Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock Villa - Mamman Daura’s daughter

15 October 2019
Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock Villa - Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mr Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, has accused wife of the president of attacking her inside the presidential villa in Abuja. Commenting on a video where...

Mamman Daura’s family locked me out of Aso Rock apartment - Aisha Buhari

15 October 2019
Mamman Daura’s family locked me out of Aso Rock apartment - Aisha Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has given a rare insight into the power struggles at the State House, with details of how husband’s relatives physically confronted her. In an interview...

FG to spend N450bn on fuel subsidy in 2020

15 October 2019
FG to spend N450bn on fuel subsidy in 2020

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says under-recovery of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450bn in 2020. She said this...

Over 15m Nigerians need jobs - FG

15 October 2019
Over 15m Nigerians need jobs - FG

Federal Government has expressed serious concerns over the rising unemployment rate in the country, saying that over 15 million Nigerians are looking for white collar jobs. Minister of Labour and...

There is no hunger in Nigeria – FG

15 October 2019
There is no hunger in Nigeria – FG

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Sabo Nanono, on Monday, said Nigeria was producing enough food to feed itself and send to neighbouring countries. He described the cry by...

The crown is so heavy that it could break my neck - Queen Elizabeth

15 October 2019
The crown is so heavy that it could break my neck - Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, broke tradition by wearing a lighter crown for Monday’s state opening of parliament, instead of the heavier one she had worn for the same event 64 times...

Nobel winner thought message was scam at first

15 October 2019
Nobel winner thought message was scam at first

The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local): 1 a.m. Tuesday Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a...

US sanctions Turkey over Syria offensive

15 October 2019
US sanctions Turkey over Syria offensive

The US has sanctioned two Turkish ministries and three senior government officials in response to the country's military offensive in northern Syria. President Donald Trump also phoned his Turkish counterpart...

After the ‘wedding’ hoax involving the president, Aisha Buhari returns to Nigeria

13 October 2019
After the ‘wedding’ hoax involving the president, Aisha Buhari returns to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, will arrive in the country today. A top presidential source told one of our correspondents on the telephone on Saturday that the First Lady departed...

Kiki Mordi, BBC reporter who did the UNILAG sex-for-grades documentary herself dropped out of school because of sexual harassment. Here’s her story

13 October 2019
Kiki Mordi, BBC reporter who did the UNILAG sex-for-grades documentary herself dropped out of school because of sexual harassment. Here’s her story

In an exclusive undercover investigation, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Eye early in the week revealed proof of a sexual harassment scandal at West Africa’s top universities. During a year-long...

Why Oyo is spending N7.6bn loan on Farm Settlements - Makinde

13 October 2019
Why Oyo is spending N7.6bn loan on Farm Settlements - Makinde

PRESS RELEASE Government of Oyo State has observed certain misinformation, misconception and outright mischief in the interpretations being given to the N7.6 billion Agriculture loan, which the state government on...

The Buhari ‘wedding’ that never was: How the news spread like wildfire

12 October 2019
The Buhari ‘wedding’ that never was: How the news spread like wildfire

When President Muhammadu Buhari turned up at the jummat prayer at Presidential Villa Mosque on Friday, a lot of Nigerians were probably eagerly waiting to see him take the Minister...

Buhari bars ministers, heads of agencies from traveling abroad

12 October 2019
Buhari bars ministers, heads of agencies from traveling abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday ordered immediate suspension of international travels by all cabinet members and heads of government agencies. According to Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information Office of Secretary...

Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

12 October 2019
Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to...

Buhari, Jonathan in closed door meeting at Aso Villa

11 October 2019
Buhari, Jonathan in closed door meeting at Aso Villa

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday declined comment on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja. Agenda of the meeting between Messers Buhari and Jonathan,...

Jonathan leads AU Election Observer Mission to Mozambique

11 October 2019
Jonathan leads AU Election Observer Mission to Mozambique

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been nominated by African Union (AU) to lead the continental body’s Election Observation Mission to Mozambique’s October 15 general elections. Mr Ikechukwu Eze, media adviser...

FG proposes N5m fine for ‘hate speech’

11 October 2019
FG proposes N5m fine for ‘hate speech’

Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, Thursday said federal government had approved recommendations to review the National Broadcasting Code and extant broadcasting laws. The minister said the measure...

Commotion at Abuja airport over flight cancellation

11 October 2019
Commotion at Abuja airport over flight cancellation

There was commotion on Thursday at Aero Contractors’ stand at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as dissatisfied passengers of the airline protested cancellation of their flight. The airline suddenly cancelled...

Buhari govt’s claims of economic recovery not true - IMF, World Bank

10 October 2019
Buhari govt’s claims of economic recovery not true - IMF, World Bank

World Bank and International Monetary Fund on Wednesday faulted Nigeria’s economic recovery claim, and listed Nigeria among some African countries with weak economic recovery. The World Bank’s stand was contained...

#RevolutionNow: Sowore remains in custody as he’s unable to meet bail conditions

10 October 2019
#RevolutionNow: Sowore remains in custody as he’s unable to meet bail conditions

Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant Mr Olawale Bakare charged with treasonable felony are yet to meet conditions attached to the bail granted them on October...

Buhari presented N10.33trn budget to NASS yesterday. Here are the numbers, and people’s reactions to them

09 October 2019
Buhari presented N10.33trn budget to NASS yesterday. Here are the numbers, and people’s reactions to them

Some analysts yesterday reviewed President Muhammadu Buhari’s N10.33 trillion 2020 budget proposal, warning that the nation risks bankruptcy unless it curbs its penchant for borrowing. Mr Buhari had presented the...

Budget 2020: Laughter, applause as Buhari says ‘I have cold because I’m working hard for the country’

09 October 2019
Budget 2020: Laughter, applause as Buhari says ‘I have cold because I’m working hard for the country’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told the National Assembly that he was suffering from cold. He attributed his ailment to his “hard work as the President of the country.” Buhari...

Additional 3m Nigerians pushed into extreme poverty in the last 6 months - Oxfam

08 October 2019
Additional 3m Nigerians pushed into extreme poverty in the last 6 months - Oxfam

Oxfam International says no fewer than 94,470,535 million people in Nigeria live below extreme poverty line, according to the latest World Poverty Clock. Oxfam International Country Director in Nigeria, Mr...

Nigeria’s wealth concentrated in hands of few Nigerians in 5 states and Abuja - Buhari

08 October 2019
Nigeria’s wealth concentrated in hands of few Nigerians in 5 states and Abuja - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, lamented widespread inequality in Nigeria, stating that a significant proportion of the country’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few Nigerians. Speaking in Abuja,...

NASS wears new looks as Buhari presents 2020 Budget today

08 October 2019
NASS wears new looks as Buhari presents 2020 Budget today

Some parts of National Assembly Complex was painted on Monday in preparation for presentation of 2020 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday (today). The budget presentation ceremony is...

Gov’s wife confesses to being sexually harassed in school, as Aisha Buhari vows severe punishment for culprits

08 October 2019
Gov’s wife confesses to being sexually harassed in school, as Aisha Buhari vows severe punishment for culprits

Nigeria’s First lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, says she supports punishment for culprits of sex-for-marks in Nigerian universities and promised that she will give all the necessary support to ensure victims...

38 people drown in Bauchi boat mishap

08 October 2019
38 people drown in Bauchi boat mishap

No fewer than 38 people have been feared drowned in River Kirfi in Kirfi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. This was disclosed to journalists by Chairman, Caretaker Committee of...

Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President

07 October 2019
Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as President of African Development Bank (AfDB). Adesina, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Mr Buhari...

It’s now compulsory to have National Identity Number to get new SIM card - FG

07 October 2019
It’s now compulsory to have National Identity Number to get new SIM card - FG

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that registration of new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards will now require presentation of National Identity Number (NIN). NCC, which said the enforcement of...

Leah Sharibu: Dapchi school shut over fear of fresh Boko Haram attack

07 October 2019
Leah Sharibu: Dapchi school shut over fear of fresh Boko Haram attack

Parents Teachers Association and Association of Abducted Dapchi Children have closed down Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State, over fear of a renewed attack by Boko Haram insurgents....

Public vs private schools: Which performs better in WASSCE? Here are the results

07 October 2019
Public vs private schools: Which performs better in WASSCE? Here are the results

Nigerian parents will need to do a rethink quickly if it is really worthwhile spending millions of naira to send their children to private secondary schools, as startling statistics has...

Jonathan replies ex-UK Prime Minister over Chibok girls

06 October 2019
Jonathan replies ex-UK Prime Minister over Chibok girls

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied that his administration rejected a British offer to rescue Chibok girls, as alleged by a former U.K. prime minister, Mr David Cameron. Cameron in...

Border closure: Tough time for smugglers, hard time for border communities

06 October 2019
Border closure: Tough time for smugglers, hard time for border communities

Idiroko border in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State has, for a very long time, been reputed for its bustling nature owning largely to the illegal activities of smugglers,...

Hundreds of young trans people seeking help to return to original sex

06 October 2019
Hundreds of young trans people seeking help to return to original sex

A woman who detransitioned in 2018 says there are many people who have had gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn't. Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to...

2020 budget threatened as OPEC cuts Nigeria’s oil quota

05 October 2019
2020 budget threatened as OPEC cuts Nigeria’s oil quota

Crude oil production quota for Nigeria is now 1.77 million barrels per day following agreements reached by members of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. OPEC member countries and their non-OPEC...

Nigeria, South Africa to issue 10-year visa to business persons, academics

05 October 2019
Nigeria, South Africa to issue 10-year visa to business persons, academics

PRESS RELEASE Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state,...

Even Buhari called for revolution, Sowore’s lawyer tells court in successful bail application

05 October 2019
Even Buhari called for revolution, Sowore’s lawyer tells court in successful bail application

Counsel to Publisher of Sahara Reporters has defended his client’s choice of the word “revolution” in the August 5 protest that held across the country. Mr Sowore’s lawyer, Mr Femi...

Qur’an desecration: Zamfara govt calls for three-day fasting

05 October 2019
Qur’an desecration: Zamfara govt calls for three-day fasting

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has called on Muslims to undertake three days of fasting and offer special prayers to seek Allah’s punishment on those behind the desecration of Holy...

Police to get stun guns, new rules of engagement in push to reduce deaths

05 October 2019
Police to get stun guns, new rules of engagement in push to reduce deaths

Nigerian police plan to acquire stun guns and revise their rules of engagement in an effort to curb the use of deadly force, the inspector general of the force said...

Trump imposes more stringent conditions to obtain immigrant US visa

05 October 2019
Trump imposes more stringent conditions to obtain immigrant US visa

The Trump administration will deny visas to immigrants who cannot prove they will have health insurance or the ability to pay for medical costs once they become permanent residents of...