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The 371,800 figure often quoted as the number of members of the Nigeria Police Force in the country included no fewer than 80,115 ‘ghost officers’, data obtained from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation by PREMIUM TIMES have uncovered. The data revealed that following the full integration of...
By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The full blown trial of the four defendants, in the case of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), commenced yesterday with the prosecution calling its first witness. The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, had earlier maintained that the trial is not going to be secret, but...
The presidency has reportedly said it has evidence that the the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) got specific instruction to ensure about N100 billion was moved from the bank directly to the residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Vanguard has reported. The report quoted an unnamed presidency source as saying...
By Nwafor Sunday Nigerian military has on Sunday classified the statement credited to a former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, as an unfortunate statement coming out from a highly distinguished statesman especially now the military has embarked on demilitarization of the North Central Region of the...
Former CBN Governor and member of Ex President Jonathan's economic team, Emir Sanusi II, has said he refused to be silent over what he considers a clear lack of ideas and policy direction that has left the once robust economy, bleeding. Sanusi who expressed worries over the manner...
Statement by Mr. Sharibu, the father of the Dapchi Christian girl abducted by Boko Hara:: “I am from Hong in Adamawa State, I got married here in Dapchi and all my children were born here,” he said. He said he does not believe in the existence of Boko Haram, adding that...
BURATAI PROCLAIMS BIAFRA INDEPENDENT Tukur Buratai, the Nigerian chief of army staff, has told those agitating for an independent state to “forget it.” According to him, “Of the groups clamouring for sovereignty, the campaigns of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) is the most pronounced”. Unfortunately for Buratai, who is hired...
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday alleged that the Buhari government staged the Boko Haram abduction and release of the over 100 Dapchi schoolgirls. It described the act by agents of the Federal Government as the height of serial, inglorious pathological deceit and hoax the country had ever witnessed...
Biafra: Agitation for secession not an offence under Nigerian Law – IPOB fires back at court The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has argued that agitation for secession is not an offence under the Nigerian laws. IPOB said this in reaction to the secret trial of its elusive leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s...
NneNne Iwuji-Eme, a Igbo born Nigerian woman in the United Kingdom, is not just a career diplomat, but now the first black female in such capacity to be appointed a high commissioner as she is now to represent the country in Mozambique The UK Guardian reports that NneNne Iwuji-Eme, before...
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday lamented that the only notable presence of the Federal Government in Igbo land was prisons and the Nigerian Army. Ohanaeze lamented poor industrial presence in Igbo land. Speaking through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu, the group noted that there was virtually...
Dr Kunle Olajide, the secretary general of the Yoruba Council of Elders, has said that the north is a big problem and great obstacle to the development of Nigeria. Olajide made the statement in Osogbo on Thursday, March 22, at the first memorial lecture of Nathaniel Abimbola organised by the...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday promised to grant amnesty to members of the Boko Haram sect who are ready to drop their arms and embrace peace. Buhari made the promise at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while receiving girls who were abducted from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State, and were...
- President Buhari says security agencies need to be more proactive by gathering and sending intelligence - He states that the ongoing war against corruption would be reinvigorated and sustained - The president says properties confiscated by security outfits from suspected corrupt public officials would be sold after the completion...
Paul Arkwright, the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, has told PREMIUM TIMES that his country, or any other Western nation as far as he could tell, is not against a second term run by President Muhammadu Buhari. There has been speculation that the UK and other Western countries are...