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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to use the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which commences today, to open up on the economic difficulties facing the country and to seek assistance of world leaders. The party said President Buhari should resist the temptation of seeking to impress world leaders with […]

Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has advised the Federal Government to employ psychological and unconventional methods in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. General Babangida gave the recommendation during an interview on Channels Television. While the government increases efforts to ensure the safety of Nigerians at all times, […]

The #BringBackOurGirls coalition on Sunday demanded more information from the Federal Government on the reported death of 97 Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity, noting that the revelation raised weighty issues the government could not brush aside. The group stated that the government reaction to revelation by a journalist, Ahmed Salkida, that the remaining 15 […]

The Director Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, has asked the Federal Government to do more in rescuing the abducted Chibok girls and the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu. Ojigho stated this in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Borno. Ojigho said the time is long […]

Victims of the recent attacks on rural communities in Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government in Plateau have accused the state government of neglecting those displaced. Their spokesman, Emmanuel Macham, in a statement on Sunday in Jos, accused government of abandoning the victims to their fate and “ignoring complaints that some are starving to death. […]

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) to immediately reverse the increases in fees at the institutions or face legal action. In a statement on Thursday by its deputy director Timothy Adewale, the human rights agency said the increases would […]

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday discharged two suspects who had been arraigned for alleged ties with Boko Haram insurgency. The suspects were discharged due to lack of diligent prosecution by the government. While discharging the defendants, Justice Binta Nyako said that Ibrahim Ahmed had been in detention since 2013, while Sani […]

The Chairman, National Population Commission, Eze Duruiheoma, has said the estimated population of the country is 198 million. Duruiheoma said this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement on sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration at the 51st session of the commission on population and development adding that Nigeria currently ranks as the 7th […]

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday gave the approval for the establishment of a new university for the Nigerian Army. This approval follows the presentation of a memo by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to the FEC. The University will be located in Biu, Borno State. Adamu after the meeting announced the approval […]

The Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the 2018 Budget of the National Assembly would be made public. He said this while briefing journalists on the objectives of the “Open NASS’’ initiative designed to increase public access to the operations of the national assembly. Lawan heads the Special Committee set up to organise “Open […]

A total of eight athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon are now missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers were initially reported to Australian police after not being seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion they had fled with no intention of returning to Cameroon. Cameroon press attache Simon Molombe […]

At least 257 people have died after a military plane crashed in Algeria, media reports say. Twenty-six members of Polisario Front, supported by Algeria and seeking independence from Morocco for Western Sahara, are said to be among the dead. The incident happened shortly after the plane took off from Boufarik military airport near the capital […]

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