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Outrage over Zamfara gov’s threat against southerners

Written by on 10 April 2021

The influential Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Friday ruled Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State out of order over his comment that southerners in the north should not expect protection if the killing of northerners resident in the south does not […]

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El-Rufai: I won’t pay bandits even if they kidnap my son

Written by on 10 April 2021

Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed he won’t pay ransom even if bandits succeed in kidnapping his son. He said he is so against payment of ransom that he would rather pray his son makes heaven if kidnapped than pay abductors. El-Rufai spoke during a radio interview on Friday. According to him: “I mean it […]

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Oby Ezekwesili threatens to sue Omojuwa

Written by on 10 April 2021

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has threatened to sue a blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, for alleged impersonation. Ezekwesili, in a letter by her lawyer, Marshal Abubakar, on behalf of Falana and Falana chambers, expressed shock she was listed as a director in Omojuwa’s media firm, Alpha Reach. A foreign medium, […]

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Acting IGP Appoints Inuwa As Force Secretary, Retains Frank Mba As Police PRO

Written by on 10 April 2021

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has appointed an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Hafiz Inuwa, as the Force Secretary and member of the Force Management Team. He also reappointed a Commissioner of Police (CP), Frank Mba, and Acting CP Idowu Owohunwa as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and Principal Staff Officer […]

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NNPC to establish gas power plant in Maiduguri — GMD

Written by on 9 April 2021

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in collaboration with other stakeholders, is to establish a gas power plant in Maiduguri to address the problem of power supply in Borno. The Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari, made this known on Friday in Maiduguri during a courtesy call on Gov. Babagana Zulum. The […]

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Imo attacks: Lawan calls for more funding for security agencies

Written by on 9 April 2021

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has called for increased funding for the security agencies in the wake of incessant attacks on Federal Government facilities in Imo State. Lawan, who spoke on Friday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, while commissioning the Akachi Road constructed by the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led administration, said that there was hope for […]

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Imo requests’ll be quickly treated because Buhari, Lawan are our friends -Uzodinma

Written by on 9 April 2021

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, says the requests of the people of the state will be “treated expeditiously” by the Federal Government because the state has “heavyweights” like the President Muhammadu Buhari; and Senate President Ahmad Lawan as friends. The governor, who belongs to the ruling All Progressives Congress as Buhari and Lawan, stated this […]

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LASTMA official injured in attack by naval ratings

Written by on 9 April 2021

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has been left injured after he was attacked by some naval ratings for apprehending a Volkswagen Bus. Eyewitnesses say the bus with registration number LSD 73 XT obstructed the flow of traffic at Onipanu inward Fadeyi on the Ikorodu Road in Lagos. The vehicle was later […]

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Nigeria Receives Stolen Ile-Ife Artefact From Mexico

Written by on 9 April 2021

The Nigerian Government on Thursday received a stolen Ile-Ife artefact from Mexico. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama received the artwork from the Charge D’affaires of the Nigerian mission in Mexico, Yakubu Dadu. “Presented with an ancient bronze sculpture by Dr. Yakubu Dadu, Chargé Affaires of The Nigerian Embassy in Mexico,” the minister tweeted […]

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Gunmen abduct petrol station manager in Ekiti

Written by on 9 April 2021

Gunmen numbering about eight struck at a petrol station at Isan Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday evening and abducted its manager, Mr Itakorodo Adebayo. Sources said the gunmen, who rode on motorcycles, invaded the petrol station, shot sporadically, and forcibly took away the victim. The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti […]

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