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APC adopts Gbajabiamila as Speaker

(NAN)  The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly. The Spokesman of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the decision was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at […]

Thieves break into police station as officers watch UEFA match

(NAN) Thieves broke into a Kenyan police station on Tuesday night as all officers on duty abandoned their post to watch a UEFA Champions League match at a nearby trading center. Kenya Standard newspaper reported that the incident happened at Kobujoi Police Station, Nandi County. The thieves made away with three rifles and ammunition. On returning […]

Supreme Court dismisses suit seeking Gov. Fayemi’s disqualification

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by former Ekiti State Governor Segun Oni challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to stand as a candidate in the July 14, 2018 governorship poll. In a unanimous judgment by the apex court, Justice Amirul Sanusi dismissed the case on the grounds that it […]

ICPC calls for synergy in prosecuting electoral offenders

  (NAN)Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has advocated collaborative efforts in prosecuting electoral offenders. He made the call at the 1st Series of National Policy Dialogue on Eradicating Electoral Corruption with focus on vote-buying held in Keffi, Nasarawa State, on Tuesday. Owasanoye said that the Electoral Act […]

Court remands 2 traffic wardens for killing NSCDC, officer in Abuja

Molly Kilete, Abuja   The Police Force headquarters in Abuja, has said that the two traffic wardens who participated in the killing of an officer with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), ASC Ogar Jumbo, at Nyanya, Abuja, have been remanded in prison custody. The accused officers – TW GII Idoko Sunday and […]

12m Nigerians to benefit from ‘Next Level’ social investment – FG

(NAN) Over 12 million Nigerians are to benefit from the ‘Next Level’ of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP). This is even as the Home-grown School Feeding Programme has now extended to 30 states with 9.5 million children now being fed and 2.5 million farmers, cooks and others benefitting from the value chains. […]

Police arrests spiritual father of kidnappers terrorizing Abuja/Kaduna highway

Molly Kilete, Abuja The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway. The suspect, who hails from Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State, is said to […]

Tears flow as Nasarawa holds mass burial for 16 killed by herdsmen

Linus Oota, Lafia   Tears and anger rolled uncontrollably as victims of the recent Nasarawa killings were laid to rest in Kochum-Numa village in AKwanga council of Nasarawa State. A total of 16 out of the 17 victims of the attack were committed to mother earth after the performance of Christian rites. One of the […]

FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Federal government has declared Friday and Monday, April 19 and 22, 2019, public holidays to enable Christians to mark this year’s Easter celebration. Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal government, enjoined all Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of […]

Sudan’s ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison

(BBC) Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard. He is reportedly being held in solitary confinement and is surrounded by tight security. Months of […]

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