Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'It's great Anthony Joshua hasn't abused me like Tyson Fury'- Wladimir Klitschko says ahead of mega fight

Ahead of the mega boxing fight on April 29 between boxing veteran Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua, who has never lost a fight in his short career, Klitschko has admitted that Joshua is the best British boxer he's faced in his career. He says he appreciates the fact the British boxer of Nigerian heritage has no interest in throwing abuses at him ahead of the fight.

Friday, 17 February 2017

PHOTO: 3 confirmed dead, 23 injured as luxurious bus with 59 passengers plunges into canal in Ikorodu

Three persons were confirmed dead, 23 injured on Friday morning, February 17th, when a luxurious bus plunged into canal at Owode Elede, Ikorodu Road

A statement issued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency says the Luxurious bus with registration number Anambra GDD 386 YE belonging to GUO Transport Service Co. LTD was gathered to be enroute Maza Maza from Aba, Abia State.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

White House shares readout of President Trump’s call with President Buhari last week

The white house has shared the readout of President Donald Trump’s call with President Buhari last week. The readout which was shared on the white house website (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/15/readout-presidents-call-president-muhammadu-buhari-nigeria)

Friday, 10 February 2017

EFCC raids former NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu’s home in Kaduna, allegedly recover $9.2m, £72,000

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, raided the home of former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu in Kaduna state on Wednesday and allegedly recovered $9.2 million in his safe.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Army arrests soldiers who brutalised cripple for wearing Camouflage in viral video

The Nigerian Army claims it has identified and arrested two soldiers who brutalized a cripple man for wearing camouflage outfit in New Market Road, Ontisha, Anambra State in a video that went viral yesterday watch here. The army in a statement released by 11.50pm on Wednesday said the soldiers have also been charged by their commanding officer in line with the military's zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts in relation to violation of human rights.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Sani Usman, said:

“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip in which two soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt.
“We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha, Anambra State.
“In line with our zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in relation to violation of human rights, we wish to further state that the soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended.
“They have also been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer. Similarly, troops have been warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights and cast serious aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.
“The public should please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not true reflection of the Nigerian Army.”

Monday, 6 February 2017

On behalf of Innocent "2Baba" Idibia,...

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On behalf of Innocent "2Baba" Idibia, we would like to apologize to the fans, colleagues and everyday Nigerians who feel let down by the cancellation of this protest. 2Baba's aim was to lend his voice to make the government aware of the growing discontent due to the wildly escalating cost of living for Nigerians in Nigeria among other issues.
Arguably one of the country's most influential musicians, he saw it fit to use his considerable platform; at the core of which are Nigerians, to amplify their voice. This is why he chose to march for the cause, and why he was so honoured when his industry colleagues pledged their support.

In line with the commitment of One Voice Nigeria to ensure a peaceful and impactful protest, The 2face Foundation and partners engaged with the security agencies to resolve all major security concerns but treacherous gaps remain that we are unwilling to ignore.

The risk of hijack by various political and sundry interests intent on using the platform to drive agendas that we as The 2face Foundation are not aligned with and therefore exposing protesters to high levels of danger is the main reason why 2baba regretfully had to withdraw himself from the march. He has refused to inadvertently present a platform for mischief makers to exploit.

2baba would like to express his great regret over these circumstances to everyone who feels disappointed. However, he hopes they will agree that as he said in the video announcing the development; ‘no protest is worthy he blood of any Nigerian’.

He would also like to thank everyone; both individuals, and bodies like EiE which offered their support to him, and applaud their devotion to the nation. The primary objective of the planned protest as stated from the very beginning was to aggregate the voices of the people and present to leadership at all levels who may be unclear about the reality of the hardship faced by Nigerians.

We have no doubt that we have articulated our demands and have been heard LOUD and CLEAR. We urge a quick and positive response from government and encourage Nigerians to take a cue from this experience and never hesitate to stand up to the leadership on any and every situation that requires action. 2baba will continue channel his passion for these issues using a range of effective channels in the future.

He promises to continue working on avenues to help the Nigerian people be heard, he feels that is the least they deserve. This statement from The 2face Foundation is endorsed by Innocent "2Baba" Idibia.