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Syrian national kidnapped in Sokoto released

Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company who was kidnapped by gunmen on Wednesday has been released. The Sokoto State Police Command confirmed his freedom. The Syrian national was abducted by unknown gunmen six days ago after they killed [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Bisi Akande reveals what crisis will do to APC

Former Interim National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has stated that the conduct of parallel congresses will definitely affect the party’s fortunes in the 2019 general elections. Akande said this in Ilorin, Kwara State, [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

Parties react to Ohanaeze’s single term proposal for president, govs

Some political parties in the country, on Tuesday, disagreed with Ohanaez Ndigbo on six-year single term for president and governors. National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, in a chat with NAN, said although he did not oppose the clamour [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

Shehu Sani laments poor treatment of Nigeria Police

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has lamented the poor treatment of Nigeria Police by government. He said such treatment was responsible for inefficiency among ranks and officers of the Police. Speaking at the hearing of Ad-hoc Committee [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

I’m ready to be probed – Obasanjo replies Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he is ready for probe over the $16b Power Project. He made this known in a statement by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari remarks on Tuesday over the failed [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

What Buhari told service chiefs, ministers in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, service chiefs and heads of security agencies to breaking of (Ramadan) fast at the presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari said he decided to start this year’s breaking of [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

APC’s congress of crises and threats to party cohesion

Proponents of tenure elongation for the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have thought ahead of the likely danger the party might encounter in conducting congresses and the challenges of addressing the aftermath, considering [...]

May 23, 2018 Government and politics

*RESTRUCTURING SUMMIT: GROUP CONGRATULATES NDI IGBO*

Nzuko Umunna an Igbo Think Tank organization proudly felicitates with the Igbo Nation on the success of the just concluded restructuring summit held at Awka. With the Ekwueme Square 2018 declaration, Ndigbo through the instrumentality of its Apex sociocultural organization, [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

Shehu Sani reacts to kidnapping of 87 passengers by armed bandits

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central, has reacted to the kidnapping of 87 passengers by armed bandits operating along Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State. Reacting, Sani appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently fund and equip the security agencies in the [...]

May 22, 2018 Military

Nigerian govt wasted $40bn in Niger Delta – Minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, has said that over $40 billion has been spent in the Niger Delta in the last 10 years without anything to show for it. The minister, who spoke through his Special [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerians want their money back – Garba Shehu fires back at Omokri

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) has asked former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri to return all the money allegedly stolen under his principal’s watch. He told Omokri that him and his acolytes [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

Metuh collapses in court, judge continues with trial

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday collapsed in court during his trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja but the trial judge, Okon Abang continued with proceedings. When the matter was [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

FG kicks off reconstruction of N20.8b Ikorodu-Sagamu road

The Federal Government has kicked-off reconstruction of the 36-kilometre Ikorodu-Sagamu Road awarded to Messrs Arab Contractor O.A.O. Nigeria Limited at the cost of N20.845 billion. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who performed the kick-off exercise [...]

May 22, 2018 Government and politics

Amaechi’s ally, Ojukaye Flag Amachree emerges new Rivers APC chairman

A former Chairman of Asari-Toru local government area, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, has emerged the new State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State. The emergence of Ojukaye as the new Rivers State Chairman of APC came by way [...]

May 21, 2018 Government and politics

No parallel congress in Abia – Committee chairman, Senator Zwingina

Senator Jonathan Zwingina, the chairman of the state congress committee of the All Progressives Congress for Abia state, on Sunday, said there was no parallel congress held in the state on Saturday. This follows media report that a factional group [...]

May 21, 2018 Government and politics

Banire speaks on overthrowing Tinubu in APC

The National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire, has reacted to reports claiming he is plotting to displace the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the defacto leader in Lagos. In [...]

May 21, 2018 Government and politics

Alleged fraud: Atiku, Gana, others visit Jang in prison

Former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, former Minister of Information and Orientation Jerry Gana and some other key politicians on Sunday paid solidarity visits to the embattled Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang, in prison. Their visits [...]

May 21, 2018 Government and politics
Timi Frank APC

We’ll Rescue Nigerians from APC the way we rescued her from PDP —Timi Frank

Comrade Timi Frank is the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC who was allegedly suspended from the position in controversial circumstances in 2016. He belongs to the nPDP bloc within the ruling party and was actually the National Youth [...]

May 20, 2018 Government and politics
Ikoyi registry

Marriages conducted by Ikoyi registry not legally binding, court rules

Chuka Austine Obiozor, a justice, issued a restraining order to the Ikoyi registry from conducting marriages, saying it is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to perform the duties of the state and local governments. The judgement delivered on Suit No: [...]

May 20, 2018 Law

Okorocha absent as Imo APC congress holds at secret venue

Okorocha absent as Imo APC congress holds at secret venue: A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has gone ahead to conduct the state congress of the party on Saturday despite an order by the Federal [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Police Recruitment:1,728 successful applicants to sit for CBT in Jigawa

The Police Command in Jigawa says 1,728 of the 4,705 applicants who passed the medical and physical fitness screening for recruitment into the Force would sit for Computer-Based Test (CBT). The command said the test would be conducted by the [...]

May 19, 2018 Military

Fashola orders contractor to complete Zik Mausoleum by October

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has ordered the contractor​ handling the Zik Mausoleum, Bouygues Construction Limited to complete and deliver the project before the end of October. Fashola gave the order on Saturday in Onitsha [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Bauchi Assembly Speaker chides Dogara, others over court action

The Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kawuwa Damuna (APC) on Saturday in Bauchi, declared that members who dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC), to court are enemies of the party. Damuna was reacting to court a injunction secured [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

AMCON seizes Stella Oduah’s assets over N20bn debt

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over Sea Petroleum Oil and Gas Limited and other assets belonging the Senator representing Anambra North, Stella Oduah, over inability to clear her N20 billion debt. AMCON explained that the takeover [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Ezeonwuka speaks on Okorocha’s alleged offer of N3billion to return to APGA

Ezeonwuka gave the warning yesterday in an interview with newsmen at Oba, Anambra State. He stated that Okorocha does not deserve to come back to APGA, based on his clandestine political activities. Ezeonwuka was reacting to speculations that Okorocha might [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Police parades 13 suspected oil thieves

The Nigeria Police Force has paraded 13 suspects arrested for criminal conspiracy, pipeline vandalism and theft of product of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS. In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood, the suspects were arrested in [...]

May 19, 2018 Military

Senator Akpan sues EFCC over alleged rights abuse

The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East District in the National Assembly, Bassey Albert Akpan, on Friday said that he has filed a suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for breach of his fundamental human rights and [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Bolanle Ambode’s passion God’s heritage

According to former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan, “millions of children continue to endure the dreadful indignities of poverty; hundreds of thousands suffer the effects of conflict and economic chaos; tens of thousands are maimed in wars; [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari hails Nigeria-U.S. relations, prays With IGP, El-Rufai in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States (US). A statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday, said Buhari, who spoke on the [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics

Ambode urges christians to obtain their PVCs

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has called on Christians to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) and ensure that they vote credible Nigerians in the forthcoming general elections in 2019. He admitted that the only way for Nigerians [...]

May 19, 2018 Government and politics
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