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Yusuf

Gov. Candidate Yusuf Begs Girl Who Refused To Stop Fasting After His Election Loss

Yesterday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Engr Abba K. Yusuf, met a young girl who embarked on fasting and prayers since 9th March 2019 when the Kano Guber election was declared inconclusive. The little girl insisted not to [...]

April 14, 2019 Government and politics
Kingsley Moghalu

Maghalu: If Buhari Offers Me Political Appointment I’ll reflect on it

If Buhari Offers Me Political Appointment, I'll Reflect On It, Says Moghalu. Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria, says if he is offered a political appointment by President Muhammadu [...]

April 14, 2019 Government and politics
Lawan

Senate: Lawan Denies Meeting With PDP Governors

Senate Majority Leader and top contenders for the President of the Senate in the ninth National Assembly, Ahmed Lawan, has denied meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors. Lawan made the denial in a press release by his campaign [...]

April 14, 2019 Government and politics
traffic warden

Landlord Ejects Friday Opurum, Traffic Warden Awarded By Governor Wike

Report has it that the voluntary traffic warden who bagged the Rivers State Merit Award last year, has been forced out of his house in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.  Mr. Friday Opurum was decorated last year by the Governor of [...]

April 13, 2019 Military
Kingsley Moghalu

Nigeria’s Presidential Candidate Quits Politics

Candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the last presidential election, Kingsley Moghalu has announced his withdrawal from “partisan politics.” IGBERE TV reports that the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, announced his decision in a chat with [...]

April 13, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Apc’s Claim On My Citizenship Idiotic –atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 polls, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has dismissed the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting his citizenship as “idiotic”. Atiku, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, [...]

April 13, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari Leaves For Chad, Saturday

President Buhari Leaves For Chad, Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday for N'Djamena, capital of Chad Republic, to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD. Created by the Treaty [...]

April 13, 2019 Government and politics

Four Things Buhari Did In Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari during his official visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), performed four strategic functions, including appearing before Nigerians who are based in the country for a ‘grilling’ session on his performance in office.  President Muhammadu Buhari who [...]

April 13, 2019 Government and politics
IMF

IMF Advises Nigeria to Remove Fuel Subsidy

The Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs. Christine Lagarde, has advised the Nigerian government to jettison spending on fuel subsidy and expend the money on health, education and infrastructural development. Also reviewing the sub-Sahara African countries’ situation, the World [...]

April 12, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari Approves Appointment Of Liman Ibrahim, New Federal Fire Service Boss

Buhari Approves Appointment Of Liman Ibrahim, New Federal Fire Service Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Liman Ibrahim as the new Controller-General (CG) of the Federal Fire Service (FFS). A statement signed by Al-Hassan Yakmut, Secretary, Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) on Thursday [...]

April 12, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

APC, Presidency In Fresh Plot To Set Up Atiku – PDP NWC

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday said no amount of fabrications, attempt at set-up as well as veiled and open threats allegedly by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government can stop its Presidential [...]

April 12, 2019 Government and politics
senate

Nigerian Senate Proffers State Police, Proper Funding As Solutions To Banditry

Solutions To Banditry: The lawmakers berated the Nigerian government over its inability to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, stressing that introduction of state Police remained the only solution to the menace. The Nigerian Senate has said [...]

April 12, 2019 Government and politics
FACT CHECK: Did Atiku Hire US Lobbyists To Get Him Recognised As President?

FACT CHECK: Did Atiku Hire US Lobbyists To Get Him Recognised As President?

ON Tuesday, the Centre for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit research group based in Washington DC, reported that presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is lobbying the United States to recognise him as Nigeria’s “authentic president”. Basing [...]

April 12, 2019 Government and politics
IMF

Be careful of funding conditions by China, IMF urges Nigeria, others

The  International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged countries including Nigeria to ensure that the terms are favourable for the borrower when they borrow from abroad. The Financial Counselor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF, Tobias [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics
senate

Senate to override Buhari on constitution review, others

The Senate has resolved to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution amendment bill, which seeks to compel the president to present annual budgets in September of every year. The Senate also said it would override the president’s veto on [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics
Prince Tony Momoh

Nobody Can Stop Northerners From Contesting Presidency In 2023

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information and one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI , speaks on the controversy surrounding power shift, former CJN Walter Onnoghen’s resignation [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics

Man Nearly Shocked, While Connecting An Electric Pole With Bare Hands In Lagos

A supposed useless man was seen this evening, connecting an electric pole without a ladder and bare hands in Lagos. According to reports, the man nearly got shockd while carrying out the act, as a resident of the area, claimed [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics
zahra buhari

You Cannot Treat People Like Garbage And Worship God – Zahra Buhari

Zahra Buhari who took a swipe at perceived hypocrites, has stated that one cannot treat people like garbage and worship God at the same time.  Asides stating the one cannot treat people like garbage and worship God, Zahra Buhari further [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics
Governor Aminu Masari

Bandits Have Taken Over Parts Of Katsina – Gov Masari

Some parts of Katsina State have been taken over by bandits and kidnappers, Governor Aminu Masari told the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu yesterday. “These bandits strike at will, maim at will, destroy lives and property at [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics
National Assembly

Sign Minimum Wage Bill Now, Labour Tells Buhari

Organised labour under the aegis of Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill.This was coming on the heels of Senate’s [...]

April 11, 2019 Government and politics
Buratai

Buratai Explains Why Army Created Female Corps

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has explained that the Nigerian Army Women Corps (NAWC) concept was to harness the potentials of female officers and soldiers to build a force ready to support army operations and engagements. Buratai [...]

April 10, 2019 Military
buhari

Be Happy You’re Not Yet In Jail – Presidency Tells Atiku

Lauretta Onochie, a special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media has declared that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar should be glad he’s walking free and not languishing in jail. Although she didn’t [...]

April 10, 2019 Government and politics
N2.5bn Scam Puts FG On Edge As Minister Cancels Gotv Licence

N2.5bn Scam Puts FG On Edge As Minister Cancels Gotv Licence

Abuja – The N2.5 billion scam rocking the seat of power recently took a turn for the worse as the power play involved has now put the presidency on edge as it is taking stock of what went wrong in [...]

April 10, 2019 Government and politics
Kano

Kano: Tribunal Asks INEC To Grant PDP Access To Voting Materials

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kano on Tuesday granted permission to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inspect all election materials used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the gubernatorial election in the State. The gubernatorial candidate [...]

April 10, 2019 Government and politics
‘Next Level’

APC Will Lose 2023 Election If It Disrespects Zoning Of Presidential Ticket

APC Will Lose 2023 Election If It Disrespects Zoning Of Presidential Ticket To The South-West. I'm not a prophet of doom, but I can confidently say that given my over three decades experience, I'm afraid if the APC decides to [...]

April 9, 2019 Government and politics

Buhari Delivers Keynote Address At AIM2019 In Dubai, Meets World Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari delivers keynote address, meets world leaders at AIM2019 in Dubai. [...]

April 9, 2019 Government and politics
Mr. Nsima Ekere

Nsima Ekere Goes Bankrupt, To Sell Properties To Uma Ukpai

The embattled and defeated governorship candidate of APC, Mr. Nsima Ekere has sold his massive campaign ground along Edet Akpan Avenue to a renowned clergy, Rev. Uma Ukpai.  It is gathered that the development which has further shrinked the hope [...]

April 9, 2019 Government and politics
Rochas Okorochas

Rochas Okorocha: Igbos Have Failed Politically

The outgoing Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Monday gave what he described as two reasons the Igbo people failed woefully in Nigeria politics. According to Okorocha, while briefing newsmen at the government House in Owerri, said that one of the [...]

April 9, 2019 Government and politics
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: We Have Proof Atiku Won The Presidential Election

Buba Galadima is one of the spokesmen of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign in the general election. Though he leads the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) as its national chairman, he is a resolute member of the Atiku campaign on [...]

April 9, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened on a downturn making the All-share index plunge by 1.53 per cent.

Market Reopens Bearish As Index Plunges Further By 1.53%

Continued price losses by many blue-chip stocks, yesterday depressed the indices further as transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened on a downturn making the All-share index plunge by 1.53 per cent. Yesterday, the All -share index (ASI) shed [...]

April 9, 2019 Government and politics