Wednesday 7 June 2017

BREAKING: Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

There has been an attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital by suspected members of the Boko Haram.

INEC registers five new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday confirmed registration of five new political parties for the country.

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SHOCKING: Ex-minister’s son on trial for alleged N1.2 billion fraud granted permission to travel for hajj

A former minister’s son, Shamsudeen Bala, was on Wednesday granted permission to travel for lesser hajj by a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja.

The lesser hajj is an Islamic rite to Saudi Arabia recommended for Muslims who can afford it. It is not mandatory on Muslims, neither is it health related, with health treatment being a mjor reason judges usually give such permission for foreign travels.

Parents of kidnapped Lagos students weep at Govt House

Devastated parents of kidnapped students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, on Wednesday gathered at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, to seek release of their children.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  the six male students were kidnapped by gunmen from their school premises two weeks ago.

Justice Ademola Resumes Sitting After 8 Months

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, resumed sitting on Wednesday after eight months as was directed by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Donald Trump nominates Christopher Wray as FBI director to replace James Comey

Donald Trump has nominated the lawyer and former assistant Attorney General Christopher Wray to be his new FBI director, replacing James Comey who he fired amid an investigation into the Trump administration's links to Russia.

Two men are forced to have sex with female rapists after sharing taxis with them in latest spate of attacks carried out by women in Zimbabwe

  • One man was picked up in Harare before having a gun pointed at him and abused
  • The other claimed to have been drugged and molested while knocked out
  • Zimbabwe police urge public to be vigilant after spate of female-on-male rapes
  • Investigation comes a week after similar incident in neighbouring South Africa

Nigerian govt. pays 20 whistleblowers N375.8 million

The federal government said on Wednesday it had released about N375.8 million for payment of 20 whistleblowers who provided information that led to the recovery over N11.6 billion.

Breaking: Burma military plane carrying 116 goes missing, says army chief

A military plane from Burma has reportedly disappeared with 116 people on board.

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Shocking video shows hooded men swinging weapons at customers as they are dining at an Indian restaurant

  • Two men are seen brandishing weapons at Needoo Grill in Whitechapel, London
  • Plates and glasses can be heard crashing in the background as a woman screams
  • A man and a woman suffered minor injuries and no arrests have been made 

Stop Inciting Statements Against Govt. Officials, Femi Falana Cautioned

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG)  calls on Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to desist from inciting his clients, the Shiites religious movement against serving government

FG Confirms Release Of N375.8M First Payments To 20 Whistleblowers

The Federal Ministry of Finance  has confirmed release of N375.8M  to the first batch of 20 providers of information under the Whistleblower Policy. The payment, of various amounts totaling N375,875,000, relate to the recovery of N11,635,000,000 .
The Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun  stated: “This payment, which is the first under the  Whistleblower Policy, underscores the commitment of the President Muhmmadu Buhari-led administration in meeting obligations to information providers under the Whistleblower Policy.  The policy is an essential tool  in the fight against corruption.

London attack: Body believed to be French tourist Xavier Thomas recovered from Thames

Detectives searching for French national Xavier Thomas, 45, who disappeared during the London Bridge terror attack, have recovered a body from the Thames near Limehouse.

Nigerian man refuses to use condom with wife after he told her he was HIV positive

Good evening, please hide my ID. I saw my hubby taking some drugs last month, I asked what does the drugs work for, he said he was having malaria. Only for him to wake me up mid of the night and

Fulani Herdsmen Invade Primary School, Classroom In Edo With Cattle (Photos)

“FULANI HERDSMEN” The way forward..

The audacity at which most of these herdsmen commit serious crimes to humanity is alarming.

ISIS guns down four Egyptian police officers near strategic port city

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:50 A.M.) – According to Amaq Agency, four members of the Egyptian National Police were shot dead on Tuesday by ISIS gunmen south of Arish city, the provincial capital of the Sinai governorate.

Kaduna Declaration: North orders Igbo out its region before Oct 1

Prominent Northern youth organisations, on Tuesday, rose from a joint meeting called ‘Kaduna Declaration’ to issue a serious threat to the Igbo residing in the region urging them to begin making arrangements to relocate out of the North before October 1, 2017.

United Leads Forbes’ list of Most Valuable Soccer Teams

Manchester United were valued at $3.69 billion (about £2.86 billion, about N1.476 trillion) and returned to the top of the annual list for the first time in five years.

RAMADAN: Police Arrest 268 Miscreants in Kano

The Kano State Police Command said it had arrested 268 miscreants for allegedly posing as traditional Hausa jesters popularly known as ‘Yan Tashe’ in Kano metropolis.

The unwritten rules of Nigerian dating

Finding love in Lagos can be difficult

LIFE in Lagos can be hard, even for a young, salaried professional. The long working hours, the endless traffic and the pressure to keep up appearances in a city that idolises wealth often leave

Mark Zuckerberg meets founder of FIN, Females in Nigeria Facebook Group, Lola Omolola

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a secret Facebook group called Female in Nigeria.

Gurgaon gang rape-murder: Cops put out accused's sketches

 Gurgaon police havereleased sketches of the three accused in a case of gang rape of a woman and murder of her infant daughter.

UPDATE: Human rights activists seek justice for teenage undergraduate murder victim

Civil society groups, Basic Rights Enlightenment Foundation (BREF), International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and the Yala Community in Abuja, yesterday demanded justice for the family of Miss Joy Odama, the 19-yearold undergraduate who was allegedly murdered at Karmo, Abuja.

Joy was a second year Mass Communication student at the Cross Rivers State University, Calabar. She was allegedly killed via overdose of hard drugs administered on her on December 20, 2016.

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