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Buhari arrives in Abuja from London

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned from London on board Nigeria Air Force One jet, after spending more than 100 days receiving treatment. The President who left Abuja on May 7, for the British capital to receive medical care arrived [...]

August 20, 2017 Government and politics
Buhari returns today, 19th of August

Buhari returns today, 19th of August 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in Nigeria today Saturday 19th of August 2019. The President had left Nigeria since May 7th to meet up with follow up consultation with his doctors in the United Kingdom. A statement by the [...]

August 19, 2017 Government and politics
Buhari and Osinbajo

THE SHAPE OF THE 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – BY DELE MOMODU

Fellow Nigerians, let me do a recap of my last column for the benefit of those who might have missed that important forecast of who and what may determine our next President. I will try to predict the principles that [...]

August 19, 2017 Government and politics
President Buhari Laughs Off ‘Resume Or Resign’ Campaign

President Buhari Laughs Off ‘Resume Or Resign’ Campaign

Recuperating President Muhammadu Buhari is amused by the ‘Resume or Resign’ campaign recently launched against him by some Nigerians. The campaign, led by an entertainer, Charles Oputa (aka Charly Boy), was meant to force him to return home immediately from [...]

August 19, 2017 Government and politics
What president told Pastor Adeboye in London

Buhari: What president told Pastor Adeboye in London

President Muhamnadu Buhari has thanked the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, for his prayers for him. Buhari said this after he received Adeboye in London on Friday.     The President who took to his twitter [...]

August 19, 2017 Government and politics
Pastor Adeboye visits Buhari

Pastor Adeboye visits Buhari

Pastor Adeboye visits Buhari: President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received General Overseer Worldwide Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, at the Abuja House London. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, made this [...]

August 19, 2017 Government and politics
FREETEL

Freetel: Japan’s Largest Smartphone Enters Nigerian Market

Japan’s largest selling smartphone mobile brand, Freetel, has announced its partnership with TD Mobile, a mobile devices distributor in the sub-Saharan Africa which has established its presence in the Nigerian mobile market. Freetel said that the partnership was ahead of [...]

August 18, 2017 Government and politics
Buhari’s return is imminent, says Saraki

Buhari’s return is imminent, says Saraki

Ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to the country from London where he is receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment is imminent, the president of the country’s senate said on Thursday. “It is clear that Mr President’s insistence on [...]

August 18, 2017 Government and politics
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

We’ll treat hate speech as terrorism, Osinbajo warns

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday declared that henceforth those found to be promoting hate speech would be treated as terrorists. “The Federal Government has today drawn the line on hate speech. Hate speech is a species of terrorism. Terrorism as it [...]

August 18, 2017 Government and politics
Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Return Nnamdi Kanu to prison now – Federal Government tells court

The Federal Government has demanded that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu be returned to prison. The Government urged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted Kanu. FG argued [...]

August 18, 2017 Government and politics
Buhari doing well, says Dogara

Buhari doing well, says Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said there is tremendous improvement in the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement signed by the speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, quoted Dogara’s [...]

August 18, 2017 Government and politics
Lagos ranks 2nd on World’s Least Liveable Cities

Lagos ranks 2nd on World’s Least Liveable Cities

Despite the progress, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has made since the advent of democracy in 1999, the city has been ranked second on the World’s Least Liveable Cities. Lagos ranks 2nd, behind Damascus and ahead of Tripoli and Dhaka on the [...]

August 17, 2017 Government and politics
Satguru Maharaj

“Bring Buhari To Me, I’ll Heal Him Just As I Healed Babangida” – Satguru Maharaj

Founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has called on the Nigerian government to bring ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to him as he will heal him of his ailment. Maharaj ji, who spoke at the Nigerian Union of Journalist [...]

August 17, 2017 Government and politics
Charly-boy

My attackers were sponsored, says Charly Boy

Maverrick singer and social crusader, Charles Oputa (a.k.a. Charly boy), yesterday said that the attack on him and others at Wuse Market was sponsored. He said: “I don’t think we will stop this protest soon because this is a fight [...]

August 17, 2017 Government and politics
Borno triple suicide attacks

Police confirm killing of 16 people in Borno triple suicide attacks

Borno triple suicide attacks: The Borno State Police Command has said that 16 people were killed in Konduga town of the state when three suspected suicide bombers attacked a livestock market by detonating their strapped Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) on [...]

August 17, 2017 Government and politics
Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike

Billionaire kidnapper: Evans wins first case in court, trial to continue

Justice Abdulaziz Anka of a Lagos Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered that the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans against the Nigeria Police Force will proceed. Anka gave the ruling while [...]

August 17, 2017 Government and politics
Group lashes Charly Boy over anti-Buhari protest

Group lashes Charly Boy over anti-Buhari protest

The Buhari Support Group Centre (BSGC), has condemned the protest and unauthorised invasion of Wuse Market by a group organised by entertainer Charly Boy. The invasion of the market on Tuesday led to serious fracas which almost caused his lynching. [...]

August 17, 2017 Government and politics

Nigerian Army Opens Fire On IPOB Members Waiting To Recieve Nnamdi Kanu

Trigger happy Nigeria Soldiers has opened fire on members of Independent People of  Biafra (IPOB) wairig o receive their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu a Ekwuloba, Anambra state killing one on the spot and others injured. About 14 truck load of [...]

August 16, 2017 General, Government and politics
Buhari Guard

President Buhari’s Security Aides Spotted Outside Abuja House In London

A Nigerian man based in the United Kingdom paid a visit to the Abuja House in London where president Muhammadu Buhari stays – to see an update for himself and also wish the country's helmsman well . The man revealed [...]

August 16, 2017 Government and politics
Evans Kidnapper

Police wants cost against Evan’s counsel raised to N300,000

Lagos—The police authorities have asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the counsel to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje to pay a punitive cost of N300,000 for alleged wrongful service of the court [...]

August 16, 2017 Law
IPOB Nnamdi

IPOB to Okorocha: We can’t deceive millions of Biafrans

THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday reacted to the statement credited to the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, that the organization and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, were deceiving Igbo people, arguing that it was not possible to [...]

August 16, 2017 Government and politics
Ex Sanate

Merge Senate, Reps To Save Cost – Lawyers

With the rising cost of governance, lean revenue earnings and little or no funds for infrastructural development, legal experts in the country have advocated the merging of the Senate and the House of Representatives to form a unicameral legislature. This [...]

August 15, 2017 Law
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar

Focus on devolution of economy not restructuring, Sultan urges Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday called on Nigerians to focus on devolution of economy rather than restructuring the country. Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III Abubakar made the call at the Niger State Investment [...]

August 15, 2017 Government and politics
Obasanjo

How Abdulsalami conspired with others to make me President — Obasanjo

Minna— Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said yesterday, he would continue to remain grateful to God and ex-Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), for bringing him out of jail and conspired with others to make him President.   Speaking [...]

August 15, 2017 Government and politics
Jonathan, former Ministers in cold war

Presidency lashes Jonathan over economy

Former President Goodluck Jonathan handed over an economy ravaged by years of mismanagement and corruption, presidency said on Monday. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement in Abuja that [...]

August 15, 2017 Government and politics
Bolaji Abdullahi,

2019: PDP rants to take back power do not bother us – APC spokesman

Bolaji Abdullahi: The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that it was not bothered about the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) prediction that Nigerians would reject its candidates in the 2019 general elections. The APC stated this yesterday through its National [...]

August 14, 2017 Government and politics
Nnamdi Kanu

Any plan by FG to re-arrest Kanu’ll be resisted — MASSOB

ABAKALIKI—THE leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, weekend, said that it will vehemently resist any attempt or plan by the Buhari-led Federal Government to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of [...]

August 14, 2017 Government and politics
Malam Isa Yuguda

Former Bauchi governor Yuguda, ex-Minister, others join Green Party

A gormer governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda has joined the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN)‎. Many of his loyalists have also defected. They include a one-time National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Umaru Dahiru, a former minister,‎ [...]

August 14, 2017 Government and politics
former President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan failed to fight corruption, he should apologize – APC chieftain, Oni

Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Oni has advised former President Goodluck Jonathan to stop talking about what he failed to do concerning corruption. He said Jonathan failed in his bid to fight corruption and should [...]

August 14, 2017 Government and politics
Nigeria spends N6.2b feeding 3million pupils

Nigeria spends N6.2b feeding 3million pupils

Nigeria’s Federal Government has spent N6.2 billion under the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme, one of its four ongoing Social Investment Programmes (SIP), with Ogun and Osun states having the most children covered. The Senior Special Assistant to the President [...]

August 14, 2017 Government and politics
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