Buhari says few individuals keeping bulk of Nigeria’s wealth

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that a significant proportion of Nigeria’s prosperity today was concentrated in the hands of a few people. He said those few people were currently living primarily in four or five states and the Federal Capital Territory. The President said this at the opening session of the 25th Nigerian Economic

8th Senate worries as N8.1billion severance benefits yet to be paid

Concerns have been raised over the non-payment of the N8.1 billion severance allowance of lawmakers and aides who served in the eighth National Assembly, which is contained in the 2019 Appropriations Bill. The Clerk of National Assembly has, however, denied the allegations that the allowance was lodged in banks to yield interest for the management

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,

Bobrisky is a serious health hazard, worse than Ebola – FG tells travelers

The Federal Government has asked travellers and tourists to be careful wherever they notice the presence of Bobrisky, mostly as it affects sharing of public facilities, including toilets. The report followed a report received by the Federal Government on how Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, caused a stir at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

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

Minimum Wage: FG, workers’ face-off worsens as labour rejects sack option

Organised labour on Friday dismissed as cheap blackmail a statement by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, that the Federal Government might lay off some workers in the public service should labour insist on having its way on the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage. The Secretary, Joint National Public Service Negotiating

PDP’s Dubai meeting meant to destabilise Buhari’s next level – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the recent meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was meant to create disharmony in the governance of Nigeria. Oshiomhole has also stated that the Nigerian borders with neighbouring countries should remain closed until they

To reduce governance cost, let’s have one senator per state — Okorocha

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha, has recommended one senator per state, instead of the current three from each state of the federation. He said this will reduce cost of governance in general. Okorocha spoke during the Senate plenary on Thursday. “We must begin to make sacrifice

You’ll handover Bayelsa to Lyon, Oshiomhole tells dickson

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that Governor Seriake Dickson has resorted to using ‘terrorist’ tag on his party’s governorship candidate David Lyon because of the aspirants intimidating qualities. Oshiomhole spoke yesterday in Abuja while addressing Bayelsa State APC stakeholders and aggrieved governorship aspirants during a reconciliatory

Buhari returns toll gates on Federal roads

The Federal Government on Wednesday said that plans were at the advanced stage to return toll gate on the federal highways. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa

Lagosians should pay more taxes to allow developmental projects – Governor Sanwo-olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has urged more residents to pay their taxes to enable the state government to carry out its developmental projects. Sanwo-Olu gave the advice on Tuesday while answering questions on ‘The Platform Nigeria’, an event organised by The Covenant Christian Church Place, Iganmu, Lagos. According to the governor, less than

Nigerian Senator receives N36 million monthly, yet Nigerians are jobless – Emir Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reduce the monthly salaries of the National Assembly members and ministers. The Emir also lamented that military personnel defending the country are earning meagre salaries while lawmakers and ministers earn a lot. Sanusi gave the charge through a statement addressed to President Muhammadu

Buhari’s government is the best since 1960 – MURIC

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, an Islamic human rights organization has identified the Buhari administration as the best since independence. Making this assertion is the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in its independence day message signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and circulated to the media on Tuesday, 1st October, 2019. According to

Six times Buhari has disobeyed court orders

The refusal of the Department of State Services to release Omoyele Sowore , the publisher of SaharaReporters, an online news platform from its custody has brought to mind several other instances where the government ignored court orders. From unlawful imprisonment to outright refusal to obey court directives , below are some of the instance where

For Buhari’s sake, so many projects go to Daura

Many projects have been completed with several still ongoing. Some are still being planned as sites have been allocated for them. Some of the projects include rehabilitation or expansion of existing ones, re-activation and completion of those abandoned as well as new ones. Heavy-duty machines and construction sites can be seen at different locations executing

Go back to South Africa, Obasanjo advises returnees

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised Nigerians who were evacuated from South Africa to be ready to go back to the country if a bilateral commission meeting scheduled between President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President , Cyril Ramaphosa yielded a positive outcome . The former President also enjoined the leadership of South Africa and

Two DSS officers die in auto crash

The Department of State Service on Friday September 27, 2019 lost two of its personnel in a fatal car crash. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunaya, indicated that the incident occurred in the evening at Gidan Busa Katari, along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. “The team

FG to drag judge before NJC for granting Sowore bail

There were indications last night that the federal government was contemplating reporting Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to the National Judicial Council (NJC) on account of his decision to grant bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Justice Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja admitted Sowore to bail on Tuesday and dismissed

Banker charged to court over RUGA’s comment

Banker, Francis Agumobi, on Friday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates Court, Abuja, for allegedly accusing his kinsman of acquiring land for RUGA project. NAN reports that Agumobi of Okija, Anambra State, is charged with four counts of criminal conspiracy, forgery, defamation of character and injurious falsehood. The Prosecution Counsel, Victor Okoro, alleged

Pastor Tunde Bakare tells Buhari to overhaul Nigeria’s education system

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly has urged the Nigerian Government to completely overhaul the education system in the country to produce quality graduates. Bakare made the call on Friday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeriaat the ongoing Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers meetings in New York, United States.