Armed kidnappers abduct seven Nigerian Navy officers enroute to Sapele in Edo State

SEVEN men serving with the Nigerian Navy have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Sapele-Warri Road in Edo State as the country's ongoing insecurity crisis spirals out of control.


Apparently, the officers were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling to Delta State from Kaduna State. Police spokesman Kotongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, said that fortunately, the Edo State Police Command had managed to rescue five of the abducted officers.



Muslim Rights Concern lashes out at Afenifere for comparing Igboho to Prophet Mohammed

ISLAMIC group Muslim Rights Concern (Muric) has lashed out at Yoruba pan-cultural organisation Afenifere for pointing to similarities between the flights of Prophet Mohamed to Medina and that of Sunday Adeyemo to Benin Republic.



Ipob confident that Britain will intervene in Nnamdi Kanu's case as it did with Umaru Dikko

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu's lawyers are confident that their client will receive favourable intervention from the UK following a recent application for London to intervene in his recent arrest.



Man United fans want Solskjær to augment the signing of Varane by purchasing Ndidi from Leicester

MANCHESTER United fans have begun mounting pressure on the club's management to sign Super Eagles anchorman Wilfred Ndidi as a follow-on from the signing of centreback Raphaël Varane from Real Madrid.



President Buhari should refuse to sign the communique at the end of the ongoing London summit unless he gets firm investment pledges into the following industries

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Ajaokuta Steel Mill
No nation can industrialise without steel. Without it, you simply cannot go about manufacturing, so until we get that plant up and running, we are going nowhere. Come on now, we have been at this thing since 1979


Nigeria's revenue-to-GDP ratio collapses to about 5% making one of the lowest in the world

NIGERIA'S revenue-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio has fallen to about 5% over the last year making one of the lowest on the planet according to a recent report just published by the World Bank.



Lagos State Police Command charges 48 Yoruba Nation protesters with death of 14 year old

LAGOS State Police Command has charged 48 Yoruba Nation protesters with unlawful protest and the killing of a woman before a Yaba chief magistrate’s court as a result of the demonstration held at Ojota on July 3.



Fashola opens 1.5km bridge linking Cross River State with Cameroon in bid to boost trade

NIGERIA has opened 1 1.5km bridge linking Etung Local Government Area in Cross River State with neighbouring Cameroon as part of a programme to enhance trade and boost commerce between the two countries.



Sunday Igboho transferred to more humane detention centre and granted access to doctors

YORUBA Nation activist Sunday Adeyemo has finally been transferred to a more humane detention facility and been given access to medical attention  after a Benin Republic high court accepted a plea from his lawyers that his civil rights be respected.



Ipob expresses fear that Nnamdi Kanu may be dead after DSS fail to produce him in court

SECESSIONIST group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) has expressed fears that its leader Nnamdi Kanu have been killed in detention after the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to produce him in court yesterday.




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