The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings – President Buhari reacts to killing of 43 farmers in Borno by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari village in Jere Local Government of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.  The Nigerian President who stated that the entire country is hurt by senseless killings, said his government had given all … Continue reading The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings – President Buhari reacts to killing of 43 farmers in Borno by Boko Haram

Lagos: How bullion van robbers sprayed money during escape

The robbery gang that attacked a bullion van in Lagos a fortnight ago in Lagos, reportedly doled out parts of their loot during their escape. A source who made the revelation said the magnanimity of the criminals was not to clear a gridlock but “a show-off”. The assailants had arrived via Langbasa in two speed boats at a jetty and boat park on the afternoon of November 12, 2020. The jetty provides easy access to water transport and many residents of the area patronize it for fast movement. In what seemed like an inside job, the robbers used an off-white Toyota Sienna … Continue reading Lagos: How bullion van robbers sprayed money during escape

End SARS: Nigerian govt reaches out to UK over sanction threat

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, revealed that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the UK Parliament, to impose sanctions on Nigerian officials over their roles in the End SARS protests. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while fielding questions from State House reporters at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the Nigerian government has reached out to present its own side of the story. Onyeama also argued that lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions. “Yes, we … Continue reading End SARS: Nigerian govt reaches out to UK over sanction threat

Gowon breaks silence on UK Parliament’s claims he ‘stole half of Central Bank’

Former Nigeria head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has denied allegations that he took to the United Kingdom “half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”. A member of the UK Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, made the claims during a debate on the Lekki tollgate shootings of protesters. Tugendhat remarked that “we know that today, even now, in this great city of ours, there are, sadly, some people who have taken from the Nigerian people and hidden their ill-gotten gains here.” He said Gowon was one of them. According to him, Gowon took half of the CBN to the UK. However, in an … Continue reading Gowon breaks silence on UK Parliament’s claims he ‘stole half of Central Bank’

APC attacks Amaechi over absence in South-South, FG meeting

The Igo Aguma-led All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, has attacked the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi over his absence at the Southsouth stakeholders’ meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation. The party said that the minister was at the Port Harcourt airport to receive the Presidential delegation, escorted them to the Government House and disappeared. Recall that the Federal Government held a meeting in the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday. The meeting had in attendance most presidential appointees from the region and elected representatives. Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President, led … Continue reading APC attacks Amaechi over absence in South-South, FG meeting

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district, Elisha Ishaku Abbo has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He announced his defection through the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on Wednesday. … Continue reading Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

Deportation of Nigerian man with children in UK was “disproportionate and not necessary in a democratic society” – European Court of Human Rights rules

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled that the deportation of a Nigerian man, Charles Unuane, whose children live in Britain, is “disproportionate” and not “necessary in a democratic society” In its ruling published on Tuesday, November … Continue reading Deportation of Nigerian man with children in UK was “disproportionate and not necessary in a democratic society” – European Court of Human Rights rules

Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriate and his driver in Taraba as youths foil another kidnap attempt

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Chinese expatriate and his driver in Donga local government area of Taraba state. The Chinese national was said to be traveling along Donga-Wukari road with his driver in an SUV on Tuesday, … Continue reading Gunmen abduct Chinese expatriate and his driver in Taraba as youths foil another kidnap attempt

‘Rapists to be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws’ approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan has reportedly approved in principle a law on chemical castration of rapists in the  Local reports said Mr. Khan approved the law which would also fast track sexual assault cases during a federal cabinet meeting … Continue reading ‘Rapists to be chemically castrated in Pakistan under new laws’ approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan

Nigeria: FIFA Slams Five-Year Ban On CAF President, Ahmad, Over Corruption

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad, 60, who was slammed with a five-year ban yesterday by FIFA for breaching various codes of ethics and misappropriation of funds, is unlikely to be able to upturn the sanction before presidential elections slated for March in Morocco. And if that happens, the former Madagascar minister of fishery resources who also doubles as one of the Vice Presidents of FIFA will go down in history as the first one-term president of the continental body in modern time and the first to be sanctioned. Ahmad was found to have breached codes relating to … Continue reading Nigeria: FIFA Slams Five-Year Ban On CAF President, Ahmad, Over Corruption

#EndSARS: Nigerian man whose leg got amputated after he was allegedly shot by a police officer two months after his wedding, speaks (video)

As Nigerians continue to demand for an end to police brutality and total reform of the Nigerian Police Force, a Nigerian man simply identified as Kingsley has shared the sad story of how he lost his leg after he was allegedly … Continue reading #EndSARS: Nigerian man whose leg got amputated after he was allegedly shot by a police officer two months after his wedding, speaks (video)

Nigerians express anger over Google’s listing of Agbani Darego as ugliest Miss World ever

Nigerians on social media have expressed anger over the listing of former beauty queen, Agbani Darego, as the ugliest Miss World’ winner in google ranking. To the shock of many, Nigerians discovered yesterday that their most successful beauty queen is … Continue reading Nigerians express anger over Google’s listing of Agbani Darego as ugliest Miss World ever

UN rights experts urge Nigeria to overturn death sentence for singer who shared song on WhatsApp

GENEVA (28 September 2020) – UN human rights experts* today called on Nigerian authorities to immediately release a 22-year-old singer sentenced to death over an allegedly blasphemous song shared on social media. Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was given a death sentence on 10 August by a Sharia court in Kano state over a song judged blasphemous that he performed and shared in a WhatsApp group. The UN experts called for the death sentence to be overturned and for authorities to guarantee his safety and due process rights while he is appealing his conviction. “We are deeply concerned over the serious lack of due … Continue reading UN rights experts urge Nigeria to overturn death sentence for singer who shared song on WhatsApp

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United Kingdom Lawmakers Write Commonwealth Over Bloodshed Under President Buhari, Open Up On Encounter With TY Danjuma

Some United Kingdom lawmakers have written the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland QC, over widespread violence in Nigeria. The lawmakers including Caroline Cox, David Alton, Jin Shannon and Helena Kennedy, said thousands of civilians in the country had been killed and … Continue reading United Kingdom Lawmakers Write Commonwealth Over Bloodshed Under President Buhari, Open Up On Encounter With TY Danjuma

Nigeria’s Total Coronavirus Deaths Now 1,100

Nigeria has now reported 1,100 deaths from COVID-19 complications, after two people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. Despite the toll of over a thousand deaths from COVID-19 complications, many of the country’s 36 states do not have teams of trained staff for handling COVID-19 burials, according to the latest Health Preparedness Index for states published by SBM, a leading intelligence platform. It is not clear yet how coronavirus infected bodies can transmit the virus, but forensic experts believe a lack of guidelines and contingency planning could trigger a chain infection, especially among mourners. Meanwhile, Nigeria also … Continue reading Nigeria’s Total Coronavirus Deaths Now 1,100

Nigeria: BBC Africa Eye On Lagos Explosion – New Evidence Contradicts Official Explanation

BBC Africa Eye uncovers new evidence that contradicts the official explanation for the Lagos explosion in March New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls’ boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the country’s state-owned oil firm, claimed the explosion occurred as a result of a truck that hit gas cylinders near one of its petroleum pipelines. But new evidence indicates this official explanation for the cause of the blast, that decimated over 100,000 square metres of Lagos, is … Continue reading Nigeria: BBC Africa Eye On Lagos Explosion – New Evidence Contradicts Official Explanation

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Stop Disrespecting Nigeria, Government Tells United States, UK Over Visa Restrictions On Election Riggers

he Nigerian Government has asked the United States of America and United Kingdom to stop disrespecting the country and its citizens. The government was reacting to the statements issued by the US and UK on the governorship elections holding in … Continue reading Stop Disrespecting Nigeria, Government Tells United States, UK Over Visa Restrictions On Election Riggers

FG lists poverty among reasons fight against COVID-19 has been successful in Nigeria

September 16, 2020 By Ripples Nigeria The national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, on Tuesday listed poverty as one of the reasons behind the success story of the fight against the pandemic in Nigeria. He spoke at an interactive session between the Joint Senate Committee on Health and Aviation, members of the PTF and other stakeholders in the Aviation and Health sectors. At the event, the lawmakers submitted that the method used in fighting the dreaded virus in Europe, which the PTF adopted was killing Nigeria’s economy. The chairman of the Senate Committee on … Continue reading FG lists poverty among reasons fight against COVID-19 has been successful in Nigeria

Tblak: Nigerian porn star arrested ‘for filming’ at sacred forest

Tobiloba Jolaosho, the Nigerian pornstar popularly known as King Tblak HOC has been arrested for allegedly recording a pornographic movie at the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in western Nigeria, police say. The sacred forest, home to Osun, the Yoruba goddess of fertility, is a UN-designated World Heritage Site. Police said Tblak was arrested for allegedly recording a “sex movie” in the forest. Neither he nor his lawyer have commented. Mr Jolaosho is a popular porn movie producer with a huge following, and snippets of the video, which allegedly showed him dressed in the white robe of adherents of the Osun … Continue reading Tblak: Nigerian porn star arrested ‘for filming’ at sacred forest

CBN inaugurates N200bn family home financing scheme

By Ripples Nigeria The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday announced a N200 billion family home financing initiative in support of the Nigerian government’s quest for providing 300,000 homes across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. It stated this in a report titled, ‘Framework for the Implementation of Family Homes Financing Initiative,’ published on its website, saying the scheme would advance government’s Economic Sustainability programme, expected to create 1.5 million jobs in five years. According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nigeria’s housing deficit stood at 17 million houses as of 2012. “Funds would be released to FHF (Family … Continue reading CBN inaugurates N200bn family home financing scheme

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British court gives Nigeria more time to fight $10bn payment to Irish company

Nigeria’s government was granted more time by a London judge to challenge an arbitration award worth around $10bn (€8.4bn), more than a quarter of the country’s foreign reserves. Judge Ross Cranston said in yesterday’s judgment granting extra time that Nigeria … Continue reading British court gives Nigeria more time to fight $10bn payment to Irish company

Nigeria: Flight Resumption – Nigeria Bars Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, Others

Ahead of the resumption of international flights, the Nigerian government has released the list of international airlines denied approval to operate in the country. “Air France, KLM, Etihad, Rwandair, Lufthansa, TAAG Angola Airlines, Air Namibia, and Royal Air Maroc are … Continue reading Nigeria: Flight Resumption – Nigeria Bars Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, Others

Nigeria: Authorities must quash the conviction and death sentence imposed on Kano-based singer

The authorities of Kano State of Nigeria must immediately quash the conviction and death sentence of Yahaya Sharif Aminu, who was sentenced to death by hanging on spurious charges of blasphemy by the Kano Upper Shari’a Court, Amnesty International said today.  Yahaya … Continue reading Nigeria: Authorities must quash the conviction and death sentence imposed on Kano-based singer

How MFM Pastor, Olukoya, Connived With Officials Who Stole Church’s Funds In United Kingdom –Charity Commission

It accused Olukoya of illegally meeting a former employee of the charity alleged to have stolen between £150,000 and £190,000 of the Charity’s funds in Nigeria, then entered into an agreement with the individual without any consultation with other trustees. … Continue reading How MFM Pastor, Olukoya, Connived With Officials Who Stole Church’s Funds In United Kingdom –Charity Commission