EFCC to prosecute former Kano governor over N25 million election fund

A Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Kano governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, is to be arraigned before a Federal High Court on Thursday. A statement signed by his Special Assistant, Mallam Sule Yau Sule, and made available to the media, confirmed that they have received communications to that effect. The statement…

Nigerians fed up with mass killings, President “asleep” – Okogie

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the country has had enough of the mass killings across the country. In a telephone interview with Daily Sun, Okogie further said across the length and breadth of Nigeria, people are fed up with the killings. Okogie’s…

JOHESU strike targeted at medical doctors, says NMA

Fred Ezeh, Abuja The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says that the ongoing nationwide strike by members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) is targeted at medical doctors. JOHESU members embarked on the nationwide strike last month to press on the Federal Government to implement hitherto reached agreements particularly on issues of salaries for health…

Benue buries catholic priests, Osinbajo says killers don’t fear God or man

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi As the remains of two catholic priests, Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, and other parishioners killed by Fulani herdsmen militia were laid to rest Tuesday at Sesugh Maria Pilgrimage, Ayati, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has prayed God to console and defend the people of Benue. Leading the funeral orations to console…

Ondo Assembly removed deputy Speaker, Ogundeji Iroju

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Ondo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday,  impeached Hon. Ogundeji Iroju as Deputy Speaker and elected Hon. Abimbola Fajoluto to replace him. Hon. Iroju, who represents Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo state constituency in the Assembly was, until his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Iroju…

Catholics ground Yenagoa

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  Catholic faithful of Bomadi Diocese, IN Bayelsa State, on Tuesday, joined other Catholics in Nigeria to stage a peaceful protest in Yenagoa, the state capital, over the frequent brutal killing of Christians by herdsmen and Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and middle belt regions of the country. Bishop of the Bomadi…

10,000 Catholic faithful protests in Nsukka, call for immediate end to violence

Felix Ikem, Nsukka Despite a heavy downpour witnessed in Nsukka, on Tuesday, over 10,000 Catholic faithful of Nsukka Diocese marched round the town in protest against the killing of two Catholic Priests and 17 others in Mbalom, Benue State, last month. The protesters, while calling on the Federal Government to stop the incessant killing of…

Kebbi Assembly approves ex APC chair, SSG as new commissioners

Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin-Kebbi The Kebbi State House of Assembly has approved the nomination of immediate past Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Barrister Attahiru Maccido and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Nurudeen Kangiwa, as  commissioners into the state executive council. Maccido, who lost bid to retain his position in last Sunday’s State Congress…

Burkina forces kill 3 suspected terrorists in early morning raid

Reuters/NAN Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected terrorists and arrested one more on Tuesday morning in an operation on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou, state television reported. One gendarme was killed in the fighting in the Rayongo neighbourhood, while five people, including one civilian, were injured, the report said. NAN reports that on…

Ugandan military to tighten border as rebels kill 10 Congolese civilians

Xinhua/NAN The Ugandan military has vowed to tighten border patrol after reports that Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels killed 10 civilians in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Richard Karemire, spokesperson of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), said on Tuesday that the army is on alert in case ADF rebels try to attack Ugandans. “On…