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Dasuki, Elzakzaky Cannot Be Released Now – Lai Mohammad

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Lai Mohammad has stated that the detained former Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Elzakzaky cannot be released now as both are being held on the grounds of national security. The minister, in an interaction with journalists...

Ortom Vows Full Implementation Of Open Grazing Prohibition Law

6 days ago /
Nation 

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has assured residents that he would implement all aspects of the Open Grazing Prohibiting Law across the state, beginning from November, 2017. Ortom made this known when he received the National Council of Tiv Youths led by it’s President, Mr John Akperashi. The youths were on a...

Record 65.6 Million People Displaced Worldwide – UN

6 days ago /
International News 

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday. That number marks a jump of just 300,000 from the end of 2015, but is more than six million...

National Unity: Southern Leaders Meet In Lagos

6 days ago /
Nation 

As the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, continues his consultations with leaders of different ethnic, religious and interest groups on the nation’s unity in Abuja, some leaders of the Southern states are also meeting in Lagos. The meeting, which was held in one of the leaders’ residence in Lagos, had leaders...

Arewa Threat: DSS Debunks Reports Of Killings, Warns Against Hate Speech

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services has denied claims that Igbos have been killed in parts of the North and warned Nigerians against threatening people from other ethnic groups. In a statement by its Spokesperson, Mr Tony Opuiyo, the DSS said a video purportedly showing the massacre of Igbos was, in reality,...

Agitations For Secession, Ultimatum To Igbos Unconstitutional – Osinbajo

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said the agitation for secession by groups in the South East and the ultimatum given to Igbos to leave the North by the Northern groups are in violation of Nigeria’s Constitution. Professor Osinbajo said this on Sunday when he met with traditional rulers from...

If There's War Today, None Of Us Will Escape – Lai Mohammmed

1 week ago /
Nation 

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has asked those making hate speeches to desist from it. The minister gave the advice on Saturday at the “Lai Mohammed 10th Annual Ramadan Lecture” held in his country home, Oro, Kwara. He expressed concerns over inflammatory statements being made lately while urging those...

US Sanctions Will ‘Complicate Relations’ – Putin

1 week ago /
International News 

New US sanctions on Russia approved by the Senate will complicate the countries’ relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a TV interview Saturday. “Of course this will make Russia-US relations more complex,” Putin said in an excerpt from an interview due to air in full at 1700 GMT on Rossiya-1...

Trump Adds Washington Lawyer John Dowd To His Legal Team

1 week ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump has added a veteran Washington lawyer to the team representing him in the investigations of possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia, including the criminal probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. John Dowd, who has represented key figures in a variety white-collar criminal matters and...

INEC Issues APDA, ADP, 3 Other Parties Certificate

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, in Abuja presented certificates of registration to five newly registered political parties, bringing to 45 the total number of registered political parties in Nigeria. The newly certified political parties are Action Democratic Party (ADP), All Democratic People’s Movement (ADPM), Advanced People’s Democratic Party (APDA),...

FG Spends ₦6bn On N-Power Beneficiaries Every Month

1 week ago /
Gender and Youth Development  Nation 

The federal government spends N6bn on beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme on a monthly basis, a presidential aide has said. Afolabi Imoukhuede, the senior special assistant to the president on job creation, gave the information during an interactive session with the first batch of the scheme’s beneficiaries in Edo at the...

 

2019: I’ll Never Endorse Sen. Abe’s Governorship Ambition – Amaechi

1 week ago /
Politics 

The leadership crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a turn for the worse with the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, asserting that not even President Muhammadu Buhari, can make him endorse the governorship aspiration of Senator Magnus Abe. Amaechi told some stakeholders...

No Igbo Attacked In Kaduna Or Relocating In Fear – El-Rufai

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state. He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna. Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a...

Amazon To Acquire Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

1 week ago /
Business and Economy  

Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. in a $13.7 billion deal, marking the biggest transaction ever for the e-commerce giant as it pushes deeper into groceries.   Amazon will pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, the companies said on Friday. John Mackey, Whole Foods’ outspoken co-founder...

We’ll Soon Be A Registered Political Party, says ANN

1 week ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political association, has assured its supporters that it will soon be a registered political party. Speaking with journalists, Jay Osi Samuels, coordinator of the association, said ANN’s name, acronym and slogan have been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He expressed optimism that ANN...

Navy Approves Appointment Of 5 New Flag Officers

1 week ago /
Nation  Security 

The chief of the naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has approved the appointment of 5 new flag officers commanding for the 5 commands of the Nigerian navy. A statement by the acting director of information of the service, navy captain Suleiman Dahun said  the new flag officer commanding western naval...

House Of Reps Calls On INEC To Decentralize The Voter Registration

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives has called on the independent national electoral commission, INEC to exercise where the ward is large. The lawmakers took this decision to ensure that the challenges hampering the exercise are addressed to avoid disenfranchising prospective voters. The lawmakers are worried that the continuous voter registration exercise...

Report Of My Expulsion From APC False — Jibrin

1 week ago /
Nation  Politics 

Honourable Abdulmumini Jibril Kofa, has described as false the report that he has been expelled from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, for anti-party activities. Abdulmumini in a statement on Thursday, said that his purported expulsion was carried out by ‘political antagonizers who are perpetually threatened by his advocacy for transparency...

Death Toll Of Grenfell Tower Fire Rises To At Least 30 As Police Launch Criminal Inquiry

1 week ago /
Entertainment 

At least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have revealed. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy confirmed the death toll as he spoke near the scene of the devastating blaze in west London on Friday. ‘I’m able to say at this point in time at least 30 people have...

INEC To Deploy More Materials For Continuous Voters Registration

1 week ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would be deploying additional 300 additional Direct Data Capture Machines (DDCMs) to some centres of the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to ease congestion. The Commission, in a statement signed by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter...