Ministers’ll render first performance report in December — Prof Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday declared that all the ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari will render their first performance report to the presidency in December this year. Osinbajo, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the Annual National Management Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management in Abuja, said the President had

After dialogue, repentant bandits release additional 30 kidnapped victims in Katsina

Repentant bandits in Katsina State have released additional 30 kidnapped victims, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Gov. Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina. The victims were kidnapped by the bandits from Kankara and Shimfida, both in Jibia Local Government area

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

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.

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

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