Insecurity: IG, Southern Police Commanders Brainstorm on Fresh Strategy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba yesterday convened a meeting of Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in charge of the South-east and South-south states to brainstorm on how to tackle the security crisis in the two zones. Read Full Story

Global Mourning as Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth, Dies at 99

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined other world leaders to condole with the British Royale family over the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England, who died at 99 yesterday. A statement posted on the royal family’s website yesterday morning said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss.” Read Full Story

If my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven than pay any ransom – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that even if his own son were to be kidnapped by suspected bandits, he will not pay any ransom for his release. The governor who has consistently kicked against negotiations with bandits terrorizing the nation said this during a radio interview on Friday, April 9. Read Full Story

Lagos state government eases restrictions on event centers, pegs occupancy limit at 500

The Lagos state government has eased the restrictions on social and event centers. In the new guidelines released today April 9 by Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff, the commissioner for tourism, arts, and culture, the state government pegged the occupancy limit for event centers at 500 while social events can now have up to 200 people at a time. According to the statement, safety marshals will be deployed to any social event with over 200 people and event centres exceeding the 500 limits. Read Full Story

Stop keeping Nigerians in bondage, Pastor Ighodalo to Maj Gen Buhari Rtd, others

The Senior Pastor of Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, has urged Nigerians to demand a better standard of living from those in power. He also mentioned to the political leaders in the country, including the president to release Nigerians from the bondage which they had placed them in. Read Full Story

Strike May Be Called Off On Saturday, Doctors Say After Meeting With FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors has said it may call off its strike on Saturday after meeting with federal government representatives in Abuja. The meeting, which lasted for over six hours, sought to address areas of concerns that led to the strike embarked upon by the doctors on April 1. Read Full Story

Matawalle’s threat of reprisal attacks setting Nigeria on ‘fire’ – Experts, politicians, others

Nigerians have continued to react angrily to a statement by the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle where he threatened reprisal attacks against southerners and their interests in the Northern part of the country over alleged continued killings and attacks on the interests of Northerners in the southern part of the country. The Governor had in a statement personally signed by him on Thursday, made the threat, considered by many to be ‘’caustic in all intent, threatening and potentially condescending in tone and text.’’ Read Full Story

Makinde and Fayose to test their popularity as South-West PDP elects officials on Monday

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will put their popularity to test as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-West elect new officials at its upcoming congress. While Makinde supports the former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja to emerge as Chairman of the party, Fayose backs the former Chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso. Read Full Story

REIGN OF TERROR! Anxiety in Southeast states as gunmen unleash horror

THE relative peace enjoyed by the inhabitants of the Southeast region of the country is fast fizzling out as attacks on security agents and their stations have assumed a worrisome dimension in the last three months. Many security agents, particularly policemen, have been brutally murdered in Abia, Imo, Anambra, and Ebonyi states during attacks by gunmen who usually operate in large numbers. Read Full Story

Insecurity: IG, Southern Police Commanders Brainstorm on Fresh Strategy

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba yesterday convened a meeting of Police Strategic Commanders – Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police (Operations) – in charge of the South-east and South-south states to brainstorm on how to tackle the security crisis in the two zones. Read Full Story

Global Mourning as Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth, Dies at 99

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined other world leaders to condole with the British Royale family over the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England, who died at 99 yesterday. A statement posted on the royal family’s website yesterday morning said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss.” Read Full Story

If my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven than pay any ransom – Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that even if his own son were to be kidnapped by suspected bandits, he will not pay any ransom for his release. The governor who has consistently kicked against negotiations with bandits terrorizing the nation said this during a radio interview on Friday, April 9. Read Full Story

Lagos state government eases restrictions on event centers, pegs occupancy limit at 500

The Lagos state government has eased the restrictions on social and event centers. In the new guidelines released today April 9 by Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff, the commissioner for tourism, arts, and culture, the state government pegged the occupancy limit for event centers at 500 while social events can now have up to 200 people at a time. According to the statement, safety marshals will be deployed to any social event with over 200 people and event centres exceeding the 500 limits. Read Full Story

Stop keeping Nigerians in bondage, Pastor Ighodalo to Maj Gen Buhari Rtd, others

The Senior Pastor of Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, has urged Nigerians to demand a better standard of living from those in power. He also mentioned to the political leaders in the country, including the president to release Nigerians from the bondage which they had placed them in. Read Full Story

Strike May Be Called Off On Saturday, Doctors Say After Meeting With FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors has said it may call off its strike on Saturday after meeting with federal government representatives in Abuja. The meeting, which lasted for over six hours, sought to address areas of concerns that led to the strike embarked upon by the doctors on April 1. Read Full Story

Matawalle’s threat of reprisal attacks setting Nigeria on ‘fire’ – Experts, politicians, others

Nigerians have continued to react angrily to a statement by the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle where he threatened reprisal attacks against southerners and their interests in the Northern part of the country over alleged continued killings and attacks on the interests of Northerners in the southern part of the country. The Governor had in a statement personally signed by him on Thursday, made the threat, considered by many to be ‘’caustic in all intent, threatening and potentially condescending in tone and text.’’ Read Full Story

Makinde and Fayose to test their popularity as South-West PDP elects officials on Monday

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State will put their popularity to test as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-West elect new officials at its upcoming congress. While Makinde supports the former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja to emerge as Chairman of the party, Fayose backs the former Chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso. Read Full Story

REIGN OF TERROR! Anxiety in Southeast states as gunmen unleash horror

THE relative peace enjoyed by the inhabitants of the Southeast region of the country is fast fizzling out as attacks on security agents and their stations have assumed a worrisome dimension in the last three months. Many security agents, particularly policemen, have been brutally murdered in Abia, Imo, Anambra, and Ebonyi states during attacks by gunmen who usually operate in large numbers. Read Full Story