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Banditry: Northern govs meet, review security situation

Worried by the challenge of insecurity in the country, the Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF) met and reviewed the security situation in the Northern Region. The meeting conducted via teleconferencing on Thursday night, was presided over by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong. The governors expressed concern over […]

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Bauchi APC: Don’t link us with Bulkachuwa’s suspension

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bauchi Northern Senatorial zone, comprising seven local governments, has dissociated themselves from the purported suspension of Senator Adamu Moham-med Bulkachuwa. Addressing journalists, Alhaji Abbas Turaki, APC Vice-Chairman, Bauchi North, yesterday, said: “On behalf of the seven LGAs chairmen, it is important to note that Senator Adamu Muhammad […]

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Seyitan: IGP orders probe of D’Banj

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against music Icon, Oladapo Oyebanjo (aka D’Banj), by Seyitan Babatayo. This order is coming after the singer was accused of using the Police to silence the young lady, Seyitan. D’banj, real name, Oladapo Oyebanjo, is facing a […]

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Doctors’ strike: FG releases N4.5bn to 31 teaching hospitals

The Federal Government has released the sum of N4.5 billion to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centres across the country. According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, who briefed State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, the payment covered hazard and inducement allowances for the month of […]

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How we shared N31m teachers’ salaries-Kwara NUT chair, perm sec

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered how the sum of N31m meant for the payment of teachers’ salaries was allegedly diverted by the Chairman of Kwara State Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Salihu Idris Toyin, and the Permanent Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KSUBEC), […]

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CJN inaugurates new PCA, Justice Mensem

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, yesterday inaugurated a substantive President for the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, with a charge to maintain the credibility of the appellate court. The CJN, who performed the inauguration at the Supreme Court, challenged the new president to live up to expectations by maintaining […]

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Lagos to prosecute Naira Marley

Indications yesterday emerged that Lagos State government will prosecute Naira Marley for moving out of Lagos to Abuja and sneaking back to the state after the controversial concert. Reactions have been trailing flagrant flouting of the laws and guidelines of inter-state movement by the popular singer, whom many accused of having a penchant for brazen […]

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Why PDP’s Governor Godwin Obaseki Will Not Win Edo Guber Election

  With Governor Godwin Obaseki defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, his quest for a second term in office as governor of Edo state looks more difficult than ever.     Mr Obaseki had defected to the PDP following his disqualification by the APC’s Edo state governorship screening committee, an issue first raised by […]

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Group backs Niger Delta indigenes over ownership of oil blocs

President, Niger Delta Coalition of Coastal Communities (NDCCC), Chief Donben Donyegha, has called on Niger Delta indigenes to support people, who have the capacity to own oil blocs in the region rather than resort to cheap blackmail against such people. He advised those involved in such acts of blackmailing the Managing Director of Ocean Marine […]

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15-year-old girl gang-raped in Ebonyi

A 15-year-old girl, Mmesoma (surname withheld), was yesterday gang-raped by two boys at Nkelegu Ishieke , Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The two suspects, Chidiogu Okonkwo, 15, and Chidubem Onwe, 14, allegedly defiled the victim in her father’s house when he left her at home for his daily business in Ishieke market. It […]