Family, close aides storm airport as Atiku returns to Nigeria

                                                             Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has returned back to the country from his Dubai home after his nine-month stay outside the country.   Atiku arrived in Nigeria on Saturday night through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport after being away from the country since February this year. ...

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Tension In Oyo Community As Okada Rider Commits Suicide

                                                    A 22-year-old man, Ayuba Sarafa, has reportedly committed suicide at the Amuloko area of Ibadan in the Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State.   Ayuba, a commercial motorcyclist, was said to have hung himself in an uncompleted building beside his uncle’s house on Friday. It was gathered that the young man was the only son of his ...

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Lab technician goes missing while visiting sick father

                                      A Lagos-based laboratory technician, Daniel Eniayeju, has gone missing while on the way to visit his sick father in Ibadan, Oyo State.   Punch Metro learnt that the 25-year-old Osun State indigene left his place of residence on the Ago Palace Way area of Lagos State on September 11, 2020, but never got to his destination. His whereabouts have ...

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Blasphemy: Polish, 119 others offer to serve 10-year jail term for Kano boy

                                                                             Dr Piotr Cywiński, the Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Warsaw, Poland, says he and 119 other volunteers across the world are offering to be jailed in exchange for the release of a teenager imprisoned for blasphemy in Kano State.   The museum is on the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland. It is a ...

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Present cracks may lead to Nigeria’s break-up – Osinbajo

  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria may break up if efforts are not made to address the cracks.   He said efforts to mend the crack might be opposed, but such opposition would be defeated with focus and consistent prayers. Osinbajo gave the warning on Sunday in Abuja at an interdenominational church service to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, ...

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Atiku congratulates Israel Adesanya over new win

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Nigerian born martial fighter, Israel Adesanya after he defeated Paulo Costa to defend his UFC Middleweight championship.   The former Vice-President said the professional fighter has given Nigeria its best 60th independence gift. The Last Stylebender as Adesanya is fondly called defeated Brazilian fighter Paulo Costa in the second round on ...

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Bodies of those killed by boko haram insurgents in Borno Governor’s convoy (Photos)

                                                             Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum confirmed the attack on a convoy of government officials by suspected Boko Haram which led to the death of many security personnel.   At least 15 security personnel, comprising soldiers, police officers and operatives of the Civilian-JTF were killed in an ambush while on escort duty to officials of the state government as ...

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Laycon WINS Big Brother Naija Season 5

                           Laycon has just won the Big Brother Naija Season 5.   He will be going home with the prize money of N85 million. The finals was characterized by amazing performances by Nigeria’s finest, Fireboy DML and Rema. As usual it was hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who announced the winner. Big congrats to him and all the ICONS!

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Davido signs new artist ‘Deinde’ to DMW (photo)

Davido has announced the signing of a new artist, Deinde to his Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) record label.   In his announcement, he asked fans to join him in welcoming, Deinde to the record label. Davido also appreciated the new artist’s talent saying he is a real gem with the microphone and with the pen. He tweeted; “Everyone join me ...

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Nationwide strike: Police warn NLC, TUC

                                                  The Nigeria Police Force has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress over the planned strike action and protest from Monday over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel price.   ...

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Kano demolishes 130 houses at Hajj camp (Photos)

                                                                                    At least, 130 houses at the Kano Main Hajj Camp Quarters have been demolished by the Kano State Government to give way for a befitting Hajj Operational Center.   The demolishing exercise was carried out by the Kano Road Traffic Agency, KAROTA. The Managing Director of KAROTA, Alhaji Baffa Babba Danagundi-led taskforce team was received by anguished from residents ...

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BMW fined US$18 million for inflating monthly US sales figures

German automaker BMW has been slammed with an $18 million fine for allegedly inflating its sales figures while raising billions of dollars from investors.   The Munich-based company’s North American unit inflated US sales numbers from 2015 to 2019 to close the gap between its actual performance and internal targets, the Securities and Exchange Commission said. The scheme involved a ...

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26-year-old man clubs father to death in Anambra, buries him in a shallow grave (photos)

                                     Officers of Umunze division of Anambra Police Command, working with members of the local vigilance group in the early hours of Saturday arrested a 26-year-old man, Chisom Ogum, for allegedly clubbing his father to death and burying him in a shallow grave. The suspect narrowly escaped being lynched to death by an angry mob who beat him to stupor ...

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Man goes into coma after hit by Customs’ stray bullet in Ogun (Photo)

                                              A middle-aged man, Idowu Moses, on Saturday sustained gunshot injury following a clash between men of the Nigerian Customs Service and smugglers in Oja Odan, in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.   Moses, who is the Chairman of the Nigerian Association of Panel Beaters, Oja Odan branch, was hit by a stray bullet allegedly shot by ...

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I’m ready to honor police invitation’ – Gbagi reacts to four Delta hotel staff stripped naked

                                                             Former Minister of Education (State), Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, on Saturday, reacted to the report that four staff of Signatious Hotel, who were allegedly stripped n.a.k.e.d, photographed, arrested and dragged before a Magistrate Court in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State over missing money.   Gbagi, who is gunning for the governorship position in Delta State, spoke at ...

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