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Boko Haram offshoot Islamic State of West Africa Province kills Nigerian Army commander Lt Col Azubuike

BOKO Haram offshoot the Islamic State of West Africa Province (Iswap) has killed Lt Col Chike Azubuike the commander of the 158 Battalion of the Nigerian Army during a recent raid on a military base in Borno State.

 

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Nigeria is fast becoming the soft underbelly of the human race 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) It has been 18 days into the new government and we are still waiting for President Buhari to name his new ministers. It looks like somethings have simply refused to change. If we were a serious nation really keen on lifting 100m people out of poverty as we have been hearing of late, the government would have hit the ground running with a plethora of job-creating initiatives over the last fortnight 

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Ekiti man sentenced to six month in prison for stealing basket of kolanuts worth N10,000

EKITI Magistrates Court has sentenced 36-year-old Ige Omotosho to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for stealing a basket of kolanuts valued at N10,000 ($27.50).

 

Mr Omotosho, whose address was not provided, allegedly committed the offence on June 7 at about 5pm at Ologbara-Gbara farm in Iyin-Ekiti. Prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata, told the court that the convict went to the farm of Mr Obalore Ogunjemilua and stole a bag of kolanuts valued at N10,000.

 

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council urges Buhari to name Ogbonnaya Onu as secretary to the federal government

PAN-Igbo organisation the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (ONYC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint former minister of science and technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu as the new secretary to the government of the federation.

 

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PDP senators meet and elect Abia South's Enyinnaya Abaribe as senate minority leader

CONTROVERSIAL Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who once stood bail for Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu has been elected as the new senate majority leader by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

 

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Chuka Umunna joins Liberal Democrats prompting Labour Party to call for a bye-election

NIGERIAN-born Member of Parliament for Streatham Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats just four months after he left the Labour Party and founded a new political association known as Change UK.

 

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Aisha Buhari drops modest title of wife of the president in favour of more flambouyant First Lady

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's wife Aisha has done an about turn on how she wishes to be addressed announcing that from henceforth she wishes to be referred to as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

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If armed Fulanis can build kidnapping camps in our forests it means we can build farming plantations there too 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has presided over his first session as speaker as the Federal House of Representatives and during the plenary two motions were presented. One was from Hon Muraina Ajibola of Oyo State who moved a motion on the need to address the spate of killing and kidnapping across country. It was unanimously accepted 

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Government considers lifting restriction on vehicle imports through Nigeria's land borders

NIGERIA may relax the ban on the importation of vehicles through her land borders following the recent successful implementation of a new initiative by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Customs Service of the Republic of Benin.
 

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Tyson Fury mocks Anthony Joshua saying his career is over after he lost to a short little fat guy

ONE of Anthony Joshua's potential future opponents heavyweight Tyson Fury had declared that the former champion's boxing career is over following his shock loss to little-fancied challenger Andy Ruiz on June 1.

 

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