IGP, Buhari govt under fire for negotiating with bandits, funding herdsmen with N100bn

A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned the Inspector General of police for branding armed bandits in the North as ‘freedom fighters.’ HURIWA, while also condemning the decision by some northern governors of Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to negotiate with armed Fulani bandits said the bandits are responsible for

I’m hopeful, I will be President – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed belief that he will get justice in his suit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress. He urged his supporters not to underestimate the effect of their belief that justice will be done. Atiku

What Buhari has damaged economically will take 40years to repair – Sheikh Ahmed Gunmi

Renowned Islamic scholar and preacher, Sheikh Ahmed Gunmi, on Thursday, lamented what he described as serious damage to the Nigerian economy. He stated, that the damage done to the economy by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would take 40 years to rebuild. He also claimed, that few people generated millions of votes to return

FG paid N8.5m monthly to foreign firm for public affairs and public relations advice

The federal government paid Pagefield Global, a UK-based public relations firm, N8.5 million monthly for “public affairs and public relations advice”, TheCable can report. The company has now gone under before the expiration of the contract. TheCable understands that the business deal, which was officially documented in May 2019, was entered for the Federal Republic

2023: APC might fizzle out of power should it fail to allow a Northerner as a presidential candidate – Arewa

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said any political party that fails to field a Northerner as its presidential candidate for the next presidential election should have itself to blame. There are speculations in some quarters that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) might fizzle out of power should it fail to allow a

Nigerians must get electricity supply they pay for – Gbajabiamila declares

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for. The Speaker said the House would give adequate attention to the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies (Discos) to address the challenges Nigerians face.

Osinbajo not using EFCC to persecute, we have evidence of corruption against Adoke – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission has established evidence of corruption against Mohammed  Adoke, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, and others. The EFCC boss said this in reaction to Adoke’s account in his new book, ‘Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s former Attorney General’, accusing

With our 70 million cows, we can meet Nigeria’s milk needs – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday, said that Nigeria had more than enough cows and pastoralists to meet its citizens’ milk requirements. Alhaji Othman Ngelzarma, General Secretary, MACBAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the major challenge in milk production in the country was inadequate milk processors and

I didn’t breach due process, says Osinbajo as his office now under supervision

Yemi Osinbajo has been stripped of some of his powers over some Federal Government agencies under his supervision, indications emerged yesterday. Sources in the Presidency confirmed to Daily Trust that the vice president, through a memo, had received a presidential directive on Monday asking him to seek presidential approvals for those agencies. The vice president

Buhari orders Osinbajo to henceforth seek approvals for agencies under him

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to, henceforth, seek presidential approvals for agencies under his supervision. Under the laws setting up the agencies, the president is empowered to give final approvals but TheCable understands that the provisions were not followed during the first term. TheCable learnt that the directive to follow due process

Only people with highest degree in stupidity will leave PDP for APC — Dino Melaye

The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, on Monday said it was untrue that he was planning to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress. Melaye, on his official twitter handle @dino-melaye, stated that APC will be defeated in Kogi State, adding that only compound

Charles Soludo, others join Buhari’s economic team

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, in Abuja, approved the constitution of an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) Buhari’s Spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the council will replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and will be reporting directly to the President. Igbere TV recalls that the now disbanded EMT had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as chairman,

With our various programs, Nigerians to enjoy living standard similar to developed economies

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Monday said the present administration is committed to ensuring that Nigerians enjoy an improved standard of living which is comparable to what currently obtains in developed countries. Speaking at the opening of the 60th Nigerian Economic Society (NES) annual conference in Abuja, themed: “Economic Policies and Quality of Life in Africa”, he

Ministers’ll render first performance report in December — Prof Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday declared that all the ministers appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari will render their first performance report to the presidency in December this year. Osinbajo, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the Annual National Management Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management in Abuja, said the President had

After dialogue, repentant bandits release additional 30 kidnapped victims in Katsina

Repentant bandits in Katsina State have released additional 30 kidnapped victims, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Gov. Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina. The victims were kidnapped by the bandits from Kankara and Shimfida, both in Jibia Local Government area

Ambode congratulates Buhari on victory at election tribunal

Former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The Tribunal dismissed a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, against the election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Ambode, in a

Nigerians are mourning Buhari’s victory at tribunal, no celebration – Buba Galadima

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, on Wednesday said Nigerians have been thrown into a mourning mood following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Tribunal. Galadima, who spoke on Channels Television, said many Nigerians believed they have been robbed. The Presidential Election Petition

Gridlock as Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello throws three bundles of ₦500 notes on Abuja-Lokoja road

There was a gridlock after Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, threw wads of naira notes at Gwagwalada, along the Abuja-Lokoja Road on Wednesday. Bello, who was on his way to Lokoja from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in a long convoy slowed down at Madam Mercy junction and brought out three bundles of N500 notes and threw them towards passers-by.

Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s petition against Buhari’s election

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential poll. The five man tribunal in a unanimous judgment held that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of electoral malpractice, violence

Election: Tribunal dismisses PDP’s claim that security operatives rigged for Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed parts of the PDP petition alleging that the ruling APC used security officers to manipulate the 2019 election. The court’s decision followed an application by INEC seeking the nulification of various parts of the petition by the PDP. The PDP had in its petition accused the incumbent president,

Many Nigerians celebrated Buhari’s first 100 Days in Detention – Falana

Scores of Nigerian citizens marked the first 100 days in office of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in police and military detention facilities across the country. These citizens, according to the National Chairman, Peoples Alternative Forum, Femi Falana, (SAN), were victims of the indiscriminate arrests and illegal detentions by the police and other security agencies.

Presidential Tribunal: Atiku defeats INEC in court

Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday struck out an application filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seeking to strike out the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for not joining the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. The Tribunal said