HURIWA accuses EFCC of political witch-hunt, demands action on allegations against Amaechi

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has declared that the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the sources of campaign fund of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, while focusing extensively on

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Dasuki still in detention because it’s dangerous to release him, says FG

The Nigerian government has based the continued detention of the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) by the Department of State Services, DSS, on his involvement in the over $2 billion arms deal and for his

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Okupe tells court how Jonathan approved payment of N400m to Metuh

Special Adviser to then President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has revealed how his former principal paid N400 million to the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh for publicity efforts for

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Missing Chibok schoolgirl found alive in Sambisa forest

One of the missing girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state was yesterday found alive by a local vigilante outfit in Sambisa forest close to Nigeria’s border with Cameroon. Members of the Civilian

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FG invokes no work, no pay as NLC begins strike

As the Comrade Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, begins strike to protest the increase in petrol pump price from N86:50 to N145 a litre, the federal government has warned civil servants against taking part in the

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Stop destroying national assets, Dickson warns Niger Delta youths

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson said on Tuesday in Yenagoa that resurgence of violence in the Niger Delta region would compound the developmental and environmental challenges facing the area. He, therefore, cautioned youth groups in the Niger Delta

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We’re helpless over diversion of LG funds by governors – Chairmen lament

Chairmen of the local government areas in the country, under the umbrella of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON have lamented what they termed reckless diversion of council funds by state governors, regretting that they are handicapped by

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IYC predicts more hostilities in Niger Delta as Ateke calls Avengers desperate criminals

Ijaw youths under the umbrella of Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, have warned that there would be more hostilities in the Niger Delta region if President Muhammadu Buhari failed to probe the “unfair allocation of oil blocs in the country”.

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Indeed, We Are All Biafrans By Godwin Onyeacholem

The coincidence cannot be more striking. Chido Onumah, journalist, blogger and human rights activist will be launching his book, We Are All Biafrans, in the same month and just two weeks after the much elderly Ladipo Adamolekun, renowned professor and

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Jonathan not brain behind Niger Delta Avengers – Ijaw youths

Days after the Israel Akpodoro-led National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of founding the militant Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, has stated that there is no truth in the

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DSS and their extra-judicial killings in Nigeria

By Citizen (Dr.) Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha   The Department of State Security (DSS) is supposed to be a security agency that assists government (both at Federal and State level) to burst crimes and criminal elements in our society. The agency

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Certificate forgery syndicate, a 75-year-old teacher arrested by the police

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The police in Anambra State has arrested a 75-year old retired teacher, Mr Onuzulike Ude for allegedly forging certificates of various institutions of higher learning.   Paraded alongside with him – as his accomplice, was 54-year-old

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Killing of soldiers: Perpetrators not from Foropa community – Southern Ijaw LG boss

Condemns act   The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council, Mr. Joshua Macaiver and chiefs of the area on Thursday in Yenagoa, condemned the killing of three security personnel of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Foropa

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Buhari is forcing judges to convict me for treason, says Kanu

Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is piling pressure on the judiciary to convict him for treasonable felony. Kanu, who spoke through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, at

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Dickson asks PDP to close ranks, says judiciary is on trial in tribunal

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nationwide to work assiduously towards getting back power at the national level in 2019 general elections. The governor threw the challenge during the State

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FG identifies successes recorded in anti-graft war, says recovered funds won’t be re-looted

The Nigerian government on Tuesday expressed its decision to be meticulous in driving the campaign against corruption, even as it vowed that none of the recovered funds stolen from public treasury would be allowed to be looted again by corrupt

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Buhari is not perfect, says Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that one of his successors, President Muhammadu Buhari is not perfect as no leader is ever perfect. He added that the President has not deviated from what he (Obasanjo) knows him for. The

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DIckson probes Bayelsa salary fraud, sets up commission of enquiry

Right step in right direction, say workers   The governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson on Friday in Yenagoa set up a nine member judicial commission of inquiry to investigate fraudulent falsification of government payroll and other accounts.

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Our security agents, rules of engagement, and Abia’s approach to checking pastoral conflicts

By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu   It may not be out of place to suggest here that our security agents are contributing negatively to the fragile security situation in the country. This suggestion is basically informed by the ugly incident that

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Hoard petrol and get sealed off or demolished – Gov. Udom to filling stations in Akwa Ibom State

Press release   Governor Udom Emmanuel Intervenes on Nupeng/Pengassan and Universal Energy labour issues.  Directs Nupeng/Pengassan to begin lifting fuel immediately     Governor Udom Emmanuel worried by the fuel scarcity   occasioned by Nupeng/ Pengassan strike over some labour issues

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Amaechi reveals why he leaked ex-CBN governor’s letter detailing $49bn oil theft

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has denied claims that he ‘surreptitiously’ leaked the letter which erstwhile governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, now Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, wrote to former President Goodluck Jonathan on theft

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Extend death sentence for kidnappers to treasury looters – Lawmaker begs National Assembly

The Deputy Whip of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Omotayo Oduntan on Thursday suggested that the death sentence being considered by the National Assembly as punishment for kidnappers should be extended to public office holders found to have

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FG to punish instigators of herdsmen/farmers clashes as herders reveal they kill for self-defence

The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Olonisakin has vowed to mete out punishment on those responsible for the violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and land owners, noting that the recent clashes in many parts of the country was

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Kidnapping for ransom started in South-East – Senator Akpabio

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and current Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has traced the history of kidnapping for ransoms to the South-east of Nigeria, claiming that the menace started with the abduction of a former governor of

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Ethnic tensions, pro-secession agitations won’t break up Nigeria – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III has expressed strong faith in the indivisibility of Nigeria, notwithstanding the violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers across the country as well as the agitation for self-determination by some ethnic

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We totally support Buhari’s fight against corruption – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has declared 100 per cent support for the anti-graft drive of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, describing corruption as a cancer that has been impeding the growth of the country. Addressing State House Correspondents

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Nigeria lost about $15bn to fraudulent security spending under Jonathan – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, on Monday revealed that Nigeria lost about $15bn to fraudulent and corrupt practices in the security equipment spending during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, insisting that Nigeria simply cannot sustain the shocking level of

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FG condemns calls for herdsmen to quit South-East, urges Ndigbo to be peaceful

Coming on the heels of the massacre of about 46 villages in Enugu community by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the federal government has condemned calls by some individuals and groups in the South-East geopolitical zone for herdsmen to leave the region,

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The ‘sinking’ Calabar-Lagos Railway scam

By Tatabonko Orok Edem   The idea of a railway line starting from or stopping at Calabar, is not new. A cursory glance at British Parliamentary Papers: 1850 – 1908, Volume 78, and the Colonial Office Letters of 12 October

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Fulani Herdsmen Killings in Enugu: Crossing the Line of No Return

Nigerian-American Leadership Council, Washington, DC On Monday April 25th 2016, the NAL Council offices in Washington received a report of horrific proportions, pursuant to the latest atrocious act of a band of Fulani herdsmen, who had just engaged in an

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