FULL TEXT: New Year Message From President Muhammadu Buhari

Dear compatriots, It is my utmost pleasure to rejoice with all Nigerians as we enter the year 2019, which will be a very significant one for our country. At the turn of every year, we often use the opportunity to look back at the past and forward to the future. To review the outgoing year, its high and low points, successes and failures, and be fully thankful to God. We Nigerians are religious people, and we believe that God reigns and rules in the affairs of men. A time like…

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Breaking: “Show evidence if truly I’m corrupt”, Atiku challenges Buhari

The former Nigerian vice president and 2019 presidential Candidate under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has again challenged Buhari, APC over corruption allegations levelled against him. According to Atiku, who directly challenged the APC government and those who accused him of corruption that, if you know i’m corrupt take evidence to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and stop destroying my name and image before the world and Nigerians. Atiku disclosed this in an interview with the Voice of America’s correspondent Aliyu Mustapha. According…

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Popular Nollywood actor Odunlade Adekola celebrates 40th birthday

Popular Nollywood actor, singer, producer and Filmmaker Odunlade Adekola is celebrating his 40th birthday today December 31st. The multi-talented actor was born on December 31st, 1978. Odunlade Adekola’s hugely popular movies include; Sunday Dagboru, Mufu Olosha, Alani Pamolekun, Opa Kan, Adebayo Aremu Abere. Odunlade Adekola is from Ekiti State. Odunlade shares video as he was joyfully dancing with his wife Ruth Adekola. He was born on 31 December 1978 at Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. He is, however, an indigine of Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State. He attended…

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Thousands of Nigerians miss out on visa appointments as US shutdown embassy indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans. The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US. The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General,…

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Just In: Army Extends Operation ‘Python Dance’ Nationwide

The Nigerian Army says it will conduct exercise “Egwu Eke III’’ – Python dance nationwide, to tackle already “observed upsurge’’ in security challenges as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. According to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who announced this at a news conference on Friday in Maiduguri, the exercise will be conducted from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2019 general elections are due to commence with the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Feb. 16.…

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Photos: Police Uncover Kidnappers Den, Arrests Two Suspects In Ondo

The Ondo State police command on Thursday continued their onslaughts against kidnappers and criminal elements terrorizing the commuters and residents, destroying kidnappers den and arrested two suspects For more than five hours, the police operation team led by the DCP (Operation) Mudashiru Abudulahai combed the forest reserve around Oba/Ose Akoko leading to the arrest of two suspected kidnappers, Jahae Mohammed and Jimoh Ahmed. The den of the kidnappers were also destroyed at the forest. In series of meeting with security Chiefs and various stakeholders over the security challenges in the…

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Angry Davido allegedly slaps Kizz Daniel’s manager at show

David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido allegedly slapped Kizz Daniel’s manager, Oluwatumininu Lawrence, during his show on Thursday. Lawrence on his Twitter handle, bashed Davido, over what he termed “fake love.” He also shamed those, who he said witnessed the assault and did nothing. They were Davido’s manager, Asa Asika and Bizzle Osikoya. While he refused to share details of what transpired at Davido’s show, other Twitter users had no such restraint. Twitter users revealed that the assault happened when Davido and his crew came backstage, where Lawrence was trying…

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Breaking: Police raid Dino Melaye’s Abuja home

Scores of police personnel have invaded the residence of the controversial lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye The invasion of the lawmaker’s Abuja residence located at 11 Sangha street, off Mississippi, Maitama, took place some minutes after Midday today. Presently, the street where his house is located has been cordoned off by security operatives with Toyota Hilux operational vehicles. Melaye had raised the alarm a few days ago over an attempt by the Federal Government to assassinate him. Attempts by our correspondent to speak with…

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Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno, kills navy officer

Some Boko Haram fighters have attacked the headquarters of 7 Brigade, Multinational Joint Task Force, in Baga, Borno State, shooting dead a naval officer attached to the Brigade. Our correspondent learnt that the insurgents, believed to belong to the Islamic State of West African Province, attacked the military headquarters around 7pm on Wednesday and engaged in a firefight with troops which reportedly lasted for more than seven hours. It was gathered that the Air Task Force component of the Operation Lafiya Dole was called in by the army to deploy…

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BREAKING: Suspect Gives Reason For Killing Badeh

An armed robbery suspect, Shuaibu Rabi, says he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), because they wanted to rob him. Rabi said this while being interrogated by policemen in Hausa language. Our correspondent obtained a video clip of the interrogation on Thursday. The suspect said he and his friends received information that Badeh was in possession of a huge sum of money which he wanted to use in purchasing a parcel of land in Nasarawa State. The…

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