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Buhari grieves with Pastor Adeboye

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. Enoch Adeboye the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). In a condolence message, Buhari also commiserated with members of the RCCG on the demise of Dare, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, based in Eket, Akwa Ibom. President Buhari urged the RCCG family to find comfort in the teachings of the Holy Scriptures that those who have…

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PDP announces guidelines for Lagos LG poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has released guidelines for aspirants contesting on its platform for the July 24 Local Government election in the state. The PDP Chairman in Lagos, Adedeji Doherty who made this known in a statement released on Thursday said sales of nomination forms for the Chairmanship, Vice Chairmanship and Councillorship positions will begin on May 7 and end on May 14, while May 18 is the last day for the submission of the forms. According to him, the party’s screening exercise for the chairmanship…

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Security meeting: You are failing because you lack resources – Lawan tells Services Chiefs

  The joint meeting of Service Chiefs with the Senators is holding behind close-doors.   The Service Chiefs and other top security agents including the Acting Inspector General of Police, are expecting to discuss in details challenges faced by the forces in tackling insecurity in Nigeria.   Before the meeting was declared close-doors, Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan assured the guests to the Senate Chambers of their readiness to look into their challenges.   In his address, he said: “You recall our resolution to invite them for briefing on…

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BREAKING: Hoodlums invade mile 12 in Lagos (VIDEO)

  Unknown persons suspected to be hoodlums are currently attacking facilities at the mile 12 in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.   In a video posted by a Nigerian comedian and movie star, Ayodeji Richard Makun popularly known as A.Y. on his verified Facebook page, residents were seen fleeing for their lives.   However, when contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CAP Muyiwa Adejobi, he said he was not aware.   Details shortly…..   Video

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Again, gunmen raze police station, kill two officers in Anambra

  Police in Anambra have confirmed the killing of two of its personnel by unknown gunmen who attacked and razed the Divisional Police Station in Obosi, Idemili North of the state.   The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the attackers had after burning down the station, moved to the quarters where they killed the two personnel in the early hours of Thursday.   DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the command’s Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the attack to NAN on Thursday.   Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police in…

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‘It’s mass suicide’ – Nigerian workers reject plan to slash salaries

  Nigerian workers have opposed the plan by the federal government to slash their salaries.   Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Wabba, noted that the plan was tantamount to a “mass suicide”.   Wabba regretted that the government is contemplating to unilaterally cut the salaries of civil servants.   The labour leader described the declaration by Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed as extremely horrendous.   “The question is which salary is the government planning to slash? It certainly cannot be the meager national minimum wage of N30, 000, which right…

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Service chiefs appear before senate over insecurity

  The service chiefs have appeared before the senate over Nigeria’s security challenges. Those present at the upper legislative chamber are Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Gambo, chief of naval staff; and Isiaka Amao, chief of air staff.   Other heads of the various security agencies such as the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Department of State Services (DSS) and police are also in attendance.   They are meeting with the federal lawmakers behind closed doors. The senate had summoned the security heads…

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El-Rufai angry Jonathan didn’t pick him as VP – Omokri

  Reno Omokri says Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai doesn’t like former President Goodluck Jonathan because he wasn’t selected as Vice President.   The former presidential aide made the revelation in reaction to El-Rufai’s claim that Jonathan wanted to jail him.   Omokri said El-Rufai was on a self imposed exile during the administration of Umar Yar’adua and returned to Nigeria on May 5, 2010, the day the ex-President died.   He said El-Rufai returned due to his belief that the atmosphere was more conducive for him under Jonathan.  …

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Boko Haram, bandits: Army now ration ammunition for soldiers, things are bad – Ndume

  Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume has alleged that things are so bad within the Nigerian Army.   Ndume said the Nigerian Army now rations ammunition for soldiers.   Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the lawmaker said military personnel were lamenting over the lack of funds.   Ndume lamented that soldiers no longer carry new AK-47 rifles.   He noted that the situation of insecurity had gotten to a stage where citizens negotiate with criminals elements to ensure peace.   According to Ndume: “Never in the history of this country…

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If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will suffer – Obasanjo kicks against secession

  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disagreed with those calling for the division of Nigeria, asking what would be the fate of minority ethnic groups in the nation.   Obasanjo spoke at his Penthouse residence, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, when he played host to members of Tiv professionals Group (TPG) led by Prof Zacharys Anger Gundu.   According to Obasanjo, secessionists in the country have failed to take account of the fact that there are many minority groups in Nigeria.   He said if the likes of…

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