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Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday. Mugabe and his wife Grace have not been seen in public since he was forced

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Officials Secret Act: Army to punish defaulters

The Nigerian Army says it would deal ruthlessly with any officer and soldier caught divulging official secrets. The army has also warned its personnel engaged in internal and external security operations against violating established rules of engagement, pointing out that

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Umahi carries out minor cabinet reshuffle

Governor, Chief David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Thursday, effected a minor cabinet reshuffle. The Commissioner for Finance, Dr Dennis Ekumankama was moved to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry while the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Deacon Obinna Nwachukwu

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President Buhari returns to Nigeria after paris summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after attending the One Planet Summit in Paris, the capital of France. He was received on Thursday evening by some state governors, including Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State at the Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Benue gov presents N178.3bn 2018 appropriation estimate to State Assembly

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has presented the total sum of N178, 377,811,608.00 as 2018 budget estimate to the State Assembly. Tagged ‘Rural Transformation Consolidation Budget’, the 2018 appropriation estimate was N4, 980,968,881.00 less than 2017 budget which was

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Policeman allegedly shoots, kills commercial driver in Ekiti

A policeman on Tuesday allegedly shot and killed a commercial bus driver at a checkpoint in Ekiti state. Identified as Olabode Ojo, the driver was said to have refused to part with money at the checkpoint, an action some eyewitnesses

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Court denies Maryam Sanda bail

The Federal High Court in Abuja has denied Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband, bail. The court which arraigned her alongside her mother, brother and one other person on Thursday, said it was not inclined to grant

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EFCC Chairman, DSS DG appear before senate panel

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, are before a Senate panel to discuss the clash between EFCC and DSS officials. The clash began when operatives of

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Governors approve $1bn for anti-terrorism war

The national economic council (NEC) has asked the federal government to use $1bn from the excess crude account (ECA) for the fight against insurgency in the north-east. Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, disclosed this to state house correspondents after

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Lawmaker commits suicide following sexual assault allegations

A Kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a teenage girl was found dead Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the head, in what authorities called a “probable suicide”, local media reported. State Representative Dan Johnson, a Republican, had earlier posted

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