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

FG to spend fresh N915bn loan on Power Sector

Despite spending N1.5trillion on the country’s power sector in the last two years, the Federal Government yesterday said it is in the process of investing a fresh $3 billion (N915bn) World Bank loan into the sector. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this during an interview with journalists on

Buhari signs five bills passed by Saraki’s assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills passed by the 8th National Assembly into law, Mr Umar Yakubu, his Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives) has said. Yakubu who made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the Acts were to ensure good governance in the

Strike: NLC shuts offices, schools

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Delta chapter has started to shut offices and schools in Asaba ahead of the planned strike over delay to implement the new minimum wage. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Wednesday that the NLC members were seen patrolling Asaba in a marked Hiace mini-bus, closing government offices and

Principal sacked for underfeeding students in Bauchi

Bauchi State Ministry of Education has sacked the Principal of Hasan Usman Katsina Unity College for under-feeding his students. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Dr Aliyu Tilde, said the sacked Principal along with two storekeepers were found serving the food of 350 students to over 1,200 students last weekend in spite of the

FG budgets N360m for Chibok girls in Atiku varsity

The 106 schoolgirls are currently attending the American University of Nigeria, Yola, founded by former Vice-President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the last election, Atiku Abubakar. Incidentally, Atiku had said in a tweet in 2014 while contesting the Presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress that his school would provide scholarships

Buhari approves drones for border monitoring

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of drones, aircraft and geospatial technology for the monitoring of borders, it was learnt on Tuesday. A source said the strategy was part of the e-Customs that the nation will use for the surveillance of the movement of illicit goods and persons. With the procurement and deployment of

N-Power: Buhari govt moves to disengage 200,000 beneficiaries

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment, Maryam Uwais, has disclosed that the Nigerian government was working on how to “disengage” over 200,000 beneficiaries of the government’s social intervention programme, N-Power. Uwais made the disclosure while featuring on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA. She disclosed that the government was in talks with

El-rufai Frustrated plans to rescue our children – Parents of abducted schoolgirls lament

We were talking with the kidnappers of our children; suddenly the kidnappers said that they the government had come into the case. “They said government should settle them. The governor’s pronouncement in Abuja that the government was on top of the situation has compounded our problem,” said a distraught parent, Chukwuemeka Adindu, whose children were

Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq takes over trader moni, others from Osinbajo

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has confirmed taking control of the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP). The Minister, who made this known via Twitter on Monday, said she met with Maryam Uwais, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment for crucial briefing on the programme.

FG bans import, export of all goods at land borders

The federal Government has announced a total ban on the import and export of goods at the land borders nationwide in the ongoing joint border operation, tagged: “Exercise Swift Response”. The Daily Trust reports that the operation began on August 20, 2019, involving Customs and immigration with support from Army and other security agencies. The

Oshiomole says Obaseki behind siege to his home

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on Sunday accused the Edo State government of orchestrating Saturday’s siege to his Benin home. There is a frosty relationship between the party chair, who is the immediate past governor and his ‘godson’ — Governor Godwin Obaseki— ostensibly over the governor’s second term bid. Explaining the Saturday

Ogun customs seize 2,251 bags of rice

Despite the closure of the border, the Ogun 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted 2,251 bags of 50kg foreign rice smuggled into the country in September. It said the rice came in through illegal routes in communities at Idiroko border in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state. The

Two Boko Haram repentants enrol in NOUN

The Chairman of Council of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Peter Okebukola noted in a recent press conference that two repentant of the insurgent group, Boko Haram have decided to enrol for degree programmes in the institution. At the press conference, Okebukola said the Council of the institution had approved the recommendation of

Sanwo-Olu donates 50 cars to Lagos magistrates

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has given 50 new cars to magistrates as part of efforts to enhance dispensation of justice. While handing over the vehicles, Sanwo-Olu said that the cars were in the first batch as more would be provided to go round all magistrates in the state. According to him, his administration

Buhari orders sale of all forfeited assets

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed yesterday that he had instructed relevant agencies all forfeited assets be sold and the money put in the Treasury Single Account. He spoke yesterday while hosting members of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption  at the State House, Abuja. He recalled that in the past, seized assets from officials who could not

Taraba university expels student for criticizing Governor Ishaku on Facebook

The Taraba State University has expelled a 100 level student of the university for consistently criticising the state governor, Darius Ishaku (PDP) , on Facebook. Joseph Israel, who was admitted to study Chemistry but later switched to Laboratory Science in the state-owned university, had his admission withdrawn on the excuse of not signing a matriculation