Gunmen Kill 20 In Katsina Villages

No less than 20 people have been killed by gunmen in Dan Marke Z, Dan Sabau and Karya, villages in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. Anas Isa, transition management committee chairman of the council, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. He said all three villages share border with Zamfara, a hot zone for banditry.

Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment

The House of Representatives on Wednesday abolished age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs). This followed the passage, by the lawmakers, of a “Bill for an Act to Eradicate the Age Discrimination against Job seekers in Federal Government Agencies,” sponsored by Sergius Ogun (APC, Edo) and Babajimi Benson (APC,

We Have Credible Evidence That The PDP, Atiku Want To Destroy Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Wednesday raised the alarm that the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its Presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar were allegedly making desperate efforts to scuttle President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Government also warned PDP and Atiku to quickly retrace their steps or risk an offense

Insecurity: Nigeria Delegation To ECOWAS Says Security Situation Satisfactory

The Nigerian Delegation to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, has said the overall security situation in the country has been satisfactory, particularly in 2019. Among the 35-member delegation are Yusuf Lasun, who doubles as the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, as well as Adesoji Rilwan Akanbi, Ahmad Baba Kaita

9th National Assembly: 469 Members To Receive N4.68bn Welcome Package

Four hundred and sixty-nine lawmakers who were elected on the platform of various political parties in the February 23 National Assembly elections and the subsequent supplementary election will get N4.68bn as welcome package immediately after their inauguration in June, The PUNCH investigation has shown. The package is to help the lawmakers sort out accommodation and

FG Can Seize Assets Whether Or Not There’s Corruption Allegation – Prof Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government can seize assets from citizens who cannot explain the source of their wealth. The vice president made this known on Tuesday while declaring the anti-corruption conference organised by the office of the vice president and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in Abuja on Tuesday. “The

APGA Sacks Obiano, Ojukwu’s Wife

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has removed Governor Willie Obiano as its Board of Trustees Chairman (BoT) Also, removed was late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s wife, Bianca as member alongside others The decisions were taken on Tuesday in Awka during the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which followed the expiration of the four

I Will Turn Marijuana (Weed) To Nigeria’s Biggest Modern Income – Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who is currently in Thailand with the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd on visit for a Program on Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development, has said in a response to SaharaReporters on twitter, that his administration will focus on the legal

I Am Wiser Now, They Have Thought Me Politics – Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Monday that he had grown wiser politically, having spent four years in office. Speaking with state house correspondents during what he referred to as a “thank you visit” to President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating some of projects in the state, Ambode said politicians learn everyday. Asked to

Saraki’s Probe: EFCC Engaging In Persecution, Not Prosecution — Afenifere

Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has described the latest probe of outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as political vendetta, saying the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was engaging in persecution instead of prosecution. Residential houses belonging to Saraki located in Ikoyi, Lagos, were sealed off by the EFCC, which said it had opened a

Buhari Is Treating Miyetti Allah Like His Best Friend – Gani Adams Reveals

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against treating the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) with child gloves. Adams, in an announcement on Sunday, said the Buhari Government ought to understand the way that the spate of uncertainty in the nation is disturbing and should quit favoring

Buhari’s Cabinet Members Still Operating Bank Accounts Not Linked To TSA – Maina

Former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has resurfaced with corruption allegations against serving officials in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Maina, a fugitive declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that some top government officials are still operating bank accounts not linked to the

Next Level Cabinet: Buhari Rejects Ministerial Nominations From Imo, Ondo, Ogun

More information leaked on Friday over the new cabinet list being compiled by President Muhammadu Buhari. It will be recalled that Buhari earlier gave a hint that he would be reshuffling his cabinet. Politically, Governors are expected to nominate those who should be Ministers from their states. Some of criteria considered before submitting such names

894 Children Freed From Boko Haram

Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said. The 894 children, including 106 girls, had been in the ranks of the government-backed Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), a local militia which supports regular soldiers battling the Islamist insurgents. At a

I Have Done Great For Oyo People, Makinde Must Not Take Us Back To Egypt – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has counselled the governor-elect, Oluseyi Makinde, to ensure that the state does not return to era of brigandage. He spoke to journalists shortly after he delivered a public lecture, entitled: “Peace and security architecture for sustainable development in Oyo State” organised by Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), at the

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