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Mustapha Afeez Olasunkanmi is a trained broadcast journalist with a special love for writing. His passion is to become a renowned writer and broadcaster within the shortest time possible. He has written a good number of articles, hosted a few online tv programmes and is the current Brands & Products editor at NAIJAHITZ MEDIA CONSULT.
393 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; FCT-121 Lagos-86 Edo-70 Delta-30 Rivers-24 Plateau-16 Benue-11 Cross River-10 Abia-8 Bayelsa-4 Gombe-4 Bauchi-3 Kano-3 Adamawa-2 Taraba-1 202,191 confirmed 190,901 discharged 2,661 deaths Today’s report includes: Backlog of 1 confirmed case for Taraba for 18th September 2021 0 cases from Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto States A breakdown of cases by state via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng
WAEC RESULT
The federal ministry of education has assured candidates who missed the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in the South-East would be allowed to rewrite the examination. The permanent secretary of the ministry, Sonny Echono, made this known while monitoring some examination centers in Abuja on Monday. Expressing satisfaction with the conduct of the examination, written by over 1.57...
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the Nigeria Government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism. Adesina, who made the remark on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, stated that the government would rather prosecute financiers of insurgency in court. “Naming and shaming will not be the motive,...
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi said Nigerian politicians are the same irrespective of their parties, challenging them to start serving the people genuinely and stop taking the country for granted. This is as he pledged to pray to his ancestors to touch political class’s heart and changed them towards loving the people. Ooni disclosed this at his Ile-Oodua palace, Ile-Ife,...
Big Brother Naija’s housemate, Angel expresses gratitude after surviving eviction as she opens up on determination to put in her best in Arena games. This is coming following the viewer’s vote result that saw Saskay and Yousef evicted from the show. Angel, while hailing her father’s PR skill on her Instagram page stated she never expected to get that much support...
The Ondo State Government has sealed off Shoprite and the neighborhood market in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The popular facilities were sealed on Monday by the Ondo State Waste Management Authority, ODSWMA, over what was described as unsanitary and unhygienic practices. A few days ago, the agency had taken similar action against five notable buildings in the state for flouting...
Two suspected armed robbers were nabbed by some youths in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital while trying to rob a woman at gunpoint. We gathered that the incident happened on Friday (September 17, 2021), at Gber-inder Kanshio area of the town. An eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent on anonymous condition said the armed robbers followed the woman to her house...
An alleged fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a. Mompha, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apologize over an alleged libelous publication. Mompha made the demand in a letter signed by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole. The Instagram celebrity warned the EFCC that failure to comply within 14 days will cause him to take legal action. Oyewole said the anti-graft agency’s spokesman,...
Prof Yemi Osinbajo has advised preachers in Nigeria to pay Pentecost Tax. The Nation’s Vice President who is also a clergyman spoke in Lagos on Friday during an event. Osinbajo said persons who succeed in their endeavors owe society three forms of taxes. He explained that the first is income taxes (personal income tax), and corporation tax for company owners. The second, he...
Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has expressed that a political solution be found to the crisis which led to the arrest and incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Metuh stated this in a statement titled, ‘Metuh seeks political solution on Nnamdi Kanu’s incarceration…donates office to PDP,’ made available...
Armed bandits have rejected a ransom offered by the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasir Magarya, for the release of his father. Premium Times reported that Mr Magarya’s father was kidnapped alongside five others in August during an evening attack on Magarya village of Zurmi local government area. State government officials reportedly reached out to bandits’ kingpin, Halilu Kachalla,...
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has suspended its Gombe State Caretaker Chairman, Rev. Sunday Congo. Congo was suspended after he wrote a congratulatory letter to the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, without the approval of the association’s National Executive Committee. CAN State Secretary in Gombe, Apostle John Adedigba, in a letter on behalf of all the members...
Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s information minister, has deflected blame for the poor image the country endures internationally on activities of the media. The minister asserted “whatever image problem Nigeria is suffering from today is mostly due to the unflattering portrayal of the country by the country’s media”. “If one picks up most newspapers, watches most television stations or listens to most radio...
INEC
Nwachukwu Orji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Anambra, says the sit-at-home directive by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is affecting preparations for the governorship election in the state. Orji stated this on Thursday, after the opening ceremony of the election monitoring and support center (EMSC) amber zone implementers’ workshop, held in Anambra. IPOB, which is seeking to secede from...
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has given reasons he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking on Channels Television program, ‘Politics’, Femi emphatically said he joined APC to achieve unity, peace and togetherness in Nigeria. When asked to comment on the statement he made in 2015 against President Muhammadu Buhari, the outspoken Femi opined that: “There is a...

Fani-Kayode decamps to APC

FORMER Minister of Aviation during the President Olusegun Obasanjo government, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. He was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, and governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja Mr. Fani Kayode said that he was led by...
Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya has expressed that bandits, insurgents and kidnappers will be treated “in the language they understand”. He stated this on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of the chief of army staff combined second and third quarters conference, held in Abuja. He stated that the military remains committed to its duty of ensuring peace and security in...
It has been reported that a girls' hostel at the Kwara state university, Malete, is really on fire as students were seen running "Helter Sketer" to get their stuff out from the hostel. The cause of this incident is yet to be confirmed though. Some students were seen running to pack their files claiming they contain all their years of struggle...
Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. There was palpable tension as Abdulrasheed Bawa, The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, September 16, after he slumped at a program. According to Daily Trust, Bawa was giving his goodwill...
President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Thursday hosted the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino at the State House, Abuja He was given the number 10 jersey as seen in the pictures below. Photos
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed how the Nigerian government can stop banditry and the crimes among herders. Gumi said crimes among herders can be stopped through education. In a Facebook post, the controversial Islamic scholar said the building of schools and encouraging children of herdsmen to attend them would prevent banditry. Gumi recalled how he encouraged some herdsmen in the Janjala forest...
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has thrown out the bail application filed by 11 suspected kidnappers currently at the police custody in Lafia, Nasarawa State. The judge held that the suspects, who allegedly killed two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FIRSC) before kidnapping seven others, were engaging in abuse of court process and...
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has dragged the Kenyan Government to court. Kanu instituted a case against the Kenyan Government through his legal team. The Special Counsel to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor, disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Thursday. “UPDATE: Extraordinary Rendition: Onyendu’s legal team has filed a suit in Kenya against the Kenyan government,” Ejimakor...
The Federal Government has accused media houses of portraying Nigeria in bad light before the international community. Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, said Nigeria is experiencing image problems due to unflattering reports by the media. Mohammed disclosed this at a ceremony on renaming of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Headquarters building after the late Wada Maida in...
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Saga has been given a punishment for disobeying Biggie’s orders. Recall that Biggie gave Saga a secret task to pick a fight with Nini and avoid her till next diary session. He told Saga that he will be rewarded with 200 token if he successfully carries out the task. Saga, however, failed the task and...
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that 8 million individuals are currently benefiting under the conditional cash transfer program (CCT). The president also stated that 1.6 million households are currently receiving a “bi-monthly stipend of N10,000″ from his government. The CCT program was established to benefit poor and vulnerable Nigerians with a monthly stipend of N5,000. Buhari stated this at the opening ceremony...
The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has finally bowed to the demands of students after the protest organized on Tuesday. UNIBEN had earlier announced that students who did not pay school fees within the stipulated time would have to pay extra charges and might have their studentship withdrawn. Hence, the students on Tuesday protested against the N20,000 hike in their tuition. The students,...
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila claims that separationist activists are not different from the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups. Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) advocates the secession of the Igbos in the South-East zone, while Sunday Igboho is leading the agitation for the Yoruba nation in the South-West zone. In his remarks...
Okonjo
Nigeria’s former minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by American news magazine, Time, as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Okonjo-Iweala, who is currently the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), was named alongside world leaders like United States President, Joe Biden, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping, on Time’s 15th September publication. She is the...
Dozens of civilians were said to have been killed and others wounded after a military operation said to have occurred by error. It was unclear when the incident came, but dead bodies and wounded victims started arriving at the hospitals in Geidam and the capital Damaturu on Wednesday afternoon, an official said. The actual civilian casualties were still being examined as...