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Gov. Bello alleges “attention-seeker” Melaye may have staged burning of school projects

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, could have staged the burning of a block of four classrooms, which he donated to Government Girls’ Secondary School, Sarki Noma, Lokoja. Speaking in an interview with [...]

July 21, 2018 General

Senate in rowdy session over Buhari’s appointments

The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Federal Character to look into allegations of lopsidedness in appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari. The committee has till next Tuesday to submit its report. The move followed a rowdy session in the upper [...]

July 20, 2018 General

Obasanjo’s ally, Olakojo speaks on nomination of consensus candidate against Buhari

Chief Olayiwola Olakojo, a close associate of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has stated that there was no going back on the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by 34 political parties to present a joint presidential candidate against the incumbent [...]

July 18, 2018 General

INEC reacts to Olusola-Eleka’s decision to head for court

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dared Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election, to challenge the result in court. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi, won the election. However, [...]

July 17, 2018 General

Lawyers urge legal action against ‘unconstitutional’ Presidential Executive Order

A flurry of scathing criticisms by legal practitioners have trailed the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018, which seeks to restrict dealings in assets suspected to come from proceeds of corruption. While some wonder the rationale behind the order [...]

July 8, 2018 General

Air Namibia debuts Lagos operation to deepen intra-African trade

Namibian national carrier, Air Namibia has marked its inaugural entry into Nigeria with connecting flights from Windhoek to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The airline, which starts with four times a week flights said successful opening of the [...]

July 6, 2018 General

North East: FAO targets 1 Million househ­olds in seed, fertiliser distribution

An estimated 150,000 initial households ­in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are to­ benefit from the Food and Agriculture O­rganisation’s (FAO) seed and fertiliser ­distribution which targets one million p­eople including Internally Displaced Per­sons (IDPs), returnees, and host communi­ties in [...]

June 30, 2018 General

PDP sends delegation to beg Ladoja, followers not to dump party

The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday appealed to followers of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja and other members of the party to henceforth cooperate with him (Ladoja) to deliver the state [...]

June 28, 2018 General

Zimbabwe pastor Arrested For selling Tickets To Heaven

A Pastor in Zimbabwe has been arrested together with his wife after allegedly selling tickets to heaven. Pastor TitoVats told thoiusands of people that it was Jesus who appeared to him, then gave him tickets to people especially sinners that [...]

June 28, 2018 General

Abuja airport records 1.02m passengers in Q1 – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says that no fewer than 1.02 million passengers travelled through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja during the first quarter of 2018. FAAN’s First Quarter Report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

June 18, 2018 General

Buhari speaks on his health

Buhari speaks on his health: President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that now that this year’s Ramadan fast is over, he is healthier to attend to national issues. The nation’s leader disclosed that he refused to abstain because he knew the [...]

June 17, 2018 General

Saraki vs IGP: Kwara women go spiritual over Senate President’s travail

No fewer than 300 women in Kwara state, yesterday, organised a special prayer, asking God to grant the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki victory in his present travails at the hands of the Nigeria Police Force. The woman recited verses [...]

June 6, 2018 General

Police dismiss trigger-happy cop as CP reads riot act to parties

The policeman whose gunshot injured former member of the House of Representatives, Michael Opeyemi Bamidele and five others at a reception rally by the All Progressives Congress (APC) last Friday, has been dismissed from the police force. The Commissioner of [...]

June 5, 2018 General

NiMet to establish weather station at every 100 square km

To boost accurate weather forecast in Nigeria, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) will establish weather forecasting stations at every 100 square kilometre of the country. NiMET’s Director General, Prof. Abubakar Mashi, while signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Bayero University [...]

June 3, 2018 General

Nigeria’s Idowu thought playing in Russia would see him passed over for World Cup

Nigerian defender, Brian Idowu believed that playing for his club in Russia would see him passed over for a place in the national team for this year’s World Cup, he told Reuters, after having made the provisional squad. “I was [...]

May 28, 2018 General

Lawmaking in limbo over ‘harassments’

The recent invasion of the hallowed Senate chamber by hoodlums who made away with the mace, personal legal battles and an atmosphere of siege created by some members’ recent brushes with the police, are causing low plenary attendance at the [...]

May 17, 2018 General

IG’s Claim for Shunning Summons Diversionary

The Senate yesterday asked the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to stop holding to the claim that he refused to comply with the invitation of the Senate for him to come and explain what the police are doing [...]

May 11, 2018 General

Rainstorm destroys 200 houses, 15 injured in Rivers

About 15 persons, including school pupils, were severely injured, while more than 200 houses got destroyed after a downpour was accompanied by heavy storm in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The incident has rendered many persons homeless as numerous sheets of [...]

May 10, 2018 General

Senate Mace Saga: PDP calls for urgent inquest

Senate Mace Saga: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for urgent inquest into the security breach that characterized Wednesday’s invasion of the Senate and forceful removal of its mace. DAILY POST reports that thugs suspected to be loyal to [...]

April 21, 2018 General

Senate queries $462 million extra-budgetary helicopters purchase

The Senate yesterday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali to explain the alleged withdrawal of $462 million from the Federation Account [...]

April 18, 2018 General

Senator Lekan Mustapha dumps PDP for APC in Ogun

A former Senator for Ogun East Senatorial District, Lekan Mustapha has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Similarly, a former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Remi Hassan, left [...]

April 6, 2018 General

Nigeria upstages Angola in crude oil production

Nigeria has steadily overtaken Angola as the top oil and gas producer in Africa, with an increased out put of 91,500 barrels per day (bpd) in February 2018. Angola, which is Nigeria’s rival in terms of crude oil production in [...]

April 4, 2018 General

Nigeria loses N63.778tr to oil production halt in Ogoni

Nigeria loses N63.778tr to oil production halt in Ogoni: Over $177.136 billion (N63.778 trillion) has been lost to the halt in crude oil production from 96 oil wells in Ogoni land in the last 25 years. The Shell Petroleum Development [...]

April 2, 2018 General

BREAKING: Reps member, Buba Jibril is dead

The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Baba Jibril is dead. Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three-time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja. One of his political associates, [...]

March 30, 2018 General

Top job interview strategies and techniques

If you want to improve your chances to get a good job, prepare for a future interview with employers and use a set of helpful strategies.   The best interview advice that will get you a good job It’s hard [...]

March 14, 2018 General

Court adjourns suit as Ojukwu’s children fight Bianca, uncles, over late father’s property

An Awka High Court, presided over by Justice Dennis Mmaduechesi has adjourned till May 7, 2018 for pre-trial conference, the case involving the sharing of late Sir Louis Ojukwu’s property. There has been crisis in the family of Sir Louis [...]

March 13, 2018 General

Wike mocks Buhari over president’s planned visit to Rivers

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that the planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state is meant to “revive” the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state. The president’s office said on Monday that Mr. Buhari will [...]

March 10, 2018 General
‘Go and fight snake that swallowed N36m’ – Ghanaians insult Buhari for promising to fight corruption

‘Go and fight snake that swallowed N36m’ – Ghanaians insult Buhari for promising to fight corruption

Ghanaian citizens, particularly social media users have descended on President Muhammadu Buhari over his promise to help Ghana in its fight against corruption. Buhari had during his visit to Ghana on her 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations, which held at the Independence [...]

March 7, 2018 General

EFCC ‘investigates APC’s National Working Committee’

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have begun beaming its searchlight on how the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has been spending party funds.The move comes barely four days [...]

February 23, 2018 General

North using cattle colony to Islamise Nigeria, Igbo wont accept it – Archbishop Chukwuma

Bishop of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province of Anglican Communion, Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, has said no South East governor will be allowed to give land to terrorists in any guise. He anchored his claim on the fact that herdsmen were worse [...]

February 21, 2018 General