IGP reverses ban on peaceful rallies in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday endorsed peaceful assemblies and protests anywhere in Nigeria. The IGP, however, noted that against the backdrop of current security challenges in the country, “coupled with a recent intelligence report of a likely infiltration and hijack of otherwise innocuous and peaceful protests by some criminal elements having links…

Gov Kwankwaso may clinch APC presidential ticket

There are indications that Kano State governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, could emerge as the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 general elections. This follows the decision of the party to dump former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the race…

Dangote Cement Monopoly Hazards: Four-storey building under construction collapsed and crushed over 15 people in Onitsha.

 15 die as building collapses From EMMANUEL UZOR, OnitshaTears flowed freely yesterday as a four-storey building under construction collapsed and crushed over 15 persons in the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State. Unofficial sources said the building located at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church by Old Cemetery Road collapsed due to poor construction and use of…

#NigeriaIsFadingAway: Nigeria withdraws troops from Mali to fight Boko Haram

…As National Assembly, NIIA hold retreat on nation’s foreign policy By EMMA EMEOZOR The threat of Boko Haram’s insurgency to Nigeria’s security has had its onslaught on the nation’s foreign policy behaviour following the Federal Government’s withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops from Mali. This was disclosed yesterday by the Senate President, David Mark in a keynote…