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2019 will be tough for Nigeria –Economist

AN economist, Chika Onuegbu, has said that the economic indicators in the country for 2019 are unfavourable to Nigeria, adding that the year will be very tough for the country. Onuegbu, who is the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and [...]

January 3, 2019 General
Festus-Keyamo

PMBCO asks Atiku to quit presidential race for lying

The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation has asked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Atiku Abubakar, to withdraw from the election. The organisation based their call on the allegation by the  Atiku Campaign Organisation that members of the [...]

January 3, 2019 General

Why I sued Bindow – Aisha Buhari’s brother

Aisha Buhari’s  brother  Mahamood Halilu has said he decided to challenge Adamawa State Governor Mohammed Jibrilla’s declaration  as  the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the  state in court because  he has incontrovertible proof that Jibrilla presented  a [...]

January 3, 2019 General

2019: For Peaceful Polls, Let IG Retire Jan 15 – PDP Tells Buhari

Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, retire on January 15, the IG’s 60th birthday. The party said this was one of the ways the President could convince Nigerians and [...]

January 3, 2019 General
Atiku

Atiku Paying $90,000 Monthly To American To Give Fake News – Buhari’s Camp Alleges

It alleged that the slew of fake news, especially on social media, targeted at the Nigerian military was the handiwork of Atiku and his media organisation. The group stated that recent untrue claims of terrorists’ attacks on the military, desertion [...]

January 3, 2019 General
MURIC

We’ll go tough unless FG recognises Islamic calendar instead of Jan 1 —MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has vowed to “go tough” if the Federal Government fails to recognise the Islamic calendar, stating that it would employ civil actions to press home its demands. It lambasted the Federal Government for recognising January 1 as [...]

January 2, 2019 General

We won’t leave without arresting Melaye, Police vow as they surround his mansion

The Police authorities have vowed not to leave Senator Dino Melaye’s residence until they arrest him. The Police have subsequently deployed over 50 additional policemen around Melaye’s residence located on 11, Sangha Street, Off Mississippi, Maitama, FCT. Findings indicate that [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Lai Mohammed

Offa Robbery: Lai Mohammed releases alleged evidence Saraki didn’t donate N10m

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that he is presenting to the public available pieces of evidence of how the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, lied that he donated N10 million to the victims of Offa [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Atiku

APC accuses PDP, Atiku of sponsoring smear campaign against Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of sponsoring smear campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari. Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Shehu Shagari

Nigerian Missions in US open condolence registers for Shehu Shagari

The Nigerian Missions in the United States have opened Condolence Registers in honour of late former President Shehu Shagari. Shagari died on December 28, 2018, at the age of 93, and the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a three-day mourning [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Dino Melaye

Police denies trying to break into Dino Melaye’s residence

Nigeria Police has denied allegations that it plans to break into the Abuja residence of Nigeria lawmaker, Dino Melaye. Melaye, who represents Kogi South Senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate had alleged that brought tools to break into and vandalize the [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Adeboye

Adeboye codes 2019 prophecies, Olukoya sees strange happenings

The General Overseer, The  Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday night refrained from giving straightforward prophesies for 2019 for fear that politicians might twist the prophecies to suit their purposes. While preaching during the evening service [...]

January 2, 2019 General
Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan, governors welcome 2019 with hope

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to hope for a better future. In his New Year’s  message via his Twitter and Facebook accounts,  Jonathan said  2019 would offer the citizens a new opportunity to aspire to  realise their  dreams [...]

January 2, 2019 General

Pastor Calls Daddy Freeze An Idi0t As He Exchanges His Shoe Worth N145k With Member

A Pastor allegedly called Daddy Freeze an id0t, while exchanging his shoe worth 145k with a member during his church’s annual Thanksgiving service and celebration. The Pastor identified as Bishop Omooba Adebowale of Life House Pentecostal Church Worldwide in Lagos, [...]

December 18, 2018 General

Herdsmen killings: Amnesty International blames FG for 3,641 deaths

Amnesty International has blamed the Federal Government for the killing of 3,641 persons during the clashes between herdsmen and farmers from 2016 to 2018. In  its investigative report on the clashes in parts of the country released on Monday, AI [...]

December 18, 2018 General

76th birthday: Give me more time, Buhari begs Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari clocked 76 years on Monday, and with just 60 days to the 2019 presidential poll, he asked for more time and prayers to fix Nigeria. The President was 73 years old when he assumed office in 2015. [...]

December 18, 2018 General
Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country. Jonathan said this on Sunday in a goodwill message to Buhari on his 76th birthday. He said the president has contributed much to the development [...]

December 17, 2018 General

I’m glad Senate didn’t confirm me, says Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Thursday that he was glad the Senate refused to confirm him as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. Magu said if the Senate had confirmed [...]

December 14, 2018 General
I’ll continue as Baba Go Slow

I thought I was 74 but was told I’m 75, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred up a fresh controversy over his real age when he said he thought he was 74 but was told he was 75. Buhari spoke when the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello, [...]

December 10, 2018 General
buhari

N11tn stolen under Buhari’s watch – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said over N11trn had been stolen under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly, in the petroleum sector, where he sits as minister. It also challenged Buhari to respond to the alleged diversion of [...]

December 3, 2018 General

Boko Haram: Buratai charges troops to take offensive posture

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged field commanders to complement whatever approach they take in prosecuting the ongoing counter insurgency operations with offensive posture. The COAS, yesterday, ordered a thorough investigation of the discovery of [...]

December 1, 2018 General
Atiku Buhari

Buhari, Atiku tango over killing of soldiers in Borno

Presidency ABUJA—The nationwide solemnity arising from the killing of more than 100 Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram in Melete, Borno State, was yesterday breached by the exchange of salvos by the two leading presidential candidates, Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar. [...]

November 27, 2018 General

18 Ondo lawmakers flee to Ibadan, petition IGP, Buhari over threat to lives

THE 18 members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, who effected a change in their leadership, weekend, have alleged threats to their lives and relocated to Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Seven of them were beaten up and injured, [...]

November 12, 2018 General

Fayemi moves to reposition education in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, inaugurated visitation panels for three state-owned institutions in its drive to reposition tertiary education in the state. Also inaugurated was a Fact Finding Committee for the state’s Broadcasting Service.The visitation panels, which were [...]

November 3, 2018 General

Governance index scores Nigeria, others low on economy

Some economic experts have said the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) has affirmed the prevailing unemployment and poor economies in Nigeria and a good number of other African nations amid the huge human and natural resources on the [...]

October 31, 2018 General

Uduaghan named NOC patron, harps on grassroots sports development

Immediate-past governor of Delta State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Delta South Senatorial District, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has called on government and stakeholders to support the development of grassroots sports in Nigeria and also establish an [...]

October 24, 2018 General

Outrage as Buhari avoids Lagos road, flies to Seme

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday evaded the notorious Lagos-Badagry-Seme Road, flying instead on an aircraft to Seme for the official handover of the new Economic Community of West African States border posts in Badagry to his Republic of Benin counterpart, Patrice [...]

October 24, 2018 General

Christian lawyers, others allege genocide in Plateau

Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON), Plateau State chapter, has alleged that residents are witnessing planned genocide in Plateau to wipe out an entire community for a perceived offence. Addressing journalists yesterday in Jos, the president, Mr. Arome Okwori, accused [...]

October 23, 2018 General

Atiku will take Nigeria backwards, says Olawepo-Hashim

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has described the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a throwback to Nigeria’s past. In an interview with journalists in Lagos, Olawepo said Atiku would take Nigeria backwards if [...]

October 22, 2018 General

2019: Group begs Igbo Muslims to join politics

As the 2019 general elections approach, Muslims of Igbo extraction have been urged to join political parties and contest positions of choice but warned against pitching tent with politicians who have not taken their welfare and wellbeing as a paramount [...]

October 19, 2018 General