Police brutality: Plateau judicial panel calls for memoranda

October 22, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state Judicial Panel of enquiry, investigating alleged Police brutality, said complainants can submits their memoranda in Jos. The panel’s secretary Mr. Cornelius Shiolbial, stated this in a press release, Thursday. He said in line with the panel terms of references, which stipulated that; it should receive and investigate complaint of police brutality and related extra-judicial killings, and to Read More

Chelsea ready to loan out Arrizabalaga in January

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea are considering loaning out goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the January transfer window.Kepa has had a bad time of things at Stamford Bridge since joining in a record £71.6m deal from A thletic Bilbao in August 2018 and is now behind recent signing Edouard Mendy in the pecking order.The Blues are reluctant to sell the Spain international on the cheap Read More

Ronaldo still positive for coronavirus

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Cristiano Ronaldo has again tested positive for coronavirus as Juventus prepare for next week’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, according to reports in Italy on Thursday. Ronaldo is currently isolating at his home in Turin after testing positive for Covid-19 on 13 October while with the Portuguese national team for Nations League matches.The 35-year-old again received a positive result after Read More

Everton ‘sorry’ for van Dijk injury-Ancelotti

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has apologised for the injury suffered by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk during Saturday’s Merseyside derby.Van Dijk, 29, sustained cruciate ligament damage after a challenge by Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Ancelotti said Pickford is “really sad” that the Dutchman is injured, but denied the tackle was premeditated.“To be clear, we are really sorry for the injury Read More

I regret US Open, Roland Garros failures – Djokovic

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Novak Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the US Open or the French Open in his bid to become the world’s most trophy-laden player, the world number one said on Thursday. Having won the Australian Open in January, Djokovic was disqualified at the US Read More

Dare condoles Gumel over wife’s death

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has  expressed his  condolences to the  President of the  Nigerian  Olympics Committee, NOC,   Engineer  Habu Gumel over the death of his wife Hajia Ladi Habu Gumel. In a condolence  message, Mr. Dare said  “The news of the death of your wife came to me  as a rude  shock. It is so Read More

NFF condole with NOC President, Gumel, on wife’s death

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has condoled with the President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engineer Habu Ahmed Gumel, who lost his wife on Tuesday. Hajia Ladi Habu Gumel died in a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday at the age of 61. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, led a delegation from the secretariat to the residence of Engineer Gumel on Read More

NFF inducts Bosso, Amoo, Ilerika, other national team coaches

October 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has inducted recently appointed coaches of the various national teams with the likes of national 20 coach Ladan Isah Bosso and his counterpart in U-17 Fatai Amoo going through tutorials in Abuja. The event, which held at the Sunday Dankaro House headquarters of the football –ruling body, saw the coaches taken through important sessions that will Read More

FIFA World Ranking: Super Eagles now 32 in the world

October 22, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Following the loss to African champion, Algeria and another not too impressive performance against Tunisia, the Super Eagles of Nigeria  dropped three places from 29th to 32nd position in the latest FIFA World Ranking that was released on Thursday The world football governing body announced the latest rankings. The Gernot Rohr led side slide also affected their African ranking as they Read More

#ENDSARS crises: Sultan appeal for calm, urges special prayers

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the #EndSars protests snowballed into arson and crisis across the country, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has appealed for calm, while urging Imams to pray for and preach peace on Friday.   The Sultan, who is equally President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), urged the protesters to stay action and allow government deal decisively with the hoodlums believed Read More

#EndSARS: Kalu backs Nigerian Youths

October 22, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu ( APC Abia North),  has thrown his weight behind Nigerian youths; calling for an end to Police brutality in the country.The Nigerian youths have in the last two weeks embarked on #EndSARS protest; demanding reform of the entire Police and calling for good governance in the country.Kalu in a personally Read More

Police arrest 2 suspected gunrunners, seize 13 guns

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state police command has arrested two suspected gun dealers and a third suspect with locally made AK47 rifle, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige has said. Speaking on Thursday, Jalige said, “On 14th October, 2020 at about 1530hrs operatives of the Kaduna Police Command while on routine stop and search at Kwanta Shiru Village along Kaduna-Kachia Road Read More

‘Money laundering’: Judge clears Shekarau

October 22, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Kano Division of the Court of Appeal Wednesday cleared former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau of money laundering charges. The trio of Shekarau, Aminu Wali and Mansur Ahmed, were accused of conniving to collect N950 million as part of the $115 million allegedly distributed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general Read More

Killing of protesters in Lagos unfortunate – Ortom

October 22, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday described as unfortunate and unacceptable, the killing of innocent and unarmed young Nigerians who came out holding the national flag and chanting the country’s anthem while calling for positive changes at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos state. The governor also advised the protesters to remain peaceful and not allow miscreants to hijack their Read More

Jigawa embarks on rural transformation

October 22, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state Commissioner of Works, Engineer Aminu Usman, said Thursday that Jigawa state government has concluded plans for the construction of more road network, rural electrification projects and street lightening. The commissioner said the projects are going to be constructed across the length and breadth of Jigawa state adding that  the projects are going to benefit all and sundry, irrespective of Read More

PDP Reps demand clear roadmap on #EndSARS from Buhari

October 22, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

As condemnation over Tuesday’s killing of peaceful protesters by suspected security personnel in Lagos rages, caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari should urgently design a roadmap to put the country back on track. The caucus  said it has risen in solidarity with the Nigerian people to condemn the Read More

#EndSARS: Supreme council for Shari’ah condemns violent protests

October 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) has condemned the #EndSARS violence protests across Nigeria, charging the government at all levels to live up to its responsibilities. A member of SCSN, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Uthman, who read a press statement signed by Secretary-General, Nafi’u Baba – Ahmed, Thursday in Abuja said, “While it is clearly condemnable for the security Read More

#ENDSARS protests: Ebonyi youths mobilise against hoodlums

October 22, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Youths loyal to the Ebonyi state government have mobilised themselves, armed with cutlasses, to defend the state capital against hoodlums, capitalising on the #EndSARS protests rocking the country to wreak havoc. It could be recalled that hoodlums allegedly invaded the state Wednesday and destroyed three police stations, vehicles and other public and private properties in the guise of #EndSARS protest.  Read More

Nigeria civil defence ready to protect citizens – Commandant

October 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya, Thursday said the command is determined to protect innocent protesters as well as  lives and properties of other citizens of Nigeria. He stated this in Ibadan while addressing all Divisional Officers, Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit Desk Officers, Agro Rangers and Intelligent Officers deployed to Read More

Niger chief judge bows out Friday

October 22, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Chief Judge of Niger state, Justice Aliyu Muhammad Mayaki, will bow out of service today after attaining the ripe age of retirement. The event, a valedictory session in honour of the retiring chief judge has been scheduled to hold at the state High Court complex and  it is expected to be attended by legal luminaries, including Supreme Court Judges, serving and Read More

Troops kill, arrest 35 terrorists, bandits, others in one week-DHQ

October 22, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said military operations conducted in the last one week has led to the killing and arrests of 35 suspected terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, oil thieves, illegal arms supplier, smugglers,  drug dealers and other criminals elements in the country. The DHQ, said between October 15 – 21, the military has continued to carry out series of ground and Read More

#EndSARS: Declare national emergency on security architecture, Secondus urges FG

October 22, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare national emergency in the nation’s security architecture over the #EndSARS protest that has turned violent. PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who stated this when he briefed journalists on the state of the nation, Thursday, in Abuja noted that for nearly two weeks Nigerian youths have been revolting Read More

#EndSars protests potent threat to Nigeria – ACF#EndSars protests potent threat to Nigeria – ACF

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the ongoing widespread #EndSARS protests and youth restiveness in parts of Nigeria as a potent threat to the wellbeing of the nation.ACF Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated this while chairing the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Forum in Kaduna on Wednesday.  He however said the youths of the country and their demands could Read More

Anambra: 6 die, police stations burnt, as Obiano suspends 2021 budget presentation

October 22, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About six police stations have been reportedly burnt down with some unidentifiable corpses found at some parts of Anambra state as #EndSARS protests continued.The burnt police formations reportedly include Ogidi police station, 33 police station and two police stations in Nnewi commercial town. It was also learnt that the act has left Nkpor junction express way to Upper Iweka, Onitsha Read More

Youth rage and the shame on our leaders

October 22, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

I thought President Muhammadu Buhari got it right. His minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, met with him on Monday, October 20, and brought this message to our youth: “The president said that as far as he is concerned, it’s important to allow the younger generation to exercise the freedom to protest and make sure such protest is Read More