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Buhari orders reinstatement as Senate condemns withdrawal of Obiano’s aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had on Tuesday withdrawn Obiano’s security aides on the excuse of providing level playing [...]

November 16, 2017 Government and politics
Nigeria remains third most terrorised nation, says report

Nigeria remains third most terrorised nation, says report

A global report released yesterday says Nigeria remains one of the three most terrorised nations in the world. The 2017 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) also indicates that killing of innocent people by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North east [...]

November 16, 2017 Boko Haram And Terror
Nigeria monitors probe of killings in South Africa

Nigeria monitors probe of killings in South Africa

Nigeria monitors probe of killings in South Africa: The Federal Government says it is following police investigations on the death of two Nigerians in South Africa and also taking action to protect its citizens. A statement from the Ministry of [...]

November 16, 2017 Africa
Justice Kabiru Auta

Justice Auta in trouble over alleged N220m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it had arrested a former Kano State High Court Judge, Justice Kabiru Auta, for an alleged N220 million fraud. Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in [...]

November 16, 2017 Government and politics
Nigeria ready to work with EU to tackle illegal migration of citizens – Saraki

Nigeria ready to work with EU to tackle illegal migration of citizens – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said that Nigeria was ready to work closely with the European Union in tackling the rising incidence of illegal migration from the country to Europe through dangerous routes. Saraki, according to a statement in [...]

November 15, 2017 Government and politics
Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President

Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President

Robert Mugabe removed from office as Zimbabwean President” Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has been booted out of office through a bloodless military coup which brought to an end his 37-year iron grip on power. The country’s ruling Zanu-PF party confirmed [...]

November 15, 2017 Africa
Another 258 Nigerians return from Libya

Another 258 Nigerians return from Libya

Another 258 Nigerians return from Libya: Eight days after 149 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, another batch of 258 on Tuesday came back home from the North African country where they had been stranded on their way to Europe. The [...]

November 15, 2017 International
Army take over Zimbabwe national TV

Army take over Zimbabwe national TV

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcast station, ZBC. It said it took action to “target criminals”. However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and that President Robert Mugabe was [...]

November 15, 2017 Military
Court freezes N350 million linked to Patience Jonathan

Court freezes N350 million linked to Patience Jonathan

Court freezes N350 million linked to Patience Jonathan: A federal High Court, Lagos, has granted an order temporarily freezing N350 million belonging to AM-PM Global Network Limited, alleged to have been secretly hidden in an account with Stanbic-IBTC Bank by [...]

November 15, 2017 Government and politics
Kwara Open Golf Championship will soon become Nigeria’s number event

‘Kwara Open will soon become West Africa’s top golf championship’

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed believes the Kwara Open Golf Championship will soon become Nigeria’s number event if Sterling Bank continued to support it. Speaking at the end of the Kwara Open, which attracted players from across West Africa, an elated Governor [...]

November 15, 2017 Sports
Buhari rewards D’Tigress with N17.5 million

Buhari rewards D’Tigress with N17.5 million

Buhari rewards D’Tigress with N17.5 million: President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward the 2017 Afrobasket winning women’s team, D’Tigress of Nigeria.Each player got N1 million, while five members of the coaching crew got N500,000 each. In his [...]

November 15, 2017 Sports
Government Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

No child will be left out in accessing quality education, says Ambode

Government Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that his administration will not relent in its efforts to provide quality education to every child in the state. Ambode spoke simultaneously at the commissioning of several blocks of classrooms and school [...]

November 15, 2017 Education
Truck Transit Park to gulp N4.8 billion

Federal Government’s Truck Transit Park to gulp N4.8 billion

Truck Transit Park to gulp N4.8 billion: The planned Truck Transit Park initiative of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), would gulp over N4.8 billion, even as investors are jostling to secure a stake in the project. The Minister for Transportation, [...]

November 15, 2017 Business
IGP redeploys Obiano’s police aide, Anambra CP, others

IGP redeploys Obiano’s police aide, Anambra CP, others

Anambra Police Commissioner Umar Abubakar has been redeployed, less than a week to its governorship election.Also reshuffled were the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of operations, DCP in charge of administration, ACP in charge of administration, state officer [...]

November 15, 2017 Government and politics
Buhari in Ebonyi State

Buhari in Ebonyi State, stands on one Nigeria

Buhari in Ebonyi State: President Muhammad Buhari yesterday described his presence in Ebonyi State as a demonstration of strong belief in Nigeria’s unity. Buhari, who did not inspect the guard of honour both at Nkweagu military cantonment and the Government [...]

November 15, 2017 Government and politics
Nigeria’s Super Eagles stun Argentina in Russia

Nigeria’s Super Eagles stun Argentina in Russia

Nigeria’s Super Eagles stun Argentina in Russia: In what analysts said may be a dress rehearsal for Nigeria’s performance in next year’s Russia World Cup, the Super Eagles stunned football superpowers Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly played in Russia. [...]

November 15, 2017 Government and politics
Anglican Primate, Okoh speaks on Buhari, warns president over appointees

Anglican Primate, Okoh speaks on Buhari, warns president over appointees

Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh​, ​Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion​, has rated President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption ​high. ​He, however, warned the president to be careful of his appointees. Okoh disclosed that those around Buhari may discredit [...]

November 14, 2017 Government and politics
Fulani herdsmen

Herdsmen speak on ‘plot’ to attack Taraba

Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Sahabi Mahmud Tukur, has refuted speculation that Fulani herdsmen plan to attack Mambilla in Taraba State. The chairman said this in a chat with newsmen on Monday in Yola, [...]

November 14, 2017 Government and politics
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN)

Ikoyi cash: We refused to pay whistleblower because he would go mad – Presidency

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has stated that the Federal Government does not want the whistle-blower who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the N13bn in an Ikoyi apartment to run mad. [...]

November 14, 2017 Government and politics

Buhari speaks ahead of visit to Ebonyi, Anambra

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to carry all the sections of the country along in his administration. He said no part of the country would be discriminated against as long as he remained in power.     Buhari was speaking [...]

November 14, 2017 Government and politics
Italian players in tears at San Siro

Buffon, Italian players in tears at San Siro

Italian players in tears at San Siro: Sweden’s victory over Italy at San Siro and the realisation by the hosts that they would be missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years triggered a spontaneous emotional response: [...]

November 14, 2017 Sports
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US begins trial of ex-FIFA officials

The FIFA corruption trial has opened in New York, two and a half years after the United States unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer. In the dock are three fabulously wealthy South American former football [...]

November 14, 2017 Sports
Mystery buyer pays $36m for Aluko’s New York penthouse

Mystery buyer pays $36m for Aluko’s New York penthouse

Mystery buyer pays $36m for Aluko’s New York penthouse: A yet-to-be identified  buyer has paid $36million for the luxury penthouse at the One57 tower in New York formerly owned by wanted  Nigerian oilman Kola Aluko. Quoting Bloomberg,  Curbed reported that the 79th floor [...]

November 14, 2017 Business
HURIWA decries alleged plots to engender monopoly in Nigeria’s digital broadcasting sub-sector

It’s laughable celebrating Buhari’s visit to South East, says HURIWA

A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described as laughable and pedestrian, the seeming joy and apparent celebrations by some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari over his proposed visit to the South East of [...]

November 14, 2017 Government and politics
Government loses N300b to National Theatre decay

Government loses N300b to National Theatre decay

Government loses N300b to National Theatre decay: For the most part of 30 years in which Nigeria’s foremost culture edifice, National Theatre, has been in comatose, government has lost over N300 billion. The 5,000-capacity main bowl has not been put [...]

November 14, 2017 Government and politics

Buhari backs sack of 22000 ‘unqualified’ Kaduna teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday threw his weight behind Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s decision to sack 22,000 teachers in Kaduna State who failed competency test and recruit 25,000 new ones. El-Rufai had vowed that threats of industrial action by the state chapter [...]

November 14, 2017 Education
Lagos, Port-Harcourt airports ranked among world’s worst

Lagos, Port-Harcourt airports ranked among world’s worst [See list]

Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa and Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos have been rated among the worst 20 airports. This is outcome of a survey by renowned aviation organization, Sleep in Airport (sleepinairports.net). The website ranked Lagos the fifth [...]

November 13, 2017 Government and politics
Wike Vs Amaechi: Fani-Kayode reacts to clash

Biafra: Fani-Kayode speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts

Femi Fani-Kayode, on Sunday insisted that the Nigerian Army kidnapped the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu from his home. However, Fani-Kayode, who took to his Twitter handle described the actions of soldiers, who allegedly “abducted” [...]

November 13, 2017 Government and politics
Yul Edochie speaks on being left out of Anambra governorship debate

Yul Edochie speaks on being left out of Anambra governorship debate

Nollywood actor and flagbearer of Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) in the forthcoming Anambra State 2017 gubernatorial election, Yul Edochie, has reacted to being left out of governorship debate organized by Channels TV for the candidates. The debate featured Tony Nwoye [...]

November 13, 2017 Government and politics
You’re morally bankrupt to be Nigeria’s President – Presidency attacks Sule Lamido

You’re morally bankrupt to be Nigeria’s President – Presidency attacks Sule Lamido

The Presidency has described a former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, as intellectually and morally bankrupt. The presidency was responding to Lamido’s criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing anti-corruption war in recent media interviews.       The Senior [...]

November 13, 2017 Government and politics
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