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Govt urges court to return Kanu to prison

The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)leader Nnamdi Kanu and send him back to prison. The government argued that Kanu has not only breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 on

Buhari’s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s health has improved tremendously. The Speaker and  Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday visited the President at the Abuja House in London Tweeting via his verified official Twitter handle @Yakubdogara, the Speaker said he was glad seeing the President doing well. He

Obasanjo: ASUU stampeded govt into 2009 agreement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday said university lecturers stampeded the government into signing the 2009 agreement which has been a source of incessant strikes by the teachers. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on strike over the failure of the government to implement the agreement. Speaking at a book

Hate speech’ll be treated as treason, says Osinbajo

HATE speech promoters got a warning yesterday – stop it or face the law. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said that those making hate speeches will henceforth be treated as terrorists. He spoke in Abuja during the National Economic Council (NEC) Retreat on National Security, attended by governors and some ministers. Stressing that government

Security beefed up for Magu, mother, family

Security has been strengthened for the Acting Chairman of the EFCC Mr. Ibrahim Magu and his family, including his aged mother. It was learnt that some strangers have been prowling Magu’s residence in Maiduguri. Some policemen have been deployed in Magu’s  uncompleted bungalow in Karshi, Abuja. According to  a source who who

S’West PDP excos’ dissolution illegal – Kashamu

Oladimeji Ramon The lawmaker representing Ogun West in the Senate, Buruji Kashamu, has said the dissolution of the Peoples Democratic Party executive council in the South-West by the party’s National Executive Council cannot stand. Kashamu, who described the dissolution as illegal and a travesty of justice, specifically argued that the ‘purportedly dissolved’

We’re not Biafrans, Ijaw youths tell Kanu, others

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Ijaw youths have warned pro-Biafran groups such as the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra to desist from including Ijaw territories in the map of Biafra. The Ijaw youths, under the auspices of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, said

Should Buhari resign?

Olayinka Folarin (Chairman, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Ogun State chapter) The call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation is not out of place. It should be seen as a passionate demand by truthful sympathisers, and not some cabals, who are in the business of playing politics at the expense

$60m World Bank project for Abia

Abia State has received $60 million (about N21 billion) to execute a World Bank-assisted Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP), Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said. He spoke in Umuahia at a one-day workshop for stakeholders, organised by the state RAMP, on “The prioritisation of intervention areas and rural road links in

Atiku: state of residence should replace state of origin

Former Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Atiku Abubakar has asked the National Assembly to replace state of origin with state of residency in the ongoing constitutional amendment as a way of addressing hate speeches and other quit notice on Nigerians in their places of residence. In a statement

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