Gunmen murder clergyman in Ekiti

Unknown assailants again struck on Friday and murdered a clergyman, Revd Johnson Oladimeji along Igbara- Odo- Ikere-Ekiti road, Ikere Local Government Area, Ekiti State.   It was gathered that Oladimeji, a presiding cleric of Solution Baptist Church Ikere-Ekiti was killed along the road by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around 5pm when he was returning…

Different Strokes…

Jay was on his fourth bottle of beer. He was seated alone in a dark corner in the joint where he ended his impromptu race. Whenever he thought of Debola, fear would grip him.   He could remember the deep, seamless eyes that seemed like they would swallow him. He shuddered. He had never felt…

APC panel on restructuring (II)

Restructuring …Majority of Nigerians want devolution of powers …oppose merger of states …S/East strong on demand for additional state …Weak demand for regionalism across country In the second part of our serialization of the report of the panel raised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on restructuring, the committee found that, although there are divergent…

Boko Haram waylay 60 rice farmers, kill 40 in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least forty farmers in Borno State, Channels Television is reporting. An unspecified number were also taken away by the criminals.   The farmers were waylaid on their way to their rice farms which they were harvesting before the surprise attack happened.   The attack occurred around Marrabati and…

Buhari rolls out auto-gas scheme for cars on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday, roll out the auto-gas scheme in Abuja as the Federal Government moves to create alternative fuel for automobiles and other prime movers in Nigeria.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chairman, National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, made the announcement at a meeting with media…

Trump loses another election court challenge

Trump The US state of Pennsylvania’s supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results. A Republican lawsuit had sought to invalidate mail-in ballots in the battleground state that President-elect Joe Biden won by about 81,000 votes…

Tens of thousands protest in France against controversial police law

More than 130,000 people joined demonstrations across France on Saturday against police brutality and controversial new security law. Protests took place in cities across France including Paris, Strasbourg, Marseille and Lyon. Isolated riots broke out in Paris, where 46,000 people marched, according to AFP news agency, citing the French Interior Ministry. Protesters erected barricades in…

2020 Conference: Federal, States Legislatures to enlighten Nigerians on legislative duties

The spokesman for the 2020 National Legislative Conference, Amb. Chibuzor Okereke, says the Legislative Arm of Government must continue to engage in national conversations to sensitise Nigerians to its function, powers and deliverables. In an interview with the Newsmen  in Abuja, Okereke said that the Legislature, which is the youngest of the three Arms of…