A military aircraft has crashed in Abuja. The aircraft, King Air 350 en-route to Minna crashed at Bassa Airport Village on Sunday morning, February 21, after reporting engine failure Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika confirmed the crash in a tweet and said it "appears to be fatal”.   The Minister also urged Nigerians to be...
Former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose on Sunday said he is qualified to be referred to as the father of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’, monitored by Daily Independent, Fayose said while he respects Makinde by virtue of his position, he is...
Operatives of Crack Squad, Enugu State Police Command have arrested one Dr. Chigozie Odum, said to be a senior lecturer at the Archeology Department of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).   The lecturer was arrested for allegedly impregnating a student identified as Onah Chinyere and threatening her.   Ccnworldtech reported that a petition from the family...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Orji succeeds Waziri Adio who was appointed in February 2016. His appointment, which takes effect from February 19, 2021, for a single term of five years, was announced by Willie...
1,005 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Friday February 12, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as; Lagos-204, Kwara-155, Oyo-124, Plateau-80, FCT-75, Edo-56, Osun-48, Ondo-41, Kaduna-40, Rivers-40, Taraba-35, Borno-32, Ekiti-21, Ogun-20, Kano-14, Bayelsa-8, Delta-7,...
It was earlier mentioned by the Federal Government of Nigeria that there will be a reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge which was closed some months ago for renovation. The Third Mainland Bridge was to be reopened on Monday, the 15th day of February 2021 according to what was said...
Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization. She becomes the seventh director-general of the organization.   The organization confirmed this on its Twitter handle this afternoon. She makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the...
Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that negotiating with bandits is not a sign of failure.   Governor Matawalle said this on Monday, February 22, while receiving three repentant bandits who surrendered their weapons and embraced his administration’s peace deal.   “It is not a failure or thing of failure for someone...
A man who has been in a Nigerian prison for the past three years has cried out while accusing his half-sister of being responsible for his predicament.   The man named Olupelumi Fagboyegun, claimed his half-sister, Justice Olarenwaju Olutoyin Akeredolu née Fagboyegun, who is the Chief Justice of Ondo state and...
Convicted international fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, popularly known as Invictus Obi, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud.   The Nigerian national was sentenced by Chief District Judge, Rebecca Smith, after he was convicted for involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11m in known losses...
A Nigerian professor, Edwin Okey Chikata Ijeoma, who previously renounced his Nigerian citizenship, has been expelled from South Africa over bigamous marriage.   Ijeoma, a professor of public sector economics at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in the Eastern Cape had his citizenship revoked by the Ministry of Home Affairs...
The Head, Media and Information of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, yesterday, disclosed that no date has been fixed for the commencement of sales of the application documents for its 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. Dr Benjamin, who was speaking in an interview with NAN...
Former Imo state governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, showered his wife, Nkechi, with kind words as he celebrated Valentine's day with her and their kids on Sunday, IgbereTV reports. See video below. https://youtu.be/p4YVf8btLkY
Abubakar Shekau who leads the Jam?’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jih?d led faction of Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attack that rocked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State on Tuesday, February 23.   10 persons were killed in the attack that involved the use of mortars and rockets.   In a five-minute...