Gov. Akeredolu proposes N190bn budget for Ondo 2019 fiscal year

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Monday presented a total sum of N190.23 billion budget for the 2019 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. The proposed budget exceeded that of the 2018 fiscal year with N19 billion which was pegged at N171 billion. Of the N190.23 billion estimate, Akeredolu earmarked N82.179 […]

APC won’t hand over to you, Obasanjo tells Igbo leaders

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised the Igbos to be weary of the promise of the APC government to hand over power to them in 2023, noting that it was dangerous to take the APC government seriously, the Vanguard reported. The newspaper reported that Mr Obasanjo stated this during a stakeholders meeting held at […]

EXCLUSIVE: Why Atiku may lose 2019 presidential election – PDP Governor

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state governor has warned that his party might lose the 2019 presidential election if it fails to address the concerns of party leaders over a plethora of issues he said were drawing back its campaign for the election. According to the governor, who asked not to be named so he […]

US embassy, consulate in Nigeria shutdown indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans. The US embassy in Nigeria said in […]

Shehu Sani lists reasons North is extremely poor

Senator Shehu Sani has stated reasons the northern region was ravaging in poverty. In a post on his Facebook page, he also stated that abandoning the moral and ethical standards and economic vision and legacies of Ahmadu Bello were part of many other reasons the region was poor. The post he titled: “Nine reasons for […]

Boko Haram: Army threatens to deal with propagandists

The Nigerian Army has vowed to deal decisively with those behind propaganda and subversive acts intended to demoralise troops in the North East. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement on Monday that those “unscrupulous elements’’ were also perfecting strategy to rubbish government’s efforts in the provision of safety and security for […]

UN report reveals ‘unimaginable horrors’ of Nigerian migrants in Libya

The United Nations has released a new report, which detailed the unimaginable horrors Nigerian migrants were being subjected from the moment they entered Libya and throughout their stay in that country. The report, released by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), […]

Oba of Benin cautions youths against money rituals

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has warned Nigerian youths to shun money rituals. Oba Ewuare gave the warning on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Holy Aruosa Cathedral in Benin to round off the 2018 annual Igue Festival Celebrations. He said youths who cling to the illusion that they could become wealthy […]

2019: Akeredolu donates 18 buses for Buhari’s campaign

Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has kicked off the second-term bid campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari with a donation of 18 buses to the Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation. The governor handed over the buses to the local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 18 councils in the state, while hosting leaders […]

Tributes as ex-President Shehu Shagari is buried

The remains of the Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari were yesterday interred at his Shagari Village in Sokoto State. He died on Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja, at the age of 93 years. His body was laid to rest in Shagari town, his country home, shortly after the funeral prayers led by […]

Igbo deserve a chance to rule Nigeria — Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to give the Igbo a chance to head the executive arm of government in the country. The former president stated this at a stakeholders meeting held at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State at the residence of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi. Obasanjo […]

JUST IN: Buhari in Sokoto on Shagari condolence visit

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Sokoto on a condolence visit to the family of former President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Shagari and the Sokoto Caliphate. The Shagari exclusive: I didn’t want to be president Shagari died on last Friday in Abuja and was buried on Saturday in his hometown, Shagari, in Shagari Local Government Area of […]

Buhari in Sokoto, promises to immortalise Shagari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday visited the family of late former president, Shehu Aliyu Shagari, who died last Friday. The president was received at the airport by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State and his Kebbi State counterpart, Abubakar Bagudu, as well as Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko among others. On arrival, President Buhari headed […]

Military Neutralises BHTs After Separate Attacks In Yobe

The Nigerian troops located at Goniri in Gujba local government area of Yobe State, have confirmed the killing of many Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) after foiling a heavy attack launched by the group on several trucks last Thursday. According to reliable information given to our reporter, the insurgents had, in recent times, intensified attacks on […]

Amid Poor Funding, Senators Push For 50 More Tertiary Institutions

Despite public outcry over the poor funding of the education sector, senators in the 8th Assembly are pushing for the establishment of 50 new tertiary institutions in the country, checks by LEADESHIP Sunday have revealed. It was learnt that while some of the bills seeking their establishment have been passed, others are still at various […]

Ex-Lagos Police Boss Fatai Owoseni, Others Pulled Out Of Force

Former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State Fatai Owoseni and nine other senior police officers have been pulled out of the Force. Owoseni served as the police commissioner in Lagos from July 1, 2015, to September 1, 2017 and also as Benue commissioner of police. The retiring officers were pulled out at a ceremony in […]

Fani-Kayode Slams Buhari For Eulogising Shagari

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for eulogising former President Shehu Usman Shagari. Buhari had sent a condolence message to the family of Shehu Shagari over the demise of Nigeria’s first elected president. Shagari died on Friday at the National Hospital in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He was 93 years. […]

Melaye Promises To Make Himself Available To Police

The Senator representing Kogi West constituency in the Nigerian Senate, Dino Melaye, has promised to make himself available to the police as soon as he returns to Abuja next week. The Kogi Senator, who told reporters on Friday that the police invasion of his residence was unnecessary, explained that he is not a criminal and […]