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Orji Kalu

Tribunal sacks Orji Kalu

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State has nullified the election of Orji Uzor Kalu as the senator representing Abia North. The tribunal has also ordered for a rerun election for Abia North Senatorial District. [...]

September 10, 2019 General
Reviving Nigeria’s Ailing Textiles Industry For Economic Growth

Reviving Nigeria’s Ailing Textiles Industry For Economic Growth

Reviving Nigeria’s Ailing Textiles Industry For Economic Growth Nigeria’s quest for sustainable economic development and diversification would not take place if concerted attention was not paid to catalyse and revitalise a critical labour intensive and revenue yielding industry like CTG [...]

August 31, 2019 General
Ahmad Lawan

Ahmad Lawan Reveals Why Opposition Senators Support Him

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed confidence that the 9th Senate will work for the progress of Nigeria and its citizens because he has “full cooperation” of senators of the opposition political parties, Hope For Nigeria Online reports. Hope For [...]

August 29, 2019 General
IPOB Lacks the Power to Track Down

IPOB Lacks the Power to Track Down any South-East Governor Anywhere in the World—Umahi

Says Assaulting us abroad not the solution to agitation – S’East govs Meanwhile, the South-East Governors Forum on Saturday said the IPOB order directing its members to attack them anywhere abroad would not solve the problem of their agitation for [...]

August 19, 2019 General, Nigerian-Biafran War
Henry Idahagbon


Barrister Henry Idahagbon is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and leader of Edo People’s Movement (EPM). he insisted that the choice of Godwin Obaseki as APC flag bearer in 2016 was a mistake and would be corrected in [...]

August 19, 2019 General
Nigeria University Strike

Workers in Nigerian universities begin warning strike

Nigerian university workers have announced a warning strike from Monday, to press the federal government to meet their demands. The one-week strike will last from August 19 to 23. Non-academic staff of universities had earlier planned for a nationwide protest on July [...]

August 16, 2019 General
El Zazarky and Wife

El Zakzaky: Indian govt denies undermining Shiites leader medical treatment

The Indian government has responded to inquiries about the status of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in its country – The country’s high commission in Abuja says reports of El Zakzaky’s medical treatment being undermined is untrue – It also denied reports [...]

August 15, 2019 General
World's Largest Atmospheric Tower For Dangote Refinery

World’s Largest Atmospheric Tower For Dangote Refinery Sets Sail From China

World’s Largest Atmospheric Tower For Dangote Refinery A piece of equipment that will process crude oil for Nigeria’s Dangote refinery set sail on Monday from China, oil company Sinopec said in a tweet. The 650,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery [...]

July 30, 2019 Business, General


ABDULSALAMI’S SUMMIT: The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has turned down an invitation to attend a security roundtable organised by a former military head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), scheduled for Minna, Niger State. The roundtable slated for [...]

July 29, 2019 General

Obaseki: RUGA Will Not Happen In Edo State, Sambisa Forest A Better Option

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki said his administration will not avail the federal government land for the contentious Ruga settlement in Edo State. The Governor spoke while giving a lecture on the topic “Challenges of Pastoralism and International [...]

July 24, 2019 General
Polymer Institute of Nigeria

Don’t Ban Plastic Bags, Polymer Institute of Nigeria President Begs FG

National President, Polymer Institute of Nigeria, Prof. Paul Mamza, has appealed to the Federal Government to drop the proposal for the ban on plastic bags and materials in the country. Polymer Institute of Nigeria is an umbrella for all Polymer [...]

July 15, 2019 General
Herdsmen Invade Ogun Village, Attack Village Head

Herdsmen Invade Ogun Village, Attack Village Head

Unknown herdsmen have invaded a village in Ogun state and attacked a 76-year-old village head, Chief Ismail Adasofunjo . Herdsmen along with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 10, 2019. The herdsmen [...]

June 29, 2019 General, Incidents
Femi Fani Kayode

Jan 1966 Coup And Biafra: A morning of horror and the slaughter of a people

May 30th, 2019 represents the 52nd anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Biafra. Fani-Kayode I have written the following contribution to help mark that day. I hope it goes a long way to show where and when the [...]

June 23, 2019 Early History of Nigeria, General
Mele Kyari

Breaking: FG appoints Mele Kyari, new chief executive of NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, appointed Mr. Mele Kyari, the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, with effect from July 8, 2019. Mele Kyari Mele Kyari In a statement in Abuja, Group General Manager, Group Public [...]

June 20, 2019 General

Nigerian Prof. arrested in Ghana for incitement

A Nigerian Professor, Austin Nwagbara has been arrested according to by the Ghana Police Service for incitement following the contents of a leaked tape in which he was making damming remarks about Ghana’s educational sector and alleged harsh treatment [...]

June 20, 2019 General

Nigerian senate president’s spokesperson appointment sparks controversy

A controversy is brewing over the appointment by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Tuesday, of Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Mr Lawan had also appointed Mohammed Aji as his Chief of Staff. Betty Okoroh, [...]

June 20, 2019 General

Kidnapped ex-minister’s son freed

The son of former Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been freed. Hope for Nigeria Online reported how Dayo Adewole was kidnapped on Tuesday in Oyo State. He was freed Wednesday evening, sources at the police commissioner’s office in Oyo [...]

June 20, 2019 General

Court frees Nigerian blogger accused of publishing defamatory claims against Akpabio

A Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Wednesday dismissed a case of criminal defamation filed against a Nigerian blogger, Morgan Ukpong. Mr Ukpong publishes a popular blog, Sitippe Ke Akwa Ibom, which focuses on the happenings around [...]

June 20, 2019 General

Presidency tackles Obasanjo, asks ex-president to explain absence at Democracy Day celebration

The presidency has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was officially invited to attend the June 12 commemoration and the presidential inauguration in Abuja, contrary to claims circulated in the media. A statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the [...]

June 20, 2019 General
How Emir Sanusi Squandered N3.4b, By Kano Anti-graft Agency

How Emir Sanusi Squandered N3.4b, By Kano Anti-graft Agency

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has described the claim by the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, that he was not the accounting officer of the Kano Emirate Council as a misrepresentation of facts. This is [...]

June 14, 2019 General
Bola Tinubu

We must banish poverty from Nigeria – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said Nigeria’s existential challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, and herdsmen-farmers clashes have worsened poverty across the country. Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, made [...]

June 12, 2019 General
Goodluck Jonathan

Why Atiku is right to challenge Buhari’s reelection in court — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Atiku Abubakar was right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection in February, saying it would be “unfair” to compare Mr Abubakar’s situation to the 2015 election in which he (Mr Jonathan) accepted defeat. Mr [...]

June 12, 2019 General

ANALYSIS: Democracy Day: Why June 12 matters in Nigeria

Democracy Day in Nigeria is being celebrated on the 12th of June this year. This is the first time the day has been marked on this date. And the change carries heavy symbolism for a country that’s known more years [...]

June 12, 2019 General
Social Media DSS

SSS arrests social media users for posting ‘inciting materials’

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. The SSS said [...]

June 12, 2019 General

Senate President, Ag CJN, President are from core north, how can you have this kind of arrangement? — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has decried that the present government arrangement in Nigeria saying ‘ …the Senate President is from North-East, the acting chief justice of Nigeria is from the north-east, The President of the country is from the north-west. [...]

June 12, 2019 General
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill, 2019 into law.

Implications Of Delay In Constituting Buhari’s Second-term Cabinet

Buhari’s Second-term Cabinet: As President Muhammadu Buhari assumes office for his second term, MUDIAGA AFFE writes on the implications of undue delay in forwarding names of his ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation After his inauguration as President of [...]

June 3, 2019 General
Udom Emmanuel

Udom Emmanuel Loses Against EFCC

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, dismissed an application filed by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, seeking to quash the entire charge preferred against Paul Usoro, SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association, [...]

May 31, 2019 General
Buhari's New Inauguration Car

Buhari’s New Inauguration Car Worth N280m Not N61m

Buhari’s New Inauguration Car: President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appeared in a new 2019 Mercedes-Maybach s650 bullet-proof car, which an expert says it is worth at least N280million. In 2018 budget, N907m was earmarked by Mr Buhari for a phased [...]

May 30, 2019 General

President Buhari Taking The Oath Of Office (Video)

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the oath of office for his second term. The President took the oath on Wednesday, May 2019 in the presence of local and foreign guests at the Eagles Square, Abuja. The President in his oath [...]

May 30, 2019 General

At Post-inauguration Gala, Osinbajo Commends Saraki For Not Acting Funny

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured Nigerians that he and his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, will defend the trust Nigerians reposed on them as they begin their second term in office. Osinbajo said this at the inauguration dinner/gala night, as [...]

May 30, 2019 General