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Give Me Shekau Dead or Alive, Buratai Charges Troops


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau,  alive or dead. Buratai gave the charge at Camp Zairo, the former Command and Control Centre of the terrorists group in the Sambisa forest during an operational visit to troops. In 2017, the army chief gave troops a 40-day ultimatum ... Read More »

Insecurity: FG Is Committed to Safety of Lives, Properties, Says Saraki


Worried by the perceived insecurity ravaging some parts of the country, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the weekend assured Nigerians that the federal government is committed to securing lives and property in every part of the country. He said the legislature would continue to collaborate with the executive to ensure that Nigerians are safe wherever they live across the country. Saraki made the ... Read More »

I was almost killed for rejecting underage voters, says ex-INEC commissioner


A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Lai Olurode, says he almost lost his life for refusing to allow underage voters to vote some years ago. He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to ensure that registration officers, who are mostly members of the National Youth Service Corps, were protected at all times. Olurode was the INEC National Commissioner for the ... Read More »

Yoruba Language: ‘Ambode’s move timely, rewarding for Yoruba nation’


THE South West Think-Tank, SWETT, has commended Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for signing the Yoruba Language Preservation Law. Ambode last week signed the bill into law, making it possible for Lagosians to promote and propagate the Yoruba language. The new law also paved the way for students to be admitted into any state-owned tertiary institution, with credit pass in Yoruba language. The group ... Read More »

APC Reconciliation: Tinubu Meets Saraki, Kwankwaso, Tambuwal, Wamakko


The ruling All Progressives Congress’ efforts at facilitating reconciliation among feuding members began earnestly at the weekend with consultative visits to key members by the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, heads a consultation, reconciliation, and confidence-building committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 6 in an attempt to foster unity in APC. Tinubu was said ... Read More »

Saraki Mourns Death of 21 Bauchi Students

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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed deep grief over the untimely death of 21 students of Government Secondary School Misau, Bauchi State. The students died in an accident which also claimed three teachers and the driver of the vehicle. The students and their teachers were on excursion to Kano when they got involved in the crash near Gaya village in Kano. ... Read More »

Lagos APC Reps Endorse Ambode for Second Term


Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives from Lagos State saturday endorsed the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, citing the massive infrastructural development and giant strides in all sectors and sections of the State. The APC Caucus in the House led by the Majority Leader, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, who presented a letter to the ... Read More »

Obasanjo Opposes N’Delta Leaders’ Call for Resource Control


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo again opposed the agitation for resource control for the people of the Niger Delta region saturday, insisting that all resources within the Nigerian space belong to all parts of the country. Obasanjo argued that if God wanted each state and each region to control what is found in their land, he wouldn’t have brought the entity called Nigeria together. The ... Read More »

Cows occupy Akure airport runway, prevent flight’s landing


An Air Peace flight from Lagos was on Saturday afternoon prevented from landing at the Akure Airport as cows took over the runway. Eyewitnesses said it took the efforts of airport security and other aviation staff to clear the runway. The pilot was said to have contemplated returning to Lagos before he was eventually cleared to land. The Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr. ... Read More »

Buhari Condemns Zamfara Killings, Orders Troops Deployment


President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Daura, his country home, condemned the recent massacre of over 40 innocent persons in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar also condemned the Zamfara massacre, saying he is appalled by the continued large scale destruction of human lives by criminal groups. In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on ... Read More »

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