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No Plans To Arrest Ekweremadu – Police


The Nigerian Police Force has explained the rationale behind its invitation to the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu. The police explained on its Facebook page that it received a petition from an unnamed senator, who alleged unauthorized substitution of senate document. It said in line with the policy ... Read More »

44 Dead, 48 Injured In Jos Explosions – NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has put the casualty of Sunday night’s bomb attacks in Jos, Plateau State at 44. The Director in charge of the North-Central zone of the agency, Mohammed Abdulsalam, in a telephone interview with journalists on Monday, also said 48 others were seriously injured and ... Read More »

Not N8bn But N228 Was Left In Kaduna State Coffers – el-Rufai


Kaduna State  Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai  yesterday denied claims by  immediate past government led by Alhaji Ralman Yero that it left behind, N8 billion for the new government. Former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga, who served under Yero, had last week claimed at a function, that Yero ... Read More »

What The APC Is Doing To Solve Internal Crisis – Member, BoT


A member of All Progressives Congress (APC) Board of Trustees, BoT, Alhaji Gambo Magaji, yesterday, hinted on what the party is doing to restore peace and move the country forward. Magaji explained that despite the seeming breach of the party’s position regarding the National Assembly election, it had decided to ... Read More »

US Vows To Support Nigeria To End Boko Haram Insurgency

boko car

The United States has vowed to support Nigeria after a series of deadly terror attacks blamed on Boko Haram. More than 200 lives have been lost to attacks by the terrorists in the last one week, the latest being a twin bombing in Jos, just hours after a suicide bomber ... Read More »

The Only Southerner Buhari Has Appointed So Far Says Mr. President Is Not Pushing A Northern Agenda


President Muhammadu Buhari is facing criticisms over his 11 appointments since he assumed power on May 29, 10 of which have come from the north. Many accused the president of pushing a northern agenda. However, Buhari has refuted the claims. Speaking to Vanguard in Abuja, yesterday, the Special Adviser to ... Read More »

Twin Explosion Hits Jos, Many Killed


Two separate explosions targeting a Mosque and a restaurant occurred Sunday evening in Jos, Plateau, killing an unknown number of people, Police says. One eye witness told Vanguard that “the first explosion went off at about 9:14pm at a Bauchi road shopping complex a few meters to the Bauchi park ... Read More »

Shettima Urges Fleeing Residents Of Attacked Village To Return Home


Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has urged fleeing residents of attacked Zabarmari and Hadamari villages to return, as troops will provide protection against any Boko Haram attacks or bombings on the affected farming and herding communities in the state. The governor, while addressing surviving residents of Zabarmari, urged the fleeing ... Read More »

Falana Tasks NASS On Repealing Zero-loyalty Law For Oil Companies

Femi Falana

As many may not know, the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act allows companies extracting oil from 1000 metres offshore deep not to pay royalty to government. Lagos lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN,  says this has to stop. Falana has, therefore, called on the National Assembly to repeal the law, ... Read More »

Minimah Promises To Restore Military Checkpoints, Set Up More Court-martial


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah says he would restore military checkpoints, which President Muhammadu Buhari ordered dismantled a few weeks ago. He also promised to set up more General Court-Martial to try erring soldiers and check indiscipline among troops engaged in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations against the ... Read More »

Saraki Condems Yobe Attack, Urges Boko Haram To Dialogue With FG

Bukola Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has condemned today’s bomb attack on innocent worshippers at a church in Potiskum , Yobe state. He advised the terrorists to “My heart is with individuals and families who were directly or indirectly affected by this ungodly, sadistic and evil act,” Saraki ... Read More »

Cholera KIlls 30 In Ebonyi


Ten more people have been killed in a cholera outbreak in five communities of Ezza North Local Government Area and Ozibo village in Ebonyi L.G.A of Ebonyi state. About 30 people have now been killed in the outbreak which started in February this year when the first outbreak was recorded ... Read More »

Dogara Condemns Bomb Attack On Yobe Church


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has condemned Sunday’s bomb attack on worshippers in a church in Potiskum, Yobe state. He described the attack as barbaric, inhuman and wicked. According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr.  Turaki Adamu Hassan,  ... Read More »

Wike Orders Payment Of 3 Months’ Salary Arrears To Pensioners


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,  has directed the accountant general of the state to pay pensioners their three months’ arrears of salaries owed them by the past administration. Wike, while giving the directive on Thursday, said it was callous and insensitive to owe pensioners who had served the state creditably. ... Read More »

Over 600 Terrorists Killed In 30 Days, Says Military


Although Boko Haram terrorists have killed over 300 people in the last one month, the Nigerian military says over 600 of the militants might have been killed in the last one month while others are finding life extremely difficult to navigate around in groups due to renewed onslaught by the ... Read More »

Suswam Denies He Was Arrested In London


Immediate past governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan, said on Sunday that he was not arrested in London for beating his wife, as widely reported across several media. According to his lawyer, P.H. Ogbole, who spoke in Abuja, friends and family members of the former governor should disregard the reports ... Read More »

CBN Vows To Discipline Traffickers Of Foreign Currency


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will collaborate with relevant agencies to discipline anybody who is involved in foreign currency trafficking across Nigerian borders. “The CBN notes with concern the increasing trafficking of huge sums of foreign currency across our borders,” the apex bank said in a statement issued ... Read More »

Presidency Disowns Zahra Buhari’s Alleged “Offensive” Twitter Comments


The Presidency on Sunday disowned a comment on the micro-blogging site,  Twitter, credited to Zahra Buhari, one of the well-known daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari. The President’s daughter was said to have made some unsavory remarks about some foreign leaders through a Twitter handle, @Zahra_Buhari. Precisely, she was alleged, through ... Read More »

Cleric Condemns “Senseless” Killing Of Innocent Nigerians

bodies of victims being taken away from scene of the shooting
image: AFP

An Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Kabiru Gombe, on Saturday described as “senseless” the killings going on in some parts of the country, particularly in the north east. Gombe said this at the ongoing commentary and recitation of the Holy Qur’an in Sokoto. He called on Muslims to desist from any act ... Read More »

Suicide Bomber Hits RCCG In Potiskum, Kills Six

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A bomb explosion suspected to be from a male suicide bomber has left six people dead and several others injured. The blast reportedly occurred at a local branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God along Bauchi road in Potiskum Town, Yobe State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, Toyin ... Read More »