29
Oct2017

MAINAGATE NOT CONSISTENT WITH BUHARI'S ANTI GRAFT WAR - OBASANJO

MAINAGATE NOT CONSISTENT WITH BUHARI'S ANTI GRAFT WAR - OBASANJO

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said Saturday in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, that the botched recall of a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, was not consistent with the avowed war on corruption. Obasanjo said this at the 2017 Foundation Day Public Lecture titled: “Corruption and...

10
Sep2017

VIDEO OF A DRUNK POLICEMAN IN UNIFORM GOES VIRAL

VIDEO OF A DRUNK POLICEMAN IN UNIFORM GOES VIRAL

A video showing an allegedly drunk policeman lying on the ground in a muddy puddle went viral on the Internet on Saturday. The uniformed policeman was said to have allegedly drunk himself to stupor. Several people gathered around him, filming and taking pictures of the cop. “He has taken too...

10
Sep2017

BLACKMAILERS THREATEN PDP BOT CHAIRMAN, DEMAND N10M

BLACKMAILERS THREATEN PDP BOT CHAIRMAN, DEMAND N10M

Blackmailers have asked Chairman of Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Walid jibrin to give them N10m so that they would not publish a secret document they claimed to have on the former member of the National Assembly. The callers were said to have bombarded the BOT boss...

10
Sep2017

2019: APC NORTHERN GOVS BACK BUHARI FOR SECOND TERM, OTHERS SAY NO

2019: APC NORTHERN GOVS BACK BUHARI FOR SECOND TERM, OTHERS SAY NO

Governors from northern states of the country who are members of All Progressives Congress on Saturday said nothing would stop President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2019 election. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, a close ally of the President, also backed Buhari for a second term. They spoke just...

10
Sep2017

2019: OSINBAJO DISOWNS GROUP ASKING HIM TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

2019: OSINBAJO DISOWNS GROUP ASKING  HIM TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday issued a disclaimer on a political group that is pushing for him to run in the 2019 presidential election. The group, which remains largely faceless, said it launched a website to create awareness for the vice president because “he is the right ruler for...

08
Sep2017

HOW WE KILLED 3 STUDENTS, SOLD BREASTS FOR N15 MILLION - RITUAL KILLERS

HOW WE KILLED 3 STUDENTS, SOLD BREASTS FOR N15 MILLION - RITUAL KILLERS

Three persons in the business of luring and kidnapping girls for the purpose of killing and selling their parts have been arrested by Ondo State police command. They have also confessed to have been involved in the kidnapping of students of the Adeyemi College of Education in Ondo town. While...

08
Sep2017

RESTRUCTURING: YORUBA LEADERS INSIST NIGERIA RETURN TO 1960, 1963 CONSTITUTIONS

RESTRUCTURING: YORUBA LEADERS INSIST NIGERIA RETURN TO 1960, 1963 CONSTITUTIONS

Prominent Yoruba leaders that include governors, former governors, former ministers, royal fathers, elder statesmen and academicians from the six South West states, Kwara and Kogi states, on Thursday converged on Ibadan for a Yoruba summit titled, "Yoruba Standpoint on Restructuring", insisting that the country must return to a proper federation...

06
Sep2017

CABINET MEETING CANCELLED FOR SECOND TIME SINCE BUHARI'S RETURN

CABINET MEETING CANCELLED FOR SECOND TIME SINCE BUHARI'S RETURN

The Federal government has cancelled its weekly cabinet meeting for the second time since President Muhammadu Buhari returned from three months of medical leave in Britain. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement Wednesday's meeting would not take place "due to inadequate time to prepare the documents". Buhari cancelled...

06
Sep2017

NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA SAY THEY ARE OUT OF RECESSION

NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA SAY THEY ARE OUT OF RECESSION

Two of Africa's leading economies said Tuesday they have emerged from recession. South Africa and Nigeria released figures showing economic growth in the second quarter of this year. South Africa's government said the gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in the quarter, helped by the agriculture, forestry and fishing...

06
Sep2017

ORDINARY NIGERIANS NEED TO FEEL IMPACT OF COMING OUT OF RECESSION - BUHARI

ORDINARY NIGERIANS NEED TO FEEL IMPACT OF COMING OUT OF RECESSION - BUHARI

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, said the real impact of coming out recession will be better felt when ordinary Nigerians experience a change in their living conditions. President Buhari, who received the President of Niger, Alhaji Mahamadou Issoufou, at his country home in Daura, told...

06
Sep2017

ECONOMIC RECESSION: STATISTICS NOT REALITY - PDP

ECONOMIC RECESSION: STATISTICS NOT REALITY - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians not to see every statistics as an indication of reality. PDP made this known following Tuesday report by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the nation had exited the economic recession that worsened living conditions in the past two years. NBS had in...

06
Sep2017

SUITOR DIES DURING MARRIAGE FLOGGING

SUITOR DIES DURING MARRIAGE FLOGGING

A young man, Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage. The incident happened at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. Police sources said the man died following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged...

31
Aug2017

FRESH CRISIS LOOMS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS AS DOCTORS BEGIN STRIKE ON MONDAY

FRESH CRISIS LOOMS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS AS DOCTORS BEGIN STRIKE ON MONDAY

National Association of Resident Doctors, NARDs, has issued a nationwide strike notice effective September 4. Dr Olusegun Olaopa, President of NARDs, University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, announced this on Wednesday in a statement made available in Ibadan. Olaopa said that resident doctors would commence an indefinite industrial action on Monday...

31
Aug2017

BUHARI'S COMMENT ON THE ECONOMY IS MOCKERY OF SUFFERING NIGERIANS - FAYOSE

BUHARI'S COMMENT ON THE ECONOMY IS MOCKERY OF SUFFERING NIGERIANS - FAYOSE

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has taken another swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari saying his latest comment that he was pleased with Nigeria’s economy shows he has lost touch with the economic realities in the country. The president had recently while receiving a briefing from Minister of Budget and...

31
Aug2017

FG DETAINING HUNDREDS IN SECRET FACILITIES - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

FG DETAINING HUNDREDS IN SECRET FACILITIES - AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Hundreds of people are being held in secret detention in Nigeria, Amnesty International has said. The rights agency made the allegation on Wednesday at an event to mark International Day of the Disappeared. The day is observed across the world every August 30 to draw attention to the fate of...

31
Aug2017

AFENIFERE CRIES OUT AS HERDSMEN ATTACK FALAE'S FARM AGAIN

AFENIFERE CRIES OUT AS HERDSMEN ATTACK FALAE'S FARM AGAIN

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have again attacked the farm of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Olu Falae, at Ilado village, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, destroying crops worth millions of naira. Publicity Secretary of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin,...

30
Aug2017

SUSPECTED BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS REMANDED IN PRISON, PLEADS GUILTY IN COURT

SUSPECTED BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS REMANDED IN PRISON, PLEADS GUILTY IN COURT

Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, who appears unruffled today at the Ikeja High Court has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and kidnapping before a judge of the Court. Evans and five others were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping. The judge ordered that all...

30
Aug2017

FG DECIDES ON ASUU'S DEMANDS TODAY AS UNION SHUNS MEETING

FG DECIDES ON ASUU'S DEMANDS TODAY AS UNION SHUNS MEETING

There are indications that Federal Executive Council will, at its meeting on Wednesday (today) decide on the demands of Academic Staff Union of Universities. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who gave this indication in an interview with journalists on Tuesday, said the university lecturers had deliberated on...

30
Aug2017

I'M PRIME TARGET OF OLUBADAN CHIEFTAINCY LAW REVIEW - LADOJA

I'M PRIME TARGET OF OLUBADAN CHIEFTAINCY LAW REVIEW - LADOJA

Osi Olubadan of Ibadan and former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja has said he was the prime target of the government’s review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration law. The former governor said he was asked to either “join in the mockery of obaship and agree to be made a government-appointed...

26
Aug2017

BUHARI PRAISES OSINBAJO, MOCKS #ResumeorResign LONDON PROTESTERS

BUHARI PRAISES OSINBAJO, MOCKS #ResumeorResign LONDON PROTESTERS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he hoped that those who held #ResumeOrResign protest in front of the Abuja House in London, United Kingdom, would also join him in Nigeria now that he had returned home. The President said now that he had returned to Nigeria, he hoped that those...

26
Aug2017

UK HIGH COMMISSIONER SPEAKS ON BUHARI'S HEALTH

UK HIGH COMMISSIONER SPEAKS ON BUHARI'S HEALTH

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, has said that the Presidency was not lieing to Nigerians about the true health status and fitness of President Muhammadu Buhari to perform his duties as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Speaking with our correspondent in Abuja, Arkwright...

26
Aug2017

IPOB REJECTS WITHDRAWAL OF IGBO QUIT NOTICE

IPOB REJECTS WITHDRAWAL OF IGBO QUIT NOTICE

Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has rejected the withdrawal of the quit notice issued to Igbos by Coalition of Northern Groups. The coalition had ordered Igbos to leave the north on or before October 1, 2017, but a suspension of the notice was announced on Thursday by the group’s spokesperson...

25
Aug2017

ATTEMPT ON MY LIFE, PUT KASHAMU UNDER SECURITY WATCH - GBENGA DANIEL

ATTEMPT ON MY LIFE, PUT KASHAMU UNDER SECURITY WATCH - GBENGA DANIEL

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel says an attempt was made on his life, calling on various security agencies in the Country to put Senator Buruji Kashamu under security watch list and strict surveillance, as the prime suspect. This was contained in a petition signed by the former...

25
Aug2017

BUHARI SIGNS EXTRADITION TREATY WITH UAE, OTHER PACTS AGAINST CORRUPTION

BUHARI SIGNS EXTRADITION TREATY WITH UAE, OTHER PACTS AGAINST CORRUPTION

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja signed nine international agreements, including an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), aimed at strengthening the anti-corruption war, boosting the economy and improving security in the country. Buhari also expressed hope that signing the agreements would enable the country to pursue the...

25
Aug2017

JONATHAN REMINDS NIGERIANS OF FREEDOM ENJOYED UNDER HIS WATCH, IN FACEBOOK POST

JONATHAN REMINDS NIGERIANS OF FREEDOM ENJOYED UNDER HIS WATCH, IN FACEBOOK POST

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday took a swipe at the move by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to curb hate speech. The ex-leader shared a picture of a quote he made on Facebook in 2014. The post read in part, “I am the most abused and insulted President in...

24
Aug2017

MAN 43, ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEFILING 3 MINOR

MAN 43, ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DEFILING 3 MINOR

A 43 year old man, INI UDOH has been arrested by officers of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of three minor, two of whom are 9 years old with one in her 12th year. This was disclosed by the State Police Public Relations Officer,...

23
Aug2017

BUHARI ISSUES MARCHING ORDER TO MILITARY CHIEFS TO KEEP NIGERIA ONE

BUHARI ISSUES MARCHING ORDER TO MILITARY CHIEFS TO KEEP NIGERIA ONE

President Muhammadu Buhari has given security chiefs a directive on ongoing agitations in the country, saying they must ensure that Nigeria remains one. Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin, stated this on Tuesday in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting Buhari held with security chiefs at...

23
Aug2017

REPLICATE UK HEALTH FACILITIES IN NIGERIA, NMA CHALLENGES BUHARI

REPLICATE UK HEALTH FACILITIES IN NIGERIA, NMA CHALLENGES BUHARI

Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to replicate in Nigeria facilities he benefited from in the hospital that attended to him in London. President of the association, Dr Mike Ogirinma, urged the federal government to invest more in the health sector to remove the need for...

23
Aug2017

FG MAY ADOPT SELECTIVE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE - OSINBAJO

FG MAY ADOPT SELECTIVE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE - OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government may consider increasing workers’ remuneration package, especially bonuses of certain government agencies, instead of increasing wages across board. According to a transcript made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande,...

23
Aug2017

ONLY 1/3 OF STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR JAMB SCORED ABOVE 200- OFFICIAL

ONLY 1/3  OF STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR JAMB SCORED ABOVE 200- OFFICIAL

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks. The number represents just about a third of the students who sat for the examination. The total score for UTME exam is 400. JAMB Registrar, Prof...

22
Aug2017

BUHARI MEETS WITH OSINBAJO, OTHERS

BUHARI MEETS WITH OSINBAJO, OTHERS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with government officials including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and some presidential aides as he formally resumed duties in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Presidential aides including Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, and the President’s Special Adviser on Media and...

22
Aug2017

KUDOS, KNOCKS AS NIGERIANS REACT TO BUHARI'S BROADCAST

KUDOS,  KNOCKS AS NIGERIANS REACT TO BUHARI'S BROADCAST

Nigerians on Monday were diverse in their opinions on Buhari’s first broadcast to Nigerians after a 104-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom. While some described the speech as all encompassing, others saw it as lacking in matters that affected Nigerians. An elder statesman and chieftain of Afenifere, Mr Ayo...

21
Aug2017

IN BROADCAST TO THE NATION, BUHARI SAYS 'NIGERIA UNITY SETTLED'

IN BROADCAST TO THE NATION, BUHARI SAYS 'NIGERIA UNITY SETTLED'

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable, in apparent reference to tension in the country. In his broadcast to the nation this morning, following his extended medical vacation in the United Kingdom, Buhari also directed security agencies to fight and destroy terrorists and criminals...

21
Aug2017

ANXIETY GRIPS MINISTERS OVER BUHARI'S PLANS

ANXIETY GRIPS MINISTERS OVER BUHARI'S PLANS

Many ministers yesterday suspended their weekend break to return to Abuja after President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from 103-day medical vacation. Cabinet members were surprised that they were caught unawares by the President’s return. Many ministers knew about Buhari’s return through a statement early Saturday by Special Adviser to the President...

21
Aug2017

HOW FG, STATES SHARED N2.56 TRILLION IN 6 MONTHS - REPORT

HOW FG, STATES SHARED N2.56 TRILLION IN 6 MONTHS  - REPORT

The federal government, thirty-six states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have so far shared the sum of N2.56 trillion in the first half of 2017 from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), an investigation by Economic Confidential has revealed. The report by the economic intelligence magazine shows...

21
Aug2017

FG, STATES AGREE ON SPECIAL COURTS FOR HATE SPEECH, OTHERS

FG,  STATES AGREE ON SPECIAL COURTS FOR HATE SPEECH, OTHERS

Federal and state governments have agreed to designate special courts for the purposes of prosecuting purveyors of hate speeches as well as suspected terrorists and kidnappers. According to a statement in Abuja on Sunday by Senior Special Assistant to Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the decision was...

21
Aug2017

RESTRUCTURING: YORUBA LEADERS TO HOLD GRAND RALLY, SEPTEMBER 7

RESTRUCTURING: YORUBA LEADERS TO HOLD GRAND RALLY, SEPTEMBER 7

South West leaders met in Lagos on Sunday to unfold plans for an upcoming Yoruba “Grand Rally on Restructuring”. Addressing journalists after the meeting, Chairman, Organising Committee for the Rally, Kunle Olajide, said that the rally, scheduled to hold in Ibadan on September 7, would be a one-agenda-congress on restructuring....

21
Aug2017

IPOB SETS UP BIAFRA SECURITY SERVICE

IPOB SETS UP BIAFRA SECURITY SERVICE

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist movement organisation, has confirmed setting up vigilance group, Biafra Security Service, BSS. It debunked insinuations that BSS is a standing army, but stressed that what it established is a vigilance group. The group would only gather intelligence and ensure that criminal elements do...

19
Aug2017

SARAKI WELCOMES BUHARI, REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT OF THE SENATE

SARAKI WELCOMES BUHARI, REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT OF THE SENATE

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki thanked God for the safe return and recovery of the President, and reaffirmed the commitment of the National Assembly...

19
Aug2017

BUHARI RETURNS FROM LONDON TODAY, TO ADDRESS THE NATION

BUHARI RETURNS FROM LONDON TODAY, TO ADDRESS THE NATION

PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNS TODAY President Muhammadu Buhari returns to the country later today, after receiving medical attention in London. The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has functioned as Acting President since then. President...