Islamic State Affiliate Claim Responsibility For Killing Five Aid Workers
(AP) — Militants from an Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for killing five aid workers who were kidnapped last month in northeastern Nigeria. The Islamic State West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram several years ago, warned in June that it would target Nigerians working for... Read more
300 Christians Killed In Southern Kaduna In 200 Days, Says Monitoring Rights Group, Intersociety
…Calls for transfer of CP, Umar Musa Muri and overhauling of Kaduna State Police Command   The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) has strongly called on the authorities of the Nigeria Police Force High Command led by IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar to urgently rise... Read more
Umahi Sacks Abakaliki Capital Territory Board Over Collapse Of Building Under Construction
…Orders arrest of site engineer As a sequel to the collapse of a three-storey building under construction in the Nkaliki area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State today (Wednesday), the state governor, Chief Dave Umahi has announced the indefinite suspension of members of the Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Board chaired by... Read more
Vehicles Recovered By EFCC Auctioned To Presidential Villa, Ministries – Magu
…Says vehicles allocated to govt agencies after presidential approval The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says some of the vehicles recovered by the EFCC were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well... Read more
11 Massacred In Another Southern Kaduna Attack
At least 11 people have been reported killed by gunmen in another attack in Gora Gan Village of Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The latest attack comes barely 24 hours after 21 people were killed by bandits at Kukum Daji village in neighbouring Kaura Local Government... Read more
HURIWA Asks South East Leaders To Set Up Regional Security Outfit, Says Community Policing As Suggested By The Police Authorities Is Deceptive
Condemns Genocide of Southern Kaduna Ethnicities By Armed Fulani Herdsmen Calls For Emergency Rule In Kaduna State   The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has dismissed community policing as proposed by the police authorities in Nigeria as deceptive and urged the governors, legislators, ethnic leaders and civil... Read more
Nigerian Minister Accuses Federal Legislators Of Benefitting From NDDC Contract Awards
Nigeria’s Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Monday, contended that most contracts given by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were awarded to members of the country’s National Assembly. Akpabio made the claim while being grilled by members of the House of Representatives Committee on the... Read more
We Used N1.32 billion, Not N1.5bn To Take Care Of Ourselves As COVID-19 Palliative — NDDC Chief
Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, has said the commission spent N1.32 billion as ‘COVID-19 relief funds’ for staff, not N1.5 billion as earlier reported in the news. Mr. Pondei said this during Monday’s hearing by the House of Representatives’ NDDC committee on... Read more
Bayelsa Governorship Election: Supreme Dismisses Alaibe’s Challenge Of Diri’s Candidacy
The Supreme Court has dismissed the suit instituted by Timi Alaibe’s challenging the candidacy of the current governor of Baylsa State, Duoye Diri as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election in the State. Alaibe who had earlier lost a similar suit... Read more
Governor Umahi Has Lifted Women Beyond Gender Affirmative Action
The Ebonyi State Commisioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Orji has described the relationship between the women and the men as one between essence and existence, noting that the State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi has lifted Ebonyi women beyond gender affirmative action. Orji made the declaration during an... Read more