Air force warplanes destroy Bandit camps, kill scores in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Wednesday, said its Air Task Force (ATF) on Operation Diran Mikiya destroyed eight armed bandits’ camps in Zamfara State. The spokesman of the NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement, said the air strikes, which were intensified on 8 April 2019 with the deployment of additional aircraft, were […]

Zamfara killings: WANEP lauds women’s protest that prompted FG to act

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP-Nigeria) has commended a group of women who led indigenes of Zamfara States resident in Abuja, to protest the protracted killings in the state by bandits, which forced the federal government to take some decisive actions. The National Coordinator, WANEP, Chief Bridget Osakwe, at a Media Round-table on United […]

Kogi, Bayelsa gov. polls to hold Nov. 2 – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja says the Kogi and Bayelsa state  governorship elections will be held in November. The National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education and Publicity, of INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye,  in a statement said the official notice for both elections would be issued on August 1, 2019. He said  that,political […]

FG to spend N82.109m for 2019 Abuja carnival

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coordinated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The minister said that Cultural Centres established by Nigeria in China and […]

Court throws out N254m bribery suit against Senator Bassey

By Moji Eniola An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday dismissed a N254 million bribery suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Albert Bassey, a serving Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North-East. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo in a ruling, dismissed the suit due to lack of […]

Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemeni capital

(Reuters/NAN) The Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes in Yemen against two Houthi targets in Sanaa, the capital, its spokesman said on Wednesday. The coalition said the strikes targeted a Houthi drone-manufacturing plant and a warehouse containing launch pads. Residents said a house was also hit, however no casualties were reported. Saudi Arabia leads a […]

Wrongful dismissal: Nigeria Immigration Service to pay ex-staff N9.7M

By Glory Abuh-Adejoh The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service, to pay an ex-staff, Oguntoyinbo Made N9.7 million in salary arrears within 30 days. The salary as ordered by the court, was for July 1, 1999 to Aug.31,2014. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Made was employed by […]

Court orders Evans to get legal representative by May 17

By Chinyere Omeire Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans to engage a counsel by May 17. Akintoye gave the order due to the absence of Evans’ counsel, Mr Chino Obiagwu, SAN, for the third time in a row which again stalled […]

Kidnapped Lagos fire service director, six others regain freedom

The acting Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, and six other people abducted by suspected kidnappers have been released. The victims were abducted in the Ejirin area of Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area of the state on Saturday. In a statement issued by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said the director […]

Security Developments: President Buhari cuts Dubai trip short, returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president was initially scheduled to return to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday at about 1.30a.m. However, the presidential aircraft carrying the president, his aides and some members […]