ENDSARS: Delta rebuilds burnt High Court complex, begins operation

February 9, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Government on Tuesday unveiled the rebuilt High Court Complex in Asaba burnt down during the ENDSARS protests in 2020. The state’s Chief Judge, Justice Marshall Umukoro, who unveiled the complex, announced that court processes would resume at the complex along Ibusa Road, on Monday. Justice Umukoro commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his commitment to speedy dispensation of justice. Read More

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Families of officers killed during #EndSARS protests get N160m

January 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Thursday, handed out 39 cheques worth N160 to families of policemen who were killed during the #ENDSARS protest last year. Adamu, who made the presentation at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, said the gesture was a clear statement that the Nigeria Police will never abandon the family of colleagues who have gallantly Read More

How to stem police brutality

January 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The denunciation of police is almost becoming a consensus to Nigerians considering they are the government security agency that is closer to the people and an adage says familiarity breeds contempt. By definition, police is a body of people employed and deployed by the government to keep public order, to prevent and solve crime and to ensure governmental statutes and Read More

Out order: Group petitions IGP against Tinubu, calls for probe

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Northern Patriot Assembly (NPA) has submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to demand an immediate investigation of APC Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the lingering security breach in the South Western part of the country. The group also called on the IGP to withdraw policemen attached to the Ondo state Governor to Rotimi Akeredolu Read More

Fulani eviction: Northern group heaps blame on Tinubu

January 24, 2021 Editor 0

The National Coordinator of Northern Patriots Assembly Alhaji Salihu Mohammed has called out Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Party (APC) over the crisis between Yoruba youths and Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest. Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, had issued a quit notice to the Hausa-Fulani in Igangan, Oke Ogun area of Oyo state. The incident Read More

The significance of Ogun #EndSARS panel

January 21, 2021 Adémólá Òrúnbon 0

As an act to empower the Governor to constitute Tribunal of Inquiry and other matters ancillary thereto and pursuant to the powers conferred on the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, by the Tribunals of Inquiry Law, Laws of Nigeria and Ogun, 1990,(“the Law”) the Governor on 17, October 2020 set up a panel known as the Judicial Panel Read More

The diaspora and it’s negative influence on our democracy

January 20, 2021 Abubakar Gana 0

We yearned and prayed passionately for democratic leadership for decades. It was not easy for a nation as famous and naturally endowed like Nigeria to face the enslavement of dictatorship for the years it was imposed on us by our Military. At last, democracy reincarnated in Nigeria in 1999. Good enough, for over two decades now, we have savored the Read More

Breaking: FIRS generates N4.9trn revenue in 2020, meets 98% tax target

January 19, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) collected N4,952,243,711,728.37 in total tax revenue in the year 2020. This landmark achievement represents approximately 98% of the national tax target of N5.076 trillion set for the FIRS by the federal government. This was disclosed by the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr. Muhammad Nami, during a press conference in his Read More

Buratai as African steward man of the year 2020

January 19, 2021 Thomas Uzah 0

Eventually, the Year 2020 grudgingly dragged to an end. It was a difficult and tough year for all Africans. From economic meltdown to wars, conflicts and the blight of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In the continent, Nigeria also had her fair share of these troubles. These predicaments were varied and complex. As already known, the position of Nigeria in the Read More

In solidarity with ASUU

January 15, 2021 Binzak Azeez 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been a thorn in the flesh of successive Nigerian governments due to its radical stance and collective struggle against the poor funding of Nigeria’s university education system. The union is also a cat with nine lives for always surmounting turbulent periods. The other prominent academic unions such as the Academic Staff Union Read More

How Capitol Hill exposed AI, others against Nigerian Military – Group

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The invasion of the United States’ Capitol by pro-Trump protesters has exposed the hypocrisy of Amnesty International and others in the forefront of the #EndSARS movement against the Nigerian military.   This was the submission of the March4Nigeria Movement in reaction to the violent attack of December 6 at the U.S Congress aimed at overturning the presidential election. In a statement Read More

Breaking: NECO releases results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states… see details

January 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday. According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices. He Read More

Capitol Hill and a salute to Nigerian Military

January 10, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Quite incredible!  In a twinkle of an eye, four persons kissed death during and in the aftermath of the invasion/desecration of Capitol Hill by pro-Trump extremist supporters. Capitol Hill, America’s most powerful symbol of democracy and civil authority, transmuted into an artefact of sorrows, wails, death and blood. It is an understatement to say, the world is stunned to its Read More

#EndSARS destructions: NIA re

December 31, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

A total of N9.7 billion from 1,036 claims have been lodged across the country by those who were affected by #EndSARS riots destructions, according to the Director-General, Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) Mrs. Yetunde Ilori. She said the association was already collating the claims from the losses incurred during the protest, noting that as at last weekend, 14 insurance companies have Read More

Insecurity: Opposition recruited American, CFR to work against Nigeria, group alleges

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has accused former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, and the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) of conspiring with opposition politicians to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.  The group made this known at a press conference on Sunday. Speaking on behalf of the group, Executive Director, Barrister Abu Abdulkarim, alleged that Campbell and the CFR have Read More

Counter insurgency: Stakeholders drum support for armed forces

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

A clarion call has been made to all Nigerians to rally round the Armed Forces in their bid to wipe out remnants of terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.  Renowned academic, Prof. Peter Madoki, gave the charge at a one-day summit for target rights groups, conflict managers and social media influencers, Friday, in Abuja.  Prof. Madoki, speaking as Read More

‘Nigerian activists at loss over rescue of Kankara schoolboys’

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

There are indications that a some prominent Nigerian activists have missed out on as much as $10 million bumper deal meant to come their way from global rights monitoring group, Amnesty International, following prompt rescue of the 344 schoolboys, who were abducted by gunmen from their school in Kankara, Katsina state. The abduction of the schoolboys by gunmen initially thought Read More

The road not taken

December 17, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

Concerned Nigerians is a civic group of eminent compatriots some of whom have been in the trenches for many years in the frustrating and dispiriting struggle to rejig our nation and make it a fair and just society for all its citizens. The group boasts of some 43 eminent Nigerians among whom are such well-known men as Bishop Hassan Kukah, Read More

Nigerian security agencies: CSOs write ICC prosecutor

December 17, 2020 Editor 0

Some international civil society organisations have cautioned the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensou over misguided utterances against the Nigerian military and sister agencies. The International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) issued the warning in a letter to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor on Tuesday. In the letter signed by its Director of Communication, Zakari Yinusa, the IHRPF said the ICC pre-convicted Read More

#EndSARS and our missing conscience

December 16, 2020 Idoko Ainoko 0

Nigeria is a country where citizens delight in unrewarding drudgery. As a nation, some persons believe Nigeria has no existential codes or laws, which confers on citizens the obligation of compliance. Disorderliness has deeply entrenched its roots in the country. That’s the vignettes of the bleakness of life in Nigeria. It depicts the nocturnal symbolism of bleakness or nothingness in Read More

Insecurity: Group indicts, accuses Northern coalition of plot to undermine Buhari, armed forces

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has been found at the centre of a fresh plot to blackmail and undermine President Muhammadu Buhari and the armed forces of Nigeria across the north.  According to the Northern Patriots (NP), “In disguise of fighting for the security of the region, the CNG secretly sponsors banditry.” Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday Read More

ICC: How AI, TI, CSOs conspire against Nigeria’s armed forces – Rights group

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

Amnesty International (AI), Transparency International (TI) and other acclaimed international Non Governmental Organisation (NGOs) have conspired with several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country to fabricate and present false evidence against the armed forces of Nigeria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a rights group has said. The Civil Rights Advocates of Nigeria (CRAN), alleged that both foreign groups have Read More

#EndSARS: Why Abuja youths must give peace a chance

December 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

The last has not been heard about the recent EndSARS protests that rocked major cities in the country especially the FCT. In this report, ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD writes on why youths should shun violent protests. The recent EndSARS demonstrations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other parts of the country which was hijacked by hoodlums and other criminal elements to Read More

#EndSARS protest? Not again!

December 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The alert by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state of the probable resumption of another round of #EndSARS protests nationwide was an ample demonstration of statesmanship. The planned resumption of the #EndSARS protest is a not only a cause for worry but should be condemned by all well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians as well as the international community. It is quite Read More