US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

US Trains Nigeria on Capabilities to Investigate Chemical, Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes

The United States Trains Nigeria on Enhancing Capabilities to Investigate Chemical and Biological Weapons-Contaminated Crime Scenes The United States conducted a training workshop in Abuja, Nigeria September 19-23, 2022, with partners from Nigerian domestic security services, law enforcement, and first responders, aimed…

<em>2023 GENERAL ELECTION: THE IMPERATIVE OF AN ISSUE-BASED CAMPAIGN</em>

2023 GENERAL ELECTION: THE IMPERATIVE OF AN ISSUE-BASED CAMPAIGN

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Just a few days from now, the longest campaign period in recent time, before a general election, in Nigeria will commence. It has always been a shorter period than it is now. This unprecedented latitude will help to differentiate…

Three retired IGs, ex-DIG lobby AGF, others, for PSC top job

Three retired IGs, ex-DIG lobby AGF, others, for PSC top job

*Police appeal judgment on constables recruitment after two years Three former Inspectors-General of Police and a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police are currently lobbying to replace ex-IGP Musiliu Smith as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission. The former police chiefs, according…

NDLEA seizes N194 bn worth cocaine in largest single bust  …Arrests 4 drug barons, another

NDLEA seizes N194 bn worth cocaine in largest single bust …Arrests 4 drug barons, another

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos where 1.8 tonnes (1,855 kilogrammes) of cocaine with street value of $278,250,000 (approximately $278.3 million) or N194,775,000,000 (approximately N194.8…

Release of North East Masterplan, Big Statement by FG  -KACRAN

Release of North East Masterplan, Big Statement by FG -KACRAN

The release of the North East Masterplan by the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has been described a big statement of the federal government’s plan to arrest the troubled region from the brink of destruction brought about by the over 12 years…

Exhibit core tenets of journalism profession to engender egalitarian society -Asagba of Asaba tells NUJ

Exhibit core tenets of journalism profession to engender egalitarian society -Asagba of Asaba tells NUJ

The Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien, has advised media practitioners to continue to exhibit core tenets of the profession anchored on objectivity, fairness and balance in their reportage as it was the only way to engender an…

KACRAN Calls on FG, ASUU to Sheathe Sword, End Strike

KACRAN Calls on FG, ASUU to Sheathe Sword, End Strike

Kulen Allah Cattle Rearer Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has called on the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities to sheathe their swords and find immediately solution to the prolong strike by the latter in the interest of Nigeria’s development….

RE: Crisis Hits Labour Party; Obi And Utomi Fight Dirty Over Campaign Money

RE: Crisis Hits Labour Party; Obi And Utomi Fight Dirty Over Campaign Money

THE EPISTLE OF PERSONAL BITTERNESS AND IGNORANCE BY AGENTS OF THE GROSSLY INCOMPETENT APC LED ADMINISTRATION The attention of Labour party was drawn to the coordinated attacked launched by agents, miscreants and misfits political characters loyal to the would soon defunct APC…

Yobe to Unravel Killers of Islamic Cleric

Yobe to Unravel Killers of Islamic Cleric

Yobe State Government has promised to unravel those behind the killing of an Islamic cleric, Shiek Goni Aisami. Aishami was gruesome killed last Friday near Gashua, one of the major towns in Yobe State. He was alleged to have been killed by…

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

-By Albert OGRAKA: President General of Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Mr. Chibuzor Agunwa (aka Mr. Dash), has lauded the move by the federal government to award surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo,…

PROTECTION OF CRITICAL NAT’L ASSETS, INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE -Delta NSCDC Boss, Commdt Akinsanya

PROTECTION OF CRITICAL NAT’L ASSETS, INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE -Delta NSCDC Boss, Commdt Akinsanya

Life is expected to be enjoyed by the living and not being endured in the scale of balance. Provision of social and basic amenities are essential for life to be worthy of living. In recent past and present, successive governments in their…

<em>2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (1)</em>

2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (1)

-By Austen Akhagbeme: One of my many concerns as we prepare for the 2023 General election, is the wanton amplification of our fault-lines by the deliberate glorification of identity politics in our already fatigued polity today. It has become a norm even…

Dariye, Nyame finally released from Prison

Dariye, Nyame finally released from Prison

The former Governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame finally breathes an of freedom as they were both released from Kuje Custodial Centre. A statement on Monday by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Chukwuedo Humphrey read…

Pastor’ arrested with three drums of *Mkpuru Mmiri*

Pastor’ arrested with three drums of *Mkpuru Mmiri*

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested a pastor, Anietie Effiong with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, believed to have been imported from India. A statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the anti-narcotics…

Okowa Says D-CARES mitigating eco impact of pandemic *Beneficiaries selected on merit -Barry-Gbe Insists

Okowa Says D-CARES mitigating eco impact of pandemic *Beneficiaries selected on merit -Barry-Gbe Insists

-By Albert OGRAKA (with additional govt house news bulletin): Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday said the state’s COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (D-CARES) Programme was to mitigate the adverse…

Nigeria can’t progress without restructuring – Atiku 

Nigeria can’t progress without restructuring – Atiku 

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, said Nigeria would continue to grapple with its current challenges unless it was restructured.  Atiku stated this at the 64th Annual Bible Study Conference of the National Council of Anglican…

<em>WHAT IF PETER OBI FAILS?</em>

WHAT IF PETER OBI FAILS?

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Sometime last week, I was in the midst of a very hot debate about the suitability, capacity and phantasmagoric appearances of the three leading presidential aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election. Even when I was prickly tempted to join…

<em>THE TERRORISTS AND THEIR AUDACIOUS THREAT</em>

THE TERRORISTS AND THEIR AUDACIOUS THREAT

–By Austen Akhagbeme: It is most disturbing and disheartening that nothing moves anyone anymore in this country; not even the government of the day. Just a few weeks ago, the advance convoy of the nation’s number one citizen was attacked by bandits…

NSCDC Issues Operating License to UNIMAID, 18 Other New Private Guard Companies

NSCDC Issues Operating License to UNIMAID, 18 Other New Private Guard Companies

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has issued operating licences to 19 Private Guard Companies including a security company owned by University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi while giving the newly registered companies their…

Security Leader Arrested Over Alleged Kidnapping, As Four AK -47 Riffles Recovered From Him

Security Leader Arrested Over Alleged Kidnapping, As Four AK -47 Riffles Recovered From Him

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Security operatives in Anambra State, have apprehended one of the Vigilante Leaders in the State for alleged involvement in kidnappings. Also, Four AK -47 riffles were recovered at the backyard of his house in one of the popular…

Osun Guber: NSCDC Assures Corp members, INEC officers of Security

Osun Guber: NSCDC Assures Corp members, INEC officers of Security

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has assured of its readiness to ensure security of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff and safety of election materials, noting that doing such is part of the…

Condemnation As Imo Governor, Uzodinma Dons N478M Worth Wristwatch To See Buhari

Condemnation As Imo Governor, Uzodinma Dons N478M Worth Wristwatch To See Buhari

Condemnation has continued to trail Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, for adorning his wrist with a Jacob and Co Astronomia Sky White Diamond Wristwatch, valued at over Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars. The State Governor was seen in a meeting…

<em>THE MUSLIM- MUSLIM TICKET: BETWEEN POLITICAL MISCALCULATION AND POLITICAL EXIGENCY</em>

THE MUSLIM- MUSLIM TICKET: BETWEEN POLITICAL MISCALCULATION AND POLITICAL EXIGENCY

-By Austen Akhagbeme: The media space is once again agog with arguments and counter-arguments about the recent religious choice of a running mate of the Presidential candidate of the ruling party, APC. The argument is aggressively tilting toward the side of those…

COLD LESSONS FROM COLOMBO

COLD LESSONS FROM COLOMBO

-By Austen Akhagbeme:: The people of Sri Lanka couldn’t take it anymore. The Presidential Palace at Colombo, the nation’s capital, was invaded by hungry and angry protesters such that even the presidential kitchen played host to the August visitors with hurriedly self-prepared…

Eid-al-Adha: Bashorun Askia Felicitates Muslims *Urges Prayers For New Era of Justice, Fairness, Development

Eid-al-Adha: Bashorun Askia Felicitates Muslims *Urges Prayers For New Era of Justice, Fairness, Development

–By Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has congratulated Muslims in the country and Delta state as they celebrate Eid-al-Adha. He urged the Muslim community to continually pray to God for divine…

UPDATE: ATTACK ON KUJE CUSTODIAL CENTRE

UPDATE: ATTACK ON KUJE CUSTODIAL CENTRE

In furtherance to my earlier press release on the unfortunate attack by gunmen suspected to be terrorists, I wish to state that the attackers broke into the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje using explosive devices through the main entrance and the fence…

Asagba Of Asaba Hails Delta Youth Coalition For Mobilizing To Enthrone Good Governance 

Asagba Of Asaba Hails Delta Youth Coalition For Mobilizing To Enthrone Good Governance 

–By Albert OGRAKA: His Royal Majesty, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien CFR, JP, the Asagba of Asaba, has lauded the activities of a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), for its proactive efforts in ensuring that persons who have…

Okowa: Renewed Hope for Nigeria -Says Bashorun Askia

Okowa: Renewed Hope for Nigeria -Says Bashorun Askia

–By Albert OGRAKA: THE Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA CrFA has heartily congratulated Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, governor of Delta State, on his emergence as Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic…

Owo Attack: NHRC Condemns Spate of Killing Across Nigeria

Owo Attack: NHRC Condemns Spate of Killing Across Nigeria

THE Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in its entirety the spate of killings and total disregard to the sanctity of human lives being perpetrated by various criminals within the country. A statement on Thursday by the…

Native Doctors Flee As Security Operatives Raid UGM Shrines In Anambra

Native Doctors Flee As Security Operatives Raid UGM Shrines In Anambra

–From Sunny A. DAVID: SECURITY agencies in Anambra State have reportedly busted nine camps belonging to ‘unknown gunmen’ in the Anambra South Senatorial District. Nine shrines used by the hoodlums for oath-taking were also raided by the joint task force on security…

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THE BRAGGING RIGHTS OF BOLA TINUBU

THAT Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has to unleash his feelings most emotionally and at a most auspicious moment on those he felt had treated him with disdain against the laws of reciprocity, has successfully thrown him into the political space for polemicists, pundits,…

PDP Presidential Primary: Elumelu Congratulates Atiku, Urges Unity

PDP Presidential Primary: Elumelu Congratulates Atiku, Urges Unity

I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on his election as the Presidential Candidate of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general elections. I commend all the…

Soludo Declares Curfew In Eight LGAs, Bans Okada, Tricycle On Mondays

Soludo Declares Curfew In Eight LGAs, Bans Okada, Tricycle On Mondays

-From Sunny DAVIDS: Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has declared curfew in eight Local Government Areas of the State as a result of insecurity, occasioned by gunmen attacks. In a State wide broadcast made on Wednesday evening enjoined the people of…

ORJI UZOR KALU AND THE NORTH-EAST ALTERNATIVE

ORJI UZOR KALU AND THE NORTH-EAST ALTERNATIVE

-By Austen AKHAGBEME: For some time now, Senator Uzo Kalu has been under crossfire from the political class of his native Igbo extraction, being vehemently berated by his people for “jettisoning” the age-long desire of Ndi Igbo to produce the next president…

BREAKING: Buhari Douses Tension, Signs Amended Electoral Act?

BREAKING: Buhari Douses Tension, Signs Amended Electoral Act?

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari may have signed the amended Electoral Act. It was allegedly signed at noon today, the 21st of May. Meanwhile, there is still so much doubts that he has signed, following claims of the President’s trip to the UAE….

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

Ongoing Illegality In NDDC – President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

-By Tonye OGBOGBULA: Amity between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the people of Nigeria who he governs is based on trust which is earned from promises made and promises kept. One of such promises by President Buhari to the nation was…

Deborah Killing: Obi Of Onitsha Denies Asking Igbos To Leave Northern Nigeria

Deborah Killing: Obi Of Onitsha Denies Asking Igbos To Leave Northern Nigeria

BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe has denied giving any direction to Igbos residing in the North to leave in their best interests. Several reports on social media over the weekend claimed that the renowned Monarch…