586 ex-Boko Haram militants to be rehabilitated

No fewer than 586 ex-Boko Haram militants on Friday, arrived Gombe State for a De-Radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme. Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Shafa, Coordinator Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) handed over the ex-militants to Brig. Gen. Musa Ibrahim, the Camp Commander, OSC Malam-Sidi Camp, in Lawanti town in Akko Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. […]

EXAMINATION WAR: Candidates engage WAEC in legal battle over cancelled results

Many candidates seeking to use their West African Examination (WAEC) results to gain admission into higher institutions of learning have at various times had their plans jeopardized as their results are either cancelled or withheld without explanation. The Nation gathered that some candidates have had their academic careers in higher institutions ruined because they found out very […]

Handle antibiotics with care, Pharmacists warn Nigerians

Some pharmacists have advised Nigerians to handle antibiotics with care by completing their prescribed dosage and avoid ingesting antibiotics without appropriate testing and prescription. According to them, this will help to guard against antibiotics resistance and associated health conditions that may arise from indiscriminate consumption of antibiotics. They spoke on Friday at an event organsied […]

‘I will be your father, friend, girlfriend… whatever you want’ – Details of Jose Mourinho’s first speech to Tottenham players revealed

Details have emerged of the first opening message Jose Mourinho gave to his players at his new club, Tottenham. The 56-year-old former Man U, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager was appointed on Wednesday on a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season and will face West Ham on Saturday with the club slumped […]

After politics, Banky W announces return to music in 2020

Nigerian RnB sensation, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, who went into politics in 2018 has now hinted at a likely comeback in 2020 saying he plans to do at least one album in the coming year.   This announcement was made this morning, via his Twitter account, as he responded to a tweet from a […]

Omoyele Sowore sues DSS, demands N500m over his continued detention

Omoyele Sowore has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over his arrest and continued detention since August 3, 2019.   According to SaharaReporters, Sowore is asking the court to order the DSS to pay him N500m as general and aggravated damages for his ”detention and illegal violation of fundamental rights.” The activist made the […]

Man paddles canoe for 20hrs to celebrate Lyon’s victory in Bayelsa

A 29-year-old man, Duke Surveyor Timipa, an indigene of Dukegbene community in Opuama Kingdom, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa state, has paddled a canoe for about 20 hours covering a distance of about 100km to celebrate the victory of the state’s Governor-Elect, Chief David Lyon at the poll. Timipa started his journey pulling his […]

Police recover corpse in Anambra River

A lifeless body of a middle aged man whose identity is yet unknown was on Thursday recovered by the police in a river in Ojoto, Anambra state. The corpse was reportedly floating on the river bank with head injuries and hands tied behind his back. Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying the body […]

Lawyer shot dead in court by gun presented as evidence

A lawyer was shot dead after a shotgun being exhibited as evidence during a trial went off in a freak accident. South African senior advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt died at Ixopo Regional Court on Monday after the gun was dropped on the floor, causing it to fire and rip a hole in her left hip, The […]

The Nigerian system is a joke, criminals have hijacked the country – 2Face

Ace Nigerian singer, 2Face has expressed disappointment with the way the country is being governed by its leaders.  The singer who described the Nigerian system as a joke, added that the country has been hijacked by criminals. 2Face however expressed hope that the younger generation might steer the country towards a positive path.  He tweeted “Naija […]

South African mother in court for cutting off penis of man who allegedly raped and murdered her 5-year-old daughter

A 23-year-old mother Veronique Makwena appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, November 20, for assaulting and cutting off penis of man who allegedly raped and murdered her 5-year-old daughter in August. Makwena, her sister-in-law, Noxolo Manelin (pictured above), together with a family friend Siyabonga Pakade, have been charged with attempted murder. The […]

Bill for electronic voting passes second reading

The Bill to ensure electronic voting and direct transmission of results from polling units to a central database passed its second reading on the floor of the Nigerian senate on Wednesday November 20.  The Bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act, 2020’ was sponsored by Deputy Senate President and senator representing […]

Largest online scam syndicate busted in Malaysia as nearly 1000 Chinese nationals are arrested

The largest online scam syndicate operated by Chinese nationals in Malaysia was on Wednesday, November 20, busted by the country’s Immigration department. According to reports, authorities arrested 680 suspected Chinese scammers at a six-storey building in Cyberjaya while many escaped during the raid. Immigration Department director-general, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud confirmed the arrest and said they […]

Degrees and Careers launches maiden edition of Literary, Essay and Debate (LEAD) Competition

Degrees and Careers, one of the eight organizations under the MOD Group, has just launched the first edition of its Literary, Essay and Debate Competition. D&C is a unique educational counselling community where students can learn everything they need to know about high-in-demand careers, speak with dedicated counsellors for guidance, find out where to study their […]

Hate versus hate

The idea of hate speech often is a philosophical conundrum. It is so chiefly because one man’s hate is another’s love. When a government takes it upon itself to legislate upon and punish hate speech, it throws itself into the epicentre of an ideological quagmire. That is what has happened with the so-called hate speech […]

Jonathan’s ally: ‘why I left Bayelsa PDP’

A political ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Speaker in the old Rivers State House of Assembly, Chief Claudius Enegesi, said he jumped ship, prior to the recent governorship election in Bayelsa State, to strengthen the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the contest. Speaking after the declaration of the APC’s David Lyon […]

Bet9ja to boost sports

Top gaming outfit Bet9ja is keen to change the narrative about sport’s betting through its ‘More-Than A-Bet campaign which would support grassroots sports development. According to the Senior Marketing Manager of Bet9ja Olufemi Osobajo the company was committed to educating Nigerians through its novel campaign. Osobajo said it was important to impact on the society […]

Man accused of extorting money from ladies he had sex with by blackmailing them with their nude photos, arrested in Lagos 

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Chuks Emmanuel,for extorting money from ladies he had sex with at the Egbeda area of the state. According to the police, Emmanuel has been on the police wanted list for a long time after several complains from his female victims. The females alleged that the suspect would […]

‘You are not the owner of South Africa, Burna Boy is not apologizing to anybody’ – Teni replies a Twitter user

The cancellation of Burna Boy’s scheduled performance at a concert in South Africa is still generating a lot of reactions online. READ: AKA, South Africans jubilate as organizers cancel Burna Boy’s concert in the country In one of those reactions, Nigerian singer, Teni was asked when she’ll come to South Africa and the following conversation […]

Babcock University confirms expulsion of its students in viral sex tape

The management of Babcock University has confirmed the expulsion of its students involved in the leaked sex tape which went viral on social media. In a statement released by the school’s Director of Communication and Marketing, Joshua Suleiman, it was learnt that the male student was expelled in February 2019 and was undergoing rehabilitation for […]

Babcock University confirms expulsion of its students in viral sex tape

The management of Babcock University has confirmed the expulsion of its students involved in the leaked sex tape which went viral on social media. In a statement released by the school’s Director of Communication and Marketing, Joshua Suleiman, it was learnt that the male student was expelled in February 2019 and was undergoing rehabilitation for […]

I’m not afraid of death – Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo who spoke at a two-day interactive session of the Presidential Youth Mentorship Retreat held at the Youth Development Centre in Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta stated that he would continue to raise the alarm when things are not done properly in the country. The elder statesmen said the fear of death won’t deter […]