Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has alleged that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is trying to whip up sentiments. Reacting to the position of the group on the court which ordered its proscription, the presidential spokesman said the sect is trying to divert attention from its “terrorist activities”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally revealed how the All Progressives Congress (APC) was built into a formidable and winning party after four years of clinching the Presidency for the first time. Ahead of the 2015 general election, four parties – Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) – collapsed into what became APC.
Barely two weeks after troops of the ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ (OPWS) revealed it has so far killed 145 bandits in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, they have now arrested 10 suspects for armed banditry and kidnapping in Benue and Nasarawa States, Concise News reports. The suspects were paraded before newsmen at the OPWS headquarters in Makurdi yesterday, by Force Commander of OPWS, Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says that all operational aircraft on the fleet of Air Peace Limited are airworthy, despite recent emergency landings. Concise News learned that the NCAA General Manager in charge of Public Affairs, Sam Adurogboye, made this known on Sunday.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked 35 state governors in Nigeria to publish the full details of their asset declarations in order to improve transparency, accountability and good governance. Concise News reports that the rights group made this call after the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, published the details of his asset declarations as submitted to the Code Of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
A research has revealed how WhatsApp, a social media platform, gave candidates who took part in the 2019 elections an advantage. The research which focused on the use of WhatsApp during the elections described the messages spread about President Muhammadu Buhari being a clone from Sudan as one of the “notorious messages” circulated on the social media platform.
Former lawmaker Shehu Sani has urged the Sultan of Sokoto and other prominent Islamic leaders to stand as guarantors to enable the federal government release leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim el-ZakZaky, and his wife. Concise News reports that members of the Islamic group have, at several times, clashed with security operatives, majorly the police, in mostly Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, over the continuous detention of their leader.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the murderous attack on a funeral procession in Maiduguri, Borno State, which led to the deaths of mourners. No fewer than 23 of the mourners were reportedly murdered by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Big Brother Naija Housemates have failed to impress Big Brother in the Veto Power task and lost out on the power to ‘Save’ and ‘Replace’ and also win 100 bet9ja coins. All the remaining Housemate except Mike and Frodd who asked to be exempted participated in the task which was a “blindfold” game.
Kano Pillars on Sunday defeated Niger Tornadoes 4-3 on penalties at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium to emerge champions of the 2019 Aiteo Cup. Pillars won the ensuing penalty kicks following a barren draw by the teams in regulation.