Rot in education sector, main cause of Nigeria’s woes – Babalola

Rot in education sector, main cause of Nigeria’s woes – Babalola Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has said that non-challant attitudes of governments towards education sector is responsible for the country’s woes. Babalola said Nigeria would not have found itself in its current parlous state if her handler had...

Prove I am a terrorist, Mohammed challenges Ortom

Prove I am a terrorist, Mohammed challenges Ortom Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed has challenged his Benue counterpart Samuel Ortom to substantiate claim he is sponsoring terrorism. Ortom had alleged Mohammed is a terrorist, sponsoring herdsmen. He also alleged he had received a death threat from herdsmen, saying Mohammed should be held responsible if anything happens to him. But...

Gunmen kill policeman, loot station armoury in Aba

Gunmen kill policeman, loot station armoury in Aba • Govt offers N1m bounty for info on perpetrators Gunmen have attacked a police station in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State, killing a guard duty official. It was also learnt that the attackers looted the police armoury, carting away several arms and ammunition, triggering fear of heightened...

Troops recapture Marte from Boko Haram

Troops recapture Marte from Boko Haram Troops have recovered Marte and other adjourning communities in Borno State captured by the Boko Haram terrorists. The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahir, had given marching order to the troops to recapture the town within 48 hours. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima,...

We will fight insecurity hands down, say governors

We will fight insecurity hands down, say governors Governors will fight insecurity with every fibre of their being, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has said. The Forum added that the governors would not succumb to those perpetrating insurgency in the country. The Chairman of the Forum and Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, spoke on Tuesday in...

Why Plateau rejected RUGA, by Lalong

Why Plateau rejected RUGA, by Lalong •••••• ‘Farmers don’t carry AK-47 in Plateau’ Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has given reasons for the state’s rejection of the Rural Grazing Area Programme (RUGA). The governor spoke on Tuesday on Channels TV breakfast show, “Sunrise Daily” monitored in Jos, the state capital. He said RUGA was a strange concept that...

BREAKING: Many feared killed in Maiduguri explosion

BREAKING: Many feared killed in Maiduguri explosion Many persons were feared dead on Tuesday evening following heavy explosion and gun duel between Boko Haram insurgents and security operatives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. It is not clear the casualty at the moment but reports indicated the insurgents tried to launch an attack on University of...