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A victim of Monkeypox, quarantined in the Niger Delta University Hospital (UNDTH), Okolobiri has reportedly committed suicide n the early hours of Monday. The Bayelsa State government confirmed the development in a press conference involving the Commissioners of Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson; Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, the Chief Medical Director, NDUTH, Prof. Dimie Ogoina and other senior health officials. Etebu disclosed that the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of ‘MonkeyPox’ that were being managed at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH). He expressed regret that the patient took his own life despite speedily recovering from the…
As the 2018 Ekiti governorship election draws nearer, a popular prophet in the State seems to have placed Governor Ayodele Fayose off balance. The Prophet, Muyideen Kasali who is the General Overseer, Hour of Mercy Prayer Ministry Worldwide stated that big politicians in the State will be surprised with the outcome of the election. He made the remarks in Odo Owa Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State, at the end of a week-long revival in the town. He stated that the “mighty men will fall flat,” and God will bring a man after his own heart to…
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop suits seeking the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrhim Magu, from office. “This honourable court cannot invoke its judicial powers under Section 6(6)(b) (of the Constitution) to hear and determine this case,” the President and the AGF stated in a preliminary objection challenging the competence of a suit seeking Magu’s removal from office. TM News gathered that the Senate had refused to confirm the…
A group of militants in the Niger Delta have reacted to the alleged request made by President Muhammadu Buhari to the World Bank. It has been reported that Buhari allegedly told the World Bank to concentrate on the North in their investments in Nigeria. This, therefore, sparked controversies and reactions despite the efforts by the presidency to dismiss the claim. In their reaction, the Niger Delta group threatened to cripple crude oil production in the country. The militants also condemned the Army exercise codenamed: Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta. A statement issued by the group reads: “The current…
Ahead of the 2018 Local Government Elections and the 2019 general elections, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suffered a major blow after over 5000 of its members decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area and home of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. Chairman of the PDP in the Local Government, Hon. Lawrence Agbatutu had presented the decampees led by Hon. Friday Akpoyibo to the Chairman of the party in the State, Barr. Kingsley Esiso at the carnival-like event which was also, attended by top politicians in the State.Receiving the Receiving the decampees, Governor Ifeanyi…
Hon. Uche Onyeagucha has described the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the South Africa President Jacob Zuma as birds of the same feather who flock together. In an opinion written, he argued that the visit by Zuma has no political or economic relevance to the people of the state. His words “Just last night I watched live on AIT, a most wasteful reception of corrupt President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Governor Rochas Ethelbert Okorocha of Imo State. “Ironically, on the same day the South African Supreme Court had earlier ordered the reinstatement of the corruption charges of…
Barely a day after the presidency reacted that President Muhammadu Buhari's statement to the World Bank was twisted a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has clarified the Buhari's position on the issue. A report was said to have indicted President Buhari asking the World Bank to concentrate on the Northern region of the country. This has, therefore, attracted lots of reactions from Nigerians. However, in a series of tweets, Ezekwesili, who said she was Vice-President of the organization at the time, noted that the President made such a claim, but was misinterpreted. She wrote: “I want EVERYONE to KNOW…
A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State, has sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, he noted that first phase of the trial during which 575 suspects were arraigned have been concluded. He added that the Court also discharged 468 suspects who had no case to answer. Thirty-four cases were struck out while 28 suspects were remanded for trial in Abuja and Minna, the statement…

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