Army To Commence Exercise Crocodile Smile II In S/South, S/West Friday

The Nigerian Army says it is set to conduct Exercise Crocodile Smile II in the South-South and South-West geopolitical zones of the country, beginning from Friday. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the exercise was aimed at training troops in aid of civil authorities in tackling security challenges

25-Year-Old Nigerian Killed In South Africa

The Nigerian mission in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr Ibrahim Olalekan Badmus, a native of Lagos state. The killing occurred less than a week after Mr Jelili Omoyele, a 35 year –old cellular phone technician was shot dead at Doornfontein, near Johannesburg. Mr Godwin Adama, Nigeria`s Consul General (CG)

Gunmen Abduct Leisure Park Director In Edo

Three policemen attached to the Edo Police Command were on Sunday evening killed by gunmen in Benin. The policemen were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Government Area of the state. The gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, abducted the chief executive of the leisure

Arsenal Must Keep Momentum Going – Hector Bellerin

After back-to-back defeats without scoring in the Premier League at Stoke City and Liverpool in August, Arsenal seemed to have confirmed all predictions that they were not contenders to the title. However, with three victories in four games since then, the mood is changing and Hector Bellerin is one reeling with new belief. Coming back

We Are Investigating Drowning Of House Keeper — Police

The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of one Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu. A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu, said that the incident occured at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 Amaraizu said that the Homicide and Criminal

Conte Thanks Diego Costa For Chelsea Success

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thanked Diego Costa on Friday for his contribution at Stamford Bridge, after the club agreed a move for the striker with Atletico Madrid. Conte had told the 28-year-old via text message earlier this year that he was no longer needed at the club. Costa had scored 52 Premier League goals to

Ilorin Cemetery Rejects Corpse Killed By Lightning

The management of  llorin Muslim  Cemetery on Friday rejected  the corpse of a 47-year-old civil servant, Mr Salami Adekunle, who was  killed by lightening in Oro, lrepodun Local Government Area of Kwara. Dr Abubakar Aliagan, the Coordinator in charge of the cemetery, said that the cemetery management unanimously rejected the burial of the deceased following an

Fashola’s Okada Restriction Law Is Back In Lagos

Lagos state has resolved to vigorously enforce the state traffic law prohibiting operation of commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders in certain routes across the state. Recall that the law was introduced during the tenure of former governor, Babatunde Fashola to the condemnation of many Lagosians. It was quickly relaxed when Governor Ambode took

Saudi Arabia To Lift Ban On Internet Calls

Saudi Arabia will lift a ban on internet phone calls, a government spokesman said, part of efforts to attract more business to the country. All online voice and video call services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp that satisfy regulatory requirements will become accessible at midnight (2100 GMT), Adel Abu-Hameed, spokesman for the telecoms

My Wife ‘Swears For Me’ With Her Private Part – Pastor

A pastor, Bernard Towoju, who says he cannot tolerate his wife’s ill-nature and troubles, on Wednesday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, seeking the dissolution of their marriage of 25 years. Towoju said his wife, Abosede, was in the habit of going naked to swear for him with her private part. “I cannot continue to

Give Your Children Sex Education, Expert Advises

A medical expert, Dr Tesleem Ajiboye has advised parents to give proper sex education to their children to reduce the increasing incidence of rape and other vices in the society. Ajiboye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin that awareness of puberty in teenage children was essential to their physical and

Islamic New Year: Kano Govt. Declares Friday Public Holiday

The Kano State Government has declared Friday, September 22, as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. This is contained in a statement signed by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba and issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday. The Islamic New Year, which is first month in the lunar Islamic calendar,

6 Months, Woman Jailed For Stealing Laptop

A 35-year-old woman, Nafisat Raji, was on Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing a HP laptop valued N45,000.   The prosecutor, Insp. Oladoye Joshua, told the court that the convict committed the offense on August 8, at about 12:30PM on Fayemi street, in Osogbo. Joshua said the convict stole the laptop belonging to

‘A Hotel Called Memory’ By Ego Boyo Set For Cinemas

Nollywood veteran, Ego Boyo is set to premiere her movie “A Hotel Called Memory” in Lagos, Nigeria on October 8. This comes after winning the audience award for best experimental film at the Black Star Film Festival in Philadelphia. Set and shot on location in three African cities Cape Town, Lagos and Zanzibar, the Film

To All Muslims! Time To Look For New Moon Of Muharram

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday, urged Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Muharram 1439AH. The call is in a statement sign by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto. He stated: “This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Wednesday, Sept.