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September 23, 2017 11:03 PM Immigration receives 50,000 passport booklets

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has received a consignment of 50,000 passport booklets to address backlog estimated at 33,000 nationwide. Investigation revealed the passports were brought from Malaysia to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja last week. Findings also indicated the Comptroller-General (CG) of NIS, Mohammed Babandede, has deployed 18

September 23, 2017 10:37 PM IPOB and Fulani herdsmen: One nation, double standards

Was I surprised that the Federal Government (FG) declared the unarmed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation? No! I am only surprised that many Nigerians were surprised. For those who were surprised, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, cleared their surprises. He said: “All I know is that IPOB has engaged in terrorist 17

September 23, 2017 4:37 PM Saraki’s comments, an endorsement of IPOB’s activities —Lawmakers

A group of members of the House of Representatives, under the aegis of the Progressive Caucus, has described comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription as an endorsement of the group’s activities. Saraki had on Monday described IPOB’s proscription by the military and South-East governors as unconstitutional 11

September 23, 2017 3:36 PM FG Will Tackle Electricity Supply Challenges – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says all that needs to be done to end the challenges hampering regular supply of electricity to Nigerians will be addressed by the Federal Government. Professor Osinbajo gave the assurance on Saturday during the inauguration of a metering company in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Vice President 15

September 23, 2017 11:36 AM Nigeria to manufacture sports equipment – Acting SGF

The Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Habiba Lawal, said government was making efforts to commence local manufacturing of sports equipment. Ms. Lawal made this known on Saturday at the official unveiling, launch and presentation of sports equipment to 2000 primary schools by National Lottery Trust Fund, NLTF, in Yola. The acting 14

September 23, 2017 4:38 AM I was amazed Obasanjo asked Buhari to negotiate with Kanu –Clarke, SAN

During the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, preached the unity of Nigeria. But now that President Muhammadu Buhari, a northerner, is in charge, he’s preaching secession. Can we say the agitation of such a person is genuine? Let me be honest with you: No agitation in Nigeria 16

September 22, 2017 3:20 PM Jude Ndukwe: IPOB – The ants, hyenas and purveyors of falsehood

Since the invasion of Igbo geographical entity in South East Nigeria, which has elicited widespread condemnation of the federal government and its military, a lot of government officials including the military have embarked on fire brigade public relations stunts meant to douse the tension they created among Nigerians and the international community 19

September 22, 2017 8:34 AM Court refuses to drop case against Lamido

DUTSE—Jigawa State Chief Magistrate Court II, sitting in Dutse, has refused to grant the application to thrash the case against ex-Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, who is standing trial before the court since June this year. Lamido was arraigned on a four-count charge of inciting disturbance, disturbance of public peace, defamation of character and criminal 18

September 20, 2017 6:31 PM Buhari begins process of IPOB proscription-FG

Information Minister Lai Mohammed on Wednesday said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group had written to western nations alleging genocide in Igbo land but that President Muhammadu Buhari had commenced the process of proscribing the group. The minister said this while addressing the state House Press corps on the current situation in the country 17

September 20, 2017 6:21 PM Man stabs self, jumps into well in Kano

A 40 year old-man, Balarabe Adamu reportedly stabbed himself and jumped into a well on Tuesday. The incident took place at Rijiyar Zaki Quarters of Ungogo Local Government, Kano. According to the Director of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Mustafa Rilwan, the man was rescued from the well but later died at Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano. Mustafa 16