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Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

Faced with a barrage of attack ,the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at the weekend recanted and said he was misquoted on the claim that federal roads were not as deplorable as the public portrayed them. He maintained that he did not use the word ‘exaggeration’. The minister made the clarification in Ilara- Mokin,Ifedore local government area of ... Read More »

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigeria has the second-largest number of child brides in the world, with 23 million girls and women married out as children in the country, thereby ending their educational strive. Mr Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, stated this in Bauchi State on Saturday at a Youth Talk organised ... Read More »

Hold government accountable, Adeboye charges Nigerians

Hold government accountable, Adeboye charges Nigerians

GENERAL Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has tasked Nigerians to demand accountability from elected representatives. This, he said, will go a long in deepening democratic and participatory governance in Nigeria. Adeboye gave the charge last Sunday at the Special Prayer and Thanksgiving for Professors, lecturers, teachers, youth Corps, students and their families at ... Read More »

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday congratulated veteran journalist, Alhaji  Mamman Daura, on his 80th birthday. Buhari hailed him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism. The President recalled Daura’s “remarkable brilliance from childhood at the Katsina Middle School and ... Read More »

2023 Presidency: Igbo groups plot alliances with West, North

2023 Presidency: Igbo groups plot alliances with West, North

As part of preliminary preparations to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023, some concerned Igbo leaders are believed to be behind new groups currently seeking alliances with groups in the Southwest and the Northern parts of Nigeria. This is even as elder statesman, Col. Lambert Ihenacho (rtd), founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko and the leadership of the Movement ... Read More »

Appeal court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

Appeal court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos yesterday upheld the judgement of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming the election of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State. The Appellate Court dismissed an appeal filed by Labour Party (LP) challenging the judgment in a unanimous decision, ruling that the appeal lodged by Labour Party lacked merit and “sank ... Read More »

The True Story of Fayemi and US visa application – NGF

The True Story of Fayemi and US visa application – NGF

Nigeria Governors’ Form (NGF) on Saturday described as false, a media report that the Unites States’ embassy recently turned down a visa request by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. Spokesman for the NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello Barkindo, who described the media report as mischievous said: “Governor Fayemi, like every other Nigerian citizen intending to visit the US, applied for a ... Read More »

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

It is only seven days to the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, but members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are confused over the stand of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Their anxiety further heightened on Wednesday when the party flagged off its campaign rally with Jonathan conspicuously absent. Also absent at the rally was a governorship aspirant ... Read More »

We are changing the narrative of Nigeria, Senator Basiru tells Diasporans

We are changing the narrative of Nigeria, Senator Basiru tells Diasporans

“I want to assure you in the Diaspora that we have a new National Assembly that works for Nigeria and we are committed to supporting the developmental agenda of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari at the risk of political blackmail of calling us rubber stamp.” GOODWILL MESSAGE DELIVERED BY THE CHAIRMAN, DR SURAJUDEEN AJIBOLA BASIRU AT THE NIGERIA DIASPORA ... Read More »

Lyon to voters: collect your money from PDP, vote for APC

Lyon to voters: collect your money from PDP, vote for APC

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, has asked voters to collect their money from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but to elect the APC. Lyon said the PDP government instead of using the money to develop poor communities was stockpiling it and waiting for November 16 to buy the ... Read More »

Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Republic

Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Republic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to visit Niamey, Niger Republic for an extraordinary Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Summit. Osinbajo is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the meeting. A statement signed on Friday by Laolu Akande of the office of the Vice President explained that the Summit will include other ECOWAS Heads of State and Government and ... Read More »

Cultists kill eight in Edo

Cultists kill eight in Edo

THE cult war that began in the University of Benin last week has escalated following killing of eight persons in different parts of Bénin City. A 200-level student identified as Moses Adeshina popularly called Aficionado was shot dead while some students were having a jeans carnival. The killing led to the suspension of all social activities within campus by the ... Read More »

Barcelona have €15m bid for 17-year-old Nigerian  striker,Karim Adeyemi rejected

Barcelona have €15m bid for 17-year-old Nigerian striker,Karim Adeyemi rejected

In August, Karim Adeyemi was awarded the gold Fritz Walter Medal by the German Football Association (DFB) – which is awarded to the best young talents in German football. For reference, Bayer Leverkusen‘s Kai Havertz was awarded the same medal in 2018.He his worth One hundred million Euros in today’s inflated football market.Upon receipt of the award, Adeyemi was motivated to go forth ... Read More »

CCB, AGF move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers

CCB, AGF move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is working with the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to block bank accounts of 200 allegedly corrupt public officers. The move was initiated following the completion of an investigation of over 200 cases by the CCB involving about N40 billion. Chairman of CCB, Professor Mohammed Isah, who disclosed this yesterday ... Read More »

Nigeria Army to Court -martial 70 Soldiers for Cowardice,Desertion

Nigeria Army to Court -martial 70 Soldiers for Cowardice,Desertion

The Nigeria Army on Thursday inaugurated a General Court Martial to prosecute 70 erring personnel found defaulting in the counter insurgency operation in the North East. Abdul Khalifa, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, said the court was inaugurated in accordance with Section 131(2) (d) of the Armed Forces Act, CAP A20 LFN 2004. Mr Khalifa, a brigadier ... Read More »

Nigeria Demands $62 Billion From Oil Majors for Past Profits

Nigeria Demands $62 Billion From Oil Majors for Past Profits

By: Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo *Government demand based on October 2018 Supreme Court decision *State says oil companies failed to comply with 1993 law Nigeria is seeking to recover as much as $62 billion from international oil companies, using a 2018 Supreme Court ruling the state says enables it to increase its share of income from production-sharing contracts. The proposal comes as President ... Read More »

AGF, EFCC disagree over asset recovery

AGF, EFCC disagree over asset recovery

THERE is no plan to reduce the asset recovery powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has said. He said the anti-graft agencies would retain their powers to seize assets from corrupt suspects. Malami made the clarifications in a statement through his Special Assistant on Media and ... Read More »

Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk

Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk

By:   William Clowes President chose not to hand power to deputy while abroad Attention turning to succession politics before 2023 election The relationship between Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in the spotlight after the head of state embarked on a private overseas trip without handing over temporary authority to his deputy. While Buhari, 76, ... Read More »

Ganduje orders closure of private rehabilitation centres

Ganduje orders closure of private rehabilitation centres

Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has directed immediate closure of all reformatory centres in the state. Besides, the government issued three -day ultimatum to parents of inmates across the centres to withdraw their children. Chairman, technical committee on remodeling Almajiri education system in Kano, Dr. Mohammad Tahar Adamu , told reporters the Governor’s directive followed the interim report on its findings. ... Read More »

Okorocha dedicates Appeal Court victory to opponents, Imo people

Okorocha dedicates Appeal Court victory to opponents, Imo people

A former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that his victory at the Appeal Court is for his two brothers, Hon Jones Onyeriri and Senator Osita Izunaso -candidates of PDP and APGA respectively, in the Imo West Senatorial District election, who had challenged his election victory up to the Appeal ... Read More »