Monthly Archives: August 2019

Two dead, others injured in SARS officers, residents fracas

A pregnant woman in Ijegun, yesterday, died from a stray bullet fired by an official of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. The officer and three other colleagues were said to be chasing cybercriminals, also known as yahoo boys, when one of them mistakenly discharged a bullet, hitting the woman, simply identified as Busayo. The pregnant woman,

Read more

Six countries yet to ratify ECOWAS Protocol on corruption

The ECOWAS Parliament has fingered six member-states that are yet to ratify the ECOWAS Protocol on the fight against corruption.This was disclosed at the end of the delocalised meeting of the Joint Committee on Political Affairs, Peace, Security and APRM, Gender, Women Empowerment, Social Protection, Legal and Judicial Affairs in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A report presented by the Committee’s Chairman,

Read more

NAF destroys Boko Haram command control centre in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has successfully destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHT) Command and Control Centre in Dusula, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno. The ATF successfully carried out the operation through Operation Green Sweep III, which aimed at targeting some identified terrorist positions in

Read more

Yellow Fever: NCDC confirms 20 dead in Ebonyi

• To Begin Reactive Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said investigation into the yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi State revealed about 20 deaths, with 78 cases confirmed in Nigeria in its laboratory test. The agency spoke to The Guardian in response to news of the death of 16 people, with several receiving treatment at

Read more

Eid-el-kabir: Clerics task government to renew mandate with Nigerians

• Put Islam To Practice, Buhari Urges Muslims • Leaders Must Respect Constitution — Olurode • Be True Muslims— Oloyede • Show Love To Neighbours, Cater For Less Privileged— APC • PDP Urges Selflessness, Trust In God • We All Have To Sacrifice For Nigeria’s Good— Atiku • Tinubu Urges Nigerians To Sacrifice For Country The escalating insecurity and austere

Read more