Constitution does not prohibit us from Amotekun’s operation, says Gov Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also the Chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum, has said that the nation’s Constitution does not prohibit the governors from running with the ‘Operation Amotekun’. According to him, the primary purpose of the government is to protect its people and consequently, it is the responsibility of governors

Nigeria to partner U.S. government for food sufficiency, job creation

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has solicited for stronger partnership and collaboration between the Ministry and the United States of America (USA), through the United States Agency and International Development (USAID), to achieve food sufficiency and job creation in Nigeria. The Minister, disclosed this when the USAID delegation led by the U.S.

We’ll position universities to produce quality graduates – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said Federal Government will give more attention to improving personnel and infrastructure of universities to produce quality graduates, assuring that education will, henceforth, be a top priority in development goals of the country. President Buhari, who received leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) led by Prof. Biodun

N-Power Disengagement Of 200,000 Volunteers

After three years of their recruitment into the N-Power Scheme, the federal government is set to exit 200,000 of the beneficiaries from the programme. Their disengagement will take place between January and February this year, LEADERSHIP has learnt. Some officials of the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster

DSS detains man for 10 Weeks after purchasing SIM card previously used by Buhari’s daughter

A Nigerian, Anthony Okolie, has been illegally detained by the Department of State Services for 10 weeks for purchasing and using an MTN SIM card previously used and abandoned by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Hanan. The telephone number was said to have been recycled and put up for sale by the popular telecommunications network provider.

Pick your successor, Bakare urges Buhari

The Serving Overseer, Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), not to leave the choice of his successor in 2023 to chance. In a nationwide live broadcast in his church on Sunday, Bakare, who paid Buhari a visit last week,

EFCC gets court order to detain Shehu Sani for 14 days

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has obtained a court order to detain the former senator Shehu Sani, for 14 days to allow thorough investigation of his alleged involvement in name dropping and extortion. The development followed fresh allegations levelled against the ex-lawmaker by the complainant, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Shehu Sani was arrested on

Gunmen attack Kogi community, kill 19, burn houses

Gunmen have killed no fewer than 19 people in Tawari community in the Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State, burning buildings, including the palace of the king of the community. The Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Police Command, Mr Williams Anya, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of

Killing of christians by ISWAP: “don’t let terrorists divide us” – Buhari begs Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians not to allow insurgents divide them along religious lines. The president said this in reaction to the alleged killing of 10 Christians by the Islamic State (IS) in Borno state. In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari described the execution as evil. He added that his administration

Debt is now $81.274bn from $10.32bn in 2015, Buhari will sink Nigeria – Obasanjo

Between 2015 and March 2019, Nigeria’s external debt profile suddenly grew from $10.32 billion to N24.947 trillion or $81.274 billion, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Friday, December 27. Obasanjo also warned that the country was currently sinking under this external debt adding that something urged needed to be done to save future generations from

2020: A new country will emerge, cabals will betray Tinubu — Primate Ayodele

Founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Ejigbo Lagos, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, has released prophecies for year 2020. Ayodele made the revelations public during Christmas at his annual fest gathering. The cleric gave prophecies on Nigeria, prominent citizens including President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and national leader of the All Progressives Congress

Health workers protest over four months unpaid salary

More than 200 health workers, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses have staged a protest, marching through the city of Akure, Ondo state capital over unpaid salary arrears. The workers, mostly from the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital, Akure, said the state government was owing them two to four months salary arrears. The health workers,

Chinese firm embarrassing Nigeria over Lagos-Ibadan railway stations – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has described as embarrassing, the delay by the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC) in completing the 10 railway stations along Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail line. Amaechi said this on Friday during an inspection of the rail project. According to him, CCECC, the contractor handling the 156km rail line,

Rearrest of Sowore during legal proceedings a bad omen for democracy – Engr. Adedeji Doherty

The newly elected Lagos state PDP Chairman, Engr. Adedeji has condemned the arrest and re- arrest of Sahara Reporter Publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Security. In a short statement released on Sunday by the Chairman through his media Aide, Engr. Doherty said “this is a bad omen for our nascent democracy-

Nnamdi Kanu’s father joins ancestor

The death of Eze Israel Kanu, father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has been announced. This is coming four months after his mother, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, also died. Eze Kanu was the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Umuahia community till his death. The traditional council of his community

I can’t lie, I collect less than N1 million as pension – Oyo Former Governor, Alao Akala

Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has described as shocking and unrealistic rumour making the rounds in some quarters that past governors in Nigeria receive jumbo pension running into millions of naira. The former governor also said that the claim by some elements that former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, wrote his successor, Bello

Amaechi denies collecting pension from Rivers State Govt

Nigeria’s transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday denied receiving any money as pension from the Rivers state government. In his Tweet reaction to a story published in Daily Trust newspaper today, the former Rivers state governor said he does not believe that he should receive any pension as ex-governor while currently serving as a minister.