Category Archives: Politics&Government

Lekki Massacre: Its Not Wrong To Ask The Military To Intervene To Quell Riots ―Lagos Govt

The Lagos State government has said that it finds nothing wrong with asking the military to quell riots when necessary. This statement was made by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, on Tuesday night while fielding questions during a telephone interview with the Nigerian Tribune. The statement by Akosile was in reaction to submissions by the

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Katsina Bandits: Police and soldiers kill 5 as they repel attack

Five bandits have been killed on Tuesday morning during an attack on the Tsaskiya community in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. Eye witnessed say three women were abducted by the hoodlums during the attack. The bandits were reported to have arrived the village in their numbers wielding General Purpose Machine Guns and AK 47 rifle at about 4

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#ENDSARS: UK reopens visa application centres in Nigeria

The United Kingdom High Commission has resumed the issuance of visas through its visa application centres in Nigeria. The announcement, made on Twitter, of the resumption of visa issuance comes about a week after the High Commission suspended visa issuance following a widespread crisis arising from the #ENDSARS protests in both Abuja and Lagos States of Nigeria. The statement noted,

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Buratai ask senior officers to declare their assets

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has given a directive to all senior military personnel to declare their assets in compliance with the code of conduct for public officers. He made this statement while addressing senior officers at a workshop in Abuja. He stated that any personnel on whom the burden of leadership is placed needs to

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Don’t let IPOB hoist any flag in Rivers State – Wike warns

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has issued a directive to the 23 local government chairmen and various youths groups in the state to fish out members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra wherever they may be hiding in the State. The Governor insisted that any council chairman that allows the IPOB to hoist their flag in the state

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Lekki shootings, looting must be investigated —UK

The British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed concern about the spate of violence and looting that going on in the country. The Commission also urged security agents to traid with caution as they work towards restoring law and order in the country. Recall that in the past week, hoodlums across most parts of the southern part of Nigeria have

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BREAKING: Public and private schools not to open yet – Lagos Gov.

The Lagos State Government has insisted that private and public schools do not yet have the permission yet to open in the state. The Lagso state Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, had earlier tweeted that only public schools remained closed in the state before giving an update that the extended closure includes private schools. He said, “The curfew in Lagos

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BREAKING: Curfew now runs from 8pm to 6am —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made good his promise of further reviewing the existing curfew imposed on the state. The curfew was imposed on the state earlier in the week to curb the civil unrest following the #EndSARS protests against police brutality. The new timeframe for the curfew from Friday lasting from 6pm to 8am was arrived at after

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#EndSARS: PDP halts campaign and other political activities

The Peoples Democratic Party has put on hold all of its scheduled political and electioneering activities, including campaign, in honour of young Nigerians who lost their lives during the attack on peaceful protests at the Lekki Toll Gate and elsewhere across the country. The PDP made this disclosure via the public statement they titled “#EndSARS: PDP Puts Political, Electioneering Activities

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BREAKING: Buhari meets with Gowon, Obasanjo, other past leaders

Following the recent crisis all across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly currently holding a meeting with some former Nigerian leaders at the Aso Rock Villa. While the agenda of the meeting may not have been made public, its is assumed not to be unconnected to the fallout of the recent nationwide protests that spiralled into mass destruction in

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