BREAKING: Gambo Jimeta, ex-Nigeria Police IG is dead

BREAKING: Gambo Jimeta, ex-Nigeria Police IG is dead A former Inspector General of the Nigeria Police, Gambo Jimeta, is dead. It was learnt that Jimeta died on Thursday but the cause of his death could not be ascertained by press time. However, the presidency confirmed his demise in a statement by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu. “President Muhammadu Buhari expresses sadness over...... more

El-Zakzaky’s wife contracts COVID-19 in detention

El-Zakzaky’s wife contracts COVID-19 in detention Zeena Ibraheem, the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has contracted COVID-19 in prison at a correctional centre in Kaduna State. A copy of her test result sighted on Thursday, showed that she tested positive a second time on January 20, 2021. The document,...... more

Igbos have no reason to separate from Nigeria —Obiozor

Igbos have no reason to separate from Nigeria  —Obiozor President General (PG) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has asked the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and all those championing the cause of separation from Nigeria to drop the idea, saying Igbos have no reason to separate from Nigeria. He told the agitators to understand...... more

We look forward to working with President Biden, VP Kamala Harris — Buhari

We look forward to working with President Biden, VP Kamala Harris — Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed inauguration Vice-President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America.In a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari expressed hope that their presidency would mark a strong point of cooperation and support for...... more

Hoodlums invade legislative sitting, attack councillors in Bayelsa

Hoodlums invade legislative sitting, attack councillors in Bayelsa Scores of hoodlums on Wednesday attacked councillors of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State during legislative sitting. The attack which caused tension in the council was said to have left some persons injured. It was learnt that the attack was not unconnected with the invitation of the principal staff of...... more

FG, States and LGAs share N619.343bn for December, 2020

FG, States and LGAs share N619.343bn for December, 2020 The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday shared to the three tiers of government N619.343 billion as Federation allocation for December, 2020. This amount includes cost of collection to Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The Federal Government received N218.297 billion,...... more

YOU LOST, NOT TRUMP!

YOU LOST, NOT TRUMP! By Jimmy Gentle DONALD J. Trump is the greatest president ever. The most tenacious. The most courageous. The most influential. And a whole lot more. He never had a day of peace as the president of the United States. He is the most harassed, bullied, disrespected, and abused president, yet was...... more

President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech CHIEF Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day, a day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew....... more

Afenifere accuses Buhari of ‎protecting only Fulani interests

Afenifere accuses Buhari of ‎protecting only Fulani interests Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, condemned the Presidency’s position on the directive of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu asking unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state government reserves within seven days. Afenifere, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, titled “Ondo Forests: Fulani Presidency Again,” said the...... more

Zamfara JTF Commander shot dead by bandits

Zamfara JTF Commander shot dead by bandits The Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Zamfara State, JF London, has been reportedly shot dead by armed bandits. It was gathered that the JTF commander died instantly after he was hit by bullets on the forehead. ‎ Sources from Zamfara stated that the incident occurred after the state government...... more

Nigeria frees 4,000 inmates due to logistics

Nigeria frees 4,000 inmates due to logistics The federal government said logistics was the major reason more than 4,000 inmates were released from prisons across Nigeria. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, spoke on Tuesday at the inauguration of 53 operational vehicles purchased for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS). He said those released benefited from the Federal Government Amnesty Programme...... more

Buhari will be remembered like Trump for damages done to Nigeria, U.S – Fayose

Buhari will be remembered like Trump for damages done to Nigeria, U.S – Fayose Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, launched fresh attack on President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, saying he would be remembered like outgoing American president, Donald Trump. The former governor said Nigerians could not wait to see the end of the regime of President Buhari, just as Americans look forward to the...... more

New NDLEA boss, Marwa, says 15 million Nigerians use hard drugs

New NDLEA boss, Marwa, says 15 million Nigerians use hard drugs Newly appointed Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig-Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), ‎has put the number of hard drug users in the country at 15 million. Marwa stated the figure when he assumed duty.‎He warned drug barons and traffickers to quit the illicit trade or face hard times.‎ This...... more

NSCDC: Presidency stops DCG Madu, asks CG Gana to remain in office despite tenure expiration

NSCDC: Presidency stops DCG Madu, asks CG Gana to remain in office despite tenure expiration There is confusion at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana. Gana’s extended tenure elapsed on Monday January 18. In 2019, the federal government through the Ministry of Interior elongated his tenure by six months. NSCDC spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, in a statement on July 19,...... more

Presidency warns Akeredolu over quit notice to herdsmen in Ondo

Presidency warns Akeredolu over quit notice to herdsmen in Ondo The Presidency has condemned Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's ultimatum to herdsmen to vacate Ondo forest reserves. In a statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, said the presidency has been keenly monitoring events occurring in Ondo State. The special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari said what is emerging is a lack of consistency in messaging...... more

Bayelsa lawmakers deny impeachment plot against governor

Bayelsa lawmakers deny impeachment plot against governor The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has denied reports that it is nursing an impeachment plot against Governor Douye Diri. Reports lifted from some bloggers have gone viral in the last few days alleging that state lawmakers are plotting to move against Diri over unspecified allegations. But the House Committee Chair...... more

Ekweremadu, Enugu West leaders pledge support to Ugwuanyi’s peace drive

Ekweremadu, Enugu West leaders pledge support to Ugwuanyi’s peace drive  ...Frown at political jobbers sowing discord in the state      Leaders of Enugu West Senatorial District of Enugu State, led by the former Deputy President of the Senate and the Senator representing the zone in the National Assembly, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, pledged their absolute commitment towards the sustenance...... more

Akwa Ibom PDP chairman, Ekpenyong dies from COVID-19

Akwa Ibom PDP chairman, Ekpenyong dies from COVID-19 The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Udo Ekpenyong is dead. Ekpenyong reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Though, it was not.clear as to the cause of his death, sources said he may have died as a result of...... more

COVID-19 vaccines, plot to introduce disease that’ll kill Nigerians —Gov Yahaya Bello

COVID-19 vaccines, plot to introduce disease that’ll kill Nigerians —Gov Yahaya Bello The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has claimed that COVID-19 vaccine is meant to bring about a disease that would kill people. Following the second wave of the pandemic, many countries of the world including Nigeria, are currently demanding for the newly invented vaccines to prevent the spread of the...... more

Kaduna bandits kidnap prof, kill son, three others

Kaduna bandits kidnap prof, kill son, three others Some gunmen in separate attacks invaded three local government areas of Kaduna State on Sunday, killing four persons, including a professor’s son, two vigilante members and one other. The invaded local government areas are Igabi, Zaria and Giwa. It was gathered that the bandits first launched an attack on Anaba village...... more

Hilary Kelechi Madu appointed NSCDC Acting Commandant-General

Hilary Kelechi Madu appointed NSCDC Acting Commandant-General A Deputy Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Hilary Kelechi Madu, has been appointed Acting Commandant General of the corps. Madu took over from the former CG, Abdullahi Gana, whose extended tenure of six months expired today January 18. PRNigeria reports that Gana handed over to Madu,...... more

We are focused on security, economy, anti-corruption – Buhari

We are focused on security, economy, anti-corruption – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday restated the commitment of the Nigerian government on security, economy and anti-corruption. The President added that his administration would continue to ensure the enthronement of democracy and good governance on the African continent. Buhari spoke at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the...... more

Experts fault re-opening of schools amidst COVID-19 second wave

Experts fault re-opening of schools amidst COVID-19 second wave As schools reopened in some states across the country on Monday in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigeria Medical Association has faulted the development saying that the government does not listen to the experts. In a reaction, the NMA President, Prof Innocent Ujah, expressed doubts...... more

COVID-19: FG releases N10bn for domestic vaccines production

COVID-19: FG releases N10bn for domestic vaccines production The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) COVID-19 briefing on Monday in Abuja. Ehanire said: “The Ministry of Finance has released N10...... more

HURIWA asks Nigerians to protest, boycott NIN/SIM registration

HURIWA asks Nigerians to protest, boycott NIN/SIM registration The Human Rights Writers Association Nigeria, HURIWA, on Monday, urged Nigerians to massively boycott the National Identification Number, NIN, and SIM registration. HURIWA described the timing of linking NIN to SIM cards as suicidal, hence Nigerians should boycott the exercise if they have not enrolled with the National Identity Management Commission...... more

NAF personnel, 30 bandits die in Zamfara gun battle

NAF personnel, 30 bandits die in Zamfara gun battle The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost one of its Special Forces (SF) personnel in a gun battle in Zamfara State. The troop died as troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralised 30 bandits near Yar-Katsina in Bungudu Local Government Area. Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, AVM Ibikunle Daramola,...... more

Bandits abduct 17 persons in Shiroro, Niger State

Bandits abduct 17 persons in Shiroro, Niger State A total of 17 persons were said to have been kidnapped by armed bandits in three communities of Bassa/Kukoki wards in Shiroro local government area of Niger State. They were allegedly abducted on Saturday night in Madagwa, Wongo and Marenje areas of the council. It was learnt that the bandits attacked...... more

Police confirm killing of four officers by bandits in Kaduna

Police confirm killing of four officers by bandits in Kaduna The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has confirmed that bandits attacked officers in Kaduna State on Friday. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement on Sunday disclosed that the personnel were attached to Police Mobile Force – 9 Squadron, Kano. He noted that the team was returning to their...... more

Reps kick over school resumption, propose three-month postponement

Reps kick over school resumption, propose three-month postponement The House of Representatives has faulted the Federal Government for giving schools the go-ahead to resume on Monday despite the increasing cases of COVID-19. The House said government officials did not consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly, contrary to their claim that all relevant stakeholders were consulted before arriving at the...... more

Buhari mourns former minister Martins-Kuye

Buhari mourns former minister Martins-Kuye President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, mourned a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, who died earlier in the day. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said the deceased would be missed for his insight on issues of development.In the statement...... more

 

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