Militiamen kill nine civilians in DR Congo

Suspected militiamen killed nine civilians overnight Monday in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials and the military said. The massacre occurred in the town of Oicha, in the Beni region, local administrator Donat Kibwana told AFP. The assailants were suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group […]

PDP condemns FG’s invasion of Atiku’s sons’ residence

…says it’s dirty politics The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has condemned Saturday’s raid and unleashing of violence on the home  of the sons of the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan described the incident as vicious, outrageous, dirty and reprehensible being carried out by the […]

El-Zakzaky: Rights group insists on proscription of IMN, writes AGF

The Federal Government of Nigeria has again been asked to proscribe, without further delay, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites. A pro-democracy Civil Society Organisation known as Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), which made this call on Monday, said it has been observing with “disenchantment” how the Islamic extremists otherwise known […]

Anti-corruption award: You still have much to give Nigeria, Tinubu tells Ribadu

All Progressives Congress national stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, for winning the global lifetime award for anti-corruption, saying the award was a testament to his dedication in fighting corruption. The award administered by Doha, Qatar-based think tank, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Centre (ROLACC), […]

Malnutrition wastes 25m children to death sentences – UNICEF

The Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast has caused Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) among a million children, as insecurity scared farmers from food production and distribution. Distribution of ready use therapeutic food (RUTF) by UNICEF to 2.6 million children may also not save the lives of children trapped with the nine-year malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa […]