Senate gives IG 14 days to apprehend Benue killers
Senators met with the President last night on the security situation in the land. They presented to him their resolution after a six-hour debate of the report of a committee that examined the Benue State killings and its aftermath. Senate President Bukola Saraki, who led the delegation to the... Read more
Corrupt politicians plan to remove Magu ahead 2019 elections
WHO sent some security agents to the home of the President’s Chief of Staff (COS), Mr. Abba Kyari, on January 7? That was the poser raised in intelligence circles yesterday amid indication of a fresh plot to remove Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu by... Read more
Buhari meets Ortom, Benue stakeholders today in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom and other stakeholders from the state – in a bid to resolve the crisis sparked by the herdsmen killings. No fewer than 73 victims of the herdsmen’s actions were buried at the weekend. Over 60,000 displaced persons... Read more
16 governors to create five hectares each for cattle colonies
The cattle colony project – the government’s antidote to the herdsmen-farmers crisis that has claimed many lives – will begin immediately. Sixtheen governors have offered five hectares of land each for the project. Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh broke the news yesterday. He said President Muhammadu Buhari promised to help... Read more
Buhari visits Abia today
Security has been beefed up in Umuahia the Abia State capital, in preparation for the visit of President Muhammadu  Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo  to the state today  (Tuesday). They will be in the state to attend a mega rally of  the  All Progressives Congress. The rally will take... Read more
Buhari orders IG to relocate to Benue over herdsmen killings
President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately relocate to Benue State to prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis in the state from escalating and spreading. The President gave the order last night, a statement by the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood... Read more
Orji Uzor Kalu declares intention for Abia North Senatorial seat
Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday declared his intention to run for Abia North Senatorial seat in 2019. Kalu, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists at his Igbere country home, regretted that the people who represented the area in the past were concerned about... Read more
New minimum wage ready this year, says Ngige
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is desirous to give Nigerian workers an enhanced pay package this year. He said the thinking of the Federal Government was to approve a minimum wage that would be acceptable to all stakeholders. Ngige stated... Read more
FG protests harassment of Nigerians in Libya
Nigeria at the weekend protested the harassment of her citizens by Libyans in illegal migrants’ camps. Minister of Foreign Affairs Geofrey Onyeama expressed the Federal Government’s displeasure when he met with his Libyan counterpart in Tripoli at the weekend. The minister led a government delegation to the country to... Read more
Buhari orders review of boards’ list over dead appointees
Following the outrage that trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent appointment of dead people into the boards of Federal Government’s agencies, the President has ordered the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, to review the entire list. The review, it was learnt, is meant to ascertain... Read more