related October 2018

Security forces approached Shiites protesters not to restore public order, but to kill - Amnesty

Amnesty International says security operatives approached members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who protested in Abuja not to restore public order but to kill them.

The IMN members better known as Shi’ites have been demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.

Many killed, houses razed as Boko Haram attacks another Borno town

Many people were killed while houses destroyed when Boko Haram insurgents invaded Kofa community in Konduga local government area of Borno state on Wednesday night.

TheCable reports that Zannah Galadima, a resident said that immediately the insurgents, in their hundreds, stormed the town, they started shooting people.

Usman Yusuf sues health minister, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has dragged the scheme’s governing board to court over his suspension.

According to TheCable, in a suit filed at the federal high court Abuja, Yusuf asked the court to nullify his suspension and declare that the board has no power to discipline him.

Yvonne Nelson celebrates daughter's first birthday (Photos)

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, threw her a party for her daughter Ryn Roberts’ first birthday on Monday

The party was attended by her friends and family with their kids.

India unveils its “Statue of Unity” - world’s tallest statue (Photos)

India has unveiled  its “Statue of Unity,” in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a nationalist and one of the country’s independence leaders, who helped unite modern India after gaining independence from Britain.

The statue  stands at nearly 600 (182 meters) tall, making it the tallest statue in the world.

Ope Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, ‘hacked to death by cook’

Ope Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, a Nigerian tech company, was murdered in the early hours of Wednesday.

THISDAY quoted some witnesses, as saying the father of four was murdered at his residence In Ikoyi, Lagos, by his cook.

NHIS boss sent on ‘administrative leave’ as FG probes corruption allegations

The federal government has set up a panel to probe the allegations levelled against Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Olusegun Adekunle, permanent secretary (general services office) for the secretary to the government of the federation, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.

Blac Chyna paid $30k to host a pool party in Nigeria

American model Blac Chyna will be in Nigeria in November to host a pool party.

The former stripper (real name Angela Renée White) disclosed this on her Instagram page, describing Nigeria as “the motherland”.

Corpse of missing general found in a well in Plateau state

The remains of Muhammed Alkali, the retired army general, who was declared missing on September 3, have been found in an abandoned well in Guchwet, Shen of Jos south local government area of Plateau state.

A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the military authorities would soon make it public.

Another Ganduje's bribe taken video released

Governor of Kano stateUmar Ganduje, who has been in the news for weeks for the wrong reason, may remain so for long.

Two videos of the governor allegedly collecting kickback from contractors handling projects in the state were released by Daily Nigerian, an online platform, earlier in the month.

IK Ogbonna is the new "husband material" as actor 'part ways' with wife Sonia

There has been reports that Nigerian actor, IK Ogbonna and his Colombian model wife, Sonia Morales, have parted ways.

And the duo seems to have confirmed the reports with their latest social media posts and activities.

Beyoncé pays homage to Toni Braxton for Halloween (Photos)

Beyoncé may have come through with a look that will top the 2018 Halloween after paying homage to Toni Braxton.

This year Queen Bey dressed up as Toni Braxton, styled with the bob and leather jacket found on the cover of Braxton's self-debut album.

Minimum Wage Debate: We can only pay N22,500, say governors

Governors have agreed to increase the minimum wage but not up to the expectation of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

According to Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), he and his colleagues have agreed to pay N22,500 to workers.

Police arrest 400 Shiite members, some with 'petrol bombs'

The police say they arrested 400 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a violent protest in Abuja on Tuesday.

Federal capital territory (FCT) police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, also said 31 bottles of petrol bomb were recovered from the IMN members during the clash which occurred in Wuse area of Abuja.

FIFA bans former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

FIFA has banned former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, from all football-related activities.

The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA found Nyantakyi guilty of violating Article 19 (conflict of interest), Article 21 (bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (commission) of the FIFA code of ethics.

Members of Seventh Day Adventist drag INEC to court over Election Day on Saturday

Three Members of Seventh Day Adventist Church, SDA, have dragged the Federal Government, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to court over alleged violation of their fundamental rights.

The SDA members include, Chief Emeka Anyabelem, Elder Asonye , Felix Minikwu and Chinedu Omesurum.

FA fines Chelsea coach £6,000 following clash with Mourinho

Chelsea coach, Marco Ianni, has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association, after admitting to an improper conduct charge, in his over-exuberant celebrations against Manchester United.

Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shiites and security forces enters day three

A vehicle belonging to the police was set ablaze in Abuja on Tuesday by suspected members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

For three days now, the IMN members, better known as Shi’ites, have been protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.

Police open fire again at Shiites protesters in Abuja (Videos)


The Nigeria Police Force opened fire as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’ites, continued to protest for the release of their leader, Ibraheem el-Zakzaky.

The incident happened in  in Wuse 2, Abuja.

Pharrell Williams bans Trump from playing his song at campaign rallies

Singer Pharrell Williams has threatened to sue US President Donald Trump for playing his hit song, ‘Happy’, during his campaign rally.

The US president on Saturday played ‘Happy’ at a rally which took place a few hours after the shooting at Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh.

South-south PDP governors meets Buhari in Aso Rock

Four governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

The governors were led by Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, wh is the chairman of the south-south PDP governors’ forum.

President Trump set to cancel US citizenship by birth

President Donald Trump has disclosed his plan to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorised immigrants born on United States soil.

In an interview with Axios, an American newspaper, the US president said the process to end birthright citizenship by executive order is underway.

There’ll be catastrophe if my son-in-law fails to emerge as APC candidate – Gov. Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called on the National working Committee of the APC, led by Adams Oshiomhole, to submit the name of his son in-law, Uche Nwosu, to INEC as the winner of the APC governorship primaries in the state.

Okorocha made the appeal in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday.

Oby Ezekwesili: How I will defeat Buhari, Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili has revealed how she would use her campaign strategies to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar.

The former Minister of Education explained that she intends to leverage on her being the most qualified of all the candidates and most ready for the presidential job to defeat other contestants.

Catholic Bishop wants government to deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

Catholic archbishop of Kampala, Cyprian Lwanga, has recommended that the Ugandan government deducts 10% from workers’ monthly salary as tithe for the church.

According to Citizen Digital, the archbishop said he wanted Uganda to go the Germany route where Germans who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 percent deducted from their annual income.

Abuja attack: Army, Shiites give different accounts of what happened

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’ites, says it has recovered the bodies of 16 of its members who were allegedly shot dead by soldiers on Monday.

Members of the sect clashed with security operatives during a protest at Nyanya  military checkpoint in Abuja on Monday evening.

Real Madrid sack coach Julen Lopetegui after Clasico humiliation

Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by Real Madrid after a terrible start to the season culminated in a shocking loss against their arch-rivals, Barcelona, this weekend.

Madrid were defeated 5-1 defeat by Barca at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Arunma Oteh to exit World Bank for Oxford University

Arunma Oteh is set to quit as World Bank treasurer and vice president by December 1 to join Oxford University.

Reuters reports that Oteh, who joined the Bretton Wood institution in 2015, will be joining St Antony’s College in Oxford as an academic scholar in January 2019.

'This period calls for sober reflection not dancing ‘Shaku Shaku' - Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo

Nigerians have been waiting for the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP and his counterpart in APC and current VP to clash - and we may just be about to witness the drama as one has fired the first shot.

Yemi Osinbajo had said he is learning the “Shaku Shaku” dance step ahead of the 2019 general election.

‘Many killed’ again as security operatives open fire on Shi’ite protesters in Abuja

A combined team of policemen and soldiers reportedly opened fire on the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’ites, in Abuja on Monday evening.

The incident happened at Nyanya checkpoint along Mararaba road in the nation’s capital.

Nnamdi Kanu: It is Israel’s responsibility to ensure Biafra stands (Video)

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that Isreal has a responsibility to ensure that Biafra stands as an independent nation in Africa.

In an interview with Israeli TV Channel, Kanu claims that over 50 million Igbo people practice Judaism.

Oby Ezekwesili, Eunice Atuejide, Adesanya-Davies — the five women running for President

President Muhammadu Buhari’s seat is no doubt the most sought after in the country. Over 79 persons from various political parties are gunning to displace him in 2019.

Five of these presidential candidates are women. Below are their antecedents, credentials. 

Buhari’s government deceitful - Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani says the current government is deceitful about restructuring.

Sani said this in a tweet on Monday. The senator said the governments of the past ignored restructuring.

Fayose regains freedom after 13 days in EFCC custody

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has regained freedom after 13 days in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Fayose, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering and abuse of office, walked into the commission’s head office in Abuja on October 16.

Fayose's spokesman reveal when ex-governor will be released from EFCC custody

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose's media aide, Lere Olayinka, has said his principal  is likely to be released from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody on Monday.

Mojisola Olatoregun, a judge of a federal high court in Lagos, granted a N50 million bail to Fayose on Wednesday.

2019: Like Buhari, Al-Mustapha says his academic credentials are with military

Hamza Al-Mustapha, presidential candidate  of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), did not submit his his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their academic credentials, to the commission.

“Sir J feeling dope” Joke Silva comments on Olu Jacobs' cool photos

Olu Jacobs is showing us he's one of the coolest 76-year old in his latest photos on Instagram.

Newlyweds Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregz are picture perfect at Lagos Fashion Week 2018


Newlyweds Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregz stepped out yesterday for day 2 of the Lagos Fashion Week and they had a picture-perfect photo snapped by the famous Kelechi Amadi-Obi.

Evans narrates how Police 'tortured 30 people to death' in his presence

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, better known as Evans, on Friday narrated how he was allegedly tortured by members of intelligence response team of the inspector general of police (IGP) and the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

Evans narrated this at the continuation of a trial-within-trial at an Ikeja high court in Lagos where he is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping alongside six others.

The Economist predicts Atiku will defeat Buhari in 2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of The Economist Magazine, says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

The London-based magazine made the prediction in its latest country report on Nigeria, which was obtained by THISDAY.

Army discovers grave of missing general in Plateau (Photos)

The Nigerian army says it has located the grave where Muhammed Alkali, a missing general, was buried.

The car of the missing general was found weeks ago in the community’s pond after it was drained.

Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP, says "if you comot, you go see"

Senator Shehu Sani has advised deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, not to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayose’s spokesman tells Military to release Buhari’s credentials as INEC reacts to criticisms

Ex-governor Ayo Fayose's spokesman, Lere Olayinka, has asked the military to release the credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Olayinka said this in an open letter to the chief of defence staff, Abayomi Olonishakin

Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Imo commissioner of police, Dasuki Galadanchi, says five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been rescued from kidnappers.

The victims, who were traveling from Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to their orientation camps in Akwa Ibom and Rivers, were kidnapped on Wednesday along the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway and taken to the Umuapu forest in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area of Imo.

UPDATED: INEC receives names of 79 Presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the forms and particulars of political parties’ candidates submitted for the 2019 general election.

The electoral body on Friday said 79 political parties have submitted the names of their candidates to contest the presidential election

2019: Buhari again fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.

The president’s academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to Punch.

I’m very disappointed in the Nigerian media - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disappointed in the Nigerian media for failing to highlight the progress of his administration in the agricultural sector.

Buhari said this at a dinner he hosted for young political appointees at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

#Trending: Black American girl insists she's white, says “being black is so gross & ugly”

 A 16-year-old American girl has become a hot topic on social media after she revealed her dislike for African-Americans

The teenager simply identified as Treasure, made the revelation while appearing on popular Dr. Phil’s show.

Ganduje’s bribe taken videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, has insisted that the videos which showed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, receiving bribe are authentic.

Speaking when he appeared before a Kano house of assembly investigative panel on Thursday, Jaafar said the videos were not doctored.

Ethiopia gets first female president

Ethiopia’s parliament has approved that Zewde Sahle-Work becomes the country’s president.

Sahle-Work, a diplomat, recently held a position with the United Nations.