Saturday, July 11, 2020

Police arrest two fathers for allegedly raping own daughters

The police have arrested two men in Lagos for allegedly raping their teenage daughters, with one of the victims becoming pregnant. One of the accused, Eke Kanu, a 61-year-old man, allegedly...

Nigeria counters UK group’s report of targeted killings against Christians

The Nigeria government has rejected a recent report from the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion, detailing cases of alleged genocide against Christians in the country. The...

After 43 years, NNPC publishes audited financial accounts

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) made history on Friday with the publication of its first audited financial statements after 43 years of its operation. The annual reports and financial statements...
NYSC member, two underage girls raped

As rape cases increase, Nigerian govt vows decisive action

The federal government has pledged to take decisive action against rapists, especially given the upsurge in reported rape cases. The Federal Executive Council took the decision at its meeting Wednesday following...

About 4 in 10 Nigerians lost their jobs in April — NBS

Not less than four in every ten Nigerians (42 per cent) who were working before the outbreak of coronavirus in the country lost their jobs due to the impact of...
Nigeria records 348 new cases, total exceeds 11,000

Nigeria records 348 new cases, total exceeds 11,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, announced 348 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 11,166. One death was recorded...

Buhari extends appointment of Dongban-Mensem as appeal court acting president

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the appointment of M. B. Dongban-Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) with effect from June 3 for a further period...

National Assembly padded 2019 NDDC budget with over 500 fake projects – Acting MD

The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission’s 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects. Mr Pondei made the disclosure...

Imo abolishes payment of pensions to ex-governors, speakers

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo has assented to a bill repealing the law that created pension allowances and gratuities for former governors, deputy governors, assembly speakers and deputy speakers. Signing the...

Passenger plane with more than 100 on board crashes in Pakistan, authorities say

A Pakistani passenger plane with more than 100 people on board has crashed near the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the country’s aviation authority said. Images shown on national television...

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