Why Nigerians want Amnesty International out of the country

A lot was expected from Amnesty International’s maiden foray into Nigeria in 2015. With its burgeoning global status, Africa’s most populous nation envisaged a new chapter in human rights violation. However, five years down the line, AI has underwhelmed, on its way out of the country. Amnesty presented itself as the “messiah” on a rescue mission to Nigeria. Following the …

Man named ‘Nicodemus’ sets self, girlfriend ablaze in Benue

The Police Command in Benue, on Sunday, said that a middle-aged man, simply identified as Nicodemus, has set himself and his girlfriend ablaze in Makurdi. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that Nicodemus died on the spot, while the girlfriend, also identified as Shiminenge, died later at …

Lagos security: Police raids black spots, arrest 720

In its bid to solidify the security architecture of the state, the Lagos Police command has re-launched its Anti Crime Strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state. The command has on Sunday carried out raids simultaneously on identified black spots, reasonably believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums, across the fourteen (14) Area Commands in Lagos State.   …

Lagos security: Police raids black spots, arrest 720

  In its bid to solidify the security architecture of the state, the Lagos Police command has re-launched its Anti Crime Strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state. The command has on Sunday carried out raids simultaneously on identified black spots, reasonably believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums, across the fourteen (14) Area Commands in Lagos State. …

#EndSARS Advocates Clamp Down: Descent into tyranny — NAS

A file image of the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, before the gunfire. By Johnbosco Agbakwuru The National Association of Seadogs, NAS, has condemned the alleged victimization and intimidation of the advocates of the #EndSARS protests by the Federal Government of Nigeria, describing the action as a descent to tyranny. NAS, also known as Pyrates …

Ooni charges government to pacify youths with employment

…Targets financial autonomy for 5000 youths Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has called on government at all level to create employment opportunities to pacify angry and hungry Nigerian youths to curb uprising . The monarch while speaking at the …

2021 Budget: Reps will raise health budget — Gbajabiamila

By Tordue Salem, The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said the Green Chamber would consider an increase to the allocation for the health sector in the 2021 budget. The Speaker gave the assurance, at a 2-day training organised for health workers by his office in Lagos State. He said the programme …

IPPIS: FG ‘ll look into SSANU, NASU UGPPPS – Ngige

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA- MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, weekend, said that the Federal Government will look at the payment platform, University General Peculiar Payroll Payment System, UGPPPS, designed by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of …

IPPIS: FG will look into SSANU, NASU UGPPPS ― Ngige 

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, weekend, said that the Federal Government will look at the payment platform, University General Peculiar Payroll Payment System, UGPPPS, designed by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union …

IPPIS: Group flays FG over incessant ASUU strikes

By Harris Emanuel, Uyo A clarion call has gone out to the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their differences and enable students to resume academic activities as the current protracted strike was harming the education system. An International Organization, Dollar Club Exclusive, which made the call urged the government to …

IPPIS: FG’ll look into SSANU, NASU UGPPPS – Ngige

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment By Johnbosco Agbakwuru MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, weekend, said that the Federal Government will look at the payment platform, University General Peculiar  Payroll Payment System, UGPPPS, designed by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, …

Obaseki, PFN to collaborate on youth empowerment

By Gabriel Enogholase, Benin-City Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to collaborate with the Edo State Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in creating opportunities for youth empowerment. Addressing guests at the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the birthday and decoration of Pastor (Mrs.) Margaret Agbonifo, as the first female …

Understanding Amnesty International as a third force

Emmanuel Ome To a sleepy and unprepared world, global terrorism has caught it in deep slumber. All nations of the world have admitted the destructive potency of terrorism which is fast ravaging humanity in all ramifications. But terrorism is not Covid-19 pandemic, so cannot defile solution, if the world sincerely unites against it. From America to London, Africa and a …

PDP hails Fayose as he turns 60

Ex- governor Fayose The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated a former Governor of Ekiti, Chief Ayodele Fayose, as he attained the age of 60 years. The party, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, described Fayose as a courageous statesman. The PDP said that Fayose had …

How NCC came top in ICPC’s integrity checks

By Emmanuel Elebeke The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been ranked above its contemporaries under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in the 2020 Ethics Compliance and Integrity Scorecard (ECIS), released by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). In the integrity checks made available by the ranking agency, the telecom …