Saraki urges Buhari to investigate National Assembly DSS siege

Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the last Tuesday’s siege on the National Assembly. Masked operatives of the Department for State Services last Tuesday besieged the National Assembly, preventing federal lawmakers and journalists from entering the national assembly for a meeting to deliberate on urgent national matters including the […]

Trudeau meets with shooting victims’ families

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Sunday with the families of victims of a fatal shooting in eastern Canada — but said “now is not the time” to discuss gun control. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, opened fire in the sleepy city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, early Friday, killing four people, including two police officers. Trudeau met […]

Koreas to hold Pyongyang summit in September

North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September after high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula. The two sides “agreed at the meeting to hold a South-North summit in Pyongyang in September as planned”, the joint statement said, without giving a precise date. A trip by […]

EFCC raids house, arrests former DSS boss Ekpeyong

• How Benue State government’s bank accounts were unfrozen • Wike, political parties allege fresh plot against Saraki, PDP states, others • Sack Magu, IGP Idris now to save democracy, say Rivers gov, group A former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

Bayelsa governor loses mother to cancer

The mother of Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, Mrs Goldcoast Dickson, has died aged 72. The governor who disclosed this on his Twitter account said his mother died of cancer on Thursday. “It is with a heavy heart, but with trust in God, dt I announce the passing on of my dear mother, Mrs Goldcoast […]