Soldiers, policemen in gun battle over IDPs rice

There was chaos at the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri on Thursday as soldiers and policemen engaged in gun battle over rice meant for internally displaced persons. The Government House is besieged daily by thousands of internally displaced persons within Maiduguri metropolis, who choose to stay outside of the designated camps. The IDPs, who […]

UPDATED: Shootout in Maiduguri government house over rice distribution

There was shootout between policemen and soldiers in Maiduguri Government  House Thursday afternoon when soldiers in a truck attempted to forcefully get a share of the rice being distributed to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) not living in camps. Our reporter gathered that the distribution of rice for the IDPs had started from about a week […]

Buhari asks public officers to be diligent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called on all public officers to justify the confidence reposed in them by carrying out their duties satisfactorily. He said this was the only way Nigeria could get out of the current hardships facing the nation. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba […]

Senate President, Speaker only entitled to severance allowances – RMAFC

The presiding officers of the National Assembly, including the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, are entitled to only severance allowances upon the successful conclusion of their tenure in office, the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission has said. Answering questions in a telephone interview with our correspondent, the […]

FAAC distributes N305.1bn to FG, states, LGs

The Federal Accounts Allocation Committee on Wednesday night distributed a total sum of N305.12bn to the three tiers of government as statutory allocation for the month of May. The FAAC meeting, which was earlier scheduled to hold on Tuesday, could not be convened because of the protest by workers of the Ministry of Finance, which […]

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Court stops probe of ex-gov Shema

The Katsina State Judicial Commission probing the immediate past regime of former Governor Ibrahim Shema, on Wednesday adjourned sitting indefinitely, following a court action instituted against the commission by the former governor.  The former governor had dragged Governor Aminu Masari and 10 others, including the Chairman of the commission, Justice Muhammadu Ibrahim Suraj, before a […]

Kano: Yoruba leader’s killer to die by hanging

Justice Kabiru Auta of a Kano High Court  on Wednesday sentenced the killer of a Kano-based business tycoon, philanthropist and Yoruba leader, Alhaji Ganiyu Akanbi Bello, to death by hanging. The accused person, Abubakar Abdulrahaman (a.k.a Daddy), 28, was found guilty on one-count charge of culpable homicide, punishable by death, while he was discharged and […]


“It isn’t easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful…It’s difficult. It’s something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself” (Rainer W. Fassbinder), It’s exactly two years now, remembering June 21, 2014 when Ekiti decided to sacrifice integrity and progress for mediocrity and retrogression. On this glorious day as we journey […]

Police Assert Self, Gov. Sani Bello Tells The New IGP

Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said that the newly appointed  Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris is coming on board at a critical time when the Police have to reassert itself as a vital institution in government’s efforts at restoring peace and security in the trouble spots across the […]

Gov. Obiano affirms support to World Bank on FADAMA 111 AF project

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the FADAMA III Additional Finance Project of the World Bank in the state. Obiano stated this on Friday in Awka while receiving the Fadama team, led by Dr. Adetunji Oredipe,the World Bank Task Team Leader in his Office. He said that it was […]