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Pro And Anti–Buhari Protest Continues

1 day ago /
Nation 

As the “Our Mumu Don Do” movement led by Charles Oputa on the phrase “Resume Or Resign” marked its day 8, of the protest, other pro-Buhari groups have continued to flood the unity fountain in Maitama, Abuja to show their support for the president. The groups under different names and slogans sprang...

Taraba Governor: Open Grazing Prohibition Is Geared Towards Peaceful Co-Existence

2 days ago /
Nation 

Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku says the open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment law in the state is geared towards peaceful co-existence. The governor said it is regrettable that those opposed to the law are yet to come up with alternatives that will provide a permanent solution to the crisis between...

PDP Special Convention: National Caretaker Committee Extended By Four Months

2 days ago /
Politics 

The special non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has extended the tenure of the national caretaker committee, by four months. This was the highlight of resolutions adopted at the convention, which held in Abuja on Saturday. The party also ratified the dissolution of Anambra state executive, dissolved the executive committee...

Acting President Osinbajo Inaugurates Investigation Panel

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the presidential panel of investigation to review compliance of the armed forces with human rights obligations and rules of engagement. The nine-man panel, which is chaired by justice Biobele Georgewill, was inaugurated at the Aso rock villa Abuja on Friday. Following allegations of human rights...

Senate Condemns Police Brutality

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate has condemned the action of the police in using force to disperse a group of protesters in Abuja, campaigning against the medical vacation of president Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by the senate spokes person; Aliyu Abdullahi said the upper legislative chamber will not support any violation of the...

Osoba Advocates Internal Democracy Among Political Parties

6 days ago /
Nation 

A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, has advocated for an internal democracy within various political parties in Nigeria. The former governor stressed that any political party which lacks internal democracy would lose out during the 2019 general elections. He stated this on Wednesday while addressing some members of the All...

Kaduna EFCC Recovers N227m In Seven Months

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered over N227m during its operations in the last seven months. According to the Head of Operations at the zonal office, Mr Ibrahim Bappa, the sum is made up of N221,336,884.06 and $17,600 (about N6.4m) recovered...

Why We Dispersed Protesters In Abuja – Police

1 week ago /
Nation 

The FCT Police command has explained why it dispersed some protesters under the auspices of Our-Mumu-Don-do Movement at Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja. The Police in a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said some miscreants, hoodlums and other criminal elements had infiltrated the protest hence the need...

Abandoned Luggage Led To Bomb Scare At MMIA – FAAN

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has explained what led to a bomb scare at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, on August 8, 2017. Earlier in the day, an unattended bag was noticed at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal, after the departure of the 4th flight...

PDP: Senator Makarfi Urge Party Faithful To Work Towards Unity Of The Party

1 week ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the national caretaker committee of the people's democratic party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has urged party faithful to consolidate on their victory at the supreme court by working towards the unity of the party. Senator Markafi was speaking during the inauguration of four committees ahead of Saturday’s non-elective convention scheduled to...

Update On Ozubulu Church Attack

1 week ago /
Nation 

The people of Ozubulu community in ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state have described the sunday killing of some members of saint philip catholic church as an act of terrorism, against the position of the police that the incident was caused by a rift between two members of the...

Ekiti University Students Union Protest Over Elections

1 week ago /
Nation 

Students of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti trooped out in the early hours of Monday to protest the alleged manipulation of the student’s union government election, conducted last Thursday by the management of the institution. The students barricaded the entrance of the institution, preventing vehicular movement into the school, after which...

Anambra Church Attack: Wike Condoles With Residents

1 week ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  has condoled with the government and people of Anambra State over the unfortunate killings of Christian faithful at a Church in Ozubulu. In a statement on Sunday, Governor Wike decried the gruesome manner with which the unknown gunmen unleashed mayhem on innocent worshippers. While calling on...

Vote By The Senate In Support Of Local Government Autonomy Generate Reactions

1 week ago /
Nation 

The vote by the Senate in support of local government autonomy as against the devolution of powers to states has continued to generate reactions Some political and economic watchers who spoke to AIT welcomed the idea of local government autonomy but warned against factors that may hinder it from being achieved They...

BBC Media Action On Nigerian Media

1 week ago /
Nation 

Broadcast media organizations in Nigeria are being encouraged to promote and focus more on issues of good governance and public participation thorough their programmes. The country director of the BBC media action Seamus Gallagher who stated this says there is need for the media organisations to support the citizens in better...

Boko Haram: US Approves Sale Of $600 Million Super Tucano Attack Planes To Nigeria

1 week ago /
Security 

The Trump administration has approved a $600 million sale of high-technology attack planes and equipment to Nigeria. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the aircraft would support Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram and Islamic State terrorists and monitor drug, weapons and human trafficking....

Acting President Osinbajo Speaks On Combating Nigeria Mischief Makers

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo says something urgent needs to be done to curtail hate speeches before it turns the country into a theatre of war. Osinbajo who was speaking at a seminar on Nigeria’s unity in diversity at the institute for security studies stressed the need for mutual respect among citizens...

Benue Governor Wants Former Lagos State Police Commissioner To Prove Allegations In Court

1 week ago /
Nation 

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday vowed to make former Lagos State police commissioner Abubakar Tsav, prove allegations of corruption against him in court, or be punished for such “lies”. Ortom was reacting to Tsav’s refusal to apologize over allegations he made against him in a letter written to the...

FEC Approves Amendment Of Pioneer Industries In The Country

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has given approval for the amendment of the list of pioneer industries in the country. Known as the pioneer status incentive scheme, the list was last reviewed in 2006 and seeks to attract investment to the various sectors. The federal executive council approved the construction of some roads in...

Acting President Osinbajo Meets APC Forum

1 week ago /
Nation 

The forum of all progressives’ congress chairmen has expressed satisfaction with the steps taken by the APC-led federal government to return the country to the path of sustainable growth. Speaking with state house correspondents after paying a courtesy visit to the acting president at the Aso rock villa, chairman of the...


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