Nigerian govt bungles prosecution of two Boko Haram suspects

Two Boko Haram suspects who were arrested over five years ago have been freed. They were freed by the court on Wednesday after the judge accused the government of poor prosecution. The Federal High Court in Abuja discharged two persons, Ibrahim Ahmed and Sani Argungu, arraigned for alleged ties with Boko Haram, for lack of diligent prosecution. Discharging the defendants, Justice Binta Nyako noted that … Continue reading Nigerian govt bungles prosecution of two Boko Haram suspects

14 hurt in new fires at Nigerian camp for displaced people

At least 14 people sustained burns in a fresh outbreak of fires at a camp housing tens of thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria, according to an aid agency. The outbreak comes just two weeks after a blaze at the camp, located at Rann, about 175 kilometres (108 miles) east of the Borno state capital Maiduguri, killed five people. “There … Continue reading 14 hurt in new fires at Nigerian camp for displaced people

My daughter’s Danish husband started assaulting her last year –Singer, Alizee’s father – Reuben Abati

The family members of the late Nigerian singer, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, aka Alizee, are still in shock over her death. The 37-year-old singer and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, were found dead on Thursday in the kitchen at their residence in Banana Island, Lagos. Some reports have alleged that Alizee’s Danish husband, Peter Nielsen Schau, murdered them. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Alizee’s father, Ali Madaki, gave … Continue reading My daughter’s Danish husband started assaulting her last year –Singer, Alizee’s father – Reuben Abati

President Muhammadu Buhari announce his intentions to vie for elections in the 2019 Presidential elections.

The President has also asked party members to grant waiver to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odegie-Oyegun and other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, who want to recontest in the party’s Congress. Speaking at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting ongoing at the APC Secretariat CBD, Abuja, the President also appealed to members of APC NEC to … Continue reading President Muhammadu Buhari announce his intentions to vie for elections in the 2019 Presidential elections.

FCTA to relocate all night clubs from residential areas to curb noise pollution

The Coordinator of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuaibu, says the council is set to remove lounges and clubs in residential areas to curb the menace of noise pollution in the territory. Mr Shuaibu said this at a news conference on the council’s readiness to curb the menace of noise pollution in the council area, on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the … Continue reading FCTA to relocate all night clubs from residential areas to curb noise pollution

One Billion Dollar CVE Operation Fund: Measuring and Evaluating CVE Operations in Nigeria

Policymakers and practitioners have often engaged in the use of absolute force and a top-down approach in the design of programs to counter violent extremism in Nigeria. This top-down approach relies heavily on the insights from politicians, religious leaders, and few elites while failing to incorporate the insights of those most affected by violence—the shopkeepers, students, farmers, and other ordinary people- in most areas of … Continue reading One Billion Dollar CVE Operation Fund: Measuring and Evaluating CVE Operations in Nigeria

You have crippled Oyo economy – Ex-SSG, Alli berates Ajimobi over N208b debt profile – Daily Post Nigeria

Former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, on Wednesday declared that the debt profile of N93.5billion (external) and internal debt of N115.8billion in the State was enough to show that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi has crippled the economy of the state. Alli, while speaking on a Galaxy Television program in Ibadan, the state … Continue reading You have crippled Oyo economy – Ex-SSG, Alli berates Ajimobi over N208b debt profile – Daily Post Nigeria

Reigning Daily With Christ -Pastor Jide Ogunsakin New Kingdom Church, Abuja

Friday April, 6 GIVE GOD HIS DELIGHT MEMORY VERSE: …therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name (Habakkuk 13:15). TEXT: Psalms 34:1-10 The only thing that keeps God on His toes is praise. God can’t see quality praise and remain seated, NEVER! Each time God sees quality praise He goes … Continue reading Reigning Daily With Christ -Pastor Jide Ogunsakin New Kingdom Church, Abuja

IGP reinstates Janga as Kogi police Commissioner – Daily Trust

Mr Ali Janga has been reinstated as the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, the state police command spokesman, ASP William Aya, has confirmed. Aya told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of the Inspector -General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris. He said that Janga was reinstated after meeting … Continue reading IGP reinstates Janga as Kogi police Commissioner – Daily Trust

Breaking: 18 killed, 84 injured in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri.

Maiduguri- At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadist  clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, the emergency services agency said Monday. “So far we have recovered 18 dead bodies from the two villages Bale Shuwa and Bale Kura,” on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Benlo Dambatto, an official from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) told … Continue reading Breaking: 18 killed, 84 injured in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri.

Troops kill 21 bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops killed 21 armed bandits in the ongoing clearance operation at Tunga Daji in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara. Brig. – Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement that many bandits escaped with gunshot wounds in battle with soldiers on April 4 He disclosed that an army officer and a soldier lost … Continue reading Troops kill 21 bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

Benue: Herdsmen kill two farmers, injures three

Two persons have been reportedly killed by suspected Fulani militia in Agasha town, Guma Local Government area in Benue state. The herdsmen also shot and wounded three persons who are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital and rustled hundred cows. Police spokesperson DSP Moses Yamu said he was yet to get the information from the Guma Divisional Police Office. President of Tiv Barenda Association (TBA) Chief  Aondona … Continue reading Benue: Herdsmen kill two farmers, injures three

NAF deploys Special Forces to Zamfara State

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the deployment of Special Forces to Gusau, following the recent attack on Bawan Daji community in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State where some lives were lost. A statement by Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF said the deployment was directed by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar … Continue reading NAF deploys Special Forces to Zamfara State

Emergency rule: Marafa is being mischievous, envious – Zamfara govt

Zamfara state has fired back at the senator representing Zamfara central in the senate  Kabir Marafa over his recent call for the removal of  Abdulaziz Yari as the executive governor of the state. Senator Marafa had earlier clamoured for the removal of governor Yari when he raised a point of order at the plenary of the senate calling for the adoption of former president Olusegun … Continue reading Emergency rule: Marafa is being mischievous, envious – Zamfara govt

UEFA Champions League: Reds halt Guardiola unbeaten run at Anfield

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each scored their seventh UEFA Champions League goals on Wednesday as Liverpool stunned Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield. Meanwhile, Barcelona benefited from two own goals as they beat Roma 4-1 at the Camp Nou, with Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez also getting on the scoresheet. Here are Wednesday’s results: * Liverpool 3-0 Man City * Barcelona 4-1 RomaHere are the … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: Reds halt Guardiola unbeaten run at Anfield

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion to Nigerian Defence authorities

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion to Nigerian Defence authorities for the purchase of security equipment to fight insecurity in the country. This was revealed Wednesday by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, while speaking with journalists at the end of a security meeting chaired by the president. “Of recent, our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for the purchase … Continue reading President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion to Nigerian Defence authorities

Senator Bukar Mustapha is Dead

Bukar Mustapha, the senator representing Katsina North, is dead. Mr. Mustapha was President Muhammadu Buhari’s senator as he represented the president’s senatorial district. He died after a brief illness on Wednesday, Securewatch gathered from reliable sources learnt. The News Agency of Nigeria quotes Mr. Bukar’s younger brother, Kanta Bukar, as confirming the news. Mr. Bukar’s death is coming less than a week after the deputy … Continue reading Senator Bukar Mustapha is Dead

Where Is the Nigerian Opposition? By Reuben Abati

Less than a year to the next general elections in Nigeria, the biggest deficit in the political process leading to that moment is the absence of a robust, virile and effective opposition. The role of the opposition in a democracy is to question, criticise, challenge, and audit the governments of the day – local and national – and make them more transparent and accountable, and … Continue reading Where Is the Nigerian Opposition? By Reuben Abati

Securing Military Gains in Northeast Nigeria

To win this war of ideas against the Boko Haram, there should be a complementary force deployed to maintain and secure liberated town from being overrun and becoming battle areas again. The numbers if IDPs in Nigeria kept increasing while resources to maintain them are winning, clearly lives in those IDP camps are far below national average. Continue reading Securing Military Gains in Northeast Nigeria

Christian Conflict Management 101

To be able to live peacefully in any environment, we need to understand the fact that; Conflicts are inevitable and might not be totally avoidable. Regardless of our nature and personality traits, we tend to have issues with other people. Dealing with conflict isn’t easy; natural order of things has made scarcity of resources and time major challenges to humanity. As a leader, as a human being, … Continue reading Christian Conflict Management 101

Understanding the Lessons of Easter

Understanding the Lessons of Easter  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3) The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, no matter what we face today, what we’ve been through, or what uncertainties tomorrow may hold, Christ is our … Continue reading Understanding the Lessons of Easter