Category: News

Reps fume as NNPC boss shuns summons

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Published 7 May 2021 THE House of Representatives’ Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) said it would be forced to invite the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), if the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Melee Kyari, continues to shun its summons. The committee said Buhari, as Minister of Petroleum Resources, would be asked to […]

Insecurity: APC begs Nigerians to support Buhari

John Alechenu, Abuja Published 7 May 2021 THE governing All Progressives Congress has appealed to Nigerians to support the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as he works towards finding a permanent solution to the nation’s security problems. This appeal was contained in a statement titled, ‘APC Welcomes Release of 29 Kaduna College Students’, which was signed by the party’s […]

IPOB interview: NBC fines Channels TV, Inspiration FM N5m each

The National Broadcasting Commission on Thursday slammed a fine of N5million each on Channels TV and Inspiration FM Lagos. The commission’s acting Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. READ ALSO: One dead, vehicles destroyed as hoodlums clash in Lagos Idachaba said the broadcast stations were fined for infractions of the Nigeria Broadcasting […]

Ortom okays arms-bearing vigilantes for Benue

The Benue State Government, on Thursday, approved the establishment of vigilante groups to combat the high rate of insecurity in the state. Governor Samuel Ortom disclosed this when he briefed journalists on the outcome of the expanded stakeholders’ meeting held at the new banquet hall of the Government House. READ ALSO: Siblings nabbed for Internet fraud, love scam Addressing journalists […]

BREAKING: Cops repel attack on Imo police station, kill eight hoodlums

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Published 7 May 2021 Joint security operatives on Thursday night killed no fewer than eight hoodlums after they resisted an attack on Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo state from unknown gunmen. Also, the joint security operatives recovered seven vehicles the attackers came in for the operation. Our correspondent gathered that the gun battle between the gunmen […]

Bishop declares fasting, prayer after Mbaka supporters’ attack

The Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev Callistus Onaga, on Thursday, described the attacks on his house and Holy Ghost Cathedral by supporters of Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka as sacrilegious. Onaga said that by the attack the holy altar of sacrifice had been desecrated. READ ALSO: Ortom okays arms-bearing vigilantes for Benue Angry supporters of Mbaka on Wednesday visited […]

Police deny bag of guns found with herdsmen in Oyo community

THERE was uproar in Ayete, headquarters of the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, on Thursday, following the alleged interception of some Fulani herdsmen with guns. It was gathered that five men, including the driver of a vehicle, were travelling through Ayete when the youth stopped them and carried out a search of… Read More

Adeyeye narrow-minded, trying to re-launch himself – Fayemi’s aide

AN aide to the EKITI State Governor, Segun Dipe, and the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, on Thursday, took issue with the National Chairman of the South-West Agenda for 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, over his allegations against the governor. Adeyeye had accused Fayemi of moving against the interests of the APC over the sack of the party’s Caretaker […]

Gunmen kill policeman, abduct another, couple, other in Ogun

Gunmen, on Wednesday, shot dead a policeman in Ogun State, abducted another policeman and three others, including a civil servant. Our correspondent gathered that the kidnappers abducted a civil servant with the Ministry of Agriculture and a couple, who wanted to establish a fish farm in the state. They were abducted at Ibara-Orile in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area […]

We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

Eniola Akinkuotu, Victor Ayeni and Godwin Isenyo Published 7 May 2021 Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said when 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, were abducted, the plan was to attack and kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process. El-Rufai added that Kaduna is currently […]