Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Breaking – ‘Human rights violation’: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer sues SSS DG

September 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Director General of the State Security Services (SSS) and the agency have been sued by an Abuja based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, over alleged violation of the fundamental human rights. Consequently, Opara, a lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had in a suit filed on Monday, demanded compensation of N50million with an Read More

Community policing in Nigeria

April 21, 2021 Bola Bakare 0

It is the responsibility of governments at all levels in any country to secure and protect the lives and properties of their citizens at all times. While the issue of security of lives and properties of Nigerians remains a shared responsibility of all the tiers of government in Nigeria as enshrined in the 1999 constitution, as amended, the federal government Read More

2023: Atiku more nationalist than Tinubu – APC chieftain

April 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A two terms member of the Bauchi state House of Assembly and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Aminu Tukur has commented on the two speculated presidential aspirants in the 2023 elections; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Lagos state governor Bola Tinubu opining that Atiku is more nationalist than Tinubu. Tukur who made the assertion in Read More

The new police cadet officers from Kano

April 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Monday, April 12, 2021, was another remarkable and historical day in the  Nigeria Police Force as the Nigeria Police Academy Kano state passed out another batch of new cadet officers to the rank of assistant superintendent of police.This is indeed a welcome development considering the nation’s security challenge, among others issues. Dear vibrant and well trained police officers, note that, Read More

The Fulani as the North’s bogeyman

March 28, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

We grew up seeing the bogeyman here and there. Between 1967 and 1968, I lived with my paternal grandmother, Iya, later Hajia Iya after she visited Makkah in the mid-70s. Her name was Khadijah but her children called her Iya, meaning mother, and so we, their children, grew up calling her thus. Being a simple village woman, she was a Read More

Don’t set Nigeria on fire over hijab crisis – PFN tells Kwara Gov

March 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke on Monday cautioned the Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdul-Raman Abdulrasaq not to set the country on fire over the hijab crisis currently raging in the state. Bishop Wale Oke gave the warning in Ibadan while playing host to the Ekiti and Ondo Chapters of the Pentecostal Fellowship led Read More

Revealed! How gunmen attacked Ortom on his farm

March 20, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Gunmen believed to be Herdsmen militia Saturday morning reportedly attacked the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom on his farm. The herdsmen were said to have ambushed the governor at 11am at his farm in Tyomu, a suburb in Makurdi, the state capital located along Makurdi Gboko road. Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, at the government House Makurdi, governor Ortom said Read More

Hope vs Okorocha: Wade in to save APC in Imo, Buhari, party leaders urged

February 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some pro-democracy groups Monday held a protest in Abuja against the arrest of the immediate past governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to quickly wade in. Some of the inscriptions on the placards reads ” United we stand, divided we fall”, “Gov Uzodima stop Read More

Group accuses Ebonyi govt of intimidating Judges to cause division in PDP

January 24, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has warned the state government to stop intimidating Judges in the cause of their duties, even as it commended the new Commissioner of Police for being professional. The Ebonyi indigenes said the agents of state government were trying to manipulate the judiciary into causing trouble in the opposition Peoples Democratic Read More

Arewa youth blasts Rivers, Abia govts over attacks on Northerners

November 3, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has lambasted governors Nyesom Wike and Okezie Ikpeazu of Rivers and Abia states respectively for allowing attacks on Northerners and destruction of their businesses and assets in their domains. Speaking in a statement signed by its National President, Yerima Shettima, after its emergency meeting in Kaduna, AYCF argued that unless the Southern governors assume that Read More

Zamfara business man demands justice in case with IGP

October 21, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

  A business man in Gusau, Alhaji Garba Muhammad Tigana, who was taken to court by the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Muhammed Adamu, for alleged criminal trespassing, intimidation, causing bodily harm and threat to life of one Alhaji Sanusi Alasan over land dispute between him and Sanusi Alasan has called for justice to prevail. Tigana in an interview in Read More

US hails INEC, security agencies on Edo election

September 23, 2020 Emeke Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nigeria security agents have received accolades from the United States government on the conduct of last Saturday governorship election in Edo state. It also commended the people of the state for coming out to exercise their franchise and civil society organisations for their individual works. The mission however expressed worry over incidents of vote-buying, violence Read More

Ondo guber polls: CNPP sues for peace

September 1, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

  The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Ondo state Tuesday called on stakeholders to allow peace reign as the October 10, 2020 governorship election approaches. Speaking in Akure, Ondo state capital, at a press conference, chairman of CNPP in the state, Comrade Rotimi Boboye, said the group observed the recourse to violence, intimidation and subterfuge by officials of Read More

Edo: Obaseki, agents using Owan East LG boss to create chaos – Iriase

August 25, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

A former Deputy Majority Whip of the House of Representatives, Pally Iriase has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, his deputy, Philip Shuaibu and agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of using chairman of Owan East local government area to perpetuate violence. The former lawmaker said Tuesday that Obaseki’s agents, led by the council chairman, have since Monday, embarked Read More

Edo guber: Nobody can intimidate us, Wike tells Ganduje

July 7, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State Governorship Campaign Council, Governor Nyesom Wike Tuesday said nobody can intimidate members of the Peoples democratic Party (PDP), assuring that Godwin Obaseki will return on September 19. Wike stated this during the inauguration of the 92-man campaign council at the PDP national headquarters in Abuja in reaction to Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje’s Read More

UNIUYO host community petitions NUC over alleged intimidation

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The host community of University of Uyo under the auspices of Offot Usung Ifiayong Unity Assembly has petitioned the National Universities Commission (NUC) over alleged harassment and intimidation by the management of the institution. In a petition signed by a former speaker, Uyo Legislative Assembly, Mr Tony Asikpo and 18 others representing the elders, youths and women of Offot Usung Read More

Two Anambra communities lament over land dispute

June 4, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Two communities in Anambra state, Abba in Dunukofia LGA and Nibo in Awka South LGA have sought governor Willie Obiano’s intervention to end the various land disputes between them and their neighbouring communities. Abba, a country-home to the literary giant, Chimamanda Adichie, has been in a land tussle with Ukpo, where an oil magnet, Engr. Arthur Eze hails from. Both Read More

NDDC N40bn ‘scam’: We ‘ll go ahead with probe, Senate insists

May 27, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday, fired back at the Interim Management Committee (IMC)  of the Niger Delta Development Commission ( NDDC) over moves being made by the agency to stop the National Assembly from probing alleged N40 billion misappropriated within the last three months.The Upper legislative chamber in its reaction to witch-hunting allegations leveled against both Chambers of the National Assembly on Read More

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Alleged violation of court judgement: Tipper drivers shutdown Onitsha

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Commuters had hectic time at Onitsha, Anambra state, Tuesday, as Tipper drivers under the auspices of Animo Tipper Drivers’ Association of Nigeria, the God’s own Tipper owners and Drivers’ Association, and the Ihiala LGA Tipper workers Association and drivers, blocked three lanes of Enugu/Onitsha expressway by the popular Uga junction in protest of the state government alleged violation of court Read More

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2 brothers in court for ‘beating’ up neighbor

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The police  Wednesday arraigned two brothers, who allegedly beat up their neighbour, in a Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna. Adamu, 35, and Abdullahi Yusuf, 29, who reside in Kawo area of Kaduna, are charged with three counts of assault, intentional insult and intimidation. The prosecution counsel, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on January 29 in Kawo. Read More

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FCT FA boss, Muktar gives Fashikun’s family N.2m

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Football Association, Chairman, Mohammed Muktar, has doled out as sum of N200,000 to the family of late Jide Fashikun. Muktar made the donation during a Lecture Series organised by the FCT Chaptar of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) to commemorate its week at the MKO Abiola Stadium Abuja, Monday. Muktar while giving out the Read More

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Kogi West supplementary election: PDP leaders table condition before INEC

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi West senatorial district of Kogi state have charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to include all the areas that witnessed ballot box snatching, intimidation, aggression and gun shots in the rescheduled supplementary elections of November 30 in the district. The areas, according to the party leaders, include Kakanda Ward, Kupa Read More

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Bayelsa, Kogi elections results cannot stand – PDP

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Tuesday said the outcome of Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states cannot stand given the scale of violence that marred the exercise. The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) also insisted that there is no way the PDP would fold its hands and watch the “mandates clearly given” to its candidates, Read More

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Zamfara APC condemns suspension of Shinkafi LG chairman

November 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the suspension of the chairman of Shinkafi local government council of the state, Alhaji Sani Galadi by the state House of Assembly. Also, the party has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led state government of deliberately witch-hunting members of the party in the local government and insisted Read More