News - imo

Buhari Meets 13 APC Governors In Daura

1 day ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State, North West Nigeria. The President and the governors were earlier scheduled to meet at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, but the meeting was rescheduled for Daura due to Buhari’s...

Reps To Probe NEMA Over Alleged Mismanagement Of N17bn

2 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives on Thursday ordered its committee on emergency and disaster preparedness to probe the financial operations of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).This is following an allegation that the agency has been unable to account for the sum of N17 billion which it has received so far.The resolution...

Defence Headquarters Solicits Media Support For National Security

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian military says the country’s emerging security challenges cannot be tackled by the military alone, but with the support of other sections of the society like the media. The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, said this when he visited the management of DAAR Communications Plc to seek...

House Of Representatives Investigate Okorocha Over Grant Of Amnesty

5 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's house of representatives has set up a three man committee, comprising chairmen of the committees of justice, ethics and privileges, and national security and public safety to investigate the alleged grant of amnesty by the Imo State Governor,  Rochas Okorocha to persons who had been declared wanted by the rivers state security council.

Former President Abubakar Visits Buhari

5 days ago /
Nation 

Former President, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.The meeting which held on Tuesday lasted for about 25 minutes.The former president, however, did not say why he was at the villa or what he discussed with President Buhari....

Kebbi Governorship Tussle: Parties Opt For Written Arguments

1 week ago /
Politics 

Parties in the ongoing Kebbi state pre-election matter before an Abuja federal high court have unanimously opted for written arguments on objections raised by first defendant’s counsel, Yakubu Maikiyau on the admissibility of documents to be tendered by the plaintiffs’ lawyer.

IGP Orders Probe Of ACP Ayilara Over Alleged N10m Bribe

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has summoned an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Ayilara Olukayode to Abuja for questioning, over allegations of a N10 million bribe on his authority.The summon follows a protest by a coalition of civil society organisations in Benue state over the bribery allegations.They...

Osinbajo Calls For Creation Of State Police

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's  Vice President,  Professor Yemi Osinbajo,  has called for the creation of state police amid increasing security challenges in the country.The Vice President made the call on Thursday at a National Assembly Security Summit, as he believes this would help tighten security across the nation.According to him, the state policing...

Oyo Govt. Organises Robotic Training For Secondary Schools Students

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State Government says thousands of students between the ages of 10 and 16 will benefit from the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme, which will be done in conjunction with the Airbus Foundation together with its partner, the Little Engineer.The programme, according to the government, is part of...

Governor Lalong Sacks Commissioners

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, has dissolved the State Executive Cabinet with effect from Thursday, February 8, 2018.A statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Samuel Emmanuel Nanle, noted that he ordered the Honourable Commissioners to hand over to Permanent Secretaries...

‘We Should Be Mourning,’ Rep Makes Passionate Plea Over Killings

1 week ago /
Nation 

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives has called for national mourning in order to show remorse for the several lives lost to the herdsmen killings in Nigeria.Honourable Kingsley Chinda Ogundu representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Rivers State made the passionate plea for national mourning on Wednesday, February 7 while supporting...

Oyo Tertiary Institutions Suspend Three-Month Old Strike

1 week ago /
Nation 

The six state-owned tertiary institutions in Oyo State have suspended the three-month-old strike embarked upon by five unions in the institutions.The suspension was announced by the unions at their various congresses held across the institutions late Tuesday evening.The institutions involved are: The Polytechnic Ibadan; Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa; Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki;...

Fayose Carpets Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Crusade

1 week ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again described the anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration as hypocritical and condemnable.

Senate Rejects Report On Benue Killings; Says It Is "Incomplete"

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Senate has rejected the report of committee on police affairs and national security & intelligence over recent killings in Benue state saying it is "incomplete".

House Of Reps Demands Sack Of FPPRO Jimoh Moshood

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria's House of Representatives has instructed the inspector general of police to relieve Jimoh Moshood of his post as the pro of police and tender an unreserved apology to the governor of Benue state over the derogatory statements the police PRO. 

Irate Youths Protest Death Of Commercial Driver In Benin

1 week ago /
Nation 

There was pandemonium at the Igun axis of third east circular road in the Edo State capital, Benin City on Tuesday as youths protested the killing of a commercial driver  allegedly by Police. The angry youths barricaded  Ikpoba slope and other adjoining roads  causing heavy vehicular and human traffic. According to  eye...

Buhari Visits Nasarawa To Commission Schools, Health Centre, Others

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has visited Nasarawa State to commission some projects executed by the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura. The President, on Tuesday, was received by the state governor, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, Deputy Governor of Benue state and other dignitaries. Some of the projects to be commissioned are Lafia...

Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission Reviews Infrastructure

1 week ago /
Science and Tech 

Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission Prof. Simon Pesco says going nuclear is complicated and as such, the commission is taking concrete steps to meet different specific requirements.

Okorocha Asks Imo Residents To Embrace Unity

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Imo State Government has lined up a one-month long activity to commemorate the celebration of the creation of Imo state 42 years ago. Speaking after an interdenominational service to commemorate the event at the Government house chapel in Owerri the Imo state capital south-east Nigeria, the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha,...

IBB Seeks Political Rejigging

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Former President Ibrahim Babangida has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step down in 2019 to allow a generational shift that should reinvent the wheel of leadership and spur healing in the land.


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