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Obasanjo’s ‘3rd Force’ National Coaliton of Nigeria launches in Abuja

A political movement proposed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is launching this Wednesday at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Mr. Obasanjo suggested the formation of the movement in his recent critical special statement on President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration. The former president had argued in the statement that the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

Actor commits suicide after pleading guilty to child abuse

US actor Mark Salling, known for his role in the hit musical TV series “Glee,” died Tuesday, weeks before being sentenced for possession of child pornography, his lawyer said. He was 35. News outlet TMZ, citing law enforcement, said Salling had committed suicide by hanging. “I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” his lawyer Michael Proctor ... Read More »

Nigeria Senate to probe low remittance by JAMB before 2016

The Senate, on Wednesday, resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) into the federation account before 2016. Meanwhile the resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, moved by Sen. Dino Melaye. Moving the motion, Melaye said that JAMB before 2016 paid into the federation account ... Read More »

14-day ultimatum: We cannot take it lightly – Senate 

The 14days ultimatum given to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to investigate the killings of 73 people in Benue state by suspected Fulani Herdsmen no doubt ended yesterday yet no reply from Mr. Idris to the Senate today. In view of his absent and failure to report back to the Senate, the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki ... Read More »

Kenyan TV stations to remain shut over opposition coverage

Three Kenyan television stations will remain off air until the government has completed investigations into the “swearing in” of opposition leader, Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday. “As a result of what happened yesterday, we have commenced investigations targeting individuals,” Fred Matiang‘i told a news conference. “Media houses will remain closed until we complete investigations.” NAN reports that ... Read More »

We’re ready for 2018 National Volleyball League — NVBF

The Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) on Wednesday said it was confident of executing the 2018 National Volleyball League scheduled to begin in the second quarter. The NVBF President, Musa Nimrod, made the assertion in an interview in Lagos, saying a Zonal Qualification from April 6 to April 15 would herald the league. He added that all necessary preparations had been ... Read More »

Cameroonian troops enter Nigeria seeking separatists

Cameroonian troops crossed into neighbouring Nigeria in pursuit of separatist rebels, a Nigerian state defence spokesman and a former community leader said on Wednesday. Cameroon has been fighting Anglophone separatists who have taken up arms over the past year in an attempt to create a nation which they call Ambazonia. The insurgency represents the gravest challenge yet to the 35-year ... Read More »

Kid driver kills final year student, two others, flees

An underage  driver  has killed three persons in Gusau as a result of alleged reckless driving, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Confirming the incident in Gusau on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara,  DSP Mohammed Shehu,  said the case was being investigated. “The incident happened on Monday and the hit-and-run kid driver is yet to be arrested. Already, ... Read More »

Customs tackles diversion of petroleum products to neighbouring countries

For the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), a fresh challenge of tackling smuggling and diversion of petroleum products to neighbouring countries is a battle to fight headlong. There have been cases of smuggling of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrole, diesel and kerosene, through Idiroko, Seme and other borders linking Nigeria with some African nations. The Ogun State Area ... Read More »

Dr Awele Elumelu appointed Gavi Champion for Immunisation in Africa

Prominent African business and healthcare sector leader, Dr Awele Elumelu. welcomed her appointment as a Gavi Champion for Immunisation in Africa. “Childhood immunisation is a critical intervention and I am honoured to play a role in this important programme, targeting almost 10 million African children, who are not fully immunised,” said Dr Elumelu during the announcement at the Gavi-hosted breakfast ... Read More »