Author Archives: Editor, Nigerian Times

House of Reps allegations very strange, NEMA explains committee report

House of Reps allegations very strange, NEMA explains committee report

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has expressed shock over the findings and ultimate conclusion of the House Committee on Emergency and Preparedness Response. The House Reps passed a vote of no confidence on Mr Mustapha Maihaja during Thursday’s plenary over allegations of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The emergency agency, however, were left bemoaned

Assassination attempt on Ekweremadu: Atiku, Saraki, other PDP leaders not safe – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the recent assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, as a direct vindication of his position in a statement on July 25, 2018, that the lives of major opposition political party leaders in the country are

IMN: Amnesty International accused of plotting to replace Boko Harm with another deadly terror group

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has accused the Amnesty International of plotting to replace Boko Haram with another deadly terror group. CATE said AI’s penchant for distortion of facts was a deliberate attempt to creating enabling environment for the spawning of terrorism in West Africa. The group was reacting to a recent report

When an Already Armed IMN Wants More Arms

By Philip Agbese _“They continue to say that we are armed. This is a blatant lie. If we are armed, Nigeria Army cannot face us. If we have weapons with us, Nigeria Army is too small to face us. With our courage, braveness and bare hands, they are running away, talk more of when we

Group tells UN, ICC to probe Obasanjo, Danjuma over Odi, Zaki-Biam massacres

The Good Governance Advocacy Project, a Civil Society Organization has called on the United Nations and International Criminal Court to investigate, prosecute and convict former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and erstwhile Minister of Defence TY Danjuma, for alleged involvement in war crimes and other offenses against humanity that took place at various times between 1999 and

Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud

Long before the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) made the headlines with the recent crisis surrounding its repeatedly suspended Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF) raised an alarm on how monumental fraud, opacity, and impunity had become the culture of the agency, a PREMIUM TIMES report has disclosed. The annual report

USIP prediction on 2019 and Shehu Sani’s reactions

By Isaac Atuluku The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has in line with its mandate to promote conflict resolution and conflict prevention worldwide conducted a research on the forthcoming general election in Nigeria with a view to identifying flash points and likely areas of conflicts. But based on its interactions with Nigerians in the

IMN Threat And The State’s Monopoly Of Violence

By Richard Murphy There must be a limit to deluding ourselves. Metamorphosis is real. The process moves from egg to larva to pupa and finally the adult insect emerges to do good or unleash evil. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is at the verge of evolving to the adult stage of destruction – having gone

‘We don’t have rubber bullets’ — military issues fresh warning to Shi’ites

John Agim, spokesman of the defence headquarters (DHQ), has told members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to be ready to face the consequences if they take on the military. Members of the movement better known as Shi’ites clashed with soldiers in some parts of Abuja last week. The army confirmed that three Shi’ites were

Keyamo: PDP to fly in investigators to hunt for examiners who marked Buhari’s WAEC scripts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are frantically searching for the examiners who marked President Muhammadu Buhari’s scripts in the 1961 West African School Certificate Examination(WAEC), Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, has alleged. Keyamo, who described the certificate matter as a “dead issue”, dismissed allegations that the certificate recently presented to President

Documents show Buhari’s govt. illegally diverted N378billion NLNG dividend

The federal government illegally diverted $1.05 billion (N378 billion at N360 to a dollar) sourced from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend funds to secretly fund subsidy payment on petroleum products, a report by PREMIUM TIMES has revealed. The diversion details are coming amidst revelations from accusations the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has a $3.5

El-Zakyzaky: Centre writes US over IMN activities, insists group not ‘harmless protesters’

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has written the United States of America over the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites. The centre specifically frowned at the recent protests staged by members of the group which led to loss of lives and crippled commercial activities in the Nigeria’s capital,