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Buhari Wants Nigerian Troops Back From Guinea Bissau

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel A. de Souza, that Nigerian troops in Guinea Bissau need to be sent back home. He said this when he hosted Marcel A. de Souza at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to a statement by Buhari’s special adviser on...

Soldier Sentenced To Death For Killing Five Rescued Civilians In Borno

2 days ago /
Nation 

The General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole to death for murder. Deputy Director 7 Division Army Public Relations, Colonel Kingsley Samuel in a statement on Friday said the soldier, Lance Corporal John Godwin, was charged with murder for killing...

Ex-CJ AUTA Advocates Recruitment Of More Policemen

2 days ago /
Nation 

Former Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Ibrahim Ndali Auta says the number of Nigerian Policemen are glossy inadequate to police the growing number of criminal cases in the country The former chief judge said this during an anti-corruption programme organized by civil society groups in Abuja AUTA said there was need...

Maradona Lauds ‘Revelation’ Mbappe

2 days ago /
Sports  

Argentina great Diego Maradona praised Kylian Mbappe on Friday as “the revelation of football” after the French teenage sensation’s spectacular rise to stardom. Mbappe, who only turns 19 on December 20, finished seventh in last week’s Ballon d’Or voting — ahead of the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane and Paris...

INEC To Decide On Anambra Senatorial Judgement

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has applied for the certified true copy of the judgment of the Abuja High Court which ordered the senate president Bukola Saraki, to inaugurate Obiora Okonkwo to take over the senatorial seat forthwith. In a statement by the commission and endorsed by its...

Court To Hear Maina’s Suit Against EFCC On January 15

2 days ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna state will on January 15, 2018, hear a suit brought before it by the embattled former chairman of the pension reform task team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, seeking to quash the EFCC act of 2004, on the premise that the act is illegal and...

EFCC Chairman, DSS DG Appear Before Senate Panel

2 days ago /
Nation 

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, are before a Senate panel to discuss the clash between EFCC and DSS officials. The clash began when operatives of the EFCC attempted to arrest former head of NIA, Mr Ayo...

Nigerian Governors Approve $1bn To Fight Terrorism

2 days ago /
Nation 

Thirty-six states of the Federation have given permission to the Federal Government to utilise $1billion from Nigeria’s excess crude account to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. The approval, which was one of the major issues discussed at the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja, comes as the states’ support to the Federal Government to...

Nigeria Has No Option Than To Fight Climate Change – Buhari

2 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria has no other option than to join countries across the world to fight climate change. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave the hint on Wednesday during his appearance on Politics Today. The President joined more than 60 Heads...

Federal Executive Council Approves Completion Of NDDC HQs

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has approved five million dollars for the procurement of coaches, wagons and locomotives for the Nigeria rail network. This was one of the approvals made at the federal executive council presided over by vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, minister of transport Rotimi Amaechi...

FG Urges Nigerians To Shun Illegal Migration

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Senior Special Assistant To President Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has enjoined Nigerians especially women and youths to enroll in skills acquisition  and shun all forms of advances aimed at fleeing the country in search of greener pastures Dabiri-erewa who gave the advice at the end of the law...

Peace Corp Wants IGP Idris Jailed For Contempt

3 days ago /
Security 

The incorporated trustees of the peace corps of Nigeria has asked  the Federal High Court, Abuja to commit the inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris to prison for his persistent disobedience of court orders relating to the corps. The corps wants Idris committed for refusing to vacate the corporate headquarters of...

Burundi President Nkurunziza Moves To Extend Rule Till 2034

3 days ago /
International News 

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a referendum campaign to prolong his stay in power until 2034. The push is aimed at adopting a draft constitution that would allow him to serve another two seven-year terms from 2020. He told supporters on Tuesday at the central Gitenga village that those who oppose...

US Ready For North Korea Talks

3 days ago /
International News 

The United State secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, says the country is  "ready to talk any time" with North Korea without pre-conditions. His statement appeared to shift the us position away from previous demands that North Korea must disarm before any talks can be held. But hours later the white house said President...

Angola, Nigeria To Strengthen Relations

3 days ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The president of Angola, Joao Lorenco has promised to strengthen the existing relations between his country and Nigeria. President Lorenco gave the assurance at a colourful ceremony at the presidential villa in Luanda when the new Nigerian ambassador to Angola, Adesesan Olatunde presented his letters of credence to the president. Ambassador Olatunde, decked in...

Germany Sets World Cup Victory Bonus At €350,000 Per Player

4 days ago /
Nation 

The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize...

Nigeria Requires International Support To Mitigate Climate Change Effects – Buhari

4 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. Speaking on Tuesday at the One Planet Summit in Paris, Buhari said Nigeria cannot implement the nationally determined contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries. The One...

Court of Appeal Verdict Vindicates Me, Saraki Insists

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has insisted that he has no case to answer on 15 of the 18 charges filed against him by the Federal Government. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Monday,  Mr Saraki noted that the verdict of...

FG Begins Consultations On Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes

4 days ago /
Nation 

Barely a week after the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo visited Adamawa State following the communal clashes in the area, the Federal Government has begun consultations on finding a lasting solution to the face-off between farmers and herdsmen across the country. The first meeting which was hosted by the Vice President...

20 Years After, FG Hands Over Marina Presidential Lodge To Lagos

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about 20 years after the journey to actualise it commenced. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja...


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