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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says engagement with the Nigerian youths has to be transparent and honest in order to build a progressive society and nation. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the Vice President received at the Presidential Villa, the executive committee of the Young Parliamentarians Forum, led by its Chairman, Simon Elisha, on Tuesday. The Vice President said that the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) were not done on the basis...

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Nigeria popular evangelist, Mike Bamiloye’s Daughter, Darasimi and her handsome husband, Lawrence Oyo, have sung a new song for Nigeria, in the reaction to the unrest taking over the country. The newly wed couple, pour out their hearts in the new song for the country to be great again. Lawrence plays the guitar as the lovebirds sit side by side as to sing and lift the spirits of Nigerians, who already feel the country is...

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The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had frowned at the attempt to explore the fallout of the Lekki tollgate killings, which had led to the looting spree in Lagos, to divide the Yoruba and Igbo. The statement which was released on Saturday was titled, ‘Afenifere and Ohanaeze say no to willful destruction’, was signed by Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti and Ohanaeze President General, Chief John Nwodo. The statement read, “The leaders of...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has revealed that, as part of implementing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) in Kano state, 484 health facilities in the state have been accredited to participate in the programme which seeks to remove financial barriers to accessing primary healthcare, particularly for the poor and vulnerable. NHIS representative Malam Saídu Adamu stated this at a 2-day orientation for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Media...

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The Judicial Panel of Inquiry calls on interested members of the public to submit Memoranda on cases of police brutality and extra judicial killings within Enugu State not later than Friday, November 20th, 2020. The Memoranda should be in twelve hard copies of A4 size paper with double spacing and addressed to The Secretary, Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra Judicial Killings; C/o Enugu State Judiciary Headquarters, Old High Court (3), Enugu....

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Adamawa State police command has denied arresting an #EndSARS protester and collecting N150,000 bail from him. Police spokesman in the state DSP Suleiman Nguroje in a  statement said, news making the round to the effect that the police arrested the protester and demanded N150,000 for bail were malicious aimed at causing disaffection. ” The attention of Adamawa state police command has been drawn to a publication “EndSARS Protest: Adamawa police...

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The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio- cultural and Political body of Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a press statement issued by a Pan Yoruba Group, the Apapo O’Odua Koya ( AOKOYA) on the on-going youth uprising in Nigeria particularly in Lagos as it relates to Ndigbo youths. We find the statement disheartening not necessarily because of the untruth in its sentiment but that it’s obviously being engineered and targeted at the age...

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Ms. Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Envoy, has urged African leaders to always protect the rights of young people to promote youth development in the continent. Chebbi gave the advice on Wednesday via her twitter handle (via https://twitter.com/auyouthenvoy_/) while reacting to the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. She tweeted: “An appeal to #African leaders to respect and protect Africa’s youth civil and political rights, not repress them and respond to youth movements in #Nigeria #EndSARS and elsewhere...

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The Muslim Rights Concern has appealed for calm following the escalation of violence in the #EndSARS protest. The Islamic human rights director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. He also hailed the young Nigerians for demanding an end to harassment and intimidation in the hands of men of the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS). “Nigeria’s #EndSARS crisis which escalated in the last 48 hours has led to...

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The peaceful end SARS protest in Enugu took a turn for the worse on Wednesday as bonfires at road junctions hindered commuters from proceeding to their desired destinations. Tension filled the air and young men were seen carrying sticks, barricading some roads with tires and tree trunks. The Phase 6 Trans Ekulu Police Station at Zion Avenue was burnt, dust bins hauled out of its position on to the road, traffic light destroyed and shattered...

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