Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency a day after its prime minister resigned

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned. On Friday, the ruling coalition’s council announced the move was meant to uphold the rule of law and to stem a wave of anti-government protests. The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said the council “came to the conclusion that imposing emergency rule would…

SCHOOL OF NURSING, EKSUTH, ADO-EKITI 2018 ENTRANCE APPLICATION FORM

By Idowu Olabode This is to inform the general public that admission forms into the SCHOOL OF NURSING EKSUTH, ADO-EKITI for 2018/2019 Academic session are now available for sale on-line. ENTRY REQUIREMENT Candidate must possess a minimum of Five Credits in WASC/SSCE/NECO to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than…

Balarabe Musa: Buhari has failed, but show me one person who can perform better in 2019

Balarabe Musa, former Governor of Kaduna State, says the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari has so far fallen short of the expectations of Nigerians. Musa said there is no alternative to Buhari at the moment, noting that the President has the right to seek a re-election in 2019 despite his poor performance. “The performance of…

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…