Benue Govt Raises Fine For Impounded Animals From N2,000 To N50,000

The Benue State government has raised the fine for impounded animals from N2,000 to N50,000, with an additional N20,000 daily quarantine fee in the amended Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2022. Governor Samuel Ortom who disclosed this on Thursday while signing the amended law said failure to claim the animals after seven … Read more

Defending champions Algeria finish bottom in AFCON group, crash out

Defending champions Algeria finished at the bottom of Group E at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The holders crashed out of the tournament after losing their final group match 3-1 against Ivory Coast on Thursday evening. The Desert Foxes had needed to win to progress to the last 16, but … Read more

Police arrests teacher for allegedly abducting, killing student in Kano

Police on Thursday arrested a school teacher, Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, for allegedly kidnapping and killing a five-year-old girl, Hanifa Abubakar, in Kano State. The girl, who was one of Mohammed’s students at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa local government area of the state, was killed after the suspect collected N6million ransom from her … Read more

Sanwo-Olu reinstates suspended LASU registrar

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the reinstatement of the suspended Registrar of the Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Olayinka Amuni. READ ALSO; Buhari, Sanwo-Olu Pay Condolence Visit To Ernest Shonekan’s Family The LASU spokesman, Ademola Adekoya, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night, said the registrar would resume work on February 1. … Read more

Securing Nigeria ahead of 2023 elections a tough task – INEC

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday expressed concern at the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. In his address at the first quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Abuja, the INEC chief said securing the country ahead of next year’s general elections would be a … Read more

HURIWA charges Buhari to obey court’s order on N1bn damages to Kanu

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) on Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari to prove his respect for court orders by ensuring the payment of the N1 billion damages awarded to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Justice Benson Anya of the Abia State High Court, Umuahia, had earlier … Read more

Dele Adeleke responds to Davido’s outburst on social media

Adele Adeleke, a cousin to Nigerian recording artiste, David Adeleke aka Davido has responded to the singer’s outburst on social media a couple of days ago. It would be recalled that Dele Adeleke revealed his intention to vie against his uncle, Ademola Adeleke in the Osun governorship election. The declaration infuriated the Nigerian music superstar, … Read more

Most Nigerian govs should be nowhere near power —NEF spokesman, Baba-Ahmed

A chieftain of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, says 90% of present governors in the country have no business being anywhere near power. Baba-Ahmed, who is the Director of Advocacy for the NEF, while delivering a lecture at the 19th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja on Thursday, said his … Read more

Be Fair In Your Assessment, Buhari Tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to be fair in their assessment of his government and what it has achieved from 2015 to date. The President stated this on Thursday in Kafanchan, Kaduna where he resolved to consolidate the country’s political system to improve the quality of the people’s lives because “the people matter.” Giving … Read more

2023: Tinubu Donates N50m To Victims Of Banditry In Niger State

Former Governor of Lagos State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has donated the sum of N50 million to families of victims of the recent killings by bandits on communities in Niger State this month alone. Tinubu, who made the donation on Thursday when he paid a visit to the state, … Read more

Mob sets ablaze two suspected armed robbers who disguised as sit-at-home order enforcers in Onitsha (video)

Two suspected armed robbers who disguised as sit-at-home order enforcers were set ablaze by mob in Onitsha, Anambra State.  READ ALSO; We’ve dismantled ESN stronghold, neutralised fighters in Anambra – Army The alleged robbers were burnt to death at MCC Junction, beside Conoil Filling Station, along Enugu/Onitsha highway on Wednesday, January 19.  According to Nigerian Tribune, the suspects came … Read more

Dangote refinery to cut petroleum importation by 36% —Petroleum Producers

Importation of petroleum products into Africa will cut by 36%, the Secretary-General of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO), Omar Ibrahim, has disclosed, citing Dangote Refinery as reason behind projection. Ibrahim said when Dangote Refinery commences operation in Lagos, Nigeria, it would supply over 12% of Africa’s products, and that the facility would become operational … Read more

Ex-military leader, Abdulsalam, warns against increase in fuel prices

 A former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, on Thursday warned the Federal Government against increasing the price of premium motor spirit, widely known as petrol. READ; Abdulsalami Mourns Shonekan, Describes Him As A Committed Nigerian Abubakar, gave the warning while speaking at the 19th Daily Trust Dialogue holding in Abuja, the nation’s capital. It … Read more

Reps To Investigate Alleged Missing Firearms, Ammunition

The House of Representatives has said it will investigate alleged missing firearms and ammunition belonging to the Nigeria police force in excess of 178 thousand since in 2019. This is sequel to the report of the Auditor-General to the public accounts committee of the house. The report suggests that the arms and ammunition which the … Read more

President Buhari Commissions Bridge Where He Was Almost Killed In 2014 By Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned a bridge in Kaduna in an area where he was almost killed by Boko Haram terrorists. The President, at the time an aspirant, was caught in an explosion at the busy Kawu market area. Although he escaped unhurt, his vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser, and another one behind it … Read more

Spain Leads Calls For COVID-19 To Be Treated Like Flu

Spain is spearheading calls for governments to start tackling Covid-19 as any other endemic respiratory virus like seasonal flu, despite WHO opposition and warnings that the approach is premature. With governments and populations worldwide desperate for an end to the pandemic, discussion about when the virus might be reclassified has intensified. READ ALSO; Eight-year-old girl … Read more

5G Launches In US Without Huge Impact On Flights

Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon began 5G service in the United States Wednesday without major disruptions to flights after the launch of the new wireless technology was scaled back. The firms spent tens of billions of dollars to obtain 5G licenses last year, but aviation industry groups have raised concerns about possible interference with airplanes’ … Read more

Russia’s Only Female Cosmonaut To Travel To Space In September

Russia’s sole active female cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, is due to travel to the International Space Station in September on a Soyuz rocket, the national space agency said Thursday. Kikina, a 37-year-old engineer, will be only the fifth professional woman cosmonaut from Russia or the Soviet Union to fly to space. READ ALSO; Russia Completes 10,000-Troop … Read more

Robinho To Begin Nine-Year Rape Sentence

Italy’s highest court has upheld former Brazil forward Robinho’s nine-year sentence for the gang rape of a young woman, the victim’s lawyer said on Wednesday. Judges at the Court of Cassation in Rome confirmed the sentence for the offence which dates back to January 2013, when the 37-year-old was playing for AC Milan. Jacopo Gnocchi said … Read more