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The federal government yesterday accused the social media giant, Twitter, of double standards in its treatment of issues affecting Nigeria. It warned that it would not allow the microblogging site to dictate to President Muhammadu Buhari his views on national issues. The accusation followed the decision of Twitter to delete a controversial post by Buhari […]

Suspected gunmen on Thursday morning hijacked a school bus in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North local government area of Ondo State, abducting one person who was on duty to convey the children to school. Suspected gunmen on Thursday morning hijacked a school bus in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North local government area of […]

According to him, the extant situation in the southeast is an indication that the region cannot be entrusted with the country’s leadership. A former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has claimed that no right-thinking Nigerian will support the candidature of any South-East politician vying for the presidency in 2023. […]

Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe State Council of Traditional Rulers and Coordinator (Northeast) National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, Dr Muhammad Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa has presented a memorandum for the reinstatement of the status of the traditional institution in the Nigeria constitution and establishing relevant bodies to give effect to its national […]

The Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, Christopher Dega, has been shot dead, according to a report by Premium Times. Mr Dega, a retired police officer, was killed in Jos, the Plateau State capital. Benue and Plateau are neighbouring states in North-central Nigeria. Although the full details of the killing were […]

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has rejected Adams Oshiomhole and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu congratulatory messages. Recall that the Supreme Court in a ruling last Friday had affirmed Obaseki as the duly elected Governor of the state. In separate congratulatory messages, Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu have both appealed to the Edo State Governor to be magnanimous in victory. On his […]

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has declared June 12 should be “a national day of protest” for all Nigerian students rather than the celebration of Democracy Day. The National President of NANA, Mr. Sunday Asefon, said that the country should not be celebrating Democracy Day on June 12 while students are being killed […]

It was gathered that the Remembrance Day was observed in the five Southeastern states: Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo on Monday. The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has said easterners’ compliance with the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sends a clear message to Nigeria. It was gathered […]

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed on Tuesday visited the State Police Command, asking operatives to enforce the shoot-at-sight order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the insecurity in the country. In March, President Buhari directed security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47 while ordering a clampdown on bandits. He had also on March […]

 As part of his contribution to the ongoing constitution review process, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has called for the scrapping of the upper chamber of the National Assembly to pave way for a unicameral system (a single chamber). Akeredolu made the suggestion at the ongoing public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Special […]