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Nigerian Oil Region Crisis Threatens Buhari’s Economic Plans

By Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Fresh from his comfortable re-election, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces a huge hurdle to keep his vow to end the economy’s addiction to oil: win a lasting peace in the crude-rich Niger River delta. The 76-year-old former military ruler will have to score a breakthrough that’s eluded previous governments

Bandits in Zamfara better equipped than military, says Yari

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has lamented that the bandits terrorizing the state and some of the surrounding states have more sophisticated weapons than the military in Zamfara. Yari, while speaking with State House correspondents after he had updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-political and security developments in

Over 18,000 Christians could be killed in Nigeria if…—Intersociety

Claims over 200 killed within two months of 2019 Jude Johnson The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has warned that over 18,000 Nigerians of Christian faith could be killed within eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari administration, if he fails to take proactive steps to stop the perpetrators.   Intersociety

Nigeria, 4th country with highest HIV/AIDS Victims, says Minister

As 1.9 million Nigerians live with HIV Gift Wada with Agency Report The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Thursday said Nigeria had been ranked the 4th country with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. The minister disclosed this at the launch of the 2018 Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey

Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

By Sampson Kwarkye President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected for a second term. Nigerians have also elected new members of the National Assembly, and on 9 March, elections will be held for governors and State Assembly members in 29 of the country’s 36 states. The presidential contest, which featured more than 70 candidates,

How I want to be remembered – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections in Nigeria must be free, fair and credible. Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesperson in a statement in Abuja, said President Buhari made this known he received Governor Aminu Masari of

ACJMC chides FG for low support to prison welfare, decongestion

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee, (ACJMC) says the Federal Government has not been supportive of its efforts to decongest Nigerian prisons. The secretary of the ACJMC, Mr Sulayman Dawodu, made this allegation during an interactive session with journalists at the end of its sub-committee meeting in Abuja. Dawodu

Buhari appoints new Controller General, Federal Fire Service

President Muhammad Buhari has appointed a new Acting Comptroller General (CG) of the Federal Fire Service (FFF) . He is Liman AIhaji Ibrahim. The FFF Public Relations Officer, Anani Danlami confirmed the development to The Nation, on Friday. Before his appointment, Ibrahim was the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Policy, Regulatory

The next four years will be tough, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the new four-year mandate given to his administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the economy and the fight against corruption. The President stated this at a special meeting with his cabinet ministers, who were in the