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Aisha Buhari must explain what has happened to cabal — Fayose

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, over what had happened to the cabal that she alleged had hijacked her husband and prevented him from performing in office. Fayose, who [...]

January 7, 2019 General

I hack into bank accounts using software –Suspect

The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspected hackers of bank accounts in Minna. The suspects, whose names were given as Abdulmalik Usman and Najeeb Saidu, both of IBB Road, Hill Top, Minna, were apprehended by police operatives attached [...]

January 7, 2019 General

We’ll protest if IG remains in office after Jan 15 – Opposition parties

Opposition political parties on Sunday have resolved to begin nationwide protests from January 15 to force President Muhammadu Buhari to name a new Inspector-General of Police. The parties, on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties, hinged their [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Photos: Aisha Buhari flags-off husband’s re-election campaign in Kano

As wife of the President, Aisha Buhari flagged off her husband’s re-election campaign in Kano on Saturday, several women stole the show, sporting Buhari-branded sunglasses. Inscribed on them is ‘Sai Baba’, the buzzword of Buhari’s campaign. Some of the women [...]

January 6, 2019 General

PDP Govt will ensure uninterrupted education calendar – Jennifer Atiku

Uromi (Edo) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given assurance that if elected back to power in 2019, it will ensure an uninterrupted education calendar in the sector. Mrs Jennifer Atiku, wife of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Abubakar [...]

January 6, 2019 General

I wilI end security votes in Kano if elected – PDP candidate

Alhaji Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the PDP Governorship Candidate in Kano State, says if elected, the security votes will become a history in the state. He made the claim on Sunday in Kano while addressing newsmen to mark his 56th Birthday, organised [...]

January 6, 2019 General

I wasn’t among lawmakers who booed Buhari – Melaye

The embattled senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has denied social media reports that he was among the federal lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19. Some federal parliamentarians embarrassed Buhari while [...]

January 6, 2019 General

Presidential system wasteful, can’t facilitate development in Nigeria – Olurode

Prof. Lai Olurode is a former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos tells FEMI MAKINDE how Nigeria should be restructured, among other national issues Do you think the law enforcement agencies in [...]

January 6, 2019 General

Igbo to back presidential candidate with restructuring agenda – IWA

Igbo World Assembly resolves not to back presidential candidates without restructuring agenda Awka – Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, the President-General of the Igbo World Assembly, says the group has resolved not to support presidential candidates, whose manifestos for the upcoming polls [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Buhari is my godfather, why won’t I die for him? – Lalong

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has again urged Nigerians to vote for all candidates standing for elections on the platform of the APC as the party was working to reposition the country on [...]

January 5, 2019 General

God’ll deliver Nigeria from travails, Anglican primate says

The primate stated this during the Standing Committee Conference held in Minna, Niger State. He also described the prevalence of ritual killings in the country as alarming and reprehensible. Okoh said, “God who delivered Jehoshaphat from the menace of the [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Suspension: Seven Zamfara House of Assembly members threaten court action

Seven members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly have threatened to sue the Speaker of the house along other members for allegedly breaching the nation’s Constitution. The aggrieved members are questioning the constitutionality of the sudden suspension of four [...]

January 5, 2019 General
Buhari

Buhari explains relationship with Amina Zakari

The Nigerian government Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has no familial relationship with an official that will head the collation centre for presidential elections in February. “President Buhari and Commissioner Amina Zakari don’t share a family relationship,” Garba Shehu, Senior [...]

January 5, 2019 General
Ibrahim Idris

Buhari, IG in closed-door meeting, day after due retirement date

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, held a closed-door meeting on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The curious meeting was held a day after the official due retirement of Idris, who served out his working [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Dino Melaye ‘slumps,’ taken to the hospital after arrest

Eight days after holing up in his residence to avoid arrest by policemen for alleged homicide, Senator Dino Melaye, on Friday surrendered to the Police and was taken to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad office, Guzape, Abuja, for interrogation. It was [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Guru tips Buhari for 2019 victory as Arewa Christians reject President

The founder of One Love family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has tipped incumbent President and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, ahead other contenders including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s election. But Guru [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Ensure release of Leah Sharibu, Cherubim and Seraphim tells Buhari

The church made the demand when its leaders met with  Buhari in Abuja on Friday. His Most Eminence, Prophet Solomon  Alao, who led the group to the Presidential Villa, advised Buhari to sustain the war against corruption. Alao said, “We [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Obasanjo will face prosecution if Buhari decides to probe power sector – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday  said former President Olusegun Obasanjo would not escape prosecution if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to probe the power sector. The former governor of Edo State spoke in Jos [...]

January 5, 2019 General

Ex-gov AVM Abdullahi to be buried in Kano —Emirate

Late former Military Governor of old Kano State,  Air Vice Marshall Hamza Abdullahi, will be buried in Kano, according to the Hadejia Emirate Council in Jigawa. Abdullahi, 73, who hail from Hadejia, died on Wednesday in a German hospital after [...]

January 4, 2019 General

NAF kills bandits, destroys hideout in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force, says Air Task Force, of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has destroyed another armed bandits’ hideout and neutralised several of their fighters near Doumbourou Hill in Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, [...]

January 4, 2019 General

PHOTOS: Aisha gets ‘Four More Years’ tattoo

First Lady Aisha Buhari has taken a tattoo for the so-called 4+4 salutation which has been interpreted to mean asking for another four years for President Muhammadu Buhari. It may be recalled that supporters of Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Ambode retired 21 Perm Secs to enable Tinubu’s ex-PA, Muri-Okunola, become HoS —Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has faulted the appointment of Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola as the new Head of Service in the state, saying the action sacrificed career progression and was ‘politics [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Allow me to concentrate, Buhari begs labour unions about strike

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to various labour unions in the country to reduce their agitations to enable his administration to concentrate on repairing damaged infrastructure. He spoke during a meeting with the executive committee of the National Association [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Four die in Plateau as cult members clash at nightclub

Four suspected cult members have been killed during two rival cult groups clash at about 7:30p.m. at a nightclub at Kwata Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The cult groups had engaged in a battle of [...]

January 4, 2019 General
Fear as petrol tanker fall, spills content in Lagos

Fear as petrol tanker fall, spills content in Lagos

An unusual fear greeted Friday morning in Ikorodu area of Lagos as a tanker bearing petroleum product fell and spilled its content on the road. Hope For Nigeria gathered that the tanker fell after discharging some of its content at [...]

January 4, 2019 General

Outrage as Buhari’s niece heads INEC’s collation centre

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come under criticism over its appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari as head of the agency’s collation centre committee for the 2019 presidential election. Zakari is widely believed to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece. [...]

January 4, 2019 General

“You Are From The 7th Circle Of Hell, An Agent Of Satan – Fani-Kayode Attacks Rev Fr. Mbaka

Femi Fani-Kayode, has called Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka an agent of Satan after the latter endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office Mbaka had claimed that if God was against Buhari, He would have allowed him to [...]

January 4, 2019 General

We’ve kept our promise not to owe workers, says Akeredolu

Ondo State government under Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has kept to its promise of improved workers’ welfare and prompt payment of salaries.Governor Akeredolu noted this at the annual prayer meeting with civil servants at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure, yesterday, being [...]

January 3, 2019 General

Military helicopter fighting Boko Haram goes missing in Borno

An attack helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force deployed in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents has gone missing in action, with fears that the aircraft had crashed at a yet-to-be-ascertained location. The NAF confirmed the missing aircraft in [...]

January 3, 2019 General

New Minimum Wage: Presidency Moves To Appease NLC

Following Nigerian Labour Congress’ (NLC) threat to call out workers on indefinite strike on Tuesday to protest non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, the presidency has moved to pacify the workers, [...]

January 3, 2019 General