Author: nporeports

When the strings of juju legend, Chief Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey’s guitars sent into the air, the scintillating lyrics of achievements, no one was in doubt of the age of the celebrant inside the cossy ambience of the Ibadan Civic Centre, Idi Ape, the Oyo State capital. From Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja and other far and near places, people of eminence had come to honour Chief Mrs. Victoria Olunike Ayorinde who clocked 80 on June 12, 2022. But before the legendary Obey mounted the stage to dish out his timeless songs of achievements and grandeur, the military band had entertained guests…

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Maverick singer, Habeeb Okikiola popularly called Portable has mocked residents of Lekki, Lagos over the flood that constantly threatens their comfort. Lekki, an upscale Lagos residential and corporate organization settlement, is always under the siege of flood especially during the rainy seasons. The singer took to his Instagram page on Friday to say that anyone aiming to live in Lekki must be prepared to face the challenges posed by flood. He said rather than spend huge amounts to build a house in Lekki, he would rather buy acres of land and build mansions in other less troubled areas of Lagos…

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An Abuja based woman Mrs. Marvis Abdulahi has called on the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba Alkali to come to her rescue and get her justice after some operatives of the force damaged her car in Lokoja Kogi State on Thursday. Mrs. Abdulahi who told the NPO Reports she was on her way to Idah in Kogi State for a wedding ceremony said the incident happened at an area called Natako in Lokoja where there was a terrible traffic congestion. Her car, a Toyota Camry was badly vandalized according her to her by two policemen who broke her rare…

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One of those captured by terrorists after attacking an Abuja bound train in Kaduna has been shot in captivity. The victim, identified as Mohammed Al’amin, is said to be in critical condition. Mamu, a publisher of Kaduna-based newspaper, Desert Herald while disclosing this in his Wednesday publication said he has been in constant communication with the captives, but the government is yet to take action. According to Mamu, the incident occurred on Monday during friendly exchanges of fire at the forest between the abductors that are guarding the victims and preventing them from possible escape. “I can confirm to you…

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is set to swear in the new Chief Justice of Nigeria after the resignation of Mohammed Tanko late Sunday. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola who is the next most senior justice of the apex court will be sworn in at 2pm on Monday. He will be serving in acting capacity before the appointment of a substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. Details later…

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Nigeria’s Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned from his position. It was gathered that the Chief Justice Muhammad had turned in his resignation letter Sunday evening. He reportedly cited as his reason. There are indications that the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, may be sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly. Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill. His resignation comes amidst displeasure by justices and other stakeholders at the apex over the deteriorating…

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that he made a mistake in his choice of a vice president in 1999. Obasanjo said this was one of the two mistakes he had committed at very critical times but for which God saved him. The former President was speaking in Abeokuta while answering questions asked by students from some secondary schools that participated in the finals of the National Exhibition and Awards organised by Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship. The event at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, included presentations and exhibitions of some products made by students of the participating…

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MTN Nigeria on Thursday confirmed that it would roll out 5G network by Aug. 24. The mobile Operator disclosed this at the 90th edition of the telecom consumer parliament, organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in Lagos The NCC, in May, handed over the final letters of award of 5G spectrum licences to winners of the December 3.5GHz spectrum auctions. They were mandated to roll out services in August by NCC. Reacting to the mandate during a panel discussion, representative of MTN Nigeria, Mr Chinedu Ezeigweneme, said MTN had put plans in place and working with all relevant stakeholders…

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Chinese electric carmaker Nio says that two people were killed when one of its vehicles fell from the third floor of its headquarters in Shanghai. One member of staff and a person from a partner company died in the crash. The incident took place on Wednesday at around 17:20 local time, the firm said. The people that died were inside the vehicle as it fell from the building. Nio says it immediately started an investigation into the incident in co-operation with government officials. The third storey area from where the car fell has been variously described as a showroom, a…

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The US Senate has passed a gun control bill – the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress to approve the measure by 65 votes to 33. It follows mass shootings last month at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left 31 people dead. The bill will now have to pass in the House of Representatives before President Biden can sign it into law. In a statement released after the vote, the president called on members of the House to “promptly…

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