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Stealing Of IDP Food: Absence of Council Chairman Stalls Arraignment of Officials

The arraignment of officials of Mafa Local Government council indicted in a fraud case bordering on stealing of food meant for internally displaced persons in the council area could not go ahead Tuesday as planned owing to the absence of Shettima Lawan Maina, caretaker chairman of the council who was to be docked alongside Umar Ibrahim a supervisory Councillor and Bulama Ali Zagebe. Ibrahim was arrested ear ...

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Nigeria’s Enyimba Football Club Confirms Transfer Of Ezekiel Bassey To Barcelona

Enyimba Football Club and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ezekiel Bassey to Barca B, a statement said Tuesday. The 20-year-old signed a provisional two and a half-year contract with the Spanish giants after successfully completing his medical examination on Tuesday. Enyimba thanks everyone at FC Barcelona for the successful outcome of this transfer and wished Ezekiel Bassey all th ...

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Igbo Group To South East Governors: Stop Fighting Each Other

The World Igbo Summit Group has decried the verbal altercation between Governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Willie Obiano of Anambra State, saying that the situation in the South East calls for sobriety and strategic thinking on its challenges rather than internal warfare. The two governors recently exchanged harsh words over joining the All Progressives Congress and performance in office, in statemen ...

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SGF: Curious Twist As CSO Coalition Urges Buhari To Ignore SERAP

A civil rights movement under the aegis of Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI), on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to refer the allegation of corruption made by the Senate against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal, to the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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Buhari, Osinbajo Commiserate With Sports Minister Over Wife’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday placed a telephone call to the Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Barrister Solomon Selcap Dalung, to condole with him over the death of his wife, Briskila. The President, who is currently away on vacation, implored Barrister Dalung to take solace in the testimonies of those who knew the late Mrs. Dalung very closely, and bear witness to a life characterized by ki ...

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Restarting the North. Again, By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

" If you don't know when you have been spat on, it does not matter too much what else you think you know". Ruth Shays. Northern Governors last week attempted a feat the region had long jettisoned: bringing together its assets under one roof to count its strengths and weaknesses. The Governors and senior officials went beyond the routine and ritual of periodically assembling for a few days in Kaduna, mostly ...

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Deny Boko Haram ‘The Oxygen Of Publicity,’ Lai Urges Media

Following the recovery of a treasure trove of materials from the decimated Boko Haram, the Federal Government has called on the media and the general public to be vigilant, saying the decimated group has shifted its strategy towards dominating the media space, propagating a perverted version of Shariah law and giving the impression that it is still holding territory. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesda ...

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Bagudu Presents 2017 Budget, Pledges To Settle ‘Outstanding Pensions And Gratuities’

Governor  Abubakar Atiku Bagudu,  of Kebbi State on the 31st of January presented N139,334,317,97bn as the proposed 2017 budget before the Kebbi State House of Assembly. The governor said that the 2017 budget has an emphasis on Agriculture, Empowerment, Education, Health and Infrastructure. While analyzing the 2016 budget, the governor stated that the state has recorded great achievements in agriculture, pr ...

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The Phantom Fulani Herdsmen, By Dan Agbese

Email: ochima495@gmail.com Our constitution imposes on the governments of the federation the fundamental duty of making the country secure and its people safe. Section 14 subsection (b) of the constitution states as follows: “The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose (emphasis added) of government.” The legitimacy of government is hinged on its capacity to fully discharge this crit ...

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OIC Expresses Concern Over Trump’s Executive Order Restricting Entry Into US

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the world second largest inter-governmental body with 57 Islamic member states has  expressed grave concern at the Executive Order passed by the US President banning nationals of 7 OIC Member States from the United States and excluding those holding valid visas and permanent residence cards from entry. A statement by  the OIC General Secretariat  said  this dec ...

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Rivers Police Commissioner Dies In Indian Hospital

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris  has announced the death of a serving Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command, CP Francis Mobolaji Odesanya, who passed on at the age of 56 years after a brief illness at Sterling  Hospital Ahmedabad-Gujarat in India. The late Commissioner of Police was enlisted into the Force on the 1st February, 1986 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of P ...

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Saudi Arabia Restores Nigeria Pilgrims’ Quota

Nigeria pilgrims' quota of 95,000 has been restored following completion of expansion work at the Holy site of Makkah, Consul General, Mr Yusuf Ibrahim Alghamadi disclosed during a visit to Jigawa State. He also said   his office is always ready to serve Nigerians The Consul General who said this during a courtesy visit at Dutse government house also asserted that  he was in the state to strengthen the good ...

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