Lawan, Nigeria’s Senate President Accuses South-West Governors Over Killing Of Northerners

Dr Ahmed Lawan, Nigeria’s President of the Senate Nigeria’s Senate president, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has said that governors of the South-West states are responsible for the recent killings and violence against northerners, in Sasa Market, Ibadan, Oyo State. However, the same Senate President who swore to serve all Nigerians and not northern Nigeria had been silent over the serial destructions of farmlands in the South-West by Fulanis from the north as well as the raping of women, killing and maiming of innocent citizens of the South-West by Fulani herdsmen and…

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PDP Committed To The Victory During 2023 General Elections – Dr Saraki

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Nigeria’s former President of the Senate and Chairman, National Committee on Reconciliation and Strategy of the largest political party in Africa, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that former governors under the platform of the party are committed to the victory during the PDP in the 2023 general elections. President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure will end in 2023 and given the unabating insecurity situation in the country with dwindling economic uncertainties as well as the alleged lopsided policies of the Buhari administration, which has…

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PDP Warns Federal Govt. Against Another Fuel Increase

Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari against further increase in fuel price in the country. PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Saturday. Ologbondiyan said that Nigerians were already faced with economic hardship following the November 2020 increase in the price of fuel to N170 per litre, adding that further hike in fuel price would worsen the situation. He said that Nigerians might not…

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US Gun Laws: President Biden Asks Congress To Make Commonsense Reforms

US President Joe Biden on Sunday called on Congress to enact “commonsense” gun law reforms, three years after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida according to reports by the AFP. He said, “This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call,” Biden said in a statement marking the Valentine’s Day shooting in 2018 that left 17 people dead and brought fresh attention to America’s lax gun laws. “We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer.”…

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Stella Oduah For Arraignment By EFCC For Alleged Fraud Feb. 22

Come February 22, 2021, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will arraign the former minister of aviation, Ms Stella Oduah at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged financial impropriety. According to reports by the NAN, Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former minister was yet to be served with the court processes. Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, is facing fraud charge alongside eight others in a suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CR/316/20. Although the arraignment was scheduled for the…

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Coup Myanmar: Police Fires Rubber Bullets At Anti-Coup Protesters

Protesters hold up posters of Aung San Suu Kyi and make three finger salutes on February 8, 2021 in Yangon Myanmar … Photo by Getty-Images AFP reports have it that security forces have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Tuesday as demonstrators around the country defied a military ban on rallies. Protests erupted for a fourth straight day against last week’s coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as international condemnation of the putsch grew. CNN also reported on Tuesday afternoon that…

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Court Temporarily Halts Re-Trial Of Orji Uzor Kalu Over Alleged N17.1bn Fraud

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja division earlier today (Monday February 8, 2021) temporary halted the re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Sen. Orji Kalu, on alleged corruption charges. Kalu decamped to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) where he ran and won election as a serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Justice Ekwo temporarily stayed the re-trial while delivering ruling in an application by Kalu seeking leave to file a motion against his re-trial for alleged fraud committed when he served as…

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Again 19 Persons Killed In Kaduna LGs By Terrorist Gang

Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir el-Rufai On Sunday, the government of Kaduna State confirmed that another 19 people were killed, with many others sustaining injuries following bandits’ attacks on communities in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state. Although the government account of the incident put the death toll at 19, eyewitnesses said not less than 24 persons were actually killed. In a statement confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said 14 people were killed in the attack…

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Arrest Fulani Spokesman Now Over Comments On Benue Killings – Gov. Ortom

File photograph of Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom of Benue State addressing the media recently The Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom has called for the arrest and questioning of a self-acclaimed spokesman of Fulani groups and All Progressive Congress (APC), chieftain, Garus Gololo over alleged comments on Benue killings. Gololo had recently alleged that Governor Ortom was sponsoring attacks on Fulanis residing in Benue state. Worried by such heavy allegation, the Governor demanded an apology and retraction. A statement from the Governor on Sunday in Makurdi by his Chief Press…

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Enugu Commissioner Slumps, Dies During Budget Defence

The Enugu state Commissioner for Transport and younger brother to Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate president, Chief Mathias Ekweremadu is dead. He slumped and died on Thursday at the hollow Chambers of the Enugu State House of Assembly while defending his ministry’s budget. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the late Ekweremadu had served as a member of the state House of Assembly. He hails from Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.

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