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President Buhari’s wife queries FG’s Social Investment Programme •Says most beneficiaries never get the money

President Buhari’s wife queries FG’s Social Investment Programme •Says most beneficiaries never get the money Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has faulted the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government, saying the programme has failed to achieve its aim in Kano and most parts of Northern Nigeria. Mrs Buhari mentioned this during an interactive session with women as part of the presidential inauguration ceremony at...... more

Herdsmen kill 3 in Anambra

Herdsmen kill 3 in Anambra At least three persons were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Mkpu Nanndo Otu Community, Anambra East Local Government Area, when two community farm lands were invaded yesterday. Also, cows were slaughtered by angry farmers whose farm lands were destroyed by the cattle belonging to the Herdsmen in the area. Speaking...... more

We targeted secondary school girls for marathon sex — Dismissed soldier

We targeted secondary school girls for marathon sex — Dismissed soldier   As at the last count, and before the wind blew and the rump of the chicken was exposed, 19 unsuspecting businessmen had fallen victims to Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by a 28-year-old dismissed soldier, Ayobami Onigbinde. This confession came as a suspected cultist/rapist admitted that his gang targeted secondary school...... more

What Buhari will do in second term — Presidency

What Buhari will do in second term — Presidency Ahead of Wednesday’s swearing in of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in this interview unveils key things the president will do in his second term. The president will be sworn in for a second term on Wednesday. What should Nigerians except? Nigerians should expect...... more

Millions of naira up for grabs in Delta Governor’s Annual Elders Tournament Walk

Millions of naira up for grabs in Delta Governor’s Annual Elders Tournament Walk Millions of naira are up for grabs in the first ever Delta State Governor’s Annual Elders Tournament Walk, tagged, “Walk to Health”, holding in Asaba tomorrow, Monday, May 27, 2019, as part of activities to herald the Inauguration Day of May 29 “and give boost to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s continued desire...... more

Nigerians score Buhari administration low, set agenda for second term

Nigerians score Buhari administration low, set agenda for second term Nigerians have scored President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabinet low reviewing the general performance of his administration in the last four years To this end, as President Buhari is set to be sworn in for the second term in office, come May 29, 2019, Nigerians have called upon him to announce...... more

Politicians, friends desert Okorocha, Amosun, others

Politicians, friends desert Okorocha, Amosun, others Days before the official change of guards in Imo State, the outgoing ‘tenant’ in Owerri Government House, Rochas Okorocha, had moved out. This is also as traffic of persons, particularly politicians and apologists, to and from the Douglas House, has significantly reduced. Presently, the governor comes to work at the Government...... more

After May 29, Buhari faces toughest tenure as president

After May 29, Buhari faces toughest tenure as president The Federal Government has declared that President Buhari’s second term inauguration would be low keyed this time round, a decision the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed justified, saying ‘the country can ill-afford two major celebrations within a two-week interval.’ Buhari’s electoral victory for a second term was made possible after over...... more

Adamawa Governor-elect Ahmadu Fintiri vows to step on toes

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa Governor-elect, says he is ready to step on toes to address injustice against the people of the state by the outgoing administration of Gov. Jibrilla Bindow. Fintiri made this known on Saturday in Yola while receiving report by a 67-man State Transition Committee. He said findings by...... more

Oshodi-Apapa expressway lockdown: Security agents battle drivers as ultimatum to relocate trucks expires

Oshodi-Apapa expressway lockdown: Security agents battle drivers as ultimatum to relocate trucks expires Chaotic scenes pervaded the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway yesterday as security agents engaged tanker drivers in a battle to enforce compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s 72-hour ultimatum to articulated vehicles to vacate the major land artery to the Lagos seaport, an order, which expires midnight. Soldiers and other security operatives supervising compliance with...... more

Ooni empowers 1,000 fashion designers

Ooni empowers 1,000 fashion designers The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Saturday empowered no fewer than 1,000 fashion designers and charged them to be hardworking in their chosen career. The Ooni gave the charge during the maiden edition of Ojaja Fashion Training Graduation  at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Oba Ogunwusi thanked God...... more

FG’s radio station for herdsmen illegal, unconstitutional — Falana, Rotimi-Williams, Ubani, others

FG’s radio station for herdsmen illegal, unconstitutional — Falana, Rotimi-Williams, Ubani, others Scathing criticism and condemnation are mounting against the decision of the Federal Government to establish a radio station to exclusively serve Fulani herdsmen. Senior Advocates of Nigeria and a communication expert told Tribune that the move was not only patently illegal and unconstitutional, but the consequences for the nation’s economy would...... more

FG will diversify economy through technology application — Onu

FG will diversify economy through technology application — Onu Federal Government will deploy technology to diversify the economy, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonanaya Onu, said. He said this at the launch of the Solid Minerals Machinery and Equipment Development Institute (SOMMEDI) in Nasarawa. According to him, such effort will promote the country from being a consumer nation to...... more

Militants kill at least 25 soldiers, some civilians in ambush — Sources

Militants kill at least 25 soldiers, some civilians in ambush — Sources Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week. Militants opened fire as the soldiers were escorting a groups of evacuees from a village in Borno...... more

Current security problems threatening existence of Nigeria, says Gen. Olonisakin

Current security problems threatening existence of Nigeria, says Gen. Olonisakin The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, has raised alarm that the current security problems bedeviling Nigerian was threatening its continued corporate existence, asking the nation’s security services to synergise to arrest the situation. Giving a keynote address at the closing ceremony of the Joint Campaign Planning Course,held at the...... more

Why court stopped Gov. Okorocha from going to Nigerian Senate

Why court stopped Gov. Okorocha from going to Nigerian Senate The battle to stop the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha from going to the Senate took another dimension on Saturday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was ordered not to issue a Certificate of Return to him as a Senator-elect for Imo West. The order was made by a High...... more

Security challenges: FG has lost focus, run out of ideas — Secondus

Security challenges: FG has lost focus, run out of ideas — Secondus National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to involve the state governments and other relevant stakeholders in any strategy aimed at tackling the worsening security situation in the country. Prince Secondus, who spoke in Port...... more

Ganduje promotes 24 Directors to Perm Secretaries

Ganduje promotes 24 Directors to Perm Secretaries Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of 36 permanent secretaries in an acting capacity. In the new appointment, 24 directors percieved to be loyal to the Ganduje’s administration made the list of the new acting permanent secretaries. Recently, 33 former senior secretaries were relieved of their...... more

Angst against a rising dynasty in Abia State

Angst against a rising dynasty in Abia State There is palpable fear in Abia State and that fear is justified, given the activities of some politicians bent on not only foisting their authorities like a colossus on the people but also controlling the entire political structures of the state. Their intention is to pocket the whole of Abia for...... more

Security operatives unleashing ‘militia policing, hate violence’ in South-East Nigeria — Activists

Security operatives unleashing ‘militia policing, hate violence’ in South-East Nigeria — Activists The official security providers in the South-East part of Eastern Nigeria “have circumstantially adopted and institutionalised militia policing and hate violence, including killings and criminal labeling on the ground of tribe and religion as a modus operandi in the region,” the South-East Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organisations (SBCHROs)...... more

Sokoto Govt. to form joint community watch volunteers to fight banditry

Sokoto Govt. to form joint community watch volunteers to fight banditry Sokoto State Government has commenced mobilisation of herdsmen, farmers and other community members to form joint groups of volunteers to provide security to their communities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the groups are meant to complement the efforts of security agencies in tackling banditry and other crimes. According...... more

645,000 basic education teachers not qualified — UBEC

645,000 basic education teachers not qualified — UBEC The Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Dr. Hamid Bobboyi has revealed that only 57 per cent of the nation’s basic education teachers are qualified. Bobboyi also said that there was an increase from 841,716 in 2008 to 1.5 million in 2018 in the population of the teachers. out...... more

Emefiele’s reappointment as CBN Governor will stabilise Naira, economy — CSOs

Emefiele’s reappointment as CBN Governor will stabilise Naira, economy — CSOs The Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative on Saturday applauded the reappointment of Mr. Godwin Emefiele for a second tenure as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, describing it as a “timely economic masterstroke” of the present government. The group alongside 17 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) stated this on Saturday...... more

How to solve farmers/herdsmen clashes — Tor Tiv

How to solve farmers/herdsmen clashes — Tor Tiv Prof. James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv, has called for the integration of crop and livestock farming to checkmate the clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country. He also called on the government and stakeholders to evolve formula for lasting peaceful coexistence between the two in the crisis affected areas. The...... more

Army officer, others nabbed for kidnap

Army officer, others nabbed for kidnap Operation Puff Adder has arrested three suspects in military uniform for alleged kidnapping and impersonation in Anambra State. One of them has been confirmed to be a serving military officer. Also in police net are two members of a car snatching syndicate. It was gathered that the trio who disguised as...... more

Herdsmen storm palace, threaten to kill monarch

Herdsmen storm palace, threaten to kill monarch Suspected Fulani herdsmen, numbering at least nine, have attacked the palace of Onigedegede of Gedegede in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, threatening to kill the monarch, Oba Walidu Sanni. The monarch said the suspected herdsmen stormed his palace, harassed and threatened him because he had reported the continued...... more

Air Force strikes dead scores of fleeing terrorists in Borno

Air Force strikes dead scores of fleeing terrorists in Borno The Nigerian Air Force said more terrorists have been neutrilized through air strikes in their hideouts in northern Borno. According to its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the strikes were carried out after intelligence reports have indicated the presence of the terrorists in the area. He said in a statement that...... more

Bandits attack: Katsina Emirate suspends Sallah Durbar

Bandits attack: Katsina Emirate suspends Sallah Durbar The Katsina Emirate Council says it would not hold the usual Sallah Durbar during the forthcoming Eid Fitr to mourn victims of recent bandit attack in some communities in the state. The Emirates Information Officer, Alhaji Ibrahim Bindawa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Katsina. “His Royal Highness, the...... more

Suspect who killed actor Chris Attoh’s Wife, Bettie Jennifer revealed

Suspect who killed actor Chris Attoh’s Wife, Bettie Jennifer revealed The face of the man that shot Bettie Jennifer, the wife of Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh’s has been unveiled in a sketch released by Greenbelt Police Department, U.S. Greenbelt Police Department unveiled the sketch on its twitter handle on Saturday following ongoing investigation of the killing which took place in the...... more

Academic fraud: PG student drags Baze University to NUC

Academic fraud: PG student drags Baze University to NUC Chief Leo Ekpenyong, a Post-Graduate student of the Mass Communication Department of Baze University, Abuja, has petitioned the National University Commission (NUC) to investigate alleged academic fraud against him by the university. The petition, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja was signed by the...... more

 

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