The police on Friday said no rally will be allowed at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 1. “It has become imperative to reemphasize that no form of rally whatsoever will be allowed at the Lekki Toll gate tomorrow, October 1, 2022,” a statement signed by police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin,...
  President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine disclosed a bid for fast-track membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) military alliance on Friday. The accelerated move comes in a swift reaction to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of the annexation of four war-laden Ukrainian regions. Zelensky signed the NATO application papers in...
  A British businessman who conned thousands of investors out of £226 million ($250 million) for a never-completed luxury Caribbean resort project was jailed Friday for 12 years. David Ames, 70, oversaw a “gigantic Ponzi scheme” backed by celebrity endorsements, and was told he was “a menace to anyone who was...
  A United Kingdom court has granted permission to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to apply for judicial review over the UK government’s failure to intervene in his extraordinary rendition from Kenya to Nigeria in June last year. According to a court document released by...
  Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has blasted Nigeria’s political elites, saying they have shown no commitment to the rules of the game. Bishop Kukah made this known on Channels Television’s, Sunrise Daily on Friday, where he called for political office holders to show accountability and display...
  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has faulted the decision of the Federal Government not to allow the newly formed Community Volunteer Guards (CVG) in the state and other state-sponsored security outfits to bear automatic rifles. This is contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel...
  Britain’s economy grew in the second quarter and did not shrink as previously thought, data showed Friday, easing recession fears amid ongoing turmoil over the government’s tax-slashing budget. Gross domestic product expanded 0.2 percent in the three months to the end of June, upgraded from a 0.1-percent contraction, the Office...
  One person died on Friday morning while three others were rescued unhurt in a road accident in Awka, Anambra State. The crash which occurred around 6am, along Awka-Onitsha expressway, involved a Toyota Hiace bus and a Mercedes Benz Truck with four persons on board. An eyewitness said the truck driver made...
  Court, on Friday, ended the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo State chapter, with the dismissal of an appeal instituted at the Apex Court by Dan Orbhi-led faction. The Apex Court in a judgment by Justice Emmanuel Akomaye Agim held that the issue of leadership by political...
  Ukraine on Friday blamed Moscow for shelling a convoy of civilian cars in the southern Zaporizhzhia region that killed at least 23 on the front line. Zaporizhzhia regional governor Oleksandr Starukh said the strikes had also injured 28 people, “all civilians, local people.” A pro-Kremlin official in Russian-occupied region of Zaporizhzhia...