Death toll hits 26 in fresh Benue herdsmen attack

PHOTO: Igbere TV • Man loses two wives, three children• Killings, reprisals over maimed cows, say police Twenty-six people have been allegedly killed in the latest attack by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State. The herders stormed Omusu community in Okpokwu Local Government Area around 3:30 p.m. on Monday and opened fire on the residents. Most of the victims were women, children and...

​On Security: Union Bank presents Hilux Van to Anambra Govt

By Kingsley Ezekwelu  The most security conscious governor in Nigeria, Chief  Willie  Obiano, this afternoon received a brand new Hilux van donated to the state by the Union Bank Plc. This gesture, the bank stated was to support the security initiative of the  Gov Obiano administration in the state.  The vehicle was presented by the Bank's Executive Director in charge of SouthEast,...

Navy pledges security on Anambra waterway

By Kingsley Ezekwelu The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has said that the State Government would collaborate with the Nigerian Navy to enhance effective security in the state's waterways with a view to achieving its vision for a safe water transportation in the state. The governor acknowledged this at a breakfast meeting with the Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval...

​Buhari blames previous administrations for missing fertilisers

President Muhammadu Buhari again on Friday took a swipe at his predecessors, saying trucks conveying fertilisers disappeared “miraculously” in transit under the previous governments. Buhari spoke during a visit of members of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative to the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He expressed delight that contrary to what happened under the previous governments, none of the 3,333 trucks that participated in...

From Chibok to Dapchi: Sad tale of the girl child

It would seem that the pun about Nigerians now waking up, daily, and wondering what exactly will be the next bad news, seems to be sticking, no longer as a joke but reality. And so it was that last week Monday, February 19, 2018, the nation woke to the tragic news of abduction of 110 girls from Government Girls Science...

2019: INEC must not allow rigging – Wike

 TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike,  has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to justify Nigeria as the true Big Brother Africa, by conducting free, fair and credible elections. Wike also called on INEC to ensure that the electorate’s votes count to make public office holders deliver dividends of democracy to the people. Wike made the call...

Another abduction hits Adamawa by Boko Haram 

Adamawa Boko Haram insurgents appear to have gone wild between Thursday night and early yesterday morning attacks in Kaya village, Madagali Council of Adamawa State and Fulatari ward in Buni Yadi, Yobe State. During the attack on Kaya community, the insurgents abducted two children, while a female suicide bomber died when a bomb wrapped on her exploded in the early hours...

​2019: INEC removes 229 names of aliens from voters’ register

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC)  has declared that about 229 names of aliens discovered in the Voters Register for the forthcoming general elections have been removed. The INEC  chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, made the disclosure on Friday during the commission’s quarterly meeting with security agencies. He said the aliens registered under the...

U.S. condemns killing of 3 aid workers in Borno

US President Donald Trump Photo AFP/ LOEB The United States (US) and others, yesterday, condemned the killing of three Nigerian aid workers in a Boko Haram attack on a military installation in Rann, Borno State. The US Embassy, in a statement in Abuja, pledged its support to Nigerians, “as they bravely work to ensure their nation’s security.” The statement added: “We extend...

INEC unveils elections timetable for 36 years

•Poll schedule highly ambitious –Junaid Mohammed •It makes electoral process unambiguous, says Festus Okoye•We’re studying timetable –PDP   Romanus Ugwu, Ndubuisi Orji Abuja, Sola Ojo and Noah Ebije, Kaduna The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a timetable for general elections till 2055.INEC said it released the timetable in an attempt to engender certainty in electoral calendar and allow for long-term planning.Speaking...