200 Islamiyya students abducted in Niger state

Two hundred students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi local government Area of Niger State have been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen on May 30. There have been reports that one person was shot dead while another is currently in a critical state in a hospital after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30 pm on Sunday. Read Full Story

Resident doctors extend strike ultimatum by two weeks for FG, States to act

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has extended its strike ultimatum by two weeks to let the Federal and State governments address the issues of welfare of their members across the country. The extension is contained in a communiqué at the end of the association’s 41st Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) which held in Nnewi/Awka, Anambra. Read Full Story

Ripples over Southwest APC leaders’ position on Oodua Republic

The Southwest APC leaders, including Chief Bisi Akande, expressed strong opposition to separatist agitations and hate speeches as regards the formation of Oodua Republic. However, they have been vilified for not engaging the agitators to sample their opinions on how to address the inclination that Fulani ethnic group had been parading itself as being superior to other ethnic nationalities in the country. Read Full Story

Buhari reacts to Ahmed Gulak’s murder, vows to bring his killers to justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of Ahmed Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State as heinous. The President vowed to use all resources at his disposal to ensure Gulak’s killers were brought to justice. Read Full Story

EU Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12 To 15-Year-Olds

The EU’s drug watchdog on Friday approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab for 12 to 15-year-olds, the first vaccine to get the green light for children in the bloc. The vaccine was “well-tolerated” in adolescents and there were no “major concerns” in terms of side effects, the Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency said. Read Full Story

2023: Nobody can impose candidate on us in Rivers – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has vowed to resist any attempt by politicians from Abuja to impose anybody as the next governor in the state. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor said: “Let me say it again, I have never sat with anybody to say I will make you governor. But, as a governor, nobody from anywhere, be it in the party, in Abuja, will impose who will be the candidate of PDP in Rivers state.” Read Full Story

Another INEC office in Imo set ablaze

Barely a week after the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office (INEC) in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State was set ablaze, another INEC office in the has been touched. INEC says the burning of its office at Njaba LGA in Imo State has brought the total of attacks on its facilities since 2019 to 42. Read Full Story

Open grazing continues in southern states despite govs’ ban

Open grazing of cattle is continuing in the 17 southern states unabated despite the May 12 Asaba Declaration by the governors. An investigation carried out by a major news publication showed that nearly three weeks after the governors’ resolution, there has been no attempt in any of the states to enforce the ban even in states with existing laws banning open grazing. Read Full Story

Osinbajo: Over 1m Nigerians Benefit from FG’s Survival Fund Scheme

Vice President Yemi Osibajo, Sunday said over one million Nigerians had so far benefitted from the Survival Fund scheme under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). He gave the breakdown of the beneficiaries to include 500,000 Nigerian beneficiaries from the MSMEs Payroll support track, 44,500 beneficiaries under the one-off General MSME Grant, and another 265,425 under the artisan support track. Read Full Story

Presidential Appointment: Accusation of nepotism is old story — Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Mr. Garba Shehu has said that the issue of Nigerians screaming about favoritism and nepotism when government officials were appointed is an old story. He stated that Nigerians will always accuse every government that comes to power of nepotism. Read Full Story