Oodua Republic: We’re holding our Oct 1 rally in 6 continents — Yoruba Diaspora Group

A Diaspora coalition, Yoruba One Voice, YOV, on Wednesday, said its proposed sensitization rally slated for October 1 remains sacrosanct, assuring participants of a peaceful rally. The YOV presently in 176 countries across all the six continents, is the umbrella group of over 300 groups of Yoruba descendants in the world.

My ancestors are Igbo, Bishop T.D Jakes reveals

A popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has said that his ancestors are Igbo, from South-East of Nigeria.

COVID-19: Nigerian States to receive N1 billion each

The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has disclosed that funds have been released to least 32 states to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting them to prioritize testing.

25 Primary school students burnt to death as petrol tanker explodes in Kogi |photos

At least 25 persons have been burnt to death after a petroleum tanker exploded in Kogi state in the wee hours of today! The tragic incident occurred at Felele area, Lokoja in Kogi state after a petrol tanker exploded following a collision with a tricycle.

Nigerian embassy in Switzerland allegedly calls police on Nigerian citizens (video)

A video making rounds online captured the moment the Swiss Police showed up at the Nigerian embassy in Switzerland to throw out Nigerian citizens after allegedly being called in by the embassy authorities.

Baby boy dies as dad of 5 girls desperate for a son, slices open his pregnant wife’s stomach to check baby’s gender

The police in India have arrested a father of five girls, identified as Pannalal after he allegedly sliced open the stomach of his pregnant wife to find out if she was expecting a boy.

Man buys one plot of land on moon as wedding gift for wife

A 23-year-old Pakistani man, Sohaib Ahmed, who got married six months ago, has bought a one-acre plot of land on the moon as a wedding gift for his wife, Madiha.

“She raised all our children by herself” Tinubu celebrates wife, Remi on 60th birthday (photos)

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Tinubu, spent the whole of Monday, September 22, celebrating his wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu, as she turned 60.

Helen Paul studying to become a professor in U.S

Nigerian TV show host and comedienne, Helen Paul is reportedly taking a postdoctoral study in an undisclosed university in America.

Man sells his set of twins for N150,000 (photo)

Man sells his set of twins for N150,000 (photo)

The police in Anambra state have arrested a 31-year-old man, Chijioke Chukwulota, pictured above, for selling his set of twins born to him by his ex-girlfriend.

Ex-Minister Kenneth Gbagi accused of arresting hotel staff and stripping them naked for allegedly stealing N5,000

A former Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi has been accused of arresting four of his hotel staff and stripping them naked for allegedly stealing N5,000.

Its a boy! Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife welcome their first grandchild

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo, are now grandparents as their daughter, Oluwadamilola, and her husband, Oluseun Bakare, have welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

Photos from Senator Oluremi Tinubu's 60th birthday celebration

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of APC National leader, Bola Tinubu, turned 60 today September 21.

20-year-old student killed by boyfriend who was paid N2m to use her for ritual in Lagos

Toluwalase Kembi said to be a 20-year-old Business Administration student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State has been confirmed dead after being killed by her a man she was seeing in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.

Photos from billionaire businessman, Rasaq Okoya's first wife, Kuburat's 77th birthday party

Kuburat Okoya, the first wife of billionaire businessman, Chief Rasaq Okoya, turned 77 over the weekend.

Edo people voted against injustice – Rochas Okorocha reacts to APC’s loss in governorship election

All Progressives Congress senator, Rochas Okorocha has reacted to his party's loss in the governorship election held in Edo state on September 19.

Lightning strike 15 cows to death in Ekiti (video)

15 cows were on Saturday evening, struck to death by lightning at Ikogosi in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It was gathered that the cattle were killed at the Ikogosi Warm Spring site, popular tourism and recreational center where warm and cold streams meet along Ipole-Ekiti.

FG opens online portal for Nigerians to access N75billion survival fund

An online portal for Nigerians to register for the N75billion survival fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), will be launched on Monday, September 21 by the federal government.

Three Nigerian men become first people in the history of Ireland to be charged over alleged romance scam

Three Nigerian men have been declared the first people in Irish history to be charged over alleged romance scam, The Irish Sun reports.

"Hope your mum likes being burned alive" Woman texts before setting her boyfriend's mother's house on fire because she thought he was cheating on her

A woman who thought her boyfriend was cheating on her allegedly set his mum's house on fire after sending him a threatening text. Abbieana Williams, 21, allegedly sent the message to her boyfriend on September 3, minutes before a fire broke out at a property in Michigan, the US, an affidavit by Lansing Police Detective Teresa Mironiuk claims.

Oshobaba has been downgraded to Oshopikin - Dino Melaye mocks Oshiomhole over Edo governorship election in new song (video)

Former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye has taken a dig at former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole over the defeat his party suffered in the Edo Governorship election.

First picture of murder victim, 23, whose body was found on fire on south London street

The first picture of a murder victim whose body was found on fire on a south London street has been released by police. Officers were called to Commonside East in Mitcham at 6.12am on Thursday, September 17, to reports of a "man on fire", the Metropolitan Police said.

Letter containing poison addressed to Donald Trump at White House

A package containing ricin poison that was addressed to US President Donald Trump was reportedly intercepted by law enforcement this week.

Governor Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

Governor Godwin Obaseki has won the Edo Governorship election which was held yesterday September 19.

Edo election: My victory, triumph over godfatherism – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki has commended the Edo people for his re-election. He described his re-election as “triumph over godfatherism”. He said, “Words fail me in saluting our teeming supporters who displayed immense courage in the face of threats, intimidation, and brutalization.

Five children of Nigerian lawmaker set to wed same day in Abuja

Five siblings, three brothers, and two sisters, all biological children of an Abuja lawmaker, are set to tie the knot same day.

FG apologizes for asking bank account holders to re-register

The Federal Government has apologized to all banks and account holders in the country’s financial institutions for asking that they register their details again. In a short tweet made by the Government on Friday 19, September 2020, an apology was tendered for the misinformation.

Timi Dakolo Opens Up about standing by his wife after she accused Coza’s Biodun Fatoyinbo of raping her

Popular Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo has opened up about standing by his wife, Busola Dakolo after she called out the celebrated pastor of COZA church, pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of allegedly raping her.

“Abusers never change”, See reactions over the alleged crash of Femi Fani-Kayode’s marriage to Precious over domestic violence

Coming after the alleged crash of the former Aviation minister’s third marriage to Precious Chikwendu over alleged domestic violence, Nigerians have taken to social media to react. Calling him a leopard and other names, Femi Fani Kayode is being dragged for not changing from his old ways.

She’s a liar and a gold-digger — La Scatter reacts to sexual molestation allegations

Popular nightlife King, Temidayo Lucky Kafaru aka La Scatter, has refuted claims of sexually molesting his 5months baby, revealing his estranged wife, Diana Faith Logico aka Ododo Yankee Dudu is trying to soil his reputation.

Femi Fani-Kayode’s wife finally breaks her silence amidst alleged marital crisis

24 hours after the news about their failed marriage broke the internet, Femi Fani-Kayode’s wife, Precious has finally broken her silence. In her latest post on Instagram, the mother of four talked about how the Lord has turned her captivity into happiness for her.

FG, States, LGs share N682bn in the month of August kilode!

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), has shared a total sum of N682.06 billion as a federation allocation for the month of August.

“We have BVN, National ID, Voters card yet you want to stress us”— Nigerians react to FG new order

Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platform to express their displeasures over the compulsory registration of self-certification forms.

FG orders Nigerians to re-register their bank accounts or lose it

The Federal Government has directed all Nigerians with an account with financial institutions to register their details again.

US appraise ban on migrant visa as Nigeria achieves 90% requirements

The U.S. government has said that it is reevaluating the ban it placed on some categories of Migrant Visas for Nigerians having been satisfied with the country’s level of agreement with information sharing and other concerns.

Queen Elizabeth II to be removed as the Head of State in Barbados come 2021

Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic come 2021. The Caribbean island said it wants "full sovereignty" by the time it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the UK in November 2021.

Between DJ Cuppy and Ikorodu Bois as they challenge her to a race while showing off their own "Ferraris"

Ikorodu Bois got DJ Cuppy's attention when they recreated the photos she shared announcing her father had bought new Ferraris for her and her sisters.

CBN demands details of 12 top Nigerian businessmen, others’ domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria has ordered banks to provide the domiciliary account statements of some high profile customers and other accounts linked to the customers through the Bank Verification Number. It disclosed this in a letter to all the banks with the number, ‘BSD/DIR/GEN/LAB/13/063, dated September 15, titled ‘Request for statement of accounts’, signed by the Director of Banking Supervision, CBN, Z. Marcus.

Daddy Freeze and the gospel of disrespect

When the latest brickbat exchange between pastors and Ifedayo Olarinde (aka Daddy Freeze) started, I simply wanted to watch how this round would play out differently from the last time. However, after reading the intervention of the senior pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Pastor Poju Oyemade, where he made a case for respecting constituted authority, I was spurred to write this.

Biafra doesn’t need your investment, IPOB replies Miyetti Allah

The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Thursday, replied Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN’s claim that they were in the South-East just for business interest.

BREAKING: Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86

Veteran actor, Jimoh Aliu is dead. The late thespian who acted mainly in the Yoruba movie sector of the film industry died in a hospital in Ado-Ekiti this afternoon. In an exclusive chat  the president of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria, Bolaji Amusan popularly known as Mr. Latin, confirmed Aliu’s death.

Fani-Kayode separates from wife, demands N2bn from blogger

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has separated from his wife, Precious Chikwendu, with whom he had four sons, The PUNCH can confirm. Fani-Kayode has, however, written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report he termed libelous.

[ICYMI] Divided views as Tinubu sits to greet Ooni of Ife at Oniru’s coronation

There seem to be divided views among some Yorubas over the action of the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who was pictured sitting while greeting the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) during the coronation ceremony of Oba Oniru at the Iru Palace, Victoria Island, on Sunday, 6 September 2020.

Breaking: Covid-19 victims sue Prime Minister for poor management of health crisis

French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to receive a complaint via the special Law Court of the Republic (CJR) from the “Victimes Coronavirus COVID-19 France” association for the poor management of the health crisis, lawyer Fabrice Di Vizio representing the organization, said on Thursday.

Man marries own mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years

Clive Bunden and his wife Brenda, from Warrington, Cheshire, have now been together for more than three decades, despite the fact that he was married to her daughter Irene in 1977 The Mirror UK reports that they have been together for more than three decades, married 13 years and are still blissfully happy, despite the unconventional start to their relationship.

FG approves creation of new anti-corruption agency

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of a new anti-corruption agency that will be charged with the responsibility of coordinating all recovered looted assets. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to state house correspondents after the FEC meeting which held earlier today September 16.

Nigeria has always been divided. It didn’t start under Buhari- Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, has disagreed with Nigerians who believe that the country is more divided than it was before the Buhari-led administration came into power in 2015.

Wife of popular nightlife king, Lascatter, accuses him of sexually molesting their 5-month-old baby just months after their society wedding

Diana Faith, the 24-year-old wife of popular nightlife king, Temidayo Lucky Kafaru, aka Lascatter, has accused him of sexually molesting their 5-month-old daughter. The couple's wedding on August 31, 2019, was the talk of the town and attracted numerous celebrities.

“I discovered Banana Island in Lagos” – Kiddwaya’s billionaire father, Terry Waya says (video)

Terry Waya, the billionaire father of big brother Naija star, Kiddwaya, has said that he was the one who discovered Banana Island estate in Lagos. In a chat with BBC News Pidgin, the flamboyant businessman from Benue state made more revelations about his life and how he worked so hard to become a billionaire.

Over 8,000 people sign Reno Omokri's petition asking the EU and UK to bar Governor El-Rufai

A petition initiated by former Presidential aide Reno Omokri, for the United Kingdom and the European Union to place a visa restriction on Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai, has been signed by over 8,000 people.

Governor El-Rufai signs new law to castrate and remove Fallopian tubes of convicted male and female rapists in Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has signed into law the new State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020, which stipulates surgical castration and removal of Fallopian tubes for any male or female found guilty of raping a child in the state. Recall that the state House of Assembly recently amended Section 258 of the Penal Code Law No. 5 of Kaduna State 2017, with the following provisions.

Insecurity: Monarchs should have constitutional roles, says Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, said for Nigeria to surmount the security challenges confronting it, traditional rulers should be given specific roles to be enshrined in the Constitution.

Dangote refinery will not reduce price of petrol ― FG

Ahead of Dangote Refinery takeoff, a fresh revelation has emerged that the project will not reduce the cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol. Vanguard findings show that the pump price of petrol would not drop significantly even if Nigeria is refining crude oil locally.

Nollywood actress, Funmi Lawal served four-count charge

Developing news on the current situation between popular Nollywood actress, Funmi Lawal, and Prophet Oladele Isreal Ogundipe of the Genesis Global Celestial Church of Christ, sees her being served a four-count charge by the Magistrate Court of Lagos State as the ongoing Fraud/Rape Claims case gets adjourned to the 9th day of November 2020; with the Nollywood actress’ lawyer pleading for bail earlier today at court.

Oshiomhole, Kano and Kogi state Governors reportedly on US Visa ban list

A former governor of Edo State and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is reportedly among top Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government on Monday, February 14. According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, are reportedly among those affected by the latest US sanction.

Billionaire businesswoman Folorunso Alakija pictured anointing her church members with olive oil

Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija was pictured anointing her church members during an 'anointing service' held on Tuesday, September 15, at the Rose of Sharon Glorious Ministry International in Surulere, Lagos.

Unless Buhari retraces his steps, there will be no Nigeria left by 2023 - Femi Fani Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says unless President Buhari "retraces his steps in presiding over the affairs of the nation, there will be no Nigeria left by 2023."

We must take loans to fund roads, power, others – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday justified the nation’s rising debt profile, saying his regime needed to borrow to fund critical infrastructure like roads, rail and power.

Soyinka backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria drifting into total collapse

Elder statesman and playwright, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said the country is more divided as never before under the current regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).Soyinka, in a statement signed from his Autonomous Residence of Ijegba, Idi-Aba Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday titled, “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law,” said though not a fan of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, he embraced the responsibility of calling attention to any accurate reading of the country.

Nigeria needs loans for roads, rail, power – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, justified the nation’s debt profile, saying his regime needed to borrow to fund critical infrastructure like roads, rail, and power.

Hate speeches against Dr Olukoya: A Blogger on the loose

These are interesting times indeed! Just as Governments are getting wary and worried of the potential damage that can result from hate speeches and enemy propaganda vented through new media, the general public and every form of authority need to be wary of characters like Maureen Badejo of GIO Tv who ride on these platforms to malign and impugn as a vocation.

I can swear Olori Ajoke didn’t have an affair with KWAM 1 – Wife of Alaafin of Oyo, Olori Folashade Adeyemi says

Olori Folashade Adeyemi, one of the wives of 81-year-old Alaafin of Oyo, says she can authoritatively state that her fellow queen, Olori Ajoke, never had an affair with fuji musician, K1 de Ultimate, also known as KWAM 1.

My sister filed for divorce after discovering her husband, Pastor Sylvester Ofori visited a shrine and joined an occult group - Barbara Tommey's sister, Sophia says

Sophia Tommey, sister of Barbara Tommey who was shot dead by her Pastor husband, Sylvester Ofori in US city of Orlando last week has recalled some incidents that reportedly occurred prior to her sister's death.