• Five arrested for holding funeral during Oba’s coronation

    Five arrested for holding funeral during Oba’s coronation

    Five persons including a musician were arrested on Saturday by palace authorities for holding a burial ceremony during the coronation of the Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Ewuare II.

    It was gathered that they were arrested while the ceremony was ongoing at Uwa Primary School in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

    It was learnt that some chiefs from the Oba’s palace stormed the venue and placed ‘Umenhe’ leaves (palm frond) on the food, drinks and canopies, […]

  • Gunmen attack Niger prison holding Islamist militants – minister

    Gunmen attack Niger prison holding Islamist militants – minister

    Gunmen attacked a high-security Gunmen attacked a high-security prison in Niger early on Monday in an apparent bid to free Islamist militants, the interior minister said.

    in Niger early on Monday in an apparent bid to free Islamist militants, the interior minister said.

    The attackers tried to lay siege to Koutoukale prison, about 50km (30 miles) from the capital Niamey, but were repelled, Mohamed Bazoum told Reuters, without going into further details on the fight or whether anyone escaped.

    The land-locked West African […]

  • Nick Cannon & girlfriend Chilli step out holding each other (photos)

    Nick Cannon & girlfriend Chilli step out holding each other (photos)

    TLC’s Chilli, 45, and Nick Cannon, 36, are dating. The lovebirds were spotted holding each other as they left a nightclub together in Los Angeles shortly after his DJ set….

    TLC’s Chilli, 45, and Nick Cannon, 36, are dating. The lovebirds were spotted holding each other as they left a nightclub together in Los Angeles shortly after his DJ

  • Ten ‘big boys’ holding Nigeria’s economy to ransom – AMCON boss

    Ten ‘big boys’ holding Nigeria’s economy to ransom – AMCON boss

    At least 10 of such individuals, referred to as the “big boys”, are collectively owing the government about N1 trillion, which is about 17 per cent of the N6 trillion 2016 national budget.

    With this, efforts by the Federal Government to shore up the economic activities through debt recovery from individuals and organisations are not adding up, as the high-profile debtors are using the courts to mount blocks in the way of government.

    The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management […]

  • Why we are holding town hall meetings – Minister explains

    Why we are holding town hall meetings – Minister explains

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the town hall meetings being held across the country by the Federal Government provides an avenue for both the government and the governed to exchange ideas, thus fostering good governance.

    “It’s not so much about the government explaining its programmes and policies but also about those who are governed expressing their satisfaction or dissatisfaction.

    “What I found today is that there is a lot of misconception and prejudices, which this kind […]

  • Young Skater badly injured after losing his control while holding onto a speeding commercial bus

    Young Skater badly injured after losing his control while holding onto a speeding commercial bus

    According to an eye witness, this skater who wasn’t wearing any protective gear, was holding onto a speeding commercial bus (danfo) coming from Ajah and heading to Lekki.

    He lost his control when he couldn’t keep up with the way the driver was speeding, stumbled and slammed onto the major road, breaking his right leg in the