Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Fire guts Banky W’s Lekki home

Punch newspaper reports that a property located along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos where popular singer, Banky W, lives has been destroyed by fire.

Banky W, who shared the details of how he escaped the fire outbreak at his Lekki home, on his Instagram page, assured fans that he and his dog were unhurt.

ECOWAS Parliament salutes Ekweremadu on enhancement of Its powers

The Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States has lauded the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and former Speaker of the Community Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, for his immense contributions, which helped in the enhancement of the powers of the Parliament.

This was conveyed in a letter signed by the Secretary-General of the Parliament, Dr. Nelson Magbagbeola, forwarding a copy of the Supplementary Act to him.

Court sacks proud and arrogant Senator Bassey Akpan, orders refund of salary

The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has on Monday ordered the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly, Bassey Akpan to vacate his seat immediately.

The court presided over by Justice Fatun Riman, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Akpan and awarded N200,000 costs in favour of the plaintiff, Mr Bassey Etim.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Xenophobic attacks: recall High Commissioner to South Africa immediately

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria expresses serious concern over the ongoing xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa and calls for the immediate recall of the country’s High Commissioner to the country. From all indications, it appears there is a grand conspiracy by the government cum state security apparatus to continue to mindlessly waste lives and take over people's properties of innocent and harmless fellow Africans.

Saraki lauds Shagari at 92

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday extolled the noble virtues of ex-President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, to mark his 92nd birthday anniversary.

Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, lauded the sterling contributions of the nonagenarian to the sustenance of democracy, national peace and development.

Students force lecturer to mop floor, wash toilet

A lecturer in the English Department, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Isiaq Yusuf, popularly called I.G. Yusuf, has become an object of ridicule after he was caught naked in his student’s apartment.

The fiancé of the 400-level student and his friend, who caught Yusuf while he was allegedly prepared to have sex with her, made him to mop the living room, wash the toilet, and took his nude pictures, which had gone viral.
The lecturer had reportedly insisted on sleeping with the student so she could pass ENG 201 titled, “History of English Language in Nigeria”.

DSS arrests former Benue governor, Suswam over SMG, AK-47, pistol

The Department of State Services (DSS) has seized vehicles containing weapons, Certificate of Occupancy and keys to exotic cars allegedly belonging to a former governor of Benue, Mr Gabriel Suswam, an official has said.

An operative of DSS, Mr Tony Opuiyo, said in a statement that the items were seized in Abuja on Friday.

He said the items were recovered at the property of Dunes Investment and Global Properties Ltd, located at No 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama, Abuja.

Nigeria’s Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’ for reading in New York

Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s bestseller novel ‘Americanah’ has been selected as one of the five award-winning books to be chosen for the ‘One Book One New York’ programme.

The concept of ‘One Book One New York’ is an initiative to bring together bookworms in the U.S. largest city to read the same book at the same time.

New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment said a committee made up of “the heads of the New York Public Library, the deans of the major academic institutions, and leaders of the book publishing industry,” all helped to select the five books among hundreds.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Lawmaker wants Big Brother Naija banned

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Segun Olulade on Thursday advised the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on the negative implications of Big Brother Naija on the nation’s culture and youths.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Big Brother Naija is a Reality TV Show sponsored by PayPorte, an online shopping platform, and aired by Africa Magic on DStv.

Eight tips to protect you from ATM scams

Here are eight tips on how you can avoid being a victim of ATM fraud. Knowledge, they say, is power:

1. Get in the habit of using the same ATM machine for your transactions. Become familiar with it and be able to recognise changes to the machine.

2. Use ATM machines inside banks rather than on the street where they’re easier for thieves to access.

3. If you’re visiting an unfamiliar ATM machine that is not inside a bank, examine it carefully for devices. Card or cash trapping devices need to be glued or taped to the card reader or cash dispenser. Look for ‘extra’ cameras beyond the basic and generally obvious ATM security camera.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

PDP: Ekweremadu rues manipulation, decline of Nigeria’s democracy

…Says Naira Currently Worst Currency in Africa

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has rued what he described as the manipulation of vital institutions of democracy and radical decline of democratic freedoms in Nigeria.

He also said that the solidarity of all key organs and bodies of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) towards the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP National Caretaker Committee, despite the recent judgment of the Court of Appeal on the party’s leadership tussle, showed that “it is not the hood that makes the monk”.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Shiite Muslims in Nigeria hold ritual for the death of President Buhari

While some Nigerians are praying for President Buhari's health to be restored, others such as Shiite Muslims, aggrieved that their leader has been detained unjustly, decided to hold a ritual for the ailing president to die.

Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky, the leader of the Shiite Islamic sect, has been detained since Dec 2015 after his wife, at least three of his sons, and some of his followers were allegedly killed by the Nigerian Army between 2014 and 2015.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

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Xenophobia: South Africans attack Nigerian businesses, says Union

The Nigerian Community in South Africa have confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday.

Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00am.

He said that the union had reported the incident to the Nigeria mission and South African police.

Appeal court verdict: no cause for alarm – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has enjoined the People’s Democratic Party PDP faithful not to be anxious over the ruling of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, on the lingering party’s leadership crisis.

He stated this on Friday, through a statement signed by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu in Abuja while reacting to the Court judgment.