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Benue: Why We Are Against Cattle Ranching – Fulani Herdsmen


The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association has said it would continue to resist the idea of cattle ranching. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, the organization’s national president, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, said they are opposing cattle ranching because “it is very expensive.” He also alleged that there was threats to his life over the body’s refusal to withdraw its law suit against the ... Read More »

2019: I Am Not Planning To Impose A Successor – Ajimobi Assures Oyo Residents

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Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday assured residents of the state that he will not impose anyone as his successor ahead of the 2015 general elections. Ajimobi while speaking during the inauguration of Oyo State Market Leaders Council in Ibadan, however, declared that his concern was to have a successor who will build on the feats recorded by his administration in he areas ... Read More »

Tinubu’s Death: Sports Minister, Dalung Reacts


Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sports, has expressed shock over the death of the first Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu. Until his death, Deji Tinubu was the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives to the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Reacting to the death, the Minister described the death of the late board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, ... Read More »

Court Declines To Order COAS, Buratai To Produce Nnamdi Kanu


ABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, declined to order the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to produce the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Tukur Buratai and Kanu The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Binta Nyako, dismissed an application that was filed by a team of lawyers representing ... Read More »

Amosun an inspiration to younger generation – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun on his 60th birthday. Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina described Amosun as “a visionary political leader, legislator and administrator, whose foray into public service continues to inspire the younger generation, on the value of patriotism for the good of humanity.” The statement read “Buhari ... Read More »

INEC ends voter registration Dec


The Independent National Electoral Commission has asked prospective voters to approach the nearest registration centres to register as the Continuous Voter Registration will stop in December. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Prince Solomon Soyebi, said this in a statement on Wednesday. He noted that all registration centres would be open from 9am to 3pm every day except on ... Read More »

Senate Advocates Impeachment of Non-performing President, Governors


The Senate wednesday advocated the impeachment of any president and governors who do not act in line with their constitutional mandates. Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (Abia PDP) said this while contributing to the debate on a bill seeking to prescribe punishments for acts and conducts that are undemocratic by elected officials and persons. Expressing opposition to the bill, Abaribe argued that impeachment is already prescribed in ... Read More »

EFCC detains ex-SGF, Babachir Lawal


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, for alleged fraud to the tune of N223m, The PUNCH can confirm. It was learnt that Lawal arrived at the Abuja office of the EFCC around 11am on Wednesday after which he was detained. When contacted on the telephone, the acting spokesman for the EFCC, ... Read More »

Akande, Tinubu Hold Secret Talks with Buhari in State House


The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and then interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, Tuesday held a secret meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House. The leaders, who arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 3.50p.m., barely a few hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo released a 13-page statement where he decried Buhari’s ... Read More »

EFCC Asks Court to Revoke Metuh’s Bail

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail granted the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh. Metuh and his company, Dextra Nigeria Limited, are being prosecuted by the EFCC on a seven-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and corruption as well as for money ... Read More »

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