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It’s Difficult To Embezzle Money In Benue – Former Speaker

Former Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Dave Iorhemba, has debunked claims that his resignation from office last year was as a result of his embezzling of N500 Million meant for members of the House. Iorhemba who spoke to correspondents who paid him a condolence visit over the death of his mother in Makurdi, […]

Emergency Rule In Three Northern States Extended

The state of emergency imposed on Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, has been extended for another six months. This follows the Senate’s approval on Thursday, of a request by President Goodluck Jonathan’s for extension of the emergency rule Jonathan had sent a letter to the Senate on Wednesday requesting for an extension of the state […]

Stop Advertising Suntai, Give Him Medical Attention, Group Cautions

Akin Akande, Abuja A group, the Taraba Justice Forum, has warned against parading and advertising ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai as a poster boy going fishing, but rather should be given proper medical care. Reacting to stories about the governor going on a visiting trip outside Jalingo, the group in a statement by its Secretary General, […]

Army Kills 37 Suspected Boko Haram Militants

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that it had killed 37 suspected Boko Haram militants after an operation in Borno. Capt. Aliyu Danja, the Spokesman of the division, who made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri said: “Based on available intelligence, troops of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army launched […]

FG Deploys Soldiers To Nasarawa State

Following an upsurge of violence in Nasarawa State, the Federal Government has ordered the immediate deployment of troops to troubled spots in the state. The FG’s directive is coming on the heels of a resolution by the State House of Assembly urging the government to declare a state of emergency in the Southern Senatorial district […]

Suntai: Court To Rule On Taraba Assembly’s Case On Sept. 30

A Jalingo High Court has fixed Sept. 30, for ruling on Taraba House of Assembly’s application on the transfer of Gov. Danbaba Suntai’s suit to Court of Appeal. The House is calling for the interpretation of Section 190(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). The judge, Justice Ali Andeyantso […]

FRSC Considers Banning Toyota Hiace

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said on Wednesday that it was considering banning the use of Toyota Hiace buses in Nigeria over the non-installation of speed limit devices in them. The FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr. Osita Chidoka, dropped hints of the ban in Gusau at a one-day Stakeholders Sensitisation Forum to the use of […]

Boko Haram Kills 13 Civilian Members Of JTF

Thirteen members of the civilian JTF were shot dead by suspected Boko Haram militants in an early Sunday morning attack on Benesheikh in Kaga Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno. Benesheikh is about 75 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of the state. The incident happened few days after similar attacks in which several persons were […]

Exclusive: Twist In Taraba Crisis As House Voids Cabinet Sack

The crisis in Taraba State has taken a dramatic twist as indications emerge that the State House of Assembly has voided the sack of the Chief of Staff and Secretary to the State Government as well as the entire cabinet by ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai. According to an official of the state government who spoke […]

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