10 killed in fresh attacks in Plateau

Barely a week after over 100 persons were gruesomely murdered by suspected herdsmen in Jos, Plateau state, new reports from the state say 10 persons were killed in renewed attacks in Mangu and Barkin Ladi communities in Jos, the state capital over the weekend. According to The Nation, six persons were killed during a shootout in Mangu on Saturday, June 30th while ...

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Lack of public trust, major problem facing the police-Ex IG

A former Inspector General of police, Suleiman Abba has spoken about the current situation of police in Nigeria Abba said one of the major problems of the police is that they lack trust of the public. He noted that they need to work together with the public in fighting the common enemy, which is crime in the country. The former ...

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Pipeline explosion rocks Ilara community in Ogun State

A massive explosion rocked Ilara area near Ogijo in Ogun State after a vandalised pipeline exploded. The explosion occured at about 10pm on Sunday and fire was still raging as at 3am on Monday. According to reports, the pipeline was vandalised sometime last week and the valve was left open with fuel gushing out unhindered. Sources claimed the community did ...

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Uganda’s electricity governance ranked the best in Africa

Kampala- Uganda has Africa’s best electricity regulatory system, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) 2018 Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) report. Second is Namibia, tailed by Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Togo, Senegal, Côte I’voire, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and the Gambia respectively. “The implication of this result is that the impact of the regulator’s actions and decisions for ...

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10 soldiers killed, 4 missing in Boko Haram attack in Niger

Ten soldiers were killed and four were missing Sunday after an attack blamed on the jihadist group Boko Haram on a military position in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the defence ministry said. “We have a provisional toll of 10 dead, four missing and three wounded,” defence ministry spokesperson Abdoul-Aziz Toure told AFP, nearly a month after the ...

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Ugandan Women Fight Lazy Husbands With $6 ‘Sex Tax’

Schoolteacher Annet Nanozi was mad at her husband. A vehicle mechanic, he was refusing to help raise their four children. She realized he was instead spending his paycheck on alcohol and his time sleeping with barmaids. The 34-year-old decided to teach her husband a lesson. Now, when he comes home and wants sex, he needs to pay her first. It’s ...

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I can make Shekau surrender-Ex Boko Haram Commander

A 32-year-old former Boko Haram Commander, Rawana Goni, has appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to allow him to make a phone call to the elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau and at least 137 other terrorists to make them surrender. Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said this in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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Happy Birthday Beautiful Sister!!

Dearest Sister, On your special day I wish you only smiles and joy. May each minute of your life be filled with happiness and may this birthday be just perfect for you! My wonderful sister, you are one in a million and I couldn’t find another way to celebrate you. Sister Like No Other!! Happy Birthday

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School girl 14, missing after going out with boyfriend who denied knowing her where about

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has gone missing after leaving her mother’s shop in Ikorodu to go out with her 20-year-old boyfriend. Bilikisu Oseni, an S.S.1 student, left her mother’s shop in Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, with her boyfriend, Wahis, on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Wahis, a motor boy, took Bilikisu on a motorcycle to his new apartment on Igbosoro Road, Ikorodu, ...

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NNPC to meet with VP Osinbajo over FAAC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has disclosed that it would be meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to address the issue of remittances to the Federation Account that caused the suspension of the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, meeting. In a text message in Abuja, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said ...

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Congolese hero gets immortalized in Belgium

Assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba was immortalised on Saturday in Brussels with a square named after him; what campaigners called Belgium’s first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy. Hundreds of supporters cheered as campaigners and officials unveiled a blue plaque bearing Lumumba’s name in the square, which is at the entrance to the Belgian capital’s largely Congolese ...

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Sudanese ex-PM, opposition leader denied entry to Egypt

The party of leading Sudanese opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Sunday he has been refused entry on his return to Egypt, where he had been living in self-imposed exile. Egypt’s foreign ministry did not respond immediately to a request for comment. The Sudanese National Umma Party said al-Mahdi was turned away after arriving at Cairo’s international airport on Saturday ...

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President Buhari sympathises with victims of Kaduna gas explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his deepest sympathy with the gas explosion victims in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria. The President further says his heart is with the victims at their hour of distress. In a statement he issued on Sunday evening, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu noted that President Buhari was touched by the losses of life and economic ruin suffered by these “hard ...

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PUNCH: A million deaths won’t move Mallam Buhari

Without a doubt, the death of a child is the most unendurable filial anguish that could torment a parent. Having lost a couple of sons, David, king of Israel, captured the immeasurable worth of a child in the boundless words of his psalm, singing: “Like arrows are in the hands of a warrior, So are children born in one’s youth… ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo rejects big money offer to stay at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has allegedly rejected a big-money offer to stay at Real Madrid. The Portugal international has turned down a contract worth £26.7m from Los Blancos, according to Tuttosport. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future was cast into doubt in May when he hinted that Real’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final would be his final game for ...

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11 family members found hanging in house

Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of 11 people after their bodies were found blindfolded and hanging in a house in India. The victims were all from the same family and most had lived in the home where they were found in Burari village in the northern part of New Delhi, said police officer Vineet Kumar. Police are investigating whether ...

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