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Dead End| Supreme Court sacks Sen. Danladi, Hon. Hembe

Orders refund of all salaries, allowances collected so far ...Sumner Shagari     The Supreme Court has ordered the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Sani Abubakar Danladi to vacate his seat immediately and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days.   Also, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision delivered

Counter-terrorism: DHQ debunks ethnic slant in troops trained in Pakistan

Says all geopolitical zones represented  ...Jude Johnson   The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked what it described as disinformation about the alleged ethno-religious and regional slant in the selection of counter-terrorism troops trained in Pakistan recently. The troops were rumoured to have largely favoured those from the northern section of the country. But the

Quit notice: IYC vow to retaliate attack on any southerner in the north

Ahead of the October 1 deadline by a coalition of northern youths for Igbos in the North to vacate the region, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide has warned that an attack on anybody of southern extraction would be seen as declaration of war on the entire southern Nigeria and

Quit notice: Nigeria military assures public on security of lives and property

...Jude Johnson  The Nigerian military has assured the public who have expressed concerns over the reactions trailing the ultimatum by northern youth groups to expel Nigerians of Igbo extraction by October 1, 2017, of security of lives and property. This is coming as the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. John Enenche,

$40m contract: EFCC’s attempt to inject fresh evidence stalls GEJ’s cousin’s trial

...Nneoma Ndibe      The prosecution in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousin, Azibaola Robert, wife, Stella and company, Oneplus, stalled the cross-examination of its witnesses for the second time in two days, by seeking abrupt adjournment.   This approach by the Prosecuting Counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, yesterday infuriated the trial judge, Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High

Army call centre: DHQ solicites for timely information on criminals, terrorists

...Jude Johnson     The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has called on the members of the public as well as government agencies to provide the military with timely and actionable information to help nab criminals and terrorists.   The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. John Enenche, Thursday notified the public, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)

Id-El Fitr: Nigeria declares June 26-27 public holidays, advises against hate speech

...Jude Johnson      The Federal Government has declared Monday, 26th and Tuesday 27th June 2017 as Public Holiday to mark Id-El Fitr Celebration.   The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Government.   Dambazau announced this on Thursday through the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent

Taraba killings: Fulani group calls for state of emergency, deployment of troops

Claims 99 Persons, 17000 cows killed so far Accuses state govt of complicity, partisanship  ....Jude Johnson      The Pastoral Resolve, which is one of the umbrella group representing Fulani herdsmen has called on the Federal Government to immediately declaration of state of emergency in Taraba state in order to forestall further killings,

Quit notice: Organised labour cautioned against expulsion threat, hate speech

Calls for good governance  ...Jude Johnson    The leadership of organised labour union has condemned the recent quite notice order by the northern youth groups to expel Nigerians of Igbo extraction by October 1, 2017 as well as inciting threats and counter-threats by rival groups. This was the outcome of Thursday's world press

Religious studies: With 5-point demand, CAN calls for full disclosure on new curriculum

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN

Opposes merging of CRK, IRK and Civic Education •Says Adamu withholding truth  ...Jude Johnson The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has made a five-point demand, calling on the Federal Ministry of Education and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to publish the full details of the controversial new Curriculum of Education