2019:INEC announce date for Smartcard Readers upgrade The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC said it has received reports of attempts to clone the Permanent Voter Cards PVCs and sell them online. “We wish to assure the public that the Commission had anticipated these and proactively taken measures to preserve and further secure our electoral materials”, said Oluwole Osaze...... read more
Insecurity: Ekweremadu campaigns for state policing The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has taken the campaign for restructuring to the United States of America. To give fillip to this, Ekweremadu is set to sponsor a bill to decentralise Nigeria’s policing system. This, he said, was in response to the rising insecurity in the country, particularly...... read more
#PlateauKillings: We may demand the sack of security chiefs, Governors threaten The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has said that it may be forced to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to sack security chiefs if the level of insecurity in the country does not improve. The Chairman of the NGF, Abdulazeez Yari, said this on Friday when he and some other governors under the aegis...... read more
Clerics raise alarm over Jihadists taking over Nigeria Clerics have claimed that with the incessant threats by terrorists and killings witnessed recently in the country, Jihadists are taking over Nigeria. This was disclosed yesterday at the national prayer for Nigeria and Lagos state, organised by Ministers of God Prayer Network International (MGPNI) with the theme: “Destroying Satanic Manipulation and...... read more
Court orders interim forfeiture of Diezani’s N325m Lekki land to FG   The Federal High Court, Lagos, presided by Justice Babs Kuewumi, has ordered temporary forfeiture of a landed property, valued N325 million, allegedly belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Justice Kuewumi granted the order of temporary forfeiture of the property yesterday...... read more
Poverty Index: We Are Not Worried By Brookings Report – Minister   Federal Government on Wednesday reacted to the Brookings Poverty Index which indicated that Nigeria has emerged the poverty giant of the world, having overtaken India. The Brookings Institution data which emanated from the World Poverty Clock recently indicated that Nigeria now has over 87 million people living in abject poverty....... read more
Insecurity: Nigeria's internal security is not in shambles as many will have you believe,they have taken sides   The Plateau massacre and many killings across the nation have continue to generate reactions from different quarter. Nigerians have to social media to express their disappointment over failure by the Federal Government to put a stop to the incessant killing. A Nigerian twitter user with the handle @ExplorerAtaga in his...... read more
More will die, Ekweremadu warns   Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday raised the alarm over the escalating killings and insecurity in the country. Ekweremadu warned that more lives would be lost unless the country’s security architecture was reorganised. A statement by Ekweremadu’s media aide Uche Anichukwu, quoted the Enugu senator as saying during the decoration...... read more
I have No Regret Being a Man of Integrity - Buhari   President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said he had no regret being a man of integrity, adding that he was satisfied with his personality. He added that both the people close to him and himself had not benefitted from government contracts since he came to power. “I am satisfied with...... read more
Desperate politicians behind killings in Plateau – Buhari   President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday decried how desperate politicians have increasingly cheapened human life in their quest to establish a reign of instability and chaos in the country for political gains. President Buhari, who was reacting to recent clashes in Plateau, which left scores dead, said in a statement by...... read more
Insecurity: Human Right commission reacts to Benue, Plateau Killings Head of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, said on Monday that the senseless killings in some parts of the country particularly in Benue and Plateau States could be the handiwork of Boko Haram and not herdsmen as being speculated. While calling for the establishment of state police in the...... read more
Herdsmen kill family of 4 in Plateau Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday invaded a community in Barakin Ladi local government area of Plateau State and snuffed lives out of four members of a family in a barbaric manner. The affected local government area has been under the invasion of herdsmen in...... read more
2018 Budget: South East Senators Express Shock Over Reported Cuts The South East Senate Caucus has expressed shock over reported cut in the 2018 budget allocation for the Enugu Airport Terminal. The Chairman of the caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, and lawmakers from the region said they learntthat an allocation of N2 billion sustained by the two aviation committees of the Senate...... read more
Herdsmen-Farmers’ Clash : FG To Create Ranches In Oyo, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Others The Federal Government has announced plans to establish large ranches in 10 pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara. This initiative is part of a new roadmap, tagged ‘The National Livestock Transformational Plan’ aimed at finding lasting solution to farmers-herders’ conflicts in different parts...... read more
Nigerian Govt approves N185bn for reconstruction of 14 roads The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja approved N185.2billion for the rehabilitation, repairs and reconstruction of 14 road projects across the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents...... read more
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