FG’s injustice fueling insecurity, Ohanaeze kicks as Buhari appoints northerner IGP

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, on Tuesday, condemned the appointment of a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police. The group said the injustice of the Federal Government under the leadership of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was responsible for the growing agitations and insecurity in the South-East. Read Full Story

Biden to announce all adults in US eligible for Covid vaccine by April 19

President Joe Biden has announced on Tuesday that all adults across America will be eligible for Covid-19 shots within two weeks, while economic powerhouse California set a June 15 target to fully reopen businesses. The positive news from the United States came amid renewed global economic optimism, with the IMF predicting a stronger rebound. Read Full Story

Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man for 10th straight year with $11.5 billion

American business magazine, Forbes, has named Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa for the 10th successive year. The businessman’s estimated wealth was pegged at $11.5 billion on the magazine’s 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Read Full Story

Imo prison attack: Buhari govt planning to kill Igbo agitators – Biafra group

The Biafra Nations League, BNL, says the just sacked Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has exposed the intention of the Federal Government for Biafran agitators. BNL said the order by Adamu that police officers use maximum force against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has exposed a plot by the Federal Government to carry out extra-judicial killings of Biafra agitators. Read Full Story

Atiku not fit to contest for President, Malami tells court

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has argued that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not eligible under the constitution to contest for President. The AGF argued that having not been born a Nigerian or by Nigerian parents, and having not met the provisions of Sections 25(1) &(2) and 131(a) of the constitution, Atiku would be violating Section 118(1)(k) of the Electoral Act should he put himself forward as a candidate. Read Full Story

Buhari Seeks ICAN’s Support to Improve Nation’s Fiscal Condition

resident Muhammadu Buhari has urged members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) to buy into current reforms undertaken by his administration and provide support in the area of policy formulation with a view to improving the nation’s fiscal condition. Buhari made the appeal in Abuja Tuesday at the 50th annual accountants’ conference. Read Full Story

COVID-19: Existing vaccines largely ineffective against new variants — FG

The Federal Government has asked Nigerians to continue to maintain all non-pharmaceutical measures against the COVID-19, saying the vaccines have proved largely effective against some new variants of the virus. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha disclosed this on Tuesday at a briefing of the task force. Read Full Story

Kano slashes March salaries of political office holders by 50%

Kano state government has slashed the salaries of political office holders in the state by 50 percent for the month of March due to dwindling resources. The state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, who disclosed this said the action was due to a shortfall in the revenue accrued to the state from the federation account. Read Full Story

Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos tops Forbes billionaire list for the 4th year in a row

Forbes has released its annual list of billionaires with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year. The 57-year-old’s worth increased to $177 billion, up to $64 billion from a year ago as a result of a spike in Amazon shares, the media company said on Tuesday, April 6.  Read Full Story

FG to grant amnesty to inmates who willingly return to prison after they escaped during the Imo jailbreak

The Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola, says the Federal government is willing to grant amnesty to inmates who voluntarily return to prison after they were released during the attack on the Imo state correctional Center on Monday, April 5. Aregbesola gave the assurance while inspecting the attacked center today Tuesday, April 6. Read Full Story