Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Insecurity: PDP Tackles Buhari over Abduction of Security Operatives 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari over the  abduction and killing of 18 security operatives in Kaduna State. This was contained in a statement  by Kola

We are Committed to Good Governance in Africa – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the Nigerian government to the enthronement of democracy and good governance on the African continent. Speaking at the Virtual Support Mission and

Maina Suffers Stroke in Prison

Former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has suffered a partial stroke at the Kuje Correctional Center where he is being detained, his lawyer, Anayo Adibe, claimed on Monday.

Bandits Kidnap Professor, Kill Son, Three Others in Kaduna LGAs

Bandits on Sunday invaded three Local Government Areas in Kaduna State, in separate attacks, killing four persons, including a Professor son, two vigilante members, and one other. The Local Government

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Infections Increase by 1,617 as FG Releases N10bn for Nigerian-Made Vaccine

Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,617 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 112,004, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The figure represents the continuous

COVID-19: Avoid Second Lockdown, PTF Urges Nigerians

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has called on Nigerians to do everything possible to avoid a second lockdown in the country. The Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, who is

Buhari Approves Abubakar Fiko as Acting NDE DG

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Monday approved the appointment of Abubakar Fikpo as the Acting Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) pending the appointment of a substantive DG. The

EFCC Academy Gets New commandant

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abba, has appointed Detective Commander Ayo Peter Olowonihi as Commandant, EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja. Olowonihi takes over

FUTA Deputy Registrar Killed by Bandits

The Deputy Registrar of he Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Ondo State, Dr Amos Arijesuyo, has been killed by bandits. The management of the university disclosed this in a

Akeredolu Orders Herdsmen to Vacate Ondo Forest Reserves

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves in the state.The order is part of major steps taken by

EPL: Arsenal Held to Barren Draw by Stubborn Palace

Arsenal's recent resurgence was checked by a stubborn Crystal Palace, who claimed a hard-fought point from a forgettable encounter at Emirates Stadium. Tagged as relegation...

Amotekun Officer Dismissed for Killing Man in Ibadan

The Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun has dismissed one of its operatives identified as Kazeem Afolabi for killing one Tosin Thomas in...

COVID-19: FG not Contemplating Another Lockdown — PTF

The Federal Government is not contemplating another nationwide lockdown. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus (COVID -19) gave the assurance on Thursday in a statement it...

LASU Shuts Hostels as 3 Students Test Positive for COVID-19

Three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, have tested positive for COVID-19, compelling closure of  all hostels in the college.  Mr Ademola...

21-Year Old Man Shot Dead by Amotekun in Ibadan

There was confusion in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Wednesday night, as an officer of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as...

Northeast Security Situation Better than we Met it – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elite to be fair in their criticism of his administration. Speaking Thursday in Abuja when he...

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to Perform at Biden’s Inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony in Washington next week alongside others in what...

Schools to Resume January 18, FG Insists

The Federal Government has announced that schools across the country are free to resume from Monday January 18. The resumption date had been under threat...

Gov. Sule Appoints 8 New Permanent Secretaries

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, approved the appointment eight (8)new permanent Secretaries, into the state civil service. Secreatry to the state government, Barrister Aliyu...

Insecurity: Armed Herdsmen Troop into Oyo Towns, Traditional Rulers Accused of...

Armed herdsmen are trooping into Oyo State from neighbouring countries  in large numbers, The Politico has learnt. Ibadan, the capital of the state, some towns...

Murray Tests Positive for COVID-19

Three time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has tested positive for coronavirus. The former world number one had been preparing for the year’s first Grand...

Buhari Hails Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, at 62

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on his 62nd birthday. The President in a statement by his...

Twitter CEO Justifies Suspension of Trump’s Account from Platform

Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey has justified the ban on Donald Trump's account on his social platform. Trump's @RealDonaldTrump handle was suspended permanently last...

No Senate Impeachment Trial for Trump before Biden’s Inauguration – Majority...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ruled out a Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump before incoming president Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan....

Doses of Vaccine Allocated to Oyo Inadequate, State to Procure Astra-Zeneca—Makinde

Governor of Oyo State  Seyi Makinde, has said the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to the state by the Federal Government is grossly...

UNILAG to Resume Online Classes January 25

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has announced January 25, 2021, as resumption date for online classes. The date was contained in the revised academic calendar...

History Made as Trump is  Impeached for the Second Time

The United States House of Representative on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump for the second time. The house is charging the President with "incitement of...

Trump Warns Supporters against Violence, Vandalism, Law Breaking

US President, Donald Trump, has condemned  the violent action taken by his supporters last Wednesday when they invaded the Capitol Building. President Trump in a...

Kaduna Former Speaker, Hassan Jumare, is Dead

Ahmed Hassan Jumare, who served as Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, between 2012 and 2015, is dead. The PDP, Kaduna State chapter,...

Quit Notice to Kukah Unconstitutional— Presidency

The Presidency has faulted the call by a group, Muslim Solidarity Forum, calling on the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev Mathew Kukah to...

Police Man Suspected Nude Party Syndicate in Bauchi

Police in Bauchi have  averted what could have been a nude party in Dass Local Government Area of the State. The suspected organisers of the...

We’ll Prosecute Those Misinforming People on COVID-19 – Lalong

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau says the state government is set to prosecute those misinforming people on the existence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The...

Pope Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Pope Francis has received the coronavirus vaccine, according to media reports. The 84-year old Catholic leader received the vaccine on Wednesday. The news was reported by...

EFCC Charges Female Banker for Stealing Customer’s N197.2 Million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged a female banker, Olawunmi Audu, for allegedly stealing the sum of N197.2 million from a...

COVID-19: Continued Closure of Schools Unconstitutional, Counterproductive, Afe Babalola Tells FG

Legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, has told the Federal Government that the continued closure of schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional...

NRC Begins E-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna Train Service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has rolled out an online ticketing platform for the Abuja-Kaduna Kaduna train service. Fidet Okhiria, the NRC Managing Director, told...
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Police Parade 11 Suspected Cultists for Killing 25 People in Ogun

Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded 11 suspected cultists for allegedly killing 25 residents within a month in Ijebu Ode and its environs. The...

Ondo Guber: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Akeredolu’s Disqualification as APC Candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit challenging the validity of the July 20, 2020,  primary election which produced Governor...

NECO Releases 2020 Oct/Nov SSCE Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the  Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results for October/November 2020with a two per cent increase of candidates...

Former Military Governor of Lagos, Ndubuisi Kanu is Dead

A former Military Governor of Lagos and Imo states, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd.), has died. The cause of his death, at the time of...

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