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No fewer than eight persons were arrested when security operatives disrupted the RevolutionNow protest in Lagos on Thursday. The protesters, who stormed Ojota and Maryland axis of the state, marched through the streets demanding a better society. The citizens were on their way home when a group of armed police officers attacked them. Kayode Jaiyeola, a photojournalist with The PUNCH who was...
Former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi has been declared wanted by the police over his hotel staff who were allegedly assaulted and stripped naked over a missing money.   In a statement released by the Delta state police spokesperson DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, Gbagi was accused of refusing to honor several police invitations.   The statement read; “Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi was invited by the...
The Seven Division of General Court Martial of Operation Lafiya Dole has dismissed and sentenced a corporal to five years imprisonment for assaulting and defiling a 13-year-old girl. Aliyu Yakubu was said to have committed the offence on July 1, 2018 while serving in 202 Battalion in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He was accused of having carnal...
We are delighted to reveal the IFSEC Global influencers in security and fire 2020. Chosen based on nominations judged by a panel of highly respected judges, the influencers span seven categories, with nominees and winners coming from across the globe. We defined ‘influence’ in the following ways: Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation Someone who has been...
Manchester City has announced the signing of Portuguese defender Ruben Dias from Benfica in a £64.3million move.   The 23-year-old who had his medical in Lisbon signed a six-year contract, which saw Nicolas Otamendi moved to Benfica for £13.7m as part of the deal.   'I am a player that loves to win, a player for the team, for the fans, a player...
TV news reporter Kamie Jo Roesler has been charged after smashing a beer bottle over the head of a man during a heated argument.   The news presenter, 28, who works for WIS-TV in Columbia is believed to have gotten into a disagreement with the victim, 32, on Sunday evening, September 27, while sitting with a group of people on 1100 block of North...
The Education Secretary of Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto, Ishaka Abdullahi has been arrainged before Justice Malami Umar Dogondaji of the State High Court for fraud in the federal government school feeding programme.   Abdullahi was arraigned on a six-count charge, bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N429,000 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   His arraignment...

Another plaque in China

China has declared a health emergency over Black death plague after a three-year-old boy was struck down by the disease. The child, from a remote village in Menghai county, Yunnan, was confirmed to be infected by the killer disease on Monday according to Chinese state media reports.   Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease spread by fleas living on wild rodents and...
A man identified as Nnajiofor Donatus was taken into police custody in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State last Saturday, after he ‘arrested’ a deity which he claimed had been tormenting his community for a long time and causing his business to fail. Speaking to Vanguard at St. Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral before Nsukka Urban Police Division took him away...
A Nigerian man broke down in tears as he narrated all he's allegedly been through in the hands of NCDC officials since arriving Nigeria.   Ndubuisi Ekwulonu said he left Sweden on September 9 and came into Nigeria on 10. Now that he's trying to leave the country back to Sweden to resume his job, he said NCDC officials are frustrating...
Zimbabwean woman is now facing murder charges after hiring thugs to beat up her rivals over a man. Rebecca Masawi and the thugs she hired; Zvikomborero Zvikoni, Liberty Guruve and Tendai Dhai are now facing murder, kidnapping and robbery charges after one of the women who was assaulted died. According to court documents, Masawi was so incensed that two other women...
A former staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Oreoluwa Adesakin, has been sentenced to 98 years in prison by Justice Muniru Olagunju of Oyo High Court for fraud.   A statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, said Adesakin was found to have committed financial fraud against her employers to the tune of N49,320,652.32 and an additional $368,203.00...
A couple in Ireland who were filmed having sex on a busy street in broad daylight have been spared jail time.   The couple, Natasha Rice, 34, and Adrian Butler, 51, have been put on the sex offenders register after they were caught on camera by shocked onlookers in the Market area of Belfast, Northern Ireland on September 12 having sex....
As more revelations of malpractice by Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, comes to light, SaharaReporters has uncovered new information on how he is scheming to manipulate a Supreme Court ruling on the outcome of the Bali/Gassol Federal Constituency elections in Taraba State. Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak, Garba Hamman Julde and Ibrahim Na’awe were all contenders for the federal seat and contested the...
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC says it has uncovered up to N2.67 billion meant for school feeding during the COVID-19 lockdown in personal bank accounts.   The Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, disclosed this on Monday, September 28, while delivering a keynote address at the second National Summit on Diminishing Corruption with the theme: “Together Against Corruption and...
Lionel Messi has been named No 1 in SportsPro's 2020 list of the World's 50 Most Marketable Athletes.   The Barcelona superstar and six-time Ballon d’Or winner claimed the top spot ahead of Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo who was placed in second spot.   American basketball star LeBron James, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, and Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu completed this year’s top five,...
Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has formally defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.   Uduaghan who formally rejoined the PDP on Monday September 28, at his hometown, Abigborodo in Warri North Local Government Area of the State, defected to the APC where he contested and lost the Delta South Senatorial seat in 2019 to incumbent...
US presidential candidate, Joe Biden has laughed off Donald Trump’s demand that he take a drug test before the first presidential debate in Ohio on Tuesday September 29.   Trump suggested during the weekend that Biden should engage in a drug test beause he feels Biden will need drugs to perform well during the debate, but Biden laughed off Trump's suggestions.   When...
An alleged human trafficking kingpin, Muritala Sanni, has been arrested in Lagos after a five year manhunt. A non-governmental organisation, Kick against Human Trafficking and Human Rights Abuse Foundation facilitated the arrest and handover to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons for prosecution (NAPTIP) It was gathered that Sanni was arrested last Wednesday, September 23, at his...
A federal judge has partially granted Chinese owned app, TikTok's request for a temporary injunction against a push by the Trump administration to ban the app in the United States. The US government ban on downloads of the app was to start on Sunday September 27, but the injunction has now delayed the ban. The Commerce Department announced earlier this month...
The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has awarded N50 million in favour of the woman assaulted by Senator Elisha Abbo.   In 2019, a video went viral showing the assault play out in a sex toy store in Abuja.   Elisha Ishaku Abbo savagely attacked Osimibibra Warmate during a misunderstanding and the video caused outrage.   There was even more outrage in July 2020 when...
JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE RESOLUTION OF TRADE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA (FGN) AND THE ORGANIZED LABOUR REPRESENTED BY THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC) AND THE TRADE UNION CONGRESS (TUC) HELD AT THE STATE HOUSE BANQUET HALL ON SUNDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER 2020   A Bipartite Meeting between the FGN and the two Labour Centres – Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)...
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has warned that Nigeria may break up if efforts are not made to address the "existing cracks."   Osinbajo gave the warning while speaking at an interdenominational church service to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary on Sunday, September 27.   The Vice-President who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the National Ecumenical Centre, where...
The Ahoada West Local Government Chairman, Hon. (Evang.) Hope.O.Ikiriko, has disclosed the names of some staff of the Rivers State Local Government Service Commission, allegedly involved in the employment scam in Ahoada West Local Government Council. This, according to the Chairman, is as a result of the campaign of calumny in the news media by the president of the Nigerian...
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disbanded the Sokoto State Hisbah police and halted all its activities over alleged power tuzzle and factionalization.   The Hisbah board in the state has been rocked by crisis for so many years as three persons have been simultaneously claiming to be leaders of the committee without the government's approval.   A statement issued on Saturday, September 26, by...
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have refused to suspend their plan to embark on a nationwide strike on Monday. The two unions had resolved to go on strike on Monday to protest against the recent hikes in pump price of petroleum and electricity tariff. But when they met with the house leadership in Abuja on...
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The Management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has suspended a lecturer, Dr Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology for allegedly impregnating a student.   It was gathered that the lecturer allegedly intimidated, sexuallly harassed the said student before impregnating her.   Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, who confirmed the development in a statement on his personal...
A young graduate from Katsina state identified as Usman Abubakar has reportedly burnt all his certificates including National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) University degree, WAEC.   According to reports on various Hausa Facebook pages, the frustrated young man tore all the certiicates and set them ablaze because he was unable to secure a job since graduation.    
Togo's Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government have resigned in a political reshuffle delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The resignation came after President Faure Gnassingbe won his re-election in March, extending his 15-year-old rule and a family dynasty that began when his father took power in a 1967 coup. Komi Selom Klassou has served as prime minister since 2015....
Body positivity activist and the founder of The Boob Movement, Abby Zeus, took to Instagram to share this X-rated photo of herself posing completely naked for her followers.   See full photo below.   
5 DAYS TO GO: “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it”-Frantz Fanon. Our generation’s mission is #RevolutionNow. We are not betrayers. On #Oct1stProtest we’ll fight to fulfil history. #BuhariMustGo #OccupyNigeria #occupynigeria2 The Coalition for Revolution is calling on all Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to come out en masse on,...
An Air Force officer identified as Michael Oyebanji has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after sitting before a General Court Martial at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Makurdi. The Master Warrant Officer (MWO) and three other Air Force officers were sentenced based on their levels of involvement in the fraudulent misappropriation of funds of the 151...
Abubakar Gana, former Acting Registrar of National Examinations Council, is currently enmeshed in a corruption saga involving the misappropriation of about N368,875,000.00 belonging to the examination council, a document seen by SaharaReporters has shown. President Muhammadu Buhari had in May 2018 appointed Gana as Acting Registrar of NECO following the suspension of Charles Uwakwe for various offences bordering on financial...
A stampede for the monetary gift doled out by Governor Aminu Tambuwal in Sokoto on Friday has led to tragedy after a policeman shot dead one person. The policeman also injured three others. The shooter, a police sergeant, identified as Bello Garba, was promptly arrested by the Sokoto Police Command. His victims have also been identified. Bello killed 25-year-old Aminu Abdulrahman and injured...
Four aviation unions have announced their intention to join the Nigeria Labour Congress in its strike on Monday. In a statement on Friday, the unions directed workers in the aviation sector to withdraw their services from Monday, September 28. This means that the airspace may not be open for operations on Monday. The four unions joining the strike are the National Union...
The National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress APC, has nullified the suspension of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi and other party members by a faction of the party in the state.   Recall that earlier today September 25, a faction of the party in Ekiti state, issued a statement announcing the suspension of Governor Fayemi. The faction accused the governor of anti-party activities...
Nigerian soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo, was yesterday, unveiled as an ambassador for Simba TVS, distributors of Nigeria's leading brands in the tricycle, motorcycle and power bike Sector.   Kanu said "I have the singular honour and privilege of endorsing and recommending their products. They are number one in their areas of business. Their quality and after sales service policy is demonstrated in their Workshops pan Nigeria”.  Simba TVS places strong emphasis on empowerment, and runs specific programs targeted at women, youths, welfare...
The Coalition for Revolution has urged Nigerians to participate in a peaceful protest against the anti-people policies of the Nigerian Government on October 1, 2020. The group in a statement on Thursday also called for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the group, protests will take place in all states across Nigeria as well as in London, Sweden,...

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