AFCON 2019: Rohr drops Mikel Obi due to injury

Rohr, speaking to the press in Lagos yesterday, said captain John Mikel Obi asked to be excused because he was just recovering from an injury. “I considered his excuse and the long journey he has to make from China. He needs to focus on his fitness in order to recover fully for club and country.…

Sri Lanka president signs death warrant of four Nigerians to end Moratorium

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday (Jun 26) the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinstate the death penalty for drug-related offences. “I have already signed (the) death penalty for four (convicts). It will be implemented soon and we have already decided the date as well,” Mr Sirisena told reporters…

Give us new Dubai in Nigeria, citizens urge Sanwo-Olu

A civil society group, Concerned And Patriotic Citizens’ (C&PAC) has tasked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to produce Africa’s “own Dubai” in the state. The group gave this charge in a peaceful public rally held in Lagos on Tuesday. In a statement signed by National President Mr. Jacob Oladayo, the group, however, enjoined Lagosians…

‘Wole Soyinka never respected elders’ – Seun Kuti joins viral ‘plane seat’ debate

Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has weighed in on the trending window seat conversation involving Wole Soyinka and a young air passenger. In the viral report, the Nigerian man requested Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, to vacate his seat on board a flight over the weekend. The episode has since triggered reactions…

BBNAIJA 2019: Winner to take home N60million grand prize

Breakdown of the prizes for the winner includes; N30million cash prize; an SUV from Innoson Motors; a trip to Dubai for two, packaged by TravelBeta; a home make-over courtesy Scanfrost; a year’s supply of Pepsi and One Africa Fest VVIP experience; a year’s supply of Indomie Noodles and Munch It; and a brand new Oppo…

Internet Fraudster Forfeits N230 Million To Nigerian Government

Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sums of N210,287,697.45; N5,320,373.40; N15, 008,809.79 and $80.59 belonging to one Dehinbo Oluwatobi Reuben, an internet fraudster, to the federal government. Justice Saliu Saidu gave the order on Tuesday at the hearing of the forfeiture application brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes…

My Monthly Salary Is N750,000 – Senate President Lawan

Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has claimed his monthly salary as a Nigerian senator does not exceed N750,000.  A former senator, Shehu Sani, in 2018 had disclosed that lawmakers received N13.5 million every month for running costs, apart from their basic salary. Lawan made the claims when members of the Senators’ Forum paid a…

3 car hijackers arrested over attempt to snatch UBER

The operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), have arrested three suspected robbers who lured a UBER driver into the bush, strangulated him, and made away with his Toyota Camry, 2006 model, just as it recovered two locally made guns and seven live cartridges from another set of suspected robbers on Eko Bridge. The suspected UBER…

Tricycle operator nabbed over rape of passenger in Abuja

A 33-year- old tricycle operator, Mr. Victor Achianu, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping his passenger at Gidan Mangoro in Orozo, an Abuja suburb. The FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, who stated this while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Abuja, on Friday,  said the suspect took the victim from Jikwoyi en-route…

Appeal Court Orders Buhari To Respond To Alleged False Certificate

An appeal court sitting in Abuja on Monday, June 24, ordered President Muhammadu Buhari to respond within five days to the a case filed against his qualification for the 2019 presidential election. Legit.ng learnt that the appeal court also gave the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) five days to…

JAMB Nabs Candidate Who Upgraded Result from 153 to 290

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has apprehended one Adah Eche for dubiously upgrading his scores in the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination from 153 to 290. The 19 year old candidate was alleged to have engaged the services of some cum men through facebook and whatsapp platforms, having come across an advertisement which…

Alleged N2.4bn Forgery: Court orders arrest of Innoson Motors’ boss

Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday, ordered the arrest the chairman of Innoson Motors, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, and two others for their persistent refusal to appear before him to face charges slammed against them by the Inspector-General of Police  (IGP). Others affected by the order are Charles Chukwu and Anajekwu Sunny. The court gave…

Tribunal rejects Atiku’s request to inspect INEC server

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, suffered a major setback in their quest to overturn the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the election petition tribunal, yesterday, refused their request to inspect the server and data of smart card readers said to have been deployed…