• Shiites must respect authority – Governor Ganduje

    Shiites must respect authority – Governor Ganduje

    Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State Governor, has said that Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Kano, popularly known as Shiites, have to recognise the authority of security officials by seeking their permission before they hold any gathering.

    Ganduje said this in an interview with newsmen on the sideline of the third Edition of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award in Abuja on Friday night.

    The governor said that members of the Shiites sect could not keep breaking the law and tampering […]

  • Appeal Court upholds Oba of Benin authority over Ogiamien

    Appeal Court upholds Oba of Benin authority over Ogiamien

    It was gathered that the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has upheld the appeal filed by the Edo State Government against a ruling of an Edo State High Court over the validity of the Traditional Rulers and chieftaincy edit of 1979.

    It said the High Court erred for ruling in favour of one Arisco Osemwengie who filed the suit challenging the validity of the Traditional Rulers and chieftaincy edit of 1979.

    Arisco and some members of the Ogiamien family had […]

  • “You Don’t Have Authority To Take Human Lives” – IGP Ibrahim Idris Tells SARS

    “You Don’t Have Authority To Take Human Lives” – IGP Ibrahim Idris Tells SARS

    The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives against torture and extra-judicial killings, saying no policeman in the world had the right or authority to kill crime suspects.

    Mr. Idris admonished the SARS personnel to always respect the right of every Nigerian, noting that this was the way they could change the negative public perception about them.

    Addressing SARS operatives and their commanders from various state commands at the Force Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja, the […]

  • Return my symbol of authority – Tompolo begs Buhari

    Return my symbol of authority – Tompolo begs Buhari

    Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, complained to President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, that the military had not returned his symbol of authority as the chief priest of Egbesu Shrine, Oporoza, Gbaramatu Kingdom, removed from the traditional temple about a month ago.

    Tompolo in an open letter to the President said that the incident occurred about 31 days ago when soldiers invaded Oporoza in his absence in search of him on allegation that he was behind the bombing of oil facilities […]