If Nigeria dies, hatred killed her, by Femi Adesina…

What a week it has been for our own dear native land! Just at the beginning of the month, as the country turned 60 as an independent entity, President Muhammadu Buhari had charged us to “begin sincere process of national healing, eliminate old and outworn perceptions that are always put to test in the lie…

#EndSARS: Southwest Senators condemn shooting of Lekki protesters…

By Sanni Onogu, Abuja The Southwest Senate caucus has condemned the use of “brute force against peaceful protesters in the country.” The Senators, in a communique in Abuja, also condemned the wanton destruction of public and private by hoodlums believed to have hijacked the #EndSARS protests in some states of the federation. They said: “We…

UPDATED: INEC postpones bye-elections in Imo, Lagos, Bayelsa, others…

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the six Senatorial and nine House of Assembly bye-elections slated for October 31. The Commission said the decision to cancel the elections is in compliance with Section 26 (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), which gives INEC the power to postpone…

BREAKING: INEC postpones senatorial, Assembly bye elections…

By Alao Abiodun The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 15 senatorial and state bye-elections slated for October 31 in 11 states. Though the commission did not state the reason for the postponement, it may not unconnected with the raging #ENDSARS protests across the nation. In a terse statement by its National Commissioner…

Full text of President Buhari’s speech…

By President Muhammadu Buhari  Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. 2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well – intended protest of some of our youths in…

Police arrest ex-Gov Ebebi over alleged abduction of former envoy…

By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The police in Bayelsa State have arrested a former deputy governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the October 31 National Assembly by-election, Peremobowei Ebebi, over alleged involvement in last month’s abduction of a former Nigerian envoy. But Ebebi, in a reaction, confirmed the police invitation over the…

#EndSARS: Hoodlums release 58 inmates in Ondo…

By Osagie Otabor, Akure A total of 58 inmates were set free by inmates at the National Correctional Service centre in Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. The hoodlums also torched local government secretariat, two police stations and INEC office in the area. One vehicle within the correctional centre premises in…

#ENDSARS protests eroding APC credibility, PGF boss warns…

By Jide Orintunsin, Abuja A Chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh’d. Lukman, on Thursday said the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the the country is eroding the moral credibility of the ruling party and it’s leaders. He condemned the lukewarm attitude of the…

#EndSARS: US seeks investigation into Lekki shootings…

Agency Reporter The United States has called for an immediate investigation into the excessive use of force by the military in the alleged killing of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos. In a statement on Thursday, the Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo specifically mentioned Tuesday’s shooting of protesters at the Lekki toll…

Six killed, police stations burnt as Wike imposes curfew in...

By Mike Odiegwu, Rosemary Nwisi, Port Harcourt   Rivers especially, the capital city comprising Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpo local government areas boiled on Wednesday with violence caused by hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protests. But Governor Nyesom Wike immediately imposed a 24-hour curfew in the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area to avoid the escalation of…

Hoodlums raze Ondo PDP Secretariat…

By Osagie Otabor, Akure The Ondo Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party has been razed by hoodlums in Akure, the state capital. This is coming less than four hours after the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress was also torched. The APC had blamed the PDP for the attack on its secretariat Two vehicles…