• Local news

    Nigeria military launches fresh attack on niger delta militants

    In a bid to tackle the renewed militancy in Niger Delta which has disrupted oil production, the military may soon begin a special operation in the region. Already, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, Commander of the Joint Force (Operation Delta Save) Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie and other top military officers have visited Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, to seek support and inspect facilities for the planned move tagged “Operation Crocodile Smile.” The weekend’s visit of the military chiefs came on the heels of threats by some militants under the auspices of the Adaka Boro Avengers, to secede on August 1, coupled with…

  • Local news,  Sport

    FG, JAYJAY OKOCHA ABSENT AT KESHI’S FUNERAL

    It was crying time yesterday at Illah, Oshimili North Local Council of Delta State at the final interment of the late former head coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi as family members, friends, admirers, fans and associates of the late football icon sobbed and wept uncontrollably. The cream and gold coloured casket bearing the remains of the famous footballer, who died suddenly in Benin, Edo State on June 7, was lowered into the grave at exactly 1.55pm. Curiously, there were no delegates from the Federal Government and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), but officials of the Delta State Government were fully represented at the solemn ceremonies for the…

  • Local news

    Facts about EFCC-Obasanjo speaks

    Former President Obasanjo has attacked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which was founded during his regime, calling it a toothless bulldog. Speaking during his 79th birthday celebration held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State yesterday March 5th, Obasanjo said “Honestly, when Nuhu was handling EFCC, he handled it in such a way that people coined the saying that ‘the fear of Nuhu Ribadu is the beginning of wisdom ‘ and then the question you will ask is, how did we go down? How did we lose that? Nuhu Ribadu is still here, he’s still alive. The institution we started together is still there, but what made…

  • Local news

    Nigerian army captured a boko haram member alive and killed others in gun battle!

    The troops of 231 and 331 Battalion together with some elements of Armed Forces Special Forces of 3 Division, based on received information, cleared remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in Doksa general area located in Biu Local Government Area in Borno state. During the raid, the troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists wearing military Uniforms and recovered military uniforms, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1 AK-47 rifle and 2 Dane Guns from them. The troops also captured one Boko Haram terrorist alive, who gave his name as Musa Abdullahi. The troops also encountered 2 Improvised Explosive Devices buried along their route of advance which they successfully detonated. They also…

  • International news,  Local news

    NMAA 2015 Awarded two Guardian Journalist a

    Two journalists, Chukwuma Muanya and Ajibola Amzat, of The Guardian were among the winners at the 2015 edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award held in Lagos. Muanya, who is an Assistant Editor and Head Insight Team, Science & Technology, won the Cecil King Memorial Prize for Print Journalist of the Year, with his story titled “Malaria fights back.” His colleague, Amzat, who is the Features Editor, also won the MTN Prize for Telecommunications Reporter of the Year with his report titled “How telecoms firms cheat, frustrate subscribers”. The Guardian’s Abraham Ogbodo and Wole Oyebade were also runners-up in two categories. Ogbodo, who is the editor of The Guardian on…

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