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1704, 2019

AIR FORCE SPECIAL FORCES NEUTRALIZE BANDITS IN ZAMFARA

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday said its Special Forces team in Zamfara state has neutralized two bandits in Rafi and Doka villages in Gusau local government area. Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that the team responded to reports of the gathering of high profile bandits in the communities. Air Commodore Daramola said “In response to reports that high profile armed bandits were gathering [...]

1704, 2019

2019 UTME: JAMB ARRESTS 2 CHILDREN OF CENTRE OWNER OVER ALLEGED EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on has arrested two biological children of an accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owner in Lagos, over alleged examination malpractice. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the arrest was made during a monitoring tour of various CBT centres in Lagos State on Tuesday by the board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede. Oloyede said over 100 “professional examination writers” had so far [...]

1704, 2019

TAMING THE RECURRING FARMERS, HERDSMEN’S CRISES IN ANAMBRA

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

David-Chyddy Eleke reports that urgent but lasting steps need to be taken to contain the recurring farmers and herdsmen’s clashes in Anambra State, given that despite efforts of the state government, the clashes have continued Two weekends ago, the news of the killing of six farmers in Anam community of Anambra West Local Government Area (LGA) jolted citizens of the state. Many never believed that news of the activities of [...]

1704, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: TOP FIRS OFFICIALS GRANTED BAIL AS INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED FRAUD CONTINUE

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

At least nine senior officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been granted bail, PREMIUM TIMES understands. The top officials, detained by the anti-graft agency over allegations of fraud, were granted bail Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the officials were questioned over uncleared payments made to some staff of the agency. This newspaper on Monday reported that the officials [...]

1704, 2019

NDLEA ARRESTS 818, SEIZE 452.4KG OF CANNABIS IN KATSINA

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Katsina State Branch of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Wednesday declared the arrest of 818 drug pushers as well seized 452.41kg of Cannabis Sativa, 26,099 bottles of Cough Syrups with codeine and 10,746 tablets of psychotropic substance during the year 2018 The State Commander of the NDLEA, Hajia Maryam Gambo Sani who made the disclosure at the Official Commissioning of the Agency’s Rehabilitation and Counseling Center donated [...]

104, 2019

ONNOGHEN OPENS DEFENCE IN ASSETS DECLARATION SUIT

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Calls 1st witness, as tribunal grants subpoena order on CCB Staff By Alex Enumah in Abuja Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen on Monday called in his official driver, Lawal Busari, as Chief defence witness in his alleged non declaration of assets trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Before Busari was called into the witness box, Onnoghen’s lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo SAN, informed the tribunal of [...]

104, 2019

BUHARI TO ATTEND INAUGURATION OF SENEGALESE PRESIDENT, MACKY SALL

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Monday for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, who confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the President’s trip followed an invitation from his host. According to the statement, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will [...]

104, 2019

CCB DIRECTOR, 2 OTHERS PROPOSED AS ONNOGHEN’S DEFENCE WITNESSES

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

A Director at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Mrs Theresa Nwafor and two others have been proposed as defence witnesses in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen who is facing charges of false and non-declaration of assets before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja was on Friday asked to open his defence. At the resumption of hearing on Monday, [...]

104, 2019

KANO: GANDUJE SPEAKS ON HARASSING, INTIMIDATING OPPOSITION PARTY

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has assured that his administration won’t intimidate or harass people of the state and members of the opposition in the next four years. Ganduje, who was re-elected during the just concluded supplementary election in the state, gave the assurance while stating that he would run an all-inclusive government in the next four years. In a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad [...]

104, 2019

EVERYBODY KNOWS THERE WERE NO PRIMARIES IN ZAMFARA, MARAFA INSISTS

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

You know, we were quite apprehensive from the beginning, fearing that we might not get justice. But they have done justice to that case and they have made judiciary proud and the people of Nigeria proud. Kabiru Marafa, the lawmaker representing Zamfara Central senatorial district, says it is public knowledge that primaries were not conducted in Zamfara State. He also commended the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal, nullifying [...]

104, 2019

RIVERS ON KNIFE’S EDGE AS INEC RESUMES COLLATION OF GUBER POLL RESULTS

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Rivers State is on knife’s edge as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resumes the collation of suspended governorship and State House of Assembly elections results on tomorrow, Tuesday, amid fears that the exercise, which will conclude the most protracted elections, will be disrupted. The abrupt suspension of the collation of governorship election result in particular on March 10 due to military and political thugs’ interference with the process and [...]

2603, 2019

ZAMFARA GUBER: MARAFA REACTS AS COURT SACKS APC CANDIDATES

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

One of the APC governorship aspirants in Zamfara state, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa, has hailed the Appeal Court judgment, which nullified the participation of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State. The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto led by Justice Tom Yakubu, had on Monday set aside the judgment of a Zamfara High Court on the APC primaries that produced the party’s candidates for [...]

2603, 2019

42 POLITICAL PARTIES TO CHALLENGE GANDUJE’S VICTORY IN COURT

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

Forty-two political parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Kano State chapter are set to challenge the re-election of the state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in court. Kano State CUPP chairman Muhammad Abdullahi Raji stated this while addressing journalists on the outcome of the rerun election won by Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Raji said the coalition, comprising 42 political parties, had concluded [...]

2603, 2019

I DIDN’T PAY N200M FOR AAC’S YEEH TO DEFECT, SAYS WIKE

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

However, reacting to the allegation of inducement on the part of the governor, Okah said: “The allegation that Governor Wike gave AAC’s deputy governorship candidate (Yeeh) N200million is not correct; it is untrue and it is absolute nonsense. Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has denied the allegation that he induced the defection of Akpo Bomba Yeeh, the deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), to the Peoples Democratic [...]

2603, 2019

YARI, OTHERS TO LOSE SEATS AS A’COURT VOIDS ZAMFARA APC PRIMARIES

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

All candidates of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State who emerged winners in the just concluded general elections,  including the state governor and senator-elect, Abdul Aziz Yari,  may lose their victory to their rivals. This is sequel to yesterday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, which set aside the judgement delivered by the Zamfara High Court allowing the party to field candidates in the 2019 [...]

2603, 2019

SOME ACTIONS, DECISIONS OF 8TH SENATE REGRETTABLE – BUHARI

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

Buhari has frowned at some actions and decisions of the 8th National Assembly, saying such activities remain regrettable. The president, who made his feeling known when he hosted state governors and senators-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday night. President Buhari particularly cited the deliberate and persistent delay in passing the nation’s annual budget by the national assembly. He, therefore, [...]

2603, 2019

BAUCHI GUBER: DOGARA REACTS AS PDP’S BALA MOHAMMED DEFEATS GOV. ABUBAKAR

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has reacted to the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, Sen. Bala Mohammed as the winner of the governorship election in the State. Mohammed defeated incumbent Governor Muhammed Abubakar of the All Progressive Congress, (APC). The pending result of Tafawa Balewa was regenerated, collated and announced at the INEC headquarters on Monday night. Announcing the result, the new collation [...]

1303, 2019

APC REJECTS EBONYI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION RESULT

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 governorship election in Ebonyi State, says he will contest the outcome of the poll in the tribunal. Ogbuoji made the disclosure on Wednesday in Enugu while addressing newsmen on the position of the party following the contest which returned the incumbent, Gov. Dave Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), NAN reports. The APC candidate [...]

1303, 2019

OYO GOV-ELECT ALLEGES ONGOING PLANS TO LOOT GOVT TREASURY DRY

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, has raised the alarm over movement of funds from the treasury of the state. Makinde alleged that millions of naira had been moved from state coffers in the last 72 hours. This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by his spokesman, Dotun Oyelade. Makinde who relied on a source within the government added that some civil servants were conniving with the state government [...]

1303, 2019

ONNOGHEN APPEALS CCT’S REFUSAL TO DELIVER RULING IN HIS APPLICATIONS

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has appealed Monday’s decision by the Code of Conduct Tribunal to delay ruling in his applications challenging its jurisdiction  and its impartiality in the criminal case against him CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar, in a ruling on March 11, ordered a day-to-day trial in the charge of non-declaration of assets against Onnoghen and said ruling in the two applications by the defendants [...]

1303, 2019

OSINBAJO HEADS POLICIES, PROJECTS AUDIT COMMITTEE

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will serve as the chairman of the Policies, Programmes and Projects Audit Committee approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to be inaugurated Friday. Mr Olusegun Adekunle, the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Adekunle also said that the Deputy Chief of Staff to the president would serve [...]

1303, 2019

AKPABIO, EKERE, ETIEBET BLAME INEC FOR LOSS IN 2019 ELECTIONS

By | March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Ekere said Igini had, from the outset, shown through his utterances and actions he was determined to frustrate APC from winning elections in the state. Big wigs in the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their loss at the 2019 presidential and governorship elections in the state. Udom Emmanuel, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

1802, 2019

ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: WIKE THANKS NIGERIANS FOR NOT BEING VIOLENT

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has thanked Nigerians for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner following the postponement of the general elections by one week. The governor appreciated the people while delivering a message during a church service on Sunday in Port Harcourt, the state capital. He apologised to them for being unable to vote, despite their preparation and determination for the polls shifted by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

1802, 2019

INEC CONDEMNS REPORT OF BALLOT PAPERS IN POLITICIANS’ POSSESSION

By | February 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has condemned the report that some politicians are in possession of ballot papers to be used in the postponed elections. In a series of tweets on Saturday night, the electoral body described the claim as false and urged Nigerians to disregard it. It highlighted the reported case in Kogi State where some politicians were said to be thumb printing ballot papers for their parties [...]

1402, 2019

THREE COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE FOR ELECTIONS IN OGUN

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Police authorities have deployed three Commissioners of Police in Ogun state to ensure peaceful elections. The Police have also cleared the air over the rumoured removal of the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, saying, he remains the Commissioner of Police. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of elections duties, Jubril Yakubu disclosed this on Thursday during a  meeting with stakeholders in Ogun state held at the Police [...]

1402, 2019

EGWU EKE III: IGNORE IPOB’S PROPAGANDA, ARMY TELLS NIGERIANS

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Nigerian Army has condemned circulation of pictures and videos of gory images on social media, saying it is misinformation and propaganda by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement in Enugu on Thursday. Musa said that the illegal group was using the images for falsehood and hate speech to portray the Army and other security agencies in [...]

1402, 2019

2019 ELECTIONS: RECOGNISE OUR CANDIDATES IN ZAMFARA, OSHIOMHOLE WRITES INEC CHAIRMAN

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adams Oshiomhole, has written a letter to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood asking him to respect an alleged position said to have been taken by the Court of Appeal on a case involving the party in Zamfara State. The former governor of Edo State in his letter dated February 13, 2019, said that the judgment of [...]

1402, 2019

ZAMFARA APC: WE’VE NOT RECEIVED ANY LETTER FROM AGF — INEC

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said it had not received a letter purportedly written by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), demanding a postponement of the Zamfara State National Assembly, governorship and State House of Assembly elections. The commission specifically stated that the purported letter could be a fake document emanating from online media. The AGF had in the letter purportedly demanded [...]

1402, 2019

ELECTIONS: BUHARI, ATIKU PEACE ACCORD `VERY STRONG MESSAGE’ — EU

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

The European Union Election Observation Mission says the final peace accord signed by the presidential candidates ahead of the 2019 presidential election is a very strong message to Nigerians. Maria Arena, Chief Observer, EU EOM, spoke with State House Correspondents, on Thursday in Abuja, after she led the mission to a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. She said that the participation of the two front-runners at the peace [...]

1302, 2019

MAN UTD 0-2 PARIS ST-GERMAIN: ‘MOUNTAINS ARE THERE TO BE CLIMBED,’ SAYS OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called Manchester United’s 2-0 home loss to Paris St-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League a “reality check” but insisted “mountains are there to be climbed”. Former United winger Angel di Maria provided the assists for goals scored by Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe. Interim boss Solskjaer told BT Sport: “You can’t lay down and say it’s over.” United midfielder Paul Pogba was sent off [...]

1302, 2019

‘I’VE BEEN BETRAYED SERIALLY’: AMAECHI VOWS TO BATTLE WIKE TO THE LAST

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has vowed that himself as well as the All Progressives Congress (APC), will battle the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to the last during the general elections on Saturday, February 16. He said this on Tuesday during President Buhari’s campaign rally in the state, while explaining that he has been betrayed severally by people who had once appeared to be loyal to him. [...]

2901, 2019

Buhari meets APC senators, candidates in Aso Rock

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday hosted the All Progressives Congress Senators and candidates to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to State House correspondents after the dinner, the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiohmole, described the event as a “nice meeting”. He said the event had provided an opportunity for the president to meet with the caucus of the Senate and the “incoming senators’’ (APC Senatorial candidates). Oshiohmole [...]

2901, 2019

Andy Murray: Former British number one has resurfacing surgery on hip

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

Britain’s former world number one Andy Murray had hip resurfacing surgery in London on Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion, 31, announced in January he would retire this year, preferably after Wimbledon. But he admitted the Australian Open, where he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round, could be the final tournament of his career. He said: “I have a metal hip. Feeling a bit battered and bruised [...]

2901, 2019

Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Senate on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court praying for among others, an order reinstating Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The Senate action came after it cancelled its scheduled plenary earlier billed for Tuesday (today). The Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayewoh, who announced the cancellation in a statement signed by him, did not give reasons for the action. He only explained [...]

2801, 2019

NJC to hold emergency meeting on Monday over Onnoghen’s suspension

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has summoned an emergency meeting over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN). The meeting will be held in Abuja by 10am on Monday, January 28. Sources say neither Onnoghen, whose suspension has become a subject of controversy nor Ibrahim Muhammad, the acting CJN, will be allowed to preside over the meeting.

2801, 2019

Callum Hudson-Odoi gives Chelsea a taste of what they might miss

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|

By scoring a well-taken goal in Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, Callum Hudson-Odoi served up the latest powerplay in an increasingly fascinating battle between the teenager and the club. The England Under-19 winger’s cool finish after cutting inside ended the tie as a contest and came only 24 hours after he handed in a transfer request following a £35m bid from Bayern Munich. If it was [...]

2801, 2019

BREAKING: Police seal off CJN Onnoghen’s office, eject administrative staff

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The police have early Monday sealed off the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, last Friday. In a move that appeared to stop any possibility of Onnoghen to accessing the office, policemen were said to have sealed the office and ejected all administrative staff in the axis of the CJN office as early as 7am on Monday. One of [...]

2801, 2019

2019 elections: INEC accredits 144 observer groups

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Independent National Electoral Commission has accredited 144 observer groups that will monitor the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the country. The figure, as published on the commission’s official website, www.inecnigeria.org, comprised 116 domestic and 28 international observer groups. The commission advised all the accredited observers to abide by its code of conduct for election observers. “INEC is pleased to announce the successful applicants to observe the 2019 [...]

2801, 2019

[BREAKING] Onnoghen: PDP to protest at US embassy

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party is set to stage a protest at the United States of America embassy in Abuja today (Monday). The protest, according to the sources close to the top hierarchy of the party, is aimed at drawing the attention of the “world to how President Muhammadu Buhari and his party are running the country.” It is also expected to inform the ambassador about the [...]

2401, 2019

I am ready for a coalition with Sowore, Moghalu – Durotoye

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Presidential Candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye has said that he is ready for a coalition with the Presidential Candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu and African Action (ACC), Omoyele Sowere. Mr Durotoye made his declaration known through a series of tweets on his social media platform. His comments come after the Presidential Allied Congress Party (ACP), Oby Ezekwesili on Thursday withdrew from [...]

2401, 2019

Stop using chemicals to lighten skin, NAFDAC advises Nigerians

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or “ skin whitening” chemicals because they could lead to cancer and kidney malfunction. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja. She said her advice became necessary against the backdrop of the recent seizure of a [...]

2401, 2019

Ezekwesili withdraws from presidential race

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has withdrawn from the 2019 presidential race. The spokesperson of her campaign organisation, Mr Ozioma Ubabukoh, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. He explained that the former Minister of Education stepped down from the race to help build a coalition to prevent the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from winning the election. [...]

2401, 2019

Gonzalo Higuain: Chelsea complete loan move for Juventus striker

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy him for 36m euros (£31.3m). The Blues also have the option to extend the Argentine’s loan deal until June 2020 for 18m euros (£15.6m). Higuain, 31, spent the first half of the season on loan at AC Milan, scoring eight goals in 22 games. “When the opportunity to join Chelsea [...]

2401, 2019

Diezani Cash: Court convicts INEC official of bribery

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday convicted an ex-Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr Christian Nwosu, who was charged with bribery. Nwosu was found guilty of benefiting from a sum of $115.01m which a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, doled out to compromise the 2015 elections. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said Nwosu collected N30m from the Diezani funds. He was [...]

2401, 2019

2019 elections: Buhari departs for Anambra, Enugu

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday departed Abuja for Anambra and Enugu States in continuation of the nationwide re-election campaign. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the president would pay a courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha, inaugurate the Zik Mausoleum at the commercial city and later address APC rally in the state. The Buhari administration completed [...]

2401, 2019

AMCON to commence process of Polaris Bank sale after elections

By | January 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has said that it will commence the process for the sale of Polaris Bank, after the general elections. Spokesman for AMCON, Jude Nwazor, said that the corporation will advertise for investors to express their interest which will help the process of the sales after the election. According to the spokesman, the corporation is seeking to recover non-performing debts owed to Polaris Bank and [...]

1701, 2019

I’m not going to enrich members of my family but my friends – Atiku

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says among other things, if elected into power he will enrich his friends. The PDP candidate stated this on Wednesday while addressing the business community in Lagos at an event themed “Getting Nigeria’s Economy Working: A Pragmatic Approach. “I am not going to enrich members of my family but my friends. “Are my friends not entitled to be enriched? [...]

1701, 2019

CJN’s Trial: Why should the president know about prosecution of anyone, El-Rufai queries

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not need to take note of all prosecutions that go on in Nigeria. El-Rufai said this in reference to the case of Justice Walter Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). Speaking on polity in Kaduna and Nigeria as a whole, El-Rufai said it is time Nigerian leaders and people are reflective in decisions, rather than [...]

1701, 2019

PHOTO: Atiku joins #10YearsChallenge

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, joined the viral 10-year challenge. Atiku shared a photo collage, supposedly showing how he looked ten years ago and how he looks now. He shared the photo on his verified Twitter handle. He captioned the photo collage, “My #10YearChallenge. #Smile” The 10-years challenge has been sweeping the cyberspace with a lot of social media users sharing old photos [...]

1701, 2019

We’ve not been giving unclaimed PVCs to APC govs, INEC tells Atiku

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday denied releasing unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards to governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The presidential candidate of main opposition Peoples Democratic Party had, in Osogbo on Tuesday, while addressing a rally held by the party, accused INEC of secretly releasing unclaimed PVCs to some unnamed APC governors. But addressing representatives of political parties in Oṣun State at an interactive session, Resident Electoral [...]

1701, 2019

Dangerous precedents are being set in CJN’s trial – Falana

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has expressed concern about the ‘dangerous precedents’ being set in the charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Water Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Falana, while speaking on Tuesday in Lagos during the 15th Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture, observed that some of the legal issues already settled by the Supreme Court in the case of Saraki vs Federal Government [...]

1601, 2019

INEC delivers 4,637 ballot boxes in Edo ahead of 2019 elections

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Edo office of the Independent National Electoral commission says it has taken delivery of 4,637 ballot boxes ahead of the 2019 General Elections. The state INEC Administrative Secretary, Mr. Richard Ntui, said this at an interactive forum with religious leaders in Benin on Tuesday. Ntui, who briefed the religious leaders on the preparations for the general election, said more ballot boxes were being expected in the state. He said [...]

1601, 2019

Australian Open: Roger Federer battles through against Dan Evans

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

Britain’s Dan Evans succumbed in three sets after pushing defending champion Roger Federer hard in an entertaining Australian Open second-round match. Evans, ranked 189th in the world, lost 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 against the 20-time Grand Slam champion. But he never looked out of his depth, impressing the Rod Laver Arena with his shot-making. Federer will play Taylor Fritz in the third round after the American dispatched France’s Gael [...]

1601, 2019

Minimum Wage: FG to Send Proposal to NEC Thursday

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday night. President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting at the Presidential Villa. State governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria and some major Ministries, Departments and [...]

1601, 2019

Fani-Kayode Apologises to EFCC, Makes Fresh Allegations

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has apologised to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over Tuesday’s allegations wherein he stated that the EFCC had raided the home of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Fani-Kayode had in a Facebook post said, “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home of CJN Onnoghen and why are they seeking to arrest him? These people want Nigeria to [...]

1601, 2019

RRS Saves Man From Suicide on Third Mainland Bridge

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: News|

A man, who attempted to commit suicide on the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge, on Tuesday, was rescued by operatives of the Police Rapid Response Squad. RRS shared photos of the man on their Twitter handle. The photos, in which the face of the man was blurred were captioned, “Attempted Suicide: RRS officers on patrol along Third Mainland Bridge have prevented a man from jumping into the lagoon in a suicide [...]

1501, 2019

I’m Planning PDP’s Victory in South-East With Obi, Governors – Ekweremadu

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed his commitment to the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming general elections. Towards this end, Ekweremadu, on Monday, said he had held separate meetings with the vice-presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, and South-East governors on how to achieve victory at the polls. The senator, in a statement by his [...]

1501, 2019

David Wagner: Huddersfield Town manager leaves club by mutual consent

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

David Wagner has left his role as Huddersfield manager by mutual consent with the club bottom of the league. The German, 47, took over as Terriers boss in November 2015 and led them to promotion to the Premier League in 2017 via the Championship play-offs. Huddersfield were one of the favourites for relegation last season but Wagner guided them to a 16th-place finish. However, they have struggled this term and [...]

1501, 2019

Dickson offers employment to wives of slained pilots

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has offered employment to the wives of two Bayelsa-born pilots who were killed earlier this year in a helicopter crash, during combat with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The governor, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Sorowei, made the pronouncement during his visit to one of the widows, Mrs Diepreye Inokoba Jacob, on Monday. Governor Dickson also offered [...]

2712, 2018

Don’t Make Buhari’s Family A Campaign Subject,’ Presidency Tells PDP

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Presidency has warned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to make the family of President Muhammadu Buhari a campaign subject in the 2019 elections. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Wednesday said the PDP should rather address consequences of their 16-year of rule in Nigeria than bring the President’s family into the 2019 elections. “The PDP leadership cannot [...]

2112, 2018

Zamfara Attack: Five Bodies Recovered, One Injured – Police

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

The police say they have recovered the bodies of five people killed by a group of armed bandits who attacked a village in Zamfara State. Spokesperson for the Zamfara State Police Command, Mohammed Shehu, disclosed this while confirming the attack in a statement on Thursday. He said the bandits invaded Gidan Halilu village in Billashe district of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area (LGA) on Wednesday and attacked some villagers who [...]

2112, 2018

Senate Confirms Uwani Abba-Aji As Supreme Court Justice

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Justice Uwani Abba-Aji as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Justice Abba-Aji was confirmed after the lawmakers considered a report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters during plenary in Abuja. Senator David Umaru, who heads the committee charged to screen Abba Aji’s nomination for appointment as Supreme Court justice, had presented the findings and recommendations of the committee to [...]

2012, 2018

Troops Arrest Suspected Suicide Bomber, Accomplice In Borno

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested a suspected female suicide bomber in Borno State. According to a post on the Army’s Facebook page, the suspect was intercepted by troops on Wednesday in an attempt to infiltrate a military location. She was arrested along with her accomplice who is also a female at Mushimari settlement in Konduga Local Government Area of the state. The post read, “At about 9.30p.m today, [...]

2012, 2018

IG Intelligence Team Arrives Nasarawa To Investigate Badeh’s Murder

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has deployed the Police Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad to Nasarawa State to fish out the killers of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. Spokesman for Nasarawa State Police Command, Kennedy Idirisu, said in Lafia on Wednesday that the team, alongside senior military personnel, were led to the scene of the incident by the Commissioner of Police, [...]

2012, 2018

BREAKING NEWS- Plateau IDPs Returns Home

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

Operation Safe Haven have began the resettlement of the first phase of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Gashish communities  in Barkin Ladi Local Government of Plateau state. Unity Fm's Correspondent Bashir Musa reported that, the first phase of the resettlement, comprises three out of the eighteen communities that were affected by the recent crisis that engulfed Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State. The Communities [...]

1812, 2018

Hold Police, DSS Responsible If Buhari Can’t Present Budget — National Assembly

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

The management and leadership of the National Assembly have explained why they invited the Nigeria Police and the Department of State Services to secure the complex. The leadership is led by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, while the management is led by Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori. They asked Nigerians to hold the security agencies responsible should [...]

1812, 2018

I’m Prepared To Give The Opposition Opportunities I Was Not Given – Buhari

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that he will ensure a level playing field for all contestants into political offices in the general elections in 2019. He said this while receiving a delegation from the International Republican and National Democratic Institute, United States of America, at the State House in Abuja. “I am glad you are here to assess our pre-election preparations,” he was quoted as saying in a [...]

1812, 2018

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Sack Manager

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

Jose Mourinho has left his job as Manchester United manager after two and a half years in charge. The Portuguese, 55, won the League Cup and the Europa League at Old Trafford. But United are sixth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday. “A caretaker-manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process [...]

1812, 2018

National Assembly Shutdown, A National Embarrassment, Says APC

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the shameful development in the National Assembly which has seen parliamentary workers shut down the legislative complex following the commencement of their four-day strike is a sad reminder of what Nigerians witnessed under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration. The PDP’s 16-year rule was characterised by such incidences of unpaid salaries, ghost workers and a shocking disdain for workers’  welfare, claims the [...]

1712, 2018

Resign Since You Can’t Fix Economy, Atiku Tells Buhari

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for admitting on Friday that the nation’s economy was in bad shape. Buhari reportedly made the confession during his meeting with the 36 governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr Phrank Shaibu, on Sunday, Atiku said the President’s confession that [...]

1712, 2018

BREAKING: National Assembly Workers Begin Strike, Block Gates

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

Workers at the National Assembly, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, have begun their four-day warning strike. The workers stormed the entrances to the National Assembly Complex in the early hours of Monday to barricade the gates and prevent entry. More security operatives have been deploy to manage the protesters. Details later…

1712, 2018

Resign since you can’t fix economy, Atiku tells Buhari

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for admitting on Friday that the nation’s economy was in bad shape. Buhari reportedly made the confession during his meeting with the 36 governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr Phrank Shaibu, on Sunday, Atiku said the President’s confession that [...]

1712, 2018

Osinbajo to attend Africa, Europe Heads of Govt meeting in Austria

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would join other African and European leaders for a meeting in Vienna, the Austrian capital holding on Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18. In a statement on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President is expected to deliver a talk during the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum with other African and European Heads of States or [...]

1712, 2018

Resign Since You Can’t Fix Economy, Atiku Tells Buhari

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for admitting on Friday that the nation’s economy was in bad shape. Buhari reportedly made the confession during his meeting with the 36 governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr Phrank Shaibu, on Sunday, Atiku said the President’s confession that [...]

1412, 2018

I’m Glad Senate Didn’t Confirm Me – Magu

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu said if the Senate had confirmed him, perhaps he would not have been able to perform as much as he had done. The acting chairman said this before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja where [...]

1412, 2018

BREAKING: Osinbajo Presides Over Extended NEC Meeting

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

An extended session of the National Economic Council has just started at the Presidential Villa, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The focus is the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. In attendance now are the Chairman, Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari; Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Simon Lalong (Plateau); Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); and Nasir el-Rufai [...]

1412, 2018

Court strikes out Rivers APC faction’s appeal

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt on Wednesday dismissed the appeal by the Ojukaye Flag-Amachree-led All Progressives Congress in Rivers State. The special Appeal Court panel led by Justice Abubakar Yahaya also dismissed two appeals (joinder applications) filed by Flag-Amachree and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Tonye Cole and other candidates belonging to the same faction. Flag-Amachree-led APC in the state had challenged the October 10, 2018 [...]

1212, 2018

Uproar in Senate as Buhari excludes South-South, South-East from EFCC board

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

There was a rowdy session in the Senate on Tuesday over the four members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators were divided as the lawmakers from the South-East and the South-South protested the exclusion of the two geopolitical zones by the President in his nominations. But the senators from the North, particularly the All Progressives Congress members, argued that the Senate should [...]

1212, 2018

NEDG, BON Pick five Parties for Presidential Debate

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) have released the names of political parties that will be participating in the 2019 vice presidential and presidential debates. According to the statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the NEDG, Mr Eddi Emesiri, the parties are Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and [...]

1212, 2018

Atiku, Ezekwesili absent as Buhari and other candidates sign Peace Accord

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Peace Accord ahead of the general elections in 2019. The President joined other presidential candidates in forthcoming polls to sign the agreement on Tuesday at a ceremony in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Some of the items on the accord include running an issue-based campaign, and refraining from speeches that would incite violence. The accord also entails the candidates to support the Independent National Electoral [...]

1212, 2018

BREAKING: Atiku, Ezekwesili Signs Peace Pact Today

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Presidential Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and his Allied Congress Party of Nigeria counterpart, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, are to sign the peace accord on the conduct of the 2019 elections today. The two candidates and some others were not present when President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress signed the accord in Abuja on Tuesday. The National Peace Accord was convened [...]

1112, 2018

Buhari’s Rejection Of Electoral Bill ‘An Assault On Our Democracy’, Ezekwesili

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, says the latest rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari is an assault on the country’s democracy. At a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Ezekwesili called on the President to rescind his decision, warning that it was capable of destabilising the country. She said, “As a candidate in the 2019 election [...]

1112, 2018

DAPPMAN Extends Ultimatum, Suspends Planned Shutdown Of Oil Depots

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

Oil marketers under the aegis Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) has extended its ultimatum and suspended the planned shutdown of depots across the country. DAPPMAN in a statement signed on Monday by its executive secretary, Olufemi Adewole, said it decided to extend it earlier seven-day ultimatum with another five days to give the Federal Government more time to look into the issue and settle the outstanding [...]

1012, 2018

Joe Gomez: Liverpool Defender Signs New Contract Until Summer Of 2024

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2024. The 21-year-old joined the Reds from Charlton Athletic in 2015. He has played 18 times for Jurgen Klopp’s side this campaign, but could be out for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured leg in the 3-1 win over Burnley on 5 December. “I love the club, I love playing and learning [...]

1012, 2018

BREAKING: Senate Opens Public Hearing on Vote-buying

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The Nigerian Senate has formally declared open the public hearing on vote-buying and improving electoral processes in the country. This was contained in a tweet on the verified Twitter handle of the Nigerian Senate @NGRSenate. Earlier, Senate President Bukola Saraki had welcomed the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC to the one-day event, even as the Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif, led the opening prayer and welcomed [...]

1012, 2018

Buhari Asks African Youths To Lead, Win Fight Against Corruption

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged youths in Africa to lead and win the fight against corruption in order to reverse the negative trends in the continent. The President said this on Sunday in Abuja during the African Youth Congress Against Corruption. He added that success can be achieved in the war against corruption in Africa if the youths harness their energy towards the fight. “The young people of Africa, this [...]

1012, 2018

Ambode Orders Traffic Law Enforcement, Increases Mobile Courts

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered the full enforcement of the state traffic law to bring sanity on Lagos roads. He also ordered the state Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice to increase the number of mobile courts in the state to 20 to summarily prosecute traffic offenders. While lamenting the recent killing of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Rotimi Adeyemo, the [...]

1012, 2018

BREAKING: NBA President, Paul Usoro, Arrives Court For Arraignment

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), has arrived the Federal High Court in Lagos for his scheduled arraignment on money laundering charges. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused Usoro of converting and laundering a sum of N1.4bn belonging to the Akwa Ibom State Government. Details later…

712, 2018

National Sports Festival: States Unable To Host Due To Funding Difficulties, Dalung Reveals

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has identified misplacement of priorities as the reason states are unable to host the National Sports Festival. Dalung stated this while answering reporters, questions on the sidelines of the Opening Ceremony of the 19th National Sports Festival at the Abuja National Stadium on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the last time the event was held was in 2012 [...]

712, 2018

BREAKING: Special FEC session begins in Abuja

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

A special session of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has begun at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is primarily to fine tune the 2019 budget proposals before it will be presented to a joint session of the National Assembly. The Federal Government is proposing a total budget of N8.6trillion for 2019, a drop from the N9.12tn approved for 2018. Details later…

712, 2018

BREAKING: Four Kidanpped OSCOTECH Workers Regain Freedom

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

Four members of staff of the Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, who were kidnapped on Tuesday have regained their freedom. The freed captives were among eight people initially kidnapped on December 4. While three others were freed almost immediately, one other person died on the spot. The released victims had claimed that the attackers were armed herdsmen who were demanding for an unspecified ransom. Sources at the school said [...]

712, 2018

Newly Promoted Officers To Move To North East, Says Buratai

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter-terrorism operations. Buratai gave the hint on Thursday in Abuja, after he decorated the 29 newly promoted Major Generals and some of the Brigadier Generals with their new ranks. “Some of you that have been promoted and decorated today; we [...]

712, 2018

Gov Elections: Amosun, Okorocha’s Threat Worries APC

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The All Progressives Congress is worried by the decision of some aggrieved members, including the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibukunle Amosun, and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, to shun the APC governorship candidates in their states. Some members, who were aggrieved by the party’s primaries, had vowed to work against the APC candidates in their states. Besides the two governors, some lawmakers, who could not secure the party’s tickets [...]

612, 2018

Evans Shot Chairman Of Young Shall Grow Motors, Killed Two Escorts – Witness

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has heard how suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudume Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans shot the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow motors, Obianuju Vincent, in an attempt to kidnap him. A police officer attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Idowu Haruna, on Wednesday told Presiding Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo that the alleged billionaire kidnapper and his gang members shot Vincent and [...]

612, 2018

Diezani Being Protected By Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies – Magu

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, says he would have loved to arrest a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, but she is being protected by foreign law enforcement agencies. Magu said this during a media chat in Abuja on Wednesday. The EFCC boss was reacting to a question on whether the EFCC would arrest Diezani as ordered by a Federal Capital [...]

412, 2018

I’ll work against Ogun APC gov candidate, says Amosun

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Ogun State Governor and the All Progressives Congress’ candidate for the Ogun Central Senatorial District, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday said he would work against the governorship candidate of the APC, Dapo Abiodun, in the 2019 governorship poll. Amosun said this while addressing a stakeholders’ meeting of the APC which was attended by his preferred governorship candidate and the candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, at the Presidential [...]

412, 2018

Musician, ‘Small Doctor’, three others arrested for possession of firearms

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: News|

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a popular hip-hop artiste, Adekunle Temitope, popularly known as ‘Small Doctor’, for alleged possession of firearms and indiscriminate shooting. Three others, who were allegedly involved in the crime were also apprehended. The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, while briefing journalists on Monday, said Adekunle, who was being investigated for allegedly firing indiscriminately after a show at Agege on Tuesday, November [...]

312, 2018

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. On December 3 each year we celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities. In 1981 the United Nations proclaimed this as a recognised day for the celebration of the achievements of people living with disabilities across the world. It is also a day upon which we promote awareness of [...]

312, 2018

World AIDS Day Theme “Know your status”.

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

The 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day was marked on 1 December 2018. Since 1988, the AIDS response has made significant progress and today millions of people living with HIV are leading healthy and productive lives. But we still have miles to go, as the latest UNAIDS report shows, and one of the challenges remaining is knowledge of HIV status. UNAIDS estimates that more than 9.4 million people living with [...]

3011, 2018

Reps Summon Amaechi Over Corruption Allegations

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: News|

The House of Representatives Committee on Land Transport has summoned the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi. Chairman of the committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, disclosed this after plenary on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He explained that the minister was summoned to appear before the committee over allegations of corruption and breach of process. Mr Jibrin revealed that the committee has received a lot of allegations from credible sources against the [...]

2911, 2018

Police Not Involved In Akwa Ibom House Of Assembly Crisis, Says CP

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, has denied direct police involvement in the state House of Assembly crisis which started on November 19. Kimo said this on Wednesday while addressing newsmen on another crisis which occurred on November 27 at the Assembly. According to him, the police under his watch will always provide a level playing ground for everybody in the state. The CP also warned politicians [...]

2911, 2018

BREAKING: Lagos CP Orders Posthumous Trial of F-SARS Operative Who Killed LASTMA Official

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the posthumous trial and dismissal of an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Inspector Olukunle Olonade. Olonade, who was in mufti, had allegedly shot dead an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Rotimi Adeyemi, at the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State on Wednesday. The LASTMA official had reportedly confronted the policeman, who had contravened the state [...]

2911, 2018

Senate Okays Higher Institutions For President’s Hometown, Nine Others

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Senate on Wednesday approved the establishment of 10 new higher institutions across the country. The resolution was made after the federal lawmakers adopted the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund. The committee’s chairman, Jibrin Barau, presented the report for consideration. The 10 new higher institutions approved by the Senate include one polytechnic to be located in the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, Daura in Katsina [...]

2911, 2018

Eriksen’s Late Winner Keeps Spurs’ Hopes Alive

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: News|

Christian Eriksen came off the bench to score a late winner for Tottenham against Inter Milan at Wembley and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage going into their final game at Barcelona. Spurs needed the win to retain any hope of emerging from Group B into the last 16 and for long spells it looked like their ambitions would flounder on the rock of the [...]

2811, 2018

Wike Overturns Sack of Rivers Broadcast Stations’ MDs After BON Intervenes

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has overturned the sack of the Managing Directors of Rivers State television and radio stations. The state governor rescinded his decision after intervention and plea from the Chairman of Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), Mr John Momoh (OON), during a meeting with the governor on the sidelines of the General Assembly of BON in Portharcourt, the Rivers State Capital. Mr Momoh, who is also the [...]

2811, 2018

Leadership Crisis: Women Storm Akwa Ibom Assembly in Protest

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Women in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday stormed the premises of Akwa Ibom Assembly in protest. The women were led by the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Women Affairs all dressed in black outfits, holding placards with various inscriptions. They expressed disapproval over the recent crisis rocking the Assembly. They accused the police of complicity and called for the removal of the Commissioner of Police in the state. Speaker of [...]

2811, 2018

Reps to Probe killing of Soldiers in Borno

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

The House of Representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to unravel the lapses that led to the death of soldiers at Metele village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State. The committee was set up after the lawmakers deliberated on a motion of urgent public importance during Tuesday’s at the National Assembly in Abuja. Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Chukwuka Onyema, sponsored the motion one week after [...]

2811, 2018

Buhari Arrives Maiduguri for COAS Conference

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri to declare open the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference holding in Borno State. The COAS conference was originally scheduled to hold in Edo State, however, it was moved to Borno state, in the wake of the attack on three military bases in Metele by Boko Haram terrorists. Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s New Media aide shared photos of the president’s arrival at the Maiduguri International [...]

2811, 2018

Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack in Kukawa

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Nigerian Army said its troops repelled Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. The army said on its verified Twitter handle that the troops repelled the insurgents’ attack, who were attempting to infiltrate Cross-Kauwa in Kukawa around 8pm on Tuesday. The army promised to provide details on the attack later. “Troops of 157 Strike Force Battalion at about 8 p.m. today (Nov. 27) 2018; repelled [...]

2811, 2018

VP: Atiku Visits Ekweremadu, Explains Choice of Obi

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday visited the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to seek his understanding over the choice of Mr Peter Obi as his running mate. On the entourage of Atiku were the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, who is also the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus; and [...]

2811, 2018

Sex-for-mark: Ex-OAU Lecturer Chanted Incantation to Derail Trial, Says Prosecutor

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

Federal High Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday, turned down the bail application of a former lecturer with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof Richard Akindele, dragged before court for allegedly demanding sex to upgrade the scores of one of his students, Monica Osagie. The court rejected the bail application, which Akindele filed through his lawyer, Francis Omotoso, after the prosecuting counsel for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences [...]

2811, 2018

Metele Attack: Bodies of ‘all Soldiers’ Have Been Recovered – Army

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Nigerian Army says it has recovered the bodies of all the soldiers killed during an attack on three military bases in Metele, Borno State. The army stated this in its Twitter handle on Tuesday, following reports that the bodies of the slain soldiers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force are yet to be evacuated. It said, “For the avoidance of doubt, immediately after the attack, reinforcement was [...]

2811, 2018

President Buhari to Visit Borno Today

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

President Buhari will on Wednesday visit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The President will use his visit to flag off the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference which begins today. He is also expected to meet the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole at the theatre command fighting insurgency in the north-east region. The planned visit by the Commander-in-Chief comes about two weeks after the Islamic State West Africa Province [...]

2711, 2018

Burnley Manager Sean Dyche Expects Questions About Poor Premier League Form

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|

Burnley manager Sean Dyche expects questions Burnley boss Sean Dyche knows “questions will be asked” after a 2-1 home defeat by Newcastle continued his side’s poor start to the season. Burnley, who have lost four of their six league games at Turf Moor, are a point above the bottom three in 17th. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, ex-England international Danny Mills asked if Dyche would start to come under [...]

2711, 2018

Buhari Appoints Kabiru Bala as High Commissioner to South Africa

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Kabiru Bala as new High Commissioner to South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho. A statement by Ms Sarah Sanda, the Special Assistant on Media to Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this on Monday in Abuja. Sanda stated that the minister presented letter of credence to the new ambassador on Monday in Abuja. She added that before his appointment, Bala was [...]

2711, 2018

Nigeria Has Lost Its Most Valued Oil Buyers – DPR

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|

Nigeria has lost its most valued crude oil buyers, even as its erstwhile gas customers are now competing with it, the Department of Petroleum Resources said on Monday. The Director, DPR, Mr Mordecai Ladan, said the oil and gas industry seemed to be under a new threat, which he described as the renewed dislike and global war against fossil fuels and the quest for renewable and cleaner energy. “Over the [...]

2711, 2018

Buhari Approves New Salary Structure for Police

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday assured the Nigeria Police Force that his administration will continue to give attention to its welfare and operational needs with a view to restoring its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country. He gave the assurance following his approval of rank salary structure adjustment, by which salary, allowances and pension of policemen would be increased. The President spoke on Monday during an audience [...]

2611, 2018

Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs In Abuja

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with Service Chiefs at the State House in Abuja. Those present were the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi, among others. This was disclosed in a tweet by the President’s aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad. He wrote, “All the Service Chiefs, IG of Police and DG of DSS were at [...]

2611, 2018

DPR Discovers 50 Illegal Filling Stations In Akwa Ibom

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Department of Petroleum Resources, Eket office says it had discovered 50 illegal filling stations in the state. Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, the Operations Controller of DPR in Akwa Ibom made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Eket on Monday. He explained that the illegal filling stations refused to obtain Federal Government licenses nor follow due process in their construction. He added that the filling [...]

2611, 2018

Strike: FG, ASUU Hold Another Crucial Meeting Today

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Federal Government is expected to hold another emergency meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday in a bid to end the ongoing strike in public universities. The last meeting between the two parties took place on November 15. Despite the meeting lasting for six hours, the strike was not called off because no agreement was reached. It was learnt on Sunday that today’s meeting would again [...]

2311, 2018

Offa Robberies: Gang Leaders’ Evidence Enough to Prosecute Saraki – Police

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The police have said the death in custody of a leader of the Offa bank robbery gang, Michael Adikwu, will not affect the outcome of the case. The force stated that the evidence of the other gang leaders were enough to prosecute Senate President Bukola Saraki. The police had arraigned the gang leaders – Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibukunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salawudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran – at a Kwara State [...]

2311, 2018

N’Golo Kante: Chelsea Midfielder Signs New Five-year Deal

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has signed a new five-year deal to keep him at the club until 2023. The France international, 27, has scored three goals in 81 Premier League appearances for the Blues after joining from Leicester City in 2016. Chelsea won the league title in Kante’s first season at Stamford Bridge and he was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. “It has been two beautiful [...]

2311, 2018

Sadio Mane: Senegal Forward Agrees New Long-term Liverpool Deal

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane has agreed terms on a new long-term deal at Anfield. The 26-year-old joined the club from Southampton on a five-year contract in June 2016 for a fee of £34m. Since then he has gone on to make 89 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side, scoring 40 goals. “I am very happy to extend my time at Liverpool. It is a great day [...]

2311, 2018

EFCC seals houses linked to Fayose in Ekiti

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday sealed off some properties allegedly belonging to the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. The sealed properties were marked with red ink and had written on them: “EFCC under investigation KEEP OFF ABJ-HQ FAFI.” The buildings include a block of two-storey commercial complex located opposite the Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission; the [...]

2311, 2018

Lalong Sends N15.2bn Supplementary Budget To Assembly

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Thursday forwarded a supplementary budget estimate to the State House of Assembly for approval. Mr Joshua Madaki, Speaker of the House, who read the request to his colleagues during plenary on Thursday, said that it was in tandem with section 121 of the 1999 constitution as amended. He explained that in the N15.2 supplementary budget, more than N6.3 billion would go into recurrent [...]

2211, 2018

Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Nigerian Election Debate Group has fixed December 14, 2018 for a debate for presidential candidates of different political parties taking part in the 2019 elections. The vice presidential candidates are billed to have their debate on January 19, 2019. The group’s chairman, Mr. John Momoh, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Momoh who is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation added that the debates [...]

2211, 2018

Senate Orders Police To Vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

The Senate on Thursday directed the police to vacate the premises of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly as well as cease denying legislators access to their chambers. The issue of closure of the State House of Assembly came up for discussion on the floor of the Senate again, when Senator Bassey Akpan revealed that state lawmakers were still unable to access their chambers. He said, “Security agents are [...]

2211, 2018

Senate Adjourns In Honour of Slain Soldiers

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

The Senate on Thursday adjourned plenary earlier than expected in honour of the 44 soldiers, who lost their lives while fighting Boko Haram insurgents. Senator Bala Na’allah revealed on the floor of the senator that Boko Haram terrorists invaded a town and allegedly killed 44 soldiers, which included his cousin. In reaction, Senator Ahmad Lawan wondered at the kind of protection that was available to soldiers, “What kind of protection [...]

2211, 2018

Minimum Wage Bill: House Committee Promises Speedy Passage

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

The House of Representatives Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, on Thursday, said the National Assembly would give the minimum wage bill accelerated hearing and passage. The Chairman of the committee, Rep Ezenwa Onyewuchi, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had, on November 27, 2017, set up a 30-man National Minimum Wage Committee headed by former [...]

2211, 2018

BREAKING: Another two APC Reps dump party

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

Two more members of the All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives have announced their exit from the ruling party. Two members had dumped the APC on Wednesday. At the plenary on Thursday, the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, read letters from Ahmed Abu (Niger State) and Stephen Olemija (Ondo State) announcing their defections to the Social Democratic Party and the Action Alliance, respectively. They both blamed the conduct and outcome [...]

2211, 2018

Saraki questions death of Offa robbery suspect, demands investigation

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Senate President Bukola Saraki has questioned the death of Michael Adikwu, the principal suspect in the deadly bank robbery attacks in Offa, Kwara State, demanding an investigation. Saraki in a statement signed on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, urged the Presidency to institute a judicial inquiry into how and when the principal suspect died in police custody. “Following eventual disclosure by the Police that [...]

2211, 2018

No regrets working against Jonathan, say ACF, NEF

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elders’ Forum on Wednesday defended their opposition to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan when he contested the 2011 and the 2015 presidential elections. The groups, in separate interviews indicated that they had no regrets for their position in the two elections. On its part, the ACF while justifying its position, said leaders should learn to honour their words. The spokesman for NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, [...]

2211, 2018

Shettima Slams Jonathan’s Book, Accuses Him Of Sweeping Report On Chibok Girls ‘Under The Carpet’

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of sweeping the report by an investigative panel on the abduction of the Chibok Girls ‘under the carpet’. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau on Wednesday, Shettima stated that the former President failed to publish the report in his book titled, ‘My Transition Hours’ which was launched on Tuesday. [...]

2211, 2018

Didier Drogba Retires From Football

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65.Drogba most recently played for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League. “I wanna thank all the players, managers, teams and [...]

2111, 2018

Jonathan Accuses Obama of Working for his Defeat

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Barack Obama of pushing for his defeat in the 2015 Presidential election. Mr Jonathan who lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari blasted the then United States President of taking an unusual step by “prodding the electorate to vote for the opposition” in the election. The claim was part of several made by the former Nigerian leader in his new book, ‘My Transition [...]

2111, 2018

Obasanjo Warns against Handover of Nigeria to Thieves, Hooligans

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

The echoes of the 2015 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari reverberated on Tuesday as former President Goodluck Jonathan presented his book, ‘My Transition Hours,’ to the public in Abuja. Dignitaries that included Buhari, former Heads of State in Nigeria and West Africa, former ministers and traditional rulers took turns to shower encomiums on the former President for conceding defeat in the election. Buhari was represented by the Secretary [...]

2011, 2018

Dasuki’s Trial To Continue In His Absence

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The trial of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki will continue as the Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, says he has not given any tangible reason to warrant his absence in court. The court’s decision on Monday followed an application by the prosecutor Mr Dipo Okpeseyi who had asked the court to either stand down the latter and order the appearance of the defendant or make an order to continue [...]

2011, 2018

Eid-El-Maulud: Buhari Asks Nigerians To Pray For The Nation

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country needs the support and prayers of all citizens to be fully successful in overcoming its challenges. He said this in his message to the nation on Monday on the occasion of the Eid-El-Maulud, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.   In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the President extended greetings to Nigerians and Muslims [...]

2011, 2018

2019: Perpetrate violence and get arrested, police warn politicians

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says the Police will not tolerate any form of political thuggery, intimidation, demonstration of violent conducts by politicians or their supporters. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters Abuja, Ag. Dcp Jimoh Moshood. According to the statement, the IGP directed Commissioners of Police in the Commands and Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police [...]

2011, 2018

Bye-Election: Oshiomhole Mocks Saraki Over PDP’s Defeats In Kwara

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, said the victories recorded by the party in the three bye-elections held on Saturday in Katsina, Kwara and Bauchi states were pointers to the impending defeat of the PDP in the 2019 general elections. According to him, the most outstanding of the victories was the humiliating defeat the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, suffered in the hands of the people [...]

1611, 2018

Beware of anti-workers’ govs, NLC warns Buhari

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Nigeria Labour Congress and pensioners union have advised President Muhammadu Buhari to beware of members of Nigeria Governors’ Forum whom they described as anti-workers. They alleged that such governors were working to frustrate the NLC agreement with the Federal Government on the payment of N30,000 as the new minimum wage. The governors had, after the NGF meeting on Wednesday, said states would have to downsize their workforce to be [...]

1511, 2018

Jailbreaks: FEC Approves Purchase Of Firearms For Prison Officials

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the purchase of 400 Beretta assault rifles with 20,000 rounds of ammunition for officials of the Nigeria Prisons Service. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau announced the approval at the end FEC meeting held inside the council chamber. The meeting was chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Dambazau said the arms and ammunition will be purchased at the cost of N272 million. [...]

1511, 2018

Impeachment: Police Deploy Officers In Anambra Assembly Complex

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

There was tension in the vicinity of the Anambra House of Assembly on Thursday as the Police deployed heavily armed personnel at strategic points leading to the parliamentary complex. The House is expected to resume sitting on Thursday after its crisis which began on Tuesday over an attempt to impeach the Speaker, Mrs Rita Nmaduagwu. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that policemen were stationed at Ekwueme Square, NULGE Secretariat [...]

1511, 2018

Govs To Labour: Expect Sacking If We Must pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Nigerian governors have said they cannot afford to pay workers a minimum wage of N30,000 unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked. Apart from this, the governors at their emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday night, asked the Federal Government to also accede to the review of the national revenue allocation formula. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, [...]

1311, 2018

Daniel Sturridge: Liverpool Striker Charged With Breaching Betting Rules

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for alleged breaches of its betting rules in January this year. It is alleged he breached one rule relating to betting on football, and one which covers providing information relating to football which has been “obtained by virtue of his position” and “is not publicly available”. A Liverpool spokesman said Sturridge, 29, had co-operated fully “throughout this process” [...]

1311, 2018

LG Autonomy Will Foster Development At Grassroots – Obasanjo

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has called for the strengthening of the local government as the third tier of government in Nigeria saying that the current practice has continued to hamper real development at the grassroots. He said this on Monday while receiving members of the Friends of Democracy group at his residence in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The former president maintained that people at [...]

911, 2018

Buhari Declares State of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a state of emergency on the nation’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. He explained that the declaration became imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. The President stated this while inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalisation of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector at State House Conference Centre in Abuja [...]

911, 2018

Court Rejects FG’s Request For Arrest Warrant Against Ekweremadu

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday turned down the request by the Federal Government to issue an arrest warrant against the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property had, on behalf of the Federal Government, urged the court to order the arrest of Ekweremadu following the absence of the senator, who was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday on [...]

811, 2018

2019 polls: Senate slashes power, health, education, presidency funds

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Senate on Wednesday made a U-turn on the source of funding for the budgets of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to conduct the 2019 general elections. While the National Assembly had earlier approved N242,245,050,100 from only the Special Intervention Programme under the Service Wide Votes of the Presidency, half of the money will now be taken from the 2018 budgets of ministries, departments and agencies. The [...]

611, 2018

BREAKING: Four APC Reps Quit Party

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, has lost another four of its members in the House of Representatives to other political parties. The lawmakers, Dada Awoleye (Oyo), Segun Williams (Ogun), Lawali Hassan and Adedapo Lam-Adesina (Oyo), announced their defections on Tuesday. While Mr Awoleye defected to the Accord party, Messrs Williams, Hassan and Lam-Adesina defected to Labour Party (LP), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Democratic Congress (ADC), respectively. More [...]

611, 2018

Minimum Wage: Tripartite Committee to Submit Report to Buhari Today

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The tripartite committee set up to agree on the new national minimum wage will today present its report to President Muhammadu Buhari. The chairman of the committee said this after its meeting with the labour leaders late on Monday night. It, however, failed to reach a consensus as the Federal government insisted on paying N24,000 as against labour’s demands of N30, 000. Following the failure of the government to meet [...]

611, 2018

Army, Police has Allegedly Killed 492 Shiites Says Falana

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission demanding a probe into alleged killings of about 492 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, by both the Army and the police since 2014. In his petition dated November 2, 2018 and addressed to the Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Mr. Anthony Ojukwu, Falana gave seven days ultimatum to the commission [...]

511, 2018

APC Calls For Probe of Atiku’s Trip To Dubai

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, has called on security agencies to probe the recent “strategy meeting” held by ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Dubai. Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2019 general elections, met with some leaders in Dubai recently. In a statement on Sunday, Nabena said security agencies should probe the [...]

511, 2018

Police To Arraign 19 Suspects Over Death Of Missing General

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Plateau State Police Command says it is set to arraign 19 suspects involved in the disappearance and death of retired Major General Idris Alkali, the immediate past Chief of Administration (Army). Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Tyopev Mathias, disclosed this to reporters after parading the suspects on Sunday at the Police Headquarters in Jos, the state capital. “The suspects we have got were the ones who led [...]

511, 2018

Taraba Govt Denies Sponsoring Illegal Security Outfit

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Taraba State government has denied the allegation that it is training an illegal security outfit in the state. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku, Mr Bala Dan-Abu, made the denial on behalf of the government on Saturday while addressing reporters in Jalingo, the state capital. “The truth is that the Taraba State government is not involved in any illegal training of security personnel anywhere in the state,” he [...]

2610, 2018

Buhari Orders Clampdown On Illegal Security Outfits

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate clampdown on all illegal security outfits in the country. National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, revealed this on Tuesday while addressing a news conference in reaction of the recent crisis in Kaduna, Adamawa, Plateau and Benue states. General Monguno added that all unlicenced and illicit acquisition of controlled items, including drones and broadcast equipment are to be reported to the appropriate security agencies. With [...]

2610, 2018

End Cattle Grazing in UniJos ASUU Demands

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos branch has demanded for an immediate end to the cattle grazing on the campus. This followed the continued threat posed to the lives and properties of students and members of the institution as a result of the persistent crisis in Plateau state, according to the union. The Union made the demand through its Chairperson, Dr Maigoro Lazarus, during a press [...]

2610, 2018

I Didn’t Receive Any Money From NNPC For Buhari’s Campaign – Keyamo

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|

The spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), has denied collecting money from the NNPC to run the publicity department of the organisation. Keyamo, who is also the campaign organisation’s Director of Strategic Communications, said on Thursday in Lagos that the organisation would not depend on public purse to run its activities In a statement copied to the News Agency of Nigeria, Keyamo said: “Our [...]

2610, 2018

2019: Voting For Buhari Will Return Power To South-West In 2023 – Fashola

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, urged the people of South-West to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections to guarantee a return of power to the region in 2023. The minister stated this at a special town hall meeting on infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency. The News Agency of Nigeria reports the Minister [...]

2510, 2018

FG Will Not Tamper With Activities Of Organised Labour, Says Ngige

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Federal Government says it will not restrain the activities of organised labour in the country but will continue to engage them in dialogue. Dr Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, spoke in Abuja, when a delegation of the organisation of African Trade Union Unity, paid him a courtesy visit. Ngige, via a statement signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Director of Press in the ministry, said government “does [...]

2510, 2018

NYSC Extends Registration Deadline To Oct 27

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The National Youth Service Corps has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, October 27, especially for newly mobilised University of Ilorin graduates. According to Director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, the circular dated October 24 was sent to all state coordinators of NYSC. He said the memo was signed on behalf of the NYSC Director General, Brig-Gen. [...]

2510, 2018

BREAKING: Buhari In Rivers For Inauguration Of New International Terminal At Port Harcourt Airport

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Rivers State for the inauguration of the new international terminal at the Port Harcourt International Airport. The President arrived at the state capital, Port Harcourt around 12:20 pm for the event which had top government functionaries including the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in attendance. The project is one of four built with a $500 million loan taken from China in 2013. Nigeria [...]

2510, 2018

Court Summons Taraba APC Governorship Candidate Over Alleged Corruption

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo has granted an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to summon the former Acting Governor of Taraba State, Mr Sani Danladi. Justice Stephen Pam granted the request while ruling on the application on Tuesday in the Taraba State capital. Danladi who is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections is facing two counts [...]

2510, 2018

Reps Pass Electoral Act Amendment Bill

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The House of Representatives has passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The lawmakers passed the bill at Wednesday’s plenary in Abuja after they adopted the report by the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A member of the chamber from Gombe State, Aishatu Dukku, presented the report which led to the passage of the bill on the floor of the House. The [...]

2510, 2018

Missing General: Police declare District Head, seven others wanted

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Plateau State Police Command has declared the District Head of Dura Du Village in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and seven others wanted in connection with the missing Major General Idris Alkali (retd). According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Tyopev Mathias, the suspects were declared wanted following preliminary investigations indicating that they masterminded the abduction, assault and caused the disappearance [...]

2210, 2018

Buhari To Visit Seme Border On Tuesday

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to visit the Seme Border on Tuesday, November 23. Himself and his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon will be performing the official hand-over of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry. According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary of Lagos State, Habib Aruna on Sunday, all necessary arrangements to ensure hitch-free [...]

2210, 2018

BREAKING: Police Escort Suspended NHIS Boss Into Premises, Tear Gas Staff

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Policemen numbering close to 50 broke the gates to the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, escorting the suspended Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, into the premises. It was reported that the policemen fired tear gas to disperse members of staff, who had attempted to prevent Usman from gaining entry. The NHIS boss, who was suspended by the governing council of the NHIS insisted that the board had no [...]

2210, 2018

Update: Fayose Pleads Not Guilty, Remanded In EFCC Custody

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti, State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos, where he pleaded not guilty to the allegation that he misappropriated N30.8 billion. The embattled former governor was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A large number of his supporters were present in court, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. He pleaded not guilty to the 11 [...]

2210, 2018

Fayose arrives court amidst heavy security

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. The anti-graft agency conveyed the ex-governor to the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, in a white bus manned by heavy security Monday morning. The court is expected to sit at 9am. Fayose was brought to court straight from the EFCC custody, where he had [...]

2210, 2018

I’ll Contest 2019 Elections Under New Party – Shehu Sani

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, who resigned his membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress has assured his supporters of contesting in the forthcoming election. Sani who assured his supporters of not quitting politics on his Facebook page on Sunday said he would announce his new political party in two days time (Tuesday). He said, “This is to thank all my supporters and friends for the [...]

1910, 2018

Minimum Wage: We Are Still Struggling To Pay N18,000 – Govs

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Nigerian Governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum have declared that they are still struggling to pay the current minimum wage of N18,000. Though they said they were not against the upward review of the minimum wage, they nevertheless said the ability of states to pay must be considered. Chairman of the Forum, who is also the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, said this while [...]

1910, 2018

Saraki Heeds Court’s Warning, Pays Omo-Agege’s Entitlements

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Delta-Central senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, has been paid all his entitlements that accrued from his illegal suspension by the Senate earlier in the year. The development, on Thursday, put an end to the contempt proceedings initiated by Omo-Agege against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Omo-Agege’s lawyer, Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), informed Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Thursday that his client was paid on October [...]

1710, 2018

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, finally honoured an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest. After leading Fayose to the interrogation room, it was learnt that he was asked to write a statement explaining how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser through a former Minister of State [...]

1710, 2018

Row in Senate over $3.8bn subsidy payment probe

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Senate has begun a fresh investigation into the alleged illegal subsidy payment on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The probe, however, divided members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the chamber on Tuesday. Earlier, the Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti-South), raised a point of order, urging the Senate to probe the NNPC for paying subsidy on petrol without the approval of [...]

1710, 2018

Atiku’s Dubai trip delays PDP presidential campaign council

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The trip made to Dubai by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, was on Tuesday said to be delaying the full composition of the party’s presidential campaign council. However, our correspondent gathered that Atiku in conjunction with the national leadership of the party approved the selection of some members of the council before he left Nigeria for the United Arab Emirates. Some members of the National [...]

1610, 2018

I’ll Be At EFCC Today With My Bedclothes, Pillowcase – Fayose

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, said earlier in the day that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday (today) with his bedclothes and pillowcase. Fayose’s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters of the EFCC where he will answer to allegations that he received about N1.3bn from the Office of the National [...]

1610, 2018

FG Condemns Killing Of Second Aid Worker By Boko Haram

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Federal Government has condemned the killing of another aid worker by a faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). In a statement issued in London on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly. Shortly after TheCable reported the death of Hauwa Liman, the minister said nothing can justify the shedding of the [...]

1510, 2018

Laurent Koscielny: Defender criticises Deschamps and Retires

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

France and Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has retired from international duty after criticising manager Didier Deschamps for his treatment while recovering from injury. The defender ruptured an Achilles in the Europa League semi-final in May and missed out on France’s World Cup-winning campaign in Russia Koscielny, 33, said “lots of people disappointed him” during his lay-off. “It feels like a hit on the back of the head,” he said. “When [...]

1510, 2018

Usain Bolt questions why he is being drug tested as he is not yet a professional footballer

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Usain Bolt has questioned why he has received a notice for a drugs test from Australia’s anti-doping authority (Asada), saying he is not yet a professional footballer. The eight-time Olympic sprint champion is training with A-League club Central Coast Mariners and scored twice on his first start in a friendly on Friday. Bolt says he has been told he is being tested as he is an “elite athlete”. The 32-year-old [...]

1510, 2018

2019 Polls: 6,609,115 Lagosians eligible to vote Says INEC

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State said 6, 609, 115 residents were eligible to vote in the 2019 General Elections in the state. Mr. Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner disclosed this at a workshop on Lagos State Election Security Strategic Plan for 2019 Elections. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop was organised by Nigeria Policing Programme in collaboration with INEC in Lagos State. Prince [...]

1510, 2018

Fayose leaves Ekiti for Abuja, says He Won’t Flee

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, left the state on Sunday amid hailing and emotional farewell from his admirers. He had earlier on Saturday embarked on a ‘Thank you walk’ around major streets of Ado Ekiti, where he received accolades from traders, artisans and other residents of the state. Fayose, clad in a T-shirt and a pair of jean trousers, climbed through the open roof of his Lexus jeep [...]

1510, 2018

Jonathan appeals to South East to accept Obi as Atiku’s running mate

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South East to support the decision of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to run for presidency with Peter Obi. Jonathan made the appeal in a statement on Sunday, one day after leaders of the party in the zone said they were not consulted before Mr Obi, a former governor of Anambra [...]

1510, 2018

Primaries: Aggrieved APC Reps To Decide Next Move After Appeal Panel Decision

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Many All Progressives Congress House of Representatives members who lost out at the recent primary election are to decide on their next line of action after the outcome of the appeal they entered before the party’s appeal panel, it was learnt on Sunday. Findings showed that some of the aggrieved lawmakers felt they were “deliberately edged out” of the primaries to pave the way for the favoured candidates of godfathers [...]

1110, 2018

PSC, IG disagree over planned demotion of 1,500 officers

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Police Service Commission and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, are at loggerheads over moves by the former to demote about 1,500 policemen who benefitted from the special promotion exercise carried out by the IG. Following media reports that the commission had penciled down certain police officers for demotion, including the force spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, and an officer of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, who [...]

1110, 2018

APC, PDP senators unite, give Buhari’s polls budget speedy passage

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Less than 24 hours after the warring All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party’s senators reached a truce, President Muhammadu Buhari’s requests for the 2019 polls budget and borrowing plans enjoyed accelerated consideration in the upper chamber on Wednesday. The lawmakers had resumed from their annual recess on Tuesday to suspend the leadership tussle between the caucuses to attend to “urgent issues of national importance.” On Wednesday, the Senate considered [...]

1110, 2018

APC not jittery over Atiku, says gov forum

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday, said the ruling All Progressives Congress was not jittery over the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He said with the primaries over, the APC would soon embark on reconciliation to appease those who were aggrieved as a result of the nationwide exercise. Okorocha, who is the Imo State Governor, said these [...]

1110, 2018

BREAKING: Stop coercing witnesses to implicate me, Fayose tells EFCC

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of shopping for evidence to nail him. He alleged that the anti-graft agency had started coercing witnesses to implicate him in order to file a trumped-up charge against him upon the expiration of his tenure on October 15. Specifically, Fayose in an October 10 letter addressed to the Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, [...]

910, 2018

Eden Hazard torn between Chelsea deal and ‘dream’ Real Madrid move

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Eden Hazard says he is torn between signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge and a “dream” move to Real Madrid. The Belgium forward has two years remaining on his contract with the Blues, but was linked with a move to the European champions in the summer. Hazard has scored seven times in the Premier League already this season. “I don’t want to say, ‘yes, I am signing a new [...]

910, 2018

Melaye, others ask court to set aside police summon, demand N500m damages

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and two other senators, Dino Melaye and Ben Murray-Bruce have filed a suit asking the Federal High Court to set aside the police summon following their involvement in a protest last week. The senators have asked the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the police from any further unlawful harassment, intimidation or attempt to arrest and detain them in connection with their [...]

910, 2018

BREAKING: IGP removes Plateau CP

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the removal of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, with immediate effect. A statement by the spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, announced the removal. Adie has been replaced with Austin Agbonlahor, who was until his appointment, the CP (Operations) at Force Headquarters, Abuja. Details later…

910, 2018

Buhari, Atiku in battle of integrity over 2019 poll

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

The brickbats continued yesterday between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP) are gearing up for the February presidential election. Atiku beat 11 opponents to get the PDP ticket at the weekend. The APC ratified the direct primary election of President Buhari in Abuja. The APC said the choice before Nigerians in 2019 is that of light, [...]

910, 2018

NASS resumes today, Reps suspend sitting to mourn late Adedoyin

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

Members of the House of Representatives will suspend legislative activities for one day on Tuesday (today) to mourn their late colleague, Ms Funke Adedoyin, it was has learnt. The members had gone on annual recess since July 24 and were to resume fully today after the primaries of their political parties ahead of the 2019 poll. However, while they were on recess, Adedoyin from Kwara State died of the cancer-related [...]

910, 2018

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho’s players have to stand up – Wayne Rooney

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an “easy target” and the players “have to do better”, says former Old Trafford striker Wayne Rooney. Mourinho has come under pressure after United made their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years. “The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season,” ex-England forward Rooney said. “I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said [...]

910, 2018

Protesters storm APC National Secretariat Over Alleged Imposition of Candidate

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dozens of protesters from different states of the federation stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to protest alleged imposition of candidates during the just concluded National Assembly primaries. Sets of protesters from Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa and Enugu states were at the party secretariat, on Monday, to register their displeasure over what some of them described as the imposition of candidates as well as injustice. A twist [...]

810, 2018

APC Primaries: President Buhari urges losers not to defect

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated winners of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries across the country and urged the losers to learn and demonstrate sportsmanship. In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari urged the losers of the primaries to accept the outcomes without bitterness or resentment. “In every competition, someone has to win and someone has to lose, but those who [...]

810, 2018

Abacha’s ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha, Emerges PPN presidential ticket

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, on Sunday, emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria. He polled 3,564,262 votes to beat Dr Imuetinyan Igbinnosa and Chief Isiaka Olorunnimbe, who scored 2,183,856 and 1,400,755 votes, respectively. The Chairman of the Presidential Primary Elections Committee and Ekiti PPN Chairman, Dare Adekolu, declared him as the winner after collating [...]

810, 2018

Ballon d’Or: Gareth Bale Among First Five Nominees To be Announced

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale is among the nominees for this year’s men’s Ballon d’Or award. Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris St-Germain attacker Edinson Cavani are also contenders. The 30-man list of nominees will be revealed throughout the day. The Ballon d’Or, a prestigious award presented since 1956, is given to the best player of the year. The [...]

810, 2018

Presidential Ticket: Atiku Begins Search for Running Mate

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday at the main bowl of Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, won the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party. Hardly did Atiku emerge as the winner than the talk of his running mate started. Investigations by our correspondents showed that the search might have been limited to the South-East region of the country. However, in the election, Atiku polled 1,532 votes [...]

810, 2018

SERAP writes Buhari, Seeks Speedy Trial of Corrupt Past Governors

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation to prosecute all former governors indicted in one corruption cases. The agency also asked the Federal Government to prosecute serving governors who are involved in corruption cases, at the expiration of their tenure. SERAP made the appeal in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Timothy Adewale, on Sunday. According [...]

810, 2018

Ezekwesili Declares For Presidency

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Nigeria’s former Minister of Education and co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has declared her intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 general elections. She will be running under the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). Ezekwesili said this during the party’s national convention on Sunday in Abuja. In a series of tweets, Ezekwesili explained that she joined the presidential race [...]

810, 2018

PDP Will Do Everything To Take Over In 2019, Says Wike

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, says it is time for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to come up with a strategy to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). According to him, the party will do everything it can to take over in 2019. The governor said this on Sunday after a closed-door meeting with the party’s presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar. He also called on the party’s chieftains [...]

810, 2018

Okorocha Wins Imo APC Senatorial Ticket

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial Ticket in the state. Governor Okorocha polled 141,117 votes to beat his opponent, Senator Hope Uzodinma who got 1,359 votes. Okorocha commended the electoral committee for its seriousness in ensuring that a peaceful and credible primary was conducted in the state. He said, “All we have been saying in Imo State is give us a free [...]

210, 2018

Buhari meets Tinubu ahead of Lagos APC gov primary

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The meeting which was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, came barely 24 hours before the APC governorship primary for the state slated for Tuesday. It was gathered that the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was, however, not part of the meeting Buhari had with Tinubu. A Presidency source, [...]

210, 2018

Buhari Condemns Violence In Plateau, Urges All To Embrace Peace

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the violence which led to the imposition of a curfew on Jos, Plateau State capital. “I am deeply worried about the seeming indifference to the sanctity of life by criminals whose hearts are hardened by evil,” the President said, according to a statement by his Senior Personal Assistant on Media and Publicity. He appealed to people in Plateau to ensure that the hard efforts [...]

2709, 2018

#OsunDecides: Three Men Arrested For Allegedly Carrying Charms, Banned Substances

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Security operatives have arrested three men for allegedly carrying charms and banned substances during the supplementary election in Osun State. They were arrested in Osogbo where supplementary election is also being held. Another man, a resident of the street where the polling units are situated, was dragged and teargassed. He was allegedly taking pictures from his balcony. This is part of the pockets of incidents that have been reported in [...]

2709, 2018

World Tourism Day

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

On the 27th of September every year, the world celebrates the World Tourism Day. The reason for World Tourism Day is to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it’s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value. In 2018, the European Council on Tourism and Trade has chosen the topic for world tourism day as “Tourism for Protecting Culture and Heritage.” It is evident [...]

2709, 2018

INEC Expresses Worry Over Reported Arrest Of Observers, Journalists

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over reports that some observers and journalists were being arrested and prevented from operating in some polling units in the Osun State governorship supplementary election. In a tweet on Thursday, on its official twitter handle @inecnigeria, the electoral umpire said the issue was being taken up with the security agencies. “INEC is disturbed about reports that accredited media and observers are [...]

2709, 2018

Ex-Kebbi Gov Dakingari joins race for House of Reps

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The immediate past governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Usman Dakingari, has reportedly joined the race for the House of Representatives. The news of his new move has, however, elicited shock in many quarters in the state and beyond, considering that in the event he wins, he would be the first ex-governor to end up in the House of Reps. Most governors since 1999 have secured seats in the Senate after [...]

2709, 2018

SDP Distances Self From Omisore’s Declaration Of Support For APC

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Falae, has distanced himself and the party from the pledge of support made to the All Progressives Congress by the party’s governorship candidate in Osun State. Falae who spoke after his party’s governorship candidate Iyiola Omisore pledged his support and that of the party to the APC’s governorship candidate Gboyega Oyetola for Thursday’s supplementary election. The SDP National Chairman, however, [...]

2509, 2018

FLASH | Aisha Buhari Orders Arrest of Own ADC, Accuses Him of N2.5 Billion Fraud.

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

A scandal is brewing within the household of President Muhammadu Buhari. His wife, Aisha, has caused the arrest of her own Aide De Camp, after accusing him of defrauding her, those familiar with the matter have told the press. The president’s wife is alleging that Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, received huge donations from politicians and business people on her behalf and then kept the cash to himself. [...]

2509, 2018

PDP Appoints Okowa As Chairman Of Convention Planning Committee

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as the chairman of the Special National Convention Planning Committee, ahead of the 2019 elections. Deputy National Chairman of the party, Yomi Akinwunmi, inaugurated the committee on behalf of the chairman of the party, Uche Secondus at the National Secretariat in Abuja. Okowa while thanking the party chairman and officials for the appointment assured of a free, [...]

2509, 2018

My Re-Election Will End Political Godfatherism in Adamawa – Bindow

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State on Tuesday said his re-election for the second term in office would end “the politics of godfatherism in the state”. Bindow made the assertion while addressing the All Progressives Congress’ delegates and party executives from the Adamawa State Central Senatorial District. NAN reports that the district comprised seven local government areas: Hong, Gombi, Song, Girei, Yola North, Yola South, and Fofore local government areas. [...]

2509, 2018

No Rift Between Me and Aregbesola – Oyetola

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Osun State governorship election, Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday said there was no rift between him and the state Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the Saturday’s election which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. A rerun of the election will hold on Thursday. In a statement signed by Osun East Campaign Director-General, Ajibola Famurewa, Oyetola said that the people of [...]

2509, 2018

Luka Modric, Marta, Others Won FIFA Awards

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Luka Modric was named the world’s best male player at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid midfielder, 33, beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, now with Juventus, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the award. Modric won his third Champions League title in a row in May and guided Croatia to their first World Cup final in July. Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female [...]

2509, 2018

Luka Modric, Marta, Others Won FIFA Awards

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Luka Modric was named the world’s best male player at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid midfielder, 33, beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, now with Juventus, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the award. Modric won his third Champions League title in a row in May and guided Croatia to their first World Cup final in July. Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female [...]

2509, 2018

Federal Government Promise to ensure flood victims Are Well Taken Care Of

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has promised victims of the flood disaster that the Federal Government will ensure that they are well taken care of, even as it continues to make efforts to tackle the menace. He made the promise on Monday when he visited an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Koton Karfe, Kogi State, created for the flood victims. The Vice President stated that once the flood waters recede, [...]

2509, 2018

Federal Government Promise to ensure flood victims Are Well Taken Care Of

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has promised victims of the flood disaster that the Federal Government will ensure that they are well taken care of, even as it continues to make efforts to tackle the menace. He made the promise on Monday when he visited an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Koton Karfe, Kogi State, created for the flood victims. The Vice President stated that once the flood waters recede, [...]

2509, 2018

LEGEND OF THE DAY: Ayo Ayoola-Amale 

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Legend of the Day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today on Legend of the Day, we are celebrating a great woman  Ayo Ayoola-Amale for her contributions in peace building and the literary world. Ayo Ayoola-Amale was born Adebisi Ayo Adekeye in Jos, Nigeria. She is an African poet, lawyer, conflict-resolution professional, ombudsman, peace builder, and spoken-word performance artist whose voice is noted for its peace, harmony, humanity, political, surrealistic and dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound. She joined the peace movement at [...]

2409, 2018

INEC fixes September 27 for run-off election in Osun

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27 for the Osun governorship election run-off. The date was fixed shortly after the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Joseph Afuape, declared the poll inconclusive. Peoples Democratic Party candidate Ademola Adeleke and his All Progressives Congress opponent had opened up a major lead on the 46 other candidates that participated in the poll. As more results trickled it became apparent that [...]

2409, 2018

APC Shifts Presidential Primary to Sept. 27th

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The All Progressives Congress has shifted its presidential direct primary election earlier scheduled for Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 to Thursday, September 27th, 2018. This was contained in a terse statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja. The statement also said, “Duly registered party members are to collect their permanent membership cards from their respective wards.”

2409, 2018

Osun: PDP to strike deal with Omisore, others

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

There were indications in Abuja on Sunday that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party might strike a deal with a former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in a bid to win the state rerun governorship election slated for Thursday, investigations by our correspondent have revealed. Omisore is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the election in which the candidate of the PDP, [...]

2409, 2018

FIRS collect N13bn from Billionaire Tax Defaulters

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Less than a month after it commenced its substitution of accounts of recalcitrant billionaires who have not been paying commensurate taxes, the Federal Inland Revenue Service has announced the collection of N12.66 in tax revenue from this category of Nigerians. The Executive Chairman, FIRS, Tunde Fowler, stated this on Friday when he received the new Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, during her spot visit to the Revenue House in [...]

2409, 2018

Osun Election: Saraki faults INEC, asks PDP to seek legal redress

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the result of the Osun State governorship election was inconclusive. In a statement issued by him on Sunday, he said INEC’s decision was wrong because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled. The electoral body had earlier explained that the reason for the decision was because the number of cancelled votes were [...]

2409, 2018

BREAKING: Nigerian Traders Storm ECOWAS, Protest Alleged Closure of Businesses in Ghana

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The National Association of Nigerian Traders on Monday stormed the ECOWAS secretariat located in Abuja to protest the alleged closure of shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana. The protest which began at 9:30am partially paralysed activities at the ECOWAS Secretariat. The protesters marched through the streets of Yakubu Gowon way in Asokoro, a development that led to traffic gridlock along the Asokoro axis. The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions [...]

2109, 2018

LEGEND OF THE DAY

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: Legend of the Day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today on legend of the day, we will celebrate legends who have left their comfort zones, sacrifice their resources, energy, time and even lives for the sustenance of peace in Nigeria be it as an Individual, Government, Civil Societies Organization, Traditional Leaders, Religious Leaders, Security Agencies and many more. Death or alive, we celebrate and acknowledge your immense contribution towards ensuring we live in a peaceful environment. We celebrate you [...]

2109, 2018

Police Recover Hidden FG Assets, 9,657 Illegal Arms, Others

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Police authorities say they have recovered monetary and non-monetary assets of the Federal Government hidden in some commercial banks across the country. They have also recovered a total of 9,657 illegal and prohibited arms and more than 26,000 ammunition in two batches across the country. Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood on Thursday said the nationwide mop up exercise by the police is aimed at the full enforcement of the [...]

2109, 2018

2019 Elections: BON Calls For Responsible Journalism

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) has advised media practitioners to be responsible in the discharge of their duties. At its 70th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, the Chairman of BON, Mr John Momoh (OON), called all members of the media to reflect on how to serve the audience and the country. Mr Momoh gave this advice on Thursday at the 70th General Assembly [...]

2109, 2018

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY!

By | September 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Loss of lives, properties destroyed, poverty, lack of development disease and many more are the consequences of violence. If our society, must developed, we must live together in peace and respect the right of others. It is the United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace which is annually held on September 21 to recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations and governments to end conflict and promote peace. It was first [...]

2009, 2018

Amaju Pinnick Re-Elected As NFF President

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Mr Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as President of the Nigeria Football Federation. Pinnick won the NFF election, held in Katsina State, by securing 34 votes out of 44 possible votes. His closest rival Aminu Maigari got eight votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi secured two votes. A fourth candidate, Chinedu Okoye did not get any vote. Also, Seyi Akinwumi won first vp with 41 votes while Otuba Dele Ajayi got 3 [...]

2009, 2018

Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure on Ambode to Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-Olu

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The battle on who gets the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State continued on Wednesday with the party leadership mounting pressure on the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to drop his second term bid and endorse his opponent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Sanwo-Olu came into reckoning in Lagos politics after he obtained the state governorship form last Tuesday and immediately got the backing of the Mandate Movement in the [...]

2009, 2018

PC Reviews Timetable, Presidential Primary Now September 25

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The National Working Committee of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress has reviewed the timetable for the conduct of its 2018 primary elections. Under the new arrangement, the primary election for the presidency will now hold on September 25, while the governorship primaries will follow on September 29. This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro in Abuja, on Wednesday. The timetable [...]

2009, 2018

I Will Surely Dance to Government House – Adeleke

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Osun State Governorship election coming up on September 22, Senator Ademola Adeleke, says he is confident of winning the election. Adeleke said this during a town hall meeting organised by Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative in Osun State on Wednesday. “I will surely dance to government house by winning all the Local Government areas in Osun State on Saturday. “I have been tagged [...]

1809, 2018

LEGEND OF THE DAY: Innocent Ujah Idibia (Tu Face, 2 Baba) 

By | September 18th, 2018|Categories: Legend of the Day|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Happy birthday to our Legend. A music icon. Innocent Ujah Idibia was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, 18 September 1975. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in the southern part of Benue State, in central Nigeria. He attended Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He enrolled at Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management. While attending IMT, he [...]

1709, 2018

Linda Ikeji gives birth to baby boy

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

One of Nigeria’s leading bloggers, Linda Ikeji has given birth to a baby boy, in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. The blogger, whose pregnancy has made headlines in the past months and generated a lot of interest, broke the exhilarating news of the birth of the baby boy herself on her @officiallindaikeji Instagram account on Monday morning. She wrote: “Oh dear Lord, I am a mum. [...]

1709, 2018

LEGEND OF THE DAY: Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: Legend of the Day|Tags: , , |

Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa was born 21 August 1936 in Kaya, Kaduna State. He studied at Zaria Middle School (1947–1952) and at the Institute of Administration, Zaria (1952–1953). He was an accounts clerk (1953–1955) and a school teacher (1955–1960). He held various managerial positions related to accountancy in the period 1960 to 1976, while studying at different colleges in London to gain additional qualifications. He is a left-wing Nigerian politician who was elected [...]

1709, 2018

Omisore Wants Fg To Find Killers Of Bola Ige

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Sen. Iyiola Omisore, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party for the Osun State governorship election, expresses the hope that the government would find the killers of former Justice minister Bola Ige. Omisore, who was one of those accused of killing Ige, said on Sunday that he was of the hope that the Federal Government would search for and find the killers. Omisore wants killers of Chief Bola Ige arrested [...]

1709, 2018

President Buhari to Flag Off the Osun Basic Health Provision Fund

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

As part of Federal Government’s efforts to improve basic health care in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the national flag off of basic health provision fund in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. Dr Niyi Oginni,the Executive Director of Osun Health Insurance Scheme (O’HIS), who disclosed this at a news conference on Sunday in Osogbo, said the flag off would be performed by the President and the Health Minister, [...]

1409, 2018

Court Orders DSS To Pay N10.5m As Compensation To Jones Abiri

By | September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Federal High Court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay the sum of N10.5 million as compensation to journalist, Jones Abiri, over his illegal detention for two years by the security agency. At the resumed hearing on Thursday, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba stated that the DSS did not deny arresting and detaining him since July 2016, denying him access to his doctors, family and friends. He further [...]

1409, 2018

Minimum Wage: Labour Issues 14-Day Ultimatum To FG

By | September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The organised labour has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government, to allow the tripartite committee conclude its work on the new national minimum wage. The Labour leaders gave the ultimatum on Wednesday, stating that the National Minimum Wage Committee commenced work in March 2018 with timelines to deliver on its mandate by August/ September 2018. They accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige of delaying [...]

1409, 2018

LEGEND OF THE DAY: Folorunso Alakija 

By | September 14th, 2018|Categories: Legend of the Day|Tags: , , , , |

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, one of the richest African women, and one of the richest black women in the world was born on 15 July 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State. At age seven, she travelled to the United Kingdom to begin a four-year primary education at Dinorben School for Girls in Hafodunos Hall in Llangernyw, Wales. After returning to Nigeria, [...]

1209, 2018

Fayose Writes EFCC, Vows to Make Himself Available for Probe

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has promised to make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Governor Fayose disclosed this in a letter dated September 10 and addressed to the acting EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu. He said he would report at the EFFC office after handing over to the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who will be sworn into office on October 16. [...]

1209, 2018

2019: Okorocha Dismisses 13 Commissioners, Advisers

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Wednesday sacked the secretary to the state government, George Eche, his chief of staff, Uche Nwosu, deputy chief of staff, Kingsley Uju, and his principal secretary, Paschal Obi. Others affected by the development are Emma Ojinero, Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Commerce, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri, Information commissioner, Ngozi Njoku, Commissioner for Gender and Social Development. Joy Mbawuike, Commissioner for Market Development, Obinna Mbata, [...]

1209, 2018

Dogara Announces Plans to Seek Re-election in 2019

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has announced plans to seek a re-election into the National Assembly come 2019. Dogara announced his decision on Tuesday while addressing his constituents at his Abuja residence. The Speaker said he was already contemplating stepping aside, having represented the constituency for almost 12 years. He, however, said he was overwhelmed by the show of solidarity from his supporters, noting that because of [...]

1209, 2018

Buhari to Attend United Nations General Assembly in New York

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The 73rd UNGA is scheduled to hold at the United Nations headquarters from September 18, 2018. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Onyeama said that the President will use the opportunity to canvass for a permanent seat at the United Nations and for a [...]

1209, 2018

Evans’ Lawyer Arrested in Court By Police

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Some police operatives on Wednesday morning arrested a lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, at the Federal High Court in Lagos. Ogungbeje had represented the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Policemen said to be from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, swooped on the lawyer as he parked his car at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi on Wednesday morning. Ogungbeje, who was billed to appear before the vacation judge, Justice [...]

1209, 2018

UEFA ‘Planning 3rd European Club Competition From 2021’

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A third European club competition could be introduced alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021, according to the head of the association of Europe’s biggest teams. European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli, who is also on Uefa’s executive committee, said the “the green light has been given”. He did not give any more details on how the tournament would be organised. “The current model needs modernising,” said [...]

1209, 2018

Paris Club Refund: FG To Halt States Owing Salaries

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Federal Government said states must clear the backlog of salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining 2.69 billion dollars Paris Club Refund. The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Hassan Dodo, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government would commence phased payments of the refund to the states once the condition and several others were met. “The DMO led the [...]

1209, 2018

Femi Otedola ‘Accepts’ Lagos PDP Governorship Ticket

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Businessman, Femi Otedola, has reportedly accepted to become the torchbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Lagos State governorship race in 2019. According to popular celebrity publisher, Dele Momodu, PDP offered Otedola, who is currently on vacation the governorship ticket and he has accepted it. He shared the news on his Twitter handle, @DeleMomodu. He tweeted: “Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship [...]

1209, 2018

Osun 2018: NYSC DG Warns Corps Members to Remain Neutral, Apolitical

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, has advised corps members in Osun to remain neutral and apolitical while serving as ad hoc staff for the September 22 governorship election. Kazaure gave the advice on Tuesday while addressing corps members during his visit to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Ede. He warned them not to collect anything from politicians and avoid being induced to commit electoral malpractices, [...]

1009, 2018

Over 200 Households In Rikkos Community Displaced By Flood

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

About 200 households have been displaced by flood in Rikkos community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau, following heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon. Mr Al’Amin Yakubu, Head, Emergency Response Team of the community disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos. Yakubu said though no life was lost, the flood had destroyed properties and washed away valuables. “The flood didn’t claim lives, but [...]