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Tinubu Should Forget 2023 - Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Tinubu Should Forget 2023 – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu not to run for the 2023 presidency as being touted in some quarters. Recall that Senate President Bukola Saraki had [...]

May 20, 2019 Government and politics
Governor Yahaya Bello has made a U-turn, saying he is not owing any worker a dime in his four-year tenure.

Salary Arrears: Gov Bello Makes U-turn, Insists He’s Not Owing Workers’ Salaries

After admitting owing civil servants in Kogi State 38 months salary arrears, Governor Yahaya Bello has made a U-turn, saying he is not owing any worker a dime in his four-year tenure. Governor Bello was however quick to add that [...]

May 19, 2019 Government and politics
Lagos, Ogun, Oyo Govts To Create Joint Development Commission

Lagos, Ogun, Oyo Govts To Create Joint Development Commission

Despite their party and political differences, a ray of hope shone Friday that the Governors of Oyo, Ogun and Lagos will do the needful to ensure the collective economy of the three states is taken to the next level through [...]

May 18, 2019 Government and politics
Wash Bot Machine

This Wash Bot Machine Can Wash Dangote Trucks, BRT, Luxurious Buses, Trailers In 6mins

There comes a time when you either to plan the way you spend money on your cars, buses, and vans else you go bankrupt if care is not taken however, this Wash Bot Machine can do the magic. Cars, buses, [...]

May 18, 2019 Government and politics
Sanusi Saved By Dangote From Being Dethroned

Sanusi Saved By Dangote From Being Dethroned

Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I (1905-1990 ), the grandfather of the present Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II reigned for only five years as Emir of Kano before he was forced to resign. He was said not to be in the [...]

May 18, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

ICYMI: I opposed Osinbajo’s idea of ‘Trader Money’ but he insisted — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society. The President made his feelings known when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers, Service [...]

May 18, 2019 Government and politics
JAMB gives breakdown of released, withheld results

2019 UTME: JAMB gives breakdown of released, withheld results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially released the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Board Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the results in Abuja on Saturday, said about 1,792,719 candidates sat for the examination, while [...]

May 17, 2019 Government and politics
Akeredolu Returns From Thailand

Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has shed more light on his trip to Thailand for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development in Ondo State. Akeredolu who spoke with Government House Reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after his [...]

May 17, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari Arrives The City Of Madina

President Buhari Arrives The City Of Madina, The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

President Buhari arrives the City of Madina, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah (Lesser Hajj).  Recall that the Presidency on Wednesday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of [...]

May 17, 2019 Government and politics
States To Get N649bn Paris Club Fund

States To Get N649bn Paris Club Fund

State governments will soon smile to the banks as the federal government has concluded plans to commence the final phase of the Paris Club debt refunds. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday on the state of the economy, Minister of [...]

May 17, 2019 Government and politics
Eko Atlantic City

US To Relocate Consulate To Eko Atlantic City

The United States Consul-General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, on Wednesday announced that the home government had secured about 1,000 hectares of land on the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos. Bray disclosed this at his residence shortly after signing the [...]

May 16, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku: Buhari Planning To Jail Me In Phantom Coup Plot

Atiku: Buhari Planning To Jail Me In Phantom Coup Plot

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has alleged plan by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replay the phantom coup plot of late General Sani [...]

May 16, 2019 Government and politics
Victoria Obaze

Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In UK

Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

May 16, 2019 Government and politics
Oba Akiolu

Oba Akiolu: Obasanjo Is The Number One Troublemaker In This Country

Oba Akiolu who spoke on Wednesday when participants of the senior executive course (41) of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) visited him at his palace in Lagos, stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is the number [...]

May 16, 2019 Government and politics
Osinbajo

Osinbajo: FG can seize assets whether or not there’s corruption allegation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government can seize assets from citizens who cannot explain the source of their wealth. The vice president made this known on Tuesday while declaring the anti-corruption conference organised by the office of the [...]

May 16, 2019 Government and politics

Saraki Considering Turning Down Invitation To Aso Rock

Senate President Bukola Saraki is said to be considering turning down an invitation to break fast with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday. During Ramadan, the presidency invites dignitaries to break fast with Buhari. On [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics
Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate President

Five Senators-elect Jostle For Deputy Senate President (names)

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June. This is [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics
John Cardinal Onaiyekan

Security will improve when Buhari or his family member is kidnapped, says Onaiyekan

John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, has lambasted president Muhammadu Buhari over the rate of insecurity in the country.  He said that the government may continue to be indifferent to the security situation in the country until Buhari [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics
APC Favours Fresh Faces In Buhari’s New Cabinet

APC Favours Fresh Faces In Buhari’s New Cabinet

Buhari’s New Cabinet: As pressure mounts on President Muhammadu Buhari to retain some of the current ministers in the incoming cabinet, it appears the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) favours a clean sweep of the stable to pave way for [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics
Kano Emirate

Kano Emirate: Low Activities In Sanusi’s Palace

Kano Emirate: Activities in the once booming Palace of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 have reduced to the lowest ebb following the creation of four additional Emirates of Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics
Gossy Water

Gossy Water Returns As Fayemi Commissions Production Plant (photos)

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, commissioned Gossy Water Production plant, signalling the commencement of full-scale production of the popular table water brand, a year after the parent company was liquidated. The entire Ikogosi was turned into a [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics
Overthrow Buhari

We Are Not Planning To Overthrow Buhari – Military

Overthrow Buhari: The defence headquarters has debunked reports that the armed forces of Nigeria are planning to overthrow the democratically elected government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued by Muhammed Wabi, deputy director of defence information, the [...]

May 15, 2019 Military
Buhari

Stop Using Me For Comedy, Buhari Warns Nigerians

While speaking with THEWATCH NEWS. president Buhari also said that other countries have their challenges and yet their citizens don’t publicly talk rash at their leaders. My government is trying all it takes to tackle insecurity which I see as [...]

May 15, 2019 Government and politics

Monarchs Slam Gani Adams For Opposing Coronation Of Yoruba Traditional Rulers

Coronation Of Yoruba Traditional Rulers: The Council of Yoruba Obas in Diaspora has questioned the reason for the restriction to the underwriting of absolute rulers in Diaspora by the Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Obateru Akinruntan. Akinruntan had as of [...]

May 13, 2019 Government and politics
ANC

ANC spent estimated R1 billion on campaigning during this election

Political parties spent a combined R2 billion on campaigning during this election cycle - with more than half of that being spent by the ANC alone. The money was largely spent on billboards, posters and campaign events such as rallies and door-to-door [...]

May 13, 2019 Government and politics

Miyetti Allah Is A Legal Stake Holder In Our Nation And Should Be Respected – Presidency

The Presidency has said that Miyetti Allah is is legal stake holder in the affairs of the nation and as such should be accorded the respect it deserves. This statement is in reaction to a controversy that followed a presidential [...]

May 13, 2019 Government and politics

Saraki’s Probe: EFCC Engaging In Persecution, Not Prosecution — Afenifere

Saraki’s Probe: Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has described the latest probe of outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as political vendetta, saying the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was engaging in persecution instead of prosecution. Residential houses belonging to [...]

May 13, 2019 Government and politics
Ministerial Nominations

Buhari Rejects Ministerial Nominations From Imo, Ondo, Ogun

Ministerial Nominations: More information leaked on Friday over the new cabinet list being compiled by President Muhammadu Buhari. It will be recalled that Buhari earlier gave a hint that he would be reshuffling his cabinet. Politically, Governors are expected to [...]

May 11, 2019 Government and politics
Lagos State House of Assembly refuses to transfer budget to Ambode

Lagos State House of Assembly refuses to transfer budget to Ambode

About two weeks after the Lagos State House of Assembly passed the 2019 budget, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has yet to receive it, Saturday Hope For Nigeria has learnt. Our correspondent gathered that the Assembly might be awaiting May 29 when [...]

May 11, 2019 Government and politics
Coalition Of Nigeria Entertainers To Protest Against Babatunde Fowler

Coalition Of Nigeria Entertainers To Protest Against Babatunde Fowler

The National Coalition of Nigeria Entertainers Southsouth and Southeast zone has condemned the ongoing segregation and tribalistic agenda by Babatunde Fowler, Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service-FIRS, for his bias support for resident Entertainers in the Southsouth and Southeast [...]

May 10, 2019 Government and politics