Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday accused some military personnel in the state of acquiring land illegally. “They acquire land without seeking the government’s consent,” said Fashola. The governor said this during a courtesy visit by new Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, at the State House, Alausa, ... Read More »
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Disturbed by the wanton destruction of lives and property by Boko Haram sect members, governors in the North-East zone of the country, on Wednesday declared that ‘enough is enough’ even as they proposed moves to dialogue with the insurgents and bring the cycle of violence in the region to an ... Read More »
The activities of radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has been described as a formidable challenge to the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Nigerian Air Force Tactical Air Command in Makurdi, Benue State, AVM Umar Omeiza said yesterday. Omeiza, in his address delivered at the meeting of officers of ... Read More »
Vice presidential candidate of the now defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 general elections and member of the Ogun State delegates for the forthcoming National Conference, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has dismissed the notion that there is a sell-out agenda by the six member delegation from the state. ... Read More »
One of the frontline students of late Sheikh Muhammad Awwal Adam Albani, Zaria, Kaduna State, and spokesperson of the cleric’s students, Dr. Abdulganiyu Abdul-rafi’u, Tuesday, reacted to reports that seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the popular Islamic cleric’s death. Abdul-rafi’u, who was speaking in Zaria, said: “This ... Read More »
Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Wednesday, decried the ongoing killings in Borno, saying the killing of students and other Nigerians was a dastardly act as the youths are the nation’s future hope. “Today, I have two children. If they get killed, life is not worth living for me. Why ... Read More »
Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere The case involving Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere, who was arrested for allegedly r*ping a 29-year-old business woman, Miss Olanike Olaiya, in his Okota residence may have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, reports have said. The reports went ... Read More »
The United States said Wednesday it had ordered a freeze on $458 million in assets stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his accomplices and hidden in European accounts. The Justice Department said the corruption proceeds — stashed away in bank accounts in Britain, France and Jersey — were ... Read More »
A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, member has been abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. A police source gave the victim’s name as Mr Dicken Worlu, adding that he was taken hostage from his residence in Dioubu area of Port Harcourt last night. This brings to four, members of ... Read More »
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) on Wednesday said plans were in top gear to organise a fund-raising dinner to enable it construct an eight-storey secretariat building in Abuja. A statement issued in Abuja by Chooks Oko, the dinner’s Chairman, Media/Partnership Sub-Committee, said the event scheduled for April 10 would ... Read More »
The Commissioner for Special Duties in Anambra, Mr Vinccent Ezenwajiaku, on Wednesday appealed to petroleum marketers to stop impoverishing the people by increasing the pump price of petrol. Addressing newsmen in Awka, Ezenwajiaku said petrol was still a regulated essential product which did not have an alternative, adding that any ... Read More »
The Olowu of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State, Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu, has said that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, knows his correct date of birth, but won’t disclose it to anybody. The former president’s birth date has been shrouded in secrecy with Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka famously asserting that Obasanjo is his ... Read More »
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has written to the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, to provide him with security as he plans to visit victims of Boko Haram attacks in the North-East. He plans to visit on or before Saturday. The ... Read More »
A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu has been abducted by gunmen. The member, representing Lame District, was forcefully taken from his residence at Zalau village in Toro Local Government Area of the state. Residents of Zalau said the incident occurred on Tuesday shortly after the ... Read More »
An Ogun State resident, Bisi Onigbogbo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his teenage daughter, Yemi, to death while trying to discipline her. According to the Ogun State police command, the crime was committed on Monday, but the suspect fled upon noticing that his 12-year-old daughter had ... Read More »
The Lagos State government yesterday lamented that the dwindling federal allocation to the state was having adverse effect on the state accruable revenue, saying; “Today, Lagos State is struggling to ensure that the effect is minimal”. The government noted that a review of the country’s revenue sharing formula last year ... Read More »
Suspected ritualists yesterday, attacked a middle-aged woman in Lukshi village, Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State and plucked out her eyes. The victim, identified as Zainab Mohammed, was reportedly on her way back home from attending coronation ceremony when she was attacked. The attackers, after removing her eyes, were said ... Read More »
The Boko Haram crisis that has turned some Northeastern parts of the country especially Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states into a war-zone, has been blamed on the escalating level of corruption in the country. The Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Most Reverend Oliver Doeme, who made the assertion yesterday while ... Read More »
The cycle of violence in Plateau State continued on Tuesday with the report that no fewer than 16 persons have been killed by some gunmen in four communities of Riyom Local Government Area of the state. The charred remains of the victims were picked up by their relatives few hours ... Read More »
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed D. Abubakar has assured Nigerians that the security agencies are working together towards ensuring the safety and security of students and academic institutions nationwide. He made the statement at the Louis Edet House Headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Abuja, when the staff ... Read More »