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Osinbajo queries IGP over arrest of journalists

Osinbajo queries IGP over arrest of journalists

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has queried Idris Ibrahim, the inspector-general of police, over the arrest and detention of the Elombah brothers who are journalists with The two brothers — Daniel and Timothy, publisher and editor respectively — along with six other men were arrested at their Anambra residence on January 1, 2018 reportedly on the

FG, states spend $6.4 billion on intervention in North-east in two years – Official

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday that the federal government and the six North-east states spent $6.4 billion on interventions in North-east between 2016 and 2017. The minister made this known at the launching of the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, HRP, for North-east Nigeria in Abuja. The

Anambra stands still as Ekwueme’s body arrives for interment

AWKA, the Anambra State capital, stood still yesterday for the late Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, during a commendation service organised in his honour by the Anambra State Government. The body arrived the Amansea border community with Enugu State at about 12.30pm, accompanied by horse riders and colourfully dressed policemen, the procession marched

Atiku, govs, Nwodo hail Ekwueme as ex-VP’s remains arrive Anambra today

A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo and Senator Victor Umeh, on Wednesday eulogised the late Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, on Wednesday. They spoke at a commendation ceremony organised in honour of Ekwueme by the South-East Governors Forum, at

Leading activist, sociopreneur, Ugolor celebrates 48th birthday with lecture on shrinking civic space

Activities leading to the 48th year birthday celebrations of seasoned civil rights icon and sociopreneur, the Rev David Ugolor, in Benin City, are already in top gear. Organisers have unveiled plans to use the occasion to introduce an annual inaugural public lecture series. For this year, the theme of the lecture would be: Shrinking civic

What a cow says about the president

By Azu Ishiekwene There was a video of President Muhammadu Buhari that shocked me recently and undermined my confidence in his ability to end the deadly attacks by Fulani herdsmen. It was not the video of him purportedly admiring a cow in his Daura ranch on a tablet. And certainly not the tape of his

Goodluck Jonathan Foundation disowns advert on youth empowerment grants, warns public against scammers

The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation on Thursday issued a disclaimer against a purported youth empowerment recruitment programme being advertised in some media platforms. The Management of the Foundation also warned the general public to be wary of scammers who are after their hard-earned money, adding that it had nothing to do with the advert requesting to

Speaker Dogara mourns Lawal Kaita

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed sadness over the demise of second republic Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Lawal Kaita who died at the age of 85. In a statement, issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker described the late elder