Despite fact that the U.S. has set records for new daily infections and numerous hospitals across the country are stretched to their breaking points, ”the White House science office listed ‘ending the coronavirus pandemic’ as the top accomplishment of President Trump’s first term. This is coming just a few days to the United States presidential election where Americans will be expected to exercise their franchise to choose between the Incumbent, Donald Trump and former Vice President, Joe Biden In a […]

The United States first lady Melania Trump is back to the campaign trail on Tuesday and made some provocative comments. She said Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a “socialist agenda” and described President Donald Trump as a “fighter” at an event in Atglen, Pennsylvania.  Recall Melania Trump last appeared at a rally for her husband in June 2019. “Joe Biden’s policies and socialist agenda will only serve to destroy America and all that has been built in the past four years,” the first lady […]

It’s no more news that some Premier League managers have started off well with a few games into the 2020-2021 league season so far. The is to xray a few that are known to perform but are slipping below the perking order. First on the list of Premier League managers is Pep Guardiola, Manchester City. Pep Guardiola on 13 August 2016, won his first 2016–17 Premier League season match 2–1 against Sunderland. On 11 September 2016, Guardiola won his first Manchester derby as a […]

American Music star Rihanna has taken to her Twitter handle to tweet with the hashtag #ENDSARS in solidarity to the Nigeria youths protest. Following the 24-hour curfew declared by governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens, there have been report of shooting around Lekki Toll Plaza. Meanwhile the military has denied involvement in the shooting that has reportedly claimed some lives of innocent young Nigerians. In […]

United States Embassy and Lagos Consulate in Nigeria has warned American citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations. The Embassy also urged the citizens to always check local media for updates and traffics advisories, while continue to be vigilant and avoid affected areas by the protests across the country. The Embassy gave the warning in a press statement released on its official website on Tuesday. Part of the statement read, “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include […]

The widely adjudged peaceful protest embarked upon by Nigeria youths has now turned bloody following the deployment of the troops to major cities. Recall the protest that started barely a week ago was adjudged a peaceful one by President Muhammadu Buhari. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also commended the youths for their peaceful conduct during the protest. However, following the 24-hour curfew declared by governor Babajide on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem […]

Following the continued protests by youths under the EndSARS campaign, the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has declared the closure of schools across the state with immediate effect. The move by the governor was disclosed in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Femi Agagu. The directive was coming a few hours after parents in the state urged the state government to close all schools for the safety of the children. Read Also: EndSARS: Senate Tells Buhari […]

The National Association of University Students, NAUS have taken protest against the seemingly endless ASUU strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff of Union of Universities, ASUU to the National Assembly. Also, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN a body of Nigerian youths routed a letter which the content was not disclosed through the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan to President Muhammadu Buhari. Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi representing Niger North Senatorial district who addressed the protesters on behalf […]

The Nigeria Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address the nation on EndSARS protests. The Red Chamber said a presidential speech would further give Nigerians an insight of the government’s efforts and actions. The demand followed a point of order by Senator representing Ekiti South senatorial district at the National Assembl, Biodun Olujimi. It was titled, “EndSARS: The Need for a Comprehensive Reform”. However, the Senate has further charged the police to protect demonstrators from hoodlums. Read […]

Following an earlier reported burning of a police station in Orile axis of Lagos state, another command have been set ablazed by suspected hoodlums. The station located at Ojo road, Ajegunle in Apapa has gone up in flames in just a few hours after the Orile report. @Oye440: Orile iganmu police station is on fire right now…stay safe guys Some hoodlums on Tuesday attacked and razed the Layeni police station. The incident is said to be connected to the ongoing […]

The ongoing #EndSARS protest in Lagos has been greeted by a misfortune following a drastic and stern decision by the Lagos State police command on Tuesday In a statement by the Lagos State police command, it warned against any form of protest or gathering. The police cited violent attacks on officers, men, formations and innocent Nigerians at different parts of the metropolis. Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday, also referred to the 24 hours curfew imposed by the […]

The Nigerian government has announced that it has banned every form of street protest in guise of ENDSARS. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello made this known in Abuja. Bello’s announcement was made at a security meeting which had in attendance, the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, heads of various security agencies and military formations in the FCT, senior members of staff of the FCTA, representatives of religious and traditional institutions as well as […]

The End Special Anti-Robbery Squad (EndSARS) or #EndSARS is a social movement in Nigeria that started on Twitter calling for banning of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigerian Police Force. It is a call to end police oppression and brutality in Nigeria. The protests started as a social media campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS to demand for Nigeria’s government to scrap and end the deployment of Nigeria Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS. As […]

A group identified as the APC Unity Forum, has mocked the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Campaign Council, Governor Seyi Makinde, asking him to leave Akure, the state capital without further delay. The group, in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Comrade Bolu Oluwaleye on Saturday said it was very clear that the All Progressive Congress, APC is coasting home to victory. It further thanked the people of the State for their resilience and expression of trust in the ruling […]

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has admitted it may take him sometime to find his footing in England (Premier League) due to the obvious difference between football in the Premier League and Bundesliga. The 21-year-old made a switch from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and has played five games for his new club, notably starring as they romped to a 6-0 Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley, in which he netted a hat-trick. He has yet to reach that level of excellence in the Premier League, despite playing Chelsea’s […]

Victor Moses has again joined the growing list of players on loan from Chelsea after agreeing in principle to a season-long loan at Spartak Moscow, but he will still need to undergo a medical in the Russian capital to complete the deal. The 29-year-old Chelsea winger visited a sports clinic in Rome on Friday to conduct checks on a hip problem that he sustained while on loan at Inter Milan last season, although that injury will not hinder his move Spartak Moscow. If […]

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has lost 1-0 to Algeria in an international friendly match played on Friday in Austria. The encounter against Algeria was the first game the Super Eagles were playing this year, following the entire football calendar disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gernot Rohr despite withdrawals and injuries named a fairly strong side to face the Desert Foxes. However, it was the African champions who took an early lead through Ramy Bensebaini who pounced on a rebound […]

US Vice President Mike Pence was ferociously called out on Twitter for what some described and believed was the biggest lie of Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate. “I think the American people know that this is a president who has put the health of America first,” Pence said as he addressed the Trump administration’s catastrophic mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Pence leads the White House’s coronavirus task force. The public health crisis has so far cost the lives of more than […]

There have been multiple reports share on social media (SEE REPORT) claiming Nigeria ’s government has pledged $600 million to the campaign of US presidential candidate Joe Biden because incumbent Donald Trump had supported a separatist group in the west African country. This allegations remain false. There is no evidence that Nigeria has vowed to fund Biden, an act  prohibited by US law. Similarly, the claim that Trump had backed a separatist group in Nigeria is baseless. It also alleges that Lai Mohammed made the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval to the reconstructions of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line, the cost of the project was put at $3 .02 bn. The decision for the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line reconstruction was taken at the weekly meeting of the council presided over by the President. Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa , Abuja . Amaechi also told reporters that the council approved […]

The race for the World Trade Organization, WTO is still widely open, it’s a 50/50 challenge as Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala remains one of the final two in the battle. The former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi and former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, have reacted to the selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as two final candidates in the race to lead the World Trade Organization, WTO. Recall that World Trade Organization, WTO members had on Wednesday selected two final candidates […]

A debate organized by Channels Television, which was designed for standard-bearers of political parties who will participate in the October 10 governorship polls, was attended by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as well as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede. Though Eyitayo Jegede was late for about 30 minutes after the debate had begun, the Adekunle Ajasin University, AAUA tuition fees topped the discussion of the night. During the debate, […]

President Trump called on the House and Senate to send him stand-alone stimulus bills to help the airline industry, small businesses as well as legislation for another $1200 stimulus check. He made this statement in tweet via his official Twitter handle. The tweet reads; The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds […]

The Nigerian Senate has called for a new, reformed and rebranded anti-corruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The Nigerian Senate Committee Chairman on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes, Suleiman Kwari, spoke on Tuesday at the commencement of the 9th Senate Legislative Anti Corruption Strategy Implementation Session. He advised that ninety per cent of investigation be done before arrest is effected. “Media hype must stop. If you want to be effective forget the media, do the work and let your […]

Eli Rozenberg, 26-year-old son of millionaire U.S. businessman Kenny Rozenberg, has taken control of El Al Airlines, after a tumultuous debate over who should manage Israel’s flagship airline. El Al was privatised in 2004, and since then it has struggled financially, with the coronavirus pandemic worsening the situation. His £58m ($75 million) bid to buy control of the airline offered a lifeline, but some in Israel argued that selling to him would amount to a circumvention of the law prohibiting […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has made “recovery over N11bn monetary assets in 2020”, in spite of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Acting Chairman, Mr Umar Abba, made the disclosure. Mr. Abba also said the EFCC recorded over 646 convictions within this year, NAN reports. Abba disclosed this to the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes in Abuja on Tuesday. He said Nigerians ranked the anti-graft agency higher than other law […]

The Lagos Light-rail under construction has recently been said to commence its full operation in next year 2022 in a statement. The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) made this known on Tuesday. Mabimbola Akinajo, the Managing Director, in a statement, said she met with contractors and consultants handling the Lagos Light-Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red and Blue Line projects. The official noted that the Red Line is one of seven rail lines identified in the state’s Strategic Transport Master […]

About three teens and other person have been reportedly jailed for five years after escaping from police custody. The Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo convicted Adeleke Azeez, 20; Segun Isola, 18; Maliq Odewale, 18; and Pelumi Ayoola, 15. The convicts were earlier arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on unlawful escape and willful damage of police station. Earlier, the convicts were said to have been remanded at Ilesa Correctional Center on July 28, 2020. In his judgment, Magistrate Abayomi Ajala […]

The recent revelation on Monday shows that students of public universities in the country would further remain at home as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU dismissed the Federal Government’s directive that all educational institutions in the country should resume on Monday, 12th October. There has been report of manipulation, intimidation of lecturers by the Federal Government according to ASUU president, Prof. Ogunyemi. Recall that all educational institutions in the country were shut in March due to the outbreak […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students, as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who represented the President at the event to mark World Teachers Day in Abuja, said this is now a Federal Government policy. Though there is the old saying which says, “teachers rewards are in heaven,” that seem to have changed this days. Teachers now meritoriously enjoy bumper packages, ranging from car […]

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has yesterday told Nigerians who are not comfortable with certain laws in the country to remain calm and imperturbable. He further urge Nigerians to seek reform where necessary, even though he admitted that laws are necessarily dynamic but can always be amended when due process are followed. Buhari made this known while declaring open a two-day joint Executive/Legislative leadership retreat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read Also: Amaechi to Construct Rail to Niger Republic, While Rivers […]

Ahead of the fast approaching gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors will converge in the state on Wednesday. They are expected to attend Eyitayo Jegede’s campaign grand finale in Akure. The PDP governorship candidate will slug it out against the incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The third major candidate in the race is Ajayi Agboola, the Deputy Governor. Agboola is the flagbearer of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) led by former […]

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has cautioned security agencies. Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Campaign Council. Makinde vowed that the party would prevent the All Progressives Congress, APC from using violence to truncate the will of the people. He spoke after a meeting with the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG deployed for the election and the Commissioner of Police. Makinde appealed to PDP supporters to […]

In what appears to be a swift reaction to the recent sack of over 500 Nigerian employees, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, NUPENG and Petroelum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN have ordered their members in Chevron Nigeria Limited to shut down operations. This swift decision was contained in a joint statement on Sunday by NUPENG President, Williams Akporeha, and PENGASSAN President, Festus Osifo. The unions also cited Chevron’s alleged anti-labour practices. They said: […]

In his reponse to a recent allegation made against him, Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied that he does not run a family government. Notable persons, the opposition and some indigenes of the state have repeatedly accused him of allowing his family control the affairs of government. They insist that Akeredolu’s wife, Betty and son, Jide, are the ones in charge. Gov. Akeredolu has however came openly to challenge those making the claim to provide proof. While speaking at a debate […]

The General Overseer, G. O. of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has bemoaned the minister of works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola over statement that Nigerian roads are not too bad. Pastor Enoch Adeboye lamented the decay of infrastructure in the country. Recall the minster of Works Fashola had previously insisted that Nigerian roads are not as bad as being portrayed. The former Lagos Governor stated this while addressing State House correspondents after a Federal Executive Council, FEC […]

In Nigeria, Digify Africa, a non-profit organization with support from Facebook last week graduated another set of 20 young graduates equipped with skills to contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s digital economy. The 20 new graduates, Cohort 6.0, joined the 100 trained graduates from the programme since its inception in 2018. DigifyPRO Initiative of Digify Africa is an eight-week intensive digital skills training programme including paid internship is supported by Facebook. The initiative is geared towards equipping 20 smart youngsters […]

The House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has made it clear that the 9th House of Reps is committed to overhauling policing in Nigeria. The Speaker stated that Nigerians are scared of police than criminals. Gbajabiamila stated this in his opening remarks at the resumption of the House following a two-month holiday. Femi Gbajabiamila commended the President for signing the police reform act into law. He added that the Nigeria Police force as presently constituted had failed to meet expectations […]

Google has urged its workers return to the country where they are employed by the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the matter. In Ireland, Google’s European headquarters, many technology employees who temporarily left the country during the worst of the pandemic “have been asked to return by year end, partly due to tax and legal reasons”, said Colin Grant, an analyst at Irish securities firm Davy, in a note on Tuesday. Mr Grant estimated that as […]

The Bauchi State police command, last Saturday, 26th September, 2020, made arrest of a five-member gang of armed robbers who attacked and injured a resident of Gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis. This was made known by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a press release he signed and made available to newsmen on Tuesday. The gang members, Endurance Luya (28); Daniel Adamu, aka Small (20); Emmanuel Hassan, aka Junior (23); Aliyu Sulaiman, aka Aljan […]