Police speak on detention of Premium Times reporter

Police speak on detention of Premium Times reporter

The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, has claimed ignorance of the situation surrounding the arrest of Premium Times reporter , Mr. Samuel Ogundipe. He made the claim on Wednesday when answering a question during an interview on Kakaaki, an Africa Independent Television, AIT, programme. He however said he would find out the details of the  case. His words:  “I am […]

SARS: IGP begins overhaul following Osinbajo’s order

SARS:  IGP begins overhaul following Osinbajo’s order

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has given the directive for the overhauling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The directive was in compliance with the order by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to that effect. Following the complaints of gross human rights violation against SARS, Osinbajo said a probe panel should be set up […]

NUJ to Police: Release Premium Times reporter, Ogundipe, immediately

NUJ to Police:  Release Premium Times reporter, Ogundipe, immediately

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has called for the immediate release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. Ogundipe was arrested on Tuesday by the police over a story he wrote based on the letter written by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the Director General of Department of State Services, DSS, […]

INEC registers 23 new parties, extends voters registration

INEC registers 23 new parties, extends voters registration

23 new political parties have been registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. This was made known on Tuesday just as INEC also announced the closing date for the continuous voters registration exercise to August 23 from August 17. The registration of new parties has brought the number of political parties in the country […]

Atrocities: Osinbajo orders probe, overhaul of SARS

Atrocities:  Osinbajo orders probe, overhaul of SARS

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered an immediate overhaul of the management of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. He also ordered the immediate probe of the activities of the squad by a panel to be set up by the National Human Rights Commission. The order followed the series of complaints of human rights violations against […]

100,000-barrel refineries for Port Harcourt, Warri coming –NNPC

100,000-barrel refineries for Port Harcourt, Warri coming –NNPC

There are plans by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to establish a 100,000-barrels-per-day brownfield refinery each in Port-Harcourt and Warri. Already, a group of investors had commenced the process of relocating a refinery formerly owned by  BP from Turkey to Nigeria. It will be installed near the Port Harcourt Refinery under the NNPC refinery […]

Saraki, other defectors must go if I’m sacked –Akpabio

Saraki, other defectors must go if I’m sacked –Akpabio

Former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday reacted to the insinuation that his seat in the Senate would be declared vacant owing to his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Party, APC. He said such a declaration could only be realized if the seats of other senators who defected […]

PDP mourns Rivers chief judge

PDP mourns Rivers chief judge

PDP said it was pained that Aguma took the final bow when his services, especially the leadership qualities, were needed most. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with the government and people of Rivers State over the death of the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Emmanuel Chinwenwo Aguma (SAN). The party said it […]

Misau lambasts Presidency, accuses it of conspiracy against NASS

Misau lambasts Presidency, accuses it of conspiracy against NASS

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has lambasted the Presidency, accussing it of engaging in a conspiracy that top officials of the nation’s security apparatus are working for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Misau was, according to a statement he issued on Monday, reacting to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) […]

Bye-elections: APC’s victories confirm support for Buhari/Osinbajo ticket ahead of 2019 –Garba Shehu

Bye-elections:  APC’s victories confirm support for Buhari/Osinbajo ticket ahead of 2019 –Garba Shehu

The victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the bye-elections held at the weekend were indications that Nigerians would support the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential ticket in 2019. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, made this assertion on Monday in Abuja. He spoke with State House correspondents […]

1 2 3 131