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  • BREAKING: Popular American evangelist, Billy Graham, dies at 99
    Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several US presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 99.


    The one-time backwoods minister who eventually became the world’s foremost Christian evangelist, spread a message of spiritual redemption at tent and stadium revival meetings, in a career that spanned decades.

    “Billy Graham is the closest thing to a national pope that we shall ever see,” journalist Garry Wills once wrote in The Washington Post.
  • Assets declaration trial: Supreme court rejects FG appeal against Saraki
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned indefinitely hearing of a Federal Government’s appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja to strike out some charges brought against Senate President Bukola Saraki.


    The appeal is in relation to the ongoing Saraki’s trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for allegedly failing to declare his assets with  the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

    Justice Tanko Mohammed who led the panel of justices expressed disgust on the nonchalant manner in which Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), Counsel to the applicant...

  • Why we carry out frequent recruitment in the police – IGP
    The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, explained Wednesday, that deaths, retirement as well as dismissal of some police personnel standing above 900,000 yearly, was responsible for frequent and mass recruitment into the Force.


    This was even as he said 308, 000 police workforce was grossly inadequate for the effective policing of the more than 180 million people in the country.
    Idris, who particularly noted that his organization suffered manpower shortage due largely to loss of 9,028 officers and men yearly, insisted that the development was necessitating the...

  • Trump mourns evangelist Billy Graham: ‘There was nobody like him’
    U.S. President Donald Trump is mourning Billy Graham as “a very special man,” after the famed preacher’s death at 99.


    “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions,” Trump tweeted.

    Vice President Mike Pence offered condolences to the Graham family, saying that the evangelist’s “matchless voice changed the lives of millions.”

    “We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, ‘well done, good and faithful servant,’” Pence...

  • Yobe girls’ kidnap: FG plans national policy on safety, security in schools
    The Federal Government, Wednesday, stated that it is currently in consultations with stakeholders in the educational sector to develop a national policy on safety and security in schools across the country.


    The Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, stated this at a one-day national dialogue on safety and security of schools in Nigeria, organised by Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, in conjunction with the United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF, in Abuja.
    Adamu, who was represented by Assistant Director, Basic and Secondary Department in the Ministry Of Education, Mr....

  • Charlyboy leads protest to NNPC HQ over fuel scarcity
    Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, on Wednesday led the `Ourmumudondo’ group, on a peaceful protest to the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over lingering fuel scarcity across the country.


    ‘Ourmumudondo’is a non-political coalition of Nigerians from all backgrounds that advocates national reawakening towards holding leaders responsible and ensuring good governance at all levels.

    Newsmen report that the group said the protest was necessary for the NNPC and other stakeholders in the petroleum sector to know that Nigerians were tired of the fuel predicament.

    Charlyboy...

  • INEC eight-member committee begins probe of underage voting
    The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced an eight-member committee headed by a National Commissioner, Abubakar Nahuche, to probe underage voting in the recently concluded local government elections in Kano.


    The Chairman of INEC,  Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced this in Abuja on Wednesday during a meeting with the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commissions of Nigeria.

    Other members of the committee include: National Commissioner, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu; the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Mike Ingini; Adamawa State REC, Kassim Geidam; Mr. Yakubu Duku of...

  • BREAKING: Monkeys swallow N70m belonging to Northern senators
    While Nigerians are puzzled by the tale of a snake swallowing N36 million in Benue JAMB office, it has been alleged that monkeys have taken N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus.


    The caucus had sacked Sen. Abdullahi Adamu as its chairman on Wednesday, following allegations of misappropriating N70m belonging to the group.

    Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over Wednesday’s plenary, announced the leadership change with Sen. Aliyu Wamakko as the new chairman.

    Briefing newsmen after plenary, Senator Shehu Sani said...

  • No lavish birthday celebration as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe turns 94
    Former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for decades, turned 94 on Wednesday, with no lavish celebrations like previous years.


    Reports say this will his first birthday since being ousted in a military coup in 2017.

    Feb. 21 is still a holiday in the southern African nation, but, unlike in previous years, huge amounts of money have not been spent on extravagant celebrations or outlandish birthday cakes.

    Mugabe ally and former government minister, Jonathan Moyo, who fled the country after November’s...

  • Parents storm Yobe school, evacuate students over Boko Haram attack

    Parents of the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, have started evacuating their children.


    This is as a result of the attack on the school by Boko Haram.

    Ninety-four students have been reportedly missing after the raid which happened on Monday night.

    It was gathered that out of fear, parents started arriving the school as early as 7am on Tuesday.

    Babagana Gujba, a parent, said he decided to take away his daughter because of her safety.

    “I can not risk my daughter for...

  • After ‘bashing’ from Melaye, APC senator tenders apology for criticising amended timetable

    Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, has apologised for criticising the amended election timetable passed by the national assembly.


    Last week, the senate adopted the timetable earlier passed by the house of representatives.

    Omo-Agege and eight senators, who staged a walkout when the amendment was being ratified, later addressed reporters.

    They said they rejected the action of their colleagues because the amendment could be targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

    “You don’t make a law targeted at one person. The perception out there is that this Section...

  • Senate northern caucus replaces pro-Buhari lawmaker

    The northern senators forum has removed Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, as its chairman.


    This was contained in a notice read on the floor of the senate by Ike Ekeweremadu, deputy president of senate, on Wednesday.

    The forum said it removed Adamu as chairman because of “financial mismanagement and maladministration”.

    “This is to inform the senate that the majority signatories of members of the Northern Senators Forum. We have removed senator Abdullahi Adams as chairman of the Northern Senators Forum for financial mismanagement and maladministration,”...

  • Court adjourns Dasuki’s case 22 March
    An FCT High Court, on Wednesday adjourned until March 22,  continuation of hearing in the case involving former National Security Adviser, retired Col Sambo Dasuki, pending outcome of judgment of the Supreme Court on his appeal.


    The judge, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case after Dasuki’s counsel Mr Adeola Adedipe, holding the brief of Mr Joesph Daudu (SAN) applied for adjournment.

    Adedipe informed the court that Dasuki’s  matter is pending at the apex court and the outcome of the judgment on March 2, may affect the case...

  • I see Buhari going the Jammeh, Mugabe, Zuma way – Reno
    The news that the South African President, Jacob Zuma was resigning with immediate effect came as a bolt of lightning on Wednesday the 14th of February. It was a Valentines Day special for all of Africa. Apparently, to stave off a vote of no confidence on him by his own party, the African National Congress, Zuma, quit the stage while the ovation was lowest.


    In the space of just s little over a year, Africa got rid of some of its worst performing leaders (if you can call...

  • Elections reorder: Senate northern caucus sacks Adamu
    The Northern Senators Forum has sacked Senator Abdullahi Adamu as it’s chairman. He was replaced with Senator Aliyu Wamakko.


    Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, made the announcement of the leadership change at the close of plenary on Wednesday.

    Adamu had last week led nine other senators to criticise the amendment to the Electoral Act seeking to ‎reorder the sequence of polls during general elections.