Afenifere, Ohanaeze tackle ACF, forum says attacks on northerners provocative

The pan-Northern socio-political organization, the Arewa Consultative Forum while speaking at a northern summit organized by the Professor Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders’ Forum which was held at the Arewa House, Kaduna made the assertion that some of the attacks of northerners in the South were meant to provoke the region But southern groups including Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Afenifere, criticized the ACF’s position. Read Full Story

Politicians Sponsored Attacks on Imo Police Headquarters, Correctional Centre, Uzodimma Alleges

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has said aggrieved politicians sponsored Monday attacks on the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Centre, both in Owerri, the state capital. Speaking last night on a live TV program, Uzodimma faulted the allegation that members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) had a hand in the attacks. Read Full Story

2023 not business as usual, we’ve learnt our lessons — Northern Elders

The Chairman of Northern Elders Forum, NEF, and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullahi who spoke during the opening of the Northern People’s Summit at the Arewa House Kaduna on Wednesday, said Northerners will not vote along with ethnicity and faith in electing political leaders in 2023. Read Full Story

Ibadan poly shuns ASUP strike

The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, has not joined the ongoing nationwide industrial action declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). It was gathered that since 2017, ASUP Polytechnic Ibadan Chapter has no leadership, which accounted for non-compliance with the national body’s directive. Read Full Story

Doctors unmoved by payment of arrears as strike continues

Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and his Health counterpart Dr. Osagie Ehanire failed on Wednesday to get striking doctors back to work with the payment of their outstanding salary arrears. The doctors, under the auspices of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), were unmoved though they confirmed payment already received by some of their members. Read Full Story

Osinbajo decorates new police boss Usman Baba

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has just decorated the new Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, with the requisite rank, at the State House, Abuja. If confirmed by the legislature, Usman Baba will become Nigeria’s 21st Inspector General of Police and the 12th IGP since Nigeria returned to civilian rule in 1999. Read Full Story

I didn’t file suit against Atiku’s citizenship – Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has denied filing a lawsuit challenging the Nigerian citizenship of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Malami said this in reaction to a media report of being behind a lawsuit filed against Atiku by a group, the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa before the Federal High Court, Abuja. Read Full Story

79 Blood Clots, 19 Deaths In UK After Taking AstraZeneca Jab – Regulator

There have been 79 cases of rare blood clots, resulting in 19 deaths, in people receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine in Britain, the country’s medicines regulator said Wednesday. “By the 31st of March over 20 million doses had been given, we had 79 cases reported. Of the 79 cases, 19 people have sadly died,” June Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), told a briefing. Read Full Story

Usman Baba’s appointment as IGP exposed Buhari’s plot to Islamize Nigeria – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to Islamize Nigeria. HURIWA made the remark in response to the appointment of Usman Alkali Baba as the Inspector General of Police by Buhari, saying the appointment of Baba had exposed Buhari as an unrepentant nepotist and bigot. Read Full Story

Nigeria Could Be Owing ₦16trn By End Of 2021 – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has raised an alarm over the country’s rising debt profile, saying the situation is more critical now because of the huge amount borrowed to service the ailing economy. Obaseki raised the alarm on Wednesday during a meeting with the Transition Committee members at the Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Read Full Story