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Ortom: Abba Kyari’s team arrives in Benue

Written by on 29 March 2021

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu has set up a Special Investigation Task Force to further probe the attempt by some gunmen to kill Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom. The team, the police said, is led by Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), and it has arrived in Makurdi, the Benue State […]

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Power should shift to South come 2023, says Zulum

Written by on 26 March 2021

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has said that there is a covenant between members of the All Progressives Congress that power should shift to the South in 2023. He said this on Thursday while speaking at the presentation of a book by a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Perterside, […]

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Fresh lockdown would unleash mass hunger, economic crisis – Private sector warns 

Written by on 5 January 2021

The Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry and prominent economists on Monday assessed the country’s economic situation and concluded that another COVID-19 lockdown would unleash hunger on Nigerians. National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, who on Sunday said the Federal Government was considering all […]

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WorldAIDSDay: 12 million people waiting for HIV treatment —UNAIDS

Written by on 1 December 2020

The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Winnie Byanyinma, has said over 12 million infected persons are waiting to access to HIV treatment while 1.7 million people became infected with HIV in 2019 because they could not access essential services. This was contained in a statement released today by UNAIDS on […]

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Court martial convicts, demotes Major-General Adeniyi over leaked video

Written by on 1 December 2020

A Court Martial in Abuja has convicted the former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi. The tribunal on Monday found Adeniyi guilty of violating military social media guidelines and ordered his demotion by at least three years. Adeniyi’s aide, Private Tokunbo Obanla, who was prosecuted alongside the general, was also found […]

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COVID-19 Donations: Court Allows Suit Against CBN For Non-Disclosure

Written by on 1 December 2020

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted leave to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre to sue the Central Bank of Nigeria for failing to disclose detailed information on COVID donations requested from it in July this year. Justice Inyang Ekwo granted the […]

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Trump’s COVID-19 Task Force Adviser Quits As Vaccine Hopes Given New Boost

Written by on 1 December 2020

President Donald Trump’s controversial coronavirus adviser resigned Monday, while hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a further boost with an announcement from US firm Moderna. Scott Atlas, a favored coronavirus adviser of the US president, who tweeted in October “Masks work? NO,” has submitted his resignation, effective as […]

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Security Agents Arrest Maina In Niger Republic

Written by on 1 December 2020

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has been arrested by security agents. Although details of the arrest remain sketchy security sources confirmed to newsmen that he has was arrested in the Niger Republic. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Maina for alleged money laundering to the tune […]

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