April 16, 2024

Delta State Commissioner Caught With Guns? Fact Emerges

    Claims have emerged that Delta state commissioner for youth development, Agbateyiniro Weyinmi, was found in possession of a sack containing guns   Topnewstv.com.ng reports that those circulating the claim insinuated that Weyinmi is a killer and cult member     A fact-checking platform investigated the claim and shared its findings in a report […]

BREAKING: Sunday Igboho Speaks as Yoruba Nation Agitators Invade Oyo Govt Secretariat, Hoist Flag

    Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, and Prof. Banji Akintoye have said they know nothing about the invasion of a key government facility in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital   Topnewstv.com.ng reports that Yoruba Nation agitators laid siege on the Oyo state government secretariat on Saturday, April 13   The reason behind […]

Before you risk it, here’s what the law says about spraying of naira notes

    The CBN regards spraying of naira notes as “abusing the country’s symbol of sovereignty.” The CBN frowns at spraying of naira notes. On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced the arrest of Lagos socialite and crossdresser, Idris Okuneye better known as Bobrisky, for abusing naira notes.   […]

“Electricity Tariff Hike”: Step-by-Step Guide to Checking if You’re on Band A, B, C, Others

    The Nigerian government, via the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), increased electricity tariffs in the country   The commission said that consumers who fall under Band A users will pay about N225/kWh for 20 hours of electricity daily   One of the distribution companies, Ikeja Electric, in a message to its customers, revealed […]

FG Agreed on N155,000 Minimum Wage with Labour Unions in Nigeria? Fact Emerges

    An X user claimed in a post that the federal government had agreed on N155,000 as the new national minimum wage in Nigeria   However, fact-checking reveals this claim to be false, with no official agreement reached by the 37-man tripartite committee or any party involved in the negotiations     President Bola […]

FG’s Agency Alerts Nigerians on New Ways Scammers Now Use to Defraud People

    The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has notified Nigerians of the various ways scammers now defraud people     The agency said that scammers now use Quick Response (QR) codes to steal vital information from users   It said scammers now create phishing codes to reroute payments, plant malicious malware to defraud […]

Ramadan Package: Defence Minister Matawalle Donated 50 Bags of Rice to Wanted Bandits Details Emerge

    A news blog alleged that the minister of state for defence, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, distributed 50 bags of rice to selected bandits in Zamfara state     The claim has, however, been refused and described as an attempt to discredit the minister’s reputation by the opposition   The person accused of delivering the […]

How To Apply: Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation Rolls Out 2024 Scholarship Scheme for Students

  The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation has opened 2024 Scholarship Award program applications     Interested individuals can now apply for scholarships to pursue their education at Mohammed Kamaldeen University   The application period runs from March 18th to April 1st, 2024, and aspiring scholars are advised to submit their applications within this timeframe   […]

BREAKING: DHQ declares 8 suspected killers 17 soldiers in Delta wanted, gives details

    The defence headquarters in Nigeria has declared eight persons as wanted in relation to the killings of 17 soldiers in the Okuama community of Delta state   The military published the names and photos of the suspects on its social media page on Thursday morning   This came barely 24 hours after President […]

7 things to know about Bassirou Faye, youngest elected president in Africa

  Here are seven interesting things to know about the young politician, who is set to become the youngest president in Africa. Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the incoming President of Senegal. [France 24] Bassirou Diomaye Faye is set to become the youngest president in Africa.     The opposition party leader in Senegal contested the presidential […]

Did Chris Oyakhilome Raise 50 People From the Dead? Fresh Fact Emerges

    Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, leader of the Christ Embassy Church, has revealed that the church has reportedly brought more than 50 people back to life   The minister shared the information with his congregation in a video that quickly gained traction on social media     He disclosed that individuals resurrected from the dead […]

President Tinubu Agreed to Biafra Creation? Fact Emerges

    Claims have appeared online saying Nigeria has asked the southeast region to leave and be an independent nation     The posters said the heat of Biafra has “hit the presidency so hard” that it had to “urgently speak on Biafra’s freedom”   A fact-checking platform investigated the claim and shared its findings […]

Full List: FG Releases Names of 9 Persons, 6 BDC Operators Financing Terrorism, Gumi’s Ally Included

  The Federal Government has identified Tukur Mamu, a publisher from Kaduna, along with 14 others, as individuals involved in financing terrorism within the country   Mamu has been detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) since September 2022   Among the identified financiers are nine individuals and six Bureau De Change (BDC) operators […]

No one knows how much Nigerian senators earn, but we know how much they should

  Nigerian senators are in the spotlight once again over how much they earn. The true earnings of Nigerian senators are shrouded in secrecy [Tope Brown] The latest budget padding scandal to hit the Nigerian Senate has once again sparked controversy about the earnings of public office holders, especially lawmakers. The upper legislative chamber suspended Senator Abdul […]

DHQ Releases Full Names, Photos of Soldiers Killed in Delta: “Rest in Peace Our Fallen Heroes”

  The Defence Headquarters has paid tribute to the soldiers who were killed in Okuama community in Delta state   The DHQ released the full names and photos of the slain soldiers on Monday, March 18 via its X handle   According to the post, Lt. Col., two majors, a captain and 13 other soldiers […]

Why former Oyo Governor Ladoja Cannot Succeed Oba Balogun as Next Olubadan

  Rashidi Ladoja, the former governor of Oyo state, is not the next in line to succeed Lekan Balogun, the late Olubadan of Ibadanland An analysis of the existing law in the state showed that the title always moved from the civil, known as Egbe Agba, and the military, referred to as the Balogun lines […]

5 Things to Know About Incoming Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin

  All tings being equal, the incumbent Balogun of Ibadanland, Owolabi Olakulehin, will be crowned as the next Olubadan of Ibadanland   Topnewstv.com.ng reports that this is subject to the approval of the Oyo state governor, Oluwaseyi Makinde   Olakulehin will be crowned the new king following the death of the 42nd Olubadan, Oba Lekan […]

Ali Ndume’s Revelation: Full List of Senators Who Got More Than N200m from 2024 Budget

    Ali Ndume, the senate chief chip, has disclosed that the constituency projects allocation for their senatorial districts, which the ranking senators get, is higher than the ones the floor members get in the national assembly.     The high-ranking senator made the revelation while reacting to the allegations by his colleagues, Jarigbe Agom-Jarigbe, […]

Hardship: Tinubu’s Govt Giving Nigerian Youths N500,000 Grant Each? Fact Emerges

    A Facebook page shared a link claiming that the federal government of Nigeria is giving out N500,000 grants to youths       According to the post which was reacted to by more than 3,700 social media accounts, the offer will expire soon     A fact-checking platform found the claim to be […]

Economic Hardship: How to Benefit From Winners Chapel’s Food Banks Nationwide

    The Living Faith Church (Winners’ Chapel) has set up over 200 Kingdom Care Centres to help mitigate the current economic hardship in the country   Bishop David Oyedepo said the outlets will reach out to the needy with food items, clothing and other materials   Oyedepo explained that the Kingdom Care Centres were […]

Empowering Youth, Eradicating Idleness: CaringHands Youths Initiative Launches Operation ‘No Youth Must Be Idle’

      In a bid to tackle the issue of youth idleness and its associated challenges, CaringHands Youth Initiative (CYI) has rolled out a groundbreaking campaign, Operation ‘No Youth Must Be Idle’. With a vision to engage, empower, enhance, and create lifetime opportunities for youths, CYI aims to revolutionize the landscape for young individuals […]

Online scams: “No Go Fall Maga, Confam Am Again” Bankers Committee Takes a Stand

  If anyone is taking the statement “evolve or die” seriously, it is scammers. Every day, they are upgrading their tactics and approaches in an effort to fleece you of your hard-earned Naira. Show them that no matter how fast they are learning and evolving, they will never go unchallenged.     Whether online or […]

Offa Artisan Foundation Appeals For Urgent Support To Save A Life

    In a heartfelt plea to fellow Nigerians, the Offa Artisan Foundation is seeking support for a life-saving cause. Mrs. Abdulfatai Balikis, a respected member of the Kwara State Artisan Congress Offa and a valued member of the Hairdresser’s union, is in critical health condition and urgently requires a kidney transplant.     Currently […]

Hardship: Atiku Sharing N100k to Nigerians? Fact Emerges

      The claim that Atiku Abubakar is doing an N100k giveaway to curtail the effect of the hardship in the country is a scam that you should be aware of This is because the posts being shared on Facebook were never reported on any credible media, and Atiku nor his team members shared […]

Offa Artisan Congress Inaugurates New Executive Members

    The inauguration of the 11th Executive Assembly of the Artisan Congress in Offa was joyfully held on March 3rd, 2024, it was a momentous occasion attended by notable and distinguished personalities. The event took place at Artisan Street in the Rondo Area of Offa, creating a vibrant atmosphere filled with excitement and anticipation. […]

BREAKING: IGP Bans Use of POS Machines in Stations, Gives Reason

    The police IG, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the stoppage of electronic mobile money transaction devices within police stations and other police facilities nationwide     Egbetokun issued this directive following allegations of illegal and illicit transactions of POS machine operators with certain police operatives   Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Police […]

Govt Giving N10,000 to Every Citizen Amid Hardship in Nigeria? Fact Emerges

  As Nigeria grapples with economic hardship, there are claims of an online cash palliative in Ogun state, southwest Nigeria     Those circulating the claim alleged that the government, under the leadership of Dapo Abiodun, is distributing N10,000 to each person across the state   A fact-checking platform checked for proof to support the […]

He Was Once the Highest-Paid Nollywood Comedian: 7 Things Many People Didn’t Know About Mr Ibu

  Veteran Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr Ibu, recently passed away barely 24 hours after another colleague of his died, Sisi Quadri.   March 2024 started a sad note for many Nollywood fans and lovers of Nigerian comedy. This article seeks to celebrate Mr Ibu as we spotlight some of his legacy […]

Nigeria’s Secret Police, DSS, Arrested Aisha Yesufu? Fact Emerges

  Facebook posts from February 2024 claim that Nigeria’s secret police, the DSS, have arrested Aisha Yesufu   Topnewstv.com.ng reports that Yesufu, an ally of Peter Obi, often vigorously criticise President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the ruling APC   A fact-checking platform checked for proof to support the claim about the alleged arrest of Yesufu […]

4 Simple Steps to Link Your NIN, BVN to Your Bank Account: “The Deadline is Today”

    Nigerian banks are keen on ensuring that all their esteemed customers comply with the regulatory mandate to link their BVN and NIN to their accounts       The initiative is to enhance the security of banking operations and ensure compliance with national regulatory requirements   The step-by-step process will help customers in […]

Avoid the sun if possible, sleep outdoors — how to survive hot weather

  Extreme temperatures could trigger diseases, threaten livestock and even lead to death. The heat wave in Nigeria can cause heat stroke [BusinessPost] Dr Gabriel Ameh, a public health physician, has urged Nigerians to stay hydrated and avoid exhaustion as the period of abnormal hot weather sets in FCT.   Ameh gave the advice in […]

Who Is Eligible for FG’s N25k Monthly Direct Cash Transfer and How Can You Get It?

    The federal government has confirmed that it would resume its conditional cash transfer programme for Nigerians   Confirming this development, the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, stated that 12 million Nigerians have been added as beneficiaries   In an interview on Channels TV, Wale Edun rolled out the conditions and criteria to qualify […]

“I Mistakenly Sent N200K to a Wrong Bank Account, How Do I Get My Money Back?” Expert Explains

  A Nigerian man mistakenly transferred N200,000 to the wrong bank account due to a typing error and wants his money back     He said he found out after the intended recipient complained that he had yet to see the transferred funds in his bank account   Kalu Uche, an operational manager in one […]

Actual Reason I Removed Subsidy on Petrol, Tinubu Opens Up

    President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said the decision to remove petroleum subsidy was a challenging one     The president however argued that it was a necessary step to secure long-term energy security and foster economic growth for the country   Topnewstv.com.ng recalls that after Tinubu scrapped the fuel subsidy, petrol prices rose […]

“Beat the Deadline”: How to Link Your NIN with Glo, MTN, Airtel and 9mobile Lines in 2024

    Major telecommunications companies in Nigeria, including Globacom, MTN, Airtel, and 9mobile, are urging subscribers to link their NIN to their phone lines to comply with regulatory directives from NIMC or risk disconnection   To link their NIN with their Glo SIM, subscribers can visit the nearest Glo outlet, dial *996# to check their […]

INEC Explains Why IReV Failed During 2023 Presidential Election, “HTTP Server Error”

  The 2023 Nigerian presidential election was held on February 25 and produced Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president     Many Nigerians held that INEC owes citizens an explanation over the failure of its result viewing portal (IReV) during the election   Now, INEC has come out to explain that their server experienced an “HTTP […]

Aisha Buhari Said Her Real Husband Died in 2017? Fact Surfaces

    Several claims have appeared online saying Nigeria’s former leader, Muhammadu Buhari, died in 2017     Buhari is the 15th and immediate past president of Nigeria, a position he held from 2015 to 2023   A fact-checking platform investigated the claim that Buhari’s wife confirmed the former leader’s death in 2024     […]

EFCC Discovered $800m in Former Abia Governor Ikpeazu’s Home? Fact Emerges

  Claims surfaced online in February that the EFCC discovered 800 million dollars cash stack at the residence of former Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu The posters claimed that some EFCC officials stormed the ex-governor’s home and recovered huge cash in foreign currency   However, a fact-checking platform said the posts were false and did […]

Nigeria Customs Begins Distribution of Free Food Items to Nigerians, Lists Eligibility, Requirements

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has started the distribution of seized food items to Nigerians     The agency said beneficiaries would need to provide valid identification, such as a National Identification Number (NIN)   The service said that it is working with other relevant agencies to ensure there are no multiple benefits […]

JAMB/UTME 2024: How to Print or Reprint Your Exam Slip

    FCT, Abuja – The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) exam slip is an important document which contains vital information about candidates who plan to sit for the examination.   The UTME exam slip is like the identity card of the candidate as it contains the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam date, […]

UNI-ILESA: Inside Osun Public University, where students pay more than N300k as school fees, lecturers earn N23,896

    Both Ijesa elites and commoners, particularly the temporary college staff who had worked for years and earned higher degrees while earning little, believed that the upgrading would be a major positive shift in their lives through self and societal development when Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, was upgraded to the University of […]

Hope Renewed as Govt Announces N10,000 Monthly Allowance for NYSC Members

    Adamawa governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has restated his administration’s commitment to pay a N10,000 monthly allowance to members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)   The payment is intended to lessen the hardship associated with the rising price of essential commodities in Nigeria   Topnewstv.com.ng reports that the Adamawa governor congratulated the NYSC […]

“Apply With the Link”: Lagos State Begins Loan Program for Business Owners

    The Lagos government has released an application portal for businesses to apply for its micro business loans   Eligible businesses stand a chance to get over N5 million support needed to stay in business amid challenging times   The loan is open to all types of business owners who are ready to scale […]

How OAU Zookeeper Was Killed While Trying to Rescue Woman From Lion, NASU Chairman Narrates

  The NASU Chairman, OAU branch, Wole Odewumi, said veterinary technologist, Olabode Olawuyi was killed while trying to rescue a woman from the lion     Odewumi explained that the deceased’s attempt to save the woman got the lion angry and attacked him squarely   According to Odewumi, Olawuyi died before they could rush him […]

Presidential Villa, Wike’s Ministry, Others Owing Billions as Electricity Bills (Full List)

    The AEDC has said it will disconnect its electricity supply to the presidential villa over piled unpaid electricity bills   The distribution company also threatened to disconnect the electricity supply to no less than 85 government ministries and agencies   According to the DISCO company, the total debt of these ministries and agencies, […]

DisCos Explains Why Nigerians Are Currently Experiencing Bad Electricity Supply Amid Heatwave

  Abuja Electricity Distribution Company said that inadequate power allocation is to blame for the poor power supply     In a statement, the DisCo said that it is aware of the unstable power supply that has been experienced recently   Earlier, the Transmission Company of Nigeria said there has been a progressive decline in […]

Here is why Nigeria is experiencing such extreme heat these days

  Nigerians, especially those in the urban city of Lagos, are currently experiencing a heat wave. The weather is hot in Nigeria these days  Heat waves are abnormally hot weather with or without high humidity.   So, why is the weather so hot in Nigeria?   Over population and building construction As Nigeria’s population grows, […]

Hardship: Billionaire Femi Otedola Doing N100k to N250k Giveaway? Fact Emerges

  Some Facebook posts, in the name of Femi Otedola, asking people to submit their account details to get between N100,000 and N250,000, have been fact-checked   Findings showed Otedola neither requested people to provide their account details nor promised to engage in private conversations with anyone   Another post on Otedola’s Facebook page with […]

Hardship: What I Discussed With Governors About Food Prices, Importation, Tinubu Opens Up

    President Tinubu held a crucial meeting with the 36 state governors of the federation at the State House in Abuja on Thursday Rising spate of insecurity and untold hardship were part of the major discussions on the president’s table   After his meeting with the governors, Tinubu resolved to boost local food production […]

2023 AFCON: Nigerians Being Attacked in South Africa? Fact Emerges

    The Facebook posts that claimed South Africans were attacking Nigerians following their defeat at the 2023 AFCON semi-final has been verified The three pictures shared by one Facebook page, Igbo Times Magazine, were discovered to be dated to the Xenophobic period in 2019   Nigeria’s Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana of South […]

HON. ADEWALE STANLEY KUKU: A Charismatic Leader and Champion of Humanitarian Services By

Hon. Adewale Stanley Kuku, the Labour Party candidate for Ogun East Senatorial District, embodies the qualities of a charismatic and compassionate leader who is dedicated to serving his constituents. Just like a lighthouse guiding ships through a storm, he shines brightly as a beacon of hope, leading the way towards a better future for the […]

Herbert Wigwe: Fresh Details Emerge in Investigation of Helicopter Crash, Photos Released

    The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released photos from the site where Access Holdings CEO Herbert Wigwe’s helicopter crashed. The photos were released on the official NTSB website on Wednesday, February 14.   The pictures show that the NTSB operatives were at the crash scene to conduct their investigations.   […]

Exposed: How Emefiele Spent $6.23m Cash For 2023 Election

  EFCC witness has told a federal high court in Abuja on how the former governor of the CBN spent over $6.2 million in cash for international election observers   According to the EFCC, the witness made the confession before Justice Hamza Muazu of the federal high court in Abuja   Emefiele is currently facing […]

Bauchi Governor Built Secret Mansion Amid Hardship in Nigeria? Fact Emerges

  A viral image alleged that Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi, constructed a new mansion, supposedly done discreetly amidst the prevailing hardships in Nigeria Findings, however, showed the claim was false as findings revealed that the image in question has been online since 2020   Contrary to speculations, the picture showed the entrance to […]

Alleged $6.2m Theft from CBN: List of Nigerians on Interpol Red Alert for Forging Buhari’s Signature

  The IGP Kayode Egbetokun has been told to place three Nigerians on Interpol red alert for allegedly stealing $6.2 from the CBN coffers   The special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu made the request, alleging that Odoh Eric Ocheme, a staff of the CBN, and two other accomplices were at large   The […]

List of New States to be Created in Nigeria as Proposed by Reps Member Oluwole Oke

    Oluwole Oke, a lawmaker in the House of Representatives, has sponsored a bill that would establish three more states in Nigeria   In a letter forwarded to the clerk of the house, the bill sought to create Oke-Ogun, Ijebu and Ife Ijesa states while listing their capitals and the number of local governments […]

“I Took My Phone and Called the CEO Wigwe”: Man Shares His Last Encounter With Late Access Bank CEO

    A Nigerian man has mourned the demise of Herbert Wigwe with a narration of his last call with him       The late Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc. died with his wife, son and three others in a helicopter crash in California, US   He shared how Wigwe came through […]

7 things to know about Bolaji Agbede appointed to succeed Herbert Wigwe

    Here are seven things you’d like to know about Bolaji Agbede’s academic background, leadership and experience in the banking industry. Bolaji Agbede is the acting CEO of Access Bank. [Tech Cabal] On Monday, February 12, 2024, Access Holdings announced the appointment of Ms Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer following […]

Herbert Wigwe: A Tribute to a Banking Luminary and His Enduring Legacy

  Wigwe was involved in a helicopter crash alongside five others, including his wife and son. Herbert Wigwe died in a helicopter crash in the United States.[BusinessDay] Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe was a prominent figure in the Nigerian banking industry, best known for his role as the Group Managing Director and CEO of Access Bank Plc, […]

Cristiano Bruno: Rising Star’s Journey from Grassroots to Professional Football

    In the dynamic world of football, where talent emerges from every corner of the globe, one name stands out for its sheer brilliance and unwavering determination – Cristiano Bruno. Hailing from the heart of Nigeria, Bruno’s journey from grassroots obscurity to professional acclaim is nothing short of extraordinary.   With a blend of […]

7 prominent Nigerians who died in air crash

  Here are prominent Nigerians who lost their lives in air accidents. 7 prominent Nigerians who died in air crash Over the years, there have been a series of air accidents involving prominent Nigerians.   While most of these incidents happened in the Nigerian air space, there had been also a couple that occurred in […]

Music Industry Leaders Unite: AFRIMA, PMAN, MPAN, RELPI, AMAMN, and More Convene for 2nd Emergency Summit Tomorrow

  Lagos, Nigeria, February 11, 2024 – In a concerted effort to address pressing issues within the music industry, the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Music Business Summit, in collaboration with the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Record Label Proprietors Initiative (RELPI), Association of Music Artist Managers of Nigeria (AMAMN), and Music Publishers […]

Herbert Wigwe: 7 Facts About Access Bank Boss Who Reportedly Died in Chopper Crash

    United States – The Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, is feared dead after the helicopter conveying him and five other passengers reportedly crashed in California, United States.     As Nigerians continue to mourn the sad passage of one of the best bankers in the country, here are some things […]

Nigerian pensioners threaten to go naked on the streets over rising cost of living

  The pensioners revealed that some of them get as little as ₦450 stipend every month as a pension. Nigerian pensioners threaten to go naked on the streets over rising cost of living/Illustration [Guardian] The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has threatened that its members will take to the streets sans clothes if there’s no […]

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast: Pre AFCON 2023 Final Live Update, Team News, Kick-Off Time, Predictions

    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – A pleasant day to you and welcome to Topnewstv.com.ng’s coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 final pre-match live updates featuring the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Ivory Coast at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ivory Coast.   The outcome of today’s (Sunday, February […]

AFCON 2023 Final: What Time is Nigeria vs Ivory Coast? Kickoff, Live Stream, Team News, Head to Head

  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).   Topnewstv.com.ng reports that the curtain draws on AFCON 2023 as two of the continent’s heavyweights trade-tackle in Abidjan.   AFCON 2023: What […]