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Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Mourn Ekwueme

3 days ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected vice-president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. Saraki in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, lauded the dedication and service of ekwueme to the development of the country. He described Ekwueme...

Dokpesi Mourns Ekwueme

4 days ago /
Nation 

Front runner for the chairmanship position of the peoples democratic party, PDP and founder, Daar communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi has commiserated with the entire family of Nigeria's Fomer Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died Sunday night in London The PDP chairmanship top contender prayed god to grant the Ewkueme family, the...

BREAKING: President Buhari Mourns Alex Ekwueme

4 days 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...

South-East Governors, Ohanaeze, Obiano Mourn Ekwueme

4 days ago /
Nation 

Tributes have started pouring in for former Nigerian Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died in a London Hospital on Sunday night. News of Ekwueme’s death filtered in the early hours of Monday and the South-East Governors’ Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano have all expressed sadness over his...

Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, Is Dead

4 days ago /
Nation 

According to a statement released by the Ekwueme family in Anambra state, signed by the traditional ruler of Oko family and brother to the late Second Republic Vice President, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, Alex Ekwueme died around 10:00 pm in London Hospital on Sunday. “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing...

Cazorla Injury The Worst I’ve Seen, Says Wenger

1 week ago /
Sports  

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger,  has described Santi Cazorla’s ankle injury as the worst he has seen but remains hopeful the Spanish midfielder will return to action in January. Cazorla, 32, has not played for Arsenal since October 2016 and has undergone eight operations to address a longstanding Achilles problem. He revealed earlier...

Power Slips From Mugabe As Military Steps In

1 week ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” close to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior...

SGF Visits Ekwueme, Delivers Buhari’s Message

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha has visited a former Nigeria’s Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, in a hospital in London. A statement issued on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Mr Mustapha conveyed President...

Wike Urges International Community To Save Nigeria’s Democracy

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, says there is an urgent need for the international community to save Nigeria’s democracy from imminent collapse. The governor expects the international community to achieve that goal by mounting pressure on the Federal Government to uphold the rule of law and guarantee the integrity of...

Two Shiites Reported Killed In Kano

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

At least two members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have been allegedly killed in Kano State. A statement signed by the spokesman for the group, Ibrahim Musa, over the weekend said the Shiites were allegedly killed by police officers deployed to stop the group from...

APC Hails Buhari For Firing Embattled Babachir Lawal

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

Less than 24 hours President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the action. The party also praised the President for proving to be keen in the fight against corruption by avoiding dragging its name...

Buhari Sacks Babachir Lawal, NIA DG, Appoints New SGF

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the suspended Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr Ayodele Oke. The President has appointed Mr Boss Mustapha as the new SGF. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina,...

Abacha Loot: Nigeria Concludes Negotiation With Switzerland On Return Of $321m-AGF

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

The attorney general of federation and minister of justice,  Abu-Bakr Malami,  has revealed that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded, adding that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of eighty-five million us dollars from the controversial Malabu funds from...

FG Recovers $85m Mallabo Money

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s minister of Justice Abubakar Malami says the country has recovered eighty-five million dollars from the controversial Mallabo oil deal racket from foreign accounts. Speaking at the pre-global forum on asset recovery  consultative meeting n Abuja, mallami said the feat was a bold step in government’s quest to repatriate the country’s stolen ...

FIFA Awards Holds In London

1 month ago /
Sports  

World football governing body FIFA is set to honour outstanding players and coaches in an award ceremony in London Football stars past and present started arriving London on Sunday, among them are Argentina’s Diego Maradona, France’s marcel Dessaily, and Nigeria’s duo Emmanuel Amunike and Austin jay-jay Okocha. Okocha is a member of the...

Senate Probes Paris Club Refunds, Other Bailout Funds

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate, yesterday, said that it would probe how the Paris Club refunds and other bailout funds given to state governors by President Muhammadu Buhari were approved. The decision by the apex legislative chamber to investigate the funds was provoked by concerns that many state governors currently owe workers’ salaries,...

State Governors Ask Buhari To Release Balance Of London/Paris Funds

1 month ago /
Nation 

Governors of the thirty six states of the federation are asking President Muhammadu Buhari to release to them what is left of the London/Paris exit payment to enable the states plan for the 2018 fiscal year.  The governors are also hoping that ongoing reconciliation of figures regarding the exit fund will...

Nigeria Agriculture: Ministry Wants Laws To Export Yams, Goat Carcasses

1 month ago /
Business and Economy  

…Blames poor budget implementation on Procurement Act.

Aisha Buhari Calls For Probe Of State House Medical Centre

1 month ago /
Nation 

The wife of  Nigeria's President, Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe of how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is utilised. Mrs. Buhari made the call in Abuja today, at the opening of a two-day Stakeholders meeting on RMNCAH+N – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition. She decried the...

Nigeria’s Yam export hitches

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s recent entrance into the global yam trade has again brought to the fore, the myriads of challenges bedeviling export of agricultural produce in the country. Apart from the hitches that marred the inaugural export of Nigerian yam to Europe and America, a previously unknown reason why the whole venture is...


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