Monday, 22 February, 2021

Day: February 22, 2021


The runoff vote to choose a new president was marred when seven electoral commission officials were killed after their vehicle hit a mine. Nigeriens went to the polls on Sunday in the second round of the country’s presidential election. It’s Read more…


The 42 students, staff members and others kidnapped by bandits at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State have regained freedom. The abductees comprised 27 students, 3 staff members and 12 relations of staff members.’ According to the Nation, sources said Read more…


Two people were reportedly killed and several others injured on Sunday when supporters of a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, clashed with the supporters of the current governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, at Royal Spring Hotel, Akachi, Read more…


Abuja — The coalition says President Buhari and his administration have failed in their primary responsibility of ensuring the security and welfare of Nigerians. Statement by 68 Nigerian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) A coalition comprising 43 frontline civil society organisations Read more…


Three herdsmen have been arrested by police operatives in the Ayetoro area of Ogun State, after burning several houses and injuring some residents. The police recovered a gun and “a bloodstained cutlass” from the herdsmen after they were arrested on Read more…


A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant-General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments, and parastatals during the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.  Read more…


Abuja — Introduction Nigeria is in dire straits.  All over the country, Nigerian citizens, including children, are killed daily by terrorists and criminals as well as in extra-judicial killings by state actors with the government doing little or nothing about Read more…


If the election is a success it will be the first peaceful handover between elected presidents since Niger gained independence in 1960. President Mahamadou Issoufou is voluntarily stepping down after two five-year terms. Nigeriens went to the polls on Sunday Read more…


Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Niger State Governor, Sani Bello, has said the 42 persons abducted by bandits from the Government Science College, Kagara, in the state, have not been released. Rumour was rife on Sunday night that the Read more…