Army renames “Operation Python Dance” in South East, to “Atilogwu Udo”

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Senate wants Melaye’s security details restored without further delay

By Naomi Sharang The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to restore Sen. Dino Melaye’s (APC-Kogi) security details without further delay. Melaye, while raising a Point-of-Order at plenary, said his security details were withdrawn by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Idris Ibrahim, shortly before his arrest on April 23. He said that the action […]

Video: I’ll continue to beat my political wife Adeyemi ― Dino Melaye

By Emmanuel Afonne Sen. Dino Melaye has assured his supporters that he will continue to defeat his political rival Sen. Smart Adeyemi, in any senatorial election organised in Kogi West. Melaye was reacting to Appeal’s Court judgement that upheld the Election Tribunal’s ruling which annulled his election as the senator representing Kogi West. The Appeal […]

JUST IN: Appeal Court sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election

Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, has lost his appeal on the tribunal judgment that sacked him as a senator two months ago. It would be recalled that the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullified Melaye’s election in August. Melaye was declared the winner of […]

Islamic group challenges Buhari on remaining Chibok girls

By Henry Oladele An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity. The MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola. who made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos, said the abduction was a […]

Army arrests 27 IPOB members in Imo State

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that its troops on Operation Mesa have arrested 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of them, Oliver Onyebunachi, in Imo State. According to the military, the IPOB members, who were 23 men and four women, were apprehended by troops […]

Why we want Sowore in detention – FG

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja The Federal Government, on Friday, gave reasons why it opposed a request by detained activist and convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, to be released on bail pending the determination of the allegation that he committed a treasonable felony. In a 27-paragraphed counter-affidavit it filed before the Abuja Division […]

Court grants Sowere N100m bail – wants N50m security deposit

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, granted bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also barred them from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of their trial on charges of treasonable felony among others. She also barred Sowore from traveling out of Abuja and […]

Osinbajo presides over National Economic Council

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The vice president, by the provisions of Nigeria’s Constitution, is the chairman of NEC. This meeting is the second since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet for the second term. The NEC meeting, held monthly, […]

I am ready to waive immunity to clear my name – Osinbajo

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is ready to waive his constitutional immunity to enable the “most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation and falsehoods against his person and office. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the vice president made the declaration in a tweet he […]

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