US warns Putin there will be consequences if activist Alexei Navalny dies in prison as doctors warn he could die any minute due to kidney damage

The US has warned Russian president, Vladimir Putin, there will be consequences if Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny dies in jail after doctors warned his health is failing amid hunger strike. Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner, and Putin’s most prominent critic was first arrested in January upon his return to Russia following a Novichok poisoning allegedly carried out by an FSB hit squad. Read Full Story

It is inhumane and immoral to force people to take the Coronavirus vaccine – Bishop Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo has shared his thoughts about the COVID-19 vaccination which is currently ongoing in the country. The Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners’ Chapel) who spoke during his church’s Covenant Hour of Prayer program, said he won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine because he is not a guinea pig. Bishop Oyedepo further stated that it is inhumane and immoral to force people to take vaccines. Read Full Story

Outrage over security challenges in Osun as ‘top’ APC group writes Oyetola

The Osun Progressives (TOP), a leading group in APC has now sent a letter to Oyetola over the deteriorating security in the State, as activities of hoodlums, thugs, miscreants, cultists, have been on the increase. The group in the letter received by the office of the governor on Friday, April 9, described as deteriorating, the security conditions in the State. Read Full Story

PDP Calls For Pantami’s Sack, Asks DSS To Probe Minister

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami after several reports portrayed his past extreme religious views. Pantami had for the first time acknowledged his past views but noted that he has since renounced those radical assertions. Read Full Story

FG To Recruit Fresh Soldiers Soon Over Insurgency, Banditry

The Defence Minister, Magashi Bashir, has said that the Federal Government will soon commence recruitment of officers and soldiers across the country. Speaking at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri when he led The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, and other service chiefs on an operational visit, the Magashi said the move is part of the government’s strategy to meet up manpower shortfalls as the country battles insurgency and banditry. Read Full Story

774,000 jobs: FG commences partial payment of stipends 

The Federal Government has commenced partial payment of the N20,000 monthly stipend to the 774,000 beneficiaries of the Special Public Works program. The Minister of State, Labour, and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. Read Full Story

APC govs carpet Obaseki over N60bn printing claim

Governors elected on the platform of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday ruled Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State off the track over his recent allegation that the federal government printed N60 billion to augment the March revenue allocation to states. The governors, in a statement in the name of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), said Obaseki’s statement “does not reflect the true position of things.” Read Full Story

Boko Haram: Buhari happy with troops performance – Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi has commended the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole combating insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari appreciates their performance. Magashi made the commendation on Sunday while addressing the troops at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri. Read Full Story

‘You’re a pathetic fellow’, Jonathan blasts Aliyu, says he had no agreement with northern PDP governors

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the claim by former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu that northern governors worked against his second term bid in 2015 because he reneged on the agreement he had with them. Reacting to the claim, Reno Omokri, a former aide to Jonathan in a statement on behalf of his former principal said there was no agreement whether oral or written between Jonathan and PDP northern governors. In the statement, Jonathan challenged Aliyu to name people that witnessed the agreement. Read Full Story

2023: Buhari’s successor should come from South-East ― Edwin Clark

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor should come from the southeast geo-political zone of the country. Clark has however described as abominable and condemnable if any Igbo speaking person from Delta and Rivers States aspires for the exalted position. Read Full Story