The oldest person in the world has died at the age of 117

22 April 2018
The oldest person in the world has died at the age of 117

The world’s oldest person has died in hospital in Japan at the age of 117. Nabi Tajima passed away on Saturday night after being admitted to hospital in January in...

2019: Ndigbo may dump Buhari again

22 April 2018
2019: Ndigbo may dump Buhari again

During the 2015 presidential election, the people of the South-east region threw their weight behind former President Goodluck Jonathan. They were to be paid back in their own coins when...

Emir Sanusi blasts ministers for abandoning investors in Washington

22 April 2018
Emir Sanusi blasts ministers for abandoning investors in Washington

The Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi II, yesterday described as unacceptable, the attitude of Nigerian ministers and governors who were billed to speak at a special function to attract investors...

APC Convention: Forces conclude plan to return Odigie-Oyegun

22 April 2018
APC Convention: Forces conclude plan to return Odigie-Oyegun

The devil you know is better than the angel you have never met.” That saying appears to be the guiding principle of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who...

Health Workers Strike: We are unmoved by FG’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

22 April 2018
Health Workers Strike: We are unmoved by FG’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called a bluff of the federal government’s threat to invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule should the unions persist in continuing...

Classmate from 50 years ago donates kidney to sick man

22 April 2018
Classmate from 50 years ago donates kidney to sick man

Charlie Ball and Kenneth Walker went to school together more than 50 years ago and now live on opposite coasts. But despite the time and distance between them, the two...

Bode George should beg Obasanjo, says Oyinlola

22 April 2018
Bode George should beg Obasanjo, says Oyinlola

A former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has advised the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, to seek forgiveness from former President...

Ten killed as gunmen sack Benue communities overnight

22 April 2018
Ten killed as gunmen sack Benue communities overnight

Resident and officials in Benue have confirmed the killing of 10 people following attacks by gunmen. The assailants attacked villages in Guma Local Government Area,between Friday night and Saturday morning,...

Raúl Castro prepares to resign as Cuba’s president, closing a dynasty

22 April 2018
Raúl Castro prepares to resign as Cuba’s president, closing a dynasty

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Raúl Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel 12 years ago and led Cuba through some of its biggest changes in decades, is expected to step...

2019: Real reason we’re changing election timetable – Senator Olujimi

22 April 2018
2019: Real reason we’re changing election timetable – Senator Olujimi

Senator representing Ekiti South and Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate, Abiodun Olujimi, has said that the reordering of the election process is not targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. Senator...

Why I killed my brother over missing cow – Herdsman confesses

22 April 2018
Why I killed my brother over missing cow – Herdsman confesses

A 22-year-old herdsman, Bello Musa has killed his brother, Abdullahi Musa, with a machete, over missing cow in Nasarawa State. He has also been arrested and kept in the custody...

Ministers who want to become governors

22 April 2018
Ministers who want to become governors

As the 2019 general elections approach, politicians have started declaring interest in various positions. The recent declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to go for a second term has emboldened some...

Emir Sanusi blasts Fashola, Ogbeh, Adeosun, others

22 April 2018
Emir Sanusi blasts Fashola, Ogbeh, Adeosun, others

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has decried the absence of government officials at a meeting with investors in Washington DC, USA. Speaking to journalists on Saturday in Washington...

Buhari returns from London

21 April 2018
Buhari returns from London

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday evening returned from his London trip where he attended the Commonwealth Head of Government meeting, CHOGM. The President has also paid tribute to Nigeria’s foremost social...

Barbara Bush funeral: Four former presidents and first lady attend

21 April 2018
Barbara Bush funeral: Four former presidents and first lady attend

Four former US presidents were among 1,500 mourners who gathered in Houston, Texas to say goodbye to former first lady Barbara Bush. Mrs Bush was wife of 41st president George...

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

21 April 2018
India approves death penalty for rape of young children

India's government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young...

Bola Adesola appointed Vice Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

21 April 2018
Bola Adesola appointed Vice Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

The Secretary-General is pleased to confirm that Bola Adesola of Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Nigeria, and Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer...

Critics inciting youths against Buhari –Lai Mohammed

21 April 2018
Critics inciting youths against Buhari –Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says President Muhammadu Buhari has passion and concern for Nigerian youths, as opposed to what the critics of his administration want the...

North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

21 April 2018
North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a...

APC group, PDP, SDP, Obasanjo’s CNM, others to form new party

21 April 2018
APC group, PDP, SDP, Obasanjo’s CNM, others to form new party

A grand coalition of opposition political parties, including a chunk of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and influential political stakeholders across the country is being firmed up ahead of...

INEC planning to rig 2019 elections with illegal 30,000 polling units –PDP

21 April 2018
INEC planning to rig 2019 elections with illegal 30,000 polling units –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned what it called fresh plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission to secretly create 30,000 illegal polling units. The party alleged that its investigations...

Mace theft: Senate orders security officials to block Omo-Agege from chamber

21 April 2018
Mace theft: Senate orders security officials to block Omo-Agege from chamber

The Senate has directed security agencies to prevent the suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from further gaining entrance into its chamber, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday. Omo-Agege, who was last week...

Aspirants rise as Ekiti guber race gathers momentum

21 April 2018
Aspirants rise as Ekiti guber race gathers momentum

Going by the INEC timetable, the next governorship election in Ekiti State comes up on July 14. The electoral body has given political parties fielding candidates in the election till...

2 dead as soldiers, Boko Haram terrorists exchange bullets in Borno

21 April 2018
2 dead as soldiers, Boko Haram terrorists exchange bullets in Borno

u Troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE, Friday, successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attack at Ngamboru Ngala, Borno State. One Boko Haram terrorist was killed during the encounter,...

We must preserve democracy at all costs - Saraki

21 April 2018
We must preserve democracy at all costs - Saraki

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Friday urged Nigerians to guard the country’s democracy jealously and shun acts that could truncate it. He gave the advice in Lagos while...

‘Lazy Nigerian youths’: We’re completely disappointed in Buhari – Arewa youths

21 April 2018
‘Lazy Nigerian youths’: We’re completely disappointed in Buhari – Arewa youths

Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum on Friday went hard on President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent remarks in London that a lot of young persons...

Oil falls after Trump criticizes OPEC for artificially high prices

20 April 2018
Oil falls after Trump criticizes OPEC for artificially high prices

Oil prices fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC and said oil prices were artificially high, but they were still set for a weekly gain. Brent crude...

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on alleged diamond corruption

20 April 2018
Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on alleged diamond corruption

A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence to a probe into diamond corruption, an MP told state media on Friday. "We have set May...

Liberia warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in the US

20 April 2018
Liberia warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in the US

A Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for lying about his role in his country's civil war. Mohammed Jabbateh...

How many employment opportunities have you created – Yoruba youths attack Buhari over ‘lazy comment’

20 April 2018
How many employment opportunities have you created – Yoruba youths attack Buhari over ‘lazy comment’

The Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari following his remark in London that Nigerian youths are lazy. The youths who said contrary to...

PDP to President: youths are not lazy

20 April 2018
PDP to President: youths are not lazy

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disputed President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged statement describing youths as lazy. According to the main opposition party, Nigerian youths, by their demonstrated industry, could not...

Senate to quiz IGP, DSS DG over thugs invasion

20 April 2018
Senate to quiz IGP, DSS DG over thugs invasion

It was time to take stock yesterday of Wednesday’s invasion of the Senate by thugs, who carted away its mace, its symbol of authority. The mace was recovered yesterday and...

2019: We can’t defeat APC on our own- PDP

20 April 2018
2019: We can’t defeat APC on our own- PDP

Ahead of next year’s general election, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has declared that his party will not be able to defeat the...

Let's allow youths to contest elections — Osinbajo

20 April 2018
Let's allow youths to contest elections — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that young Nigerians should be allowed to run for elective public positions in the country. He said this was especially because the youth had...

Court threatens to close 106.6 billion fraud case against Omokore, others

20 April 2018
Court threatens to close 106.6 billion fraud case against Omokore, others

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, threatened to close the suit on alleged fraud of 106.6 billion instituted by the federal government against Jide Omokore and five others. Mr...

We received no relief material from NEMA – Yobe Governor

20 April 2018
We received no relief material from NEMA – Yobe Governor

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, has said his state did not receive any relief material from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for over a year despite being...

Court restrains police, SSS from arresting Omo-Agege

20 April 2018
Court restrains police, SSS from arresting Omo-Agege

An FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja has granted exparte order restraining the police and the State Security Service (SSS) from arresting Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta). Omo-Agege in the...

Robbers attack bank in Ekiti, kill policeman

20 April 2018
Robbers attack bank in Ekiti, kill policeman

Armed robbers on Thursday reportedly killed a policeman in an attack on a First Bank of Nigeria Limited in Ifaki-Ekiti, in the Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It...

President Buhari couldn't have derided all Nigerian youths - Presidency

20 April 2018
President Buhari couldn't have derided all Nigerian youths - Presidency

At the Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a keynote address on Making Business Easier Between Commonwealth Countries. The presentation was followed...

Uganda-President plans to ban oral-sex, because 'mouth is for eating'

19 April 2018
Uganda-President plans to ban oral-sex, because 'mouth is for eating'

In a widely televised interview, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni warned citizens against 'unnatural' sexual activities like oral sex. Saying such practices were encouraged by 'outsiders', Museveni added, "The mouth is...

Big protests in South Africa force Ramaphosa to end London visit

19 April 2018
Big protests in South Africa force Ramaphosa to end London visit

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who had traveled to London this week to assure global investors of his determination to tackle corruption in his country and restore faith in...

Senegal capital erupts in protest over new election law

19 April 2018
Senegal capital erupts in protest over new election law

Protests flared in Senegal’s capital on Thursday and a parliamentary debate descended into pushing and shoving over a change to an election law that critics say will make it impossible...

Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

19 April 2018
Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday that he was renaming the country "the Kingdom of eSwatini". The monarch announced the official change in a stadium during celebrations for...

OAU Professor suspended by university for sexual misconduct

19 April 2018
OAU Professor suspended by university for sexual misconduct

A professor at the centre of a sexual harassment sex-for-marks scandal, Mr Richard Akindele, has been suspended by his university, having been found culpable and liable of serious misconduct by...

Cracks in N’Assembly as election reorder bill is stepped down

19 April 2018
Cracks in N’Assembly as election reorder bill is stepped down

Obvious cracks appeared wednesday in both chambers of the National Assembly over the reordering of election sequence, as heated arguments led to the suspension of the debate on the bill...

Biafra protesters hit UK street as Buhari meets the Queen

19 April 2018
Biafra protesters hit UK street as Buhari meets the Queen

File photo of IPOB protesters. Some Biafran protesters are currently demonstrating at the Pall Mall Street, Westminster, about 650 metres from Buckingham Palace.Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari is meeting British Prime...

Appeal Court freezes Fayose’s account

19 April 2018
Appeal Court freezes Fayose’s account

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, directed the freezing of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s account . The court In a lead judgment allowed the appeal...

Queen puts forward son Charles as next head of Commonwealth

19 April 2018
Queen puts forward son Charles as next head of Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday made her first direct intervention into a succession plan for the Commonwealth, indicating that she would like her son and heir, Prince Charles, to take...

Buhari under fire for saying Nigerian youths not ready to work

19 April 2018
Buhari under fire for saying Nigerian youths not ready to work

President Muhammadu Buhari came under fire on Thursday for criticising Nigerian youths who he said “do nothing” and want everything for “free” in the oil-rich country. Buhari, who declared earlier...

Again El-Rufai sacks 4,562 newly-recruited teachers

19 April 2018
Again El-Rufai sacks 4,562 newly-recruited teachers

The Kaduna State Government has sacked 4,562 newly-recruited teachers a few weeks after they were issued with employment letters to replace those sacked for failing a competency test. This development...

Police recover stolen Senate mace

19 April 2018
Police recover stolen Senate mace

The Nigerian police say they have recovered the mace that was stolen from the Senate on Wednesday. According to a statement signed by the deputy public relations officer in the...

Fresh crisis over tenure extension in APC

19 April 2018
Fresh crisis over tenure extension in APC

There is no let up in the plan of the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elongate its tenure, it was learnt yesterday. The...

Kaduna Govt deploys 11,395 newly recruited teachers to primary schools

19 April 2018
Kaduna Govt deploys 11,395 newly recruited teachers to primary schools

The Kaduna State government has deployed 11,395 newly recruited teachers to its primary schools after the screening exercise. The state commissioner for education, Ja’afaru Sani said the 11,395 teachers were...

Senate mace incident an attempted coup – Senator Waku

19 April 2018
Senate mace incident an attempted coup – Senator Waku

Elder statesman and former Senator representing Benue North-West District between 1999 and 2003, Joseph Waku, has described the snatching of the mace from the chamber as an attempted coup. Waku,...

Reps uphold Gwarzo suspension as SEC DG

19 April 2018
Reps uphold Gwarzo suspension as SEC DG

The House of Representatives yesterday said the suspension of the former Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo stands. The House, while adopting the report of...

Super Eagles offered million for World Cup win

19 April 2018
Super Eagles offered  million for World Cup win

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing 24 million dollars if they play in the...

ECOWAS holds conference on herdsmen, farmers’ crisis April 26

19 April 2018
ECOWAS holds conference on herdsmen, farmers’ crisis April 26

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, on Wednesday disclosed that the Economic Community of West African States would hold a conference from April 26 to 29 on the incessant farmers/herdsmen...

How five thugs beat 250 NASS guards to steal mace

19 April 2018
How five thugs beat 250 NASS guards to steal mace

There were at least 250 security men on duty at the National Assembly yesterday when five unknown persons barged into a senate session, picked up the mace and escaped with...

Senator Omo-Agege breaks silence over ‘stolen’ mace saga

19 April 2018
Senator Omo-Agege breaks silence over ‘stolen’ mace saga

The Senator representing Delta Central district in the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege, has reacted to the invasion of the Senate Chambers by suspected hoodlums. DAILY POST recalls that the Senate...

Senate mace snatched at plenary

19 April 2018
Senate mace snatched at plenary

The mace which is the symbol of authority of the Senate was on Wednesday, snatched by some unidentified men. Our correspondent at the National Assembly reports that the men barged...

Falae meets with Obasanjo over state of the nation

18 April 2018
Falae meets with Obasanjo over state of the nation

The Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, on Tuesday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to discuss affairs of the nation. The meeting,...

Kenyan government to embark on police reforms

18 April 2018
Kenyan government to embark on police reforms

The Kenyan government will embark on police reforms aimed at improving the country’s security, interior security minister Fred Matiang’I said. Matiang’i made the remarks during a security forum held in...

IDPs stone governor’s convoy

18 April 2018
IDPs stone governor’s convoy

Governor Umaru Al-Makura’s convoy was on Tuesday pelted with stones by some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Agwatashi, Obi Local Government Area of Nassarawa, when he paid a visit to...

Lagos, Oyo, Edo top states with unclaimed PVCs

18 April 2018
Lagos, Oyo, Edo top states with unclaimed PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it was still in possession of 7,920,129 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices across the nation....

Frenchman becomes first person to undergo two full facial transplants

18 April 2018
Frenchman becomes first person to undergo two full facial transplants

A Frenchman has become the first person in history to undergo two full face transplants. Jerome Hamon, 43, left hospital last week for the first time since the groundbreaking surgery...

Appointment not APC affair –Party

18 April 2018
Appointment not APC affair –Party

he national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from the appointment of rights activist and lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN), as spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari...

FG’s 2m payment on helicopters illegal – Senate

18 April 2018
FG’s 2m payment on helicopters illegal – Senate

The Senate has summoned the ministers of finance and defence as well as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), over alleged illegal withdrawal of 2m from the...

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

18 April 2018
Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92. She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents...

Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

18 April 2018
Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his support on Tuesday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating...

Cuba's President Raul Castro to step down

18 April 2018
Cuba's President Raul Castro to step down

One family's dominance of Cuban politics since the 1959 communist revolution is coming to an end this week. President Raul Castro, 86, will be handing over power for the first...

Nigeria has no authentic data on petrol consumption - Official

18 April 2018
Nigeria has no authentic data on petrol consumption - Official

Although Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, it is also one of the continent’s largest importer of refined petroleum products. However, despite being a net importer of refined petroleum products,...

Britain Apologizes to Caribbeans Who’ve Lived in Britain for Decades

17 April 2018
Britain Apologizes to Caribbeans Who’ve Lived in Britain for Decades

Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Tuesday for harsh treatment of some Caribbeans who have lived in Britain legally for decades but have trouble documenting their status, as her government...

Death toll rises to 15 as floods hit Tanzania

17 April 2018
Death toll rises to 15 as floods hit Tanzania

The death toll due to floods caused by incessant downpour in various parts of Tanzania rose to 15 on Tuesday. At least 250 houses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s business...

Armenia’s ex-president elected prime minister amid protests

17 April 2018
Armenia’s ex-president elected prime minister amid protests

Armenia’s former president has been elected prime minister amid large-scale protests. The Armenian parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Serzh Sargsyan as the new prime minister. Sargsyan served as...

Keyamo appointed spokesman for Buhari’s 2019 campaign

17 April 2018
Keyamo appointed spokesman for Buhari’s 2019 campaign

Festus Keyamo (SAN) has been appointed as the the Director, Strategic Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaigns. According to Keyamo on his Twitter handle he said: ”With this...

Nigerian Universities full of ‘Internet Professors’ – Ex-VC, Onyido

17 April 2018
Nigerian Universities full of ‘Internet Professors’ – Ex-VC, Onyido

Former Vice Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Ikenna Onyido has lamented that Nigeria universities are...

Crisis looms in Nigeria hospitals as health workers announce indefinite strike

17 April 2018
Crisis looms in Nigeria hospitals as health workers announce indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike that, it says, will paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country. “All federal government health institutions in...

How Sani Sidi, 7 NEMA directors looted billions - Presidency

17 April 2018
How Sani Sidi, 7 NEMA directors looted billions - Presidency

The Presidency last night released what it called an authoritative report on how seven suspended directors of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) allegedly stole over a billion naira, 4,000...

Buhari to restore study of history in schools

17 April 2018
Buhari to restore study of history in schools

President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that stoppage of teaching of history as a subject in schools was a mistake. At a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday...

OPL 245, Adoke and the political intrigues - Babagana Bukar

17 April 2018
OPL 245, Adoke and the political intrigues - Babagana Bukar

On Friday, the 13th of April 2018, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja made a landmark pronouncement which, stripped of legal language, means when a...

Fayose to Buhari: Stop lamenting, you’re among past leaders who caused Nigeria’s problems

17 April 2018
Fayose to Buhari: Stop lamenting, you’re among past leaders who caused Nigeria’s problems

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop behaving like a “weeping president” by lamenting about what his predecessors failed to do and blaming past...

Nobody will read my biography because of June 12 – IBB

17 April 2018
Nobody will read my biography because of June 12 – IBB

A former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, says Nigerians no longer take him seriously because he annulled the June 12, 1993 Presidential election adjudged as the most credible election in the...

I’m bothered about security, economy not 2019 – Buhari

17 April 2018
I’m bothered about security, economy not 2019 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said even with elections due in less than a year his major focus remains security and the economy. Buhari stated this at a bilateral meeting with...

Buhari government worst in education funding – ASUU

17 April 2018
Buhari government worst in education funding – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that the stifling of education funding under the Muhammadu Buhari government is preparing the country for a greater future doom. It...

Nobody will read my biography because of my past – IBB

17 April 2018
Nobody will read my biography because of my past – IBB

A former military dictator, Ibrahim Babangida, says Nigerians no longer take him seriously because he annulled the June 12, 1993 Presidential election adjudged as the most credible election in the...

US ambassador advises Nigerians on 2019 elections

17 April 2018
US ambassador advises Nigerians on 2019 elections

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, has called on Nigerians to take away their focus from what will happen in 2019 and rather concentrate on how to...

N2.5bn NEMA scandal: Group alleges cover-up plot

17 April 2018
N2.5bn NEMA scandal: Group alleges cover-up plot

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NiCReL) has raised the alarm over alleged attempts by some top-ranking officers at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to scuttle the efforts of...

Saudi Arabia holds its first ever fashion week – with no photographers and no men

16 April 2018
Saudi Arabia holds its first ever fashion week – with no photographers and no men

But if you think you’ll be seeing photos of the latest fashion flood your social media feeds, think again. Torrential rain sees waterfalls form inside flooded New York subway stations...

Alizee died of injuries inflicted on her head, autopsy reveals

16 April 2018
Alizee died of injuries inflicted on her head, autopsy reveals

The Police have said that the report of a post-mortem examination conducted on the late Nigerian singer, Zainab Nielsen, aka, Alizee, shows she died from trauma. The Lagos State Commissioner...

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates his 91st birthday

16 April 2018
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates his 91st birthday

April 16 marks Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's 91st birthday. He will be spending the day quietly in the 'Mater Ecclesia' Monastery in the Vatican, where he lives. The day of...

Buhari’s declaration best news – Atiku’s camp

16 April 2018
Buhari’s declaration best news – Atiku’s camp

The Atiku for President (AFP) organization has welcomed the declaration of president Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in office, saying that his glaring failure in many ramification makes...

Ghana asks mosques to turn down the noise and use WhatsApp for call to prayer

16 April 2018
Ghana asks mosques to turn down the noise and use WhatsApp for call to prayer

Chaotic traffic, speakers blasting music, street vendors and thousands of people going about their business are typical on the streets of most of Africa's big cities. But in Ghana, mosques...

Brazil’s ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest

16 April 2018
Brazil’s ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest

Even imprisonment hasn’t knocked former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the lead in Brazil’s presidential race. A poll released Sunday by the Datafolha institute shows the center-leftist...

Detained American pastor goes on trial in Turkey

16 April 2018
Detained American pastor goes on trial in Turkey

An American pastor Monday went on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges after spending the last one-and-a-half years behind bars, in a case that has increased friction between Ankara and...

Buhari to Meet Trump April 30, Holds Talks With Theresa May Today

16 April 2018
Buhari to Meet Trump April 30, Holds Talks With Theresa May Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on April 30 to discuss issues on the fight against terrorism and economic ties between Nigeria and the United...

Babangida: I’ll Support Anything Targeted at One Nigeria

16 April 2018
Babangida: I’ll Support Anything Targeted at One Nigeria

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) has said he will support any project, organisation or body whose objective is to achieve one Nigeria. Babangida made the declaration in...

Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief Comey says

16 April 2018
Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief Comey says

Fired former FBI chief James Comey lashed out at Donald Trump in an interview with ABC broadcast Sunday, calling him "morally unfit" to be president and describing him as a...

2019: Obasanjo, Falae meet in Abeokuta Tuesday

16 April 2018
2019: Obasanjo, Falae meet in Abeokuta Tuesday

Exactly 19 years after contesting against each other in Nigeria’s first Presidential election of the 4th Republic, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a former Secretary to the Government of the...

Unions threatens showdown as Kenya Airways sacks 22 Nigerian employees

16 April 2018
Unions threatens showdown as Kenya Airways sacks 22 Nigerian employees

Aviation unions have threatened a showdown with the East African carrier, Kenya Airways over the disengagement of 22 out of its 26 Nigerian workers.It was learnt that the 22 employees...

Wait for 2023 presidency, ex-MILAD tells Atiku, others

16 April 2018
Wait for 2023 presidency, ex-MILAD tells Atiku, others

A former military governor of Plateau State during the regime of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, retired Major-General Aliyu Adu Umar Kama, has urged those trying to contest against President...

Depot, pipeline maintenance gulped N167bn in 13 months

16 April 2018
Depot, pipeline maintenance gulped N167bn in 13 months

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) spent about N167 billion to maintain its networks of pipelines and depots in one year, official records have shown. A new agency, Nigerian Pipelines...

Knocks as Buhari says he hasn’t done too badly

16 April 2018
Knocks as Buhari says he hasn’t done too badly

The Peoples Democratic Party, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights and the Campaign for Democracy on Sunday knocked President Muhammadu Buhari for saying...

APC constitutes convention committee

16 April 2018
APC constitutes convention committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted its National Convention Committee ahead its elective convention which is to hold before June 2018. This was made known via a list signed...

Remove lawmakers’ illegal allowances from 2018 budget, Group urges Buhari

16 April 2018
Remove lawmakers’ illegal allowances from 2018 budget, Group urges Buhari

A human rights organisation, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to remove all illegal allowances inserted by federal lawmakers in the 2018...

Why I criticised my husband’s government, Aisha Buhari explains

16 April 2018
Why I criticised my husband’s government, Aisha Buhari explains

The wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has explained that her 2016 interview which was considered to be critical of her husband’s administration was based on her sense of...

How Nigerian Senators spend multi-million naira ‘jumbo pay’

16 April 2018
How Nigerian Senators spend multi-million naira ‘jumbo pay’

N1.8 million on newspapers. N10 million for domestic trips. N1.5 million to maintain a computer — every three months. A newly-obtained National Assembly spending document cited these and nine similar...

Nigerian couple arrested for digitally stealing over 0,000 from bank in Cambodia

15 April 2018
Nigerian couple arrested for digitally stealing over 0,000 from bank in Cambodia

A Nigerian couple identified as Rejoice Isaac Chibunna, 48, and Isaac Chibunna, 50, have been arrested by the Cambodian Police for digitally stealing more than 0,000 from a bank. The...

155 teachers in Plateau State to lose jobs over dual appointment

15 April 2018
155 teachers in Plateau State to lose jobs over dual appointment

The Plateau State Government has threatened to sack 155 teachers holding dual appointments with local and state governments. Chairman, Plateau State Teachers Service Commission, Vonjen Lar told newsmen that the...

Iran’s supreme leader says Western attack on Syria a crime

15 April 2018
Iran’s supreme leader says Western attack on Syria a crime

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said coordinated air strikes on Syria by the United States, France and Britain on Saturday were a crime that would bring no benefit. “Today’s...

‘Only 15 out of 113 Chibok girls still alive’

15 April 2018
‘Only 15 out of 113 Chibok girls still alive’

.Presidency: We’re not aware of Salkida’s claim .DHQ dismisses claims as ruse Dead or alive? This is one question many Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike will be demanding an answer to...

A young Nigerian must lead the country in 2019 —IBB

15 April 2018
A young Nigerian must lead the country in 2019 —IBB

Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has again urged Nigerians to ensure that only the younger generations were voted to power in the country. Babangida, spoke at his country home,...

Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visit

15 April 2018
Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visit

The Syria strikes have given Emmanuel Macron, the French president, a chance to promote France as the leading American ally in Europe days before he becomes the first foreign leader...

Confusion, as White man allegedly claims to have bought APC’s Twitter handle

15 April 2018
Confusion, as White man allegedly claims to have bought APC’s Twitter handle

A white man who goes by the name Justin Sun on his Twitter handle is alleged to have claimed that someone he identified as “Nigerian president” sold the official Twitter...

Pastor Bakare speaks on Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu

15 April 2018
Pastor Bakare speaks on Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu

Senior Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has called on the Federal Government to secure the immediate release of Chibok schoolgirls and the remaining Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko...

Taraba killings: Soldiers arrest suspected masterminds of Fulani killers, others

15 April 2018
Taraba killings: Soldiers arrest suspected masterminds of Fulani killers, others

The Nigerian army said soldiers on internal security operations in Taraba State have arrested two persons suspected to be the masterminds of recent attacks in that state. The suspects, Danasebe...

Syria: UN Security Council meets over US-led air strikes

15 April 2018
Syria: UN Security Council meets over US-led air strikes

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged countries to uphold international law as the Security Council met to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and...

2019 election: Buhari, not party, to determine Osinbajo’s fate, says APC

15 April 2018
2019 election: Buhari, not party, to determine Osinbajo’s fate, says APC

The All Progressives Congress has said it will not force anyone on President Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate if he wins the party’s presidential ticket. Consequently, the ruling party...

Zamfara killings: Bandits displace over 20 communities

15 April 2018
Zamfara killings: Bandits displace over 20 communities

Following the recent attacks in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, residents in over 20 communities in the area have fled their villages for fear of more attacks. Speaking...

Our regrets, fears about our abducted daughters — Chibok parents

15 April 2018
Our regrets, fears about our abducted daughters — Chibok parents

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have urged the federal government not to use the recent rescue of Dapchi schoolgirls as an excuse for relenting in the search for the...

Secondus, Mark meet Fayose, others over Ekiti PDP poll

15 April 2018
Secondus, Mark meet Fayose, others over Ekiti PDP poll

Stakeholders in the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party have resolved to work together to ensure the victory of the party in the July 14 governorship election in...