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Birnin-Gwari: Armed Bandits Abduct Housewives In Maganda, Kaduna

A week after the chief of Army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai gave orders to soldiers stationed in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna State to flush out armed bandits that have been terrorizing and killing people in the area, three housewives have been forcefully abducted in Maganda village in the early hours of Saturday. Disclosing the new development to newsmen, a top member of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance who pleaded anonymity said that the armed bandits arrived in the middle of the night to attack the Maganda…

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Army Denies Participating In Kaduna LG Elections, Blasts PDP

The attention of the 1 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a press release issued by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State Chapter. The statement alleged involvement of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army (NA), Major General M Mohammed in the recently concluded Local Councils elections in Kaduna State. It is observed with dismay that stalwarts of either political party faction or an opposition party are resorting to desperate blackmail and outright falsehood with intent to drag the military into party politics. Previously it was…

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Govs Say NNPC’s N800bn Fuel Subsidy Outrageous, Reject Claim

…………….After NEC Meeting The Chairman of Governors’ Forum, Gov. Abdulazeez Yari of Zamfara says the National Economic Council (NEC) will soon take decision on whether to allow the continuation of payment of petroleum subsidy by NNPC or not. Yari stated this while responding to questions after the meeting of NEC which was chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday. He said the governors would next month (June) take decision on whether to take responsibility for the subsidy in their states or not. He said the…

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Dangote Foundation Empowers Women In Niger With N250m

Aliko Dangote Foundation has empowered N25000 vulnerable women in Niger State with N250m micro grant. Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group of Company, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said during the launching and disbursement of the fund to the women in Minna on Thursday that the program was aimed at improving the livelihood of women. He explained that the program launched in 2012 has 1, 000 vulnerable women in each of the 774 Local Government Areas across the country. Dangote said that the program was estimated to cost the foundation…

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Again, Dasuki Secures Bail As FG Turns Accused Against Ex-NSA

In a desperate bid to get at a former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Muhammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) at all cost, the Federal Government has confirmed that it was turning a co-accused in his trial Salisu Shuaib for a witness to give evidence against him. For the second time in 24 hours, the Federal Government brought a 25-count amended charge against Dasuki but he was granted another bail by Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of an Abuja high court after denying all the charges. Dasuki who served under former President Goodluck…

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Police Deny Plot By IG To Implicate Saraki In Criminal Matter

The Nigeria Police Force has denied any plot by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to implicate the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki in criminal matter. Saraki had alleged plot by Idris to force some suspects to implicate him in a criminal matter. The President of the Senate also alleged that the suspects were arrested in Kwara State for cultism and were being brought to Abuja to be forced into altering their statements to implicate him. Force spokesman, ACP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday,…

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Buhari At EFCC Hqtrs Opening: War Of Corruption Not Easy To Fight

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE COMMISSIONING OF EFCC HEADQUARTERS IN ABUJA, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018 PROTOCOLS: This is another milestone in our determined and collective fight against corruption. Throughout my journey in national service and since 2015, I have made a very conscious decision to pursue a vigorous fight against corruption in public life. Since 2015, we have made significant progress in the fight against corruption. Everyone now knows that corrupt officials will be held to account, no matter how long it…

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Omo-Agege Absent From Senate Plenary Tuesday

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was on Tuesday absent from plenary. The Senate on April 2, suspended the Delta-APC) over a “dissenting comment’’ on decision of the Upper Chamber on adoption of conference report on INEC Commission Act (2010) Amendment Bill.   Omo-Agege, however went to court to challenge his suspension and the court in its ruling, declared the action unconstitutional, saying that the Senate could not suspend a member beyond 14 days.   The Senate appealed the ruling but said in statement that while it was waiting for a stay of execution, it would not…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Arraigned For Murder In Kaduna Court

Security agents on Tuesday arraigned the detained Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in court in Kaduna for murder. He was brought to court 4 in Kaduna to stand trial for some trumped up charges that include murder In a statement, a member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello Zaria said: “We find this latest attempt to provoke the Islamic Movement as an attempt by the federal government of Buhari to kill our leader, since Allah has spared him his life from the murderous attempt of the Nigerian army in…

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Again, Army Repels Terrorists Attack, Kills 6 In North-East

  Troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE on clearance operation at Gashigar repelled an attack and neutralized 6 Boko Haram terrorists.   Some of the terrorists were also wounded during the encounter.   In a statement Director Army Public Relations,  Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said:” Items  recovered include 1 Anti aircraft Gun, 4 AK47 rifles, 6 AK47 Magazines, 2 Mortar Bombs and 2 Gun Trucks.   Unfortunately, two soldiers were wounded during the operation.   Similarly, troops successfully cleared Gambori, Dumbawa, Damsu, Awardi, Kanaram, Laridi, Malumdi and Yuramdi villages. Items recovered include;…

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