FACT CHECK: Jonathan or Buhari, who launched the first made-in-Nigeria drone?

ICiR Reports: On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari launched what the Nigerian Air Force described as the first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), popularly known as drone, that was completely manufactured in the country. “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in its resolve to promote innovation and enhance its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, today, 15 February…

Be careful what you post — 11 Nigerians arrested in 2017 for their social-media activity

There have been increasing cases of arrests and harassment of journalists and bloggers in Nigeria, often on the orders of politicians. This is despite claims by the Muhammadu Buhari administration that it is not stifling freedom of expression among Nigerians. The growing popularity of social media and citizen journalism has put the government at all…

Heads Roll As Presidency Rejigs ICPC In Its Renewed Anti-Corruption Drive

The Presidency has reshuffled and redeployed some senior staff of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, popularly called the ICPC. One of the officers caught in the new wave of redeployment is the controversial head of investigation (HOI) Mr. Kayode Adebayo. He was the Head of Investigation but now redeployed as Deputy…

We Need to Join the Dentist Pull out that Bad Tooth – Tonye Princewill

A Chieftain of the APC, the governorship candidate of the then Action Congress (AC) in Rivers State in 2007 who also contested for same office in 2015, Prince Tonye Princewill, in this interview with select journalists speaks on the need to support President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential election. Nigerians were taken aback when…

INEC 2019 General Election Time Table: Senators Sound Dissenting Tunes

By Michael Shaibu It was a near-choatic situation in the red chambers on Wednesday as the issue of the reordering of INEC General Election Time Table was raised. The Independent National Electoral Commission had, before now, put the time table of 2019 General Election with the Presidential election preceding National Assembly Elections. Report on the reordered…

Can the APC reign for 60 years?

By Fredrick Nwabufo/ICiR It was Vincent Ogbulafor, former PDP national chairman, who betrayed a fatal flaw and said the party would rule Nigeria for 60 years. Rochas Okoroacha, Imo state governor, also, once succumbed to the flattery of hubris in declaring that the APC would rule the country for 24 years. The crux of this piece…

Nigeria Federation of Kowat Alrami/Self Defence Call For Govt Support, Recognision

The Nigerian Federation of Kowat Alrami and Self-Defense has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to duly recognise and support the self defense sport just like other popular sporting activities.   Mr. Amadi , Nizar Elshiekh Taleb and team during presentation in Nigeria The President, Nigeria Federation of Kowat Alrami and self-defense, Mr. Sensei…

Logistics and Policy Challenges Causes Of Lingering Fuel Crises – Ibe Kachukwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has attributed policies and logistics challenges as major issues causing the lingering fuel crisis experienced across the nation. Kachikwu who made this known  in Abuja said although government is doing everything possible behind closed doors to ensure that the fuel crisis fizzles out, logistics and policies…

Delta Airlines Statement on flight 55.

Delta flight 55 from Lagos, Nigeria to Atlanta returned to Lagos International Airport Tuesday after an issue with one of the A330-200’s two engines. The flight landed safely and customers exited the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides. Airport fire authorities met the aircraft upon arrival. Delta’s customers were bussed back to the terminal.   Delta…