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Violence Mars APC primary election, ex-Senator manhandled

Violence Mars APC primary election, ex-Senator manhandled

Violence erupted midway into the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect chairmanship candidates for the July 22 council polls in Lagos State on Saturday, ending the event abruptly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some aggrieved party supporters engaged one another in a free-for-all midway into the election, smashing ballot boxes over allegations of ... Read More »

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Osinbajo attends G7 summit, meets Trump

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left Nigeria on Saturday for Taormina, Italy to attend the G7 meeting where he met with U.S President Donald Trump. The G7 is comprised of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the U.S. He also met other leaders, including the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. The special assistant to the acting president, Mr. Laolu ... Read More »

More Trouble for Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello as INEC formally accuses him of double voter reg

More Trouble for Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello as INEC formally accuses him of double voter reg

The Independent National Electoral Commission has formally accused the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, of registering for permanent voter card twice, in violation of federal electoral law. The electoral body said Mr. Bello acted “illegally” to have registered for voter’s card in Abuja and Kogi, but said it could not take action against the governor because he is constitutionally ... Read More »

Uproar as Ambode sacks Chaplain for ‘disrespecting’ wife

Uproar as Ambode sacks Chaplain for ‘disrespecting’ wife

The alleged sack of the Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ the Light, Venerable Femi Taiwo after the priest was said to have disrespected the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode has been creating uproar. It was learnt that Taiwo got the sack on Monday, May 15 by the Governing council of the church without any query or official ... Read More »

APC chairman speaks on Obanikoro’s planned defection to ruling party

APC chairman speaks on Obanikoro’s planned defection to ruling party

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Henry Ajomale, on Wednesday said the party was stepping up arrangements to welcome a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and former Minister of State, Musiliu Obanikoro, into its fold in a matter of weeks. Mr. Ajomale, who gave the hint in an interview with journalists in Ikeja, said Mr. ... Read More »

Breaking: 50 Biafran demonstrators in police net

Breaking: 50 Biafran demonstrators in police net

At least 50 members of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), Ebonyi State, were arrested by the police in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital when the group staged what it called the ‘new Biafra’ commemoration rally. Over 2000 persons bearing Biafra flags flooded the capital city during the rally which saw policemen at strategic locations. It was gathered that those arrested ... Read More »

Kano Assembly suspends Emir Sanusi probe after ‘Osinbajo, IBB intervention’

Kano Assembly suspends Emir Sanusi probe after ‘Osinbajo, IBB intervention’

The Kano State House of Assembly has called off its investigation of alleged misappropriation of funds and other infractions by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. The House resolved to drop the probe following a plea through a letter by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, which was read by the speaker, Kabiru Alhassan Rirum, on the floor of the House. ... Read More »

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. “The British government believes that democracy is actually critical in Nigeria,” the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said on Wednesday. “There are elections. If you’re not happy with your leaders then you should ... Read More »

I will sign 2017 budget when satisfied with content – Osinbajo

I will sign 2017 budget when satisfied with content – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will assent to the 2017 budget when he is satisfied with the content, his spokesperson said on Wednesday, in apparent reaction to a report that Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government was unsure of who to sign the budget. Earlier on Wednesday, Vanguard newspaper had published a report entitled: “We don’t know who will sign ... Read More »

Senate bars NNPC, others from spending money

Senate bars NNPC, others from spending money

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 violated the Act and gave them two weeks to submit their budgets in accordance with the provisions of Section 21 of the law. ‎The directive was sequel to ... Read More »

Another Chibok Girl Has Been Found – Osinbajo

Another Chibok Girl Has Been Found – Osinbajo

 The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed that another Chibok schoolgirl has been found, barely 12 days after the release of the 82 abducted girls by terrorist group, Boko Haram. Professor Osinbajo who made the announcement during the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday said that apart from the girls who escaped on the night of the abduction, only 122 ... Read More »

PDP crisis: Makarfi group advises aspirants to defect

PDP crisis: Makarfi group advises aspirants to defect

The division in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got to a head yesterday, with the Ahmed Makarfi group telling its supporters to seek other platforms for their ambitions. The group is battling for the soul of the former ruling party with the Ali Modu Sheriff court-backed leadership. The Supreme Court is to settle the crisis. It advised the state chapters ... Read More »

335 Foreign Nationals Get Nigerian Citizenship

335 Foreign Nationals Get Nigerian Citizenship

A total of 335 foreign nationals were on Tuesday in Abuja granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies.‎ ‎ The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau,‎ who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria. Mrs Lara Oshiomhole, Wife of former ... Read More »

We have confidence in Osinbajo say US and UK

We have confidence in Osinbajo say US and UK

The United States of America and the United Kingdom have expressed no doubt in the ability and commitment of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to continue with the anti-corruption war and economic revival in Nigeria. The two countries told the media on Friday that they have confidence in Osinbajo to carry on with the quality leadership President Muhammadu Buhari has been ... Read More »

I desire Biafra, I want Biafra, I want nothing else other than Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu

I desire Biafra, I want Biafra, I want nothing else other than Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, said he would never give up his agitation for the restoration of Biafra Republic, noting that he wants the reward for his agitation in this world and not when he dies and goes to heaven. He also vowed to challenge his stringent bail conditions, saying they were unconstitutional. ... Read More »

Buhari optimistic that Govt Will Run Smoothly While away

Buhari optimistic that Govt Will Run Smoothly While away

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed confidence that government would continue to run smoothly, even in his absence, as he has left authority in able hands. The President who has arrived London for medical follow-up, handed over leadership to his Vice, Yemi Osinabjo. On Sunday night, he met with Mr Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and Zamfara ... Read More »

Some abducted Chibok girls refused to be ‘freed’ –Negotiator

Some abducted Chibok girls refused to be ‘freed’ –Negotiator

Some of the schoolgirls, abducted by Boko Haram militants from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014, refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend, one of the negotiators involved in the release said on Monday. After over three years in captivity, 82 of the schoolgirls were released out of the ... Read More »

PENSION: Lagos pays N78.5bn into workers’ retirement savings accounts

PENSION: Lagos pays N78.5bn into workers’ retirement savings accounts

As part of efforts to ensure that workers earn their pensions when upon retirement, the Lagos State Government paid a total of N78.5bn into the Retirement Savings Accounts of its employees as of the end of March. The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Oke, stated this during the state’s 38th retirement bond certificate presentation in Lagos on ... Read More »

FG in talks with B-Haram to end suicide bombings

FG in talks with B-Haram to end suicide bombings

Following the release of 82 Chibok school girls, indications have emerged that the Federal Government will initiate fresh talks on how to end suicide missions with the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram and ensure return of normalcy to communities in the North-eastern part of the country. Some of the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls during the presentation of drugs to ... Read More »

Osinbajo to sign 2017 budget into law, inaugurate new mnisters — Presidency

Osinbajo to sign 2017 budget into law, inaugurate new mnisters — Presidency

Though report of the three-man Presidential Committee that investigated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General, Nigerian Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke, is yet to be made public, both men stand suspended, a Presidency source has said. Investigations by Vanguard, last night, revealed that chairman of the committee, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo would ... Read More »

Arms Possession: DSS Releases Suswam After 71 Days

Arms Possession: DSS Releases Suswam After 71 Days

After 71 days in the custody of the Department of States Security Service, DSS, former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has been released. It was gathered that Hon  Suswam was released yesterday at about 3:30pm. The former governor had on 25 February, 2017 honoured invitation by the DSS over alleged possession of firearms and link with militia gang leader, ... Read More »

Buhari Attends Juma’at Prayers amidst health speculations

Buhari Attends Juma’at Prayers amidst health speculations

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday attended the Jumat Service inside the Presidential Villa, one week after he failed to do so, amid growing speculations about his health. President Muhammadu Buhari, joined by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno, and other officials, on Friday attended the Juma’at prayers in the Presidential Villa. This ... Read More »

BREAKING: After four nights in detention, ex-governor Sule Lamido granted bail

BREAKING: After four nights in detention, ex-governor Sule Lamido granted bail

A magistrate court sitting in Dutse has granted a former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, bail on own recognisance. The prosecutor, Ikenna Ekpunobi, had argued that Mr. Lamido should not be granted bail as he could jeopardise peace in the state. The magistrate, Muhammad Lamin, disagreed with the counsel. Mr. Lamin also rejected a police report tendered allegedly linking the ... Read More »

SGF Spent N570m To ‘Cut Grass’ In Yobe – Senate

SGF Spent N570m To ‘Cut Grass’ In Yobe – Senate

The members of Senate were stunned on Wednesday when the ad hoc committee investigating the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, told the Upper Chamber that the SGF allegedly spent N570m to cut grass in Yobe State alone. Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Senator Shehu Sani, said their investigation revealed that Mr Lawal spent ... Read More »

Senate Confirms Two Ministerial Nominees

Senate Confirms Two Ministerial Nominees

The Senate has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for the two vacant ministerial positions in his cabinet. The nominees confirmed during Wednesday’s plenary are Professor Stephen Nkani Ocheni (Kogi State) and Mr. Suleiman Zana Hassan (Gombe State). President Buhari had nominated both men to replace the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, and ex-Minister of the Environment, Amina ... Read More »

Osinbajo panel to submit report on Monday

Osinbajo panel to submit report on Monday

The Presidency on Wednesday said the presidential committee investigating the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, will submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a ... Read More »

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Malabu Oil To FG

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Malabu Oil To FG

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, has ordered an interim forfeiture of oil prospecting licence 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil. The order, according to him, would last pending the conclusion of investigation and prosecution of Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Ltd, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd, Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd and ... Read More »

Buhari fires heads of NAMA, NiMet, NCAT, AIB

Buhari fires heads of NAMA, NiMet, NCAT, AIB

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked four heads of parastatal, agencies and college in the nation’s aviation industry. They include the Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Emma Anasi, and Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Dr Anthony Anuforom. Others are Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Mr Samuel Caulcrick and the ... Read More »

Nigeria suspends law that caused exit of Adeboye as RCCG national leader

Nigeria suspends law that caused exit of Adeboye as RCCG national leader

The Nigerian government has suspended a corporate governance code issued by the country’s Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRC. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechuckwu Enelamah, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, after it was reported President Muhammadu Buhari’s sack of the Executive Secretary of FRC, Jim Obazee. Mr. Obazee’s sack followed exit of Enoch Adeboye ... Read More »

$153m: EFCC uncovers Diezani’s hidden estate

$153m: EFCC uncovers Diezani’s hidden estate

•Magu jets out to London over ex-minister’s case •Five bank chiefs may face trial Who owns this sprawling estate in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State? The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) suspects it belongs to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. It was discovered by operatives of the anti-graft agency in the course of their investigation of public funds ... Read More »