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Daily Archives: February 20, 2019

Shehu Sani reacts to governors’ frequent visits to Buhari

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central has taken a swipe at governors over consistent trips out of their states. This is coming at a time when the All Progressives Congress governors paid President Muhammadu Buhari a visit in Daura on friday   [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Tinubu, other APC leaders to meet Buhari in Daura

APC leaders to meet Buhari in Daura: President Muhammadu Buhari will Saturday afternoon meet All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains at his country home in Daura, Katsina State. Among those expected are APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Others are current [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Zamfara killings: Tambuwal’s aide makes shocking revelations

Imam Imam, spokesman to Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has revealed identity of those behind killings in Zamfara state. Imam, in series of tweets on Twitter, poured out his heart over the recurring attacks in the state. Imam lamented that [...]

February 17, 2018 Societal issues

Lagos serial killer, Ade Lawyer reveals he killed many people for ex-NURTW chairman, Olorunwa

The former NURTW Chairman was arrested on Thursday while Ade Lawyer was arrested on Wednesday in Akure, Ondo State, by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team. The two men were arrested for the murder of Ganiyu Ayinla, [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

This week on Techpoint: Dumbing up

Here's a friendly reminder from Quartz Africa that things aren't always the way they seem: Feature phones [aka dumb phones] are making a comeback in Africa. But in truth, they never really went away. The market share of feature phones [...]

February 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
El Rufai

El-Rufai reveals why he’s supporting Buhari

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has given insight on why he is supporting President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019. The governor said his decision was not for his political gain but because Buhari remained the best candidate [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

President Buhari rejects Peace Corps bill, Reps, Senate react

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the bill to establish Peace Corps which was transmitted to him last year. According to Vanguard, Buhari has refused to append his signature to the NPC Establishment Bill, which was officially sent to [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Group distributes working implements to female IDPs in Taraba

A Non-governmental organisation (NGO) Center For Initiative and Development (CFID), has donated working implements, worth millions of naira, to women presently taking refuge in the various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Taraba State. The tools include sewing machines, rice [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Enugu APC chairman opens up on why he was invited by EFCC

The Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Ben Nwoye, has attributed his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to a petition accusing him of diverting the sum of N20.4m belonging to the party by [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Obasanjo harps on stable security as panacea for development

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has identified peace and stable security as the panacea for the country’s development and progress.Obasanjo said this yesterday during a visit to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, to inaugurate completed projects of the Governor Seriake Dickson [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

INEC’s budget for 2019 election will be ready next week, says Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has assured that next year’s general elections budget would be concluded next week. Yakubu also expressed dissatisfaction over underage voting at the just-concluded council poll in Kano State, saying [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

NAF says Buhari didn’t launch same drone as Jonathan

The NAF has clarified misconceptions about the Tsaigumi UAV, a drone launched by President Buhari on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reacted to claims in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari had inducted an Unmanned [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s govt is swimming in an ocean of corruption – PDP

PDP claps back, says Buhari’s government is swimming in an ocean of corruption. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is swimming in an ocean of corruption. Spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this while reacting [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

INEC Commission sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

The underage voting in Kano controversial photos were said to have been taken during the local government election in Kano State. The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) is set to probe the underage voting in Kano state. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu on Friday, February [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Corruption will return automatically if PDP wins in 2019 – Minister Amaechi

Amaechi says the PDP is hungry for money and not power. The minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi says corruption would return automatically if the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) returns to power. Speaking to Pulse correspondent and other journalists in Abuja on Thursday, February [...]

February 17, 2018 Government and politics

Trump’s immigration policy affects Nigerians in America

With the uncertainty that hangs around the air with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, the lives of Nigerians in America could come to an end. It’s months to the Christmas of 2017 but for Oluwatoyosi Bankole*, a chemical [...]

February 17, 2018 International