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2019: Vote for integrity, continuity - Nigerians in Europe warn

2019: Vote for integrity, continuity – Nigerians in Europe warn

They stated this against the backdrop of continuity in governance in telephone interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, January 30, in Bern. They unanimously stressed the need for a continuation in the fight against corruption which [...]

January 31, 2019 International
Onnoghen: Osinbajo, NBA reportedly ponder 6-point resolution

Onnoghen: Osinbajo, NBA reportedly ponder 6-point resolution

Vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has reportedly met with a 12-man team of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen where a 6-point resolution was conceived. The Nation reports that the [...]

January 31, 2019 Government and politics
Former PDP national financial secretary defects to APC

Former PDP national financial secretary defects to APC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 30, received the former national financial secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bolaji Anani, and his supporters into the All Progressive Congress (APC). The president received the defectors at the All Progressive Congress [...]

January 31, 2019 Government and politics
Ebonyi traditional rulers endorse Buhari

Just in: Ebonyi traditional rulers endorse Buhari

Like their counterparts in Abia state, Ebonyi traditional rulers council on Wednesday, January 30, endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term. The royal fathers have resolved to ensure the success of President Buhari in the February 16 presidential election. [...]

January 31, 2019 Government and politics
Daura General Hospital will be converted to Federal Medical Centre, says Masari

Daura General Hospital will be converted to Federal Medical Centre, says Masari

President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown, Daura in Katsina state, is set to benefit from the federal government in terms of health care delivery. Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has revealed that the Daura General Hospital is set to be a [...]

January 31, 2019 Health issues
Elections: NBC set to sanction four TV stations over hate speech

Elections: NBC set to sanction four TV stations over hate speech

The Federal Government on Wednesday warned broadcast stations in the country against picking results of the forthcoming elections from the social media. It said the Independent National Electoral commission remained the only official source of election results. The Director General [...]

January 31, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

I’ll seize money from looters, grant them amnesty — Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said if elected into office, his government will consider amnesty for looters. He said such a method would be more productive in recovering looted funds. Such recovered funds, he [...]

January 31, 2019 General
Air Peace

Air Peace aborts Lagos-bound flight over bomb scare

A Lagos-bound Air Peace flight was forced to return to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday, following safety concerns over an explosive on board the aircraft. The Corporate Communications Manager of the carrier, Mr Chris Iwarah, said the [...]

January 31, 2019 Transportation
INEC

INEC releases gov, states assembly list, omits Zamfara APC candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission has refused to shift ground on its earlier decision to stop the All Progressives Congress from presenting candidates for the forthcoming general elections in Zamfara state. INEC which had earlier said it would release the [...]

January 31, 2019 Government and politics
ACF backs Buhari

Danjuma, other Christian elders reject Onnoghen’s suspension, ACF backs Buhari

The National Christian Elders Forum on Wednesday protested against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an Islamic agenda. The NCEF said the President’s decision to suspend Onnoghen was [...]

January 31, 2019 Government and politics

From blog to reputable tech company: The Estate Intel journey

The remarkable backstory of the founding of Pitch Storm 2019 winner, Estate Intel which metamorphosed from a mere blog into a bona fide technology company that provides data-driven insights for commercial real estate. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
James Ingram Dies Of Brain Cancer At 66

James Ingram Dies Of Brain Cancer At 66

She tweeted, “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have [...]

January 30, 2019 entertainment
Vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Lagos

Vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Lagos

A truck loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product fell on Wednesday morning at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos, spilling its content on the ground and triggering wildfire. A yet to be ascertained number of [...]

January 30, 2019 Incidents
Buhari

Make Your Assets Declaration Form Public, Afenifere Tells Buhari

The Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said that the constitutional crisis created by the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria of Nigeria, Mr. Walter Onnoghen for not fully declaring his assets, has compelled the organization to remind President Muhammadu [...]

January 30, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku Will Unite Nigeria — Jonathan

Atiku Will Unite Nigeria — Jonathan

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, says Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, is a man capable of bringing Nigeria together in unity and in peace. Jonathan spoke on Tuesday at Ox-bow Lake Pavillion in Yenagoa, when [...]

January 30, 2019 Government and politics
Atikus house In Abuja under siege by DSS ahead Of His planned campaign

Atikus house In Abuja under siege by DSS ahead Of His planned campaign

ABUJA—Police and men of Department of State Services, DSS, today, laid siege to my residence in Abuja ahead of my planned campaign. Speaking with Vanguard on telephone when the security agents surrounded his house in Abuja. Atiku had earlier tweeted [...]

January 30, 2019 Government and politics
Ambode: Group wants Lagos Assembly’s N28.8bn running cost probed

Ambode: Group wants Lagos Assembly’s N28.8bn running cost probed

A civil rights organisation, Legislative Probity and Accountability, has given the Lagos House of Assembly five days ultimatum within which to account for the N28.8bn said to have been collected as running cost under the leadership of Mudashiru Obasa. The [...]

January 30, 2019 Economy
CSOs attack Buhari over delay in releasing NHIS probe report

CSOs attack Buhari over delay in releasing NHIS probe report

The delay by the Federal Government to act on the investigative report on the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been questioned by civil society organisations and human rights activists. They wondered why the [...]

January 30, 2019 Government and politics
Secondus

Buhari, APC dangerous to Nigeria’s democracy – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, says President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress “are dangerous to Nigeria and its democracy”. Speaking during a PDP campaign rally in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, Secondus [...]

January 29, 2019 Government and politics
N156 Million Fraud

Don’t plunge Nigeria into constitutional crisis, Atiku tells Buhari

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, warned the ruling All Progressives Congress against plunging Nigeria into a constitutional crisis and in the process derailing the country’s democracy. According to the former Vice-President, the suspension [...]

January 29, 2019 Government and politics

Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN

The Senate on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court praying for among others, an order reinstating Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The Senate action came after it cancelled its scheduled plenary earlier billed for [...]

January 29, 2019 Government and politics
Onnoghen’s suspension not linked to election

Onnoghen’s suspension not linked to election

Nigeria’s government has denied suggestions that the suspension of the country’s top judge on corruption charges was linked to next month’s election. President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen on Friday, sparking claims he had breached the constitution and [...]

January 28, 2019 Government and politics
PDP, NBA, others protest over Onnoghen’s suspension

PDP, NBA, others protest over Onnoghen’s suspension

Nigeria’s opposition People’s Democratic Party, members of the Nigeria Bar Association and Civil Society Organisation of Nigeria are protesting over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate, is currently giving an [...]

January 28, 2019 Government and politics

The corruptible judge and the dishonest president

I bring to you the sad story of a kingdom turned upside down. A very shocking but truthful tale I bring. It’s the story of a kingdom where corruptible judges, shameless politicians, dishonourable lawmakers and an overly permissive citizenry live. [...]

January 28, 2019 Government and politics

Facebook plans to merge WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram

Facebook wants to let users message one another across Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Tanko Muhammad

Acting CJN, Tanko Muhammad presides over Supreme Court’s sitting

The Supreme Court has resumed sitting on Monday with the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, presiding over a five-man panel of the court. Monday is the first working day after the last Friday’s suspension of the CJN, [...]

January 28, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari invites APC senators to Villa over Onnoghen’s suspension

Buhari invites APC senators to Villa over Onnoghen’s suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned members of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate to a meeting at the Presidential Villa on Monday (today) over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Onnoghen was suspended on [...]

January 28, 2019 Government and politics

BREAKING: 10 Dead, Retired Judges Among Newly Appointed Election Petition Tribunals’ Members

Lawyers in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital have cautioned Nigerians against the danger of appointing dead and retired judges into the nation’s election petition tribunal. The group of concerned lawyers who declined being identified faulted the list of the [...]

January 28, 2019 Law
Osinbajo

Osinbajo, APC South-West woo voters for Buhari

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Director, Presidential Campaign Council, South West zone, Chief Oluwole Oke, have urged voters in Oyo State and other South-West states to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 election. At separate [...]

January 28, 2019 General
CJN Nigeria

Ag. CJN, Muhammad alleges plot to destroy Judiciary, seeks support

Says Emir Sanisi & Justice Ayo Salami’s episodes were different. Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome has explained that contrary to insinuations making the rounds that he backed the removal of ex-CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido by former [...]

January 27, 2019 General