What Buhari told ministers at valedictory FEC meeting

23 May 2019
What Buhari told ministers at valedictory FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari used the occasion of the valedictory meeting of the current Federal Executive Council (FEC) to pay tribute to his late Minister of State (Labour), Mr James Ocholi,...

Despite years of animosity with each other, Soyinka backs Obasanjo on insecurity

23 May 2019
Despite years of animosity with each other, Soyinka backs Obasanjo on insecurity

Nobel Laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, Wednesday backed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his worries about the insecurity in the country arising from banditry and the spate of kidnappings. Obasanjo had...

I must secure Kastina now, Buhari vows

23 May 2019
I must secure Kastina now, Buhari vows

Angered by killings in Kastina on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday instructed Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Chief of Defence Staff, Mr Abayomi Olonisakin to intervene immediately...

CBN warns of risks of another recession in Nigeria

23 May 2019
CBN warns of risks of another recession in Nigeria

Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has raised the alarm that the country might slide back to recession except urgent measures are taken to address the...

Governors’ Forum elects new leader, deputy

23 May 2019
Governors’ Forum elects new leader, deputy

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has emerged new Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF June 2019-2021. Mr Fayemi, elected through consensus last night, was nominated by Kaduna State Governor,...

FG gives 14-day ultimatum to clear Apapa gridlock

23 May 2019
FG gives 14-day ultimatum to clear Apapa gridlock

Presidency has given two weeks for the immediate clearing up of the intractable Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs. It also gave...

Nigerian airport scanners can’t detect drugs – FAAN

23 May 2019
Nigerian airport scanners can’t detect drugs – FAAN

Scanners installed at various Nigerian airports do not have the capacity to detect drugs, an official of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) told a Senate panel yesterday. The revelation...

Visa: FG engages US over dropbox suspension

22 May 2019
Visa: FG engages US over dropbox suspension

Federal Government has engaged United States Government over the recent indefinite suspension of interview waivers (dropbox) for Nigerians renewing their visas. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed the...

FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N616.19 billion for April

22 May 2019
FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N616.19 billion for April

Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, on Tuesday said federal government shared N616.19 billion as revenue generated in April to the three tiers of government. The amount showed...

FG rolls out details of May 29, June 12 celebrations

21 May 2019
FG rolls out details of May 29, June 12 celebrations

Federal government has reeled out details of May 29 presidential inauguration and the first observance of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day. Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed,...

Nigeria’s GDP growth reduced in Q1 - NBS

21 May 2019
Nigeria’s GDP growth reduced in Q1 - NBS

Nigeria’s economic growth slowed as it recorded a gross domestic product (GDP) of 2.01 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the 2.38 per cent recorded in...

States already paid last Paris Club refunds - FG

21 May 2019
States already paid last Paris Club refunds - FG

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday cleared the air on issue of the last tranche of Paris Club refunds, saying the sum of N691.560 billion had already been disbursed...

NDLEA distances itself from Akeredolu on cannabis cultivation

21 May 2019
NDLEA distances itself from Akeredolu on cannabis cultivation

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it never advocated growing cannabis sativa for medicinal purpose or economic gain, adding that it had destroyed 3,900 hectares of cannabis sativa in...

Angry Lagos residents lock down Badagry expressway in protest

21 May 2019
Angry Lagos residents lock down Badagry expressway in protest

Thousands of Badagry residents and some tertiary institution students, yesterday, defied a heavy rainfall to protest the deplorable state of the Lagos/Badagry Expressway. They described the road as one of...

War looms as ethnic nationalities unite to defend territories against ‘Fulani expansionism’

20 May 2019
War looms as ethnic nationalities unite to defend territories against ‘Fulani expansionism’

A coalition of cultural groups in Nigeria under the aegis of Ethnic Nationalities Defence Organisation (ENDO) on Sunday birthed in Abuja with the resolve to protect, defend and retaliate any...

Knocks, kudos over Obasanjo’s speech on ‘Fulanisation’ of Nigeria

20 May 2019
Knocks, kudos over Obasanjo’s speech on ‘Fulanisation’ of Nigeria

Some northern leaders, yesterday, gave former President Olusegun Obasanjo hard knocks over his comments that Boko Haram insurgency was no longer about lack of jobs for youths but a full...

Govs to Buhari: Call NFIU to order over LG funds

20 May 2019
Govs to Buhari: Call NFIU to order over LG funds

The 36 state governors of the Federation have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to call Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to order, over moves to stop them from tampering with...

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

20 May 2019
Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past...

Boko Haram, herdsmen killings aimed at islamising Nigeria, Africa – Obasanjo

19 May 2019
Boko Haram, herdsmen killings aimed at islamising Nigeria, Africa – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the deadly activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen in the country. According to him, the challenges have grown beyond what Nigeria alone can tackle...

Northern govs unveil regional economic plan; measures against insecurity

18 May 2019
Northern govs unveil regional economic plan; measures against insecurity

Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) has created a joint financial institution worth six billion naira to serve as a vehicle for the region’s economic recovery and development. Governor Kassim Shettima...

Northern governors’ forum elects new chairman

18 May 2019
Northern governors’ forum elects new chairman

Plateau State Governor, Mr Simon Lalong, has been elected chairman of northern governors’ forum which comprises 19 members. The second-term governor was elected during the forum’s meeting held on Friday...

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

18 May 2019
Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re...

Windfall awaits incoming govs as FG prepares to pay N649.4bn Paris Club refund

17 May 2019
Windfall awaits incoming govs as FG prepares to pay N649.4bn Paris Club refund

States yet to collect their balance of the Paris Club debts refunds would soon be paid, Supervising Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday. The Minister who disclosed...

Yes, we demanded N100bn from FG, but not for purpose widely reported - Miyetti Allah

17 May 2019
Yes, we demanded N100bn from FG, but not for purpose widely reported - Miyetti Allah

National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Saleh Alhassan, has said his group indeed demanded from Federal Government payment of N100bn to herders but for the construction of ranches and...

Wike accuses senior army officer of oil theft

17 May 2019
Wike accuses senior army officer of oil theft

Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has accused General Officer Commanding 6 Division of Nigerian Army, Mr Jamil Sarhem, a major-general, of running an illegal oil bunkering squad for the...

Fayemi sacks 2,000 workers employed by Fayose

17 May 2019
Fayemi sacks 2,000 workers employed by Fayose

Ekiti State Government has declared as null and void, appointment of over 2000 workers employed into the state workforce by former Governor Ayodele Fayose after July 2018 Ekiti Governorship Election....

Trump unveils 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

17 May 2019
Trump unveils 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

US President Donald Trump has outlined plans for a new US immigration system designed to favour younger, better educated, English-speaking workers. In an address at the White House, he proposed...

Rough and tough times ahead of Nigeria’s economy - CBN

16 May 2019
Rough and tough times ahead of Nigeria’s economy - CBN

Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said the road ahead of the country’s economy is still rough, urging Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari administration....

A revolution that’ll consume all of us coming - Senators

16 May 2019
A revolution that’ll consume all of us coming - Senators

For about an hour and 30 minutes on Wednesday, senators debated ways to prevent a poverty-triggered revolution in the country. The debate followed a motion by Mr Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu-PDP)....

Buhari off to Saudi Arabia today

16 May 2019
Buhari off to Saudi Arabia today

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Saudi Arabia Thursday (today). A statement by his spokesperson, Mr Garba Shehu, said Mr Buhari is travelling at the request of the...

We’re not part of plot to overthrow Buhari - Defence Headquarters

15 May 2019
We’re not part of plot to overthrow Buhari - Defence Headquarters

Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday dissociated Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) from the circulation of document, calling for the overthrow of the democratically elected government led by President Muhammadu Buhari....

FG inaugurates minimum wage implementation committee

15 May 2019
FG inaugurates minimum wage implementation committee

Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the committee to negotiate the consequential adjustment in salaries arising from the new National Minimum Wage, with Head of the Civil Service of the Federation,...

Nigerians hold birthday rally for Leah Sharibu held by Boko Haram

15 May 2019
Nigerians hold birthday rally for Leah Sharibu held by Boko Haram

Nigerian activists Tuesday staged a rally to mark 16th birthday of a girl, Leah Sharibu, abducted by Boko Haram 449 days ago. Leah Sharibu is the only girl still in...

Akeredolu advocates legalisation of cannabis cultivation

15 May 2019
Akeredolu advocates legalisation of cannabis cultivation

Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has advised Federal Government to explore the opportunities in the cannabis business. Akeredolu made the appeal during his visit to Thailand to see how...

FG abolishes Degree/HND dichotomy in Civil Defence, Immigration, Prisons, Fire Services

15 May 2019
FG abolishes Degree/HND dichotomy in Civil Defence, Immigration, Prisons, Fire Services

Federal Government has abolished the dichotomy between holders of Barchelor’s Degree and those with Higher National Diploma, HND, in all the Services under Ministry of Interior. Agencies affected are Nigeria...

Ajimobi names roads, hospitals after self, Alaafin, Olubadan, others

15 May 2019
Ajimobi names roads, hospitals after self, Alaafin, Olubadan, others

Oyo State Government on Tuesday announced that some roads and institutions have been approved for renaming by Executive Council of the State. The government also said that the Governor of...

No more automatic US visa renewal for Nigerians - Embassy

14 May 2019
No more automatic US visa renewal for Nigerians - Embassy

United States mission to Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. The embassy said visa applications will “no longer...

Many May 29 inauguration events shifted to June 12 Democracy Day - FG

14 May 2019
Many May 29 inauguration events shifted to June 12 Democracy Day - FG

President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29, 2019, will be a low-key affair, Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, who addressed...

JAMB pays N5b into Federation Account

14 May 2019
JAMB pays N5b into Federation Account

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has remitted N5 billion to the Federation Account in 2019. This is against the N8 billion it returned to the government purse last year....

FCTA demolishes Abuja strip club

14 May 2019
FCTA demolishes Abuja strip club

FCT Administration has demolished Caramelo Lounge, a strip club based in Utako District, Abuja. It also revoked the Certificate of Occupancy issued on the plot. The demolition was carried out...