Religious, former political leaders plotting to ‘overthrow’ Buhari – Presidency

The Presidency has been alerted of an alleged plot by some Nigerians, working with foreign elements, to overthrow the current administration. In a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the Presidency attributed its allegation to a recent alert by the Department of State Services (DSS). Read Full Story

Mismanagement of economy responsible for insecurity, says Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said the mismanagement of the economy is the reason for the level of insecurity Nigeria is currently facing. He, however, urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country, but to work collectively to ensure a better Nigeria. Read Full Story

Buhari known for overthrowing elected govts, PDP slams Presidency

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is known for overthrowing democratically elected governments. It also described the allegation by the Presidency that some Nigerians were plotting a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership, as a resort to blackmail in the face of failure. Read Full Story

Alleged molestation: Baba Ijesha to face five-charge trial

Nollywood actor James Olanrewaju aka Baba Ijesha will be tried for five offenses. A statement by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Moyosore Onigbanjo said the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) issued legal advice on Tuesday that a prima facie case has been disclosed against Olarenwaju. It was recommended he should be charged under the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Read Full Story

India’s vaccine, oxygen crisis deepens as caseload nears 20 million

India’s cumulative coronavirus case count neared 20 million on Monday as hospitals continued to send distress messages for emergency oxygen supplies and a top jab-maker said the country may face a vaccine crunch for the next two to three months, with the last 24 hours recording 368,147 fresh cases. Read Full Story

FG Faults PDP over Recommendations on National Security

The federal government has faulted the recommendations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in resolving the growing insecurity in the country, saying the contents of its recent press conference have exposed the opposition party’s gimmickry and accused it of merely playing politics with serious national issues, especially security. Read Full Story

‘No Winners In Cycle Of Violence’: Buhari Condemns Killings In Benue, Anambra

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called for an end to what he described as “the cycle of violence” in Benue and Anambra states. In a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu, the President said the inclination for people to take the law into their hands “in the name of revenge” will lead to “no winners . . . only losers.” Read Full Story

Boko Haram kidnapped Greenfield students not bandits – Sheik Gumi

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that Boko Haram terrorists and not bandits are responsible for the abduction of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna. Gumi made this known during an interview on Tuesday, adding that he came to the conclusion after he traced them. Read Full Story

Marriage certificate to now include mothers’ names in England and Wales

For the first time, mothers of brides and grooms in England and Wales will now be added to marriage certificates. Before now, marriage certificates only included the names of the fathers of the couple, but a change to the Marriage Act means both parents will be included. The Home Office said the move would “correct a historic anomaly”. Read Full Story

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu acquires Portuguese citizenship after 10 years of residency

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu has acquired his Portuguese citizenship after 10 years of residency in the European country. Agu first moved to Portugal in 2011 to join his youth team and has since lived in the country bar the 2015/2016 and 2017/2018 seasons which he spent on loan in Belgium and Turkey respectively. Read Full Story