What Buhari told ministers-designate at retreat

20 August 2019
What Buhari told ministers-designate at retreat

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari Monday presided over the opening day of a Presidential Retreat for Ministers-designate and senior Government officials. The Retreat follows screening and confirmation of the Ministers-designate...

Head of Service sends retirement letter to Buhari over fraud allegations

20 August 2019
Head of Service sends retirement letter to Buhari over fraud allegations

Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. The widow had been under pressure from...

Court orders CBN to pay N8bn to Benue communities invaded by Obasanjo

20 August 2019
Court orders CBN to pay N8bn to Benue communities invaded by Obasanjo

Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Monday, directed Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to forthwith, pay the sum of N8 billion to Tiv communities in Logo, Ukum, Kwande...

Universities shut as workers begin warning strike

20 August 2019
Universities shut as workers begin warning strike

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union have commenced a five-day warning strike on Monday, following a directive from Joint Action Committee to all branch Chairmen of...

Buhari queries FIRS boss, says Fowler’s performance worse than under Jonathan

19 August 2019
Buhari queries FIRS boss, says Fowler’s performance worse than under Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has queried the chief executive of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler, over worsening tax collection since 2015. Sources within FIRS confirmed the development on...

Tension as Yoruba, Hausa clash in Lagos market

19 August 2019
Tension as Yoruba, Hausa clash in Lagos market

Two persons were feared killed and many others injured on Sunday as Yoruba and Hausa traders clashed at Ilepo Market in the Oke Odo area of Lagos State. Acoording to...

FG, senate president, Southeast govs, others condemn attack on Ekweremadu in Germany

19 August 2019
FG, senate president, Southeast govs, others condemn attack on Ekweremadu in Germany

As widespread outrage trails the harassment and humiliation of immediate past deputy senate president, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, Federal Government has called on German authorities to ensure that the mastermind face...

Nnamdi Kanu threatens Ekweremadu-style attack on southeast govs who travel abroad

19 August 2019
Nnamdi Kanu threatens Ekweremadu-style attack on southeast govs who travel abroad

Leader of separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has offered N1 million reward for credible information on overseas travel itinerary of Southeast governors. The fugitive also...

Hong Kong protests: Huge crowds rally peacefully

19 August 2019
Hong Kong protests: Huge crowds rally peacefully

Organisers say 1.7 million people turned out at Sunday's pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings by Beijing. Police put the figure much lower at 128,000, counting only...

Boko Haram: Tears, solemnity at cemetery where hundreds of Nigerian soldiers lay in Maiduguri

18 August 2019
Boko Haram: Tears, solemnity at cemetery where hundreds of Nigerian soldiers lay in Maiduguri

It ought to be a desolate place like every other graveyard, but the casualties of the deadly war against insurgency entering its 10th year would not let it be. Nigerian...

Former Nigerian deputy senate president stoned in Germany

18 August 2019
Former Nigerian deputy senate president stoned in Germany

Nigeria’s former Deputy Senate President, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Germany. Ekweremadu who confirmed the attack in a...

El-Zakzaky speaks on his detention facilities in Abuja, Kaduna

18 August 2019
El-Zakzaky speaks on his detention facilities in Abuja, Kaduna

Shi’ite leader, Mr Ibrahim EZakyzaky, has said that he had greater freedom while in custody in Nigeria than in Medenta Hospital, New Delhi, India, where he went for treatment last...

Enugu airport to be shut for repairs

18 August 2019
Enugu airport to be shut for repairs

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has finally agreed to shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for major repairs. The closure of the runway will take effect from...

Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

18 August 2019
Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations. The historic deal paves the...

Court orders FG to pay N2.8tn to private gas firm

17 August 2019
Court orders FG to pay N2.8tn to private gas firm

A British judge has ordered the federal government to pay $9bn (about N2.8 trillion) in assets to a small private company. The firm, P&ID, had reached a deal with the...

FG, El-Zakzaky in hot exchanges over aborted treatment in India

17 August 2019
FG, El-Zakzaky in hot exchanges over aborted treatment in India

Federal Government may bar the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from other overseas treatment. Following reports of IMN leader’s alleged moves to internationalise his agitations and unruly...

DSS to take custody of El-Zakzaky as Shi’ite leader returns from India in anger

16 August 2019
DSS to take custody of El-Zakzaky as Shi’ite leader returns from India in anger

Barely 96 hours after landing in New Delhi, India, for medical treatment, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Zakzaky, has discharged himself from Medenta Hospital and is expected...

FG sets up committees on revenue sharing formula, others

16 August 2019
FG sets up committees on revenue sharing formula, others

Federal Government has constituted 12 committees to review the present revenue sharing formula of the federation as well as ways to expand the revenue base of the nation. Chairman, Revenue...

South Africa to waive visa for Ghana, Cuba citizens

16 August 2019
South Africa to waive visa for Ghana, Cuba citizens

Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Aaron Motsoaledi, on Thursday announced that South Africa will implement visa waiver for citizens of Ghana, Cuba, and Sao Tome and Principe, to promote tourism....

Buhari signs Bill changing name of Nigerian Prisons Service

15 August 2019
Buhari signs Bill changing name of Nigerian Prisons Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Nigerian Correctional Service Bill into law. The Act repeals Nigerian Prisons Service Act. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Mr...

I donate Sambisa forest for RUGA - Borno Gov

15 August 2019
I donate Sambisa forest for RUGA - Borno Gov

Governor of Borno State, Mr Babagana Zulum, has given out some parts of Sambisa forest, a stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents, for Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. Zulum disclosed this...

Ibadan varsity imposes curfew on campus, bars males from female hostels

14 August 2019
Ibadan varsity imposes curfew on campus, bars males from female hostels

Following recent robbery attacks on students of University of Ibadan, authorities of the institution on Tuesday imposed partial curfew on the university campus. The partial curfew, according to a statement...

Flights resuming at Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

14 August 2019
Flights resuming at Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Flight operations resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in...

Buhari charged to improve security architecture in Nigeria

14 August 2019
Buhari charged to improve security architecture in Nigeria

President, Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASoW), Mr Mashood Mustapha, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to improve on the security architecture of the country in order to put an end...

Police killing: DHQ orders Taraba battalion to produce freed kidnap kingpin

13 August 2019
Police killing: DHQ orders Taraba battalion to produce freed kidnap kingpin

Defence Headquarters has ordered 93 Battalion of Nigerian Army in Takum, Taraba State, to produce the fleeing kidnap kingpin, Mr Hamisu Wadume, as evidence that its soldiers are not culpable...

El-Zakzaky rejects FG’s jet offer, takes commercial flight to India

13 August 2019
El-Zakzaky rejects FG’s jet offer, takes commercial flight to India

After spending over three years in custody, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, on Monday evening departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for...

Buhari will soon announce his advisers and special assistants. Here’s a list of those to remain, those to go

13 August 2019
Buhari will soon announce his advisers and special assistants. Here’s a list of those to remain, those to go

Mr Femi Adesina will retain his position as special adviser to the president on media and publicity as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to announce more appointments this week. Adesina was...

Death toll among Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi rises to 9 - NAHCON

13 August 2019
Death toll among Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi rises to 9 - NAHCON

Number of Nigerian pilgrims that died while performing 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia has risen to nine, Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Mr Ibrahim Kana, has announced. Kana...

How Buhari, visiting president celebrated Sallah in Daura

12 August 2019
How Buhari, visiting president celebrated Sallah in Daura

Daura, country home of President Muhammadu Buhari was agog yesterday as special Durbar was organized in honor of visiting President of Guinea, Mr Alpha Conde. The two leaders commenced their...

Govs ‘stealing’ LG funds have been reported to us - NFIU

12 August 2019
Govs ‘stealing’ LG funds have been reported to us - NFIU

Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit said on Sunday that Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees had reported state governors who had been stealing local governments’ funds. Also, NULGE has written a...

Eid-el-kabir: Buhari urges Muslims to exhibit virtues of Islam, promote national unity

11 August 2019
Eid-el-kabir: Buhari urges Muslims to exhibit virtues of Islam, promote national unity

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir today, President Muhammadu Buhari has advised that the greatest commitment to Islam was for them to put its virtues into practice by making justice and righteousness...

Fighter jets destroy terrorist command centre in Borno, kill scores

11 August 2019
Fighter jets destroy terrorist command centre in Borno, kill scores

Three fighter jets of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Saturday pounded a terrorist command and control centre at Dusula, Borno State. NAF also launched Operation Green Sweep 3 aimed at targeting...

Buhari in Daura for sallah, to commission projects

10 August 2019
Buhari in Daura for sallah, to commission projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja for his country home in Daura, Katsina State, for Sunday’s Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration. The president, is also expected to spend additional days before returning...

FG speaks after Congolese govt ejected Nigerian ambassador from residence

10 August 2019
FG speaks after Congolese govt ejected Nigerian ambassador from residence

Congolese security operatives on Thursday brushed aside diplomatic immunity usually enjoyed by representatives of foreign governments to eject Nigerian Ambassador to Congo, Mr Ibim Charles, from his official residence. The...

Revenue formula review: Govs plot to increase allocation to at least 40%

10 August 2019
Revenue formula review: Govs plot to increase allocation to at least 40%

Ahead of review of the revenue sharing formula scheduled to start on Thursday, there are strong indications that state governors may demand 42 per cent of the federal allocation as...

Kaduna-Abuja road reopens after hours of blockade

10 August 2019
Kaduna-Abuja road reopens after hours of blockade

Kaduna-Abuja highway is now open for travellers who were held in a gridlock from the early hours of Friday. The road was locked down for more than six hours with...

Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam

10 August 2019
Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam

Over 2 million Muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage on Friday. They will circle Islam’s most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, and take...

Police to army: Where’s the kidnapper you rescued?

09 August 2019
Police to army: Where’s the kidnapper you rescued?

PRESS RELEASE Attention of Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the Press Release by Nigerian Army dated 07 August, 2019, seeking to justify the unprovoked and unwarranted murder of...

Soyinka calls for state of emergency in Southwest over security challenges

09 August 2019
Soyinka calls for state of emergency in Southwest over security challenges

Nobel Laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka Soyinka, yesterday, called for declaration of state of emergency due to the security challenges in Southwest. Soyinka spoke in Akure, Ondo State, on the sidelines...

Insecurity: Army deploys troops in Southwest

09 August 2019
Insecurity: Army deploys troops in Southwest

Nigerian Army has deployed its men to Southwest to compliment efforts of Nigerian Police in combating different security challenges in the region. General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division, Nigerian Army,...