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Edo Govt withdraws charges against BTC officials

Edo Govt withdraws charges against BTC officials

The criminal charges preferred against the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Mr Frank Irabor and six others by Edo State government. This followed the demolition of illegal property in Ulegun village, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the State in August 2022. The State government had in August 2022, slammed 29-count charge against some...

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Female circumcision persists despite ban

Female circumcision persists despite ban

The Palace of the Oba of Benin in Benin City has expressed concern that despite prohibitive federal legislations against female circumcision otherwise known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by some traditional Birth attendants, the practice still still exist in some parts of Edo State. The age-long cultural practice which has the semblance of a right...

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Obasanjo, Govs push for Nnamdi Kanu’s release

Obasanjo, Govs push for Nnamdi Kanu’s release

Governors from South Eastern Nigeria have resolved to interface with the federal government to secure the release of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s from custody since 2021. Kanu was re-arrested and returned to Nigeria and was charged with reasonable felony trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja, had lost his appeals to...

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Police give update on Delta housewife suicide

Police give update on Delta housewife suicide

The Nigeria Police Command in Delta State has given update about unnamed housewife, caught in the grip of a depression epidemic, and jumped to her death at the weekend at Ekpan flyover on Saturday June 29th 2024 in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State. Speaking with TheNewspad during an interview on Tuesday June 2, 2024,...

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How to end Coup d’etat in Africa, by Udenta

How to end Coup d’etat in Africa, by Udenta

A senior Fellow, Abuja School of Political Thought, Prof Udenta Udenta has identified good governance, job creation, food security and other social drill as measures that can minimize rising Coup d’etat in Africa. Speaking at AIT Prime time news belt on Monday July 1st, 2024, Prof. Udenta, sued for the kindling of democratic philosophical thought...

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‘North-East mustn’t slide into theatre of terrorism’

‘North-East mustn’t slide into theatre of terrorism’

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku on Sunday urged President Bola Tinubu-led government not to allow the North-Eastern region of the Country slide back into a theatre of terrorism and extreme violence. He gave the advice in a social Media post where he condoled slain and maimed victims of Gwoza suicide bomb attacks in Gwoza...

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Housewife jumps to death in Delta flyover

Housewife jumps to death in Delta flyover

An unnamed housewife jumped to her death at the weekend at Ekpan flyover in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta The tragedy is the latest in a string of jumps that have occurred from the flyover, which is over 40 feet from its base, in recent time. Wailers who captured the footage of the incident with...

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Tinubu: Borno terrorist attacks, isolated episode

Tinubu: Borno terrorist attacks, isolated episode

President Bola Tinubu has described Saturday fatal bomb attacks by terrorists in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State as an isolated episode. Presidential spokesman, Mr Ajuri Ngelale said this on Sunday in a statement where Tinubu strongly condemns the bomb attacks and assured that purveyors purveyors of terror will pay a heavy price. The...

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UNIBEN shuttle raises cost of transportation

UNIBEN shuttle raises cost of transportation

University of Benin (UNIBEN) Shuttle Committee in conjunction with the students body has approved upward review of transportation cost on Campuses and other routes in Edo State, effective July 1st 2024. The hike is part of strategies to beat high operation as a result of increase in pump price of petroleum products after the subsidy...

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Ethnic displacement fueling self-determination—SAN

Ethnic displacement fueling self-determination—SAN

Human Rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) says the displacement of some ethnic groups above or below others accounts for the clamour self-determination by agitators in Nigeria. He stated this while delivering This Nigeria Newspaper lecture themed, “25 years of uninterrupted Democracy in Nigeria: The prospects and possibilities” on Thursday June 27th 2024 in FCT, Abuja....