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US strikes in Somalia leaves several militants dead

US forces have carried out three strikes in the past two days in Somalia against both the Al-Qaeda affiliated Shabaab group and Islamic State group jihadists, killing several, the military announced Sunday. The first operation, launched Saturday at 1330 GMT, took place near Gaduud, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) southwest …

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NPF sets to deploy more personnel for Anambra governorship election

The Nigeria Police Force said it would deploy additional 26, 000 personnel for the Anambra governorship election scheduled for Nov. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) recalls that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Idris Ibrahim on Nov. 3 at the Also Villa, announced the deployment of 21,000 personnel for the …

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Minister of Agriculture says FG has enough food in stock to address possible shortage of food in 2018

The Federal Government said on Sunday that it had stocked enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Katsina. The minister spoke at the Joint International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)/Federal Government 2nd Supervision Mission …

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Avengers suspends threat to resume bombing

Concerned Nigerians can heave a temporary sigh of relief with the decision of the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to suspend its plan to renew attacks on the nation’s oil installations in the oil-rich region. The Nation exclusively learnt that some elders and opinion leaders in the region, after various appeals …

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Magu; I have no fear in me cos the war against corruption as just began

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said the war against corruption has just started. He said he had no fear in his “Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid” (DNA) which is sometimes called “the molecule of life”. He said “corruption flourishes when good people …

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Niger Deltans are not scared of soldiers; says Ijaw leader

Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has warned that no amount of military aggression would intimidate members of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF). The Ijaw leader also believes that members of the Niger Delta Avengers are not necessarily afraid of the presence of soldiers in the region. Chief Clark, who issued …

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PMB reassured religious leaders and Nigerians on his commitment to tackle insecurity and injustice

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured religious leaders and all Nigerians that his administration would address rising concerns of corruption, insecurity and injustice in various parts of the country. Buhari gave the assurance when he received a Christian delegation led by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. …

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Rivers PDP praise Gov. Wike for his London presentation

The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Felix Obuah, has stated that the brilliant presentation of Governor Nyesom Wike at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), London, has opened opportunities for investors. He joined other world leaders in commending the comportment of Wike, a …

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In Anambra APC denies allegation that it plans using military to rig election

All Progressives Congress (APC) has described allegations that it plans  to use the military to rig the Nov. 18  governorship election in Anambra as “baseless.” The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr Abdulahi Bolaji, told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that the party was confident and was working hard to ensure …

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only 8000 applicants will be admitted this year; says UNILAG VC

No fewer than 24,000 applicants to the University of Lagos who scored 200 marks and above will be unable to secure admission in the 2017/2018 academic session, outgoing Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rahamon Bello gave the indication yesterday. Speaking at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Lagos, Prof. Bello said …

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