Banditry: Senator raises alarm over growing number of IDPs in Niger

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi representing Niger North in the National Assembly, on Tuesday, raised alarm over the growing number of persons displaced by the activities of bandits in Niger North Senatorial District.  The lawmaker disclosed that no fewer than 50,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are in Kontagora and Rigali towns.  Senator Sabi made the revelation while coming under …

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ECOWAS Parliamentarians: Nigeria backs calls for direct election

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday that Nigeria is in support of the calls for an electoral arrangement that will provide direct election for representations at the West African regional parliament otherwise known as ECOWAS Parliament. “We are in support of creating an ECOWAS Parliament that has members that will be directly elected into the …

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Insecurity tops agenda as Ortom, Akume, Suswam meet in Benue

By Ogechi Okorie Markurdi – The issue of insecurity was top on agenda as the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday held a meeting with two of his predecessors, Senators George Akume and Gabriel Suswam. Recall that Akume who is the current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and governor from May 29, 1999 …

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Fact-Check: Armed uniform men did not invade Imo University, arrest students and tag them IPOB members

But how true is this? Claim: A Twitter user claimed operatives of the Nigerian Army were arresting male students of the Imo State University (IMSU) from their school and tagging them members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the process. But how true is this? Full Text Following reports of unrest in the South-East, there has been military intervention in the area which, …

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Attacks On INEC Offices: Buhari blows hot, says rude shock awaits perpetrators

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari blew hot on Tuesday over report of destruction of national assets, especially offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), threatening that rude shock awaits those who want the destruction of the system. According to the statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina, Buhari stated this after receiving …

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Insecurity: NANS declares June 12 day of protest

The President, National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, on Tuesday, lamented the worsening insecurity in the country and the ripple effects on students who fell victim to kidnapping and banditry at will. Asefon, who bemoaned the kidnap of over 200 students of Islamiyya School in Rafi Council area of Niger State, said NANS had relocated its national headquarters to the North Central State pending …

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Buhari govt has done so much with little —Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said no administration in the history of Nigeria has done so much with little like the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has been doing since inception in 2015. Mohammed spoke at a press briefing in Abuja organised to announce the production of a documentary on achievements of Buhari’s regime. The minister said, “Let me …

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Police Label Polytechnic Student ESN Member, Detain Him for Weeks (Photo)

A National Diploma 2 of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State has spent weeks in police detention after being accused of belonging to the Eastern Security Network. According to Sahara Reporters, Emediong Davis was among those arrested after a police raid on May 13. Davis, a student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, also does art works for people and was on his way to deliver …

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Last minutes of late NECO registrar

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council(NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma died on Monday evening during a short siesta, The Nation can authoritatively reveal. He was found dead in his bedroom in Minna by his Personal Assistant. His corpse was evacuated barely two hours after and deposited at the National Hospital in Abuja where autopsy was conducted. While he was working in …

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Confusion Over Death Of NECO Boss As Wife, Son Disagree On Cause of Obioma’s Death

A controversy is brewing as family members of late Professor Godswill Obioma have disagreed on what caused his death. Obioma before his death was the Registrar of the National Examination Council. According to DailyPost, while the wife, Elizabeth Obioma who broke the news claimed that her husband was assassinated, the son came up with a version that his father actually died from heart attack. According …

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South East Governors Meet Over Attacks In Region, Vow To Tackle Insecurity

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Members of the South East Governors’ Forum met on Monday as part of efforts to tackle the rising security challenges in the region. This follows the incessant attacks that have claimed lives and left several injured in various states in the region, with police stations and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) being the targets in …

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Defection: Gov. Ayade was not appreciated in PDP, says Speaker

Speaker of Cross River House of Assembly Eteng Jonah-Williams has said that Gov. Ben Ayade was not respected and honoured by the hierarchy of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) before his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Jonah-Williams, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Calabar, said that Ayade’s defection from the PDP to the APC …

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JUST IN: Senate honours Gulak with one-minute silence

The Senate, on Tuesday, observed a minute’s silence in honour of former Political Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, late Ahmed Gulak. This happened as the upper chamber condemned the gruesome murder of Gulak in Owerri, the Imo State capital on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport on Sunday morning. The resolutions of the upper chamber followed a point of order moved by the Deputy …

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Govt. suspends management, coaches of Osun United

Osun Government has suspended the management and coaches of Osun United Football Club of Osogbo over the club’s poor performance in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria National League (NNL). Vincent Akinbami, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Osun’s Gov. Gboyega Oyetola on Sports Development, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Osogbo. He said the decision was taken on Monday by the top echelon of …

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Ugandan minister survives assassination attempt

The Ugandan Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamal, on Tuesday survived an assassination attempt, the local broadcaster NBS News has reported. The news outlet however said that Wamal lost his daughter in the failed assassination attempt. According to the news outlet, Wamala’s car was shot in a suburb of the city of Kampala. The minister’s daughter and driver were killed, while Wamala was …

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Police arrest 6 suspected IPOB members, recover arms in Ebonyi

The Police in Ebonyi arrested six suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and recovered five locally made pistols with 12 live ammunition from them. Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, said this in a statement on Tuesday. Odah said the suspects were arrested during operations on Monday to disperse hoodlums enforcing the sit-at-home order by IPOB. Odah also said …

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