U.S election: Russia’s Lavrov dismisses FBI charges

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts.” The charges brought by Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, are seen as a major development…

NCP kicks against state police

The National Conscience Party (NCP) on Saturday said it was opposed to the creation of State Police in the country. The Lagos State Chairman of the party, Mr. Fatai Ibu-Owo, made the party’s position known in Lagos. He was reacting to the clamour for the creation of state police in the face of rising security…

We will compel Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 – Campaign organisation

The National Coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Alhaji Danladi Pasali, said on Saturday the organisation would compel President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019. Pasali stated this in Bauchi while inaugurating BCO North-East Zonal Secretariat and officials that would run the affairs of the secretariat. He said: “We will mobilise the masses of this…

Tinubu meets Wamakko, Tambuwal in Sokoto

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and Chairman, Presidential APC Reconciliation Committee, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was in Sokoto  on Saturday. During the visit he met  with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Zonal National Vice Chairman, Barrister Inuwa Abdulkadir and the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu. Although, the meeting which did…

Chinese scientists develop new flu vaccine

A research group from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, on Saturday announced they have developed a new type of flu vaccine using nano-technology. Cui Zongqiang, leader of the research group said the intranasal nano-vaccine can target broad-spectrum flu viruses and induces robust immune responses. “In our study, an intranasal nano-vaccine worked well…

Police arrest 10 suspects for burning IDPs houses in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested 10 people for allegedly setting ablaze the houses deserted by the Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) in Nasarawa and Benue border towns. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Idirisu Kennedy, stated this on Saturday while addressing journalists at the command headquarters in Lafia. He said some of the suspects…

Ethiopia’s state of emergency to last six months

The Ethiopian Minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, said on Saturday that a state of emergency imposed on the country after the prime minister resigned would last six months. “Ethiopia bans protests and publications that incite violence during emergency rule. “There are still pockets of areas where violence is prevalent. The (ruling EPRDF coalition‘s) council were…