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Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has vowed that a former minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke will be extradited before the end of the year to face corruption charges. He also accused the anti-graft agencies, international partners, especially in the United Kingdom of giving what he described as undue protection to the former minister. Magu spoke on Wednesday ... 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 »

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

By Inusa Ndahi, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of N100 million as counterpart funding to the newly established Borno State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (BOSCHMA). The approval of the sum was announced by the Governor when the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuiabu paid him a courtesy ... Read More »

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

By: Yusuf Adamu Recently, the Chadian government withdraw its military helping Nigeria in the fight against insurgency in the northeast. The attendant result was worrisome as terrorists launch a devastating attack on the people rendering many homeless. The situation is unfortunate and also seemed to have lower the moral of our military in some sense. When the people of Borno ... Read More »

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Forfeited Ilorin houses: EFCC trying to scandalise me – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the forfeiture of his Ilorin houses is an abuse of court processes intended to scandalise him. Saraki, a two-term Kwara State governor, told Justice Rilwan Aikawa that the EFCC was merely attempting to review ... Read More »

INEC Gets Two New Resident Electoral Commissioners

INEC Gets Two New Resident Electoral Commissioners

Two new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) were on Tuesday  sworn in at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) headquarters in Abuja. They are Dr Alalibo Sinikiem Johnson from Bayelsa State and Mr. Umar Mukhtar Gajiram from Bornu State.  New Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Alalibo Sinikiem Johnson (left), INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (middle) and Director, Legal Services, Mrs. Toyin Babalola ... Read More »

Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

Nine members of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected from their parties to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Those who left the PDP are Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele), Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema) and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo). Th e defectors from AA are Authur Egwim (Ideato North), Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre), Johnson Duru (Ideato South) and Ngozi Obiefule (Isu). Only ... 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 »

Boko Haram: Zulum travels to Chad, meets multinational forces, LCBC

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday paid visit to headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’Djamena, capital of the republic of Chad. The forces, mostly military personnel from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, all countries in the Lake Chad region, have been deeply involved in fighting boko haram in the shores of the Lake Chad, part ... 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 »

I Stand For Amotekun Dickson Declares, Criticises Centralised Security

I Stand For Amotekun Dickson Declares, Criticises Centralised Security

  Insis The governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that the South West security initiative, Operation Amotekun, reflected in clears terms the inevitability of restructuring. The governor said that regional security mechanisms like Amotekun were necessitated by the politicisation and collapse of the centralised national security apparatus in the country. He said that the politicisation and ... Read More »

KANO, SOKOTO: BMO PASSES VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN SUPREME COURT

KANO, SOKOTO: BMO PASSES VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN SUPREME COURT

The capacity of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to deliver judgment in line with extant laws and precedents has never been in doubt and those who strive to put the Court and its Justices to ridicule only labour in vain, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has said . According to BMO the apex court has also acquitted itself well in ... Read More »

Supreme Court Ruling: Wike Congratulates Tambuwal

Supreme Court Ruling: Wike Congratulates Tambuwal

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has congratulated the Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal over his resounding victory at the Supreme Court. He described the victory as a confirmation of the overwhelming support given to him by the people of Sokoto. “I enjoin Governor Tambuwal to work for the unity and growth of the State through an ... Read More »

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s victory

Supreme Court affirms Tambuwal’s victory

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the election of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as the validly elected governor of the state. In a unanimous judgment, a seven-member panel of the court dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Aliyu, for lacking in merit. In the lead judgment, Justice Uwani Abba Aji ... Read More »

Breaking: Ganduje in final triumph as Supreme Court affirms him as Kano governor

Breaking: Ganduje in final triumph as Supreme Court affirms him as Kano governor

The Supreme Court Monday morning affirmed the election of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, as governor of Kano state. The ruling was on the appeal by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf. Yusuf filed an appeal at the apex court to dispute the March 23 supplementary election held in some electoral wards in Kano State. A ... Read More »

SERAP asks court to stop payment of life pensions to ex-Abuja council chairs, speakers

SERAP asks court to stop payment of life pensions to ex-Abuja council chairs, speakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to: “declare the life pension edict/law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null, void, illegal and unconstitutional; and to restrain and stop AMAC, its chairman; deputy chairman; speaker; legislature and/or their agents from paying life pensions to former officials, and ... 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 »