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SARS arrests notorious armed robbers in Cross River

The Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) in Cross River State has arrested over ten notorious armed robbers in various locations in Cross River State.   Disclosing this in an interview in Calabar on Friday, the Commander of SARS, Mr Victor [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Hold Oshiomhole, Masari responsible if anything happens to me – R-APC chairman, Galadima

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has asked Nigerians to hold the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and their National Welfare Officer, Ibrahim Masari, responsible if anything happens to him. In [...]

July 21, 2018 Government and politics

Osun Guber: Oshiomhole reveals why APC will win

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has said the September 22 Osun State governorship election, will be a “walk-over” for the party.   Oshiohmole stated this while speaking to State House correspondents, after a closed-door [...]

July 21, 2018 Government and politics

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud and how officials dupe applicants

Nigeria’s drivers’ licence fraud : “In Nigeria, with the right (amount of) money, anybody can drive,” the officer said in hushed tone, grinning, his hands in the pockets of his trouser as he led this reporter into the open space [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud: The police have concluded plans to deploy forensic inputs and intelligence skills to combat fraud and other financial crimes. Dan Okoro, the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Anti-Fraud, Force Criminal [...]

July 21, 2018 Military

Oyetola wins Osun APC governorship primary

Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola has been declared the winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress governorship primary, ahead of the Sept. 22 election in the state. In the direct primary which held today, he polled 127,017 votes as against House [...]

July 21, 2018 Government and politics

Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega attacks politicians

Attahiru Jega, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said politicians are more interested in winning elections than in governance. He said rather than settling down to plan how to govern, politicians in Nigeria and some [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Benue Gov. Ortom cries out over alleged plans to attack him

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has cried out over alleged plan by some persons to attack him. The governor said there were underground plans by his political enemies to launch a smear campaign against his person and office. In a [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Police speak on assassination attempt on Dino Melaye, summon Senator

The Kogi State Police Command has denied report by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west district at the National Assembly that unknown gunmen in uniform (police, SARS, and military) fired gun shots at his vehicle while in Kogi.   Senator [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Giwa moves NFF secretariat to Sunday Dankaro House

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa says the present executive committee will finally move to the Sunday Dankaro House at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium next week. Giwa made the declaration yesterday, when [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari meets Saraki in Aso Rock, NEC silent on revenue sharing crisi­s

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday m­et with Senate President Bukola Saraki ­at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Saraki arrived the Villa at about 6:02 p.m.­ and proceeded straight for a closed-doo­r meeting. No official reason was given ­for the meeting. On arrival, [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Fayemi meets Buhari at presidential villa, denies vote buying

Fayemi meets Buhari : Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He dismissed trending reports of vote buying in the governorship election that produced him. The governor-elect [...]

July 20, 2018 Government and politics

Police inspector docked for giving information to unauthorised persons

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 38-year-old man, Adesida Ademola, in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly ‎giving false information to public officers. Ademola of no fixed address is standing trial on a charge of giving false information to [...]

July 19, 2018 Military

Sacking ‘non-performing, corrupt’ PDP is our priority – Delta APC

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said dislodging the “non-performing and corrupt” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Ifeanyi Okowa is its utmost priority.   The party made this known on Wednesday through its Chairman, [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Amaechi releases his email for feedback on Buhari govt

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Wednesday, announced his email to Nigerians. This was contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Israel Ibeleme in Abuja. He said this was to get public opinions on his performance in [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

What Governors discussed in Abuja

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja. They discussed mattersarising from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deadlock, minimum wage, among other issues. The FAAC monthly meeting is the forum where money is shared among the [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Niger Delta leaders reject PIGB, insist on PIB

Stakeholders in Niger Delta have cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against signing the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), alleging that it seeks to privatise the country’s oil and gas assets and to further impoverish the people of the region. They warned [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Senate begins probe of lease renewal in oil, gas sector

The Senate yesterday resolved to probe all issues connected with the ongoing lease renewal in oil and gas sector being undertaken by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). The upper legislative chamber, which disclosed [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

UBA Office In Victora Island, Lagos Is On Fire (Photos / Video)

UBA OFFICE ON ENGINEERING STREET IN VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS IS ON FIRE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS YET UNKNOWN. Men of the Lagos state fire service are currently on their way to the scene. See photos and video below… [...]

July 19, 2018 Government and politics

Oyo 2019: Suspected thugs attack ex-CBN Deputy Governor, Adebayo Adelabu, loyalists

Suspected political thugs, Tuesday, launched an attack on the convoy of former Deputy Governor (Operations) of Central Bank of Nigeria, Chief Adebayo Adelabu in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.   Adelabu, who recently resigned from the apex bank to join [...]

July 18, 2018 Government and politics

APC reports Gov. Dickson to Buhari

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State has reported the state Governor, Seriake Dickson to President Muhammadu Buhari. The party called on the President to wade into the harassment and intimidation meted on its members by [...]

July 18, 2018 Government and politics

Reps can’t stop members from leaving APC – Spokesman, Namdas

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas has reacted to plans by his colleagues to defect en masse from the All Progressives Congress, APC. He said the Green Chamber was in no [...]

July 18, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian govt to begin IPPIS enrollment of military personnel

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to begin the enrollment of all military personnel on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), scheme from July 30. Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), made the decision known in [...]

July 18, 2018 Military

Fayose visits Ewi of Ado Ekiti over alleged harassment, withdrawal of security aides

Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday made his first public appearance, seventy-two hours after the governorship election. Fayose visited the palace of the Ado Ekiti paramount ruler, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi 111. He narrated how he and [...]

July 18, 2018 Government and politics

Osinbajo visits as death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Flooding caused by torrential rains on Nigeria’s border with Niger has left more than 52 people dead and another 20 missing in Katsina State, the emergency services said yesterday. The Guardian gathered that the actual numbers of casualties may never [...]

July 18, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari demands N242b for 2019 elections

“The aggregate cost of the Nigeria 2019 elections is estimated at N242,445,322,600.00, but only N164,104,792,065.00 will be spent for urgent needs of the polls because of funds constraints,’’ President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed yesterday. In a letter read by Senate President [...]

July 18, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti Election: We will follow democratic process – Gov. Emmanuel

Following the outcome of the Ekiti Governorship election, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has urged Nigerians to allow the rule of law take its course. Emmanuel stated this at the Ibom International Airport in an interview with State [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

PDP warns Buhari ahead of 2019 presidential election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to “mistake the rigging in Ekiti as acceptance by Nigerians”. PDP warned that it will not allow such rigging during the 2019 Presidential [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

Ekiti Election: EFCC confirms Fayose will face trial after leaving office

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State will face criminal trial after his tenure. This was confirmed by the agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday. Uwujaren, however, made it [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

How we were stopped from attending Middle Belt summit – Nwodo attacks Buhari

Some members of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum, led by Chief Edwin Clark, were on Monday in Abuja stopped from traveling to Makurdi, the capital of Benue State to attend the Middle Belt summit on restructuring. They reported that [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics
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