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

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

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

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

Ambode congratulates Buhari on victory at election tribunal

Former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The Tribunal dismissed a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Ambode, in a

Nigerians are mourning Buhari’s victory at tribunal, no celebration – Buba Galadima

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, on Wednesday said Nigerians have been thrown into a mourning mood following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Tribunal. Galadima, who spoke on Channels Television, said many Nigerians believed they have been robbed. The Presidential Election Petition

Gridlock as Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello throws three bundles of ₦500 notes on Abuja-Lokoja road

There was a gridlock after Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, threw wads of naira notes at Gwagwalada, along the Abuja-Lokoja Road on Wednesday. Bello, who was on his way to Lokoja from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in a long convoy slowed down at Madam Mercy junction and brought out three bundles of N500 notes and threw them towards passers-by.

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.

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

Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s petition against Buhari’s election

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential poll. The five man tribunal in a unanimous judgment held that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of electoral malpractice, violence

Election: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s claim that security operatives rigged for Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed parts of the PDP petition alleging that the ruling APC used security officers to manipulate the 2019 election. The court’s decision followed an application by INEC seeking the nulification of various parts of the petition by the PDP. The PDP had in its petition accused the incumbent president,

Many Nigerians celebrated Buhari’s first 100 Days in Detention – Falana

Scores of Nigerian citizens marked the first 100 days in office of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in police and military detention facilities across the country. These citizens, according to the National Chairman, Peoples Alternative Forum, Femi Falana, (SAN), were victims of the indiscriminate arrests and illegal detentions by the police and other security agencies.

Presidential Tribunal: Atiku defeats INEC in court

Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday struck out an application filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seeking to strike out the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for not joining the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. The Tribunal said

Kidnapped Professor Gideon Okedayo is dead

Prof. Gideon Okedayo, a senior lecturer at the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), abducted by gunmen, has been found dead. SaharaReporters reports says Okedayo was kidnapped on Igara road in Akoko Edo area of Edo State while traveling to his hometown on Thursday. A source at the university told SaharaReporters on Tuesday

Millions of Nigerians experience hardship, poverty, sickness because of corruption — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that corruption was the major factor responsible for the suffering of millions of Nigerians. Buhari added that corruption at all levels was the biggest problem impeding Nigeria’s economic growth and development. The president made the remark at the 49th Annual Accountant Conference organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Tribunal sacks Adeyeye, declares Biodun Olujimi winner in Ekiti

Tribunal Sacks Senate Spokesman, Adeyeye, Declares Olujimi Winner in Ekiti The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State has nullified the election of Senator Dayo Adeyeye as the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District Subsequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict, declared former Minority Leader and

Kogi: Dino Melaye appeals tribunal Judgement

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed the judgment of the Kogi State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, which voided his election. Recalls that the election of Melaye was nullified by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal

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

Tribunal sacks APC Senator Orji Kalu

The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State has nullified the election of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. The tribunal also ordered for a rerun election for the Abia North Senatorial District. Kalu was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23 election. The former Abia

South African Government to punish persons circulating fake news on xenophobic attacks

The South African Government has threatened to prosecute any social media user circulating fake videos, pictures or messages about xenophobic attacks in the country. The government gave the warning on its official Twitter handle @GovernmentZA on Monday. It said, “Government urges vigilance about social media messages that contain alleged warnings of planned violence against foreign

Xenophobic attacks on foreigners cannot be stopped – South African Minister

South Africa’s minister of defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country cannot be stopped. The minister said South Africa is “an angry nation” and the attacks of foreigners in the country are orchestrated by criminal elements. In an interview with eNCA, a South African media outfit, Mapisa-Nqakula described what

We’ll not encourage lawlessness, is a crime against our country – South African President

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has condemned in the “strongest terms” a resurgence of public violence that claimed two lives in Johannesburg on Sunday. The president also expressed his condolences to the families of the two persons stabbed and shot. Ramaphosa called on law enforcement agencies to “maintain vigilance and firmness” in dealing with

I have nothing against Islam – Wike

The Governor of Rivers, Nyesome Wike on Sunday says he has nothing against Islam or any faith. Wike made the remarks while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi the site of the mosque he allegedly demolished in Port Harcourt. A statement issued by NGF’s

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.