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Buhari

Buhari explains relationship with Amina Zakari

The Nigerian government Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has no familial relationship with an official that will head the collation centre for presidential elections in February. “President Buhari and Commissioner Amina Zakari don’t share a family relationship,” Garba Shehu, Senior [...]

January 5, 2019 General
Ibrahim Idris

Buhari, IG in closed-door meeting, day after due retirement date

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, held a closed-door meeting on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The curious meeting was held a day after the official due retirement of Idris, who served out his working [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Dino Melaye ‘slumps,’ taken to the hospital after arrest

Eight days after holing up in his residence to avoid arrest by policemen for alleged homicide, Senator Dino Melaye, on Friday surrendered to the Police and was taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad office, Guzape, Abuja, for interrogation. It was [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Guru tips Buhari for 2019 victory as Arewa Christians reject President

The founder of One Love family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has tipped incumbent President and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, ahead other contenders including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s election. But Guru [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Ensure release of Leah Sharibu, Cherubim and Seraphim tells Buhari

The church made the demand when its leaders met with  Buhari in Abuja on Friday. His Most Eminence, Prophet Solomon  Alao, who led the group to the Presidential Villa, advised Buhari to sustain the war against corruption. Alao said, “We [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Obasanjo will face prosecution if Buhari decides to probe power sector – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday  said former President Olusegun Obasanjo would not escape prosecution if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to probe the power sector. The former governor of Edo State spoke in Jos [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Ex-gov AVM Abdullahi to be buried in Kano —Emirate

Late former Military Governor of old Kano State,  Air Vice Marshall Hamza Abdullahi, will be buried in Kano, according to the Hadejia Emirate Council in Jigawa. Abdullahi, 73, who hail from Hadejia, died on Wednesday in a German hospital after [...]

January 4, 2019 General

NAF kills bandits, destroys hideout in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force, says Air Task Force, of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has destroyed another armed bandits’ hideout and neutralised several of their fighters near Doumbourou Hill in Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, [...]

January 4, 2019 General

PHOTOS: Aisha gets ‘Four More Years’ tattoo

First Lady Aisha Buhari has taken a tattoo for the so-called 4+4 salutation which has been interpreted to mean asking for another four years for President Muhammadu Buhari. It may be recalled that supporters of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Ambode retired 21 Perm Secs to enable Tinubu’s ex-PA, Muri-Okunola, become HoS —Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has faulted the appointment of Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service in the state, saying the action sacrificed career progression and was ‘politics [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Allow me to concentrate, Buhari begs labour unions about strike

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to various labour unions in the country to reduce their agitations to enable his administration to concentrate on repairing damaged infrastructure. He spoke during a meeting with the executive committee of the National Association [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Four die in Plateau as cult members clash at nightclub

Four suspected cult members have been killed during two rival cult groups clash at about 7:30p.m. at a nightclub at Kwata Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The cult groups had engaged in a battle of [...]

January 4, 2019 General
Fear as petrol tanker fall, spills content in Lagos

Fear as petrol tanker fall, spills content in Lagos

An unusual fear greeted Friday morning in Ikorodu area of Lagos as a tanker bearing petroleum product fell and spilled its content on the road. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the tanker fell after discharging some of its content at [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Outrage as Buhari’s niece heads INEC’s collation centre

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come under criticism over its appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari as head of the agency’s collation centre committee for the 2019 presidential election. Zakari is widely believed to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece. [...]

January 4, 2019 General

“You Are From The 7th Circle Of Hell, An Agent Of Satan – Fani-Kayode Attacks Rev Fr. Mbaka

Femi Fani-Kayode, has called Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka an agent of Satan after the latter endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office Mbaka had claimed that if God was against Buhari, He would have allowed him to [...]

January 4, 2019 General

We’ve kept our promise not to owe workers, says Akeredolu

Ondo State government under Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has kept to its promise of improved workers’ welfare and prompt payment of salaries.Governor Akeredolu noted this at the annual prayer meeting with civil servants at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, yesterday, being [...]

January 3, 2019 General

Military helicopter fighting Boko Haram goes missing in Borno

An attack helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force deployed in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents has gone missing in action, with fears that the aircraft had crashed at a yet-to-be-ascertained location. The NAF confirmed the missing aircraft in [...]

January 3, 2019 General

New Minimum Wage: Presidency Moves To Appease NLC

Following Nigerian Labour Congress’ (NLC) threat to call out workers on indefinite strike on Tuesday to protest non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, the presidency has moved to pacify the workers, [...]

January 3, 2019 General

2019 will be tough for Nigeria –Economist

AN economist, Chika Onuegbu, has said that the economic indicators in the country for 2019 are unfavourable to Nigeria, adding that the year will be very tough for the country. Onuegbu, who is the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and [...]

January 3, 2019 General
Festus-Keyamo

PMBCO asks Atiku to quit presidential race for lying

The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Atiku Abubakar, to withdraw from the election. The organisation based their call on the allegation by the  Atiku Campaign Organisation that members of the [...]

January 3, 2019 General

Why I sued Bindow – Aisha Buhari’s brother

Aisha Buhari’s  brother  Mahamood Halilu has said he decided to challenge Adamawa State Governor Mohammed Jibrilla’s declaration  as  the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the  state in court because  he has incontrovertible proof that Jibrilla presented  a [...]

January 3, 2019 General

2019: For Peaceful Polls, Let IG Retire Jan 15 – PDP Tells Buhari

Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, retire on January 15, the IG’s 60th birthday. The party said this was one of the ways the President could convince Nigerians and [...]

January 3, 2019 General
Atiku

Atiku Paying $90,000 Monthly To American To Give Fake News – Buhari’s Camp Alleges

It alleged that the slew of fake news, especially on social media, targeted at the Nigerian military was the handiwork of Atiku and his media organisation. The group stated that recent untrue claims of terrorists’ attacks on the military, desertion [...]

January 3, 2019 General
MURIC

We’ll go tough unless FG recognises Islamic calendar instead of Jan 1 —MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has vowed to “go tough” if the Federal Government fails to recognise the Islamic calendar, stating that it would employ civil actions to press home its demands. It lambasted the Federal Government for recognising January 1 as [...]

January 2, 2019 General

We won’t leave without arresting Melaye, Police vow as they surround his mansion

The Police authorities have vowed not to leave Senator Dino Melaye’s residence until they arrest him. The Police have subsequently deployed over 50 additional policemen around Melaye’s residence located on 11, Sangha Street, Off Mississippi, Maitama, FCT. Findings indicate that [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Lai Mohammed

Offa Robbery: Lai Mohammed releases alleged evidence Saraki didn’t donate N10m

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that he is presenting to the public available pieces of evidence of how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, lied that he donated N10 million to the victims of Offa [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Atiku

APC accuses PDP, Atiku of sponsoring smear campaign against Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of sponsoring smear campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari. Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Shehu Shagari

Nigerian Missions in US open condolence registers for Shehu Shagari

The Nigerian Missions in the United States have opened Condolence Registers in honour of late former President Shehu Shagari. Shagari died on December 28, 2018, at the age of 93, and the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a three-day mourning [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Dino Melaye

Police denies trying to break into Dino Melaye’s residence

Nigeria Police has denied allegations that it plans to break into the Abuja residence of Nigeria lawmaker, Dino Melaye. Melaye, who represents Kogi South Senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate had alleged that brought tools to break into and vandalize the [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Adeboye

Adeboye codes 2019 prophecies, Olukoya sees strange happenings

The General Overseer, The  Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday night refrained from giving straightforward prophesies for 2019 for fear that politicians might twist the prophecies to suit their purposes. While preaching during the evening service [...]

January 2, 2019 General