Buhari returns to Abuja after working visit to Lagos

25 April 2019
Buhari returns to Abuja after working visit to Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after his Wednesday’s working visit to inaugurate some projects executed by Lagos State Government. Buhari and his entourage arrived the airport at exactly...

NMA, NARD, others berate Buhari’s Minister for saying Nigeria has surplus doctors

25 April 2019
NMA, NARD, others berate Buhari’s Minister for saying Nigeria has surplus doctors

Nigerian Medical Association, National Association of Resident Doctors, and other stakeholders on Wednesday took a swipe at Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige, over his comment that the...

Reps forced to adjourn as Shi’ites storm N’Assembly

25 April 2019
Reps forced to adjourn as Shi’ites storm N’Assembly

House of Representatives hurriedly adjourned proceedings yesterday after members of slamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, broke through the first gate leading into National Assembly. IMN members,...

Buhari has failed on security – Soyinka

24 April 2019
Buhari has failed on security – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate Mr Wole Soyinka has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. He said...

ASUU blasts FG, First Lady over proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

24 April 2019
ASUU blasts FG, First Lady over proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday berated the federal government over proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari. The Union described...

Shiites lock down Abuja to celebrate El-Zakzaky’s birthday

24 April 2019
Shiites lock down Abuja to celebrate El-Zakzaky’s birthday

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as the Shiites yesterday locked down human and vehicular traffic in the ever busy Central District of Federal Capital Territory (FCT)...

Pope calls Buhari on Leah Sharibu - Catholic Bishop

23 April 2019
Pope calls Buhari on Leah Sharibu - Catholic Bishop

Pope Francis has waded into the case of Leah Sharibu, a schoolgirl abducted by a faction of Boko Haram at Dapchi village, Yobe State over a year ago. Catholic Bishop...

Revenue collection on highways illegal - FG

23 April 2019
Revenue collection on highways illegal - FG

Ministry of Transportation has faulted collection of revenue on federal highways by state and local government agents describing it as illegal. Head of Press Unit, Ministry of Transportation, Abuja, Mr...

Many to lose varsity degrees as JAMB probes credentials 10 years backward

23 April 2019
Many to lose varsity degrees as JAMB probes credentials 10 years backward

Heads are set to roll across the country as Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has launched a probe into the credentials of applicants dating back to 2009. This implies that...

Electricity fluctuates nationwide as grid collapses twice in 9 days

23 April 2019
Electricity fluctuates nationwide as grid collapses twice in 9 days

Power generation has continued to wobble, as data obtained from Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Monday in Abuja showed that the country’s electricity grid collapsed twice in...

Sudan army orders protesters to tear down barricades

23 April 2019
Sudan army orders protesters to tear down barricades

Sudan’s new army rulers on Monday ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades on roads leading to the military headquarters as tensions grew after talks between the two sides broke down....

IMF, World Bank restate fears for Nigeria over borrowing

22 April 2019
IMF, World Bank restate fears for Nigeria over borrowing

Bretton Woods Institutions, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, have urged Nigeria to softpedal on its borrowings and build fiscal bufers against imminent global economic risks. But, Nigeria has assured...

Third Mainland Bridge Safe for use – FG

22 April 2019
Third Mainland Bridge Safe for use – FG

Federal government on Sunday said that integrity of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos remains intact and the bridge is safe for use. A statement by Office of Special Adviser on...

Buhari extends Tanko Muhammad’s tenure as CJN

21 April 2019
Buhari extends Tanko Muhammad’s tenure as CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the appointment of Mr Tanko Muhammad as acting chief justice of Nigeria by another three months. Buhari sent the recommendation to National Judicial Council and...

Aisha to establish Muhammadu Buhari University

21 April 2019
Aisha to establish Muhammadu Buhari University

First Lady Aisha Buhari has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting...

Over four million Kano residents are jobless - University Official

21 April 2019
Over four million Kano residents are jobless - University Official

Dean of Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, Mr Murtala Sagagi, a professor, says there are currently over four million jobless people in Kano State due to the poor development...

Buhari spent one out of every 3 days of his presidency outside Nigeria - Report

20 April 2019
Buhari spent one out of every 3 days of his presidency outside Nigeria - Report

With few weeks to the end of his first term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has spent a total of 404 days (a year and 39 days) travelling to 33...

Why Buhari ignored NJC’s recommendation on Onnoghen

20 April 2019
Why Buhari ignored NJC’s recommendation on Onnoghen

Indications emerged yesterday on why President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to act on recommendation of National Judicial Council (NJC) that the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Walter Onnoghen,...

Church collapses during Easter service, killing 13, injuring 16

20 April 2019
Church collapses during Easter service, killing 13, injuring 16

At least 13 people were killed Thursday evening after a church collapsed in South Africa, according to local media. The collapse at the Pentecostal church in Dlangubo occurred during an...

Signed into law by Buhari, N30,000 minimum wage takes effect immediately

19 April 2019
Signed into law by Buhari, N30,000 minimum wage takes effect immediately

Implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage just signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari takes effect from April 18, a presidential aide, Mr Ita Enang, has announced. Enang, Senior Special...

Nigerians react to CCT conviction of Onnoghen

19 April 2019
Nigerians react to CCT conviction of Onnoghen

Nigerians online have reacted to the judgement of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which convicted former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, after finding him guilty of false assets...

Onnoghen appeals conviction by CCT

19 April 2019
Onnoghen appeals conviction by CCT

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, has appealed his conviction by Code of Conduct Tribunal. In his appeal, Onnoghen identified sixteen grounds on which basis he wants the appellate...

Buhari gives deadline to ministers to submit ‘performance’ report

18 April 2019
Buhari gives deadline to ministers to submit ‘performance’ report

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments, and agencies as his first term tenure...

Senate passes seven bills rejected by Buhari

18 April 2019
Senate passes seven bills rejected by Buhari

Seven of the bills rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari were yesterday reconsidered and passed by Senate. The development came as the upper chamber initiated moves to override of the President...

Power generation slumps to 1,675MW after system collapse

18 April 2019
Power generation slumps to 1,675MW after system collapse

The nation’s power generation fell to a record low on Tuesday following the collapse of the national grid on Monday night. Data from Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of...

Customs set to recruit 3,200 personnel

18 April 2019
Customs set to recruit 3,200 personnel

Nigerian Customs Service is set to recruit 3,200 personnel to fill positions in the agency. The positions to be occupied by prospective entrants include Assistant Inspector (Support Staff) – CONSOL...

Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday

18 April 2019
Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday public holiday

Federal government has declared Friday and Monday as a public holiday for this year’s Easter celebration. This was contained in a press statement by Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau....

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

18 April 2019
As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru’s most...

North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

18 April 2019
North Korea says it test-fired new tactical guided weapon

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and a possible sign of its...

Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre - FG

17 April 2019
Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre - FG

Landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, is N35 higher than the pump price of N145 per litre, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu,...

FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss sacking

16 April 2019
FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss sacking

The panel set up by Federal Government to investigate the crisis in National Health Insurance Scheme has recommended immediate dismissal of the Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr Usman Yusuf....

A devastated art world wept and watched as Notre Dame burned

16 April 2019
A devastated art world wept and watched as Notre Dame burned

Notre Dame, a survivor of wars and revolutions, has stood for centuries as not merely the greatest of the Gothic cathedrals and a towering jewel of Western architecture. It has...

No plan to remove fuel subsidy now - FG

15 April 2019
No plan to remove fuel subsidy now - FG

Federal government has again clarified its stance on removal of fuel subsidy, saying it had no plan to do so in the immediate future. Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed,...

Why food import is increasing more than export in Africa - Research expert

15 April 2019
Why food import is increasing more than export in Africa - Research expert

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Ghana, Mr Yemi Akinbamijo, has identified the use of crude implements such as cutlasses, hoes among others, as...

Why Leah Sharibu’s release is difficult - Buhari

14 April 2019
Why Leah Sharibu’s release is difficult - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday gave insight into why Leah Sharibu, who was held back by Boko Haram Islamist sect over her refusal to denounce her Christian faith a year...

Division among Nigerians worrisome – Sultan

14 April 2019
Division among Nigerians worrisome – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Mr Sa’ad Abubakar, has expressed worry that Nigerians have become more divided because of political differences....

Ex-Court of Appeal President, Mamman Nasir, is dead

14 April 2019
Ex-Court of Appeal President, Mamman Nasir, is dead

A former president of Court of Appeal and the District Head of Malumfashi in Katsina State, Mr Mamman Nasir, is dead. Information Officer, Katsina Emirate Council, Mr Ibrahim Bindawa, made...

Here’s sequence of events post Sudan military coup

13 April 2019
Here’s sequence of events post Sudan military coup

The Latest on the situation in Sudan (all times local): 10 p.m. Sudan’s defense minister says on TV he’s stepping down as transitional leader a day after ousting the country’s...

Reps angry with Buhari over killings, summon him to appear before House

12 April 2019
Reps angry with Buhari over killings, summon him to appear before House

House of Representatives on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it and address Nigerians on the spate of insecurity across the country. The lower chamber of National Assembly...

Buhari to Service Chiefs: Be ruthless with bandits, kidnappers

12 April 2019
Buhari to Service Chiefs: Be ruthless with bandits, kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he had directed heads of security agencies in the country to clear bandits killing innocent citizens in Zamfara and neighbouring states immediately. He also...