ANC recalls eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has reportedly recalled Mxolisi Kaunda from his position as eThekwini mayor in Durban. This was confirmed by the ANC secretary in the province, Bheki Mtolo, as reported by TimesLIVE. And according to SABC News journalist Samkele Maseko, Kaunda is being redeployed to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in Cape Town. … Read more

Commotion in Kano markets as traders protest planned demolition of shops

Several traders along IBB Way in Kano metropolis, on Wednesday, abruptly closed their businesses as some of their colleagues protested against an eviction notice. Sources said the state government plans to demolish shops and stalls in the area. The incident resulted in chaos as the police patrolled the area firing teargas to dispersed the traders … Read more

Correctional Services deny Bester’s claims of ill-treatment

In a recent court appearance, Thabo Bester, a convicted rapist and murderer, claimed he was being mistreated in prison. However, the Department of Correctional Services has vehemently denied these allegations. Speaking to eNCA senior reporter Silindelo Masikana, the Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo refuted Bester’s accusations, insisting that he enjoys the same privileges as other … Read more

EFCC receives 14,000 petitions in one year

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received 14,000 petitions from the public in the last one year, said the chairperson of the commission, Ola Olukoyede. A statement released by the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, on Tuesday, said Mr Olukoyede disclosed the number during a meeting with a special envoy … Read more

Hot dog champion out of 4 July contest after signing vegan deal

Competitive eating legend Joey Chestnut is as much a part of 4 July celebrations in New York as the city’s massive annual fireworks display, wolfing down dozens of hot dogs each year in the contest sponsored by fast food company Nathan’s. But his long reign as the King of Coney Island has come to an … Read more

Reps Speaker reshuffles standing committees

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, on Tuesday, announced a minor reshuffle of the House standing committees. In the reshuffle announced during the plenary, Abdulmumin Jibrin, the vocal Kano lawmaker, was reassigned from the Committee on Foreign Affairs to the Committee on Housing and Habitat as chairman. Mr Jibrin will be replaced … Read more

Cop gets three life terms

Constable Sizwe Cedrick Khoza, a cop arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for killing three family members, has been sentenced to three life terms. The 38-year-old was sentenced for killing his wife, her sister, and her brother in Sand River Trust, Hazyview, in Mpumalanga on 30 April 2023. COP HANDED THREE LIFE TERMS … Read more

Court orders final forfeiture of N204.8 million, 15 properties in favour of fraud victims

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the final forfeiture of N204.8 million, 15 properties, and eight luxury cars linked to fraudulent activities perpetrated against some Nigerian businesses. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the judgement against Jedidiah Ezenwa and her companies and in favour of the victims of the alleged crimes. … Read more

Oldest privately owned book sells for £3 million at UK sale

The world’s oldest book in a private collection, and one of the earliest books in existence, sold at auction in London on Tuesday for more than £3 million. The Crosby-Schoyen Codex was previously owned by the Norwegian businessman and rare book collector Martin Schoyen, and contains the earliest complete copies of two texts from the … Read more

Senate passes NDDC budget with borrowing plan of N1trn

The Senate has passed the N1.9 trillion budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the 2024 fiscal year. The upper chamber passed it after considering a report submitted by its Committee on NDDC, presented by Asuquo Ekpeyong, its chairman. The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, announced approval of the budget after majority of the … Read more