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El-Rufai makes new appointment [See names]

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of eight Special Advisers. This was confirmed in a series of post on his official Twitter page. El-Rufai noted that some of the Special Advisers were reappointed to the roles [...]

June 15, 2019 Government and politics
Minimum Wage: Labour Rejects FG's Proposal

Minimum Wage: Labour Rejects FG’s Proposal

The negotiation committee set up by the Federal Government to negotiate the consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new minimum wage has rejected what the government is offering. The committee, which was inaugurated on May 14, has also failed to [...]

June 15, 2019 Government and politics

Bukola Saraki And 219 Ex-lawmakers To Return Their Official Number Plates – FRSC

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had requested the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, to retrieve the official vehicle identification plates from about 69 senators and 151 members of the House of Representatives who failed to return to the 9th [...]

June 15, 2019 Government and politics
7 Internet Fraudsters

EFCC Smokes Out 7 Internet Fraudsters From Their Abuja Hideout [Photo]

Operatives of the Abuja Head Office of EFCC have apprehended 7 internet fraudsters at the Sunshine Estate, Gwarinpa. They are: Asuquo Happiness, Agboje Lucky, Emmanuel Ochuko Okume, Lucky Ijire, Karo Ijire, Chinaka Chijoke Promise and Ibrahim Adiat. The suspects, who [...]

June 15, 2019 Crime
Buhari's cabinet

Buhari’s Cabinet: Ambode, Bindow, Abubakar To Get Ministerial Appointments

Buhari’s Cabinet: There are strong indications that the immediate past governors of Lagos , Adamawa and Bauchi states, Akinwunmi Ambode , Mohammed Bindow and Mohammed Abubakar , may be part of President Muhammadu Buhari’ s next cabinet. Saturday PUNCH learnt [...]

June 15, 2019 Government and politics

Apply for the Techpoint Writer Bootcamp, win a paid internship with us!

Techpoint Africa is organising the first edition of the Techpoint Writer Bootcamp, scheduled to take place between the 17 to 20th of July, 2019. It is open to everyone who is passionate about writing and is looking to build a career [...]

June 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
How Emir Sanusi Squandered N3.4b, By Kano Anti-graft Agency

How Emir Sanusi Squandered N3.4b, By Kano Anti-graft Agency

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has described the claim by the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, that he was not the accounting officer of the Kano Emirate Council as a misrepresentation of facts. This is [...]

June 14, 2019 General
Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has said she should henceforth be addressed as the first lady.

Aisha Buhari: Call Me ‘First Lady’ Not ‘Wife Of The President’

Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has said she should henceforth be addressed as the first lady. Mrs Buhari’s wish is against that of her husband who said his wife should be addressed as wife of the president. [...]

June 14, 2019 Government and politics
Yemi Osinbajo's three children

Yemi Osinbajo’s Three Children: Damilola, Kiki And Fiyin Osinbajo (Photo)

VP Yemi Osinbajo's three children; Damilola, Kiki and Fiyin. [...]

June 14, 2019 Government and politics
Non-inclusion Of Igbo Man In First Six National Position Worrisome– Agbakoba

Non-inclusion Of Igbo Man In First Six National Position Worrisome– Agbakoba

Chief Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Wednesday has described as worrisome that no South Easterner is occupying any position in the first six political offices in the current administration. President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

June 14, 2019 Government and politics
ASUP Wants President Buhari To Sign Polytechnic Act (amendment) Bill

ASUP Wants President Buhari To Sign Polytechnic Act (amendment) Bill

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Polytechnic Act (Amendment) Bill to address many challenges confronting the sector. Its National President, Mr Usman Dutse, told the News Agency of Nigeria [...]

June 14, 2019 Education

Abiola: Fayose Slams Obasanjo, Hails Buhari

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. The Cable reports that last year, Buhari declared June 12 as Democracy Day and also [...]

June 14, 2019 Government and politics
Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye Celebrates Inauguration In Grand Ceremony (photos/video)

Senator Dino Melaye has promised the People Of Kogi West Senatorial District better representation that will foster the Unity and Prosperity of the constituency as the 9th Assembly was inaugurated at the National Assembly complex.  The Senator said this during [...]

June 14, 2019 Government and politics

Ndoma-Egba leads eight other lawyers to defend APC candidates in Cross River

A former Senate Leader and former Chairman, Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) has led a team of eight other lawyers to represent the House of Assembly candidates of the APC from the Central [...]

June 13, 2019 Government and politics
Abba Fourth Force

Reps inauguration: How sacked member was ‘smuggled into Green Chambers’ – Abba Fourth Force

A rights Advocacy Group, the Abba Fourth Force (Abba4thForce) has condemned what it called the admission of a non-member into the Green Chambers of House of Representatives to participate in the election process of leaders of the 9th Assembly. The [...]

June 13, 2019 Government and politics
Shehu Sani

Buhari, Tinubu, Oshiomhole will soon taste El-rufai’s venom – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, a former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of his state governor, Nasir El-Rufai. Sani warned that Buhari would soon taste the venom of El-Rufai’s treachery. In a [...]

June 13, 2019 Government and politics
MKO 'Abiola

How Chief MKO ‘Abiola Was Betrayed’ — By Bola Tinubu

How Chief MKO ‘Abiola Was Betrayed' At the very beginning, he was part of the Yar’Adua PF group from Jos. He was a senator then, and as far as the group went, we related. The crisis started post-election. When Abacha [...]

June 13, 2019 Government and politics
Four Nigerians

Four Nigerians Arrested Over Kidnap Of Canadians In Ghana

Four Nigerians have been arrested in Ghana over the alleged kidnap of two Canadians on Friday. The suspects, who are yet to be identified, kidnapped Bailey Jordan Chitty, 20, and Lauren Patricia Catherine Tilley, 19, who were volunteering in Ghana. [...]

June 13, 2019 Crime
Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari Rocks N1.5million Oscar De Larenta Dress For Democracy Day Dinner

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari is undoubtedly a fashionable woman. She looked absolutely regal for the Democracy day dinner in her $4290, (N1,544,400) Oscar De Larenta silk crepe black caftan. [...]

June 13, 2019 Government and politics
Aminu Achida Is Speaker In Pdp-

Aminu Achida Is Speaker In Pdp-Led Sokoto House Of Assembly

Aminu Achida (APC, Wurno) has emerged House of Assembly speaker in the PDP-led Sokoto State. Achida also defeated the anointed candidate of his party, Abdullahi Garba Sidi, representing Gwadabawa South Constituency. Daily Trust learnt that the new speaker was backed [...]

June 13, 2019 Government and politics
FIFA Women's World Cup

Nigeria Vs France: FIFA Women’s World Cup On June 17th, 2019 At 8pm

France head coach Corinne Diacre has predicted a tough battle for her side when they come up against the Super Falcons of Nigeria in their last group game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup next week Monday, reports The [...]

June 13, 2019 Sports
Bola Tinubu

We must banish poverty from Nigeria – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said Nigeria’s existential challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, and herdsmen-farmers clashes have worsened poverty across the country. Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, made [...]

June 12, 2019 General
Goodluck Jonathan

Why Atiku is right to challenge Buhari’s reelection in court — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Atiku Abubakar was right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection in February, saying it would be “unfair” to compare Mr Abubakar’s situation to the 2015 election in which he (Mr Jonathan) accepted defeat. Mr [...]

June 12, 2019 General

ANALYSIS: Democracy Day: Why June 12 matters in Nigeria

Democracy Day in Nigeria is being celebrated on the 12th of June this year. This is the first time the day has been marked on this date. And the change carries heavy symbolism for a country that’s known more years [...]

June 12, 2019 General
Social Media DSS

SSS arrests social media users for posting ‘inciting materials’

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. The SSS said [...]

June 12, 2019 General

Senate President, Ag CJN, President are from core north, how can you have this kind of arrangement? — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has decried that the present government arrangement in Nigeria saying ‘ …the Senate President is from North-East, the acting chief justice of Nigeria is from the north-east, The President of the country is from the north-west. [...]

June 12, 2019 General

We hosted the largest paid tech conference in West Africa; we couldn’t have done it without you

On the 1st of June 2019, over 3000 technology enthusiasts, innovators, entrepreneurs and experts convened at the Pistis Conference Centre Lagos, Nigeria to make history. This was no ordinary technology conference. This was the third edition of Techpoint Inspired, now [...]

June 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

10 startups to feature at the 2019 ‘Pitch2Win’ competition

Here are the 10 startups participating in this year's edition of Pitch2Win Techpoint.Africa [...]

June 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Kabiru Gaya

Deputy Senate President: Kabiru Gaya Arrives National Assembly

Former governor of Kano State, Senator Kabiru Gaya, APC, South who is aspiring for the position of Deputy Senate President has arrived the Lobby. He arrived 7.45am. Lawmakers-elect of the 9th Assembly are arriving the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, which is [...]

June 11, 2019 Government and politics
Okorocha Arrives National Assembly, Denied Accreditation

Okorocha Arrives National Assembly, Denied Accreditation

Rochas Okorocha Immediate past governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha has arrived National Assembly premises at ahead the inauguration. Okorocha who was declared winner of the Imo West Senatorial District was not issued certificate of return by INEC.  However, [...]

June 11, 2019 Government and politics