Monday, 2 April 2018

"Mantu Never Rigged Elections For Us" - PDP Replies APC

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed claims that a Senator rigged election on behalf of it.

The opposition party stated this on Sunday, while reacting to the request by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on Saturday urging it to confess its sins against Nigerians like the lawmaker did.

"He Is A Gutless Bastard" - Fani-Kayode Reacts To Yoruba Oba Converting To Emir

Ex-aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to reports of a Yoruba Oba, the Oluwo of Iwoland converting to an 'Emir'.

Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, recently declared himself the first and only 'Emir of Yorubaland', adding that the reason for his decision was that traditional rulers or 'Obas' in the south-west were always fighting with each other.

Ajaokuta Steel Mill Gets N360bn Excess Crude Account Lifeline

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill to provide for the withdrawal of  $1 billion (N360bn) from the excess crude account for the completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Mill project.

The House also put a stop to federal government’s plan to sell or concession the company.

Man Launches Himself In Self-Made Rocket To Prove Flat Earth Theory

A man named "Mad” Mike Hughes has launched his homemade rocket into the sky, with him aboard, in an attempt to prove that the Earth is indeed as flat as a pancake.

The launch, which took place in the Mojave Desert in California sent Mad Mike 1,875 feet into the sky in his big green rocket. The rocket, labeled with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH”, operated surprisingly smoothly given it was homemade and built on a very small budget.

Nigerian Air Force Officers In The Northeast Celebrate Easter In Style

Frontline personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) currently serving in the Northeast and visiting members of their families have been treated to a special lunch by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on 1 April 2018, in celebration of the Easter festivities.

Archbishop Obinna: I’ll never support Governor Okorocha’s third term agenda

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Diocese, Imo State, Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna, has declared that he is not afraid of arrest, even as he stated for the first time that the state Governor Rochas Okorocha’s regime for the past seven years came as a default as a result of the arrogance of former governor Ikedi Ohakim in 2011.

The outspoken cleric stated this at the weekend during his homily on the celebration of the Easter at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri.

Pastor Kumuyi urges Nigerian leaders to shun corruption

General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, yesterday urged Christians in leadership positions to shun corruption and promote paths of good conscience for others to follow.

Kumuyi made the appeal at the last day of the 2018 National Easter Retreat of the church at the Deeper Life Conference Centre, Lagos -Ibadan Expressway.

China slams additional tariffs on United States products

China has slapped extra-tariffs of up to 25 per cent on 128 United States products, including frozen-pork.

The tariffs to take effect from Monday also hit other items such as wine and certain fruits and nuts.

This is in response to U.S. duties on imports of aluminium-and-steel, China’s finance ministry said.

Lassa Fever Kills Abia Doctor

Ndukwu Chizaram, a doctor at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, Abia state, has reportedly died of Lassa fever.

Innocent Orji, president of the association of resident doctors (ARD) in the state, said Chizaram took ill and was diagnosed with the disease after attending to an 11-month old baby who later died.

Robbers Stab Unizik Student After He Refused To Let Them In (PHOTOS)

A student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has narrowly escaped death after being stabbed by some armed robbers angered by the fact that he refused to let them in.

Bride and her relations kidnapped In Kaduna

A new bride who was being escorted to her husband’s house was allegedly kidnapped alongside 10 others at Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna state on Saturday, March 31st.

Youths Knock Oluwo For Adopting Emir Title, Turban

The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association has come down heavily on the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi, for allegedly adopting the title of an Emir and for wearing a turban instead of the Yoruba traditional cap or the crown.

The National Coordinator of the YYSA, Mr. Olalekan Hammed, in a telephone interview with Punch yesterday, said the Oluwo’s action could precipitate crisis in the future if not checked now.

Photos: President Buhari's supporters hold rally to celebrate three years of him winning the 2015 presidential election

Photos: President Buhari

Thousands of President Buhari’s supporters in Bauchi State today, celebrated his three years of winning the 2015 presidential election with a #MarchForBuhari. The supporters called on him to run for a second term in office.

Man kills his uncle for advising him

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A 25-year-old man identified as Dodo Baraje, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for reportedly killing his uncle after he advised him against drinking local alcohol.

The suspect who spoke to newsmen over the incident which occurred in Shirumbu village, said he shot his uncle out of annoyance, because he was beaten by him for drinking ‘suck and die’ which the deceased said might ruin his life. Northern City News gathered that the father of four, had lived with his uncle from infancy before killing him. He was trailed and apprehended by a team of policemen attached to the Bangi Police Division of the state, while trying to escape.

FG Releases Fresh 23 Names Of Alleged Looters

The Federal Government on Sunday released a fresh list containing 23 names of alleged looters.

It said the list of alleged looters which it released on Friday was based on verifiable facts, including the amount involved, the date the amount was collected and from where it was taken.

Google Is Shutting Down Its URL Shortening Service

We all know very well that the tech giant Google’s URL Shortener service is one of the best URL shortening services available on the market. However, now according to the latest reports, recently, the tech giant Google itself has announced the closure of its well-known URL shortening service.