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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the Federal Government of causing a crisis in Rivers State despite the insecurity bedevilling the country. Wike made this assertion when the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government...
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday stated that the current insecurity being experienced across the country was due to the mismanagement of the economy by previous administrations. Amaechi further absolved the current administration of any blame in the ongoing scourge, saying “the past leaders should be held responsible...
Former Nigeria’s Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, has died at the age of 61. The details of her death are still sketchy but Ripples Nigeria gathered that she died on admission at a hospital abroad. Alhassan, born in Jalingo, was the governorship candidate of the...
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi. Director General (DG) of LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the suspicions were based on explosives recovered from the scene of incident. The Nation reports that inferno engulfed the market...
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has restated its aim to continue its indefinite strike until the Federal Government meets its demands. This was contained in a statement issued by the ASUP National President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, who made the union’s position known on Friday at an emergency congress...
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt Refinery will create 3,000 jobs. The implementation has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians. A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division...
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) has said an unspecified number of persons were burnt to death in an auto crash on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson for TRACE, said this at a media briefing in Abeokuta on Friday. According to him, the accident involved a...
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, hosted the May edition of the monthly holy ghost communion service just hours after his son, Dare Adeboye died. The whole country was left in a mourning state yesterday when Pastor Dare Adeboye was pronounced dead at...
The Senate Minority Leader Eyinnaya Abaribe was pilloried on Thursday by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps, Ahmed Wase over his failure to produce Nnamdi Kanu to face prosecution. Abaribe had stood as a surety for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader after Kanu...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stressed the need for the Nigerian Army and the Commission to collaborate in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the Northeast part of Nigeria. EFCC Maiduguri Zonal Head, Onwukwe C. Obiora, stated this Thursday, during a courtesy visit to...
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has confessed that he was contemplating bombarding the hideout of the bandits who kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, before they were eventually released by their abductors, even though that meant risking the lives of the students. El-Rufai stated this...
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Osun, has said about ten persons lost their lives on Saturday, following an accident that occurred on Gbongan-Osogbo expressway. In a statement issued in Osogbo by the command’s spokesperson, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi, the Sector Commander, Mrs Kudirat Ibrahim, said the accident occurred around...
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau capital, and recovered freshly baked cakes made with Cannabis Sativa. The Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said additional 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted...
The rise in insecurity has called attention to a hitherto ignored security feature on most android devices and iPhones. Insecurity continues to be a daunting challenge in Nigeria today. There have been countless news of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities in several parts of the country. This danger...
The House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) has threatened to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over the circumstances surrounding the revocation and re-award of Oil Mining Leases (OML). The Chairman of the Committee, Musa Sarki Adar, on Thursday, issued the threat during his discussions with the Minister of State...
Central Bank of Nigeria said it has unveiled the first maize Pyramids in the country. This is as it flags-off the 2021 maize wet season farming under the Maize Association of Nigeria through the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme in Katsina State. The apex bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, in a statement on Thursday...
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says it registered 28 new COVID-19 infections  in five states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday. This brings the country’s  COVID-19 total cases to 165,301 since  tracking of the pandemic began on Feb. 27, 2020. The NCDC made the disclosure...