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Aregbesola worried as herders invade Osun, destroy farmlands

Osun state government has expressed worries over the influx of herdsmen and subsequent destruction of farmlands by their cattle in the state. The fear arose from the council meeting where the report of nomadic herdsmen who were said to be destroying farms was received. A statement by Media Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Sola […]

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APC youths want Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood sacked

…Threaten Buhari over re-election bid The zonal youths forum of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has demanded an immediate sack of Nigerian Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Jimoh Moshood for allegedly calling Benue State governor Samuel Ortom. “a drowning man.” The North-central youth wing of the party also asked that the police spokesman should […]

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No more peace between me and Kwankwaso forever – Ganduje

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says there will be no reconciliation between his political pressure group, Gandujiyya and Kwankwasiyya, a political group owned by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. DAILY POST had report that no fewer than six members of the Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups of the All Progressives Congress were on Sunday injured in Kano […]

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NHIS: Health Minister couldn’t prove allegations, govt defends Yusuf’s reinstatement

The real reason President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been revealed. Punch quoted a top government source as saying that Yusuf was reinstated because the Presidency believed that the allegations which formed the basis of his suspension by the Minister of Health, Prof. […]

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Man jailed 25 years for raping 16-month-old baby

A Lagos High Court, Igbosere, yesterday sentenced 47-year-old businessman, Maduabuchi Onwuta, to 25 years in prison for defiling a 16-month-old baby. The judge, Sedotan Ogunsanya, in her judgement, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. “I am satisfied that the prosecution has proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt. I find […]

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 ‘Herdsmen’ kill SARS commander, one other in Oyo village

Suspected herdsmen at a village near Ogboro-Agbone road near Saki area of Oyo state on Tuesday evening killed the commander of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) identified as Sheu and one other member of the Squad. It was learnt that the two SARS men were at the village with other men of the Nigeria […]

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4 Chinese, 16 others nabbed in Ebonyi over illegal mining

Four Chinese and 16 others were yesterday arrested in connection with illegal mining at Echara Unuhu in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi state. Those arrested were four Chinese expatriates and 16 other persons working for the mining company. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dave Umahi on Internal Security, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, who addressed […]

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Your report biased, Senate tells own committee on Benue killings

Commences security summit today By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Senate has rejected the report of its Committee on Police Affairs on Benue killings, describing it as biased. The report, presented by the committee chair, Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC Katsina South), was rejected for not seeking the views of the Benue state Governor, Samuel, who was […]

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IBB’s letter: Police make U-turn, apologise to Afegbua

The Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, apologised to former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida’s spokesman, Kassim Afegbua, for declaring him wanted. Inspector-General of Police, IGP Idris Ibrahim, had declared Afegbua wanted over a statement issued on behalf of the former president who pointedly asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for a second term following public outcry […]

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SHEKAU IN NEW VIDEO: Boko Haram decimated, tired of calamity

Most wanted Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted in a new video that his group is decimated by the troops, and tired of the calamity befalling its members. “I am tired of this calamity; it is better I die and go to rest in paradise”, he said at the end of the 10-minute video. […]

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PDP North poised to solely produce presidential candidate

Vows not to repeat convention bazaar Angry Southwest PDP vows to take pound of flesh on Wike, Fayose, Makarfi Like the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) where the party’s Governors Forum solely determined the outcome, the forum will not be allowed to exert similar influence in determining the presidential flag bearer, the […]

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2019: Jitters as NASS fixes presidential election last

Signs emerged yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates, will work a tight rope during the 2019 general elections. This followed the adoption of reordered of sequence of elections by the National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) bill. The House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) bill, had in its […]

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Experts lament high rate of Female Genital Mutilation in Osun 

Experts in the health sector have lamented high rate of female genital mutilation in Osun state and called for urgent steps to end the practice. The International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation was marked on Tuesday. Osun state ministry of health and a non-governmental organisation, resolved to take severe measures in stemming […]

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Nassarawa killings: Maku accuses Al-Makura of complicity, asks President to restore peace during visit

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has said that the frequent attacks and displacement of citizens in Nasarawa state could be attributed to politics and lack of political will to solve the problem. Maku, who came second in the last governorship election behind the current governor Tanko Al-Makura, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take a […]

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APC pitching you against Nigerians, PDP cautions  security agencies 

***Says ruling party’s chance of winning elections has vanished The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the police and other security agencies not to allow themselves to be used by the sinking All Progressives Congress (APC) as  instruments of persecution against Nigerians  perceived to be unsupportive of the unpopular re-election bid of President Muhammodu Buhari. […]

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INFIGHTING CAUSES NORTHEAST GOVERNORS TO SHUN MAIDUGURI TOWN HALL SECURITY MEETING

The Northeast Special Town Hall security meetings which were held last Monday in Maiduguri was deserted, as none of the governors in the zone attended the meeting, leaving the host Governor Kashim Shettima only in attendance. The meeting which was considered as timely and important was centered on the security challenges which have been bedeviling […]