Debate over Shiite protests bitterly divides House of Reps forcing it to conduct vote in secret

MEMBERS of Nigeria's House of Representatives had to conduct part of today's sitting in camera after disagreements over how to handle the ongoing furore involving the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) caused an uproar on the floor.



Nef jittery as Middle Belt Forum aligns itself with southern socio-cultural groups on Fulani herdsmen

PROFESSOR Ango Abdullahi's self-styled Northern Elders Forum (Nef) has expressed fears over the recent alliance between some Middle Belt leaders and their southern counterparts describing the development as dangerous to northern interests.



Stoke City rule out selling Etebo saying any club that wants him must offer an amazing amount

ENGLISH Championship side Stoke City has ruled out selling Super Eagles midfielder Oghene Etebo before the close of the summer break saying that if any clubs wants to buy him they must make an unbelievably good offer.



Boris Johnson to be sworn-in as prime minister tomorrow following his landslide victory

FORMER mayor of London Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the UK's Conservative Party and is due to be sworn-in as prime minister tomorrow after coasting him in the party's just-concluded leadership election.



Buhari submits list of 43 ministerial nominees that includes several key loyalists like Keyamo and Akpabio

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has submitted a list of 43 ministerial nominees that includes several of his key loyalists such as Festus Keyamo and Godswill to the National Assembly for screening and approval.



Nigeria’s Shiites are a persecuted religious minority 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) Over the last fortnight, we have witnessed the beginning of what could become another armed insurgency as the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have stepped up their fight against the federal government over the continued incarceration of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky 


Buhari, Goodluck and Obasanjo dragged before ICC over 13m Nigerian children being out of school

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and two of his predecessors Dr Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo could be dragged before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Nigeria's failure to address the problem of 13m children being out of school.



PDP women's leader Josephine Anenih says female politicians need to be more militant and aggressive

FORMER minister of Women Affairs and women's leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Josephine Anenih has urged female politicians wishing to contest elections against male counterpart to adopt a militant disposition if they want to win.



Teachers and pupils of Alabata community in Ogun State flee after recent Fulani herdsmen attacks

TEACHERS and pupils of all the primary and secondary schools in the Alabata community of the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State have fled abandoning education following recent attacks by armed Fulani cattle herdsmen.



German engineering giant Siemens to enter into electrification partnership with Nigeria

GERMAN engineering giant Siemens intends to sign a major electrification plan with the federal government as part of a comprehensive programme to address Nigeria's chronic power supply crisis.




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