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UN Chief, Others Decry `Growing’ Attacks On Journalists

The need for protection of freedom of the press and opinion dominated speeches at an event to mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. Various speakers took turns to decry the “growing dangers to press freedom around the world’’, calling for …

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Ex-Works Minister Ogunlewe Dumps PDP, Joins APC

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, confirmed the development in an interview with a political correspondent of the News Agency …

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FG Reveals how Zainab Aliyu was Released

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry says its silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar arrested by Saudi authority for a drug-related offence. The ministry said this in a statement by its Acting Spokesperson, Friday Akpan,  in Abuja “Zainab Aliyu, a …

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Former Head Of State, Gowon Slumps

Former Military Head of State, retired Major-General Yakubu Gowon, caused a stir Friday when he suddenly slumped during graveside prayers for deceased Major-General David Ejoor in Ovwor-Olomu, Ughelli South, Delta State. Reports said the 84-year-old former military officer was resuscitated by emergency personnel at the event. Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi …

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Unemployment Rate May Hit 33.5 Percent By 2020 – FG

The Federal Government has announced that the unemployment rate in Nigeria may increase from 23.1 percent to 33.5 percent by 2020. The Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this while declaring open a two-day workshop on breaking the resilience of high unemployment rate in the country in …

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IGP Redeploys Kaduna Police Commissioner, Others

The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Ahmed Abdulrahman and five others, have been redeployed from their commands by the Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu. Their redeployment is with immediate effect. CP Abdulrahaman who has been posted to Force Intelligence Bureau at the Force headquarters, will be replaced by CP …

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I’m Lucky to have Erelu As Wife – JKF

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared himself lucky to have Erelu Bisi Fayemi as a wife. Answering questions on the programme, “Governor Explains,” the governor said his wife deserved whatever honour bestowed on him on her leadership role in Ekiti and in Africa as a whole …

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Court of Appeal Dismisses Suit Against NYSC

The Court of Appeal, Ibadan, Oyo State has upheld the validity and constitutionality of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In a judgment delivered on Thursday, March 28, 2019, the appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by Mr. Oluwole Aluko against the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed …

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El Shaddai Church’s Bishop Obembe Dies at 63

Popular tele-evangelist and Founder of El Shaddai Bible Church Ikoyi, Lagos Archbishop Lanre Obembe is dead. Obembe died of undisclosed ailment on Tuesday, according to family sources, who requested for strict anonymity. The 63-year-old was said to have been battling an undisclosed ailment before he finally breathed his last. He …

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Youths Arrest Two Ritualists

Two suspected ritualists who were alleged to have been killing aged women in Akoko area of Ondo State, clinically remove their breasts and other sensitive organs including private parts for ritual purposes, met their waterloo in Arigidi -Akoko, Ondo State. The men were said to have been apprehended by some …

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