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Imo attacks: Lawan calls for more funding for security agencies

Written by on 9 April 2021

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has called for increased funding for the security agencies in the wake of incessant attacks on Federal Government facilities in Imo State. Lawan, who spoke on Friday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, while commissioning the Akachi Road constructed by the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led administration, said that there was hope for […]

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SEC warns Nigerian fintechs against trading foreign stocks

Written by on 9 April 2021

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned unregistered investment-tech platforms to desist from offering foreign securities to Nigerians. SEC in a statement on Thursday said that only registered exchanges may issue, or sell foreign securities to the Nigerian public. Nigeria has witnessed the emergence of technology companies that are easing access to foreign and […]

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Aubameyang ‘totally’ committed to Arsenal -Arteta

Written by on 9 April 2021

Mikel Arteta says striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “totally” committed to Arsenal even though he has been in and out of the team and he played down comparisons with the Mesut Ozil situation. Club captain Aubameyang signed a lucrative new three-year contract last year but has struggled for form this season and was dropped for last […]

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US to send two warships to Black Sea, says Turkey

Written by on 9 April 2021

The United States will send two warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea next week, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Friday, as tensions simmer between Russia and Ukraine. The ships will pass through the Bosphorus and enter the increasingly restless region on April 14 and 15 and leave on May 4 and May […]

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Imo requests’ll be quickly treated because Buhari, Lawan are our friends -Uzodinma

Written by on 9 April 2021

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, says the requests of the people of the state will be “treated expeditiously” by the Federal Government because the state has “heavyweights” like the President Muhammadu Buhari; and Senate President Ahmad Lawan as friends. The governor, who belongs to the ruling All Progressives Congress as Buhari and Lawan, stated this […]

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LASTMA official injured in attack by naval ratings

Written by on 9 April 2021

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has been left injured after he was attacked by some naval ratings for apprehending a Volkswagen Bus. Eyewitnesses say the bus with registration number LSD 73 XT obstructed the flow of traffic at Onipanu inward Fadeyi on the Ikorodu Road in Lagos. The vehicle was later […]

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Two Die from Benin Election Protest

Written by on 9 April 2021

A second person has died after troops opened fire with live rounds to break up a protest in central Benin just days before President Patrice Talon seeks re-election, a local official said on Friday. Talon, a cotton magnate first elected in 2016, is expected to easily win Sunday’s ballot with most of his main opponents […]

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Nigeria Receives Stolen Ile-Ife Artefact From Mexico

Written by on 9 April 2021

The Nigerian Government on Thursday received a stolen Ile-Ife artefact from Mexico. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama received the artwork from the Charge D’affaires of the Nigerian mission in Mexico, Yakubu Dadu. “Presented with an ancient bronze sculpture by Dr. Yakubu Dadu, Chargé Affaires of The Nigerian Embassy in Mexico,” the minister tweeted […]

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Gunmen abduct petrol station manager in Ekiti

Written by on 9 April 2021

Gunmen numbering about eight struck at a petrol station at Isan Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday evening and abducted its manager, Mr Itakorodo Adebayo. Sources said the gunmen, who rode on motorcycles, invaded the petrol station, shot sporadically, and forcibly took away the victim. The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti […]

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