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Protests in Mali after opposition alleges electoral fraud

18 August 2018
Protests in Mali after opposition alleges electoral fraud

Hundreds of people demonstrated against the results of recent elections in Mali’s capital on Saturday after opposition leader Soumaila Cisse alleged fraud. Cisse lost the election to President Ibrahim Boubacar...

Nigerian Army to stage ‘Operation Python Dance’ again in Southeast

18 August 2018
Nigerian Army to stage ‘Operation Python Dance’ again in Southeast

The Nigerian Army has announced it will start another round of its “Operation Python Dance II( Exercise Egwueke II) in the Southeast. The previous rounds of the exercise stirred controversy,...

Buhari returns from London

18 August 2018
Buhari returns from London

Fifteen days after he left the shores of the country on a 10-working day vacation in London, President Muhammadu returned to the country Saturday. Buhari who was received by government...

Egypt President approves law tightening Internet controls

18 August 2018
Egypt President approves law tightening Internet controls

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the internet in the country, the official gazette said Saturday. The legislation on “cybercrime” allows authorities,...

Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF

18 August 2018
Army hands over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to UNICEF

The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over 23 minors rescued from Boko Haram to United Nations Children Fund for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Abbah Dikko, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who...

Defence headquarters warns against distracting troops

18 August 2018
Defence headquarters warns against distracting troops

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has urged troops involved in the on-going Operation Sharan Daji in the Northwest to remain steadfast in their assignment aimed at flushing out armed bandits in...

Two dead, 20 trapped in Abuja collapsed building

18 August 2018
Two dead, 20 trapped in Abuja collapsed building

Two persons were killed and 20 others trapped after a four-storey uncompleted building collapsed unexpectedly yesterday at Jabi in Abuja.The building stood opposite Panda Shopping Mall before it gave way...

Saraki visits Akwa Ibom, expresses solidarity with Governor Emmanuel

18 August 2018
Saraki visits Akwa Ibom, expresses solidarity with Governor Emmanuel

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, visited Akwa Ibom on Friday to show solidarity with the state governor, Udom Emmanuel.Mr Saraki was accompanied by other senators, including Bassey Albert who is...

Google clarifies location-tracking policy

18 August 2018
Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting.The change...

African Development Bank mourns passing of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan

18 August 2018
African Development Bank mourns passing of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan

PRESS STATEMENT He was a staunch advocate of the Bank’s ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’, a partnership-driven effort which aims to achieve universal access to energy in Africa by...

Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan

18 August 2018
Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan. Describing Annan as a "consummate" diplomat, Akufo-Addo...

Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

18 August 2018
Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

Former cricketer promises to combat corruption and break powerful landowners’ monopoly on politics Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the...

Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

18 August 2018
Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, his aides say. He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a...

Boko Haram, herders kill 26,000 in North-east - UN

18 August 2018
Boko Haram, herders kill 26,000 in North-east - UN

The United Nations On Friday lamented that conflicts, mainly from Boko Haram terror activities and killings by herdsmen, have claimed at least 26,000 lives in North-east of Nigeria, while battles...

Removal threat forced Saraki to abandon Hajj trip

18 August 2018
Removal threat forced Saraki to abandon Hajj trip

But for the threat by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the leadership of the party, to remove the President of the Senate,...

Eid-el-Kabir: Ram dealers worry over low patronage

18 August 2018
Eid-el-Kabir: Ram dealers worry over low patronage

Ahead of the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, ram dealers at New Artisan Market, Enugu, have decried low patronage by buyers.Musa Yero, the Acting Chairman, Ram Dealers’ Association, Enugu chapter, attributed the...

2019 election budget: APC, PDP lawmakers take hardline positions

18 August 2018
2019 election budget: APC, PDP lawmakers take hardline positions

The process of the passage of the 2019 election budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) got a lot more complicated on Friday as senators and members of the...

National Planning minister, INEC Chairman at Senate to defend 2019 elections’ budget

17 August 2018
National Planning minister, INEC Chairman at Senate to defend 2019 elections’ budget

The Minister of National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has joined the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, for the 2019 elections’ budget defence. The two...

Egypt: Sisi approves law on granting citizenship to foreigners

17 August 2018
Egypt: Sisi approves law on granting citizenship to foreigners

The Egyptian gazette published on Thursday a decree signed by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who approved the amendment of some articles in the law on the entry and exit of...

2019 General Elections: INEC releases elections notice in Lagos

17 August 2018
2019 General Elections: INEC releases elections notice in Lagos

As part of its preparations for the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral (INEC) in Lagos State on Friday published the notice of elections at its State office, INEC...

INEC reacts to specimen ballot paper controversy in Osun

17 August 2018
INEC reacts to specimen ballot paper controversy in Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Osun has dismissed speculations that the logos of some parties had been removed from the ballot paper to be used for the September 22...

UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

17 August 2018
UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

The UN human rights committee ruled on Friday that Brazil’s imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva cannot be disqualified from upcoming presidential elections because his legal appeals are...

Manchester Imam's 'Call for Jihad' Caught on Tape – Reports

17 August 2018
Manchester Imam's 'Call for Jihad' Caught on Tape – Reports

A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi worshipped expressed support for armed jihadist fighters waging a “holy war” against infidels, the BBC wrote, citing two Muslim...

Madagascar president to seek re-election in November vote

17 August 2018
Madagascar president to seek re-election in November vote

Madagascar’s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina will seek re-election in the November poll. He made the announcement on Friday at a hotel in the capital Antananarivo flanked by his family members. Ruling...

Uhuru, PM May to discuss trade and anti-graft war issues

17 August 2018
Uhuru, PM May to discuss trade and anti-graft war issues

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will on August 30 host British Prime Minister Theresa May in Nairobi to discuss issues on trade, security and a joint fight against corruption. The meeting...

2019: Buhari promises free, fair polls

17 August 2018
2019: Buhari promises free, fair polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised not to interfere in the activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards a free, fair and credible general elections in 2019. Speaking through...

Party primaries: INEC issues Sept 15 deadline to political parties

17 August 2018
Party primaries: INEC issues Sept 15 deadline to political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued September 15 deadline to all the 91 registered political parties to communicate to the commission the date for conduct of its party...

FG paid huge ransom for Dapchi girls - UN

17 August 2018
FG paid huge ransom for Dapchi girls - UN

The federal government paid a large ransom to secure the release of the over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State by insurgents, according to a report...

Why we’re investigating Premium Times reporter - Police

17 August 2018
Why we’re investigating Premium Times  reporter - Police

The Nigeria Police yesterday shed more light on why it was investigating the Premium Times Security Sector reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. It said Ogundipe was being investigated and prosecuted for theft...

Ayefele sues Oyo govt over demolition

17 August 2018
Ayefele sues Oyo govt over demolition

Popular musician and Chief Executive Officer of a private radio station, Fresh FM 109.5 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Yinka Ayefela, has sued the state government for its planned...

Buhari’s govt paid ‘large ransom’ to free DapchiGirls – UN report

17 August 2018
Buhari’s govt paid ‘large ransom’ to free DapchiGirls – UN report

The United Nations has said that the Federal Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had...

Baraje: I’m going back to PDP

17 August 2018
Baraje: I’m going back to PDP

Former leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) Abubakar Baraje has said he would return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former PDP National Chairman said he would...

FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays

17 August 2018
FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August as public holidays to mark the 2018 Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd),...

FG insists no dime paid to free Dapchi Girls

16 August 2018
FG insists no dime paid to free Dapchi Girls

The Federal Government on Thursday insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Minister of...

Ghana President Akufo-Addo launches Africa-wide SDGs award promoting innovation

16 August 2018
Ghana President Akufo-Addo launches Africa-wide SDGs award promoting innovation

Five winners will be awarded the grand prize and have their work showcased at an international level, helping them to expand their work The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of...

#FreeSamuelOgundipe, sack IGP, civil society group tells Osinbajo

16 August 2018
#FreeSamuelOgundipe, sack IGP, civil society group tells Osinbajo

The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to terminate the appointment of the Inspector General of Police over his unending blatant disregard...

Aretha Franklin: her 10 greatest songs - Morwenna Ferrier

16 August 2018
Aretha Franklin: her 10 greatest songs -  Morwenna Ferrier

With the passing of Aretha Franklin, the world mourns its greatest soul singer. She leaves behind an incredibly vast legacy of music, recorded over nearly six decades in the music...

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies aged 76

16 August 2018
Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer whose career spanned seven decades, has died aged 76. The Queen of Soul - best known for hits such as Respect, Think and...

British police arrest one of Europe's most wanted men

16 August 2018
British police arrest one of Europe's most wanted men

Britain's National Crime Agency says it has arrested one of Europe's most wanted men, nabbing the suspected head of a Romanian organised crime network. The NCA says Romanian Florin Ghinea,...

Woman to become first Somali Muslim in US Congress

16 August 2018
Woman to become first Somali Muslim in US Congress

Minnesota State Representative and Somali-born Muslim Ilhan Omar has won the Democratic Party’s primary election for the state’s 5th District to become the second Arab Muslim candidate to join the...

India's ex-Prime Minister Vajpayee dies At 93

16 August 2018
India's ex-Prime Minister Vajpayee dies At 93

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying he passed away from an illness on August 16 at the age of...

Keita re-elected Mali President with landslide

16 August 2018
Keita re-elected Mali President with landslide

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning 67.17% of the vote in a runoff, the government announced on Thursday. Opposition challenger and former...

Court halts Saraki’s move to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

16 August 2018
Court halts Saraki’s move to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, vacant. Justice Othman Musa...

After two years, detained Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri freed

16 August 2018
After two years, detained Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri freed

Jones Abiri, the Nigerian journalist detained for over two years has been released. The journalist was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions, his lawyer told PREMIUM...

I may run for president – Al-Mustapha

16 August 2018
I may run for president – Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, says he will join the presidential race if prevailed upon by Nigerians to do so. Mr...

How Boko Haram is funded – UN

16 August 2018
How Boko Haram is funded – UN

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN...

Osun govt begins payment of full salaries, three years after

16 August 2018
Osun govt begins payment of full salaries, three years after

The Osun State Government has begun the implementation of full salary payments to all civil servants in the state.The state Commissioner of Information, Adelani Baderinwa, confirmed this development on Wednesday.According...

Trump revokes Brennan’s security clearance, links move to Russia probe

16 August 2018
Trump revokes Brennan’s security clearance, links move to Russia probe

President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.Later, in an interview with...

Despite APC’s offensive, Saraki considers Presidential run

16 August 2018
Despite APC’s offensive, Saraki considers Presidential run

Despite spirited moves by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove him from office, Senate President Bukola Saraki wednesday dropped hint of his interest to run for the office...

N’Assembly Committees Begin Consideration of INEC Budget

16 August 2018
N’Assembly Committees Begin Consideration of INEC Budget

The National Assembly Committees on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday began consideration of the electoral body’s budget for the 2019 general election, promising to conclude their report by Friday...

Presidency clarifies Daura’s status, says he's being debriefed, not detained

16 August 2018
Presidency clarifies Daura’s status, says he's being debriefed, not detained

The Presidency wednesday clarified the status of the former Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, who was dismissed last week, saying he was being debriefed...

2019: I’m under heavy pressure to run for Presidency- Tambuwal

16 August 2018
2019: I’m under heavy pressure to run for Presidency- Tambuwal

Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has disclosed that he has been under tremendous pressure to join the presidential race for the 2019 elections. He told thousands of youths...

Over 30 people charged in 'Britain's largest child sex abuse ring'

15 August 2018
Over 30 people charged in 'Britain's largest child sex abuse ring'

Thirty men and one woman have been charged with a horrific string of child sexual exploitation offences against girls as young as 12, as part of what is believed to...

2019 election: INEC disagrees with Buhari on funding

15 August 2018
2019 election: INEC disagrees with Buhari on funding

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari on the funding of the February 2019 general elections. While President Buhari had in a letter to the National...

London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack

15 August 2018
London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack

The morning after a 29-year-old man allegedly crashed his silver Ford Fiesta outside the Houses of Parliament, authorities are discussing the possibility of making the area a car-free zone. Speaking...

Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access

15 August 2018
Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access

Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president's critic of any access to sensitive information. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced...

New world currency to topple dollar

15 August 2018
New world currency to topple dollar

Anatoly Aksakov, who heads the Russian State Duma Financial Committee, said the dollar gained its "world currency" status in 1944 when, because of World War II, the national currencies of...

CLO condemns alleged plot to make Buhari life president, invasion of National Assembly

15 August 2018
CLO condemns alleged plot to make Buhari life president, invasion of National Assembly

The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has condemned the call by a member of the House of Representatives to make President Muhammadu Buhari life president, and efforts by certain leaders of...

Kaduna Speaker declares defecting members’ seats vacant

15 August 2018
Kaduna Speaker declares defecting members’ seats vacant

The Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Aminu Shagalinku, on Wednesday declared vacant, the seats of the former Deputy Speaker of the house, John Audu Kwaturu, and another...

Buhari’s minister Adeosun, NYSC dragged to court over certificate saga

15 August 2018
Buhari’s minister Adeosun, NYSC dragged to court over certificate saga

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure and the NYSC over failure to publish specific documents and information on...

Court insists on INEC chairman’s arrest

15 August 2018
Court insists on INEC chairman’s arrest

Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday insisted that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, must arrest and produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral...

USA announces temporary closure of its embassy in Abuja

15 August 2018
USA announces temporary closure of its embassy in Abuja

The United States of America Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services, according to the US government. The announcement was made on the...

IPOB discovers 38 members’ decomposing bodies in Abia

15 August 2018
IPOB discovers 38 members’ decomposing bodies in Abia

…urges international community to probe ‘genocide’ Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said it had discovered decomposing bodies of its slain members in a forest at Obiawom village, Ogwe Autonomous Community...

Osun: We’ll dismantle APC rigging machine, PDP vows

15 August 2018
Osun: We’ll dismantle APC rigging machine, PDP vows

The Peoples Democratic Party has told the All Progressives Congress that it will henceforth vehemently dismantle its alleged rigging machine in future elections, beginning with the Osun State governorship poll....

35 feared killed as bridge collapses in Italy

15 August 2018
35 feared killed as bridge collapses in Italy

motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa and fire brigade sources said 35 people were believed killed as vehicles plummeted to the ground, British Broadcasting Corporation...

Why we need more external debt – FG

15 August 2018
Why we need more external debt – FG

The Federal Government has insisted that failure to obtain external debt as contained in the 2018 Appropriation Act will slow down the implementation of the capital component of the budget....

USA announces temporary closure of its Embassy in Abuja

15 August 2018
USA announces temporary closure of its Embassy in Abuja

The United States of America Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services, according to the US government. The announcement was made on the...

Igbo leaders seek new constitution before 2019 elections

15 August 2018
Igbo leaders seek new constitution before 2019 elections

The Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set up a constitute assembly that will draft a new constitution for the country before the...

Saraki will be lawfully and democratically impeached – Oshiomhole

15 August 2018
Saraki will be lawfully and democratically impeached – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress has resolved to explore every legal means to ensure that the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is impeached and replaced with a loyal party member.This...

IG renames SARS ‘FSARS’

14 August 2018
IG renames SARS ‘FSARS’

In compliance with the Presidential directive that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) be overhauled, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday renamed the outfit. The outfit according...

Sowore support group registers political party

14 August 2018
Sowore support group registers political party

#TakeItBack movement, a support group loyal to presidential hopeful and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has been announced as one of the newly registered political parties by the Independent...

Zambia hits back at the US and UN over Biti’s deportation

14 August 2018
Zambia hits back at the US and UN over Biti’s deportation

Zambian government Presidential Spokesman Amos Chanda has charged that the US State Department and UN Refugee’s agency both rushed into condemning the Zambian government after it handed over Zimbabwean opposition...

INEC registers 23 new parties

14 August 2018
INEC registers 23 new parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties, ahead of the 2019 general election. According to a report by Channels Television, INEC has also extended the...

Turkey to boycott U.S. goods, President Erdogan ‘ready for war’

14 August 2018
Turkey to boycott U.S. goods, President Erdogan ‘ready for war’

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has contributed to a Turkish currency crisis. “We will impose...

Insecurity, 2019 elections: CAN declares 3 days prayer for Nigeria

14 August 2018
Insecurity, 2019 elections: CAN declares 3 days prayer for Nigeria

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has declared three days prayer and other spiritual exercise to seek for the face of God concerning the recent social and...

Italy’s deadly bridge collapse kills dozens

14 August 2018
Italy’s deadly bridge collapse kills dozens

A large section of a bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed Tuesday during a storm, sending cars and trucks plummeting nearly 150 feet and raining massive chunks of concrete onto the...

Mexico, rejects US clause for NAFTA

14 August 2018
Mexico, rejects US clause for NAFTA

Mexico''s next government coincides with the current administration in rejecting the United States'' intention to set a deadline for the North American Free Trade Agreement every five years. Jesus Seade,...

No foreign pressure on Buhari not to seek re-election ― Presidency

14 August 2018
No foreign pressure on Buhari not to seek re-election ― Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday denied that some foreign powers are putting pressure of President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election. A statement issued by Special Adviser to the president on...

PDP won’t change name – Lamido

14 August 2018
PDP won’t change name – Lamido

A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, declared on Tuesday that the party has no intention to change its name to satisfy those seeking its...

Kano uncovers 106 million stashed in foreign account by Kwankwaso

14 August 2018
Kano uncovers 106 million stashed in foreign account by Kwankwaso

The Kano State Government has revealed how it discovered a sum of over 106 million allegedly paid by former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to a university in Ukraine where no...

Kaduna Deputy Speaker resigns after dumping APC

14 August 2018
Kaduna Deputy Speaker resigns after dumping APC

The Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, John Audu Kwaturu, has officially resigned his position as the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. The lawmaker, had last week Friday dumped...

Osinbajo orders IGP to dismantle SARS

14 August 2018
Osinbajo orders IGP to dismantle SARS

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to, with immediate effect, dismantle the management and composition of Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). He also...

Nigeria without President, Buhari is economic, political illiterate – Junaid explodes

14 August 2018
Nigeria without President, Buhari is economic, political illiterate – Junaid explodes

Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker, on Tuesday, lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the tensed political atmosphere in the country. Mohammed, in a chat with DAILY POST, described Buhari as a...

Buhari has destroyed Nigeria beyond imagination in just three years – Charlyboy attacks President

14 August 2018
Buhari has destroyed Nigeria beyond imagination in just three years – Charlyboy attacks President

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has destroyed Nigeria beyond imagination in just three years. Charlyboy, who is the leader...

Appeal Court halts arrest of INEC Chairman

14 August 2018
Appeal Court halts arrest of INEC Chairman

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has ordered a stay of execution of the warrant of arrest on Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, pending the determination of his appeal....

Again, Buhari declines assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

14 August 2018
Again, Buhari declines assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has again vetoed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, citing drafting issues, which he said might affect the interpretation and application of the principal act. According to...

To declare my seat vacant, Saraki’s must be declared vacant - Akpabio

14 August 2018
To declare my seat vacant, Saraki’s must be declared vacant - Akpabio

Former Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio yesterday declared as mere “rumour” the insinuation that his seat was likely to be declared vacant by Senate President Bukola Saraki. He said he...

Saraki has never acted in national interest - Oshiomhole

14 August 2018
Saraki has never acted in national interest - Oshiomhole

In this interview, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, speaks about the crisis of defection rocking his party, stressing that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki,...

Tambuwal meets Atiku over PDP presidential ticket

14 August 2018
Tambuwal meets Atiku over PDP presidential ticket

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has held consultations with the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in connection with his aspiration to vie for the country’s presidency in 2019....

Saraki, Ekweremadu planned arrest, false alarm, says APC

14 August 2018
Saraki, Ekweremadu planned arrest, false alarm, says APC

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has described the alleged planned arrest of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as a hogwash...

Saraki visits Obasanjo in Abeokuta, keeps mum over meeting

14 August 2018
Saraki visits Obasanjo in Abeokuta, keeps mum over meeting

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, made a surprise visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and held about 90 minutes’ closed-door meeting with...

Fear grips varsities over ASUU’s withdrawal from negotiation

14 August 2018
Fear grips varsities over ASUU’s withdrawal from negotiation

FAILED NEGOTIATIONFollowing the pullout of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Dr. Wale Babalakin-led Agreement Renegotiation Team to end crises in the university system, stakeholders are worried that...

Osinbajo is Buhari’s running mate in 2019 - Garba Shehu

14 August 2018
Osinbajo is Buhari’s running mate in 2019 - Garba Shehu

The Senior Special to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will run on the same ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari.Shehu said this...

Impeachment: Senators take battle to court

14 August 2018
Impeachment: Senators take battle to court

Loyalists of Senate President Bukola Saraki – Senators Rafiu Adebayo (Kwara South) and Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) – yesterday sued the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,...

Oshiomhole to meet APC Senators Monday night

13 August 2018
Oshiomhole to meet APC Senators Monday night

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, will meet with all the 54 APC Senators in Abuja Monday Night. The meeting billed for 8pm at...

Saraki in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

13 August 2018
Saraki in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is currently on a private visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Mr Saraki arrived the home of his host...

Buhari’ll run with Osinbajo again in 2019 – Presidency

13 August 2018
Buhari’ll run with Osinbajo again in 2019 – Presidency

The Presidency has confirmed that now acting president Yemi Osinbajo will run with President Muhammadu Buhari again in 2019, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senior Special...

Buhari in good stead to win 2019 election — Presidency

13 August 2018
Buhari in good stead to win 2019 election — Presidency

The outcome of last Saturday's by-elections in Bauchi,Katsina and Kogi States have placed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in good stead to win next year's election, the...

Iran will 'Never start' a war with the U.S. -Ayatollah Khamenel'

13 August 2018
Iran will 'Never start' a war with the  U.S.  -Ayatollah Khamenel'

A war between the U.S. and Iran is not a possibility, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday as tensions remain high. “American officials have been talking blatantly...

Norway Minister Resigns After Breaching Security Rules During Iran Trip

13 August 2018
Norway Minister Resigns After Breaching Security Rules During Iran Trip

Norway's fisheries minister resigned on Monday following his earlier admission that he breached government security protocols during a holiday to Iran last month. Per Sandberg, who initially failed to notify...

Eid-el-Kabir to hold August 21

13 August 2018
Eid-el-Kabir to hold August 21

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sunday August 12 as the first day of the...

Appeal Court halts arrest of INEC Chairman, Yakubu

13 August 2018
Appeal Court halts arrest of INEC Chairman, Yakubu

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has called off the arrest warrant issued against Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, by Justice...

INEC to reposition polling booths to check vote buying

13 August 2018
INEC to reposition polling booths to check vote buying

Polling booths are henceforth to be position in a way to make it difficult for people to see how voters cast their votes during elections, a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC)...

Bauchi South bye-election suffered more vote buying than Ekiti guber – GPN

13 August 2018
Bauchi South bye-election suffered more vote buying than Ekiti guber – GPN

Chief Sam Eke, the National Chairman of Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), has expressed dissatisfaction over last Saturday’s bye-election in Bauchi South senatorial zone. He accused the ruling APC of...

[OPINION]: Ogun 2019: APC and challenge of succession - Ernest Nwokolo

13 August 2018
[OPINION]: Ogun 2019: APC and challenge of succession - Ernest Nwokolo

The die is cast. The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which conducted relatively peaceful ward, local government and state congresses in May, is bracing up for...

2019: INEC budget stuck as Senate won’t reconvene

13 August 2018
2019: INEC budget stuck as Senate won’t reconvene

Senators and House of Representatives members were yet to confirm last night whether or not the two chambers will reconvene tomorrow to consider the 2019 elections budget. The Chairman of...

DSS: Falana seeks release of illegal detainees

13 August 2018
DSS: Falana seeks release of illegal detainees

Rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has petitioned the Acting Director General of the Department of State Services (SSS), Mr. Mathew Seiyefa, seeking an urgent...

CSO drags Daura to EFCC over alleged foreign accounts

13 August 2018
CSO drags Daura to EFCC over alleged foreign accounts

A civil society organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG), has dragged the former Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, before the Economic and...

15 state Assembly speakers sacked in three years

13 August 2018
15 state Assembly speakers sacked in three years

No fewer than 15 speakers of state houses of Assembly have been impeached in the first three years of the present administration. The speakers, according to a nationwide survey by...

Abubakar Tambuwal dumps PDP- defects to APC with 10,000 supporters

13 August 2018
Abubakar Tambuwal dumps PDP- defects to APC with 10,000 supporters

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Tambuwal, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with 10,000 supporters in Tambuwal Local...

APC wins Katsina, Bauchi bye-election

13 August 2018
APC wins Katsina, Bauchi bye-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) won the Katsina North Senatorial seat, Bauchi South Senatorial seat and the Lokoja/Kogi House of Representatives seat contested at the weekend. The Peoples Democratic Party...

2019: Crisis looms in Lagos as Obanikoro, Adeola fight for APC senatorial ticket

13 August 2018
2019: Crisis looms in Lagos as Obanikoro, Adeola fight for APC senatorial ticket

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and Senator Solomon Adeola, are currently locking horns over the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) senatorial ticket for the Lagos West senatorial...

Stop your obsession with Senate Presidency, PDP tells Oshiomhole

13 August 2018
Stop your obsession with Senate Presidency, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, to halt his obsession to change the leadership of the Senate,...

Queen's relatives killed in horror crash on holiday in South Africa

12 August 2018
Queen's relatives killed in horror crash on holiday in South Africa

Ms Sword was rushed to hospital but died later while Tabitha died at the scene. Her husband Alistair, 53, and son Benjamin, 11, were cut free from the smashed SUV...

Nobel-Prize winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

12 August 2018
Nobel-Prize winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

The writer VS Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85. Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully...

Sultan directs Muslims to look for new moon of Dhul Hijjah

12 August 2018
Sultan directs Muslims to look for new moon of Dhul Hijjah

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look for the new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1439AH from Sunday Aug. 12. The sultan gave...

Osinbajo calls out pastors for failing to preach against corruption

12 August 2018
Osinbajo calls out pastors for failing to preach against corruption

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has berated gospel preachers for failing to lend support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war by failing to preach against the scourge.Speaking at the 30th National...

Bunmi Ojo, APC chieftain, shot dead in Ado Ekiti

12 August 2018
Bunmi Ojo, APC chieftain, shot dead in Ado Ekiti

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bunmi Ojo was gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, thereby putting the state on the spot...

APC candidate, Ahmad Baba-Kaita, wins Katsina North bye-election

12 August 2018
APC candidate, Ahmad Baba-Kaita, wins Katsina North bye-election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s senatorial by-election in Katsina, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, is the winner, released results show.The Independent National Electoral Commission is soon to formally declare...


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