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Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ Wadume, six others arraigned

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SUSPECTED kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala (aka Wadume) was arraigned on Monday before a Federal High Court in Abuja.He was arraigned with six others on an amended charge of 13 counts bordering on terrorism, kidnapping and related offences.The o...Read more

11 Edo communities benefit from N18 bn erosion control projects

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Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), says it is executing about N18 billion gully erosion and flood control projects in 11 communities of Edo.Mr Tom Obaseki, the Project Coordinator, disclosed this in an interview with the GI...Read more

CRA charges ICC, UN to investigate Southern Kaduna ‘genocide’ immediately

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The Christian Rights Agenda (CRA), has called on international bodies such as the United Nations, UN, and the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna without further delay. The Chri...Read more

No NEC meeting before Edo primary, says APC

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The possibility of an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Edo State governorship primary is remote, it was learnt on Monday.The shadow poll is expected to hold on June 22, a...Read more

‘My adventure into politics was a disaster’

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I attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University and obtained my Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree.  I later proceeded to Imo State University for Post Graduate Degree (PGD) and MSc. in International Affairs and Diplomacy. Currently, I am running a  Do...Read more

UNIUYO host community petitions Buhari, NUC over alleged attacks

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The people of Offot Usung Ifiayong in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Universities Commission (NUC). The community hosts the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) permanent site locate...Read more

Infection spreads to 11 Ondo councils

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The affected councils are Akure South (22), Odigbo (three), Owo (three), Ose (three), Akure North (two), Ondo West (five), Okitipupa (two), Akoko South East (one), Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo (one) and Ifedore (one).Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who gave ...Read more

Igbo praise Sanwo-Olu

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The Igbo living in Lagos, under the auspices of Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu Southeastern Friends (BOS-Southeastern Friends), have congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his one year in office.The group’s Coordinator, Eze Chika Diabia Ju...Read more

Afenifere, Gani Adams react to statement by Miyetti Allah claiming ownership of Nigeria

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Apex Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, have in separate statements reacted to the controversial comments credited to the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdul...Read more

Fed Govt declares June 12 public holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 12, as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration.Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who announced this on Monday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government,...Read more

Airlines protest, threaten legal action as UK govt gives new COVID-19 rules

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Some Airlines have threatened to take legal actions against the British government for insisting that all arrivals self-isolate for 14 days on entry into the country. The directive by the UK government is to take effect this Monday, as the countr...Read more

Ex-U.S. director at AfDB backs Adesina

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A former United States Director to the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mima Nedelcovych, has said the United States has no reason not to back Dr. the bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina, for second term in office.In an interview with the Pan...Read more

Ekiti Deputy Governor hails sixth assembly’s first year in office

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The Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi has congratulated members of the 6th House of Assembly on their first anniversary in office. Egbeyemi described the state’s 6th Assembly led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, ...Read more

Obasanjo warns of imminent food crisis

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned of imminent post-COVID -19 food crisis in Nigeria and other African countries.He urged governments in the continent to rise up to the challenges ahead.Obasanjo urged Nigerians to take the issue of post...Read more

Police, others get operational guidelines

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INSPECTOR-General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Monday unveiled operational guidelines for law enforcement agents on COVID-19 prevention enforcement duties.The guidelines were developed in collaboration with the CLEEN Foundation and the United Kingd...Read more

Court vacates forfeiture order on Oduah’s ‘assets’

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A FEDERAL High Court in Abuja has vacated the interim forfeiture order it made on October 18, 2019, on some assets the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) claimed belonged to former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah.Justice Inyan...Read more

Boko Haram: Buratai gives update on troops operations in North-East after meeting with Buhari

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Nigeria’s Army Chief, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has disclosed that troops in the North-East killed 1,429 Boko Haram insurgents in the last two months. He also said a total of 116 Boko Haram informants were apprehended by the Nigerian military....Read more

Ikpeazu hands over to deputy after testing positive

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ABIA State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has handed over to his deputy, Ude Oko Chukwu, after testing positive for COVID-19.His Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, said in a statement that the governor, who earlier tested negative, underwent a se...Read more

Nigeria records 315 new cases of COVID-19, total now 12,801

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Nigeria has recorded 315 new cases of Coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced.NCDC, on its verified twitter handle on Monday night, said that Lagos State recorded 128 new cases, the Federal Capital Territory record...Read more

Buhari finally appoints Monica Dongban-Mensem as Court of Appeal president

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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as President of the Court of Appeal. Buhari sent Justice Dongban-Mensem’s name to the Senate for confirmation as President of the Appeal Court. This was disclosed in a ...Read more

Govt worried about breach of rules by churches, mosques

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WEEKEND’s reopening of churches and mosques in some states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has become a source of worry to the Federal Government due to the breach of guidelines.The Federal Government last week released protocols tha...Read more

Going to prison is honour for politician, says Gbajabiamila

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HOUSE of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said prison experience for any politician is a “badge of honour”.The Speaker, who was represented by Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase, spoke when he led Principal Officers of the Ho...Read more

Alleged Misappropriation: Ekiti Assembly concludes plan to invite Fayose over N10 billion supplementary budget

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly says it will invite former Governor Ayodele at the appropriate time to make clarifications on some financial dealings he undertook during his reign in the state. The Assembly clarified that a committee has been s...Read more

FG considers reopening schools after interstate travel ban

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The Federal Government has said that schools may reopen in the country after the ban on interstate movement has been lifted.The government said that it was been careful not to lead Nigerians into danger as Nigeria continues to record increased cas...Read more

Insecurity: Group berates Miyetti Allah over plans to float security outfit

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A socio-cultural group, Igbo National Council(INC), has slammed the Bello Abdullahi -led Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBA), over plans to establish its security outfit across the country. Recall that the National Presi...Read more

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