IEBC Plans Electronic Voting in 2022 Polls

August 17, 2017, 11:34 pm 0

The IEBC is considering a fully electronic voting process in 2022 to replace the current system, a hybrid of manual and electronic. Already it plans to send a strong IEBC delegation to India and Brazil, which use the electronic system. I....

Court Battles By Politicians Who Lost in The General Election

August 15, 2017, 10:33 pm 0

Numerous court battles by politicians who lost in the General Election are expected as they attempt to stay out of the cold for the next five years. At least 11 governor candidates who have indicated they would challenge their rivals’ ....

Kalembe Ndile To Challenge Mavoko MP Results in Court

August 13, 2017, 4:02 am 0

Kalembe Ndile and two other Mavoko MP aspirants have rejected the parliamentary results and intend to challenge them in court. Constituency returning officer Samuel Chacha declared Peter Makau of Wiper party winner with 49,728 votes.....

93 post-poll Violence Related Casualties Reported – Red Cross

August 13, 2017, 12:23 am 0

Since last evening, August 11, 2017, parts of Nairobi and Nyanza experienced a breakout of violence, where young rioters engaged the police in running battles. As a result, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) responded to a total of 93 ca....

Uhuru Named Winner, Reaches Out To Raila

August 12, 2017, 12:38 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been reelected following a bitterly contested election. In his acceptance speech on Friday night, he extended an olive branch to NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga and the opposition, which had rejected the electio....

The President Got 8,203,290 Votes

August 11, 2017, 10:31 pm 0

Uhuru Kenyatta has won the 2017 presidential election. The President got 8,203,290 votes, while rival Raila Odinga got 6,762,224, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said on Friday. "I wish to declare Uhuru president-elect and William ....

Operation Sanctuary: Newcastle Child Sex Network Convicted

August 9, 2017, 10:56 pm 0

Eighteen people have been convicted of abusing girls in Newcastle who were plied with alcohol and drugs before being forced to have sex. The vulnerable victims, some as young as 14, were exploited by a "cynical organisation", a court hea....

Mathare Man Shot Dead, Another Stabbed During Protests Over Election

August 9, 2017, 11:46 am 0

A man was hit by a stray bullet during protests in Mathare slums, Nairobi, on Wednesday. The incident occurred as a crowd marched following interim presidential election results that gave incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta a lead over NASA's R....

Kenyans Decide: Presidential tally shows Uhuru Kenyatta Ahead of Raila Odinga With Over 1.3m Votes

August 9, 2017, 12:26 am 0

Voting began at 6am across the country but in some areas voters had reported to polling stations as early as 4am on Tuesday. The process was seamless in most parts save for a few counties where voting started late due to hitches ranging ....

Kenya: Tight Races to Watch Tomorrow

August 6, 2017, 9:55 pm 0

Tomorrow’s General Election carries with it bitter and sweet surprises for many big names in Kenya’s political circles. To some, it could mark the end of political careers while to others it will be a foundation to build a political ....

Lone Wolf kills 8 in Catholic Church, Say Police

August 6, 2017, 10:04 am 0

The police in Anambra state on Sunday confirmed that only one  gunman killed eight worshippers and injured  18 others in an early morning attack on St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area. Earlier reports ha....

Rights Group Wants IEBC To Come Clean on Polling Centres With No internet, Avert Suspicion

August 6, 2017, 7:35 am 0

The National Human Rights group wants the electoral agency to disclose details on the polling station with no Internet coverage. This is after the IEBC listed 11,155 out of 40883 polling stations as those with no network coverage. ....

Deya Charged With Five Counts Of Child Stealing, Denies Accusations

August 4, 2017, 3:58 am 0

Televangelist Bishop Gilbert Deya was on Friday charged with five counts of child stealing. It is alleged that he committed the crime on diverse dates between 2002 and 2004 at Mountain View Estate. The preacher is accused of st....

Maraga Chides Tuju Over Odunga, Says He'll Never Ask Judges To Quit Cases

August 2, 2017, 10:39 am 0

​​​​​ ChiefJustice David Maraga has hit out at Jubilee for demanding that Justice George Odunga be removed from all August 8 election cases. In a letter to Maraga, party secretary general Raphael Tuju notes "with concern" Odung....

KNH Doctor Found Dead At Hospital Parking Lot, Probe On

July 30, 2017, 11:26 pm 0

A Kenyatta National Hospital doctor was on Sunday night found dead in his car in the parking lot. The doctor, who was to man the night shift, did not come out of his car after arriving at the facility. Security guards broke int....

Rigging Plot: Military Documents Don't Leak, Mutahi Ngunyi Says After KDF Admission

July 29, 2017, 3:03 am 0

Mutahi Ngunyi is worried about KDF's admission of the authenticity of a letter presented by the Opposition on a rigging plot. NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga said they had evidence of an audacious plan by Jubilee and top mil....

NASA Has No Plan to Boycott Poll But Don’t Try Rigging, Raila Tells Jubilee

July 28, 2017, 9:42 am 0

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has castigated press reports indicating the coalition wants to boycott August 8 polls. He said the statement, which was also attributed to Deputy President William Ruto, is false and that he only ....

Uhuru Splashes Sh500m For Strong Jubilee Candidates in Swing Counties

July 27, 2017, 1:27 am 0

With 11 days left to the election, President Uhuru Kenyatta has splashed Sh500 million to finance strong Jubilee candidates in swing and opposition regions. With campaigns entering the homestretch and presidential candidates limbering up....

Police To Maintain Peace So Kenyans Can Vote, Matiang'i says

July 26, 2017, 1:43 am 0

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Presidential Debate: Kenyatta, Odinga Families Not Holding Kenya Hostage - Raila

July 24, 2017, 9:48 pm 0

NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga has dismissed the notion that the country is politically held hostage by two families. He said it was wrong for Kenyans to propagate that President Uhuru Kenyatta and himself enjoy the trappings....

America Set To Go After Diezani Alison-Madueke

July 23, 2017, 7:00 am 0

A former US State Department Nigeria specialist, Mathew Page,  has suggested that a US civil forfeiture case to seize $144 million of assets from two cronies of Diezani Alison-Madueke, may just be the start of her legal troubles with America.....

Kenyans Slam President Uhuru Kenyatta For Ignoring Questions On Facebook

July 23, 2017, 6:53 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta was slammed by Kenyans on Facebook during his engagement with the masses through a Live video. Concerns of being shortchanged were raised as President Uhuru tackled questions directed at him. The chatti....

Failure To Rnd Nurses' Strike To Blame For Cholera Outbreak - KMPDU

July 23, 2017, 6:30 am 0

The government's failure to deal with the nurses strike has led to rising cases of cholera, doctors have said. Fourteen people have died from cholera since January and 1,216 in 12 counties are infected, public health officers have re....

Iraq Seeks Global Help To Rebuild Devastated Second Largest City Recaptured From ISIS

July 22, 2017, 6:35 am 0

The Iraqi government is betting on international assistance to rebuild the devastated city of Mosul and ease the humanitarian crisis facing residents. The city was liberated from ISIS last week after months of military operations. ....

Abandon Governor Bid, Join Sonko, Uhuru Tells Peter Kenneth

July 21, 2017, 3:37 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked independent candidate Peter Kenneth to withdraw from Nairobi governor race in favour of Mike Sonko. Kenneth lost to the Nairobi Senator in the Jubilee party primaries in April. The two are to face incum....

MP Junet Mohamed Arrested Over Hate peech

July 21, 2017, 3:39 am 0

Homa Bay police have arrested Suna East MP Junet Mohamed over hate speech allegations. He is expected to be charged in court. It is claimed that he made the utterances during a campaign rally in Homa Bay town. Junet Mohamed is ....

Cholera Outbreak: KOT Roast CS Mailu For Skipping Weston in Closure Orders

July 20, 2017, 4:50 am 0

The Health ministry has defended Weston hotel after Kenyans on social media questioned why it was not closed over Cholera outbreak. This was after twitter users sought clarification from Health CS Cleopa Mailu following orders for the ....

Al Shabaab Did Not Attack Lamu GSU Camp After Uhuru Tour, Says Linda Boni Boss

July 18, 2017, 9:29 am 0

Operation Linda Boni head James ole Serian has denied reports that al Shabaab militants attacked Mokowe GSU camp in Lamu West on Tuesday. Reports indicated the attack took place at about 1am, just hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta ord....

Divided NASA Likely To Lose key Seats To Jubilee

July 13, 2017, 12:53 am 0

The threat of NASA losing seats in its strongholds is becoming real after its luminaries failed to agree on single candidates to face off with Jubilee contestants. The alliance could remain inferior to JP in terms of parliamentary streng....

Kenya Railways Apologises After SGR Train Stalls At Kibwezi For One Hour

July 12, 2017, 7:38 am 0

XStandard Gauge Railway (SGR) passengers on Wednesday experienced a one-hour delay after their train stalled at Kibwezi. The train, which was on its way to Nairobi from Mombasa, reportedly developed a technical hitch. Describin....

ISIS 'Admits Its Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi is Dead'

July 11, 2017, 11:38 pm 0

ISIS has finally admitted its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, according to reports in Iraq. The terror group is said to have confirmed that the 45-year-old was killed in an air strike in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. Repo....

Former Powerful Minister Nicholas Biwott Dies Aged 77

July 11, 2017, 7:29 am 0

Former powerful minister and veteran politician Nicholas Biwott is dead. Biwott died on Tuesday in Nairobi hospital aged 77 years. He was a member of parliament for 28 years. "Mzee has been ill for quite some time and....

Court Throws Out Dida Petition Against Parallel Presidential Debates

July 7, 2017, 1:42 am 0

 court has thrown out Presidential candidate Abduba Dida's case challenging the presidential debate planned for Monday next week. Justice John Mativo, making the ruling on Friday, said the petition against the July 10 and July 24 de....

Sh134 Billion Pay Deal For Civil Servants Finally Effected

July 3, 2017, 2:57 am 0

The Government wage bill will rise significantly from this month as the first phase of the Sh134 billion pay increase for public employees is implemented. The increments are spread over four years but yesterday union leaders signalled t....

kingpin Kidnapper , Evans Denies Going To Court

July 2, 2017, 9:07 pm 0

The notorious billionaire serial kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, has denied filing any suit against the police. A motion ex parte was filed before the Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday, where the suspect was said to ha....

Lecturers’ Strike Looms Over Delay To Effect CBA

July 1, 2017, 1:23 am 0

Public University Workers union officials (from L) Constantine Wesonga, Charles Mukwaya, Albert Njeru and Muga K'olale join hands in solidarity during a press conference in Nairobi on June 30, 2017. They demanded for the immediate disbursement....

Doctors, Ministry Signs CBA Ending Prolonged Standoff

June 30, 2017, 1:05 am 0

The Doctors Union has finally signed a CBA with the Ministry of Health ending prolonged dispute that led doctors to down their tools for 100 days. The document was signed at Afya House in Nairobi on Friday. The health workers a....

DPP Yet To Decide Whether To End Lawyer Kethi’s Theft Case

June 28, 2017, 10:55 pm 0

Directorof Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko is yet to decide whether to terminate the trial of lawyer Kethi Kilonzo on alleged theft of a voter registration card. Kilonzo, who faces charges alongside IEBC official Godfrey Ninito, has n....

Nigerian Woman Survives 10 Days in Sahara Desert

June 28, 2017, 1:02 am 0

A 22-year-old Nigerian woman attempting to migrate into Europe via the harsh Sahara Desert survived after being abandoned by traffickers for 10 days. The International Organisation for Migration said the woman, given the nickname Adoara,....

50 Youths Arrested With Fake Kenya Defence Forces Admission Letters At Moi Barracks

June 27, 2017, 11:13 pm 0

At least 50 youths have been arrested with fake KDF admission letters. They were detained when they reported to the Moi Barracks Recruit Training School in Eldoret at the weekend. Many were said to have been shocked when they l....

Breaking: House on the Rock church on fire

June 25, 2017, 11:49 pm 0

Fire broke out on Sunday at the House on the Rock Church in Abuja. The church is located close to the National stadium Abuja and close to the City Gate. Our correspondent who passed by the airport road on Sunday reports that the building....

Cattle Rustlers Shot Two People Dead - Suna East

June 24, 2017, 6:14 am 0

Cattle rustlers shot dead two people and seriously injured another man at Rabuor village in Suna East subcounty on Friday night. The rustlers were armed with AK-47 rifles, pangas and other crude weapons when they attacked the home of Oti....

27 Grenades Recovered As DSS Busts Plot to Attack Kano

June 23, 2017, 11:55 am 0

The Department of State Services (DSS), on Friday, said it had uncovered a plot by suspected terrorists to attack Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Maiduguri during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Mr Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service who made....

Senate wants Sh48b pipeline deal probed - Kenya

June 22, 2017, 10:45 pm 0

A parliamentary committee has called for investigations into how the cost of constructing a new oil pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi rose by Sh10 billion. Senate Energy Committee, chaired by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, has given Auditor ....

Barclays Bank of Kenya Set to Lay off Hundreds of Workers

June 22, 2017, 1:34 am 0

Barclays Bank has become the latest lender to sack its employees in an exercise targeting about 300 employees. However, in a statement to The Standard, the lender confirmed it was rolling out a Voluntary Exit Scheme that is open to all p....

Super Eagles Forward, Aluko Relishes Thanksgiving service With Students

June 21, 2017, 8:33 pm 0

  It was a memorable moment last week as the Nigerian international and FC Fulham forward, Omatsone Aluko was hosted to a Thanksgiving Service where he admonished students to uphold the principle of self-control in their daily lives.....

JAMB: 85,000 candidates get second chance for UTME

June 21, 2017, 12:19 am 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Saturday, July 1 to conduct supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 85,000 candidates. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjami....

Nation Writer Walter Menya Released Unconditional By a Nairobi Court.

June 20, 2017, 11:25 pm 0

Nation Media Group senior reporter Walter Menya was yesterday released unconditionally by a Nairobi court. Principal magistrate Martha Mutuku in her ruling said that Menya should be freed because the prosecution had not shown the court what t....

World Refugee Day: Kenya To Give 500,000 Right To Work After Decades in Limbo

June 20, 2017, 11:28 am 0

Kenya plans to give some 500,000 refugees living in two sprawling northern camps the right to work and use land for business and farming. For generations, they have relied on donors who have found it increasingly difficult to provide for....

Landlord To Pay Tenant Sh50,000 For Confiscating Property Over Rent - Court order

June 19, 2017, 8:52 pm 0

A landlord who confiscated his tenant's television and fridge during a dispute over rent has been ordered to pay the tenant Sh50,000. Ronald Ngulu will pay Cliff Mbala Sh50,000 plus interest for six years after the Court of Appeal sa....

Bett: Expect no more Sh90 unga shortage.

June 19, 2017, 3:12 am 0

NAIROBI, KENYA: The government on Monday assured consumers of constant supply of Sh90 maize flour ending shortage that has been witnessed in the past few days. Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said he has already received 1.2 mil....

750,000 graduates apply in 5 days - N-Power

June 18, 2017, 11:54 pm 0

The  number of graduate applicants in the N-Power job recruitment scheme as at June 18, is a record  753,307,  which has  exceeded by 2307, the number of both graduate and non-graduate applicants in 2016. The Senior Special Assistant....

Two Suspected Robbers Gun Down By Police in Kisumu

June 17, 2017, 10:29 am 0

The body of one of the suspects lies next to a G3 rifle and rounds of ammunition recovered from him after police shot and killed two of the three suspected robbers near Toyota Kenya on Kisumu-Busia road on Saturdaym June 17. /FAITH MATETE ....

Local Innovation For Modern, Affordable Transport Underway – FG

June 15, 2017, 8:12 am 0

The federal Government has put plans in place for local innovations that would boost the transportation sector and make it modern and affordable. This was the outcome of a stakeholders meeting organised by the Federal Ministry of Transpo....

Two kids and Woman Rescued Alive From Collapsed Building in Kware

June 14, 2017, 1:26 am 0

A woman and two kids have been rescued from the rubble of the building that collapsed in Kware, Pipeline  The building collapsed around 10pm on the night of Monday, June 12 Most families were evacuated safely two hours before ....

CoG to Sue Over Revenue Bill

June 13, 2017, 10:35 pm 0

Governors yesterday said they will move to court seeking the nullification of the National Government Appropriation Act, 2017. In a statement, CoG chairman Josphat Nanok criticised the National Assembly for passing the Bill in the absenc....

Late policeman’s family Get $16,000 Raised By Nigerians - Owerri Robbery

June 13, 2017, 2:34 am 0

In an overwhelming show of love and devotion to a cause, Nigerians from different parts of the world raised over $15,000 for the family of Sergeant Chukwudi Iboko, the policeman that was kille....

Seven-Storey Building Collapses in Embakasi

June 12, 2017, 11:17 pm 0

Some 15 people are feared to be missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in in Kware Pipeline, Embakasi early Tuesday. Tens of other residents were evacuated moments before the building collapsed. Witnesses said the buil....

US Air Strike Hits Al Shabaab, Somalia Says Base Destroyed

June 12, 2017, 1:26 am 0

A Somali government soldier views the dead bodies of suspected al-Shabaab militant fighters killed in a suicide bomb attack outside Nasahablood hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. The United States carried out an air strike on al S....

Kenya shamed in global gender list

June 11, 2017, 10:04 am 0

Kenya has been named among African countries with worrying gender inequality gap. Gender equality activists meeting in South Africa this week cited recent global gender reports by UN and the United States Aid  Agency (USAid) that gave K....

Arrested: Migori Serial Rapist, Found Infected With Syphilis

June 8, 2017, 1:00 am 0

Police has arrested a 30-year-old man suspected to be the leader of a gang said to be behind a spate of kidnappings and rape in Awendo and Uriri. The suspect was arrested by Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officers two days a....

Funding of Afya House Activities Suspended Over Sh11m Audit Gap - WHO

June 6, 2017, 2:52 am 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suspended funding to the Ministry of Health after delays in accounting for Sh11.2 million sent to counties. Afya House says it disbursed money to all the 47 counties for Guinea worm advocacy suppor....

OPEC and Non-OPEC Bar – Barkindo

June 5, 2017, 4:47 am 0

Following the success of the second joint Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC meetings, the two organisation are presently looking into legalising their new found relationship, says OPEC Secretary-General, Mr Mohammed....

Why Governor Kinuthia Mbugua Quit Race to Back rival

June 4, 2017, 1:07 am 0

Withdrawal of Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua from the gubernatorial contest appears to be the beginning of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s onslaught on independent candidates in his Mount Kenya backyard. Governor Mbugua left the race w....

Pro-Biafra: Police release complaints’ Hotlines

May 30, 2017, 1:30 am 0

The Enugu State Police Command has released hotlines for complaints by residents of Enugu state who are intimidated by pro-Biafra groups during the sit at home action on Tuesday. The command urged the people to report such threat to near....

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Salutes Edwin Clark at 90

May 24, 2017, 11:59 pm 0

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has felicitated with former Federal Commissioner of Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on his 90th birthday, which comes up on May 25. Osinbajo, in a statement, joined family members, frien....

Breaking: Veteran actor James Bond is Dead

May 24, 2017, 12:01 am 0

Veteran actor, Sir Roger Moore, best known as James Bond, has died aged 89. Family sources confirmed the death. Veteran actor, Sir Roger Moore, best known as James Bond, has died aged 89 after battling with cancer; family sources confirm....

Breaking News: Nigerian Pastor Epenusi killed in US

May 22, 2017, 10:38 pm 0

Police  in Indianapolis, capital of Indiana in the United States have launched a manhunt for the killer of a Nigerian pastor, Oluwadayomisi Epenusi. The 66 year old Nigerian was  shot to death  at  the weekend at an apartment complex....

Army Arrests 17 Cultists in A/Ibom

May 21, 2017, 11:47 pm 0

The 2 Brigade Nigeria Army has arrested 17 cultists with assorted arms and ammunition in Oku Iboku, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. A statement released in Uyo on Sunday by Capt. Shuaib Umar, spokesman of the brigade, said that t....

Huggings, Tears of Joy As Chibok Girls Reunite With Parents

May 21, 2017, 10:48 pm 0

Emotional scenes, tears, huggings,  Saturday dominated the reunion of the recently released 82 kidnapped Chibok girls with their parents. At the reunion held in  Abuja, fathers gripped their daughters in tight embrace, while mothers sh....

NCC Makes Helen Paul, Nuhu Faces of Telecomm Consumers

May 20, 2017, 1:18 am 0

Nigerian Communications Commission ( NCC) yesterday unveiled Helen Paul Bamisile popularly known as Tatafo and Ali Nuhu popularly refers to as Emir of Kannywood as the new Face of Telecomm Consumer in the country. Speaking at the Launchi....

Breaking News: Actress Moji Olaiya Dies

May 18, 2017, 10:17 am 0

Nollywood star actress Moji Olaiya has been reported dead. She was 42 years old. Multiple sources said she died of heart attack in Canada, where she gave birth to a baby girl in March. The baby was her second child. Her first daughter is....

Senate Bars NNPC, Others From Spending Money

May 17, 2017, 10:35 pm 0

The Senate has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other revenue generating agencies to stop further capital expenditure until they comply with the Fiscal Responsibility Act. ‎It said that the agencies had v....

CBN Boosts Forex Market With $457.3m

May 15, 2017, 8:37 pm 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday injected 457.3 million dollars into various segments of the market. The CBN Spokesman, Mr Isaac Okorafor in a statement in Abuja, said that both the spot and forwards segments garnered 267.3 mi....

Bin Laden’s Son Hamza Threatens U.S. Over Father’s Death

May 14, 2017, 10:45 pm 0

Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death, Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, told CBS News in an interview that will air Sunday. “He tells him that…he re....

Ebola Attacks Africa Again, kills 3

May 13, 2017, 4:10 am 0

A new Ebola outbreak has been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization. Since April 22, there have been nine suspected Ebola cases and three deaths, the WHO said. One out of the five blood ....

Abdullahi Pays N500k, 10 Cows For Halimat Babangida

May 12, 2017, 10:49 pm 0

Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi, the businessman who married Halimat Babangida today in Minna, Niger State, paid a symbolic  bride price of N500,000 and 10 cows to her father, former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida. The groom is th....

Osinbajo: Buhari Treats Me Like His Son

May 12, 2017, 1:44 am 0

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN yesterday gave some glimpses into the personal and official relationships he has shared with  President Muhammadu Buhari. On a visit to Katsina to launch the state’s Micro, Small and Medium Scale  ....

IBB’s Daughter Ties The knot Friday

May 10, 2017, 10:51 pm 0

Former military President, retired Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, will on Friday in Minna, Niger State give out his last daughter, Halimat, in marriage. The wedding is taking place amidst concerns over the General’s health. He recent....

NCWS Says Release of 82 Chibok Girls “Act of Seriousness”

May 9, 2017, 6:44 am 0

The National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS), has commended the Federal Government for securing the release of 82 adopted Chibok school girls. A statement signed by the President of NCWS, Mrs Gloria Shoda, said the release was an a....

NCWS Says Release of 82 Chibok Girls “Act of Seriousness”

May 9, 2017, 6:22 am 0

The National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS), has commended the Federal Government for securing the release of 82 adopted Chibok school girls. A statement signed by the President of NCWS, Mrs Gloria Shoda, said the release was an a....

Ports: 30 Ships with Petrol, Food Expected

May 9, 2017, 5:33 am 0

Thirty ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from May 9 to May 29th The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication – `Shipping ....

Chibok Girls: Minister Blasts People's Democratic Party (PDP) Over Comment

May 8, 2017, 10:45 pm 0

The Federal Government has slammed a faction of the PDP for criticising the prisoner swap that led to the release of the 82 Chibok Girls over the weekend. Government said the statement was indecent, inhuman and ill-timed. In a statement ....

Finance Minister-Adeosun Heads New Committee on Pension Debts

May 7, 2017, 10:47 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a committee, headed by Kemi Adeosun, the Finance minister,   to estimate the pension liability of the Federal Government. Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma made this k....

President's Chief of Staff Eelcomes Rescued 82 Chibok Schoolgirls to Abuja

May 7, 2017, 1:33 pm 0

  The 82 rescued Chibok schoolgirls have arrived Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and....

World Bank Offers Support to Strengthen EFCC

May 6, 2017, 12:53 am 0

The World Bank is to support the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with facilities and capacity building to further strengthen the anti-graft war. A statement by the commission on Friday said the bank’s Director of Govern....

Court Sentences Two Cattle Rstlers to Death

May 4, 2017, 11:28 pm 0

The Kogi High Court sitting in Okene on Thursday sentenced two trans-border cattle rustlers – Muhammed Lawal Jauro and Yusuf Sanni – to death for cattle rustling and culpable homicide. The convicts were arraigned before Justice Josia....

Nigeria, kenyan Economies Major in Africa— Report

May 3, 2017, 10:52 pm 0

The EY.com, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, says Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa are the key hub economies in Africa. Its latest Africa Attractiveness report by Ms Fathima Naidoo, Afr....

CBN Bars UBA, GTB, First Bank From FOREX Market

May 3, 2017, 12:00 am 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, barred First Bank, the United Bank for Africa(UBA)  and 12 others  from dealing in the Small and Medium Entreprises (SME) wholesale Forex window. The  other  banks affected by the order ....

President’s Health: Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians

May 2, 2017, 11:07 pm 0

The wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, love and prayers for the improved health  of her husband President Muhammadu Buhari. Mrs Buhari stated this on Tuesday on her Facebook p....

Kilifi MCA Dies in Nairobi Bound Bus

May 2, 2017, 12:22 am 0

A Kilifi Member of County Assembly (MCA) died in a bus he was traveling in from Mombasa to Nairobi. The Shimo La Tewa MCA Bakari Ali Munyi, 57 died Monday evening as he traveled in a public service vehicle. Munyi is said to hav....

Nigeria’s UN Ambassador Assumes Duty

May 1, 2017, 10:53 pm 0

Prof. Tijjani Bande, the new Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, on Monday arrived in New York to assume office at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York reports th....

Why MTN Sacked 280 Workers

May 1, 2017, 10:38 pm 0

MTN Nigeria said it had to disengage 280 staff because it wanted to delve  into full Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and digital operations. An official who pleaded anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos....

Nnamdi Kanu Released From Kuje Prison

April 29, 2017, 2:48 am 0

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu  was released from Kuje Prison on Friday after perfecting what was thought to be tough bail conditions. Kanu was brought from Kuje Prison to the Federal High Court Abuja t....

Monday is Public Holiday

April 28, 2017, 7:16 am 0

On Monday, May 1, has been declared public holiday by Nigerian government to enable workers celebrate 2017 Workers’ Day and hold rallies. The minister of interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau, announced the declaration of the pu....

Farmers To Benefit From IFAD’s $93m

April 28, 2017, 1:39 am 0

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has set aside $93.5 million to support 727,000 farmers in seven states in Nigeria. The assistance is on the platform of IFAD’s Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Suppor....

High Court Orders MCAs Be Paid Sh4.8 Billion Salary For The Seven Months They will Not Be in Office

April 27, 2017, 10:35 pm 0

Each of the 2,450 members of county assemblies around the country will pocket Sh1.7 million for no work done, and with the court’s protection. Thursday, the High Court ruled that taxpayers will pay MCAs for the seven months they will n....

Eight People killed in Grisly Accident Along Mombasa-Nairobi Highway

April 27, 2017, 1:25 am 0

Eight people dead and twelve others seriously injured in an accident that happened today around 0730 hours some few meters from Salama market along Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The morning accident involved a matatu that was ferrying passeng....

FG, States Get More Money As Oil Sabotage Continues

April 26, 2017, 12:09 am 0

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Tuesday shared N467.8 billion, N38.7 billion more than what the three tiers of government shared in March. The cheering news also came with a sobering report: oil pipeline sabotage continued du....

Court Grants Pro-Biafra Leader, Kanu Bail

April 25, 2017, 11:36 pm 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday admitted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to bail on health grounds. Kanu was arrested on October 15, 2015 in Lagos and charged with treason and terrorism. ....

Babangida Aliyu, Chief Servant Goes To Jail

April 25, 2017, 11:00 pm 0

A Minna High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand in prison custody of former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu, who styled himself the Chief servant, while in office. He is standing trial over alleged N4.568 billion fraud and abus....

4 killed in Scrap Dealers’ Clash With Police

April 24, 2017, 10:02 pm 0

At least four people were feared killed on Monday following a clash between scrap dealers and security men guarding oil pipelines in Isheri Osun/ Ijegun area of Lagos. Some residents of the area told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that....

National Confab To End Herdsmen-Farmers Clash in June

April 24, 2017, 9:01 pm 0

The Federal Government says it will hold a national conference to discuss and proffer solutions to farmers/herdsmen clashes currently ravaging the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed th....

3 Suicide Bombers Gunned Down In Borno

April 24, 2017, 6:07 am 0

The Borno Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of three suspected suicide bombers after a foiled attack near Maiduguri. Mr Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police made this known in a statement in Maiduguri. “Info....

How Many Days Will It Take Zuckerberg To Clear Kenya’s Sh3.6 Trillion Public Debt?

April 23, 2017, 11:36 pm 0

Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, a popular social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends. He dro....

Police Accuse Obas of Aiding Attacks in Ikorodu

April 23, 2017, 10:23 pm 0

Disturbed by the worsening cases of violence in Ikorodu area of Lagos, the police have accused traditional rulers and chiefs in the area of collaborating with criminals to unleash terror on residents. “There are Baales (village heads) ....

Breaking: Senator Isiaka Adeleke Dies At 62

April 23, 2017, 4:38 pm 0

A senator in the current 8th Assembly, and a three term senator representing Osun West senatorial district, Isiaka Adeleke has been confirmed dead. Sen. Adeleke died at the age of 62 at Bikets Hospital in Osogbo, the Osun state capital a....

Taxi Driver Hangs Himself in Church Premises

April 21, 2017, 10:34 pm 0

The remains of a young parishioner, simply identified as Kachi, was found hanging in the early hours of Friday at the Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Port Harcourt. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the developmen....

Dollar Crashes in Black Market

April 21, 2017, 6:53 am 0

The continuous flooding of the foreign exchange market with dollars has crashed the currency against the local currency, Naira. The Naira firmed up at the Bureau de Change (BDCs) segment on Thursday, trading at between N376 and N378 to t....

30 People Electrocuted Watching Man U in A Viewing Centre

April 21, 2017, 1:58 am 0

At least 30 persons died of electrocution on Thursday night in Calabar while watching the Europa Football League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht. Twenty eight of the victims died on the spot while two died in the hospital.....

One Dead, Scores Injured in Grisly Malindi Road Accident

April 20, 2017, 7:03 am 0

A driver was killed and three people were seriously injured after a bus they were travelling in was involved in a grisly accident at Kwa Chocha area near Malindi town on Wednesday night. Confirming the incident Malindi Officer Commanding....

Nigerian, Shuaibu Arrested For Robbing Banks In U.S.

April 18, 2017, 11:24 pm 0

Abdullahi Shuaibu, described by the New York Police department as an employee of the United Nations was arrested for robbing four Manhattan banks, all during his lunch hour. Shuaibu, 53, a journalist and former staff of the News Agency o....

Nigerian Traders Set For Buhari’s N140b GEEP Fund

April 18, 2017, 10:42 pm 0

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) says it is ready to access the N140 billion Federal Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) fund, initiated by the Buhari administration. Mr Ken Ukaoha, the President of NAN....

Bagudu: Kebbi To Declare Education Emergency

April 16, 2017, 10:06 am 0

Perhaps stung by the low number of Kebbi children competing for places in Federal Government colleges, Gov Atiku Bagudu , said he would declare a state of emergency in the education sector. He said the policy would improve teaching and l....

NAFDAC To Sensitise Farmers, Others On Poisonous Cassava

April 16, 2017, 9:49 am 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says arrangements are on to sensitise farmers in Kogi and Ondo on how to handle food chain from the farms to consumers’ table. The NAFDAC Director, Special D....

Easter Surprise: Lagos Residents To Enjoy Uninterrupted Power Supply

April 15, 2017, 10:05 am 0

The Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDC) says it will ensure uninterrupted power supply throughout the Easter period in the zone. To this end, the electricity company said it had already adopted some measures. Mr Godwin Ide....

Buhari Promises To Seek Release Of All Chibok Girls

April 14, 2017, 4:56 am 0

As Nigeria marks the third anniversary of the abduction of 276 Chibok schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari has said government was willing to bend over backwards to secure the release of the remaining girls. In a message to mark the a....

Justice Ngwuta To Face Tribunal

April 12, 2017, 10:35 am 0

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court is to be arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on April 20, an official said on Wednesday. The tribunal’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Ibraheem Alhassan, said in a s....

Whistleblower Exposes N4b In GTB Accounts

April 11, 2017, 11:19 pm 0

A tip-off by a whistle blower on Tuesday, 11 April has led to the discovery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of N4 billion kept in two separate accounts at the GTB Plc. The money was suspected to be proceeds of crim....

Whistleblower Leads EFCC To Another Cash Haul

April 10, 2017, 11:54 pm 0

A whistleblower today led operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intercept another cash haul in various currencies at the popular Balogun Market in Lagos. The monies include €547,730 and £21,090 as well a....

#BBNaija: The Crowning Of Efe

April 9, 2017, 11:14 pm 0

Housemate Efe secured 57.61 per cent of votes to emerge winner of the 2017 Big Brother Naija ‘See Goobe’ reality TV show on Sunday. The Warri-born up and coming rap artist beat Bisola, who became the 1st runner up with 18.54 ....

Palm Sunday: 21 Coptic Christians killed In Bloody Palm Sunday

April 9, 2017, 10:57 pm 0

It was a bloody Palm Sunday for Egypt’s Coptic Christians as 21 of them were bombed to death in a church  in the Egyptian Nile Delta city of Tanta. About 50 people were reportedly injured, state television said on Sunday. T....

UNILAG GETS NEW PRO-CHANCELLOR

April 9, 2017, 3:22 am 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Dr. Wale Babalakin as the new Chairman of Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. Dr Babalakin is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and has served as the ....

FUK Employs 7 First Class Graduates

April 8, 2017, 11:57 pm 0

Federal University Kashere (FUK) Gombe State has offered employment to seven of its 309 graduates in the 2015/2016 academic session. The seven made first class. Pnan. Alhassan Gani disclosed this during the second convocation c....

Adeosun Heads New Committee On Pension Debts

April 7, 2017, 10:54 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a committee, headed by Kemi Adeosun, the Finance minister,   to estimate the pension liability of the Federal Government. Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma made this k....

Labour Seeks Benchmark For Minimum Wage

April 6, 2017, 10:42 pm 0

The Organised Labour on Thursday urged the Federal Government to put in place a benchmark for the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage, when it is finally agreed upon. Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress....

Benue To Begin Yam Export In June

April 6, 2017, 8:43 am 0

Benue State will begin the processing, marketing and packaging of yam for export in June this year, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) said in Makurdi on Thursday. Emmanuel Etim, Head of NEPC Export Assistance Office in Benue, ....

ASUU Strike Hits University Of Ibadan

April 5, 2017, 11:13 pm 0

Academic activities were paralysed on Wednesday at the University of Ibadan (UI) as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) commenced its one week warning strike. The strike forced most students to stay indoors at their halls of ....

NNPC:No Plan To Increase Petrol Price

April 5, 2017, 5:10 pm 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC says that the recent increase in bridging allowance to transporters from N6.20 to N7.20 per litre will not lead to an increase in the pump price of petrol or Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, from the pre....

Nigerian Teenager Admitted By 8 Ivy League Schools

April 5, 2017, 12:42 am 0

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a New Jersey high school student, born by Nigerian parents,  has done a clean sweep of her college applications, racking up acceptances from all eight Ivy League schools as well as Stanford, just for good measure. S....

Nigeria Dominates Africa Fashion Industry

April 5, 2017, 12:22 am 0

Nigeria designs have taken over and setting the pace in Africa fashion industry, Ronke Ademiluyi, Founder of the Africa Fashion Week has said. Ademiluyi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that Nigerians designs wer....

Britain Set To Unveil Nigerian Property Owners

April 4, 2017, 2:38 am 0

The British Government, will release information about Nigerians, who own property in that country next year. Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, told News Agency of Nigeria (N....

NANS gives 24 hours ultimatum for release of 13 UNILAG STUDENTS.

April 3, 2017, 8:10 pm 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the immediate release of 13 students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) being held in Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos. NANS’ President, Mr Chinonso Obasi,  said the u....

GEM: World Bank gives 81 Nigerians N756.3m

April 3, 2017, 7:51 pm 0

Drawing from the successes recorded by the Buhari administration’s youth empowerment schemes, the World Bank, under its Growth and Employment (GEM) project, has approved the sum of N756.3 million for disbursement to 81 young Nigerian innovators ....

Petroleum workers suspend strike

April 3, 2017, 1:51 pm 0

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has suspended its nationwide strike which began on April 2. The suspension followed the intervention of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corpo....

Nigerian woman and a 4 day-old baby rescued in Mediterranean

April 3, 2017, 2:47 am 0

A four day-old baby belonging to a Nigerian lady, Mariam Ohene, was among  over 480 migrants rescued by humanitarian ships on Saturday in the central Mediterranean Sea. Also rescued with Mariam  Ohene  were her two year-old son named....

#BBNaija: Bally gets the boot ahead of grand finale

April 2, 2017, 11:08 pm 0

Bally is the latest  housemate to be evicted in the ongoing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija. He was evicted Sunday, after scoring the lowest vote from the fans. It was a tight popularity race among all the four housemates, ....

3 suicide bombers die in foiled Borno attacks

April 2, 2017, 3:50 pm 0

The police in Borno on Sunday confirmed that three  suspected male suicide bombers were killed in separate foiled attacks in Muna and Dusuman village at the outside of Maiduguri. Mr Victor Isuku the spokesman of the state police command....

DSS clears Saraki of ownership of stolen N310m

April 2, 2017, 3:43 pm 0

  The Department of State Security (DSS) has cleared the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki of ownership of N310 million alleged to have been stolen from his house. This will be the second time the security agency would....

Buhari salutes Ebenezer Obey at 75

April 2, 2017, 5:39 am 0

Multi-talented entertainer and gospel music maestro, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, will be 75 years old on Monday; attracts President Muhammadu Buhari’s salutation. Obey an Egba man, was born on 3 April 1942 and named Ebenezer Remilekun A....

UN takes first major step against Boko Haram

April 1, 2017, 9:00 pm 0

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted its first resolution addressing Boko Haram’s presence in the Lake Chad Basin. The resolution followed a report of its mission to the region earlier this month. In unanimously ad....

Sacked Finance Minister Says He Wasn't Plotting to Overthrow Zuma

April 1, 2017, 5:31 am 0

South Africa-Politics-Denial Sacked minister denies plotting against Zuma  Mar 31, 2017 à 21:24    53 APA-Pretoria (South Africa) Former South African Finance ....

Sacked Finance Minister Says He Wasn't Plotting to Overthrow Zuma

April 1, 2017, 5:19 am 0

South Africa-Politics-Denial Sacked minister denies plotting against Zuma  Mar 31, 2017 à 21:24    53 APA-Pretoria (South Africa) Former South African Finance ....

Onabule heads NTA board, Hayatu FRCN

March 31, 2017, 10:28 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment Chief Duro Onabule as Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Television Authority. Onabule was Editor of the defunct National Concord as well as Chief Press Secretary to former Presid....

Petroleum tanker drivers threaten strike

March 31, 2017, 10:18 pm 0

The Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has warned it will commence a nationwide strike on Monday. The strike notice wa contained in a communique released on Friday in La....

Bayelsa: 8 LGAs share 1.3bn Paris Club Refund

March 31, 2017, 4:02 pm 0

The eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Bayelsa have shared N1.3 billion Naira as their allocation from the first tranche of the Paris Club Refund paid to the state. Chairmen of the eight local government areas confrmed on Friday that....

Magu demands apology, N5b from Sun newspaper

March 31, 2017, 12:35 am 0

Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) EFCC, has written  the publisher of the Sun Newspaper in Abuja seeking a N5 billion compensation and an apology. Wilson Uwujaren, Head Media and Publici....

EFCC Finds $86m Paris Club Refund In Nigeria Governor's Forum Account

March 30, 2017, 1:39 am 0

More cash believed to be part of the London-Paris Club loan refund has been found by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The US$86,546,526.65 was remitted into the account of the Nigerian Governors Forum....

FG approves N403m for fire service water tankers

March 30, 2017, 12:31 am 0

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the Federal Executive Council has approved N403million to buy  15 water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service to further revamp the fire service unit. “Today’s council a....

FEC sets up committee to resolve issues with NASS

March 30, 2017, 12:19 am 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has set up a committee to resolve  issues between the executive and legislative arms of the government, Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said. Mohammed told reporters after the Federal Ex....

Customs Raids the House of a Senator, Seizes 13 Vehicles

March 29, 2017, 2:41 am 0

Here is another reason for Nigerian senators to be angry with Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, heading the Nigerian Customs Service as comptroller-general. The Compliance Task Force that Ali setup has just impounded 223 ve....

Abuja Airport repairs, 40% completed

March 28, 2017, 12:15 am 0

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Julius Berger, the contractor handling the repair of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway, have said that the work is 40 per cent completed. This was made known in Abuja o....

Ahmed Kuru: AMCON recovers N681b debt

March 27, 2017, 11:10 pm 0

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has recovered more than N681.5 billion from chronic debtors in the last six years, its  Managing Director of Ahmed Kuru, revealed in Abuja today. The revelation was  at an interactive....

"I want To Die To Be Free From Those I Owe" - Woman Who Attempted Sucide

March 25, 2017, 12:36 am 0

Barely six days after a Lagos-based medical practitioner, Dr. Allwell Orji, committed suicide by jumping from the Third Mainland Bridge into the Lagos lagoon, the Police in Lagos ye....

Buhari to visit Sambisa Next Week

March 24, 2017, 10:52 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship in Sambisa forest in Borno. Maj.-Gen. David Ahmad, the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army headquarters, disclosed....

FOREX: Naira appreciates again.

March 24, 2017, 9:38 pm 0

The Naira on Friday in Lagos consolidated its position against the dollar at the parallel market, ending the week stronger. The Nigerian currency on Friday afternoon exchanged between N380 (buying rate) and N390 (selling rate), stronger ....

Niger Delta militants threaten to stage protests

March 23, 2017, 11:43 pm 0

Former militant leaders in the Niger Delta oil region have threatened the Federal government  to stage protests over  delayed stipends granted under a 2009 amnesty. “We are calling for the immediate release of the balance sum o....

Kano anti-graft agency seizes ex-commissioner’s hospital

March 23, 2017, 10:53 pm 0

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has sealed a hospital belonging to a former Commissioner for Health in the state over alleged theft  of 533,000 dollars (about N163 million). The Chairman of the commission....

Transparency International denies endorsing Magu

March 23, 2017, 9:48 pm 0

Recent reports that Transparency International UK had endorsed the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have proven to be false. A statement issued by the Anti-corruption body, EFCC had said that the Int....

Breaking: Melaye Files N5bn Libel Suit Against SaharaReporter For Certificate scandal

March 23, 2017, 2:46 am 0

SENATOR Dino Melaye will on Thursday morning, file a N5....

Abuja UTC traders protest

March 22, 2017, 10:51 pm 0

Shop owners at the Area 10 shopping complex, Abuja, popularly known as UTC, on Wednesday, protested against alleged embezzlement of funds by Chairman of the complex, Lanre Ajayi. Chanting various songs, the protesters alleged that Ajayi ....

Form a body in Niger Delta, NDDC tells ex-agitators

March 22, 2017, 10:33 pm 0

Mr Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has called on ex-agitators and youths to form an umbrella body to negotiate with the Federal Government. Ekere made the call in Port Harcourt on Wednesda....

London attack: US tighten security

March 22, 2017, 7:54 pm 0

New York police have strengthened security across British sites in New Yolk after an assailant stabbed a policeman outside Britain’s parliament in Westminster and was later shot by police, Police Department said. “Heavily armed offic....

FG approves N2bn for Rural Electrification Fund

March 22, 2017, 7:42 pm 0

This, it said, would boost the supply of electricity as it would ensure that rural communities were served by the power generated outside the national grid. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr. Louis Edozien, disclosed this in....

Doctor’s suicide: Confusion as family rejects corpse

March 21, 2017, 11:32 pm 0

Family members of Allwell Orji, a medical doctor that jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, stormed the premises of the Marine Police on Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, Lagos State, on Tuesday to identify a body recovered by the police from the lagoon on the Third Ma....

Scientists Meet on Improving the Production of Yam in Africa

March 21, 2017, 6:29 pm 0

Scientists yesterday began this year's conference on the progress of research efforts towards the improvement of the genetic potential and productivity of two most cultivated yam species in....

Nigerian soldier emerges best student in Uganda

March 21, 2017, 2:17 am 0

  Informatics Students’ Association, Abuja chapter has honoured Sgt. Jamilu Hassan, who emerged the best student of Bachelor of Information Technology at the International University of East Africa (IUEA), Kampala, Uganda. T....

Doctor’s suicide: Family wants to be left alone

March 21, 2017, 1:48 am 0

Odunukan Street, Abule Ijesha, Yaba, Lagos State, was enveloped in distress on Monday, following the death of a resident, Dr Allwell Orji, who jumped into the lagoon on the ....

Paris Club refund: NLC, TUC, Umar disagree on disbursement of fresh N500bn

March 20, 2017, 10:35 pm 0

  . The two main labour movements in the country, the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Labour Congress  on Monday,  differed on the disbursement of fresh N500bn Paris Club loan refund to state governments. While the NLC....

Apostle Johnson Suleman: Stephanie Otobo charged with blackmail.

March 20, 2017, 10:17 pm 0

   Stephanie Otobo, the 23 year-old lady who claimed that Apostle Johnson Suleman had a romantic affair with her, was docked today in Lagos by the Nigerian Police. She was docked at a Tinubu Chief Mag....

Nigeria’s whistleblowers earn N210m on every N5b

March 19, 2017, 6:43 am 0

The Federal Government has clearly spelt out the irresistible benefits that await whistleblowers as it also pledges protection for them. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said any whistle-blower whose informat....

Federal Civil Service begins job interviews 27 March

March 19, 2017, 6:26 am 0

Interviews for recruitment into the Federal Civil Service will begin on 27 March in Abuja. They will end on 3 April. A director of the Federal Civil Service Commission Mustapha L. Sulaiman, acting for the chairman announced this in Abuja....

Adichie’s “Americanah” Tops New York Reading List

March 18, 2017, 12:47 am 0

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah has emerged the winner of a contest launched by the New York City reading program "One Book, One New York". Throughout February, New Yorkers cast their ballots for the book they ....

Shell, Agip get back OPL 245

March 18, 2017, 12:06 am 0

A Federal High Court, Maitama Abuja, has vacated its order for a temporary forfeiture of Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 to the Federal Government, pending the conclusion of investigation by the EFCC. Justice John Tsoho, on Jan. 26, m....

Ibrahim Magu: My story

March 17, 2017, 11:50 pm 0

 Magu , the man rejected by the Nigerian Senate, for the second time,  as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been carrying his own cross,  defending his integrity. After the Senate first rejected ....

Meningitis kills 7 in Sokoto State

March 17, 2017, 11:34 am 0

The death toll caused by the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis(CSM), in parts of Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto State has now risen to seven, an official has said. The Chairman of the local government, Dr Abdullahi Gada, disclo....

CPC probes NBC over Coke, Fanta

March 17, 2017, 1:17 am 0

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has launched a “detailed investigation”into the alleged danger of mixing Fanta or Sprite with Vitamin C. CPC’s Director-General, Mrs Dupe Atoki, announced this in Abuja on Thursday.....

2019 Elections: Northern Christian Group Backs Apostle Suleman

March 16, 2017, 3:18 am 0

The Northern Christian Youth Network, NCYN, has alerted Nigerians to the surreptitious and dangerous moves to silence the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman as part of a well orchestrated campaign to intimidat....

FG to sell Ajaokuta to private operators

March 15, 2017, 1:32 am 0

The Federal Government has said it will sell the Ajaokuta Steel Complex to a private sector operator with the capacity to turn around the fortunes of the beleaguered company. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi....

Naira gains ground as CBN pumps $195m

March 15, 2017, 12:46 am 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday sustained the supply of foreign exchange to the market by releasing 195 million dollars. The  measure had a resonating effect on the  Parallel market: the naira gained some grounds against t....

Dana Air Crash: Engine Failure, Human Error Caused 2012 Crash – investigators

March 13, 2017, 11:35 pm 0

Mechanical failure and pilot error caused a 2012 air crash in Nigeria that killed 159 people, accident investigators said in a report published on Monday. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said two engines on the doomed Dana Air ....

Buhari resumed duty, notifies NASS

March 13, 2017, 10:13 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally resumed work and has formally sent  a letter to the National Assembly to the effect. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President, who returned to the country on Friday after a succ....

Militants return to Ikorodu on revenge mission

March 13, 2017, 9:50 am 0

Residents of Isawo in Ikorodu, Lagos State, say they now live in palpable fear following the return of militants who are terrorising people in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the militants, mostly kidnapers and pipeline van....

Nigeria: Banks flooded with dollars

March 13, 2017, 9:38 am 0

Banks flooded with dollars In an effort to support and shore-up the value of Naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has flooded commercial banks dollars. The banks are reported to be holding excess forex and were seeking cust....

Apo Killings: Families Protest Court Verdict, Urge AGF’s Intervention

March 11, 2017, 3:22 am 0

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Nigeria’s FOREX reserves hit $30b

March 10, 2017, 9:56 pm 0

Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves rose above $30 billion as of March 8 to its highest level since October 2015, central bank data showed on Friday. Nigeria’s dollar reserves have increased by 15.02 percent since the start of the ye....

Soludo: Nigeria’s GDP shrinks to $354b

March 10, 2017, 8:58 pm 0

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo said the size of nation’s Gross Domestic Product  has shrunk from about $575 billion to about $354 billion. Soludo said this  at an economic talk....

BREAKING: Buhari meets Osinbajo, others

March 10, 2017, 12:24 am 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting top government officials led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The meeting is holding inside the First Lady Conference. The President and the government officials we....

Presidency: Buhari returns today

March 9, 2017, 9:57 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country on Friday (today) after spending about two months in London, United Kingdom. Buhari had left Nigeria on January 19 on a medical vacation. His Special Adviser on Me....

INEC: 2019 Presidential election 16 February

March 9, 2017, 8:06 pm 0

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 16 February 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly elections, while Governorship, State Assembly and Federal Cap....

CBN moves to intervene in Etisalat N541.8bn debt crisis

March 9, 2017, 4:03 pm 0

The Nigeria Communication Commission on Thursday said the Commission and Central Bank of Nigeria had moved to intervene in the Etisalat loan issue. The Director of Public Affairs of NCC, Mr Tony Ojobo, in a statement issued in Abuja, sai....

Alleged N2.9bn fraud: Court admits exhibits against Orji Kalu

March 8, 2017, 10:16 pm 0

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday admitted the first set of exhibits in the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, who was accused of N2.9bn fraud. The trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, admitted as the first e....

Ife crisis: Osun imposes curfew

March 8, 2017, 10:03 pm 0

The Osun Government has imposed a two-day curfew in Ile-Ife over the crisis that erupted on Wednesday in which some were people were killed. The fight between Yoruba and Hausa communities in Sabo area in Ile-Ife also led to loss of ....

NLNG MD: Why cost of cooking gas is high

March 8, 2017, 9:40 pm 0

The Managing Director of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, Mr. Tony Attah, says that the company has not increased the cost of gas. He identified market dynamics and faulty supply chain as reasons for what he described as inconsistency in t....

Etisalat: N377b debt crisis; begs 13 banks

March 8, 2017, 9:27 pm 0

The Nigerian affiliate of Abu Dhabi-listed telecoms company Etisalat is in talks with 13 Nigerian banks to renegotiate the terms of a $1.2 billion loan it took out four years ago after missing a payment. At current official rate, the lo....

UN Chief: Somalia needs urgent aid

March 8, 2017, 6:04 am 0

The United Nations is calling for urgent aid for Somalia to avert a catastrophe worse than the famine that claimed 260,000 in 2011. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who visited the country on Tuesday — his first field trip since ....

BREAKING: Former Western Region Governor Adeyinka Adebayo is dead

March 8, 2017, 5:32 am 0

The former governor of the now defunct Western State of Nigeria, Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, is dead. Family sources said the 89-year-old died in his sleep. The late Adebayo became governor after Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi’s....

Man Who Sat on a King's Throne in Benue State Has Been Jailed for 4 Years

March 8, 2017, 1:04 am 0

A 30-year-old man, Stephen Nyitse, who sat on the Tor Tiv’s throne shortly before the new king was installed on Saturday in Gboko, Benue State, has been jailed for four years, ....

Senators sing different tunes on Magu’s confirmation

March 7, 2017, 1:01 am 0

There are indications the Senate has abandoned the confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. It was....

Boko Haram crisis world’s largest, most neglected

March 6, 2017, 10:17 pm 0

Mathew Rycroft, leader of the The UN Security Council (UNSC) members visiting Nigeria,  has described the Boko Haram crisis in the North-East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region as the world’s  largest  and most neglected humanitarian cri....

Dollar crashes again at parallel market 4 hours ago

March 6, 2017, 2:30 pm 0

The greenback on Monday crashed against the Naira, as the Nigerian currency gained 5 points at the parallel market against the Dollar. The Naira traded at N460 to a dollar, after speculators had forced it 3 points down amid liquidity boo....

Ebonyi Court remands woman for causing death of newborn

March 5, 2017, 10:22 pm 0

An Abakaliki Magistrate Court presided over by His Lordship Oguoke Udeh has ordered that a 20-year-old unmarried mother, Miss Favour Igboji, be remanded in Abakaliki Federal Prison for the death of her newborn baby abandoned in the bush. ....

Ekweremadu suggests N50,000 minimum wage

March 5, 2017, 2:17 am 0

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the federal government to increase the national minimum wage from N18,000 to N50,000. He made the suggestion when he delivered the 4th National Public Service Lecture of the Universit....

NEPAD and skills revolution in Nigeria 16 hours ago

March 3, 2017, 9:34 pm 0

Over the years, state and non-state actors in Nigeria have laid emphasis on skills development and acquisition as a veritable tool for youth empowerment and economic growth. Further to this, governments at different levels and non-govern....

Naira loses ground against US dollar

March 3, 2017, 9:18 pm 0

The Naira on Friday depreciated against the dollar at the parallel market after posting days of appreciation. The nation’s currency lost N7 to exchange at N465 to a dollar after closing at N458 on Thursday, while the Pound Sterling and....

Forex: CBN to inject fresh $350m into interbank market

March 3, 2017, 9:08 pm 0

  The Central Bank of Nigeria is set to pump more United States dollars into the foreign exchange market this weekend, in continuation of its strategy to further s....

Bitcoin ‘creator’ races to patent technology

March 3, 2017, 8:55 pm 0

The man who last year made global headlines by claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is working with a fugitive online gambling entrepreneur to file scores of patents relating to the digital currency and its underlying technolog....

Xenophobic Attacks: Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Bomb MTN, DSTV, Others

March 3, 2017, 6:18 am 0

Militants in the Niger Delta have called on the Federal Government to order all South African owned businesses out of the country within 30 days, a report this morning in Vanguard reports. quoting a statement jointly issued on ....

Housing Ministry will surmount 17m housing deficit -Shehuri

March 3, 2017, 5:53 am 0

Shehuri said this while commissioning Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria Scheme/MINFA (Nigeria) Limited ministerial pilot housing scheme at Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State. He said that the completion of the Naze es....

      Korea Ambassador to Nigeria: Education, community participation drives development

March 3, 2017, 1:47 am 0

In the mood of celebrating the 37 years of diplomatic ties with Nigeria, the Republic Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Noh Kyu-duk asked the Nigerian government to improve the educational sector and also enhance community participation in nation bu....

College students protest a lecture filled with racism

March 3, 2017, 1:31 am 0

  Hundreds of college students on Thursday protested a lecture by a writer some called a white nationalist, forcing the college to move his talk to an undisclosed campus location from which it was live-streamed to the original venue but....

Abuja airport to be shut Tuesday night

March 3, 2017, 12:23 am 0

  The Federal Government has approved the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with effect from the midnight of Tuesday March 7. This is to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAA....

Why naira appreciated – CBN

March 2, 2017, 3:11 pm 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria said the recent appreciation of the Naira against other currencies was the result of its market monitoring and intervention. The Acting Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, Mr Isaac Okoroafor, on Thu....

Korea Ambassador to Nigeria: Education, community participation drives development

March 2, 2017, 3:33 am 0

In the mood of celebrating the 37 years of diplomatic ties with Nigeria, the Republic Korea Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Noh Kyu-duk asked the Nigerian government to improve the educational sector and also enhance community participation in nation bu....

Refineries Efficiency: NNPC wants new investors

March 1, 2017, 11:41 pm 0

The Federal Government has approved the implementation of a new commercial model targeted at getting sponsors to invest in the restoration of the efficiency levels of the nation’s three refineries. Mr Anibor Kragha, Chief Operating Off....

Borno confirms new Lassa fever case

March 1, 2017, 3:06 pm 0

The Borno Government on Wednesday said it had recorded a new case of Lassa fever after a 32-year-old woman tested positive to the disease. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mishelia, made the disclosure at a news conference in Maid....

BREAKING: Senate confirms Onnoghen as CJN

March 1, 2017, 9:21 am 0

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The confirmation came after a screening exercise conducted for....

Senate screens Onnoghen today

February 28, 2017, 10:30 pm 0

The Senate is to screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday (today). The screening will hold at the plenary by the Committee of the Whole. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while announcing on Tu....

Nigeria: Economy showing signs of recovery – NBS

February 28, 2017, 6:51 am 0

Indications have emerged that the Nigerian economy is on its way out of recession considering the 2016 overall and last quarter Gross Domestic Product (GNP) reports. A review of the recent GDP figures released today by the National Burea....

Nigeria evacuates 41 girls from Mali

February 27, 2017, 11:45 pm 0

  The Federal Government on Monday evacuated 41 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Mali for forced labour and sexual exploitation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that six persons, alleged to be human traffickers....

Naira trades flat, set for further gain

February 27, 2017, 10:57 pm 0

The naira closed flat at 445 against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Monday as the foreign exchange market awaits the further release of the greenback by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The CBN has sold additional $180m i....

Avian Flu kills 42,000 birds in 12 Plateau farms

February 27, 2017, 5:47 am 0

Avian influenza killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau, between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria. Its Chairman, Mr John Dasar, said on Monday in Jos, that more birds were....

FG to employ fresh 350,000 graduates in 2017

February 27, 2017, 5:39 am 0

The Federal Government will employ an additional 350,000 graduates in 2017. The graduates will be employed under the N-Power Volunteer Corps, a component of the government’s Social Investment Programmes. The Senior Special As....

Southern Kaduna: Osinbajo Summons Police IG, Gives Marching Order To End Killings

February 26, 2017, 10:31 pm 0

Additional security measures, including a total deployment of 15, 285 policemen are now being put in place by the Nigeria Police Force in Southern Kaduna, days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim ....

DSS holds ex-gov Suswam over SMG, AK-47, pistol

February 26, 2017, 10:18 pm 0

The Deparment of state Services, on Sunday, said it had recovered some weapons and 21 Certificates of Occupancy among others from two cars on the premises of a company, Dunes Investment and Global Properties Limited, Abuja. The DSS, in a....

JTF destroys illegal refineries in Delta, Rivers

February 25, 2017, 11:52 pm 0

The Joint Military Task Force has destroyed three illegal oil refineries in Delta and Rivers states. The task force, otherwise called Operation Delta Safe, said it impounded 11 metal tanks, five pits which contained 1,750 tonnes of subst....

FUT Minna expels 44 students

February 24, 2017, 2:58 pm 0

Forty-four students from various faculties were on Friday asked to withdraw from the Federal University of Technology, Minna over poor academic performance and examination malpractice. The university’s spokesperson, Mrs Lydian Ledg....

Nigeria releases hotlines as S/Africans protest

February 24, 2017, 2:45 pm 0

As anti-immigration protests erupt in South Africa, police have been deployed in key cities while Nigerian Consulate has released hotlines for emergency. In a  public notice to all Nigerians in South Africans, the Consulate gave the nu....

Femi Fani-Kayode: Muhammadu Buhari And His 20-month Jinx [MUST READ

February 23, 2017, 9:21 pm 0

Permit me to begin this contribution with an interesting and historically accurate observation made by the Vanguard Newspaper on 3rd February 2015. They wrote, “Between 1983 and 1985, Peter Onu of Nigeria was Acting Secr....

CBN reintroduces charges on cash deposits, withdrawals

February 23, 2017, 8:56 pm 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday announced the reintroduction of bank charges on certain categories of cash deposits and withdrawals. This came about three years after the apex bank stopped the charges. In a circular to ....

Xenophobic attacks: Protesters vandalise MTN office in Abuja

February 23, 2017, 11:06 am 0

Suspected vandals on Thursday attacked the regional head office of telecommunication giant, MTN in Abuja stealing phones, cash and also destroying vehicle and office equipment. The vandals invaded the premises at 4 Madeira Street, Maitam....

Nigeria plans African Sovereign Green Bonds

February 23, 2017, 10:58 am 0

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said that Nigeria was making arrangements to inaugurate the first African Sovereign Green Bond to address climate change and environmental projects. Osinbajo made the commitment at the Green Bon....

Imo govt sacks 1,400 LG workers – NULGE

February 23, 2017, 6:33 am 0

One thousand and four hundred local governments workers in Imo were sacked last week, according to the state’s chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees. The chairman, Mr Ndubuisi Uchehara, while confirming the sack on....

Nigerian groups vow to fight Trump travel ban

February 23, 2017, 1:42 am 0

The Nigerian community says it is prepared to legally defend any Nigerian traveller coming to the US  if targeted by immigration officials hiding under President Donald Trump’s new travel ban  on Friday. Already, the Nigerian Lawyer....

I am not indebted to any bank – Oduah

February 23, 2017, 1:38 am 0

Sen. Stella Oduah has described as untrue allegations that she was indebted to Sterling Bank and other commercial banks in Nigeria. On Wednesday, a Lagos Federal High Court restrained Sen. Oduah and Sea Petroleum from making withdrawals ....

UTME in May, scratch cards cancelled

February 23, 2017, 1:17 am 0

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) usually held in March  will now hold in May,  Professor Ishaq Oloyede, registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced. Oloyede said the change was part of....

UTME in May, scratch cards cancelled

February 23, 2017, 1:11 am 0

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) usually held in March  will now hold in May,  Professor Ishaq Oloyede, registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced. Oloyede said the change was part of....

Xenophobia: Nigerian envoy visits affected victims

February 23, 2017, 1:00 am 0

Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke while visiting Nigerian victims of Xenophobia, has described the recent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreigners in that country as unfortunate. Ajulu-Okeke....

Senate gives MDAs ultimatum to defend budget

February 22, 2017, 10:52 am 0

The Senate has given Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs), until Feb. 22 and 23 to defend their 2017 budget proposals. The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, who gave the ultimatum at plenary on Wednesday, decried the non-....

Akwa Ibom: Grazing control law underway

February 22, 2017, 4:34 am 0

bill for a law to regulate and control cattle grazing in Akwa Ibom scaled through the second reading at the plenary of the House of Assembly in Uyo on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Nse Ntuen, lawmaker representing Essien Ud....

Whistleblower leads Nigeria to N8.4b

February 22, 2017, 4:27 am 0

A   whistleblower has led the Nigerian government to a suspicious bank account, with no signatories, but where N8.4 billion was secretly kept. A report today said some of the money has been converted into dollars and wired ab....

Reuben Abati: I, Too, Want To Go To London… To Visit President Buhari [MUST READ

February 22, 2017, 4:08 am 0

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work ....

Dismissed Police Officer: IGP risks jail term

February 21, 2017, 5:27 pm 0

  A dismissed police officer, one Mr Michael Agha, on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court, Makurdi, to commit the Inspector General of Police to prison for disobeying court order. Agha who claimed to have been wrongfully dism....

Boko Haram members relocate to Kogi

February 21, 2017, 8:27 am 0

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Tuesday said that following the technical defeat of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, its fleeing members had found a haven in his state. Bello made the disclosure in Abuja while speaking at the se....

Buhari to Nigerians: No cause for worry

February 21, 2017, 8:13 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has allayed the anxiety of Nigerians about his health, assuring them that there is no cause for worry. In a statement today, President Buhari, who is in London thanked millions of Nigerians who have been sendin....

Collapsed building: Lekki Gardens boss, others charged with manslaughter

February 20, 2017, 10:38 pm 0

The Lagos State Government has filed criminal charges against the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, Richard Nyong, and five others, for the collapse of a five-storeyed building under construction on Kushenla Road, in the Ikate Ele....

Enugu: 8 Banks Sealed Off Over N1 Billion Debt

February 20, 2017, 8:34 pm 0

The Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue has sealed off eight banks in the metropolis, for failure to remit about 1Billion Naira tax to the government.   The exercise started on Monday, February 20, 2017 at about 5:30am, and ....

London Police Invited To Arrest Guardian Journalist Investigating President Buhari's whereabout

February 20, 2017, 4:39 am 0

The Guardian reports that security staff at the Abuja House in London on Sunday, February, 20, 2017 called in policemen to arrest one of its correspondents who was on the premises to see President Muhammadu Buhari and possibly interview him. ....

Andrew Yakubu battles EFCC for his $9.7m

February 20, 2017, 4:26 am 0

Mr. Andrew Yakubu, the former managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, whose ‘gift’ of  $9.7million and  £74,000 was hidden in a nondescript house in Sabon Tasha in Kaduna city, has launched a move to have the  sei....

Senator Adokwe holds Thanksgiving

February 19, 2017, 10:16 pm 0

Senator Suleiman Adokwe, Chairman Senate Committee on Information and Culture, on Sunday attended a Thanksgiving at the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) to mark his 63rd birthday. At ERCC, other known as Vision Assembly, Adok....

Two children die in Borno IDP camp fire

February 19, 2017, 10:04 pm 0

Two children have died in a fire that razed a part of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Jere local government of Borno state. The camp which is one of the unofficial ones is located few kilometres from the state capital, Maiduguri....

N35 Million Of Alleged NIMASA Fraud Money Donated To Winners Chapel – Witness

February 17, 2017, 11:17 pm 0

  A Federal High Court in Lagos, Friday, February 17, 2017 heard how Winners Chapel, a popular Nigerian church founded by Bishop David Oyedepo got N35 million out  of the N19.7 billion stolen from the accounts of the Nigerian Maritime ....

Nine Suicide bombers target Maiduguri again

February 17, 2017, 2:40 pm 0

Nine  bombers died in Maiduguri between Thursday night and early Friday, in what would qualify as the boldest plan by Boko Haram to cause maximum damage in the Borno capital. But the mission was a flop in human casualties. The major dam....

2 Journalists Shot And Killed During A Live Facebook Broadcast

February 16, 2017, 10:39 pm 0

Three men have been arrested after two journalists were killed during a live radio broadcast in the Dominican Republic. One of the journalists was filming his show on Facebook Live when he was shot. The footage showed his broad....

Boko Haram attacks NAF helicopter in Gwoza

February 16, 2017, 8:14 pm 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its helicopter conveying personnel on medical outreach programme at Gwoza came under attack by the Boko Haram  insurgents.   A statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, G....

Nigeria’s debt stands at N17.36 trillion

February 16, 2017, 8:04 pm 0

The Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr Abraham Nwankwo said Nigeria’s total debt as at December 31, 2016 was 57.39 billion dollars (N17.36 trillion).   He made this known when defending the agency’s 2....

Buhari thanks Nigerians

February 16, 2017, 7:38 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked all Nigerians, “Christians and Muslims alike”, for their constant prayers and kind wishes for his health. The President made his feelings known on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, on Wednesday nigh....

Buhari: No cause for alarm, says Saraki

February 15, 2017, 8:53 pm 0

Senate President Bukola Saraki, who led a team of National Assembly leaders to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London, said at the end of the visit: “there is no cause for alarm” His statement was meant to douse apprehensions and....

Kenya: Appeal court frees jailed doctors

February 15, 2017, 4:26 am 0

The  Court of Appeal in Kenya on Wednesday ordered the release of officials of the national doctors’ union to continue negotiations with the government over a strike that has paralyzed the public health sector. This followed a....

White House Confirms Trump Called Leaders Of Nigeria, South Africa, And Tunisia

February 15, 2017, 4:09 am 0

The White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, on a live press briefing confirms that President Donald Trump had phone calls with  leaders of three African countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, and Tunisia. Sean Spicer in his press....

The criteria Matiang'i has used to determine Kenyans with improper degrees, list out on THURSDAY

February 15, 2017, 3:41 am 0

- An audit ordered by Education CS Fred Matiang'i is set to be realeased on Thursday, February 16 - The audit has thrown a section of Kenyans in panic as many will lose their academic papers ....

US to pump $1b into Nigeria’s power sector

February 14, 2017, 6:25 pm 0

Power Africa, an initiative by the US government to light up Africa, on Tuesday said it was planning to invest about one billion dollars on the power sector in Nigeria, the programme’s coordinator, Mr Andrew Herscowitz said. Hersco....

Shell, ENI ask Nigeria to lift forfeiture on OPL 245

February 14, 2017, 12:09 pm 0

A Federal High court in Abuja  will hear on 27 February a plea by Shell and ENI to lift a temporary forfeiture to the Federal Government of OPL 245 oil block.   Shell and ENI want the  the order of forfeiture  granted the E....

President Buhari Is Homesick And Coming Back Soon – Presidency

February 14, 2017, 11:57 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is homesick and will be on his way back to Nigeria any time soon, according to his media spokesperson Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media to the president made the claim today on a live TV programme.....

N522bn Paris Club loan refund: Govs summon emergency meeting over EFCC probe

February 13, 2017, 7:52 pm 0

Nigerian governors have summoned an emergency meeting over the ongoing probe of how they spent the N522bn Paris Club loan refund which was shared to the states in December 2016, by the Federal Government. The Director General of the Nige....

FG, ASUU begin re-negotiation of 2009 agreement

February 13, 2017, 7:42 pm 0

The Nigerian Government on Monday in Abuja inaugurated a committee to re-negotiate the 2009 FGN/ University Based Staff Unions Agreement. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who performed the inauguration, said it was a demonst....

Trump to speak with Buhari

February 13, 2017, 7:08 pm 0

American President Donald Trump may have a telephone conversation with Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari, who is still on vacation in London. According to reports on Monday, the telephone conversation is slated to hold at 3.45 p....

Adele Dominates 59th Grammy Awards With 5 Wins [SEE Full List]

February 13, 2017, 4:11 am 0

It was music’s biggest night as the Recording Academy honored the best the industry has to offer at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The....

EFCC: Governors, Saraki not indicted over Paris loan

February 13, 2017, 3:48 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has debunked a report that it has indicted all the governors of the 36 states of the Federation and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki over the uses and abuses of the Paris Loan refund. ....

Expectations High in Abuja Ahead of the Return of President Buhari From London

February 11, 2017, 11:46 pm 0

First Lady, Aisha, thanks Nigerians for praying for President Expectations were high in Abuja, yesterday, ahead of the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from London, United Kingdom (UK) today. Meanwhile, First Lady Aisha returned fr....

BREAKING: Rivers Gov’t Shuts Down Chinese Asphalt Company

February 10, 2017, 11:37 pm 0

This is to inform the public that a Chinese construction company, named CGC, located on the Obirikwere-Airport Link Road has been shut down on Friday, the 10th of February, 2017, by the Rivers State Task Force on the Black Soot.....

US Congress Named Nigeria Most Dangerous Place For Christians In The World

February 5, 2017, 2:18 am 0

The United States House of Representatives says Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world and that impunity for those responsible for the killing of Christians in the country “seems to be widespread.”....

Harvard Law Review Elects Nigerian, ImeIme Umana, As First Black Female President

February 5, 2017, 2:09 am 0

Nigerian Harvard Law student, Imelme Umana, has been elected as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review. Umana, by the election, has matched the record set in 1990 by former US president Barack Obama as the first black ....

Breaking: James Ibori Lands in Nigeria

February 4, 2017, 2:47 am 0

The former Governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori who was released last month from prison in the United Kingdom (UK) has arrived in Nigeria. ....

26 Foreign Boko Haram Terrorists, 3,332 Civilians Arrested by Nigerian Troops

February 3, 2017, 1:23 am 0

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of 26 foreigners linked with the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram and revealed the arrest of 3,332 civilians in connection with the group. In a press briefing on Thursday, February 2, 2017, ....

Goodluck Jonathan Testifies Before US Congress On Killing Of Christians [Full Speech]

February 3, 2017, 12:49 am 0

Challenges of Nigerian Christians and the Niger Delta Question: A Presentation by Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to the U.S. House Sub-Committee on Africa, February 1, 2017 Let me st....

Buhari Steps out With Aisha in London [Photo]

February 2, 2017, 1:21 am 0

o the doubting Thomases in Nigeria and rogue web platforms such as www.metro-fm.com and www.huffingtonpost-fm.com, here are more photographs of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, debunking all the falsehoods being peddled ....

Breaking: Rivers State Police Commissioner, Francis Mobolaji Odesanya Dies

February 1, 2017, 4:05 am 0

Francis Mobolaji Odesanya,  commissioner of police in the Rivers State Police Command is dead. He was aged 56. According to  the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Odesanya died after a brief illness. He was on admission at St....

Why Haven’t You Condemned Apostle Suleiman Hate Speech, Presidency Tells CAN

January 29, 2017, 9:45 pm 0

The Presidency has frowned at some religious leaders that make hate speeches to fuel up crisis in the country. It specifically took on the Leadership of the Christian Association of....

Apostle Suleman Tells El-Rufai To Produce The Fulani Herdsmen He Paid Money

January 29, 2017, 9:07 pm 0

Apsotle Johnson Suleman, the founder and president of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide, has asked the federal government to compel Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to produce Fulani herdsmen to whom money was paid so as to disabuse the minds of....

Breaking: Buhari’s Close Friend Shares Photos Of The President In London

January 27, 2017, 2:37 pm 0

A fresh photo of President Muhammadu Buhari “enjoying his vacation in the United Kingdom” has just been released. President Buhari is seen chatting with Aisha Alubankudi, a ‘close friend’ and Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun.....

Breaking: Security Agents Lay Siege on Pastor Suleiman in Ekiti

January 24, 2017, 4:05 pm 0

Breaking........ In Ekiti,  Security Agents Lay Siege on Pastor Suleiman Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, may be arrested any moment from now over his recent com....

Sultan to Northern Governors: Criminal Activities in the North Is Worrisome, Saddening

January 23, 2017, 1:42 pm 0

Northern Traditional Rulers Council (NTRC) and the Northern States  Governors’ Forum ( NSGF), on Monday, met in Kaduna and lamented the incessant killings and other criminal activities in the region promising to halt "the impunity....

In Akwa Ibom, Police Arrest Children of Dead Pensioners, Injure Many over Protest

January 23, 2017, 12:53 pm 0

Three persons were on Monday arrested and no fewer than ten were injured when Policemen stopped the children of dead primary school teachers from protesting the failure of the state government to pay gratuities and pensions of their late pa....

How Nigerian Bola Tinubu’s Plane Helped Remove Ex-Gambian President Yahaya Jammeh

January 22, 2017, 9:04 pm 0

INDICATIONS have emerged that a plane belonging to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress ,APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was used to fly ex-Gambian President, Mr. Yahaya Jammeh out of the country. Asiwaju Bol....

Death Rumor: "President Buhari is Alive and Well" - Presidency

January 21, 2017, 6:19 pm 0

There was consternation in several quarters in Abuja and beyond over the weekend as rumours circulated that President Muhammadu Buhari had passed on at a London hospital where he was said to be receiving treatment.   As the da....

Policen Helicopters to Conduct Aerial Surveillance on Abuja-Kaduna Highway

January 21, 2017, 6:03 pm 0

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the deployment of three helicopters to carry out aerial surveillance of the Abuja-Kaduna highway. The action followed the closure of the Abuja airport and the diversion of planes....

From This Day Forward, It Will Be America First, Says Trump

January 20, 2017, 1:03 pm 0

  We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, ....

Cardinal Onaiyekan Condemns Failure To Rescue Kidnapped Priest After One Year

January 20, 2017, 1:46 am 0

The Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has  bemoaned the  failure of security agencies to rescue missing  Rev. Fr. Gabriel Oyaka  from his abductors after more than one year, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report. ....

Give Us Value for Our Patronage, Dogara Tells Chinese Government

January 19, 2017, 2:52 pm 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday, charged Chinese government to give the required value for projects for which Nigeria has taken huge loans from its country, saying that only then will the high debt profile ....

Breaking: Buhari Goes on 10-Day Medical Vacation

January 19, 2017, 2:36 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari in Thursday notified the Senate of his intention to proceed on 10-Day Medical Vacation from January 23 to February 6. Acc‎ording to his official communication addressed to the Senate....

In Taraba, Ishaku Signs N110B 2017 Appropriation Bill

January 18, 2017, 11:40 pm 0

Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, on Wednesday, signed the N110,168, 983, 942:00 2017 appropriation law for the fiscal year 2017.  A total of N49,325,282,931:00 which represents 44.77% was budgeted for recurrent expenditure and s....

Nigerian Army to Reward any Informant on Boko Haram's Suicide Bombers with N500,000

January 18, 2017, 4:26 pm 0

As a measure of stemming renewed bombings by Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, the Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, promised a reward of N500, 000 to any informant who made information that will lead to the arrest of any suicide b....

In Kaduna, Three killed in Fresh Attack, Emir Escapes Mob Attack

January 18, 2017, 4:05 pm 0

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Defence Headqtrs, Air Force Investigate IDPs' Camp Bombing

January 18, 2017, 3:34 pm 0

  The Defence Headquarters and the Nigerian Air Force have initiated separate investigations into the circumstances surrounding the bombing of the Internally Diplaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno state, ....

El-Rufai: 20,000 People Have Been Killed in Kaduna Various Crises

January 17, 2017, 3:52 pm 0

  Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday, reviewed the various crises that had bedevilled Kaduna State and surmised that no fewer than 20,000 people had been killed starting from the 1980 Riots. el-Rufai, ....

In an Operational Mistake, Fighter Jet Drops Bomb on IDP Camp, Kills 2 Soldiers, Others

January 17, 2017, 2:43 pm 0

In an Operational Mistake, Fighter Jet Drops Bomb on IDP Camp, Kills 2 Soldiers, Others A fighter jet from the Nigerian Airforce, on Tuesday, misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committe....

Jubilee Party Politician Offered KSh 1 Billion to Pull Out of Nairobi Gubernatorial Race

January 17, 2017, 12:40 am 0

- The Nairobi gubernatorial seat is among the most hotly contested ahead of the August 2017 election - One of the aspirants from the Jubilee side is said to have been offered billions to pull out of the race....

Abubakar's Committee Cannot Indict Yuguda, Says Fmr. Commissioner

January 16, 2017, 2:30 am 0

A commissioner in the administration of former governor of Bauchi state, Alhaji Salisu Barau, at the weekend, dismissed the report of a committee set up by the Bauchi state Governor Mohammed Abubakar which indicated his predecessor, Isa ....

Emulate the Virtues of Tafawa Balewa, Nigerians Urged

January 16, 2017, 2:12 am 0

Nigerians have been advised to emulate the humility, honesty and other good attributes of late Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Making this plea at a special prayer held in honour of the late Prime Mi....

Release El-Zakzaky, Amnesty Tells FG

January 15, 2017, 2:51 pm 0

Following a High Court order asking the Federal Government to release Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from incaceration, Amnesty International, at the weekend, demanded the cleric's release from detention.  Interim Di....

Kidnappers Demand N1.2billion for Release of Abducted Daughter of The Sun Newspapers DMD, Others 

January 15, 2017, 2:37 pm 0

  Two days after Kidnappers stormed the premises of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) in Ogun State and forcefully took away the daughter of The Sun Newspapers Deputy Managing Director, Mr Steve Nwosu, and seven other p....

Buhari Names Management for River Basin Development Authorities

January 12, 2017, 6:03 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the reconstitution of the management teams for the River Basin Development Authorities under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. According to a statement by....

In A’Ibom, Three Killed as Youths Clash with Hausa/Fulani Scavengers

January 12, 2017, 5:00 pm 0

  Three persons were feared killed on Thursday after a violent clash between Hausa/Fulanic scavengers and some youths of Itiam Etoi in Uyo local government area of Akwa Ibom State. According to eye witness account, the confr....

In Taraba, Law Officers, Magistrates to Embark on Indefinite Strike 

January 12, 2017, 4:05 pm 0

  Law Officers and Magistrates in the services of the Taraba state government have given the state government a 15-day ultimatum to restore their salaries and allowances in line with the State Harmonization Law of 2005 or face industri....

In Taraba, Law Officers, Magistrates to Embark on Indefinite Strike 

January 12, 2017, 4:03 pm 0

  Law Officers and Magistrates in the services of the Taraba state government have given the state government a 15-day ultimatum to restore their salaries and allowances in line with the State Harmonization Law of 2005 or face industri....

How Nigeria’s Chief Justice Punctured Yahya Jammeh’s Election Court Challenge

January 11, 2017, 11:53 pm 0

SaharaReporters has exclusively obtained a copy of the letter written by Nigeria’s Acting Supreme Court Justice Walter Onnoghen to the Chief Justice of Gambia, Emmanuel Fagbenle, declining to provide Nigerian judges to help adjudicate in the....

I Jumped through Window to Escape from Collapsed Church Building, Says Founder/General Overseer 

January 10, 2017, 3:31 pm 0

The General Overseer/Founder of the Reigners Bible Church Int’l Inc., Apostle Akan Weeks, on Tuesday, told the Justice Essang Commission of Inquiry investigating the collapse of his church last December 10 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, that he esc....

Executive Secretary Fired Over Corporate Governance Code that Forced Past. Adeboye to step Down

January 10, 2017, 12:10 am 0

Fresh facts emerged on Monday why President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Executive Secretary of the Financial Regulatory Council of Nigeria, Mr. Jim Obazee, in connection with the implementation of the controversial co....

Corporate Governance Code  that Forced Past. Adeboye to step Down Suspended

January 9, 2017, 11:57 pm 0

 Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday suspended the controversial Corporate Governance Code which was issued on October 17 by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. The suspension was disclosed in a....

Kure's Death Is Devastating ---- Mark

January 9, 2017, 4:39 pm 0

Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Momday, lamented over the demise of the former Governor of Niger state, Engr Abdulkadir Kure, describing him "as an accomplished public servant and quintessential politic....

Akwa Ibom: I Secured Approval to Build Collapsed Church, Says Founder 

January 9, 2017, 4:22 pm 0

Founder of the Reigners Bible Church, Apostle Akan Weeks, on Monday, told the Justice Essang Commission of Inquiry investigating the collapse of the  church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capital on December 10, 2016, that he got approval from the Uyo....

Prosecute Christian Association of Nigeria President, Senator, Others, for Southern Kaduna Crisis, Council of Imams Tells Govt.

January 9, 2017, 3:33 pm 0

The Council of Imams and Ulamas, an umbrella body for Muslim clerics in  Kaduna state, on Monday, told the state government to arrest and prosecute  the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Samson Olasopu Ayojunle, t....

In Akwa Ibom, Reigners Bible Church Authorities Ignored Govt Warning, Threatened Agency Staff Before Building Collapsed -- Govt official

January 8, 2017, 4:43 pm 0

Head of Physical and Control Unit of the Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA) in Akwa Ibom state, Prince Effiong Akpan, at the weekend,  disclosed that the authorities of the Reigners Bible Chuch, ignored several warnings and threatened....

Osinbajo: Killers in North East, Southern Kaduna, Are Evil

January 8, 2017, 3:44 pm 0

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, said Boko Haram terrorists and herdsmen murdering people in the North East and Southern Kaduna are evil. Osinbajo, who stated this during the Inter-De....

Ambode Attributes Lagos Growth to God's Intervention

January 8, 2017, 2:38 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday attributed the steady growth of the State in all sectors to God’s intervention, just as he said that with divine direction, the State will continue to experience pleasant surprises all yea....

Buhari Is Using Financial Reporting Law to Harrass Adeboye, Kumuyi, Others

January 8, 2017, 2:02 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday, accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of harassing the country’s church leaders with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria Act 2015. H....

Nigerian Air Force Vows to Never Allow Boko Haram Regroup

January 8, 2017, 2:10 am 0

The Nigerian Air Force has vowed to ensure that remnants of Boko Haram terrorists are not allowed to regroup again in any part of the country to pose a threat to lives and properties.  Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the chief of air....

Kenya National Union of Teachers Wants KCSE Examination Results for 574,125 Students Cancelled

January 7, 2017, 12:08 am 0

A teachers union now wants results for all the 574,125 candidates who sat last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations recalled immediately. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) says after several da....

Apprehension at EFCC Headquarters as Magu Takes Low profile After Senate Rejection

January 6, 2017, 6:48 pm 0

There appears to be an uneasy calm at the corporate headquarters of the country’s leading anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), since the Senate rejected the confirmation of its acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu....

Breaking: Rivers Re-run: Police Dismisses 6 Personnel Attached to Wike

January 6, 2017, 2:02 pm 0

The Nigeria Police Force on Friday announced the dismissal of six personnel attached to the Rivers State,  Governor Nyesom Wike, over alleged misconduct during the Parliamentary re-run elections held in the State last December. ....

Another Chibok Girl Captured By Boko Haram Rescued, With 6 Month-Old Baby

January 5, 2017, 4:20 pm 0

Another Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued by Nigerian troops in a local village near Sambisa Forest in Borno State. According to the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Rakiya Abubakar and her baby were found by Nigerian soldiers in the 27 Brig....

I Don't Hate Adenuga, OBJ Responds to Awujale

January 4, 2017, 9:25 pm 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday denied the assertions made by the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru K.  Adetona, in his autobiography that he (Obasanjo) hates the Chairman, Globacom, Sir Mike Adenuga. ....

Fayose Writes CJN, Says APC, Presidency, Fayemi, Oni Are Plotting My Removal from Office

January 4, 2017, 9:14 pm 0

Fayose Writes CJN, Says APC, Presidency, Fayemi, Oni Are Plotting My Removal from Office Ekiti State Govern....

Pastor Adeboye Says Nigeria’s Economic Recession Will End In 2017

January 3, 2017, 11:11 pm 0

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has predicted an upturn in Nigeria’s fortunes in the new year. The respected clergy made this ....

Customs Service Moves Officers, Sets for 2017 Goals

January 3, 2017, 2:54 pm 0

The Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday embarked on a mass transfer of its senior officers in a move to strengthen its operations and reposition the Service for the tasks ahead.  A statement by the Service's Deput....

American Billionaire Sponsoring the Education of 24 Chibok Schoolgirls

January 2, 2017, 11:04 pm 0

Robert Smith, an African American billionaire, is sponsoring the education of 24 Chibok schoolgirls in American University, Yola in Adamawa State. The identity of the good Samaritan was revealed today by Malam Garba Shehu, senior special....

Justice Ministry, EFCC, Others to Spend N924m on New Cars in 2017

January 2, 2017, 12:33 am 0

ABUJA—The Federal Ministry of Justice, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agen....

French Man Working As ‘Military Engineer’ For Boko Haram Arrested In Sambisa

December 29, 2016, 1:52 am 0

A white man, who was captured in Sambisa forest during the recapture of the Boko Haram stronghold by the Nigerian soldiers, is currently in the custody of the Nigerian Army. ....

Sultan of Sokoto Opposes Bill Seeking Equal Inheritance Rights for Men and women

December 27, 2016, 11:52 pm 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, voiced his opposition to a bill seeking to ensure men and women have equal inheritance rights. The Sultan said that the bill, which seeks equality for male and female children in the sharing o....

In Ogun, Govt Approves N12.5b for Workers Deductions‎, Severance Allowance

December 22, 2016, 1:33 am 0

Ogun State Government on Wednesday put smiles on its workers as the Secretary to the state government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa announced approval and immediate released of N12.5billion for the payme....

Taraba Workers to Protest Instability in Payment of Salaries

December 21, 2016, 3:16 pm 0

Workers in Taraba state will today (Thursday) protest the instability in the payment of salaries, gratuity and pension of state and local government workers. ....

$1.1bn Malabu scandal: EFCC Arraigns Etete, Adoke,

December 20, 2016, 9:32 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commis s ion (EFCC), has filed a nine-count charge of Money Laundering and fraud against a former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN) and a former Minister of....

Presidency Query Magu Over DSS Allegations

December 20, 2016, 9:27 pm 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has begun investigations into various allegations against some top Federal Government officials as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.  F....

Dangote, Putin, Trump, Obama Named Forbes 100 Most Powerful People Of 2016

December 20, 2016, 12:53 am 0

Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman and president of the Dangote Group, was at the weekend named along other world leaders including Russian President, Vladimir Putin, American President-elect, Donald Trump and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel,....

Buhari orders AGF to probe SGF, others

December 18, 2016, 8:05 pm 0

Following  allegations of corruption levelled against Mr. Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar ....

A Nigerian, Amina Mohammed Named Deputy Secretary General Of The United Nations

December 16, 2016, 2:42 am 0

The new United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, on Thursday, December 15, 2016 announced Nigeria’s environment minister, Amina Mohammed, as his deputy secretary-general. Guterres made the announcement through the spokesman....

Buhari Presents N7.3tn 2017 Budget To National Assembly, Debt Servicing N1.66tn

December 14, 2016, 8:57 pm 0

The Federal Government has proposed a budget of N7.29tn for the 2017 fiscal year, with the primary goal of pulling the country’s economy out of recession and placing it on the path of growth. President Muhammadu Buhari presented the es....

N1tn Abuja land scam: EFCC Seizes 12 properties From Ex-minister, Mohammed, Son

December 13, 2016, 8:09 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized at least 12 properties from a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen Bala,  It was learnt on Tuesday that the seizures wer....

$5.584bn Unremitted Funds : Senate Probes NNPC, NPDC

December 13, 2016, 8:03 pm 0

The Senate has mandated its Joint Committees on Petroleum (Upstream and Downstream) and Finance to investigate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), over non-remit....

Buhari To Appoint New Service Chiefs Replaces As Olonisakin, Ibas Bow Out

December 11, 2016, 11:36 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement from service of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, and the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas. It was gathered from highly placed ....

Senator Gaya: Why I Support Special Court to Try Corruption Cases

December 10, 2016, 12:10 pm 0

Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Alhaji Kabiru Gaya at the weekend in Abuja said that the intention of his Bill for the establishment of Special Courts to try corruption suspects was to dee....

Boko Haram : Twin Bomb blasts kill 56, injure 177 in Adamawa

December 9, 2016, 8:44 pm 0

Two separate bomb blasts on Friday at a market in the Madagali area of Adamawa State killed over 56 persons while also leaving at least 177 others critically injured. The Army Public Relations Officer in charge of 28 Task Force Battalion, Mubi, Ad....

EFCC Questions Justice Ajumogobia’s children Over $793,800 Bribe

December 7, 2016, 8:12 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday questioned  the children and relatives  of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia at the Lagos office of the commission for several hours.as part of the investigations into the allegations that th....

NYSC: Buhari Orders Independent Probe Of Corpers’ Death

December 7, 2016, 8:07 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an immediate independent investigation into the death of a 2016 Batch ‘B’  corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died at the Kano Orientation Camp recently. The directive came barely 24 hou....

Nigeria Need To Move Beyond Fossil Fuels -Ojo , ERA Director

December 6, 2016, 8:36 am 0

Executive Director of Environ....

FG Bans Importation Of Vehicles From Land Borders

December 5, 2016, 8:20 pm 0

The Federal Government has banned the importation of vehicles into the country through land borders. According to the spokesman for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Wale Adeniyi, a deputy comptroller, “The prohibition order covers all new ....

‘Emir Of Kano Is Ignorant Of Facts’ - Presidency

December 5, 2016, 12:36 am 0

The Buhari Presidency reacted to Emir of Kano Sanusi Muhammadu Sanusi’s criticisms of its economic strategies, faulting his claims on its relationship with the country’s apex bank and quest for $30 billion foreign loan. Sanusi had a....

Unremitted N450bn: EFCC To Grill Jonathan’s Ex-ministers, Perm secs

December 4, 2016, 8:55 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to grill some ex-ministers who served under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as well as some serving and ex-permanent secretaries and directors of budget and finance in charge....

FG Set To Replace NAMA, FAAN, NCAA Executives

December 4, 2016, 8:51 pm 0

The Federal Government has concluded plans to effect a change in the leadership of three of the major aviation agencies. The agencies are the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nige....

FG Orders CBN, NPA, 15 Agencies To Refund N450bn Unremitted Revenue

December 1, 2016, 9:39 pm 0

Seventeen revenue-generating agencies have been summoned for a meeting to tender proposals on how they intend to repay N450 billion unremitted operating surplus into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF). The federal government about two w....

I am Done With America- Wole Soyinka

December 1, 2016, 9:32 pm 0

Nobel prize-winning author, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said on Thursday he had fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election. Shortly before the vote, Soyinka ....

We Saved $15.4bn From Fuel subsidy stoppage – Kachikwu

November 29, 2016, 9:26 pm 0

Nigeria has saved $15.4bn as a result of the elimination of subsidy on petroleum products since May this year, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said. Kachikwu made this known  while hosting members of....

Petrol Must Sell For 70 Naira Per Litre- House Of Reps

November 29, 2016, 8:40 pm 0

Memebers of the  House of Representatives on Tuesday faulted the current pricing template for Premium Motor Spirit, better known as petrol, saying that a realistic pump price should not be above N70.04 per litre. The House  therefore, ....

Evidence of Tax Payment Before Obtaining Nigerian Passports Soon

November 28, 2016, 10:10 pm 0

Tunde Fowler, the executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has said that Nigerians might begin to show evidence of tax payment before obtaining their passports. Mr. Fowler said this on Monday, November 28, 2016 at....

Boko Haram:: Army Kills 30 Insurgents In Failed Ambush

November 27, 2016, 7:18 pm 0

An Abuja based Public Relations outfit to the military and security agencies, the PR Nigeria, reported that the insurgents were killed when they attempted to attack a convoy of local government officials and travellers along Bama Road after Nguri-....

Amosun, Ajimobi, Aregbesola Seeks Unity in Southwest

November 24, 2016, 11:40 am 0

Amosun, Ajimobi, Aregbesola Seeks Unity in Southwest Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosu....

Lagos Cancels Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise

November 23, 2016, 9:09 pm 0

he Lagos State Government has cancelled  the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in the state. The government said the exercise, which used to hold for three hours on the last Saturday of every month with restriction on movement, ....

BAT Nigeria Comes Under Fire As Workers Demand End To Anti- Labour Practices

November 23, 2016, 7:19 am 0

Aggrieved ex- Workers of British America Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)   have....

MASSOB Declare South South States As Biafran Territory

November 22, 2016, 8:10 pm 0

The Movement for the Actialization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) yesterday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising only the South-East geo-political zone as states canvasing Biafra’s i....

FG saves N20bn monthly on Ghost Workers

November 22, 2016, 7:49 pm 0

The Federal Government says it has been saving about N20 billion on salaries monthly since it began to fish out ghost workers. According to the  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse,  who made the revelation ....

Army Releases Third List Of Suspected Boko Haram Members

November 21, 2016, 8:00 pm 0

The Nigerian Army has released a list of the third batch of 55 persons, declared wanted for their supposed connection with Boko Haram.  According to the the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, who  unveiled the list at ....

JAMB Gets FG's Nod to Adopt Different Cut Off Points for Universities, Polytechnics, COEs 

November 21, 2016, 3:19 pm 0

The Federal Government yesterday approved the proposal by the Board of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to enable tertiary educational institutions set up different cut off point for admission into universities, polytechnics and....

Father Disowns Son on the Page of a National Newspaper

November 20, 2016, 11:56 pm 0

A Nigerian man has taken a family crisis public by denounced his 39-year-old son in a newspaper advertorial. Andrew Chukwurah Nworah, from Awka village in Ifitedunu of Durukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State disowning his son, ....

Corrupt Judges: Justice Ajumogobia, SAN To Face 30 Criminal Charges

November 20, 2016, 9:01 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed 30 charges against a Federal High Court judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia; and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Obla, investigations have revealed. Officials of the EFCC s....

Fresh Attacks In Zamfara Leaves 25 Dead

November 20, 2016, 8:34 pm 0

Rampaging bandits yesterday killed 25 at Dole Moriki village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. This was in addition to 114 people, among them an Army officer and two policemen earlier killed in sustained attacks on villages of Ma....

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Killed At IDP Screening Camp In Borno

November 19, 2016, 2:25 am 0

Nigerian security operatives have intercepted another suicide bomber who attempted to penetrate a Transit Camp of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) along Muna Garage in the morning of Saturday, November 19, 2016. While suspecting the ul....

Two Die In Failed Suicide Bombing In Borno.

November 18, 2016, 5:57 am 0

Two suicide bombers lost their lives on Friday morning in a failed attempt to attack the Federal High Court in Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to  a statement signed by the State Police PRO Mr. Victor I....

Dasuki, Ex-Sultan Of Sokoto At Dies At 93

November 14, 2016, 8:21 pm 0

Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, is dead. He died Monday and will be buried Tuesday, according to Muslim rites. The late Sultan Dasuki, the father of ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was deposed in 1996 by ....

Shiites Clash: Policeman, Eight Others Die in Kano

November 14, 2016, 8:11 pm 0

Eight  members of the Shitte sect, Islamic Movevement of Nigeria (IMN) and a policeman lost their lives on Monday in Kano during a clash between the members of the sect and the police. The clash also left no fewer than four policemen ....

Bomb Scare Near 'Jabi Lake' Shopping Mall

November 10, 2016, 6:07 am 0

There was papable tension Thursday morning around the new Jabi Lake Mall after a  parcel, suspected to be Improvised Explosives Device, was found under the Jabi flover, in Abuja. Policemen, including operatives of the Anti-bomb squad, b....

'We'll Resist Any Fuel Increment' NUPENG Dares FG

November 9, 2016, 9:10 pm 0

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers  (NUPENG), on Wednesday, warned the federal government that it will resist any attempt by the to increase petroleum pump price from the current N145 price tag. According to the NUP....

Boko Haram: Col Abu Ali, Six Others Laid To Rest In Abuja

November 7, 2016, 10:46 pm 0

The remains of the  Commanding Officer of the 272 Special Task Force Task Battalion, Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali and six troops who were killed during a Boko Haram attack at their base station in Mallam Fatori on November 4, 2016 were laid to rest ....

Rivers ALGON Alleges Plot to Move INEC's Fake Result Sheets Suspects to Abuja

November 7, 2016, 5:11 pm 0

The Rivers State chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), on Monday, alleged plots by the Rivers State Police Command to transfer the suspects arrested in connection with the alleged fake election result sheets printing....

EFCC Detains Muiz Banire Over Bribery Allegations

November 4, 2016, 10:26 pm 0

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN),onThursday was arrested and detained by Economic And Financial Crimes Commision  over allegations for biibing a Judicial officer. It was learnt that Bani....

Teachers Election Turns Bloody In Ekiti,Candidate 2 Others Wounded

November 3, 2016, 11:16 pm 0

State executive elections of the Nigerian Union Of Teachers Ekiti State Chapter tunrned into a battle, Thursday as no fewer than three persons were reportedly wounded during the fracas In Ado Ekiti. The victims, were alleged loyalists of....

Ogun Workers Calls off Strike, Signs MoU with Govt

November 2, 2016, 2:49 pm 0

‎ Ogun State workers on Wednesday called off their two weeks strike over deduction of their salary by the state government. To that effect, state government and leaders of organised labour signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU....

Private Universities Rise to 69 as FG Licenses Additional 8

November 2, 2016, 2:26 pm 0

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, approved eight new private universities across the country bringing the number of privately owned universities to 69. The approvals bring to 151 the number of universities in Nigeria. Prior to these ....

As FG Persuades Senate to Approve $30bn External Loan, New National Carrier May Get Technical Adviser Next Week

November 2, 2016, 1:19 pm 0

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said it will engage the National Assembly and secure her approval for the $30bn external loan required to execute key infrastructural programmes across the country. Rising from its Feder....

Niger Delta Leaders Gives FG 16 Conditions for Peace in The Region

November 1, 2016, 9:29 pm 0

Leaders of the Niger Delta region, under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Forum, on Tuesday, gave President Muhammadu Buhari sixteen conditions which the Federal Government must meet in ensuring   lasting peace in the oil rich region. Accor....

Ogun Residents Call on Buhari to Look into Fraudulent Activities of IKEDC

October 31, 2016, 5:30 pm 0

 ‎Residents of Ayetoro/Itele area of Ado odo-Ota, Ogun State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the fraudulent activities of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) over separate and special account consumers in the ar....

 Buhari Demands Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Exploitation in IDP Camps

October 31, 2016, 5:06 pm 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday,   directed the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to commence investigation into allegations by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that women and girls in Internally Displaced Persons' (IDP) ....

NBA: Judiciary Officers Have Become Endangered in North-East

October 31, 2016, 4:40 pm 0

 The Nigerian Bar Association, on Monday, declared that judges and lawyers could no longer practise freely in the North-East because of the invasion of the zone by the Boko Haram insurgents.  NBA President Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN,  who....

HURIWA Reports: Presidency Orders Investigation to Sexual Abuse In IDP Camps

October 31, 2016, 8:52 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja ordered investigations into alleged sexual abuses and expoliataion of women and girls in the Internally Displaced Camps as contained in a report circulated by the Human Rights Watch According to....

Orji Kalu Re-arraigned By EFCC Over 2.7Bn Money Laundering Charge

October 31, 2016, 8:33 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,Monday re-arraigned  former Governor of Abia State, Orji  Uzor Kalu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged fraud of N2.7bn. Kalu was re-arraigned along with Udeh Udeogu and Slo....

$2.2b Arms Cash: Military Rejects Former President Jonathan’s Claim that He Bought Warships

October 27, 2016, 3:36 am 0

Military sources yesterday rejected former President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim that his administration bought warships and aircraft. The former president, who spoke at a lecture  he delivered on “Youth Entrepreneurship” at the Ox....

Teachers Sent Abroad by Jigawa Government Absconded – Head of Service

October 26, 2016, 4:06 am 0

Jigawa State has commenced verification of primary school teachers across the 27 local government areas of the state. The state government recently inaugurated a special verification committee to fish out ghost teachers and absentees.....

Fani-Kayode Slumps In EFCC Custody

October 24, 2016, 11:35 pm 0

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister has slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The People’s Democratic Party chieftain was re-arrested by the EFCC on Friday, October 21, 2016 in the prem....

NJC's 10-man Ethics Committee‎ to Review Code of Conduct for Judges

October 24, 2016, 2:43 pm 0

National Judicial Council (NJC) Chairman and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Monday, inaugurated a ten-man Judicial Ethics Committee with a mandate to review the Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers in the country.....

Admission: FG May Scrap Uniform Cut-off Points

October 24, 2016, 1:22 am 0

Indications emerged at the weekend that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board  (JAMB) may cancel uniform cut-off points system of admission into tertiary educational institutions in the country. Presently, the federal government ....

Finally, Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Submits to EFCC

October 20, 2016, 5:21 pm 0

  After ignoring two invitations from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to appear before its operatives to answer to allegations of corrupt practices, a Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, finally turned ....

Ambode Harps on Synergy among Security Agencies

October 20, 2016, 4:17 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday identified strong synergy and collaboration amongst security agencies as a necessary impetus for the success of the war against terrorism and insecurity. The Governor stated this at ....

In Ekiti, Stiff Penalties for Herdsmen as Fayose Inaugurates Anti-grazing Marshals

October 20, 2016, 4:06 pm 0

More troubles await herdsmen that destroy farmlands in Ekiti State, as the governor,  Mr Ayo Fayose, on Thursday  inaugurated the Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshals with a warning that any cattle found grazing after 6pm would be confiscate....

Justice Okoro's 'Named Witness', Ukpong, Distances Self from Allegation against Umana

October 20, 2016, 3:33 pm 0

A former Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ebebe Ukpong has strongly disowned claim that he persuaded Justice Inyang Okoro presently under investigation by the EFCC to obtain justice in favour of the All Progress Congress (APC) in the 2015 gove....

In Taraba, Ishaku Denies Ordering Kinsmen to Attack Tivs

October 20, 2016, 3:03 pm 0

  Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku on Thursday refuted allegations that he directed his kinsmen to burn down Tiv houses if they resist his order on renaming of Tiv communities in Taraba state. The state government had rece....

Arrested Judges Fish in PMB's Ocean, As Ngwuta Names ‎Amaechi, Onu in Attempts to Influence Him, Accuses DSS of Planting Money in His House

October 20, 2016, 2:46 pm 0

Indications that the judges arrested during a sting operation by the operatives of the Department of State Security Services are determined to turn the tables against President Muhammadu Buhari's administration emerged on Thursday as Justice N....

Mamora,  Tallen, 44 Others Get Ambassadorial Nomination 

October 20, 2016, 4:34 am 0

President Muhammad Buhari has sent the names of former Lagos House of Assembly Speaker and two-term Senator,  Olorunimbe Mamora, former deputy governor of Plateau State,  Mrs Pauline Tallen as well as 44 others to the Senate for screening and co....

In Kogi, Bello Vows to Reposition Education

October 19, 2016, 2:58 pm 0

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, reiterated his determination to reposition education in the State and use the sector to drive the socio-economic renaissance of the State.  Bello, who made this known throug....

Lagos, Ogun Reshuffles Cabinet

October 19, 2016, 2:22 pm 0

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday effected a reshuffle of his cabinet, with the dropping of the Commissioners for Tourism- Mr Folorunsho Folarin-Coker; Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi and Transportati....

Economic Recession: Mark empowers Constituents, Wants Poverty Eradicated

October 19, 2016, 2:13 pm 0

Immediate past President of the Senate Senator David Mark has called for a synergy between  government at all levels and corporate Organizations to work out practical solutions that could empower  citizens and address the challenges of economic ....

In Ogun, Labour Leaders Reject Council of Obas Appeal, Insist on Strike

October 19, 2016, 2:06 pm 0

Leaders of the state chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, on Wednesday, turned down the appeals by the state Council of Obas urging them to suspend a p....

N2.3b Arms Fund: Obanikoro Dramatically Brought Back to Implicate Me But I'm Not Rattled, Says Fayose

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Wednesday, reviewed statements credited to the  former Minister of Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, that he (Minister) delivered  a sum of N2.3 billion to him to fund his 2014 governorship poll and conclude....

Ken Saro Wiwa Junior Dies At 48

October 19, 2016, 12:03 am 0

The Eldest son of late playwright and Ogoni activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, has died in a London hospital, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr fell  into coma on Monday after suffering a stroke on Saturday. He was placed on life support, but he died on Tuesday evening.....

Obanikoro: I gave Fayose $5.37m Cash for Ekiti Polls

October 18, 2016, 6:12 pm 0

DETAINED former Minister of State (Defence) Musiliu Obanikoro has implicated Governor Ayodele Fayose in the probe of the N4.745billion wired to a company by the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA). The cash was wired to Sylva M....

Justice Okoro Alleges Amaechi Is Behind His DSS Ordeals, Claims He Rejected Minister's Offer of 'Millions' in Bribe

October 18, 2016, 5:49 pm 0

Justice John Okoro of the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave an account of his encounter with the Department of State Services (DSS) and surmised that he was being persecuted for allegedly refusing to help the Minister of Transport and former Riv....

ASSU Condemns FG Policies, Says They Are Anti-People

October 18, 2016, 3:35 pm 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities  (ASUU), on Tuesday, lampooned the federal government over what it termed anti-people and slavish policies of the government. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunye....

Ekiti Lawmakers Allege Threat to Lives, Petition CP

October 18, 2016, 10:36 am 0

Ekiti State House of Assembly members, on Tuesday, alleged threat to their lives and asked the Police Commissioner, Mr Etop James and other security agencies to protect them from the people they alleged were out to snuff lives out of them. ....

As Justice Ademola Recuses Self from Trial, Dasuki Denies Bribing Judge

October 18, 2016, 9:11 am 0

One of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged corrupt practices, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, withdrew from the trial of the former National Security Advis....

Godogodo Massacre: Death Toll Hits 40 as Mob Kills 15 Herdsmen in Reprisal Attacks

October 17, 2016, 11:24 pm 0

The death toll from the invasion of Godogodo in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, between last Saturday and Sunday, has risen from 20 to 40. According to sources from Southern Kaduna Peoples Unions, SOKAPU, the umbrella body of ....

Chibok Girls: Buhari Gives Conditions for Further Talks 

October 17, 2016, 11:09 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that the Federal Government is ready to continue negotiation with Boko Haram for the release of the remaining Chibok Secondary School girls as long as international organizations are involved. ....

University of Lagos Expels 125, Rusticates 198 students

October 17, 2016, 12:03 am 0

Authorities of the University of Lagos have expelled 125 students and rusticated 198 others for various offences, including examination malpractices during last academic session. The lists of the affected students were published on the u....

Restructuring: Demoted FAAN General Managers Resign

October 14, 2016, 4:11 am 0

 The uncertainity which  pervaded the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over the recent sack and demotion of top officials of the agency, continued yeserday following the resignation of most of the downgraded general managers. ....

"If It Continues Like this, I'II Not Be Part of Any [re-election] Movement," - Aisha Buhari

October 14, 2016, 3:59 am 0

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's wife has warned him that she may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government. In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president "does not know" most of the to....

NJC Says Arrest of Judges Is a Threat to Independence of the Judiciary, Recommends Onnoghen as Next CJN

October 13, 2016, 3:38 pm 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) on Thursday described the invasion of the residences and arrest of some serving and suspended Judicial Officers by the Departmen‎t of State Services as a threat to the independence of the Judiciary. ....

As FG Releases the Names of Freed Chibok Girls, Osinbajo Says More Will Regain Freedom in Next Few Days, Months

October 13, 2016, 1:38 pm 0

The Federal Government has released the names of the 21 Chibok Secondary School girls just released by Boko Haram. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the names of the freed girls as M....

In Ekiti, Fayose 'Arrests' Cows, Herdsmen Flee

October 13, 2016, 9:57 am 0

In demonstrating his determination to enforce the anti-grazing law which he signed some few weeks ago, Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Thursday, led armed security men and youths to arrest one of the cows that were grazing along Ado-Afao r....

In Bauchi, Ningi Emirate Accuses Bauchi Govt  Neglect

October 13, 2016, 5:04 am 0

n Bauchi, Ningi Emirate Accuses Bauchi Govt  Neglect The people of Ningi Emirate of Bauchi state on Thursday accused the present APC administration and past successive governments in the state of neglect. The people under a un....

Breaking: Nigerian Presidency Confirms Release of 21 Chibok School Girls

October 13, 2016, 4:26 am 0

Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram group, has reportedly released about twenty-one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian authorities. In April 2014, the terrorists abducted over 200 girls from their dormitory in Girls Gove....

Okowa: I'm Hale and Hearty, Not Ill or Flown Abroad, Charges journalists on Responsible Media Practice

October 12, 2016, 1:21 pm 0

 Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday, said he is not critically ill or flown abroad for medical attention as has been widely reported by a section of the media, particularly online news publication and the social media. ....

Join Bello to Develop Kogi State, Fanwo Urges Kogi Integrity Initiative

October 12, 2016, 1:10 pm 0

The Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo has urged the leadership and members of the Kogi Integrity Initiative to collaborate with the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello to br....

DSS: Buhari Govt Is Eroding Independence of Judiciary - Afe Babalola, Fayose

October 12, 2016, 12:32 pm 0

Legal Luminary, Chief Afe Babalola,SAN, and the Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Wednesday, reviewed the last weekend midnight arrest of some Judges and surmised that it is a flagrant erosion of the independence of the judicial arm. ....

In Kaduna, Four Dead as Irate Youths, Shiite Members Clash

October 12, 2016, 11:56 am 0

About four persons were killed on Wednesday when members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiite and some irate youths in the Muslim dominated area of Tudun Wada in Kaduna metropolis clashed. The irate youths ....

Orubebe Proceeds to Appeal Court, Seeks Quashing of His Conviction

October 12, 2016, 10:20 am 0

Former Minister for the Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe, on Wednesday, asked the Court of Appeal to set aside the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ordered forfeiture of his property at Plot 2057 Asokoro District in Abuja. ....

Justice Minister, Malami, Justifies Judges' Arrest, Says No Exemption to Investigation

October 11, 2016, 10:47 am 0

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, justified the arrest of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS), saying there is no exemption to investigation under the Nigerian laws.....

15 Worst Airlines in the World

October 11, 2016, 3:32 am 0

15. US Airways One of the largest American airline carriers, US Airways has made attempts to change its reputation for lost luggage and poor overall quality and customer service. According to flightstats.com, the company’s global o....

DSS Trails Judge Who Went into Hiding

October 10, 2016, 11:16 pm 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) is on the trail of a judge who escaped from arrest and believably went underground. An informed source said the secret service is still on the trail of the  Federal High Court judge, who is sai....

Buhari: Niger Delta ‎Militants Engaging in Sophisticated Sabotage

October 10, 2016, 4:07 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday lamented that Niger Delta militants are engaging in sophisticated sabotage, using skills they had gained from training either by government, or the oil companies, to vandalize installations deep in the sea.....

DSS: CJN Mohammed Says Action Regrettable, Saddening, Unfortunate

October 10, 2016, 3:52 pm 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed on Monday appealed for calm over last Friday's unprecedented arrest of two of his colleagues and other judges of lower cadre by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). ....

Kaduna Government Orders Arrest and Prosecution of Shiite Spokesman, Musa

October 9, 2016, 2:53 pm 0

The Kaduna state government, at the weekend, ordered for the arrest and  prosecution of Ibrahim Musa, the  spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN), otherwise known as Shiite. The state government in a statement by the spoke....

Ajulo: Breaking Doors of Serving Judges to Effect Arrest by DSS Is Condemnable

October 9, 2016, 1:58 pm 0

Abuja-based lawyer, Mr Kayode Ajulo, on Sunday, condemned the Department of State Service (DSS) over last Friday onslaught against serving judges. Kayode argued that nothing was wrong in investigating and prosecuting any errant judicial ....

Presidency: B uhari Will Not Undermine ‎the Independence of Judiciary

October 9, 2016, 1:49 pm 0

The Presidency, at the weekend. assured that President Muhammadu Buhari possesses the highest respect for the institution of the judiciary as the third arm of government and will not do anything to undermine her independence. Presidentia....

Melaiye: DSS Invasion of Judges Residences Is Totally Wrong

October 9, 2016, 12:53 pm 0

Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaiye, at the weekend, said "the invasion of Judges residences by the DSS is totally wrong and not acceptable. Melaiye, who said he had "studied the ACT setti....

NJC Summons Emergency Meeting As DSS Arrests Two Supreme Court Justices

October 8, 2016, 1:16 pm 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has summoned an emergency meeting for Monday, October 10, 2016.‎ The meeting, will consider the ‎recommendation of Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, by the Federal  Federal Judicial Service Co....

NLC to FG: Declare State of Emergency on Workers' Welfare

October 8, 2016, 3:26 am 0

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Friday asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on workers’ welfare in the country. Addressing journalists in Awka, the state capital, the NLC chairman in ....

We Want State of Emergency On Worker's Welfare- NLC

October 7, 2016, 11:43 pm 0

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Friday asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on workers’ welfare in the country. Addressing journalists in Awka, the state capital, the NLC chairman....

‎University Don Advises Buhari to Pay Attention to Justice Sector

October 7, 2016, 4:06 am 0

A Professor of Law and President of  the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSS), Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, SAN, on Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to pay more attention to the justice sector for his efforts to bring investors in....

Dasuki's Lawyer Urges Buhari to Obey ECOWAS Court Judgment

October 6, 2016, 11:01 pm 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Alhaji Ahmed Raji, on Thursday, advised the federal government to respect and obey the judgment of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice ordering the immediate release of former....

Save Lagos Group Tells Ambode to Stop Propaganda over Road Construction

October 6, 2016, 10:39 pm 0

The Save Lagos Group on Thursday told the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to stop his ongoing campaign on recently completed road project works in the state, saying the roads have fallen short of the expectations of the people of the s....

Former Minister, Husband Regain Freedom

October 5, 2016, 5:58 pm 0

Former Minister of Environment, Mrs. Lawrencia Laraba Mallam and her husband, Pius Mallam, who were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday were on Wednesday released by their captors after paying undisclosed ransom. The former minister and ....

Sheikh Warns Senate over Inheritance Bill, Says It Contravenes Divine Law in Qur'an

October 5, 2016, 4:48 pm 0

A reknown Islamic Scholar, Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has cautioned Nigerian Senate over its proposed controversial bill to give equal inheritance to males and females.  The Islamic Scholar who gave the advice while addressing journali....

Fayose Commends FG, Tinubu's Call over Reintroduction of History in School Curriculum

October 4, 2016, 3:00 pm 0

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has commended the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for aligning with his position on the need to reintroduce History in the schoo....

Buhari Orders Sale of Two Presidential Aircraft ‎

October 4, 2016, 2:34 pm 0

Following demands by Nigerians that President Mujammadu Buhari should sell some aircraft in the Presidential Air Fleet in the light of the present economic recession, the  President on Tuesday approved the sale of of two Presidential aircraft, a....

Breaking: KGHA Suspends 5 Local govt Administrators

October 4, 2016, 5:17 am 0

Five local government administrators have been suspended by the Kogi State House of Assembly over issues bordering on financial misappropriation. The House also mandated its committees of public accounts and Local government to investigate is....

Mark Condemns Insecurity in Benue, Demands Policing of Crime Prone Areas

October 3, 2016, 3:37 pm 0

Worried by the increasing insecurity in parts of Benue state which has claimed scores of lives in recent time, immediate past President of the Senate  Senator David Mark, at the weekend, condemned  in strong terms the menace just as he tasked se....

FG Observes a Low-key Independence Day Celebration

October 1, 2016, 11:01 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja presided over the celebration of Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary with former Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and a host of top government officials both serving and retired i....

Independence: Dogara, Mark, Ambode, Felicitates with Nigerians

October 1, 2016, 8:26 am 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Saturday, felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the country's 56 independence anniversary. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turak....

Minister for Industry Denies Involvement In ‘MTN $13.9 Billion Money Laundering’

September 30, 2016, 4:47 am 0

Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria’s minister for industry, trade and investment, has dismissed accusations on Thursday that he was involved in an alleged illegal transfer of $13.92 billion by South African telecoms giant MTN, according to ....

Boko Haram Renews Onslaught, Yet to Hoist Flags Anywhere In Borno, Says Group

September 28, 2016, 9:41 pm 0

North East Coalition Against Terrorism (NECAT), on Wednesday, dismissed reports claiming that Boko Haram had hoisted its flag in some Borno villages saying the terrorist group only renewed its 'hit and run' onslaught in some communities.....

PDP Dumps Ayade Before Supreme Court Justices, Alleges He Lied About His Age

September 27, 2016, 2:43 pm 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, called on the Supreme Court to uphold an appeal seeking to void the election of the Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade. The party chose to side with Joe Agi, SAN an aspirant un....

Obasanjo Lists Way out of Recession

September 27, 2016, 2:05 pm 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday listed three options as the fastest means of getting out of the current recession the country is facing.‎ Obasanjo, who gave the three options as spend less; earn more and borrow available ....

'30,000 Died In Road crash In Nigeria, In 4 Years' - FRSC Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi

September 27, 2016, 6:56 am 0

FEDERAL Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi has said that 30, 126 people died in Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) between 2011 and last year. Oyeyemi said that RTCs have negatively impacted the nation’s economy. ....

Flood Takes Over Road to Ex-President Jonathan’s Hometown

September 26, 2016, 11:06 pm 0

Yenagoa—A section of the Onuebum Road leading to Otuoke, former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s home town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has been taken over by flood. Motorists, especially private car owners, are now force....

Nigerians Paid For Your Ear Treatment So You Can Listen – Reno Omokri

September 26, 2016, 10:52 pm 0

Former aide to the former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri took to his social media page to address one of the most controversial issues in the government today. Recall that some Nigerians had suggested the sale of some national ....

Bayelsa State Governor's Wife Rachael Dickson Delivers Quadruplets

September 23, 2016, 11:43 pm 0

Four babies at the first go! That is the joyful lot of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State  after his wife,Rachael, yesterday delivered a set of quadruplets in an undisclosed hospital in the United States of America (USA). The boy....

'As NLC, We Are Against the Sale of Nigeria’s Oil Assets' - Labour Congress

September 22, 2016, 8:07 pm 0

The Nigerian labour movement has warned the Muhammadu Buhari-led government over going with the clamour for the sale of the nation’s oil assets as a measure to cushion the effects of the recession. The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, ....

Buhari Signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

September 22, 2016, 1:36 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. A statement by the Special Adviser to the ....

Former Speaker, Bankole, Calls for Reform in Education Sector

September 22, 2016, 1:23 pm 0

Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole on Thursday called for total reform in the education sector, noting that the nation's educational system needs a structural  reform. The former speaker said non- complian....

Return Stolen Wealth Kept in Your Countries, Buhari Tells Western World

September 22, 2016, 1:12 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday told western countries that failure by them to return funds stolen from Nigeria and other African countries will make it difficult for Nigeria and similarly deprived countries to achieve sustainable developme....

Buhari Meets French, Swiss Leaders, Seeks Their Cooperation

September 21, 2016, 1:17 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the long history of economic relationship between Nigeria and France on the one hand, and Nigeria and Switzerland on the other. At separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st ....

Abubakar Appeals to PMB to refund monies spent on Bauchi-Bogoro-Dawaki, Dindima-Yankari Roads

September 20, 2016, 3:09 pm 0

Following dwindling resources and the need for state governments to find other ways of sourcing money to execute projects for their states, Governor Mohammed Abubakar  of Bauchi state has reechoed the need for the federal government of Nigeria to....

HIJAB: Lagos Cautions Parties over Interpretation of Court Ruling

September 20, 2016, 2:48 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday cautioned the parties that relate to the interpretation of the Appeal Court ruling over the use of hijab by female Muslim students in the State’s public primary and secondary schools, advising that the relat....

Presidency: One Million Undergraduates Apply for N-Power Programme

September 19, 2016, 2:26 pm 0

The Office of the Vice President has said that about one million undergraduates applied for the N-Power programme introduced by the presidency to create job. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and....

Osinbajo: Desctruction of Pipelines by Niger Delta Militants Has Contributed to Recession

September 19, 2016, 1:59 pm 0

Osinbajo:  Desctruction of Pipelines by Niger Delta Militants Has Contributed to Recession Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the destruction of oil and gas pipelines by the Niger Delta militants has contributed to the present....

Buhari Makes Case for Community Policing

September 19, 2016, 1:48 pm 0

President Muhamadu Buhari on Monday made case for state or community policing to tackle the internal security challenges facing the country. Buhari, who made the call in Abeokuta at the 20th memorial service of the first female industria....

NJC Is Probing Judges Who Delivered Conflicting Judgments, Says CJN

September 19, 2016, 1:35 pm 0

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Monday, revealed that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has begun the  investigation of judges who delivered conflicting judgments on same issues. The CJN, who was delivering his a....

Mamman Daura, Buhari’s Nephew Responsible For Plagiarised Obama’s Speech

September 19, 2016, 12:05 am 0

One of the top news stories of the week is the plagiarism of President Barack Obama’s 2008 speech by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. On Friday, President Buhari ....

BUK Lecturer Warns Nigerian Facebook Users Against Provocative Words

September 17, 2016, 3:23 pm 0

BUK Lecturer Warns Nigerian Facebook Users Against Use of Provocative Words   Nigerian facebook users have been cautioned against using vulgar words capable of destabilizing the country and causing chaos among the divers....

Navy’s Operation in South-South Successful, Says CNS

September 17, 2016, 3:10 pm 0

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, at the weekend, said recent operations by the navy in the South-South and other parts of the country have been successful. Ibas stated this while briefing journalists at the end of....

Senator Ogembe Hails Appeal Court's Judgment

September 17, 2016, 2:45 pm 0

The senator representing Kogi Central Senatoral District, Senator Ahmed Ogembe, at the weekend, hailed the judgment of the appellate court seating in Abuja for throwing out Senator  Mohammed Ohiare's appeal challenging his victory at the elec....

Nigeria Set to Raise $1 Billion in Eurobonds to Fund a Budget Shortage

September 16, 2016, 10:30 pm 0

Nigeria is set to raise $1 billion in Eurobonds to fund a budget shortage, officials have said on Friday, September 16, 2016. According to ....

Supreme Court Ruling: Police Bars Public Jubilation, Demonstration in Kogi

September 16, 2016, 4:09 pm 0

Ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on Kogi state governorship polls, the Kogi State Police Command has banned public jubilation and/or demonstration after the Supreme Court delivers its judgment on the state governorship election petition app....

Governors Express Support FG's Measures to Rescue Economy from Recession

September 16, 2016, 12:49 pm 0

State Governors on Friday expressed support for  the economic measures being introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to bring the country out of recession. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara St....

Suspected Gunmen Attack NTA Office

September 14, 2016, 4:17 pm 0

Suspected gunmen on Wednesday attacked the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) office in Onitsha, Anambra, torching some equipment and Star Times section in the premises. Acting Manager of the station, Mr Chris Nwigwe, told newsmen in Oni....

Outrage as Masquerade Attack Church, Smashes Worshiper's Head with Bottle

September 14, 2016, 3:44 pm 0

Tension is now  brewing in Ado Ekiti , Ekiti State capital over alleged  invasion of Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Oke Ila  in the capital city by  suspected masqueraders, who smashed the head of a worshipper with a broken bottle in t....

How $22.3m Hit Jonathan’s Wife’s Accounts Revealed

September 14, 2016, 3:22 am 0

$19.8m frozen in ex-First Lady’s accounts NIMASA officials’ names used in deals FACTS AND FIGURES $22,353,076.71 Total amount wired into Mr....

Goodluck Jonathan Visits Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar

September 14, 2016, 2:05 am 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited two of his predecessors privately in Minna, the Niger State capital. Dr. Jonathan’s visit to former military President Ibrahim Babangida and former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abu....

In Ekiti State, Ewi Bans Masquerade Festival, Orders Police to Arrest Culprits

September 11, 2016, 3:34 pm 0

Following disorderliness being caused in Ado Ekiti metropolis and harassment of innocent citizens, the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe has placed temporary  ban on masquerade festival  in the town. Followers of a cert....

Eid-el-Kabir: Buhari, Dogara, Mark, Ambode, Fayose, Ogembe, Charge Nigerians on Perseverance, Peace, Sacrifice, Love

September 11, 2016, 2:52 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend said that the economic recession‎ in the country is the result of cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times.  In a short m....

Women Group Asks Shiite Sect to Withdraw Hashtag that Resembles BBOG's

September 11, 2016, 1:48 pm 0

The Coalition for Women Advancement in Africa (COWAA) has described the #BringBackOurZariaGirls hashtag created by Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as the height of irresponsibility, saying it is an insult to the memories of the....

Ambode's Wife Advises Women on Regular Cancer Screening

September 9, 2016, 4:52 pm 0

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode has advised women to go for regular cancer screening to know their latest status. She gave the advice at the maiden scientific conference of the Lagos State branch of the Associat....

EFCC Questions Jonathan's Men, Arogbofa, Igali, Dikki

September 8, 2016, 4:31 pm 0

Indications emerged on Thursday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has detained and questioned three key staff of President Goodluck Jonathan in a move the agency described as trying to recover looted public funds. A to....

Buhari Launches National Reorientation Campaign, Says It Is Time to Change Our Ways of Life

September 8, 2016, 2:03 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a national re-orientation campaign called  “Change begins with me" with an appeal to Nigerians to change from the old ways of doing things and embrace new ways of life. In his address at the lau....

Man Whose Kidney is 'Missing' Gets N5 Million Gift From Adamawa Governor

September 8, 2016, 1:25 am 0

Muhammadu Jibrilla, the governor of Adamawa State, has donated N5 million to a patient, Isa Hamma, whose kidney allegedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Hamma is currently on dialysis at the Federal Medical Centre Yola, wher....

Buhari, Mark, Mourns Ibru, Urge Nigerians to Emulate His Selfless Service

September 7, 2016, 6:39 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and the immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Wednesday, separately extended condolences to the family of Olorogun Michael Ibru, who passed away on Tuesday, aged 85. Presidential Advise....

Alleged $4.6 Million Theft: Bayelsa Gov’t Writes 3 Online Publishers, Heads To Court

September 7, 2016, 1:27 am 0

The Bayelsa State government on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 read the ‘riot act’ to three online news websites – Naij.com, Pulse.ng, and SaharaReporters – demanding a retraction of the report that the government house chief acc....

Olorogun Michael Ibru, the Patriarch of the Ibru Family Has Passed Away

September 7, 2016, 12:04 am 0

Olorogun Michael Ibru, the patriarch of the Ibru family and Otota of Agbarha-Otor kingdom in State, has passed away. A statement issued in Ibru family in Lagos said Olorogun Michael Ibru, who was one of Nigeria’s foremost business mogu....

Eid-El-Kabir: 22 Christian Groups Object to Sultan's Declaration of Public Holiday

September 6, 2016, 3:31 pm 0

A coalition of 22 Christian groups in Nigeria led by National Christian Elders Forum on Tuesday condemned the federal government  over the declaration of September 12 as public holiday in commemoration of Eid-El-Kabir celebration by the Sultan of....

Forum of Northern Pentecostal Bishops Tells Buhari to Seek Experts' Advice on ‎Economic Recession

September 6, 2016, 2:16 pm 0

Forum of Northern States ‎Pentecostal Bishops, on Tuesday, told President Muhammadu Buhari to seek experts advice on how to lift the nation's economy out of recession. Chairman  of the nineteen  Northern States Pentecostal Bishop....

Ambode Demands Redeployment of Police Officers over Alleged Misconduct

September 6, 2016, 1:13 pm 0

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has sent a formal request to the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, asking for the redeployment of some police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Speci....

Group Raises Alarm over Security in Edo Gubernatorial Election

September 6, 2016, 11:56 am 0

A group, the Get Involved Campaign, on Tuesday, alleged a dangerous dimension in the impending Edo state governorship election slated for September 10, 2016 saying certain agents that subvert the will of the people at elections are gathering to fr....

Journalist Wanted Over Boko Haram Kidnapped School Girls Returns as Visa Expires

September 6, 2016, 2:19 am 0

Barely three weeks after he was declared wanted, Ahmed Salkida, a journalist who is believed to have links with Boko Haram, was arrested yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja. The Department of State Service (DSS) took Salkida....

Malnutrition Poses Greater Threat to Nigeria, 50,000 Children May Die, Ndume Warns

September 4, 2016, 5:16 pm 0

The Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume at the weekend warned that improper handling of the malnutrition crisis in the North East is capable of causing a larger war than the one being fought against the insurgents, Boko Haram.  Speaking in....

Lagos: We Served Owners of Demolished Structure Notices

September 4, 2016, 4:41 pm 0

The Lagos State Government at the weekend said owners of the buildings demolished in Ikoyi area of the state were duly served with contravention, removal and quit notices before the exercise was carried out, just as it vowed to intensify efforts t....

Malami: Why Repatriation of N218 Billion Abacha Loot in US Is Being Delayed

September 4, 2016, 4:30 pm 0

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abuakar Malami, SAN on Sunday revealed that a suit filed by a lawyer, Godson Nnaka, for a share in assets recovered from former military ruler, General Sani Abacha, valued at $458 millio....

Jonathan's Borrowings Landed Us in Recession - Presidency

September 3, 2016, 1:18 am 0

The Presidency has la­mented how huge debts accumulated by the previous admin­istration landed Nigeria where it was before it exited from the Paris Club debt. President Muhammadu Bu­hari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publi....

Missing N13.5bn Halliburton Fines, the Escrow Account Agent Now Located

September 2, 2016, 8:03 pm 0

The ongoing probe of the missing N13.5billion Halliburton fines by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) appears to have yielded more results following the location of the agent alleged to have  opened the controversial escrow accou....

Mark Zuckerberg Is Back In Nigeria, Meets With Buhari, Osinbajo

September 2, 2016, 6:33 am 0

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is back in Nigeria following his previous three day visit which ended as he left the country for Kenya. Mark Zuckerberg as he did the first time snuck into the country and is in Abuja meeting with the President and oth....

Wike Dissolves 17 Rivers Local Government Caretaker Committees, Silent on Six

September 1, 2016, 2:35 pm 0

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, dissolved the Caretaker Committees in charge of 17 Local Government Areas of the state.  The Special Assistant on Electronic Media to the governor, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu,made this known in a....

Herdsmen's Lawyer Disagrees with Fayose over Terrorism Charge

August 31, 2016, 4:48 pm 0

The Legal Adviser to the Ekiti State chapter of the  Jamu Nate Fulbe Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body for herdsmen from Ilorin, Kwara State,  Mr.  Umar Imam,  has declared that Governor Ayodele Fayose can’t charge erring member of....

FG Approves 3-Year Rolling External Borrowing Plan

August 31, 2016, 4:18 pm 0

The Federal Government has approved a three-year rolling external borrowing plan. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting held i....

Shiites Warn Against the Consequences of Zakzaky Continous Detention

August 31, 2016, 3:17 pm 0

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN), popularly called Shiites, on Wednesday, warned of the consequences of the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The Islamic group in a statement demanded for the uncondition....

Nigeria and Britain Join Forces to Wage War Against Treasury Looters

August 31, 2016, 8:56 am 0

Looters who plan to hide their illicit wealth in Britain will face a hostile host, with the signing yesterday of a pact by the two countries. Britain will facilitate the return of stolen assets on the condition that: T....

ASUU threatens to embark on strike after FG ignores demands

August 30, 2016, 11:22 pm 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) through its Lagos Zone Coordinator, Prof. Olusoji Sowande at a news conference in Lagos on Tuesday, threatened to embark on a nationwide strike in regards to its demands for the implementation of its 20....

Nigeria Is Not Your Personal Property – Militants To Buhari

August 30, 2016, 1:23 am 0

The Niger Delta Avengers following the cessation of hostilities in the Niger Delta region and indication of interest in dialogue has penned an open letter to the president, Muhammadu Buhari, cautioning him on his speeches outside the country especial....

Okogie Writes Buhari, Says Nigeria Risks a Descent to Anarchy

August 29, 2016, 4:04 pm 0

The Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubumi Okogie, on Monday, wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari warning that the nation risks a descent to anarchy if the prevailing economic situation in the c....

Shiroro dam community wants compensation from FG

August 29, 2016, 4:35 am 0

The host communities of Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station in Niger State on Friday urged the Federal Government to expedite action on payment of compensation to enable them to relocate upstream. Aliyu Umaru, the District Head of Gurumana community....

Over 3 million electricity consumers are still unmetered

August 29, 2016, 4:23 am 0

Fluctuating foreign exchange (Forex) regime inadequate funding and poor customer enumerations are straining the metering of 2.9 million registered electricity customers across the country, Daily Trust on Sunday findings revealed. A metering status r....

Buhari: We Are Open To Talks ‎With Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants

August 28, 2016, 1:53 pm 0

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed the readiness of his administration to open talks with both the Boko Haram insurgents and the ‎militants in the Niger Delta. However, the president said that gove....

Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello Attacked With Rotten Fruits and Vegetables

August 26, 2016, 2:05 pm 0

Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, was on Friday pelted with stones, rotten fruits and vegetables in Lokoja. According to the report, some aggrieved residents on Friday stoned governor Yahaya Bello, as he emerged from a mosque whe....

Buhari to Attend Tokyo Conference on Africa in Nairobi, Kenya

August 25, 2016, 4:04 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya from August 27-28, 2016. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in ....

Buhari: We Will Not Use Force Against Niger Delta Militants Unless‎... Nigeria Is a Priority to the US, Says Kerry

August 23, 2016, 5:12 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that federal government will not use force to stop militancy in the Niger Delta if not constrained to apply force by the militants. Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Bu....

FirstBank names Patrick Iyamabo as the new Chief Financial Officer

August 23, 2016, 11:18 am 0

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable banking brand and foremost financial institution, today announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Iyamabo as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment follows the elevation of the fo....

North East: UN to Probe Alleged Diversion of Funds for Humanitarian Assistance

August 22, 2016, 2:45 pm 0

The United Nations (UN) on Monday said it would investigate the alleged diversion of funds and resources such as food items meant for Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) caught up by the Boko Haram insurgency.  The UN assured that it wo....

PhD holders, Professors to Sit for Exams as FG Insists Teachers Must Pass Professional Qualifying Examination

August 22, 2016, 2:23 pm 0

The federal government on Monday declared that all teachers must henceforth pass the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) before they can engage in teaching in any level of education in the country. The move came on the heels of fed....

As Security Operatives Stop BBOG from Gaining Access to Aso Rock, We Regret Our Votes, Members Declare

August 22, 2016, 1:01 pm 0

Security operatives  drawn from the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC as well as the Department of State Services DSS yesterday barred the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group from gaining access to the Three A....

Again, Lagos Warns Omo Oniles, Sponsors

August 22, 2016, 12:49 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Monday expressed its resolve to fully enforce the Properties Protection Law recently signed by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, just as it threatened that it would not hesitate to use the instrumentality of t....

NHRC Asks NLC to Suspend Nassarawa Rally, Urges State Govt to Shelve Plan to Cut Workers' Salaries

August 22, 2016, 12:39 pm 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued an advisory calling on the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to suspend its plan to protest the killing of some Nassarawa State workers by police in the course of meeting with the Governor ....

'Edwin Clark Has No moral Justification to Negotiate for Niger Delta' - MEND

August 22, 2016, 12:49 am 0

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) says Edwin Clark, prominent Niger Delta leader, is unfit to lead dialogue between the federal government and the region’s agitators. MEND was responding to Saturday’s decla....

Niger Delta Avengers Announces Ceasefire in the Region, Ready to Negotiations

August 21, 2016, 9:01 pm 0

In a new press statement posted on their website, Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, announced a ceasefire on all interest of the Multinational oil Corporations in the Niger Delta Region and also signified their support for negotiations between....

INEC Boss Says Judiciary to Decide Edo PDP Candidate

August 21, 2016, 1:15 am 0

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, at the weekend said the issue of who flies the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo governorship election does not....

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ojo Maduekwe Buried

August 20, 2016, 11:31 pm 0

The remains of Ojo Maduekwe, a former minister of foreign affairs, were buried at his hometown in Asaga, Ohafia local government area of Abia on Saturday.  Maduekwe, who was also minister of culture and tourism as well as minister of tr....

Bukola Saraki Hires Domestic Staff, Renovates House of Late Rasheed Yekini’s Mother

August 19, 2016, 4:04 pm 0

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rasheed Yekini’s mother, Sikirat Yekini. Saraki, represented by the Director of Football,....

Aso Rock Clinic Has No Medicine Despite N3.87bn Budget

August 18, 2016, 3:04 am 0

Despite the N3.87bn allocated to it in the 2016 Appropriation Act, lack of drugs and other essential medical items have crippled operations at the State House Medical Centre, The PUNCH has learnt. The centre provides medical s....

'We Are not Ready for Negotiation With the Federal govt' - Niger Delta Avengers

August 18, 2016, 2:42 am 0

In a statement released today by the supposed spokesman for the dialogue group, Ballantyne Agiri, Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, reportedly agreed to dialogue with the Federal government to find a solution to the lingering crisis in the Nig....

Nigerian Airforce Reacts To Alleged Killing of Abducted Chibok Girls By their Fighter jets

August 17, 2016, 4:32 am 0

The Nigerian Airforce has released a statement reacting to claims by Boko Haram members that the Nigerian Airforce fighter jets during it's operations, killed some of the abducted Chibok girls in the sects camp. Read NAF's statement b....

Breaking News: PDP Convention Venue Sealed off By the Police

August 17, 2016, 2:52 am 0

The Force headquarters said it has sealed off the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, the venue of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party. It was learnt that policemen stormed the venue of the convention around 4am on Wedne....

Four Died in Abeokuta After Drinking Local Liquor Known As 'Ogogoro'

August 17, 2016, 12:14 am 0

Four people have died in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, after drinking local liquor known asogogoro .. Three of the victims died instantly while the other one died later. The vendor of the liquor which is suspected....

PDP Convention: Courts Give Conflicting Rulings on Security

August 16, 2016, 2:48 am 0

Uncertainty reigned yesterday over tomorrow’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention slated for Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Though, a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt ordered that security  be provided for the conve....

‘That's My Daughter’ – Heartbroken Chibok Father Idetifies Daughter In Boko Haram Video

August 15, 2016, 10:53 pm 0

Kanu Yakubu, a father of one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote area of Chibok more than two years ago, said he recognised his daughter in a new video released by Boko ....

23 Prisons Officers Dismissed, 11 Others Suspended for Jailbreaks

August 15, 2016, 10:41 pm 0

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has, at its emergency meeting held on Thursday 11th August, 2016, approved the dismissal of 3 senior Prisons officers serving in Kuje Medium Security prison and 3 other senio....

Director of Information of the State House, Justin Onuorah Abuah Has Died

August 15, 2016, 10:27 am 0

The Director of Information of the State House, Justin Onuorah Abuah has died. He was 57 years old. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, released today said Abuah died in Abuja on Sunday, August....

Send Me An Air Ticket, Ahmad Salkida, The Nigerian Journalist Declared Wanted Says

August 15, 2016, 3:51 am 0

Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the Nigerian army, says he will be in the country soon if the authorities send him an air ticket. In his response to th....

Breaking: Boko Haram Released New Video Showing Some of the Kidnapped Schoolgirls

August 14, 2016, 5:47 am 0

The Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video purporting to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. Some 50 girls wearing headscarves are seen behind a Boko Haram militant who demands the release of fighters in return for fr....

Ayodele Adu, a Senior Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari Dies

August 12, 2016, 10:29 pm 0

Ayodele Adu, a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on economic matters has died on Friday, August 12, 2016. Adu’s death was confirmed by Nigeria’s minister of solid minerals, Kayode Fayemi. Fayemi, in a ....

Meeting With Buhari: We Discussed National, International Matters Soyinka Tells Journalists

August 12, 2016, 1:36 am 0

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka yesterday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari for close to one hour. When accosted by State House Correspondents, Soyinka said‎ “I didn’t come to see you people."  ‎ When p....

Bello to Probe Failed Contracts in Kogi State

August 10, 2016, 3:49 pm 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, said in line with the resolution of the state executive council, he is set to probe the failed contracts awarded by previous administrations in the state. The Council had ....

Buhari Swears-in Ojudu and 3 other Special Advisers, Perm Sec

August 10, 2016, 9:34 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated his special adviser on political matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, three other special advisers and a permanent secretary. The brief ceremony took place at the council chamber of ....

I'm Not Aware of Plans to Increase Fuel Price, Says Baru, NNPC's GMD

August 9, 2016, 6:03 pm 0

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday, said there is no plan to increase pump prices of petroleum products.‎ Baru told State House Correspondents after he met ....

Agric Will Continue to Gain High Priority, Says Buhari

August 9, 2016, 4:44 pm 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration will continue to accord agriculture premium importance through programmes and initiatives designed to motivate the citizens to produce enough food to feed the nation. ....

Niger Delta: New Militia Group Emerges, Threatens FG with 'a Loud Statement', Akwa Ibom Governor Rushes to Villa

August 9, 2016, 4:34 pm 0

A new militia group that vowed to make "a loud statement" on Tuesday emerged in the Niger Delta under the aegis of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate.. The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate said its 'loud statement' wo....

Mrs Buhari's Visit Was to Doha Not Dulles, Says Ekiti PDP

August 8, 2016, 2:26 pm 0

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday declared that the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, did not travel to Dulles in the United States of America as the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) pain....

NANS Declares Support for Dogara, Says Legislative Institution Must Be Guarded

August 7, 2016, 6:16 pm 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students has declared support for Speaker Yakubu Dogara's leadership of the House of Representatives. The association made this known in Abuja on Sunday during a world press conference during which the four....

Buhari to Attend Chadian President's Inauguration

August 7, 2016, 4:11 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, August 8, 2016, in N'Djamena, join other Heads of State and Government for the inauguration ceremony of President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad.  Deby won the presidential elections in his count....

WAEC 2016 Results Released, Almost Half Of Candidates Failed

August 6, 2016, 6:04 am 0

The West African Examinations, WAEC, has Friday, August 5, 2016, in Lagos released its 2016 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE. The commission withheld the results of 137,295, representing 8.89% candidate....

LAGOS SEALS 18 HOTELS, EVENT CENTRES OVER N91M TAX EVASION

August 5, 2016, 2:43 pm 0

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has shut 18 hotels, restaurants and event centers for failure to pay their taxes due under the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Laws of Lagos State 2009. The Hotels and Restauran....

United States Declare 20 Nigerian States Unsafe

August 4, 2016, 1:34 am 0

United States government has listed 20 of Nigeria’s 36 states as unsafe and asked its citizens living in the country to stay away from them. Among the 20, it cited Borno, Adamawa and Yobe as a complete no-go area as “the ability of t....

Buhari Assures Nigerians on a Stable Power Supply

August 2, 2016, 5:52 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated his administration's commitment to stabilize power generation in the country. Buhari, who reaffirmed this commitment at a joint press briefing with the visiting President of Togo, Faur....

2016Budget Padding: Senator Urges Politicans to Stop Overheating the Polity

August 2, 2016, 3:48 pm 0

 Senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senaor Ali Wakili, on Monday, urged Nigerian politicians to stop overheating the polity over the 2016Budget padding crisis in the House of Representatives. ....

Panel Recommends Prosecution of Zakzaky for Lawlessness, Accuses Army of Disproportionate Use of Force

August 2, 2016, 3:18 am 0

As the details of the report submitted by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry constituted by the Kaduna state government to unravel theDecember 12-14 clash between Nigerian Army and the  leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known ....

NBA Elections: Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, Emerges as President, Gadzama Faults Electoral Process

August 1, 2016, 8:34 pm 0

The Nigerian Bar Association, on Monday, elected Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN, as President but his closest contender, Mr Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN, disputed the election result alleging "grave and growing concerns" about the election.  ....

JAMB Withdraws Admission List for 2016

July 31, 2016, 4:08 pm 0

JAMB Withdraws Admission List for 2016 The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, withdrew the admission list it had earlier sent to universities, colleges of education and polytechnics for the 2016 academic session c....

Ogun Police Rescues Another Child Chained for Theft

July 29, 2016, 10:32 pm 0

Ogun State Police Command on Friday rescued another 10-year-old girl, Promise Udeh, allegedly chained for stealing the sum of N4,000. The rescue of Udeh is the second rescue of a chained child within a period of one week. Ude....

NBA: Court Strikes out Suit Seeking to Stop Election

July 29, 2016, 10:24 pm 0

An Abuja High Court, on Friday, struck out a suit seeking to stop the Nigerian Bar Association's 2016 general election. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, in striking out the suit, said that the plaintiff, John Unachukwu Austin, lacked the l....

Donor Group Laments Looting of Healthcare Fund, Buhari Assures on Improved Management

July 28, 2016, 6:40 pm 0

Chief Executive Officer of Gavi and The Global Fund, Dr Seth Berkley‎, on Thursday, lamented the looting of healthcare donor fund by  government officials. Berkley said Gavi and the Global Fund were disappointed when forensic audit r....

Buhari Angry over Inclusion of Kano Film Village in 2016 Budget

July 28, 2016, 1:40 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is angry over the inclusion of the Kano Film Village in the 2016 Budget. The film village project sited in Bebeji where sacked chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Appropriation, Dr Abdulmumini....

Jibrin: Why Dogara, Lasun, Others, Must Be Investigated for 2016Budget Padding

July 28, 2016, 12:59 pm 0

Ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday, said he is insisting on the investigation of the House Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Hon Yusuf Lasun, the House Whip, Hon Al....

2016Budget Padding: Jibrin Demands Emergency Plenary Session, Accuses Dogara of Money Laundering

July 26, 2016, 1:40 pm 0

Ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Tuesday, demanded an emergency session of the House to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations of 2016Budget padding he made a....

Jibrin Asks EFCC to Investigate Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa, Ogor, He Is a Drowning Man, Says Speaker

July 25, 2016, 4:05 pm 0

Ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jubrin, on Monday, accused the Speaker Yakubu Dogara of perpetrating financial fraud on behalf of entire members of the House. Jibrin said the magnitude ....

NDDC: Eta, Obono-Obla Applaud Appointment of Ndoma-Egba, others

July 25, 2016, 4:54 am 0

National Vice Chairman,South south of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ntufam Hilliard Eta at the weekend hailed President Muhammadu Buhari over his nomination of the former Leader of the Senate, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, the former depu....

IBB Hails Dogara's Leadership in Reps

July 25, 2016, 4:31 am 0

Former military president, General. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), at the weekend commended the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara in the House of Representatives. Babangida, who spoke when he received members of the House of Represe....

Publish Dasuki's Arms Deal Statement of Accounts, Fayose Challenges EFCC

July 24, 2016, 1:23 pm 0

Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday, challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make its findings from the statements of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, on the purchase o....

Slain Preacher Eunice Olawale Buried

July 24, 2016, 1:15 am 0

Eunice Olawale’s burial earlier today was attended by her husband, seven children, and numerous members of her family as well as a long line of dignitaries. It will be recalled that Mrs. Olawale, a female preacher, was murdered by Islamic fanat....

Cross River to Domesticate Administration of Criminal Justice Act - Ayade

July 22, 2016, 4:51 pm 0

Cross River State is set to become one of few states in the country to adopt and domesticate the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). The adoption of the Act is a demonstration of the political will of Governor Ben Ayade who feels t....

Jibrin Alleges Police Harassment by Speaker, Others ... I'm Not a Mud Wrestler, Says Dogara

July 22, 2016, 4:27 pm 0

Ousted House Committee on Appropriation chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jubrin, on Friday, alleged that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, House Whip Hon. Alhassan  Ado Doguwa, and the House Minority ....

As Appeal Court Upholds His Victory, I Have Forgiven My Conspirators, Says Mark

July 22, 2016, 3:39 pm 0

Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Friday, received the news of his victory at the Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State,  against Daniel Onjeh and reaffirmed his forgiveness for Onjeh as well as all those wh....

Jibrin Has Betrayed Nigerians, We will Ask for His Suspension, Says Kurfi

July 22, 2016, 3:18 pm 0

House of Representatives Committee on Downstream Sector vice chairman, Danlami Muhammad Kurfi, on Friday, chided the ousted chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for calling on the Speaker, House of Representatives, ....

Appropriation Chair: Why Dogara Dropped Jibrin for Madawaki

July 20, 2016, 8:06 pm 0

  Federal House of Representatives Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday, replaced the House Committee on Appropriation chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, saying Jibrin had approached him (Dogara) that he can not continue to work....

Buhari Nominates Ndoma-Egba as NDDC Chair

July 20, 2016, 7:19 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, nominated Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba as the Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. Buhari, in a letter to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, also nominated erstwhile deputy governor ....

Sultan: Killers of Plateau Monarch, Agai, Are Criminals

July 20, 2016, 6:56 pm 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa’ád Abubakar III, on Wednesday, said those responsible for the murder of the Saf Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai, are criminals who must be treated as such. The Sultan commiserated with the tr....

Mark, INEC urges Panel to dismiss Onjeh's Appeal

July 20, 2016, 5:26 pm 0

Former Senate President Senator  David Mark has urged the Appeal Court  sitting in Makurdi , Benue State  to dismiss  in its entirety the Petition by Daniel Onjeh challenging his re run Election  victory as   Senator representing Benue Sout....

Bayelsa: ‎Supreme Court Dismisses Dickson's Appeal, Orders Video Evidence Played in Open Court

July 20, 2016, 5:20 pm 0

  The Supreme Court, on Wedenesday, dismissed the appeal by the governor of Bayelsa State Seriake Dickson  to overturn the ruling of the Court of Appeal that a vital video evidence before the state's governorship election tribunal,....

Group Calls for Truce in Melaye, Tinubu Feud

July 20, 2016, 6:20 am 0

Okun Progressives, a socio-political and economic association of all Okun people, on Wednesday, called for truce in the verbal fiasco between Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Oluremi Tinubu. The group, in a statement signed by Mr. O....

Re-run Election: INEC To Deploy 5,603 Personnel For Imo, Kogi

July 19, 2016, 10:57 am 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, said it will deploy a total of 5,603 personnel for the conduct of outstanding re-run elections in Imo and Kogi states on Saturday. For Imo re-run elections, the Commission....

Arase: My Successor Is a Liar, I did Not Cart away 24 Police Vehicles

July 18, 2016, 2:01 pm 0

The immediate past Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, yesterday insisted that allegation that he carted away 24 vehicles while leaving the office was totally false. Arase, who said he is presently outside the country, said h....

There Won't be Untouchable Clauses in Petroleum Industry Bill, Says Dogara

July 18, 2016, 12:31 pm 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Monday, said the National Assembly will engage with stakeholders on the contentious aspects of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) assuring that there will be no untouchable areas. ....

Buhari Holds Crucial Meeting with Mark, Nnamani and Masari

July 18, 2016, 10:52 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, met three past presiding officers of the National Assembly behind closed door at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari met former Presidents of the Senate, Senator David Mark and Senator Ken Nnaman....

Buhari: Judiciary Is Not Doing Enough to Support Fight against Corruption

July 18, 2016, 10:24 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reviewed the performance index of the judiciary and surmised that the third arm of government is not doing enough to support the fight against corruption. Buhari, who spoke at a workshop on the Role o....

EFCC Seizes Duplexes Estimated at N1.350billion From Fayose

July 17, 2016, 12:57 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized six choice properties allegedly acquired by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State with stolen public funds. The duplexes, estimated at N1.350billion include four in Lagos an....

Finally, Saraki Reads Buhari's Letter Seeking Confirmation of Magu as EFCC Chair

July 14, 2016, 5:08 pm 0

Nearly a month after the President Muhammadu Buhari's letter seeking the confirmation of the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was delivered to the Office of th....

BREAKING....30 Killed, 100 Injured as Truck Ran into People in Nice, France

July 14, 2016, 3:45 pm 0

No fewer than 30 people were killed and 100 injured when a truck ran into people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. The Police reportedly shot the driver and he was killed as reports said he was still accelerating prior to been shot. Detail....

Soyinka: Fight Against Corruption Is a Battle for Everybody

July 14, 2016, 2:01 pm 0

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, called on Nigerians join hands in the fight against corruption noting that "it is a battle for everybody." Soyinka, who said this while speaking on 'Corruption: A Battle for the Arts&#....

Buhari's Daughter, 80-year old man and 2,257 Others Called to Bar

July 14, 2016, 12:15 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Halima,  80-year old Enebeli Pius Chuka, the oldest man to be called to the Nigerian Bar were among the 2, 259 called to the Nigerian Bar in Abuja on Thursday following their successes at the April 2016 ....

Declare My Detention Illegal, Ask EFCC to Pay Me N500m, Fayose's Friend Tells Court

July 14, 2016, 11:17 am 0

Abiodun Agbele, a friend of the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, told  an Abuja High Court to order his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and asked the court to also ....

Court to Rule on Omisore Bail on Friday

July 14, 2016, 10:53 am 0

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of an Abuja High Court will on Friday rule on a motion for bail brought by the former deputy governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, against his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFC....

Kogi State University Students Protest, Block North - South Highway

July 14, 2016, 2:01 am 0

Students of the Kogi State University (KSU) on Thursday blocked the highway linking the southern part of the nation to the northern parts in Ganaja, Lokoja. The students, operating under the local chapter of the National Association of....

Alleged Forgery Charges: Unity Forum Senators Refuse to Withdraw Petition, I Acted in Public Interest, Says AGF

July 13, 2016, 2:42 pm 0

Indications emerged on Wednesday that plots by the leadership of the Senate to get the Unity Forum Senators to withdraw the petition they wrote to the Police alleging the forgery of the Senate Rule Book 2011 might have hit the rocks.   ....

Stop Frustrating Fight against Corruption, CJN, AGF, Others Tell Lawyers, Judges

July 12, 2016, 4:17 pm 0

For the umpteenth time,  the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) and Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC)....

EFCC Acting Chair, Magu, ‎Reserves Comment on Buratai's Alleged Purchase of Property in Dubai

July 12, 2016, 2:54 pm 0

  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, on Monday, refused to answer questions relating to  the property allegedly acquired by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen Tukur Buratai, in Dubai. ....

15,000 Captives Have Been Rescued from Boko Haram Terrorists, Says Presidency

July 11, 2016, 1:54 pm 0

The Presidency, on Monday, declared that no fewer than 15,000 captives, mostly women and children, have been rescued from Boko Haram terrorists from February to date. The Presidency, was responding to a statement credited to the Brin....

Ubani:There Are No Legal, Constitutional Hurdles Before Ogah, Calls for His Immediate Swearing-in as Governor

July 11, 2016, 1:21 pm 0

Lagos lawyer, Mr. Monday Ubani, on Monday, said that the multiple court rulings over who was the authentic Governor of Abia State did not create any legal or constitutional hurdles for the swearing-in of  Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah as the governor....

Okiro: We Followed the Norm in Retiring 21 Police Officers

July 11, 2016, 12:43 pm 0

Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro, on Monday, justified the retirement of some Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) and Assistant Inspector Generals saying it was the norm if issues of respect of authority would arise after new....

Breaking: Bukola Saraki, Ike Ekweremadu Forgery Case Adjourned

July 11, 2016, 4:01 am 0

Forgery case of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, adjourned  to Sept. 28 due to court recess ....... Details later Follow us on Twitter @theglobengr....

Police Arrest 6 over the Murder of Female Pastor

July 10, 2016, 7:30 pm 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Sunday confirmed the arrest of six suspects in connection with the murder of the Female Pastor of Divine Touch Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Eunice Mojisola....

Dieticians Petition Senate Over Controversial Bill

July 10, 2016, 2:38 pm 0

The Institute for Dietetics in Nigeria (IDN) has petitioned the Senate President requesting the National Assembly to halt the passage of the bill titled "Dietitian Council. Of Nigeria Bill 2016 Bill" into law. The institute's prayer ....

Video Proof : Obanikoro Loaded Plane With N1.29b for Fayose

July 10, 2016, 3:35 am 0

• Ex-minister ordered soldiers to break airport security gate for bullion van •$25,000 paid for the two flights to Akure •Money withdrawn from bank but no records of transaction Fresh ....

Two Suspected Militants Plotting to Attack Lagos Arrested

July 10, 2016, 3:25 am 0

Police arrest two suspects Lagos State Police Command said it had arrested two suspected militants, who attempted to attack Igando community, a suburb in the state. Spokesperson for the command, Mr Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, disclo....

Federal High Court , Owerri Affirms Ikpeazu As Governor

July 8, 2016, 10:24 am 0

...says Tax documents not forged   ....Dismisses the matter Justice A.I Allagoa of the Federal High Court in Owerri, has affirmed the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. Ruling on the matter filed by Mr. F....

Monarch Kidnapping: Kidnappers Demand N40m

July 8, 2016, 5:34 am 0

Kidnappers of a traditional ruler in Irele Local Government, the Laragunsin of Iyasan, Oba Abiodun Oyewumi, yesterday demanded N40 million ransom for his release. Oyewumi was kidnapped on Monday by 10 suspected gunmen, who stormed his pa....

Customer Accuses Police of Forging Court Order to Freeze His Account

July 7, 2016, 4:13 pm 0

The founder of Policing Nigeria Awareness Initiative (PNAI), Chief Egbe Akparakwu Adun, on Thursday accused the police of forging a court order to get his bank's account with Fidelity Bank frozen. His lawyer, Mr Leo Ekong, who disclo....

Return Our Money and Have Your Peace, Buhari Tells Looters

July 6, 2016, 2:13 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday persuaded those who have plenty of money that do not belong to them to try and negotiate, return it in peace so that we can both be in peace otherwise we will continue to request that they return our stolen ....

Terrorists Planning to Attack Expatriates in Lagos during Eid-el-Fitr Holiday - US Consulate

July 6, 2016, 3:07 am 0

Terrorists are planning to attack expatriates and foreign visitors in Lagos State during the Eid-el-Fitr holiday, the United States Consulate in Nigeria has said. According to statement published on the website of the US Mission yesterday, hotels ....

Ed-el-Fitri: Saraki Urges Nigerians to Eschew Violence

July 5, 2016, 12:15 pm 0

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerians to eschew violence and embrace peace as the only positive way of moving the nation forward.  In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniy....

Eid-el-Fitri: Buhari Commends Nigerians for Sacrifices, Promises Better Days Ahead

July 5, 2016, 10:43 am 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended Nigerians for making sacrifices in the face of what he described as 'temporary economic and social challenges'. In his Eid-el-Fitr message, Buhari appealed to the rich ....

Onadeko, Law School DG, 21 Others‎ Make New SAN List

July 4, 2016, 6:01 pm 0

The Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Adesola Onadeko and 21 others lawyers were on Monday elevated to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo Saleh,  w....

Abia Governorship: Court Slates July 7 to Hear Application Seeking to Stop Removal of Ikpeazu

July 4, 2016, 5:48 pm 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja has slated July 7, 2016 to hear the motion for stay of execution of his judgement that removed Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu from office.  The motion praying the court to stay th....

Eid-el-Fitri: Dogara, Mark, Ambode, Ayade Preach Love, Sacrifice and Unity

July 4, 2016, 5:18 pm 0

Leaders across party divides on Tuesday urged Nigerians to keep the virtues of humility, love, perseverance, sacrifice and pray that the country overcome its economic and political problems as the Muslims end the Ramadan fast and celebrate the Eid....

Witness: Only Dasuki Can Explain How Jonathan's Cousin Got $40m Pipeline Contract

July 4, 2016, 3:31 pm 0

 A witness in the trial of  Barrister Azibaola Robert, the cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that only the detained former National Security Adviser (NSA)‎, Col. Sambo Da....

Suicide Attackers Launch 3 Strikes in Saudi Arabia

July 4, 2016, 3:06 pm 0

A wave of suicide bombings on Monday hit three Saudi Arabian cities over a 24-hour period. The attacks came on the heels of massive Jihadi assaults in the Muslim world last week. The deadliest of these attackes occurred in Medina, where ....

Police Service Commission Elevates AIG, 6 CP as DIG

July 4, 2016, 2:08 pm 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday elevated Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr Shuaibu Gambo, and six Commissioner of Police to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police  to oversee the seven management departments of the F....

Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up 5 Oil Pipelines, Twitter Suspends Account

July 4, 2016, 12:51 am 0

The Niger Delta Avengers appear to be on rampage with the report of attacks on five major oil pipelines and installations in the oil rich region of southern Nigeria where the group operates from. These attacks mark renewed hostilities following a....

Forgery: Malami Is Abusing His Position as Chief Law Officer - Senate

July 3, 2016, 11:31 am 0

The Senate on Sunday accused the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, of acting a personal and partisan script in filing charges against its presiding officers. The upper legislative chamber fu....

I Did Not Abscond from My Court, Says Uzoke, Abia Chief Judge

July 3, 2016, 6:03 am 0

I Did Not Abscond from My Court, Says Uzoke, Abia Chief Judge Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, on Sunday refuted allegations that she abdicated her duty post last Thursday, to avoid swearing-in Dr. Uche Ogah as Go....

Abia: Ikpeazu Alleges Plot to Kidnap Judicial Officers

July 3, 2016, 1:59 am 0

Embattled Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday alleged that the state government has uncovered plots by desperate politicians to kidnap judicial officers of the state. Ikpeazu, who revealed this in a statement by his Chi....

Street Hawking: Sellers, Buyers Liable to N90,000 Fine or Six Months Jail in Lagos

July 1, 2016, 3:59 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Friday said that it would immediately commence the enforcement of its law against street trading and street hawking, warning that anybody that  contravenes the law will be liable to a fine of N90,000 or six months in....

Supreme Court Affirms Appointment of Gbadamosi as Oloffa, Says Only One Ruling House Can Produce Oloffa of Offa

July 1, 2016, 3:11 pm 0

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the appointment of Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi  as the Oloffa of Offa in Kwara state. The apex court in a unanimous judgment  held that the appointment of the traditional ruler by the Kwara state Governme....

Buhari Apologizes to Senate over Aide's Comment on Malami's Summon

July 1, 2016, 6:46 am 0

  President Buhari on Friday apologized to the Senate over comments credited to his Special Assistant on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Oblo, that the Senate has no powers to summon his Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of ....

Mimiko Mourns Ojo Madueke, Amadi

June 30, 2016, 3:41 pm 0

Ondo state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko  has described as shocking the deaths on Wednesday, of the Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Ojo Madueke and literary icon, playwright and Novelist, Dr Elechi Amadi.....

Malami: Senate Committee Has No Jurisdiction to Summon Me over Saraki, Others Trial

June 30, 2016, 9:30 am 0

Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN), on Thursday, failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, saying the committee had no jurisdiction to summ....

Mark, Ogbeha Mourns Ojo Maduekwe, Says Elechi Amadi Mentored Us

June 30, 2016, 7:08 am 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark and Senator Tunde Ogbeha have expressed grief over the death of former Nigerian Ambassador to Canada, Chief Ojo Maduekwe as well as foremost writer and former Instructor with the Nigeria Defence A....

Breaking: Court Delivers Decision on Buhari’s Disqualification

June 30, 2016, 6:11 am 0

Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, delivered ruling on suit challenging the veracity of the academic credentials of the president on June 30, in Abuja. The justice held that by “section 50(2) of the federal high court civil proc....

Tell Your Subjects to Return to Farmland, Buhari Tells Traditional Rulers

June 29, 2016, 3:38 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday told traditional rulers to tell their subjects to return to the farmland to enable Nigerians feed ourselves. The President, who spoke during the breaking of Ramadan fast with traditional rulers at ....

Breaking: Edo PDP: Police Blocks Ogbemudia Stadium Against Sheriff

June 29, 2016, 6:08 am 0

Plans by the Senator Ali Modu Sherrif faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to conduct a factional governorship primary election in Edo state on Wednesday hit the brick as the Police sealed the gates to the Samuel Ogbemudia venue of the el....

Army Clears Terrorists, Recovers Arms in Borno

June 29, 2016, 3:14 am 0

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said scores of Boko Haram terrorists’ were killed while several arms and ammunition recovered and 16 hostages rescued when its troops backed by Airforce aircraft, launched clearance operations on Ngoshe and Gava vill....

Exclusive Breastfeeding: FG May Increase Maternity Leave by 2 Weeks

June 29, 2016, 2:20 am 0

The Federal  Government  (FG) Tuesday revealed that plans are underway to increase the maternity leave period from sixteen weeks to eighteen, in order to grant nursing mothers enough time to dedicate themselves to exclusive breastfeeding. ....

Health Workers Across the Country Have Threatened an Indefinite Strike

June 29, 2016, 1:39 am 0

Health workers across the country have threatened an indefinite strike. This followed the expiration of a seven-day notice given on June 21 to the government to demand the implementation of the May 10, 2012 agreement between the workers ....

DHQ to Decide Army Chief’s Fate on $1.5m Dubai Assets

June 29, 2016, 12:14 am 0

Those after me are ‘cyberspace terrorists’, says Buratai The Presidency has left the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to determine Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai’s fate, following the outcry over his $1.5 million Dubai proper....

Police Gets New Spokesperson

June 27, 2016, 2:58 pm 0

 The Acting Inspector General of Police,  Ibrahim K Idris, on Monday appointed a new image maker for the Force. He is DCP Don Awunah and he replaced ACP Olabisi Kolawole. Until his new assignment, DCP Awunah,  a seasoned off....

Nigerian Military Frees 5000 Captives, Kill 10 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

June 27, 2016, 12:23 am 0

The troops of 21 Brigade and Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) conducted a fighting patrol on Zangebe, Maiwa, Algaiti and Mainari villages today where they killed six Boko Haram terrorists and injured several others. The troops also freed ....

Avengers: President Buhari to Meet With Niger Delta Leaders

June 26, 2016, 4:50 pm 0

Militants demand referendum, want president to visit region President Muhammadu Buhari has offered to personally meet with governors, elders and other stakeholders from the Niger Delta as part of his ef....

Looting: EFCC To Go After Banks

June 25, 2016, 4:07 am 0

  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Ibrahim Magu vowed yesterday  that the agency would  go after banks being used for the looting of the nation’s treasury and money laundering. He asked the  Cent....

Ekiti Erupts in Protest Over N4.7bn election fund scandal

June 24, 2016, 11:24 pm 0

The alleged involvement of Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State in the sharing of N4.7 billion released for the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states yesterday sparked a massive protest in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.  ....

Ex- Kebbi Governor Arrested by EFCC Over PDP Campaign Fund

June 24, 2016, 3:23 pm 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday in Kano arrested and detained former Governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari. The ex-governor is being quizzed over his involvement in the sharing of N450 million Peoples Dem....

"Fayose’s Conduct Shameful" - PDP National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff

June 24, 2016, 6:40 am 0

Embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “National Chairman” Ali Modu Sheriff has described the public conduct of Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose as shameful. Sheriff was reacting to Fayose’s comment that he was removed as chairman....

N4.7b Arms Cash: EFCC Traces Three Mansions to Fayose’s Associate

June 24, 2016, 5:32 am 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) has traced three posh houses to an associate of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose. The houses, one in Abuja and two in Lagos, are believed to have been bought with part of the N1.219b....

Aisha Buhari in The US Different From Nigeria First Lady Aisha Buhari

June 23, 2016, 3:18 am 0

  SaharaReporters investigation into criminal activity in the United States by one Aisha Buhari confirms that the perpetrator is not the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.  SaharaReporters began its latest investigation fol....

Striking Resident Doctors Sacked by Federal Government

June 21, 2016, 9:15 pm 0

The estimated 14,000 resident doctors in tertiary hospitals who have been on strike were yesterday ordered replaced by the federal government.   The action came after many failed negotiations between the National Association o....

EFCC Uncovers How Obanikoro Delivered N4.7b Arms Cash to Fayose

June 21, 2016, 9:07 pm 0

Detectives uncover how ex-minister flew N1.2b  to Akure for Ekiti poll Detectives have traced about N4.745billion of the diverted $2. 1billion ar....

"Our Streets, Neighborhoods, Communities Will be Safe" - New Police IG

June 21, 2016, 5:52 pm 0

As Arase bows out, solicits mass support for successor DIGs to be retired AIGs to be considered for DIG positions By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA—President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, appointed Assistant Inspector General, AIG, Ibrahim Idris, as t....

It's a Day Dream to Think My Property Can be Seized — JIMOH IBRAHIM

June 21, 2016, 5:39 pm 0

The Group Chairman of NICON Investment Limited, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, said yesterday that nobody in Nigeria can seize his properties. Ibrahim, who in a statement yesterday, was reacting to a report which said a Federal High Court sitting in....

Keep-off Ogun River, Lagos Warns Residents

June 21, 2016, 1:33 am 0

The Lagos State Government on Monday warned residents to keep off the Ogun River, near the Kara Cattle Market which was recently blocked by vegetation, saying that the river could open up at any time with dire consequences. Last weekend,....

Don't Wait for White-collar Jobs, Acquire Vocational Skills - NYSC DG

June 21, 2016, 12:03 am 0

Don't Wait for White-collar Jobs, Acquire Vocational Skills - NYSC DG The Director-General for National Youth Service Corps,(NYSC) Brig.-Gen. Zakari Kazaure on Monday charged Nigerian youths, especially Corps members, to engage in pr....

19 Killed as Truck, Bus Collide on Lagos - Ibadan Expressway

June 19, 2016, 2:07 pm 0

19 Killed as Truck, Bus Collide on Lagos - Ibadan Expressway A truck carrying petroleum product on Sunday collided with 18 seater passenger bus on Lagos-Ibadan express way killing all the passengers on  board on the spot. ....

Ambode Foundation Targets Leadership Mentoring, Youths Empowerment

June 12, 2016, 6:25 am 0

A non-profit organization founded in 2013 by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode to offer leadership mentoring and empowerment for the Nigerian youths, La Roche Leadership Foundation, has been formally opened to members of the public.....

As Nigerian Army Sacks Officers, Rights Group Hails Decision

June 12, 2016, 5:28 am 0

  The Nigerian Army at the weekend announced the sack of some of its officers citing "service exigencies." Spokesperson of the Army, Colonel Sani Usman, who made the decision of the Army public, said the affected officers fell....

Ambode Appoints Sole Administrators for Local Governments and LCDAs

June 11, 2016, 12:36 pm 0

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday approved the appointment of new sole administrators to oversee the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the State.   A statement issued on Sa....

The former NIS boss testified before trial Justice Nnamdi Dimgba

June 11, 2016, 2:28 am 0

Erstwhile Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Mr. David Shikfu Paradang, on Friday, narrated before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how the botched recruitment exercise that led to the death of 20 persons across ....

Ex-Immigration CG accuses Abba Moro of duping families of late job seekers

June 11, 2016, 1:33 am 0

David Paradang, former comptroller-general (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Friday, told a federal high court in Abuja that Abba‎ Moro, former minister interior,  withdrew the appointment given to the families of victims of the....

Militants Blow Up Agip Facility, Group demand Global Embargo on Nigerian Oil

June 11, 2016, 12:29 am 0

Despite federal government’s olive branch, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) continues to wreak havoc across the region. Yesterday, it successfully carried out yet another attack on a crude oil pipeline in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa Sta....

FCTA Budgets N149bn for Capital Projects in 2016

June 9, 2016, 5:03 pm 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday revealed that it has proposed to spend about N149bn as capital expenditure in the 2016 fiscal year. This sum, according to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mal....

Lagos: Ambode Dissolves 57 Councils' Caretaker Committees

June 9, 2016, 3:53 pm 0

In a swift move, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday approved the immediate dissolution of the Caretaker Committees of the 57 Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas in the state.   ....

Lagos Restates Commitment to One-meal-a-day Programme

June 9, 2016, 6:16 am 0

The Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to the implementation of the one-meal-a-day programme aimed at increasing the nutrition content of students’ meals to keep them healthy and encourage more of them to stay in school. ....

Kogi donates N3m to separate conjoined twins

June 9, 2016, 1:42 am 0

Mrs Arike holding the twins when she visited them at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She is flanked by their parents and others. The Kogi State government will donate N3 million for the operation to separate a conjoi....

JUST IN: Jonathan’s cousin, wife get N500m bail

June 8, 2016, 3:12 am 0

‎‎A federal high court in Abuja has granted Azibaola Roberts, cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Stella, bail in the sum of N500m. The court also ordered them to provide two sureties who must own landed prope....

3 Bayelsa pensioners collapse on verification queue

June 1, 2016, 1:08 pm 0

Three pensioners on Tuesday collapsed during a pension verification exercise in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital. Jane Aleke, chairperson of the Bayelsa Pensions Board, confirmed the incident to the NAN. She said the pensioners h....

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