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May 29, 2017 10:57 PM Nigerian military: A season of openness and probity by Uche Madu

Editor's note: In this piece, Uche Madu, from Leadership Institute in Badagary Lagos has said that the Nigerian military under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has done well. Madu in the spirit of the Democracy Day celebration said the chief of defence staff Gabriel Olonisakin is a professional soldier who has earned the veneration of Nigerians 15

May 29, 2017 9:34 PM How we can end building collapse in this state

The Lagos government has insisted that whistle-blowing is the surest way to tackle the incessant building collapse in the state. The statement obtained by is in reaction to the collapse of a building on Monday, May 29 leading to the death of two people. Others are said to be trapped as rescue operations have continued. The government said Lagosians 12

May 29, 2017 8:53 PM Biafra: Nigerian Army dismisses IPOB claim of shootings in Aba, Umuahia

Nigerian Army, 82 Division has dismissed a statement by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that there was sporadic shootings on Monday by the Army in Aba and Umuahia axis. The Army said IPOB’s claim that soldiers opened fire on its members in Aba during a procession in honour of those who died during the Biafra civil war, was false. Reacting, Colonel 15

May 29, 2017 3:59 PM Police on red alert ahead of May 30 Biafra Day celebration

- The Imo state police command calls on residence of the state go about their lawful business and ignore what it described propaganda and directives from persons whose identity remains largely unknown. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has directed all state commissioners of police to place their states on red alert ahead of the planned sit-at-home 15

May 29, 2017 7:05 AM Democracy day: Osinbajo prays for Buhari, vows to recover all stolen money [Full speech]

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday prayed for good health for President Muhammdu Buhari. He also vowed that the administration ​will ensure that all stolen funds were recovered and culprits brought to justice. Osinbajo said this in a national broadcast to commemorate the nation’s Democracy Day and second anniversary of the President Muhammadu 17

May 29, 2017 5:41 AM Two years after: President Buhari’s economic plan yet to impact on lives of poor Nigerians

How time flies, people are quick to say. Indeed, two years is gone already since President Muhammadu Buhari became President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. That also means, its two years to the end of the tenure. For some folks, it has been two tortuous years of change, changing from what the country was to what obtains now. For some others, nothing 18

May 28, 2017 8:38 PM PDP carpets Buhari government @ two

ABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee has taken a swipe at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as it marks two years in office tomorrow. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party said the APC had in the past two years squandered the opportunity given it by Nigerians 17

May 28, 2017 3:39 PM Ortom has turned Benue to personal business venture – Tsav

An Elder statesman and acclaimed social justice watchdog, Alhaji Abubakar B. Tsav has accused the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom of neglecting the state for his Oracle business. Tsav, a former commissioner of police has dragged Ortom before the presidency and other relevant security agencies over reasons of using his office to acquire ill-wealth 14

May 28, 2017 2:11 PM Buhari, you are a failure – Islamic scholar surprisingly says, urges Nigerians to reject PDP, APC

An Islamic scholar, Sheikh (Dr) Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has insisted that the President Muhammadu Buhari APC-led administration has failed woefully. Sheikh Gumi said this while assessing the administration of President Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last two years. According to the cleric, the president and the party performed 9

May 28, 2017 1:51 PM BIAFRA: Rising sun or dying dream?

Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, just back from a tour of South- East states in the last two weeks, reports that preparations are ongoing in the major cities and local communities for the May 30, Biafra 50th anniversary, notwithstanding threats and warnings by security agents against such celebrations. THREE youths, wearing yellow T-shirts and black beret 19