Inspector Edwin Kennedy Championed My Torture – Petitioner tells panel

A petitioner, John Ogbu has revealed how a Nigerian Police Inspector, Edwin Kennedy championed the torture meted out to him while other officers assisted him. Mr. Ogbu made this revelation  before the fact finding panel on human rights violations by defunct SARS during cross examination by counsel to the respondents. It will be recalled that the petitioner, a second hand dealer in  electronics at Gwagwalada, had previously appeared before the 11 – man panel where he  narrated in details how the police tortured him and broke his leg. The abuse…

Gov Sule commissions 10-bed ward built by Chinese mining company in Udege-Mbeki …. urges others to emulate gesture

Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commissioned newly constructed 10-bed ward built by the Kenyang Mining Company, at the Udege-Mbeki Primary Healthcare Centre. Engineer Sule commissioned the facility at a ceremony which held in Udege-Mbeki, on Tuesday. While commending the Kenyang Mining Company for the laudable project, aimed at providing needs and wellbeing of the people of the area, the governor urged the company to sustain the tempo for the overall development of the people. He noted that the construction of the additional ward was apt and timely, in…

Police arrest 32 suspects over attack on Kaduna-Abuja Highway, killings in Niger Mosque, Car theft,Others

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force Special Tactical Squad have arrested a total of thirty-two (32) notorious suspects for their complicity in the crimes of kidnapping, armed robbery, arms smuggling, illegal possession of weapons, trading in illicit drugs, trans-border car theft, rape, amongst others. The Police team equally recovered Nineteen (19) AK47 rifles, one (1) GPMG, three (3) revolver rifles, two (2) G-3 rifles, one (1) SMG, one (1) berretta pistol, four hundred and fifty-three (453) rounds of live ammunition of different calibre, twelve (12) magazines and seventeen (17) stolen…

Oyo Govt suspends Female Student who invaded school with hired thugs

Oyo State Government has suspended a female student of Jericho High School, Ibadan, who invaded Parents-Teachers Association meeting with hired thugs.   The state government also vowed to take further action on the matter in due course.   The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem stated this today, after a meeting with key Education stakeholders in Ibadan today.   Expressing displeasure of Oyo State government over the incident, which led to her suspension, Adbu-Raheem disclosed that the student in company of her mother, recently invaded…

Huawei, UNESCO to Implement Africa Digital Education Project

UNESCO and Huawei have announced the launch of the implementations phase of the Technology-Enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS) project in selected African countries. Aligned with UN SDG4, TeOSS will serve as a basis for powering the digital transformation of the education sector and support three UNESCO member states in building resilient education systems that can withstand global disruptions such as COVID-19. Evaluating project outcomes will help guide strategies and models for scaling out TeOSS at a national level, and for expanding the project to other African nations to drive…

Presidency, National Assembly working together to address plights of IDPs- Hon Jega

The Chairman, House Committee on Internally Displaced Persons, Migrants and Refugees, Hon. Muhammad Umar Jega has said that Federal House of Representatives members were working on the same page with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the Refugee Commission to enhance the condition of Internally Displaced Persons and refugees in the country. Rep. Jega who is representing Aliero/Gwandu/Jega federal constituency at the National Assembly disclosed this on Monday during his interactive session with selected journalists in Abuja. According to him, the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs…

Abike’s Radio interview: The facts unveiled

More facts have emerged on the circumstances surrounding the two or three minutes clip of the over 30 minutes video of Lagos Talks 91.3 FM circulating on social media.   According to accurate and reliable sources , Abike was invited for what was described as a“ short interview” on Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, after she had concluded one on the sister station Classic FM., within the same premises .She was actually leaving the premises when the head of station pleaded with her to stop by for a “ short interview,…

US Policy Shift and CAN’s Politics of Illogic By Oladosu Adedimeji

On Friday, the 19th of November, 2021, and in furtherance of its self-imposed mandate as the ‘police’ of the whole world, the United States issued a declaration on removing Nigeria from the list of ‘Countries of Particular Concern’, the term it uses to designate nations that severely violate religious freedom. But less than 24 hours after, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in a statement by its President, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, expressed its rejection of the US policy shift. A quick but not necessarily flippant reading of the statement would…