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Gambling, NaijaBet, NairaBet Banned By Bauchi State House of Assembly

Gambling, NaijaBet, NairaBet Banned By Bauchi State House of Assembly

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a bill banning all forms of gambling, ownership and operations of gaming machines including NaijaBet and BetNaija, in the state. The member representing Lere/Bula constituency, Aminu Tukur, who spoke to journalists after [...]

May 19, 2019 General
Seven traffic offenders

Seven traffic offenders in Edo get community service arrested

Seven motorists who were arrested by the Edo State Traffic Control Management Agency (EDTSMA) for contravening traffic rules and regulations in Benin City, have completed different forms of community service, as punishment for their offence. Head of Operations, EDTSMA, Osamuyi [...]

May 1, 2019 General
Nigeria’s Life Expectancy In 2019

Nigeria’s Life Expectancy In 2019 Third Lowest In The World

The United Nations (UN), has revealed that Nigeria's life expectancy is the third lowest in the world in its new report released on Monday. According to the United Nations Population Fund(UNFPA), Nigeria's life expectancy which is the third lowest in the [...]

April 30, 2019 General
Atiku’s Millions Of Dollars Set To Scatter PDP Leaders, Chairman Suspended

Tension As Atiku’s Millions Of Dollars Set To Scatter PDP Leaders, Chairman Suspended

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State, has suspended its Chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango, and his Deputy, Amos Goyol, for embezzling millions of Dollars, meant for the 2019 Presidential Campaign for Atiku Abubakar. The dismissal was contained in a [...]

April 27, 2019 General


Kano state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese transportation company with a view to introducing a multi-billion naira Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, service in the state’s metropolis. A statement signed by the Director – General, Media [...]

April 27, 2019 General
Tinubu’s ACN, Hijacks All Juicy Positions

Tinubu’s ACN, Hijacks All Juicy Positions, As Buhari’s CPC Set To Break Away From APC And Causes War

The vacant position of National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has kick-started another round of infighting within the ruling party. A report by Daily Sun, indicated that the tussle for the position has split the ruling party; as [...]

April 27, 2019 General

Atiku: I was born by Nigerian parents from Sokoto, Jigawa

Abubakar Atiku, the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked notions that he was Cameroonian by birth and thus not qualified to contest the election of 23 February, 2019. Atiku who was born in Jada in 1946, [...]

April 23, 2019 General

Why power will not shift to South in 2023 – Senator Ogunlewe

Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, former minister of Works, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was one of the three senators that represented Lagos on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, AD in 1999. In this interview, he [...]

April 23, 2019 General
Ooni of Ife

Ooni re-affirms Igbo, Yoruba family ties

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has re-affirmed the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo nations, saying the two ethnic groups are inseparable members of the same family. Oba Ogunwusi stated this at the weekend at his palace [...]

April 23, 2019 General

Rep raises concern over import of Chinese prisoners to work in Nigeria

A house of Representatives member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigateri and Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Sani Zoro, has raised the alarm of incessant importation of Chinese prisoners to work in foreign companies in Nigeria. The lawmaker, who alleged [...]

April 23, 2019 General
Nigeria’s Buhari praised for increasing minimum wage by two-thirds

Nigeria’s Buhari praised for increasing minimum wage by two-thirds

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law a bill that raised the country’s minimum wage from 18,000 Naira to 30,000 Naira (Around 83 USD). The union lauded the decision in a statement attributed [...]

April 20, 2019 General
Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill

Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill, National Housing Fund, others

President  Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to a bill seeking to fund the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company, which was forwarded to him by the National Assembly in February this year. The President equally declined assent to seven other [...]

April 3, 2019 General, Technology

Declare Me Winner, Atiku Tells Election Petition Tribunal

Exactly 19 days after President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the February 23 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has filed a petition challenging the [...]

March 19, 2019 General

I’ve never seen our democracy so debased as it was on Saturday – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he would reclaim his ‘stolen’ mandate. Speaking during a world press conference in Abuja, he said the result of the election [...]

February 28, 2019 General
Buhari vs Atiku

Some are cut out for the suffering and do not care about it – Chief JCI Some are cut out for the suffering and do not care about it. The North never told us they do not like suffering and [...]

February 26, 2019 General

Nigeria Decides LIVE: INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu gives update about election day|#nigeriadecides2019

Elections Results Update by Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission… [...]

February 25, 2019 General, Government and politics
National Assembly

Broadcast: Buhari’s speech above party sentiments, says Human rights lawyer

Dr Kayode Ajulo, a Human Rights lawyer, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast on the eve of 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections, was above party sentiments and personal biases. Ajulo, in a statement on Friday in Ilorin also [...]

February 22, 2019 General, Government and politics
Voters, Candidates

Voters, candidates stranded as airlines cancel flights

Many voters and candidates alike in the eastern and northern parts of the country were yesterday stranded as airlines cancelled flights over poor visibility occasioned by an intensive harmattan haze.The passengers who wanted to return to Lagos and Abuja after [...]

February 18, 2019 General
Presidency orders probe of Osinbajo’s Caverton helicopter crash in Kogi

Investigators demand videos, evidence of presidential helicopter crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has urged members of the public to support its probe of last weekend’s Caverton helicopter crash, by availing video footage of the accident. The bureau said the video recordings, among other evidence, would assist the [...]

February 8, 2019 General

Buhari has already lost February 16 poll, says Obaze

The Anambra State Chairman of the Atiku-Obi Election Council, Mr Oseloka Obaze, on Wednesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari had already lost the February 16 presidential poll. Obaze who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2017 governorship [...]

February 7, 2019 General

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

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
minimum wage

Minimum wage not enough to live on —NLC president

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, has lamented that minimum wage can barely provide basic necessities of life for workers in many parts of the world, noting that one per cent of the world population now controls half [...]

January 23, 2019 Employment, General

Buhari, Osinbajo, others remember fallen heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari led Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the leadership of the National Assembly and the judiciary to lay wreaths at the National Memorial Arcade in Abuja yesterday. The event, which marked the climax of the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance [...]

January 16, 2019 General

Guests jump from window to escape death as fire guts hotel on airport road

Property worth millions of naira was yesterday destroyed by fire at the bar section, reception and some rooms of the Excel Oriental Hotel on Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos State. The fire, which started at about 4:30p.m. was said to have [...]

January 15, 2019 General

14 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush buried in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army on Friday buried 14 soldiers killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on December 24. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 14 soldiers who were on escort duty were ambushed on their way [...]

January 11, 2019 General
Dino Melaye

BREAKING: Masked officers whisk Dino Melaye from hospital bed

Masked police operatives have stormed the hospital where Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, was receiving treatment. The officers forced the lawmaker, who was on the hospital bed, into an unmarked vehicle and drove him to an undisclosed location. [...]

January 11, 2019 General

Journalist arrested, remanded in Ikoyi Prison over hairstyle

A 24-year-old photojournalist, Yinka Badmus, who works with Talk Village International, is currently cooling off at Ikoyi Prisons because of his hairstyle He was reportedly arrested by policemen attached to the Lagos State Anti-Cultism unit for wearing dreadlocks, which the officers [...]

January 11, 2019 General

Salaries of workers above new minimum wage’ll be renegotiated —Buhari

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, that the salaries of workers earning above the new minimum wage will be renegotiated. He also appointed Bismarck Rewane as head of newly inaugurated Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of a national minimum wage. [...]

January 10, 2019 General