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Month: May 2021

Farakka The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), ALKALI USMAN says  the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) created a vacuum which is challenging efforts by the Police to tackle insecurity in the country from a position of strength. The acting IGP speaking at a presidential briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team, said the aftermath […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has appointed Major-General FAROUK YAHAYA as the new Chief of Army Staff. The military spokesperson Brigadier-General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU disclosed this in a statement. The statement said prior to his appointment Major-General YAHAYA was the General Officer Commanding 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and the incumbent Theatre Commander of the Counterterrorism, Counter-Insurgency […]

Rivers State Governor NYESOM WIKE says seed money has been earmarked by his administration to encourage massive cultivation of cassava across the State. Governor WIKE made the promise at the inauguration of the Rivers State Cassava Processing Plant at Afam Town in Oyigbo Local Government Area. The governor assured that any  loan from the banks […]

There are reports that Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers have forcibly detained more than 500 young men and women from four camps for displaced people in the town of Shire in  Tigray. Sources  including  three aid workers and a doctor, citing witnesses’ accounts, told newsmen that the soldiers loaded hundreds of people onto trucks. The witnesses […]

The Accountant General of the Federation, AHMED IDRIS, has confirmed the return of the 4.2million pound to Delta State after the looted funds was recovered from  former Governor, JAMES IBORI,. The money was recently repatriated from the United Kingdom to the Federal Government. Idris made this known in Abuja when he appeared before the House […]

The Senate Constitution Review Committee has postponed the South-South Public Hearing in Port Harcourt to Thursday, May 27th and Friday May 28th. The hearing was initially billed to hold today Wednesday 26th May. In a statement, one of the invited NGOs, the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre said the review is scheduled to hold at […]

Hundreds of residents of Gauraka Community in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday blocked the Abuja-Kaduna Highway to protest regular kidnapping and insecurity in the community. Most protesters, mainly youths, blocked the highway and roads while they burnt tyres. The protesters demanded that the state and Federal Government boost security in the […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has met with the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, Doctor KAYODE FAYEMI, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The president also met with the Chairman of the All-Progressives Congress, APC National Caretaker Committee and Yobe State Governor, MAI MALA BUNI, and the Niger State Governor, SANI BELLO. Some reports indicate that […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the attacks on its facilities are now a national emergency. The Commission said it came to the conclusion after an emergency session, hours after its office in Igboeze South Local Government Area of Enugu State was razed yesterday. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the […]

Ogoni people are still counting their losses some 27 years after the killing of some indigenous people of Bodo, Gokana Local Government Area during the 21st May Massacre 1994 otherwise known as Ogoni 4. Recall that Chief EDWARD KOBANI, Chief ALBERT BADEY and two others were reportedly lynched in Ogoniland nearly three decades ago. To […]