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Buhari, DSS get ultimatum to free Sowore, Dasuki, others

Photo by KOLA SULAIMON / AFP • Foreign affairs ministry downplays comment by U.S. lawmaker • How activist’s ordeal forced deferral of award to Osinbajo As a mark of its disapproval of alleged excesses of the Department of State Services (DSS) , a coalition of civil society groups yesterday gave President Muhammadu Buhari a 14-day […]

Opinion: Orji Kalu’s judgment delivers blow to air of impunity

By Boniface Chizea Uzor Kalu travail is object lesson to all concerned. Afterall the wheel of justice might be slow but without undue interference and with persons of courage and integrity at the helm, justice will eventually be served as in this case. The wise person learns from the experience of others. Certainly this matter […]

We won’t declare Kalu’s seat vacant – Senate

Orji Kalu and the road to prison: Implications for Southeast APC

Since former Abia State governor, Orji Uzo Kalu left Government House, Umuahia 12 years ago, his attempts at regaining political relevance in the state have been accompanied by severe battles. Ordinarily, this should not be so for a man who rode on power for eight years, calling the shots as he deemed fit, ‘making and […]

We did not arrest Sowore in court – it’s a propaganda – DSS

‘We only arrested him outside court’ Sowore wants to destabilise Nigeria, agency insists Soni Daniel As the criticism continued to trail the alleged invasion of court and re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters in Abuja court on Friday, the Department for State Services (DSS) has denied the involvement of any of its personnel in […]

Why Sowore was re-arrested by DSS – presidency

Nigerian government on Sunday reacted to the re-arrest of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services. The government in a statement said Sowore “is a person of interest to the DSS” because he called for “a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria.” “He did so on television, and […]

Lecturer found death in his office at Obafemi Awolowo University

Bola Bamigbola Lifeless body of a lecturer, Dr Nicholas Igbokwe, was on Saturday morning found in his office at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Until his death, Igbokwe was a lecturer in the Physical and Health Education Department of the university. Although there is no official statement yet as to how the incident happened, a […]

DSS officers invade Abuja High Court- Rearrest Sowore and Bakare amid chaos and confusion

Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), on Friday, re-arrested Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow Protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sowore and Bakare had resisted being rearrested by the officers of the security outfit shortly after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu adjourned the day’s proceeding till Feb. 11, Feb. […]

IPOB members attack Amaechi in Spain while attending climate change conference

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi says some “misguided Nigerians” attacked him on Friday in Madrid, Spain. Amaechi who was in Spain for a climate change summit announced on twitter that the attackers were quickly restrained before they could violently lay their hands on him. His tweet reads: “Some minutes ago, I was attacked […]

The Imperatives of Ex-Governor Orji kalu’s Conviction – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | December 6, 2019 – Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia State, met his waterloo in the courtroom of Justice Mohammed Idris, who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for his role in defrauding his state while he was governor. The case of Kalu is typical of most […]

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