National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday, April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another. Read Full Story

Lawmakers vote bill to create exclusive additional seats for women in Senate, House of Reps

A bill to create special seats for women in the Federal and States Legislative Houses has passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to alter the 1999 constitution to push through more political representation for women, hampered for years by low representation in elective offices. Read Full Story

State Of Emergency Cannot Solve Nigeria’s Security Problems – Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has said that the declaration of a state of emergency on security cannot solve the myriads of challenges facing the country. Briefing journalists on Thursday after meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari at the State House in Abuja, Masari said the military is overstretched. Read Full Story

Global shortage of vaccines will alter vaccination phases, says Fed Govt

Global scarcity and delay in vaccine supply to Nigeria may alter remaining phases of vaccination, the Federal Government stated yesterday. In the government’s vaccination campaign strategy, there are four phases, of which the country is still in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination, which involves frontline health workers, other frontline workers, and strategic leaders. Read Full Story

Yoruba nation rally: DSS grills Kiriji leader, OPC denies involvement

Operatives of the Department of State Security on Monday reportedly grilled the leader of an Osun-based socio-cultural group, Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, over alleged plans by some groups to hold a rally and demand Yoruba nation in the state. Oodua Peoples Congress, another group fingered as part of the proposed rally, however, denied involvement. Read Full Story

At least 5 officers killed in yet another daring attack on Police in Imo

At least five police officers have been reported dead after another attack on a police command in Imo State. The Okigwe South Police Area Command, located in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, was the latest to be attacked on Monday, April 26, 2021. The gunmen opened fire on officers, killing at least five of them, and set the facility on fire after releasing inmates in detention. Read Full Story

Nigeria ranked third-worst in global good governance index

At the inaugural Chandler Good Government (CGGI) Index launched on Monday, April 26 in Singapore, Nigeria was ranked the third-worst in the global good governance index. 34 indicators which are organized into seven pillars: leadership and foresight; robust laws and policies; strong institutions; financial stewardship; attractive marketplace; global influence and reputation; and helping people rise are used in the ranking which taps into 50 publicly available global data sources such as the World Trade Organisation, United Nations and World Bank. Read Full Story

Bandits, Boko Haram, herdsmen, others kill over 5000 Nigerians in 4 months

News of attacks by criminal elements in their various guise, either as Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, herdsmen, IPOB/ESN or armed robbers have become normal since the beginning of the year 2021 as suspected criminal elements have killed thousands of Nigerians in a space of 4 months. Read Full Story

Reps may formally debate, call for Pantami’s sack, suspension this week

Indications that the House of Representatives may formally present, debate and call for the suspension or outright sack of the Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami via a motion became more visible on Sunday. This is as a member of the House, Hon. Ben Rollands Igbakpa, representing the Ethiope Federal Constituency of Delta State stated that entrusting Pantami with the sensitive bio-data of Nigerians was unsafe. Read Full Story

Insecurity: There’s plan to exterminate Ndigbo — Mbazulike Amechi

Nationalist and first Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, yesterday, warned Ndigbo to be at alert, saying there is a grand plan to wipe Ndigbo out of Nigeria. This came as the Diaspora Igbo group, the Igbo World Assembly, IWA, has condemned in the strongest terms, the federal government posture in labeling the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a terrorist organization. Read Full Story