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More deaths from fresh Boko Haram attack on Zulum’s convoy


• Shehu Sani expresses worries over incessant ambushes - By Ismail Auwal The number of soldiers and allied militia killed in the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum rose to eight, after they were ambushed by Boko Haram on Saturday. Six people, including five soldiers and a member of the allied militia group supporting the military, popularly known as civilian JTF, lost their...

Zazzau emirate query saga: Both sides should be heard


By Jibril Ibrahim Yero PhD I write at the expense of the possibility of offending some people. People dear to my heart, who maintained that, there's no use replying to those who are clearly bent on disseminating lies. What could possibly catapult a man to risk himself becoming a pariah in the eyes of his dear ones? The simple answer for...

BREAKING: Abducted APC Chairman found dead in Nassarawa


The chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Mr Philip Tatari Shekwo, who was abducted by unknown gunmen, is found dead, on Sunday Governor Abdullahi Sule, Senator Tanko Al-Makura, the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abdullahi- Balarabe Ibrahim, the state commissioner of police, Bolak Longe, government official, party faithful and sympathisers are now reported to be...

ASUU Strike: Buhari’s government and the “ministerialization” of public universities.


By Abdelghaffar Amoka Abdelmalik, PhD I observed that after weeks of efforts to educate people on the implications of the attempted forceful implementation of IPPIS in universities, especially for Academics staff, a lot of people are still ignorant or refused to be schooled. What I still find fascinating is the reason why Buhari's government wanted to forcefully "ministerialize" Nigerian public universities....

JUST IN: 9 abducted ABU students regain freedom


-By Ismail Auwal  Nine of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) students abducted in Kaduna state, have reportedly regained their freedom. The students from the Department of French, were abducted on Sunday while travelling to Lagos for a programme at the Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry. The incident happened along Kaduna-Abuja road on last Sunday. There are reports that kidnappers reduced the...

Doctors yet to identify cause of post-COVID-19 syndrome


There are days when Sadie Nagamootoo just can't get out of bed. She says the migraines, weakness and fatigue can be too daunting. Nitza Rochez says she too feels sick, - she's experienced "headache, dizziness, blurry vision, double vision, heavy limbs" and something else being referred to as "COVID brain fog." Rochez describes it as "an odd sensation… kind...

BREAKING: Gunmen storm federal legislator’s residence in Katsina, abduct two


-By Ismail Auwal Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers stormed the residence of member, House of Representatives representing Kusada, Ingawa, Kankiya federal constituency, Abubakar Yahaya and abducted two of his relatives.  The gunmen who kidnapped two of the legislator’s relatives, identified as Sulaiman Musa, and Talatu Musa, also and left one Jamilu Musa in pool of his blood.   The incident happened on Saturday...

NRC express regrets over failure of Abuja-Kaduna train


- By Ismail Auwal  The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) yesterday expressed regret over the breakdown of the Abuja-Kaduna train on Friday evening. The Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria, on Saturday while apologising to the passengers, said the train, “broke down due to failed locomotive along the route.’’ The train reportedly developed fault midway in the bush, along the Abuja-Kaduna route. He...

We must exit this recession with precision.


By Atiku Abubakar It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into another recession. Heaviness of heart, because this could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to patriotic counsel given by myself and other well meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance,...

Unknown gunmen abduct Nassarawa APC chairman


  The chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Mr Philip Tatari Shekwo, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.   While confirming the incidence the state Police Commissioner Mr. Emmanuel Bola Longe, told newsmen that, unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the resident of the APC chairman near Dunamis Church, Bukan Sidi, in Lafia, yesterday around 11pm  and took him away...

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