We Now Have over 40m Members, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that the party has over 40 million members following the completion of the party’s registration and revalidation exercise. The National Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, stated this yesterday when the party leadership received non-career ambassadors at the party’s secretariat in Abuja. Read Full Story

After 27 Years, Bill Gates and Wife, Melinda, End Marriage

American business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, will be ending his 27-year marriage to his wife Melinda. The wealthy philanthropist took to his official Twitter handle yesterday to make the announcement. Read Full Story

Military Remains Loyal To Nigeria’s Constitution, Civil Authority – DHQ

The military is restating its commitment to the Nigerian Constitution with a promise that it will remain apolitical and loyal to the civil authority and the President who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who is the acting Director of Defence Information, made the pledge on behalf of the military in a statement on Monday. Read Full Story

I support Yoruba nation, enough of the killings – Ogun Oba, Eselu declares

The Eselu of Iselu kingdom in Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, has declared his total support for the actualization of the Yoruba nation. Oba Akinyemi spoke in an exclusive interview, stressing that he has now pitched tents with the Oduduwa Republic agitators. Read Full Story

Bandits use ransom to buy weapons, settle informants – Sheikh Gumi

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that bandits use proceeds from kidnapping to purchase arms and settle informants. Gumi disclosed this while dismissing claims that government officials and the elites are behind the increased activities of banditry in the North. Read Full Story

State governments face historic liquidity crises

State governments are in dire straits as make-up funding sources dry up amid tumbling earnings, crippling their ability to repay existing loans and meet essential obligations. While state governments’ mouth disdain for mounting debts and declining financial capacity, the cost of governance has continued to rise across different states with only a handful managing to pay the N30,000 minimum wage. Read Full Story

Facebook reveals date Trump ban might be overturned after receiving over 9000 complaints

Facebook has revealed when its long-anticipated decision on the fate of former President Trump’s Facebook account will be announced. The company suspended Trump’s account on Facebook and Instagram following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in a bid to overturn the 2020 election results. Twitter and YouTube also suspended the former President citing an ongoing risk of violence and incitement. Read Full Story

Rev Mbaka replies presidency on contract allegation, says he was only trying to help Nigeria

Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka of the Enugu-based Adoration Ministry has admitted that he took three white men with him to meet President Muhammadu Buhari for a contract to secure Nigeria. On April 30, 2021, the presidency had issued a statement to say the priest, who has been a supporter of President Buhari, turned against the president recently because he was refused juicy federal government contracts. Read Full Story

Why retrieving £4.2m Ibori-linked loot from UK is delayed, by Malami

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has explained that the delay in the final retrieval of the £4.2 million Ibori loots from the United Kingdom (UK) is a result of some logistic challenges currently being addressed. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing, announced on March 9, this year, at a meeting with the AGF, that her country has concluded plans to return the money recovered from friends and family members of the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori to Nigeria. Read Full Story