Edo House of Assembly roof removed, iconic mace taken down

< 1 min read A dramatic scene was recorded in the Edo state House of Assembly today August 6, as some men were seen removing the iconic legislative mace on top of the building and also dismantling the roof. A video shared by Channels Televison, showed trucks offloading gravels at the entrance of the Assembly Complex while the suspected vandals trooped into the building. This is…

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#RevolutionNow protest is irritating – Femi Adesina

2 min read Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has stated that the #RevolutionNow protests embarked upon by some Nigerians is irritating.   In an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Thursday August 5, the presidential spokesperson averred that only a few youths out of the 200 million Nigerians in the country embarked on the protest.   Adesina said;  …

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Lawyer appeals dismissal of female soldier who got pregnant after she was raped by suspected bandits

2 min read A lawyer to a Female Soldier recently dismissed by the authorities of the Nigerian Army, for getting pregnant after she was raped by suspected bandits who attacked their vehicle while she was on transit from Lagos to Oyo state, Barrister Johnson Oyewole has appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai to upturn the decision. An Army board of inquiry (BOI) investigated the…

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‘RevolutionNow’ protests rock Abuja, Lagos

5 min read Nigeria Police yesterday deployed security operatives in Lagos and Abuja as the force arrested members of the #RevolutionNow group. The deployment and arrests were meant to prevent planned protests by the group. The protests, called by Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore and Coalition for Revolution (CORE) and tagged national day of action, were scheduled to take place simultaneously across major…

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Nigeria misses out on COVID-19 vaccine trials

4 min read • Only South Africa, Egypt participating in project • Experts fear phobia may scuttle efforts Experts are worried that Nigeria is not participating in the ongoing clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccines, unlike South Africa and Egypt. The concern is anchored on the fear that the country might not be able to benefit sufficiently it fails to be actively involved in the…

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Woman Punished For Extra-Marital Affair; Forced To Carry Husband On Shoulders

< 1 min read A woman has been filmed carrying her husband around on her shoulders as punishment after she was accused of having an affair by her husband. The wife was beaten every time she tried to stop or take a break from carrying her heavy load as she was paraded around the village in India. The woman was jeered at by fellow…

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COVID-19: Ekiti Govt Shuts Down Hotel For Hosting Wedding Party

2 min read Operatives of the Ekiti State Task Force on COVID-19 have shut down a popular hotel in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital Delight Hotel and Suites for operating against government’s regulations to contain the spread of the virus. As parts of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti, the state government directed that social gatherings like weddings, burials and other…

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Northern governors condemn Boko Haram attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy

2 min read Northern Governors Forum (NGF), has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the convoy of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, describing the act as callous and reprehensible. The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, made the condemnation in a statement  by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham. He said the attack on the governor’s convoy…

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Pa Ayo Fasanmi dies at 94, for burial August 4

2 min read One of the prominent leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, is dead. He was aged 94 years. He died on Wednesday at Osogbo, Osun State capital. Fasanmi was among core loyalists of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Publicity Secretary, Afenifere (Ilosiwaju Yoruba), Chief Akin Fasae, confirmed the passing on of the leader. He said Baba lived…

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Edo 2020: I honestly regret the mistake I made in 2016, Oshiomhole

2 min read The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, says he regrets his mistake of supporting Mr Godwin Obaseki for governorship in 2016. Oshiomhole said this on Sunday in Benin while addressing some members of the APC. He disclosed that he supported the governorship aspiration of Obaseki in 2016 to ensure the continuity of his projects…

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