12 states still in danger as Rivers Niger, Benue keep rising

21 September 2018
12 states still in danger as Rivers Niger, Benue keep rising

The raging flood, which has affected at least 12 states across the country, remains worrisome not only to the victims but also the government, as Rivers Niger and Benue continue...

How Osinbajo-led committee stopped Nigeria Air

20 September 2018
How Osinbajo-led committee stopped Nigeria Air

Federal government on Wednesday announced immediate suspension of its widely publicised national carrier because the nation’s Economic Management Team (EMT) did not approve it when it launched, sources familiar with...

Presidency clarifies position of new finance minister

20 September 2018
Presidency clarifies position of new finance minister

Presidential spokesperson, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday clarified the current status of former minister of state for budget and national planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed. Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari redeployed...

Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050 - Report

19 September 2018
Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050 - Report

More than 40 per cent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...

National Assembly adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act

19 September 2018
National Assembly adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act

Senate and House of the Representatives Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Tuesday, adopted the fourth version of the 2018/2019 Electoral Amendment Act. Joint Committee Chairman, Mr Suleiman Nazif (Bauchi...

Mandatory use of identity numbers begins in January - FG

19 September 2018
Mandatory use of identity numbers begins in January - FG

Mandatory use of National Identification Number [NIN] will come into full force on January 1, 2019, the Federal Government has said. This followed last week’s approval by Federal Executive Council...

Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

19 September 2018
Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Mr Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has described his sack as a blessing in disguise. Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday, Lawal said...

Panic in Abuja as fighter jets fly over National Assembly, houses

18 September 2018
Panic in Abuja as fighter jets fly over National Assembly, houses

There has been panic in Jikwoyi, Nyanya and Karu satellite areas of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over some military fighter jets reportedly hovering over houses and creating deafening noises. Residents...

Backend investigation, politics that led to Adeosun’s resignation

16 September 2018
Backend investigation, politics that led to Adeosun’s resignation

Mrs Folakemi Adeosun, British-born Nigeria’s finance minister, whose counterfeit youth service scheme certificate was the subject of a relentless news coverage for over two months, left her senior cabinet position...

Kemi Adeosun departs Nigeria

16 September 2018
Kemi Adeosun departs Nigeria

Nigeria’s former finance minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has left the country, a day after her resignation, sources close to her revealed. Adeosun, finance minister since November 2015, stepped down from...

Buhari accepts Adeosun’s resignation over NYSC certificate scandal

15 September 2018
Buhari accepts Adeosun’s resignation over NYSC certificate scandal

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her...

Buhari removes Seiyefa, appoints new DG DSS

14 September 2018
Buhari removes Seiyefa, appoints new DG DSS

Press release President Muhammadu Buhari has approved with effect from the 14th of September, the appointment of Mr Yusuf Magaji Bichi as new Director-General of Department of State Service (DSS)....

Southern, Middle-Belt leaders condemn Buhari’s removal of Seiyefa as SSS DG

14 September 2018
Southern, Middle-Belt leaders condemn Buhari’s removal of Seiyefa as SSS DG

Some elder statesmen from the south and parts of central Nigeria have condemned the removal of Mr Matthew Seiyefa as Director-General of State Security Service by President Muhammadu Buhari. The...

Buhari’s ex-minister Amina Mohammed expresses concern over Nigeria’s debt profile

14 September 2018
Buhari’s ex-minister Amina Mohammed expresses concern over Nigeria’s debt profile

Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, has expressed worries over Nigeria’s debt profile. Mrs Mohammed, a former Minister of Environment in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, expressed her concerns...

Court awards N10m damages against FG for detention of journalist

14 September 2018
Court awards N10m damages against FG for detention of journalist

Abuja division of Federal High Court has described the two years detention of journalist Jones Abiri as outright conviction and ordered government to pay N10 million in damages to Mr...

World leaders bid farewell to ex-UN chief

14 September 2018
World leaders bid farewell to ex-UN chief

World leaders and royalty have paid their respects to one of Africa's most famous diplomats, Kofi Annan, at his funeral in his home country of Ghana. It is the climax...

Passengers stranded as plane overshoots runway in Abuja

14 September 2018
Passengers stranded as plane overshoots runway in Abuja

Many air travellers were stranded at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Thursday morning after an aircraft overshot the runway and disrupted flight operations. It was gathered that the aircraft, a...

Gov cries out over Cameroonian invasion of Cross River

13 September 2018
Gov cries out over Cameroonian invasion of Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has raised alarm over increasing number of Cameroonian refugees in the state following the arm struggle and demand of Ambazonia Republic in Cameroon. Ayade...

Why I was called ‘minister of dustbin’ in Nigeria — Amina Mohammed

13 September 2018
Why I was called ‘minister of dustbin’ in Nigeria — Amina Mohammed

Mrs Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of United Nations (UN), has disclosed that she was seen as the dustbin lady when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her as minister of environment. Speaking...

FG gives states conditions for $2.68bn Paris Club refund

12 September 2018
FG gives states conditions for $2.68bn Paris Club refund

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had approved $2.68bn as final payment to states for the Paris Club Refund. The amount was confirmed in a statement issued by Director...

Buhari to address 73rd UN General Assembly

12 September 2018
Buhari to address 73rd UN General Assembly

Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, says President Muhammadu Buhari, will lead Nigeria’s delegation to 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which begins September 18. The 73rd...

Catalonia 'National Day' rally draws million

12 September 2018
Catalonia 'National Day' rally draws million

About a million people have taken to the streets of Barcelona to mark Catalonia's "National Day" and show continued support for independence. The annual celebration is the first since Catalonia's...

Governors’ Forum launches internal revenue dashboard

11 September 2018
Governors’ Forum launches internal revenue dashboard

Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, on Monday hosted tax officers from the 36 states of the federation to introduce them to the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) dashboard, an innovation of the...

Scores feared dead in Nasarawa gas explosion

11 September 2018
Scores feared dead in Nasarawa gas explosion

A gas explosion on Monday at Monaco Gas Station in Lafia, Nasarawa State, caused fire that reportedly killed scores of people and injured others. Reports have it that a gas...

North Korea's Kim asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

11 September 2018
North Korea's Kim asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is already looking at scheduling one, White...

North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes

10 September 2018
North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes

North Korea held a major military parade and revived its iconic mass games to celebrate its 70th anniversary, but in keeping with leader Kim Jong Un’s new policies the emphasis...

N16bn refund: Osun AG resigns, warns banks against withdrawals

09 September 2018
N16bn refund: Osun AG resigns, warns banks against withdrawals

The alleged resignation of the Accountant General of Osun State, Mr. Alaba Kolawole, has sparked controversies and allegation of fraud against the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led government in the...

Paris Club refund: Govs angry over N16.67b secret payment to Osun

08 September 2018
Paris Club refund: Govs angry over N16.67b secret payment to Osun

State governors across party lines are presently fuming over an alleged secret payment of N16.67 billion, said to be the last tranche of Paris Club refund payment to Osun state...

Benue has lost N400bn to herdsmen attacks – Ortom

08 September 2018
Benue has lost N400bn to herdsmen attacks – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State says the incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen on farmers and residents of the state have cost the state about N400bn in human, material and...

PDP, CSOs to Buhari: Rescue Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram captivity

08 September 2018
PDP, CSOs to Buhari: Rescue Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram captivity

Peoples Democratic Party and other organisations, including Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum; BringBackOurGirls Coalition; Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, have called on...

God did not create anyone to fight for Him - Sultan

08 September 2018
God did not create anyone to fight for Him - Sultan

President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Mr Muhammad Saad Abubakar Friday received Catholic Bishops of Nigeria in his palace, and urged all religious leaders...

Shi’ites protest in Abuja as El- Zakzaky marks 1000 days in detention

08 September 2018
Shi’ites protest in Abuja as El- Zakzaky marks 1000 days in detention

Hundreds of Shi’ites rallied in Abuja Friday to demand release of their leader, Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who marked 1,000 days in detention Friday. The protest started from the Wuse Market...

IGP sacks three over Clark’s home raid

07 September 2018
IGP sacks three over Clark’s home raid

Three Inspectors have been sacked by Police authorities for raiding the Abuja home of elder statesman Edwin Clark. An Assistant Superintendent of Police has been suspended for his role in...

Leah Sharibu: British MP, ex-presidential aide, others protest in UK

07 September 2018
Leah Sharibu: British MP, ex-presidential aide, others protest in UK

A British member of parliament, Mr Tom Brake, Thursday staged a protest outside Nigerian High Commission in London to call for the release of Leah Sharibu. Miss Sharibu was among...

Herders’ terrorism: Buhari at it again - Punch Editorial

06 September 2018
Herders’ terrorism: Buhari at it again - Punch Editorial

President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated his cluelessness afresh on Sunday when he blamed herders’ act of horrific violence on the shrinking Lake Chad and alleged biased media reports. His narrow narrative...

Presidency attacks Punch, says newspaper irresponsible

06 September 2018
Presidency attacks Punch, says newspaper irresponsible

Presidency on Wednesday released a statement criticising an editorial by one of Nigeria’s prominent newspapers, Punch. In a statement by President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Mr Garba Shehu, the presidency said...

Kim Jong Un told South he had faith in Trump

06 September 2018
Kim Jong Un told South he had faith in Trump

The Latest on an upcoming inter-Korean summit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A South Korean presidential official says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told him he still had faith...

Police restate ban on SARS operatives from conducting stop and search raids

06 September 2018
Police restate ban on SARS operatives from conducting stop and search raids

Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Wednesday repeated his warning to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to stop indiscriminate search of citizens. Idris issued the latest directive at a training...

Oyo begins enforcement of environmental sanitation, physical planning laws

06 September 2018
Oyo begins enforcement of environmental sanitation, physical planning laws

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Isaac Ishola, on Wednesday, said the state government would commence total enforcement of its laws on environmental sanitation,...

1.4 billion people face health risks, early death due to lack of exercise - WHO

05 September 2018
1.4 billion people face health risks, early death due to lack of exercise - WHO

Very little progress has been made in reducing levels of inactivity worldwide, experts have warned. A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide - 1.4 billion...





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