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IBEDC customers protest payment point centralisation

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Electricity consumers in Ibadan on Wednesday complained that the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company had made it difficult for them to recharge their pre-paid meters because of its failure to decentralise the payment points. Many of them said that despite coming from long distances to the payment points, they usually spend several hours […]
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Family of five dies after moving into new house
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 18:14:43 +0200
A family of five died under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday night at Old Aiyepe road in Sagamu area of Ogun. The family includes father, mother, three children and a family friend. The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the family had just moved...
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Female undergraduate, others arrested for kidnap in Ebonyi
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 08:05:15 +0200
Clement Nnachi, Abakaliki A final-year female undergraduate student of the Ebonyi State University in Abakaliki (name withheld) and four other suspects have been paraded by the Ebonyi State Police Command for their alleged involvement in the abduction...
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MKO Abiola’s children thank Buhari over June 12
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 22:12:43 +0200
Daughter of the late MKO Abiola, Mrs. Hafsat Abiola-Costello, has hailed the Federal Government’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day. Abiola-Costello, in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, said the declaration had ended the family’s long...
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(VIDEOS) 2018 World Cup: Senegalese, Japanese fans clean up their sections after matches
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:59:33 +0200
Senegalese and Japanese football fans on Tuesday cleaned up their sections of the Stadium after their countries won their various matches. Videos of them cleaning up was shared on Twitter by TYCSports. The videos have endeared the teams to Twitter users,...
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Lewandowski frustrated in Poland World Cup loss
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:56:31 +0200
Prolific Poland striker Robert Lewandowski’s World Cup campaign opened in frustrating fashion Tuesday as Senegal starved him of possession as they claimed a 2-1 win in Moscow. The 29-year-old arrived in Russia newly crowned as the Bundesliga’s...
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Arsenal sign German keeper Leno as Lehmann leaves
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:47:57 +0200
Arsenal signed one German goalkeeper in Bernd Leno on Tuesday after confirming that another in Jens Lehmann would no longer be a member of their backroom staff. Leno, 26, was joining a Gunners now under the control of new boss Unai Emery, who succeeded...
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UPDATE: Casualty figure rises to three in Ojuelegba truck accident
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:17:13 +0200
Samson Folarin Three people have been confirmed dead after piles of plywood fell off a truck on the Ojuelegba Bridge, Lagos State, on Tuesday. PUNCH Metro learnt that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency rounded off rescue operation...
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UN tasks Nigeria on stigmatisation of ‘Boko Haram wives, children’
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:16:55 +0200
The UN has urged the Nigerian authorities to give more attention to protecting the girls and children, who were victims of sexual violence and abuse by the Boko Haram terrorists. Ms Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual...
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U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:07:29 +0200
The U.S. on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel.” U.S. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, who announced her country’s decision in Washington, slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt...
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Hackers steal $30m from bitcoin exchange
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:07:33 +0200
Hackers stole more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea’s top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit’s price falling around the world on Wednesday. The virtual currency was priced at $6,442 dollars late afternoon in Seoul,...
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2018 World Cup: We’ll play Nigeria like World Cup final — Iceland coach
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:54:44 +0200
Iceland assistant coach Helgi Kolviðsson says the game against Nigeria will be difficult but that his team are capable of securing a win against the Super Eagles in Friday’s Group D fixture at the World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com....
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Daddy Freeze’s message to Chimamanda causes controversy
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:59:35 +0200
Yinka Badejo Popular On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze, has again ignited a discourse following  celebrated writer, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s  take on chivalry and feminism. The OAP generated mixed reactions after he wrote an open letter to Chimamanda...
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US withdraws from UN rights council
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:48:54 +0200
The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human RightsCouncil on Tuesday, condemning the “hypocrisy” of its members and its alleged “unrelenting bias” against Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley,...
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Gov. Dickson Wrestling Classics postponed
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:15:56 +0200
IdrisAdesina  The Nigeria Wrestling Federation has postponed the 2018 Governor Dickson National Wrestling Classics earlier scheduled to hold from June 24 to 30. In a statement on Tuesday, the NWF said the competition was postponed because of the ongoing...
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Egypt crash out of World Cup despite Salah’s return
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:14:36 +0200
The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn’t prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday. An own goal by Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy opened the floodgates on a sodden night in Saint Petersburg...
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