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GET OUT! Asari Dokubo demands That Herdsmen Leave The South

GET OUT! Asari Dokubo demands That Herdsmen Leave The South

Former Leader of the Niger Delta Militants, Asari Dokubo has made a rallying call to indigenes from the South-South and South-East to return home following threats from Coalition of Northern Groups, asking the herdsmen in South-South to also leave the zone. The former Militant leader stated this while reacting to the comments made by the Coalition of Northern Groups and ... Read More »

Tambuwal Warns Against Harassing, Killing of Innocent Fulani

Tambuwal Warns Against Harassing, Killing of Innocent Fulani

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Friday cautioned local vigilantes against harassment and killing of innocent Fulani over bandits attacks in the state. The governor gave the warning while commiserating with families of the 29 people killed by bandits in Kamitau, Malafaru and Ololi communities in Shinaka District of Goronyo Local Government Area. Tambuwal reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ... Read More »

Police to start recruitment of imams, pastors, others as part-time officers from August

Police to start recruitment of imams, pastors, others as part-time officers from August

  As part of efforts to end killings and kidnappings in the Southern part of the country, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) will in August begin the recruitment of 40,000 part-time constables to complement full-time police officers. Confirming the development, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, explained that at least 50 persons would be recruited from each of ... Read More »

Kidnappers Of Siasia’s Mother Demand N70m Ransom, call with foreign number

Kidnappers Of Siasia’s Mother Demand N70m Ransom, call with foreign number

Kidnappers of Samson Siasia’s mother, Beauty Ogere, have demanded a ransom of N70million from the family of the former Coach of the Super Eagles. Ogere, 76, was kidnapped alongside two others at Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Monday. The kidnappers reportedly called Siasia with a foreign number to demand for the ransom. Read More »

Lagos businesswoman battles Atiku Abubakar over use of her photograph for campaign

Lagos businesswoman battles Atiku Abubakar over use of her photograph for campaign

A Federal high Court in Lagos has adjourned till after vacation a suit instituted by a Lagos businesswoman, Amuda Adeleke, against the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over unauthorised use of her picture for campaign purposes. Joined as co-respondents in the legal battle are Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, Director ... Read More »

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The efforts of Borno State in the fight against polio “is impressive” even in the face of insurgency challenges, Mr Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Friday, while seating next to Alhaji Aliko Dangote at the Gates foundation’s headquarters in Seattle, United States. The billionaire businesses men and philanthropists took ... Read More »

20 Reporters shortlisted for the 2019 Wole Soyinka Centre Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) Fellowship

20 Reporters shortlisted for the 2019 Wole Soyinka Centre Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) Fellowship

  A group of female journalists* 20 participants have been selected for the third run of the FRLP fellowship. The FRLP is an initiative of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism supported by Free Press Unlimited with the aim of building female journalists’ capacities to emerge at the highest leadership roles in their media houses by empowering them with the skills, finesse and tools needed ... Read More »

Gov Sanwo-Olu receives NBA leaders, restates commitment to upholding rule of law

Gov Sanwo-Olu receives NBA leaders, restates commitment to upholding rule of law

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday assured that his administration would continue to work with critical stakeholders to ensure quick dispensation of justice and strengthen the rule of law. He gave the assurance when the National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, led a delegation of lawyers to pay him a courtesy call ahead ... Read More »

Street protests against Buhari won’t ensure freedom for El Zakzaky, Presidency tells Shiites

Street protests against Buhari won’t ensure freedom for El Zakzaky, Presidency tells Shiites

  The Presidency has said street protects and rallies by the Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite group members will not lead to freedom for their detained leader. “These rallies and street dances ostensibly to openly insult the President and other leaders, threatening bloodshed will lead nowhere because President Buhari will not ask the country’s judiciary to abandon due process and set a ... Read More »

Varsity Don Calls for Effective Use of Performing Arts To Tackle Nation’s Problems

Varsity Don Calls for Effective Use of Performing Arts To Tackle Nation’s Problems

  By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti The deployment and effective use of music, dance and drama could be harnessed to tackle the problems confronting the country. This was the submission of a University Don, Prof Rasaki Bakare. The Professor of Choreography and Performance Aesthetics at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti said the three instruments of entertainment had, in the past, ... Read More »

UN Condemns Boko Haram Ambush On Aid Workers In Borno

UN Condemns Boko Haram Ambush On Aid Workers In Borno

  By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri THE United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, EDWARD KALLON has condemned the fresh Boko Haram Ambush on its Humanitarian Workers along Gubio -Damasak road in Northern Borno senatorial district. This condemnation is barely 24 hours after some group of insurgents laid bush to Military convoy along Maiduguri-Damaturu road which claimed the lives of a ... Read More »

One confirmed killed, six missing as Boko Haram terrorists ambush aid workers in Borno

One confirmed killed, six missing as Boko Haram terrorists ambush aid workers in Borno

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Shashwat Saraf, Country Director of Action Against Hunger has confirmed in an email message to our Correspondent that the reported Boko Haram ambush on the convoy of its workers along Gubio-Damasak road in Northern Borno was true. The mail disclosed that one person was killed by the terrorists while six are missing. The statement reads: ... Read More »

Lagos State Government set to make good its promises in the housing sector in spite of setbacks. … Wasiu Akewusola

Lagos State Government set to make good its promises in the housing sector in spite of setbacks. … Wasiu Akewusola

  *Mr Wasiu Akewusola (Middle) during a project inspection* The Lagos State government has renewed its vow to deliver on its promises in the housing sector in spite of the setbacks caused by vandals who carted away fittings from some ongoing housing projects in the state. Speaking on Tuesday, 16 July, during the ministry’s inspection of on going housing schemes ... Read More »

Viral video and my dismissal : I saw hell in Ghana- Prof. Nwagbara

Viral video and my dismissal : I saw hell in Ghana- Prof. Nwagbara

  *Prof Nwagbara* “He said the video of him that went viral on the social media where he was said to be inciting Nigerians against Ghana was doctored and painted in such a way to blackmail him” *PRESS RELEASE* *Viral video and my dismissal : I saw hell in Ghana- Prof. Nwagbara* *Abuja, July 18, 2019*: Embattled Professor Augustine Nwagbara ... Read More »

US award: Buhari congratulates Imam Abdullahi who risked his life to save hundreds of Christians

US award: Buhari congratulates Imam Abdullahi who risked his life to save hundreds of Christians

  “The President believes the recognition bestowed on the 83-year old Muslim cleric is towering and befitting for the patriot who risked his own life and that of his family on June 23, 2018 to save the lives of hundreds of Christians, fleeing from attacks by suspected bandits in Yelwan Gidin Akwati, Swei and Nghar villages in Barkin Ladi Local ... Read More »

Insecurity: Forests of Yorubaland occupied by strange people, lets flush them out, says Ooni as he visits Buhari

Insecurity: Forests of Yorubaland occupied by strange people, lets flush them out, says Ooni as he visits Buhari

  Forests of Yorubaland are currently occupied by strange people that should be flushed out, the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 1) told President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday during a visit to Aso Rock Presidential Villa The Ooni told State House Correspondents after the meeting with the president that “I came to speak on behalf ... Read More »

Assets Declaration: PDP Commends Gov. Makinde For Fulfilling Electoral Promise

Assets Declaration: PDP Commends Gov. Makinde For Fulfilling Electoral Promise

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the decision of the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde to make public his assets declarations forms, in line with his electioneering campaign promise. In a release signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary, the party noted that such voluntary decision further demonstrates Governor Makinde’s commitment to transparency and good governance, for ... Read More »

4 ARRESTED FOR GRUESOME MURDER OF COUPLE

4 ARRESTED FOR GRUESOME MURDER OF COUPLE

Policemen in Ogun State have arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of a couple in Shagamu area of the State. The couple, James Olaosebikan, 72 and Esther Olaosebikan, 68, was gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants on the June 30, 2019 in their house situated at Km 54 Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Shagamu. The assailants according to the couple’s son, Joseph, ... Read More »

I will turn around Oyo’s security architecture to boost FDI—Makinde

I will turn around Oyo’s security architecture to boost FDI—Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said yesterday that his government intends to quickly turn around the security architecture of Oyo State in order to open up the state for foreign investors. Governor Makinde, according to a statement made public by Taiwo Adisa, his chief press secretary, promised to re-launch the State’s Joint Task Force on Security, Operation Burst, commanded ... Read More »

Let loyalty be your watchword, Omo-Agege tells youth

Let loyalty be your watchword, Omo-Agege tells youth

  Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has advised the nation’s youth to imbibe the spirit of loyalty in their daily interactions with the society. Loyalty, he noted, always comes with iits reward even if it could be delayed sometimes. According to a statement issued by his Media Office in Abuja, Omo-Agege made the call when students of the ... Read More »