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
No less than 320 Nigerians are expected back in the country on Tuesday amid xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. According to reports, the new set of returnees will arrive the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos aboard a Boeing 777 – 300 airline operated by Air Peace. Some 187 Nigerians had arrived from
APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with journalists, the former labour leader opens up on the real issues between him and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the way out of the challenges
The Presidency has condemned what it described as ”a twisted story with malicious intent” which was published in Saturday Punch of Sept. 14, with the headline; “Tribunal: Buhari retracts, confesses he was under tension.” The news story was derived from what the President said when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, who had come
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
The various obstacles reportedly imposed by the South African airport and immigration officials during the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians that opted to leave the country over xenophobic attacks, seems to have a strategic end-game of a travel ban. LIB reported earlier that the Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft arrived the Murtala Muhammed
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
The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Thursday, called on the leadership of the military to deploy more women soldiers for internal security operations, adding that the impact of the female gender must be adequately unleashed in tackling the insecurity facing the country. She stated this while speaking at the opening ceremony of
The Nigerian police has on Friday arrested about 3 rustlers in the state for allegedly stealing about 1000 cows in Falgore Forest situated at the Kiru L.G.A. of Kano. The suspect names are Lawan Mohammad, 25 years, of Damau Village, Kaduna State, Sa’idu Abdullahi, 23 years, of Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State, and
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Wednesday ordered that all the members of his office Press Crew be placed on life group Insurance Scheme in view of hazard attached with the discharge of their duties. The governor also stressed the need for members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) across the country to
What looked like another drama came from the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, on Thursday at the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja. The senator, who recently lost in his bid to clinch his party’s ticket to content the Kogi State governorship, came into the court carried by two of his aides.
APC National Chairman, Comrade Oshiomole, in his reaction on Thursday, after his meeting with President Buhari, said the PDP and its presidential candidate will be defeated again. The Punch newspaper reported that Mr Oshiomhole said this in the company of the party’s National Women Leader, Salamatu Umar-Eluma, and others who went to congratulate the president
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,
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
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the decision of the federal government to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from five percent to 7.2 percent. In a statement Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said Nigerians cannot bear the burden of the increase, given the prevailing agonizing economic situation.
Businesses in Lagos will pay 12.2 per cent on the sale of goods and services once the 7.2 per cent Value Added Tax increase comes into force. An analyst with Afrinvest, Adedayo Bakare, pointed this to SaharaReporters on Wednesday during a chat. The Lagos State Government had since collected tax from restaurants and other retailers
Paul Ibe, media aide of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to tell Nigerians the kind of marijuana he smokes. He said this in reaction to Mohammed’s statement that Atiku should apologize to Nigerians for “willfully distracting”
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has accused his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of corruption, warning that the interests of his state should not be ‘toyed’ with. Wike attacked the party over a committee set up to investigate the emergence of Ndudi Elumelu’s emergence as minority leader of the House of Representatives.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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).
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
President Muhammadu Buhari says the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, is victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for a second term in office. “Good conscience fears no evil report. I was unperturbed all along, because I knew Nigerians freely gave us the mandate.
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
President Muhammadu Buhari and his new cabinet on Wednesday held their first Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The FEC meeting which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, came three weeks after Buhari swore-in the ministers on August 21. The ministers were said to have used the last three weeks to get familiar with the operations
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,
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 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
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
Senator Rochas Okorocha believes that the All Progressives Congress may crumble after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari and therefore called for an overhauling of the party leadership to avert this. The former governor of Imo gave this view at an interaction with newsmen in Abuja, after the election tribunal affirmed his electoral victory. Okorocha
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, has issued a stern warning to Nigerians to be careful of what they post on Twitter about the state, Igbere TV reports. Gov. El-Rufai gave the warning on Tuesday, in Abuja, at the launching of the book “Digital Wealth”, by Japheth .J. Omojuwa, a Nigerian blogger. The governor who
The dispute over the last presidential election, won by President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on March 18, will come to a close today(Wednesday) before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC). The main opposition party – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Atiku Abubakar had filed the
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 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
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, confirmed, on Monday, that Nigeria was built on a false foundation. He regretted the fact that the cracks on Nigeria’s foundation had continued to widen due to unpatriotic activities fuelled by religious divide, ethnic consideration, nepotism and most recently, fake news on social media. He said that though there is hope
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
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
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
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
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
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
The first batch of 320 Nigerians for evacuation from South Africa aboard Air Peace Airlines is expected to arrive the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, Chairman of the airline Mr Allen Onyema has disclosed. The returnees, Onyema said, will touch down at the cargo wing of the Lagos Airport in collaboration with the airport
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
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the 2019 election, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili and leaders of the Nigerian community in Cape Town have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to apologise to countries whose citizens were attacked during the xenophobic killings in South Africa. The meeting held on the sidelines of the
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
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
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.