Many feared killed as Boko Haram destroys UN hub in Borno

An unspecified number of people were reported killed at Damasak, the headquarters of Mobar Local Government in Borno State when suspected members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), which is another faction of Boko Haram operating in the northern part of Borno State on Saturday night launched an attack on the town. The insurgents were reported to have targeted the United Nation hub, which houses all UN workers and other NGOs working in the area. Read Full Story

Nollywood veteran Bruno Iwuoha dies at 68

In a statement released by the Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda Coker, Nollywood veteran actor Bruno Iwuoha is dead at the age of 68. The actor died on Saturday, April 10, after a prolonged battle with diabetes. He is currently survived by a wife and six children. Read Full Story

The Voice Nigeria: Strong Vocals, High Fashion

This season of the most popular music reality show in Nigeria is not only showcasing the musically talented Nigerians but is also serving as an avenue for Nigerian designers to display the quality, exceptional creativity, and flamboyance of the fashion industry which is evident in the coaches and hosts’ dress. Read Full Story

Ramadan: Islamic leadership issues directives to Muslims

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has directed Muslims to take extra security and health measures to protect themselves during the Ramadan fast. Zubairu Usman-Ugwu, the Director of Administration, gave the advice in a statement on Sunday. Read Full Story

Nigeria lacks sincere leaders — Ighodalo

Ituah Olajide Ighodalo, a pastor, commentator on national issues, and founder of Trinity House while speaking during an interview with a journalist stated that the current leaders in Nigeria were insincere, and Nigeria lacked outstanding, truthful, and passionate leaders. Read Full Story

Why IBB annulled June 12 election, by Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday attributed annulment of June 12, 1993, presidential election presumably won by late philanthropist, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola by former Military President General Ibrahim Babangida on “bad belle.” Obasanjo said the annulment robbed Egbaland and Ogun State the rare privilege of having three of its prominent sons occupying the number one seat at different times. Read Full Story

South-East governors establish joint security outfit codenamed Ebube Agu

Governors of South-Eastern states have announced the establishment of a security outfit for the region. The governors announced the outfit codenamed Ebube Agu in a communique issued after a meeting held in Owerri on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Read Full Story

Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has unwittingly exposed itself as promoter of bad governance, divisiveness and injustice under Buhari – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria has fired back at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) over its comment about the hijab crisis in Kwara state and appointment of Appeal Court Justices. The Sultan of Sokoto-led council had accused the Christian group of beating a war drum over the introduction of hijab in mission schools in Ilorin, Kwara State. However reacting to this, CAN alleged that the NSCIA has unwittingly exposed itself as a promoter of bad governance, divisiveness, and injustice in Nigeria under the Buhari administration. Read Full Story

Cut Jumbo Pay For Lawmakers, Others, SERAP Tells RMAFC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for a slash in the pay of political office holders such as the President, Vice-President, governors, and their deputies, as well as lawmakers. SERAP made the call on Sunday via a statement issued by its SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, and addressed to the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Elias Mbam. Read Full Story

‘If injustice is not addressed, crises will persist in Nigeria’- Bishop Stephen Mamsa

The chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Adamawa State chapter, Bishop Stephens Dami Mamsa, while speaking during an interview, faulted the Federal Government’s approach to security issues, lamenting that Nigerians’ sufferings are as a result of misrule. The prelate urged Nigerians to rise against any agitation to break the country. Read Full Story