Buhari meets Obasanjo, Jonathan, others over insecurity today

22 February 2018
Buhari meets Obasanjo, Jonathan, others over insecurity today

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to preside over a meeting of Council of State on Thursday at Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is the third time Mr Buhari will be hosting...

Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

22 February 2018
Corruption getting worse in Nigeria – Transparency International

Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. While the country scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th...

Corruption remains endemic in Nigeria - Sultan

22 February 2018
Corruption remains endemic in Nigeria - Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Mr Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there is still high-level corruption in the country, noting that “we cannot continue with these negative things.” The monarch, who doubles...

Publish assets recovered, names of ‘looters’ before sale, Fayose tells Buhari

22 February 2018
Publish assets recovered, names of ‘looters’ before sale, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has challenged the federal government to publish all the looted property it has recovered, in addition to names of those they were recovered from,...

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

22 February 2018
Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit,...

You can’t impose daytime curfew, Court tells Oro worshippers in Ogun

22 February 2018
You can’t impose daytime curfew, Court tells Oro worshippers in Ogun

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Ipokia Local Government Area has declared that the imposition of a daytime curfew on the people of Ipokia by Oro festival was illegal....

Dana aircraft overshoots runway, skids into bush at Port Harcourt airport

21 February 2018
Dana aircraft overshoots runway, skids into bush at Port Harcourt airport

Just after the embarrassment of an emergency door falling off on landing in Abuja, Dana Airlines was on Tuesday enmeshed in another aviation near mishap, this time in Port Harcourt....

Taraba govt says ready to review anti-open grazing law

21 February 2018
Taraba govt says ready to review anti-open grazing law

Taraba State Government has agreed to review the anti-open grazing law to address the concerns of herders in the state. Governor of the state, Mr Darius Ishaku, and his Ebonyi...

Muslim students kick against state police

21 February 2018
Muslim students kick against state police

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan The last may not have been heard about the recent clamour for state police, as Nigerian students under the aegis of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN),...

I’ll sell all unclaimed looted assets – Buhari

20 February 2018
I’ll sell all unclaimed looted assets – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said all unclaimed looted assets, including landed properties, recovered by the federal government would be sold and the proceeds deposited into government treasury. The president...

Okogie to Buhari: Nigerians are hungry, angry

20 February 2018
Okogie to Buhari: Nigerians are hungry, angry

A former President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi-Okogie, has said Nigerians are angry over poverty and insecurity in the country. The former Lagos Archbishop of the Catholic...

Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

20 February 2018
Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have...

Herdsmen must obey anti-grazing law - Sanusi

20 February 2018
Herdsmen must obey anti-grazing law - Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said Fulani herdsmen should obey Anti-Open Grazing Law in states where it is in force in the interest of peace and stability...

Only registered herdsmen will be allowed in Oyo - Ajimobi

20 February 2018
Only registered herdsmen will be allowed in Oyo - Ajimobi

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Monday, warned that henceforth, only registered herdsmen who are members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, umbrella body of Fulani...

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

20 February 2018
Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)...

Buhari in series of meetings in Daura

19 February 2018
Buhari in series of meetings in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with members of Katsina Elders’ Forum at his private residence in Daura, Katsina State. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, Emir of Daura, Mr...

Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

19 February 2018
Give us justice, else no 2019 campaign, Ortom warns FG

Governor of Benue state, Mr Samuel Ortom, has again called on the federal government to act fast in its bid to find lasting solution to herdsmen attack in the country,...

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

19 February 2018
All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all...

475 Boko Haram suspects released for rehabilitation

19 February 2018
475 Boko Haram suspects released for rehabilitation

A court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram for rehabilitation, the justice ministry said on Sunday, as the country's biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency...

Atiba university set for take-off in March

19 February 2018
Atiba university set for take-off in March

Atiba University, Oyo, one of new private universities licensed by the Federal Government in December 2017 is set to take off on 8th March, 2018 with its first set of...

Presidency seeks govs, N’Assembly’s support on state police

18 February 2018
Presidency seeks govs, N’Assembly’s support on state police

The Presidency on Saturday hinted that necessary constitutional amendments would be done on the issue of state police as soon as it got more support from state governors and National...

Oil blocks are ‘ancestral properties’ of Niger Delta - Dickson

18 February 2018
Oil blocks are ‘ancestral properties’ of Niger Delta - Dickson

Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Seriake Dickson, on Saturday demanded that more oil blocs be given to oil-producing areas because they are “the ancestral properties of Niger Delta.” He also...

Court stops planned dissolution of Niger LGAs

18 February 2018
Court stops planned dissolution of Niger LGAs

A Minna high court has asked Niger state government to put on hold the planned dissolution of the 25 local governments in the state. The court presided over by Justice...

Culture Icon Akinwunmi Ishola is dead

18 February 2018
Culture Icon Akinwunmi Ishola is dead

Yoruba playwright and culture icon, Mr Akinwunmi Isola, is dead. The Yoruba literary scholar died Saturday in Ibadan , Oyo state. Reacting to his death, Oyo State Governor, Mr Abiola...

Obasanjo visits Jonathan in Otuoke

17 February 2018
Obasanjo visits Jonathan in Otuoke

In what appeared like renewed alignment, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday evening visited ex- President Goodluck Jonathan in his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. Obasanjo had earlier in...

Tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

17 February 2018
Tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions, Nasarawa State Chapter, on Friday, embarked on an indefinite strike following the state government’s failure to meet their demands on welfare issues. JUTI chairman, Mr...

I’ll take Nigeria to the next level - Buhari

16 February 2018
I’ll take Nigeria to the next level - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take Nigeria to the next level despite the nation’s current challenges. Mr Buhari made the promise in his remarks at the induction of Nigerian...

447 foreign trained doctors fail assessment exam

16 February 2018
447 foreign trained doctors fail assessment exam

No fewer than 447 of the 686 foreign trained doctors who wrote the assessment test of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) failed. The Federal Government decried the poor...

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies at 65

15 February 2018
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies at 65

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died Wednesday at age 65, ending a long campaign to lead his country that brought him jailings, beatings and accusations of treason. Tsvangirai died Wednesday...

Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

15 February 2018
Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region. The split...

Boko Haram membership thinning out – Buhari

14 February 2018
Boko Haram membership thinning out – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the era of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to end, with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed...

Buhari is in a trance - Soyinka

14 February 2018
Buhari is in a trance - Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. Soyinka said he came to his conclusion based on “unforced errors,” adding that the President’s body...

Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Lagos

14 February 2018
Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Lagos

Delta Airlines says an engine issued forced a flight from Nigeria to Atlanta to turn back and make an emergency landing at the airport it departed from. Delta says Flight...

NPA asks NAFDAC, SON to vacate seaports in 24hrs

14 February 2018
NPA asks NAFDAC, SON to vacate seaports in 24hrs

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has given a 24-hour ultimatum to officials of unauthorised government agencies to vacate the seaports or risk being arrested. The directive is in line with a...

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead

14 February 2018
Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead

World Health Organization says as many as 450 people may have been infected with Lassa fever in Nigeria in less than five weeks. In a statement Tuesday, WHO says 43...

Buhari to Nigerians: Expect enduring solutions to killings

13 February 2018
Buhari to Nigerians: Expect enduring solutions to killings

President Muhammadu Buhari says he understands the seriousness and urgency of the nation's security issues. The president said his administration was determined to implement carefully considered solutions that would earn...

36 Govs back state police

13 February 2018
36 Govs back state police

Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr Abdulaziz Yari, on Monday said creation of state police would help in addressing spate of insecurity in the country. Yari, also the Zamfara State governor,...

Drama at NHIS office as police disperse workers protesting Yusuf’s reinstatement

13 February 2018
Drama at NHIS office as police disperse workers protesting Yusuf’s reinstatement

It was drama on Monday at the headquarters of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja, as workers continued their protest over the reinstatement of Executive Secretary, Mr Usman Yusuf,...

Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

12 February 2018
Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country's second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field...

Fulani groups meet, promise to stop killings

12 February 2018
Fulani groups meet, promise to stop killings

Fulani herdsmen who have been accused of serial fatal attacks on farmers in several parts of the country have now agreed to embrace peace and live peacefully with other Nigerians....





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