2019: Saraki speaks on Atiku’s US visa, reveals how APC is sharing money before election

The Director General of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to reservations expressed by the federal government over moves by the United States to grant a visa to the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar American. The federal government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, had […]

Buratai blows hot over discovery of militia camp in Rivers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has ordered for a thorough investigation over the discovery of militia camp at NYSC Orientation Camp, Nonwa Gbam, Tai Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State. The camp was discovered by troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, on Thursday. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Brigadier General, Director Army […]

2019: Saraki reveals 10 issues that must be addressed [Full speech]

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has listed 10 areas that must be addressed in Nigeria, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Saraki enumerated the issues during the inaugural press briefing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign management committee on Friday. The areas included economy, poverty, job creation, etc. FULL TEXT: 1. Welcome representives of the […]

Buhari writes article on politicization of religion on Nigeria [Full text]

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians not to politicise religion. He noted that Muslims and Christians can flourish together in an article released by the presidency on Friday. Full text below In 1844, the Revd Samuel Ajayi Crowther returned home to Yoruba land (now part of modern-day Nigeria). Twenty years earlier, he had been […]

EFCC, INTERPOL sign MoU on corruption

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the International Police, INTERPOL. The memorandum is part of a collaboration aimed at tackling corruption in the country. The acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, received the INTERPOL delegate led by Commissioner of Police, Shola Subair, CP INTERPOL, at the […]

Some Service Chiefs making money from war against Boko Haram – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has alleged that some Service chiefs in the country were making money from the war against Boko Haram insurgents. The group expressed dismay that despite the huge funds being earmarked for the procurement of weapons to fight insurgency in the northeast,the government has failed to protect lives and […]

Police blasts PDP over calls for IG Idris resignation

The Nigeria Police has replied the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris over his perceived romance with the ruling party. The PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, had accused the IGP of working for the incumbent to arrest and intimidate its opponents. Secondus, who spoke […]

We have degraded Boko Haram – Buhari govt insists

The Federal Government of Nigeria has insisted that the Boko Haram sect has been degraded. It, however, blamed the resurgence of the insurgents on the “remnants” operating within the Lake Chad Basin, insisting that the dreaded insurgents have been totally degraded. This claim came barely one week after over 100 soldiers were killed by the […]

Boko Haram: Details of Buhari’s meeting with Cameroon, Chad, others emerge

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in N’Djamena, Chad, renewed call for quick interventions and measures to curb the menace of Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Abuja that Buhari made the appeal at a one-day consultation with […]

Residents go spiritual, seek divine intervention over new Ogbomoso-Oyo Express Way [PHOTOS]

Hundreds of Ogbomoso residents of various religious divides on Thursday gathered at the popular Randa area in Ogbomoso to seek divine intervention for the quick completion of the new Ogbomoso-Oyo Express Way. The construction of the new Ilorin-Ogbomoso-Oyo-Ibadan Express Way,the first term of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as President. However, the Ilorin-Ogbomoso and Oyo-Ibadan sections have […]

El-Zakzaky: Falana tells Buhari, ECOWAS leaders to obey court orders

Ace human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders must obey court orders in the interest of political stability. Tayo Soyemi, a member of staff of the Falana and Falana Chambers, quoted the lawyer as saying this while speaking at the on going […]

2019: Oby Ezekwesili reveals running mate

Alhaji Abdulganiyu Galadima has emerged as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili. Ezekwesili announced this on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State, where she also unveiled her manifesto. Galadima is the chairman and former presidential candidate of the ACPN. A statement from Ezekwesili’s campaign […]

EFCC talks tough as 2019 election campaigns begin

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, has cautioned politicians against misuse of public funds for the forthcoming general elections. Magu gave the warning in a statement signed by the commission’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity Mr Tony Orilade in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement quoted Magu as […]

Osun PDP to IGP: Aregbesola has a forgery case to answer

As the former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola exits power as the executive governor of Osun State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to resume charges of forgery and conspiracy against him. The party recalled that Aregbesola was facing charges bordering […]

N30, 000 minimum wage: Buhari govt ‘politicising pay rise’ – Labour cries out

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has accused the Federal Government of politicizing the negotiation for the new proposed N30, 000 minimum wage for workers. This was as the National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba alleged that the Federal Government was playing double standard in the negotiation. He spoke during the 2018 Joint National Public […]

Boko Haram: Buhari visits injured soldiers in Borno [PHOTOS]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday visited injured soldiers in Maiduguri, Borno state. On November 18, the Al Barnawi faction of Boko Haram attacked the 157 Task Force Battalion based at Metele in the northern part of Borno State, killing scores of the Nigerian troops while others were injured. Buhari who was in the state for […]

What Buhari told soldiers in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has told soldiers that the war against Boko Haram is a “must w Buhari said this on Wednesday, while delivering the keynote address at the 2018 edition of the the Chief of Army staff Annual conference (COAS) in Maiduguri, Borno State. He also promised that his government would do everything within its […]