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South Africa: Omo-Agege condemns brutal attacks on Nigerians, calls for decisive action

South Africa: Omo-Agege condemns brutal attacks on Nigerians, calls for decisive action

“Monday’s fresh attacks cannot be allowed to go the way of others.” The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the latest attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa by its citizens as callous, cowardly, inhumane and a dastard act that should be condemned by all. Omo-Agege, who said he was personally appalled by the glaring debasement ... Read More »

AIG Oyebade assures Inspector General of Police of relentless onslaught against criminals

AIG Oyebade assures Inspector General of Police of relentless onslaught against criminals

 “I am glad to inform the IGP and his entourage that the zone prides itself as one of the best zones which parades an array of dedicated officers and men who are through appreciable commitment have been providing quality service delivery to the good people of the zone. This can be seen from the various achievements recorded so far.” REMARKS ... Read More »

Breaking:  Attack on South African Businesses in Nigeria Will Hurt Nigerians More, FG Pleads

Breaking: Attack on South African Businesses in Nigeria Will Hurt Nigerians More, FG Pleads

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described as deeply disturbing the reports that some Nigerians, angered by the xenophobic attacks in ... Read More »

Insecurity: Nigeria underpoliced, says Gov Oyetola

Insecurity: Nigeria underpoliced, says Gov Oyetola

  …Seeks massive recruitment of locals for policing Osun State Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola has called on the Federal Government to commence immediate massive recruitment of local people into the Nigeria Police Force to cambat the challenge of insecurity in the country. Oyetola maintained that insufficient number of police personnel is largely responsible for the difficulty being experienced in tackling ... Read More »

Tiv/Jukun crisis: Taraba, Benue Governors to co-host peace meeting in Abuja on Wednesday

Tiv/Jukun crisis: Taraba, Benue Governors to co-host peace meeting in Abuja on Wednesday

  L-R: Ortom, Ishaku* A meeting of critical stakeholders is to be held at the Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja from 12noon Wednesday September 4, 2019, to find a lasting solution to the Tiv/Jukun crisis. The meeting is being co-hosted by the Taraba State Governor, His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku and Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, ... Read More »

Buhari gives indication of re-opening of Embassy in Sri Lanka closed down in 2017

Buhari gives indication of re-opening of Embassy in Sri Lanka closed down in 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will re-examine the closure of her embassy in Colombo in 2017 in view of the important relationship the country has with Sri Lanka. Speaking at a farewell audience granted the outgoing High Commissioner of the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Thambirajah Raveenthiran at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, the President ... Read More »

South Africa: NANS calls for mass action

South Africa: NANS calls for mass action

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Oyo State chapter, has called for a mass action over the increasing occurrences of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. Asubiojo Olujuwon,NANS Chairman, Oyo State, in a press statement said, the association “cannot seat idle and watch as Nigerians in the diaspora are being exposed to harsh treatments and risk of ... Read More »

Protester shot dead as mob burns police van in Lagos

Protester shot dead as mob burns police van in Lagos

Police operatives have shot dead a protester at the Circle Mall, Jakande in the Lekki area of Lagos State over the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. A police van was set ablaze by an angry mob that had stormed the mall. A video posted on Twitter and confirmed by some residents showed a body on the floor as gunshots rent ... Read More »

Breaking: No Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday- Presidency

Breaking: No Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday- Presidency

POSTPONEMENT OF FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) MEETING The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not take place on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. This is due to the fact that all the memos earlier submitted to the Council for consideration have been returned to the various Ministries. This action will allow Ministers who were recently sworn in have their inputs in ... Read More »

Corruption,  Greatest Enemy of Nigeria- Omo-Agege

Corruption,  Greatest Enemy of Nigeria- Omo-Agege

… urges Christians in positions of authority to lead the battle By Haruna Salami Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has  called on Christians in positions of authority to support President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s anti corruption crusade Speaking on “Christianity and Accountability for Christians in Government” at an event organized by the Palace of Priests Assembly in Abuja, ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari despatches Special Envoy to South Africa

Breaking: Buhari despatches Special Envoy to South Africa

“The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.” STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: PRESIDENT BUHARI DESPATCHES SPECIAL ENVOY TO SOUTH AFRICA President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019. Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, ... Read More »

South Africa: We are compiling list of Nigerian victims of attack for compensation- High Commission

South Africa: We are compiling list of Nigerian victims of attack for compensation- High Commission

The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has reacted to the ongoing xenophobic attacks of foreigners, especially Nigerians in the former apartheid enclave. Nigerian High Commissioner in that country, Ambassador Kabiru Bala in a statement asked Nigerian victims of the attacks to come forward, adding that a list was already being compiled by the Nigerian Mission for engagement with South ... Read More »

Attacks on Nigerians in S/Africa: Consider military options, nationalization- AIED tells FG

Attacks on Nigerians in S/Africa: Consider military options, nationalization- AIED tells FG

The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has advised the Federal Government of Nigeria to put all options on the table in dealing with the unending xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The organization in a statement on Tuesday by its Director of Media and Publicity, O’Seun John, condemned the targeted harassment, killings and destruction of Nigerian business ... Read More »

IGP Adamu unveils strategies to combat insecurity in Southwest

IGP Adamu unveils strategies to combat insecurity in Southwest

  *R-L: Governor Makinde of Oyo State, IGP Adamu, AIG Leye Oyebade* Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Monday said Special Forces will be deployed in the Southwest to battle the escalated insecurity in the region. He said the forces, to be commanded by a commissioner of police, will be supported with technology, better equipment and Community Police Officers ... Read More »

Insurgency War: Defence Minister commends troops, tasks them on professionalism

Insurgency War: Defence Minister commends troops, tasks them on professionalism

By Inusa Ndahi,  MAIDUGURI The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) was on his maiden Operational visit to the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE where he was briefed by the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maj Gen OG Adeniyi on the state of the operation. The Minister commended the troops of the Nigerian Army for their commitments ... Read More »

Businessman drags EFCC, NCAC, others to court over freezing 12 bank accounts

Businessman drags EFCC, NCAC, others to court over freezing 12 bank accounts

A 54-year-old man, on Monday, sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) over an alleged unlawful freezing of his thirteen bank accounts. Mr Nze Chukwumezie, Managing Director, Soka Comfortainment Limited, who is from Anambra, also sued the United Bank for Africa (UBA), First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), ECOBANK, Diamond Bank, ... Read More »

2019: Court summons INEC, LP over omission of Nasarawa guber candidate’s name

2019: Court summons INEC, LP over omission of Nasarawa guber candidate’s name

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, summoned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Labour Party (LP) over the omission of the name of Mr Umaru Angibi, LP’s candidate and party logo from the ballot papers for the 2019 Nasarawa governorship poll. Justice Nkeonye Maha, who gave the order in an exparte motion with suit number: FHC/LF/CS/9/19 filed ... Read More »

Opinion: Malaise of Depression /Suicide, By Adewumi Ademiju

Opinion: Malaise of Depression /Suicide, By Adewumi Ademiju

Adewumi Ademiju* A 46-year-old male banker in one of the  branches  of an old generation bank in Lagos state recently reportedly committed suicide for unknown reason. Mr. Ibeakanma, a father of one, was reportedly found lying lifeless in his room in Victoria Island, Lagos State. The  deceased ,identified as Onyechere Ibeakanma from Umuakam Afugiri in Umuahia north LGA, Abia state according ... Read More »

Ekiti Traditional Council crisis: Atayero cautions monarchs with selection cases to steer clear

Ekiti Traditional Council crisis: Atayero cautions monarchs with selection cases to steer clear

  ….Urges intervention of stakeholders for amicable solution By Ade Ademiju, Ado- Ekiti. A Lagos based industrialist and Atayero of Aramoko- Ekiti  Omoba Olusegun Aderemi has  cautioned traditional  rulers in Ekiti State who are facing selection crisis to refrain from comments or reactions on trending issues permeating within the section of the traditional rulers in the state Atayero, instead urged prominent citizens ... Read More »