BREAKING: ASUU agrees to call off strike as FG offers N70bn

Striking lecturers under the umbrella of The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have agreed to resume academic activities. They accepted to call off the eight-month strike after the Federal Government increased its offer to the union to N70bn. The decision followed a meeting with the government team led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on …

Troops foil kidnapping on Kaduna-Abuja Road

The ground troops of the Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) on Friday night foiled an attempted kidnap by armed bandits of citizens plying the Kaduna-Abuja road.   “The Kaduna State Government received functional feedback the armed bandits tried to function in the Kasarami axis of this road situated in Chikun local government area at around 7:38pm. “The troops aggressive patrols engaged …

Coalition appraises Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

… warns Nigerians against falsehood to undermine security agencies Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) says President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements. According to the coalition, this feat is particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ …

Lekki Shootings: CNN in ‘panic’ after our protest letter – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed says that the letter the Federal Government wrote to CNN over its report of the October 20 incident involving #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos has left the network in “panic”. CNN had insisted the military fired live bullets at protesters. It also aired a second report after the Nigerian government’s letter to its …

Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated

An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was killed in a targeted attack that saw gunmen use explosives and machine gun fire Friday, state television said. Iran’s foreign minister alleged the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh bore “serious indications” of an Israeli role, but did not elaborate. Israel …

Matawalle commends Gov. Umahi “for his bold decision” to leave the PDP

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is becoming hostile for its members, lamenting over his recent experience with his governor colleagues from the South-South region of the country. Mr Matawalle, who made the lamentation in a statement on Friday by his media aide, Zailani Bappa, commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State …

Clearance Operations: Troops kill, arrest armed bandits in Benue and Nasarawa

In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other criminal activities in the North Central zone of the country, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE yesterday killed three armed bandits in Abaji general area of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. According to the Coordinator, defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, troops of Sectors 2 and …

See Faces of Suspected Bandits Arrested By Troops Of Operation Accord In Zamfara State

Troops of Operation ACCORD have intensified the onslaught against armed bandits in the North West zone with attendant successes. Following credible intelligence on movement of suspected bandits,  troops of Operation ACCORD on 26 November 2020 arrested 6 youths at Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. According to the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, the suspects were …

Wife of Akeredolu’s Chief of Staff kidnapped

Wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has been reportedly kidnapped on Friday afternoon. “She was abducted today around Owena. The location is inward Akure after Joseph Ayo Babalola University. That’s all I know for now”, a source said. Akeredolu has visited Ale immediately after the news of the kidnap broke out to show …

Scores of armed bandits meet their waterloo as air raids destroy camps in Katsina

The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has recorded more successes against armed bandits in the North West of the Country with the obliteration of another camp and neutralization of scores of their fighters at Birnin Kogo Forest in Katsina State. Air strikes executed by the Air Component equally resulted in the destruction of some structures at a camp in …

Clearance Operations: Troops Kill Armed Bandits, Recover Arms and Arrest Suspected Bandits in Benue, Nasarawa States

In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out banditry and other criminal activities in the North Central zone of the country, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE yesterday killed three armed bandits in Abaji general area of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. According to the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche,   troops of Sectors 2 and …

Army spokesman, Sagir Musa becomes Brigadier General as Nigerian Army promotes senior officers

The Acting Director of Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Others include the former Army scribe, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Brigadier General Hassan Ahmed the Army Provost Marshal who were also promoted to the rank of Major General. The promotion follows the approval of Army Council to promote deserving senior to …

Court sentences Rep member to prison for perjury

A Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6, has sentenced a member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela, to a month imprisonment. The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency in Gombe, was, however, given an option of fine. The court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections. The …

UNICAL directs staff to resume work with cutlasses, hoes, brooms

The management of the University of Calabar has directed its non-staff to resume work today with cutlasses, hoes, brooms. The management said the “implements” would be used to clear overgrown grass, sweep offices as well as keep the environment clean. The directive was contained in a statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Gabriel Egbe with reference number UC/Reg/CIR/68. …

Provide employment opportunities for Nigerian youths, Osinbajo tells Huawei CEO

There should be a partnership between the Federal Government and technology companies to foster an ecosystem of competent Nigerians working in the service sector. This was the view of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday as he hosted a virtual courtesy call from Huawei Nigeria, led by its new CEO, Trevor Liu. Osinbajo, who also demanded outsourcing of Nigerians’ expertise …

Provide employment opportunities for Nigerian youths, Osinbajo tells Huawei CEO

There should be a partnership between the Federal Government and technology companies to foster an ecosystem of competent Nigerians working in the service sector. This was the view of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday as he hosted a virtual courtesy call from Huawei Nigeria, led by its new CEO, Trevor Liu. Osinbajo, who also demanded outsourcing of Nigerians’ expertise …

Army spokesman, Sagir Musa becomes Brigadier General as Nigerian Army promotes senior officers

The Acting Director of Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Others include the former Army scribe, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Brigadier General Hassan Ahmed the Army Provost Marshal who were also promoted to the rank of Major General. The promotion follows the approval of Army Council to promote deserving senior to …