Gunmen abduct 20 persons near Zuma rock in Niger

Over twenty people have been reportedly abducted around the Zuma rock area in Niger state. Daily Trust gathered that the victims, which include public workers and traders, were returning to their respected homes in the outskirt of Abuja around 8:00pm on Tuesday, when they ran into the gunmen who were dressed in military camouflage, close […]

Niger State House of Assembly has reiterated its desire and commitment to partner with relevant Stakeholders in the State, to ensure the development of the Local Government Administration in the State, to achieve good governance.

PRESS RELEASE This was disclosed by the Speaker of the House Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Bawa Wuse, when he received the officials of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) in the State, who paid a courtesy visit to the Leadership of the House at the Assembly Complex in Minna. The Speaker further explained that […]

MY COLUMN ( BUFFER ZONE) IN TODAY’S BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPERINSECURITY, DIALOGUE AND SUSTAINABLE PEACE

Generally, the posture of governments towards criminal non-state actors – whether terrorists, militants, insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, drug lords, rebels, seccessionists, street gangs, cultists among others in the underworld – is to defeat them on the battlefield using the instrumentality of state power. No nation state wants to agree to any form of roundtable […]

Again, Gunmen Attack Another Kaduna School, Kidnap Principal

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked the Government Technical Secondary School located at Maraban Kajuru community in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, abducting the principal of the school. The latest attack comes just a week after suspected kidnappers abducted six female students of Engraver’s college at Kakau Daji village in Chikun local government […]

Day against Death Penalty: NGO makes case for children

By Sandra Umeh As the World marks Day Against the Death Penalty, Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) and Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) on Thursday drew attention to the negative impact of the death penalty on children. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oct.10, is slated as World Day Against the Death […]

Buhari, Ex-President Jonathan meet at Aso Villa

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former president arrived the State House at about 3.00p.m, and went straight to the president’s office. NAN reports that the agenda of the meeting between […]

102,000 children die of poor sanitation yearly— Minister

At least 102,000 children under the age of five die annually due to diseases caused by poor sanitation and unhygienic practices, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman H. Adamu, has said. The minister, who was quoting figures from ‘WASH watch,’ while briefing journalists ahead of this year’s global Hand washing Day, also said 33 […]

Police to deploy 25,000 officers for Kogi guber poll

The Inspector General of police, Mohammed Adamu has said that about 25,000 policemen will be deployed for November 16th governorship election in Kogi. Adamu disclosed this in Lokoja on Thursday at a meeting between the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu and stakeholders in Kogi. The IGP who was represented by […]

Anger over closure of Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport, Enugu

The Deputy Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu has accused the Ministry of Aviation of abandoning the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, six weeks after its closure. Okechukwu made this known while moving a motion of urgent public importance on the closure of the Airport. The motion moved by Toby Okechukwu and […]