Ekiti: Police, Community Differ Over Herdsmen Attack

Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti Few days after Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state had a meeting with leaders of herdsmen in the state on how to curb incessant attacks on farmers, two persons were reported killed in Iyemero raising more questions of the capacity of the police to contain killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Thus following the attack, the Ekiti state police command has received a haul of condemnation for not doing its job to protect the life of the citizenry and dishing out false information. The Iyemero community and…

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Zamfara: Nigeria Runs On Autopilot, Killings linked to Illegal Gold Mines

By Uche Mbah Over the years, blood has been dripping from the rafters of governance in state with the story being subsumed in political expedience and apparent nonchalance from the All Progressives Congress led Federal government. But the recent massacre has become significant because it came at a time when Nigeria is on Auto pilot. Currently, all the principal heads of governance in Nigeria are outside the country on one engagement or the other. The President, Vice president and the senate President are out of the Country, leaving a constitutional…

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NJC may have recommended Onnoghen For Retirement, Cleared Tanko

Following turbulence that has trailed his tenure and his unceremonious suspension from his exalted office, Justice Walter Onnoghen may have been recommended for retirement by the national Judicial commission, NJC. Justice Tanko Mohammed, however, may have been exhonorated from allegations of subverting the rule of Law by offering himself to be sworn in as the new acting chief Justice without due process. This Soji Oye, the Director  of Media Information of the commission has hinted. The NJC handles issues of Judicial discipline. In the wake of the Onnoghen Saga, Justice…

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As Chibuike Moves On…

By uche Mbah It is a truism that many people only think of death when it is at their doorsteps, when a close relative, colleague and acquaintance passes on. Sometimes we react out of shock, with the realization that there is an element of vanity in life, vanity that makes morbid materialism an empty striving after the wind. The death of Chibuike Osuji, a friend and colleague, has sent those of us at The Source Magazine into reflections on the vanity of Life. When 52 year old Chibuike joined The…

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Despite Meeting With Abubakar’s Peace Committee, Atiku May Still Go To Court

By Uche Mbah Respite may not have come to the ruling party as former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is still poised to go to Court to challenge the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Presidential Polls. Yesterday, Atiku met with Abdulsalami Abubakar, Chairman of the Peace Committee. It is under their umbrella that the Peace Accord was signed by both parties before the elections. The meeting was held in the presence of Peter Obi, his Vice Presidential Candidate; Bishop Hassan Kukkah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese;  John…

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Hoodlums Take Over Buhari’s Election Victory Celebrations, Cause Mayhem, Deaths

By Uche Mbah There appears to have been a spike in violence following the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, at the February 23 polls. Buhari was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the winner of that election. He has since been given his certificate of return. Initially, there appears to be deafening silence after the elections, such that in the social media, there were worries that the celebrations were either low keyed on nonexistent. But that soon changed. In Abuja, as…

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Election: Buhari Orders Soldiers To Shoot

By Uche Mbah For Nigerians who would troop out on February 23 for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly election, just be careful and cautious. Indulge in no troubles. Play straight. Don’t upset Security agents by trying to snatch any ballot box. If you do, the song for you will be Nunc Dimitis. You will be on your way to meet your Maker. Reason: President Mohammadu Buhari has ordered soldiers to use maximum force. He has ordered them to shoot. And he says that will be your last assignment on mother-earth.…

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Buhari Dragged to International Criminal Court, ICC

By Uche Mbah President Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking re-election in the 2019 general elections, has been dragged to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The case was filed on behalf of unnamed Nigerians by Goran Sluiter, a Professor of International and Criminal Law in the University of Amsterdam. In an interview with an American Television station, Newsmax TV, monitored in Lagos, Sluiter said that Buhari is suspected to have committed a crime against Humanity. “In this Issue, I am representing some clients in Nigeria, and we have submitted,…

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Police: Lamorde Reappears As DIG

By Bayo Bernard Since his departure as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2015 not much has been heard of Ibrahim Lamorde. But the former EFCC boss has resurfaced in the list of newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG by Muhammed Adamu, the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP. Following his promotion by President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu has effected a major shake-up in the force. Lamorde is among those promoted from the rank of commissioner of police to DIG. The IGP had earlier sacked…

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Integrity Test: Thousands In Germany Petition R.Kelly, Want His Concerts Stopped

By Akinwale Kasali Robert Sylvester Kelly, popularly known as R.Kelly is presently facing integrity test, as thousands of people in Germany has petitioned the Rand B star, insisting that his concert in the Western European country be stopped with immediate effect. Thousands of people in Germany have signed a change.org online petition calling for two concerts by controversial US singer R Kelly not to go ahead. On Friday, almost 22,000 people had signed the online petition, the motto of which is “Don’t give sexual offenders a stage.’’ The petition calls…

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