Fulani “Herdsmen” and the way forward

By Abdussamad Umar Jibia Recently there was an attack in Benue state that claimed many lives. The claim by the state Government is that the attack was carried out by Fulani herdsmen, whatever that means. But this is not the…

Buhari orders military to close ranks, end terrorism

Meets Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Benin leaders today By Lawrence Olaoye As the 2019 general election beckons, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the military to shun partisanship and work hard to eliminate the threats of Boko Haram in the country.…

FG probes CBN, banks over $7bn illegal bailout fund

By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja The Special Investigative Panel, SIP, on the recovery of public property has commenced investigation into the $7billion bailout funds given to some commercial banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in 2006 without due process.…

Buhari slashes cost of JAMB, NECO forms

By Ese Awhotu President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a reduction in the cost of forms for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Examination Council (NECO) forms. The President’s aide on new media, Bashir Ahmad disclosed in his Tweeter…

Yoruba monarchs in 19 Northern states elect exco

By Usman Shuaibu The Association of Yoruba Traditional Leaders/ Obas in the 19 Northern States and FCT, have elected six executive members to pilot the affairs of the association for three years. The new officers who were elected at Summit…

I was threatened, intimidated to implicate ex-Gov Shema -Witness

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A fourth defendant witness, in the trial of former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, has said that he was threatened, intimidated and harassed by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in…

Aremu urges Buhari’s intervention to actualize N30,000 minimum wage

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The gubernatorial candidate on the platform of Labour Party in Kwara state, Comrade Issa Aremu has attributed low income wages for Nigerian workers as a major impediment to the nation’s economy. Aremu called on President Muhammadu…

Coalition of presidential candidates brainstorm on peaceful 2019 elections

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi A coalition of presidential candidates from different political parties under the aegis of Patriotic Forum of Presidential Candidates (PFPC) has commenced strategic meeting on how to ensure a peaceful and transparent election in 2019. Briefing journalists Wednesday…

Masari commissions 25 buses for Katsina Transport Authority

From Lawal Sa’ idu Funtua, Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has commissioned 25 buses purchased by his administration for the state transport authority. Speaking yesterday at the commissioning ceremony held at the premises of the state transport…

Man in police net for impersonating AIG in Sokoto

From Our reporter Kano The Sokoto state Police Command has arrested one Ibrahim Dangaladima for fraudulence and impersonation as an ‘Assistant Inspector General’ of police. The suspect who confessed that he had been in the business for 5 years was…