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Aisha Buhari ‘abandoning’ Presidential Villa

Presidency speaks on Aisha Buhari ‘abandoning’ Presidential Villa because of ‘cabals’

Aisha Buhari ‘abandoning’ Presidential Villa The Presidency has denied claims that the First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s absence in the country for about two months was due to infighting in the Presidential Villa. This comes as a result of the speculations [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
Aisha Buhari’s Long Absence Not Due To Infighting In Aso Villa

Aisha Buhari’s Long Absence Not Due To Infighting In Aso Villa – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari’s long absence in the country for about two months was not due to any infighting in Aso Villa. The Presidency ’ s reaction comes amid the speculations that Aisha [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
SERAP Urges Buhari To Implement Report On Financial Autonomy For Judiciary

SERAP Urges Buhari To Implement Report On Financial Autonomy For Judiciary

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently publish and fully implement the recommendations of the report on financial autonomy of [...]

September 29, 2019 Government and politics
FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail

FG To Drag Judge Before NJC For Granting Sowore Bail

There were indications last night that the federal government was contemplating reporting Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on account of his decision to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Taiwo [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
President Buhari And His 'fuji House Of Commotion'

President Buhari And His ‘fuji House Of Commotion’ — Dele Momodu

President Buhari And His ‘fuji House Of Commotion’ Fellow Nigerians, the title of my epistle to you this week is an adaptation of the title of a sitcom which was produced and directed by the legendary Amaka Igwe of blessed [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria’s climate problems

Lake Chad shrinking, population exploding – Buhari highlights Nigeria’s climate problems

Nigeria’s climate problems: President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in New York spoke on severe climate challenges confronting the country. He spoke at a meeting with the Nigerian Youth Climate Group at the conclusion of his engagements on the sidelines of [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
Tyoden

Why Nigeria is not ripe for state police – Plateau Deputy Gov, Tyoden

Following continuous calls that State Police should be introduced in Nigeria, the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden has said the country is not ripe for such. He also said for insecurity and calls for restructuring to be [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
Namadi Sambo

What Jonathan’s deputy Sambo said about Kaduna gov El-Rufai

Former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, on Friday, commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for completing the Zaria water expansion project, which has not been upgraded for 42 years. Hope For Nigeria Online reports that Sambo made the commendation when [...]

September 28, 2019 Government and politics
Oyo Dry Port

Oyo Dry Port: Seyi Makinde Inspects Ongoing Construction At The Site

Since the handing over of Oyo Dry Port to the Oyo State Government, little has been heard of this project. The project which costs about 35 billion naira has been rested for a while maybe this is due to change [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
Bauchi Assembly tasks government

Bauchi Assembly tasks government, police on personnel deployment in crime areas

The Bauchi State House of Assembly has charged security agencies in the state to firm up their duties by placing more personnel in crime areas in the State. Presenting the motion at a plenary, Mr. Sabo Sade, representing Sade Constituency, [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
FUOYE crisis

FUOYE crisis: Fayemi takes up victims funeral expenses, clears hospital bills

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has taken over the medical and funeral expenses of victims of the violent protest held at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). This was confirmed on Friday by the Chief Security Officer [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila reveals responsible for power sector failure

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says that unpatriotic activities of serving and retired public office holders are responsible for the socio-economic misfortune in the power sector. Gbajabiamila spoke while declaring open the investigative hearing into the Federal [...]

September 27, 2019 Government and politics
Abia Assembly confirms Ikpeazu’s 22 commissioner-nominees

Abia Assembly confirms Ikpeazu’s 22 commissioner-nominees

The Abia State House of Assembly has confirmed 24 Commissioner-nominees appointed by the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu. Ikpeazu had forwarded to the State Assembly the Commissioner-nominees list for screening and confirmation as HonorableCommissioners in the State Executive Council (SEC). [...]

September 26, 2019 Government and politics
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day message

Buhari reacts to former SGF, Ekaette’s death

Ekaette’s death: President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock and grief over the death of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Ufot Ekaette, describing him as “a consummate administrator and bridge builder”. President Buhari, in a [...]

September 26, 2019 Government and politics
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day message

President Buhari makes new appointment

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, appointed Prof Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan as the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). Prof. Ladan will be taking over from Prof. Deji Adekunle. This was contained in a letter from the [...]

September 25, 2019 Government and politics
probe of Ambode

Youths storm Lagos Assembly, demand probe of Ambode

Probe of Ambode: Some youths, under the umbrella of Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) on Tuesday stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly, demanding the probe of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode over alleged corrupt activities. The protesters were led by the [...]

September 25, 2019 Government and politics
Dasukigate

Dasukigate: Goodluck Jonathan must appear in court – Metuh insists

Dasukigate: A Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has insisted that former President Goodluck Jonathan must appear in court. Metuh insisted that the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice O.E. Abang [...]

September 25, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army sacks soldiers involved in kidnapping, robbery

The Nigerian Army on Sunday says it has dismissed three soldiers arrested in Maiduguri outskirts in Borno State. Maj.-Gen. Olusengun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, made this disclosure on Sunday. He said that the soldiers were initially deployed [...]

September 24, 2019 Military

Osinbajo: Timi Frank, FIRS trade words over N90bn alleged fraud

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has claimed the ongoing travails of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was allegedly due to corruption and has nothing to do with 2023 politics. Frank in a [...]

September 24, 2019 Government and politics
Chiedu Osakwe

Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator, is dead

Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria’s Chief Trade Negotiator and Director General of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiation, has passed on. Details of his death remained sketchy as at press time Monday morning. But a tweet by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) [...]

September 23, 2019 Government and politics
UN Assembly in New York

Why Buhari is attending UN Assembly in New York – Presidency replies critics

The Presidency has described the 74th United Nations General Assembly, which begins fully on Monday, as Nigeria’s “day in the sun’’. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this shortly after President Muhammadu [...]

September 23, 2019 Government and politics
Oyo govt

Why Oyo govt exempted non-profit Churches, Mosques from paying tax, levies – Makinde

The Oyo State Government on Sunday declared that it has exempted some Mosques and Churches that are not making profit from payment of taxes and levies. Executive Assistant to the state Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, disclosed this [...]

September 23, 2019 Government and politics
Drop charges against Sowore

Drop charges against Sowore, SERAP tells Nigeria’s attorney-general

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Abukabar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, urging him to use his position “to without delay enter a nolle prosequi and discontinue the prosecution of [...]

September 22, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari jets out of Abuja to New York

74th UNGA: Buhari jets out of Abuja to New York

74th UNGA: President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, departed Abuja for New York where he will be attending the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The President, who departed in company of three governors and seven ministers among other delegates, will [...]

September 22, 2019 Government and politics
Reno Omokri

What Jonathan told me about Sowore’s detention by Buhari govt – Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, on Sunday revealed his chat with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on the ordeal Omoyele Sowore is facing. Sowore, the convener of ‘RevolutionNow’ protest and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has been in Department of State [...]

September 22, 2019 Government and politics
Gani Adams

Security in Lagos: Details of OPC leader Gani Adams’ meeting with Police boss

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Zubairu Muazu, met over the security of state at the weekend. Adams, during a courtesy call to the CP’s office in Ikeja, disclosed that efforts were [...]

September 22, 2019 Government and politics
#FreeSowore

#FreeSowore: Protest Rocks UN Offices Over Omoyele Sowore’s Detention (photos)

#FreeSowore protesters on Thursday , September 19th stormed the Nigeria Consulate and United Nations Plaza, demanding the unconditional release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore. Igbere TV had earlier reported that the Department of State Service (DSS) are [...]

September 21, 2019 Government and politics
Sen. Lawan

“We Are Hungry, Thirsty To Receive 2020 Appropriation Bill” – Sen. Lawan (Pics)

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has disclosed that the National Assembly is eager to receive the 2020 budget proposals, Hope For Nigeria Online reports. The Senate President made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Friday, [...]

September 21, 2019 Government and politics
Adebanjo reveals real reason behind Buhari’s new attitude

Adebanjo reveals real reason behind Buhari’s new attitude towards Osinbajo, says Nigeria should break up

A chieftain of the Yoruba apex socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has noted that constitutional crisis in Nigeria and the imbalance in the polity are the main cause of agitation for a break-up by different groups in the country. [...]

September 21, 2019 Government and politics
Nigeria Seeks Fresh $2.5bn World Bank Loan

Nigeria Seeks Fresh $2.5bn World Bank Loan

Nigeria Seeks Fresh $2.5bn World Bank Loan The Federal Government and World Bank are in talks for as much as $2.5 billion in a new tranche of concessionary lending to Nigeria, the bank’s Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem has [...]

September 20, 2019 Government and politics