Author Archives: Akinseye Sanmi

Lagos Police urge Ikorodu residents to move with valid means of identification

Lagos Police urge Ikorodu residents to move with valid means of identification

The Lagos State Police command on Tuesday admonished citizens residing in Ikorodu to move around with valid forms of identification in the light of the upsurge in criminal activities in the community. This call came via a statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP), Olarinde Famous-Cole, the command’s spokesman. The statement said the admonition became

Students’ harassment: NAPS urge IGP Idris to call SARS to order

The National Association of Polytechnic Students(NAPS), on Wednesday called the attention of the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, over the harassment of students by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS). NAPS in a statement issued on its behalf by Olaunkanmi Ijaduoye, Vice President (External Affairs), accused SARS of unlawfully arresting students in Lagos

Edo Gov Election: PDP charges INEC to conduct free and fair election

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), to remain unbiased and conduct free and fair governorship election election in Edo State. The party, which made this call on Thursday, said the All Progressives Congress(APC), was strategizing on how to influence the electoral body to boycott the use of card reader for

APC shifted election to thumb print ballot papers for Obaseki, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), on Friday alleged the All Progressives Congress(APC), of thumb printing ballot papers for its Governorship candidate Godwin Obaseki ahead of the reschedule election in Edo State. The allegations is coming on heels of the postponement by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), of the election originally slated for Saturday, September 10. The

PDP insists on September 10 date for Edo Gov election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday described the postponement of the Edo State governorship election as illegal. The party, in a statement signed by Dayo Adeyeye, its National Publicity Secretary, the party insisted on INEC conducting the election on September 10 as originally planned. The statement read in part: “Sequel to the Independent National

Presidency dismisses report of plans to imported genetically modified rice

The Presidency has described attempts by ‘unscrupulous individuals; on social media linking the government and Dangote group with a plan to ‘flood’ the country with genetically modified rice (GMO) as extremely uncharitable. Responding on behalf of government, Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Wednesday in a statement, said in

Nigerian military reads riot act to militant groups

The Nigerian military on Tuesday warned militant groups in the Niger Delta that it would not tolerate criminality in the area. A statement by the Defence Headquarters, signed by Brig-General Rabe Abubakar, decried “the disturbing spate of how various militant groups are springing up in the Niger Delta with each of them hiding under regional

Apologize to Nigerians for your insensitive and insulting comments, PDP tells Adeosun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday described comments of Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun in response to Wednesday’s figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), as out of line and insensitive. Adeosun had in a series of tweets after the statistics were released, stated: “I believe this economy will turn around

ANEEJ urges FG to find killers of Portharcourt-based civil rights activist

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has expressed sadness and grief at the senseless and dastardly assassination of prominent and frontline Human Rights Defender, Ken Atsuwete, Executive Director of Human Rights Alliance in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Mr. Atsuwete, an Itsekiri-born human rights defender and advocate championed the cause of the downtrodden