Just in: Nigerian army in fierce fight with Boko haram at Damasak,

The Nigerian army is currently engaging the boko haram sect in a a fierce fire fight. This was contained in a statement on the official twitter handle of the Nigerian army; "Troops of 145 Bn in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram Terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m. this[...]

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Romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy who wrote the essay ‘How To Murder Your Husband’ Arrested For Allegedly Killing Her Husband

A romantic suspense novelist who once penned an essay entitled “How To Murder Your Husband,” has been charged with killing her husband, Dan Brophy. Police in Portland, Oregon arrested Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, last Wednesday and charged her with murder and the unlawful use of a weapon. Her husband, a 63-year-old chef, was fatally shot in[...]

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Benue State university sack lecturer for sexual harassment.

The Governing council of the Benue State university has approved the dismissal of a lecturer, Dr Aondona Mkor for sexually harassing a female student, miss Verr. The lecturer reportedly made several sexual advances amidst threats of failing her, which prompted her reporting to the school authorities. Dr Mkor was said to have dragged the student[...]

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Bakers set to increase bread prices

The high cost of baking ingredients may push bread prices up, bakers have warned. The Premium Bread Makers Association of Nigeria gave this warning on Monday at a press briefing in Lagos. “The challenges we face as a result of the incessant increase in the prices of baking ingredients have rendered most premium bakeries comatose[...]

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AfDB approves $15m investment for SMEs in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $15 million equity investment in Verod Capital Growth Fund III, a private equity fund, to boost presence in high growth middle market companies in Anglophone West Africa including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. In a statement, the bank said that the fund’s investments would[...]

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$18bn Abuja Centenary development begins

The massive city is within the proximity of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and being developed by Centenary City Developers FZE, a joint venture between Front Range Developers, investors from the United Arab Emirate, UAE, and Centenary City Plc. The Grove project, according to the investors, will spread over a total construction area of 91,000[...]

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Crypto Wipeout Deepens to $640 Billion as Ether Leads Declines

Ethereum co-founder says blockchain growth is near a ‘ceiling’ Bitcoin slips as SEC suspends two securities linked to crypto The days of explosive growth in blockchain have likely come and gone, co-founder of Ethereum says. Eric Lam reports. The cryptocurrency bear market plumbed a fresh 10-month low on Monday as Bitcoin’s biggest rival tumbled and[...]

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FAAC disburses N3.946trn in 6 months – NEITI

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has disbursed N3.946 trillion in the first half of 2018 to Federal, State and Local Governments, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) quarterly report has revealed. The report released in Abuja, on Monday, noted that amount rose by 41.4 per cent compared to N2.788 trillion disbursed in the[...]

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Who owns instablog: Jaaruma and Tunde Ednut trade jibes on instagram

Nigerian celebrity sex therapist, Hauwa Saidu Mohammed, popularly called Jaaruma is not one to shy away from controversy or open confrontation with perceived enemies. She clashed with former singer Tunde Ednut who threw shade at her, questioning her purported ownership of the instablog, a top blogging site attracting millions of views. He suggested she lacked[...]

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Benue: “Give us political appointments “ Okada riders demand

Commercial motorcycle riders in Benue State has appealed to Governor Samuel Ortom to appoint some of their members who are university graduates into his cabinet to enable them have a sense of belonging in the society. The group popularly referred to as “Okada riders” made the appeal through its umbrella body, the Benue Motorcycle Hirers[...]

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Plot to impeach Ambode thickens, Tinubu anoints Sanwonolu for Governor

A day after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state officially declared his bid for a second term, reports have filtered in that there is a threat to impeach the governor. According to The Cable, the impeachment threat is not unconnected to an alleged ongoing rift between Ambode and the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader,[...]

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Wiz kid owes babymama $18,000 child support money

Music superstar wiz kid has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons and is now currently embroiled in a messy child support scandal. Binta, a U.S.-based Guinean, was delivered of a son for the singer in 2017. She shared the messy details on Instagram on Tuesday. She also revealed that she didn’t[...]

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BREAKING: Femi Otedola ‘Accepts’ PDP’s Offer To Run Against Ambode

Femi Otedola, a businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, has “accepted” the offer of a governorship ticket by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation magazine, Otedola “personally confirmed” the news to him, meaning he will run against Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives[...]

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CIA ‘To Step Up Drone Strikes In Africa’

The CIA is set to carry out secret drone strikes against al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) militants from a newly expanded air base in the Sahara, The New York Times reports. Barack Obama had sought to put the military in charge of drone attacks towards the latter part of his presidency following a backlash over[...]

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Flash:Buhari receives expression of interest and nomination forms

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received his expression of interest and nomination forms from a group Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) . The group, which comprises the president's supporters, bought the forms, while the president was away in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit. Buhari confirmed this on his official twitter handle:[...]

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