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Amotekun: The Politics of Protection by Reuben Abati 

        Virtually everything in Nigeria no matter how well-meaning ends up getting ethnicized, or politicized, or religionized.  So it is with Operation Amotekun: the Western Nigeria Security Network whose recent launch by the Governors of the South West, on January 9, has thrown...

Breaking: ln Imo, 9 lawmakers defect to APC 

    Nine lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has no lawmaker in the House.  Also, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Okey Onyekanma, has resigned. According to reports, more lawmakers...

Adamawa Governor Fintri cleared by Supreme Court

Still dishing out judgments on the dispute March 9, 2019 governorship poll, the Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Mr Ahmadu Fintri of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected governor of Adamawa State.  The apex court held that...

PDP’s Benue Governor, Ortom, gets Supreme Court’s endorsement 

    Again, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in continuation of its rounds judgment on governorship polls, has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the People's Democratic Party, the Governor of Benue State. It dismissed an appeal by Mr Emmanuel Jime,...

Most Americans want Trump removed from office by Senate – CNN Poll

  A majority of Americans want the Senate to convict and remove President Donald Trump from office, according to a new poll conducted by CNN. According to the cable news network, fifty-one percent of respondents to the poll want the Senate...

Lalong is governor of Plateau, rules Supreme Court 

Nigeria's Apex Court has ruled that the March 9, 2019 election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state was in order.  The court, in a unanimous judgement by a seven-man panel of justices led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed appeal...

$1.1bn Malabu Oil fraud: FG files charges against Adoke, Etete, Shell, others

  A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke has been charged to court over alleged $1.1 billion fraud in the Malabu oil deal. Adoke and six others charged with him are facing a 42-count charge. Others charged with him...

Slow, epileptic internet in Nigeria: Submarine cable damaged

     ...cripples communication, banks, business transactions Nigerian internet subscribers have continued to experience hitches and ceaseless downtime including banks, financial institutions, and the mass media. The ease of doing business has been greatly hampered as a result of the slowdown. Reason:...

Lagos pipeline fire : Death toll rises to 5 as 39 vehicles consumed

  Causality figure in Sunday's  Abule Egba, Lagos  pipeline fire has increased from two to five. The fire followed an explosion from a ruptured the pipelines of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by vandals to scoop petrol. The fire which occurred...

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Amotekun: The Politics of Protection by Reuben Abati 

        Virtually everything in Nigeria no matter how well-meaning ends up getting ethnicized, or politicized, or religionized.  So it is with Operation Amotekun: the Western Nigeria Security Network...

Breaking: ln Imo, 9 lawmakers defect to APC 

    Nine lawmakers of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) which has no lawmaker in the House.  Also,...

Adamawa Governor Fintri cleared by Supreme Court

Still dishing out judgments on the dispute March 9, 2019 governorship poll, the Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Mr Ahmadu Fintri of the People's...

PDP’s Benue Governor, Ortom, gets Supreme Court’s endorsement 

    Again, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in continuation of its rounds judgment on governorship polls, has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom of the...