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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged state governments in flood-prone regions to endorse the initiative of downscaling early flood warnings and implementing risk mitigation strategies to safeguard lives and livelihoods. The advice came on the heels that no fewer than 31 states and 148 LGAs in Nigeria are under threat of flooding this rainy season. Director General of NEMA, Zubaida Umar, stated this at a one-day sensitization meeting with the Edo State Government...

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No fewer than 29 bandits have been neutralized by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and freed multiple kidnapped victims, including the village head’s daughter of Ruwan Godiya in Katsina State. Recall that the terrorists had launched attacks on different villages in Kankara local government area resulting in the deaths of police officers and scores of farmers on Sunday. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed said the breakthrough was recorded...

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Nigerians will have to wait a little longer for locally-produced petrol from the Dangote Refinery. The commencement of petrol production, initially expected in June, has been rescheduled for mid-July, according to the refinery’s President and CEO, Aliko Dangote. Dangote attributed the postponement to a “bit of delay” during a tour of the US$20 billion facility in Lagos on Monday. While details regarding the specific reasons for the delay have not been disclosed, he assures the...

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu delivered an address on the country’s Democracy Day, 12 June 2024. In his speech, President Tinubu reflected on the nation’s journey towards democratic governance, paying tribute to the heroes and heroines who fought for freedom and democracy. He emphasised the significance of democracy as a way of life, highlighting its importance in ensuring liberty, equality, and economic opportunity for all citizens. The President also addressed the challenges facing the nation, including...

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The leadership of the Anambra State House of Assembly has reacted to the Assembly’s one-year anniversary. On 12th June 2023, the Anambra State 8th House of Assembly was inaugurated by Governor Chukwuma Soludo. During the inauguration, Hon. Somto Udeze of Ogbaru II constituency was elected the Speaker of the House, while Hon. Chukwuma Okoye of Awka South II was elected Deputy Speaker, and Hon. Ikenna Ofodeme, emerged as the Majority Leader. The Anambra 8th Assembly...

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…Police accuse IPOB and ESN. Two police officers and a civilian have been killed by unknown gunmen at a security checkpoint along the Owerri-Okigwe road in Imo state. The incident reportedly unfolded on Tuesday in Akabo, Ikeduru local government area of Imo State. Eyewitness reports indicate that the heavily armed gunmen arrived in a vehicle and targeted the officers stationed at the checkpoint. The attack happened around 6:00 a.m., catching the officers by surprise. A...

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Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has presented new pickup vehicles to 9 Air Warrant Officers (AWOs) to boost morale, ensure discipline, and uphold vital military traditions. This took place at a brief ceremony which took place at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Asokoro, Abuja on Tuesday. The CAS in his remarks emphasized the importance of human resources as the most critical asset in any organisation, stating that the...

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has debunked allegations of claim by some faceless persons that Simon Ekpa’s life is being threatened by the socio-cultural organisation. A press statement on Tuesday signed by Dr. Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia; the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze noted that some persons have inundated his phone with messages alleging that the organisation has planned to eliminate Ekpa. The statement read, “Since four days ago, my phone has been inundated with phone calls by...

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has advocated for a democratic model that will guarantee political inclusion and promote unity. The former president made the remark on Tuesday while he delivered his speech as chairman of the 25th Anniversary Democracy Day Public Lecture in Abuja. According to Jonathan, for democracy to yield its desired dividends, the political class and elite must lead by example and work with unity of purpose to guarantee peace and social justice to the...

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) administrations since 2015 for desecrating the democratic principles, legacies and values which the late Chief MKO Abiola laboured and died for. It urged President Bola Tinubu to use the occasion of the Democracy Day to have a deep reflection on the state of the nation under his watch, the Party charged Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Democracy Day...

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