Following the crisis that engulfed Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state penultimate week, hundreds of people have started to relocate to where they have termed safe environment within the city. Some who were eager to moved out immediately after the crisis hired the services of security personnel to accompany them, while those
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
President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf Buhari undergoes NYSC in Abuja. This is according to a post shared by his sister, Zahra Indimi, via her Insta-story. Yusuf, Buhari only son, graduated from the University of Surrey in England in July, 2016. In the photo, Yusuf is pictured in his National Youth Service Corps uniform. He’s reportedly
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has worked out a pricing template that would crash the pump price of fuel to the advantage of citizens in the country if elected president. The PDP also rejected the increase of the official prices of diesel and kerosene, stating that such will
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
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.
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
Supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric on Wednesday said they had begun burying dozens of people they say were killed in clashes with the Nigerian security forces. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said 49 of its members lost their lives since Saturday, contrasting the military’s official death toll of six. The army and police
Robert Clarke, counsel to the former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, yesterday told the state high court trying him for alleged misappropriation of N6.3bn state fund that he was absent at the court because he had raised blood pressure and low sugar level. Jang is being prosecuted, alongside a former cashier in the Office
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
Wike speaks on governors’ meeting with Buhari, Obi’s candidaturePublished on October 31, 2018 By Wale Odunsi Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that there is no iota of doubt that the APC-led Federal Government has failed Nigerians, necessitating the need for a new leadership in 2019. Wike further stated that the visit of
President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, charged All Progressives Congress, APC, Aspirants to sacrifice for their country, and equally urged them to be faithful and hold fast on integrity as they vie for different offices in the forthcoming 2019 general election. “I urge you to stay faithful if your objective is to serve the country. I came
According to him, the three governors who are unhappy are his friends. “All I have tried is to find some courage to enforce the rules and I think an overwhelming majority of the governors appreciate that I have done the best because change is not easy. “We all want change but the process of change
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Senator Shehu Sani has finally released a statement on joining a new party after resigning from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on Saturday. Sani made headlines after announcing his resignation from the party due to disagreements arising from the party’s senatorial primaries in Kaduna state. On Sunday, Sani, in a statement via his Facebook
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
Nigerian songstress, Omawumi who performed at Felabration, took a swipe at President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar who are the presidential candidates of the two major parties in Nigeria. Omawumi who was admonishing her fans at the concert, told them to do the right thing even though the two major parties have an incompetent old man
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
The All Progressives Congress has reneged on it’s promise to give automatic ticket to Senator Iyiola Omisore for Osun East Senatorial Election after Omisore helped them win the Osun RE-RUN Gubernatorial Election. According to Feelers from APC headquarters, The Party approved the Candidacy of Hon. Ajibola Famurewa As Candidate for Osun East Senatorial Election.
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
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 –
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
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
emi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has agreed to work towards voting President Muhammadu Buhari out. He disclosed this on Saturday, after he said he received a call from Kanu. Nnamdi Kanu resurfaced in a video on Friday, 13 months after
The embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Yusuf Usman, has allegedly vowed never to proceed on suspension as directed by the NHIS Governing Council, insisting that only the President has the power to suspend or remove him from office Yusuf, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, was
The Minister of labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has implored the organised labour to accept a mutually agreeable new National Minimum Wage in order to avert labour crisis. Though, the minister did not disclose the exact figure proposed, sources told newsmen last night that the government team offered labour a new minimum wage of N20,000.
Mr Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant of African Action Congress (AAC), says he will ensure civil servants in the country receive N100,000 as minimum wage from 2019 if he is elected Nigeria’s president. “I am in politics to stop slavery by providing 500,000 jobs yearly. “The minimum wage for civil servant will be N100,000 from
Nnamdi will address the global IPOB family live on Sunday 6pm local time in Nigeria on what happened. Meanwhile, Radio Biafra, IPOB leadership thank the Jewish State of Israel and Prime minister Netanyahu for hosting Nnamdi Kanu and facilitating his safety, trip and hospitality.
The Presidency has reacted to the viral Ganduje video, in which the Kano State Governor was allegedly spotted receiving bribe from contractors in the state. According to Garba Shehu who spoke on behalf of the Presidency, President Buhari is aware of the video but there is little or nothing he can do about it. Garba
There is confusion over the list of over 50 high – profile Nigerians placed on a travel ban by the Federal Government last Saturday as security agencies , including the Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Customs Service have said the list is not with them . However , the Presidency insisted on Friday that the
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
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
Nigeria is a unique country in all ramifications, a country blessed with many natural resources in terms of smart and intelligent people that excel in their chosen career. According to Emeka Okoye who is part of the convener and a tech enthusiast, a village school in Akwa in Anambra State has broken the norm to
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the letters of credence from the Ambassadors of Turkey, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia at the State House in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Before presenting their letters to the President, the envoys of the three countries received a full salute by the presidential guards.
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
Nigerian Governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors Forum have declared that they are still struggling to pay the current minimum wage of N18,000. Though they said they were not against the upward review of the minimum wage, they nevertheless said the ability of states to pay must be considered. Chairman of the Forum,
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
The Appeal panel set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to look into the grievances arising from the governorship primary election in Imo State, has affirmed the election of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election in the state. The panel,
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
Senator Dino Melaye representing the Kogi Westt senatorial district, on Wednesday, said Governor Yahaya Bello was planning to kill him, Sun News reports. Melaye alleged that information at his disposal points that the governor was planning to kill him using some his Aide de Camp,the State police commissioner and the officer in charge of SARS
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
A school in Anambra has rewarded the best students of each class with a goat as a gift for their excellent performance. Outstanding students of Sancta Maria Nursery/ Primary School, located on the grounds of St. Paul Catholic Church, Nibo, were each given a kid. Last year, the same school made news headlines after they gifted the
President Muhammadu Buhari has okayed the White Paper which among others barred Public Sector Doctors from Owning Private Hospitals. Federal Executive council Meeting, the Minister of Labour Of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said a Situation were a Doctor in a Public Hospital comes to Work Once in a Week but stays at his Private
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