Category: News

Katsina Government Spends N50 Million to Repair 15 Police Vehicles

Katsina State Government handed over fifteen repaired vehicles to a representative of the police command on Wednesday. At a brief ceremony held at the Katsina State...

Lagos State Government Bans Street Trading and Hawking

The Lagos State Government has urged traders to refrain from selling their goods on the side of the road, in front of buildings, or on any other areas that could...

Desperate Hunger Leads to Looting in Abuja as People Break into Warehouse for Food

In a desperate attempt to feed themselves, a crowd of people broke into a government-run food storage facility in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, taking large...

Desperate Measures: Residents of Zaria Loot Foodstuffs From BUA Company Truck Amidst Hardship

 Residents of Zaria took desperate measures to obtain food on Friday, when they stopped and looted a truck carrying foodstuffs from BUA company. The truck, which was...

NLC Postpones Nationwide Protest and Extends Ultimatum to Federal Government

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced the suspension of its two-day nationwide protest. The decision was made on Tuesday evening, following negotiations with...

Policemen Share Biscuits and Water with Protestors in Lagos

On Tuesday, in a show of support, police officers were seen handing out biscuits and water to protestors gathered in Alausa, Lagos. Their gesture was met with gratitude...

Building Collapse Near Ochanja Market in Onitsha Leaves One Dead, Others Trapped

A building under construction in the vicinity of the Ochanja market in Onitsha, Anambra State, has collapsed. The incident occurred on Monday evening, resulting in one...

PHOTOS: NLC, TIB, CONYE Protest Against Hunger & Poverty Kicks Off Nationwide, As Thousands Gather To March

Thousands of people have gathered across Nigeria for the NLC’s nationwide protest against hunger and poverty. The protests have kicked off in major cities, with...

PHOTOS: Economic Hardship Spurs NLC Protest in Lagos, Despite Heavy Security Presence

Economic hardship and other grievances have prompted the NLC to stage a protest in Lagos, despite a heavy security presence. The NLC is demanding action from the...

Federal Government-Labour Meeting Ends Without Agreement, Protest Still On

In a last-ditch attempt to avert a nationwide strike, the Federal Government met with the Nigeria Labour Congress. However, the meeting ended without an agreement, and...

President Tinubu Holds Emergency Meeting with Labour Unions to Discuss Protests

In the run-up to the planned nationwide protests against economic hardship, President Bola Tinubu has called an emergency meeting with the leadership of the NLC and TUC....

President Tinubu Orders Implementation of Oronsaye Report, Leads to Scrapping and Submersion of Government Agencies

Following a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, announced that President Tinubu has ordered the...

65 Civil Society Organizations Withdraw Support from Planned Nationwide Protest in Nigeria

In the lead-up to the scheduled nationwide protest organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress, 65 Civil Society Organizations have withdrawn their support, led by the...

Take It Back Movement Holds Nationwide Protest in Lagos Despite Police Warning

Despite a warning from the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, the human rights group ‘Take It Back Movement’ went ahead with its planned...

APC Mourns 7 People Killed in Stampede at Customs Office in Lagos While Trying to Buy Seized Rice

In a statement, the APC expressed its condolences to the families of Comfort Adebanjo, a member of the party, and six other people who lost their lives in a stampede...

Nationwide protests loom as Sowore and NLC plot action against government

Human rights activist Omoyele Sowore met with Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) leaders to discuss plans for nationwide protests against hardship and inflation in Nigeria,...

Residents of Lagos rush to collect spilled oil from overturned tanker

Residents of Dormanlong Bridge in Fadeyi, Lagos, expressed their fear and frustration as an oil tanker overturned in the area, spilling engine oil and disrupting...

Sunday Igboho Returns to Nigeria for Mother’s Funeral

Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho, has returned to Nigeria to bury his mother, who passed away recently. Igboho’s spokesman Olayomi Koiki...

Plans Announced to Transform Lagos’ Computer Village into Residential Area

The Lagos State Government has explained that the Ikeja Computer Village was originally designated as a residential area, and that the proposed relocation to Katangua is...

Nigerian Government Blocks Foreign Exchange Access for Binance, OctaFX, and Other Foreign Exchanges

The Nigerian government has reportedly blocked foreign exchange access for Binance, OctaFX, and other foreign exchanges. This action is intended to prevent the alleged...

Ondo Mourns As Akeredolu’s Remains Arrive for Burial

On Wednesday, the body of the late Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, was flown to Akure from Ibadan ahead of his funeral. The governor’s death was mourned by...

Nigerian Government Warns Cement Companies to Lower Prices, Threatens to Lift Ban on Imports

The Nigerian government has warned cement companies to lower prices or risk losing their monopoly, as it considers lifting the ban on cement imports. This move comes as...

Electricity Distribution Company Threatens to Disconnect Presidential Villa Over Outstanding N923 Million Debt

AEDC has announced that it may disconnect power to the Presidential Villa in Abuja, as well as several ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), due to a total...

AAC Demands Apology From Buhari, Tinubu Administration for Treatment of Sowore, Bakare

The African Action Congress (AAC) party has formally requested an apology from President Bola Tinubu’s administration for its treatment of AAC’s 2023...

Nigerian Court Dismisses Charges Against Sowore and Bakare

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed charges against journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and co-defendant Olawale Bakare, who were accused of treason by the...

Photonews: Thousands Protest Against Tinubu in Ibadan Over Economic Hardship and Rising Prices

APC Spokesman, Another Killed in Plateau State by Suspected Gunmen

Tragedy struck in Plateau State on Sunday when the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sylvanus Namang, was killed by suspected gunmen. According...

African Movement Slams Osun State Government for Charging N2000 for Job Applications

The African Movement for Freedom and Justice has called on the Osun State Government to immediately reverse its decision to charge job seekers a N2000 application fee....

Kidnappers Who Abducted Schoolchildren and Teachers in Ekiti State Arrested, Police Confirm

The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed that eight individuals suspected of kidnapping children and teachers of the Apostolic Faith School in Emure-Ekiti have been...

Nigeria’s Labour Unions Call for Nationwide Protests on February 27-28

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a two-day mass protest on February 27 and 28, 2024. The protest is in response to the growing economic...

Sowore Says Many Nigerians Were Unaware of Need for Revolution Before 2019 Protest, Now Agree with Him

According to Omoyele Sowore, the leader of the #RevolutionNow movement, the August 2019 protest marked a turning point in public understanding of the need for...

Nigeria Can Be Self-Sufficient in Food, Federal Government Says, Downplays Need for Imports

The Federal Government says Nigeria does not need to import food items from other countries, and that it can achieve food self-sufficiency and even become an exporter of...

House of Representatives Resolves to Eliminate Sports Gambling in Nigeria

The House of Representatives has called for an end to the practice of sports betting in Nigeria, citing concerns about its harmful effects on society. The House has...

IPOB Elders Turn to Spiritual Means to Secure Nnamdi Kanu’s Release, Hold Prayer Vigil at Parents’ Gravesite

Elders from the Eastern Region of Nigeria converged on the gravesite of Nnamdi Kanu’s parents in Umuahia, pleading for his release. Their prayerful vigil at the...

Breaking News: Sowore Treason Case Dropped by Tinubu Government

In a surprising turn of events, the Nigerian government has decided to drop the case against activist and #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore had been facing...

Delta State Residents Stage Mass Protest Over Police Brutality and Extortion of Youths

Residents of Ughelli in Delta State have taken to the streets en masse to protest against police brutality and the extortion of Nigerian youth by law enforcement. In a...

Nigerian Labour Congress President Calls Federal Government’s Grain Palliative ‘Insulting’ and Inadequate

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero, has said that it is an insult to Nigerians for the Federal Government to provide grains as a...

Access Holdings Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, and Wife Chizoba Die in Helicopter Crash on Flight to Las Vegas

The Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, and his wife, Chizoba, have died after a Chopper they were commuting in crashed in California on Friday night,...

EFCC Declares Margaret Emefiele, Wife of Former CBN Governor, and Three Others Wanted for Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared Margaret Emefiele, wife of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and three others,...

UPDATED: Group of Youths Stages Peaceful Protest in Osogbo, Osun State, Demanding Government Intervention on Rising Cost of Living

Group of youths staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo, Osun State, on Friday, decrying the rising cost of living, with a call on the government to immediately intervene....

WATCH: Residents of Osogbo Protest Economic Hardship in Peaceful Demonstration

Health Workers Voice Concern Over New Guidelines Requiring Nurses to Stay in Nigeria for Two Years Before Practicing Abroad

Nigerian nurses and other health workers have kicked against the conditions imposed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) on all applicants seeking...

Nigerian Workers, Led by NLC and TUC, Issue 14-Day Nationwide Strike Notice to Federal Government Over Inflation and Poverty

The leaderships of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday issued a 14-day strike notice to the President Bola Tinubu-led...

Rivers Lawyer Allegedly Dies After Collapsing Outside Courtroom

A legal practitioner identified as Eze Victor Agala reportedly slumped and died outside a courtroom in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Peaks News reports. The...

Lagos Gas Explosion Leaves Multiple Casualties; Exact Number Unknown

A yet-to-be-identified number of persons died and several sustained severe burnt injuries in a gas explosion that happened at Iyana Isashi, Ojo area of Lagos. According...

NAFDAC Bans Alcohol in Sachets and Small Bottles, Enforces Ban on February 1

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned alcoholic beverages produced in sachets less than 200ml. The director-general of...

Residents Protest High Cost of Living in Minna, Block Roads

The exorbitant cost of living in the country sparked a demonstration on Monday morning in Minna, the capital of Niger State, when citizens blocked major roads, ObjectV...

Infant Sold for N800,000 Rescued at Lagos Market

A baby sold for N800,000 after being abducted by a housemaid has been rescued. According to reports, the baby was found in a market in the Shomolu area of Lagos State....

Oyo State Government Accuses Suspended Ido Traditional Ruler of Collusion with Illegal Miners

The Oyo State government has revealed the reason for the suspension of Onido of Ido, Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola, Prince Dotun Oyelade, commissioner for information,...

82-Year-Old Nangolo Mbumba Assumes Presidency After the Death of Former President Hage Geingob

Eighty-two-year-old Dr. Nangolo Mbumba has been sworn in as the fourth Namibian President. Mbumba is Namibia’s former Vice President and has held the position since...

INEC Confirms Election Violence in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has verified reports of election process disruptions caused by incidents of thuggery and material hijacking in...

Oyo State Governor Suspends Ido Monarch Over Alleged Misconduct

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has suspended Oba Gbolagade Babalola (Gbadewolu I), the Onido of Ido in Ido Local Government Area of the state. The suspension was...

Nigerian Police Arrest 12-Member Gang In Production Of Counterfeit US Dollar Notes

Twelve members of a syndicate allegedly involved in the production of fake dollar notes have been arrested between Bajoga and the Duku axis of Gombe State. The Gombe...

FCT Police Rescue 2 Kidnapped Victims in Coordinated Operation

Operatives of the FCT Police Command attached to Asokoro Police Divisional Headquarters in a coordinated operation rescued 2 kidnapped victims in the early hours of 31st...

EFCC Chairman Says Religious Sect Linked to Money Laundering for Terrorists in Nigeria

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ola Olukoyede has said that the agency uncovered how a religious sect is laundering money for...

Lagos Government to Resume Tolling at Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in March

The Lagos State Government is pushing to resume tolling at the Lekki tollgate despite strong objections raised by residents, SaharaReporters revealed. The tollgate was...

Billionaire Femi Otedola Appointed as Chairman of First Bank Nigeria and FBN Holdings

Billionaire Femi Otedola appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Bank Nigeria, FBN Holdings. Otedola who succeeds Alhaji Ahmad Abdullahi was elected...

Libya Deports 320 Stranded Nigerians Attempting to Enter Europe

Libya on Tuesday deported no fewer than 320 Europe-bound stranded Nigerians with the International Organisation for Migration coordinating moves to help the migrants...

Two Traditional Rulers Allegedly Murdered in Herdsmen Attack in Ekiti State

Two traditional rulers have been reportedly murdered in Ekiti State. According to LIB, the incident happened between Oke-Ako and Ipao-Ekiti in Ajoni Local Government...

Video: Ibadan Shop Destroyed in Fire, Residents Displaced

There was a commotion on Monday afternoon at Ire Akari Estate Area of Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State as a furniture shop was gutted by fire. According to ObjecTV media, the...

Police Arrest Osun Prince, Allegedly Linked to Death of U.S.-Based Professor

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of an Osun prince, the son of Ogiyan of Ejigbo, Eniola Oyeyode in connection with the accidental killing of a United...

Photonews: Lagos PDP Chairman Regains Freedom After Abduction on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Lagos PDP Chairman Regains Freedom After Abduction on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Photo Credit – LIB

Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger Have Withdrawn from ECOWAS

The military regimes in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The...

Hunter Allegedly Murders US-Based Lecturer and PDP Chieftain in Osun State

A local hunter has killed United States of America-based Nigerian lecturer and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Richard Idowu Adeoriokin, in Osun State. ...

INEC Office in Ibadan Burned Down by Fire, Electoral Materials Destroyed

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State has confirmed a fire incident at its Ibadan South East Local Government Area office. This was disclosed...

Chaos as VIP-Filled Private Jet Crashes in Ibadan

A private jet carrying 10 individuals, including Very Important Personalities (VIPs), has crash-landed in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. According to reports, the jet...

TCN: Gas Constraints Behind Shortage of Power Supply in Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday announced that shortage of power supply across country was caused by decrease in power generation. TCN explained...

Oyo State Creates Donation Fund for Victims of Ibadan Explosion

Oyo State government has set up a platform to receive public donations for victims of the deadly explosion that rocked Ibadan on Tuesday, January 16. Governor Seyi...

Nigerian Man Dies 24 Hours After Moving to the UK to Pursue Masters

Saheed Wahab, a Nigerian man reportedly died a day after moving to the United Kingdom to pursue his master’s degree. Wahab hailed from Ilorin, the Kwara State...

Osun State Government to Lend N1 Billion to Micro-Credit Agency on Revolving Basis

The governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has revealed that his administration intends to lend N1 billion to the state-owned Cooperative and Micro-Credit Agency on a...

New Trend of Self-Kidnapping Raises Alarm: Police Issue Warning About Potentially Dangerous Consequences

The Nigeria Police Force has issued a warning about the alarming new trend of “false kidnapping,” or self-kidnapping, stating that it is illegal and subject...

Veteran Fuji Musician, Kollington Ayinla, Reportedly Hospitalized in Critical Condition

Veteran Nigerian Fuji musician, Alhaji Kolawole Rasaq Ilori, popularly known as Kollington Ayinla, is lying ill and has been hospitalised for days. Those close to the...

Nobel Laureate Soyinka Cautions Against Rise of “Barbarians” on Nigerian Social Media

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has opined that Barbarians have taken over social media space in Nigeria.  While speaking at a function in Ogun state recently, the...

Lagos State Bans Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Take-Away Containers

The Lagos State Government has announced a ban on single-use plastics and Styrofoam packs, popularly called ‘takeaways’, with “immediate effect.”...

Victim of Ibadan Explosion to Undergo Brain Surgery for Severe Injuries

One of the victims of the Tuesday explosion that occurred at the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo State whose name has not been revealed will undergo a brain surgery having...

Four Siblings of Deceased Nabeeha Al-Kadriyah Reunite After Days in Captivity

The four remaining siblings of late Nabeeha Al-Kadriyah have regained freedom. PurpleWorld earlier reported that the victims were abducted on Tuesday night, January 2,...

Nine Injured in Explosion at Kaduna Community, Cause Unknown

Nine children have reportedly been injured in an explosion in Kidandan, Giwa Council Area of Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria. The incident which occurred on Saturday...

Abuja Police Command Confirms Arrest of Kidnapper Chinaza Phillip by Kaduna State Police

The Abuja Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a kidnapper named Chinaza Phillip in Abuja by the Kaduna State Police Command operatives on Thursday. The...

EFCC Chairman Decries Instances of Bribery among Investigative Officers

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that some investigators in the anti-graft agency receive bribes and compromise the fight...

Osun State Government Terminates Appointments of Three Monarchs, Orders Fresh Selection Process for their Positions

The Osun State Government, has ordered for a new selection process for the positions of Aree of Iree and Owa of Igbajo, revoking the initial procedures. According to...

Federal Government Relocates FAAN Headquarters to Lagos

The federal government has relocated the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to Lagos. This was revealed in a memo signed by the Managing Director...

Foreign Ownership of Mining Company Linked to Deadly Ibadan Explosion Revealed by Governor Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) certificate of a mining company responsible for Tuesday night’s explosion in...

Lagos State Warns Residents About Dangerous, Potentially Poisonous Plantain Chips Being Sold

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has cautioned consumers of fried plantains popularly known as “Plantain Chips” to be aware of any unwholesome...

Photonews: Photos Show the Devastation Caused by Ibadan Explosion

Illegal Mining Activity Blamed for Ibadan Explosion, Killing Two and Injuring 77, Says Oyo State Governor

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has said that two people were killed in the explosion that rocked Ibadan, the state capital on Tuesday evening.  He said 77 people were...

Oyo State Government Releases Statement on Ibadan Explosion, Confirms Deployment of Security Forces

The Oyo State government has released a statement concerning the loud bang that shake the city on Tuesday evening. It has been revealed that all security service chiefs...

Photonews: Oyo State Government Confirms Explosion in Ibadan, Urges Citizens to Remain Calm

Ibadan Residents Alarmed by Loud Explosion in the City on Tuesday Evening

There was a loud bang said to be as a result of an explosion in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday evening.  A loud bang was heard around Agbowo, Sango, Orogun...

Nigerian Female Soldier Speaks Out Against Alleged Abuse by Senior Officers

A female soldier in the Nigerian Army has accused senior army officers of oppressing her and threatening her life for rejecting their sexual advances. According to...

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Fires His Legal Team After Losing Bid for Freedom

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has sacked his legal team just after losing his bid to be freed from continued detention.  The change of...

Falana Chambers Denies Threatening Mohbad’s Father, Cites Desire to Preserve the Singer’s Estate

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) through his law firm, Falana & Falana’s Chambers, has reacted to Mr. Joseph Aloba, father of the late singer, Ilerioluwa...

Police in Nigeria Warn Against the Use of Viral Slogan ‘No Gree for Anybody’, Citing Safety Concerns

The Nigerian police Force has warned Nigerians against the use of the viral new slogan ”No gree for anybody”. The spokesperson of the police force, ACP...

Nigerian Artist Zuwa of Roze Duo Killed in Shooting Incident in the United States

American-based Nigerian singer Osazuwa Agbonayinma popularly known as Zuwa has been shot and killed in the United States of America. Channels TV reports that Zuwa, one...

Former Ondo State Governor Akeredolu Remains Arrive Nigeria

The body of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, has arrived Nigeria. According to a source, the plane conveying the body...

American Actor Christian Oliver and Two Daughters Die in Plane Crash Off St. Vincent

An American actor, Christian Klepser, 51, who went by the stage name Christian Oliver, his daughters Madita, 10, and Annik, 12, have tragically died alongside pilot...

Family Mourns Death of Nigerian Student Shot by Police in Canada

The young man fatally shot by Winnipeg police on New Year’s Eve has been identified as 19-year-old Nigerian student Afolabi Stephen Opaso. Reports revealed that...

Federal Housing Scheme Opens Doors to Nigerians in Diaspora

The Federal Ministry of Work and Housing has begun the process of reviewing sales of houses under the National Housing Program, calling on interested Nigerians both home...

Sowore: $25 Per Hour Vs. N30,000 Per Month – A Stark Disparity in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Economy

The convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, on Wednesday, lamented that what a lot of workers earn in oil-producing countries around the world per hour – $25...

NNPCL Denies Rumors of Fuel Pump Price Hike to N1,200 Per Liter

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has debunked that there are alleged plans to increase the pump price of premium motor spirit, popularly known as...

MC Oluomo Steps Down as Lagos NURTW Chairman to Contest National Presidency

Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has stepped down as the Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers...