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We’ll ensure credible, violence-free elections in Zamfara — Police

The Police Command in Zamfara says it has strategised measures to provide adequate Security before, during and after the 2019 general elections in the state. The Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mohammed Shehu, for the Command, disclosed this in a statement in Gusau on Thursday. He said the measures were being put in place

US expresses concern over neutrality of security services during elections

The United States has expressed concern over the neutrality of security services ahead of Nigeria’s general elections which starts February 16. A representative of the American embassy in Nigeria, David Young, made this known at a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s headquarters in

HURIWA tasks journalists on responsible security reporting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Human Rights Writers Association, (HURIWA) has charged journalists to be more responsible in reporting security issues especially as the nation battles against insurgency and other security issues across states. The HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, gave this charge at its 2019 maiden media interactive session with the theme: Urgency

Why I’m contesting again — Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has said his second-term bid was the desire of the National Executive of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Buhari, who spoke during a live presidential town hall at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, on Wednesday evening, added that his re-election bid was aimed at

CCB formally Serves Charges on CJN Onnoghen

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has formally served criminal charges on false asset declaration on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen is set to be arraigned January 22, 2019 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). However, the Tribunal will have to contend with orders

I feel sad over CJN’s trial – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is feeling sad over the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on allegations of false and non-asset declarations. The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, had scheduled Jan. 14 for the arraignment of the CJN. However, the process was stalled as the

Gunmen invades Sokoto, kill 26

No fewer than Twenty-six people have been reportedly killed after cattle thieves raided several villages in Sokoto state, police said Tuesday. Armed bandits on motorcycles attacked Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi, a trio of neighbouring villages in Rabah district, late Sunday, shooting residents as they fled. “Twenty six people

Gov. Shettima flags off Python Dance III in Borno

..Says Borno Will Regain Its Glory Again Godsgift Onyedinefu Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima has expressed confidence and optimism that Borno State will regain its glory again. The Governor stated this on Monday, in Maiduguri while flagging-off the commencement of Exercise Egwu Eke III (Python Dance) At 7 Division Step -Up

Buhari, Osinbajo, others remember Nigeria’s fallen Heroes, perform wreath laying

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday led Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly, and the Judiciary to lay wreath at the National Memorial Arcade in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event marked the climax of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration. The event, which