Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, says that as part of the country’s efforts to combat insecurity, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) should be extended to two years, and members be allowed to undergo military. The governor who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, also said the scheme should be extended to […]

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has reechoed calls for power to shift to the southern part of the country, backing the Southern Governors’ Forum’s resolution on the zoning of the presidential seat in 2023.  The southern governors had during a meeting in Lagos on Monday agreed that the region should produce Nigeria’s next president […]

A bill to alter the constitution to allow for the creation of state police and other state government security services has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives.  The bill was sponsored by Onofiok Luke representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency. In leading the debate on Tuesday, the lawmaker highlighted that the bill will […]

Governors of the northeast region have asked the military to sustain its momentum in the fight against insurgency in the region by taking advantage of the current division among the insurgents. The governors made the call on Tuesday at the 5th edition of the North East Governors’ Forum held at the Taraba State Government House […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the nation’s security and intelligence agencies for their work in arresting secessionist Nnamdi Kanu and raiding the home of ‘Yoruba Nation’ activist Sunday Igboho. The President’s praise was contained in a statement signed by his spokesperson Garba Shehu. According to the statement, President Buhari said the security agencies demonstrated […]

Richard Donner, a prolific filmmaker who directed the first “Superman” movie, “The Goonies,” and other blockbuster hits, died on Monday at age 91, US media reported.  Donner’s other credits include the 1976 horror classic “The Omen,” the “Lethal Weapon” cop franchise with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover starting in 1987,  “Scrooged” (1988) and his final […]

The Kaduna State Government has established a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) strike of May 2021, with  Justice Ishaq Bello, a retired Judge as chairman. This was contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye. He […]

The first batch contingent of Team Nigeria today, July 6 left for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team members departed through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Director, Federation of Elites Athletes Department (FEAD), Simeon Ebhojiaye in a statement explained that the members include the Canoeing team – Ayomide Bello and her coach Ebenezer Ukwunna; […]

Police in the United Kingdom have said that a Nigerian-born footballer, Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani, after killing a neighbour. UK-based newspapers, DailyMail and TheSUN quoted the police as alleging that the 24-year-old Nigerian also held a toddler captive. The police said Richard Woodcock, a 38-year-old council highways officer had raced to help after hearing screams during […]

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has asked the Federal Government to apologise to Sunday Igboho after officials of the Department of State Services invaded his home and killed two of his associates. The DSS invaded Igboho’s house in Ibadan, Oyo State, early on Thursday based on intelligence it said it had received that he was stockpiling […]


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