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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 »

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 »

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 »

How Akiolu reconciled Tinubu and I —Obanikoro

How Akiolu reconciled Tinubu and I —Obanikoro

In this interview by SUNDAY ABORISADE curled from Sunday Punch, a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, speaks about his reconciliation with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his rumoured defection to the All Progressives Congress There are claims that you have defected to the All Progressives Congress. Is this true? In this instance, whatever step I am taking ... 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 »

BREAKING: Another PDP lawmaker defects to APC

BREAKING: Another PDP lawmaker defects to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau State, Edward Pwajok, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. He is the member representing Jos South/East federal constituency. His defection followed a letter read by the Speaker on the floor of the House on Wednesday. ‎ Mr. Pwajok cited division in his former party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, ... 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 »

Army Chief Warns Soldiers To Avoid Politicians

Army Chief Warns Soldiers To Avoid Politicians

The Chief of Army Staff, LT Gen. Tukur Buratai has asked soldiers and officers who may be interested in joining politics, to apply for voluntary discharge and leave the Army.y The warning, according to him, is coming against the backdrop of reports of officers and soldiers who are being approached by some individuals for what he describes as “undisclosed political ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Fashola Highlights Input Hoped To Boost Power Supply In Nigeria

Fashola Highlights Input Hoped To Boost Power Supply In Nigeria

The Nigerian government says it will do all in its powers to overcome the setbacks in the power sector. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, gave the assurance while briefing reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. One of the strategies that the government has adopted, according ... 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 »

$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 »

Alleged Money Laundering: Court Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Accounts In Five Banks

Alleged Money Laundering: Court Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Accounts In Five Banks

A Federal High Court in Lagos has frozen multiple accounts in five Nigerian banks allegedly belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan over allegations of money laundering. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the order freezing the accounts after listening to an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), sometime in November. The order, according to the Commission, ... Read More »

Accused of corruption, Obanikoro arrives Nigeria, to present self to EFCC

Accused of corruption, Obanikoro arrives Nigeria, to present self to EFCC

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has arrived Nigeria in an apparent move to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Mr. Obanikoro has been having a running battle with the anti-graft agency on allegations bordering on financial crimes. He left for the United States shortly after his party lost the 2015 elections and ... Read More »

Nigeria steps up Naira-Yuan swap deal

Nigeria steps up Naira-Yuan swap deal

The lingering Naira-Yuan swap deal is set to be achieved as part of strategies to reduce the huge dollar demand and pressure on the local currency. Nigerian officials and those from China are currently meeting to fine tune the deal, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele, said. According to the Guardian newspaper, Emefiele gave the indication at the ongoing International Monetary Fund/World ... Read More »