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Zamfara killings: I warned security agencies 24 hours before massacre -Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has alleged that his administration gave security agencies a 24-hour headstart to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits that resulted in the death of 39 persons in Zurmi LGA of the state on Wednesday night. Speaking Friday evening when he led five

Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

…Cite Infrastructural Development, Giant Strides In Key Sectors …Endorsement‘ll Spur Me to Do More For Lagosians, Says Gov Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives from Lagos State on Saturday endorsed the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for a second term in office, citing the massive infrastructural

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday. Over the course of the week, hundreds of suspected Boko Haram extremists have appeared before a court at the Kainji military base

FG launches agro rangers to forestall herders-farmers’ clashes

Following the escalation in farmers-herders’ clashes across the country, which have resulted in the loss of lives and property and also heighten tension, the federal government has launched what it calls “Agro rangers” to help contain the trend. The agro rangers are made up primarily of operatives of the Nigeria Security

Buhari Govt has forgotten its promises to Nigerians, say Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) yesterday at its first assembly in the year said three years after the inception of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the administration has forgotten the many promises it made to Nigerians. The bishops who commenced their conference at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria

I was almost killed for rejecting underage voters, says ex-INEC Commissioner

A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Lai Olurode, says he almost lost his life for refusing to allow underage voters to vote some years ago. He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to ensure that registration officers, who are mostly members of the National Youth Service

Buratai to troops: You must get Shekau dead or alive

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead. Buratai gave the charge at Camp Zairo, the former Command and Control Centre of the terrorist group in the Sambisa forest during an

2019: Nigeria Will Regret Having Youth As President – Sagay

As the debate on leadership in Nigeria – in view of the 2019 election – continues to gather momentum, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has warned that the country would be embarking on a dangerous journey if it elected a youth as

BREAKING: African National Congress Sacks Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as the country’s president, a senior official said, after a marathon meeting over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. The decision by the African National Congress’s, ANC, national

2019: APC govs on their way to PDP –Secondus

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday, disclosed that his party is in talks with some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, especially those in the North-Central geopolitical zone, assuring that they are on their way to the party. He added that he is talking with APC