Monday, 31 August 2015

Buhari Assures D'Tigers of Full Support Ahead of Olympics


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national men's basketball team, D'Tigers, on their victory over Angola in yesterday's final of  the FIBA Africa Basketball Championship  in Tunisia.

Saraki Lauds New African Basketball Champions, D'Tigers


Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday congratulated Nigeria's senior basketball team, D'Tigers, for emerging as African Champions for the first time in the  history of the continental tournament.

Former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Akpabio Hospitalized Following Car Crash

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, now Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, escaped death Monday morning after his car got involved in an accident along the Airport Road in Abuja.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Nigeria's Secret Police Disrupts Boko Haram Spy Network at Abuja Airport

The State Security Service, SSS, said it has disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Nigerian Army Uncovers Bomb Making Factory in Borno State

Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army have uncovered a major bomb-making factory and arrested a terrorist leader and two others, the spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, has said.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Nigeria's Ambassador to the US, Ade Adefuyi is Dead


Ade Adefuye, a historian who served as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, has died in Washington, DC, online newspaper Sahara Reporters is reporting. 
The news medium said Mr. Adefuye died at a yet to be disclosed hospital in the US.

Senate Begins Probe of Customs and FIRS

The Senate on Thursday commenced investigation into the alleged unauthorised spending of N567bn being the cost of tax collected by the Nigerian Customs Service and the Federal Inland Revenue Service from January 2005 to July 2015.

How Arik Air Flight Attendants Hide Cocaine Onboard

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday said it had apprehended another employee of Arik Air, Ikechukwu Chibuzor Oliver, for his alleged involvement in the smuggling of 20kg cocaine to London on Monday.

Outrage As Buhari Appoints More Northerners

There was an outrage in the ruling All Progressives Congress on Thursday over the announcement of new appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Leaders of the APC, who spoke to The PUNCH, complained that the appointments tilted in favour of the North and said the party must move fast to cope with the backlash of expected rumblings in the polity.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tinubu Breaks Silence on Perceived Soured Relationship with Fashola

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has distanced himself from the recent ordeal of the former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Federal Government Set To Cut Jumbo Pay of Federal Lawmakers

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s order directing the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to address public outcry over huge salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly, the chairman of the commission, Elias Mbam, said on Tuesday that Senators and members of the House of Representatives will earn less than N1 million by the end of next month.

Senate President Bukola Saraki Denies Masterminding Probe of EFCC Chairman

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has denied being behind a plot to smear the image of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde who has been accused of diverting about 1 trillion naira of assets recovered from corrupt public officials.

Buhari Sets Up 13-Member Panel to Probe Weapon Procurement Since 2007

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Security Adviser to convene an investigative committee on the procurement of hardware and munitions in the Armed Forces from 2007 till now, a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said.

DSS Charges Former NSA, Dasuki To Court

The State Security Service on Monday announced that it has charged the immediate past National Security Service, Sambo Dasuki, over alleged “acts capable of undermining national security.”

Rivers State Governor, Wike Endlessly Searches for Prayers

There is no doubt that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has portrayed himself in recent times as a governor that believes so much in prayers as there is hardly any Sunday that the Ikwerre-born politician is not seen among congregations of different Christian denominations.

Sierra Leone Releases Last Known Ebola Patient From Hospital

Sierra Leone on Monday released its last confirmed Ebola patient from hospital and began a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus, a medical source said.

Floyd Mayweather Shows Off His $4.8 Million Ride

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather who is now famous for his brazen display of opulence, recently took to Instagram to share a photo of his new car, which he sad s worth $4.8 million.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Nigerian Air Force Intercepts, Destroys Boko Haram Transport Trucks

Two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram Terrorist sect have been intercepted and destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

President Buhari Suspends Nigeria Immigration Service Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang.
Mr. Parradang was asked to immediately proceed on suspension Friday while the service’s deputy comptroller general, Martin Abeshi, takes over, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Friday, 21 August 2015

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Unidentified Priest lays his hand on the head of Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike in Government House.

Controversy Trails Academic Qualification of New FIRS Boss


For many who believe that President Muhammadu Buhari has delayed the appointment of ministers because he intends to put forward credible and honest Nigerians without blemish, the case of the newly appointed Head of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Williams Babatunde Fowler tends to send the wrong signal of what to expect.
Online newspaper Sahara Reporters reports...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

This Amazing Photo of a Dad Holding His Kids Breaks The Internet

A Syrian Dad, tears of relief in his eyes, clings to his son and daughter after landing in Greece.

This striking image, which shows the human agony of the world’s refugee crisis, has been shared by millions of people around the world.

Demoted Chelsea Team Doctor, Eva Carneiro Claimed She Had Sex With a Player

Chelsea’s demoted team doctor Eva Carneiro has been accused by a bitter ex of having a relationship with a player.
As a side note, Rupert Patterson-Ward, who boosted his bank balance with a kiss-and-tell with the Sun on Sunday, also accused Carneiro of ruining his life.

FG Investigates Nigerian Visa Granted to Wanted Terrorist

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulus Lolo, on Wednesday said the Federal Government had begun investigations on a wanted terrorist granted a Nigerian visa in Lebanon to visit Nigeria.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PHOTO OF THE DAY


The picture you are seeing was sourced from the facebook page of a group known as Adoration Ministry, Enugu (i guess Rev. father Mbaka's Prayer Ministry) 
It came with  prayer request..."Fellow Adorers, good evening all. Please I need you people's prayers, because am in Maiduguri fighting for our beloved country. Am a military personnel from Anambra State."
- From: Celestine Nwabueze

Nigerian Army Says Report On Killings Of 150 In Yobe Is False

The Nigerian army debunked the report about 150 people who drowned in a river or were shot dead while fleeing Boko Haram gunmen in Yobe state.

John Atteh Emerge As Acting Comptroller General of Customs

The appointment of Dr. John Atteh as Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. Atteh who was until his appointment a Deputy Comptroller General Finance Administration & Technical Service (FATS), hails from Bayelsa State. He is the most senior serving Deputy Comptroller General. The appointment follows the retirement of the former CG, Abdulahi Dikko who left after six years in charge. 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Buhari Sacks AMCON Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the management team of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON.
The president appointed Ahmed Lawan Kuru as new Managing Director of the Corporation to replace Mustafa Chike-Obi.

Monday, 17 August 2015

APC Accuses Jonathan's Administration of Stealing 11 Trillion Naira

The All Progressives Congress on Sunday alleged that about $56bn (N11.02tn) was looted during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and that the Buhari government needed to recover the funds to fulfill the change promised by the APC.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Shekau Insists He is Still Boko Haram Leader

Abubakar Shekau has released an audio message in which he denied ever being replaced as the Boko Haram leader.

This was contained in a report by BBC on Sunday.

Helicopter Crash: How NEMA, Police Cornered $650 Meant for Local Divers’ Service Fee

This is one report i hope the authorities concerned wont sweep under the carpet, it must be investigated to see if there is any substance to the allegations by the local divers.
According to platforms Africa...

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Plot to Bomb Borno Market Foiled

An attempt by a suicide bomber to bomb the Rumirgo Market in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State Saturday morning was thwarted by a gallant vigilante group member, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, has said.

Nollywood Actor Bruno Iwuoha Hospitalized in the US

Veteran Nollywood actor Bruno Iwuoha is currently hospitalized in the US after his cry for help was answered by a good Samaritan.
The actor, according to a press statement, is said to be recovering slowly but might not return to our screens for while.

How Governors Turn Govt. Houses to Sex Havens

More than serving as a place to entertain and accommodate visitors of their respective state governments, many Government Guest Houses and Lodges have become grounds where all sorts of activities take place, especially epic lovemaking sessions, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations reveal.

Borno State Deputy Governor Feared Dead

The Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha, is feared dead‎, according to information sourced from government officials.

Adamawa State Government Denies Budgeting N200M For Prayers Against Insecurity

Adamawa State Governor, Bindow Jibirilla
Few hours after an official of the Adamawa State Government said the state had earmarked N200 million for prayers against Boko Haram, the government has denied approving such money.

Adamawa State Budgets N200M for Prayers Against Boko Haram

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow
The Adamawa State Government on Friday announced a package of N200m to engage prayer warriors towards seeking divine intervention to tackle activities of the Boko Haram sect, say what!!!!!!!!! Punch newspaper reports that...

Friday, 14 August 2015

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nigeria

Beautiful landscapes, natural wonders, structure and landmarks dating back to centuries in Nigeria have made it to the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization listing. If you are a World Heritage Traveler or someone who enjoys nature and you have not visited these places in Nigeria, then you are missing a great deal! Below, Jovago.com has put together some of the notable and worthy World Heritage Sites in Nigeria you should visit.

Nigeria Customs Service Continues Crackdown on Smugglers of Poultry Products

Nigeria Customs Service has made seizures worth N 45,470,441 (Forty Five Million, Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty One Naira), in the fourth week of Operation "Hawk Descend", targeted at smugglers of imported poultry products.
This Duty Paid Value is the highest recorded since the launch of the operation last month.

Below is the breakdown of the seizures as contained in a Press Release signed by the Public Relations Officer, Wale Adeniyi...

Black Box of Crashed Helicopter Found

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), on Friday announced that it had recovered the black box of the Bristow helicopter that crashed into a lagoon in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos on Wednesday. Felix Abali, commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), made this known while displaying the two devices to aviation correspondents at the bureau’s headquarters in Lagos. The black box contains the cockpit voice and the flight data recorders. Twelve people were on board the ill-fated aircraft which was heading to Lagos from an oil rig in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. While six persons survived and are responding to treatment at a private hospital in Lagos, six persons lost their lives in the unfortunate incident. The airline has not made the flight manifest public.

The Cable

Thursday, 13 August 2015

End Boko Haram Insurgency in 3 Months-Buhari Charges Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday charged the new heads of the Nigerian military to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents within three months.

APC Warns Against Attempts to Scuttle Buhari's Anti Corruption War

Two days after the National Peace Committee met with President Muhammadu Buhari and cautioned him on the probe on the immediate past administration, the president’s party has risen in his support.
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in seeming reference to the committee members, asked opinion leaders to ensure that their actions and utterances do not give comfort to those who looted the commonwealth of the country.

Permanent Secretary, Aviation, Assures of Speedy Investigation into Bristow Helicopter Crash

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Aviation, Hajia Binta Adamu Bello, has assured the general public of speedy investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the crash of a Bristow Sikosky 76 helicopter with registration number 5NBGD at the Oworoshoki area of Lagos lagoon on August 12, 2015.
 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Many Injured as Petrol Storage Station Explodes in Tianjin, China

A massive explosion has hit China's northern port city of Tianjin, reportedly injuring scores of people.
According to Chinese state media, the explosion occurred when a shipment of explosives blew up at about 23:30 (16:30 GMT).

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu Calls For Creation of Special Anti Terrorism Courts

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has made a strong case for the establishment of special anti-terrorism courts to strengthen the war against terrorism and insurgency in Africa.

3 Persons Killed as Helicopter Crashes into Lagos Lagoon

A helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopters with 12 people on board Wednesday, crashed into the Lagoon near the Oworonshoki end of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

Nedu Echianu's Blog Marks 26 Years of Sam Okwaraji's Death

It is now twenty six years following the death of Super Eagles player, Sam Okwaraji who slumped and died in 1989 during an Italian 90 world cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola at the main bowl of the National stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

To commemorate his death the hashtag #WeRememberOkwaraji is trending on Social media platform, twitter.

May his soul continue to rest in peace.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Jack Of All Trade?...(2) By Sandra Ikeri


Guest writer, Sandra Ikeri is back with the second and concluding part of "Jack of All Trade", if you missed the first installment, check it out Here.

Enjoy the piece after the cut...

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Discover 3 Awesome Souvenirs You Should Grab While in Nigeria

Whichever part of Nigeria you find yourself in, either in the North, East, West or South, you are sure to be surrounded by beautiful souvenirs that will serve as a memorabilia of your trip or perhaps something you can give to your loved ones when you return home. Choosing an awesome souvenir can be quiet tricky, this is why Jovago.com has put together some of these awesome and thoughtful souvenirs that will be a perfect pick.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Former First Lady,Turai Yar'Adua Runs to Obasanjo for help As EFCC Goes After Her Daughter

Online newspaper, Premium Times reports that Former First Lady, Turai Yar’Adua, on Saturday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.