Day: March 5, 2018

This weekend, Marvel Studio’s blockbuster, Black Panther, made another $65m. The film has now raked in over $500m after just 17 days in theatres, making it the 10th highest-domestic-grossing movie in history. The film is sure to eclipse the ninth spot on the list, 2017′s Beauty and the Beast, which made $504m domestically. The superhero film […]

FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Edwin Clark has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, suspend all democratic institutions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to allow the military have full control of the states. According to him the President should appoint very senior military officers to […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to visit some of the states that witnessed violence recently for the purpose of on-the-spot assessment of the situation. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Monday. Adesina said Buhari would begin his journey with […]

On this day in 1963, United States’ Country music stars, Patsy Cline,Hawkshaw Hawkins,Cowboy Copas and their pilot Randy Hughes were all killed in an ill-fatedplane crash in Camden, Tennessee. The accident occurred as the three artists were returning home toNashville, Tennessee, after performing inKansas City, Missouri. Shortly after takeoff from a refueling stop, the pilot […]

A school bus carrying over 100 pupils on Monday somersaulted at the Kuru Jenta junction in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State leaving two children dead,while 18 others sustained varying degrees of injuries. Correspondent James Abraham reports that The accident  occurred around 7:30 am when the children were on their way to school […]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have directed candidates for the 2018 UTME to start printing their examination notification slip from March 6. The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Fabian Benjamin, said in Lagos on Sunday that arrangements had been concluded for the successful conduct of the exam scheduled to hold from […]

TWELVE suspected oil thieves are currently in the net of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command, for their alleged involvement in oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism. The state NSCDC Commandant, Mohammed Haruna, said apart from the arrest of the suspects, seven trucks, two cars and two boats laden with stolen crude […]

On this day in 1986, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Maj. Gen. Mamman Vatsa and nine other military Officers were executed by firing squad in Lagos for allegedly plotting a coup against the regime of Gen. Ibrahim babangida, who himself, came to power following a Coup d’état he led against his Commander-in-Chief, Maj. […]

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has alerted taxpayers of the presence of a fraudulent syndicate masquerading as officials of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). She said their intention is to defraud citizens through phoney calls to their victims requesting for their residential addresses and bank details. But Adeosun advised citizens to demand […]

The crisis on Mambila plateau in Taraba State escalated on Sunday as scores of people were feared killed while many houses were torched in Yelwa and Mesamari villages in the Sardauna Local Government Area of the state. Though eyewitnesses claimed that over 40 people were killed in the attack which allegedly started on Saturday night, […]

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday announced that it was spending N774m daily (about N23.99bn monthly) as subsidy on the 50 million liters of Premium Motor Spirit consumed across the country. Although it described the amount as under-recovery, the oil firm stated that the amount was due to the proliferation of filling stations in […]

On this day in 1937, a former Nigerian Armygeneral who wasPresident of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, ChiefOlusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, was born in Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria. Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as Nigeria’s head of state. He served as a military ruler following the assassination of Gen. Murtala Muhammed […]

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