Attahiru’s Death Has Increased Our Problems, Says President

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the loss of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military officers and men during last Friday’s plane crash in Kaduna has increased the nation’s problems at a time the country is battling security problems. Read Full Story

Buhari Queries Legality of Southern Governors’ Ban on Open Grazing

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday took issue with Southern governors over their ban on open cattle grazing in the region. The president, in a statement by his media assistant, Mallam Garba Shehu, described the ban, announced as one of the resolutions the 17 governors from the zone made during their May 11 meeting in Asaba, Delta State, as of questionable legality. Read Full Story

Scrapping of NYSC: Mixed reactions as corruption, insecurity, others allegedly take over scheme

The future of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is in the balance as the House of Representatives considers a bill to scrap the scheme. The scheme will be 50 years old in 2023, but it may not get to celebrate the 50th anniversary if the bill becomes law. Read Full Story

Lack of autonomy for Legislature, Judiciary dangerous to democracy, NILDS DG warns

Director-General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, has warned that the absence of autonomy for the Legislature and the Judiciary will kill democracy. He also urged governors to comply with Executive Order 10 which has granted autonomy for both arms of government. Read Full Story

Senator Amosun proposes ‘112’ as national emergency number

Senator Ibikunle Amosun has proposed 112 as the national emergency number for Nigeria. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, while speaking on this new bill proposal said the National Toll-Free Emergency Bill will create a structure to guarantee quick security response to Nigerians in times of emergencies. Read Full Story

Mali Leaders Taken To Army Camp After Government Reshuffle –  Officials

Malian soldiers upset with a government reshuffle took the president and prime minister to an army camp outside the capital Monday, officials said, raising fears of a second coup within a year in the crisis-stricken country.  President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane lead an interim government that was installed after a putsch in August under the threat of regional sanctions. Read Full Story

Southern Governors ban on open grazing grazing is irreversible, Malami’s response to it has shown his mindset – Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has again stated that the Southern Governors ban of open grazing is irreversible. In his speech at the 2021 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA-SPIDEL) annual conference in Ibadan, the Ondo State Governor disclosed that all governors were in agreement on full autonomy for the Judiciary and Local Governments administration. Read Full Story

Cristiano Ronaldo issues cryptic post in hint he is leaving Juventus as he thanks fans on Instagram 

Cristiano Ronaldo has fuelled speculations regarding his Juventus career by issuing a lengthy cryptic post on social media. This comes weeks after the 36-year-old striker had each of his luxury supercars transported to Portugal from his mansion. Read Full Story

Shoot-At-Sight Order: Igbo group drags IGP to UN, ICC

A leading socio-cultural association of Igbo professionals under the aegis of Nzuko Umuna, has described as horrifying, frightening, and unutterable in a democracy, the shoot-at-order the Inspector General Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, handed to police officers in the South East. The group, which addressed a world press conference in Abuja on Monday, noted that the IGP gave the directive in Enugu on May 18, when he launched Operation Restore Peace in the Southeast. Read Full Story