Videos/Pictures: Ghanaian pastor in Florida arrested for shooting wife to death

(NNP) A Ghanaian pastor in the US state of Florida has been arrested for shooting his wife to death. Thirty-five year-old Pastor Sylvester Ofori who presided over the Floodgates of Heaven Church was said to have trailed his wife to her place of work at the Navy Federal Credit Union in the city of Orlando […]

50 killed in DR Congo mine collapse

No fewer than 50 people were killed after a gold mine collapsed in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, local authorities said on Saturday. The accident occurred on Friday in the town of Kamituga in South Kivu Province, following days of heavy rain. The cause of the landslide is currently under investigation. […]

Coronavirus: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

Trials of a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will resume after being paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK. On Tuesday, AstraZeneca said the studies were being paused while it investigated whether the adverse reaction was linked with the vaccine. But on Saturday, the university said it […]

Naviid Afkari: Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

Iran has executed a wrestler accused of murder, defying international appeals for him to be spared. Navid Afkari, 27, was sentenced to death over the murder of a security guard during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018. He said he had been tortured into making a confession. Human rights organisation Amnesty International described Afkari’s execution as a […]

UK court orders P&ID pay Nigeria £1.5million

Nigeria secured another victory against Process and Industrial Development(P&ID) in the UK court today as Sir Ross Cranston ordered it to make an interim payment of £1.5million to Nigeria. The amount, to be paid within 21 days, is to cover the legal costs Nigeria incurred as part of a successful application for the extension of […]

Man with 2,886 ATM cards caught trying to travel to Dubai

The Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigations of a suspected fraudster for concealing 2,886 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and four Subscriber Identification Module( SIM) cards in noodles. The suspect: Ishaq Abubakar was handed over to the EFCC by the Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday, September 10, […]

Naira goes south against the U.S. dollar

By Abankula The Nigerian Naira depreciated against the US dollar in the parallel market on Monday in contrast to the massive gains it recorded last week. According to market monitors, ngnrates.com, the US Dollar is being traded at ‚¦445.00 today, 7 September. This is N5 more than last week’s price of N440. The buying rate […]

NIS INTERPOL system uploads 150,000 stolen, lost travel documents

Muhammad Babandede, CG Nigeria Immigration Service By Ibironke Ariyo The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) INTERPOL i-24/7 desk has successfully uploaded 150, 000 Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (STLD) to INTERPOL Global System (IPSG) in Lyon, France seamlessly. The Service spokesman, Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of […]

Picture: Nigerian men arrested over German PPE ‘scam’

I Two Nigerian men have been arrested for allegedly scamming a German state that tried to buy 2.3m euros (£2m) of personal protective equipment (PPE). Nigerian police say they cloned the website of a Dutch company to obtain an order from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. When the PPE didn’t show up, a state […]

FG receives Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine (Always receiving, never inventing)

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin. In a statement on Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine by the Ministry’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi, the Russian envoy made the delivery during a visit to the […]

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