Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

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Boko Haram: Amnesty International accuses Cameroonian military of “horrific use of torture”

Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects in Cameroon are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. The human rights group alleged "horrific and widespread torture at 20 sites, including four military bases, two facilities run by intelligence services, a private residence and a…

Police release Nigerian journalist detained over Facebook post

A Nigerian journalist detained on Saturday over a Facebook post has been released. The journalist, Danjuma Katsina, confirmed his release to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Katsina was invited to the Katsina state Police Command around 8 p.m. on Saturday over a complaint filed by a lawmaker from the state, Mansur Mashi.…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Police detain Nigerian journalist over Facebook post

The Police in Katsina State have detained a journalist in the state, Danjuma Katsina, over alleged “injurious comments” on a newly elected member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives from the state, Mansur Mashi. A colleague of the journalist, Zaharadeen Umar, said Mr. Katsina was invited to the state’s Police Command…

U.S. prosecutors expose how Alison-Madueke, Omokore, Aluko blew billions on ‘lavish lifestyle’

Prosecutors in the United States have provided details of how Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her two businessmen-allies, Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko, lavished billions of naira on property and luxury items in the U.S. and United Kingdom. The trio have, in the last two years, been…

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku

Makarfi’s PDP victory: No victor, no vanquished says Governor Ishaku

The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has hailed the verdict of the Supreme Court, affirming the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the authentic leadership of the party. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, Mr. Ishaku said there were…

Sultan Abubakar, Magajin Garin Sokoto, Hassan Danbaba, reconcile

The grandson of late Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria, Hassan Danbaba, has been reconciled with the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III. The Sultan was and the kingmaker engaged in public disagreement last week with Mr. Danbaba rejecting his kingmaker title of Magajin Garin Sokoto. Palace sources told PREMIUM…

The new Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria

Sultan desperate to jail me, says Sardauna’s grandson

Hassan Danbaba, a businessman and grandson of late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello, has accused the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar of plotting to jail him over chieftaincy tussle that led to exit of the former from the Sultanate Council. In a statement he signed and circulated to journalists…

OBITUARY: Maitama Sule: A servant’s son who almost became Nigeria’s president

But for high-level scheming during the National Party of Nigeria, NPN, nominating convention in 1978, Yusuf Maitama Sule who died on Monday would have picked the party’s princely ticket ahead of close opponent, Shehu Shagari. Though the two frontline candidates served in the cabinet of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Tafawa…

UPDATED: Elder statesman Maitama Sule is dead

A two-time minister and former Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Yusuf Maitama Sule, is dead. He was 88 years old. Mr. Sule, also known by his traditional title, Danmasanin Kano, died in the early hours of Monday while on admission at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. He was…

Armed robbers attack VP Sambo wife’s car, kill 2

The attack resulted in multiple crashes. Armed robbers attacked commuters along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway Friday, killing two and injuring several others, witnesses said. The raid resulted in multiple crashes involving at least six cars, including one belonging to a nongovernmental organization owned by the wife of Vice President Namadi Sambo.…

When the President writes, By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

“Because of the feeble crutches the Washington Post piece is hinged on, the President, ended up like the proverbial he-goat who went on a tryst and returned pregnant”. (more…)

Ekiti Election: The Poll Is An Ass, By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

"While internet warriors castigated Fayose and patrons of his rice, the man pushed on. He knew what the people wanted" "I'm all in favour of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes…

#BringBackOurGirls protesters vow to march on Aso Rock as Abuja police boss, Mbu, kicks

Nigerians campaigning for the rescue of Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the extremist Boko Haram members on Wednesday resolved to march on the Presidential Villa Thursday to take the group's message to President Goodluck Jonathan. Over 250 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School Chibok on April 14 in a night…