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Lecturer’s husband commits suicide in Ilorin

THE University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, was thrown into mourning on Wednesday as husband of the head of Department of Religious Studies, Professor (Mrs) Oyeronke Olademo, allegedly committed suicide by hanging. The husband is Mr Olubunmi Olademo. Nigerian Tribune investigations revealed that the sad development had generated pity and concern in the university community […]

Boko Haram: Northern group carpets Oritsejiafor over dialogue

Umbrella body of Muslims in the North, the Jama’atul Nasril Islam on Wednesday in Kaduna faulted the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejiafor, over comments credited to him on the failed dialogue between the Federal Government and Boko Haram. The CAN President last week kicked against any form of dialogue between […]

JTF kills 4 in manhunt for Boko Haram •US seeks Nigeria’s support over Al-Qaeda’s presence in Sahel region

NIGERIAN forces swept through the  North-East on Wednesday, searching houses for suspected Boko Haram militants after killing four in a gun battle, the military said. The crackdown on the group in its heartland of Maiduguri followed a spate of attacks in the past few days, including the killing of a prison official and a retired […]

Reps probe FG’s withdrawal of N114bn without approval

The House of Representatives on Wednesday frowned on the alleged “indiscriminate withdrawals” from the Stabilisation Account by the Federal Government, ordering an investigation into the matter. A motion by a lawmaker from Kano State, Mr. Haruna Fatahi, indicated that in the last eight months, the government had withdrawn “about N114bn” from the account and spent […]

EFCC to arraign Perm Sec, five others over N14.5bn pension scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Thursday (today) arraign six persons arrested in connection with the N14.5bn police pension fraud at an Abuja High Court. The suspects – Esai Dangabar; a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Niger Delta, Atiku Abubakar Kigo; Ahmed Inuwa Wada; John Yakubu Yusufu; Veronica Uloma Onyegbula; and Sani […]

Lagos arrests 86 persons for having no address, work

Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit has arrested 86 suspected illegal squatters, food vendors and aliens in Ikoyi area of the state for not having definite residential address and means of livelihood. It was learnt that the arrest was in response to complaints by residents of the area about the […]

C’River to ‘repatriate’ Fulani herdsmen

March 29, 2012 by Mudiaga Affe 35 Comments Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke says the state government will send back over 3,000 internally displaced Fulani herdsmen camping at Bagga, Besenge and Utanga communities in Obanliku Local Government Area of the state after completing arrangements with their respective state governments. Imoke, who stated this late […]

Police reform: Abubakar on right track –Okiro, ex IGP

Efforts of the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Dikko Abubakar to transform the force to a modern day crime-fighting agency, has once again received a boost from one of his predecessors. Speaking to Daily Sun in Abuja last week, a former IGP, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, said that Abubakar is very much on […]

Police reform: Abubakar on right track –Okiro, ex IGP

Efforts of the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Dikko Abubakar to transform the force to a modern day crime-fighting agency, has once again received a boost from one of his predecessors. Speaking to Daily Sun in Abuja last week, a former IGP, Sir Mike Mbama Okiro, said that Abubakar is very much on […]

Security: IGP backs Dickson’s task force

The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has thrown his full weight behind the special task force on security being proposed by Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson. Abubakar gave his support to the task force yesterday when Dickson paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the force headquarters, Louis Edet House, […]

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