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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has comdemned incessant kiĺings of Nigerians in South African and warned that Nigeria will not condone any further killing of its citizens. Senator Lawan stated this while playing host to the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Moroe. His visit to the Senate President was to unravel the […]

The police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti. A spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed this yesterday. According to Mr Joseph, the suspects were arrested when a team of security operatives stormed the forests in the […]

Various groups including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere, the Ijaw Youth Congress, the Middle Belt Forum and the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, have reacted and expressed their support for Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who has advised President Muhammadu Buhari in an open letter to urgently convene a national conference to address security challenges in the country. The […]

A former Nigerian Representative to the United Nations, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has called for true federalism as was conceptualized by the nation’s founding fathers. He made the call while speaking at an event at the University of Abuja the nation’s capital. The former Ambassador to the United Nations and […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the promotion of a former Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force in the North-East, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, to the rank of a Lieutenant General. The Army Public Relations Officer, Col Sagir Musa, said in a statement that apart from Adeosun, the President also approved the promotion of “Brig.-Gen Abdulmalik […]

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, be forfeited to the Federal Government. Justice Chuka Obiozor made the forfeiture order following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has announced the majority Principal Officers of the chamber. Mr. Gbajabiamila made the announcement at the plenary where he read a letter from the ruling All Progressives Congress nominating the principal officers. The appointees are Alhassan Ado-Doguwa as Majority Leader, Peter Akpatason as Deputy Majority […]

The Osun State Police Command, has said security has been beefed up in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of tomorrow’s Supreme Court’s judgement on the 2018 governorship election. The command’s spokesperson, Folashade Odoro, told newsmen that the police was fully prepared for the outcome. You will recall that the […]

Maritime workers have made good their promise to go on strike as they have shut the Port complex at Apapa and Tin Can Island. They are protesting the refusal of companies in the sector to pay workers their legitimate wage. The strike followed the expiration of a two weeks ultimatum. The Police were seen securing […]

Trade Unions in the country are gearing up to shut down the economy over the non implementation of the new national minimum wage of Thirty thousand Naira. The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council and the eight unions in the public service are spear heading the action. They accused the Federal Government of persistently derailing […]


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