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Fire from Borno to Sokoto  By Mahmud Jega

Fire from Borno to Sokoto By Mahmud Jega

  When and how did Northern Nigeria become the Ground Zero of insecurity in Nigeria, playground for insurgents, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits, armed robbers, epicenter of senseless killings, burning of villages and springing up of IDP camps in every available school building and open space? How did things turn around such that today, Southern Nigerian politicians, clerics, activists, columnists and ... Read More »

Yoruba in Benin Republic protest, call for independence.

Yoruba in Benin Republic protest, call for independence.

  By Samuel Ogunsona and Kofi Layipo Thousands of Yoruba people have taken to the streets across neigbouring Benin Republic, calling for a sovereign state. Our correspondent in Cotonue reports that thousands of protesters for two days running condemned the central government in Cotonue the capital of Benin Republic calling for self determination. The Yoruba called on the Beninoise President, ... Read More »

OJUDU IS ANGRY AND WE KNOW Why – By Concerned Citizens of Ekiti Group

OJUDU IS ANGRY AND WE KNOW Why – By Concerned Citizens of Ekiti Group

  It was Plato who once listed the two things a person should never be angry at, as what they can help and what they cannot help. Mahatma Ghandi followed Plato’s postulation up by also identifying anger and intolerance as the two enemies of correct understanding. But Senator Babafemi Abdulganiyy Ojudu, a Nigerian senator of the 7th National Assembly and ... Read More »

The shifty sands in Tinubu, Aregbesola’s rift

The shifty sands in Tinubu, Aregbesola’s rift

The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) of the Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), formed and headed by the party’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, wielded the big stick recently.   In a swift move, GAC proscribed all groupings in the party after its meeting on Wednesday. The shock wave reverberated across several political tendencies. Observers were quick to ... Read More »

The shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta adds new fuel to the debate over police use of force In America

The shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta adds new fuel to the debate over police use of force In America

As details emerged of what happened when the Atlanta police shot and killed Rayshard Brooks as he fled from them outside a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, political leaders drew parallels and contrasts with the other recent police-involved killings of black people that have ignited protests across the nation. Late George Floyd  *Rayshard Brooks  The Fulton County medical examiner’s office confirmed ... Read More »

HUNGER FORCED US INTO ROBBERY – Hip-hop Musicians

HUNGER FORCED US INTO ROBBERY – Hip-hop Musicians

Two budding stars, a musician and a professional pianist, both robbery suspects arrested by the Rapid Response Squad unit of the Lagos Police Command have confessed that they were forced into robbery by the need to survive the COVID – 19 lockdown hunger. The suspects: Chinonso Michael, 25 years, an Afro hip – hop singer and Chimelu Victory, 22 years, ... Read More »

Autopsy report says Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back, lists manner of death as homicide

Autopsy report says Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back, lists manner of death as homicide

Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back, according to a release by the Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s Office.   *killer cops Brooks died from organ damage and blood loss from the two gunshot wounds, according to the office. The autopsy, performed on Sunday, lists Brooks’ cause of death as gunshot wounds to the back. The manner of death ... Read More »

Zulum’s 326 projects: Borno lawmakers amazed at constituencies, assembly speaker reveals

Zulum’s 326 projects: Borno lawmakers amazed at constituencies, assembly speaker reveals

… Assembly passed 10 bills to support Zulum Members of the Borno State assembly were amazed by “countless projects” sited in their constituencies by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Speaker Abdulkarim Lawan has said. Lawan, in a statement issued Sunday, reacted to announcement by the state executive, unveiling 326 capital projects and 49 programmes and policies being executed by Zulum in ... Read More »

23-YR OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR DEFILING A 3 YR OLD GIRL

23-YR OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR DEFILING A 3 YR OLD GIRL

Owolola Adebola A 23yr old man Badmus Qaudri was on the 11th of June 2020 arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for defiling a 3yr old girl (name withheld). The suspect was arrested following a complain by the mother of the victim who reported at Owode Egbado police station that she noticed blood at the private part of ... Read More »

‘Noah was on lockdown for 150 days’ — Bakare says his Church may not open till end of the year

‘Noah was on lockdown for 150 days’ — Bakare says his Church may not open till end of the year

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, says the church he pastors will not be opened “until the coast is clear”. Speaking at the second edition of the virtual 3Gz — Guys, Girls and God — session of the CGCC Legacy Youth Fellowship, Bakare said “government cannot shut the church, ... Read More »

Atlanta Killing :Killer Cop Sacked

Atlanta Killing :Killer Cop Sacked

The Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks has been terminated, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos tells CNN. A second officer involved has been placed on administrative leave, Campos said. Protesters flooded streets of southeast Atlanta Saturday night, angry over the deadly police-involved shooting of a black man at a fast-food restaurant the night before. The protesters surrounded the ... Read More »

Atlanta Killing: Police Chief Resigns

Atlanta Killing: Police Chief Resigns

Less than 24 hours after a white police officer shot and killed an African-American man outside a fast-food restaurant, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta announced on Saturday that the city’s police chief had resigned, and called for the “immediate termination” of the officer who shot the man. The shooting left many in the city once again incensed by the ... Read More »

Massive Riots In Atlanta As Police Kill Another Black man Outside A Eatery

Massive Riots In Atlanta As Police Kill Another Black man Outside A Eatery

Protesters flooded streets of southeast Atlanta Saturday night, angry over the deadly police-involved shooting of a black man at a fast-food restaurant the night before. The protesters surrounded the Wendy’s where 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot and then made their way to nearby Interstate 75/85, bringing the major thoroughfare to a standstill. The Wendy’s where Brooks lost his life was ... Read More »

One Year: Zulum Undertakes 326 capital projects, 49 programmes, Borno SSG declares

One Year: Zulum Undertakes 326 capital projects, 49 programmes, Borno SSG declares

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has in one year, undertaken 326 capital projects and 49 policies and programmes, some of which were capital-intensive, Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda Shuwa has announced. Jidda, in a statement on Saturday, explained that under 21 of the capital projects, Zulum’s administration is constructing 6,544 sub-urban and low-cost houses in 12 local ... Read More »

Arsenal ‘set to win the race to sign Dayot Upamecano after RB Leipzig inform AC Milan that the French defender will move to the Premier League’

Arsenal ‘set to win the race to sign Dayot Upamecano after RB Leipzig inform AC Milan that the French defender will move to the Premier League’

RB Leipzig have informed AC Milan that Arsenal are set to win the race to sign defender Dayot Upamecano, according to reports in Italy. The French centre-back has attracted interest from the biggest names in Europe including Manchester United and Bayern Munich after a stellar season in the Bundesliga. Serie A giants Milan have also registered their interest in Upamecano ... Read More »

Meet Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee The Newest Nigerian Striker Giving Lewandowski Jitters In Bayern Munich

Meet Joshua Orobosa Zirkzee The Newest Nigerian Striker Giving Lewandowski Jitters In Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich could seal their eighth successive league title this weekend but they’ll have to manage without Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller. The star duo are both suspended for the Saturday evening clash against Borussia Monchengladbach after picking up too many yellow cards. Hansi Flick’s side could wrap up the title if Borussia Dortmund lose at Fortuna Dusseldorf and then ... Read More »

Zulum On June 12: ‘Absence of governance in LGAs not acceptable’

Zulum On June 12: ‘Absence of governance in LGAs not acceptable’

  …Says ‘Gubio attack won’t deter govt’ Fellow compatriots Today June 12 is ‘Democracy Day’. A day set aside by the Federal government symbolizing the turning point of the political struggle that entrenched democratic political governance in Nigeria after a long period of military rule. While we were reflecting on the dividends of the democratic political dispensation, the enemies of ... Read More »

Buhari’s Confidant, Tony Momoh Warns APC Says, Another Party May Win  Edo Gubernatorial Election

Buhari’s Confidant, Tony Momoh Warns APC Says, Another Party May Win Edo Gubernatorial Election

PresidentmMuhammadu Buhari’s confidant and former Minister of Information, Tony Momoh, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the Edo State governorship election will not be a tea party with the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Momoh said this while reacting to the disqualification of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from the state primary election of the APC. The APC ... Read More »

Godwin Obaseki Dumps APC,Joins PDP

Godwin Obaseki Dumps APC,Joins PDP

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has just collected his membership card at Ward 4, Oredo Local Government. Governors Mandate gathers that the governor is moving into the PDP with all the 18 Local Government Chairmen in Edo State together with 12 lawmakers in the State Assembly. Also, Governors of the PDP are ... Read More »

Edo Election :APC Disqualifies Godwin Obaseki, Others

Edo Election :APC Disqualifies Godwin Obaseki, Others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the disqualification of the incubent governor of Edo state, Goodwin Obaseki and two other aspirants. Apart from governor Obaseki, two other apirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi and one other Obaseki was said to have been disqualified because the certificate (Higher School Leaving Certificate) is not known to the law in Nigeria. Obaseki and his ... Read More »