Nigeria Army Loses Soldier, Kill 42 Bandit Terrorists

Forty-two bandit terrorists on Monday were neutralised in the Shiroro area of Niger State by a joint military-police operation. It was gathered that the security operatives were deployed following information on the movement of the terrorists toward Alawa village. The security operatives laid an ambush for the bandit terrorists who fled the ongoing military operation …

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I Have Never Received Salary As A Governor, Senator – Okorocha Claims

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has claimed he never received a penny from the National Assembly since he became a senator. The Lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district in the National Assembly said even when he was a sitting Governor, he never collected his salaries. Okorocha who spoke in Abuja on Monday while …

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Why Osinbajo should succeed Buhari – Rabiu-Kurfi

The Progressive Consolidation Group for Osinbajo 2023 said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo should succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 for a “smooth transition”. The Chairman, Aliyu Rabiu-Kurfi made the comment when he led members to the Nasarawa House of Assembly in Lafia on Monday. The association was in the state to drum support for Osinbajo. …

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Buhari borrows for development, not to pocket — Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the administration does not borrow to consume but to invest in capital projects that will drive development. This is as he said that Nigeria’s current Gross Domestic Product can comfortably accommodate the volume of borrowings. Adesina said this on Monday …

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Instagram allows Hushpuppi to keep account

Instagram says alleged fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi can continue using his account. The social media company explained that his arrest doesn’t stop him from accessing their service. Instagram told The National it had well-established processes with law enforcement. This include a policy on “inmate takedown requests” for prisoners active on social media. …

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Traders beat suspected IPOB member enforcing sit-at-home order to death in Imo

The police in Imo on Monday confirmed the death of an escapee of Imo Correctional Centre Owerri and a member of the proscribed IPOB/ESN group in the state. The police spokesperson, CSP Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident to journalists in Owerri, Imo State. Mr. Abattam said that the incident occurred on Monday at about 0745hrs, …

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Nigeria Records 180.29% Increase On Crude Oil, Gas Sales In May – NNPC Reveals

The Nigerian oil sector recorded a booming increase in sales of petroleum products to the tune of $219.75m in May 2021. The figures means 180.29% increase on sales of crude oil, gasoline product was recorded from the previous month of April 2021. The development is contained in a communique released on Monday by the Nigerian …

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Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that Africans must continue to make the extra efforts in ensuring that elections in the continent go through the democratic process, remain transparent and fair. The Vice President said this in a statement made available to newsmen by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity …

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Nigerian troops lose soldier, kill 42 bandits in Niger

A joint military-police operation eliminated 42 bandits in the Shiroro area of Niger State. The troops were deployed after intelligence on their movement toward Alawa village. The operatives laid an ambush for the criminals who fled the ongoing military operation in Zamfara. They opened fire on sighting them at Manganda junction in Shiroro. The gun …

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50 villagers killed, 254 houses, seven churches burnt in Atyap Chiefdom – Kaduna monarch

The paramount ruler of Atyap Chiefdom in Zagon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, His Royal Highness, Chief Dominic Yahaya, on Monday, said about 50 persons were killed and 254 homes including 7 churches were burnt in one month. In a statement he personally signed on Monday, Chief Yahaya said Atyap chiefdom is under …

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