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Bishop Kukah: Northern Muslim elite use religion to hold onto power

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has accused the Northern Muslim elite of using religion to hold onto power to the detriment of their people and the larger society.

What exactly is Babangida saying?

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday, February 4, is absolutely unnecessary, unfortunate and utterly avoidable.

President Buhari ‘only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption’ – Presidency

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says her principal is the only Nigerian leader not accused of corruption.

Awaiting the names of recipients of national honours

The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.

‎2023: Northern group makes case for Igbo president

A Northern political group has called on other regions in the country to support the emergency of an Igbo president come 2023 in the interest of equity, fairness and justice.

Victor Malu and his unconfirmed verdict on Oladipo Diya and others

General Malu was buried on October 28 at Tse Adoor compound, Tongov, Mbajima, Katsina Ala in Benue state.

Forces within tearing PDP apart – Governor Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has said that some forces within the Peoples Demoratic Party, are tearing the party apart.


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PSN stresses need for pharmacopeia in Nigeria

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Ibrahim Yakassai, on Wednesday, stressed the need for Nigeria to have a pharmacopiea, saying it is long overdue.

Federal government revises number of released Dapchi schoolgirls to 101

The federal government has revised the number of Dapchi girls released from the captivity by Boko Haram to 101.

INEC fixes date for Senator Dino Melayes recall process

The Kogi state Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced dates for the commencement of the recall process of the embattled Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye.

House of Representatives re-introduces peace corps, election reordering bills

The house of representatives has re-introduced a bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps organisation.

Man jailed for criminal trespass

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday, sentenced one Stanley Chibike to six months imprisonment for criminal trespass and attempt to commit theft.

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Senator Dino Melaye charged with illegal possession of firearms

Senator Dino Melaye who is challenging moves to recall him by his constituency is in fresh trouble: the Police said they have filed a case in a Lokoja court accusing him and three other persons of illegal possession of firearms.

Kano Assembly to amend ex-governors’ pension law

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday commenced a process to amend the state law that provided pension and gratuity for former governors and deputy governors.

JOHESU issues fresh ultimatum to federal government

The Joint Health Sector Union has given a one month fresh ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or risk a nationwide strike.

Soyinka and Nigeria’s dinner with the devil

Professor Soyinka soon took his leave. I joined the Director of the Centre to see off our esteemed guest. As he stepped out of the venue, he was surrounded by a group of reporters and admirers who wanted selfies. One of them asked him to provide a quick summary of his keynote address.

Cameroon’s Paul Biya holds first cabinet meeting since 2015

Cameroon’s octogenarian President Paul Biya, who has ruled the central African country with an iron grip for decades, held his first cabinet meeting since 2015 on Thursday.