Thursday 1 June 2017

Two policemen, naval lost lives in clash

Two policemen and a naval rating lost their lives on Tuesday night in Calabar, after some suspected naval officers attacked a police station in the capital city of Cross River State.

Trouble started around 5:00p.m. on Tuesday when police traffic controllers attempted to stop some naval officers who flouted the red light at a point near the Calabar Township.

New Video: 2Baba – Holy Holy

Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2Baba drops new video. The video was shot by ace director Clarence Peters.

Current State of Lagos Int'l Airport Road (PHOTOS)

Following the permission granted the Lagos State Government to embark upon a total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi, the road, which is the international gateway into the State, is expected to get a massive infrastructural lift in no distant time.

Lawyer wants billionaire’s grave opened to retrieve buried money

A lawyer has requested that the grave of Ugandan-born South Africa-based late billionaire, Ivan Semwanga, be opened up.

Nigeria Is Respected By Other Countries Because Of Its Diversity – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday identified the diversity of the country as the reason why other countries have respect for Nigeria.

He stated this while paying a courtesy call on the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V while on a two-day official visit to Cross River State, where he performed the ground breaking ceremony of Ayade Industrial Park as well as unveiled the Calabar Rice Factory and the Garment Factory.

Manila 'attack': Gunfire and explosions reportedly heard outside Resorts World hotel in Philippines

A Philippines hotel and resort complex is in lockdown following a reported attack by at least one gunman.

Police, fire engines and a SWAT team in body armour were in the area around Resorts World in Manila, according to CNN Philippines.

For not paying ‘police fee’, management stops residents of Abuja estate from going out

There was chaos at the Redeemer Excellent Men Housing Foundation, Pyakassa Lugbe, a suburb of Abuja, as residents of the estate were prevented from going about their various businesses on Thursday by the management of the estate.

The management of the estate locked the gates to force the residents to pay a controversial police security fee.

Four kidnappers meet Waterloo in Rivers State

…as troops raid another den in Bayelsa State

Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS) on Tuesday ambushed a gang of sea robbers along KM-45 AWOBA Waterways in Rivers State. During the ambush operation, 4 robbers met their waterloo. Items recovered include; 2× AK-47 rifles, quantity 3× AK-47 magazines, quantity 22 ammunitions and one speed boat mounted with one 200 Horse-Power engine.

GE Signs Multiyear Agreement to Upgrade Gas Turbines at Songas Ltd.’s Ubungo Power Plant in Tanzania

GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) ( and Songas ( signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The MYA encompasses GE’s Fleet360* ( platform of total plant solutions, helping Songas ensure the long-term, reliable operation of its power plant. The upgrades will help Songas increase the efficiency and the plant’s capacity at the Ubungo plant by approximately 10 megawatts (MW). Today the power plant provides nearly 25 percent of the power in Tanzania.

KWHA says Kwara State has Cause to Celebrate 50 Years of Existence

As Kwara State still in the euphoria of its fifty years of its existence, the State Government has been urged to ensure the take off of its International Vocational Centre in Ajase - Ipo, to make youth in the state more productive and reduce unemployment in the state.

This is part of resolutions of the State House of Assembly, while considering a Motion titled " Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Kwara State " sponsored by a member representing Irepodun Constituency Hon Mathew Olaitan Babaoye.

iflix Extends Global Footprint to 23 Territories with iflix Africa

 iflix (, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, today announced the establishment of iflix Africa to bring its world class service to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). iflix Africa will be headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and trade commercially as ‘iflix’. With launches planned in Nigeria, Ghana Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, iflix Africa will increase iflix’s global footprint to 23 territories worldwide, with additional regional markets to be added over the coming months.

New Video: Music video by Olamide performing Wavy Level [Official Video] YBNL Nation

                     Music video by Olamide performing Wavy Level [Official Video]. YBNL Nation

Nigerian soldier on peace mission killed in Sudan

A Nigerian soldier on peacekeeping mission with the African Union–United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, was on Wednesday reported killed by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident in Nyala, South Darfur State in Sudan.

Nigerian Accused in Missouri of Role in Tax Refund Scheme

A Nigerian national residing in Guatemala is accused in a St. Louis federal indictment of playing a role in the theft of $734,000 in undeserved tax refunds by using stolen identities.

Nigerian judge accused of corruption allowed to travel abroad

An Ikeja High Court has granted an embattled Judge of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, both facing trial over alleged corruption, permission to travel abroad.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on May 26, Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia and Mr. Obla’s defence counsel, in separate applications, had requested the release of the duo’s international passports, to enable them seek medical treatment overseas.

Police Detail Dies As Trailer Runs Into NDDC MD’s Convoy

The Managing-Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Nsima Ekere on Thursday escaped death by the whiskers as a police officer attached to his convoy died while others sustained injuries in a ghastly motor accident.

Independence Day Bombing: Why court dismissed treason charges against Okah

The prosecution counsel in the ongoing trial of Charles Okah, alleged mastermind of the October 1, 2010 bomb blast, has explained the reason for the dismissal of treason charges against the defendants.

Speaking during an interview with journalists at the end of the trial on Thursday, the counsel, Alex Izinyon, said the court interpreted the prosecution’s pattern of handling the matter to mean that it lacked evidence against the accused.

Police parade soldier, policeman, 38 others for tanker hijacking, robbery

The Oyo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded a serving soldier and a police inspector for allegedly hijacking fuel-laden trucks on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 38 other suspects were also paraded for offences ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and stealing to cultism.

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