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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, urged Nigerian youths not to lose hope despite the challenges facing the country. Obasanjo, who described himself as ‘an incurable optimist’ in Nigeria, declared that, though the current situation in Nigeria is bad, he could see the light beyond the tunnel. The former President said this in Abeokuta while addressing some youths […]

BBNaija news

When news broke out at the weekend that the federal government had kick-started arrangements to partner with Startimes on the creation of an alternative reality TV show to replace the ongoing Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, it sparked mixed reactions among lovers of the show. he Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun […]

Teenager, Two Others Charged With Attempted Murder,

A teenage bricklayer and two others charged with attempted murder, on Tuesday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.   The police arraigned 18-year-old Folajimi along with 25-year-old generator repairer, Abiona, and 20-year-old labourer, Damilola on four counts of conspiracy, membership of an unlawful society, illegal possession of ammunition and attempted murder.   […]

Alake Doubts IBEDC’s Ability To Deliver Electricity

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has expressed concern on the ability of the Electricity Distribution Company, operating in Egbaland to immediately translate the newly commissioned Transmission Facilities in Abeokuta and environs into a positive socioeconomic improvement of the people. Oba Adedotun Gbadebo who was exchanging views with the Managing Director […]

Zaria. Student Raped By HIV-Positive Lecturer

……Teenaged student raped by HIV-positive lecturer ……Lecturers arrested, sacked   By Isa Sa’idu,   Despite punitive measures being taken by the management of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, many students are battling to overcome the trauma of sexual harassment and abuse by their lecturers. Daily Trust Saturday takes a look.   Asabe (not […]

Ladbrokes decision to end SPFL sponsorship

C igarette sponsorship was stubbed out, time was called on using kids as advertising boards for alcohol brands and now we have a gambling firm which has apparently found a conscience and wagered that it is irresponsible for them to indulge in such prominent product placement in a sport watched by youngsters.   Scottish league […]

Muslim also have the same as we

Muslim Rights Concern has expressed sadness over the death of the mother of Dr. Muiz Banire, Chairman of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Banire’s mother, Mrs. Sarat Banire, died on Friday at the age of 92 and was buried at the Ebony Vault, Ikoyi, on Saturday afternoon. MURIC, in a statement issued on Sunday by […]

Wike Declares ‘Bobrisky’ Wanted

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has placed a N30million bounty on a notorious criminal, ‘Bobrisky’, who has been terrorizing Gokana Local Government Area.   He said the bounty extends to information on killers of a Director with the Rivers State Government during the Choba crisis.   Wike also banned all youth groups in Rivers, lamenting […]

Yellow Fever Claims 16 Lives In Ebonyi

NO fewer than 16 lives have reportedly been lost to an outbreak of yellow fever virus in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.   Several other victims were receiving treatment at the Virology Centre and Iboko General Hospital in the state as at the time of filing this report.   The virus had reportedly […]

Toke Makinwa Thinking About Remarrying

Going by her recent post, media girl Toke Makinwa may have found a suitor. She gave this hint as she made known her 35 birthday wishes, writes Ferdinand Ekechukwu   It wouldn’t have been Toke Makinwa’s wish that her marriage to ex-hubby Maje Ayida crashed irredeemably in the most scandalous manner. But it is however […]

Inferno Kills Five Children In Lagos

Five children were last week killed after their home caught fire in Abagbo Village, Takwa Bay Island, Lagos, the Police said on Sunday. The children identified as Folake Ogundiya, 13, and her eight-year-old sibling, Abigail; six-year-old Daniel Bakare; Chidima Achomye, two-year-old Nnamdi Achomye and a-year-old Khadijat were said to have been burnt beyond recognition in […]

Tomato Paste Quality Continues To Decline

Since the past four years, the quality of most goods in Nigeria has continued to decline as manufacturers and importers try to implore means of satisfying their customers while still making profits in the face of the trying economy and consumer’s low purchasing power. Many of them reduced the size of their packs and contents […]

Server: INEC Yet To Decide On Bayelsa/Kogi Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission has not taken any decision on whether to experiment the electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states scheduled for November, 16.   The commission, however, said it would meet in due course on the issue, taking into consideration laws and regulations guiding the […]

Mozambique president sign peace deal


Mozambique’s president and the leader of Renamo, a former rebel movement-turned-opposition party, have signed a peace accord to end armed hostilities. Thousands of Renamo’s remaining fighters are disarming just weeks before a visit by Pope Francis and a national election scheduled for mid-October that will test the now-political rivals’ new resolve. President Filipe Nyusi and […]