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December 3, 2018 9:26 AM 2019 election: Why Nigerians must pray more than waste energy on politics – Fani-Kayode

A former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday appealed to Nigerians to be more prayerful ahead of the 2019 elections. He urged Nigerians not to dissipate much energy on politics but spend more time on their knees praying because the coming year may be “frightful and heart-breaking”. Fani-Kayode also bemoaned the alleged inaction of the Federal 28

November 30, 2018 12:07 PM Some Service Chiefs making money from war against Boko Haram – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has alleged that some Service chiefs in the country were making money from the war against Boko Haram insurgents. The group expressed dismay that despite the huge funds being earmarked for the procurement of weapons to fight insurgency in the northeast,the government has failed to protect lives 25

November 30, 2018 11:24 AM Boko Haram: Why Buhari govt must declare Nigeria as nation at war – Okorocha

Following the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has called on the Federal Government to declare Nigeria as a nation at war. Okorocha gave the call while saying it takes a serious war for a country to lose about 10 to 40 soldiers in an attack. He spoke when officers from the Armed 25

November 28, 2018 6:47 PM 9 suspected IPOB/MASSOB members​​ arrested in Abia​

The Abia State police command has arrested nine suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independence Movement (BIM). The Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike disclosed this on Wednesday in Umuahia, NAN reports. The suspects are identified 36

November 26, 2018 7:04 AM Buhari cancels trip to Edo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Edo on Tuesday may have been cancelled, a NAN report said Monday morning. He was billed to declare open the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference, initially scheduled to hold in Benin City. The cancellation might not be unconnected with the killing of Nigerian soldiers at Metele, a remote village bordering 24

November 25, 2018 9:55 AM Boko Haram: What Buhari must do now – SERAP reacts to killing of soldiers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the spending of defence and military budgets between 1999 and 2018 in order to promote transparency and accountability in the sector. SERAP said the probe would ensure that the funds meant for military 35

November 23, 2018 1:54 PM 2019: PDP reacts as presidency condemns Goodluck Jonathan’s ‘Transition hours’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has hit back at the presidency over its criticism of former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s book ‘My Transition Hours’. DAILY POST reports that Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity on Thursday denied the allegation made by Jonathan in his book ‘My Transition Hours’ that the present 29

November 18, 2018 6:03 AM APC vs PDP: Saraki speaks on Kwara bye-election

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has spoken on the Kwara bye-election which held on Saturday. Saraki hailed them for defying the alleged intimidation and siege laid by security agents and thugs allegedly invited into the four LGAs by the APC. He said: “The public should note that today’s #KwaraByElection was simply between PDP and security agents 25

November 16, 2018 6:01 AM Shittes: Why El-Zakzaky can’t be released – Gov. El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai has provided reasons detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shittes, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, cannot be set free. El-Rufai said that El-Zakzaky was not being held illegally as widely reported. Recall that the Shittes leader was arrested in 2015, after a confrontation 31

November 10, 2018 6:16 AM Biafra: Abaribe writes Nigeria’s ambassador to Israel over Nnamdi Kanu [Full text]

The Senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has written the Nigerian High Commissioner to Israel, His Excellency, Enoch Duchi, to confirm if the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is in Israel. The Senator was one of the three individuals who stood surety for Kanu, when he was granted bail by an Abuja 28