The Senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly, Ben-Murray Bruce, has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over its delay in arresting killer herdsmen in Benue. Senator Bruce on Tuesday cited how killers of Nigerian man in South Africa were apprehended in 72 hours. According to him, the prompt arrest of the killers in South Africa should serve as a pointer to Buhari’s government of its inability to arrest perpetrators of herdsmen attacks. On his Twitter page, he wrote, “The killers of a young Nigerian killed in South Africa have been arrested within 72 hours by the South African police. ” But back home in Nigeria, the killers of 73 people murdered in Benue haven’t even been identified much less arrested. Let the Giant of Africa soberly refl
Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State and his immediate predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi have once again taken their quest to assert control over the state to another level. Both men on Saturday were involved in a traffic altercation, but turned it into a power play to justify who should be in charge of the politics of the state. Their security convoys and details did not miss the chance to create havoc in efforts to please their principals, while drawing their guns, leading to allegations from both camps that it was a plot to assassinate the governor, and Amaechi, who is the current minister of Transport. Both men have in the past two years been at loggerheads over who should be in control of the politics of the state ever since Wike won the governorship election in 2015, to the chagr...
Atiku Abubakar, former Nigerian Vice President, on Tuesday condemned the latest bomb attack in Madagali and Gulak areas of Adamawa state. The former Vice President and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who took to his Twitter handle described the attack as “cowardly.” “The attack on innocent people by Boko Haram Terrorists deserves continued condemnation and action. The latest attack on Adamawa is cowardly!,” he wrote. Residents of Madagali and Gulak in Adamawa State had fled their town following attack by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram on Monday night. Audu Bakoji, a local vigilante in the area said the attack commenced at about 7: 30pm as the insurgents stormed the village and opened fire on residents. He said they have seen corpses of six people as
The Federal Government has suspended the Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, from further carrying out any official operation until further notice from the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. Special Adviser to the Attorney-General of the Federation on Media and Publicity, Mr. Salihu Isah, said in a statement on Sunday that government considered Obono-Obla’s actions of late as running contrary to the enabling Act establishing panel. The statement, which quoted a November 1, 2017 letter by the AGF addressed to Obono-Obla, also stated that the panel chairman, who is also the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, had also been directed by the AGF and Minister of Justice Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to seek and obta
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, has issued a correction to the figure stated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the amount released for “early works” construction on the Second Niger Bridge by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He issued the clarification Tuesday, stating that Osinbajo was quoted as saying that $2 billion instead of N2 billion had been released to the contractor handling the project. According to Akande, during the APC Governorship campaign in Onitsha, Anambra State, on October 20, the development came about when Osinbajo reiterated the Buhari administration’s commitment to honouring its pledge to the Nigerian people on important projects and programmes including the construction of the Second Niger Bri
Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday moved that the alleged deplorable state of the Presidential Villa Clinic should be investigated by the Committee on Health Services and report back within 3weeks. This is coming after several backslash on the deplorable state of the clinic by the President's family. This was sequel to a motion sponsored by Rep Henry Archibong, PDP, Akwa Ibom, entitled:’Need To Investigate The Deplorable Condition Of The State Clinic And The Alleged Deductions From The Salaries And Allowances Of The Medical Staff’. The House unanimously voted in support of the investigation as the presiding officer, Yakubu Dogara put the motion to a voice vote.
The rift between the United States and North Korea appears to be getting more tense. The United States ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea’s nuclear weapons drive Thursday, as Kim Jong-Un vowed that Donald Trump’s “deranged” threats would only toughen his resolve. The US president unveiled the new measures as he met with the leaders of allies Japan and South Korea, even as key international players China and Russia voiced unease with his more aggressive approach. Two days after threatening in his first address to the UN General Assembly to “totally destroy North Korea,” Trump signed an executive order to ban firms from operating in the United States if they deal with North Korea. Time will tell whether economic pressure forces Kim to back down, but the young dictat
A total of 13 registered political parties in the country have agreed to collapse into one mega party to be known as Freedom and Justice Party (FJP). The interim national chairman of the proposed party, Dr. Onwunbuya Breakforth said on Monday while briefying newmen. He said the merger was coming as a result of the ‘failure’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue Nigerians from the various challenges bedeviling the nation. He, however, declined to mention the names of the parties, saying their names would be made public when INEC announced the registration of the new party. “This movement has been consulting with different political parties and 13 of them have agreed to come together and merge as one mega party. It’s a mer
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reacted to the declaration by the Defence Headquarters that the group is a terrorist organisation. The group said it was a non-violent movement and that it had never carried arms or killed anyone. IPOB’s position was made known by Prince Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu during a chat with newsmen on Friday. He said: “It is very, very laughable that that is coming from a military intelligence officer. One, IPOB is a non-violent movement. “We do not carry arms; we’ve never asked anyone to kill for us neither have we killed anyone. If you look at our records, our records are clean and straight.” “From inception, Nnamdi Kanu made it clear to the whole world that we are non-violent freedom fighters and th
Nigeria is at a crossroads. The Nigerian elite needs to come together and choose a path of peace, reconciliation, and honesty. Nnamdi Kanu of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) came from almost obscurity to the point of leading a reawakening of the consciousness of his followers within the Indigenous People of Biafra and Nigerians worldwide. The viral video being circulated on social media of supposed IPOB members that are also Nigerian citizens being humiliated, dehumanized, tortured, and one person seemingly found dead is sad and sickening. I condemn this act unequivocally; this is the 21st century and agitators that have not being found guilty as breaking any known laws in the court should not be treated as enemy combatants within the great country of Nigeria. Diplomacy an...