EFCC not witch hunting anyone, group – Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated the agency’s commitment to respect for human rights in its constitutional mandate of waging war against corruption, saying the effort is not targeted at any particular individual or group of people. Magu stated this in Ibadan on Wednesday, while featuring

Bill to regulate social media, hate speech passes second reading at Senate

A bill intended to regulate social media use in the country, has passed second reading at the Nigerian Senate. The bill entitled, ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation 2019’ passed second reading on Tuesday. It was passed after the sponsor, Senator Sani Musa, representing Niger-East, moved a motion for a debate on the proposed law. The bill

‘I am not owing Kogi workers any kobo’ – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor-Elect, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday, rubbished claims that he was owing salaries, stressing that such were “lies.” Bello said his administration met salary backlog owed workers in the state, but insisted that his administration was not owing workers. The governor-elect, who said this while featuring on Channels Television, also alleged that thugs

Bayelsa election: Goodluck Jonathan is a good man – Oshiomhole

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has been commended by the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, over his disposition on the outcome of the Saturday, November 16, governorship election in Bayelsa state. Vanguard reports that the leadership of the party made the remarks about the president on Monday, November 18, while presenting

Election: PDP chairman, Uche Secondus should resign – Timi Frank

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has congratulated Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, describing his victory as well deserved. Frank also called on the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, to resign from office over the defeat the party suffered in the state

IGP Adamu, Mahmood Yakubu, teargassed in Kogi

Dignitaries, including the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, along with National Commissioners of the INEC were on Tuesday teargassed while policemen were trying to put down an uproar. The stakeholders’ meeting/signing of peace accord among political parties and candidates, organised by the Independent

Court sacks Bayelsa APC deputy governorship candidate over school certificates

Ahead of the November 16 governorship election, the Federal High Court in Abuja has disqualified the Bayelsa State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Biobarakuma Degi, from participating in the forthcoming poll. The judgement was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1101/2019 instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

INEC restricts military participation in Bayelsa, Kogi Gov elections to only patrol

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that the military would not be involved at the polling boot security, except on the invitation of the lead security agency, the Nigeria Police. Consequently, said the commission, the military would only patrol as a standby force in case of trouble beyond the control of the internal

Constitution did not specify VP’s job descriptions – North group

The apex northern soci-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), yesterday said that the Nigerian constitution did not assign any role specifically for the office of the vice president and cautioned some Nigerians against fuelling crisis in the presidency. ACF’s secretary general, Mr Anthony Sani, while reacting to insinuation by some Nigerians that the office of

We can’t help Osinbajo because he has not admitted there is a problem – Afenifere

Afenifere, pan- Yoruba socio-political organisation said the options available for Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is either to fight or resign. Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of the organisation also said it has not decided whether to support the embattled second-in-command because he has not admitted he has any problem in the presidency. “The options left

Thugs, fake civil defence officers storm Kogi ahead of governorship election, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called the attention of security operatives in Kogi to the alleged invasion of thugs ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in the state. The Deputy Director Public Communication of PDP, Comrade Austin Usman Okai, alleged that the thugs are expected to disguise in security uniforms are billed for

Military hands over 86 Boko Haram child fighters to govt for rehabilitation

The Nigerian military has handed over 86 Book Haram child soldiers who surrendered to troops in Borno State to the state government for subsequent rehabilitation. The child soldiers who voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole according to a statement, Thursday, by the acting Director, Defence Information,Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, were handed over to the