Nigerian couple celebrate birthday of twins they welcomed after 17 years of waiting

A Nigerian couple are celebrating the first birthday of their twin girls who came into this world 17 years after their first child. The twins – Emmanuella and Daniella recently clocked a year old on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 A photographer, who shared photos from the birthday party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said the …

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Airplane gets stuck in mud while trying to take off from Lagos airport (Video)

A video making rounds on social media shows the moment an airplane got stuck in mud at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos state. The plane reportedly skidded off the runway while trying to take off and ended up getting stuck. In the video, some airport officials could be seen making attempts to dig out …

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Photos: 42 notorious thugs, 21 drug dealers arrested, illicit drugs worth over N32m recovered in Kano

Fort-two notorious thugs known as ‘Yan Daba’ and 21 drug dealers have been arrested by the police in Kano state. The Kano State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 2, while parading the suspects at the police headquarters in Kano. He also said large quantity of …

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63 suspected thugs, drug dealers arrested in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested 63 suspected thugs and drug dealers in a clearance operation across the eight local government areas of Kano metropolis. The state spokesperson for the police, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said this in a statement on Thursday. He said the persons included 42 suspected notorious thugs (Yan Daba) and 21 …

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Another Nigerian arrested in U.S for allegedly stealing $800,000 in payroll hacking

A Nigerian identified as Charles Onus has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his alleged involvement in diverting $800,000 into prepaid debit cards, barely a month after Abidemi Rufai, an aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state was arrested for fraud in the United States. The United State Department of Justice in a statement shared on …

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Four Cops, Three Others Killed In Osun Bank Robbery – Police

The Police Command in Osun State on Thursday disclosed that seven people, including two police officers and two constabularies, were killed during an attack by a suspected armed robber on two banks in Apomu and Ikire communities. The command in a statement released through its spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said the armed robbers numbering 35 at …

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Farouk Yahaya: No mass retirement in military, says Army

The Nigerian Army has said it is not true that there will be a mass retirement in the military following the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya. The new COAS was appointed on May 27 by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), following the death of his predecessor,… …

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Over 40,000 Passports Yet To Be Collected – NIS

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it has made significant progress in clearing the backlog of passport applications. Over 230,500 applications have been cleared and the passports produced, the NIS said in a statement by its publicist, Amos Okpu. “So far a total number of 230,500 applications have been cleared and passports produced. Out of this a …

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FG Protests Deletion Of Tweet, Says Twitter Can’t Gag Buhari

The federal government yesterday accused the social media giant, Twitter, of double standards in its treatment of issues affecting Nigeria. It warned that it would not allow the microblogging site to dictate to President Muhammadu Buhari his views on national issues. The accusation followed the decision of Twitter to delete a controversial post by Buhari …

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NASS orders MDAs to prove anti-corruption fight

The National Assembly is set to assess the level of implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2021 (NACS). Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari has summoned all relevant agencies. Heads of Federal Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) are expected to present detailed reports on their fight against corruption and …

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