NHRC Probes Killing Of 492 Shiites By The Army Police, SERAP Reveals

The National Human Rights Commission has confirmed that it is “looking into the alleged “illegal killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police from 2014-2018.” This followed a petition dated 2nd November 2018 sent by human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN. In the letter dated 7 November, 2018 with reference number C/2017/075/HQ and […]

Court to hear amended charge against Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide

A Federal High Court In Lagos, on Monday, fixed Nov. 15, to take arguments on an amended charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa. is charged alongside one Iwejuo Nna, on charges bordering on N1.6 billion fraud. EFCC arraigned the accused on […]

Minimum wage: NLC begs Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on the proposed new national Minimum Wage by transmitting it to the National Assembly in good time. Dr Peter Eson-Ozo, NLC General Secretary said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Eson-Ozo said […]

Don commends Muhammadu Buhari for restoring hope in North-East

Prof. Abdulmumini Sa’ad, the Provost, Federal College of Education Yola, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his administration’s efforts in restoring peace and hope to the people of North-East. Sa’ad made the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria Monday in Yola. The provost also commended the level of relative peace, the ongoing […]

Researchers: North Korea hiding missile bases

North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released on Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump’s signature on foreign policy initiative. Trump has hailed his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as having opened the way to denuclearization […]

Nigeria’s Airlines Fly Oldest Planes In Africa

Nigeria’s commercial airlines have the oldest aircraft fleet in Africa, with the age of an aircraft in one of the airlines, being 28 years, a study has revealed. But major African airlines, such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Africa’s oldest, Rwandair, Royal Air Maroc and Kenya Airways have fleets with average age of between […]

Gov Okowa Urges Christians To Give Without Restriction

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday urged Christians to make their thanksgiving to God without restriction bearing in mind that all that they have and they are, was made possible by God. Governor Okowa made the call at the 2018 harvest thanksgiving service of St Peter’s Anglican Church, Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North-East local […]

Armistice Day: Macron Urges World Leaders To Reject Nationalism (PHOTOS)

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism. Addressing about 70 leaders in Paris including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin called on them to “fight for peace”. “Let us build our hopes rather than playing our fears against each […]

Outrage Over Security Raid On Atiku’s Plane

There was a howl of indignant protests in the opposition camp yesterday following the search of the airplane of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, by security operatives. On arrival from Dubai yesterday morning, Atiku’s aircraft was reportedly searched by security agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Shortly […]

DR Congo Ebola Outbreak ‘Worst’ In Country’s History

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst in the country’s history, the health ministry says. Almost 200 people have died since August, officials say, with more than 300 confirmed or probable cases. A vaccination programme has so far inoculated about 25,000 people. Congo has suffered long […]

Troops Kill Boko Haram Commanders

The Nigerian Army announced yesterday that its troops have killed two high profile Boko Haram commanders during joint operations by military formations stationed in Chibok and Damboa communities of Borno State. The Nigerian Army, which gave this hint on its official Facebook page, said Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna Banki were killed during the joint […]