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BREAKING: Finally, FG declares bandits as terrorists

bandits kill 38 in kaduna
The Federal Government has declared bandits as terrorists. After weeks of footdragging, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), gazetted a court judgement that ordered the government to declare bandits as terrorists. States in the North-West geopolitical zone including Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kaduna have been ravaged by banditry in the last year. The nefarious activities...

Lekan Balogun endorsed as next Olubadan of Ibadanland

Olubadan of Ibadanland
Ten members of the Olubadan-in-Council have endorsed the nomination of Lekan Balogun to become the next Olubadan of Ibadanland. However, former governor Rashidi Ladoja, who is the Osi Olubadan, was absent when the endorsement was done. The 10 members made the announcement after Balogun addressed a press conference at Mapo Hall on Wednesday to commiserate with Ibadanland on the demise of...

Football News Now: Ighalo could miss AFCON 2021

Odion Ighalo
Reports claim the Afcon 2019 top scorer will be out of Cameroon 2021 with the Netherlands based forward expected to take his place Odion Ighalo could be out of Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon, according to reports. With Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Genk’s Paul Onuachu already ruled out of the 33rd edition of the African football showpiece,...

VIDEO: Police CSP deployed to Magodo by Malami, IGP defies Sanwo-Olu’s Order Openly

Sanwo-Olu at Magodo
A Chief Superintendent of Police ( name withheld) on Tuesday openly defied the order of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to vacate the Magodo Phase 2 Estate area of the state. The CSP told the governor that he and his armed colleagues were at the estate on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; as well as...

Bandits demand N50m ransom for Zamfara lecturer’s wife, two daughters

Zamfara Bandits demand ransom
Bandits, who abducted the wife and two daughters of a lecturer with the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau in Zamfara State, Dr Abdurrazak Muazu, have demanded N50 million ransom. A family member, Mohammed Jamilu, told The PUNCH that the bandits have called and informed them that they needed the sum of N100 million but later reduced the amount to N50 million. “They...

Teni Rivers Gunshot Scare – Police Commences Investigations

Teni kidnap scare
Gunshot scare forced popular Nigerian Artist, Teniola Apata, also known as Teni, to flee an event in Buguma Town, Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State over the weekend. The acting spokesman for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident but said Teni was rescued by security operatives unhurt. “She was invited for a carnival where she was performing,...

N-Power News Today – Disengaged Beneficiaries Berate Sadiya Farouk

Sadiya Farouk - N-power news today
The disengaged N-Power beneficiaries have called on the National Assembly to summon the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management And Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk over her failure to pay them their remunerated packages and allowances. The former NPower workers said this was necessary after their letters and other actions instituted to ensure the payment of the benefits, failed to...

RCCG D.G.O Pastor Abiona is Dead at Age 96

Pastor Abiona is Dead
The Retired Deputy General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor J.H. Abiona, is dead, News Nigeria Today gathered from reports online. An official of the church confirmed the death of the 96-year-old retired Deputy General Overseer of the church to The PUNCH on Saturday. According to the official who craved anonymity, the church would make an official statement on...

Nigeria’s Forex trouble days are not yet over – Report

Aboki rates today - dollar to naira
The Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise in its report has stated that the distortions inherent in the foreign exchange market will persist in 2022. This is according to the Economic Review for 2021 and Agenda for 2022 report of the Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise 2022, signed by the centre’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Muda...

Breaking News Today: Olubadan Passes Away Aged 93

Olubadan of Ibadanland
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has joined his ancestors. He was aged 93. Reports said he died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in the early hours of Sunday during an illness. His death was confirmed by one of the top high chiefs of the late traditional ruler. Recall that Oba Adetunji's wife Kudirat Aduke died on December 21, 2017, about...

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