Nigerian news

Sowore speaks from DSS Detention

August 7, 2019 Joshua Samuel

Omoyele Sowore who is the convener of the RevolutionNow protest has spoken from the detention of the Department of State Services (DSS) saying he thanked Nigerians for the peaceful protest. According to Sahara Reporters, Sowore spoke on Monday, August 5, when he was visited by the Take It Back movement {Read More..}

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Court Freezes N9.9Bn Linked to Akinwunmi Ambode

August 7, 2019 Joshua Samuel

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the freezing of three bank accounts allegedly belonging to the Lagos State Government over an alleged N9.9bn fraud. The accounts domiciled in First City Monument Bank, Access Bank and Zenith Bank are numbered 5617984012, 0060949275 and 1011691254, respectively. Justice Chuka Obiozor {Read More..}

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Journalist and 8 others arrested at the RevolutionNow protest

August 5, 2019 Joshua Samuel

The Nigeria Police Force has detained Victor Ogungbero, a video editor and cameraman with Sahara Reporters. He is being held at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. Ogungbenro was arrested alongside eight others at the scene of RevolutionNow protest in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. {Read More..}

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British PM appoints a Nigerian as minister

July 31, 2019 Joshua Samuel

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Nigerian Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as Children and Families’ minister, as part of his government reshuffle. The British-Nigerian 39-year-old Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden. Badenoch announced her new appointment on Monday, July 29. She tweeted: I’m {Read More..}

Crime

40 suspected criminals arrested in Rivers state- Details

July 30, 2019 Joshua Samuel

The Rivers State Police Command says it arrested 40 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cult members, recovering arms from them. Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mustapha Dandaura, said the Operation Puff Adder in joint operation with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Anti-Kidnapping Squad (AKS), Anti-Cultism Squad (ACS) and Eagle Crack Squad {Read More..}

Celebrity News

Ronaldinho facing financial misfortunes in Brazil

July 30, 2019 Joshua Samuel

A court in southern Brazil has forbidden ex-Barcelona striker Ronaldinho from selling 57 of his real estate properties due to an unpaid environmental fine and other debts, a Brazilian newspaper reported on Monday. The Folha de S.Paulo paper said the former World Player of the Year owes 9.5 million reais {Read More..}

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Another Building Collapses in Lagos

July 29, 2019 Joshua Samuel

A three-storey has reportedly collapsed in the Osasa area of Bariga, Lagos State. GET247NEWS gathered that the building collapsed around 9.30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area, Dele Timothy, told our correspondent around 10.30pm that six people had been rescued, added that many more might be trapped in the {Read More..}

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Boko Haram Murders 65 in new attack

July 29, 2019 Joshua Samuel

An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday. Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri. “It {Read More..}

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Nigerian Singer bags six months in Jail for internet fraud

July 26, 2019 Joshua Samuel

Nigerian entertainer popularly known as Tuesday Cruise has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for internet fraud. According to reports, Cruise whose real name is Pal Gagiyouwe Thankgod has been sentenced to six months imprisonment. The 25-year-old was arraigned on July 24, 2019, by the Uyo {Read More..}