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2019: Enekorogha says Burutu is for Atiku, Okowa, Manager, others

The Director General, Delta State Direct Labour Agency, Rt. Hon. Franc Enekorogha has declared that Burutu LGA is for People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubabarka, Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Senator James Mnager and all other PDP candidates. Enekorogha who was a former House of Reps member and former aspirant for the Burutu Federal Constituency seat under...

Zimbabwe: Businesses and public services shut after fuel protest

Banks, schools, businesses and other public services were shut on Tuesday in Zimbabwe, a day after protests over hikes in fuel prices turned deadly. Citizens decided to stay away from business and other public activities in key cities including Harare and Bulawayo. At least three deaths were recorded in the agitations over the fuel price hikes. Several people sustained injuries with...

Police Kill 4 Kidnap suspects in Rivers, nab 93 others

The Police Command in Rivers said on Tuesday that it killed four kidnap suspects in a shootout with the hoodlums during a rescue operation in the state this month.   The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Usman Belel, who disclosed this to journalists in Port Harcourt, said five kidnap victims had been rescued since the beginning of January. He said...

New IGP knocks Tinubu, cancels his ex-CSO’s appointment as Lagos CP

Nigeria’s new Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, has canceled the appointment of former chief security officer to Bola Tinubu, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, a deputy commissioner of police, as acting commissioner of police for Lagos State. Tinubu is national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and co-chairman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign council. Egbetokun’s appointment was made two days ago...

Former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo gains freedom

Gbagbo has been serving a prison term for committing crimes against humanity. He has so far spent seven years in detention. International Criminal Court judges on Tuesday ordered the release of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo. The court has acquitted him of all war crimes charges. Gbagbo has been serving a prison term for committing crimes against humanity. He has so far...

Scores killed in deadly militant attack on Kenyan hotel

The complex houses the Dusit D2 hotel as well as offices. Workers were seen by eyewitnesses fleeing for their lives. At least five people are reported dead after militants on Tuesday launched an attack on a luxury hotel complex in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Police sources and journalists who were at the scene of the attack however say more than ten bodies...

POETRY: My Lord, Tell Me Where To Keep Your Bribe? By Niyi Osundare

Please tell me where to keep your bribe? Do I drop it in your venerable chambers Or carry the heavy booty to your immaculate mansion Shall I bury it in the capacious water tank In your well laundered backyard Or will it breathe better in the septic tank Since money can deodorize the smelliest crime Shall I haul it up the attic Between the ceiling and your...

Why Onnoghen is afraid of trial, nobody is above the law- APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (AP)  has condemned the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen while insisting that the embattled CJN must face his corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The ruling party said the noise being made by the Peoples Democratic Party and some elements in the bar was an indication of unholy alliance...

Buhari appoints Adamu as new Inspector-General of Police, Idris bows out

   The presidency has shortlisted an Assistant Inspector General of Police from Nasarawa State, Adamu Mohammed as successor of the retiring Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Idris, who clocks 60 years on Jan. 15 paid “a bye-bye visit’’ to President Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NAN reports that the outcome of...

Onnoghen trial: Don’t politicize the judiciary, IYC warns Buhari

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has warned the President Buhari's led federal government not to play politics with the judiciary with the forceful trial of the Chief Justice of the federation of Nigerian, Justice Walter Onoghen by Code of Conduct Bereau.     Nationa President of Ijaw youths Council, world-wide Barr. Eric Omare dropped the hint in a press statement, said ‘‘...

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