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Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO at Jibowu

Lagos shutdown Chisco, Ifex, GUO at Jibowu

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday sealed off the premises of some major commercial transport companies, at Jibowu, on Ikorodu Road as it begins enforcement of the relocation of inter-state buses from Jibowu to Ojota. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami  ordered the seal off with the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi. Among the companies ... Read More »

UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, saying there are no less than over 350 million in circulation in the country. It said out of the estimated 500 million of such weapons said to be circulating in West Africa, 70% of them is domiciled in Nigeria. Director ... Read More »

Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize

Wole Soyinka Wins The Europe Theatre Prize

Professor Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, has won this year’s The Europe Theatre Prize. Announcing the award, the General Secretary, The Europe Theatre Prize, Alessandro Martinez, said Professor Soyinka won the Special Prize category of the award for his consistency “as a proponent of an ideal bridge between Europe and Africa in a deeply delicate period ... Read More »

President Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Buhari to attend ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Nigeria for Paris, France where he will join over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit. The summit holds on Tuesday. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President will be accompanied by the governors of Adamawa, Kano, and Ondo States as well ... Read More »

Uche Secondus emerges PDP National Chairman

Uche Secondus emerges PDP National Chairman

Former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has been elected as the National Chairman of the party. Secondus scored 2,000 votes out of 2,396 votes cast at the party’s national convention, which ended in the early hours of Sunday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Chairman of the Electoral Sub-Committee of the convention and former ... Read More »

Kidnapped Ekiti Senator Ayo Arise Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Ekiti Senator Ayo Arise Regains Freedom

A former Senator from Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has regained freedom. Arise, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, regained freedom on Friday night. The President of Oye Ekiti Progressives Union (OPU), an umbrella association of the indigenes of Oye, Mr Akin Omole, confirmed the release of the former ... Read More »

Gov Okorocha swears in sister as Commissioner for Happiness

Gov Okorocha swears in sister as Commissioner for Happiness

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in his sister Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha) as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’s Fulfillment in the state. Mrs Ololo was among the 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils sworn into office by the governor. Ololo is married to Chuks, an engineer. The new ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Real reasons  Gwarzo the DG of SEC was suspended

EXCLUSIVE: Real reasons Gwarzo the DG of SEC was suspended

Just before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, selected journalists got mails from the finance ministry of an impending ‘news break.’ “Kindly await a major news break from the Federal Ministry of Finance today at 6.30 p.m.,” Oluyinka Akintunde, the spokesperson of the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, said; an indication that a decision to be announced to the public about 90 ... Read More »

FG declares Friday public holiday for Eid-El-Maulud

FG declares Friday public holiday for Eid-El-Maulud

The Nigeria’s federal government has declared Friday as public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration on behalf of the FG in a statement on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Abubakar Magaji. The minister urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion to pray ... Read More »

Mounir Gwarzo, DG Securities and Exchange Commission suspended

Mounir Gwarzo, DG Securities and Exchange Commission suspended

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, has been suspended from office. Mr. Gwarzo was suspended on Wednesday by the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, “to allow for an unhindered investigation of several allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the Director-General.” According to a statement by Patricia Deworitshe, Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Finance, “the ... Read More »

Borno To Convert Boko Haram Leader’s House To Museum

Borno To Convert Boko Haram Leader’s House To Museum

The Borno State government has said it will convert the house of the former leader of Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Yusuf, to a museum. The state commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Dr Mohammed Bulama, disclosed this at the sidelines of the 9th National Council for Culture, Tourism and National Orientation held in Dutse, Jigawa. The Council with the ... Read More »

Atiku holds meetings with PDP leaders, governors

Atiku holds meetings with PDP leaders, governors

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is presently holding consultations with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State and the entire Northeast. Atiku resigned from the APC on Friday following what he called Unconstitutionality actions of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Adamawa chapter of the APC yesterday confirmed the receipt of Atiku’s resignation letter. State Secretary ... Read More »

Badoo: Police barred vigil in Ikorodu

Badoo: Police barred vigil in Ikorodu

•’Most killings occur in churches’ •Curfew imposed on Ikorodu •No tight security no vigil To stem the Badoo menace, the police yesterday barred churches and mosques in Ikorodu and environs from holding vigil without tight security. Acting Lagos State Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal warned that he would arrest and charge with murder any pastor in whose church ritualists kill worshippers ... Read More »

Presidential ticket: Atiku won’t disregard Jonathan’s advice on Obasanjo – aide

Presidential ticket: Atiku won’t disregard Jonathan’s advice on Obasanjo – aide

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he has not ruled out the possibility of holding talks with his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, in pursuit of his political ambition.  Atiku’s Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, stated this on behalf of his principal during a telephone interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja on Sunday. Ibe explained that Atiku, a master ... Read More »

President Buhari to attend EU-AU summit in Abidjan

President Buhari to attend EU-AU summit in Abidjan

President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit holding in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said in a statement on Monday that summit which would hold from November 28 -29 has as its theme, “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development”. The President will participate ... Read More »

Boko Haram flushed out of Magumeri

Boko Haram flushed out of Magumeri

The Boko Haram insurgents never maintained  a foothold on the Borno town of Magumeri on Saturday. Competent military sources told the News Agency of Nigeria, that the attack on the town was repelled. A competent security source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the insurgents attacked a military formation at the town, also the headquarters of the local ... Read More »

Atiku’s exit: Panic in APC as mass defection looms

Atiku’s exit: Panic in APC as mass defection looms

There were fears among the All Progressives Congress chieftains on Friday, following the defection of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling party. Saturday PUNCH gathered that although the APC was expecting  Atiku’s exit, it dawned on it on Friday that the former vice-president’s action could lead to mass defection from the ruling party. It was learnt that the fears ... Read More »

Attorney General Malami lied on Maina’s recall letters, say Oyo-Ita, Federal Civil Service Commission

Attorney General Malami lied on Maina’s recall letters, say Oyo-Ita, Federal Civil Service Commission

The controversy over the recall of former head of Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform, Abdulrasheed Maina, into service rumbled on on Thursday. At a hearing by the adhoc committee set up by the House of Representatives to probe the matter, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, and the Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, ... Read More »

Letter For Maina’s Reinstatement Didn’t Come From My Office – AGF

Letter For Maina’s Reinstatement Didn’t Come From My Office – AGF

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has denied having any involvement in the reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. He said the letter giving clear directives on the reinstatement of the former chairman, couldn’t have genuinely emanated from his office. He made this known when the House of Representatives ... Read More »

No prison for Maryam Sanda alleged husband killer

No prison for Maryam Sanda alleged husband killer

Maryam Sanda, alleged killer of her husband, Bilyamin Bello, has been spared, for now, of being remanded in prison by the police. Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command said the police did not demand prison remand for her because she is nursing a six month old baby. Police said they have secured a court order to remand her for two weeks, ... Read More »

Senate approves Buhari’s $5.5 billion external borrowing

Senate approves Buhari’s $5.5 billion external borrowing

The Senate on Tuesday approved the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to secure two external borrowings in the sum of $5.5 billion. The approval followed the adoption of a report by the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts at the plenary on Tuesday. PUNCH reports that Buhari, in a letter dated October 4, 2017, had said the external borrowings ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari Arrives Ebonyi, Commences South-East Tour

BREAKING: Buhari Arrives Ebonyi, Commences South-East Tour

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in commencement of his 2-day working visit to the South-East region The President was earlier received at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State. He then proceeded to Abakaliki township stadium in Ebonyi State. President Buhari was received by Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi state governors as well as top security officials. This ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Sergeant Kills Army Captain, Four Others and self In Chibok

Nigerian Army Sergeant Kills Army Captain, Four Others and self In Chibok

Tragedy occurred on Sunday in Chibok, Borno State when a Nigerian Army Staff Sergeant, Silas Ninyo (93NA/36/2608), shot dead Captain T. Mani, who stopped him from beating innocent civilians. The enraged soldier also killed four others before taking his own life. An Army situation report (No.64) exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters revealed that on Sunday afternoon a team of soldiers, led ... Read More »

My supporters want me to contest for presidency again but…– Jonathan

My supporters want me to contest for presidency again but…– Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says his supporters have been putting pressure on him to contest the 2019 presidential election. In an interview with Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momodu, Jonathan said he is moved to tears seeing people shouting “GEJ, we want you back”. Jonathan, who ruled out the possibility of contesting for the presidency again, said reflections on his achievements ... Read More »

Police to probe Wike and Amaechi security detail bloody clash

Police to probe Wike and Amaechi security detail bloody clash

Police Chief Ibrahim Idris has ordered a probe into the  Saturday clash between security detail of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and those of Minister of Transportation Chibuile Amaechi in Port Harcourt. Although nobody died during the clash, many were injured and the rifle of a policeman was snatched at the Trans-Amadi Layout. Both Wike and Amaechi, who are former ... Read More »

Aliko Dangote Pledges $100m To Battle Malnutrition In Nigeria

Aliko Dangote Pledges $100m To Battle Malnutrition In Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths. A major highlight of the Summit was the pledge by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to invest $100 million over five years to tackle ... Read More »

Presidency releases full list of Buhari’s appointees

Presidency releases full list of Buhari’s appointees

The Presidency has released a full list of all the appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari since he assumed office on May 29, 2015. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, released the list of 159 appointees on Saturday night, a copy of which his office emailed to PREMIUM TIMES. “Here is an updated table ... Read More »

Maina sought opportunity to say the ‘truth’ in letter to Saraki

Maina sought opportunity to say the ‘truth’ in letter to Saraki

A letter written by former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, urging the Senate to give him an opportunity of fair hearing has surfaced. The letter dated June 19, 2015, one week after the inauguration of the present Senate, indicated that the fugitive ex-pension boss returned to the country shortly after President ... Read More »

Senator Dino Melaye pelted with stones in Kogi

Senator Dino Melaye pelted with stones in Kogi

Controversial Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West was saved from being injured by security officials on Saturday during the Kaaba Day celebration when suspected political thugs pelted him with stones and other dangerous objects. The senator was pelted with stones and other dangerous objects at the township stadium, venue of the celebration after announcing a paltry N3m donation. Governor Yahaya ... Read More »

Army Repels Boko Haram Attack In Yobe

Army Repels Boko Haram Attack In Yobe

Troops of the Nigerian Army have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorist on Goneri community in Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria. The insurgents reportedly invaded the community in the late hours of Saturday. However, the spokesman of the 3rd Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Kayode Ogunsoya, confirmed the attack but did not give any details of the casualty figures. ... Read More »

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