• 800 herdsmen held over violent attacks – Osinbajo

    800 herdsmen held over violent attacks – Osinbajo

    Security agencies in Nigeria have arrested about 800 suspected violent herdsmen across the country, according to Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

    Osinbajo made this disclosure in Houston, Texas in the US on Friday at a Townhall event where he interacted with US-based Nigerians who asked questions at the event and also via the Internet, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson Mr. Laolu Akande.

    The Vice President fielded about thirty questions at the townhall event moderated by Mr. Rudolf Okonkwo of […]

  • Governor Mimiko meets President Buhari, says Ondo election may be violent

    Governor Mimiko meets President Buhari, says Ondo election may be violent

    Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors over the potential danger of the declaration of Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Thursday removed the name of Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP from the list of the candidates of the political parties that would participate in the November 26 governorship election and replaced it Ibrahim’s.

    The governor told State House reporters […]

  • Abuja landowners sue ministers, army over alleged violent dispossession

    Abuja landowners sue ministers, army over alleged violent dispossession

    Landowners have sued the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from further trespassing on plots of land located in Maitama Extension.

    A firm, Ogenyi Global Resource instituted the charge at the High Court Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on behalf of landowners in the area, through their counsel, Amobi Nzelu.

    They alleged that the minister has no right to encroach on their plots of land.

    Other defendants in the suit marked CU/2566/16 are the Chief of Army Staff, Army Council as well as the […]

  • Lucy Kibaki’s Death: Africa’s Most Violent First Lady – by Reuben Abati

    Lucy Kibaki’s Death: Africa’s Most Violent First Lady – by Reuben Abati

    Lucy Muthoni was the wife of former Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki and was First Lady of Kenya from 2002 to 2013. Lucy Muthoni Kibaki was buried yesterday, 9.12 am, Nigerian time, in Othaya, Njeri County.

    Kenya in the presence of about 300 guests and family members, after a requiem mass attended by over 3, 000 dignitaries and 20, 000 mourners. She was the wife of President Mwai Kibaki, the third President of Kenya, in office from 2002 -2013. She is definitely, one […]