Amotekun no threat to Nigeria’s unity – Tinubu

23 January 2020
Amotekun no threat to Nigeria’s unity – Tinubu

Former Lagos governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, has called for dialogue as a way out of the acrimony and controversy that have trailed...

No crisis between Muslims, Christians – Sultan

23 January 2020
No crisis between Muslims, Christians – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto and head of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Mr Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III on Wednesday in Abuja said there is no crisis between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria,...

What we know about the new coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

23 January 2020
What we know about the new coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people globally. Global health authorities fear the transmission...

Trump plans to add Nigeria, six other nations to travel ban list - Reports

22 January 2020
Trump plans to add Nigeria, six other nations to travel ban list - Reports

The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday....

Amotekun: Presidency, govs’ meeting called off as southwest holds rallies

22 January 2020
Amotekun: Presidency, govs’ meeting called off as southwest holds rallies

A scheduled meeting between the Presidency and South-West governors on Western Nigeria Security Network, Operation Amotekun, was called off on Tuesday. It is now rescheduled for Thursday (tomorrow). While South-West...

NiMet predicts early, ‘above normal’ rainfall in Nigeria

22 January 2020
NiMet predicts early, ‘above normal’ rainfall in Nigeria

Nigerian Meteorological Agency on Tuesday released 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) report to guide various sectors of the country. The agency predicted in the SRP Report in Abuja that the...

Buhari meets UK PM, seeks extradition of fugitives

21 January 2020
Buhari meets UK PM, seeks extradition of fugitives

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the cooperation of National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom in the investigation of fugitives from Nigeria finding accommodation in that country. In a statement...

Over 60m Nigerians can’t read, write - FG

21 January 2020
Over 60m Nigerians can’t read, write - FG

National Commission for Mass literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education says over 60 million Nigerians are unable to read and write in any language. The executive secretary of the commission, Mr...

Massive shake-up in FIRS as new boss settles in

20 January 2020
Massive shake-up in FIRS as new boss settles in

A massive shakeup in Nigeria’s tax agency, FIRS, is underway with about 50 directors affected. About 50 directors, deputy directors, assistant directors and over 100 other staff of FIRS have...

17 soldiers, scores of Boko Haram insurgents killed in fierce two-day battle in Borno

20 January 2020
17 soldiers, scores of Boko Haram insurgents killed in fierce two-day battle in Borno

No fewer than 17 soldiers were killed, while many others were abducted in two confrontations on Friday and Saturday between the military and Boko Haram insurgents on Bama-Gwoza highway. It...

Pipeline fire kills three in Lagos

20 January 2020
Pipeline fire kills three in Lagos

A fire on a pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company in Lagos killed three people on Sunday, a Reuters witness said. The blaze broke out in Abule-Egba, Lagos. Residents...

Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death

19 January 2020
Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night,...

Harry and Meghan drop royal duties and HRH titles

19 January 2020
Harry and Meghan drop royal duties and HRH titles

Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer...

Nigeria’s public debt has more than doubled under Buhari - DMO

18 January 2020
Nigeria’s public debt has more than doubled under Buhari - DMO

From the N12.118trillion level of indebtedness at takeover by June 2015, the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has grown Nigeria’s public debt to a new height of N26.215 trillion...

Buhari meets security chiefs, reiterates support for community policing

18 January 2020
Buhari meets security chiefs, reiterates support for community policing

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a closed door meeting with heads of the nation’s security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting came ahead of the takeoff time of...

Emir whose convoy was attacked by gunmen narrates how he escaped while 30 people died

18 January 2020
Emir whose convoy was attacked by gunmen narrates how he escaped while 30 people died

Emir of Potiskum, Mr Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, has revealed how he escaped being killed in an attack against his convoy by Boko Haram. The royal father said he...

Rich people are staying healthy for almost a decade longer than poor people

18 January 2020
Rich people are staying healthy for almost a decade longer than poor people

Rich people live healthy, disability-free lives an average of nine years longer than less wealthy people, according to a major study that lays bare the troubling economic inequalities behind lifespans...

Buhari off to London today on six-day trip

17 January 2020
Buhari off to London today on six-day trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a six-day trip to London on Friday (today) according to the State House. He is to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, while...

FG, states, LGs get more money for Dec as FAAC share N132bn more than previous month

17 January 2020
FG, states, LGs get more money for Dec as FAAC share N132bn more than previous month

Federal government, the 36 state governments and the 774 local councils, on Thursday, shared about N717 billion as allocation for December 2019. The allocation was announced at the end of...

Buhari appoints new CBN deputy gov

17 January 2020
Buhari appoints new CBN deputy gov

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Mr Kingsley Obiora to Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. In a letter to Senate President Mr...

Hurdles as Nigeria, Ghana, 4 others reject ‘Eco’ currency

17 January 2020
Hurdles as Nigeria, Ghana, 4 others reject ‘Eco’ currency

The six member countries of West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have rejected the adoption of ‘Eco’ as the name of the...

Mbaka’s conducts embarrassing to Catholic Church - Archbishop

17 January 2020
Mbaka’s conducts embarrassing to Catholic Church - Archbishop

Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Mr Adewale Martins, says the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Mr Ejike Mbaka, could be banned from preaching if he continues to deviate from...

Climate change could release ancient viruses from melting glaciers - Report

17 January 2020
Climate change could release ancient viruses from melting glaciers - Report

Scientists found 33 viruses in two ice cores taken from a Tibetan plateau glacier Twenty-eight of the viruses are unknown to science and not seen before Scientists warn that ancient...

New VAT rate took effect immediately after Buhari’s assent – Accountant General

16 January 2020
New VAT rate took effect immediately after Buhari’s assent – Accountant General

The new Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 7.5 per cent took effect immediately the new Finance Act 2019 was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Accountant...

Lagos explains why Fela’s statue erected by ex-gov Ambode was pulled down

16 January 2020
Lagos explains why Fela’s statue erected by ex-gov Ambode was pulled down

Lagos State government said on Wednesday that it pulled down the Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s statue at Allen Roundabout for the improvement of road infrastructure and to ease traffic gridlock in the...

Nigerian passport one of world’s weakest - Report

15 January 2020
Nigerian passport one of world’s weakest - Report

Yomi Kazeem Nigeria might be Africa’s largest economy but it is increasingly home to one of the continent’s weakest passports. Over the past decade, the Nigerian passport has suffered the...

Meeting with Buhari: Beyond IPPIS - ASUU

15 January 2020
Meeting with Buhari: Beyond IPPIS - ASUU

PRESS RELEASE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has found it necessary to correct the wrong impression created by a section of the media that the meeting of the Union...

Customs CG queried over claim of spending N1.6bn to recruit 3,200 personnel

15 January 2020
Customs CG queried over claim of spending N1.6bn to recruit 3,200 personnel

The confirmation of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) that it spent N1.6 billion to recruit and train the 3,200 personnel it will engage soon. The recruitment exercise, which began in April...

Doctors fume as mob strip female colleague naked at Abuja hospital

15 January 2020
Doctors fume as mob strip female colleague naked at Abuja hospital

Medical doctors under the umbrella of Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) said it would no longer accept physical or verbal assault on medical doctors by patients for whatever reason. Their position...

Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

15 January 2020
Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Tuesday of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear programme, which eventually could lead to the reimposing of...

VAT increases to 7.5 percent as Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

14 January 2020
VAT increases to 7.5 percent as Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, signed the Finance Bill, which, among others, seeks to increase value-added tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 percent. The president announced this move...

Experts list expected gains, fears as Finance Bill becomes law

14 January 2020
Experts list expected gains, fears as Finance Bill becomes law

Some experts have identified a lack of infrastructure and enabling environment; transparency and accountability; and effective utilisation of public funds, as the major challenge that will beset the expected gains...

In-your-face: Despite public outrage, Aisha Buhari shares video of daughter in presidential jet

14 January 2020
In-your-face: Despite public outrage, Aisha Buhari shares video of daughter in presidential jet

Days after Nigerians widely criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the use of a presidential jet by his daughter, Hanan Buhari, for a private activity in Bauchi, the president’s wife,...

Ipokia Obaship: Paramount ruler, PS, Director risk imprisonment

14 January 2020
Ipokia Obaship: Paramount ruler, PS, Director risk imprisonment

Paramount Ruler of Yewaland and the Olu of Ilaro, Mr Kehinde Olugbenle who is Chairman of the Chieftaincy Review Committee, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy...

Senate proposes constitutional amendment to make access to food fundamental right

13 January 2020
Senate proposes constitutional amendment to make access to food fundamental right

Worried about escalating prices of food items, rising poverty level and other economic hardships in the country, Nigerian Senate is processing a bill for the alteration of the constitution to...

Protests, condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

12 January 2020
Protests, condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including...

Iran plane crash: UK ambassador arrested in Tehran

12 January 2020
Iran plane crash: UK ambassador arrested in Tehran

The UK ambassador to Iran was arrested during anti-government protests in Tehran after officials admitted shooting down a passenger plane. Rob Macaire was held for three hours, in what the...

There was public outcry when Buhari’s daughter was seen flying in presidential jet for a private event. Here’s presidency’s reaction

11 January 2020
There was public outcry when Buhari’s daughter was seen flying in presidential jet for a private event. Here’s presidency’s reaction

The Presidency says wife and children of President Muhammadu Buhari have the right to use the Presidential jet when they need to. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media...

National Identification Number no longer required for 2020 UTME - JAMB

11 January 2020
National Identification Number no longer required for 2020 UTME - JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. Registrar of JAMB, Mr Ishaq Oloyede,...

Iran finally admits it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner, killing 176 people

11 January 2020
Iran finally admits it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner, killing 176 people

Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. The statement came Saturday morning and blamed “human error” for the shootdown. The jetliner,...