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Dickson is a detribalised governor, says Information and Orientation Commissioner

Governor Seriake Dickson is a detribalized and transformational leader who has a special place in his heart for the Ogbia people, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. According to him, the governor has demonstrated his love for the Ogbia people not only because of his long standing political relationship

Herdsmen, farmers violence: Osinbajo leads nine governors to find solutions

The National Economic Council, NEC, has set up a ten-member committee to address the widespread farmers/herders clashes across the country. The committee is headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and includes nine governors. Briefing State House correspondents after the NEC meeting, the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said the committee has as members governors of

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

‘Arise and defend your land’ — the statement that made DSS go after Plateau pastor

The Department of State Services (DSS) attempted to arrest Isa El-Buba, general overseer of the Evangelical Outreach Ministries International, Plateau state, earlier in the week. Operatives of the secret police were said to have invaded the residence and church of the cleric but youth in Jos, the state capital, prevented his arrest. Addressing journalists after

Dogara to Buhari: Fuel scarcity, subsidy a ‘betrayal’

Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has expressed frustration with the lingering fuel crisis, accusing the executive arm of “betrayal”. Dogara said coming after the government raised the price of petrol, with the assurance that subsidy had been removed and there will be no scarcity, the executive must give compelling reasons for Nigerians

Benue Killings: Presidency replies CAN

The Nigerian presidency has reacted to accusations by the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Musa Asake, that President Muhammadu Buhari of bias in his handling of attacks by suspected herdsmen across the country. Mr. Asake had addressed journalists on Tuesday in reaction to attacks that led to the death of several

Shehu Sani: Senators can’t confront Buhari on killings because they want to be re-elected

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says some of his colleagues can’t confront President Muhammadu Buhari on the killings across the country because they want to be re-elected in 2019. Sani said this on Tuesday on the floor of the senate while debating a report of an ad hoc committee on security. He said instead

Buhari is my friend but we can’t succeed if we continue like this, says Bisi Akande

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the presidential system of government Nigeria is practising can no longer sustain its growth and success. Akande made the remark while addressing a news conference in his country home, Ila, Osun state as part of activities to mark his 79th birthday. He said multi-party

We’ll continue to give priority to welfare of ex-service men-Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said the State Government will continue to give top priority to the welfare of ex-service men as well as their families, particularly the orphans of fallen gallant men and women. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Thanksgiving Service to commemorate this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held