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BREAKING: Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe Resigns

1 year ago /
International News 

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker,  Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse. “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” said speaker Mudenda, reading the...

Breaking: Amosun Presents N345.42bn Appropriation Bill For 2018

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has submitted a proposed budget of N345.42bn for the 2018 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. Education got the largest chunk of 22 percent in the budget tagged by the governor as ‘Budget of accelerated development.’ Details later…...

[UPDATED] Death Toll In Adamawa Mosque Explosion Rises To 21

1 year ago /
Nation 

Not less than 21 persons are feared dead while about 35 others were injured following an explosion in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria. The Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bashir Idris,  told reporters that the blast occurred in the early hours of Tuesday while worshippers...

BREAKING: President Buhari Mourns Alex Ekwueme

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday mourned the death of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON). The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, condoled with Nigerians, as well as the government and people of Anambra State, on...

BREAKING: Buhari Asks Zimbabwean Military, Others To Respect Constitution

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. The President also urged all political and military stakeholders in the country to avoid any action that may plunge Zimbabwe into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region. “Every attempt must be made to resolve all...

BREAKING: Court Fixes Date To Rule On IPOB’s Application Against Ban

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 17, 2018, to decide if it will set aside the order of proscription against Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group. IPOB had earlier asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reverse its orders proscribing it and labelling it as...

BREAKING: Buhari Arrives Ebonyi, Commences South-East Tour

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in commencement of his 2-day working visit to the South-East region. The President was earlier received at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State. He then proceeded to Abakaliki township stadium in Ebonyi State. President Buhari was received by Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi state governors...

BREAKING: Senate Approves Buhari’s $5.5b Loan Request

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Senate has approved the $5.5 billion loan request presented by the President, Muhammadu Buhari. The approval comes after a consideration of the report of the committee on local and foreign debts, which was laid by Senator Shehu Sani on Tuesday. The President had requested the issuance of $2.5 billion to finance...

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Ikoyi Apartment Where EFCC Found N13bn

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture to the Federal Government, the property known as Flat 7b No 16, Osborn Road Ikoyi, Lagos. It is the property linked to the dismissed Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke, where the EFCC recovered the...

BREAKING: I Wish Buhari To Recontest Presidency, Says PDP’s Umahi

1 year ago /
Nation 

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has expressed his desire for President Muhammadu Buhari recontest presidency in the 2019 general elections. Mr Umahi, who was elected governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this on Thursday shortly after meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa. “Since Mr President...

BREAKING: President Buhari Proposes N8.612tn Budget For 2018

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. The President gave the breakdown of the 2018 Appropriation Bill, while addressing a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. President Buhari told the lawmakers that the proposal is based on an oil benchmark of $45...

[BREAKING] Court Dismisses Diezani’s Application To Return To Nigeria

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has dismissed an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke urging it to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, to bring her back to Nigeria. Diezani had brought the application before the court asking to be brought...

BREAKING: ECOWAS Court Awards N88bn Damages Against FG Over Civil War Landmines

1 year ago /
Nation 

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has awarded N88 billion damages against the Federal Government for its failure to clear landmines and remains of explosives in the aftermath of the civil war in the South Eastern part of the country. In a consent judgment delivered by Justice Chijioke Nwoke on Tuesday, the...

[BREAKING] NAICOM Staff Protest Unpaid Allowances, To Commence Warning Strike

1 year ago /
Nation 

National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) staff are currently protesting in Abuja. The workers are calling for the removal of the Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari. The workers are also protesting due to alleged non-promotion of staff in the commission. The workers claim the absence of work tools and non-payments of their allowances. Delay in the review...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Of Dasuki’s Appeal Till January

1 year ago /
Nation 

Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of a former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25, 2018. Colonel Dasuki is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail orders granted to him by the Federal High Court Abuja and obey ECOWAS CCJ Judgement...

BREAKING: NNPC Breaks Silence On Kachikwu’s Letter

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has made a release today breaking silence on the recent letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari. The group in the statement signed by the General Manager Public Affairs,  Ndu Ughamadu, states that the law and...

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill 10 In Port Harcourt

1 year ago /
Nation 

Residents of Mgbosimiri and AGIP axis in Port-Harcourt the Rivers State capital were jolted from their sleep in the early hours of today following the invasion of their community by gunmen. The gunmen during the invasion killed 10 people, including a couple. The incident, which happened at about 4:00 a.m, caused panic...

BREAKING: Kachikwu Arrives At Presidential Villa To Meet Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu has arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the nation’s capital to meet with the President, Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 11:33 am. The meeting follows few days after Dr. Kachikwu was said to have written to President Muhammadu...

Melaye’s Recall: INEC Withdraws Motion For Substituted Service

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn its motion seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja to serve the recall petition of Senator Dino Melaye. Counsel to INEC, Mr. Yunus Ustaz announced the withdrawal in court after which Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the motion and directed...

BREAKING: Nigeria To Pull Out Of 90 World Organisations

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has decided to pull Nigeria out of 90 world organisations. As part of plans for the country’s exit from the organisations, the Federal Executive Council has mandated a committee to come up with and present recommendations to it for ratification. The decision is as a result of the...


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