Governor Wike Offers N30m Education Trust Fund For Children Of Colonel Elemele Killed By Boko Haram

Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike has established an Educational Trust Fund to train the four children of late Colonel Ken Elemele, Igbere TV reports. Native Reporters learnt that Col. Elemele, from Rivers, wa among the soldiers who fell in a Boko Haram ambush between Yobe and Borno last Wednesday. The fallen hero was the

Some Fulani Herdsmen Are Planted By Politicians To Gain Points – Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has accused some Nigerians of stereotyping Fulani herdsmen and associating them with crime Adesina made the comment in an interview with an online newspaper, while stating that some of the issues raised are exaggerated. According to him, despite the challenges, Nigeria is still

Buhari Has Performed Better In Security Than Jonathan – Lauretta Onochie

The Social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie, Saturday argued that Buhari has performed better in securing the lives and properties of Nigerians than his predecessors. Disclosing this via her verified tweeter handle, Onochie apologized to Nigerians for the little security challenges going on, noting that in due time President Muhammadu Buhari

Stop Fake News, It Divides And Destabilizes Communities – Buhari Warns

President Muhammadu Buhari says media professionals and other stakeholders must correct and safeguard Journalism profession from the activities of fake news peddlers who are bent on destabilising the nation’s socio-political system. The president gave the challenge when he received the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria

I Prefer Being Senator, Not Minister – Former Oyo Governor, Ajimobi

Immediate past governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi has revealed his focus is on retrieving his senatorial mandate in the court as against pursuing ministerial appointment. He stressed serving at the Senate is his personal preference. The former governor denied he rejected ministerial appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he was not offered the appointment

Miyetti Allah Visits CAN, Urges Christians To Support FG Initiatives For Peace

The leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), have called for the collaboration of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in uniting the different religious groups in the country for peaceful resolution of the farmers-herders’ conflicts. MACBAN’s National Secretary, Baba Ngelzarma, made the call in his remarks, during the delegation of the

Kidnappers Hijacked 18-seater Bus, Killed Naval Officer Along Benin – Lagos Highway

A Naval Warrant Officer, Felix Aknabi, has been shot dead by suspected kidnappers, who allegedly kidnapped 18 passengers traveling from Akwa-Ibom State to Lagos en route Edo State on Tuesday. Reports say the men of the Edo State Polipce Command had swung into action on receiving the information and rescued the other 17 passengers. Sources

Insecurity: Some Nigerians Are Rejoicing So That They Can Blame Buhari – Itse Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Wednesday said some Nigerians are happy with the current insecurity crisis in the country and are using it score cheap political points by heaping blames on the federal government. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Sagay who emphasized the need

FG Is Provoking Fresh Insurgency With El-zakzaky And Shi’ites – Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against its violent approach to handling members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, despite numerous court orders issued for his release. Falana expressed concerns over the method the Federal Government had adopted

Obasanjo Should Have Phoned Buhari Instead Of Writing Letter To Embarrass The Nation – Sagay

An eminent Professor of Law, Itse Sagay (SAN), has branded former president Olusegun Obasanjo “childish and immature”, for making his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari public. Obasanjo in the letter released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, had expressed worry over high level of insecurity in the country. Sagay, speaking to the Nation, however, agreed with

We’re Still Negotiating For Release Of Chibok Girls, Sharibu, Others – Presidency

The Presidency says it is still negotiating with Boko Haram terrorists for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls, Leah Sharibu and other kidnapped Nigerians. It faulted a former CNN anchor, Isha Sesay, for saying in her newly published book that Nigerians and the government had forgotten the kidnapped girls because they were from

Tribunal: ‘Your Video Evidence Is Empty’ – Buhari, INEC Tell PDP

Today, the Independent National Electoral Commission described the 48-compact disc evidence tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as empty and lacking in probative value. According to reports four of the video clips played at the Presidential Election Tribunal court hall included ‘countdown of Osun Decides,’ a production of Channels

Fulanis Made Me Rich, They Did More For Me Than My Own People – Pat Utomi

Patrick Okedinachi Utomi a Nigerian professor of political economy and management expert said Fulanis are good people. While speaking to an audience in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, yesterday the former presidential aspirant gave a speech which he titled *Why you gain nothing from ethnic bias* He Is quoted by Viralmula.Com Below Never get yourself involved in *ethnic

Miyetti Allah Criticizes Soyinka, Calls For Arrest Of Obasanjo

The apex Fulani socio-cultural organisation in Nigeria, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has criticised Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for blaming herdsmen for the insecurity in the country, while calling for the arrest of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo had written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the prevalence of insecurity in the country,

Zamfara State Approves 300 Hectares Of Land For RUGA Settlement

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has said that the state would implement the Ruga settlement initiative to resettle herders and boost economic activities. The governor told the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajiamila who visited the state that the state government would go ahead with the programme in spite of its suspension by the Federal

Herdsmen Stab Farmer To Death In Ogun

Residents of Adao community in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area in Ogun State were thrown into confusion, yesterday, when two suspected herdsmen reportedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, Rafiu Showemimo, to death. It was gathered that the suspected herdsmen accosted the farmer and stabbed him in the neck on his way back home from the farm at 12noon. Native Reporters 

Tinubu Has Become A Slave To His Ambition And A Plague To His People – Fani Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation has blasted National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over his statement at Afenifere National leader’s home in Akure, Ondo State. Tinubu, who paid a condolence visit to the Afenifere National Leader in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday over the murder of Mrs. Olakunrin

Buhari’s Inability To Solve Herdsmen Problems Has Cancelled His Achievements – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday declared that the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to find solutions to the problems of herdsmen has wiped away the positive achievements of his administration. The playwright said that the “carelessness and negligence” of the Buhari’s administration had led to the death of many Nigerians. Soyinka stated this at

Herdsmen Convert Ondo Forest Reserve Into Camp

Fresh facts emerged on Saturday that herdsmen have converted the Ondo Government reserve located in the Odigbo Local Government Area into a militia camp. This indication buttressed the widespread claim that killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, 58-year-old daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, were herdsmen who sneaked out of

Insecurity: Buhari Is Sleeping On Duty – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili saturday lamented that despite being ascribed as the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari had not proved to be in charge of the armed forces. Ezekwesili, who co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls Movement, also lamented that Nigeria had been this divided since it became independent in 1960.