Senator Dino Melaye has said he will make himself available to the police authorities on Tuesday, April 24, a day after his Abuja residence was taken over by a combined team of mobile and regular police officers.
The University of Maiduguri on Monday, April 23, said it produced 78 first class graduates for the 2015/ 2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions. The vice chancellor of the University, Ibrahim Njodi, made the disclosure in Maiduguri.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has disclosed that the Saudi Arabian authorities are threatening to block Nigerian pilgrims from attending the 2018 Hajj exercise. It said the government was taking the threat seriously.
The Abuja home of Senator Dino Melaye has been reportedly taken over by a combined team of mobile and regular police officers. Two aides of the senator confirmed the siege on the Melaye’s home on Monday, April 23.
There are reports that some political parties including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), certain leaders of the APC, the SDP and the Coalition for Nigeria Movement are in talks toward forming a coalition ahead of the 2019.
An aide to the president of the Nigerian Senate, Bamikole Omishore and his wife, Abiola Aiyegbayo-Omishore, are being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged ghost worker scam.
The police command of the FCT has denied knowledge of the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, made the denial in a statement.
One person has died while 17 others sustained injuries from an accident involving parents of the abducted Chibok girls. The accident reportedly occurred along Song-Yola road in Adamawa, north-east on Sunday, April 22.
The presidency has alleged that the federal government had evidence that most of the killings from herdsmen-farmers attacks in Nigeria are sponsored by politicians. The allegation was made by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
A rally organised to declare support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and that of the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru, has been disrupted by political thugs. The rally was held on Sunday, April 22.
A member of the House of Representatives, Dapo Lam-Adesina, has denied speculations that he is planning to defect from the APC to Alliance for Democracy (AD). Lam-Adesina, made this known to newsmen in Oke-Ado in Ibadan.
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, has described as worrisome the widespread security challenges and killings in the country. Gowon said he had prayed the country would not go through another civil war.
The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has visited the home of a female sergeant-at-arms officer, Sandra Davou, who got injured during the scuffle that occurred when some thugs invaded the Nigerian Senate chamber.
A-22 year-old herdsmen in Nasarawa state, Bello Musa, has been arrested for allegedly killing his elder brother, Abdullahi Musa, following a dispute over missing cattle. The suspect has reportedly confessed to the crime.
The police in Lokoja on Sunday, April 22, confirmed the death of 10 persons when gunmen invaded Kpanche community in Bassa local government area of Kogi state. The police said the dead included five residents of the community.
Kano state government has appointed former INEC boss, Prof Attahiru Jega, to head the committee mandated to nurture the Maitama Sule Centre for politics and democratic governance. The committee was inaugurated by Governor Ganduje.
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said no amount of intimidation will stop the party from defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.
Some groups in Kaduna on Friday, April 20, resolved to organise a two-million-man-match to convince former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Bafarawa to join the 2019 presidential race. They described Bafarawa as being capable.
A court in Lagos state on Friday, April 20 sentenced an unemployed 34-year-old man, who impersonated a deputy superintendent of police to defraud seven people in the guise of offering them jobs to 14 years imprisonment.
Ekiti governorship aspirant, Senator Ayo Arise, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu, are the contending camps in the party’s primary slated for May 5.
Senator Shehu Sani has called on President Buhari to apologise to Nigerian youths over the alleged disparaging statement he made about youths in the county. Sani faulted the presidency for trying to play down Buhari’s comment.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Nigerian youths, by their demonstrated industry, cannot in any way be described as lazy. The party stated this in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.