‘We did everything’: Presidency reacts to killing of second health worker by B’Haram

The presidency has reacted to the killing of a second health worker abducted by Boko Haram. The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, had issued an ultimatum to the government after which, Hauwa Leman, a UNICEF health worker, would be executed. True to its threat, reports on Monday confirmed her…

Marilyn Orgar’s bid to return to the DSS fails in court

The National Industrial Court on Monday dismissed a request by a former spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS), Marilyn Ogar, for her reinstatement to the service. Ogar was sacked in 2015 following allegations of alleged fraud and engaging in partisan politics. The former DSS spokesperson had approached the court in 2016, but reportedly…

Nigerians can obtain passports with 10-year validity from December— NIS

Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has said that the issuance of Nigerian Passport with 10-year validity will start in December. Babandede made the disclosure when he visited Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday in Ibadan. The immigration boss and some senior officers were in Ibadan for the first International Conference on…

2019 And The Burden Of Familiar Tactics

By Jerome-Mario Utomi… To understand more fully, the current wave of political re-alignments in the country and be able to make objective projections, it is important that we first cap ourselves with the words of Elie Wiesel, a Romanian-born American Jewish professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize-winning author of…