Buhari signs deep offshore law in London

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in London signed the amended Deep Offshore bill into law. A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said the president after signing the bill, described today “as an important day for all Nigerians – but particularly the young generation.” Also in a

Nigerian pensioners protest, demand review of minimum pension

Nigeria retirees under a platform known as the Nigerian Union of Pensioners(NUP) are protesting and demanding that the government reviews their minimum pensions. They matched and took the protest to National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission’s office in Abuja. This agitation emanates barely two months after the Federal government and organized labour reach an agreement

Why Atiku is in UAE for 6 months

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has spent six months in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Atiku, a former vice president, who jetted out of the country since April, has not returned. His political associates said Atiku had remained in Dubai following

Army begins operation identification nationwide

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Army yesterday expressed reservations about the Operation Positive Identification which the military begins nationwide today. The lawmakers had earlier called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the army not to embark on the exercise by which Nigerians are required to move about with means of identification.

Supreme Court judgement affirms supremacy of Nigerians – AGF Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, described the Supreme Court decision on the presidential election petition appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as an affirmation of the supremacy of Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the apex court dismissed the appeal by Mr Abubakar

Obasanjo traveled more than Buhari – Adams Oshiomhole

Following the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari engages in frequent foreign trips, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the president was yet to match any of his predecessors in visiting foreign lands, especially former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Oshiomhole faulted the claims while fielding questions from journalists yesterday in

IGP’s wife planning to take over our shops – Traders

Over 120 traders, operating at the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Phase 2, Plaza, Computer Village, Ikeja, have accused wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Mrs. Fatima Adamu, of attempting to take over their shops and destroy their source of livelihood. According to them, Adamu has concluded plans to demolish the shops, construct new ones

Elections in Nigeria are like war – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission’s national commissioner for Edo, Rivers and Bayelsa States, May Agbumuche-Mbu, has lamented the degree of violence often associated with elections in Nigeria, saying it is akin only to a war situation. Agbamuche-Mbu, who narrated as an example, what happened in Rivers State during the recent 2019 general election at a two-day

You will pay duties if your luggage is worth more than N50,000 – Customs DG

The Nigeria Customs Service has reemphasized that passengers passing through any Nigeria international airports can only be allowed to go through with goods or items with only N50,000 or less current market value. This clarification was made by the  Public Relations Officer of the Service, DC  Joseph Attah on behalf of the  Comptroller-General of Customs.

I will protect Nigerians across the globe, Buhari assures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night assured that his administration will protect all Nigerians wherever they live around the world. He gave the assurance in Sochi, Russia. “The life of every Nigerian, in every part of the world matters,’’ President Buhari stated He promised to stretch government’s reach and capacity in protecting all Nigerians, not

Nigeria to import doctors from Europe, United States

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said yesterday that Nigeria would employ the services of medical experts from Europe and America. The disclosure came at a time that some stakeholders are expressing concern about the migration of health workers from the country. Ehanire said officials of the ministry were in touch with foreign embassies for specialists who

FG to float N10tr infrastructure bond

The Senate on Thursday agreed with the Federal Government on the need to float an Infrastructure Bond of N10trillion towards creating a financial pool to meet funding gaps and road infrastructure deficit in the country. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) made the proposal when he appeared before the National Assembly

2.5m Nigerians applied for 5,000 civil defence jobs

Out of the entire 2.5 million job seekers that applied for different positions at the recently ended online recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), only 5,000 will be considered. The 5,000 that would eventually make it out of the labour market among the entire 2.5million applicants, are to

Dangote empowers about 24,000 women in Sokoto

The Aliko Dangote Foundation, on Wednesday empowered no fewer than 23, 990 women with N239.9 million in Sokoto state. The foundation Chairman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President Dangote Group of Company, said the gesture is part of its Micro Grant Scheme. “The Micro Grant Scheme is one component of the economic empowerment programme of the Aliko

We have shared $103.64m Abacha loot to the poor – FG

The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Mrs Maryam Uwais, has said that the Federal Government has been channelling the recovered Abacha loot and the International Development Association /World Bank credit towards programmes and policies designed to address the plight of poor and vulnerable Nigerians. Delivering an address on Monday at the training

Wike releases N200m to children of lecturer killed during 2019 Rivers guber election

Governor Nyesom Wike has released N200Million to the family of a polytechnic lecturer, Dr Ferry Gberegbe who was shot dead by suspected security operatives during the 2019 governorship election in Rivers state. Gberegbe, lecturer at the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Khana Local Government Area, was among People’s Democratic Party (PDP) agents resisting alleged hijack

World Bank approves fresh $3billion loan for Nigeria

The World Bank has approved a $3 billion loan for Nigeria to expand its electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this during a press briefing at the just concluded World Bank/ IMF annual meetings in Washington DC. She explained that the loan would be used

Nnamdi Kanu blames Buhari for the death of his mother

Ugoeze Sally Meme Kanu, mother of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu is dead. Kanu, who announced the mother’s death on Sunday, said she died August 30, 2019 in Germany after doctors battled unsuccessfully over a protracted illness she suffered. The freedom fighter linked federal government to the death, citing alleged

Terrorists smuggling smoked fish into Nigeria – Army

The Nigerian Army has said the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province fighters were smuggling smoked fish into the country to sustain their criminal activities. This was contained in a statement signed by the Army Operations’ Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, released on Sunday. He noted that four suspects in the terrorists’ fishing