A Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Hilux van on Friday crashed while pursuing a presumed road traffic offender in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The incident occurred along the Oyo-Ibadan Express road. The Hilux van, with code No. 1139(3) was reported to have had a fatal collision with a Nissan Micra,...
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria will always cooperate and lend helping hand as necessary to neighbouring countries. He gave the assurance while receiving the outgoing Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, Mr Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, at a farewell audience in the State House, Abuja, on Friday and was contained...
The Federal High Court Abuja on Friday, gave Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representstives, Yakubu Dogara and 52 other lawmakers until April 17 to file their responses to a suit asking them to vacate their seats. An advocacy group, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, (LEDAP) dragged the lawmakers...
....berates House of Reps over calls for President’s appearance The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the country’s security agencies over recent successes over armed banditry and kidnap in Zamfara and Yobe States. Unlike previous administrations, president Buhari displayed an unusual appetite to flush the...
Military air strikes kill only innocent civilians in affected local government areas and five communities and not bandits, Zamfara state council of traditional rulers has alleged. The traditional rulers, who spoke through Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, told reporters that the air strikes have not been effective in uprooting...
A former Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Monday Ubani, has regained his freedom after being detained for 24 days by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The EFCC detained Ubani along with Senator Christopher Enai, with whom he stood as surety for a former Managing Director of the Nigeria...
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the country’s security chiefs to flush out bandits and kidnappers by whatever means from Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina States and other parts of the country. The president’s directive was disclosed yesterday in Katsina by the acting inspector-general of police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. Adamu, who was...
The Senate on Thursday berated the Federal Government over its inability to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, particularly banditry in the North-West geopolitical zone. It stressed that introduction of state police remained the only solution to the menace. The Senate took the position following...
The Senate on Wednesday resolved to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on his rejection of a constitutional amendment bill. The bill seeks to make it mandatory for the President and Governor of a state to lay the annual budget estimates before parliament, three months to the end of a financial...
The International Monetary Fund has ranked Nigeria as the second worst country in the world in the use of sovereign wealth funds. According to the Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday, Qatar was the only country worse than Nigeria on the index. The Bretton Wood institution said the index was compiled...