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ENUGU — Leaders in the Southeast geo-political zone has urged their counterparts in the nation to protect Igbos lives in their regions even as they promised to protect other tribes residing within their region; The leaders made this call on Saturday at the Government House Enugu with governors of the five South Eastern states, members of the National Assembly, Ministers, and Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly, the Clergy and Traditional Rulers in attendance....

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ENUGU — South-East Governors and Leaders of Thought have requested security agencies in the zone to respect the rights and privileges of all those leaving in the zone. The leaders made the call on Saturday in Enugu after a meeting attended by political leaders, socio-cultural organizations, the clergy, and the traditional institution. The Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum, Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, who addressed newsmen after the meeting, condemned the killing of civilians in the zone...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has assured residents of Borno State of the federal government’s readiness to fight terrorism to the end, telling the military not to give criminals a breathing space to undermine Nigeria’s interests. The President, who commended troops for their loyalty and selfless service to Nigeria during a visit to Borno state, urged them not to relent in their efforts to end the insurgency in the Northeast. Buhari, during the...

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LAGOS — The former MD of a defunct PHB bank, Francis Atuche has been convicted by an Ikeja high court over a N25.7 billion fraud. The banker was convicted on Wednesday by Lateefat Okunnu, the judge, in a hearing that lasted hours. The court also convicted Ugo Anyanwu, a former chief financial officer (CFO) of the bank. Atuche’s trial dates back to 2009, when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under the leadership of Sanusi...

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John Odey, Chairman of the panel that investigated arms procurement from 2007 to 2015 has been summoned by the House of Reps committee over the $459 million falcon eye project. ABUJA — President Buhari had established the committee  to audit procurement of arms  for the Nigerian military between 2007 and 2015. The House of Reps summoned the chairman alongside RTCOM to explain the circumstances surrounding the transfer of N6.1 billion to the NSA account. RTCOM...

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Two military aircraft have killed over 1,000 cows in multiple attacks on Fulani settlements in Keana and Doma Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State. Fulani leaders and some of the victims said the attacks were launched between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 13. Some sources said hundreds of cows were killed in Giza Development Area of Keana Local Government on the grounds that the military operation was to dislodge bandits from the areas. The...

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ABUJA — The federal government is planning a process of commuting the sentences of inmates who have been on death row for over 10 years to life imprisonment. Findings by LEADERSHIP showed that Nigeria now has 2,956 inmates on death row, a shift from the 2,742 recorded in 2019. The number of condemned male inmates is put at 2,903 while females make up the remaining 53. While the number which initially stood at 1,606 in...

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ABUJA — Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) often referred to as Shi’ites joined the June 12 protesters in Abuja to agitate for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. While Nigeria celebrated Democracy Day, protesters stormed the city’s highway to kick against bad governance under the Buhari administration. The Shi’ites, who have been protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, IMN leader joined in the June 12 protest. The protestors alongside...

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The office of the  United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development  (FCDO)  has promised to work with donor partners and the Nigerian government to restore peace in the Northeast. The representative of UK FCDO, Paul Nyulaku, indicated this on Friday at the Northeast conflict management and stabilisation (NECMS) programme held in Abuja. Speaking at the event, the FCDO representative said peacebuilding is crucial in regions devastated by insecurity. He also admitted that insurgency limits the growth...

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ENUGU — The Minister of Defence, Retired Major General Bashir Magashi on Friday during a consultative meeting with South East leaders in Enugu has expressed the commitment of government in restoring peace, unity and stability in the nation. Magashi, the leader of the FG delegation disclosed this to newsmen at the rise of a closed-door meeting with Governors, political religious and traditional rulers of the five states of the South East; on the security challenges...

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