• Senate to publish names of persons who misappropriated of funds meant for IDPs in northeast

    Senate to publish names of persons who misappropriated of funds meant for IDPs in northeast

    The Senate says it will publish the names of individuals found culpable in the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast.

    The Senate’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the Northeast, headed by Senator Shehu Sani, announced the plan on Friday after a visit to some IDPs’ camps in the region that has seen over seven yeas of insurgency.

    Members of the committee, including Senators Ben Murray Bruce and Ali Wakili, are investigating how the nine […]

  • 10 kidnapped persons rescued in Abuja

    10 kidnapped persons rescued in Abuja

    According reports, the Police Command in Abuja on Monday said it rescued 10 persons kidnapped by a gang of hoodlums in Darka village in Kuje Area Council of the FCT, Abuja.

    The victims are Fanus Emmanuel, Babangida Emmanuel, Akimmi Dauda, Japheth Kwasu, Dorcas Shuaibu, Kemuche IK, Hamza Yunusa, Umar Godiri, Ismaila Yusuf and Abubakar Gomo.

    A statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, Anjugurin Manzah, stated that eight of the victims were rescued on November 19, while the remaining two were rescued on […]

  • Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to sign the death warrants of persons convicted of kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.

    Umahi made the pronouncement when he visited the 20km rice field disputed by the Onweonweya and Mkpumekweoku communities in Izzi Local Government Area.

    Umahi remarked that in keeping with the government’s prison decongestion programme, murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and related cases must pass through the entire judicial process.

    Umahi said: “We will not pardon such convicts […]

  • Anambra bans illegal mining, to recruit 200 disabled persons

    Anambra bans illegal mining, to recruit 200 disabled persons

    Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has banned illegal mining and extraction of solid minerals in the state.

    The ban was announced by the governor yesterday while receiving a delegation from the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Awka, the state capital.

    The delegation is on a nationwide tour.

    Obiano said his administration was committed to plugging all leakages in the revenue collection process in the state.

    He directed all licensed miners to work with the state Ministry of Science and Technology to […]

  • Displaced persons are humans too – Governor Bindow

    Displaced persons are humans too – Governor Bindow

    Adamawa State Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and ensure that the 9,600 people still living in the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps operated by the state are quickly resettled in their hometowns.

    Bindo, who made the call during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, said left to his administration, all the IDP camps would be closed.

    He said his demand was informed by the fact he was not happy with the situation in the camps since the occupants […]

  • NGO provides free medical care to 500 indigent persons in Edo

    NGO provides free medical care to 500 indigent persons in Edo

    Five hundred men and women are to benefit from a free medical treatment sponsored by Yakson Initiative Organisation in conjunction with Shifaah Foundation, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

    The founder of the organisation, Dr Yakubu Musa, made this known at the inauguration held at the Otaru palace in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of Edo on Saturday.

    Musa said the organisation was offering free screening for patients with diabetics, hypertension, sugar test, high blood pressure test, HIV test and people […]

  • Lassa fever: Quarantined persons in Delta now 55

    Lassa fever: Quarantined persons in Delta now 55

    The number of persons under surveillance in Delta State for Lassa fever is now 55, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nichols Azinge disclosed in Asaba, yesterday.

    Following the death of a medical doctor, who was diagnosed of the disease, 32 persons believed to have contacts with the deceased were quarantined. The number rose to 40 as the state government intensified efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.

    The late doctor, who ran a private health facility, Rainbow Hospital in Umuaji area of […]

  • Senate Standing Orders: Buhari’s government hijacked by selfish persons, says Saraki

    Senate Standing Orders: Buhari’s government hijacked by selfish persons, says Saraki

    Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Monday, raised the alarm that some selfish individuals ‎within the corridors of power have seized the apparatus of Executive powers to pursue their nefarious agenda‎.

    His declaration came as a reaction to his arraignment, alongside his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and other principal officers of the Senate over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules.

    In a statement personally signed by Saraki, he said “Today, we the leaders of the Nigerian Senate reiterate our innocence against […]

  • Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill over 26 persons, injure many others in Benue

    Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill over 26 persons, injure many others in Benue

    In what seemed like a coordinated attacks, suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday allegedly attacked four Benue communities killing over 26 persons, injuring many others and razing several houses and huts.

    The attacks came on the heels of Saturday’s invasion of Dusa villages in Turan council ward of Logo local government, where a Village Head and five others were killed.

    It was gathered that the villages affected in the latest attacks were Uzaar in Tombo, Anyii in Logo local government and Vase in Ukum […]