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IG: Politicians arming thugs ahead of Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

Mohammed Adamu •Directs police commissioners to beef up security •APC, PDP trade blame over allegations By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja, James Sowole in Akure and Adibe Emenyonu in Benin The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has raised the alarm that politicians in Edo and Ondo States are arming thugs ahead of the governorship polls […]

Igbo Presidency in Jeopardy?

Segun James wonders if the political dynamics in the country will favour an Igbo as President of Nigeria The call for Igbo presidency has become more strident in recent times. The agitation continues to receive a boost from eminent Igbos including the President General of the Igbo sociocultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. John Nwodo, even […]

Of Igbos, 2023 and ‘Politics of Moral Consequence’

Guest Columnist: Matthew Hassan Kukah By Matthew Hassan Kukah Empowered citizens voted for politicians they knew would make them poorer, for liars to clean up politics…Tom Fletcher, The Naked Diplomat. Dr Chidi Amuta takes the cake for both elegant turn of phrase and sheer depth of thoughtful analysis. I read his recent piece in THISDAY, […]

2023: My Opponents Have Nothing to Offer, Says Makinde

  Seyi-Makinde Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan Amid effusive commendations for the successful execution of Light-Up Oyo project, Phase One, which saw some major roads and streets in Ibadan come alive with lights deploying Smart LED street-lighting technology, the Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, yesterday kicked-off the second phase of the Light-Up Oyo Project, in […]

Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba of Benin charges politicians

By Ozioruva Aliu BENIN CITY – IT was a historic moment, on Thursday, as the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, met with political parties and leaders, where he sued for peace and urged them to emulate the action of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 when he lost […]

Military coup: Sudanese court begins trial of al-Bashir

Omar Al-Bashir A Sudan court on Tuesday began the trial of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir for leading a military coup that brought him to power 31 years ago. Al-Bashir and 26 other defendants gave brief introductory statements at the Supreme Court in the capital, Khartoum. A judge then rejected the defence’s appeal for a postponement, […]

Oba of Benin cautions politicians against setting Edo on fire

Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II Igbaugba Ehigimetor/Monday Ajogun As Edo residents prepare for the Sept. 19 governorship election, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II, has warned politicians against setting the state on fire. “The warning is especially for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” the […]

Crystal Palace sign Nigerian-born Eze from QPR

Eberechi Eze Crystal Palace have bolstered their attacking options ahead of the new English Premier League (EPL) season with the signing of Eberechi Eze from Championship side Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR). Eze, who earned rave reviews last season and scored a majestic goal in his final appearance for QPR against West Bromwich Albion last month, […]

War against banditry: IGP craves traditional rulers’ support

Police IG Mohammed Adamu By Aminu Garko The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, has urged  traditional rulers to support the fight against armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling. Adamu, who was represented by Alhaji Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police in Niger, at a meeting with traditional rulers from Kontagora Emirate, told the […]

Osinbajo, Fintiri, minister meet over North-East security

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Gov. Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa over humanitarian and security situation in the North-East. Also at the meeting were Hajia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana […]

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