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The Asaba Declaration by Southern Governors – By Reuben Abati

TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI BY REUBEN ABATI On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 17 Governors of the Southern States of Nigeria met in Asaba, Delta State to discuss issues of common interest. They came up with a 12-point communique in which they raised key issues about the future of Nigeria and the Southern region. This was […]

Again, Suspected Herdsmen Kill Four People in Benue

By George Okoh Suspected Herdsmen yesterday killed four persons in two council wards of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. The herdsmen simultaneously launched an attack on Tse Shishim village,Tse Iber around Jimba and Ahumen settlement on Makurdi Naka Anpka highway and Mbaatan , Kunav in both Saghev -Ukusu and Sengev council ward […]

Don’t take sides in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, CAN tells Buhari

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against joining the Arab world in their dispute with Israel. It said Nigeria must stay clear from the ongoing violence in the Middle East and should not take side as advocated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey because Nigeria is […]

Gunmen Attack another Abia Police Station, Kill Two Officers

By Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo Two police officers were shot dead in the early hours of yesterday as unknown gunmen destroyed a divisional police station at Ubakala in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. The attack which was confirmed by the police public relations officer (PPRO), SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, was the seventh incident involving police […]

Will Buhari Heed the ‘Asaba Declaration’?

In the face of palpable existential threats, governors of Southern Nigerian states called out President Muhammadu Buhari. Will the president choose rhetoric or take decisive action? Louis Achi asks On Monday, 24 hours before embattled governors of Southern Nigeria, meeting in Asaba, Delta State, issued a ‘proclamation’ calling out President Muhammadu Buhari over spiraling national […]

Swarmed by Detractors on All Sides, Uzodinma is Determined Win

Tony Amadi spent three days moving around Imo State capital, Owerri to witness Governor Hope Uzodimma at work I returned to Imo State last week for a three-day assessment of the seemingly beleaguered government of Senator Hope Uzodimma. No one hazarded a guess that the former ranking Senator would dabble into the politics of Imo […]

Summon Police Council over Insecurity, State Policing, PDP Govs Urge Buhari

Seek executive bill on devolution of powers •24 govs now back open grazing ban •Meeting a political jamboree, says APC By Chuks Okocha in Abuja and Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to summon a meeting of the Police Council to discuss the worsening insecurity and […]

DHQ: Proposed N100bn Armed Forces Support Trust Fund Inadequate

By Udora Orizu The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said the N100 billion proposed by the Armed Forces Support Trust Fund Bill would still be inadequate to combat the worsening insecurity bedevilling the country. The Director of Production, Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal M. A. Yakubu, said at the bill’s public hearing, organised by the House […]

Govs Appeal for Calm as NLC Grounds Economic Activities in Kaduna

•el-Rufai: We won’t be intimidated Chuks Okocha in Abuja and John Shiklam in Kaduna As the warning strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) grounded economic activities in Kaduna yesterday, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has appealed to the union to exercise restraint in its engagement with the Kaduna State Government. The Chairman of the […]

APC South-west Leaders to Discuss Secession Agitations on Sunday

Former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has summoned a meeting of leaders of the South-west from the party to discuss the rising agitations for secession in the geopolitical zone and other regions. The meeting is billed for Sunday in Lagos. Those expected to attend the meeting are Speaker of […]

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