Man arrested for killing mother-in-law in Ogun

May 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on the 3rd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole.  The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, Read More

NBA, JUSUN protesters block Osun deputy governor

April 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state branch of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria Thursday blocked the convoy of the state deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi.  The action of the two union was part of protest demanding full implementation of their arms.  The two union had in the morning moved round the state capital, Osogbo, and decided to march to Read More

Senate probes alleged killing of Nigerians in Togo

April 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo. This followed a petition to the upper legislative Chamber by Concerned Igbo-Eze North Youths, presented by former Deputy President of the Senate and former Speaker of the Parliament Read More

Gombe: Inuwa Yahaya inaugurates probe panel on Billiri protests

April 21, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate February’s violent protest that led to loss of several lives and destruction of properties worth millions of naira in Billiri local government area of the state. Speaking during the inauguration of the commission, Monday in Gombe, Governor Yahaya stated that the investigation was due to Read More

FCT contractors protest non-payment, shut perm sec’s office

April 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Over 300 angry contractors Monday around 10am stormed the offices of FCT Minister, Malam Mohammed Bello and Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, blocking major entrances over non-settlement of contractual obligations. Some the contractors claimed they executed various COVID-19 contracts for the FCT Administration between March 2020 and April 2021 without being paid. One of the contractors, Emmanuel Nwachendu said: “This is Read More

Tension as Policemen block Bauchi prison over attempted jail break

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani, 0

Few days after a reported jail break in Imo state, there was another riot by inmates at the Bauchi state correctional centre (Prison) located near the Bauchi emir’s palace. According to our sources, the riot occured at 12pm before Friday prayer when the prison wardens fired several gunshots which scared residents living around the area. Five inmates and two prison Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

Military pension fund: Probe alleged diversion of N2.5bn, FG urged

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Opinion Pole Assembly (OPA) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged looting of N2.5 Billion Military Pension Fund, recover the missing fund and sanction the culprits appropriately.  In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Publicity Secretary, Bashir Mohammad, the group specifically demanded that the Chairman of the Military Pension Board, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Read More

FCT Police disperse Shiite members in Maitama

March 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has said its operatives, Monday, “successfully restored calm at Maitama after professionally dispersing a violent protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites.” A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said: “Unfortunately, the members of the disbanded sect went on Read More

Does the rumoured rift between Buhari and Tinubu really matter?

March 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Cracks in high political quarters are seldom reported and, when they emerge, hardly, or never, are acknowledged. That appears to be the situation this week when the Presidency said that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his strong political ally, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media Read More

Fuel price hike: Not again!

…Pump price increase inevitable – FG,…Reasons given for price rise not new – NLC, …It’s negative impact’ll be huge, immediate – Expert,‘…Ruling class insensitive to masses’ feelings’ There have always been controversies whenever plans to hike the price of fuel are announced, and the latest confusion has not been different. In this report, BENJAMIN UMUTEME and BENJAMIN SAMSON take a look Read More

NLC protest grounds business activities at CAC

February 24, 2021 Moses John 0

A protest by workers under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday grounded business activities at the corporate headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Abuja. The workers, who were at the premises of CAC to protest over alleged anti-workers posture of the management, accused the Registrar General of CAC, Garba Abubakar over undue punishment of Read More

DSS arrest Human rights lawyer over protest

December 2, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Lagos-based human rights activist and Constitutional lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirobo, was Wednesday arrested in Abuja by the Department of State Security (DSS) and policemen, for embarking on a one-man protest. Omirhobo was harassed, arrested and whisked away in a commando-like manner with a Peugeot 505 by the overzealous DSS, while he was still fielding questions from journalists about his motive. Read More

#EndSARS protests: FG to begin talks with U.K. government over sanctions threat

November 25, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Wednesday that it has reached out to the British government to present its own side of the story in respect of the recent #EndSARS protests in some parts of the country.The United Kingdom parliament has called for sanctions on some Nigerian officials over their roles in suppressing the  #EndSARS protests. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Read More

A/Ibom community threatens to sack Julius Berger over nonpayment of compensation

November 20, 2020 Uko Etim 0

Ekim Itam community in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom state has threatened to sack a construction company Julius Berger Construction company, from working on its axis of the 19.9km Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene highway over nonpayment of compensation for their properties destroyed. Irate indigenes of the community, who staged a peaceful protest on Thursday, accused the construction giant of pulling Read More

#EndSARS protests: Buhari makes fresh declaration

November 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday told the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) that he would not allow a repeat of the recent #EndSARS protests that led to the loss of lives and destruction of property in some parts of the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Muhammad Dingyadi, while briefing State House correspondents at Read More

Edo: Cultists on rampage, control three LGAs

November 17, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The raging cult clash between members of Black Axe and Eiye confraternity groups appeared to be far from over following the reported killing of three persons on Sunday night. The clash which is in its fourth week has reportedly claimed 30 lives in addition to the injury sustained by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and two inspectors during an exchange of Read More

The youth protest and matters arising

November 10, 2020 Abachi Ungbo 0

For umpteenth reasons, commentaries on the youth protest will not thin out easily anytime soon. It has effectively blown open a Pandora box of issues of transcendent import that we can no longer paper over. And, if no meaningful change or lessons have been distilled from the crisis, then we may just be on the path of perdition. It was Read More

#EndSARS protests: Enugu panel engages religious leaders, calls for memoranda

November 9, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The Administrative Panel of Inquiry constituted by the Enugu state government to look into the recent loss of lives and other grievous bodily injuries to private citizens and security personnel, resulting from the hijack by miscreants of the otherwise peaceful #ENDSARS protests, has reminded the general public that the submission of letters of complaint and memoranda by victims is still Read More

Why Buhari should review some policies

November 6, 2020 Akinnuga, Lagos. 0

You have always reiterated your commitment to make lives better for the masses of Nigerians, but what has been successfully achieved is quite the opposite. The citizens cannot blame you for the sting on our national life occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, but we can definitely hold you accountable for the quality of leadership provided. We can hold you responsible Read More