Month: October 2018

JAFAR JAFAR APPEARS BEFORE KANO ASSEMBLY OVER BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GANDUJE

Mr. Jafar Jafar, Publisher of Daily Nigeria which published a video clip allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje receiving a bribe, appeared before a Kano State House of Assembly committee on Thursday. His appearance before the investigative committee was to enable him to provide more details about the video as the lawmakers seek to unravel the …

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MERKEL’S MOVE POSES PROBLEMS FOR EU, ANALYSTS SAY

As Europe’s most powerful leader, Angela Merkel’s decision to quit as German chancellor in 2021 spells uncertainty and possibly paralysis for the EU as populists rally, diplomats and analysts warn. After her announcement on Monday, the European Union is even less likely to bridge divisions on key topics like migration or eurozone reform in the …

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TRUMP TO VISIT PITTSBURGH AFTER SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to support the city after 11 people were shot dead in the worst anti-Semitic attack in recent US history. The White House announced the trip Monday amid a mounting row over whether Trump’s fierce rhetoric at campaign rallies and on Twitter has …

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50 FEARED KILLED AS SHIITES CLASH WITH SECURITY OPERATIVES

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has alleged that about 50 of its members were killed on Monday along the Nyanya-Keffi expressway by officials of the Nigerian Army. A member of the group, Mohammed Gamara, who spoke with news reporter in Abuja said this, noting that about 200 others were injured. “So far, I don’t have …

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BUHARI ORDERS CLAMPDOWN ON ILLEGAL SECURITY OUTFITS

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate clampdown on all illegal security outfits in the country. National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, revealed this on Tuesday while addressing a news conference in reaction of the recent crisis in Kaduna, Adamawa, Plateau and Benue states. General Monguno added that all unlicenced and illicit acquisition of controlled items, …

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ARSENAL SINK SPORTING AS BETIS TOPPLE AC MILAN

Danny Welbeck pounced on a defensive lapse to snatch a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday, while seven-time European champions AC Milan crashed to a home defeat by Real Betis. England forward Welbeck struck a 78th-minute winner in Portugal as he punished a mistake by former Liverpool defender …

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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN FLORIDA OVER 12 BOMBS, SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES

US investigators have arrested a suspect in Florida in connection with 12 suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to critics of Donald Trump in a days-long spree that has inflamed the United States ahead of key midterm elections. The Republican commander-in-chief congratulated law enforcement Friday for what he called an “incredible, incredible job” as US …

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2019: PDP SAYS FG IS NOT PREPARED TO CONDUCT CREDIBLE POLLS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Federal Government of being unable to conduct credible polls across the country next year. According to the PDP, the signals from the government concerning the conduct of elections is worrisome. “It appears the ruling government is not prepared to conduct elections that will be fair, credible, that …

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BUHARI CHALLENGES EUROPE, AMERICA ON RECHARGE OF LAKE CHAD

President Muhammadu Buhari says the greatest investment Europe and America can make in Africa now is to help the continent accomplish inter-basin water transfer to recharge the Lake Chad. The President said this at the State House when he hosted the chairman of the African Union Commission, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Friday. According to …

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