Minnesota Governor authorizes ‘full mobilization’ of state’s National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Saturday he has authorized “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard -something that has never been done in the 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard. Walz, who has been hammered by residents, critics and the press for his response to the crisis in his state, pushed back on the idea that the protests, which have turned increasingly violent, now … Continue reading Minnesota Governor authorizes ‘full mobilization’ of state’s National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd

Buhari mourns ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru. He noted that Baru worked very hard to initiate reforms in virtually all departments of the corporation, bringing it up to speed with global trends and best practices. According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and … Continue reading Buhari mourns ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru

Benue LG polls witness low turnout

Saturday’s council polls in Benue State witnessed low turn out of voters even as members of the public went about their businesses without any hindrance. The All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Friday, in a statement, pulled out of the election with a call on its loyalists to remain calm and prepare for 2023. When our correspondent moved round to monitor the election in Makurdi … Continue reading Benue LG polls witness low turnout

Plateau: Police arrest killer of UNIJOS lecturer, 15 kidnappers

Plateau State Police Command has arrested 17  suspected kidnappers who killed Dr. Nandi Drenkat, a Senior Lecturer with the University of Jos. State Police Commissioner, Edward Chuka Egbuka who paraded the suspects along with other criminals on Saturday at the State Police Command warned kidnappers and bandits to relocate from the state. He noted that Mohammed Abubakar and Ismaila Abdullahi were arrested by Operatives of the Department … Continue reading Plateau: Police arrest killer of UNIJOS lecturer, 15 kidnappers

NNPC announces the death of Former NNPC GMD, Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) regrets to announce the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Friday night. Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru stated this in a release today. The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari expressed shock over the … Continue reading NNPC announces the death of Former NNPC GMD, Baru

FRSC board approves promotion of 42 senior officers

The board of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has approved the promotion of 10 Corps Commanders (CC) to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) and 32 Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) to the rank of CC. The Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. McCharm Sambo, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. Sambo … Continue reading FRSC board approves promotion of 42 senior officers

Imo: PDP Demands Release of New Media Director, Others

…Says Gov. Uzodimma Burdened With Guilt, Desperate for Acceptance The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the party’s new media director in Imo state, Mr. Ambrose Nwogwugwu, who was reportedly arrested by the Department of States Service (DSS), allegedly on the orders of Governor Hope Uzodimma, for no just cause. The party also condemned the … Continue reading Imo: PDP Demands Release of New Media Director, Others

NAF Court Martial sentence six personnel attached to late CDS Badeh to jail

A General Court Martial (GCM) set up by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has sentenced six personnel attached to the late former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, to jail. NAF Director of public relations and information Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola made that this known in a statement issued Saturday morning. The statement reads: ‘Six Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel, who … Continue reading NAF Court Martial sentence six personnel attached to late CDS Badeh to jail

Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce

A lawyer has issued a statement from the wife of the now-arrested and charged former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and she said she has filed for divorce. “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. … Continue reading Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce

Buhari reconstitutes NNPC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has reconstituted the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation( NNPC). According to the statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, the President ‘approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016.’ ‘Members of the new Board are … Continue reading Buhari reconstitutes NNPC board