The All Progressives Congress has taken over the office of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State.
The Punch reported that a building on Chime Lane, a street in the GRA part of the Enugu metropolis, which had served as the secretariat of the PDP in Enugu State for several years, is now the office of the Enugu State chapter of the APC.
Titi Abubakar, the wife of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has dragged a popular man of God, Nsikakabasi Akpan-Jacobs to an Ikeja high court.
The cleric is being sued for allegedly defrauding her of N918 million.
According to Daily Post, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed the accused with a 15-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent conversion of property worth N918 million belonging to THA Shipping Maritime Services Ltd.
The alleged kidnappers were shot dead by the police
Two deadly kidnappers have met their untimely death after they stormed the popular Lounge 24 Night Club and kidnapped the manager, Chidi Ojukwu aka Odaa Opuo.
According to the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) responded to the call after being alerted, trailed the kidnap suspects to a lonely area in Urum where they engaged them in a shoot.
Park Geun-hye, former president of South Korea, center, is escorted by prison officers as she arrives at the
Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, May 23, 2017 (Photo:Bloomberg/Getty Images)
South Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye, has denied corruption charges at the start of a criminal trial that could send the country’s first female leader to prison for life.
Prosecutors accuse Park of abusing her power and colluding with her longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, to pressure major South Korean companies such as Samsung into paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes in return for business favours.
Park’s secretive and allegedly corrupt relationship with Choi, along with wider revelations about the cozy ties between South Korea’s political and economic elites, sparked mass protests, ending in Park’s impeachment last December and her removal from office by a constitutional court ruling in March.
A deadly cultist shot dead by security operatives (File photo)
Troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, in the early hours of Tuesday shot dead a notorious cultist during a gun battle in Sime community, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the division’s Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.
He said that the deceased was the leader of ‘Dey Bam’ secret cult group fingered in extra-judicial killings.
Although government has paid $150m for three helicopters for Ghana Gas Company, the whereabouts of the choppers remains a mystery, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has revealed, according to a report by MyJoy.
The report further stated that it is still not known whether the helicopters have been delivered or missing.
"I have asked about the helicopters but there are no answers forth coming” Dr Steve Manteaw who is a member of the committee said Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday.
The Federal Government plans to achieve 10 Gigawatts of electricity operational capacity by the year 2020.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Dr Udoma Udo Udoma, said this in a keynote address at the second Kano Economic and Investment Summit in Kano on Tuesday.
The summit is part of activities planned by Kano State Government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the state.
Three persons were killed early Tuesday when Tiv and Jukun people clashed at Feedi Market, opposite the Air Force base in Makurdi, Benue State, The Punch reports.
The crisis reportedly started when two young men of Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups clashed at Feedi Market on Monday.
The matter was said to have snowballed into a heavy fight, which allegedly led to the killing of one person simply identified as Tsegba Terver.
The incident was said to have happened around 7pm on Monday.
But the killing was said to have triggered a crisis which led to two more deaths and several houses burnt.
As at the time of filing this report, Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, was on assessment tour.
The Zamfara Government said on Tuesday it had assembled 500 reciters of the Holy Qur’an to offer special prayers for the well-being of President Muhammadu Buhari and the country.
Lawal Liman, the state’s Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau that the Islamic scholars were drawn from the 14 local government areas of the state.
Veteran actor Charles Kofi Bucknor, has died, according MyJoy. There are conflicting accounts as to when he died, but it was gathered that he passed away Monday, May 22 at the 37 Military Hospital.
The cause of his death is still unknown.
While making a public announcement of his death, actress and producer Juliet Asante took to Facebook on Tuesday, saying “It is with sadness that we announce the death of Industry giant Mr. Charles Kofi Bucknor who played the patriarch in Silver Rain.
"He was a real asset to us and I personally have had very long impactful conversations with him over the years. Very passionate conversations too! We will miss him and we say thank you to him and his family for the time he spent with us. May his next journey be as impactful as his journey here on earth.”
Mr Bucknor will be remembered as one of Ghana’s most seasoned practitioners in the movie industry. He has appeared in productions such as ‘Heritage Africa’, ‘Double’, ‘Run Baby Run’, and ‘Elmina’.
The Central Bank of Nigeria should convert the country’s lower currency notes into coins to facilitate “highly repetitive” retail transactions, the Senate said Tuesday.
According to PremiumTimes, the advice came after a Senator spoke on the implications of rejection of the existing coin denominations for the economy.
“The local retailers keep rejecting the coins because commercial banks won’t accept them as deposit, even when they are reflected on paper, and the CBN still recognizes them as legal tender,” said Mustapha Bukar, the APC Senator representing Katsina South.
American former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr who currently works as a boxing promoter, is set to visit Nigerian in June.
In a post on Rumors club’s Instagram page ‘clubrumorsvi’ the 40-year-old said, “Friend what’sup,“It’s the one and only Floyd Mayweather. Nigeria June 12,13 and 14, the motherland prince, ill see you guys soon.”
Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.
He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including 'Live and Let Die' and the 'Spy Who Loved Me'.
Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer".
Mavin Records artiste, Tiwa Savage has hit out at someone who she feels is envious of her success. The tone of her early morning rant suggests that her target is someone familiar who is in the music promotion business.
She wrote on Snap, “What a time to be alive, some people just can’t stand that you are still here succeeding but still rise.”
She didn’t forget to acknowledge those who still supported the movement and promote her as she told those waiting for her to kiss ass to keep waiting.
Moody’s Investors Service has said foreign currency shortages will remain in the country till 2018, despite the Central Bank of Nigeria’s efforts to strengthen the value of the naira against the dollar.
The Punch reports that this was stated in a report, ‘Foreign-currency shortages are subsiding but will take time to overcome’, released on Monday by the global rating agency.
IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and former Imo state Governor, Ikedi Ohakim
It was a great sight to behold as former Governor of Imo State, Ikedim Ohakim paid a surprise visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his household at the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Eze I. O Kanu.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede addressing a News Conference in Abuja
While speaking at the maiden edition of the 2017 Ogun State Education Summit held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta on Monday, the registrar of JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede, said it arrested fraud kingpin who hacked the board’s website to perpetrate illegality.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board registrar who delivered a lecture on the topic, “Baseline and Assessment”, lamented that the suspect was his kinsman from Abeokuta, and said he felt ashamed to be share the hometown with the suspect.
The leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra in Cross River State, Samuel Okah, and 46 others have been arrested and detained at the headquarters of the state Police Command in Calabar.
The unarmed MASSOB members, who gathered under the aegis of Biafra Independent Movement, were arrested on Monday at Odukpani junction in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state during a peaceful march.
Nigerian rapper and singer, Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, popularly known by her stage name as Mo'Cheddah, has taken to her social media account, Snapchat and revealed how she had a near death experience over the past weekend.
The singer who released her debut studio album, "Franchise Celebrity", while signed to Knighthouse Entertainment, revealed that she had an asthmatic attack and found it difficult to breathe, until she was saved.
Here's how she narrated her near-death experience;
Alisher Usmanov (left), Arsene Wenger (centre) and Stan Kroenke (right)
Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholder of Arsenal football club, has affirmed his commitment to the club and said his shares are not for sale after minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov made a $1.3bn bid to buy out the American tycoon.
In a statement, KSE UK, the holding company for Mr Kroenke’s shares in Arsenal, said:
"KSE UK notes the recent media speculation concerning its shareholding in Arsenal Holdings PLC and confirms that its shares are not, and never have been, for sale.
Four internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Dalori-1 Camp of Maiduguri,Borno State, have been beheaded by the Boko Haram, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
They were reportedly beheaded while hunting outside the camp on Saturday.
The four victims were on Sunday buried by their fellow displaced persons.Two other IDPs who were among a 12-man hunting troop were yet to be accounted for on Sunday evening.
It took a search team to find the four beheaded bodies some few kilometres from the Dalori camp along the Maiduguri-Bama road.
Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party
The Supreme Court has dismissed an application filed by a factional leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Ali-Modu Sheriff, asking the court not to hear a motion by his challenger, Ahmed Makarfi.
Mr. Sheriff had asked the court to refuse hearing on the application filed by Mr. Makarfi, challenging the February 17 judgement of the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt which made Mr. Sheriff leader of the PDP.
A Facebook user identified as Iyene Douglas, has taken to the social networking platform to share some shocking photos and the story of how a severed head was found in the street of Port Harcourt this Monday morning while the lifeless body was seen in a gutter.
Here is what he captioned the photos;
"The Lifeless body of a young man beheaded and the head dropped in a dustbin along East/West Road by Rumuosi Junction behind the Anglican Church, Port Harcourt this morning."
A sad incident has left three people dead in Edo State. Two ladies and a man died yesterday night due to generator fumes.
According to a report by Osagie Daniels, the house occupants put on the generator in the kitchen and died few hours after inhaling the fumes.
This happened at Agharase Adu street back of winners church Edo.
The naira increased its recent gain on the parallel market on Sunday, closing at 380 per United States dollar.
The local unit closed at 381/dollar on Friday, having closed at 380/dollar consecutively between last Tuesday and Thursday.
The naira closed at 305.45 to the dollar on the interbank market on Friday. It was quoted at 382/dollar at the ‘Investor and Exporters FX Window’.