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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

Fayemi moves to reposition education in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, inaugurated visitation panels for three state-owned institutions in its drive to reposition tertiary education in the state. Also inaugurated was a Fact Finding Committee for the state’s Broadcasting Service.The visitation panels, which were [...]

November 3, 2018 General

Governance index scores Nigeria, others low on economy

Some economic experts have said the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) has affirmed the prevailing unemployment and poor economies in Nigeria and a good number of other African nations amid the huge human and natural resources on the [...]

October 31, 2018 General

Uduaghan named NOC patron, harps on grassroots sports development

Immediate-past governor of Delta State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Delta South Senatorial District, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has called on government and stakeholders to support the development of grassroots sports in Nigeria and also establish an [...]

October 24, 2018 General

Outrage as Buhari avoids Lagos road, flies to Seme

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday evaded the notorious Lagos-Badagry-Seme Road, flying instead on an aircraft to Seme for the official handover of the new Economic Community of West African States border posts in Badagry to his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice [...]

October 24, 2018 General

Christian lawyers, others allege genocide in Plateau

Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON), Plateau State chapter, has alleged that residents are witnessing planned genocide in Plateau to wipe out an entire community for a perceived offence. Addressing journalists yesterday in Jos, the president, Mr. Arome Okwori, accused [...]

October 23, 2018 General

Atiku will take Nigeria backwards, says Olawepo-Hashim

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has described the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a throwback to Nigeria’s past. In an interview with journalists in Lagos, Olawepo said Atiku would take Nigeria backwards if [...]

October 22, 2018 General

2019: Group begs Igbo Muslims to join politics

As the 2019 general elections approach, Muslims of Igbo extraction have been urged to join political parties and contest positions of choice but warned against pitching tent with politicians who have not taken their welfare and wellbeing as a paramount [...]

October 19, 2018 General

Senate warns on debt trap, okays $2.9b foreign loan

The Senate yesterday warned the Federal Government to stop taking external loans, urging it to find other means of generating revenue internally, rather than throw the country into a debt trap. It gave the charge as it approved a fresh [...]

October 18, 2018 General

Buhari, Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch

BENIN CITY—President Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, members of the diplomatic community and other distinguished Nigerians are expected to attend a book launch to mark the second anniversary of the ascension of Oba Ewuare II to [...]

October 16, 2018 General

FG begins payment of N22.6bn to defunct Nigeria Airways workers

The Federal Government will on Monday, October 15, 2018 begin the final verification and payment of entitlements to former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways. According to a statement by Paul Abechi, the special adviser on media and communications to [...]

October 10, 2018 General

New minimum wage: Why Nigerian workers may not get demand – APC chieftain

Second republic senator, Chief Olorunnimbe Farukanmi, on Saturday said the N50,000 minimum wage being demanded by Nigerian workers may not be realised soon.   The former lawmaker noted that the labour unions have been asking for N50,000 minimum, which he [...]

October 7, 2018 General

DELTA SOUTH PRIMARY: Four APC senatorial aspirants protest exclusion

Four APC senatorial aspirants protest exclusion FOUR, All Progressive Congress, APC, senatorial aspirants in Delta South have kicked against their exclusion from the primary without reason despite meeting all the requirements and urged the party’s hierarchy to address the problem, [...]

October 6, 2018 General

Nadia Murad, Denis Mukwege win 2018 Nobel Prize for peace

Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in Iraq, Nadia Murad, and gynaecologist helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Denis Mukwege, have won this 2018 Nobel Prize for Peace, [...]

October 6, 2018 General

TEARS!!! Governor Ambode Disgraced Out Of Lagos State Government House, As Adams Oshiomhole Endorses The Final Results

Governor Ambode Disgraced Out Of Lagos State Government House, As Adams Oshiomhole Endorses The Final Results The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has endorsed the results of the Lagos State Governorship primary, with Babajide [...]

October 4, 2018 General

APC postpones primaries in Lagos, Enugu, Adamawa

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress has postponed governorship primary elections in three states. It also announced a change in the mode of the primaries in two of the three states. The elections will now hold on Tuesday, October 2, in [...]

October 1, 2018 General

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