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U.S. bans Nigeria’s 2019 election riggers, imposes visa restrictions

U.S. bans Nigeria’s 2019 election riggers, imposes visa restrictions The United States (U.S.) Department has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians who were involved in trying to or undermined democracy in the concluded 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term in office in February in an election characterized by logistical problems,...... more

8 men suffocate to death inside septic tank

8 men suffocate to death inside septic tank Tragedy struck, on Monday, at Igogoro community, Enugu Ezike, in Igboeze North Local Government Area, Enugu State, as eight middle-aged men were allegedly suffocated to death inside a septic tank while siphoning water from it. Chidi Idoko, who lost a brother in the incident, gave the names of five out of...... more

Ministerial list: Enugu APC rejects Onyeama’s re-appointment

Ministerial list: Enugu APC rejects Onyeama’s re-appointment The Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed displeasure over the re-appointment of former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the development as a “terrible mistake”. It said going by Onyeama’s alleged abysmal performance during the president’s first tenure in office,...... more

Troops kill 138 bandits in 2 months, rescue 50 victims

Troops kill 138 bandits in 2 months, rescue 50 victims The Defence Headquarters has said that over 138 suspected bandits have been killed, while over 50 kidnapped victims were rescued by troops of Operation Hadarin Daji and the Joint Task Force Operation Thunder Strike between May and July 2019 in the North-West part of the country. Both operations were launched in...... more

No land for Ruga settlement in Edo, says Obaseki

No land for Ruga settlement in Edo, says Obaseki The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki said his administration would not avail the Federal Government land for the contentious Ruga settlement in Edo State. The Governor spoke while giving a lecture on the topic “Challenges of Pastoralism and International Migration for Sustainable Peace and Development: Edo State Experience” at the...... more

Pirates kill 2 soldiers in Bayelsa

Pirates kill 2 soldiers in Bayelsa Tension is building in Azagbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over the killing of two soldiers and kidnapping of another one attached to a flow station by suspected sea pirates on Monday night. Already, armed soldiers on the orders of the military leadership have invaded the community...... more

Gunmen abduct 18 traders

Gunmen abduct 18 traders Eighteen traders have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Rafi Local Government of Niger State. The traders were travelling from Pandogari town in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State to Bassa village for the weekly market. The incident was said to have occurred on Saturday last week. The traders...... more

El-Zakzaky: Be ready to kill all of us, Shi’ites tell Police

El-Zakzaky: Be ready to kill all of us, Shi’ites tell Police The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise called Shi’ites, has said its members are all ready to die until their leader, Sheihk Ibraheem El Zakzaky, and his wife are released. The Spokesperson of the Islamic Movement, Abdulahi Musa revealed this to Tribune Online shortly after the burial of 6 of their...... more

Buhari’s ministerial list uninspiring, waste of time — PDP

Buhari’s ministerial list uninspiring, waste of time — PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list as colourless, stagnant and uninspiring. In a statement issued after the list was presented to the Senate on Tuesday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also said it does not convey any sense of hope or purposeful governance...... more

Bayelsa Government employs 904 additional workers

Bayelsa Government employs 904 additional workers The Bayelsa State Government has formalised the employment of 904 casual staff in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state. This is in addition to the 1,000 workers, first class graduates from various disciplines, PhD and Master’s degrees holders from Ijaw-speaking communities across the country earlier injected into...... more

N400m theft: Hand over GOC to EFCC, HURIWA charges Nigerian Army

N400m theft: Hand over GOC to EFCC, HURIWA charges Nigerian Army The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has tasked the Nigerian Army’s high command to hand over the General officer commanding (GOC) 8 Division Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to enable a thorough, independent and transparent investigation to be carried out on...... more

Okowa throws weight behind documentation of immigrants

Okowa throws weight behind documentation of immigrants Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has thrown his weight behind the documentation of immigrants, saying that such will ensure proper planning and assist in the security of lives and property of Nigerians. Speaking when the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Mohammad Babandede, paid him a courtesy...... more

Ogun sets up panel to probe Amosun’s projects

Ogun sets up panel to probe Amosun’s projects Ogun State Government Tuesday constituted a committee to review the contracts and projects embarked upon by the immediate past governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. The committee, chaired by President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, is to probe the contracts and projects carried out by Amosun in the...... more

Imo North: We won’t be stampeded, INEC tells Uwajumogu

Imo North: We won’t be stampeded, INEC tells Uwajumogu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Imo North in the last General Elections, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu that the Commission would not be stampeded into issuing him a Certificate of Return. Uwajumogu had led a protest to the INEC Headquarters, on...... more

Kwara’s budget review holds in special needs school •Governor denies spending money without appropriation

Kwara’s budget review holds in special needs school •Governor denies spending money without appropriation Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday directed top civil servants to meet him at the state’s school of special needs for their budget review meeting. In what was a first in the state’s history, AbdulRazaq said he purposely scheduled the meeting for the school to let the top bureaucrats and...... more

Nigerians dying of hunger under Buhari — Babatope

Nigerians dying of hunger under Buhari — Babatope Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister for Transport, on Tuesday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the worsening economic situation in the country, saying Nigerians are dying of hunger. Babatope, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees also said the ministerial announced by the Senate...... more

WHO set to declare Nigeria polio free

WHO set to declare Nigeria polio free The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is set to declare Nigeria a polio-free country. This was disclosed in a statement by Mr. Charity Warigon, Media and Communication Expert for WHO Nigeria, in Abuja, on Tuesday. Warigon quoted Mr. Clement Peter, Officer in charge (OiC) of WHO office in Nigeria as...... more

Plane loses tyre while landing in Lagos Airport

Plane loses tyre while landing in Lagos Airport A near-mishap was recorded today at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos when an Air Peace flight lost one of its tyres while landing. The aircraft, with 133 passengers and six crew members on board was on approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Port Harcourt. AIB, however, confirmed...... more

We’re not on vendetta mission, ISOPADEC Probe Panel assures workers

We’re not on vendetta mission, ISOPADEC Probe Panel assures workers Members of the probe panel constituted by the Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, to probe the activities of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC), have assured the staff of the Commission that they will focus solely on the mandate given to them by the Governor,...... more

MRA condemns police shooting of Channels TV journalist during Shiite protests, calls for independent inquiry

MRA condemns police shooting of Channels TV journalist during Shiite protests, calls for independent inquiry Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today condemned yesterday’s shooting to death in Abuja of 23-year-old Channels Television journalist, Mr. Precious Owolabi, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who was serving his primary assignment with the news organisation and shot in the course of his professional duties. Mr. Owolabi was reportedly hit...... more

AbdulRazaq congratulates Kwara ministerial nominees, Lokpobiri hails Sylva

AbdulRazaq congratulates Kwara ministerial nominees, Lokpobiri hails Sylva Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday congratulated the two ministerial nominees from the state, Alhaji Lai Mohamed and Senator Gbemisola Saraki. “The Governor congratulates the distinguished nominees for the honour done to them and our dear state. He considers it a great honour to have two ministerial slots ceded to...... more

Railway group hails Amaechi’s re-nomination as Minister

Railway group hails Amaechi’s re-nomination as Minister A railway advocacy group, African Railway Roundtable, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for re-nominating former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, into the Nigerian federal cabinet. In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon by its Chief Operating Officer, Segun Olanjorin, the group said: “As a major stakeholder in the railway...... more

Pandemonium as man falls to death in court

Pandemonium as man falls to death in court There was panic among staff of the Edo State High Court as a 65-year old man identified as Moses Airhiagbonkpa fell to his death. The incident disrupted activities at the court and staff left their offices to see the corpse. It was learnt that the deceased fell from the 10th floor...... more

Ministerial list: Buhari's strategy to distract Nigerians – Atiku’s spokesman

Ministerial list: Buhari's strategy to distract Nigerians – Atiku’s spokesman A spokesman to former Nigerian vice president Tuesday accused the country’s president of deflecting the attention of the country from the Shiite-police clash with the release of the ministerial list. Paul Ibe, who is the spokesman for Atiku Abubakar, said President Muhammadu Buhari used his 43-man ministerial nominees’ list to deflect...... more

Bandits ambush, kill two NAF personnel

Bandits ambush, kill two NAF personnel The Nigerian Air Force has lost two of its personnel to an ambush laid by bandits in Birni-Gwari axis of Kaduna state. According to a statement signed by the Spokesman of the Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the personnel fought their ways through the ambush mounted by the bandits, but...... more

Screening of ministerial nominees begins on Wednesday, says Lawan

Screening of ministerial nominees begins on Wednesday, says Lawan Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that the screening and confirmation of the nominees would begin on Wednesday. He added that other legislative activities in the chamber would take back seat to ensure the speedy completion of the important assignment. Lawan said this after reeling out the list on the floor...... more

El-Zakzaky: Adesina explains why presidency didn't obey court's order

El-Zakzaky: Adesina explains why presidency didn't obey court's order With the Police and Shiites clash that claimed lots of lives yesterday, and backlash from Nigerians against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari over the continuous detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzakky, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi...... more

Measles kills six children in Kaduna

Measles kills six children in Kaduna At least six children have been killed and several other critically ill following an outbreak of measles in Wusar community, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The six children were among the 30 reported cases of a measles outbreak that broke out in the community in the last two months....... more

House in rowdy session over El-Zakzaky

House in rowdy session over El-Zakzaky The House of Representatives was thrown into a rowdy session Tuesday when lawmakers were divided on whether the federal government should release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (aka Shiite), Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky. The House quickly adopted a motion to go into executive session to resolve the matter. The...... more

Anglophone prisoners riot in Cameroon amid separatist crisis

Anglophone prisoners riot in Cameroon amid separatist crisis Cameroonian security forces moved into the capital’s central prison overnight to put down an uprising by inmates protesting at the government’s crackdown on the Anglophone separatist movement and poor conditions inside, inmates’ videos showed. Scores of people from Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been arrested over the last two years during the...... more

 

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