THE Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah, on Tuesday, warned that any soldier or officer convicted of mutiny would be court marshalled and sentenced to death.Minimah gave the warning in Enugu, during his familiarisation tour of military units in 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
He stressed that the army had no room for rebels, adding that punishment for soldiers and officers involved in mutiny remained death sentence.
According to him, soldiers caught sabotaging the
AHEAD the 2015 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, stated that Nigeriaâ€™s registered voters are now over 70 million, even as it stated that it has expanded polling units by 30,000 to the existing ones across the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
This was contained in an INEC bulletin signed by the Director in charge of the Commissionâ€™s secretariat, Ishiaku A. Gali and made available to newsmen in Abuja,
OYO State Commissioner for Health, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, on Tuesday, dispelled the rumoured case of Ebola in the state, saying that the state had been certified free of Ebola.
Dr Gbadegesin said although all the symptoms the patient had pointed to malaria, the ministry still had to send the blood sample for Ebola test, because some anonymous persons claimed that the man in question visited Liberia recently.
â€œThat was the only reason we pursued the issue further, because, medically, it looks like
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) may have concluded on the need to ensure the emergence of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu as its standard-bearer in the October 11 election in Adamawa State.
Ribadu picked the gubernatorial form at the partyâ€™s secretariat on Monday. Al, although he just joined the party last week, Ribadu is seeking to contest the governorship seat which became vacant, following the impeachment of
GERMAN authorities have put 600 people into quarantine, after a Nigerian woman, who showed symptoms of Ebola virus infection in a job centre, in Germany, was rushed to hospital on Tuesday.
At least, 600 visitors and staff at the employment office building in Berlin, according to reports were stopped from leaving for several hours as emergency services sealed off part of the street.
All 600 people quarantined within the centre were in the suspected victim's vicinity before she collapsed.
FOURTEEN lawmakers of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly were, on Tuesday, arrested and quizzed by operatives of the state police command, over alleged burglary and forcefully breaking into the assembly complex on July 21.
The arrest, according to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chris Anyanwu, followed a warrant of arrest issued by an Abakaliki magistrate, accusing the lawmakers of unlawfully and forcefully gaining entrance into the assembly chambers complex and forgery of
THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has said there are â€œencouraging signsâ€ that Nigeriaâ€™s positive action in fighting the Ebola virus can stop further spread of the deadly disease.
â€œThe intensity of the search and monitoring effort raises cautious optimism that further spread of the virus in Nigeria can be stopped.
â€œThe search for additional cases continues, as does the current high level of vigilance,â€ the body stated.
Alongside Nigeria, out of all the West African countries, WHO also
DEFYING an early morning downpour, Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola,, on Tuesday, formally handed over two new schools constructed by the state government in the Iju-Ishaga and Ifako-Ijaiye area of the state, saying it is another step towards improving the learning environment of the pupils.
The governor, who spoke at both Sonmori Comprehensive Senior High School, College Road, Ifako- Ijaiye and the First African Church Mission Primary School, Iju-Ishaga, before cutting the ribbons to formally
CHAIRMAN of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, on Tuesday, promised to exploit the commissionâ€™s relationship with the Nigeria Customs Service, to forge a common front in intercepting and curbing illegal importation of tobacco into the country.
Lamorde, who made the promise when the Managing Director, British America Tobacco Company, Mr Chris McAllister, led members of his management team on a courtesy visit to the commission, assured the Tobacco Company
The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ), on Tuesday, said it has carefully watched the four-minute video clip which the Daily Independent newspaper, United Kingdom (UK) promised to release, detailing what it described as â€œNigerian governmentâ€™s war crime against its citizens.â€
It, however, said â€œthe hastily packaged conclusions and judgmental remarks are clearly in furtherance of the now common public assault against the Nigerian government and its military.â€
In a statement on Tuesday, the
Patients are now avoiding the only General Hospital in Kuje, the headquarters of Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as the government begins work on the male ward of the hospital to be used as treatment centre for Ebola patients.
This is even as residents of the area, on Tuesday, threatening those working on the site to stop the work or face action from them that would not be pleasant.
They also drove away the staff of the hospital.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the residents
AS various groups and individuals continue to appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to re contest in 2015, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, assured the nation that the president would soon make his intention known.
The party said Nigerians would not be disappointed on his final decision on the matter.
National secretary of the party, Professor Wale Oladipo, made the declaration while receiving a pro- Jonathan campaign group, House-2-House Campaign Organisation for Democracy,
THE Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of six Assistant Inspectors General of Police and two Commissioners of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police.
Also promoted are two commissioners of police, who were promoted to the ranks of AIGs.
The AIGs promoted to DIGs are Danâ€™Azumi Job Doma, former force secretary, Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe, former AIG Zone 2 Lagos, David O. Omojola, former AIG Zone 11 Osogbo, Solomon E. Arase, former AIG Force Intelligence
A sawmill multiple bolt-up shops and five bungalow buildings were, late Monday night, consumed in a fire incident in Ebute Metta area of Lagos State.
The Nigerian Tribune also gathered that hoodlums at the scene attacked officials of the Lagos State Fire and Emergency Service, who prevented them from looting victimsâ€™ valuables and destroyed one of the fire trucks belonging to Ilupeju fire station.
The popular Okobaba Sawmill in Ebute Metta, multiple bolt-up shops and and five buildings, all situated
CHAIRMAN, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has disclosed that his rail travel experience, to the major districts of NRC, is a confirmation that Nigerian rail transport system is back.
Tukur, who was accompanied by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NRC, Mr Adeseyi Sijuwade, made this known while addressing the management team of the corporation at the conference room, Western Headquarters, Ibadan.
On arrival, Tukur inspected some projects, both ongoing and
A 70-year-old man, Pa Samuel Osuntoyinbo, on Tuesday, escaped death by whiskers, when an ancient building located around No 4A, Oke-Ayepe, Ilesa Road, in Osogbo, collapsed after a downpour which lasted several hours.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the septuagenarian was sleeping on a sofa when the building suddenly caved in, causing pandemonium as a result of the loud bang that accompanied the incident.
An eyewitness informed the Nigerian Tribune that the incident occurred around 10.00 a.m
THE National Universities Commission (NUC) has lamented that some professional bodies are encroaching on the mandate of the commission on accreditation and development of curriculum for degree awarding institutions in Nigeria.
Executive Secretary of the NUC, Professor Julius Okojie, speaking while receiving the members of the Federal House of Representativesâ€™ Committee on Education on Tuesday, in Abuja, said this friction had created unhealthy development for university educationâ€™s growth in
OSUN State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to call its members to order over unprovoked violent attacks on the supporters and admirers of the party or face dire consequences.
It also tasked the security agencies in the state to take proper action on the reported cases of violence against the PDP members and loyalists shortly after conduct of the August 9 governorship election before the situation degenerated.
In a press statement signed
Satellite technology has been described as a veritable panacea for the various problems facing humans, as well as a basic tool for an economically viable nation.
This remark was made by Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Professor Seidu Mohammed, at a special ceremony marking the third anniversary of NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X codenamed N2 and NX in Abuja.
According to him, the launch of N2 and NX on August 17, 2014 remained a major breakthrough for science