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Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan, governors welcome 2019 with hope

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to hope for a better future. In his New Year’s  message via his Twitter and Facebook accounts,  Jonathan said  2019 would offer the citizens a new opportunity to aspire to  realise their  dreams [...]

January 2, 2019 General

Pastor Calls Daddy Freeze An Idi0t As He Exchanges His Shoe Worth N145k With Member

A Pastor allegedly called Daddy Freeze an id0t, while exchanging his shoe worth 145k with a member during his church’s annual Thanksgiving service and celebration. The Pastor identified as Bishop Omooba Adebowale of Life House Pentecostal Church Worldwide in Lagos, [...]

December 18, 2018 General

Herdsmen killings: Amnesty International blames FG for 3,641 deaths

Amnesty International has blamed the Federal Government for the killing of 3,641 persons during the clashes between herdsmen and farmers from 2016 to 2018. In  its investigative report on the clashes in parts of the country released on Monday, AI [...]

December 18, 2018 General

76th birthday: Give me more time, Buhari begs Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari clocked 76 years on Monday, and with just 60 days to the 2019 presidential poll, he asked for more time and prayers to fix Nigeria. The President was 73 years old when he assumed office in 2015. [...]

December 18, 2018 General
Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country. Jonathan said this on Sunday in a goodwill message to Buhari on his 76th birthday. He said the president has contributed much to the development [...]

December 17, 2018 General

I’m glad Senate didn’t confirm me, says Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu said if the Senate had confirmed [...]

December 14, 2018 General
I’ll continue as Baba Go Slow

I thought I was 74 but was told I’m 75, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred up a fresh controversy over his real age when he said he thought he was 74 but was told he was 75. Buhari spoke when the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, [...]

December 10, 2018 General

N11tn stolen under Buhari’s watch – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said over N11trn had been stolen under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly, in the petroleum sector, where he sits as minister. It also challenged Buhari to respond to the alleged diversion of [...]

December 3, 2018 General

Boko Haram: Buratai charges troops to take offensive posture

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged field commanders to complement whatever approach they take in prosecuting the ongoing counter insurgency operations with offensive posture. The COAS, yesterday, ordered a thorough investigation of the discovery of [...]

December 1, 2018 General
Atiku Buhari

Buhari, Atiku tango over killing of soldiers in Borno

Presidency ABUJA—The nationwide solemnity arising from the killing of more than 100 Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram in Melete, Borno State, was yesterday breached by the exchange of salvos by the two leading presidential candidates, Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar. [...]

November 27, 2018 General

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