UN confirms Boko Haram attack on Borno facilities

UN confirms Boko Haram attack on Borno facilities The United Nations (UN) Office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs has confirmed the attack on its facility in Damasak, Borno state yesterday. The humanitarian coordinator and head of the un mission in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, says he is deeply concerned about the recurrent reports of violent attacks by non-state...... more

We’re not aware of currency printing – Finance ministry, CBN

We’re not aware of currency printing – Finance ministry, CBN The Central Bank of Nigeria had denied knowledge of claim that Nigeria printed billions of naira last month to cushion its financial trouble. This was after the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, alleged that Nigeria printed N60bn to augment what the three tiers of government shared in March. Obaseki reportedly stated...... more

Insecurity: Obasanjo to meet ACF, Ohanaeze, Afenifere

Insecurity: Obasanjo to meet ACF, Ohanaeze, Afenifere Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has concluded plans to meet with top members of the nation’s socio-cultural groups from the North, South-East and South-West over insecurity. A source told Daily Sun at the weekend that 20 members each would be drawn from the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo as well as Afenifere,...... more

Unidentified persons snatch gun from lone officer at police station

Unidentified persons snatch gun from lone officer at police station A three-man gang of gunmen on Sunday attacked a police station at Ekori, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State and snatched an AK-47 rifle from a lone policeman on guard duty. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the unsuspecting policeman, who was said to be on guard duty...... more

Police begin manhunt for kidnappers of priest in Imo

Police begin manhunt for kidnappers of priest in Imo The Police Commissioner in Imo, Nassiru Mohammed, says he has activated tactical units of the command to rescue Rev. Marcel Onyeocha and arrest his kidnappers. The police commissioner, in a statement issued on Sunday by the command’s Spokesman, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, called for calm, assuring that the priest would be rescued....... more

South-East Governors set up joint security outfit, EBUBE-AGU, ban open grazing

South-East Governors set up joint security outfit, EBUBE-AGU, ban open grazing Governors of the South-East states have resolved to maintain a joint security outfit for the code named Ebube Agu (Wonderful Tiger). The governors made the resolution in a communique during the first South-east security summit held in Owerri on Sunday. The communique was presented by Chief Dave Umahi, Chairman of the...... more

Aisha Buhari, 36 Govs’ wives want first lady’s office Institutionalized

Aisha Buhari, 36 Govs’ wives want first lady’s office Institutionalized The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and the wives of the 36 states’ governors have canvassed policy and administrative measures at the national and state levels to formally accommodate the existence of the office of wife of the president and wives of governors as a complement to inclusive governance. This was contained...... more

PDP sets up Committee to screen aspirants for Anambra Guber Election

PDP sets up Committee to  screen aspirants  for Anambra Guber Election Screening begins Monday April 12 The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a screening committee that will screen all aspirants for the upcoming Anambra State Governorship Election.  The screening committee is headed by a former governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Wada (rtd) as...... more

Obaseki: Nigeria in Financial Woes, Printed N60bn to Augment March Federal Allocation

Obaseki: Nigeria in Financial Woes, Printed N60bn to Augment March Federal Allocation Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has raised the alarm over Nigeria’s financial trouble, particularly given the continued shrinking oil revenue, which made the federal government print about N60 billion to augment allocation shared to states in March.  Besides, Obaseki, who spoke at a programme in Benin, revealed that, by December this...... more

Gunmen invade Plateau mining site, kill eight

Gunmen invade Plateau mining site, kill eight Suspected gunmen have killed eight persons during an attack on a mining site at Shawalan Kuru in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state. The attack, which was carried out on Friday evening, has thrown the community into mourning. The corpses have been handed over to the relatives of the...... more

5 killed as Boko Haram kidnap 30 Ladies in Adamawa

5 killed as Boko Haram kidnap 30 Ladies in Adamawa Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kwapre, a village in Hong local government area of Adamawa killing five persons. The Nation reports that the deadly insurgents also abducted women said to be no fewer than 30 during the attack on Friday evening. Sources added the insurgents shot rapidly, scaring residents into...... more

NEWSInsecurity: Gov Wike bans meeting of Igbo group in Oyigbo

NEWSInsecurity: Gov Wike bans meeting of Igbo group in Oyigbo Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has placed a ban on the planned meeting of some Igbo residents in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state. The Governor took the decision over fears that such meetings could spark fresh unrest in the LGA. A group known as United Igbo Community...... more

North sinking under your watch – 17 Northern groups tell Buhari

North sinking under your watch – 17 Northern groups tell Buhari Seventeen Northern groups, including Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF) have vented their anger on President Muhammadu Buhari, governors as well as federal lawmakers from the region, saying that the North was worse off under their watch and sinking fast in all indices of human existence. The groups also...... more

Nigeria on the brink of failed State – PDP Governors warn

Nigeria on the brink of failed State – PDP Governors warn Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have warned that if the alarming drift of Nigeria under the watch of the All Progressives Congress, APC, government continues, the country will become a failed state. They expressed deep concern and alarm at the deteriorating relations between various groups...... more

Owerri copycats attempt escape from Bauchi prison

Owerri copycats attempt escape from Bauchi prison After the Owerri jailbreak on Monday, inmates in Bauchi prison also attempted a jail break of their own, as they staged a riot. But they ended up poor copycats. Five inmates and two officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) were left injured after the riot. However, no inmate escaped, according...... more

Benue Crisis: Expose those who killed Soldiers, return Army weapons – Ortom urges communities

Benue Crisis: Expose  those who killed Soldiers, return Army weapons – Ortom urges communities The Benue State Government has urged community leaders to expose those who carried out an unprovoked attack on Nigerian Army troops, leading to the death of an officer and 10 other soldiers. In a statement on Friday, Governor Ortom while addressing the recent crisis between communities in Konshisha and Oju Local...... more

Man burns ex-lover, two children to death in Ibadan

Man burns ex-lover, two children to death in Ibadan A man, Ahmed Saka, on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State carried out his threat to kill his ex-lover and end his own life for ending relationship with him. He set his ex-lover’s room ablaze at about 1:50am, killing the mother and two children. Four others sustained severe burns. But Saka himself...... more

DSS speaks on report it tortured President Buhari’s driver to death

DSS speaks on report it tortured President Buhari’s driver to death The Department of State Services has denied detaining or torturing the late official driver to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sa’idu Afaka, before his death. A statement by DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr. Peter Afunanya, on Thursday in Abuja, said reports in some section of the media that the Department tortured the late...... more

DSS alerted Uzodinma, police thrice before Imo attacks, says ex-Director

DSS alerted Uzodinma, police thrice before Imo attacks, says ex-Director A former Assistant Director with the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, has said the secret police alerted the Nigeria Police Force and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, at least three times before Monday attacks in the state. Amachree, however, said the police and the governor, who is the chief...... more

Army confirms killing of 11 personnel in Benue

Army confirms killing of 11 personnel in Benue The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing ofone officer and 10 soldiers who are on stabilisation operation in Benue State by yet to be identified criminals. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Yerima said the troops were initially declared missing...... more

PDP, Okorocha blast Uzodimma as Imo blames ex-gov

PDP, Okorocha  blast Uzodimma as Imo blames ex-gov The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said Monday’s attacks on Owerri Correctional Centre and the state Police Command headquarters were indications that Governor Hope Uzodinma had failed. At a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, the PDP chairman in the state, Charles Ugwu, urged...... more

Four bandit group leaders surrender themselves, ammunition in Katsina

Four bandit group leaders surrender themselves, ammunition in Katsina Four suspected leaders of bandits have surrendered themselves to the police along with several arms and ammunition, as well as rustled cows in Katsina state. Parading the repentant bandits at the police headquarters in the state, Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba identified the four to include Sale and Mani Turwa, Ado Sarki...... more

Leader of armed gang terrorizing Oruku community in Enugu nabbed

Leader of armed gang terrorizing  Oruku community in Enugu nabbed Ogochukwu Okenwa, a notorious leader of the gang that allegedly led the armed attacks that claimed the lives of two traditional rulers and burning of several houses belonging to natives of Oruku community  in Nkanu East local government area of Enugu State,has been arrested. Okenwa, a middle-aged man, had been on...... more

Some aggrieved politicians sponsored Imo attacks –Uzodinma alleges

Some aggrieved politicians sponsored Imo attacks –Uzodinma alleges Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has alleged that some aggrieved politicians sponsored Monday attacks in the state. Uzodinma, who spoke on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme, did not disclose the identity of those politicians. Unknown gunmen on Monday attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison and freed over 1800...... more

New Police chief Usman Baba announces plans

New Police chief Usman Baba announces plans The Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has promised to provide professional and responsible leadership.Baba spoke on Wednesday after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decorated him with his new rank. Baba said he was aware of Nigeria’s demand for a secured country. He expressed readiness to work with citizens in the...... more

Osinbajo to Ag-IGP: Restore public trust, confidence in police force

Osinbajo to Ag-IGP: Restore public trust, confidence in police force The police force must work hard to regain the trust and confidence of the public by stamping out the excesses, abuses, and culture of impunity exhibited by some elements within the police according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof Osinbajo stated this on Wednesday at the decoration ceremony of the...... more

Press Council condemns media reports on South-East attacks

Press Council condemns media reports on South-East attacks THE Nigeria Press Council has condemned certain media publications on the recent attacks and killings in some states in the South-East region. The Executive Secretary of the Council, Mr. Francis Nwosu said the publications are “unprofessional, sensational and capable of escalating the attacks and igniting reprisal killings’’. Speaking with the News...... more

I didn’t file suit against Atiku’s Citizenship – Malami

I didn’t file suit against Atiku’s Citizenship – Malami Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami,SAN says he has not instituted legal action on the citizenship or otherwise of the former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. This is contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media...... more

2023: Afenifere denies endorsing Tinubu

2023: Afenifere denies endorsing Tinubu The South-West based socio-political group, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election. This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye,...... more

Adamu hands over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba

Adamu hands over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba Mohammed Adamu has handed over to Usman Alkali Baba as the Acting Inspector General of Police. Mohammed Adamu, the outgoing IGP, handed over to Baba on Tuesday at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. Earlier, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo decorated Usman Baba as the Acting IGP. Baba, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, was...... more

 

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