Monthly Archives: December 2018

1983 coup: What Shehu Shagari did to Buhari for overthrowing his govt – Family reveals

The family of Second Republic President, Shehu Shagari, has revealed that their late patriarch forgave President Muhammadu Buhari for overthrowing him in 1983. The late President’s eldest son, Alhaji Bala Shagari, said his father had no grudge against Buhari or

PDP warns Buhari against turning Nigeria into police state


Asks President to address corruption allegation in New Year message The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that with the continued lockdown on the residence of Senator Dino Melaye by the police, the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency is turning Nigeria into

We will not leave Dino Melaye’s home until he surrenders – Police

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The Nigeria Police Force has said that its police operatives deployed to arrest Senator Dino Melaye in his residence will not retreat until the Senator surrenders himself for arrest and investigation. The Police made this known in a statement on

Lagos policemen allegedly rob traveller of CFA, get forex dealer to change it to naira


Four policemen attached to the Ijanikin Division of the Lagos State Police Command have been arrested for alleged robbery. The men were said to have robbed one Mr. Theodore Ifunnaya, a Nigerian based in Togo, of 350,000 CFA (about N221,508)

New Niger Delta militants threaten to disrupt 2019 elections


A new militants group known as War Against Niger Delta Exploitation has threatened to disrupt the 2019 elections if its demands on the development of the Niger Delta region were not met by the Federal Government. A communique signed by

Police arrest Badeh’s alleged killers, to parade suspects


The Nigeria Police Force will on Thursday (today) parade some suspects involved in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), Business Torch has learnt. The suspects will be paraded at the headquarters

Open grazing: Benue impounds 105 cows and four sheep


The Benue State Livestock Guards have impounded 105 cows and four sheep caught grazing openly near the Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies, Makurdi. Confirming the development, the Commander, Benue State Livestock Guards, Mr Linus Zaki, said one

Indigenous oil firms battle for survival as debts hit banks

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Many indigenous oil and gas producers in Nigeria are struggling to stay afloat as high levels of non-performing loans threaten the soundness of the nation’s banking sector, ’FEMI ASU writes Seven Energy International Limited, which prides itself on being the

Zamfara killings will affect food security, says FG


The Federal Government says the persistent attacks on residents of  Zamfara State by bandits will affect food security in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Minister of Interior, Alhaji Abdulrahman Dambazau, said this on Wednesday in

2019 budget: FG to spend N42bn on special economic zones


The Federal Government is planning to spend about N42bn for the rehabilitation of special economic zones in the 2019 fiscal period. The amount is contained in the 2019 budget proposal, which was presented to the National Assembly last Wednesday by