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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

Saraki: Let’s Use Democracy To Entrench Peace, Development

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigerians on the nation’s attainment of 20 years of uninterrupted democracy. He urged the people to use democracy to entrench peace and genuine development. In a statement by his Special Adviser (SA) on [...]

May 30, 2019 General
Engr. Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde Sacks Council, Board Chairmen

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Wednesday night sacked all local government chairmen across the 33 councils and 35 Local Council Development Authorities (LCDAs) with immediate effect. Makinde, in a statement by his Chief of Staff, Mr Bisi Ilaka, [...]

May 30, 2019 General
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