Bindow offers to broker peace between Fulani and farmers

Adamawa governor Mohammadu Bindow has offered to broker peace between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Plateau toward halting midnight attacks on rural communities in Miango. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that rural communities in Bassa Local Government of Plateau have come under heavy attacks that claimed several lives in the last three weeks….

Crystal Palace striker Benteke hopeful of November return

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke says he is recovering well from a knee ligament injury and confident of returning to first-team action for the English Premier League club in November. The Belgium international, Palace’s top scorer last season, sustained the injury in last month’s defeat to league leaders Manchester City. He has missed the Eagles’…

Buhari frowns at states’ inability to pay workers

Governors demand release of more Paris Club refund President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the growing agitation in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. The President spoke when he received a group of governors led by Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman Abdul’Aziz Yari at the State House…

Court orders Abaribe to produce Kanu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and two others, who stood surety for Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu to account for his whereabouts. Justice Binta Nyako gave the order at the resumed trial of Kanu and three others yesterday when his (Kanu’s) lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor could not…

Pressure on Senate panel to drop $25b contracts probe

The Senate Ad Hoc Committee probing the “$25billion transactions” by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is under pressure to drop the enquiry, The Nation has learnt. Some prominent citizens have been asking committee Chairman Aliyu Wammako to either stay action on the probe or work towards a “soft-landing” investigation and report. Others, who are…

Obasanjo: I’m done with PDP

•I can’t help your party, says ex-president •Caretaker chairman snubs Ogun party members PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Chairman Senator Ahmed Makarfi yesterday held a private meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ostensibly to seek his help in rebuilding and rejuvenating the crisis-ridden party. But according to sources, the outcome of the hour-long meeting…

‘ Constitution should be amended to emphasise revenue generation’

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Bi-Courtney Chairman Dr. Wale Babalakin, in a paper yesterday at the annual public lecture of the Government College, Ibadan Old Boys’ Association, speaks on why the Constitution should be amended to place emphasis on wealth generation and collective wealth creation, among others. Our Constitution, that is the 1999 Constitution,…