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Beware of anti-workers’ govs, NLC warns Buhari

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 [...]

November 16, 2018 Government and politics

APC, VON DG dismiss Atiku’s endorsement by Igbo leaders

The All Progressives Congress and the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu, have said the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, by some Igbo leaders as an affront to the people. The APC,  in [...]

November 16, 2018 Government and politics

APGA suspends newly-elected Anambra speaker, two others

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has suspended the newly-elected ‘Speaker’ of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Ike Uzoezie, and two other principal officers. They are the Deputy Speaker, Hartford Oseke and the Majority Leader, Maduforom Okoye, for their [...]

November 16, 2018 Government and politics

ICJ probes Army, Shiites clashes in Nigeria

Following the receipt of the petition by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) alleging massacre of its members by the Federal Government, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun probe of the claims. In the course of the investigations [...]

November 16, 2018 Military

Reps panel alleges plot to divert IDPs’ materials in North East

The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness yesterday alleged that the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, was at the verge of diverting 6,779 metric tons of rice donated by the Chinese [...]

November 16, 2018 Government and politics

Test anti-graft fight with bribery allegations against Oshiomhole, Saraki tells Buhari

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to prove his administration’s anti-corruption claims by conducting thorough and genuine investigation into the allegations of bribery against the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. According to [...]

November 16, 2018 Government and politics

Why INEC can’t conduct credible election, by Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed why the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot conduct credible elections in 2019. According to him, the refusal of President Mohammadu Buhari to sign the amended Electoral Act was a deliberate ploy to [...]

November 16, 2018 Government and politics

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 11: FUNAAB and Abeokuta Meetup

Highlights of activities of day twelve of the Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018; from Ibadan to Abeokuta. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Jonathan, PDP attack Osinbajo over debt profile, corruption claims

Former  and the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his claim that the former President left Nigeria with debt and ruined the economy due to alleged corruption under his watch. The Vice-President had during a lecture [...]

November 14, 2018 Government and politics

Nnamdi Kanu: Defence team makes a U-turn on Orji Kalu’s summons

The defence team of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has dropped its push to have a former Governor of Abia State Orji Kalu appear before the Federal High Court in Abuja and testify about [...]

November 14, 2018 Nigerian-Biafran War

Muslim-Muslim ticket: I consulted Buhari – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Tuesday said he settled for  Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim,  as his running mate in the 2019 governorship election in the state because she is the right person for the job. The governor, [...]

November 14, 2018 Government and politics

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 10: An Amala Skye (Polaris) affair and a meetup

An Amala Skye (Polaris) affair, a meetup and other highlights on day 10 of Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Outrage as 13-year-old Thai boxer die in ring

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art. Thai boxing is hugely popular in the country [...]

November 14, 2018 Sports

It will be strange for APC to have ‘graveyard’ peace, says Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says it will be strange if the ruling party is experiencing “graveyard peace.” He also said it was only morally right for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to resign [...]

November 14, 2018 Government and politics

Military attacks militants, pirates, destroys illegal oil facilities in Niger Delta

The military has attacked militants, pirates and destroyed illegal oil facilities in the Niger Delta. The ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III in 6 Division Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the Nigerian Army achieved the mission. The Deputy Director, Army Public [...]

November 14, 2018 Military

APC alleges PDP, Atiku lack financial resources to campaign

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lack the financial resources to prosecute the presidential campaigns. APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, made the allegation in a [...]

November 14, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo must answer for N5.8b fraud, Reps insist

N5.8b fraud: The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness yesterday offered insight into why it indicted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the alleged diversion of N5.8 billion meant for emergency intervention in the north east. The [...]

November 14, 2018 Government and politics

Ezekwesili urges deregulation of oil sector

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has called for the deregulation of the oil sector to boost the country’s economy. She, however, alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Petroleum [...]

November 14, 2018 Government and politics

Nigeria crashes food importation by 60%

Nigeria has succeeded in reducing the importation of food items by 60 per cent from 2015 to date, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, reported. Emefiele said that the government, in the process, saved $800 [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

Religious crisis looms in Ibadan varsity community over wearing of hijab

Religious crisis looms in Ibadan varsity community over wearing of hijab Unless some drastic actions are taken to stop some religious fanatics, the University of Ibadan (UI) community is in for serious crisis. A Muslim group was reportedly distributing hijab [...]

November 13, 2018 Religion

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Days 7, 8 and 9: Exploring Ibadan, the Home of Many Firsts

On Days 7, 8 and 9 of Techpoint Tours 2018, we took on the city of Ibadan. Here are the highlights of our various visits and discoveries. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Flooded Niger Delta communities get N90m relief materials from PAP

Inhabitants of some communities ravaged by flood recently in the Niger Delta region smiled at the weekend, as the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) began distribution of foodstuff and other household items to ameliorate their plight. The week-long exercise kicked off [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

Okowa charges contractors on project delivery

Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged contractors in the state who have been mobilised to seize the opportunity offered by the dry season to deliver their projects. During the inspection of some road projects in Agbor, Ika South [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari signs extradition law, FCT budget, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented an extradition law consistent with extant protocols. His Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, stated yesterday in Abuja that his principal also signed into law the 2018 budget of the Federal [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

Obasanjo tasks states on local councils’ autonomy bill

“The state governments that are either working against the passage of the Local Government Autonomy Bill are enemies of the people and must be treated as such,” former President Olusegun Obasanjo stated yesterday. Speaking in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the ex-leader [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

EFCC gets ultimatum to probe Ganduje

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to begin an investigation into bribery allegations against Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje. Videos online purport to show the governor [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

How government borrowed N845b to pay salaries, debts

The nation’s fiscal crisis may not have been overstated after all, as government paid about N844.88 billion in salaries and offset debt-related obligations that were due in the course of implementing the 2017 budget from borrowed funds. The development, which [...]

November 13, 2018 Government and politics

18 Ondo lawmakers flee to Ibadan, petition IGP, Buhari over threat to lives

THE 18 members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, who effected a change in their leadership, weekend, have alleged threats to their lives and relocated to Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Seven of them were beaten up and injured, [...]

November 12, 2018 General

Salary: Ondo workers threaten to begin strike on Tuesday

The organised labour unions in Ondo State have threatened to commence strike on Tuesday (tomorrow)  if the government failed to pay the backlog of their salary arrears. The workers asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay the backlog from the N20bn [...]

November 12, 2018 Employment

Our struggle is a battle between good and evil – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the struggle in Nigeria is that between good and evil, and not between the two major religions. According to a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, the [...]

November 12, 2018 Government and politics