Why “Hitmen” Opened Fire at Anambra Church – Twitter User

A Twitter user @isinmiri shared a story, saying that it is related to the tragic killing of worshipers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area on Sunday morning. @isinmiri wrote:   @isinmiri’s story is similar to the police’s initial report which said that that “the attack followed a quarrel between two natives…

Nigerians Deride Melaye over Corruption Book Launch

Nigerians have taken to twitters to deride Senator Dino Melayo’s corruption book launch, especially with presence of former First Lady Patience Jonathan as Guest of Honour. The book written by Melaye is entitled “ Antidotes for Corruption’’ was launched on Monday. “Jesus, when are you coming back,’’ was the expression used by Banky‏ @AdeBanqie’s tweet…

EFCC Docks Ex Niger State Governor and Commissioner for N1.46bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned former Niger State governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and his Commissioner of Environment, Parks, Gardens and Forest Resources, Umar Mohammed Nasko, before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja on an eight-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N1.46 billion. One of…

OBJ is the father of corruption,’ Fayose blasts ex-president

Fayose said Obasanjo eats and sleeps with corruption, adding that his government was the most corrupt in Nigeria’s history. Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has no moral rights to accuse anyone of corruption. He said Obasanjo eats and sleeps with corruption, adding that his government was the most corrupt in Nigeria’s…

FUK to employ 7 First class graduates after completion of NYSC

Graduands of Federal University Kashere, Gombe State during the Second Convocation of the Institution. Federal University Kashere (FUK) Gombe State has offered employment to the seven first class graduates out of its 309 total graduates in the 2015/2016 academic session. Prof. Alhassan Gani disclosed this during the second convocation ceremony in Kashere, Akko Local Government Area…

Trump to sell High-Tech Aircraft to Nigeria for $600 million

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram, The Washington Post has reported, citing U.S. officials. This will set in motion a deal with Nigeria that the Obama administration had planned to approve at the very end of Barack Obama’s presidency. The congress will receive…

Russia close to Banning Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court will continue hearing on Thursday a request by the government to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses and declare the Christian group an extremist organisation. Hearing in the case began Wednesday. On March 16, the Russian government filed a suit to outlaw the organisation, which is already considered an extremist group in St. Petersburg where it is…

Pensioners to Smile as Buhari Releases Funds

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun. The Muhammadu Buhari administration has released N54 billion to clear part of the backlog of accrued pension rights for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Director of Information, Ministry of Finance, Mr Salisu Danbatta said on Wednesday that N41.5 billion has already been released to the National Pension Commission (PENCOM)….

NNPC: No Plan to Increase Petrol Price

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says that the recent increase in bridging allowance to transporters from N6.20 to N7.20 per litre will not lead to an increase in the pump price of petrol or Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, from the prevailing price of N145 per litre. Providing the clarification in Abuja on Wednesday, the…