The Kogi State Police Command says it has begun investigations into the circumstances that led to the killing of a supporter of the All Progressives Congress in Kotonkarfe, Kogi LGA of Kogi State on Saturday.
The Police, in a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi State, SP William Ovye Aya, for the Commissioner of Police, said the Command received a report where some persons were said to have been killed and injured in the process through political violence. Read more here
Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Olumide Akpata has stated that Nigerians anticipate a brighter future characterized by peace and justice.
Akpata conveyed this message in honor of Nigeria's 63rd Independence Day anniversary on Sunday, October 1. He urged citizens to reflect on the progress made so far, despite the nation's unfulfilled potential. Read more here.
The Lagos State Government has decided to cancel the traditional public parades usually held to celebrate Nigeria's Independence Day on October 1st. Instead, the government has called upon residents to engage in prayers for the nation's progress.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, made this announcement in a statement issued on Sunday. Read more here.
Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo has renamed the state’s international passenger and cargo airport after a late novelist Chinua Achebe, to immortalise him for making an indelible mark on the history of human civilisation.
Achebe, a native of Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, died on March 21, 2013, at age 82, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more here.
Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia has appealed to the leadership of the NLC and TUC to reconsider their actions for a planned nationwide industrial action, by exercising little more patience as government is working round the clock to meet their demands.
Alia declared that although his administration does not consider regular payment of pensions, gratuity, and public workers’ salaries as achievement, it is more determined to sustain the practice stabilising welfare package of the states workforce. Read more here.
Victor Osimhen has reaffirmed his loyalty to Napoli, saying he "will not allow anyone to come between" him and the club.
The 24-year-old made this known days after Napoli posted a controversial video on TikTok mocking the striker, leading his agent to threaten the club with legal action. Read more here.
Ilebaye, a former Level Up contestant from the BBNaija show, has become the champion of the BBNaija All Stars competition, winning the impressive N120 million prize.
The announcement was made on Nigeria’s Independence Day, October 1. Read more here.
The Federal Government has stated that there is a lack of accurate data concerning the actual quantity of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly known as petrol) consumed within Nigeria or smuggled out of the country.
As reported by The PUNCH, Tope Fasua, the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs, made this revelation during an interview with Sunday PUNCH at an event hosted by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read more here.
Following a battle in the country's north, Mali's northern Tuareg rebels announced on Sunday that they had captured another military base from the Malian army.
The military base is the fourth in a series of strikes carried out by the rebel group known as the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) since August, following the departure of a United Nations peacekeeping operation that had helped maintain a fragile peace for years. Read more here.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a kingpin wanted for attempting to ship illicit drug consignments to the United Kingdom.
This was disclosed in a statement by the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja, adding that the suspect, Obiorah Chigozie, had been on the wanted list of the agency since September 15. Read more here.