Breaking: Boko Haram terrorists attack Chibok community, displace hundreds of residents

Insurgents from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have attacked Takulashi Shikarkir, a local ward in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. It was gathered that the insurgents invaded the town on Monday evening, shooting sporadically as hundreds of residents of the community …

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NSCDC cracks down on ‘underaged criminal’ syndicate, arrests suspects in Yobe

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Yobe State Command, said its operatives have arrested an underaged syndicate who specialized in ‘pickpocket’ on market days in Damaturu. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC Bala Garba, disclosed this in a press statement made available to newsmen in Damaturu. “An organized syndicate of pickpockets involving underaged boys was busted by the …

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Arewa civil society backs crude oil surveillance contract to Tompolo

The Coalition of Arewa Civil Society Groups (CACSG) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for taking the right decision of engaging Chief Government Ekpemupolo in the crude oil surveillance contract to join hands with the security agencies in protecting the nation’s economy. Mallam Aminu Abbas, spokesman of the group in a statement said, “On a fair note; we as concern Northerners …

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Western Nigeria Football Forum to build houses for member states

As part of its programmes aimed at developing football in the region, the Western Nigeria Football Forum plans to build soccer houses for its seven member states. The Western Nigeria Football Forum comprises the six south west states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Lagos States. Speaking during the maiden Western Nigeria Football Union Taiwo Ogunjobi U-15 Championship’s award …

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Dino Melaye comes under ‘attack’ for scoring cheap points with Peter Obi’s statement at NBA conference

Former senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has come under heavy criticism for being sarcastic with a statement of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi. It was reported that Peter Obi during the NBA conference on Monday spoke on the need for Nigeria to have a well ‘articulated’ leadership to come out of the current economic challenges. The word …

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Nigerian tech start-ups can implement great ideas

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Lognetics, Light Ihesiulo, has stated that with the right support from the government, Nigerian tech start-ups can implement great ideas. Speaking in a chat with journalists in Abuja, yesterday, Ihesiulo said Nigeria is blessed with brilliant young tech people that are facing the major challenge of funding. He called on government to support tech …

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2023: SDP speaks on ‘adopting’ Tinubu for president

As the 2023 elections draw near, Rufus Aiyenigba, the National Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has asked the public to ignore Alfa Mohammed who claims he is the spokesman of the party. It was recalled that Mohammed had said no serious party will ever turn down an opportunity to have the presidential candidate of the ruling All …

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2023: Top APC member speaks on plot to remove Adamu as Chairman

As the 2023 general election approaches, Hanatu Musawa, the Deputy Director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation, has stated that the alleged plot to depose Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the ruling party’s National Chairman is merely social media talk. Musawa stated this on Monday night’s Politics Today programme on Channels TV. “We have complete faith in him, …

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Breaking: Katsina Emirate Kingmaker, Nuhu Abdulkadir, Is Dead

Alhaji Nuhu Abdulkadir, the head of Rimi town, has died. Alhaji Abdulkadir died on Tuesday morning, according to reports. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, Emir of Katsina, was the deceased’s right-hand man. He died at his home in Katsina’s Rimi Local Government Area (LGA) after a brief illness. Alhaji Aminu Nuhu Abdulkadir, a member of the family, confirmed the traditional ruler’s death …

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Lekki residents oppose Lagos govt’s plan to construct ferry terminal

Residents of Lekki Phase 1 have spoken out against the Lagos government’s plans to build a ferry terminal in the area. Yomi Idowu, Chairman of the Lekki Residents Association (LERA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the authorities have yet to inform them. Idowu emphasised that Lekki Phase 1 was already congested and had numerous private jetties. While …

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Why I stoned my two kids to death – 25-year-old father

Elisha Tari, a 25-year-old man, has revealed why he stoned his two children to death in his home. Elisha was arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for stoning two of his children, ages 3 and 5, to death. On Monday, while being paraded, the suspect admitted to having a psychological problem and having been tied in chains in the …

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Sanwo-Olu tells Ndigbo: Let’s remain united for peace, stability in Lagos

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged residents to continuously ensure that Lagos remains politically stable for continuous peace, which the state currently enjoys as the most peaceful in the country. Sanwo-Olu made the call on Sunday during a meeting with leaders of the Lagos State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by its president, Chief Solomon Ogbonna, and the …

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Osun LG poll: Don’t make voters’ register available to OSSIEC – PDP to INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been advised not to make available the updated voters register to the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSSIEC) for the purpose of the proposed local government poll planned for October 15, 2022. In a letter signed by the Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legal adviser, Hashim Abioye, INEC was also advised to stay …

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