Lagos: I have no ethnic group – Joe Igbokwe

Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, Joe Igbokwe, has described himself as a Nigerian and not belonging to any ethnic group. Igbokwe, who stated this yesterday at the House of Assembly during the screening of the last batch of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet-nominees, lampooned those he described as ethnic bigots. He

How to reduce travelling abroad for medical treatment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that turning around the health sector in the country can reduce dependence on foreign countries for medical treatment. The president, who stated this at the commissioning ceremony of Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital, Daura, Katsina State, also said that health services in the rural areas deserved more attention. He said

Those promising Tinubu presidency in 2023 are just deceiving him – Afenifere

Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain on Thursday insisted that some power brokers in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are merely deceiving Asiwaju Bola Tinubu about handing over power to him in 2023. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Adebanjo said he is disappointed that though Tinubu rode on the

El-zakzaky on his way back to Nigeria

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigerian, IMN, popularly known as Shiites, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is on his way back from the Indian hospital where he had gone to receive medical attention. The spokesman for the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to DAILY NIGERIAN that the Shi’ite leader would begin his return journey back to Abuja

Lawan returns from Mecca, reassures Nigerians on commitment of new National Assembly

Amid discontent trailing the recently constituted Senate Committees, Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has said the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians. Lawan spoke to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly on his return from the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the early

Popular blogger in Imo kidnapped

News reaching Brainnews has it that unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Mr. Ifeanyi Onyenankeya, a popular blogger in Imo State. The blogger, Onyenankeya is the owner of two popular news blogs, Okigwe Arena and Imo Arena, PUNCH reported. According to reports, he was reportedly abducted on Monday night at his father’s compound,

Policeman arrested for mocking Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP on Facebook

Police in Yobe have arrested a police officer, Sunday Japhet, for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. According to a Daily Post report, Yobe police commissioner, Sunmonu Abdulmaliki, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. Mr Japhet, who is said to be a part of the

Gunmen kidnap Baptist Pastor in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a pastor identified as Reverend Elisha Noma of Nagarta Baptist Church , Angwan Makiri, near Udawa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. The incident which occurred around 1:30 am Wednesday, the armed kidnappers, numbering about 20, reportedly stormed the village and forced their way into the Pastor’s

Nigerian Prisons Service will now be called Nigerian Correctional Service – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill into law. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday. The Act repeals the Nigerian Prisons Service Act. The Nigerian Prisons Service will now be called the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Dissolve our marriage, my husband cannot perform on bed – Wife tells court

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday dissolved a 13-year-old marriage between one Mr Monday Adiri, and his wife, Dominica, for calling her husband an ‘impotent man. The petitioner, Adiri, a 43-year-old clearing agent, alleged that Domnica, called him impotent and moved out of their matrimonial home with their two-year-ago daughter. The President of

All those who kill people, saying “Allahu Akbar” are lying because God is not wicked – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Batsari, Katsina State, vowed to fight insecurity and other attendant challenges facing the country to a standstill and ensure that perpetrators of banditry and kidnapping attacks are brought to justice. The President who made the pledge while on a sympathy visit to 1,050 internally displaced persons, IDP, selected from

There was no election in 2019. 2023 cannot be free and fair, Sowore speaks from detention

Omoyele Sowore, a political activist and a presidential candidate in the last general election, shortly before his arrest and eventual detention by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime spoke with Ejikeme Omenazu of Daily Independent. Excerpt: How do you feel being an activist in politics? I am a political activist. My activism is based on happenings

Behold massive corruption before you get passport in Nigeria Immigration Service – Omoshola Deji

An Account of the Corruption and Anomalies in the Nigerian Immigration Service   By Omoshola Deji One of the primary responsibilities of government is to provide – or regulate the provision of – efficient service to the populace. Successive Nigerian government has failed in this regard. It has become a convention to get inefficient service,

Taraba Police killings: Army captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation carried out so far has revealed that telephone conversations between

Nigerians are dying of poverty on daily basis and the Government do not care – UK Parliament

A Nigerian UK minister, Kemi Badenoch has explained how irresponsible Nigerian government is and how difficult it is to live in Nigeria. Kemi who is a member of Parliament representing Saffron Walden constituency in the UK during a plenary, narrated how the Nigerians are dying of poverty on daily basis and the Government do not

DHQ panel arrests two policemen ‘who leaked operation’ to Taraba kidnap kingpin

A panel set up by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state has arrested two policemen. Daily Trust reports that the two policemen working at Ibi police division “were arrested for allegedly leaking information to suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume of plans to arrest

Anyone who tells you Buhari is not doing well is a liar from hell – Joe Igbokwe

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Joe Igbokwe, has asked Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Igbokwe, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday blamed the nation’s woes on the previous administrations since 1999. According to him, anyone with the insinuation” that

2023: Guinean President Wants Tinubu to succeed Buhari

President Alpha Condé of Guinea visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, at the weekend to lobby for his friend, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to clinch the presidential candidacy of the party in 2023, Daily Independent has gathered. Though Condé’s visit coincided with the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations