Benue Massacre:  Time To Decentralise Our Police System – Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commiserated with the government and people of Benue State on the occasion of the mass burial of the victims of the recent suspected herdsmen attacks. Ekweremadu expressed sadness over the preventable loss of lives in Nigeria and reiterated his call for decentralised policing in the…

LABOUR PRESIDENT: NO STOPPING US NOW

We have credible information that the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has mobilised thugs to disrupt workers peaceful protest tomorrow. We also have information that the Commissioner of Police , Kaduna State Command has said all protests in the state remain banned. We do not think he has such powers. Moreover, it…

Nigeria Senate Accuses Total Of Flouting Local Content Law In Petroleum Sector

Senate Committee on Local Content headed by Senator Solomon Olamilekan, in line with its directive that representatives of Total Exploration Company Nigeria and some key players in Nigeria’s oil industry should appear before it’s investigative committee has accused Total Exploration Company of Nigeria of flouting Local Content Law of Nigeria. The Senate Committee on Local…

Maina’s Case: AFG Acting As If He Has A Skeleton In His Cupboard – Senate

The Senate has asked the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to explain to Nigerians why he has been running around the courts seeking to stop the probe by the two chambers of the National Assembly into how Mr. Abdulrashid Maina, an Assistant Director in the Ministry of Interior, was surreptitiously…

Egyptian officer caught on tape backing Trump on Jerusalem

CAIRO • As United States President Donald Trump moved last month to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, an Egyptian intelligence officer quietly placed phone calls to the hosts of several influential talk shows in Egypt. “Like all our Arab brothers”, Egypt would denounce the decision in public, the officer, Captain Ashraf al-Kholi, told…

NNPC GMD Mr. Maikanti Baru Blames The Media For Fuel Scarcity

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru has blamed social media and what he termed fake news for the fuel scarcity that caused untold hardship on countless Nigeria, especially during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Responding during the Senate Committee investigating the immediate and remote causes of the…

Senate Fuel Scarcity Probe: 5 Major Highlights And The Lesson They Teach Nigerians

On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum, Chaired by Senator Kabiru Marafa, held a 5-hour public hearing to determine the cause of the fuel scarcity in the country that began in December. The investigative hearing was convened, after a directive by the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to the Committee members,…

Buhari has no reason to seek re-election —Udeogaranya

CHIEFTAIN of All Progressives Congress, APC, and an aspirant in the 2019 presidential race on the platform of the party, Chief Charles Udo Udeogaranya yesterday said that President Buhari has no justification for seeking re-election. This came as a former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Chief Oke Ezea, said…

There is no point politicising these killings, says Ortom

NAN Abuja – The Federal Government, security agencies and states affected by violent clashes between herdsmen and farmers have devised strategies to check the menace. Gov Ortom This is the major outcome of a crucial security meeting convened by the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, in Abuja on Monday. The closed-door meeting, which…