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TRUCK DRIVER KILLS THREE YEAR OLD BOY ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY

TRUCK DRIVER KILLS THREE YEAR OLD BOY ON LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY

A three year-old boy and three others died on Wednesday when a truck plunged into the river at the Kara end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was  gathered that the incident occurred at about 8.45 a.m when a container detached from the truck while it was on motion around Kara bridge end of the road. Witnesses said the container later…

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that any effort by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the country is grounded in the rights of victims of unlawful killings and their families.  In a statement on Wednesday signed by SERAP deputy director, Timothy Adewale, the organization said so far, attempts by the government to address the persistent attacks by herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa states and other parts of the country had overlooked the plight of the victims and their families.   “But it has to be made clear that victims of attacks apparently by herdsmen are entitled to effective remedies regardless of whether they bring their claims against the government in an individual or collective capacity”, it noted.  The organization said, “It is an imperative demand of justice that the responsibility of the perpetrators of the unlawful killings and destruction of property be clearly established and the rights of the victims and their families sustained to the fullest possible extent. Establishing a trust fund for victims of attacks by herdsmen will be an important first step towards justice for victims and their families.  “Victims’ right to an effective remedy and reparation is a legally enforceable human right and not a matter of charity. It is no coincidence that the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and human rights instruments such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to which Nigeria is a state party refer to victims’ right to effective remedies, including access to justice, reparation and guarantee of non-repetition.  “As the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, SERAP believes that Buhari is in a powerful position to end the unlawful killings and destruction of property apparently by herdsmen across the country if he really wants to do so. Buhari needs to speak directly to Nigerians and particularly to the countless victims and their families.   “Continuous refusal of Buhari to speak directly to Nigerians on the matter and visit the states such as Benue, Taraba and Adamawa, that have been most affected by these attacks by herdsmen is feeding into the propaganda that this government may be shielding suspected perpetrators from justice and, more importantly, undermines the rule of law and facilitates continuing attacks.  “Under international law, a victim is defined as anyone who suffers individual or collective harm (or pain) such as physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss, or generally any impairment of human rights as a result of acts or omissions that constitute gross violations of human rights, or serious violations of humanitarian law norms.  “A victim does not necessarily have to be the person that has suffered the harm, as a dependent or a member of the immediate family or household of the person that has directly suffered harm can indirectly be characterised as a victim.  “Indeed, the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power provides some guarantees for victims (including family members of direct victims), such as those that suffer ‘substantial impairment of their fundamental rights’ through acts or omissions of governments.”

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that any effort by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the country is grounded in the rights of victims of unlawful killings and their families. In a statement on Wednesday signed by SERAP deputy director, Timothy Adewale, the organization said so far, attempts by the government to address the persistent attacks by herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa states and other parts of the country had overlooked the plight of the victims and their families. “But it has to be made clear that victims of attacks apparently by herdsmen are entitled to effective remedies regardless of whether they bring their claims against the government in an individual or collective capacity”, it noted. The organization said, “It is an imperative demand of justice that the responsibility of the perpetrators of the unlawful killings and destruction of property be clearly established and the rights of the victims and their families sustained to the fullest possible extent. Establishing a trust fund for victims of attacks by herdsmen will be an important first step towards justice for victims and their families. “Victims’ right to an effective remedy and reparation is a legally enforceable human right and not a matter of charity. It is no coincidence that the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and human rights instruments such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights to which Nigeria is a state party refer to victims’ right to effective remedies, including access to justice, reparation and guarantee of non-repetition. “As the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, SERAP believes that Buhari is in a powerful position to end the unlawful killings and destruction of property apparently by herdsmen across the country if he really wants to do so. Buhari needs to speak directly to Nigerians and particularly to the countless victims and their families. “Continuous refusal of Buhari to speak directly to Nigerians on the matter and visit the states such as Benue, Taraba and Adamawa, that have been most affected by these attacks by herdsmen is feeding into the propaganda that this government may be shielding suspected perpetrators from justice and, more importantly, undermines the rule of law and facilitates continuing attacks. “Under international law, a victim is defined as anyone who suffers individual or collective harm (or pain) such as physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss, or generally any impairment of human rights as a result of acts or omissions that constitute gross violations of human rights, or serious violations of humanitarian law norms. “A victim does not necessarily have to be the person that has suffered the harm, as a dependent or a member of the immediate family or household of the person that has directly suffered harm can indirectly be characterised as a victim. “Indeed, the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power provides some guarantees for victims (including family members of direct victims), such as those that suffer ‘substantial impairment of their fundamental rights’ through acts or omissions of governments.”

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), on Wednesday, fired back at the Nigerian Police, saying it lacked the capacity to proscribe any registered organisation in Nigeria. The Police had yesterday, in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Jimoh Moshood, explained that, it could not obey courts orders to unseal Peace Corps office because a federal…

SHOCKING STORY OF A NIGERIAN MOTHER WHO ACCIDENTALLY KILLS HER TWIN SONS BY POISONING

SHOCKING STORY OF A NIGERIAN MOTHER WHO ACCIDENTALLY KILLS HER TWIN SONS BY POISONING

A Nigerian lady named Blessing McColumbus, shared the story of a mother who accidentally killed her 9-year-old twin sons 2 years ago. Blessing McColumbus took to Facebook to share the sad story. According to Blessing, the mother had accused her sister, who had the kids over for the weekend, of killing them. But after several investigation, it was later revealed they likely died…

NSCDC CUTS OFF BOKO HARAM FUEL SUPPLY OPERATION

NSCDC CUTS OFF BOKO HARAM FUEL SUPPLY OPERATION

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC ) has destroyed the fuel supply to the Boko Haram insurgency group. Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri on Tuesday, the Borno State Commander of the security outfit, Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the fuel supply to the insurgents was cut off by his command during its recent operation along the fringes of Sambisa…

Ajimobi appoints Tunde Afolabi as pioneer TechU Chancellor

Ajimobi appoints Tunde Afolabi as pioneer TechU Chancellor

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has approved the appointment of an oil magnate and philanthropist, Chief Tunde Afolabi, MFR, as the pioneer Chancellor of the state-owned Technical University, Ibadan. Ajimobi in a statement made available to TORIREPUBLIC Friday evening by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli said that the appointment takes immediate effect. The statement described the…

Shittes reacts to rumoured death of its leader, El-Zakzaky

Shittes reacts to rumoured death of its leader, El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shittes, has reacted to the rumoured death of its leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky. IMN said the malicious information was meant to break its will and cause confusion, thereby allowing miscreants to seize the opportunity to turn their peaceful protests into violence. This was part of a statement by Shittes’ spokesman, Ibrahim Musa,…

2019: Arewa youths explain why they will stop Buhari’s re-election bid

2019: Arewa youths explain why they will stop Buhari’s re-election bid

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has stated that people like President Muhammadu Buhari are no longer needed to lead Nigeria. They spoke through its President, Shettima Yerima in an interview with the Sun, adding that the currently administration has exhausted its ideas and has nothing more to offer. Yerima said come 2019 general elections, youths will no longer waste…

Popular musician-turned-activist, Chukwuemeka Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for not declaring Fulani herdsmen a terrorist group.  Buhari was absent at the mass burial of 73 people killed by Fulani herdsmen in Logo and Guma LGAs of the state.   Charly boy, questioned the absence of a government representative at the mass burial of 73 Nigerians massacred by Fulani herdsmen.  The convener of OurMumuDonDo movement wondered if the President’s silence could be in support of the incessant killing of Nigerians in Benue State.  In a video gone viral, The visibly angry outspoken maverick singer said, ”They went to the East and gave us their python dance, instructed by the master.  ”They went to the West and gave us their crocodile smile, why are they not giving us our Joromi dance in Benue state? Isn’t that where it’s needed the most?   ”Check out the slaughtering of human beings,our brothers and sisters by the so called herdsmen who are above the army. Are they this powerful because they are the private Army of the oga at the top?  ”Why was there no government representative at the mass burial? Does the President’s silence mean consent or approval?  ”Let’s go back to the grazing bill, why was it passed? Why was the IPOB group declared a terrorist organisation and not the herdsmen?  ”Finally President Muhammadu Buhari why are you not talking?”

Popular musician-turned-activist, Chukwuemeka Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for not declaring Fulani herdsmen a terrorist group. Buhari was absent at the mass burial of 73 people killed by Fulani herdsmen in Logo and Guma LGAs of the state. Charly boy, questioned the absence of a government representative at the mass burial of 73 Nigerians massacred by Fulani herdsmen. The convener of OurMumuDonDo movement wondered if the President’s silence could be in support of the incessant killing of Nigerians in Benue State. In a video gone viral, The visibly angry outspoken maverick singer said, ”They went to the East and gave us their python dance, instructed by the master. ”They went to the West and gave us their crocodile smile, why are they not giving us our Joromi dance in Benue state? Isn’t that where it’s needed the most? ”Check out the slaughtering of human beings,our brothers and sisters by the so called herdsmen who are above the army. Are they this powerful because they are the private Army of the oga at the top? ”Why was there no government representative at the mass burial? Does the President’s silence mean consent or approval? ”Let’s go back to the grazing bill, why was it passed? Why was the IPOB group declared a terrorist organisation and not the herdsmen? ”Finally President Muhammadu Buhari why are you not talking?”

The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Friday nullified the election of the member, House of Representatives representing Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency of Katsina state, Hon. Mansir Aliyu Mashi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The court which affirmed the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal, which had earlier ruled on the matter, however ordered the third respondents…

Benue killings: Charlyboy blasts Buhari over silence, absence at burial

Benue killings: Charlyboy blasts Buhari over silence, absence at burial

Popular musician-turned-activist, Chukwuemeka Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for not declaring Fulani herdsmen a terrorist group. Buhari was absent at the mass burial of 73 people killed by Fulani herdsmen in Logo and Guma LGAs of the state. Charly boy, questioned the absence of a government representative at the mass burial of 73 Nigerians massacred…

Fulani herdsmen : Ikpeazu rejects colony proposal by Nigerian government

Fulani herdsmen : Ikpeazu rejects colony proposal by Nigerian government

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has rejected the Federal Government’s proposal of establishing colonies for cattle herders in Abia State. Ikpeazu stated that Abia state will not cede any part of her territory to Fulani herdsman as colony for cattle. The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos,said, ”We reject any plan to…

Globacom mobile speaks on ‘acquisition of 9Mobile’

Globacom mobile speaks on ‘acquisition of 9Mobile’

Telecommunications giant, Globacom, has distanced itself from media reports which insinuated that it was the preferred bidder to acquire telecommunications company, 9Mobile. A press statement issued in Lagos on Friday said: “Globacom has not acquired 9Mobile as widely reported in the media.” According to the company, “We are bound by the terms of the acquisition process as stipulated by the…

2018 prophecy: How Atiku, Ekweremadu will defeat Buhari – Prophet Olagunju

2018 prophecy: How Atiku, Ekweremadu will defeat Buhari – Prophet Olagunju

The Presiding Bishop, Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries, Ibadan, Prophet Wale Olagunju, has revealed what God told him about former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu coming together to wrestle power from the President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In his 51-point prophecy for 2018, Olagunju, said God had rejected Buhari’s…

Fulani herdsmen: We will overcome Benue crisis – DIG

Fulani herdsmen: We will overcome Benue crisis – DIG

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, on Friday charged new set of troops deployed to Benue State to ensure peace and order are maintain in the state. Habila also said the troops can surmount security challenges confronting the state. The DIG made the remark at the Police headquarters in Makurdi while deploying the…

2019: Buhari, Northern governors meet in Aso Rock

2019: Buhari, Northern governors meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday met behind closed doors with some Northern Governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governors who met with Buhari include those of Kaduna, Yobe, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Adamawa and Kano States. Speaking with newsmen, Nasir El-rufai, said they had no apology meeting with the president over the 2019 presidential election. Details later…

How Adetola Kaseem defended Muslim students for free – MSSN

How Adetola Kaseem defended Muslim students for free – MSSN

Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit, had declared that the late Hijab lawyer, Chief Gani Adetola-Kaseem (SAN) defended the Hijab right in Lagos without taking a dime. Speaking after the burial of the lead Counsel on the long-running hijab case in Lagos State, MSSN Amir (President), Dr. Saheed Ashafa, described the late legal luminary as a…

Court sacks Anambra senator

Court sacks Anambra senator

An Abuja Federal High Court has set aside the judgment that pronounced Obiora Okonkwo winner of the March, 2015 Anambra Central Senatorial District election. The judgement was rendered by Justice John Tsoho on Friday, setting aside the order of December 13, 2017 on the grounds that the facts were presented in such a manner to mislead the court on the…

Benue killings: Miyetti Allah defends killer herdsmen, says Benue local security caused trouble

Benue killings: Miyetti Allah defends killer herdsmen, says Benue local security caused trouble

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has given insight into what led to crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Guma and Logo local government area of Benue State which led to the death some people on January 1. The Secretary-General of the association, Usman Ngelzerma alleged that the livestock guards employed by the state government to enforce the anti-open…

DSS reacts to reports of El-Zakzaky’s death

DSS reacts to reports of El-Zakzaky’s death

The Department of State Service, DSS, has insisted that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is alive and in good health. Rumours of worsening health condition and death of the Shiites leader emerged during the week but the DSS gave clarification on El-Zakzaky’s health yesterday insisting he is in stable condition.…

Buhari speaks on appointment of OPC leader, Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland

Buhari speaks on appointment of OPC leader, Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland

President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged the leader of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Gani Adams to use his new position as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land to enhance the unity of Nigeria. Buhari also urged the OPC leader to pursue worthy goals of security and peace among Nigerians. The President made the remark while congratulating Adams on his inauguration as…

LPPC strips Kunle Ogunba of SAN’s title, suspends conferment on Toyin Bashorun

LPPC strips Kunle Ogunba of SAN’s title, suspends conferment on Toyin Bashorun

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has suspended the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun. The committee also announced the withdrawal of the rank from Mr. Kunle Ogunba. The decisions were announced in a statement signed by Mrs. Hadizatu Mustapha, Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary to the LPPC.…

Falana speaks on reported death of Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky

Falana speaks on reported death of Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky

Femi Falana, activist lawyer, has reacted to the alleged death of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiite. El-Zakzaky, who has been in custody of security forces for the past two years, was rumored to have died yesterday. Reacting on Friday, the activist lawyer said, “Clinically he (El-Zakzaky) is not dead yet. But…

Why Buhari approved payment of N40m to Obasanjo, Jonathan, Atiku, others – SGF, Mustapha

Why Buhari approved payment of N40m to Obasanjo, Jonathan, Atiku, others – SGF, Mustapha

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has disclosed why the Federal Government paid N40m to former presidents instead of buying them vehicles as prescribed by the law. Mustapha said the decision was adopted to allow the former Presidents purchase vehicles of their choice. Speaking at the 2018 budget defence session before members of the Senate…

BREAKING: Yusuf Buhari discharged from Cedarcrest Hospital

BREAKING: Yusuf Buhari discharged from Cedarcrest Hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, Yusuf, has been discharged from the Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja, where he has been on admission since he was involved in a bike accident. This was confirmed by the president’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad. “Yusuf Buhari has been discharged from Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja. Read full statement released today by the Hospital. Wish…

Benue killings: Senator Ibrahim reveals likely attackers

Benue killings: Senator Ibrahim reveals likely attackers

Senator Abu Ibrahim representing Katsina South Senatorial district has given a hint on those responsible for herdsmen attack on communities in Benue and Taraba states. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, speaking with newsmen on Thursday said Boko Haram insurgents or Libyan soldiers could be responsible for the attacks. He noted that Fulani herdsmen are not able…

Facebook to effect major changes on its website

Facebook to effect major changes on its website

Facebook has announced that it will soon effect major changes to news feed from media organisations, brands and businesses to focus on personal interactions. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, said this in a post on Friday. He disclosed that the Facebook community has complained of a rise in the numbers of public posts on the social network in the past two…

2019 election: Igbo youths reveal presidential candidate

2019 election: Igbo youths reveal presidential candidate

The World Igbo Youth Council, WIC, has commended South-east zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for 2019 general elections. The group assured that it would mobilise for the actualisation of the project. National Vice Chairman, Chief Emmanuel Enukwu, had announced decision of the zone. Enukwu made the declaration at the Umuahia Township Stadium during a…

Trump allegedly calls Africa ‘shithole’, orders 259,000 immigrants out of US

Trump allegedly calls Africa ‘shithole’, orders 259,000 immigrants out of US

President Donald Trump has allegedly questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries”. This is contained in a new Reuters report, weeks after alleged similar comment by Trump triggered outrage. In December, New York Times reported that Trump, in reaction to the rising number of migrants in the…

Why queues are resurfacing – Oil marketers

Why queues are resurfacing – Oil marketers

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Thursday said that petrol allocations by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to Ibadan Depot was grossly inadequate. Alhaji Raimi Tayo, Chairman, Ibadan Depot of IPMAN, lamented that independent marketers hardly load 12 trucks daily. Tayo said that the situation was causing scarcity of petrol in the hinterlands. According to him,…

Trump cancels UK visit, blasts Obama

Trump cancels UK visit, blasts Obama

US President, Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year. He blamed ex-President Obama for his decision. “​R​eason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one…

Benue killings: Atiku reacts after mass burial of 73 people

Benue killings: Atiku reacts after mass burial of 73 people

Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with the people and government of Benue state, following the mass burial of 73 people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The corpses were victims of the recent attacks on Logo and Guma local governments in the state. Atiku wrote on his verified Twitter page: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of…

Failure to implement 2014 National Conference recommendations an insult to Nigerians – OBC Nwolise

Failure to implement 2014 National Conference recommendations an insult to Nigerians – OBC Nwolise

A renowned Political Scientist, Professor Osisioma Nwolise has declared that failure of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference amounts to insulting the collective intelligence of Nigerians. Nwolise, who currently heads the Department of Political Science at the University of Ibadan, stated this in his lecture at the 2018 Samuel…

Goodluck Jonathan speaks on ‘756 Nigerians dying under his watch’

Goodluck Jonathan speaks on ‘756 Nigerians dying under his watch’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the claims by the presidency that 756 Nigerians were killed under his administration. Jonathan in a statement issued by his media office to T0RIREPUBLIC on Thursday, described the statement as mischievous and false. He blasted the special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina for trivalizing such heinous crime. He…

NYSC releases date for 2017 Batch B stream 2 orientation

NYSC releases date for 2017 Batch B stream 2 orientation

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced date for orientation camp of 2017 Batch B, stream 2 Corps members. The orientation course will hold between Tuesday 16th January 2018, to Monday 5th February 2018. It is scheduled to hold in only Fifteen (15) NYSC Orientation Camps: Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau,…

Ambode appoints Asisat Oshoala as Lagos State Sports Ambassador

Ambode appoints Asisat Oshoala as Lagos State Sports Ambassador

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed, Asisat Oshoala as the new Lagos State Sports Ambassador. The footballer, who won the CAF Women’s African Football Player of the Year was received by Ambode at the State House, with the governor declaring her a “sport ambassador of Lagos.” Confirming the appointment in a tweet on his official twitter handle, Ambode wrote: ”3rd time…

IGP Idris moves to establish Marine base in Edo

IGP Idris moves to establish Marine base in Edo

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris on Thursday ordered the establishment of a Marine Base in the Edo State Police Command. This was disclosed to newsmen by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo at the State Command headquarters in Benin. He stated that the establishment of the marine base would stop crimes as waterways in the…

Nigerians reacts to Buhari’s absence at Benue mass burial

Nigerians reacts to Buhari’s absence at Benue mass burial

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday came under attack for over his failure to attend the mass burial for the victims of the Benue herdsmen killings. President Buhari on Thursday shared a post on his official twitter page congratulating the winner of his 2017 greeting card competition. Buhari wrote “Let me specially thank @Michael_CXT, whose submission inspired the final design of…

Fulani herdsmen: Pastor Enenche speaks on killings in Benue, Taraba

Fulani herdsmen: Pastor Enenche speaks on killings in Benue, Taraba

The Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), Abuja, Dr Paul Enenche, has condemned the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue and Taraba states. Pastor Enenche during an evening programme held at the Dunamis Headquarters, Abuja warned that if herdsmen killings were not stopped, Nigeria would be consumed. He further stated that anyone who wants to graze his animals should…

Herdsmen killings: Al-Makura, Nasarawa monarch blast Ortom

Herdsmen killings: Al-Makura, Nasarawa monarch blast Ortom

Gov. Tanko Al-Makura and other stakeholders in Nasarawa State have denied the allegation by Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue that Nasarawa State is habouring killer herdsmen in Tunga, Awe local Government Area. Al-Makura, while making a presentation at a stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris in Lafia on Thursday, described the allegation as “grievous, unacceptable…

2019: How we will expose Buhari’s govt to Nigerians – PDP

2019: How we will expose Buhari’s govt to Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has disclosed its plans to expose the corruption and failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The Deputy National Chairman of the party (South), Mr. Yemisi Akinwumi, who accused Buhari of being selective in his fight against corruption, said the party would use the social media to expose Buhari. Akinwumi speaking at an interactive session with…

Falana issues DSS 48-hour ultimatum to release detained Cameroonians

Falana issues DSS 48-hour ultimatum to release detained Cameroonians

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has issued the Department of State Services 48 hours to release the 10 Cameroonian separatists in its custody. Falana threatened to approach the court in demand for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights if the DSS failed to act. The senior advocate disclosed this in a letter addressed to the Inspector-General…

NYSC introduces new payment system for prospective corps members

NYSC introduces new payment system for prospective corps members

The management of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the new payment method for all prospective corps members. The Scheme introduced use of remita to make payment easier for corps members, via the NYSC official portal. Below is the complete procedures on how to make payment on NYSC portal, using the Remita pay option. 1. PCM should go to…

South-West youth leaders meet, insist on restructuring

South-West youth leaders meet, insist on restructuring

Youths from the six states of the South-West geo-political zone have unanimously resolved that the only panacea to array of national challenges the country is presently facing is total restructuring. They argued that the region fared better as a region, described it as a golden era and the period of speedy development and growth. The resolution was made on Wednesday…

NCC reacts to sale of 9Mobile to ‘anointed bidder’

NCC reacts to sale of 9Mobile to ‘anointed bidder’

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday dismissed reports alleging that a preferred bidder has been anointed for the acquisition of telecom giants, 9Mobile. T​his is contained ​in a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo​. He insisted that the process for the acquisition of 9Mobile is still ongoing. Ojobo said Barclays Africa remained in full control…

Benue killings: Tor Tiv blows hot over ‘genocide’

Benue killings: Tor Tiv blows hot over ‘genocide’

The Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty Prof James Ayatse has alleged that the killings of Benue indigenes in the New Year attacks were signs of genocide. The Tor Tiv said this on Thursday in Makurdi during the requiem mass for the mass burial of 73 people killed by herdsmen on January 1 in Guma and Logo local government councils. He…

Northerners need Jesus’ salvation message – Ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha begs Pastor MuokaNortherners need Jesus’ salvation message – Ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha begs Pastor Muoka

Northerners need Jesus’ salvation message – Ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha begs Pastor MuokaNortherners need Jesus’ salvation message – Ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha begs Pastor Muoka

A former Chief Security Officer to late General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has told the General Overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, Pastor Lazarus Muoka, that Youths in the Northern part of the country need salvation. He called on the cleric to come to the North to rescue the 19 northern states from incessant crisis in the…

Appeal Court rules on motion to stop Anambra re-run poll

Appeal Court rules on motion to stop Anambra re-run poll

The Court of Appeal on Thursday in Abuja dismissed a motion seeking to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting the re-run election into the Anambra Central Senatorial District. Delivering the judgment, Justice Abubakar Yahaya held that the earlier order made on November 20, 2017 directing INEC to conduct election for the senatorial seat within 90 days could…

‘Handshake Across the Niger’: How IPOB members caused stir in Enugu summit

‘Handshake Across the Niger’: How IPOB members caused stir in Enugu summit

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday caused serious stir at the ‘Handshake Across the Niger’ summit held in Enugu. The summit, which had earlier progressed without hitch, witnessed an uproar as soon as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo harped on restructuring. Nwodo’s demand for restructuring was greeted with loud disenchanted voices from the pro-Biafra agitators. The Ohanaeze…

What South-East, South-West leaders decided in Enugu (Full Text of Communique)

What South-East, South-West leaders decided in Enugu (Full Text of Communique)

A meeting of the South-East, South-West leaders and other regions has ended in Enugu with a 17-point communique. The communique was signed by Chief Nnia Nwodo, President-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo and ‎Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on behalf of Afenifere. It read in full: Communique – Handshake Across The Niger: A] Notations. After today’s meeting of all strata of persons of Igbo and Yoruba origins…

NNPC speaks as queues resurface

NNPC speaks as queues resurface

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has appealed to motorists in Abuja, its environs and other parts of the country not to engage in any panic buying of petroleum products. It assured that the Corporation has robust stock of PMS, otherwise called petrol, which is sufficient to serve the nation for more than 30 days. Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager,…

Herdsmen massacre: Ekweremadu commiserates with Benue

Herdsmen massacre: Ekweremadu commiserates with Benue

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commiserated with the government and people of Benue State on the occasion of the mass burial of the victims of the recent suspected herdsmen attacks. Ekweremadu expressed sadness over the preventable loss of lives in Nigeria and reiterated his call for decentralised policing in the country. He said: “This is…