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FG Resolves FAAC Crisis, Agrees to Pay Arrears

The Federal Government has resolved the controversy over the amount of revenue to be shared from the Federation Account this month. A Presidential Committee headed by Bauchi State Governor, Isah Yuguda with his colleagues from Anambra, Gombe and Delta states, Mr. Peter Obi, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, respectively, as members told journalists in Abuja, yesterday that the disagreement which led to the ... Read More »

Gunmen Defy Military in Bornu Kill Reverend, Others in Fresh Attack

A month after the Military Special Operations Force (MSOP) was deployed to combat Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, violence has erupted again in Borno, as gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist terrorist’s sect, Thursday, attacked four communities of Hwa’a, Kunde, Gathahure and Gjigga of Gwoza Hills settlements, torching four churches with Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDS) and petrol-bombs. According to ... Read More »

Bayero Cautions Against Extremism, Urges Forgiveness

• Jonathan, Sultan, Governors Extol Emir’s Virtues SEVERAL months after escaping death in the hands of terrorists, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, Saturday, urged Nigerians to eschew extremism, saying he has forgiven those who may have offended him. The call came just as President Goodluck Jonathan, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Arewa Elders and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, showered encomiums ... Read More »

Pipeline Explodes in Ibadan

The incident happened at the Apete area. A pipeline exploded a few minutes ago at the Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. The agency said it had implored the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation to “immediately shut down supplies so as to suffocate supplies to curb d intensity of the fire.”   Read More »

Current Nigeria Police Structure Worsens Insecurity in the North, Governor Jang says

The governor said the current structure was ineffective. The Plateau State Governor has blamed the current unitary police structure in Nigeria for the insecurity currently prevailing in Plateau and several other states in Northern Nigeria. Governor Jonah Jang, who recently proclaimed himself Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum despite losing the election, stated this during the presentation of his mid-term report of his second- office for his second ... Read More »

Sambo Tasks Nigerians on Peaceful Co-Existence

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Saturday called on Nigerians to avoid acts capable of causing violence in the country irrespective of their political or religious inclination. Sambo made the call at the special durbar organised as part of activities to commemorate the 50-year rule of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero. He said the call was necessary because it was only in the atmosphere of peace and harmony ... Read More »

N350 Million Scam: Court Sends Ajudua To Prison

An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday remanded a suspected fraudster, Fred Ajudua, who is standing trial for allegedly defrauding two foreigners. The presiding judge, Justice Joseph Oyewole ordered that Mr Ajudua, who had absconded trial since 2005, should remain in custody till June 24 when his bail application would be ripe for hearing. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2003 arraigned Mr Ajudua ... Read More »

Oshiomhole Bans Commercial Motorcycles in Benin

The Governor, who announced the ban to newsmen on Tuesday afternoon after the weekly security meeting, said the ban is limited to the three local Government areas which make up Benin City including Ikpoba Okha, Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas. Governor Oshiomhole said it is now increasingly evident that many of the kidnappers in the state are Okada riders. He said that the state ... Read More »

We Are Seeking Powers to Impeach, not Remove Presidents – Reps Member

A member of the House of Representatives, Ibrahim El-Sudi has explained that the bill to simplify impeachment process of the President is geared to ‘impeach’ and not ‘remove’ the President from office. While speaking on Channels TV weekend programme; Sunrise, the lawmaker said “there is a stark difference between impeach and removal.” He explained that an impeached President would still be in office until a ... Read More »

You Can’t Force me Out of PDP – Wamakko Fires Back at Ruling Party

Embattled Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, has stated that he will not be frustrated out of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following his suspension for no just reasons. One of the governor’s aides disclosed that those who fuelled Wamakko’s suspension might have made a big mistake, stressing that their plans to oust the governor out of the party would not work. He said, ... Read More »

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