Ex-Rivers Rep, Jerome Eke dies 10 days after losing wife

A former member of the House of Representatives, Jerome Eke, has died few days after losing his wife identified as Joan. Eke represented Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party between 2015 and 2019. It was gathered that the former federal lawmaker passed on last Friday, barely 10 days after his ...

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I give you 7 days to vacate Ondo Forest Reserves, Akeredolu orders herdsmen

With the high rate of insecurity in the state, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, Monday ordered herdsmen to vacate the state’s Forest Reserves within seven days. Akeredolu gave the order in a series of tweets, prohibiting the movement of cattle’s within the city and highways. His words: “These unfortunate incidents are traceable to the activities of some bad ...

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Assistant Commissioner of Police sentenced to life imprisonment in Ekiti state

A High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital has sentenced Assistant Commissioner of Police, Okubo Aboye to life imprisonment. The Police ACP was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside his mechanic, Niyi Ibrahim Afolabi who sold a stolen vehicle from kidnappers in the state to him. The Ekiti High Court also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi ...

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UK facing ‘gonorrhoea outbreak’ when lockdown ends

The UK could face a gonorrhoea outbreak once lockdown comes to an end, as high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) return, medics have claimed. Before the pandemic, Britain was experiencing the worst rates of STDs since the Second World War. In February last year a Station of the Nation report found gonorrhea had risen by 249% and syphilis by ...

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FG releases N10bn to support vaccine production in Nigeria

The Ministry of Finance, on Monday, released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle Covid-19 pandemic in the Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made this known at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Covid-19 briefing on Monday in Abuja. Ehanire said: “The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccine production. “While we ...

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Just in: Soldiers arrest Biafra’s Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff of the Biafra Nations League, BNL, and leader of Displaced Bakassi Peninsula Youths, Mr Linus Essien, has been arrested in Ikang-Cameroon border area by Nigerian soldiers. This was disclosed in a statement by the National Leader of BNL, Princewill Chimezie Richard. The group said Linus was arrested on Monday evening by the security agencies, who accused ...

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EFCC arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram’ on fresh N41.7m fraud charges

The travails of Aisha Alkali Wakili alias Mama Boko Haram are yet over as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Maiduguri Zonal Office, have slammed fresh fraud charges against her. Mama Boko Haram was Monday arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, on a fresh three count charges involving criminal conspiracy and ...

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Daddy Freeze throws shade as he shows off his flying pigeons

Media personality, Daddy Freeze in his latest Instagram post  is believed to have thrown shades at President Buhari when he  shared a video of himself releasing some pigeons into the air and they FLEW.   Recall the President was recently in the news when he threw up some pigeons at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration but they allegedly refused ...

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FUTA Deputy Registrar, Amos Arijesuyo attacked by gunmen on Ilesa-Akure highway is dead

This is too sad. The FUTA Deputy Registrar attacked by gunmen on Ilesa-Akure highway is dead The management of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) confirmed the killing of its Deputy Registrar, Dr Amos Arijesuyo. Dr. Arijesuyo, before his death, was Head, Guidance & Counseling Unit, Students Affairs Division. Arijesuyo died from injuries he sustained from gunshots wound after ...

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Nigerian doctor suspended for beating son in UK reinstated

A Nigerian consultant anaesthetist Adekunle Okunuga based in the United Kingdom has been reinstated following his suspension from work for beating his son. According to Daily Mail UK report, Okunuga blamed his cultural upbringing in Nigeria for the act, because corporal punishments are common in the country. The 59-year-old medical personnel caned his son for misbehaving in school and made ...

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“I don’t care,” Blogger Linda Ikeji tells a follower who mocked her because of stretch-marks

  Nigerian pioneer blogger, Linda Ikeji has replied a social media troll who mocked and advised her to get rid of stretch marks on her body.   It all started after the celebrity blogger posted dashing photos of herself via her official Instagram page on Monday, Januar. However, while many gave the prominent entertainment blogger accolades for her beautiful looks, a “fashion ...

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Mo’Bimpe speaks on alleged affair with Lateef Adedimeji

Nollywood actress, Adebimpe Oyebade, Mo’Bimpe, has opened up on her alleged love affair with her colleague, Lateef Adedimeji.  According to reports by Sunday Scoop, the movie star would rather keep mum about the speculations of marriage and pregnancy trailing her. “People want to know my relationship status but the only thing I have to say is that wedding, pregnancy or ...

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247 Fulani women to get N20,000 Federal Government grants

About 247 Fulani women under the umbrella of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) will receive N20, 000 grants each from the Federal Government. The grant is expected to improve their economic well-being and also take care of their families.   The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq revealed this when she launched ...

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President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo to spend N3.4bn on feeding & traveling in 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will spend the whooping sum of N3.4 billion on feeding and travel expenses in 2021. While Mr Buhari approved about N2.6 billion of the amount for his office, about N873 million was earmarked for Mr Osinbajo’s office. As in the last five years, travel expenses will take the largest chunk of ...

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No Covid-19 test required for returning students – FG

The Federal Government has asked schools to stop requesting for Covid–19 test results from returning students before they are admitted.   The government, in a short statement issued on Monday by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, warned school authorities to refrain from asking students or parents to undergo Covid-19 test before they are ...

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NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine in Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of cocaine. This is contained in a statement signed by the NDLEA airport Commander, Mr Kabir Tsakuwa on Monday in Abuja. The statement signed by the agency’s Spokesman, Deputy Commander of Narcotics (DCN) Jonah Achema, said the illicit substance concealed in two suite cases ...

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Stop killing of religious leaders by bandits, CAN tells FG

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has asked the Federal Government to put an end to the abduction and killing of religious leaders by bandits in the country.   CAN’s Vice Chairman (Northern region), Rev. John Hayab, made the call in a chat with Vanguard while reacting to the killing of a priest of the Minna Catholic diocese, Fr. John ...

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Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo loses her mother

Nollywood actress, Ebube Nwagbo’s mother is dead. She shared the sad news on her Instagram page writing; ”Nnem Oma….💔💔 Jee Nke Oma…🕊🙏🏽 You Were A FIGHTER!!! You Fought Till U Breathed Ur Last!!! You Held On Through The Pains Becos You Wanted To Live For Us.. The Strongest Of Them All!! You Raised A Strong Woman In Me!! I Promise ...

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Ekiti to spend N550m on drones to fight kidnapping, banditry

Ekiti State Government has said efforts were on to procure sophisticated drones and unmanned aerial vehicles as part of its efforts to boost surveillance, expose criminal hideouts and combat insecurity in the state. Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Femi Ajayi, disclosed this at the weekend during the breakdown of the 2021 appropriation law with a budgetary provision of ...

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Students with no face mask turned back from Ilorin schools

Schools in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Monday turned back their students who were not wearing face masks. The Punch Correspondent observed that though the students’ population was low on the first day of resumption of schools in the state, yet the few students and their teachers adhered to COVID-19 protocol. At the Ilorin Grammar School, students who didn’t wear ...

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Samsung chief jailed over corruption scandal

The de facto chief of South Korea’s Samsung business empire was convicted Monday over a huge corruption scandal and jailed for two and a half years, in a ruling that deprives the tech giant of its top decision-maker. Lee Jae-yong, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker, was found guilty of bribery and embezzlement in ...

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