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The Nigerian army troops of 6 Brigade, Taraba, has arrested the mastermind behind the recent devastating attack on Mararaban Azagwa, Maihura in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State. The suspect was taken into custody in an intelligence-led Operation conducted by the troops on Wednesday June 19, 2024. Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the […]

Lader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed intention to pursue negotiations with the Federal Government regarding his ongoing trial under Section 17 of the Federal High Court Act. Kanu, who has been in custody since his arrest in Kenya in June 2021, is facing terrorism related charges brought against […]

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the formation of a broad coalition government as the “beginning of a new era” on Wednesday as he was sworn in for a second full term of five years. “The formation of a government of national unity is a moment of profound significance. It is the beginning of a […]

The Federal Government has announced plans to send the country’s first citizen to space. Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Mathew Adepoju, made the announcement at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Adepoju disclosed that the Federal Government has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in collaboration with NASRDA […]

At least nine people have been killed and 46 injured after a fire triggered a series of blasts at a military ammunition depot in Chad’s capital N’Djamena. Health Minister Abdelmadjid Abderahim told journalists on Wednesday that the toll was in danger of rising as many of the injured were in an “extremely serious” condition. The […]

Russian Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday signed a new pact that includes a pledge of mutual defense if either is attacked. The agreement was sealed at a summit in Pyongyang during a rare visit by Putin to the reclusive nuclear-armed state as both countries face growing confrontations with the […]

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMET has predicted heavy rain in thirteen states. The agency in a statement, said the affected states could experience flash floods on roads, bridges and low-lying areas which can disrupt vehicular traffic. “:The public is therefore advised to take necessary safety precautions; do not walk through fast-flowing runoff waters”, it cautioned. […]

Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ,(NDLEA), Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has justified the decision of the anti-narcotics agency to go after the assets of drug barons and traffickers as part of ongoing offensive action against illicit drugs and cartels. The NDKEA zin a statement by its Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, […]

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has sworn in new caretaker chairmen for the 23 local government areas of the state. The swearing-in was done on Wednesday at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital amid tight security. The swearing-in comes a day after he forwarded the list to the state House of […]

Governor Siminalaya Fubara has appointed Caretaker Committee Chairmen for the 23 local government councils of Rivers State. This follows the expiration of the tenure of elected council officials on June 17, 2024. The new appointment was confirmed in a statement signed by G.M Gillis-West, Clerk of the State House of Assembly led by Speaker Victor […]

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has nullified all steps taken by Kano state government sequel to the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law 2024, which reinstated Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the 16th Emir by the Kano State Government. The presiding judge, Justice A.M. Liman, who gave the ruling on Thursday, ordered the parties involved […]

An Akure High Court, in Ondo state has declared as unconstitional and illegal the creation of the 33 Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) by the Ondo State government. Justice Adegboyega Adebusoye, in his verdict described the LCDAS signed into law by late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as inchoate and not lawfully created. Akeredolu had on September […]

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has reserved judgement in the appeal filed by Martin Amaewhule and 24 others against Speaker Victor Oko-Jumbo and four others. The appellate court also adjourned till 21st June, Friday, for further hearing on three other suits on the political crisis in the state pending before […]

Nigeria’s President, Bola Tinubu has told his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa the need for both leaders to work together. Tinubu spoke onThursday in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a private meeting with President Ramaphosa. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, confirmed in a press statement that the closed meeting held at Radisson […]

The Super Eagles have experienced a decline in the latest FIFA men’s ranking, which was released on Thursday morning. The three-time African champions dropped eight places from 30th position to the 38th position in the FIFA ranking. Following a 1-1 draw against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and a subsequent 2-1 […]

Global Crypto Exchange, Binance, has been ordered to pay 188.2 million Indian Rupees ($2.25 million) in penalties by India’s financial watchdog. The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) imposed the fine on Binance in an order dated Wednesday, June 19, 2024, for violating the rules under the country’s Prevention of Money Laundering Act. FIU said it issued […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued a three-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to respond to its demands to avoid industrial action. The Federal University of Dutse (FUD) Branch ASUU Chairman in Jigawa State, Comrade Salim Ahmed gave the warning at an emergency press conference held at the in Dutse. “The Members […]

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has shed more light on why the $27.29billion Escravos Deep seaport project, which is being promoted by a Nigerian firm, Mercury Maritime Concession Company in collaboration with EDIB International of Hong Kong, has stalled. Responding to enquiries on the delay of the project via his X (formerly Twitter) handle, the […]

Nigeria has re-affirmed its commitment to implement the tenets of the Biological Weapons Convention by not developing, producing, acquiring or retaining biological weapons in line with the international community’s efforts to address the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, made the disclosure at a […]

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has asked President Bola Tinubu to immediately sack the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun for undermining the police recruitment process. PSC also faulted the alleged corruption case leveled against the PSC. Briefing reporters in Abuja on the development, Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN) […]