Buhari meets service chiefs, vows decisive action against insecurity
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday vowed to deal decisively with the security challenges bedevilling the country. This came as bandits on Wednesday reportedly killed eight people in a fresh attack
Yakubu Dogara testament
Permit me to state the obvious, for I must not fail to report, and proudly too, that former speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, still speaks well and eloquently too.
‘Government should ensure that border closure is not another lost chance’
Tayo Orekoya is a professional accountant. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989 and became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2003.
Don seeks better deal for arts, culture industry
Professor Edde Iji of the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar (UNICAL) has pleaded with the public and private sectors as well as public-spirited individuals and organisations to fund arts and culture for improved output
Car bomb kills two UN personnel in Libya's Benghazi
A car bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed two United Nations staff on Saturday, a security official said. "Two members of the UN mission, one them a foreigner, were killed and at least eight others wounded including a child, by a car bomb" in a shopping area of the Al-Hawari district, the official said.
Fayemi warns against politicisation of nation's security situation
The Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has warned against politicisation of the nation's security challenges, saying that such could work against efforts to end the multifaceted crises in the sector. He said that what the country needed now were concerted efforts by stakeholders to combat the scourge of kidnappings, insurgency and banditry pummeling the country…
Growing concerns as insecurity escalates nationwide
Just like yesterday, another transition is here. The 2015 – 2019 ‘Change’ era of President Muhammadu Buhari, which took over from the 2011 – 2015 ‘Transformation Agenda’ of former president Goodluck Jonathan with so much hope and optimism expired in a deflated anti-climax on May 29, and the baton was swiped to the 2019 –…
Arewa Pastors assures Christians Buhari will not Islamize Nigeria
The National Chairman, Arewa Pastors Non-denominational Initiative for Peace, Bishop Abu Richard says President Muhammadu Buhari is not the cause of the killings in the country. Richard made this known while briefing newsmen on Pre-swearing-in Prayer Meeting on Saturday in Abuja. Richard called on Nigerians both Christians and Muslims to continue to pray for a…
FCTA approves 1,697 development permits
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved 1,697 building permit applications out of 1,870 submissions made by developers within the year 2017 to 2019. Those given approval represent about 90 percent of the total request, which cover, residential, commercial buildings, recreational development, government offices and telecommunication masts among others. Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council…
Illegal mass migration tops agenda for LIJF 2019
Tragic stories of people being smuggled illegally and finding themselves at the risk of assault and abuse such as rape, beating, kidnappings, prostitution, slavery, robbery, organs harvesting, sex/human trafficking, and others are amongst the many incidents that influenced the organisers of the Lagos International Jazz Festival (LIJF) to place addressing the social menace of illegal…