Presidency cancels FEC meeting as Buhari signs 2018 Budget today

20 June 2018
Presidency cancels FEC meeting as Buhari signs 2018 Budget today

Presidency yesterday explained that today’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was cancelled because Eid-el-Fitr holidays of last Friday and Monday affected preparation of council memoranda. Giving the explanation in a...

Defence minister shouldn’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece - Ortom

20 June 2018
Defence minister shouldn’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece - Ortom

Benue State Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, has called on Minister of Defence, Mr Mansur Dan-Ali, to apologise to Nigerians for demanding suspension of anti-grazing law in some states. He said...

Don’t renege on your promise to be peaceful, Oyo charges ‘Egungun’

20 June 2018
Don’t renege on your promise to be peaceful, Oyo charges ‘Egungun’

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State government has appealed to custodians of Egungun festival in the state not to renege on their promise of celebrating a festival devoid of violence and...

Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

19 June 2018
Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released...

New cholera outbreak in Kebbi

19 June 2018
New cholera outbreak in Kebbi

Mohammed Sheriff A three-year old girl has been confirmed dead while seven people have been hospitalized as a result of cholera outbreak in Hirishi primary health care center in Kalgo...

Curfew declared in Abuja community after violent clash

18 June 2018
Curfew declared in Abuja community after violent clash

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Sunday said the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew imposed on Bwari town in the territory, will remain until further notice. According to a...

Nigeria ranked one of the most dangerous countries in the world - Report

17 June 2018
Nigeria ranked one of the most dangerous countries in the world - Report

Nigeria has been ranked one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and more unsafe than war-torn Libya, according to 2018 Global Law and Order Report by Gallup Poll....

Nationwide blackout as power grid collapses

17 June 2018
Nationwide blackout as power grid collapses

The nation has been plunged into total darkness as the power grid recorded a total collapse on Saturday morning, our correspondent has learnt. The system collapse led to the shutdown...

The internet is finally going to be bigger than TV worldwide

16 June 2018
The internet is finally going to be bigger than TV worldwide

Next year, for the first time, we’ll spend more time using the internet than watching TV. People will spend an average of 170.6 minutes a day, or nearly three hours,...

Buhari to Nigerians: Stop glorifying thieves, treat them with disdain

15 June 2018
Buhari to Nigerians: Stop glorifying thieves, treat them with disdain

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged Nigerians to stop glorifying thieves but should treat them with disdain for bringing hardships on others. Buhari said this in a Sallah message made...

Today is Eid-el-Fitri, Sultan announces

15 June 2018
Today is Eid-el-Fitri, Sultan announces

Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that the new moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal has been sighted. Head of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Mr Saad...

PFN felicitates with Muslims, urges tolerance

15 June 2018
PFN felicitates with Muslims, urges tolerance

Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to embrace mutual tolerance in their conducts with one another in order to promote peace and prosperity in the country. President of...

Ramadan: Ajimobi congratulates Muslims, seeks spiritual rebirth

15 June 2018
Ramadan: Ajimobi congratulates Muslims, seeks spiritual rebirth

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, has congratulated the Muslim community in the country on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fasting. The governor, in a...

Nigeria Immigration Service loses Deputy Comptroller-General

15 June 2018
Nigeria Immigration Service loses Deputy Comptroller-General

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Thursday announced the death of its Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) in charge of Border Management, Mr Raymond Jaja. The service announced Jaja’s demise in a statement...

Don warns of impending calamity in nation's health sector

15 June 2018
Don warns of impending calamity in nation's health sector

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Vice Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Mr. Dapo Asaju, has warned of an impending calamity in the country's health sector following exodus of Nigeria-trained medical doctors into...

Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp - Report

14 June 2018
Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp - Report

The use of social media networks such as Facebook to consume news has started to fall in the United States as many young people turn toward messaging apps such as...

June 12: Buhari apologises to Abiola’s family

13 June 2018
June 12: Buhari apologises to Abiola’s family

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja offered unreserved apology on behalf of federal government to the family of Mr Moshood Abiola, over the annulment of June 12 1993 poll,...

Mr President, we too are sorry for wrongs MKO might have done you - Abiola’s family

13 June 2018
Mr President, we too are sorry for wrongs MKO might have done you - Abiola’s family

In accepting President Muhammadu Buhari’s apology on behalf of the family, Abiola’s daughter, Hafsat also apologised to the President for the wrongs her late father might have done him. She...

Soyinka to Buhari: You can’t honour Abiola and be praising Abacha

13 June 2018
Soyinka to Buhari: You can’t honour Abiola and be praising Abacha

Nobel laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for his continued commendation of late military dictator, Mr Sani Abacha. He said Mr Buhari cannot praise Abacha in one...

Buhari reappoints FRSC boss, others; makes fresh appointments

13 June 2018
Buhari reappoints FRSC boss, others; makes fresh appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the renewal of tenure of Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi. With the approval, Oyeyemi will be spending his second...

June 12 election chief, Nwosu, writes FG on Abiola’s award

12 June 2018
June 12 election chief, Nwosu, writes FG on Abiola’s award

Chairman of defunct National Electoral Commission, Mr Humphrey Nwosu, has announced that he would not be able to attend the posthumous investiture of the presumed winner of June 12, 1993...

Nigerians intellectually aggressive, economically ambitious – Buhari

12 June 2018
Nigerians intellectually aggressive, economically ambitious – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that Nigeria’s strongest selling point remained an “intellectually aggressive and economically ambitious’’ populace that always seeks self-improvement and self-actualization in any part of the...

Trump, Kim meet for historic U.S.-North Korea meeting

12 June 2018
Trump, Kim meet for historic U.S.-North Korea meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands, smiling cautiously at the outset of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, in which they will...

What happened in Singapore on the eve of Trump-Kim summit?

12 June 2018
What happened in Singapore on the eve of Trump-Kim summit?

It's the summit eve in Singapore. Global anticipation of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's third-generation autocrat Kim Jong Un is close to feverish. It's the...

Workers threaten nationwide strike over new minimum wage

12 June 2018
Workers threaten nationwide strike over new minimum wage

Workers in the country under the aegis of All Workers Convergence (AWC), on Monday, issued a 21-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the decision that the new minimum...

FG declares Friday, Monday, public holidays for Eid -El Fitr

12 June 2018
FG declares Friday, Monday, public holidays for Eid -El Fitr

Federal government has declared Friday June 15, and Monday June 18 as public holidays to celebrate 2018 Eid- El Fitr. Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on...

Buhari leaves for Morocco today

10 June 2018
Buhari leaves for Morocco today

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a two-day working visit to Kingdom of Morocco, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has said. Shehu, in a statement...

Most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty — ActionAid

10 June 2018
Most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty — ActionAid

A civil rights group, ActionAid has said that although Nigerian economy is out of recession, most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty. Chairperson of governing board of the group, Mrs...

South West states declare June 12 public holiday

10 June 2018
South West states declare June 12 public holiday

Governments of South-west states have declared June 12 as a public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential election adjudged to have been won by late...

Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to UK in Tinubu’s jet

10 June 2018
Ekiti shooting: Bamidele flown to UK in Tinubu’s jet

A former member of House of Representatives, Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, has been flown to United Kingdom for further treatment. Our correspondent learnt that he was flown in a private jet...

G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

10 June 2018
G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

US President Donald Trump has retracted his endorsement of the joint communique issued at the end of G7 summit, accusing Canada of "dishonesty".He said that other countries were imposing "massive...

Buhari signs bill limiting tenures of vice presidents, deputy govs who succeed principals

09 June 2018
Buhari signs bill limiting tenures of vice presidents, deputy govs who succeed principals

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law a bill that limits a vice-president or deputy governor who completes terms of their principals to seeking reelection only once more. This was...

Buhari appoints new CBN Deputy Governor

09 June 2018
Buhari appoints new CBN Deputy Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Mr Folashodun Adebisi Sonubi as Deputy Governor at Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), subject to Senate confirmation. Mr Garba Shehu, Senior Special...

NCC urges GSM customers to use 622 Toll-Free-Line for complaints

09 June 2018
NCC urges GSM customers to use 622 Toll-Free-Line for complaints

Nigerian Communication Commissions (NCC) has urged customers of telecommunication operators to lodge their complaints of unsatisfactory services through its 622 Toll-Free-Line. Mr Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the commission,...

Osinbajo’s helicopter makes emergency landing in Abuja

08 June 2018
Osinbajo’s helicopter makes emergency landing in Abuja

Helicopter that brought Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo to Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, could not take him back to the villa as it was said to have...

Senate confirms Abdu-Kafarati as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

08 June 2018
Senate confirms Abdu-Kafarati as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

Senate has confirmed Mr Adamu Abdu-Kafarati as Chief Judge of Federal High Court. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday written a letter to the Senate seeking confirmation of his appointment....

NASS adjourns plenary for four weeks

08 June 2018
NASS adjourns plenary for four weeks

National Assembly, comprising Senate and House of Representatives, on Thursday adjourned plenary sessions till July 3, 2018. The break, according to spokesmen of both chambers, was to enable legislators take...

Ramadan: Cleric calls for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians

08 June 2018
Ramadan: Cleric calls for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan A cleric, Mr Issa Abdulquadri Ayede, has admonished Nigerians, especially Muslims, to continue to live in peace with one another in the spirit of Ramadan period. The...

Buhari declares June 12 Democracy Day, honours Abiola with GCFR

07 June 2018
Buhari declares June 12 Democracy Day, honours Abiola with GCFR

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed that the nation’s Democracy Day will, henceforth, hold on June 12 of every year as against current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May...

Conferring GCFR on Abiola illegal - Ex-CJN

07 June 2018
Conferring GCFR on Abiola illegal - Ex-CJN

Award of Nigeria’s highest national honour to late Mr Moshood Abiola is illegal, a former Chief Justice of Nigeria has said. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening named Abiola, winner...




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