AI and its failed neo -colonial agenda in Nigeria

  By Mary Johnson The activities of Amnesty International in Nigeria have generated quite some debates. In some quarters, it has been argued that Amnesty International has a sinister motive with regards to its consistent attacks on the operations of the Nigerian Army in the prosecution of the Boko Haram war in North-East Nigeria. In Nigeria today, we must admit …

#EndSARS: Conspiracies against Buhari, Nigeria will continue to fail – Bishop Garuba

  Renowned cleric, Bishop Sunday Garuba, has declared that all the conspiracies against President Muhammadu Buhari and the country through the EndSARS protests will end in futility. Bishop Garuba made the proclamation on Friday at Day 2 of the ongoing 21 Days Special Prayer and Fasting organised by National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP). Bishop Garuba, NIFROP’s National Coordinator, noted …

FG to borrow $750 million from World Bank to stimulate local economy

MINISTER of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government is planning to borrow $750 million from the World Bank. Zainab disclosed this in Abuja on Friday at the inauguration ceremony of the Federal Steering Committees of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES). The minister noted that the loan, which is being processed …

Alleged rape suspect mentally unstable – Counsel

By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo The counsel to Adebayo Akinola, 39, accused of raping a teenager in Osogbo has said he is mentally unstable. His counsel, Queen Nkiri on Friday told Dr Olusegun Ayilara, of an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court while applying for the accused bail. Akinola was arraigned before Osun State Magistrate Court on two counts …

INEC fixes 15 pending bye-elections for Dec 5

By Omeiza Ajayi The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has disclosed of its resolve to conduct 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States on December 5. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Commission, Barr. Festus Okoye disclosed this in a statement issued Friday in Abuja. The statement reads; “The Independent National …

Osun West launches re-election campaign for Gov Oyetola 

Leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun West Senatorial District on Thursday, held a campaign rally to endorse Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for another term. The party faithful who converged on D.C. Primary School, Araromi, Iwo, said they had witnessed the giant strides of Governor Oyetola and are ready to support and …

As Minister, I moved my daughters to federal government college ― Chidoka

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has berated the failure of public schools system in the country. He said he would continue to advocate for its restoration until those concerned did the needful. In a post on his social media handle, in a discussion on children, upbringing and independence Chidoka said he moved his …

Disclaimer: Defense News Nigeria Not Linked to Us – DHQ

…Defence Headquarters Reacts to a misleading report on the “acquisition of 8 state-of-the-art armed attack drones last week” The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to a misleading report, authored by the so called ‘Defense News Nigeria’, on the “acquisition of 8 state-of-the-art armed attack drones last week”. While the report contains some factual elements, it also …

Imo Assembly speaker Chiji Collins impeached

The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Chiji Collins, has been impeached. Nineteen out of 27 members of the state sssembly voted to impeach the speaker. Mr Collins accused of financial impropriety, high handedness and gross misconduct among others was removed from office by the lawmakers on Friday. The lawmakers immediately elected Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government …

KWARA: Abdulrazaq to send bill repealing ex-Govs’ pension law next week

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State By Demola Akinyemi, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq will next week send a bill to the State House of Assembly requesting the lawmakers to immediately repeal the law awarding pension packages to former governors and former deputy governors. This is contained in a press statement issued by the governor’s …

AirForce to deploy Tucano fighter jets against Boko Haram, bandits

Tucano fighter jet By Tordue Salem The Nigeria Airforce has disclosed its plan to deploy six super Tucano aircraft against terrorists across the country. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar made the disclosure Friday before the House of Representatives committee on Airforce while defending NAF’s N142.4 billion 2021 budget proposal. He explained …

Man, 70, arrested for impregnating his 15-year-old granddaughter in Ogun

James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 70-year-old man, Hunsu Sunday for allegedly defiling his 15 years old granddaughter (name withheld) and subsequently impregnating her. The command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this to newsmen in a statement issued in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said …

IPMAN: Deregulation of oil sector has not improved our profit margin — Spokesman

Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria …IPMAN NEC fixes pump pricing to between N168 & N170 nationwide By: Abayomi Adeshida, ABUJA Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to save oil marketers from bearing the burden of the deregulation of the oil sector despite the robust support the body has …

Covid-19 kills man who murdered 13 women in England

Peter Sutcliffe, a murderer who became known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ after killing 13 women in northern England decades ago, has died in hospital. The 74-year-old had tested positive for the coronavirus, but had refused treatment, the prison service said. Sutcliffe, a former gravedigger, was sentenced to life in prison in 1981 after killing 13 …

246 men die weekly from tobacco-related diseases — NTCA

Calls for 70% tax increase on tobacco By Gabriel Ewepu and Alice Ekpang – Abuja The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, disclosed that 246 men die weekly from tobacco-related diseases in Nigeria. This was made known by the Board Chairman, NTCA, Akinbode Olufemi, during a media briefing in Abuja while presenting report titled, ‘Survey To …

Just in: Chiji Collins, Imo Assembly Speaker, impeached

The Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Chiji Collins, has been impeached over alleged financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct. He was replaced by Mr Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government Area. READ ALSO: Reps query BPP over N22m welfare package, N57m for travels The motion for his removal was supported by 19 out of the 27 members …

Access Bank presented with Sustainability Certification at World Development Finance Forum

Africa’s leader in Sustainability, Access Bank PLC was presented with the certificate for achieving the highest level of sustainability certification under the Sustainability Standards and Certification Initiative (SSCI) program at the World Development Finance Forum (WDDF) in Karlsruhe, Germany. This feat makes Access Bank the first commercial bank in Africa to achieve this certification and …

INEC fixes 15 pending bye-elections for Dec. 5

By Omeiza Ajayi The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has disclosed of its resolve to conduct 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States on December 5. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Commission, Barr. Festus Okoye disclosed this in a statement issued Friday in Abuja. The statement reads; “The Independent National …

Coalition of CSOs in Africa condemn attack on Amnesty Int’l, civic space

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Africa, Thursday, condemned attacks on Amnesty International in Nigeria. The condemnation was made in a statement signed by leaders of 50 CSOs including Community of Practice Against Mass Atrocities; Global Rights; Witness; Centre for Community Excellence; Srarina Initiative for Peace Justice and Development; …