Saraki asks Kwara State to stop paying him pension in response to growing criticism

SENATE president Dr Bukola Saraki has stopped collecting pension from Kwara State as a former governor as part of his contribution to addressing the current menace of the cost of governance being too high.



Buhari poised to leave London for Abuja tonight and resume duties tomorrow morning

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is heading back to Abuja tonight to resume duties after spending nearly three months in the UK having been resident in London since May 7 when he left Nigeria on a medical vacation.



Heartlands Queens footballers prevent Rochas from entering Government House over salary arrears

PLAYERS from the Imo State female football team Heartland Queens blocked the road and prevented Governor Rochas Okorocha from entering Government House in Owerri yesterday in protest over their unpaid salaries.



Kidnappers of six Epe schoolboys warn that they shall return unless they are granted an amnesty

KIDNAPPERS who abducted six secondary school pupils from the Lagos Model College in Epe have warned that they will strike again and kidnap more pupils unless they are included in a federal government amnesty programme.



Ipob blames recent spat with Governor Obiano on government-hired thugs recruited to infiltrate it ranks

SECESSIONIST group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) has accused the federal and Anambra State governments of recruiting uneducated thugs to infiltrate its ranks in order to label it a violent group.



Three policemen arrested for stealing property from Goodluck's Abuja home they were guarding

THREE policemen have been arrested amid suspicion that they robbed the Abuja residence of former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan and carted away valuables which were later found put up for sale in the market.


According to police authorities, the trio were employed to guard the former president's private home in Gwarimpa Estate in Abuja. Following their arrest, the policemen admitted to selling some of the  items which they allegedly stole from the house.



Nigerian born Councillor Chika Amadi suspended from Labour Party for homophobic remarks

NIGERIAN-born councillor Chika Amadi has been suspended from the Labour Party for making intolerant homophobic comments about lesbians and gays by describing them as paedophiles.


Councillor Amadi, who has been a member of in Harrow Council since 2014, has been accused of spreading anti- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) messages on her social media accounts. She recently posted a message on Twitter describing gay pride marchers as paedophiles.



Buhari's aides keeping him in London despite him recovering so he can regain weight before returning

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is yet to return to Nigeria because his minders want him to regain his physical strength and weight so that he does appear emaciated when he resumes office at the presidency.



Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders threatens to resume attacks on oil facilities come September 30

MILITANT group the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC) has warned that it will recommence attacks on oil facilities on September 30 because the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (Pandef) had not delivered following its talks with the federal government.



Ipob members force Anambra's Governor Willie Obiano to flee from church service

ANAMBRA State governor Willie Obiano had to flee from church yesterday after being confronted by Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) supporters who challenged him over plans to hold elections in the state come November 18.




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