Ex-Senate president writes Trump over US report on corruption in Nigeria


Former Senate President Ameh Ebute has written a letter to Donald Trump over the recent report by US Department of State titled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” In the report, the American government accused the federal government and state agents, particularly, the Nigerian military of arbitrary and unlawful killings and an array of […]

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Gunman kills five people in California, then self

A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life, a police spokesman told AFP. The shooting in Bakersfield in central California was possibly “a domestic violence incident,” said Lieutenant Mark King of the Kern County sheriff’s office. Police received their first call […]

DSS blindfolded, held me incommunicado for two years – Freed journalist

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A journalist and publisher of Weekly Source, a local tabloid based in  Bayelsa State, Mr Jones Abiri, on Tuesday, returned to Yenagoa, the state capital, and relived his ordeal in the hands of the Department for State Services. Abiri, who was received at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists by […]

Sultan urges politicians to sacrifice for peace, unity

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged politicians in the country to make sacrifice in ensuring the peace and unity of Nigeria. Sultan Abubakar gave the advice in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians, which he delivered in Sokoto on Tuesday. He said, “Politicians need to realise the importance of […]

Biafra: Court remands 112 IPOB women in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma,Owerri One hundred and twelve women suspected to be members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra were on Monday remanded in the prison custody by a magistrate’s court presided over by S.K. Durumba in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Two of the women, including a pregnant one, slumped and were rushed to an […]

B’Haram, herdsmen’s violence: Red Cross searching for 17,000 Nigerians

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday that it was currently seeking the whereabouts of 17,000 Nigerians who were missing as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen-farmers’ clashes in the country. The ICRC stated this in its “Facts and Figures Report: January to June 2018,” noting […]

Policemen slapped, kicked me, says Fayose

Femi Makinde, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said policemen deployed in the state for the Saturday governorship election stormed the pavilion where the Peoples Democratic Party was holding their rally and harassed him. The governor, who emerged with a neck brace narrated his ordeal and asked supporters of the party to remain resolute […]

Lagos SARS operatives extort N5,000 from woman, friends, threaten to kill them

Samson Folarin A digital marketer, Ifeoluwa Adegoke, caused a stir on the social media on Thursday after sharing her encounter with some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Adegoke said she was forced to part with N5,000 to save her life and that of her colleagues, who were […]

BREAKING: Former Nasarawa gov, Aliyu Doma, dies at 75

Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nasarawa State governor, 75, is dead. Former Nasarawa information commissioner, Mamman Alakayi, said in Lafia that Doma died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday. “I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening, that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” […]

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