Nigerian troops put up a fight late Friday as Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters stormed an army facility at Marte town, Borno State. They insurgents were said to have overrun the base. But the troops, it was gathered, “tactically withdrew” for reinforcement. They returned and neutralized many of the invaders. The military said Ground and Air...
The constant presence of articulated trucks parking indiscriminately on the Ogere section of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project is damaging new construction work on the highway,...
A former speaker of the house of representatives, Dimeji Bankole, recently got married to Aisha Saidu, daughter to Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state. The wedding, which held at Harrow Park, Ahmadu Bello Way in Abuja on Friday, had in attendance several prominent figures including Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state. Also in attendance are Laycon...
Legendary Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu opens up about her life and experiences with Fela Anikulapo Kuti. If you haven’t read Onyeka Onwenu’s autobiography titled My Father’s Daughter, then you don’t know what you are missing. Onyeka Onwenu, the Elegant Stallion, the Nigerian iconic journalist and singer, described by Chinua Achebe as “the singing journalist.” The American-trained...
Some unauthorised tailors, said to have been sewing fake uniforms of the Oyo State Security Network Agency otherwise called Amotekun, to unscrupulous elements in the state have been arrested.Making this disclosure on ‘Fresh 105.9 FM Political Circuit’ on Saturday was the Chairman of the Amotekun Corps, Gen. Kunle Togun (retd.).The Amotekun chief said the unscrupulous elements were arrested...
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 18 police officers around Farin-Ruwa junction along the Birnin Gwari- Funtua road in Kaduna State.SaharaReporters gathered that the policemen were on transit from Minna in Niger State to Kano State when they were attacked on Friday.However, Sources said about 10 of the police officers were rescued by military operatives at Maganda...
Following the rising cases of coronavirus infection in Lagos State, the state government has announced an extension of the work-at-home order for public servants. In a statement...
Nigerian government has ordered that the planned screening of 5,000 applicants seeking employment with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA be stopped. This became necessary following the increased spread of coronavirus in the country. Government said that the screening slated for this month was wrongly timed in view of the alarming rate of spread of COVID-19. Solicitor General of the...
The Federal Government on Saturday said it would establish six modern custodial facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola,...
It is clear that the highly publicized feud between two popular Nigerian cross-dressers, James Brown and Idris Okuneye popularly called “Bobrisky” is not about to end just yet. James Brown, on Friday, called out Bobrisky. He alleged that Bobrisky threatened him, stating that Bobrisky reached out to him recently and he had assumed that the crossdresser...