Buhari orders crackdown on illegal rehabilitation centres nationwide

20 October 2019
Buhari orders crackdown on illegal rehabilitation centres nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigeria Police Force not to relent in its efforts to bust all illegal correctional centres in the country. The President said his administration had zero...

A US prisoner’s daily upkeep higher than the new monthly minimum wage in Nigeria - Minister

20 October 2019
A US prisoner’s daily upkeep higher than the new monthly minimum wage in Nigeria - Minister

Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, said on Friday that the least daily upkeep spent on a prisoner in United States was N31,000. He said the amount was higher than...

Johnson sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

20 October 2019
Johnson sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension...

Discovering oil in the North is of no significance to us - Northern leaders

19 October 2019
Discovering oil in the North is of no significance to us - Northern leaders

Northern leaders, yesterday, expressed mixed feelings over news that crude oil has finally been discovered in that part of the country, raising the prospects of states in the region getting...

Brexit day of reckoning as parliament votes on Johnson's deal

19 October 2019
Brexit day of reckoning as parliament votes on Johnson's deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson puts his last-minute Brexit deal to a vote in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday, a day of reckoning that could decide the...

Servicing Nigeria’s debts has become extremely difficult - FG

18 October 2019
Servicing Nigeria’s debts has become extremely difficult - FG

Barely 24 hours after International Monetary Fund advised Nigeria to increase tax to raise more revenue, Federal Government on Thursday said its low revenue was affecting its ability to service...

FG, Labour strike deal on Minimum Wage

18 October 2019
FG, Labour strike deal on Minimum Wage

After three days of intense meetings, Organised Labour and Federal Government, yesterday, reached a truce on the consequential adjustment of the new N30,000 minimum wage. The agreement signified that Organised...

FG to seize P&ID assets in Nigeria – Minister

18 October 2019
FG to seize P&ID assets in Nigeria – Minister

Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said Federal Government is preparing legal instruments that will enable it confiscate assets of Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) in Nigeria....

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

18 October 2019
Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc’s leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit...

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive 'to allow Kurdish withdrawal'

18 October 2019
Turkey to suspend Syria offensive 'to allow Kurdish withdrawal'

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw. The deal came after US Vice-President Mike Pence and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for...

Buhari reduces overseas travel, estacodes for ministers, others

17 October 2019
Buhari reduces overseas travel, estacodes for ministers, others

In a bid to curb leakages and ensure efficiency in the management of resources of government, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved for immediate implementation, additional cost saving measures aimed at...

Buhari signs five bills passed by eighth National Assembly

17 October 2019
Buhari signs five bills passed by eighth National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills passed by the 8th National Assembly into law, Mr Umar Yakubu, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives) has...

Protest against separatists' sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

17 October 2019
Protest against separatists' sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Wednesday, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who...

Buhari orders crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid

16 October 2019
Buhari orders crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools, after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings,...

Rumbling as Lawan, other principal officers allegedly corner 100 job slots ‘allocated’ to Senate

16 October 2019
Rumbling as Lawan, other principal officers allegedly corner 100 job slots ‘allocated’ to Senate

Barely four months after inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, leadership of the Senate is allegedly enmeshed in job recruitment scandal totally 100 slots. The job recruitment, allegedly given to...

Gov enrolls for a degree course while in office. Opposition party in the state carpets him for ‘idleness’

16 October 2019
Gov enrolls for a degree course while in office. Opposition party in the state carpets him for ‘idleness’

All Progressives Congress in Cross River State has slammed Governor Ben Ayade of Peoples Democratic Party for returning to school to study law, describing it as a sign of idleness....

Youths in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, others face poor job prospects as education deteriorates - Report

16 October 2019
Youths in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, others face poor job prospects as education deteriorates - Report

Quality of education and training provided by African countries has deteriorated since 2014, leaving many of the continent’s growing population of young people ill-prepared to enter the job market, an...

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...