FG directs Turkish Airlines to suspend Nigerian operations

13 December 2019
FG directs Turkish Airlines to suspend Nigerian operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) thursday directed Turkish Airlines to suspend its operations into Nigeria, pending when it meets the conditions set for it. NCAA noted that the airline would...

Electricity workers suspend strike

13 December 2019
Electricity workers suspend strike

Nigeria’s electricity workers have suspended a strike that engulfed a major part of the country in darkness for a little more than 24 hours. One of the major distributors in...

Buhari’s kinsmen condemn Aisha over Villa crisis

13 December 2019
Buhari’s kinsmen condemn Aisha over Villa crisis

Kinsmen of the President, Mr Muhammadu Buhari, have faulted his wife, Aisha, over her Wednesday’s statement, which attacked Senior Special Assistant to the President, Mr Garba Shehu. The kinsmen in...

Africans coming to Nigeria to get visa on arrival from January – Buhari

12 December 2019
Africans coming to Nigeria to get visa on arrival from January – Buhari

Other Africans travelling to Nigeria will from January 2020 be able to get their visas at the point of entry. This was stated by President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday at Aswan...

We’re not answerable to US, UK, others on alleged rights abuses - Presidency

12 December 2019
We’re not answerable to US, UK, others on alleged rights abuses - Presidency

The Presidency says Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be bothered about the reports from United States, United Kingdom and European Union as regards human rights abuses. Special...

Aisha issued a scathing public statement against president’s relatives, spokesperson. Here’s why she made the unprecedented move

12 December 2019
Aisha issued a scathing public statement against president’s relatives, spokesperson. Here’s why she made the unprecedented move

One of our correspondents learnt on Wednesday that an interview Mrs Buhari granted some journalists on her return from the United Kingdom in October caused the latest crisis. It was...

Nationwide blackout as electricity workers go on strike

12 December 2019
Nationwide blackout as electricity workers go on strike

Workers in the electricity sector have made good their threat to cripple operations as it embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike yesterday. The shutdown cuts across the Distribution Companies in...

US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

12 December 2019
US seizes jet of Nigerian ‘involved in multi-million dollar fraud’

The US federal authorities have seized an aircraft belonging to a Nigerian facing multi-million dollar fraud charges in the country. According to WSB-TV, the seizure was made on Tuesday at...

Fresh crisis in Aso Rock Villa as Aisha Buhari attacks president’s close relatives, spokesperson

11 December 2019
Fresh crisis in Aso Rock Villa as Aisha Buhari attacks president’s close relatives, spokesperson

Nigeria’s First Lady has accused a close relative of President Muhammadu Buhari of issuing a presidential directive behind her husband. Mrs Aisha Buhari, in a statement she signed and sent...

‘Revolution Now? Or Soon? Later or Whenever?’ Surely, revolution is coming in Nigeria - Soyinka

11 December 2019
‘Revolution Now? Or Soon? Later or Whenever?’ Surely, revolution is coming in Nigeria - Soyinka

Nigeria’s foremost writer and Nobel laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, has blamed corrupt practices of political leaders in Nigeria for the call for revolution in the country. Soyinka spoke at the...

We’re closely monitoring Sowore’s case, EU cautions

11 December 2019
We’re closely monitoring Sowore’s case, EU cautions

European Union (EU) yesterday said it was closely following recent developments in the case involving publisher of Sahara Reporter, Mr Omoleye Sowore and the Federal Government. EU Ambassador, Ketil Karlsen,...

Sowore: UK govt tells FG to respect rule of law

11 December 2019
Sowore: UK govt tells FG to respect rule of law

United Kingdom has said it is closely following the continued detention of Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore while calling on the Nigerian government to respect the fundamentals...

Buhari drops Banire, appoints new AMCON chairman

11 December 2019
Buhari drops Banire, appoints new AMCON chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed a Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Edward Adamu, as the new Chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). Adamu, replaces...

We just can’t stop borrowing, Buhari’s ministers tell Reps

11 December 2019
We just can’t stop borrowing,  Buhari’s ministers tell Reps

Ministers of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola; Minister of State for Transport, Ms Gbemisola Saraki as well as Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), Ms Patience...

Nationwide blackout looms as electricity workers begin strike

11 December 2019
Nationwide blackout looms as electricity workers begin strike

Nationwide blackout is imminent as electricity workers begin indefinite strike this morning. The industrial action is declared under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) The union...

FIRS workers threaten strike over Fowler’s handover to ‘aide’

11 December 2019
FIRS workers threaten strike over Fowler’s handover to ‘aide’

Workers of Federal Inland Revenue Service on Tuesday faulted the decision of the immediate past Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler, to hand over to the...

IBB varsity gets new VC

11 December 2019
IBB varsity gets new VC

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has approved the appointment of Mr Adamu Kasim, a professor, as the new Vice Chancellor of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL). A statement...

FG directs Accountant-General, MDAs to publish daily financial statements

10 December 2019
FG directs Accountant-General, MDAs to publish daily financial statements

Federal Government on Monday directed Accountant General of the Federation to publish daily treasury summary statements of financial inflows and outflows. Also, AGF is to publish daily reports of all...

Fowler out as Buhari appoints new FIRS boss

10 December 2019
Fowler out as Buhari appoints new FIRS boss

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of a new board for Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, subject to Senate confirmation. The President nominated a renowned tax consultant,...

Buhari off to Egypt

10 December 2019
Buhari off to Egypt

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Tuesday for Aswan, Egypt to attend the Aswan Forum designed to set “An Agenda for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.” The...

Anglican Church bans brochure, ‘asoebi’ during burials

10 December 2019
Anglican Church bans brochure, ‘asoebi’ during burials

Anglican Communion in Anambra State, has banned the printing of brochure and ceremonial dresses aka ‘asoebi’ during burial ceremonies to reduce burial cost. Mr Ikechukwu Ihemtuge, Vicar in charge of...

North Korea calls Trump 'erratic' old man over tweets

10 December 2019
North Korea calls Trump 'erratic' old man over tweets

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want...

US raises concern over Sowore, anti-democratic actions by FG

09 December 2019
US raises concern over Sowore, anti-democratic actions by FG

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana on Sunday, refuted Department of State Services’ claim that its operatives did not disrupt proceedings at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in their bid...

Presidency defends DSS, says Sowore deserved treatment

09 December 2019
Presidency defends DSS, says Sowore deserved treatment

Presidency has broken its silence on the travails of Mr Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now, in the hands of Department of State Services (DSS). The secret police had released...

N175bn non-mineral revenue unaccounted for under Buhari - Auditor-General

09 December 2019
N175bn non-mineral revenue unaccounted for under Buhari - Auditor-General

Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), Mr Anthony Ayine has uncovered a N175,172,208,105 shortfall in non-mineral revenues shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in 2017. This was as he...

Saudi pays compensation to families of 6 Nigerians Killed in crane collapse

09 December 2019
Saudi pays compensation to families of 6 Nigerians Killed in crane collapse

Saudi Arabia has released the compensation for six Nigerians that died when a crane crashed in the Grand Mosque, Makkah in 2015. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), confirmed the...

Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost

09 December 2019
Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb controls by...

DSS denies re-arresting Sowore in courtroom, says ‘we’re law abiding’

08 December 2019
DSS denies re-arresting Sowore in courtroom, says ‘we’re law abiding’

In response to the outcry from Nigerians, human rights organisations, professionals and dignitaries denouncement of its action, Department of State Service has said it did not arrest convener of RevolutionNow...

Credited with converting over 75 million people to Christ, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79

08 December 2019
Credited with converting over 75 million people to Christ, Reinhard Bonnke dies at 79

German television evangelist, Mr Reinhard Bonnke, has died. He was aged 79. A post on Saturday on his ministry’s Facebook page, Reinhard Bonnke - Official Page, announced the passing of...

Outrage, criticisms trail DSS re-arrest of Sowore

07 December 2019
Outrage, criticisms trail DSS re-arrest of Sowore

The re-arrest of convener, #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore by operatives of Department of State Service (DSS) yesterday morning in Abuja has continued to receive heavy condemnation from concerned Nigerians, who...

Democratic space closing up rapidly in Nigeria - Global report

07 December 2019
Democratic space closing up rapidly in Nigeria - Global report

Democratic freedom is shrinking in Nigeria, a global index report has stated. The report was published by CIVICUS, a coalition of civil society groups. According to the report, Nigeria has...

We’re responsible for beating Buhari’s minister, Amaechi in Spain - IPOB

07 December 2019
We’re responsible for beating Buhari’s minister, Amaechi in Spain - IPOB

Proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has claimed responsibility for the attack on Nigeria’s transport minister, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday in Madrid, Spain. The group said its ‘branch’...

From Algeria to Hong Kong, a year of anti-establishment rage

07 December 2019
From Algeria to Hong Kong, a year of anti-establishment rage

Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often expressing a common grievance -- the establishment's...

Nigeria files fraud allegations in bid to overturn $10bn penalty

07 December 2019
Nigeria files fraud allegations in bid to overturn $10bn penalty

Lawyers for the federal government on Friday filed "new and substantive" allegations of fraud with a British court in an ongoing fight against an arbitration award now worth some $10...

Q: Do you engage in pillow talks with your husband? Ans: There’s no pillow in Aso Villa - Aisha Buhari

07 December 2019
Q: Do you engage in pillow talks with your husband? Ans: There’s no pillow in Aso Villa - Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s First Lady spoke from London on Thursday and declared that she cannot be stopped from voicing out her opinion on issues in the country, because she has...

Ekiti varsity sacks 600 over illegal appointment, age falsification, others

07 December 2019
Ekiti varsity sacks 600 over illegal appointment, age falsification, others

Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, on Thursday said it has sacked over 600 members of staff over alleged irregular employment, overage and sundry other allegations. Vice-Chancellor, Mr Edward Olanipekun, said the...

Govs, dignitaries for the unveiling of Anglican Church’s Cable Television

07 December 2019
Govs, dignitaries for the unveiling of Anglican Church’s Cable Television

PRESS RELEASE The unveiling of new Logo and dedication of modern studio of the only Cable network of Nigeria Television of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), is to be...

National Assembly jerks up estimates presented by Buhari, passes 2020 budget

06 December 2019
National Assembly jerks up estimates presented by Buhari, passes 2020 budget

Senate yesterday passed the 2020 budget, approving NIO.59 trillion as aggregate expenditure.The approved figure is N263.946 billion higher than the N10.330 trillion presented to National Assembly for consideration and approval...

Buhari meets APC governors

06 December 2019
Buhari meets APC governors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF). They were led to...

Sowore released, gets N100,000 compensation from SSS

06 December 2019
Sowore released, gets N100,000 compensation from SSS

State Security Service (SSS) on Thursday night released Mr Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters. Sowore was arrested on August 3 for planning a series of protests to demand good...