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President Buhari To Visit South Africa

Buhari, world leaders mourn Mugabe

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, and leaders across the globe on Friday sent condolences to the people of Zimbabwe over the death of their former president, Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe’s passage at 95 was announced on Friday morning. The African liberation [...]

September 6, 2019 Government and politics
xenophobic attacks

Nigerians criticise Ezekwesili for attending WEF in South Africa despite xenophobic attacks

A former Nigerian minister for education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday came under attack for attending the World Economic Forum meeting holding in South Africa despite xenophobic attacks. Mrs. Ezekwesili, a social critic and former presidential candidate, was criticised by some Nigerians [...]

September 5, 2019 Government and politics
Sanwo Olu

We‘ll Recruit Teachers To Strengthen Lagos Education – Sanwo Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday his administration would soon be hiring trained teachers to strengthen quality education in its schools. The governor said his administration would spare no effort to expand quality teaching to pupils in all [...]

September 4, 2019 Government and politics
Omo-agege

Omo-agege Condemns Brutal Attacks On Nigerians, Calls For Decisive Action

Omo-Agege condemns brutal attacks on Nigerians, calls for decisive action. “Monday’s fresh attacks cannot be allowed to go the way of others”. The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the latest attacks on Nigerians living in [...]

September 4, 2019 Government and politics
FG begins evacuation of Nigerians tomorrow

Supreme Court Warns Buhari: Stop! Using Public Funds To Defend Yourself In Court

Supreme Court Warns Buhari: Supreme Court has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for using public funds to defend himself in personal litigations. The apex court criticised Buhari for using lawyers paid by the government during his election tribunal hearings. The Peoples [...]

September 3, 2019 Government and politics
Simon Bako Lalong,

Don’t Lobby, My Commissioners’ List Ready – Lalong Tells Politicians

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong, has warned politicians to stop invading his home or office to lobby for appointments. Lalong, who spoke yesterday in Jos, while swearing in the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Danladi Atu [...]

September 3, 2019 Government and politics
Opadokun

Opadokun: Asking Buhari To Change Service Chiefs Is Asking Him To Commit Suicide

Chief Ayo Opadokun, elder statesman and Secretary-General of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), in this interview speaks on the current developments in the polity. The Convener, Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) also assesses President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance in [...]

September 2, 2019 Government and politics
Appointment Of Antai

Groups Hail Appointment Of Antai Into NDDC Board

Some youth groups have hailed the appointment of Hon. Victor Antai into the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC.) They said the appointment would promote peace and bring development to the region. In separate messages of congratulation to [...]

September 2, 2019 Government and politics
$9 billion award against Nigeria by UK court

Protest in Abuja over $9 billion award against Nigeria by UK court

Protesters carrying various placards, on Monday, marched outside the UK Embassy in Abuja to register their displeasure over the $9 billion arbitral award against Nigeria by a UK court. The protest is said to be organised by a coalition of [...]

September 2, 2019 Government and politics
Tribunal sacks PDP federal lawmaker

Tribunal sacks PDP federal lawmaker

Tribunal sacks PDP federal lawmaker The election that led to the emergence of Bamidele Salam as the representative of Ede Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has been nullified by the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the Osun [...]

September 2, 2019 Government and politics
Shi’ite Leaders

Arrest Shi’ite Leaders Nationwide – IGP Mohammed Adamu Orders

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria may be in for a new ordeal as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of all identified Shi’ite leaders across the country. He has also directed a team of special police [...]

September 1, 2019 Government and politics
calibration aircraft for $8.5 million

Nigeria acquires first calibration aircraft for $8.5 million

Nigeria has taken delivery of its first modern calibration aircraft for $8.5 million. The aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, announced on Twitter on August 29 that the Beechcraft King Air 350i would help improve Nigeria airspace’s safety and security. “Just received new calibration [...]

September 1, 2019 Government and politics
Detained Nigerian journalist charged with treason for criticising governor

Detained Nigerian journalist charged with treason for criticising governor

Detained Nigerian journalist charged with treason for criticising governor A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has [...]

September 1, 2019 Government and politics
Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode Arrives Anambra With Wife, Visits Bar. Ejiofor (IPOB Lawyer)

Femi Fani-Kayode has arrived Southeastern Nigeria, Nnewi, Anambra state, where he is slated to be a keynote speaker at an Event. The former aviation minister is slated to speak at the anniversary lecture of Anaedoonline Fani Kayode announced on his [...]

August 31, 2019 Government and politics
Fayose As He Storms Ekiti House

People Hailing Fayose As He Storms Ekiti House Of Assembly

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose stormed the Ekiti State House of Assembly today stormed Ekiti House of Assembly and expressed his readiness to answer any question bordering on his tenure as governor of the State.  The House [...]

August 31, 2019 Government and politics
Fayose

Fayose: “I Won’t Dignify An Assembly Of Clowns With My Presence”

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said he would not dignify the state house of assembly with his presence to answer for alleged misappropriation of local government funds. Mr Fayose said this in a statement late Thursday by [...]

August 30, 2019 Government and politics
Diezani’s $40m Jewellery

Diezani’s $40m Jewellery: Court Adjourns Till Sept. 2

Diezani’s $40m Jewellery: Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday, adjourned hearing in the case between the EFCC and Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, Hope For Nigeria Online reports. Hope For Nigeria Online reports that Justice Oweibo fixed [...]

August 30, 2019 Government and politics
Babatunde Fashola

FG Will Complete Ongoing, Abandoned Projects, Says Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, said the Federal Government would complete all ongoing and abandoned projects across the country. He disclosed this when the management team of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria paid him a [...]

August 30, 2019 Government and politics
Afenifere

Buhari Not Behaving Like Father Of The Nation — Afenifere

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, said on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari was failing in his duties as father of the nation. The group expressed this view while noting that the president’s utterances were capable of compounding the already tensed [...]

August 29, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria’s law on financial disclosure

EXCLUSIVE: APC, PDP, others violate Nigeria’s law on financial disclosure

Most political parties in Nigeria, including the front-running APC and PDP, as well as reforms-touting parties of Omoyele Sowore and Kingsley Moghalu, among others, breached Nigeria’s law on financial disclosure to the electoral commission, INEC, findings by Hope For Nigeria [...]

August 29, 2019 Government and politics
Top Buhari Ministers And Their Postgraduate Qualifications

Buhari: Live Within Your Means & Damn The Consequences – President To Supporters

“To those who supported me, I say live within your means and damn the consequences” – President Buhari. watch the interesting video below. [...]

August 28, 2019 Government and politics
Wike

Mosque Demolition: Wike Is A Pathological Liar – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic human rights organisation has again attacked Governor Nyesom Wike and his administration over the alleged demolition of the Trans-Amadi mosque in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital. In a statement released by its [...]

August 28, 2019 Government and politics
Kogi Governorship

INTERVIEW: What I’ll do after disqualification by APC for Kogi Governorship – Audu’s son

Mustapha Audu is one of the aspirants in the Kogi State governorship election. He is contesting under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whose primary election comes up on Thursday. He was disqualified, alongside his brother and 10 other [...]

August 28, 2019 Government and politics
Kogi Governorship

Kogi Governorship: APC clears five more aspirants

Kogi Governorship: The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared five more governorship aspirants seeking to fly its flag in Kogi. A total of eight candidates have now been cleared to challenge incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello, for the APC ticket. A statement from [...]

August 28, 2019 Government and politics
Ex-Governor Yari

‘Very powerful forces’ after me, Ex-Governor Yari

Ex-Governor Yari: The man who until a few months ago was the leader of Nigeria’s 36 state governors now says ‘powerful forces’ are out to destroy him. Abdulaziz Yari is not only a member of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, but was until [...]

August 27, 2019 Government and politics
Prisoners Should Be Well Fed And Taken Care Of, Says Interior Minister, Aregbesola

Prisoners Should Be Well Fed And Taken Care Of, Says Interior Minister, Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Monday sounded a note of warning to correctional officers at various prisons in the country that abused prisoners. He said brutalizing prisoners will henceforth not be pardoned by his ministry. He gave the [...]

August 27, 2019 Government and politics
Ishaku

Governor Ishaku Dissociates Self From Claims By Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

The Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has debunked a statement by the rearrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, alleging that the suspect duped him of Six Million Naira during his inglorious reign as a kidnapper in the state. The Governor in [...]

August 26, 2019 Government and politics
FG Seeks $5bn Chinese Loan For Mambilla Power Project

FG Seeks $5bn Chinese Loan For Mambilla Power Project

FG Seeks $5bn Chinese Loan for Mambilla Power Project Nigeria has formally requested for loan from China Exim Bank to build the 3,050 megawatts (MW) Mambilla hydropower generation plant, whose construction was billed to gulp $5.8 billion, Hope For Nigeria [...]

August 26, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerians Involved In Fraud

What Buhari Will Do To Nigerians Involved In Fraud

Nigerians Involved In Fraud: The Nigerian Presidency has finally reacted to the viral report of 80 Nigerians indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI in the US for Fraud. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and [...]

August 26, 2019 Government and politics
OBASANJO

TROUBLE LOOMS AS EFCC TRACES ATIKU’S LAUNDERED MONEY TO OBASANJO LIBRARY

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extended to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar. It was learnt that the investigators went to the Library [...]

August 26, 2019 Government and politics