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APC convention: El-rufai declares Oshiomhole next APC chairman

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai declared Adams Oshiomhole as the next National Chairman of All Progressive Alliance, APC ahead of the APC National Convention scheduled for June 23. Governor El-rufai made the declaration on Sunday, when he commissioned the campaign headquaters of the immediate past Governor of Edo state, Adams

Dickson backs FG, demands state police

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has joined the agitation for the establishment of state police in Nigeria. According to him, the prevailing security situation and the need for an effective response to the current crime challenge have made it mandatory for the establishment of state police in

Op-ed: Startling revelations about Fulani Herdsmen attacks

By Prof. Charles Adisa For a long time, the Nigerian state has been under siege by Fulani herdsmen terrorists operating under a predictable pattern of reconnaissance, attack and withdrawal, leading to many deaths and social dislocations. Since January 2016, there has been documented deaths of approximately 1000 Nigerians from across the

Weak Legislature, a threat to democracy-HURIWA

•Lists Imo, Kaduna, Kogi as worst case scenarios Babatunde Opalana  A pro-democracy and civil society organization – Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has identified progressive weakening of the legislative institutions of the 36 states of the federation by the governors as one of the greatest threats to democracy in Nigeria. The

Tears in Zarin as El-rufa’I  insists on demolishing shops

•Igbo traders protest, call for lawful procedures Hundreds of Igbo traders on Saturday protested in Zaria against the  demolition of their shops and business premises by the Kaduna State Urban Development Authority (KASUPA) on account of the ongoing construction of Sabon –Gari to Samaru road. KASUPDA  had  earlier  gave last  weekend  as deadline for

Restructuring: Northern leaders sing discordant tunes but…

...vow to negotiate on own terms ·       We’re not opposed to restructuring-Tambuwal ·         We cannot be stampeded-Ango Abdullahi ·         More states will not address imbalance in country-El Rufai   The northern leaders have expressed diverse opinions and views with regard to the heightened clamour for the restructuring of the country. They were however, united

Atiku dares Buhari to fulfill promise to Nigerians on security

Plot to cause bad blood between el-Rufai and I will fail— Alhassan Joan Ejembi   As the dust raised by his declaration of being sidelined by the present administration is yet to settle, former vice president and chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government

Easter: 12 killed in fresh attack on Southern Kaduna

...Mohammed Uba There seems to be no respite to the people of Southern Kaduna as the residents of Asso Community in Jemaa Local Government Area (LGA) of the North Western state of Nigeria witnessed another killings on Easter Sunday at the hands of suspected herdsmen.  Eyewitness said that about 12 people have been