There are saboteurs and many fifth columnists working against us – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disproved the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t know how to govern. He also disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians. Osinbajo said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt

Kogi November election result is already printed in favour of APC Yahaya Bello – Guber Candidate

Candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the Kogi governorship election, Dabo Dantele Yusuf, has alleged that the results of the November 16 polls have already been prepared. According to him, the result has been written in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Yahaya Bello. He made the claims at an interactive session with

I closed boarders to improve our economy and products standard – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, received the leadership of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA. State House correspondent reports that the delegation, which were drawn from Nigeria and other West African countries, were received at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking on the closure of the

We are all going to benefit from Buhari’s administration – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disproved the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t know how to govern. He also disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians. Osinbajo said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt

Difference between Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) and my Economic Management Team (EMT) – Osinbajo clarifies

The National Economic Council (NEC), comprising the Vice President, 36 state governors, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, among others met in Abuja on Thursday. Speaking to newsmen, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, disclosed that he and his colleagues discussed the Economic Management

Cabals sanction Osinbajo for his role in Daura sack, others during Buhari’s medical vacation

Fresh facts on Wednesday emerged on some decisions taken by  President Muhammadu Buhari on the functions of his deputy, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. A source in the Presidential Villa  confided in The PUNCH  that members of the cabal in the Presidency  were bitter about the roles played by the Vice-President, when he stood in for Buhari,

Obasanjo spent N1bn to end crisis in Ogun community

Traditional chiefs and leaders of Itele community in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government of Ogun State, yesterday resolved to end the town’s protracted internecine crisis following the intervention of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. At a peace meeting held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, six newly installed Baales (traditional heads) in Itele as

Buhari dissolves property recovery panel established by Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. The Attorney-General of

Fulani from Chad, Niger wikl benefit from FG’s livestock plan’

Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, said since Fulani herdsmen were nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive them from benefitting from the livestock plan just

Buhari condemns attack on Saudi refineries, expresses Nigeria’s solidarity

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks on the country’s refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq. The president stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. President Buhari said: “We in Nigeria

Xenophobia: Please, forgive us it will not happen again – SA President sends emissaries

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries to several African countries to assure them that their citizens are welcome in his country, despite the wave of xenophobic violence earlier this month. The mission, led by former Minister Jeff Radeba, left South Africa on Saturday and is scheduled to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal,

Osun to sack 422 workers over certificate fraud

The Osun State Government has directed its ministries, departments and agencies to immediately implement the report of the panel that recommended sacking of the workers who secured employment with forged certificates. The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state,  Jacob Adekomi,  confirmed that   422 workers would be affected. He said the NLC’s intervention

Nigerians will suffer if Fulani go on strike for a week – National Women Leader, Miyetti Allah

Hajiya Baheejah Mahmood, from Azare in Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State, is the National Women Leader of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association. In this interview with newsmen in Bauchi, she spoke on a number of issues affecting the Fulani; the controversial Rugga settlement introduced by the Federal Government. Ishola Michael

Xenophobia: Our South African classmates bully, tell us to leave their country – Nigerian pupils

Up till 1 am in the early hours of Thursday, more than three hours after their arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos from South Africa, Richard Simon was full of life. He and his peers aged between four and six played gleefully inside the lighted pilgrims’ hall of the airport, racing against

Xenophobia: No hope in Nigeria – Thousands of Nigerians reject evacuation

As the Air Peace aircraft that brought the first batch of 188 Nigerian returnees from South Africa, landed at the tarmac of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport , Lagos, Wednesday night, the returnees were welcomed into the warmth arms of some government officials and relatives, amidst different expressions on their faces. Six hundred others who

Smuggle one bag of rice into Nigeria, get 3years jail term – Custom CG, Hamid Ali

The Nigerian Customs Service said three years jail-term awaits anybody arrested for smuggling a bag of rice into the country. Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service Col. Hamid Ali (rtd), stated this while addressing border communities of Nigeria/Niger at Maigatari local government in Jigawa State on Thursday. He said the act of smuggling of

I’m very sure, Buhari will take 10m Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years — Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that 10 million Nigerian would be out of poverty in the next 10 years. Osinbajo made this promise on Thursday at Abdullahi Fodio Palace in Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar. “President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take

Saraki to oversee maritime sector, Amaechi to oversee railway sector

Gbemisola Saraki will supervise activities in the Nigerian Maritime Sector in her capacity as the Minister of State Transportation, while the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi will focus on the railway sector. This was announced in a statement released earlier today by the Ministry of Transport. According to Amechi, “In my first term as Minister,

PDP, Atiku should apologise to Nigerians for distracting Buhari instead of appealing judgment – Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate in the last elections to apologise to Nigerians for “willfully distracting” the Buhari Administration with an election petition. Mr Lai Mohammed said instead of appealing the ruling of Wednesday’s Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, the opposition party should be

Atiku, PDP should join me to take Nigeria to next level – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended hand of fellowship to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The tribunal, Wednesday, upheld Buhari’s re-election, striking out all petitions brought against him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar. President Buhari called on the

FG plans N10,000 for transport, N40,000 airtime and BOI small loan for Returnees

The Federal Government of Nigeria has made provisions for Nigerians that made it back to Nigeria from the South African xenophobic attacks, Native Reporters learnt. Only about 187 adults and children were successfully evacuated on Wednesday as against the 320 Nigerians expected back home. The flight arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 9.43pm.

Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians return, South Africa employs rules to stop others

The number of Nigerians that made it back to Nigeria drastically reduced following moves by the South African government to frustrate the evacuation efforts. Only about 187 adults and children were successfully evacuated on Wednesday as against the 320 Nigerians expected back home. The flight arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 9.43pm. One

INEC begins preparation for 2023 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that preparation for the 2023 general elections has begun. Daily Trust reports that the Oyo state resident electoral commissioner, Mutiu Agboke, revealed this in Ibadan, Oyo state on Monday, September 9, during a thank-you visit to the zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Tribunal’s judgement is worrisome, we shall meet at Supreme court – PDP, Atiku

The judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) will be challenged at the Supreme Court, the legal team of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said. Mr Abubakar is challenging the election that produced President Muhammadu Buhari for another term of four years. The petition of the former vice president

Osinbajo to flag off National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Adamawa

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Adamawa on Sept. 10 to inaugurate the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). The plan which is to run from 2019-2028, is an initiative of the Federal Government in collaboration with States under the auspices of the National Economic Council (NEC). It is targeted at supporting the development of Nigeria’s

Some individuals, groups are planning to set Nigeria on fire – DSS

Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) Monday said some individuals and groups under the guise of political differences with the current government are working to destabilise the country. “The DSS wishes to reiterate its earlier alert to the nation of plans by subversive groups and individuals to undermine national security, peace and unity in the

If elected for second term, I will turn Kogi to paradise on earth – Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has promised to make Kogi State home of tourist attraction if reelected for second term, come November 16th 2019. Governor Bello who won APC Kogi State governorship primary election, has since been confirmed and endorsed by President Muhammad buhari, and the APC National party Chairman, Adam Aliyu Oshiomohle. Bello made

Lagos governor and I plan to Commercialize Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta, two other roads – Ogun governor

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that the Lagos and Ogun State Governments are planning to commercialise three federal roads: Ikorodu-Ogijo-Sagamu, Epe-Ijebu- Ode and the Lagos-Ota-Abeokua roads. Abiodun said his government in collaboration with Lagos State government is planning to engage in Public-Private Partnership in the construction and rehabilitation of the three roads.

‘Forgive Buhari On Certificate’ video was doctored by PDP – Lai Muhammad

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the video of him begging Nigerians to forgive President Buhari over his WAEC results was “doctored”. Nigerians attacked Mohammed on Friday, after a video where he was pleading with Nigerians to forgive the President over his controversial documents, surfaced online. “Nigerians should please,