The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last week’s election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has presented a six-point demand to the Federal Government. Top on the demand was unfreezing of opposition politicians’ bank accounts. Another major demand presented to the former Head...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering postponing tomorrow’s presidential and national assembly elections, according to PREMIUM TIMES, a leading Nigerian online newspaper. It says “multiple sources close to the electoral commission said the postponement being considered is due to some logistics challenges being faced by the...
The Nigeria Union of Journalists condemns in the strongest terms the attack by gun men on some journalists who were covering the Lagos State rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.NUJ Press Release: Stop the impunity against Journalists It was reported that those that were affected by this...
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State gave these opening remarks at an Emergency Extraordinary Security Meeting with Diverse Groups which lasted till midnight of Monday in Maiduguri: Your royal highnesses and our elders, I will like to start by saying that the aim of convening this important meeting is not...
Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, (born February 25, 1925 - December 28, 2018) served as the first and only President of Nigeria's Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo's military government. Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975. Shagari...
Nigerian’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sokoto, GCFR, is dead. Shagari reportedly died at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday after a brief illness. He died at the age of 93. His demise was announced on twitter by his grandson, Bello Shagari. Bello wrote, “I regret announcing the death...
The Nigeria Police have dismissed 121 of at least 167 police officers who absconded last week, from a counter-terrorism training facility in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, to avoid deployment against Boko Haram insurgents, according to a report by Premium Times, a leading online newspaper. The police had in their first reaction on...
The Force Headquarters has ordered the arrest and prosecution of 190 riot policemen who absconded from the ongoing training at the Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe State, according to Premium Times, a leading online newspaper. The fleeing policemen were part of the 2,000 Police Mobile Officers mobilised for the training...
“People often don’t realize how much choice Boko Haram gave women,” a psychologist who operated a deradicalization program said. Many were extended freedoms they’d never experienced before. Around 6:30 p.m. on an evening in April, 2013, Aisha Yerima was at her home in Banki, a town in northeast Nigeria. Aisha was twenty-one,...
I sent my car for service in preparation for my trip to Benue since Wednesday. The vehicle was not returned until yesterday evening. I was very angry that the mechanic delayed my planned trip but was also glad that he brought the car back for me to leave this morning. So...