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DEPRESSED SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON 5 COLLEAGUES FIGHTING BOKO HARAM IN BORNO

DEPRESSED SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON 5 COLLEAGUES FIGHTING BOKO HARAM IN BORNO

BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI A Corporal of the Nigerian Army serving at the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Army Super Camp 15, located at Malam Fatori went berserk in early hours of 26 February 2020 and opened fire killing  4 of his colleagues before shooting himself. Two of his colleagues were also injured during the incident and are currently in ... Read More »

Pundits Predict Fayemi, el-Rufai Joint 2023 Presidential Ticket

Pundits Predict Fayemi, el-Rufai Joint 2023 Presidential Ticket

Political analysts yesterday forecast that the duo of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, may pair for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election season. According to them, the duo looked good for the ticket because among those being rumoured to be nursing presidential ambition, they ... Read More »

EFCC Presents Witnesses Against Shehu Sani over Alleged $10m Fraud

EFCC Presents Witnesses Against Shehu Sani over Alleged $10m Fraud

By:O The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, presented two witnesses before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja against the former senator, representing Kaduna North Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani. The EFCC is prosecuting Senator Sani on a two-count criminal charge, bordering on intent to defraud and obtain the sum of USD ... Read More »

Dangote Commences Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

Dangote Commences Pre-testing of $2bn Fertilizer Plant ahead of Inauguration

Dangote Fertilizer Limited has begun countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertilizer complex, with several critical sections of the plant going through various stages of pre-commissioning and test-run. With a capacity of three million tonnes per annum, the plant complex located in the Dangote Free Zone, has been classified as the biggest project in the entire ... Read More »

EFCC Docks Mama Boko Haram, Three others  over Alleged N42m Fraud

EFCC Docks Mama Boko Haram, Three others  over Alleged N42m Fraud

By:Owolola Adebola The Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 secured the conviction of one Alhaji Gaji Goni Bukar whom Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court slammed two years imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and obtaining the sum N1, 250,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). The ... Read More »

Why Ore flyover is important, by Buhari

Why Ore flyover is important, by Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Ore Flyover Interchange is important because it will boost economic activities in Ondo State, ease traffic congestion and reduce accidents. The President spoke yesterday at Ore in Odigbo Local Government while inaugurating projects to mark the third year anniversary of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration. The projects are Ondo Linyl Industrial Hub and Ore Flyover ... Read More »

Amotekun: Herdsmen,OPC,Agbekoya pledge support

Amotekun: Herdsmen,OPC,Agbekoya pledge support

Herdsmen operating in Oyo State yesterday endorsed the establishment of Amotekun in the state.They gave their support  at the public hearing on the bill to establish the Oyo State Security Agency in Ibadan, the state capital yesterday. The hearing was like a summit where interest groups, associations and organisations came to give their own perspective to the burning issue. Remarkably, ... Read More »

PDP Seeks Supreme Court Review of Buhari,Kano,Katsina,Kaduna and Osun Judgements

PDP Seeks Supreme Court Review of Buhari,Kano,Katsina,Kaduna and Osun Judgements

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday signalled its plans to launch a fresh bid to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari by approaching the Supreme Court to seek a review of its judgment validating the president’s election. In addition, the main opposition party will also ask the apex court to reconsider its judgments on governorship election disputes in Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and ... Read More »

Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of money laundering

Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of money laundering

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, convicted a former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisah Metuh of count one among seven others instituted him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Also convicted alongside Metuh is his firm, Destra Investments Limited. Justice Okon Abang in his judgment ruled that a former National ... Read More »

One day fast: We’re grateful to Nigerians, Borno Governor says

One day fast: We’re grateful to Nigerians, Borno Governor says

By: Inusa Ndahi Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday night conveyed message of gratitude to Nigerians within and outside his state who joined in fasting and praying for an end to the boko haram insurgency. Zulum had in a statewide broadcast, titled ‘We’ll fight, fast and pray’ on Wednesday declared one day fasting and prayers for the people ... Read More »

Boko Haram burns churches,hospital, kills soldier in Adamawa(PICTURES)

Boko Haram burns churches,hospital, kills soldier in Adamawa(PICTURES)

TWO churches were burnt at the weekend by Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Garkida,  Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.   Residential houses, hospitals,  shops and  vehicles   were also torched by the terrorists. The Army  on Sunday confirmed the death of a soldier. The burnt places of worship  are a parish of the Living Faith (aka Winners Chapel) and ... Read More »

Amotekun:Oyo, Ondo, three others hold public hearings today

Amotekun:Oyo, Ondo, three others hold public hearings today

  In preparations for the passage of the Amotekun bill Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun and Osun state Houses of Assembly will hold public hearings on the draft bill this week. Ekiti State is ahead of these five states as the state legislature had since passed the bill into law and is awaiting the assent of Governor Kayode Fayemi. Investigation revealed ... Read More »

Supreme Court’s to review Lyon’s appeal on Wednesday

Supreme Court’s to review Lyon’s appeal on Wednesday

The Supreme Court has scheduled hearing for Wednesday, February 26, in the application by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking among others, a review of its February 13, 2020 judgment disqualifying the party’s candidate in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State, David Pereworimin Lyon. The announcement came just as a constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), described the attack ... Read More »

Alms begging not Islamic, says Emir Sanusi

Alms begging not Islamic, says Emir Sanusi

THE Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday called on people who beg for alms or other forms of assistance from individuals and relatives to instead direct their begging to the government. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the emir made the call at the National Conference on Alarammomi (Qur’anic Teachers) organised by Centre for Qur’anic Reciters ... Read More »

There’s no justification for a Northerner to take over after 8 years of Buhari-El-Rufai

There’s no justification for a Northerner to take over after 8 years of Buhari-El-Rufai

As the permutations for the 2023 Presidency begin to dominate political discourse nationwide, Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said the Presidency should rightly return to the Southern part of the country. Although the governor, acclaimed to be a major strategist of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, did not specify which of the southern geopolitical zones should take ... Read More »

Ekiti PDP rejects Fayose’s consensus arrangement

Ekiti PDP rejects Fayose’s consensus arrangement

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected plan by  former governor Ayodele Fayose and some elders in the party to pick a consensus candidate ahead of the coming congress slated for April 2. It was gathered that Fayose’s camp were making an arrangement to scheme in favour of anointed chairmanship candidate, Bisi Kolawole, to emerge ... Read More »

FG releases N386m to fight Coronavirus,provides screening forms to Airlines

FG releases N386m to fight Coronavirus,provides screening forms to Airlines

THE Federal Government has released N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen Nigeria’s preparedness to combat Coronavirus (COVID19). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Mr Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulaziz,  told reporters in Abuja that  the amount was released by the government in two batches. He said: “While the first batch of N71 million was released at the end ... Read More »

FG, Katsina to Establish Garment/Textile Factory in Funtua

FG, Katsina to Establish Garment/Textile Factory in Funtua

The Federal and Katsina State Governments on Saturday concluded arrangements for the establishment of Garment /Textile factory in Funtua, Katsina State under the Manufactured in Nigeria, for Export, MINE, Policy promoted by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment The Minister of State, for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Maryam Yalwaji Katagun, who made the above declaration yesterday at ... Read More »

Amotekun set to take-off in Southwest, public hearing on harmonised bill fixed for Monday

Amotekun set to take-off in Southwest, public hearing on harmonised bill fixed for Monday

The Western Nigeria Security Network otherwise known as Operation Amotekun has inched closer to take-off as the states prepare to recruit operatives for the outfit. Various states in the region have also acquired operational vehicles including motorcycles as well as communication gadgets among other logistics, and also secured the offices for their operations. Osun State alone is expected to employ ... Read More »