Delta versity momentarily under armed robbers invasion

Academic activities at Western Delta University, Oghara, in Delta State, were momentarily disrupted on Thursday following the invasion of suspected armed robbers into the university campus. Reporters gathered that the hoodlums gained entry through an unfenced perimeter at the rear of the campus, intending to rob students. Students, upon sensing danger, quickly raised the alarm […]

Cholera: Lagos raises alarm as death toll continues to rise

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi said the cholera death toll has risen to 24. Abayomi disclosed this in a post on his Instagram handle on Friday. He also has confirmed 35 cases out of the 417 suspected cases across 20 Local Government Areas in the state. The Commissioner said the situation […]

Army receives fighter jets for Aviation unit against Insurgency

The Nigerian Army Aviation Unit is set to roar to life with the arrival of two fighter jets to boost the operational capabilities of the Army. The arrival of the Bell UH1 combat helicopters at the Nigerian Police Air wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja comes 10 years after a former Chief of […]

Kano Emirate: Court nullifies Sanusi’s return as Emir

A ruling by the Federal High Court in Kano sank the emirate into more turmoil yesterday. Justice Mohammed Liman nullified the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the 16th Emir of Kano. While the judge did not invalidate the Kano Emirate Council (Repeal) Law, he held that actions taken so far on its basis were […]

Rivers needs peace, councils offices to remain shut, IG insists

The secretariat of the 23 local government councils in Rivers State will remain under seal, Inspector-General of Police Kayode Egbetokun said yesterday. According to him, the seal-off will remain until a decision of the court in the controversy. The caretaker chairman appointed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara and inaugurated on Wednesday started operating from makeshift offices […]

Fire outbreak ravages Bayero mall in Kano

A sudden midday fire outbreak on Wednesday ravaged a section of the Ado Bayero Mall, formally occupied by Game Stores, on Zoo Road in Kano. The lease manager of the mall, Elizabeth Adeyemo, who confirmed the outbreak to newsmen, said the firemen are currently on the ground, making frantic efforts to quench the fire. Read […]

Rivers State begins process of conducting LG elections

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission said it had begun the process of conducting local government elections in the state. This is contained in a public notice signed by the Chairman/Chief Electoral Commissioner of RSIEC, Justice Adolphus Enebeli (retd.) and sent to newsmen on Wednesday night. This came barely 24 hours after the State Governor, […]

Imo set to hold LG elections September 21

The Chairman of Imo State Independent Electoral Commission, Charles Ejiogu, on Wednesday, said the local government election will take place on September 21, across 305 wards and 4,758 polling units in the state. He stated this during the stakeholders meeting held in Owerri, Imo State. He said “We have gathered the stakeholders to show our […]

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu denounces S’East killings, seeks negotiation with FG

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, denounced the killings in the South-East over the group’s agitation for secession. He also appealed for an out-of-court settlement of his ongoing treason trial by the Federal Government. The IPOB leader, who has been in detention since 2021 following his re-arrest in Kenya […]

Sallah Tragedy: Nine killed, 78 injured in 13 road crashes

The command said 78 others who sustained varying degrees of injury in the crashes, involving 21 vehicles and 128 people, were swiftly conveyed to hospitals across the zone, while 41 other persons were rescued without injuries during the period. Reviewing activities in the first three days of the command’s special operation for Sallah, which started […]