Oyegun mocks politicians seeking his removal

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro Benin Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Thursday mocked politicians that wanted him out as the national chairman of the rulling All Progressives Congress (APC) He described the plot as another whimper, adding that he has being under pressure…

6 feared dead after suicide attack in Borno

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday at a crowded market in Borno State, allegedly killing at least five people with several others injured. Security sources said the bomber, who was suspected to be a member of the Boko…

Artisans, hawkers turn emergency fuel dealers in Kaduna

From Femi Oyelola Kaduna As the fuel scarcity in the country intensifies, many artisans and hawkers are abandoning their trade over night in order to reap from the fuel scarcity by turning to emergency black marketers. Investigation by The Peoples…

Task Force raids erring filling stations in Zaria

A Joint Task Force Team, comprising operatives from the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Department of State Security, SSS, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Thursday raided filling stations hoarding fuel…

Fuel scarcity: DPR seals 6 filling stations in Gombe

From David Hassan Gombe The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) yesterday said it has sealed six filling stations across Gombe State for offences bothering on selling above the official pump price of N145 as well as hoarding of products. One…

Catholic Church bars Ortom from speaking during service

From Uche Nnorom Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom was yesterday banned from speaking in church during the birthday service of Sen. George Akume. The former Governor and Senator representing Benue North West constituency who clocked 64 celebrated in his…

WAEC extends closing date for exams registration

By Usman Shuaibu with agency report The West African Examination Council, WAEC, announced yesterday that it has fixed January 12, 2018 as the closing date of registration for the first series of WASSCE private candidates which was scheduled to close…

Crisis loom in Minna Emirate over turbaning of village heads

From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna. Palpable crisis may rock Minna Emirate Council of Niger State if the situation on ground is anything to go by hence the Gbagyi Elders Forum have called for Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s quick intervention to stop…

Conflict: UNICEF condemns brutal attack on children in 2017

By Ese Awhotu with agency report The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed shock at the scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017. The UN body noted that it is “shocking” under international law and immediately…

Putting an end to sexual abuse

By Bukoladeremi Ladigbolu Some years ago, 2012 to be precise, there was an online video of the sexual abuse of a child. This bizarre video sent cold shivers down the spine of most people who were fortunate, or rather unfortunate,…