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Boko Haram kills Nigerian Army commander, dozens of soldiers in fresh attack

20 November 2018
Boko Haram kills Nigerian Army commander, dozens of soldiers in fresh attack

Rampaging Boko Haram insurgents overran a Nigerian Army battalion in Borno State on Sunday, killing the unit’s commander and dozens of soldiers, military sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. A large...

Obasanjo, Oshiomhole, Akpabio storm Jonathan’s book launch

20 November 2018
Obasanjo, Oshiomhole, Akpabio storm Jonathan’s book launch

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Godswill Akpabio caused a disruption of the public presentation of...

Labour to govs: Pay N30,000 or forget 2019 elections

20 November 2018
Labour to govs: Pay N30,000 or forget 2019 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari and representatives of the governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday met behind closed door to discuss ways out of the minimum wage...

Collapsed building: Synagogue loses appeal to stop trial

20 November 2018
Collapsed building: Synagogue loses appeal to stop trial

The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has lost in its bid to stop its trial by an Igbosere High Court, Lagos This is because the Court of Appeal, Lagos...

Litigation: APC threatens aggrieved members with stiff sanction

20 November 2018
Litigation: APC threatens aggrieved members with stiff sanction

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has threatened to hand stiff sanction to aggrieved members seeking redress in law court instead of exploring party’s resolution mechanism. Governorship...

ASUU strike: NANS threatens to vote out Buhari in 2019

20 November 2018
ASUU strike: NANS threatens to vote out Buhari in 2019

The National Association of Nigerian Students has threatened to vote against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 if he refuses to meet up with the demands of the striking Academic Staff...

Lagos NSCDC Official Shoots Man Multiple Times, 'Blows His Skull Open'

20 November 2018
Lagos NSCDC Official Shoots Man Multiple Times, 'Blows His Skull Open'

“Taofeeq was coming from where he went to eat when this officer stopped him. He and the NSCDC official had an altercation and the next thing we saw was that...

2019: IG warns CPs, others against partisan politics

19 November 2018
2019: IG warns CPs, others against partisan politics

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr.Ibrahim Idris has warned Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, and other senior officers against partisanship during...

No quick fixes to Nigeria’s challenges, Atiku admits

19 November 2018
No quick fixes to Nigeria’s challenges, Atiku admits

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says fixing Nigeria will require a lot of hard work with no quick fixes. Atiku said this in the...

GEJ at 61: Your life’s an inspiration to every young Nigerian - Buhari

19 November 2018
GEJ at 61: Your life’s an inspiration to every young Nigerian - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan as he turns 61 on Tuesday, November 20. The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and...

Ezekwesili compares Buhari to previous administrations

19 November 2018
Ezekwesili compares Buhari to previous administrations

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed dissatisfaction with the challenges confronting Nigeria, saying that the same mistakes of previous administrations...

EU ministers agree terms of ‘painful’ Brexit divorce

19 November 2018
EU ministers agree terms of ‘painful’ Brexit divorce

European ministers signed off on Britain’s draft divorce deal as they launched a “painful” final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties. Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and the Union’s Austrian...

Sex-for-marks scandal: Ex-OAU lecturer, remanded in prison

19 November 2018
Sex-for-marks scandal: Ex-OAU lecturer, remanded in prison

Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, the former lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University, accused by her student, Monica Osagie, of demanding sex to pass her has been remanded in prison custody. Akindele...

Atiku launches presidential campaign on Facebook

19 November 2018
Atiku launches presidential campaign on Facebook

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has presented his ideas of moving Nigerian forward if elected, saying that the most important question before Nigerians in...

2019: Nigeria needs stable government ― Buhari

19 November 2018
2019: Nigeria needs stable government ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that the choice facing Nigerians in next year’s election is between making a break from tainted past which he said favoured an opportunistic past and...

2019: Kashamu replaces Shittu as Ogun PDP governorship candidate

19 November 2018
2019: Kashamu replaces Shittu as Ogun PDP governorship candidate

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu has replaced Adeleke Shittu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next...

Buhari launches re-election bid with corruption still in focus

19 November 2018
Buhari launches re-election bid with corruption still in focus

President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term at a Feb. 16 election. Mr Buhari, a military ruler in the...

Saraki, Ahmed react to Kwara by-election won by APC

19 November 2018
Saraki, Ahmed react to Kwara by-election won by APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed have both reacted to Saturday’s by-election in Kwara State won by candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC). Both politicians, members of Peoples...

1.7m People Need Food Assistance in North East, Says FAO

19 November 2018
1.7m People Need Food Assistance in North East, Says FAO

The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said the number of people in need of food assistance in the troubled North-east Nigeria has reduced. FAO, quoting...

I’ll create 3m jobs yearly –Atiku

19 November 2018
I’ll create 3m jobs yearly –Atiku

Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to create three million jobs, every year, if he is elected as president in 2019. This was...

Avoid Hate Speech During Campaigns, US, EU, Others Tell Politicians

19 November 2018
Avoid Hate Speech During Campaigns, US, EU, Others Tell Politicians

As the campaigns for the 2019 elections commenced yesterday, the United States, European Union and 23 other western nations have advised political and non-political actors against hate speech, violence and...

2019: Don’t set Nigeria ablaze, Buhari urges politicians

19 November 2018
2019: Don’t set Nigeria ablaze, Buhari urges politicians

“We have no other country, let us not set it ablaze because of politics,” he told supporters of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to...

2019: Buhari pledges to renovate 10,000 schools annually if re-elected

19 November 2018
2019: Buhari pledges to renovate 10,000 schools annually if re-elected

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday pledged to renovate 10,000 schools each year, across Nigeria if re-elected for a second term in office. Mr Buhari made the promise...

Obasanjo sues radio presenter for N1bn over Bola Ige killing

19 November 2018
Obasanjo sues radio presenter for N1bn over Bola Ige killing

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sued an online journalist and radio presenter, Mr. Akanda Oro, popularly known as Awikonko, for N1bn. Obasanjo described as untrue claims by the reporter that...

Corruption Allegations: Why we can’t arrest Oshiomhole, EFCC tells court

19 November 2018
Corruption Allegations: Why we can’t arrest Oshiomhole, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has challenged the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel it to arrest and prosecute the Chairman of the All...

2019: Buhari unveils ‘Next Level’, Atiku ‘People’s Policy’

18 November 2018
2019: Buhari unveils ‘Next Level’, Atiku ‘People’s Policy’

All is set for the 2019 presidential battle with President Muhammadu Buhari launching his campaign tagged “Next Level” today. He is beating the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party...

Atiku to kick-start campaign Monday

18 November 2018
Atiku to kick-start campaign Monday

Atiku Abubakar. The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook...

N33bn IDP fund: Senate may probe Osinbajo, NEMA DG

18 November 2018
N33bn IDP fund: Senate may probe Osinbajo, NEMA DG

The Senate says it may set up an ad-hoc committee, on resumption from its one-week recess, to probe the alleged mismanagement of N33bn currently rocking the Presidential Intervention Programme for...

Boat capsizes killing 11 in Ogun

18 November 2018
Boat capsizes killing 11 in Ogun

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story A boat conveying 29 people has capsized in Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State, resulting in...

Senate Performs Oversight Duties As House of Reps Battles Osinbajo

18 November 2018
Senate Performs Oversight Duties As House of Reps Battles Osinbajo

Last week, though the National Assembly failed to hold any plenary sessions following the inability of its members to form a quorum, the Senate committees continued with oversight duties. While...

In Show of Strength, APC Floors PDP in Katsina, Kwara Bye-election

18 November 2018
In Show of Strength, APC Floors PDP in Katsina, Kwara Bye-election

In what was no less a message, the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, defeated its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in two bye-elections conducted for Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency...

APC wins Kwara by-election — INEC

18 November 2018
APC wins Kwara by-election — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Tunji Olawuyi, as winner of the Saturday by-election for the Ekiti/Oke Ero/ Irepodun/ Isin federal constituency....

2019: We’ll get Nigeria to work again –Atiku

18 November 2018
2019: We’ll get Nigeria to work again –Atiku

Glitz, glamour and splendour yesterday enveloped the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State venue of the 2018 New Telegraph Awards, which witnessed the presence of Nigerians from...

INEC: Campaigns For Presidential, National Assembly Elections Begin Sunday

18 November 2018
INEC: Campaigns For Presidential, National Assembly Elections Begin Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that campaigns for presidential and National Assembly elections will begin today Sunday, November 18, 2018. This was disclosed in a statement by...

As Governor, I Did Not Collect Salary for 8years - Aregbesola

17 November 2018
As Governor, I Did Not Collect Salary for 8years - Aregbesola

The outgoing governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, said he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni Till...

2019: Sule Lamido may withdraw support for Atiku - Aide

17 November 2018
2019: Sule Lamido may withdraw support for Atiku - Aide

Umar Danjani, an aide of former Jigawa state governor has claimed that Sule Lamido, may withdraw support for the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, in...

Corrupt public officials deserve death penalty – Appeal Court judge

17 November 2018
Corrupt public officials deserve death penalty – Appeal Court judge

Former governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame. An Appeal Court judge, Emmanuel Agim, says public office holders convicted of fraud deserve the death penalty for the effect of their crimes...

I’ve asked EFCC to account for all recovered money — Buhari

17 November 2018
I’ve asked EFCC to account for all recovered money — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in Handshake with the Catholic Bishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan during the visit of the Christian Association of Nigeria delegation to the Presidential Villa in...

Court overrules Trump, reinstates CNN reporter back to White House

17 November 2018
Court overrules Trump, reinstates CNN reporter back to White House

A District Court Judge in the United States, Timothy Kelly, on Friday ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to immediately return and reactivate the White House press pass of a CNN...

CAN visits Buhari, says APC becoming corrupt politicians’ safe haven

17 November 2018
CAN visits Buhari, says APC becoming corrupt politicians’ safe haven

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the ruling All Progressives Congress was becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians. CAN, therefore, asked the President...

Buhari can’t double as petroleum minister – Court

17 November 2018
Buhari can’t double as petroleum minister – Court

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot legally double as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. The court made the declaration on Thursday while giving...

N30,000 minimum wage: We’ll shut down states, labour leaders warn governors

17 November 2018
N30,000 minimum wage: We’ll shut down states, labour leaders warn governors

Following the claim by the Nigeria Governors Forum that the only way they can pay the minimum wage of N30, 000 to workers is after downsizing, labours leaders across the...

2019: No substance in Igbo leaders’ endorsement of Atiku- Buhari

17 November 2018
2019: No substance in Igbo leaders’ endorsement of Atiku- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Vice President Abubakar Atiku by South East leaders as a decision without...

Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

17 November 2018
Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

THE Federal Government has declared Tuesday as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-el Maulud. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration on Friday in Abuja in a...

FG approve N60bn for rice subsidy

17 November 2018
FG approve N60bn for rice subsidy

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh on Friday disclosed that the Federal Government has approved N60 billion subsidy to support rice industry in the country. He briefed State House correspondents...

Morocco inaugurates Africa's fastest train

16 November 2018
Morocco inaugurates Africa's fastest train

Morocco inaugurated on Thursday Africa’s fastest train which will halve traveling time between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and Tangier. After seven years of work on the high-speed...

2019: UN, Int’l community committed to credible polls in Nigeria ― Ibn Chambas

16 November 2018
2019: UN, Int’l community committed to credible polls in Nigeria ― Ibn Chambas

Mohammed Ibn Chambas United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, has said that the United Nations and the International Community are committed to ensuring...

CAN meets Buhari, demands Dasuki, El-Zakzaky’s release

16 November 2018
CAN meets Buhari, demands Dasuki, El-Zakzaky’s release

The national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, telling him to order the release of former...

Disgraced former Macedonia PM 'helped by Hungary to avoid jail'

16 November 2018

The mystery over how Macedonia’s disgraced former prime minister Nikola Gruevski fled his homeland, days before he was due to be jailed for corruption, has deepened amid claims Hungary lied...

Appeal Court Reduces Dariye’s Prison Term to 10 years

16 November 2018
Appeal Court Reduces Dariye’s Prison Term to 10 years

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday reduced the prison term of former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, from 14 years to 10 years. The Appellate Court which reduced...

Alleged bribery: Oshiomhole threatens legal action against Saraki

16 November 2018
Alleged bribery: Oshiomhole threatens legal action against Saraki

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has threatened to take legal action against Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki if he fails to provide evidence of inducement...

We’ve issues that question our unity –Buhari

16 November 2018
We’ve issues that question our unity –Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari has admitted that Nigeria still has issues that question her unity, but expressed the hope that, “with the determination, we shall remain strong and united.” He reiterated...

ASUU, FG meeting deadlocked as strike continues

16 November 2018
ASUU, FG meeting deadlocked as strike continues

The Federal Government on Thursday opened negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Ministry of Labour and Employment office in Abuja over the universities lecturers’ strike since...

Appeal Court commutes Dariye’s 14 years jail term to 10 years

16 November 2018
Appeal Court commutes Dariye’s 14 years jail term to 10 years

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has commuted the sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment passed on a former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, earlier this year to...

Defection tsunami hits Cross River APC, as Ita Giwa, BoT member, ex-envoy, others join PDP

16 November 2018
Defection tsunami hits Cross River APC, as Ita Giwa, BoT member, ex-envoy, others join PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday, at the Municipal Council grounds in Calabar, suffered a serious political tsunami as a former senator and two-time Special Adviser to two Nigeria presidents,...

Buhari approves renewal of three oil licences for Seplat till 2038 – Official

15 November 2018
Buhari approves renewal of three oil licences for Seplat till 2038 – Official

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has given consent for the renewal of three Oil Mining Licences (OML) belonging to oil and gas firm, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc. A...

N2.5bn fraud uncovered in Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation

15 November 2018
N2.5bn fraud uncovered in Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Ishaq Kawu. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is investigating the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) over the...

Nigeria ‘records’ 1.37 million unwanted pregnancies in 2018 - Report

15 November 2018
Nigeria ‘records’ 1.37 million unwanted pregnancies in 2018 - Report

Nigeria has recorded over 1.3 million unwanted pregnancies in 2018 alone, the 2018 global family planning report has revealed. The most populous nation on the African continent also averted 735,000...

Nigeria Seen as Biggest Rice Buyer in 2019, Behind China

15 November 2018
Nigeria Seen as Biggest Rice Buyer in 2019, Behind China

Nigeria’s rice imports will jump 13 percent next year to 3.4 million metric tons, making Africa’s most populous country the world’s biggest rice importer after China, according to the U.S....

INEC Uncovers 1,224 Dead Persons’ Names in Adamawa Register

15 November 2018
INEC Uncovers 1,224 Dead Persons’ Names in Adamawa Register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has detected 1,224 dead persons’ names in its Adamawa voters’ register for the 2019 general elections.Mr Kassim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed...

By-election: Gunmen Attack Kwara APC Candidate

15 November 2018
By-election: Gunmen Attack Kwara APC Candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero and Isin federal constituency Nov. 17 by-election, Mr Raheem Olawuyi, was on Thursday allegedly attacked by unknown gunmen. Mr Femi David,...

Shooting at Anambra Assembly as Security Agents Battle Thugs

15 November 2018
Shooting at Anambra Assembly as Security Agents Battle Thugs

There is currently tension at the Anambra State House of Assembly, following attempts by factions of the house to reconvene for legislative duties. A faction of the Assembly had last...

UK Ministers resign over Prime Minister May’s deal to leave EU

15 November 2018
UK Ministers resign over Prime Minister May’s deal to leave EU

UK Parliament British Brexit Minister, Dominic Raab, resigned on Thursday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the EU. He said in a statement on Twitter “I regret to...

One killed, village burnt as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri suburb

15 November 2018
One killed, village burnt as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri suburb

Village raided by Boko Haram insurgents. Boko Haram gunmen on Wednesday night killed one person and burnt down an entire village, during an attack on Mammanti, a community located just...

2019: Mimiko drops presidential ambition, set to vie for Senate seat

15 November 2018
2019: Mimiko drops presidential ambition, set to vie for Senate seat

The presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Olusegun Mimiko has allegedly dumped his ambition for senatorial seat. Mimiko, who had earlier dumped the Labour Party, LP for the...

Oshiomhole to Saraki: Provide evidence I was bribed or I sue

15 November 2018
Oshiomhole to Saraki: Provide evidence I was bribed or I sue

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to provide evidence he (Oshiomhole)...

Oshiomhole has lost moral right to remain in politics – Saraki

15 November 2018
Oshiomhole has lost moral right to remain in politics – Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on Wednesday hit out at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, saying that he had lost moral right to remain in...

How we’ll conduct 2019 general elections – INEC

15 November 2018
How we’ll conduct 2019 general elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed the process it will adopt for voting in the 2019 general elections. A national commissioner of the commission, Festus Okoye, made the...

Atiku Gets Igbo Leaders’ Endorsement, Starts Campaign on Monday

15 November 2018
Atiku Gets Igbo Leaders’ Endorsement, Starts Campaign on Monday

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, got a hefty endorsement wednesday as South-east leaders and stakeholders gathered...

Court orders Abaribe to pay N100m over Kanu’s disappearance

15 November 2018
Court orders Abaribe to pay N100m over Kanu’s disappearance

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two others who stood sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi...

Secondus: APC planning to isolate polls in nine states

15 November 2018
Secondus: APC planning to isolate polls in nine states

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has alleged plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for isolated governorship elections in nine states in next year’s...

Sex-for-marks: ICPC to arraign ex-OAU don on Monday

15 November 2018
Sex-for-marks: ICPC to arraign ex-OAU don on Monday

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) said it is set for the trial of a former lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Richard...

Senate Alleges Fresh Withdrawals of 106.151bn NLNG Dividends By NNPC

15 November 2018
Senate Alleges Fresh Withdrawals of 106.151bn NLNG Dividends By NNPC

The Senate Committee on Gas Wednesday said it has uncovered multiple illegal withdrawals totaling 106.151 billion by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from its dividends with the Nigeria Liquefied...

2019: Igbo leaders endorse Atiku

14 November 2018
2019: Igbo leaders endorse Atiku

Igbo leaders, on Wednesday endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The decision was taken in Enugu by Southeast elders, comprising political, traditional and...

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right president-elect accused of campaign funding irregularities

14 November 2018
Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's far-right president-elect accused of campaign funding irregularities

Brazil’s new far-right president has been accused of campaign funding irregularities by the country’s top electoral authority. President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has been given three days to explain possible illegal campaign...

Bus conductors endorse Buhari for 2019

14 November 2018
Bus conductors endorse Buhari for 2019

The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) of Buhari Campaign Organisation have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 general elections. According to the group, the only way to guarantee...

Sokoto dep gov resigns, as three jostle for post

14 November 2018
Sokoto dep gov resigns, as three jostle for post

The Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, has tendered his resignation letter from the post to the state house of assembly. In a letter read on the...

Nov/Dec SSCE: NECO announces shift in exam date

14 November 2018
Nov/Dec SSCE: NECO announces shift in exam date

The National Examinations Council has announced the shift of its November/December 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination from November 15 to November 19, 2018. The examination was earlier scheduled to commence...

ASUU Wants FG to Negotiate with Union to End Strike

14 November 2018
ASUU Wants FG to Negotiate with Union to End Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has said it is ready to negotiate with government to end its one-week old industrial action. President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who...

APC crisis: Drop your governorship ambition, quit politics now – Okorocha charges Uzodinma

14 November 2018
APC crisis: Drop your governorship ambition, quit politics now – Okorocha charges Uzodinma

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has stated that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State, Senator Hope Uzodinma should be advised to drop...

Osinbajo must answer for N5.8b fraud, Reps insist

14 November 2018
Osinbajo must answer for N5.8b fraud, Reps insist

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness yesterday offered insight into why it indicted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the alleged diversion...

Party primaries: We have over 200 lawsuits - INEC

14 November 2018
Party primaries: We have over 200 lawsuits - INEC

As a result of the fallout of the recent party primaries, the Independent Electoral Commission has said that it had been dragged to court about 200 times. Chairman of the...

PDP, Atiku lack financial resources to campaign - APC

14 November 2018
PDP, Atiku lack financial resources to campaign - APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, lack the financial resources to prosecute the presidential campaigns. APC’s Deputy...

INEC declares 2,045 PVCs stolen in Akwa Ibom

14 November 2018
INEC declares 2,045 PVCs stolen in Akwa Ibom

The National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission supervising Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta states, Dr Mustapha Lecky, has said that 2,045 Permanent Voter Cards have been stolen...

We have delivered visible results in Power, Housing, Road – Fashola

13 November 2018
We have delivered visible results in Power, Housing, Road – Fashola

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday said the Nigerian government has delivered visible results and recorded...

Stolen funds must be returned – Buhari

13 November 2018
Stolen funds must be returned – Buhari

“My frustration is that some people still have plenty stolen money stashed in Europe, US and other countries.” President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his frustration with the fact that there...

Lagos-Ibadan road’ll be completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

13 November 2018
Lagos-Ibadan road’ll be completed in 2021 – Julius Berger

Sagamu-Lagos end of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project will be completed by 2021, the contractor, Julius Berger, has said. Operations Manager, Julius Berger, Mr Thamm Olaf, told Senate Committee on Works, led...

Buhari signs five new Bills into law

13 November 2018
Buhari signs five new Bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to five bills, including Extradition (Amendment) Act 2018, Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2018 and Nigerian Centre For Disease Control And Prevention (Establishment) Act, 2018....

UI international school shut over hijab controversy

13 November 2018
UI international school shut over hijab controversy

University of Ibadan The 55-year old International School Ibadan, owned by the University of Ibadan, was on Monday shut. The closure of the secondary school, followed the appearance of some...

Enugu APC crisis: Drama as Senatorial candidate, party chieftain face police investigation

13 November 2018
Enugu APC crisis: Drama as Senatorial candidate, party chieftain face police investigation

The Police in Enugu State on Monday announced that it was investigating the Enugu East Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Lawrence Eze. The party has been...

Teleology finally takes over 9Mobile

13 November 2018
Teleology finally takes over 9Mobile

•Ado Bayero heads new board Teleology Holdings, the preferred bidder for acquisition of the telecommunications company, 9Mobile, has finally taken over the company. The telecommunications regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...

Govs against LG autonomy are Nigerians’ enemies – Obasanjo

13 November 2018
Govs against LG autonomy are Nigerians’ enemies – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said some state governments in the country are using joint account to incapacitate and steal local governments’ funds. Obasanjo also accused the state governments that...

EFCC gets ultimatum to probe Ganduje

13 November 2018
EFCC gets ultimatum to probe Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to begin an investigation...

Amnesty International withdraws highest award from Aung San Suu Kyi

13 November 2018
Amnesty International withdraws highest award from Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence...

Buhari signs bill on extradition, 4 others

13 November 2018
Buhari signs bill on extradition, 4 others

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to five bills including the Extradition Treaty Amendment Act 2018 which prevents double jeopardy for extradited persons in the country. The assent came 24 hours...

DR Congo: Tshisekedi, Kamerhe withdraw from opposition coalition

13 November 2018
DR Congo: Tshisekedi, Kamerhe withdraw from opposition coalition

Following pressure from the supporters of the biggest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo, its presidential flag bearer Felix Tshisekedi, has withdrawn from the coalition that named a...

Search of Atiku’s plane routine, says Fed Govt

12 November 2018
Search of Atiku’s plane routine, says Fed Govt

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has explained why airport officials searched Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar. In a statement, Sirika said: “This is a mischievous attempt...

Votes‘ll count in 2019 – INEC

12 November 2018
Votes‘ll count in 2019 – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerians to be vigilant and insist that political parties and their candidates do the right thing, to ensure a free fair, transparent...

Votes‘ll count in 2019 – INEC

12 November 2018
Votes‘ll count in 2019 – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged Nigerians to be vigilant and insist that political parties and their candidates do the right thing, to ensure a free fair, transparent...

Buhari advocates firm measures against illicit financial flows

12 November 2018
Buhari advocates firm measures against illicit financial flows

President Muhammadu Buhari called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including a crackdown on safe heavens, warning that continuous impunity will encourage more pilfering of countries’ resources...

Wisecracks as Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje party in Lagos

12 November 2018
Wisecracks as Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje party in Lagos

It was like any other meeting of good old buddies — dramatic. They laughed heartily. They shook hands with vigour — unlike some political foes of old. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos...

PenCom moves against using pension accounts for money laundering

12 November 2018
PenCom moves against using pension accounts for money laundering

As part of the efforts to prevent workers from using their pension accounts for money laundering, operators will begin to investigate workers who make voluntary contributions of N5m and above...

Unpaid salaries: Labour gives Akeredolu 24 hours’ ultimatum

12 November 2018
Unpaid salaries: Labour gives Akeredolu 24 hours’ ultimatum

The organized labour in Ondo State has given Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu 24 hours within which to pay backlog of salary arrears being owed or face prolonged industrial action. In a...

Tambuwal’s Name Missing on INEC List as PDP Guber Candidate in Sokoto

12 November 2018
Tambuwal’s Name Missing on INEC List as PDP Guber Candidate in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of aspirants for the 2019 elections in Sokoto State with the name of Governor Aminu Tambuwal conspicuously missing on the...

Osun: State of the gods

12 November 2018
Osun: State of the gods

Osun State, apart from being the home of Osun Osogbo, where the goddess of fertility is worshipped, has also given Nigeria and the world gods in human flesh. The exploits...

EFCC confirms moves to bring back Alison-Madueke

11 November 2018
EFCC confirms moves to bring back Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed that the process to bring back a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom has begun. Acting spokesman...

Minimum wage: 1.5 million FG workers to earn over N2.3tn

11 November 2018
Minimum wage: 1.5 million FG workers to earn over N2.3tn

If the demand for an increase in minimum wage is eventually approved by the Federal Government, over N2.31tn would be paid as salaries to the over one million workers on...

I didn’t collect money from anyone –Oshiomhole

11 November 2018
I didn’t collect money from anyone –Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has denied collecting money from anybody to favour them at the recently held primaries of party, saying if...

You lack capacity to stop radio Biafra, IPOB tells FG

11 November 2018
You lack capacity to stop radio Biafra, IPOB tells FG

Separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has dismissed claims that the Nigerian government may have taken over the Radio Biafra; saying the Federal Government of Nigeria has proven...

2019: Opposition insists government using SIPs to induce votes

11 November 2018
2019: Opposition insists government using SIPs to induce votes

Cross-section of traders waiting to be captured at the flag-off of TraderMoni empowerment programme at Ojuwoye market, Mushin, Lagos. With allegations that the timing of the Federal Government’s TraderMoni, an...

Lagos 2019: KOWA, PPA, others deny endorsing Sanwo-Olu

10 November 2018
Lagos 2019: KOWA, PPA, others deny endorsing Sanwo-Olu

KOWA and some other opposition parties in Lagos on Friday denied involvement in the endorsement of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu, for 2019. The...

Nigeria Ranked Third in High Rate of Premature Births, Says Kebbi Gov’s Wife

10 November 2018
Nigeria Ranked Third in High Rate of Premature Births, Says Kebbi Gov’s Wife

The wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, has said that Nigeria is ranked third among 10 top countries with high rate of preterm birth of 773,600. Dr....

Refusal to obey court order is corruption – Emir

10 November 2018
Refusal to obey court order is corruption – Emir

The Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi (retd.), says refusal to obey a court order is another form of corruption, noting that government must exemplify the change it promised...

FRCN takes over Radio Biafra

10 November 2018
FRCN takes over Radio Biafra

A highly placed source told Saturday Sun that other broadcast frequencies seized from Radio Biafra will be allocated for the use of Radio Nigeria stations in Bayelsa, Enugu, and Ibadan....

FG commits to Lake Chad revival

10 November 2018
FG commits to Lake Chad revival

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said his administration would continue to keep the revival of the Lake Chad on the front burner and solicit more commitment from developed countries on it....

INEC says 56 political parties ready for 2019 general elections

10 November 2018
INEC says 56 political parties ready for 2019 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 56 political parties out of the 91 registered parties in the country are set to participate in the 2019 general elections. The Resident...

Imo, Zamfara APC candidates missing from INEC guber lists

10 November 2018
Imo, Zamfara APC candidates missing from INEC guber lists

Unless there are fresh developments such as judicial interventions, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field gubernatorial candidates in Imo and Zamfara states next year. The name of the...

Ondo Assembly Speaker, deputy impeached

10 November 2018
Ondo Assembly Speaker, deputy impeached

ONDO State House of Assembly, on Friday, impeached its Speaker, Bamidele Oleyeloogun, and his deputy, Iroju Ogundeji. Eighteen out of the 26member House, signed the impeachment notice. Consequently, a new...

Ondo election: Governor Akeredolu, APC lose in court

10 November 2018
Ondo election: Governor Akeredolu, APC lose in court

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has refused prayer by Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the All Progressives Congress, APC to dismiss a suit seeking the governor’s removal...

What Nigeria must do to achieve economic growth – U.S. Govt

10 November 2018
What Nigeria must do to achieve economic growth – U.S. Govt

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr and US Ambassador to Nigeria W. Stuart Symington. The United States says African countries and especially Nigeria...


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