IGP promotes slain officer in IPOB/army clash

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu welcoming the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to Abia The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has conferred a posthumous promotion on the late Assistant Superintendent of Police, Cyril Nwosu, who was killed when suspected members of IPOB attacked and burnt down the police post in Ariaria Aba. The dead officer, who was yet to be confirmed...

Fayose’s anointed successor seeks support of other aspirants

Professor Kolapo Olusola who stated this in Ado-Ekiti said “Since my adoption is still subject to the conduct of primary election in accordance with the constitution of the PDP, there should be no cause for alarm.” • Concerned PDP members reject adoption Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola has urged aggrieved governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to...

‘Poor World Bank ranking on Nigeria discouraging investments’

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, stated this on Wednesday, in his message at a workshop for Judicial Officers organized by the National judicial Institute (NJI) held in Abuja. .. Affordability, difficulties in enforcing mortgage contracts are impediments to home ownership in Africa As part of contributions to reduce the many challenges facing the realestate financing in...

Fashola faults call for cancellation of power sector privatisation

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has faulted the call for the cancellation of privatisation of power sector. Fashola said although he agreed that there were problems with privatization, four years was not enough to change what could not be done in 60 years in the electricity distribution sector. He...

Northern elders back dialogue with Biafra agitators

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The leader of the forum, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, made the call in Abuja after an emergency meeting. • Okay deployment of troops • Traders in Kano laud proscription Members of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday urged the Federal Government to dialogue with the...

Tammy Abraham succumbs to pressure to shun Nigeria

Tammy Abraham has told the English FA he remains available for selection and has rejected reports he wants to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria. PHOTO:AFP England U21 striker Tammy Abraham has told the English FA he remains available for selection and has rejected reports he wants to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria. Abraham, who has also represented England at...

Ignoring clamour for restructuring dangerous, Wike says at editors’ confab

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that it will be dangerous to ignore the agitation for restructuring of the country. Wike said Nigerians might only be pretending if they think that all is well with the country, which according to him, is in crisis. The governor stated these while opening the 2017 All Nigeria...

Ignoring clamour for restructuring dangerous, Wike says at editors’ confab

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that it will be dangerous to ignore the agitation for restructuring of the country. Wike said Nigerians might only be pretending if they think that all is well with the country, which according to him, is in crisis. The governor stated these while opening the 2017 All Nigeria...

Kim hits back at Trump as US ramps up North Korea sanctions

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm at Kwail-ŭp County, South Hwanghae Province.<br />STR / KCNA VIS KNS / AFP The United States ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea’s nuclear weapons drive Thursday, as Kim Jong-Un vowed that...

FG confirms arms report, meets with Turkish Ambassador today

By Christopher Orji and Isaac Anumihe Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday confirmed Daily Sun’s report of the interception of  pump action rifles imported from Turkey, saying that  the Federal Government has  scheduled a meeting today  with the Turkish Ambassador   to discuss the frequent importation of arms into Nigeria from a particular country. Addressing newsmen in Lagos on the recent interception of 470 pump action rifles, the Controller...