Fulani Radio: OPC Kicks, Says Motive Questionable, Not Acceptable

ODUA People’s Congress (OPC) on Thursday kicked against the establishment of a Fulani Radio station, describing the motive behind such establishment for a section of the country as questionable and not acceptable. OPC expressed it’s opposition in a press release issued by its publicity secretary, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, even as it flayed the Federal Government’s

Give Traditional Rulers Security Votes If You Want To End Insecurity – Iwo Monarch Tells FG

Adbulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwoland in Osun state, has called on the federal government to make provision for security votes for the traditional institution to help fight insecurity in the country. Akanbi, who spoke to journalists in Osogbo, the state capital on Monday, said the traditional rulers are closer to the grassroots and are privy to the

2023: Amaechi Says Igbo Can’t Be President, Ohanaeze Replies

The Apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Saturday lambasted the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi for saying the South East can’t produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu in an interview with DAILY POST said Amaechi is not God as such can’t decide the political future of

Supreme Court Of Nigeria Is The Best In The World – CJN Tanko Muhammed

The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, has declared that nobody can intimidate the justices of the Supreme Court, as they are only answerable to God and their conscience while writing their judgements. Muhammad, who insisted that justices of the court are independent-minded, disclosed that cases are usually subjected to intense debates and

Herdsmen Collected N5million Cash Before I Was Released – OAU Prof

Olayinka Adegbehingbe, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), professor who was abductedon Sunday, said N5.045m was paid to secure his release. Adegbehingbe disclosed this in an interview with NAN. A lecturer at the department of orthopaedic surgery of the university, Adegbehingbe attributed his release to the power of God. He said the kidnappers, whom he described as herdsmen, had initially

Ramadan: Kaduna Church Distribute Foodstuff To Muslims

The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru has commenced the distribution of foodstuff to some Muslims to enable them have enough food during the 30-day fasting. “This is the fourth time the church is sharing bags of grains and other foodstuff to large numbers of street beggars, internally displaced

Tanker Truck Explosion Kills 55, Injures Many In Niger

Fifty-five people died when a tanker truck exploded near the international airport of Niger’s capital, Niamey, overnight, an interior ministry spokesman said Monday. “The toll from the explosion is 55 dead and 36 injured,” the official told AFP. “The victims were burnt.” Witnesses said people were trying to collect petrol leaking from the truck, which

2000 Medical Workers Leaving Nigeria Annually – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association has said that about 2000 medical workers leave the country annually to developed countries. The National President of the Association, Francis Faduyile, said this in Abakaliki during the opening ceremony of the Annual General Conference/Delegates meeting of the association in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. He said the exodus necessitated the theme of

Alert! Poisonous Ponmo Now In markets – Lagos Govt Warns Consumers

The Lagos Government has warned consumers about the health risk of some cow hide, popularly called ponmo, being offered for sale in the state. A Press release signed by Director, Public Affairs, Adeola Salako, said government arrested three persons connected with the sale of “toxic ponmo”in Ojo and Iba council areas, while the suspicious meat was also confiscated in

We Need N900bn To Fix Refineries – Ibe Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, yesterday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said about N900 billion ($2.5 billion) is required to rehabilitate Nigeria’s refineries. Minister of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al Falih, had hinted on the possibility of his country establishing an independent refinery in Nigeria,

Nigeria Safer Today Than It Was In 2015 – Lai Mohammed

The minister noted that, by and large, the administration had performed well in addressing insecurity and the country is safer than it was in 2015, Native Reporters learnt. Specifically, he said the government had successfully secured the entire territory of the country from Boko Haram while the farmers/herdsmen clash in Benue had been curtailed. Mohammed

FG Calls For Arrest Of Innoson Motors Boss, Two Others

The Federal Government Monday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to issue a bench warrant for Innoson Nigeria Limited’s chairman Mr. Innocent Chukwuma and two of his employees. They were charged in a fraud case before Justice Ayokunle Faji. The Police charged them with an alleged N2.4billion shipping fraud, but the Attorney-General of the

I Have Conquered Boko Haram In Kogi State

Yahaya Bello, the Number 1 security conscious Governor. :Boko Haram had sleeper cells in Kogi State. Yes! They lived and operated bases where they met to plan and strategize attacks on Kogi and other target states around Kogi State like the FCT and Benue. It was rumored back then that the reason why they didn’t

INEC Plans Four Options On Rivers Polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the African Action Congress (AAC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties will today know their fate on the stalemated governorship poll in Rivers State. The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC)  has summoned a meeting of its management to receive and consider the report of a fact-finding team

Election Observer Shot Dead In Enugu

A policeman has shot dead an election observer in Umuida community, Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze north local government area of Enugu state. The observer whose identity is yet to be ascertained was shot in the head by the police officer stationed close to the residence of Ayogu Eze, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

EFCC Arrests Imo Accountant General, Accuses Okorocha Of Diverting N1bn For Vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Accountant-General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for allegedly helping Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to launder N1.05bn for the governorship and assembly elections on Saturday. The allegations were contained in an EFCC situation report which was obtained by The PUNCH on Friday. Okorocha, who is a

Buhari Congratulates Moghalu, Sowore, Atiku, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated his political opponents in the just concluded Presidential election, advising them to see his victory as a victory for Nigeria. Disclosing this shortly after he was given a certificate of return, the president elect, averred that all Nigerians must stand in brotherhood, for a bright and fulfilling future. Read the

Thugs Disrupted TraderMoni At Lafenwa Market, Abeokuta, Ogun State

Punch correspondent gathered that the suspected political thugs disrupted the planned disbursement when officials of the programme were compiling the names of prospective beneficiaries at the stall of the Iyaloja, Mrs. Ramotalai Olatunji. It was gathered that the prospective beneficiaries were forcibly dispersed by the hoodlums. It was also gathered that the Iyaloja was whisked

19-Year-Old Girl In Possession Of Gun In Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 19-year-old girl, Chika Chukwu, for unlawful possession of a pump-action gun. City Round gathered that police detectives attached to the Central Police Station, Nnewi, in collaboration with the Okpunoegbu vigilance group arrested the girl on Thursday. A member of the Okpunoegbu vigilance group, who spoke with our

Trade Moni Is Not Vote Buying – Bank Of Industry

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has said that the micro credit scheme of the Federal Government, TraderMoni was not conceived as a political product to induce voters ahead of 2019 elections. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Friday, the BOI’s Executive Director in charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs),