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Wilson Inalegwu, former assistant inspector-general of police, says the southern governors should have condemned the attacks on security agencies during their meeting in Asaba, Delta state capital, on Tuesday.

Southern states set to enact anti-open grazing law

Following the resolution of the 17 governors of the Southern states banning open grazing of cattle in the three geopolitical zones in the South, no fewer than eight states are now set to enact anti-open grazing law to give legislative backing to the governors’ pronouncement, investigation has revealed.

ACF worries over silence on helicopter ‘distributing’ weapons to bandits in Niger

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has expressed worry over the alarming state of insecurity in the country, saying the government’s silence in these circumstances was nothing short of conspiracy and betrayal of public trust.

INEC: Online voter registration doesn’t automatically imply electronic transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision to embark on an online registration of voters next month does not guarantee an automatic transmission of election results.
The former Chief of Defence Staff to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro has died. He died at the age of 80.

ACF expresses shock, sadness over ex-CDS Dogonyaro’s demise

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Lt General Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, saying he was one of Nigeria’s best military officers.

PDP salutes Senator Ekweremadu at 59

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated a former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremmadu, on the occasion of his 59th birthday, describing as an exceptionally patriotic Nigerian.

2023: PDP insists on electronic transmission of election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no excuses not to use the electronic direct transmission of results in the 2023 general elections and other future polls.

PDP demands minister’s sack over ‘lootings’ in NPA, NDDC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday demanded the immediate sack, investigation and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, over the recent alleged looting of over N165billions in the agency.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP demands minister, NPA chief’s sacking, prosecution

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the immediate sacking, investigation and prosecution of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the suspended Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

Ohanaeze: Shoot at sight order to soldiers on Igbo youth a call for another...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has frowned against the ‘shoot at sight’ order given to the Nigerian soldiers on how to engage the Igbo youths in South East Region.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

ACF opposes ransom payment to bandits, backs negotiation

Apex northern socio-cultural body, the Arewa Consultative Forum, has expressed reservations about paying money to secure abductees.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

ACF: It’s regrettable millions of naira was paid to free Kaduna university students

Apex northern socio-cultural body, Arewa Consultative Forum, has expressed reservations about paying money to secure abductees.
Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, has said it is against military takeover of any kind. In a statement, National Publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Jare Ajayi, described military intervention in government as a curse.

Afenifere: We’ll not support military takeover

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, has said it is against military takeover of any kind.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

PANDEF, South South governors rap minister over statement on banditry, kidnapping

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said yesterday that prosecution of kidnappers and bandits was not federal government’s responsibility but that of states.
PANDEF’s National Publicity Secretary Ken Robinson gave the advice in a statement he issued on Friday in Warri, Delta.

PANDEF: Nigeria may collapse under insecurity

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has raised the alarm that Nigeria’s collapse is inevitable if the spate of insecurity across the country continues unabated.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

MBF: Nigerian government watches helplessly as bandits hold sway

The Middle Belt Forum has described as sad the threat by bandits to kill the students they abducted from Greenfield University, Kaduna.

UPU appeals for calm in Ughelli over market ownership

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide, has appealed to the warring communities of Ekiugbo and Iwhreko in Ughelli North LGA to sheathe their swords and allow constitutional and traditional authorities look into their grievances.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor chairs PDP membership e-registration committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has named Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as the Chairman of the party’s e-registration committee.

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on national chairman, NWC

The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday, passed a vote of confidence on the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

Nnamdi Kanu condemns Channels Television’s ‘suspension’

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the suspension of Channels Television.

PDP denies N10 billion fraud allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday reacted to the petition against the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, by a member of the party, Prince Kasim Afegbua, over allegations of misappropriation of N10 billion, stating that it has submitted its audited account to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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PDP national leadership accused of N10 billion fraud

A fresh crisis has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has been accused of mismanagement of N10bn generated from the sale of forms for four years.

Afenifere hasn’t appointed new scribe – Ondo chapter

The Ondo State chapter of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has disowned claims in some quarters that a new secretary-general has been appointed.

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A former Provost of College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, now Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Francisca Aladejana, is dead.

Ekiti governor’s aide slumps, dies in office

A former Provost of College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, now Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Francisca Aladejana, is dead.
An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, Hon Dozie Madu, has dismissed speculations that he has been anointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Anambra guber: I’m not President Buhari’s anointed aspirant – Dozie Madu

An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, Hon Dozie Madu, has dismissed speculations that he has been anointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Nigerian governors to meet Wednesday over financial autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

Governors of the 36 states are scheduled to hold a teleconference on Wednesday to deliberate on the executive order 10 which grants financial autonomy to the state legislature and judiciary.
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, who was detained by police for alleged sexual assault has been granted bail.

Baba Ijesha granted bail

Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, who was detained by police for alleged sexual assault has been granted bail.
Bournemouth earned a slender advantage in their Championship play-off semifinal against Brentford as Arnaut Danjuma sealed a 1-0 win in the first leg on Monday.

Bournemouth earn playoff advantage against Brentford

Bournemouth earned a slender advantage in their Championship play-off semifinal against Brentford as Arnaut Danjuma sealed a 1-0 win in the first leg on Monday.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer created history at Manchester United on Thursday night after the Red Devils knocked out Roma and qualified for this season’s Europa League final.

Manchester United boss: Fans will give us ‘extra lift’ in final few games

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the return of fans will give Manchester United an "extra lift" in their final few games of the season.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Saturday reiterated the state’s commitment to enforce the ban on open grazing of cattle in the state.

Abia governor: We will enforce ban on open grazing

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Saturday reiterated the state’s commitment to enforce the ban on open grazing of cattle in the state.
A rising music star, Anthony Victor, also known as Victony, is set to undergo major surgery after he was involved in a ghastly car accident early Monday morning.

Victony undergoes successful surgery after car accident

Nigerian rapper, Vict0ny, has undergone a successful surgery weeks after he survived a car accident.
The Biafra Nations League, BNL have placed ban on all foreign vessels from entering Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line starting from May 30 Biafra memorial day.

Biafra group: We will not allow foreign vessels through Bakassi Peninsula anymore

The Biafra Nations League, BNL, have placed ban on all foreign vessels from entering Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line starting from May 30 Biafra memorial day.
La Liga President Javier Tebas poses during an interview with Reuters at the La Liga headquarters in Madrid, Spain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS-Paul Hanna

La Liga supremo: We’re still planning to take matches to US

La Liga’s plans to stage a game in the United States are alive and kicking, according to president Javier Tebas who all but ruled out taking the showpiece El Clasico match out of Spain.