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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

Tinubu, Buhari will never let APC die – Akande

Former interim national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has described those leaving the party ahead of the 2019 general elections as opportunists. He said that the party will never die. Akande insisted that despite the [...]

February 20, 2018 General

Mass trials of Boko Haram suspects to resume in Nigeria

Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects were due back in court Monday to hear if they will be prosecuted, sentenced or released, as proceedings resumed at a military base in central Nigeria. The first major prosecutions of people arrested during the [...]

February 12, 2018 General

Cattle Colony: Before Buhari lures us into deadly trap

To us here in Nigeria, a colony is nothing new. The colony of Lagos established by the British in 1861 has familiarised us to it. But our acquaintance with it goes much further back to the ancient colonies established in [...]

January 29, 2018 General

Senate raises alarm over NNPC’s alleged N42b illegal account

The Senate has indicted the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of allegedly operating a N42. 005 billion illegal account. The account, according to Senator Dino Melaye, (APC Kogi West), who raised the alarm through a point of order is being [...]

January 24, 2018 General

Ezekwesili, BBOG members detained, released

About 10 members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group were detained by the police at the Transcorp Hilton Junction area, Maitama, Abuja, yesterday.BBOG convener, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, alongside others, was whisked away in a police van to the FCT Police Command. [...]

January 24, 2018 General

Benue killings: Buhari protecting Fulani herdsmen – Igede people

The Igede people of Benue State in Anambra and Delta states have berated the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly shielding Fulani herdsmen from facing the wrath of the law over obvious terrorist activities. The ethnic group also faulted [...]

January 16, 2018 General
Power Supply Nigeria

BUSINESS 2018 ‘Expect Electricity Tariff Increase’

The chief executive officer of Benin Distribution Company, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu has said that electricity tariff increase is inevitable and Nigerians should expect an adjustment which will come at any time. The present tariff structure she argued is not [...]

January 12, 2018 General, Power

Many shades of Calabar Carnival 2017

Calabar Carnival 2017: Since 2004 when former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Etim Duke, introduced the Calabar Carnival, as part of activities to mark Christmas celebrations, the quality of the celebration in the state has dramatically changed. And [...]

January 7, 2018 General

Police arrest man with 114 bags of Indian hemp

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected Indian hemp merchant, who was reportedly caught with 114 bags of the illegal substance. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect identified as Noah Olaore was arrested on [...]

January 4, 2018 General

Lagos bridges under threat of collapse from parked trucks

Some bridges in Lagos are at a risk of buckling under the weight of parked heavy-duty trucks. The Ijora, Eko and Carter Bridges are under great strains from immobile articulated vehicles, a situation worsened by recurring gridlocks and the deplorable [...]

December 29, 2017 General

Environmental terrorism deadlier than Boko Haram, says MOSOP

Labour Party Expresses Concern Over $Ib ECA Fund For Insurgency The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said environmental terrorism in the Niger Delta was deadlier than Boko Haram insurgency for which government plans to expend [...]

December 23, 2017 General

Ondo APC crisis : Party slams Kekemeke, others over call for acting chairman’s removal

Party slams Kekemeke: The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, has slammed the embattled Chairman of the party in the state, Isaac Kekemeke for calling on the National Chairman of the party, Odigie -John Oyegun to remove the acting [...]

December 10, 2017 General

2019: IBB denies asking Atiku not to contest for presidency

Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, has said he did not discourage former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, from contesting for the presidency in 2019. Atiku had visited Babangida on Thursday and both men talked behind closed doors. According to [...]

December 9, 2017 General

Dino Melaye donates N1m to ailing actor, Sadiq Daba

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district on Saturday gifted ailing actor, Sadiq Daba a sum of one million naira.     Dino shared the thank you message Daba sent to him after the visit on his Instagram [...]

December 3, 2017 General
Buhari ready to settle unpaid state debts before Xmas

Buhari ready to settle unpaid state debts before Xmas

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed key finance officials to meet with representatives of Nigeria Governors’ Forum to determine how much of their unpaid debts can be released to them before Christmas. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, [...]

November 28, 2017 General