Dickson, Bayelsa governor flays PDP for not playing opposition to APC

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not playing its expected role as an opposition party due to numerous internal crises within it. Dickson, who made the claim during a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa, however, said he remained optimistic that the party would bounce back to winning ways ahead of the 2019 general ...

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Evans, kidnap kingpin arraigned by police on fresh charges

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike. a. k.a Evans, faces second arraignment at an Igbosere High Court on Lagos Island amid watertight security. Details later…   Facebook Comments

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Two Nigerian athletes ranked among top 10 junior rowers in Africa

Two Nigerian junior rowers, who participated in the just-concluded Africa Rowing Championship in Tunisia are now among the top 10 athletes in Africa, the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation (NRCSF), has said. The federation’s secretary, Bunmi Oluode, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that Moses Michael and Gloria Semidara were ranked 5th and 7th in ...

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Reps Leader, Gbajabiamila canvasses higher wages for workers

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has said Nigerian workers deserve adequate remuneration in view of their contributions to the economy. Gbajabiamila spoke with newsmen after teaching more Senior Secondary School students in their classrooms in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency. On Friday, the lawmaker taught students topics in Civic Education at Akintan High School, ...

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LASEMA confirms suicide of unknown resident in Lagos lagoon

A yet to be identified person has reportedly jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Lekki Toll Gate bridge at about 9.58 a.m. Confirming the development to newsmen in Lagos on Friday, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received the distress call from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials regarding the incident. ...

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England want friendly against Nigeria ahead of World Cup

Management of English national football team has approached ‎Nigeria for a friendly game sometimes around next year as part of their preparations for the World Cup in Russia. According to an online sports news blog, the reason for the move might not be unconnected with the possibilities of drawing another African nation this time around as they are in Pot ...

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Atletico nabs Falcon’s forward, Ordega from Washington Spirit

Atletico de Madrid Femenino strengthens its offensive line with Francisca Ordega, who arrives from the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League. The 24-year-old Nigerian footballer is on the front line and will wear our jersey until next March when she will start a new edition of the American competition. After successfully completing the relevant medical examination, Francisca Ordega ...

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My father-in-law shares bed with us, wife tells court

A 22-year-old housewife, Rashidat Adewuyi, told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday that her father-in-law slept on the same bed with her and her husband whenever he visited them. Rashidat made the statement on Friday when she testified in a divorce petition filed by her husband, Lukman Adewuyi. She said her marriage of two years with Lukman had ...

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Nigeria must borrow responsibly – Shehu Sani

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani, says if Nigeria must borrow, it must borrow responsibly. Sani gave the advice in a meeting with the Ministers of Transportation; Finance; Budget and National Planning and Power, Works and Housing on Thursday in Abuja. The meeting was in connection with President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request of 5.5 ...

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Police dock Lagos housemaid for stealing N3.5m employer’s jewelry

The police have arraigned 18-year-old house keeper, Patience Ejebong before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over theft of her employer’s jewelleries worth N3.5 million. Ejebong was arraigned alongside an alleged accomplice, Timothy Uteng, 31, on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecuting officer, Sgt. Samuel Mishozunnu, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed ...

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