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January 15, 1966 and after: We Remember Differently – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | London, UK | January 31, 2016 – The Emir of Kano HRH Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II was recently quoted as warning that “Nigeria may experience a repeat of the January 15 1966 military coup if some parts of the country continue in violence and disunity.” The revered Emir reportedly made […]

UPDATED: Gunmen kidnap Dickson’s aide in Rivers

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Gunmen on Sunday kidnapped an aide to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Captain Henry Ungbuku (rtd). Ungbuku, who is the Special Adviser on Aviation to the Bayelsa State Governor, was abducted as he was about leaving the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Light House Parish, after service. It was gathered […]

Buhari sends money laundering bills to Senate

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, forwarded to the senate, two new bills meant to effectively tackle the menace of money laundering in the country. The first bill is titled,  ” Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016″ while  the second one is “Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2016.” The president’s […]

Buhari raises alarm, says terrorists returning to embarrass govt

By Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised the alarm that having lost the war to the nation’s armed forces, insurgents are desperately seeking ways of returning to the society to wreak havoc. Buhari therefore called on all Nigerians, especially those that are resident in areas previously ravaged by terrorists, to be more vigilant […]

Fayose denies using soldiers to rig election (They are never truthful)

By Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the expelled former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Tope Aluko, as a new distraction from the All Progressive Congress in Ekiti State. The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Aluko was already beclouded […]

Jonathan gave Fayose $37m to defeat Fayemi – PDP secretary (Is this not the peoples’ money?)

By Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Embattled Secretary of the Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party Dr. Temitope Aluko, has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan gave Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, $37m cash to prosecute the June 21, 2014, governorship election in the state. Aluko said the money was effectively used to defeat the […]

Nigerians attack Economist for calling Jonathan ‘ineffectual buffoon’

Nigerians have expressed outrage at the Economist for labeling the country’s past president, Goodluck Jonathan, as an ‘ineffectual buffoon.’ In an article titled “Crude Tactics: Cheap oil is causing a currency crisis in Nigeria. Banning imports is no solution”, published in The Economist last Thursday, the magazine, while analysing the economic policies of President Muhammadu […]

Militants bomb Agip pipelines in Bayelsa

Palpable fear gripped the residents of coastal communities of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, following an explosion that rocked oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company. The explosion, which was said to have been triggered by dynamite attacks allegedly launched by suspected militants, affected pipelines located in Orukari, Golubokiri and Kpongbokiri […]

Roll call: Ex-defence chief, Badeh, ex-NAF chief, Obanikoro’s sons, 14 others

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.) Roll call: Ex-defence chief, Badeh, ex-NAF chief, Obanikoro’s sons, 14 others The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will this week interrogate at least 16 military officers as part of its investigations into $2.1bn arms scandal. It was learnt on Saturday that among those to be […]

Scores killed as military battles insurgents in Maiduguri

Several people have been reportedly killed as the military engaged militants suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect in a fierce gun battle that reportedly lasted for hours on Saturday. The insurgents were said to have attacked Dalori and Walori villages, on outskirts of Maiduguri, at around some minutes past 7pm on Saturday night. […]

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