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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

I never told EFCC to stop Akpabio probe – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied insinuations that he asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to stop the probe of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, after the latter joined the All Progressives Congress last year. [...]

January 8, 2019 General

I accept responsibility for service chiefs’ performance – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the performance of the service chiefs may have been disappointing but he will continue to accept responsibility for not changing them. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by our [...]

January 8, 2019 General

INEC unveils plot by political parties to compromise 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed purported plans by political parties to compromise the 2019 general elections. The electoral umpire stated that the parties are buying up Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from voters or inducing them financially to [...]

January 8, 2019 General

RAID ON DAILY TRUST: Rights Watch calls on Buhari to do the needful

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has described security forces’ raid of Daily Trust newspaper’s offices as disturbing and an attempt to stifle media freedom in Nigeria. The group therefore charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to immediately take steps to curb [...]

January 8, 2019 General
In tears, Shettima tells Buhari, ‘we thought Boko Haram..will become history’ under you

In tears, Shettima tells Buhari, ‘we thought Boko Haram..will become history’ under you

Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, was tears before President Muhammadu Buhari as he spoke about the resurgence of Boko Haram. This happened in Abuja on Monday, as the governor met the president at the Council Chambers of the Presidential [...]

January 8, 2019 General

Disquiet in APC over alleged Amaechi’s anti-Buhari comments

There was disquiet in the ruling All Progressives Congress in Abuja on Sunday over an audio, where a former governor of Rivers State, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, allegedly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari. Amaechi is the director-general of the Presidential Campaign Council [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Leaked tape: Amaechi’s confirmed voting Buhari means stagnation – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that the trending leaked audio recordings alleged to be the voice of the Minister of Transportation and Director General of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Hoodlums set ablaze 30 shops, houses in Ibadan

Hoodlums suspected to be arsonists in the early hours of yesterday burnt down no fewer than 30 shops and houses located along the popular Beere-Molete road in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The affected shops and houses included those located at [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Indigenous doctors perform Kano’s first brain surgery

Five Kano-based medical doctors at the weekend set a milestone record for successfully carrying out a 48 hours brain surgery, first of it kind in Kano State. The operation, which was conducted at the new Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Militants ‘resume attacks’ on pipelines in Niger Delta

Suspected militants may have renewed hostilities against oil companies operating in the Niger Delta. For example, a group yesterday claimed it was behind the attack on an oil pipeline at Koluama community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Why we invaded Daily Trust offices – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Sunday night said it invaded the Daily Trust offices in Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno State, to invite workers of the media company over a story in its Sunday publication “which divulged classified military information, thus undermining [...]

January 7, 2019 General

Vacate Daily Trust offices, FG orders military

The Federal Government on Sunday night directed the military authorities to vacate all premises of the Daily Trust Newspapers in Abuja, Maiduguri and Lagos. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed the [...]

January 7, 2019 General