2019: Election Will Be Walkover For PDP In Niger – IBB

A former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (Retd), has predicted that the 2019 senatorial election in Zone ‘B’, Niger State, would be a walkover for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said the All Progressives Alliance (APC) appears to be entangled in a crisis. “The APC in all three tiers of government is still embroiled

US Calls For Investigation Into Shiite Deaths In Nigeria

The United States Embassy has reacted to clashes between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and security operatives in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The US Embassy issued a statement on Thursday, calling for restraints from both sides. The statement read; The United States Embassy is concerned by the deaths resulting from clashes between

Nigerian Economy Looking Good – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigerian economy under his watch was looking good. He, however, promised his administration’s commitment to making it better. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Nigeria, Mr.

Nigerians Now Enjoy True Governance – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, says Nigeria is now enjoying improved governance under President Muhammadu Buhari. She, however, said artistes should partly take credit for the feat because of their support for the President and his administration. According to a statement by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife spoke during the presentation

INEC Honours 77 Outstanding Staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has honoured 77 of its staff in Ebonyi for outstanding performance and excellent service, pledging commitment to conduct credible 2019 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event took place at the commission’s multi-purpose pavilion on Thursday in Abakaliki. The 77 staff were given certificates

After Selling Assets, FG May Sell Nigerians As Slaves To Fund Budget – Afenifere

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to sell public assets to fund the 2019 budget. Atiku described the plan as fiscally irresponsible, noting that it was irresponsible to sell valuable assets and then consume the proceeds. The Federal Government had announced a couple of

2019: Atiku Is Wasting His Time, He Can’t Win – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is going nowhere come 2019. Speaking with State House reporters after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in the Villa on Wednesday, he said Atiku can meet anywhere to strategize, Nigerians

79 Medical Doctors Resign From Kogi Govt Hospitals

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kogi State chapter, Dr. Kabiru Zubair, has revealed that 79 medical doctors employed by the state government have resigned their appointments. Zubair said they resigned in reaction to irregular payment of salaries. Zubair noted that doctors, who were at the forefront of the struggle for better welfare

Help!!! APC Gangs Want To Sack Me – Adams Oshiohmole

The facade of a warm relationship between the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, other members of his National Working Committee on one hand and the governors have finally been exposed. findings revealed that despite the claim of a good working relationship, all is not well between Comrade Oshiomhole and

FG Wants Nigerian Doctors In Abroad To Return

The Senior Special adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa has reiterated that the present administration is committed to improving the nation’s healthcare system through liaising with Nigerian doctors in Diaspora. She said this at the Nigeria Health Watch annual Future Health Conference themed ‘The Diaspora as Nigerians Brain

PHOTOS: Tinubu Hugs Atiku At Akure Airport

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at Akure airport in Ondo state. Both men were locked in a warm embrace for a short period. Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo state; Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, were among the dignitaries at the airport.

Aisha Buhari Reportedly Stops Oshiomhole From Accessing Buhari Residence In Aso Rock

A report by ThisDay indicates that Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has reportedly stopped All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from accessing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s residence in Aso Rock. According to the report, Mrs Buhari was alleged to have insisted that if the APC national chairman needed to see the president, he should meet

TRAVEL BAN: EFCC Returns Obanikoro, Omisore Passports As Obanikoro Travels To US

A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Sunday PUNCH can report. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling. An impeccable source in the EFCC told our correspondent that

Atiku Should Not Emulate Buhari If He Wins – Father Mbaka

The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as bureau de change because of the mindboggling foreign currencies that reportedly exchanged hands at the recently held National Convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), before he emerged the party’s presidential candidate. Regardless, he warned him

Names of 17 Testifiers Against Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has listed 22 witnesses who will testify in the trial of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. Musiliu Obanikoro, a former Minister, is one of those listed as witnesses. Below are details on the 17 witnesses to testify against Fayose in court. 1. AYOTUNDE OWOPE –

Buhari Is A Murderer – Fani Kayode

Former Aviation minister and PDP chieftain, Femi Fani Kayode has related to recent mayhem in Kaduna were Innocent Nigerians were killed. Fani Kayode twitted that “Over 100 innocent Nigerians were slaughtered in cold blood in Kaduna state yesterday yet not one word has been heard about it from the Presidency. Worse still there has been

EFCC Files 11 Charges Against Fayose (Full List)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has filed 11 charges against the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. PoliticsNGR has gathered that the governor will be arraigned before a Lagos state high court on Monday. The offenses border on illegal cash gotten to fund his 2014 gubernatorial campaign and benefitting from the proceeds

BREAKING: Shehu Sani Quits APC

The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress. The Senator in a letter dated October 19 and addressed to the chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole did  not give reasons for his action.

Certificate Forgery: Why We Prosecute Adeleke, Spare Adeosun

The police will on October 31 arraign the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the recent Osun State election , Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice , criminal conspiracy, and impersonation . The police also accused the senator of presenting a forged birth certificate , stating that in his National Examination Council 2017 result

2 Nigerian Airways Retirees Slump, Die On Queue, Absence Of Forms Stall Process

The ongoing verification and data capturing exercise of the ex-workers of defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways at the Sky Catering Services at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos was stalled yesterday due to inadequate verification forms by officials of the Ministry of Finance, President Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) department. This is as investigation by

FG To Spend N8.6 Trillion On 2019 Budget

The federal government is proposing a smaller budget size of N8. 6 trillion for 2019 fiscal year compared to 2018 budget figure of N9.1 trillion. It also envisaged a total revenue projection of N7.9 trillion, reductions in both borrowing and deficit financing going by provisions contained in 2019- 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework/ Fiscal Strategy

Saraki Concedes, Pays Omo-agege’s Entitlements

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has evaded the trouble of being subjected to trial for contempt as he conceded to the request for the payment of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s withheld entitlements. The information that Saraki has authorised the payment of Omo-Agege’s entitlements was made public on Thursday by his (Omo-Agege’s) lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN). Izinyon

Osun Election: PDP Frustrated As Election Tribunal Disbanded

Members of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday stormed the premises of election petition tribunal sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, to protest the sudden disbandment of the panel. Armed with placards carrying different inscriptions, Barrister Niyi Owolade, a PDP chieftain, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the people

Court Restrains APC From Fielding Candidates In Delta

A court has temporarily barred Nigeria’s governing party, APC, from presenting candidates for the 2019 elections in Delta State. The Federal High Court in Asaba, the Delta State capital, restrained the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC from submitting the list of the party’s candidates in Delta State to the Independent National Electoral Commission

Stop Borrowing, Senate, NSIA, Others Warn Buhari

The Senate and Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, yesterday warned the Federal Government against returning the country into a debt trap. Though the Senate eventually approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for $2.78 billion Eurobond, it reiterated the concerns of the Bretton Woods institutions over rising public debt in Nigeria. The World Bank and the International