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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos reclaimed the No. 1 spot two weeks after losing the title of the richest person in the world to LVMH chief Bernard Arnault. According to Forbes, Amazon shares closed more than 2% higher on Thursday, June 10, boosting Bezos’ net worth by $3.5 billion, while shares in Arnault’s luxury conglomerate LVMH slumped by nearly 1%, slashing $1.4...
House of reps
Thoughts to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been dropped by the House of Representatives. Recall that a bill sponsored by a lawmaker, Awaji-Inombek Abiante which proposed scrapping of the NYSC had drawn mixed reaction after it scaled second reading. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth, Yemi Adaramodu who spoke at the official unveiling of nine books on NYSC and...
A popular Nigerian political activist and commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi, has accused the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militia arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of kidnapping a policewoman. Ogundamisi alleged that ESN abducted the policewoman and made her identify the homes of fellow officers to be assassinated. In a tweet, the political commentator wrote: “Just to break it down, Nnamdi...
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has spoken on speculations that Pastor Adeboye, Pastor Kumuyi and others might be arrested for flouting the Twitter ban in the country. The clerics are still using the social media app, as they argue that their tweets are directed at a global audience. Malami dismissed reports that his office will...
NANS
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest. NANS president, Sunday Asefon, disclosed this in a statement on Friday morning. Recall that NANS had earlier this month declared June 12, 2021, a day of protest. The statement which was titled, ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack...
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked youths to “behave themselves” and make the country secure, if they want jobs. The president said this during an interview with Arise TV broadcast on Thursday. When queried on what he is doing to bring direct investments into the country, Buhari recalled what he told the national executive council after the #EndSARS protests, while noting how...
The Nigerian Government has declared Monday, June 14, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, was quoted to have said this in a statement on Wednesday by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore. The statement was titled, ‘FG declares Monday, June 14, 2021, public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.’ The...
The 28-year-old man who is on trial for slapping French President Emmanuel Macron testified on Thursday, June 10, that the attack was impulsive and unplanned, and prompted by anger at France’s “decline.” Damien Tarel faces possible jail time and a fine if found guilty of assaulting a public official at the special emergency trial in the southeastern city of Valence. Tarel...
Yoruba activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo says he will join a nationwide protest on June 12. The self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, alongside other agitators, will stage a protest calling for Yorubaland to become a sovereign nation. Mr Adeyemo, represented by his spokesman, Olayemi Koiki, in an interview session on Wednesday, called for the South-West governors’ support. He stated, “Let us warn the federal government...
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Saudi Arabia and other members of the International Communities to immediately impose a visa ban on President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his cabinet involved in stifling free speech in Nigeria. The party predicates its demand on the “violation of UN international Charter on Human Rights by...
OAU
The Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state has disclosed that the school spends over N80 million monthly on electricity bill and another N2 million on diesel to power its generators. This is as he claimed that the huge sum could be diverted to more challenging ventures when the ongoing power project in the university is completed to facilitate...
The senator representing Enugu North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Chukwuka Utazi has raised an alarm that Nigeria will face serious food challenges next year as farmers are unable to go to their farms due to attacks by killer herdsmen. Speaking on Channels Television program ‘Politics Today’ monitored by Daily Independent, Utazi the insecurity crisis in the South East...
The President Of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria will grant a live interview today! In a very rare move, the President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari will grant an exclusive interview on The Morning Show on Arise TV today, Thursday June 10, 2021 by 8:00 AM. The interview will be aired on DSTV 416, GOTV 44, SKY 519, YouTube Arise News.
Bruno Fernandes scored twice and created a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal completed preparations for their European Championship defense with a comfortable win against Israel. Two minutes after finding the bottom corner for Portugal’s opener, Fernandes threaded a pass to Ronaldo to double the advantage before half-time. Joao Cancelo added a late third before Fernandes competed the victory. Watch the Highlight...
Evelyn, the wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, aka TB Joshua, said the death of her husband didn’t come to her as a surprise. Evelyn stated this on Wednesday when she received the delegation sent by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Ikotun. She said, “What happened was an act of God. There is...
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Lagos on Thursday for the inauguration of the 157 kilometre Lagos-Ibadan standard rail project at the Mobolaji Johnson railway station in Ebutte Metta. Thereafter, the President is expected to proceed to the Energy Nature Light Terminal of the Apapa Port to further commission the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as...
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday claimed the #EndSARS protests against police brutality that took place in the country last October were aimed at ousting him from office. Buhari blamed the protests on the dwindling inflow of foreign direct investment to the country. He insisted that Nigeria’s army of young people that participated in the protests have made it unattractive to investors. Details...
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, said he has ordered the military and the police to deal with bandits terrorizing the north-west region of the country. Buhari made this known in an interview with Arise TV broadcast on Thursday. He said bandits would be treated in the language they understand and there will be difference in few weeks. “Problem in the north-west; you...
Below update is about the 64 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria Yobe-18 Lagos-16 Delta-10 Katsina-7 Gombe-5 Edo-2 Kano-2 Rivers-2 Kaduna-1 Kwara-1 166,982 confirmed 163,331 discharged 2,117 deaths Today’s report includes: Backlog of data from Delta State are recorded from 27th May to 7th June 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari says his plan after his tenure ends in 2023 is to retire to his farm and tend to his cattle. The 78-year-old said during an interview aired on Arise TV on Thursday, June 10, 2021, that he will keep himself busy by going to the farm daily. The president addressed a range of issues during the rare interview,...
Reports have it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested a man and his father over alleged Internet fraud. Malik Giles Bakare and his father, Isa Bola Bakare, are being investigated in an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik Giles Bakare was arrested...
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said the state government will effect the ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy on judiciary workers for the first week of june. This announcement is coming shortly after the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike which lasted for two months. Recall that Governor Wike had last week threatened to implement the policy on the Rivers...
Some officials at a Covid vaccination center in Costa Rica had to rush to turn off a TV in the center when lesbian porn suddenly started playing on the screen. The X-rated film popped up unexpectedly on a TV that was previously playing public service broadcasts at the facility in Costa Rica. People were waiting inside the tent for their turn...
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has appealed to police officers not to commit suicide while on the job. In his speech during a visit to the Lagos Police Command on Wednesday, June 9, the police chief promised that the welfare of police officers across the country is being taken care of. Usman said:- “Your welfare is being taken care of like...
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos. He was one of Nigeria’s millionaire church pastors who fly private jets. On today’s publication, I’m gonna talk about the negative and positive side of the...
The Joint minority caucus of the Senate and the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to ignore the ban placed by the Federal Government on Twitter and continue to use the social media platform. The National Assembly caucus, which described the ban as Draconian, decried that many Nigerians are losing their sources of livelihood to the action. The Minority Leader...
Rape
A 39 year old Louis Okandeji who reportedly defiled a toddler girl in Ogunu Community, Warri South has been released from custody by the Police. The suspect, who is from a wealthy home, was reported to have boasted that no one could punish him for the crime after he was released. He was initially arrested and paraded and later dragged to...
Nigerian singers, Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay are currently hot topics on social media after a video of their fight went viral. The reason behind their issue stems from the fact that Tiwa Savage was insulted indirectly during the fvck you challenge by Seyi Shay and Victoria Kimani on their cover. The fvck you challenge started after Kizz Daniel drop his...
Omo, This one loud o as Celebrity female Nigerian artistes, Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay have been spotted throwing jabs of words at each other. In a recent video that emerged online, Seyi Shay spotted Tiwa Savage at a Saloon and walked up to her and say Hi. Tiwa Savage who already had her in mind snapped back immediately and warned her seriously not to ever say...
First-Ever Made-in-Nigeria Mobile Phone has been received by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari showed off the phone at a virtual Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday. Also present at the meeting was Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, NSA Babagana Monguno, AGF Abubakar Malami, Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed and SGF Boss Mustapha. The device was...