevance within political settings.President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians are very forgetful because they value and re-elect politicians that have been accused of corrupt practices.Buhari said this on Friday, June 11, 2021, in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).Responding to a question on the challenges facing his administration in fighting corruption and trying corrupt politicians, the pres
  • Nigeria Twitter: How the ban is affecting small businesses

    Nigeria Twitter: How the ban is affecting small businesses
    Some Nigerian entrepreneurs who use Twitter to promote their businesses are recording reduced sales.