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Insecurity: Sultan Seeks Establishment Of Rent Control Boards


The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the establishment of rent control boards in the country as one of the methods of curbing insecurity. Mr. Abubakar spoke in Sokoto on Sunday when he paid Sallah homage to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the state. According to the sultan, the ... Read More »

Army Special Forces Clear Damaturu-Biu Road of Land Mines

Nigerian Soldiers

The Nigerian military says it has successfully detonated land mines planted by Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri-Biu Road. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who stated this in a statement on Sunday, declared the road safe for usage as adequate security had been provide to ensure safety ... Read More »

Pilgrimage Not For Politics Or Religion, Says Gowon

Yakubu Gowon

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), has urged Christians who embark on holy pilgrimage to see it as an opportunity to intercede for Nigeria and not for politics or religion. He said the call became necessary due to the Boko Haram insurgency. A statement issued on Saturday in ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Breaks Down In Tears At Event In Kano


The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sunusi, on Sunday shed tears during his speech at the Hawan Nassarawa event in Kano State. The emir, who paused for about two minutes as tears ran freely down his cheeks, was advising Nigerian leaders to be prepared to account for all their actions before ... Read More »

We’ll Not Censor Media In Their Reportage – Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

The Kano State Government yesterday pledged not to censor any media outfit operating in the state in the course of performing their statutory responsibilities. The Commissioner for Information, Youths Sports and Culture, Mr. Mohammed Garba, who gave the assurance while speaking with journalists in his office on Saturday, however, urged ... Read More »

Contrary To Insinuations, Bauchi Hasn’t Received FG Bailout Money – Gov Abubakar


Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has declared that he has not received any money from the Federal Government to pay the four-month salaries the state government owes civil servants in the state. He stated this on Saturday when the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, and his Emirate council ... Read More »

I Still Cook My Husband’s Meals, Says Mrs. Aisha Buhari


One would have thought the allure of her new found position as wife of the president would dissuade Hajiya Aisha Buhari from certain domestic duties such as cooking but that was not the case yesterday when she excused herself from a children’s event to go and cook her husband meal. ... Read More »

Osun Surveillance Helicopter Will Soon Be In Full Operation – Aregbesola

Surveillance Chopper

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said the surveillance helicopter purchased by his administration would soon be given the necessary assistance it requires by the Federal Government. According to a statement issued on Saturday by the media aide to the governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, the governor gave the assurance ... Read More »

We Recovered Items From Ex-NSA’s Residence Capable Of Disrupting The Peace Of Any City In Nigeria – DSS


One of the trending news last week after the sack of Security Chiefs was the invasion of the residences of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) by operatives of the Department for State Services from Thursday evening to Friday evening (24 hours). While the former NSA later ... Read More »

DSS Accuses Ex-NSA Dasuki Of Felony, Corruption


The Department for State Services yesterday accused former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) of felony, corruption, misuse of power and possession of firearms. The DSS also said in a statement that Mr. Sambo kept 5 luxurious armored cars suspected to have been purchased with stolen government funds, according to a ... Read More »

First Sambo Dasuki, Now Obuah; DSS Continues Questioning Jonathan’s Men


The Department of State Services (DSS) has continued a clampdown on security officials who served under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan. The latest is Mr Gordon Obuah, whose questioning came barely 24 hours after the harassment of Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), former National Security Adviser (NSA). The former security operatives were questioned ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Constitution Unfair To Traditional Institution – Bindow

Jibrilla Bindow

Adamawa State governor, Mohammadu Bindow, has said the country’s constitution is unfair to traditional institution for not assigning constitutional responsibilities to it. Bindow made the remark on Saturday in Yola when the Lamido Emirate Council paid him Sallah homage. According to the governor, constitutional recognition of the role of traditional ... Read More »

Police Dispel Rumours Of Botched Bomb Attack In Sokoto


The Sokoto State Police Command on Saturday dispelled rumours of a botched bomb attack in Sokoto. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police anti bomb squad were alerted at about 1.30pm on Saturday of a suspiscious box near a major hotel in the city. NAN gathered that the ... Read More »

Tsav Begs Buhari, I-G To Intervene In Incessant Killings In Benue


A former Police Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, to intervene to end the spate of killings in Benue state. Tsav told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Makurdi that their intervention was imperative to ... Read More »

Davido Yet To Be Invited By NDLEA – Manager


Davido’s manager, Kamal Ajiboye has disclosed to Saturday Beats that the singer has not been invited by the officials of NDLEA and neither has any police station contacted them. Kamal said a lot of people misinterpreted the video and it was because they did not watch it to the end. ... Read More »

Fayose To Buhari: Focus On Boko Haram, Exchange Rate, Others; Stop The Witch-hunt


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has condemned the invasion and sealing-off of the Abuja and Sokoto residences of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). According to the governor, “persecution of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwarts and others perceived as opposed ... Read More »

US Reiterate Support For Nigeria in Fight Against Boko Haram

Boko Haram flag

  The United States on Friday reiterated its continued support for Nigeria in its efforts to bring those responsible for recent terrorist attacks to justice. According to a statement by John Kirby, Spokesman of the States Department in New York, the U.S. strongly condemn the attacks. “The United States offered her ... Read More »

Okorocha Urges Boko Haram, Sponsors To Have Change Of Heart

Rochas Okorocha

Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has reaffirmed his confidence that the new leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari will eradicate the rising insurgency caused by the Boko Haram sect. He, however, urged the sponsors of terrorism in the country to have a change of heart. The governor, who stated ... Read More »

PDP Chieftain, 12 Others Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Benue


A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Atoza Hidan was shot dead yesterday in Katsina Ala, Benue State. Also shot dead around Yoyo District in the town were 12 other people after an attack the gunmen launched on the settlement. According to an eyewitness, Chief Hindan was shot while inspecting ... Read More »

SSS Invasion Of My House A Witch-hunt – Ex-NSA Dasuki Opens Up On Ordeal


The former National Security Adviser, Mr. Sambo Dasuki, yesterday raised the alarm over what he deemed a plot by the State Security Service (SSS) to implicate him in alleged security breaches. The immediate past NSA said Nigerians should know that the invasion of his house by SSS operatives was a ... Read More »