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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.
In August, no fewer than 693 Nigerians lost their lives in various attacks across the country, according to a report released by West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP). Among the casualties were 183 persons who lost their lives during shoot-out between security operatives and criminal gangs. Violent clashes, cult clashes, demonstration, culpable homicide, extrajudicial killings, farmer/herders’ conflicts and sexual and gender-based...
Goodluck Jonathan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would welcome former President Goodluck Jonathan if he decides to join the ruling party. Spokesman of the APC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, said if the Nigerian ex-President defects to their fold, it will strengthen the party’s structure. “I am hearing that for...
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of Abdulkareem Na‎’Allah, the 36-year-old son of Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah. According to sources, the suspects were arrested a few days ago. Naijahitz reports on August 29, 2021, the late Abdulkareem, eldest son of the Senator, was found dead at his room in Malali GRA, Kaduna residence. Details of the arrest are...
A 33-year old housewife, Mrs. Adeola Moshood, is now lying critical ill at Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos after her husband’s mistress, Precious Ahanonu, reportedly attacked and poured hot water on her after the woman allegedly caught her with the husband. Naijahitz reports that the incident happened at Okerube in Abaranje area of Ikotun, Lagos, where they reside. The Police at...
Smartphone models with Android 4.0.4 or earlier will become incompatible with WhatsApp, as well as iPhones that have iOS 9 or earlier installed. Around 43 models will be unable to use the encrypted messaging service starting from November 1st, 2021 The phones WhatsApp will no longer work on include: 👉 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Trend II, Trend Lite, Core, Ace 2 👉 LG Optimus F7, F5, L3 II...
The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has said President Muhammadu Buhari will decide the fate of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, over his link with international cybercriminal, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi. Dingyadi said the Nigerian government is determined to ensure that due diligence is done due to international involvement in the matter. He said Buhari would decide...
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, has asked students to vacate the school premises before 12pm on Wednesday following the protest that rocked the institution on Tuesday. NIJAHITZ recalls that students of the institution, yesterday, blocked the ever-busy Benin-Lagos Expressway and the Ekheuan Road over an N20,000 late registration fee imposed by the school management. The students...
A file photo of Justice Doris Okuwobi and other members of the Lagos Judicial Panel. An Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) in Lagos, ACP Oludotun Odubona, has told the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry that hospitals that allegedly treated gunshot victims from the Lekki toll gate made no reports to any police station. Odubona stated this at the resumed sitting of...
Gunmen on Tuesday killed an Anglican Priest, Emeka Merenu, who hails from Amorji Agbomiri village in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state. The priest was alleged to have been murdered by men suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) This, however, has not been independently confirmed. But a...
The Edo State Government has announced that from Wednesday, September 15, all civil servants who are yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be barred from entering their offices. The Head of the COVID-19 Enforcement Team in the state, Haruna Yusuf, disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday. “We have trained special teams and these special teams will be spread...
The Federal Government is willing to listen to repentant bandits and settle them without cost in a bid to find a lasting solution to the security threats in the north-west and north-central regions of the country. Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, stated this on Tuesday in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “With all pleasure, anybody willing to surrender...
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said its members can embark on strike anytime, as the Federal Government is reneging on its promise to implement the Memorandum of Action, MOA, the two parties signed last December. Briefing the press in Lagos on Tuesday,, the Lagos Zonal Coordinator, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, also accused the government of trying to cripple...
Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige has expressed that the rising rate of unemployment portends danger for the country. He attributed lack of education to the problems bedeviling the country, warning that if not tackled the country might be “completely wiped out.” The minister stated this at the inaugural partnership economy summit organized by the Ministry of Special Duties and...
Police arrest Abia State Waste Management Official for allegedly killing teenager over waste disposal. A waste management official said to be working for Abia State Environmental Protection Agency, ASEPA, has been arrested following the death of a 17-year-old boy. Mr Okeugo Ugonna allegedly killed Daniel Ogbonna near a waste receptacle along Asa road, Aba, Abia State. Ogbonna, who resided at No. 36...
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, has said that former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, CP Ibrahim Magu, is still on the Federal Government’s payroll as a police officer despite his suspension by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). The minister spoke on Tuesday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics...
Concerned youths of Ede have decried the poor state of intra-city road networks in the ancient town. This is even as the Osun State Government had announced on Tuesday through Oluremi Omowaiye, the Commissioner for Works that it had approved for immediate construction of the 9.65km Ila Orangun – Arandun road to the boundary with Kwara State and the reconstruction...
Workers at the government-owned refineries were paid a total of N69.07bn last year, even as the plants generated zero revenue as they did not process a single barrel of crude oil. The refineries suffered a combined loss of N108.29bn in 2020, compared to N162.22bn in the previous year, according to data collated from their audited financial statements released by the...
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of no fewer than 50 suspected internet fraudsters at the Mitros Residences Annex, Daktad and Celias suites in Abeokuta areas of Ogun state. PLATFORM TIMES had reported that the EFCC operatives reportedly broke into a government owned hotel around 4am on Monday and arrested some lodgers suspected to be...
The Edo State government has confirmed the death of a pregnant woman at Stella Obasanjo Hospital in Benin and 15 others in other COVID-19 facilities. Coronavirus Case Management leader, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie made the disclosure at a briefing on Monday. The official confirmed that the victims were not vaccinated. The pregnant woman, 33, died three hours after presentation at the Stella Obasanjo...
Nnamdi Kanu
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said its September 14 sit-at-home order is in honour of victims of the military raid in Afaraukwu, the home town of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. On September 14, 2017, military operatives had invaded Afaraukwu in Abia State in an attempt to arrest Kanu. During the raid, about 28 people were said to have been killed...
Pastor David Yonggi Cho, a cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) in South Korea is dead. The popular minister of the gospel died on Tuesday morning at the age of 85 after battling with complications from a stroke. Prior to the emergence of Glory Dome in Abuja, owned by the Dunamis Church International Gospel Centre, Pastor Yonggi Cho had...
The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a woman and her son over alleged incestrious relationship. The incident, which happened in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, has already produced three children. The mother, Fati Sime and her son, Adamu Sabi Sime, relocated to the community from Benin Republic. Another son of Fati,...
The Visitation Panel to the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has ordered the management to close all its accounts in commercial banks. The panel also said it discovered cases of financial abuses by top officials of the institution, noting that it found the university in continuous breach of the directive on Treasury Single Account, TSA, system. The seven-member panel, led by Gen. Martin...
The Twitter ban in Nigeria has extended to 100 days, and in that time frame the nation has lost N247.61bn. The Federal Government had on June 4 suspended Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Consequently, telcos on June 5 blocked access to Twitter after receiving a directive by the Nigerian Communications...
Jose Mourinho has recreated his famous sprint down the sideline following El Shaarawy’s 91st minute super strike which sends Roma top of Serie A, after 3 games. The 58-year-old who was appointed Manager of AS Roma in May, was chasing a win in his 1000th game as a Manager. Mourinho has been in-charge of a host of top clubs including: Benfica, FC Porto,...
The 75 pupils of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State who were abducted on September 1, 2021, have regained their freedom. The Nigerian Television Authority broke the news via its verified Facebook page overnight. Nigerian Police had reported that gunmen abducted more than 70 students in the country’s northwest state of Zamfara. Zamfara State Police...
A group, the Global Association of Concerned Imo Youths (GACIY), has cautioned the members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers in Imo State to stop exploiting residents while claiming to be fighting the government. It questioned the rationale behind the hoarding of fuel thereby unleashing hardship on the people and enriching themselves. GACIY expressed concern over the artificial scarcity which has led...
The Nigerian Women Volleyball team crushed west African rivals Senegal 3-0 in straight set defeat to start the competition in Rwanda on a positive note. The head coach of Nigeria women’s senior team, Samuel Ajayi told newsmen after the match that the players played according to the match plan. Ajayi said the win against Senegal has built the confidence of the team adding...
President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of technically handing over Nigeria to terrorists. Socio-political activist, Deji Adeyanju made the remark while claiming that Buhari hates Oduduwa and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, agitators. Reacting to a reported terrorist attack on a military base in Zamfara State, Adeyanju said the president was only interested in fighting his critics and not insecurity. In...
The woman had driven to the school facility around 8:30 a.m. that day with the intention of dropping them off but neglected to take the youngest out of the car, a preliminary investigation revealed. A little girl who was just 1 year old has died in a really horrific manner on Thursday, September 9. The girl died after her mom reportedly...