Day: August 3, 2021

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba on Monday appointed former Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos, DCP Tunji Disu to replace suspended Abba Kyari as head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). This is contained in a statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba on Monday. Abba Kyari […]

A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, granted an application for amendment of names on the court process in fundamental human rights suit brought against the Department of State Services (DSS) by the detained aides of Sunday Igboho. The trial judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu, granted the request following an application filed by the applicants’ counsel, […]

The kidnappers of students of the Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna States have asked for more money. It was learned on Monday that the bandits had increased the ransom to be paid before the release of the remaining 87 schoolchildren in their custody. Our source did not state the amount the bandits were asking for. […]

The leadership of Fulani herders in Taraba has pledged to weed out criminal elements among them within five months. The leadership of the herders made the promise after the Emir of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, issued 30 days ultimatum for herders terrorizing the state to vacate the forest or be forced to do so. However, […]

The Federal Government on Monday threatened to impose severe measures in response to the “alarming increase” in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the committee’s weekly media briefing in Abuja, added that Lagos State now counts for over 50 percent of new COVID-19 […]

Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has pledged to resolve complaints arising from last weekend’s ward congresses from aggrieved members. Buni while congratulating members over the successful and peaceful conduct of the exercise across the country last weekend said et massive turnout in the congress reflected the success […]

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buharimto obey the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja and release the five activists arrested at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja. Recall that the Federal High Court had ordered the Department of State Services to release five worshipers who were arrested […]

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, and his deputy, Ahmed Idris Wase, have felicitated Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege as he clocks 58 years today. A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said: “President Buhari felicitates Deputy Senate President […]

The Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have disagreed on steps being taken to urgently end the indefinite strike commenced yesterday by NARD members. While the government said yesterday it had started engaging the striking resident doctors, NARD’s President Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the claim was false. But, the government said while […]

Nigerian banks on Monday sold the U.S dollars at N412 to Nigerians, a check by Ripples Nigeria has shown. While on the street, currency traders price the Dollar at N512/$. Indicating a difference of N100 Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had last week stopped sales of FX through Bureau de Change Operators […]

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