Russian oligarch killed by crossbow wielding assailant

A Russian oligarch nicknamed the “Sausage King” was killed by a crossbow Monday when two masked men attacked the meat magnate and a woman in a sauna at his countryside estate outside Moscow, according to reports. Vladimir Marugov was found dead in the sauna after his partner fled through a window in the outdoor hut …

COVID-19: Ajax hit by virus outbreak on eve of Midtjylland clash

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag Ajax Amsterdam will have only 17 players available for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash against Midtjylland in Denmark, coach Erik ten Hag confirmed on Monday. This came to light after several players had to be left behind because of positive COVID-19 tests. But he said he could not speak about …

Northern governors back regulation of social media

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau The Northern Governors Forum on Monday expressed support for the ongoing efforts to regulate the social media in order to check the spread of fake news in the country. The Forum expressed its support in a communique issued by its Chairman and Governor of Plateau, Mr Simon Lalong, after its meeting …

Liberian govt worker self-immolates over unpaid salary

Liberia’s president, George Weah A Liberian government worker immolated himself in the capital Monrovia on Monday, two witnesses and local media said, in an apparent protest over an unpaid salary. Leroy Archie Ponpon — who works at Liberia’s Temple of Justice, which houses the Supreme Court — set himself on fire outside his workplace after weeks of …

Faulty 60MVA transformer throws FCT towns into darkness

By Chris Ochayi, Abuja A faulty 60MVA at Kubwa station in Abuja has thrown many towns in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, into darkness. The development has forced the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, to embark on load-shedding with Kubwa and its environs. Management of AEDC in a statement explained that the faulty transformer was …

#EndSARS: Killing policemen evil, says El-Rufai

Executive Governorof Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday described the killing of policemen by protesters in some parts of the country as evil. El-Rufai, who spoke to newsmen in Kaduna after the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum and traditional rulers as well as other key stakeholders in the region, …

Rivers Govt. to replace properties destroyed by IPOB militants – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers says his administration will replace all the properties allegedly destroyed by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) during the #EndSARS protest in parts of Rivers. Wike, who made this known on Monday in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Kelvin Ebiri, expressed regrets that …

Why we can’t use the Court ― Ebonyi Judicial Panel of Inquiry

By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki The Ebonyi State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police brutality, Human Rights violations or related extra-judicial killings in its inaugural sitting in Abakaliki explained that it will not use the Court to hold its sitting as the Court was already congested to give room for such Panel to hold. Speaking during the …

Kano Disco resumes implementation of revised Tariff

By Bashir Bello KANO – The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) of n Monday says the company has resumed the implementation of the revised service-based tariff following an earlier suspension by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). KEDCO Head, Corporate Communications, Ibrahim Sani Shawai, announced this in a statement made available to newsmen in …

BREAKING: Four rescued as truck rammed into buses on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway

By Bose Adelaja – Lagos Four people were rescued Monday, during multiple accidents which occurred on Otedola Bridge, inward Berger, on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. However, the victims three males and a female were said to have been critically injured just as one suffered a severed limb. The accident which occurred in the night involved an empty …

Again, Presidency raises alarm over misinformation, parleys with international media

Femi Adesina The Presidency has again expressed concern over the circulation of fake news and misleading information occasioned by the EndSARS protests aimed at causing social discontent and disunity in the country. Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this at a Media Parley with international journalists organized by Presidential …

Workers  will get October salary this week – FG

Acting Head of Service, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan By Dirisu Yakubu Meanwhile, the federal government has given reasons for the delay in the payment of October, 2020 salary to some civil servants assuring that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the issue this week. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan in a …

#EndSARS Protest: Buhari directs engagements across geopolitical zones

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed engagements with governors, traditional rulers, youths and other critical stakeholders across geo-political zones in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this on Monday in Kaduna after a closed-door meeting of a Federal Government delegation with the 19 Northern governors and …

FG blames past govt for lingering ASUU strike

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Monday blamed a previous administration in the country for the continuous strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Adamu, who disclosed this at a Town Hall meeting on security issues in Bauchi, however did not disclose the administration in question. He added that the government should not have agreed to pay the …

Oyigbo: NGO calls for military restraint as soldiers raze IPOB church base

By Egufe Yafugborhi, Port-Harcourt Rights groups, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) has urged restraint over military siege on Oyigbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state following destruction of lives and property by suspected Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). The said IPOB gang had on 21 October killed four policemen, burnt three police stations …

YOV faults Buhari’s position on restructuring

Approaches US, UN, others on self-determination By Dapo Akinrefon LAGOS- A coalition of Yoruba groups in the Diaspora, Yoruba One Voice, yesterday, expressed concerns over what it termed ‘retrogressive and insensitive’ response of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to calls for restructuring and devolution of powers, warning that the Yoruba nation may be pushed to secede …

I didn’t order soldiers to kill Igbos in Oyigbo – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday described the allegation that he ordered military personnel to kill Igbo people in the Oyigbo local government area of the state as politically motivated falsehood. The governor, who disclosed this in a television programme in Port Harcourt, said a curfew was imposed on Oyigbo to restore calm after members of proscribed Indigenous Peoples …

FG explains delay in payment of October salaries

Ag Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan The Federal Government has given reasons for the delay in the payment of October salaries to some civil servants, assuring that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the matter. Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), said the delay was …

#EndSARS: Our concerns, expectations from Panel of Inquiry — CSOs

Urges FG to implement recommendations By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As victims of Police brutality narrate their ordeal, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, made their concerns and expectations known to Panels of Inquiry inaugurated over the outcome of sittings at the end of their national assignment. Speaking to Vanguard, the Convener, Coalition in Defence of …

#EndSARS: Buhari directs engagements across geopolitical zones

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed engagements with governors, traditional rulers, youths and other critical stakeholders across geo-political zones in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this on Monday in Kaduna after a closed-door meeting of a Federal Government delegation with the 19 Northern governors and …