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Peaceful conduct, impressive voter turnout hallmark Osun guber poll

There was impressive turnout of voters in yesterday’s Osun State governorship election, for which a total of 48 candidates gunned for the state’s top job. But unlike the show of shame, which took place in Ekiti State barely two months [...]

September 23, 2018 General

Italian court convicts two in Nigeria oil corruption case

A Milan judge on Thursday sentenced two men to four years in prison in the first ruling of a corruption case involving oil giants Eni and Shell in Nigeria, a judicial source said. The judge also ordered the seizure of [...]

September 20, 2018 General

Ooni lauds Africa Fashion Week for promoting pride of Nigeria, Africa

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi late on Sunday said that the African Week Fashion Nigeria and London {AFWNL} has continued to promote the pride of Nigeria and African fabrics. Ogunwusi said this in his address at the end [...]

September 17, 2018 General

Flood kills 14 persons, affects 17 councils in Niger, NISEMA reveals

No fewer than 14 persons have been killed in flood disasters that ravaged 17 of the 25 local councils of Niger State during this year’s rainy season. Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NISEMA), Ibrahim Inga, made [...]

September 4, 2018 General

PDP berates Buhari over comments on illegal migrants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, that Nigerians caught up in their attempt to illegally enter the Europe are on their own. The party said Buhari’s comments further exposed him [...]

September 2, 2018 General

NBA rejects Buhari’s position on rule of law, national security

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has joined numerous other Nigerians to reject the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari subordinating rule of law to national security. The umbrella body of lawyers in Nigeria said it completely rejected the statement but rather [...]

September 1, 2018 General

U.S. reaffirms faith in free, credible election in Osun

The United States of America (U.S.A) has reaffirmed its belief in the success of upcoming governorship election, and the democratic project in Nigeria especially election in Osun. The country’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Syningto, spoke yesterday when he visited the [...]

August 31, 2018 General

Oyo declares today work-free day for PVCs’ collection

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has declared today public holiday to enable people to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), or make fresh registration. He gave the directive yesterday in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. [...]

August 31, 2018 General

Uduaghan, Sherif, Akpabio attend APC caucus meeting

Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan and ex-National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu-Sheriff, yesterday attended a caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Also in attendance was the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State and [...]

August 29, 2018 General

IGP orders SARS operatives not to handle civil matters

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives not to attend to civil or commercial matters again and to strictly restrict their involvements to armed robbery and kidnapping cases only. Idris [...]

August 25, 2018 General

Gov Bindow speaks on dumping APC for PDP

Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State has reacted to reports that he is set to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Bindow said the reports making the rounds was ‘false and mischievous’. His reaction was contained in a statement on [...]

August 20, 2018 General

How Pastor Iginla’s prophesies on Buhari came to pass

The prophesies of popular Abuja-based Prophet, Bro. Joshua Iginla, of the Champions Royal Assembly, on the gale of defection that rocked the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been confirmed. On April 2, 2017 during a live service in Abuja, the [...]

August 16, 2018 General

Buhari has failed – Sule Lamido

Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has faulted the anti-corruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Lamido, who was a guest on Channels Television’s political programme, Roadmap 2019, also accused the government of failing to keep its promises to [...]

August 14, 2018 General

Masked DSS operatives lock out lawmakers from National Assembly

Tension rises as armed, operatives of the Department of State Services take over the gates of the National Assembly. No journalist is allowed to enter. Some lawmakers including Senator Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara South) and others are stranded at the [...]

August 7, 2018 General

Ganduje spits fire, reveals why his deputy resigned

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has reacted to the resignation of his deputy, Hafiz Abubakar. He claimed that the former deputy governor spent over N150million on foreign and local trips. The governor said this to counter Abubakar’s claims before [...]

August 6, 2018 General

Lagos task force nabs 210 miscreants, impounds 125 motorcycles

Operatives of the Lagos State task force at the weekend apprehend 210 miscreants and street urchins and impounded 125 motorcycles around Iludun Town, New Oko-Oba area of Agege. The enforcement operation was carried out based on complaints by different communities [...]

August 6, 2018 General

Ghanaians attack Nigerian traders at Kumasi market

Nigerian traders at the Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have allegedly been attacked by Ghanaians, who vowed to evict foreigners from the market. Leaders of the Nigerian retailers at the Suame Magazine say their members are living [...]

August 3, 2018 General

EXCLUSIVE: I moved to Nigeria from UK for tax reason – Indian Businessman

An Indian national and businessman has revealed that he left the United Kingdom to settle and do businesses in Nigeria because of tax reasons, a claim suggesting that Nigeria’s tax system is either more business friendly or easier to manipulate. [...]

August 3, 2018 General

Government, deans of agric to establish incubator centres in varsities

The Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigeria (ADAN) is partnering with the Federal ministry of Agriculture to establish incubation centers across faculties of agriculture in Nigeria. Chairperson of the Association, Professor Folusho David Abraham disclosed the plan while speaking [...]

July 31, 2018 General

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