With rising insecurity, Buhari bows to pressure and fires incompetent service chiefs – appoints new ones

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service. Those involved are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. President Buhari […]

Imo discovers looted Nsu ceramic and tiles equipment in Okorocha’s warehouse

By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri The Imo state government yesterday discovered equipment of Nsu ceramic and tiles industry established by the then administration of Sam Mbakwe, in a warehouse owned by the former governor, Rochas Okorocha, along Owerri/ Aba road in the state. In a find-out mission by the state Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Simon […]

Nigerians in Diaspora trying to overthrow Buhari govt, group alleges

From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja An NGO has alleged a plot by some Nigerians in the Diaspora to plunge the country into chaos by sponsoring terrorism to distract the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria First, a social-political and economic organisation, made the claim on Monday in Abuja at its inaugural press briefing on the state of […]

Money Laundering Trial: Ex-AGF Adoke stranded in UAE over COVID-19, lawyer tells court

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The trial of the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, SAN, on alleged money laundering offences has been stalled by reasons of his absence in court on Monday. His counsel, also a former AGF, Mr Godwin Agabi, SAN, informed Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Abuja division of the […]

Buhari, Osinbajo, others willing to take COVID-19 vaccine on live TV – Shuaib

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to be hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine when it gets to Nigeria. Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA), made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday in Abuja. Reports have it that Nigeria […]

‘Investigate killing of Nigerian in Ireland by Police’ – House of Reps

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has called for thorough investigation into the killing of a 27-year-old Nigerian, Mr. George Nkencho, in Dublin, Ireland, by the police, while expressing dissatisfaction with the incident. In a statement by the committee Chairman, Rep. Yusuf Buba (APC-Adamawa), on Monday in Abuja, the committee condemned the killing. […]

How we will give a bite to anti-corruption war in 2021 – Buhari

By Kazeem Ugbodaga President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his government will review some of the laws to ensure that the anti-corruption fight is more effective. Buhari, in a nationwide broadcast, said his administration, had recorded substantial gains so far in the anti-corruption war, saying his government was committed to continuing along the path of […]

Sowere wounded and arrested in Abuja

Rights activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore, and other activists in Abuja who were carrying out a peaceful procession to mark the New Year have been arrested by Nigerian security forces. Eyewitnesses say policemen suspected to be with the Rapid Response Squad stormed Gudu junction in Abuja, wounding Sowore before carting […]

Airlines, travelers face fresh hurdles as new protocols begin today

UK, S’African passengers to get extra travel permits before boarding to Nigeria NCAA rolls out conditions, $3,500 fine per defaulter Stakeholders, IATA insist on on-arrival rapid testing at airports Fresh hurdles now await international air travellers from the United Kingdom and South Africa as Federal Government’s preventive measures against new strain of COVID-19 take effect […]

Nigeria keeps mum about Financial Times’ ‘failed state’ verdict

The verdict came barely a month after an investigation by Cable News Network (CNN) which exposed the government’s alleged complicity in the shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki toll gate during the nationwide #EndSARS protests in Lagos. The respected newspaper x-rayed the heightened insecurity in the country manifest in banditry, kidnapping and terrorism before warning […]

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