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FG links Ondo mysterious deaths to contaminated ogogoro

The death of the 18 people in Ondo State in a mysterious circumstance has been linked to the consumption of a local gin that was contaminated with poisonous material (methanol). The Minister of State for Health, Fedelis Nwankwo, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja, on Monday. He, however said that: “At this stage, the particular poisonous substance (Toxin) ... Read More »

Senate adjourns plenary in honour of Chukwumerije

According to its tradition, the Senate will on Tuesday adjourn plenary in honour of the late Senator Uche Chukwumerije. Until his death on Sunday at a Turkish Hospital in Abuja, Chukwumerije, a three-term senator, was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, in the current Seventh Senate. He died at 75. The Senate traditionally honours dead members by postponing all items ... Read More »

Udom Emmanuel Gets Certificate Of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificates of return to Akwa Ibom Governor-elect, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, and members of the National Assembly-elect in the state. Making the presentation in Uyo, Mrs Thelma Iremiren, the INEC Commissioner supervising Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers, urged the elected officers to keep campaign promises to the electorate. Iremiren congratulated the ... Read More »

Nigerians Have Lost N21m To Xenophobia Rampage-Envoy

Nigerian Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Sunday that Nigerians lost more than N21m Rand (1.2m) in the on-going xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Ajulu-Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria by phone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that the loss included looted shops, burnt shops, two burnt mechanic workshops, 11 burnt cars and two stolen cars, among ... Read More »

Senator Uche Chukwumerije dies at 75

Former Minister of Information, Senator Uche Chukwumerije on Sunday evening died in the Turkish Hospital, Abuja at the age of 75. A statement from his family signed by Chidi Chukwumerije revealed that the veteran lawmaker died suffering from lung cancer related ailment. Reacting to the death, Senate Spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, described the lawmaker who until his death was the ... Read More »

October One hits the streets, as moviemakers kick

The movie, October One is probably the most talked about movie in recent times. Aside from the fact that it is produced by one of Nigeria’s great moviemakers, it has also been sweeping awards. At the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) held last month, the film took home most of the awards including the big ones like ‘Best Movie’, ... Read More »

Royal Rumble As Abia Politicians, Election Observers Clash in Lagos

Some politicians believed to be supporters of the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and members of the civil society groups/2015 election observers clashed in Lagos on Friday following claim and counter-claim that the April 11 governorship poll in the state was fraudulent. The observers, who had called a press conference to relate their observation at the election, ... Read More »

Rogue Nanny Finally Arrested

The current saga of the rogue nanny who kidnapped her client’s children on her first day of work has taken another dramatic turn as the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti reports that the nanny, Mary Akinloye, the 23-year-old nanny has been arrested.  Aderanti made this known during a chat with the Sunrise Daily crew of Channels Television. Also affirming ... Read More »

Court Nullifies Suit Against Obasanjo’s Book

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Justice Valentine Ashi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Apo, has vacated his orders restraining ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from, among others, publishing, printing or offering for sale, his autobiography: My Watch. The judge, in a ruling on Tuesday, upheld the argument by Obasanjo’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN) that the court was misled into granting the orders ... Read More »

Nigeria Unites For Chibok Girls

It was a moving spectacle yesterday in Abuja. Kids in red shirts, holding numbered placards on which the names of the Chibok schoolgirls are boldly written, marching on the Ministry of Education. With them were some of the girls who escaped in the night of horror on April 14, last year when Boko Haram insurgents hussled the over 200 pupils ... Read More »