Dasuki won’t be released despite bails, he caused 100,000 deaths – Buhari’s minister, Malami

Dasuki won’t be released despite bails, he caused 100,000 deaths – Buhari’s minister, Malami The federal government has given reasons why it believes the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, should not be granted bail. Dasuki was arrested by operatives of the Department of Security Service (DSS) in December 2015, over “illegal possession of firearms”. The former NSA was also accused of diverting $2.1billion while...... more

Two policemen allegedly killed as Melaye escapes assassination attempt

Two policemen allegedly killed as Melaye escapes assassination attempt *Gunmen assassinate Idah Poly director in Kogi Two policemen reportedly lost their lives Thursday during an alleged assassination attempt on the life of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Senator, representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye. The Senator, however, escaped the assassination attempt...... more

Rowdy ‎session as S-East senators allege Buhari’s appointments lopsided

Rowdy ‎session as S-East senators allege Buhari’s appointments lopsided PLENARY at the Senate was rowdy for about 30 minutes after its President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking legislative confirmation of appointments into the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, raised a point or order to protest...... more

2019 elections: PDP considers boycott, Secondus tells Observers

2019 elections: PDP considers boycott, Secondus tells Observers THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday in Abuja, said it was consulting on whether or not to participate in the 2019 general elections. PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said this when he received a delegation of a Joint International Election Observation Mission fielded by two main American international civil agencies, the National...... more

Defection threats: Gov Ortom shuns peace meeting with APC

Defection threats: Gov Ortom shuns peace meeting with APC Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday failed to attend a peace parley called by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Deputy National Chairman (North) of APC, Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu had invited Sen George Akume and Ortom to Abuja for the “urgent meeting”. The duo are the main actors in...... more

Melaye condemns burning down of his school projects in Kogi

Melaye condemns burning down of his school projects in Kogi Senator Dino Melaye on Wednesday condemned the burning down of a block of four classrooms  he donated to Government Girls Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja by unknown arsonists. Melaye,  who spoke with  journalists shortly after inspecting the burnt section of the classroom block at the school premises,  described the incident as...... more

Ekiti election fell short of global standards, say US observer group, others

Ekiti election fell short of global standards, say US observer group, others A coalition of domestic and international election observers accredited to observe the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State said the election fell short of global best practices and electoral standards. The Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kayode Fayemi, as the winner of the...... more

2019 elections will be free, fair -- President Buhari

2019 elections will be free, fair -- President Buhari   President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised to do everything possible to ensure that the 2019 general elections are free, fair and peaceful. He said all hands were on deck to forestall the violence that characterised the 2011 elections which necessitated investigations by the International Criminal Court. Buhari made the promise...... more

Varsity student found dead in well after SARS invasion of hostel

Varsity student found dead in well after SARS invasion of hostel A final year student of Business Administration at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Saliu Haruna, has been found dead inside an abandoned well. Haruna was declared missing after he and other students were allegedly chased by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Edo State Police Command. It...... more

Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October

Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have condemned and rejected the result of last Saturday governorship election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The assembly also adjourned sitting till October 8, 2018, due to alleged harassment of members by security agents. The adjournment followed a motion moved...... more

Taraba CP sustains injury in mob attack

Taraba CP sustains injury in mob attack Taraba State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, on Monday sustained an head injury  following an attack on him by some youths in the Tudunwada area of Jalingo, the state capital. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, who disclosed this to journalists, explained that the CP had gone to...... more

Clark, Nwodo, Adebanjo, others stopped from flying to Makurdi summit

Clark, Nwodo, Adebanjo, others stopped from flying to Makurdi summit – Airplanes using NAF facility must obtain permission: AVM Adesanya The Southern and Middle Belt Forum (southern flank) led by Chief Edwin Clark, said they were stopped from traveling to Makurdi Monday, to attend the Middle Belt summit on restructuring. They alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was gradually descending into...... more

Taraba State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, on Monday sustained an head injury following an attack on him by some youths in the Tudunwada area of Jalingo, the state capital. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, who disclosed this to journalists, explained that the CP had gone to the area with a team of policemen to restore normalcy following reports of youths’ unrest only to be stoned and injured in the head by “the irate youths.”

Taraba State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, on Monday sustained an head injury  following an attack on him by some youths in the Tudunwada area of Jalingo, the state capital.  The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, who disclosed this to journalists, explained that the CP had gone to the area with a team of policemen to restore normalcy following reports of youths’ unrest only to be stoned and injured in the head by “the irate youths.” Taraba State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, on Monday sustained an head injury  following an attack on him by some youths in the Tudunwada area of Jalingo, the state capital. The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, who disclosed this to journalists, explained that the CP had gone to...... more

Floods kill 44, destroy 500 houses in Katsina

Floods kill 44, destroy 500 houses in Katsina President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, expressed his sadness and concern about the devastation caused by floods in his home state, Katsina, and other parts of the country. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President pledged the Federal Government’s support for the victims...... more

Herdsmen: Foreigners are not involved in Nigeria’s killings – French Ambassador

Herdsmen: Foreigners are not  involved in Nigeria’s killings – French Ambassador The outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denys Gauer, has identified impunity and injustice as the factors driving the killings and bloodshed in Plateau, Benue, Kaduna and other parts of the country. The envoy attributed the killings to struggle for land, noting that foreigners were not involved in the bloodshed in...... more

ICC summoned Buhari because of killings in Nigeria – PDP

ICC summoned Buhari because of killings in Nigeria – PDP …as party blasts Presidency for deceiving Nigerians on Hague trip The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the Presidency lied on President Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The PDP in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said contrary to effort by the...... more

EKITI: Fayose heads to court

EKITI: Fayose heads to court Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has vowed to challenge the victory of incoming Governor Kayode Fayemi at the election tribunal. Fayose described Fayemi’s victory at the just concluded Ekiti state governorship election as “pyrrhic”. “If APC truly won, why was it that there was no jubilation in Ekiti? That victory of...... more

Ortom dumps APC, explains why…

Ortom dumps APC, explains why… Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue state says he has ceased to be a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following what he called “a red card” given to him. Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government...... more

Customs officer kills two colleagues in Lagos

Customs officer kills two colleagues in Lagos Two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service lost their lives in a tragic accident on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Saturday. The two victims, who were in a Toyota Camry with the number plate, YLA 121 BJ, were at a checkpoint when they were crushed by their colleague, who drove a Toyota...... more

12 Nigerian students to face trial for cybercrime in Benin Republic

12 Nigerian students to face trial for cybercrime in Benin Republic Twelve Nigerian students arrested by the police are to face trial for cybercrime in the Republic of Benin. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed that seven out of the 12 students detained on allegations of cybercrime had been released on bail. The suspects...... more

Imo crisis: God’ll impeach Okorocha, says Umeh

Imo crisis: God’ll impeach Okorocha, says Umeh Senator Victor Umeh representing Anambra Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, on Sunday, asked God for forgiveness over his role in the emergence of Rochas Okorocha, as the Governor of Imo State in 2011 on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance. Describing Okorocha as an evil who had...... more

EFCC mocks Fayose, says we’re expecting you soon

EFCC mocks Fayose, says we’re expecting you soon The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has lampooned Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State after the failure of his preferred candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, at the polls. The EFCC said in a tweet that with Fayose’s tenure ending in less than three months coupled with the loss of his immunity, he...... more

Ekiti guber: Fayemi leads as INEC collates final results

Ekiti guber: Fayemi leads as INEC collates final results …NBC shuts Ekiti Radio/TV over polls Dr Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Ekiti governorship election, is coasting home to victory, according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in majority of the 16 local councils in the state. Fayemi, who was...... more

Nigerian bishops have lost confidence in your government, Onaiyekan tells Buhari

Nigerian bishops have lost confidence in your government, Onaiyekan tells Buhari The Archbishop of Abuja, Roman Catholic Church, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has said that Nigerian bishops have lost confidence in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. He stated that they were hopeful that God would give Nigerians a government that would do the right thing. He spoke to journalists in Ilorin, the...... more

I’m worried about youth anger, frustration — Obasanjo

I’m worried about youth anger, frustration — Obasanjo Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday in Abuja said he was worried about youth anger in Nigeria and other African countries.  Chief Obasanjo was the main speaker at a breakout session at the ongoing 25th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting of the Afreximbank. The former President who spoke on the question of...... more

Police arraign neuropsychiatric worker for fraud in Enugu

Police arraign neuropsychiatric worker for fraud in Enugu THE police, Thursday, told an Enugu State High Court how a senior staff of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Mrs. Stella Achalla, allegedly defrauded job seekers to the tune of N14m. Achalla who is the secretary to the Chief Medical Director is standing trial before Justice C. O. Ajah of Enugu...... more

Drama as Obasanjo refuses to seat with Adeosun, El-Rufai other Buhari’s men at Afreximbank meeting

Drama as Obasanjo refuses to seat with Adeosun, El-Rufai other Buhari’s men at Afreximbank meeting Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo caused a stir at the ongoing African Export and Import Bank, Afreximbank, Annual Meeting in Abuja on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the former President chose to sit among the participants instead of a front row seat reserved for him among the dignitaries,...... more

Bill on creation of state, community police passes first reading in Senate

Bill on creation of state, community police passes first reading in Senate A Bill for amendment of the 1999 Constitution to allow creation of states and community police has passed first reading in the Senate.Sponsored by Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Committee on Constitution Review, Ike Ekweremadu, the Bill seeks to admit Nigeria into the league of countries operating the state...... more

Ekiti guber: PDP in nationwide protest over attack on Fayose

Ekiti guber: PDP in nationwide protest over attack on Fayose The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday in Abuja, Imo, Anambra, Nasarawa and other states across the country protested against the alleged assault on the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, by the police on Wednesday. In Abuja, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, led the...... more

Sokoto attacks claim 39 lives, render 10,000 homeless

Sokoto attacks claim 39 lives, render 10,000 homeless *Herder kills police officer in Kebbi Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said 39 people were killed and 10,000 others rendered homeless following the attacks by unknown gunmen two days ago on some villages in Rabah council area of Sokoto State. Speaking yesterday in the capital when six governors, led by the...... more

 

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