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Lavrov denigrates West’s stance towards Africa on Ethiopia visit

Lavrov denigrates West’s stance towards Africa on Ethiopia visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Moscow supports Ethiopia’s efforts to stabilise its internal political situation in remarks that sought to draw a contrast with what he presented as meddling by the West. Lavrov was in Addis Ababa on [...]

July 28, 2022 Government and politics
Senate mum, Abuja residents on high alert over planned attacks

Senate mum, Abuja residents on high alert over planned attacks

Amid glaring danger lurking in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Senate, yesterday, turned deaf ears to the recent threats by terrorists to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai and lawmakers in the country. Despite heightened apprehension, [...]

July 28, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror, Government and politics
University Workers’ Strike: NLC presents demands to National Assembly

University Workers’ Strike: NLC presents demands to National Assembly

The protesting workers led by the Nigerian Labour Congress President, Ayuba Wabba, on Wednesday presented a letter detailing their demands to the National Assembly. Hundreds of protesters had marched from the Unity Fountain, a popular protest ground in the Federal Capital Territory [...]

July 28, 2022 Law
‘Bishops’ Who Attended Unveiling Of Shettima May Be Fake – Amaechi

‘Bishops’ Attended Unveiling Of Shettima May Be Fake – Amaechi

Former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Sunday said the ‘bishops’ who attended the recent unveiling of Kashim Shettima as the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be real bishops. Amaechi, however, said they are Christians. [...]

July 28, 2022 Government and politics
My Defeat Is Temporary Setback — Governor Oyetola

My Defeat Is Temporary Setback — Governor Oyetola

The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Friday, said the defeat suffered by the All Progressives Congress at the July 16 governorship election to the opposition party, People Democratic Party (PDP) was a temporary setback. Oyetola mentioned this at a [...]

July 23, 2022 Government and politics
Osun State Election – The Real Winners By Bunmi Makinwa

Osun State Election – The Real Winners By Bunmi Makinwa

In a situation where standards continue to spiral downwards there is cause to celebrate small gains. Conducting a state gubernatorial election in Osun State recently with few major hiccups is therefore worthy of laurels. In the Osun State gubernatorial election, it does appear that good [...]

July 21, 2022 Government and politics
US says it killed two al-Shabab fighters in Somalia air raid

US says it killed two al-Shabab fighters in Somalia air raid

The United States military has said it killed two fighters from the al-Shabab armed group during an air raid in a remote part of southern Somalia over the weekend. The strike took place on Sunday near Libikus, in the Lower [...]

July 20, 2022 Africa, Military
Governor Soludo Seeks Fresh N100billion Loan For Anambra

Governor Soludo Seeks Fresh N100billion Loan For Anambra

The Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has sought the approval of the state House of Assembly for a fresh N100billion loan. Soludo’s request is coming barely four months after he was sworn into office in March 2022.  The House [...]

July 16, 2022 Government and politics
Mali suspends all new rotations of UN peacekeeping forces

Mali suspends all new rotations of UN peacekeeping forces

The Malian foreign ministry has told the United Nations mission in Mali to suspend all flights scheduled to rotate peacekeeping forces days after the West African nation detained 49 soldiers from Ivory Coast who it said had arrived in the [...]

July 15, 2022 Government and politics
ECOWAS court declares Nigeria Twitter ban unlawful

ECOWAS court declares Nigeria Twitter ban unlawful

A court of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has declared the ban on Twitter in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari unlawful. The court, according to deputy director of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Kolawole Oluwadare, also [...]

July 15, 2022 Law
Troops eliminate 42 terrorists as 3,858 surrender in North-east – DHQ

Troops eliminate 42 terrorists as 3,858 surrender in North-east

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have eliminated 42 Boko Haram insurgents in the past two weeks in the North-east. The DHQ said 3,858 terrorists including six top commanders and their families surrendered to troops in the [...]

July 15, 2022 Boko Haram And Terror, Military
Tinubu-Shettima: Nigeria Struggling To Remain A Country

Tinubu-Shettima: Nigeria Struggling To Remain A Country

A former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has joined numerous Nigerians to express her displeasure on the choice of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to pick Senator Kashim Shettima, a fellow Muslim as [...]

July 14, 2022 Government and politics
Funke Akindele Announced As PDP Lagos Deputy Governor Candidate

Funke Akindele Announced As PDP Lagos Deputy Governor Candidate

Lagos State Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, has officially announce and present on Tuesday, the Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, as running mate for the coming 2023 election. Recall, Vanguard Media had earlier [...]

July 13, 2022 Government and politics
2023: Peter Obi announces Baba-Ahmed as running mate

2023: Peter Obi announces Baba-Ahmed as running mate

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, on Friday, finally named his running mate ahead of the 2023 General Election. Mr Obi, at a press conference in Abuja, announced Yusuf Baba-Ahmed as his substantive vice-presidential candidate hours after his placeholder’s [...]

July 9, 2022 Government and politics
Seven Kano State Pilgrims Deported From Saudi Arabia

Seven Kano State Pilgrims Deported From Saudi Arabia

Seven intending pilgrims from Kano State, who departed to Jidda, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, have been sent back over fake visas issued to them. Five of the deported pilgrims had travelled to Saudi Arabia for hajj through tour operators, while [...]

July 9, 2022 Law
Burkina Faso’s ousted ex-President Compaore returns for summit

Burkina Faso’s ousted ex-President Compaore returns for summit

Burkina Faso’s ex-President Blaise Compaore has returned from exile almost eight years after he was toppled in an uprising, to meet interim President Paul-Henri Damiba and other former leaders. Compaore, 71, returned home on Thursday despite being convicted in absentia [...]

July 8, 2022 Government and politics
Okupe withdraws as Peter Obi’s running mate

Okupe withdraws as Peter Obi’s running mate

Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has withdrawn from his position as running mate to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi. Mr Okupe, in a Twitter post on Thursday, said he had tendered his withdrawal letter to the [...]

July 8, 2022 Government and politics
Court Jails Captain For Life Over Lagos Boat Mishap Deaths

Court Jails Captain For Life Over Lagos Boat Mishap Deaths

Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Eti-Osa has convicted and sentenced a boat driver, Elebiju Happiness, alleged to have caused the death of 13 of his passengers, including two children, in a boat mishap to life imprisonment. [...]

July 8, 2022 Law
PDP awaits Atiku, Ayu to settle crises

PDP awaits Atiku, Ayu to settle crises

It is still uncertain times in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as delay in reconciling post-convention crisis has affected preparation for Osun State governorship election and the 2023 general elections. The absence of the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and [...]

July 7, 2022 Government and politics
US Court Postpones Sentencing Of Hushpuppi

US Court Postpones Sentencing Of Hushpuppi

The U. S. Central District Court in California has again postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi, for the multi-million-dollar fraud charges he has pleaded guilty to. Arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate [...]

July 6, 2022 Law
Senate Sends Delegation To London Over Ekweremadu’s Arrest

Senate Sends Delegation To London Over Ekweremadu’s Arrest

The Senate has disclosed that a high powered delegation would leave to the United Kingdom following the arrest of the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice following the alleged purported Organ harvest against [...]

July 5, 2022 Law
Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of looted Benin Bronzes

Germany and Nigeria have signed an agreement that paves the way for the return of hundreds of artefacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were looted and removed from Africa more than 120 years ago – an accord that Nigerian [...]

July 2, 2022 Foreign relations
Nigerian senator jailed seven years for money laundering

Nigerian senator jailed seven years for money laundering

A Nigerian senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. The senator, who represents Delta North senatorial district, was convicted on a two-count charge of fraud and money [...]

July 1, 2022 Law
Why Wike will not support Atiku – Fayose

Why Wike will not support Atiku – Fayose

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has explained why he believes Nyesom Wike will never support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Mr Fayose, in an exclusive telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, said power must shift to [...]

July 1, 2022 Government and politics
Army Set To Recall Retired Soldiers To Fight Terrorists

Army Set To Recall Retired Soldiers To Fight Terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has disclosed that the Nigerian Army will engage the services of its retired personnel in tackling insecurity in the country. Daily Trust reports that The General said this on Tuesday night [...]

June 30, 2022 Military
Tinubu Rejects Lawan, Yahaya Bello As Running Mates

Tinubu Rejects Lawan, Yahaya Bello As Running Mates

LAGOS – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has turned down a proposal to pick either Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello as his running mate, sources in the party [...]

June 30, 2022 Government and politics
Court Grants Bail To Dagogo After 62 Days In Detention

Court Grants Bail To Dagogo After 62 Days In Detention

Justice Chinwendu Nworgu of Rivers State High Court has finally granted bail to a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Farah Dagogo after spending 62 days in Nigeria correctional centre. The lawmaker, who was former governorship aspirant of the [...]

June 29, 2022 Law
PDP Threatens To Expose Obasanjo Over Comment On Atiku

PDP Threatens To Expose Obasanjo Over Comment On Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, to clarify his recent comments on their party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that he made a mistake in appointing him (Atiku) as his Vice President in 1999. According to [...]

June 29, 2022 Government and politics
Nigeria gets new chief justice amid ‘all-time’ low judicial trust

Nigeria gets new chief justice amid ‘all-time’ low judicial trust

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in a new acting chief justice, barely hours after the resignation of the previous one. In a swearing-in ceremony on Monday in the capital, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola took the oath of office to replace [...]

June 28, 2022 Government and politics
Confusion Over CJN’s ‘resignation’ - The Nation

Confusion Over CJN’s ‘resignation’ – The Nation

There is confusion over the state of affairs in the Judiciary in relation to the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). While reports have it that the CJN, Justice Ibahim Muhammad has handed in his resignation letter, citing [...]

June 28, 2022 Government and politics