Date
May 29, 2019

Nigerian Police Discover Kidnappers Den In Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command, said on Wednesday it had discovered a child-stealing kidnapper’s den and arrested two female suspects and rescued a victim. According to the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Haruna Mohammed, in a statement said that the suspects were arrested at about 06:30 am following intelligence report to Police detectives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). The suspects are Ifeyinwa Ezename (50) and Caroline Mbonu (75). The PPRO said that the suspects had in 2012 conspired with one David Nwachukwu now in prison custody and had stolen the seven-year old child from the biological mother one Azubuike Jennifer. [Read]

JUST IN: Hazard Hits Two As Chelsea Maul Arsenal 4-1 to Seal UEL Title

BAKU – Eden Hazard scored twice in what was likely his last match for Chelsea to fire his team to a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in an all-English Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday. Olivier Giroud broke the deadlock just after half-time before Pedro Rodriguez doubled Chelsea’s lead. Hazard converted a penalty to make it 3-0 and then wrapped up victory with his second goal following a fine consolation strike by Alex Iwobi. [Read]

Prof Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River state, has declared that his deputy will run the state as Acting Governor throughout his second term.

Prof Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River state, has declared that his deputy will run the state as Acting Governor throughout his second term. He said he will be at the sidelines playing the role of ‘Project Manager’ as he will relocate out of Calabar, the state capital. According to him, Cross River will become an industrialized state under his watch. Ayade stated this while delivering his inaugural address after he was sworn in on Wednesday for the second time as governor by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Michael Edem at the U.J Esuene stadium. His words : “Be committed and steadfast Cross River state will be [Read]

Dapo Abiodun Takes Oath Of Office As Ogun Gov, Promises Even Development [READ FULL TEXT OF INAUGURAL SPEECH]

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been sworn – in as the fifth executive governor of the state with a promise to transparently ensure even development across the state. Abiodun also noted that his administration will not hesitate to review suspected misuse of the commonwealth and hold accountable any individual or organisation found culpable. He made this known on Wednesday in his address shortly after he was sworn-in as the fifth democratically-elected governor of the state. The governor, accompanied by his wife, Bamidele, and children, was administered with the oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu, at the swearing-in ceremony, held at the [Read]

[VIDEO] Brigade Commander orders Oshiomhole to adjust position at Buhari’s inauguration

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, was advised by the Commander, Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Umar Musa, to observe his proper position as dignitaries lined up for the President’s inauguration at the Eagle Square on Wednesday. Several dignitaries who had a vital role to play in the inauguration of the President had lined up along the red carpet leading to where the President took the oath of office. The dignitaries include: The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal, Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas. Others lined up [Read]

I Did Better Than Osoba, Daniel Combined, Amosun Boasts

Outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday boasted that a combination of the achievements of Gbenga Daniel and Olusegun Osoba as former governors of the state would not match his administration’s achievements. Amosun said this on the sidelines of the inauguration of a housing scheme in Isheri, Ifo Local Government Area. He said his administration’s projects were scattered across the three senatorial districts of the state. The governor, however, admitted that he concentrated most of his projects in the Ogun Central district due to its status as the state capital. He said, “I am not the first governor; particularly, let us talk about the last two. Let us [Read]

See What Sanwo-olu Tweeted After He Was Sworn In As Governor Of Lagos State

Babajide Sanwo-Olu sworn in as governor of Lagos state on Wednesdays and has released his 1st social media statement on twitter. Sanwo-Olu who is also the 6th civilian governor of Lagos State, after taking over affairs of the state from his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode, took to twitter moments ago to assure Lagos residents of a better time in his tenure. He wrote:- Executive Governor of Lagos state. I share this moment with all of you. The Babajide Sanwo-Olu you see today will remain true. I will not change unless it’s to a version that will serve Lagos better. Today, we awaken a greater Lagos. #SanwoOluInauguration #ForAGreaterLagos The former governor of [Read]

Read Goodluck Jonathan’s Democracy Message To Nigerians

The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan took to his Twitter to celebrate with Nigerians on their democracy day. Read his series of tweets below: 1. Exactly twenty years ago, our nation turned the corner with a general election that signalled the end of a long spell of military dictatorship. With that came promises of good governance, equity and justice under the ambience of leadership driven by the will of the people. 2. Our celebration of democracy is therefore, a mark of our commitment to the virtues of liberty, justice and the people’s freedom to daily engage government on how best to achieve our national goals. 3. We may [Read]

Ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan Absent At The Buhari’s 2019 Inauguration

Ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan are absent at Eagle Square, Abuja, for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo inauguration into office for their second term. During the 2019 election, the former presidents; Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan had endorsed Atiku Abubkar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The oath of office has been adminstered on Buhari and Osinbajo by Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), with their wives standing beside them. On completion of the swearing in, there was lowering and hoisting of national and defence flags and 21 gun salutes. Afterwards, the president inspected the guard of honour and acknowledged cheers from the guests. Present [Read]

7 Killed In Road Accident In Plateau

A fatal accident has occurred on the Hawan – Kibo – Jos road involving a truck with registration number BSA214XA, and a Toyota Hiace bus marked BSA453XJ. The accident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, claimed seven lives, leaving six persons severely injured. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the truck belongs to Dangote Company while the bus was from God’s Time is the Best Transport company in Jos. An eyewitness, who prefered anonymity, said that the brake of the truck failed and the driver lost control, crashing into the oncoming bus. The eyewitness also said that the truck was speeding when the brake failed, resulting in the fatal [Read]

BREAKING: Obasanjo, 393 Others Escape Plane Crash

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo escaped what could have ended as a plane crash in Lagos on Wednesday. According to NAN, the ex-president was among the 393 passengers who were on board an aircraft that found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. The passenger aircraft, ET-901, had departed the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, at 9:10am, Ethiopian time, 7 am Nigerian time. A NAN correspondent, who was among the passengers, said the almost 5-hour flight from the Ethiopian capital to Lagos had been smooth until the pilot attempted to land at the Murtala Muhammed International airport. Rather than landing on the first touch line of the [Read]

Ambode’s Four Years Better Than Tinubu’s Eight Years – APC Chieftain Says

Alhaji Biliaminu Mustapha, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Epe area of Lagos, has described Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as one of the best governors Nigeria has ever produced. Speaking with Daily Independent, Mustapha said Ambode’s Four years in charge of governance in Lagos was an eventful one as he achieved what some state governors couldn’t achieve in eight years. Specifically, he said Ambode’s four years was better than the eight years spent by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from 1999 to 2007 in terms of infrastructure, reduction in crime rate as well as other key sectors. “I think the governor should not have any regret about not getting a [Read]

BREAKING: Few hours After Handover, Sanwo-Olu Makes First Appointment As Lagos Governor [FIND OUT MORE]

Few hours after he was officially handed over to, incoming Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made his first appointment. He has appointed Tayo Ayinde as the new Chief of Staff. Ayinde was Sanwo-Olu’s Campaign Director. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

I’m Not A Criminal, I Have Two Wives And Four Children — Naira Marley

Singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, says he has two wives and four children, who are all British citizens. He also said he is not a criminal and has no idea what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission found on his laptop. Naira Marley, who claimed to be 28-years old, said apart from storing his songs and music videos, he had never done anything illegal with his laptop. The artiste said this in his statement on oath which he made while in EFCC custody, which was obtained by The Punch. The artiste, who identified himself as a Swedish Yoruba man, wrote, “My name is Azeez Fashola. “I am [Read]