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Killers Of El-Zakzaky’s Sons, 31 Other Shia Protesters In Zaria Must Be Prosecuted – Odinkalu

Chidi Odinkalu

Those involved in the killing of 34 peaceful protesters during the pro-Palestinian rally in Zaria, Kaduna State in July 2014 must not be allowed to go unpunished, Chairman of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has declared. The protesters, comprising members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria ... Read More »

NGF Tasks New NUJ President To End Quackery In Nigerian Journalism

Waheed Odusile

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, has tasked the newly elected President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Abdul-Waheed Odusile to entrench professionalism in the industry. A statement by NUJ’s Secretary General, Abuja Council, Emanuel Ogbeche, said the NGF chairman lamented the rising incidence of fake journalists and ... Read More »

Geidam Condemns Horrific Suicide Attack In Damaturu Market, Puts Death Toll At 19

Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam,

Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State has condemned the latest suicide attack in Damaturu the state capital, where a 10-year-old girl blew herself up at the entrance of a busy Sunday market. The Yobe Police Command spokesperson, Toyin Gbadegesin, had earlier told reporters that 15 people lost their lives in ... Read More »

Buhari Commiserates With Victims Of Jos Gas Explosion, Orders Probe


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a thorough probe into the chlorine gas explosion in Jos, the Plateau State capital at the weekend, in which many people were killed and more injured. In a message of commiseration to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Plateau ... Read More »

Osun Airport To Be Developed Into Aircraft Maintenance Hub – Aregbesola


Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said the proposed airport at Ido-Osun in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state will be developed into an aircraft maintenance hub. A statement issued in Osogbo on Sunday by Semiu Okanlawon, the Press Secretary to the governor, said Mr. Aregbesola spoke at ... Read More »

Troops Kill Many Terrorists On Dikwa-Maiduguri Road, Recover Weapons

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The Army yesterday said troops killed many terrorists on Dikwa-Maiduguri Road. But the Army remained silent on the casualty figure. A statement by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman Kukasheka said recent military operations against Boko Haram insurgents had been very successful, with the terrorists fleeing the ... Read More »

‘PDP, APC Spent N3.23b On Presidential Campaign Adverts For 2015 Poll’

APC-PDP Campaigns

The 2015 general elections will probably go down as the most expensive in Nigerian history if reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Party (APC) spent a combined sum of N3.23 billion on political campaign advertisements. The report, which was published weekend by Compliance and Content Monitoring ... Read More »

Kwara PDP Takes Credit For Toyin Saraki’s EFCC Ordeal, Exonerates APC, Tinubu


The Kwara State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday debunked speculations in some quarters that the All Progressives Congress-led federal government and one of its national leaders, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, were behind the ongoing investigation of the wife of the President of the Senate, Toyin Saraki, for corruption. The ... Read More »

Gov. Ambode Pledges Improved Welfare For Lagos Pilgrims

Akinwumi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has assured intending pilgrims of his administration’s readiness to improve on their welfare during their spiritual exercise to the Holy Land. The governor gave the assurance at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday during the inauguration of the Amirul Hajj and Adhoc Committee ... Read More »

PDP Slams FG Over ‘Organised Public Humiliation’ Of Mrs Jonathan

dame patience-jonathan

The PDP also slammed the government over comments by the Director of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Hussein, who was reported to have warned former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan that if he sees her again at the Protocol Lounge of the Port Harcourt Airport, she would be dealt ... Read More »

University of Ilorin To Develop Ebola Vaccine


Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali says the school’s Ebola Research Committee is working assiduously to develop a vaccine for the Ebola virus. “What is happening is that the committee is just monitoring events; in terms of the vaccine, it will take a while because there are processes that ... Read More »

Customs Seize 1,000 Cartons Of Smuggled Poultry Products

cartons of poultry

The Western Marine Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized more than 1,000 cartons of smuggled poultry products across the creeks and coastline areas of the border between Nigeria and the Benin Republic. The federal government had banned the importation of frozen chicken and turkey in 2003 but with ... Read More »

Osun Stakeholders Meet On Improvement Of State Finances


Osun State is one of the states in Nigeria owing workers salaries for months. Hit by reduced allocation due to falling global oil prices which has affected federal government revenues. In order to make the state self-sufficient to avoid a fate similar to its current state, stakeholders in the state ... Read More »

3 Policemen Undergoing Orderly Room Trial For Assaulting 8-Month Old Pregnant Woman


Three policemen who assaulted an eight-month pregnant woman in Lagos are currently undergoing orderly room trial, the Lagos State Police Command said on Saturday. The command’s spokesman, Kenneth Nwosu, who made the disclosure, said they were arrested on Tuesday after a complaint about their alleged human rights infringement. He said ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Bomber Kills 14 In Crowded Damaturu Market


We have just learnt of a story developing from Yobe State that a suspected female suicide bomber has killed 14 persons and injured at least 47 others after she detonated her Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest at the entrance of a crowded market in Damaturu. According to PREMIUM TIMES, the ... Read More »

FG Plan To Dialogue With Boko Haram Right Step – Williams

Ishola Williams

A former Chairman of the Nigerian chapter of Transparency International, Maj.-Gen. Ishola Williams (retd), has thrown his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to negotiate with genuine leaders of the violent terrorist sect, Boko Haram. The former army officer hailed the decision as the right step in the right direction ... Read More »

Military Invasion Of Ijaw House Reminder Of Dark Days Of Dictatorship, Says IYC


The umbrella body of Ijaw youths worldwide, the Ijaw Youth Council, has condemned the military siege to the Ijaw House in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, venue of a cancelled meeting called by ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo. The Ijaw (Izon) House is a symbol of the Ijaw ethnic ... Read More »

Beware Of Disgruntled Politicians – Sultan To Nigerians


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has urged Nigerians not to allow some disgruntled politicians to instigate them to cause a breach of the peace. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Abubakar spoke in Sokoto on Saturday at a Sallah lunch he organized for members of the resident ... Read More »

El-Rufai Provides Police With 77 Patrol Vehicles , 50 Motorcycles In Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna State Government has procured 77 Hilux vehicles to assist the police in maintaining law and order in the state. Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i, who disclosed this during a working visit to the Police Command Headquarters in Kaduna, also pledged to provide 50 motorcycles to the command. The governor said the ... Read More »

Why I Found It Difficult To Pay Workers’ Salaries – Aregbesola


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has once again told anyone who cares to listen that the failure of his administration to pay workers’ salaries as at when due is as a result of the drastic drop in allocations to the state from the Federation Account. Aregbesola reiterated this position ... Read More »