38 KILLED 27 KIDNAPPED ACROSS NIGERIA LAST WEEK

The insecurity across the country continued last week with dozens of people killed and kidnapped in different states. While the nation is yet to resolve the Boko Haram insurgency and banditry in the northern part of the country, kidnapping for ransom is becoming a norm across all states. Kidnapping has been commercialised by its practitioners with citizens and foreigners being abducted almost everyday. About 36 people were killed by bandits, terrorists and kidnappers while at least 27 people were kidnapped in different states including Edo, Kaduna and Osun. In this…

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SIX SOUTH WEST STATES HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER BY KILLER HERDSMEN- PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has raised the alarm that the South-West geo-political zone of the country has been taken over Fulani herdsmen. The main opposition party said that the people in the region were now being terrorised as the six states of the zone are under siege without any aid from the federal government. It said this while appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari, the security chiefs and the governors of the six states of the region to take measure to save the people from terrorists’ attack. The National Vice…

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CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS POLICEMAN’S WIFE’S MURDER IN ABUJA, SEE PIX

A woman, Esther Sanitel Amos has been murdered under controversial circumstances in Karshi, an Abuja suburb. until.her death, she was believed to be married to a policeman in the town. Abujareporters gathered that the lady left home around 7pm on the fateful night and that was the last that was seen of her alive. Report gathered that when her husband came home after work, and he didn’t see her, he allegedly make calls to her phone. Curiously, the calls were rebuffed. He was said to have given up on reaching…

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THIS YOUNG LADY DIED INSIDE PLANE FROM SUDAN TO NIGERIA

 young girl, Balkisu, died yesterday inside an airplane from Sudan to Nigeria. According to Twitter user, nainna_jr who shared the story, Balkisu was not sick, neither was there a plane crash. “Balkisu�. She died earlier today on her way back from school khartoum sudan. She died inside plane with full health,no plane crash��. Indeed nobody will pass his time�!! Allah yamiki rahama balkisu,allah yasa can yafi nan. We pray you are in a better place ISA���” he wrote. http://www.amagitesblog.com/2019/05/young-girl-dies-inside-plane-from-sudan-to-nigeria.html  

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2 VET MEDICINE UNDERGRADUATES DROWN DURING POOL PARTY IN ABIA, SEE PICS

Two Veterinary Medicine students of the Michael Okpara university of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, have died after drowning in a swimming pool during a party yesterday night being Saturday 25th of may. According to report, this tragic event occurred during a pool party as organized by the Director Of Socials of Veterinary in the name of Comr. Alexander. The incident happened, last night, during a birthday party at Kenvilles hotel, In Umuahia, Abia State. The deceased have been identified as Johnson Ibe, a 300 level student, and Egwu David, a…

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POOR QUALITY OF GOVERNANCE REMAINS A MAJOR PROBLEM IN NIGERIA – OBIORA OKONKWO

‘Meritocracy will lift Anambra to greater heights’ High Chief Obiora Okonkwo is a product of the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, where he earned a doctorate with distinction. He chairs the board of many businesses.   He is a very strong voice in the political development of Anambra State. In this interview, Okonkwo  reviews Nigeria’s journey in civil rule since 1999. He also analyses other issues that affect the growth of party democracy in Nigeria By Wednesday, May 29, our democracy would have clocked…

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INTRIGUES AS GOVERNORS MINISTERS BATTLE FOR MINISTERIAL SLOTS

Outgoing ministers and state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are intensifying their battle of wits to make their way into the next cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari’s first tenure ends at midnight on Tuesday, May 28, the same day all ministers are required to leave office. But many of them are keen to return as are some of the outgoing governors who want to move to the federal level. Many of the returning governors are equally playing high wire politics to make their input…

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2 YEARS AFTER NIGER POLYGAMIST, MASABA’S DEATH HIS OVER 120 WIVES AND 100 CHILDREN REMAIN WITHOUT A LEADER

Two years after the death of a popular polygamist, Alhaji Abubakar Masaba, reputed to have married over 130 wives, ENYIOHA OPARA visited the home of the late cleric in Bida, Niger State The cloud looked gloomy and cloudy. It appeared as if it was going to rain. Yet activities were in top gear at Bida, one of the popular cities in Niger State, which is home to the late polygamist, Abubakar Masaba. Masaba was regularly in the news towards the twilight of his life as a popular polygamist and Islamic preacher, who…

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APC’S LOSSES IN ZAMFARA IS ORDAINED BY GOD SAYS GOV YARI

Zamfara civil servants on Saturday bade the outgoing state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, farewell at the last Ramadan breakfast of his eight years tenure as governor. The labour leader in the state, Bashir Mafara, at the governor’s private residence in Talata-Mafara, commended the governor. “Your Excellency has made remarkable achievements that have now made the state better than it was and your relationship with the workers have been relatively cordial. “Sir, while commending you for the release of N2 billion recently to offset the backlog of pensions, we also want to…

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