Police take over Emir of Kano’s palace , as protests escalate

The Police yesterday took over the Emir’s Palace in Kano, following continuation of the protest that greeted the announcement of former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as successor to late Ado Bayero, who died last Friday.The ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC, however, accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of inciting violence in an attempt to destabilise the state. The party urged the Kano State Attorney-General to prosecute all PDP officials allegedly involved in the act. The PDP, however, yesterday congratulated Sanusi as the new Kano emir.

Soldiers kill 50 Boko Haram terrorists members in Borno

Troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, weekend, killed over 50 Boko Haram terrorists in Bita village of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State on their way to attack some villages in Borno and Adamawa states.However, suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in the North-East near Chibok, where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April.Alhaji Tar, a member of the vigilante group in the area, said the men arrived at noon, weekend, in the Garkin Fulani settlement and forced the women into their vehicles at gunpoint, adding that three young men that tried to stop the

Why national confab likely to fail – Olunloyo

By By NDUBUISI ORJI • Progressives unlikely to witness change – Okurounmu A former governor of old Oyo State, Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo, has said that the ongoing National Conference may not achieve anything concrete. He said the Federal Government allegedly disregarded the advice of the Presidential Advisory Committee  on the National Conference regarding tis composition. This…

We’ve nothing to return home to, Benue displaced persons cry out

By ROSE EJEMBI, Makurdi While the Benue State Govern­ment has directed farmers who were displaced from their communities by Fu­lani invaders to go back and commence farming activities, the farmers have cried out that they have nothing to return to as their homes and farmlands have been de­stroyed by the invaders. Chairman of Internally Displaced…

How Tinubu, Saraki made Kwankwaso appoint Sanusi emir

It has emerged that National Leader of opposition All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and another APC chieftain, Senator Bukola Saraki stormed Kano to prevail on Governor Rabiu Kwankwanso to appoint Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi emir. Reports had filtered earlier Sunday that Kano king makers had recommended Ciroman Kano, Alhaji Ibrahim Ado Bayero…

US to establish $6million Arewa Tv in Nigeria

The State Department is financing a new 24-hour satellite television channel in the turbulent northern region of Nigeria that American officials say is crucial to countering the extremism ofradical groups such as Boko Haram.The move signals a ramping up of American counterinsurgency efforts to directly challenge the terrorist group, which abducted nearly 300  schoolgirls in April.State Department officials acknowledged that setting up an American-supported channel could prove challenging in a region where massacres, bombings and shootings by Boko Haram are common, and where the American