Property destroyed as hoodlums clash in Ebute-Meta, Lagos

hoodlums clash

Property worth millions of naira were reportedly destroyed, Monday, in Ebute-Meta, Lagos, during a clash among some hoodlums around the Oko-Oba area. The violence was said to have occurred between Ogolo and Oko-Oba Boys, who seized the occasion to loot and rob residents scampering for safety. Although details of what led to the fight could not be ascertained, eyewitnesses had it that the hoodlums, whose ages were between 17 and 20 years, began the fracas at about 6:00 a.m looting shops and carting away some property. The incident, which took…

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Insecurity worse now than in 2015 — Gov Diri

Insecurity in Nigeria

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has decried the worsening insecurity in the country, saying Nigeria was now worse than it was in 2015, when the All Progressives Congress, APC, took over power in the country. He called on the Federal Government to redouble its effort at combating insecurity, particularly in the northern part of the country. He spoke, yesterday, during separate visits of heads of some security agencies in Yenagoa. Diri, when he received Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Bayelsa Command, Mr. Sunday James, lamented the level of…

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Ramadan: Aisha Buhari seeks prayers for peace


The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called on Muslim faithful to use the Ramadan period to intensify prayers for lasting peace and security in Nigeria. Buhari made the call on Tuesday night when she hosted wives of service chiefs and other top government functionaries to a Ramadan breakfast at the State House, Abuja. She said the Almighty God has provided Nigerians with another opportunity to re-educate themselves in fasting and prayers to ensure peace and development of the country. The First Lady also urged Nigerians to extend good virtues of…

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2023 presidency: Tambuwal submits nomination form, promises to unite Nigerians

Presidential Election

Sokoto State Governor and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Tambuwal, has submitted his presidential nomination form at the party secretariat. Speaking after submitting his nomination and Expression of interest forms, the governor promised to unite the country if elected as president. Tambuwal said he decided to submit his form because of the overwhelming support he got from Nigerians over his ambitions, according to a statement. Nicholas Msheliza who represented Tambuwal, said, “Consensus is a good thing. It is healthy for the party. Our prayer is that the…

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Electoral Act: Presidency, OSGF disagree over ministers’ refusal to resign

The Presidency and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Tuesday passed the buck over the refusal of ministers, ambassadors and aides to the President to resign ahead of the governorship and presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress which commence on May 25. This is just as the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday declared his intention to contest the presidential election. Just like the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who joined the presidential race last week, Ngige also refused…

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