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  • Air Peace commences daily flight operations into Accra from Lagos

    By Louis Ibah, in Accra, Ghana Air Peace Limited has commenced its regional and international route expansion programme with an inaugural flight between Nigeria and Ghana. The airline launched the Nigeria – Ghana flight operation on Thursday (yesterday) making use of a Boeing 737 500 series aircraft flown by Capt. Victor Egonu. The aircraft which…

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  • 11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in months on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday. Nine bombers and two civilians were killed, according to witnesses, soldiers and police. The city is the birthplace of the…

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  • Tragedy in Lagos: Three die as bus plunges into river

    By Ikenwa Chizoba Disaster struck in Lagos Friday morning as a luxury bus allegedly coming from Enugu and fully loaded with passengers plunged into the Ikorodu River in the outskirt of Lagos. The accident was reported to have have occurred at Owode-Elede Ikorodu area of Lagos on Friday after a GUO bus conveying travellers from…

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  • Navy to set up 3 bases in Lagos to tackle maritime crimes

    The Nigerian Navy on Thursday, February 16, said plans were underway to set up three bases in the Lekki-Epe,  Ikorodu and Takwa Bay areas of Lagos State. The Flag Officer Commanding, (FOC) Western Naval Command, (WNC), Rear Adm. Fergusson Bobai, spoke of the plan during the visit of some course participants of German Armed Forces General…

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  • FIFA President not worried by hooligan threat at 2018 World Cup

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he is “not at all concerned’’ by the threat of hooliganism at next year’s World Cup in Russia. At Euro 2016, there were violent clashes between Russian and English supporters in Marseille. One Russian fan, while speaking on the competition, said trouble is “100 per cent guaranteed’’ at the 2018 World…

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  • Court orders forfeiture of N34b linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke

      By Lukman Olabiyi   Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal Court, Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of N23.4 billion, N9.08 billion, and $5 million (about N34 billion in total) linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The judge had earlier, issued an interim forfeiture order on the funds on Jan 6. The court…

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  • #BBNaija ‘Gifty’ a “pretender”, says actress Funke Akindele

    Yoruba language Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele Bello, on Thursday, February 16, referred to one of the Big Brother Naija’s housemates, Gifty as a “pretender”. Bello, also known as Jenifa for the famous movie character she popularized, tweeted on her handle @funkeakindele “I just watched the clip now. She is obviously a liar who needs attention. How…

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  • Uhuru Kenyatta hails peaceful presidential polls in Somalia

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday, February 16, commended Somalia for successfully holding a peaceful presidential election, saying it was proof that the Horn of Africa country was heading in the right direction. Speaking in Nairobi when he received a special message from the new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi, Kenyatta said the conclusion of the electoral…

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  • Army calms Port Harcourt residents over troops’ movement

    The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt has advised residents of Port Harcourt not to panic over the movement of troops in the city. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director of Army Public Relations of the division announced made the announcement in a statement in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He explained that the…

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