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.

‘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,

FG reveals how contracts under Fashola, Amaechi, others were inflated by N27bn

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) says it saved more than N26.86 billion in 2018 alone, by revising down inflated contract sums by government contractors. BPP revealed this in its 2018 annual report obtained from the bureau by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The affected ministries included

Buhari to meet South African President Ramaphosa in October over xenophobic attacks

Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), is optimistic that the meeting between Nigerian and South African Presidents in October, will bring lasting solutions to the recurrent xenophobia. The President of NICASA, Mr Ben Okoli, made this known in a telephone conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg, South Africa. Okoli said

100days: 15,000 new teachers, free Wifi, LAKE rice, waste bags distribution, others in Sanwo-olu’s achievement list

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday said about 10,000 to 15,000 primary and secondary schools teachers would be employed by the state government to ensure adequate and efficient learning and teaching in schools. Sanwo-Olu said this had become important to ensure that Lagos pupils had the best of education and provide the state with the right

Tinubu my father, leader, mentor – MC Oluomo

The new caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, otherwise known as MC Oluomo, has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as his father, leader and mentor. He further thanked the APC leader for supporting him to emerge as the leader of

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID day

The Federal Government has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day. It said it is in line with the United Nations (UN) position on the contribution of dates to the achievement of the purposes of its Charter to promote action on political, social, cultural, humanitarian/human rights issues,

Indigenous supermarkets rake huge profit over closure of Shoprite stores

Some Supermarkets and stores in Akure, Ondo State, are now profiting heavily from the closure of popular mall, Shoprite, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report. It was observed that impatient customers have begun seeking other means to purchase items in the state by approaching supermarkets and street stores in the city. Our correspondent, who visited several supermarkets across Akure

Xenophobia: South Africa closes embassies in Nigeria till further notice

South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, fearing reprisal attacks against its citizens, an official told CNN. The closures follow outbreaks of violence earlier this week in South Africa. At least five people were killed and 189 arrested during xenophobic attacks and looting in Johannesburg, Pretoria and elsewhere. Much

Tribunal sacks APC Rep in Cross River

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar, on Wednesday, nullified the election of Mr Alex Egbonna of the All Progressive Congress (APC) representing Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River. The Tribunal upheld the petition filed by Mr John- Gaul Lebo, who contested for the seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party

My Dad is richer than Osun State – Davido

Davido has stated that there is no money Osun State can make in the next 30 to 40 years that his dad has not made. The singer made this known during a private listening party at Landmark Events, Victoria Island, for his ‘A Good Time’ scheduled to drop in October. Davido also revealed the real

Xenophobia: South African Police begins arrest of any foreigner without valid ID and papers

Happening Now! South African Police Arresting Any Foreigner Without Valid ID Card and Papers. After the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the South African government has taken a new dimension of verifying ID and foreigners papers. Now, South African police have stormed the road looking for foreigners without valid ID and papers. Any foreigner without

Nigeria’s problems require unique solutions – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called for more concerted effort, creative and innovative ideas from the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in reversing the infrastructure deficit in the country, saying “Nigerian problems require uniquely Nigerian solutions’’. Receiving a delegation of the NSE led by the President, Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Adekunle Mokuolu, he

Attack on South African businesses in Nigeria will hurt Nigerians more – Lai Muhammed

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described as deeply disturbing the reports that some Nigerians, angered

Oby Ezekwesili says Xenophobia caused by African politicians as she attends WES in South Africa

Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili who is present at the 2019 World Economic Summit being held in Capetown, South Africa has berated African politicians, saying they are responsible for the “miserable situation that is not worthy of the young people that hold them responsible for their fate.”