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Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan. The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said this during an interview today. Mohammed said since Fulani herdsmen are nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive them from benefitting from the livestock plan just because they are not from […]

The Presidential Election Petition tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the testimony the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) star witness, Osita Chidoka. Chidoka’s testimony was struck out for introducing facts not canvassed in the petition when it was filed. Chidoka served as the National Collation Officer of the PDP during the 2019 presidential election and testified as a […]

The proceedings of Presidential Petition tribunal commenced on 18th of March 2019 when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar filed the petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, election. On May 8th, the tribunal commenced inaugural sitting and it was chaired by the President of […]

Youths protesting the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa on Wednesday made a bonfire on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja, a few metres from a South African franchise, Shoprite Mall. Billowing smoke from the bonfire paralysed vehicular traffic on the Expressway as security agents mounted guard over the shopping mall which […]

The Presidency has insisted that contrary to the claims of the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Monroe, foreigners, particularly Nigerians, were targeted in the recent attacks in South Africa. Mr Munroe had stated on Tuesday during a media briefing with Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, that the attacks in South Africa are not xenophobic […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Police, Military and Department of State Services (DSS) high commands to, without further delay, secure the release of its National Youth Leader, Hon. SKE Ude-Okoye, who was attacked and abducted by gunmen in Enugu on Monday. In a statement by its spokesman, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP […]

The Member representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Douye Diri, has emerge winner of the PDP Governorship Primary. He clinched the Party’s ticket with a total of 561, to beat his closest Rival, Timi Alaibe, who got 365 votes out of 1,244 votes cast. The total number of registered delegates was […]

The Federal Government has today advised Nigerians against traveling to high risk and volatile areas of some countries until the current situation of xenophobic attacks is brought under control. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave the advice in a statement issued through its spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye. The advice came following the tension created by the current […]

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), today asked the Federal Government to sue the South African Government to demand compensation for Nigerian victims of the xenophobic attack in the foreign country. Falana said in a statement that in the event that the South African government does not accede to the demand for compensation, the […]

Following the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, an irate mob has retaliated by setting the Bodija, Ibadan office of telecommunications company, MTN ablaze. The incident resulted in a gridlock as vehicles passing through Agodi government secretariat road en route the University of Ibadan are having a hectic time navigating the road. Following this […]


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