Ihedioha reverses Imo university status, appoints new rector

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Governor Emeka Ihedioha has reversed the status of the newly converted Imo State University of Agriculture and Technology, Umuagwo, to its earlier polytechnic status. The immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, had at the twilight of his administration elevated the polytechnic to a university status and appointed a Vice […]

Two Air Force officers dismissed over attack on Magu’s farmhouse

Afeez Hanafi Two officers of the Nigerian Air Force have been dismissed for their alleged involvement in the murder of a police sergeant securing a farmhouse owned by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. The officers, Awua Theophanous and Sunday Paul, were disengaged from the service and handed over […]

Boko Haram fighters kill another army commander

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers. The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent […]

Police rescue five children from traffickers in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State Police Command has rescued five children kidnapped by a dreaded child trafficking syndicate operating in the state. The children were rescued unhurt. Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, who reunited one of the children with his family on Friday, said his command would continue its crackdown on […]

Woman bites off tongue of would-be rapist

A 24-year-old medical doctor has bitten off the tongue of her would-be rapist when he attacked her as she slept in her hospital’s staff quarters. The would-be rapist, who is now in the hospital had gained access to the South African hospital posing as a patient, and tried to force his tongue into her mouth, […]

$360m Abiola stadium taken over by weeds

Adelani Adepegba and Sodiq Oyeleke The National Stadium, Abuja, now renamed Moshood Abiola National Stadium, is in a state of disrepair following the failure of the government to maintain the facility, which has been taken over  by weeds. Findings indicate that many facilities at the complex, built at a whopping $360m in 2003, had deteriorated […]

Bayelsa women protest

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa                                              The pristine and serene status of Ekpetiama kingdom in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has been desecrated. Crime and criminality has taken roots in the seven communities in […]

Dickson hails Ihedioha for appointing Onyeagucha Imo SSG

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Seriake Dickson, has hailed his Imo State counterpart, Emeka Ihedioha, for appointing Uche Onyeagucha, Secretary to the Imo Government (SSG). A statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having described the new Imo SSG […]

Wike inaugurates 9th state Assembly

Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has proclaimed the Ninth State House of Assembly, urging the lawmakers to work for the development of their respective constituencies and the state. Performing the constitutional responsibility bestowed on him by Section 105 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), Governor Wike urged the lawmakers to work with […]

China warns students, academics of risks of studying in U.S.

China warned students and academics on Monday about risks involved in studying in the United States, pointing to limits on the duration of visas and visa refusals, amid a bitter trade war and other tension between the two countries. Relations between China and the United States have nosedived because of their trade conflict, U.S. sanctions on […]

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