Friday , 20 October 2017
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Politics

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Free And Fair Election – Fayose

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Free And Fair Election – Fayose

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Today in Abuja ... Read More »

INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

INEC Releases Amended Timetable For Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released an amended timetable for the recall process on the petition against Senator Dino Melaye. Melaye, who represents Kogi West senatorial district, had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the process, but the court asked the electoral body to continue with the exercise. Some of his constituents had also petitioned ... Read More »

SSANU, NASU To Embark On Indefinite Strike

SSANU, NASU To Embark On Indefinite Strike

There appears to be more trouble for Nigeria’s education sector as all the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11. This is just as the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of ... Read More »

King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab News” reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian ... Read More »

Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Mr Tony Nwoye has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. In the just-concluded exercise, Mr Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Ubah who got 931 votes. There were 11 aspirants who contested for the Anambra APC governorship ticket at ... Read More »

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. About three weeks ago, the Commission who wanted the money forfeited to the Federal ... Read More »

Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has withdrawn its quit notice to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. The coalition of northern youth groups announced this on Thursday after a meeting in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were the Governor of Borno State, some Igbo traditional rulers, and elders from the north. The decision to withdraw the ... Read More »

Ojukwu’s son confirms Buhari’s meeting with father

Ojukwu’s son confirms Buhari’s meeting with father

The first son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Mr Emeka Ojukwu (Jr), has vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari on his claimed celebrated discussions with his late father on the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria. Ojukwu told journalists on Wednesday in Awka Anambra State, that Buhari’s position that he (Buhari) and his late father’s discussion was right. The son to late ... Read More »

Adeosun Emerges Chairperson Of ECOWAS Investment Bank

Adeosun Emerges Chairperson Of ECOWAS Investment Bank

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has emerged the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). Mrs Adeosun was named the new chairperson of EBID on Tuesday 22, August, 2017 at the end of the 15th Ordinary Meeting of the board of governors of the ... Read More »

Fayose denies saying he’d commit suicide if Buhari returns alive

Fayose denies saying he’d commit suicide if Buhari returns alive

Contrary the statements attributed to the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has denied ever saying he would commit suicide if President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria arrive. Mr. Buhari returned from London, Saturday, where he had been on medical vacation for over 100 days. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, told journalist on Monday that the statement ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

When the Central Bank Nigeria, CBN, blocked official dollar access to importers of 41 low-skilled items, Baton Nigeria, an Ogun state-based company, was preparing to start a factory producing tooth picks – one of the items on CBN’s list. By August 2016 when the company’s production lines had kicked off, the policy had been in place for a year. Now, ... Read More »

FG Spent N1.3trn On Capital Projects In 2016 – Osinbajo

FG Spent N1.3trn On Capital Projects In 2016 – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hinted yesterday that the federal government spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects from the 2016 budget appropriation. Speaking at the2017 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) national conference in Lagos, Osinbajo noted that the figure was the highest sum spent on infrastructure in the history of the country. “The federal government spent about N1.3 trillion on capital projects ... Read More »

President Buhari Addresses The Nation (Full Speech)

President Buhari Addresses The Nation (Full Speech)

After more than three months in London on a medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Saturday and this morning he addressed the nation. In his speech, the President spoke about Nigeria’s unity, agitations, and the war on Boko Haram, among other things. Read his full speech below: My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God ... Read More »

Buhari’s Return is a Sign of the Nation’s Recovery – Osinbajo

Buhari’s Return is a Sign of the Nation’s Recovery – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the recovery and return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria is a symbol of the nation’s recovery. Professor Osinbajo told reporters on Saturday in Abuja shortly after he received the President that he is happy President Buhari came back in good health. He said, “The message to Nigerians is that the recovery and recuperation of the ... Read More »

PHOTO NEWS: President Buhari Welcomed by Vice President Osinbajo

PHOTO NEWS: President Buhari Welcomed by Vice President Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday 19th August, 2017 returned to Nigeria from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. See photos of his arrival as he was received by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and members of the Federal Executive Council among other dignitaries.     Read More »

BREAKING: President Buhari arrives Nigeria after 103 days in London

BREAKING: President Buhari arrives Nigeria after 103 days in London

President Muhammadu Buhari alighted from Nigeria’s Presidential Jet, Eagle One which touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 4:38 PM on Saturday Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja. The presidential jet departed the United Kingdom at 10:27 AM. On hand to receive the President are the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Federal Executive Council and the ... Read More »

BREAKING: Finally, Buhari returns to Nigeria today

BREAKING: Finally, Buhari returns to Nigeria today

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country later today August 19, 2017 This was revealed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina “President Buhari is expected to speak to Nigerians in a broadcast by 7 a.m on Monday, August 21, 2017 “He thanks all Nigerians who have prayed ceaselessly for his ... Read More »

ASUU STRIKE: We won’t go back to class until govt implements past agreements –ASUU President

ASUU STRIKE: We won’t go back to class until govt implements past agreements –ASUU President

As the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities continues, the union has said it will not call it off until its demands to the government are met. ASUU had on Sunday embarked on a nationwide strike, which has reportedly grounded academic activities in about 80 federal and state universities across the country, over the failure ... Read More »

U.S President, D. Trump relieves Adebayo Ogunlesi’s appointment

U.S President, D. Trump relieves Adebayo Ogunlesi’s appointment

Nigerian born international CEO, Adebayo Ogunlesi has now ceased to be an adviser to embattled US President Donald Trump. Trump sacked him today along with other distinguished CEOs counselling him via two councils on how to “Make America Great Again”. Adebayo Ogunlesi: to advise Trump on the economy Trump sacked Ogunlesi on Twitter, when he announced the dissolution of two ... Read More »

I’m Okay now waiting for doctors directive to return home –Buhari

I’m Okay now waiting for doctors directive to return home –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he believes he is strong enough to return to the country, but his doctors will be the ones to determine when he returns. The President who has been away from the country for more than 90 days said this when members of his media team and his Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, paid ... Read More »

PDP Ready to take over power in 2019 – Jonathan

PDP Ready to take over power in 2019 – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan declared yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is ready to take over power at the center in 2019, noting that the party cannot be intimidated. Jonathan, who spoke at the non-elective convention of the PDP, said despite its recent momentous crisis, the party remains the largest party in Nigeria. He further dispelled claims that the ... Read More »

PHOTOS NEWS: Buhari’s Media Team Visits Him In London

PHOTOS NEWS: Buhari’s Media Team Visits Him In London

President Buhari’s media team visited him today in London, the Presidency has revealed. In an e-mail to Channels Television, containing images from the visit, those who made the trip were identified as the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed;  Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu; and Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; and the Personal Assistant to ... Read More »

INEC releases time-table to recall Dino Melaye

INEC releases time-table to recall Dino Melaye

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday released the time table for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye on Monday. The decision of the electoral umpire is coming amidst efforts by Mr. Melaye’s lawyer to stop the commission from kick starting the process. INEC had last week acknowledged receiving a petition from Mr. Melaye’s constituents ... Read More »

Elder Statesman, Maitama Sule dies at 88

Elder Statesman, Maitama Sule dies at 88

Maitama Sule, First Republic minister, former Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations and leader of Northern Elders Forum passes away in a Cairo hospital. Reports say that he died in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt’s capital while receiving treatment for an illness. According to officials of the Kano State Government, the Dan Masanin Kano as his popularly known  died at ... Read More »

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 »

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos ahead of his ‘mouth-watering’ bout with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ‘Rhumbles in Lagos”, a charity fight,   is part of the ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State. It will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. Holyfield poses with Ambode Ambode gives a gift ... 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 »