16 State governors support the establishment of state police

The development was revealed in a report presented to the National Economic Council (NEC) during its 140th meeting, which was conducted virtually under the chairmanship of Vice President Kashim Shettima. The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Atiku Bagudu, shared this information with State House Correspondents in a virtual briefing following the council meeting. While […]

NLC Backs NASU, SSANU warning strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said it is in support of the ongoing protest by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational (NASU) and associated institutions of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and has demanded an “immediate” payment of the withheld salaries of the aggrieved workers. In a statement signed by the […]

Most kidnappings in FCT were stage-managed

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has said that most incidents of kidnapping in the nation’s capital were stage-managed by people. Speaking yesterday during a chat with journalists after a closed-door meeting with the Senate alongside the FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, Wike said kidnapping has reduced in the FCT […]

Presidency assures No Plan to move Federal Capital to Lagos

The Presidency has dismissed insinuations that President Bola Tinubu has the intention to move Nigeria’s capital from Abuja to Lagos. Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, yesterday clarified in response to the controversy over moves by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) […]

Two injured as refuse container explodes in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command and the FCT Federal Emergency Management Agency have debunked reports of a bomb explosion in Maitama, Abuja yesterday. The police noted that preliminary findings indicated that an overheated metal refuse container activated under intense heat and exploded, thereby causing injury to two refuse evacuators, who are currently receiving medical […]