Ministers donate 50% of March salary to COVID-19 efforts

Nigeria’s 43 Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria has recorded 81 cases with one death and three discharged as at March 27, 2020. Though what the 50% amounted to was not disclosed, a statement in Abuja on Saturday stated that the […]

Fake naval officer arrested for mutilating man’s private parts

Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fake naval officer, Azeez Ali, for allegedly mutilating the private parts of a 42-year-old man, Sunday Amoo. It was gathered that Ali, during an argument, used a military Jackknife to mutilate Amoo’s private parts, which resulted in multiple deep cuts. The state Police Public Relations […]

Kaduna begins N30,000 wage payment this month

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday said the payment of the N30,000 new minimum pension for retirees on the old Defined Benefits Pension scheme would commence this month. The governor through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye in a statement said the decision would upgrade 11,511 pensioners who were […]

Don’t bar Ajimobi, others from NEC meeting, court orders APC

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered that the meeting of the National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress scheduled for next week Tuesday must not go on except a former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Waziri Bulama and Paul Chukwuma were allowed to attend. The court, in a ruling by Justice […]

Senate okays HND as minimum qualification for president, govs

The Senate, on Thursday, passed for second reading, a constitution amendment bill which prescribes Higher National Diploma or its equivalent as the educational qualification required for anyone seeking to contest the office of the Nigerian President or state governors. The bill sponsored by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party from Plateau State, Senator Isfifanus […]

Ondo policeman kills wife, self over alleged infidelity

A policeman identified as Tolulope, who was attached to the Ondo State Police Command,  has allegedly shot his wife dead and later killed himself. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, was said to have happened in Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. A police source said the cop was specifically […]

Generator importation to attract 10-year jail term — Senate bill

A bill for an act to criminalize the importation, selling and usage of generators in Nigeria scaled the first reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. The bill sponsored by Senator Birma Enagi from Niger State prescribes 10 year-jail term for importers and sellers of generators. The bill is coming on the heels […]

Nigerien nabbed for altering stolen phones’ IMEI numbers

The police have arrested a Nigerien, Abdullahi Ali, who allegedly specializes in altering the International Mobile Equipment Identity number of stolen mobile phones. Ali, 29, from Maradi, Niger Republic, said he used apps to alter the IMEI of phones, adding that he learnt the skill from some persons. The IMEI is a unique set of […]

Reps suspend Buhari’s $22.79bn loan consideration indefinitely

The House of Representatives has indefinitely suspended the consideration of the $22.79bn external loan request by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The House had listed the report by its Committee on Aids, Loans and Debt Management on the 2016–2018 Federal Government External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan as the last item for consideration on the […]