Boko Haram: Global powers frustrating Nigeria’s efforts – Lai Mohammed

  Global powers are deliberately blocking Nigeria’s moves to acquire needed armament to end terrorism and insurgency, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, on Monday. Speaking with journalists on the sideline of a visit he paid to Benue State’s Governor, Samuel Ortom, Mr Mohammed said the action of the world powers …

UI senate elects Adebola Ekanola acting VC

The University of Ibadan has elected Prof. Adebola Ekanola as acting vice-chancellor. He was elected on Monday by the university senate on the expiration of the tenure of Prof Idowu Olayinka. Ekanola was until his election as VC the deputy vice-chancellor, academics. It was gathered that he scored 275 votes to beat four other professors nominated for the position. Prof …

UI senate elects Adebola Ekanola acting VC

The University of Ibadan has elected Prof. Adebola Ekanola as acting vice-chancellor. He was elected on Monday by the university senate on the expiration of the tenure of Prof Idowu Olayinka. Ekanola was until his election as VC the deputy vice-chancellor, academics. It was gathered that he scored 275 votes to beat four other professors nominated for the position. Prof …

Group fingers Borno opposition behind Zabarmari killings, calls for probe

The North East Patriots Forum (NEPF) says there is a political undertone in the killing of farmers at Zarbamari community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. Contrary to reports, the group said the dastardly act may not have been committed by Boko Haram terrorists, rather aggrieved opposition politicians in Borno. The forum, which made this known at a press …

Biden nominates Nigeria-born Adewale Adeyemo as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

US President-Elect, Joe Biden, is set to announce a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as Deputy Treasury secretary, US-based media Bloomberg and Politico reported on Sunday. Adeyemo, who is a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, was nominated to serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, as part of a slate of economic-team nominations he plans …

I didn’t defect to APC over presidential ambition – Umahi reiterates

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has reiterated that he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for presidency in 2023.  Umahi made the declaration on Sunday during the first APC stakeholders meeting he was superintending over since his defection to the party. According to him, who dash monkey Banana; I did not negotiate with the presidency …

Borno Farmers Didn’t Get Military Clearance, Says Presidency

The Presidency has said the farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram terrorists on a rice field in Zabarmari, Borno state over the weekend did not obtain military clearance before resuming farming activities in the area. Spokesperson, Garba Shehu stated this while speaking to BBC Newsday. He noted that by refusing to obtain military clearance the farmers exposed themselves to one …

Borno farmers didn’t get military clearance, says Presidency

The Presidency has said the farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram terrorists on a rice field in Zabarmari, Borno state over the weekend did not obtain military clearance before resuming farming activities in the area. Spokesperson, Garba Shehu stated this while speaking to BBC Newsday. He noted that by refusing to obtain military clearance the farmers exposed themselves to one …

Amaechi berates Wike over ‘Buhari will set Nigeria on fire’ statement

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has chided Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for saying President Buhari will set the country on fire if he turns a deaf ear to the demands of the South-South people. Amaechi noted that the governor’s statement, which he said sounded like a ‘threat’, was unbecoming of his position. South-South leaders including Wike had recently met …

Zabarmari Massacre: Targeting farmers is cowardly ploy to detract troops momentum, says group

…demands more boots on ground, better equipment for military Citizens’ Initiative for Security Awareness (CISA) has condemned the killing of 43 unarmed farmers in Zabarmari village, Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists describing it as very cowardly act and a weak ploy to detract and distract the military from their sustained bombardment. In a statement jointly signed by the National …

Kanu mourns ex-teammate Diop

Just four days after the death of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, the world of football is mourning another big loss. Papa Bouba Diop, one of the heroes of Senegal’s 2002 World Cup team that reached the quarterfinals, passed away on Saturday after an illness aged only 42.  Diop scored Senegal’s only goal in their opening match upset of defending …

Group announces rally in support of President Buhari, Nigeria’s unity

  The National Rebirth Movement (NRM) has announced a mega rally to show solidarity with President Muhammadu Buhari and the unity of Nigeria. The group, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Usman Abubakar, on Monday, said the rally is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1 at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. According to Abubakar, the march is to set the records …

Solar system will cost Nigerians N4,000 monthly, says Presidency

The presidency has said the estimated 25 million Nigerians that will benefit from the Federal Government’s Solar Home Systems should be ready to pay about N4,000 monthly. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday titled “25m Nigerians to own 5m solar systems at N4,000 monthly The …

Sports minister denies demanding N81m to cut grass at national stadium

The minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare has denied requesting N81m to cut grass at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. This is following a report making the rounds that the ministry is presided over by Dare is planning to planning to spend said amount on cutting the overgrown grass at the stadium. Dare’s clarification was contained in …

Nigerians don’t value what they have until they lose it, Ndume tells Jonathan

The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, has openly declared his admiration for former President Goodluck Jonathan. Ndume, who said he used to criticise Jonathan when he was in power, noted that he now appreciates the former president’s tenure with the benefit of hindsight. The Borno Senator said other people who were skeptical about the Jonathan’s behaviour have …

I planned APC switch with Anyim, NASS members – Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said on Sunday he planned his defection to the All Progressives Con(APC) with former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, and some members of the National Assembly from the state. The governor, who disclosed this at an APC stakeholders’ meeting in Abakaliki, added that Anyim backed out of the plan because he …