Supreme Court judgement affirms supremacy of Nigerians – AGF Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, described the Supreme Court decision on the presidential election petition appeal of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as an affirmation of the supremacy of Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the apex court dismissed the appeal by Mr Abubakar

Obasanjo traveled more than Buhari – Adams Oshiomhole

Following the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari engages in frequent foreign trips, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the president was yet to match any of his predecessors in visiting foreign lands, especially former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Oshiomhole faulted the claims while fielding questions from journalists yesterday in

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

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

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

Kaduna govt seals-off Access Bank over N175m tax

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) has sealed off three branches of Access Bank in Kaduna metropolis over non-remittance of over N175 million Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bank branches, located along Bida Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, and Isa Kaita Road were sealed-off in the early hours of

Budget 2020: “I have cold because I’m working hard for Nigeria” -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold. He, however, attributed his ailment to his hard work as the President of the country. Buhari disclosed this while presenting the 2020 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja. Immediately after observing protocols and before presenting the

Tight secuirty as Buhari presents 2020 budget

Security in and around the National Assembly Complex had been tightened ahead of the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari for the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill. Men of the Department of State Services, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Sergeant-at-arms were present at all entry points to restrict access into

Boko Haram: Borno recruits 1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ with spiritual ‘powers to disappear’

The spiritual warfare against Boko Haram has officially commenced in Borno state. Babagana Zulum, the governor, has secretly recruited 1,000 traditional hunters from different parts of the north-east and north-west. They are believed to possess supernatural powers to resist gun shots and also disappear and appear — like Japanese ninjas. Zulum, a professor of engineering,

I won’t withdraw my child from public school because of kidnappers – El-Rufai

Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has said that his child will remain in public school in spite of the ‘invasion’ of the state by kidnappers and Boko Haram elements. El-Rufa’i gave the assurance in a chat with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. On Wednesday, Kaduna witnessed the abduction of six students and two teachers at the