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Lagos based human rights lawyer Mr. Inibehe Effiong has written a letter to the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Idorenyin Daniel Udoh the roof contractor who handled the roofing of the uncompleted building of the Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo which collapsed on Saturday, December 10, 2016 killing and injuring several guests and worshippers during the bishopric consecration ceremony of the Founder and General Overseer of the Church, Apostle Akan Weeks.

In a four pages letter dated 30th December, 2016 with Reference No. PT/01/IEC/2016 to the Akwa Ibom State Police Boss, the lawyer expressed dismay that his client who voluntarily went to the State Criminal Investigation Department to make a statement following the collapse of the uncompleted building has been arbitrarily detained since the 12th of December, 2016.

The letter reads in part ‘’Our Client was hired by Apostle Weeks to construct the Steel Roof/Truss of…

Amateur Graphic Video Showing Collapse of Reginers Bible Church in Uyo

An amateur Graphic Video taken by a security personnel showing bodies trapped under the ruins of the collapsed church building in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State

Maker of Fake Exotic Wines/Spirits caught by NigerianPolice (Video)

A middle-aged man from the Eastern Part of Nigeria (named withheld) was caught red-handed by the Nigerian Police in his factory making fake exotic wines and spirits.  General reminded to all youths, to be careful of the drinks they consume, especially during  this yuletide season.

2016 Akwa-Ibom's Anniversary Queen begins tour of Secondary Schools in Uyo

Miss Ekaette Utip, the 2016 Anniversary Beauty Queen of Akwa-Ibom State officially kicked off her tour of schools within the State with a visit to Reward Foundation Schools, Atiku Abubakar way, Uyo.  According to her management team, the purpose of the tour is to impact and promote positive self-concept in children with a focus on developing their mindset towards a better tomorrow. It was indeed a fulfilled experience, one in which the pupils, students and teachers took part and were rewarded with exercise books and other stationery materials courtesy of the Queen and her management team. In appreciation of the hospitality and rousing welcome given to her and her team, the 2016 Akwa Ibom Anniversary Queen (AAQ) thank The Proprietor, Management and Staff of Reward Foundation Schools for providing the needed platform to fulfil her heart long desire of motivating students. Miss AAQ also appreciated the efforts of her ever supportive staff led by her Manager, Mrs. Anieye Enyina.  She en…

Senate approves and Increases Buhari’s virement fund from N180.8bn to N208bn

Nigeria's National Assembly has, Tuesday, approved the virement request by President Muhammadu Buhari which is in the tune of N208.821 billion. This was contained in series of tweets sent by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Nigerian Senate Twitter handle The virement fund explained by the President as ‘critical recurrent and capital items’ is for execution of key infrastructural projects across the country between 2016 and 2018. President Buhari had requested for virement of N180.8 billion in the 2016 budget for provision of needed votes for some sectors as well as to “provide for inadequacy in the provision for the National Youth Service Corps in the 2016 budget’’. However, the House of Representatives increased the virement fund request from N180 billion to N208.821 billion. Senate approves the virement of funds for Special Intervention (Recurrent & Capital) for funding of Critical Recurrent & Capital Items. — Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) 29 November 2016 Sena…

President Muhammadu Buhari Installed as the Grand Patron Nigerian Academy of Engineers

PhotoNews see President Muhammadu Buhari Installed as the Grand Patron, Nigerian Academy of Engineers

Former Aviation Minister Hirse Who Was Kidnapped At President Buhari Cousin's Home In Kaduna Has Regained Freedom – Family

Mr Bagudu Hirse, former aviation minister, who was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Sunday, Nov. 20, has regained his freedom, his brother, Mr John Hirse, has confirmed. “Bagudu was released in the early hours of Saturday,” John, retired permanent secretary in the federal civil service and currently District Head of Mangu, in Plateau, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Saturday. He said that the former aviation minister is “hale and hearty”, and thanked Nigerians for the prayers and words of encouragement “during the tỳing period”. “May God reward everyone who stood by us during the tough period,” he said. John, however, did not give further details, and also refused to comment on whether a ransom was paid to the abductors. NAN recalls that Bagudu was abducted by gunmen at the Kaduna residence of Ambassador Mamman Daura, where he had gone to condole the family over the death of the former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki. Bagudu’s abduction took place a day after …

Gunmen Storm Mamman Daura's House and kidnap Ambassador Hirse

Gunmen, today engaged in a gun duel with security operatives guarding the home of the powerful cousin of President Muhammadu Buhari and abducted Mr.  Hirse. Mr. Daura was shocked by the kidnapping, but left unharmed.Security operatives have subsequently been drafted to protect Mr. Daura's Kaduna residence.Police are yet to issue a statement regarding the incident.

Tinubu and APC Governors A No-Show As Buhari Urges Ondo Voters To Vote Akeredolu As Next Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged the people of Ondo State to vote for Rotimi Akeredolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the November 26, 2016 governorship election in the state.Mr. Buhari spoke at the grand finale of the governorship campaign of Mr. Akeredolu and his running mate, Ajayi Agboola. Earlier, he had met for about an hour with some members of the party who had contested the party primary but failed to be elected as the governorship candidate. Senate President Bukola Saraki, APC national chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, and some governors joined the president. Conspicuously absent from the event, which took place at the Democracy Park in Akure, the state capital, were the APC’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and some southwest APC governors, including Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, and Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo.President Buhari told the campaign crowd that there was no turning back, adding that the pe…

Hazardous Chemically made Cabbage

In as much as the recession is bitting hard, we should endeavour to inspect the foods we consume, most especially vegetables , see how popularly eaten cabbage is made by chemicals .

Panic At Lagos Airport As Nigerian Air Force Carries Out Counter-Terrorism Exercise

Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos as personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in conjunction with other security agencies, carried out a counter-terrorism exercise at the airport. Our correspondent reported that most of the passengers and users of the airport were caught unaware as a group of men who posed as terrorists seized the departure hall and put the air travelers under intense terror. Several eyewitnesses told our correspondent that, at first, they thought the terminal was under terrorist attack. “People were running in every direction, scampering for safety,” said a passenger who said he was bound for London. He said the people posing as terrorists took over the entire departure hall and shot sporadically into the air. Another source revealed that one passenger’s blood pressure seemed to spike dangerously, adding that a member of the crew of Ethiopian Airline wet herself. Medics reportedly rushed a woman to anothe…

Burial Photographs of Lt. Col Mohammed Abu Ali

Burial Photographs of Lt. Col Mohammed Abu Ali, the late Lt. Col was laid to rest today at the National Cemetery, Abuja, alongside 5 other soldiers.

Body of Slain Lt. Col Mohammed Abu Ali Arrives for funeral rites

Nigerian Army performs last funeral rites for heroic officer Lt. Col Mohammed Abu Ali who was killed by Boko Haram terrorists. His body was flown aboard a NAF Helicopter

Chef Of NNPC Managing Director Esther Ogbue Absconds With $6m In Cash And Jewelry

A cook who served Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, a Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja, has absconded with cash and pieces of jewelry worth $6million, a source told SaharaReporters on Wednesday.It was gathered that the man, identified as Gabel Segbedji, a national of Benin Republic, took off with the loot in a Toyota Camry car which also belonged to her boss, last Wednesday.Although reportedly devastated by the development, Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue did not report the burglary to the police, in the hope of avoiding further attention, as she is already under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Mrs. Nnamdi Ogbue was the Managing Director of the cash-spinning Petroleum Products and Marketing Company (PPMC) before she was moved to Products Retail by then GMD of NNPC, Ibe Kachikwu, in 2015.Segbedji is said to have been recommended for employment to Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue by a close friend of hers, Toke Benson.  Our source said the NNPC …

President Muhammadu Buhari writes National Assembly seeking Permission to borrow $4.5b

The President, Muhammadu Buhari today wrote to the National Assembly, seeking permission to borrow about $4.5b. This was contained in a letter to the House of Representatives Leadership, led by Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara

Former NSA, Dasuki Did Not Steal $2.2billion – Ex-President Jonathan

Immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, said it was impossible for the National Security Adviser (NSA) during his administration, Sambo Dasuki, to have stolen $2.2 billion as claimed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).Mr. Dasuki, who has been in detention since December 1, 2015, was arrested by security agencies in an early morning raid on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari for the alleged misappropriation of $2.2 billion meant to purchase equipment for the Nigerian military in its battle against Islamist group, Boko Haram.A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja last Friday granted the application of the EFCC to consolidate the two separate cases against the former army Colonel.A statement by the anti-graft commission said Mr. Dasuki would be re-arraigned on November 16.Mr. Jonathan, who was speaking at the famous Oxford Union, Oxford United Kingdom, on the subject of promoting youth entrepreneurship, argued that it was “not just possible…

DSS Foils Escape Attempt of Bala Mohammed's Aide and Fmr. DG AGIS

A middle-aged man named "Idris" has been apprehended by the Department of State Services (DSS) detectives for attempting to facilitate the escape of a former BBC Hausa Service reporter, Jamilah Tangaza from Nigeria through a small border town in Kwara state.The DSS agents caught Idris with Ms. Tangaza's passport after he had attempted to get it stamped by the Nigerian Immigration Services outpost in Chikanda in Kwara State.According to a DSS official, Ms. Tangaza was waiting to collect the passport and exit Nigeria through the border town. She could not be found after her emissary tipped her off that he'd been arrested by the DSS. Ms. Tangaza was detained in August 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused of stealing N800million as while she served as the Director of Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) as well as a Senior Special Assistant to the  former Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed. A  source at the EFCC told Saharare…

Nigerians Shine Bright at 2016 MAMA AWARDS, See full list of Winners

Nigerian artistes had a outstanding performance and triumph at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, which held in Johannesburg, South Africa.Nigeria's Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Afro-pop singer, was the star of the night winning in three categories.Wizkid won ‘best male’ and overall ‘best artiste’ award while he also shared the ‘best collaboration’ win with Dj Maphorsia and Dj Buckz.Patoranking, Tekno and Yemi Alade were other Nigerian artistes who excelled on the night.Full List of 2016 MTV MAMA AWARDSBest Live Act – Casper NyovestBest Group – Sauti SolBest Alternative/Pop Group – Shekinah & Kyle DeutschBest Female Act – Yemi AladeBest International Artiste – DrakeListener’s Choice award – Jay PrayzahLegend Award – Hugh MasekelaBest Lusophone Act – C4 PedroBest Francophone Act – Serge BeynaudBest Male Artiste – WizkidBest Collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft WizkidBest Video – YoussouphaPersonality of The Year – Caster SemenyaBest Hip Hop – EmteeBest Breakthrough Act – TeknoSong Of The Ye…

Miss Akwa-Ibom Anniversary Queen Releases Cute Photos

While the whole Internet is agog over a "yet to be verified" randy video of a 2015 Beauty Queen from the Eastern part of Nigeria, Another Queen; Miss Ekaette Utip who is the  2016 Miss Akwa-Ibom Anniversary Queen released some inspirational words alongside so captivating photographs for her fans. In her words as posted on Facebook: Smile. Breath. Live
A smile does not only make you beautiful, it also warms the heart/soul of the people around you. A mother's smile warms the heart of her children, a Queen's smile captivates the minds of her people, Friend's smile and the world goes round. In all that you do, SMILE.Breath, just breath and live. Life may not present the best opportunities now, but you can use the opportunity you have now the best way you can. When things do not work out, BREATH! When life knocks you down, RISE UP AND LIVE!Best regards


The MTV MAMA awards just got a new host in the person of Bonang Matheba, she was chosen to replace Trevor, of MTV UK who is currently hospitalized for an undisclosed illness. This comes as a surprise to most Nigerian Celebrities,  considering the circumstances that brought about her emergence despite not being among the first three contenders.

How to Identify a Suicide Bomber 2

The Adamawa State Government, yesterday released a public service announcement to citizens and inhabitants of the state on the basic information on how to Identify a Suicide Bomber and possible steps to take.

PhotoNews: President Muhammadu Buhari meets the 21 Released Chibok School Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari, today met with the 21 Chibok Secondary School Girls who were released just before his trip to Germany, this comes as news are still filtering in about a possible 82 more girls to be released soon

Nigeria Remains Africa's Biggest Economy - October 2016

Nigeria has been affirmed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the biggest economy in Africa — ahead of South Africa and Egypt.In August 2016, Nigeria was reported to have lost its spot as Africa’s biggest economy to South Africa, following the recalculation of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).“A recalculation using current exchange rates put South Africa on top because the rand has strengthened against the dollar,” BBC had said in August.

“Based on gross domestic product at the end of 2015 published by the International Monetary Fund, the size of South Africa’s economy is $301 billion at the rand’s current exchange rate, while Nigeria’s GDP is $296 billion,” Bloomberg had also said.But according to TheCable, latest estimates from the IMF however put Nigeria’s GDP at $415.080 billion, from $493.831 billion at the end of 2015.
The IMF World Economic Outlook for October 2016 puts South Africa’s GDP at $280.367 billion, from $314.732 billion a year earlier.Egypt’s 2016 da…

Akwa-Ibom State Government dissolves Executive Council

The Akwa-Ibom State Government just released a preset statement in which it dissolved the State's Executive Council Read below the press Statement. PRESS RELEASEDissolution of the State Executive Council. His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Governor, Akwa Ibom State has approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council with immediate effect.The Governor expresses his deep and profound appreciation for the contributions of the EXCO members to the development of the state, and wishes them success in their future endeavours.Permanent Secretaries in the respective ministries are to take over the running of the ministries pending the reconstitution of a new Executive Council.Sir. Etekamba Umoren,  FNIMSecretary to the State Government

Names of the 21 Chibok Secondary School Girls Released this Morning

A source from the Directorate of State Services has given five names out of the 21 expected of the released Chibok Secondary School Girls 1. Deborah Ja'afaru 2. Maryam Lawan, 3. Jummai John 4. Maryam Basheer 5. Comfort Amos More to come.

Senate Extends JAMB Result Validity to 3 years

The Senate today Thursday 13th October, 2016 has passed the amendment to the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The law now extends the validity of the result of the board’s examination from one year to three years.