Bola Tinubu writes stinging eight page letter to APC chair Oyegun accusing him of tearing party apart

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has written a stinging letter to the party's national chairman Chief John Odigie-Oyegun accusing him of frustrating efforts at reconciling aggrieved members who have differences.



Australia's deputy prime minister resigns following new case of sexual harassment

AUSTRALIA'S deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has decided to step down after being involved in a sex scandal that involved him having an affair with a now-pregnant former aide and now facing fresh sexual harassment claims.



Nigeria drops 12 places to 148 in latest Transparency International Corruption Perception Index

TRANSPARENCY International has published its 2017 Corruption Perception Index showing that Nigeria has dropped 12 places to 148th out of the 180 places it surveyed from 136th position in 2016.


In the latest rankings, Nigeria scored 27% and is in 148th position alongside Comoros and Guinea. Botswana was ranked the least corrupt country in Africa with 61% and occupies 34th position globally.



New Ipob leadership disassociates itself from Nnamdi Kanu's attack on Abia's Governor Ikpeazu

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leaders have lashed out at their founder Nnamdi Kanu asking all other pro-Biafra groups to eschew his course of action and throw their weight behind Abia State governor Okezie Ikpeazu.



Benin evangelical church refuses to refund member's N111,000 accidentally paid into its account

BENIN City evangelical church Glory Arena has refused to refund a sum of N111,000 ($306) to a member who accidentally paid the cash into its account saying that the giver should accept that it was an offering made to God.



Nigerian Army rescues 50 pupils from Yobe secondary school abducted by Boko Haram earlier this week

NIGERIAN Army troops have rescued 50 pupils from the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi in Yobe State who were kidnapped by Boko Haram earlier this week during a raid on the town.



Gernot Rohr rules out Enyeama making Nigeria's World Cup squad due to his inaction at club level

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has ruled out the possibility of former skipper Vincent Enyeama returning to the team ahead of the World Cup saying he has been out of action for a whole year so unfit for competitive football.



Lagos clears former Enugu governor Nnamani in case brought by EFCC as he agreed to a plea bargain

FORMER Enugu State governor Chimaroke Nnamani has been cleared by a Lagos court after it ruled that there is no valid charge before it in relation to a case brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).



Fears grow that Boko Haram may have abducted another set of schoolgirls in Yobe State

FEARS are growing that Boko Haram may have abducted another set of pupils from Government Girls Secondary School Dapchi in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State after the set attacked the town and carted away food items.



Pope wades into Catholic Church of Nigeria spat appointing Apostolic administrator of Ahiara

POPE Francis has waded into the ongoing bitter dispute tearing the Catholic community in Imo State apart by appointing the bishop of Umuahia Diocese Most Reverend Lucius Ugorji as the new Apostolic administrator of Ahiara Diocese.




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