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Buhari, Obasanjo meet at Council of State Meeting after 16-paged letter( See pictures)

Just a few days after his 16-pages letter sparked hot exchanges between him and the Presidency, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa of Tuesday for the Council of State meeting. Obasanjo had on Sunday in his open letter titled “Point for Concern And Action” chided President Muhammadu Buhari and compared his administration with thta of ... Read More »

CJN Onnoghen Again Absent as Assets Declaration Trial Begins

Chief Justice of Nigera, Justice Walter Onneghen, was absent for the second time as proceedings commenced against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal Abuja on Tuesday. When proceedings commenced at about 10.21am, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, 42 other senior advocates and 40 lawyers announced their appearance for the defendant. The federal government had filed a 6 count criminal charge bordering ... Read More »

Over 20 Senior Advocates, More than 100 Lawyers at CCT in Solidarity with Onnoghen

Over 20 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and more than 100 lawyers are already seating in court for the arraignment of the CJN., Walter Onnoghen. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in a statement urged all lawyers to endeavour to be at the tribunal in show of solidarity as support both for Onnoghen and the judiciary. Leading the pack of Senior Advocates ... Read More »

Trial of IMN Leader, El-Zakzaky Resumes Today

File Photo; Ibrahim El-Zakzaky addresses reporters in Abuja in January 2018. A Kaduna State High court will today commence the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. The IMN leader who is currently facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among other ... Read More »

Australian Open: Sensational Tsitsipas ‘Surprises Himself’ With Semi-Final Breakthrough

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas said he “surprised himself” with his fairytale Australian Open run after sweeping into the semi-finals on Tuesday. The 20-year-old Greek followed his stunning win over Roger Federer by accounting for Spain’s 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who in the first round had ended Andy Murray’s tournament and possibly his career. Tsitsipas had to contend with dropping ... Read More »

Ronaldo Faces Multi-Million Tax Fraud Fine In Madrid Court

FILES) In this file photo taken on December 26, 2018 Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo looks on from the substitutes’ bench prior to the Italian Serie A football Match Atalanta Bergamo vs Juventus at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could ... Read More »

Oil Price Drops as China’s Economic Slowdown Threatens to Spread

Oil prices fell on Tuesday over signs that an economic slowdown in China, the world’s second-largest economy and oil consumer, was spreading, stoking concerns over future fuel demand. The gloomy economic news has pulled down financial markets across Asia, including crude oil futures. International Brent oil futures were at $62.26 per barrel at 0736 GMT, down 48 cents, or 0.8 ... Read More »

NASU Shuts down Ibadan Poly over Unpaid Salaries

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest over unpaid salary arrears. The protest disrupted both academic and administrative activities on the institution’s campus as the entrance gates were locked. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the development, also reported that there was traffic snarl in front of the institution ... Read More »

Aircraft Carrying Cardiff’s New Signing Emiliano Sala Disappears

There is “genuine concern” Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a flight which disappeared between France and Cardiff. It is feared the Argentine striker was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu, which disappeared off Alderney on Monday night. Cardiff City, which signed the 28-year-old from French club Nantes on Saturday, said it was “seeking clarification” as ... Read More »

Buhari Presidential Campaign Movement ‘We believe’ Sympathizes With Victims Of Collapsed Stand During Rally In Maiduguri

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri WE BELEIVE, a movement mostly youth group in support of re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives on Monday after collapsing of a stand/podium during Presidential Campaign Rally at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. This ... Read More »

2019 Polls: Be impartial in your role, CSOs urge new IGP, Adamu

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), on Monday, called on the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to be impartial and ensure professionalism in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking on behalf of the group, Mr Auwal Rafsanjani, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), said non-partisanship  of the police cannot be over-emphasised  during the poll because the ... Read More »

IMF Lowers Nigeria’s 2019 Growth Forecast to 2%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projection for this year to 2 per cent. It had previously predicted 2.3 per cent. This was contained in IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) update titled, “A Weakening Global Expansion,” just released. IMF attributed its decision to lower Nigeria’s growth projection by 0.3 percentage point to softening crude ... Read More »

Jaiz Bank to Relax KYC Requirements to Boost Financial Inclusion

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Jaiz Bank Plc, Mr. Hassan Usman, has reiterated the bank’s commitment to facilitating financial inclusion to a large segment of the society who are currently excluded from its financial services. To this end, he noted that the targeted group or those who don’t have access to financial services would be allowed to open account without meeting ... Read More »

Automate Electoral Process For Credible Elections- NITDA DG 

By Aminat Isah, Abuja The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Pantami  has called on the Independent national Electoral Commission,  INEC, to automate the entire electoral process across the country as a way of ensuring a hitch free and credible election. Pantami gave shortly after the collection of his Permanent Voters Card, PVC ... Read More »

TETFund: Intellectuals Without Borders hails Buhari for return of Bogoro

Press Release: Intellectuals Without  Borders Hails and Commends President   Muhammad  Buhari For Re-instating Prof.  Suleiman Elias Bogoro as E.S  Tetfund. Intellectuals Without  Borders has hailed and commended President Muhammadu  Buhari for the  return of Prof.  Suleiman Elias Bogoro  as the Executive Secretary of  TETFUND. This singular step taken by President Muhammad Buhari  will afford the opportunity for equal representation of ... Read More »

Gov. Badaru Flags Off Campaign

BY SULE TAHIR, DUTSE. Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has flagged off his gubernatorial campaign in Guri local government area of the state with a pledge to consolidate upon achievements recorded by his APC led administration in the last three and half years. Addressing a mammoth APC rally, the governor informed the people that his government has fulfilled its ... Read More »

Chelsea Agree £48.5m Loan-To-Buy Deal With Atletico Madrid For Morata

The Blues striker is closing in on a move back to his hometown as he looks to escape his Stamford Bridge nightmare Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to allow Alvaro Morata to leave on loan, with the Liga club having a £48.5 million ($62m) option to sign the striker on a permanent basis, Goal understands. Morata had ... Read More »

‘Folarin, You Don’t Go To Church And I Am Bothered’ – Falz’ Mother

Popular Nigerian singer, Falz, recently released his much-anticipated album, ‘Moral Instruction,’ which is a body of work that sheds light on the social ills in the country. Amongst the guests present during his album listening party were his parents, Femi and Funmi Falana. During the event, his mother used the opportunity to express her concern about the fact that her ... Read More »

6-Hour Inferno Ravages Guinness Brewery

Parts of the Guinness Nigeria Plc, Aba Brewery, Abia State, were this weekend engulfed by a wild fire, razing bottles, chemicals, office structures and furniture to ashes. Fire fighters battled hard to contain the fire, which started at about 11 a.m. on Friday until about 6:46 pm. Okezie Uche, Aba Fire Service Commander, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that ... Read More »

In Yobe, Buhari Pledges Improved Security in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday  in Damaturu, Yobe State capital pledged to improve the security situation in the North East if returned to power in next month’s presidential election. Addressing a mammoth crowd, the President assured the people that his re-election for a second term would provide him with the opportunity to build on his previous achievements. According to him, ... Read More »