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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Godwin Obaseki

More Trouble For Obaseki As Loyalists Plot To Abandon Governor

With less than one month to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary for the 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State, there seems to be no let-up in the internal crisis rocking the camp of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, as [...]

May 30, 2020 General
Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano Airports

Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano Airports To Reopen Soon

Major airports in Nigeria will in the “next few days” roar into life after weeks of inactivity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The airports are the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano Arport, Kano and [...]

May 29, 2020 Transportation
ventilators promised by the U.S President

Nigeria Yet To Receive Trump’s Ventilators – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government said it was yet to receive the ventilators promised by the U.S President, Donald Trump. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed assured Nigerians that once the government receives the promised equipment, it will be [...]

May 29, 2020 International
Ademola Adeleke

Police Remove Ademola Adeleke’s Name From Exam Malpractices Charges

The police on Thursday removed the name of a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, from the charges of examination malpractices instituted against him and others at the Federal High Court in Abuja. [...]

May 29, 2020 Government and politics
Buhari Loves Rotimi Amaechi

El-Rufai: Buhari Loves Rotimi Amaechi Like His Son, He Trusts Him Absolutely

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari loves and trusts Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation like his son. El-Rufai said Buhari loves Amaechi despite opposition due to his great personality and selflessness to the service [...]

May 29, 2020 Government and politics
N-Power

Nigeria To Disengage 500,000 N-power Beneficiaries ‘soon’

About 500,000 persons engaged in Nigeria’s social investment programme N-Power will have to look elsewhere for means of livelihood as the government is set to terminate their existing engagement. Their current engagement, spokesperson for the humanitarian affairs, disaster management and [...]

May 28, 2020 General, Power
Niger Delta Development Commission

Buhari Seeks Fresh $5.513bn Loan, Writes House Of Representatives

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513bn. Buhari, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at [...]

May 28, 2020 Government and politics
Iranian Boy With Six-Pack

Arat Hosseini, Iranian Boy With Six-Pack Now Has 4 Million IG Followers

Iranian Boy With Six-Pack: A six-year-old Iranian boy who first stunned the world with his incredible football and gymnastics skills has now amazed followers with his surprisingly chiseled physique. Arat Hosseini has been trained from a young age by his [...]

May 28, 2020 International
FAAN

FAAN Gives Guidelines For Passengers Ahead Of Flight Resumption

THE Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said passengers should brace up for rigorous health checks at the airports, flight delays and increase in airfare when restrictions are lifted and operations resume post COVID-19. Speaking at an aviation webinar [...]

May 27, 2020 Transportation
Obasa

Obasa Approved N40M For Feeding Less Than 40 Muslim Lawmakers

In this latest expose, Obasa and his protocol officer, a lady alleged to be his mistress, took over the responsibility of the House Committee on Services charged with welfare of members of the Assembly by approving N40,500,000 for feeding of [...]

May 27, 2020 Religion
Ize-Iyamu

Oshiomhole Group Picks Ize-Iyamu As Edo APC Consensus Candidate

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction believed to be loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday [...]

May 27, 2020 Government and politics
Taofik Gani

Taofik Gani: PDP Will ‘Capture’ Lagos In 2023, Our Strategies Will Work

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to take power from the governorship election and other polls in 2023,The parry added that their strategies being put in place would surely work.Spokesman Taofik Gani said the [...]

May 27, 2020 Government and politics
Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan

FG Threatens To Dismiss Workers Leaking Official Documents

The Federal Government has threatened to dismiss officers caught leaking official documents on social media. It said recent “unfortunate unauthorised disclosure of official documents on social media” was embarrassing and therefore unacceptable. The Head of the Civil Service of the [...]

May 26, 2020 Government and politics
Idahosa

Idahosa: We Won’t Allow Oshiomhole Have His Way In APC Primary

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, speaks on the controversy trailing the mode of primary to be adopted by the party in selecting its governorship candidate. TEMIDAYO [...]

May 26, 2020 Government and politics
Kaduna-Kano Rail

Salihu Tanko Yakasai: Kaduna-Kano Rail Will Never Be Completed – Ganduje’s Aide

Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a media aide to Governor Ganduje of Kano state, said the Kaduna-Kano rail project will never be completed. Yakasai stated this on Twitter. Minister of Transportation, Amaechi, in 2019 had said that the Federal Government had secured [...]

May 26, 2020 Transportation
Russian Military Helicopter

Russian Military Helicopter Crashes In A Fireball

A video caught the horrific Russian Military Helicopter Mi-8 incident in which four servicemen died at the main military and civilian airport near Anadyr in the country’s easternmost region Chukotka. The helicopter crashed moments after takeoff earlier today. It rose [...]

May 26, 2020 International
Onitsha bridgehead

Anambra And Delta Reach Agreement On Onitsha Bridgehead Barricade (Pics)

IgbereTV reports that officials of Anambra and Delta State Government met on Tuesday to agree and strategize on the barricading of Onitsha bridgehead, as part of the measures to ensure proper compliance to NCDC Protocols on partial relaxation of lockdowns [...]

May 26, 2020 Transportation
Eid-el-Fitr prayers

Buhari Eid-el-Fitr prayers: We Don’t Have Any Money To Import Food, Farmers Should Start Producing

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said on Sunday that he observed the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at his State House residence because of the raging COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that his decision was in compliance with the measures put in [...]

May 25, 2020 Religion
Usman Gur Mohammed

Usman Gur Mohammed Sacked Over N781bn Siemens Power Deal

The former Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed, was sacked over the $2 billion (about N781bn) Siemens Presidential Power Initiative (PPI). The document approving the sack, which was obtained by our reporter was signed [...]

May 25, 2020 Government and politics
Douye Diri

100 Days After, Governor Douye Diri Yet To Form Cabinet

More than three months after inauguration as the governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri is yet to appoint commissioners. Gov. Diri marked his first hundred days in office yesterday after being inaugurated as the fifth executive governor of the state [...]

May 25, 2020 Government and politics
Prodest Hotel

Prodest Hotel Manager Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Rivers State

Governor has confirmed 27 new cases of Coronavirus with Manager of demolished Prodest Hotel, Eleme, listed among the latest cases. Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim who made the disclosure Sunday evening said the development validates the [...]

May 25, 2020 Health issues
Usman Mohammed

Sack Of Usman Mohammed, TCN Boss Pits SGF Against COS

The sack of the former managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Mohammed, appears to have pitted the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, against the Chief of Staff (COS) to [...]

May 25, 2020 Government and politics
Niger Delta Development Commission

Governors Kick As Buhari Okays Financial Autonomy For Assemblies, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari may have pulled a fast one on state governors with Friday’s signing of Executive Order No. 10 of 2020 which grants financial autonomy to State legislature and the judiciary. Many governors were left shocked by the president’s [...]

May 24, 2020 General
Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak To All Muslims

Happy “Eid-El-Fitri” to all my Muslim brothers and sisters, may Allah (SWT) Makes us witness more of it in good health, more wealth and whatever good things we wish ourselves. [...]

May 24, 2020 Religion
Alhaji Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: FG’s N20k Cash Transfer, School Feeding Program A Fraud

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari has at the weekend said that the school feeding programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, even when all schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, as a fraud. [...]

May 24, 2020 Education
German Church Opens Doors For Muslim Worshippers During Ramadan

German Church Opens Doors For Muslim Worshippers During Ramadan

German Church Opens Doors For Muslim Worshippers During Ramadan: A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules. Germany allowed religious services to resume on 4 May [...]

May 23, 2020 Religion
Enenche

Pastor Enenche And Wife Visit UATH, Donate Food, Medical Items

As part of their continued efforts to support the fight against the scourge of coronavirus in the country, the Senior Pastors of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr. Paul and Dr. Mrs. Becky Enenche, on Friday visited the University of Abuja [...]

May 23, 2020 General
Tijjani Yusuf

Kyari, Tijjani Yusuf, Others Still Listed As Buhari’s Aides

The late former Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, is one of those still listed as aides to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), weeks or months after they have vacated their seats either through death or [...]

May 23, 2020 Government and politics
Military Airstrikes Kill 135 Bandits

Military Airstrikes Kill 135 Bandits, Destroy Camps In Katsina, Zamfara

The Nigerian Military on Saturday said it has killed at least 135 armed bandits during air-raids across Katsina and Zamfara states. According to a statement signed by a military spokesman, Major General, John Enenche, the air raids, executed by the [...]

May 23, 2020 Military
Muhammad Musa Bello

Muhammad Musa Bello: Places Of Worship Remain Shut In Abuja

The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that places of worship in the territory remain shut based on advice from medical experts and guidelines from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Churches and mosques have been [...]

May 22, 2020 Religion