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…

Nigeria v Burundi Player Ratings

#1 Daniel Akpeyi: 4.5/10  Made a crucial save to prevent Burundi going ahead early on, but seemed less assured as the game went on, and by the end of it had returned to his error-prone best. Gave away a corner needlessly, and dropped an easy cross late in the game. #2 Abdullahi Shehu: 4/10  Looked off-colour and…

Lagos Police reveals punishment for buying stolen phone

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, has revealed the punishment that will be meted to whoever buys a stolen phone in Lagos. While enlighten Nigerians on the consequences of buying a stolen phone, Bala said the minimum sentencing for offenders is 7 years and the buyer will get more jail years than…

Police nabbed 19-yr-old boy for beheading 3 persons

A 19-year-old boy, Prince Chikere, and four other kidnappers have been paraded by Imo State Police Command in Owerri for allegedly beheading three persons. Others paraded alongside Chikere after their arrest at Obitti in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, are Chibuike Oyiwara, Amuzie Uchenna and Odunze Azunna. Also…

NTA removed from largest UK cable platform, Sky

The Nigerian Television Authority has been removed from the largest digital satellite television service platform in Europe, Sky Limited. A visit to Sky’s website showed that NTA had been barred indefinitely from airing on Channel 794. A message on Sky’s website read in part, “794: NTA International; currently temporarily removed from EPG (Electronic Programme Guide).”…

Kenya introduces new banknotes to curb corruption

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the country's currency is to be replaced with a new generation of banknotes. Kenyans must return their 1,000 shilling ($10; £8) notes to banks by 1 October, in a bid to fight money laundering, counterfeits and corruption. New currency is to be brought in over the coming months with other denominations being phased out gradually.

FG spends N3. 5trn on infrastructure in 3-yrs – Osinbajo

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said that Nigeria has spent over N3.5 trillion from the National budgets to infrastructure in the last three years. The Vice President also said that Investor-interest was on the rise in Nigeria based on the tracking of investment announcements that indicates a 37 percent increase from 2017 to 2018. Speaking…

Ayade donates N1m to inmate who delivered twins in Calabar Prison

GOV. Ben Ayade of Cross River has donated N1 million and other gift items to the management of the General Hospital Calabar for the upkeep of the prison inmate who gave birth to twins at the hospital on Thursday April 18. Ayade, who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, said on Saturday in Calabar that the gesture was a special Easter gift to the mother of the twins; a boy and girl.

Anambra Govt Storm Onitsha Streets, Arrests Beggars, Mentally Deranged Persons

The apprehended beggars, operating at both Onitsha Main Market and Upper Iweka, were mostly women, presumed to be using ‘hired’ children to carry out their businesses. The raid is part of the initiatives of the Anambra Government to get rid of beggars and mentally sick persons on the streets. They were taken to the Nteje Rehabilitation Center for treatment.

NEMA deploys 7 chartered buses, others for Libyan returnees

The Lagos Territorial Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it has mobilized seven chartered buses apart from providing food, water and accommodation to Libyan returnees on arrival in Lagos. It’s been reported that no fewer than 12,974 have been repatriated in the last two years through the Joint efforts of the European Union & IOM. More are still being expected in the weeks to come.

Let’s work as one family – El-Rufai to Kaduna residents

Speaking after receiving his Certificate of Return, the governor further said that the people appreciate that the difficult and tough decisions that had been taken in the last four years were in their collective interest. El-Rufai also called on the people to join hands in building a better Kaduna “to improve themselves, to tackle poverty and disease, to accelerate development, build new businesses and create jobs.”

Journalist arrested, charged under cybercrime law in Nigeria

Mr Norman, owner and editor-in-chief of online news outlet The Realm News, was arrested on March 1 by police in Umuahia, the capital of Nigeria’s southeastern Abia state, while he was at local radio station Flo FM to discuss politics on air, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ from Afara prison in Umuahia. The day he was arrested, Mr Norman was charged in an Abia state magistrate court under Nigeria’s 2015 cybercrime act, he told CPJ.