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Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

Maryam Sanda sentenced to death for killing husband

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday found Maryam Sanda guilty of killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.   Ms Sanda was sentenced to death by hanging by the judge. The Nigerian police charged Ms Sanda for culpable homicide in November 2017, and sought the death penalty against the accused in a two count charge. The victim, Mr ... Read More »

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Grammy Award: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Beninese Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, acclaimed to be world’s most prestigious music honours, held on Sunday night at the Staples Center in ... Read More »

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

Borno PDP impressed with Zulum’s performance’

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Borno is “highly impressed” with Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s handling of security and general performance that is “unusual in less than one year”, Usman Badeiri, factional chairman of the party said in a statement he shared. He however said himself and the state, local and ward executives he leads have no plan to ... Read More »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

The Chinese President has warned the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread as the death toll jumps to 56. President Xi Jinping has shut down public transport and gatherings across China, while rushing medical staff and supplies to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, which remains on lockdown. The US consulate in Wuhan announced on Sunday that it will evacuate ... Read More »

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. The National EOC includes representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, World Health ... Read More »

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said that it would prepare a framework as part of its plans to tackle insecurity in all the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled States after agreeing on community policing. The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, disclosed this on Friday while briefing jornalists at the end of the 1st quarterly meeting of PGF Governance ... Read More »

CPJ calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian Journalist Maxwell Nashan

CPJ calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian Journalist Maxwell Nashan

New York based Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has called for investigation into the killing of Nigerian journalist, Maxwell Nashan. In a statement mailed to The State Online, CPJ on Thursday said “Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

US Plans to Add Nigeria, Others on Travel Restrictions

The United States government has revealed its plans to add seven countries to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, including Nigeria. Accordingly to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), some countries could be banned from participating in the diversity visa lottery programme, which awards green cards to people in countries with low levels of immigration to the US. It added ... Read More »

Rally in Support of Amotekun Holds in Ibadan amidst Tight Security

Rally in Support of Amotekun Holds in Ibadan amidst Tight Security

The solidarity walk in support of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, held at the Remembrance Arcade, opposite Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, Tuesday amidst heavy security. While the event slated for 9am didn’t start until some hours later, uniform and plain-clothes security operatives including the police, Department of State Services (DSS), and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) ... Read More »

Amotekun: OPC,Agbekoya,NANS  join Ekiti rally

Amotekun: OPC,Agbekoya,NANS join Ekiti rally

A cleric and key member of hunters as well as members of the Oodua People’s Congress, on Tuesday led the solidarity rally in support of the security outfit code named Amotekun. Also in the rally were members of the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS), Vigilance Group of Nigeria, Yoruba Koya, Man ‘O War, Oodua Union, Ekiti Council of Elders and ... Read More »

Nigeria,held in bondage 50 years after the civil war

Nigeria,held in bondage 50 years after the civil war

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 15, Nigeria’s civil war ended. Fought between the country’s southeast region, which seceded and called itself Biafra, and the rest of the country, which Britain supported and armed, the war was brutal. Over a million people died during three years of conflict. After being starved into submission by a blockade, the Biafrans surrendered and their ... Read More »

Amotekun: Soyinka blasts Balarabe Musa

Amotekun: Soyinka blasts Balarabe Musa

Nobel Laurette, Professor Wole Soyinka has lampooned former Kaduna state Governor, Balarabe Musa over his outburst on the Southwest ” Operation Amotekun” .According to Soyinka,”Balarabe is sadly, but I hope not tragically wrong. I invoke the tragic dimension here because the making of tragedy, especially for nations, often begins when fears are mistaken, or promoted as facts, and governments either ... Read More »

We may not be able to trust the Yoruba with power in 2023- Balarabe Musa

We may not be able to trust the Yoruba with power in 2023- Balarabe Musa

——————————– The Western Nigeria Security Network recently launched by the six governors of the Southwest states also known asAmotekun has suddenly become a challenging hypothesis to some Nigerians. What is your thinking about this security network? …. First of all, taking into account what happened in the history of Nigeria, this Amotekun will lead to a declaration of Oduduwa Republic. ... Read More »

Why Buhari’s men, security chiefs oppose Operation Amotekun

Why Buhari’s men, security chiefs oppose Operation Amotekun

FEARS that separatist and ethnic groups might take advantage of the introduction of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun to undermine national security were largely responsible for the declaration of the initiative as illegal by the federal government,The Nation can now confirm. Some members of the kitchen cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs are also opposed ... Read More »

How I  survived fatal attack by bandids,Emir narrates six hours experience in the bush

How I survived fatal attack by bandids,Emir narrates six hours experience in the bush

The Emir of Potiskum, His Royal Highness Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya has returned to his palace in Potiskum after his convoy came in contact with robbers along Kaduna/Zaria road on Tuesday night. The Emir who was hospitalised after the attack returned to his palace amidst mixed emotions as his subjects trooped out in droves to thank God for ... Read More »

IPOB Leader,Kanu to attend parents burial on February 14

IPOB Leader,Kanu to attend parents burial on February 14

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced his plan to attend the burial of his parents slated for February 14, 2020. Kanu who spoke through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land. He however refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the ... Read More »

20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities” by H.E.Senator Kashim Shettima

20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities” by H.E.Senator Kashim Shettima

“20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities”, Draft of Keynote Address by H.E Senator Kashim Shettima, Guest Speaker, 17th Daily Trust Annual Dialogue; January 16, 2019, Abuja, Nigeria. Ladies and gentlemen, for an honour I will cherish for the rest of my existence, I was invited to lead another conversation at the annual Daily Trust Dialogue, the ... Read More »

Afe Babalola backs Amotekun,says no law prohibits the operation

Afe Babalola backs Amotekun,says no law prohibits the operation

  THE Attorney General of the Federation was reported to have declared the regional community security outfit (Amotekun) illegal. I disagree with the Attorney General. On the contrary, it is absolutely constitutional and legal. The issue of Amotekun is an issue of Public Safety and Protection of property. There is no law in Nigeria which prevents citizens from being able ... Read More »