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Nine dead, Over 8 injured At Pro-Biafra Protest In Onitsha

Nnewi – The peaceful protest embarked upon on Tuesday by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against the continued incarceration of Mr. Nnamdi Kalu the Radio Biafra Director, turned bloody at about 1.30 am early hours of Wednesday, after an alleged encounter by the Joint Military Taskforce comprising, Army, Navy, Police and Civil Defense, who […]

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Terrorism: U.S. Mulls Security Master Plan in Nigeria

The U.S. says it has concluded plans to begin the implementation of the Security Governance Initiative (SGI), a comprehensive security master plan aimed at defeating terrorism and security threats in Nigeria. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of […]

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Extra Budgetary Spending Is Criminal – Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday called for the prosecution of all those involved in extra budgetary expenditure under the Dr Goodluck Jonathan administration. Such an act is criminal in the eyes of the law, he said. Oshiomhole, who spoke at the quadrennial delegates conference of the Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated […]

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Synagogue: Court Stops Engineers’ Prosecution

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday restrained Lagos State from prosecuting two engineers, who built the collapsed guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Justice Ibrahim Buba granted an order of injunction barring the commissioner of police from arresting and detaining the applicants. The orders, the judge said, will subsist, until […]

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South Africa Knocks Nigeria off its Perch as “Most Corrupt” African Country

South Africa is now believed to be the most corrupt country on the continent, according to a new survey. The latest report by Transparency International sees South Africa top the list of countries where citizens believe the problem has got worse in the last year. Over 80% of South Africans who were interviewed thought that […]

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Twin Suicide Blasts: Boko Haram Kills 3 in Cameroun

Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in north Cameroun, killing at least three people, an official and security sources said on Wednesday. Suicide bombings, often carried out by young women recruited by the radical group are becoming almost daily occurrences in Cameroun’s far North region. “There was a double suicide attack last night in […]

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Senate Passes N574.5b Supplementary Budget

The initial controversy that trailed the 2015 Supplementary Appropriation notwithstanding, the Senate on Tuesday passed the sum of N574, 532,726,857 billion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in the budget. The Supplementary Budget submitted to the Senate two weeks ago by President Buhari invariably enjoyed speedy passage amid resolve by Senators to remove all obstacles likely […]

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Boko Haram: FG Urged To Ban Use Of Veils

Sapele—A human rights activist in Sapele, Delta State, Mr James Idoghor, has called on the Federal Government to ban the wearing of veils across the country, noting that hoodlums were perpetrating crimes with them. Idogho, who expressed concern over the inability of the Federal Government to find the over 200 missing Chibok girls, and the […]

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Buhari’s Govt Will Start Firing From All Cylinders – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured Nigerians of better times ahead, saying they will soon get the change they voted for. ”This Government will not give excuses. The painstaking and methodical approach by the Buhari Administration, its deep analysis and understanding of the challenges and the recent inauguration of the […]

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Queen Elizabeth, Buhari, 20 govs to attend Ooni’s coronation

Her Majesty the Queen of England, Elizabeth Alexandra; President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); and governors from at least 20 states, ministers and other dignitaries are expected to attend the coronation of the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The Chairman, Media Committee of the coronation, Mr. Biyi […]

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Dasuki: Buhari On A Revenge Mission With Corruption Fight – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has described Tuesday’s arrest of the immediate-past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) by men of the Department of State Services (DSS), as continuation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime of vengeance, saying “disobeying court order and later arresting and detaining the same person the court ordered to […]

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Support Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, Minister pleads with Nigerians

The Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has called on Nigerians to give maximum support to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to transform the nation and fight corruption. Shittu made the appeal in Ibadan on Saturday at a reception organised for him at the Kakanfo Inn conference hall. “We must all support President Muhammadu […]

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