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Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

2 days ago /
Politics 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

2 days ago /
Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...

We Are Not Worried Over Buhari’s Health Yet – APC Governors

2 days ago /
Politics 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors forum yesterday maintained that there was nothing awkward on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai who spoke on behalf of the twenty-four-member governors’ forum noted: “We are not worried about the development. It...

FG Assures To End Terrorism, Farmers And Herdsmen Clashes

2 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that terrorism, farmers and herdsmen clashes in some parts of the country would soon be a thing of the past as the Federal Government is making frantic efforts to bring such security challenges to an end. The President made the promise in Kaduna at a...

Osinbajo Renews Call For Int’l Cooperation Against Terrorism

3 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to international cooperation against terrorism. Professor Osinbajo offered the assurance on Tuesday when he received the visiting Bangladeshi Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “We are concerned about...

Federal Government To Hold National Conference In June To End Farmers-Herdsmen Clashes

4 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Federal Government says it will hold a national conference to discuss and proffer solutions to farmers/herdsmen clashes currently ravaging the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when a joint dialogue to analyse the root causes of the crisis submitted its report in Abuja...

FG Approves Whistle-blowing Policy On Arms

5 days ago /
Nation 

Whistle-blowing in Nigeria is now being extended beyond financial crimes, to illegal ownership of small arms and light weapons. The Presidency has started drawing up the rules of a whistle-blower mechanism to throw a spotlight on the regime of gun ownership and control in the country.   The Senior Special Assistant to the...

Nigeria’s Revenue Can’t Sustain Interest Payment On Debt – World Bank

1 week ago /
Business and Economy  

Although, Nigeria’s total current debt is relatively low compared to the Gross Domestic Product, the interest rate payment is not sustainable by current revenues, the World Bank has said. Senior Economist at World Bank office in Nigeria, Yue Man Lee, said this in Abuja on Wednesday on the sideline of the...

Nigeria needs reform to avoid future forex crisis – World Bank

1 week ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The World Bank, Wednesday, said Nigeria needs to reform its finance to avoid any future foreign exchange crisis. According to the World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, Albert Zeufack, exchange rate adjustments could lead to higher inflation. Reuters news agency quoted Mr. Zeufack as saying that making fiscal adjustments in the country’s...

Former NFL Footballer, Aaron Hernandez, Kills Himself In Prison

1 week ago /
Sports  

Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his cell in Massachusetts, officials say. Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center and was pronounced dead later at hospital. The former New England Patriots tight end, 27, was serving a life sentence for killing a man who was dating...

Air Force Takes Delivery Of Two Russian Helicopters

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force says it has taken delivery of two MI-35m attack helicopters acquired from Russia. The Director of Operations in the Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Adebayo Amao, made the disclosure at an event in Abuja. He expressed optimism that the development would aid the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko...

We Won’t Replace Magu, Says Osinbajo

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has ruled out the possibility of President Muhammadu Buhari replacing the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, whose nomination has been rejected by the Senate twice. He said the President did not find the security report prepared by the Department of State...

EFCC Raids Adoke’s Kano Home For Documents

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has allegedly raided the Kano home of a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke in search of “vital documents”. Sources revealed that the documents, could help the security agencies in establishing a solid case against Adoke, who has already been charged...

Nigeria Re-Elected To Chair UN Peacekeeping Committee

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has been re-elected, for the 45th time, to chair the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, regarded as UN’s most strategic committee. The UN Correspondent of NAN reports that Nigeria was re-elected in spite of some objections by some countries to let Nigeria continue to lead the most critical committee....

INEC Suspends 205 Staff Over Bribery Allegation

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Two hundred and five members of staff at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been suspended and placed on half salary. The suspension was announced on Tuesday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The decision follows a meeting which considers the report of the Commission’s committee set up to look into...

Syria War: Russian Officers 'Could Face Sanctions'

2 weeks ago /
International News 

G7 foreign ministers will attempt to agree a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow. The UK has suggested...

Melaye’s certificate: CSNAC petitions SFU, alleges fraud, forgery

2 weeks ago /
Education 

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption has urged the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit to commence investigation into an alleged forgery and fraud in the scandal relating to Senator Dino Melaye’s graduation from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In a petition forwarded to the SFU with a copy made available...

Oil Prices Jump After U.S. Missile Strike On Syria

3 weeks ago /
International News 

U.S. crude futures jumped more than 2% in early Friday trading after President Trump ordered the first direct American military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They pared those gains later.   The strike, in which U.S. warships fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase, ramps...

Buhari: I’ll tackle economic problems the same way I’m fighting corruption

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will deploy the measures used in fighting corruption to the economic challenges facing the country.

Trump Ready To 'Solve' North Korea Problem Without China

3 weeks ago /
International News 

US President, Donald Trump, has said the United States will "solve" the nuclear threat from North Korea, with or without China's help. "If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you," he said in an interview with UK newspaper, the Financial Times. Pressed...


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