Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Court freezes 21 accounts linked to Stella Oduah

A Lagos Federal High Court has restrained Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd., from making any withdrawal from 21 accounts domiciled with some banks.

Woman 'fighting corruption' absconds with anti-corruption crusade funds

The abandoned women fighting over anti corruption material. Photo by NAN

No fewer than 20 women were on Wednesday stranded at the Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja after the inauguration of a programme “Nigerian Women Against Corruption’’.

EFCC ‘recovers’ 17 exotic vehicles from ex-Comptroller General of Customs, Dikko (PHOTOS)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered seventeen exotic vehicles in a warehouse of the former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde located at Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna.

Torture and disappearances: Gambia arrests Jammeh’s spy chief, Yankuba Badjie

Gambian police have arrested ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s dreaded former spy chief following allegations of torture and disappearances during his watch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I wasn’t elected to complain, but to get things done – Ghana's President Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Tuesday said the “overwhelming majority of Ghanaians” who voted for him in the December 7 presidential poll did not elect him to lament about the economic situation of the country, but to get things done.

Emir Sanusi plans to restrict polygamy, says it's connected to poverty and terrorism

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he would propose a law that restricts poor men in the emirate from marrying many wives.

US sets plan for sweeping crackdown on nearly all 11 million illegal immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security issued tough new orders Tuesday to begin a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country’s 11 million undocumented foreigners in their cross-hairs.

South Africans loot foreigners stores in fresh xenophobic attacks in Atteridgeville (VIDEO)

At least 20 shops possibly belonging to immigrants were looted in South Africa's capital overnight, police said on Tuesday, but they could not confirm if the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners.

Buhari writes Nigerians, demands longer period of rest

President Muhammadu Buhari has written Nigerians, thanking them for their goodwill messages and prayers for his health and demanding a longer period of rest.

Monday, February 20, 2017

14 killed, houses burnt in fresh attacks in southern Kaduna

Photo credit: Sahara media

Gunmen on Monday killed 14 persons and injured many others, in an attack on Ashim village in the Takad chiefdom of Kaura Local Government Area of southern Kaduna State.

CBN releases new forex policy to help travelers, students abroad

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Monday modified its foreign exchange policy to ease transactions for intending travellers and students abroad.

51 supporters of ex-president Jammeh arrested in Gambia as tensions flare

Gambian police said they arrested 51 people in a former stronghold of ex-president Yahya Jammeh for harassing followers of new leader Adama Barrow, amid lingering tensions following Mr. Jammeh’s flight into exile.

Unilorin, ABUAD scientists partner to develop anti-cancer rice

Photo by NAN
Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety with medicinal potentials against cancer.

Xenophobia: Further attacks may have dire consequences - Nigeria warns South Africa

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has warned that further attacks on Nigerians in South Africa without any reprimand may have dire consequences.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Under pressure DR Congo govt vows to stem violence

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government, under pressure to act after months of violence in the south, on Sunday vowed to move away from a solely military solution.

Jonathan proposed and funded N250m gatehouse for Vice President, not Buhari - Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the proposal to build a new official residence for the occupant of his office, including the controversial N250million gatehouse, was initiated and funded by former President Jonathan's administration, not Buhari.

$9.7m loot: Andrew Yakubu asks court to return 'his' money to him

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu, has asked the court to return the $9.7 million and £74,000‎ recovered from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Keeping It Real With Adeola - 250 ($9.8m Found In Ex-NNPC Boss Home; Ghanaians Lose Fingers Trekking To Canada

This week on Keeping It Real, EFCC recovers more than $9.8 million from the home of former NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, in Kaduna. Adeola breaks down what this money could do in the lives of Nigerians.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PHOTOS: 50 inmates of Sapele Federal Prison graduate with Computer Engineering degrees

50 inmates of Sapele Federal Prison on Saturday graduated with Computer Engineering degrees.

South Africans attack Nigerians in Photo credit: , loot, burn their businesses (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Screenshot from video posted to Twitter by Lindiwe Sithole
The Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday.

"Buhari is God-sent": 50,000 youths march in support of President Buhari in Daura (PHOTOS)

No fewer than 50,000 youths in Daura, Daura Local Government Area in Katsina state on Saturday, held a rally in solidarity with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Gambia celebrates Barrow’s inauguration; Crowd started gathering at 3am, stadium full by 6am (PHOTOS)

Thousands of supporters gathered Saturday to finally celebrate the inauguration of Gambian President Adama Barrow, a month after he was sworn in across the border in neighbouring Senegal during a tense power struggle.

Friday, February 17, 2017

If Mugabe dies before election, we will field his corpse - Grace

Grace Mugabe. Photo credit: AFP

The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters’ choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Egypt appoints first-ever female governor, Nadia Abdou

Nadia Ahmed Abdou. Photo credit: Ahmed wagih (Twitter)

For the first time in Egypt's history a woman has been appointed as a provincial governor.

Zimbabwe protest pastor says may stand against Mugabe in 2018 election

A Zimbabwean pastor who led a popular protest movement last year against strongman President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he might stand in the 2018 general election.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Man discovers 32-year-old only 'son' is not his child, breaks down on national TV (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A middle aged Nigerian man suffered an emotional, public breakdown on a popular British television show when he learned he was not the biological father of his 32-year-old only son.

Diezani Alison-Madueke loses N34 billion to FG

A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N34 billion (153 million dollars) linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke.

100 English-language protesters arrested in Cameroon

Amnesty International said Thursday no fewer than 100 people have been arrested during several weeks of peaceful protests against the marginalisation of the English-speaking minority in Cameroon.

Nokia 3310 is coming back

Nokia will re-launch its popular 3310 mobile phone, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history.

IDPs alleges neglect by government

Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria. Photo by AFP
Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have decried their poor living conditions, poor treatment and neglect from the government.