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Alleged Forgery: Police Meet NASS Clerk, Principal Senate Officers Over Unity Forum’s Petition


The Police have met with the Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, and some principal officers over a petition that the Senate standing rules was substituted. The Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Abayomi Shogunle, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the meeting took place ... Read More »

IGP Orders Strengthening Of Security At Worship Centres, Bans Street Hawking On Abuja Roads


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, has directed State Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all Mosques, Churches and other worship centers across the country. According to a statement issued by Force Headquarters on Monday evening, adequate security has also been ordered for venues where Moslems break-fast ... Read More »

CAN Stages Peaceful Protest Over Boko Haram Suspects’ Relocation To Anambra


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Anambra State Chapter, on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the Federal Government’s decision to relocate some Boko Haram suspects to Ekwulobia prisons in the state. They said that since the relocation of the suspects became public knowledge, there has been panic in the ... Read More »

Zaria Bombing: El-Rufai Ban Beggars, Hawkers In Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai

Following Tuesday morning’s deadly bomb explosion at the Sabon Gari Local Government Secretariat, which killed at least 25 people, the Kaduna State Government has announced measures to enhance public security in the state. The media aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement said: “All beggars and hawkers ... Read More »

Borno Residents Warn FG Against Negotiating With Boko Haram


Some residents of Borno on Monday cautioned the Federal Government against rushing into dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgents as a way of ending their violent campaign. Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Monday advised government to concentrate on military action against the ... Read More »

President Buhari Vows To Give Azikiwe’s Son A Befitting Burial By Obinna Akukwe


·         Defies stance of disgruntled Igbo leaders ·         Sends Senator Ngige to Bring Situation Report on Ziks House President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to give the Owelle Chukwuma Azikiwe, the demised first son of Nigeria’s first President and Zik of Africa, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, a befitting burial. President Buhari stated ... Read More »

Bomb Blast Rocks Sabon Gari LG Secretariat In Kaduna


Multiple bombs went off around 9am at the Sabon Gari Local Government Secretariat of Kaduna State on Tuesday morning killing 20 persons. The explosion came less than 24hrs after a suicide bomber blew herself up near a mosque in Kano and two days after 42 people were killed in multiple ... Read More »

Concept Nova Now In Warri!


Following the demand for its IT solutions, Concept Nova has launched franchise partnership with Joemark Technical Services in Warri, Delta State. The highly anticipated Warri franchise launch is part of the company’s effort to expand the scope of its services and IT solutions beyond Lagos to its customers in the ... Read More »

Jos Explosions: Angry Protesters Torch Two Churches – Police


The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Nasiru Oki, has said two churches were on Monday set ablaze by angry persons protesting bomb explosion at a mosque Sunday night in Jos. The police boss made the disclosure Monday evening at the police headquarters in Jos, the state capital. While briefing journalists on ... Read More »

UN Screens Boko Haram Victims For Skills Acquisition


The United Nations (UN) has commenced the screening of 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) for the first phase of providing means of livelihood and early recovery support scheme to the victims of Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking in Gombe, yesterday, the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Daouda Toure, told the ... Read More »

Buhari Approves N804.7bn Relief Package For States

buhari office

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a bailout for Nigerian states, many of which have not been able to pay workers salaries for months. According to Vanguard sources, President Buhari approved a three-pronged relief package including sharing of fresh allocations, granting of soft loans and restructuring of states’ debt-servicing payments. The packages ... Read More »

Senators Earn N900,000 Per Month, N42,000 Annual Wardrobe Allowance – Deputy Senate Whip


Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena says members of the Senate are in actual sense not being paid jumbo salaries as widely reported by the media. According to him, wardrobe allowance for senators is just N42,000 and monthly salary, N900,000. “Like all these talk about  jumbo pay and ... Read More »

Lagos Urges Absconded Father Of Three Sets Of Twins To Return


Lagos State  Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, yesterday hosted Mrs. Ruth Uche whose husband abandoned after she was delivered of a set of twins, her third. Adebule advised the run-away husband to come forward and take up the responsibility of taking care of his family, admonishing him to be ... Read More »

Ikorodu Bank Robbery Was Planned In 30 Minutes, Suspect Confesses


The police paraded suspects in the Ikorodu bank robbery, yesterday. About N80 million was reportedly carted away a fortnight ago by the robbers in a heist one of the suspects said was planned in just 30 minutes. According to 25-year-old Bright who has fathered two kids, the robbery was carried out ... Read More »

Jega Receives Hero’s Welcome As He Returns To BUK


Immediate past chairman of the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega on Monday resumed at the Bayero University Kano (BUK), five years after he left to become INEC boss. Jega was said to have gone to the office of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed before going ... Read More »

Hold PDP Responsible For Any Breach Of Peace In Osun, APC Tells Police


As the call for the impeachment of Governor Rauf Aregbesola increases in Osun, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has called on security agencies to hold the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore and his party responsible for any breach of peace in ... Read More »

Enough Is Enough: Osun People Rally Against Aregbesola Today


For his insensitivity towards the plight of the people of the state, some Osun State citizens are reportedly gearing up for today’s rally in support of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s impeachment. According to the organisers of the rally, Civil Societies’ Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO), over 20 civil and faith ... Read More »

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Kano Mosque, Many Feared Dead

Zaria Road, Kano

A female suicide bomber blew herself  up near a Kano Mosque Monday evening inflicting severe casualties with many feared dead, reports have said. According to reports, the teenager detonated the explosive at about 9:30 p.m on Monday after she was prevented from entering the Umar Bin Khatab mosque along Zaria ... Read More »

Kaduna Police Arraign 115 Street Gang Members


The Kaduna State Police Command, on Monday said it had arraigned 115 street gang members, locally known as “Yan Sara-Suka” for allegedly terrorising communities in the state. The command’s spokesman, DSP Zubairu Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the arraignment followed massive raid of the ... Read More »

N2bn Pension Fund: Board Dismisses Allegation Of Mismanagement Against Kwankwaso


The Kano State Pension Trust Fund has exonerated the immediate past governor of Kano State now Senator, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of the allegation that he mismanaged pensioners’ money amounting to N2 billion. Debunking the allegation, the board said Kwankwaso had never put the state pensioners’ money to any bank ... Read More »