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  • Bayelsa Governorship tussle: Your request vexatious, frivolous, regrettable, Supreme Court tells APC
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  • Claim I had concluded plans to dump PDP for APC false, says Fayose
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  • Why Nigeria's land borders remain closed, Buhari explains to Burkina Faso's leader
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  • Minister clarifies $500m Chinese loan, says money not for NTA alone
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  • Buhari going no where, he has the backing of Nigerians, says Minister
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Why Nigeria's land borders remain closed, Buhari explains to Burkina Faso's leader

President Muhammadu Buhari said the issue of partial closure of Nigeria’s land border to goods from neighbouring countries will be determined by report of tripartite Committee made up of Nigeria,...

Buhari going no where, he has the backing of Nigerians, says Minister

The Federal Government said President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign because he has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country until the ...

Minister clarifies $500m Chinese loan, says money not for NTA alone

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has clarified that the 500 million dollar loan being sought from China is not for the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) alone.

At a ...

I did not punch Agbowu of Ogbaagba, though we almost had altercation, says Iwo monarch

The Oluwo of Iwo in Osun, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has denied allegation that he assaulted the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Dhikrulahi Akinropo, during a peace meeting in the state.

Akanbi, at a press...

Senate President panics over security threat, says National Assembly under invasion

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top Security Officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Lawan, who is also the Chairman of the National Assemb...

Boko Haram: Buhari vows to secure release of Leah Sharibu, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his Administration to ensure the release of all children and captives of terrorists across the country and beyond.

The Presiden...

Buhari hails collaboration between Military and EFCC in fight against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday lauded the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for the high level of training given to Cadets of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the last ...

Information that Buhari is travelling to Austria, Saudi Arabia, UK fake news, says Presidency

The Presidency on Monday in Abuja raised the alarm over the increasing cases of fake news being propagated against President Muhammadu Buhari, Cabinet Ministers, Government Officials and Institutio...

Violence: Police extend three-day dusk-to dawn curfew in Bayelsa over intelligence report

The Bayelsa state Police Command has extended the three-day dusk-to dawn curfew earlier imposed on the state from February 17 to February 23.

The State’s Commissioner of Police...

Katsina massacre: Masari visits affected villages, says attack act of God

Katsina Governor, Aminu Masaari on Monday visited Tsanwa and Dankar villages and sympathise with the residents over Friday’s attack by bandits, during which 30 people lost their lives.

...

Buhari to Nigerians in Ethiopia: I am fully determined to defeat banditry, terrorism in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari said his Administration is fully determined to combat and defeat all acts of criminality, banditry and terrorism in the country.

Garba Shehu, the President&rsqu...

Pay Increase: You are a loving and caring father, NYSC members tell Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, who were in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on a ‘thank-you’ mission over their new all...

Boko Haram: We are committed to robust medical services for our Personnel - CAS

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, has reiterated commitment to provide robust medical support services to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Personnel.

Abubakar stated this on Wednesd...

Rising Insecurity: Senate promises legislative backing for Nigeria Police

The Senate has pledged to support the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) with the required legislative interventions to combat rising insecurity in the country.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Law...

Leave no room for the public to doubt your integrity, honesty, Sanwo-Olu warns LASTMA Officials

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has warned newly recruited Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) against corruption and uncivilised conducts.

Sanwo-Olu gav...

Ortom to NSCDC: We are relying on you to maintain peace in Benue

Feb 04, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 214
Ortom to NSCDC: We are relying on you to maintain peace in Benue

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday, inaugurated the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Agro-Rangers unit to curb security challenges facing the Agricultural Sector in the state.<...

Coronavirus: It is a bit difficult to ban Nigerians from travelling, says FG

The Federal Government will not stop Nigerians from travelling to China or any other country where coronavirus has manifested.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this...

Senate to probe turnaround maintenance expenditure, state of Nigeria's refineries

The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Downstream Petroleum Sector to carry out a holistic investigation on the turnaround maintenance expenditure and current state of the refineries in t...

We did not discuss fate of Service Chiefs at security meeting, says NSA

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has dismissed speculation in some quarters that Thursday’s meeting of the National Security Council discussed the fate of the country&rs...

Jonathan visits Aso Rock, spends 10 minutes with Buhari in a closed door meeting

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday paid an unscheduled visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he briefly met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The meeting between Buhar...

Lassa Fever: Stop eating rats, Minister warns Nigerians

Jan 27, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 227
Lassa Fever: Stop eating rats, Minister warns Nigerians

Mohammad Abubakar, the Minister of Environment has advised Nigerians to stop eating rats for now as 29 deaths cases have been recorded due to Lassa Fever outbreak in the country.

Abubakar...

Amotekun: FG, South-West Governors agree on way forward

Jan 24, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 317
Amotekun: FG, South-West Governors agree on way forward

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with South-West Governors where it was agreed that the structure of Amotekun should also align with the Community Policing strategy of the Federal ...

Malabu oil scandal: I am not guilty, says Adoke

Jan 24, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 248
Malabu oil scandal: I am not guilty, says Adoke

An Abuja High Court on Thursday ruled that the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke and three Defendants be kept in EFCC custody until January 27, pending bail appli...

Uzodinma at NEC: I am excited being part of the engine room where national development is planned

The Newly sworn in Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, said he feels excited and encouraged being part of the National Economic Council (NEC).

Uzodinma spoke with State House Correspondents on t...

Nigeria sends 185 to Guinea Bissau for peace keeping mission

Jan 24, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 225
Nigeria sends 185 to Guinea Bissau for peace keeping mission

The Nigerian Army on Friday completed pre-deployment training for 185 troops for peace keeping mission in Guinea Bissau.

The 185 troops began their pre deployment training on January 6 at...

Maina: Pension Team rejected N2bn bribe, says EFCC Witness

Jan 24, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 224
Maina: Pension Team rejected N2bn bribe, says EFCC Witness

Khalid Aliyu, the EFCC  Prosecution Witness (PW5) in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, disclosed that the PRTT rejected ...

Enugu the only state in Nigeria surviving without Federal Allocations, says Governor

Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said his Administration can thrive without revenues from the Federal Allocations.

He said that the state could thrive because the Internally Generated Rev...

Customs Boss to Officers: You must declare your assets henceforth

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali, has directed Officers of the Service to henceforth declare their assets every year.

Ali gave the order when members o...

EFCC will not spare high profile individual involved in corruption, says Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said there will be massive fight against corruption in Nigeria this year.

Magu made this known on...

Nationwide darkness as national grid collapses

Jan 16, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 207
Nationwide darkness as national grid collapses

The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a sta...

Democracy: Nigeria has been steady, determined and forward-looking, says Lawan

Senate president Ahmad Lawan, said that Nigeria has made significant progress over the last 20 years since the country’s return to democracy in 1999.

Lawan said this on Thursday in ...

FG outlaws Amotekun, says no state has legal authority over defence

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the setting up of Amotekun Paramilitary Organisation by the Governors of the South-West is illegal and runs contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian la...

IPPIS: Buhari did not order stoppage of our salaries, says ASUU

Jan 14, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 216
IPPIS: Buhari did not order stoppage of our salaries, says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the stoppage of salaries of university lecturers yet to enrol into the...

Hope rises for funding of key government projects as Buhari assents Finance Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2020 Finance Bill into law.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement ...

We will better the lives of our Armed Forces and families of fallen heroes - Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would continue to recognise the sacrifices of the men and women of the nation’s Armed Forces.

Osi...

Be professional, reward system to encourage Soldiers, Wike tells Military

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has called for the institution of a reward system to encourage Soldiers to put in their best for Nigeria.

He made the call during an inter-denominational Chur...

NDDC talks tough, vows to arrest any contractor with fake Interim Payment Certificates

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) said it has inaugurated a 50-member Committee to audit and document projects and contracts awarded in nine Niger Delta states.

Joi Nunieh, Ac...

Be serious, love your pupils, Sanwo-Olu charges Lagos teachers

Jan 09, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 257
Be serious, love your pupils, Sanwo-Olu charges Lagos teachers

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, charged teachers participating in the Excel training programme to help create the right future for their pupils.

Sanwo-Olu paid the teacher...

ASUU slams FG's IPPIS, says it is disruptive intrusion as Buhari promises better days for varsities

President Muhammadu Buhari said his Administration will give more attention to improving personnel and infrastructure of universities to produce quality graduates, assuring that education will, hen...

Army to probe, punish Personnel involved in extortion of Borno commuters

The Nigerian Army Headquarters has promised to carry out thorough investigation into the allegation of extortion of commuters by its Personnel in Borno with a view to sanction them.

This ...

We demolished shed not old people's home, says Kwara Government

Jan 07, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 245
We demolished shed not old people's home, says Kwara Government

The Kwara Government said it did not attack or demolish any home belonging to old people in the state.

The State Commissioner for Communication, Muritala Olanrewaju, said this in a statem...

It will be fight to finish over hike in electricity tariffs, vows group

The All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, said on Tuesday that it would oppose the proposed hike in electricity tariffs because it would further impoverish Nigerians.

The National C...

Tussle over Land delaying Ogoniland clean-up, says FG

Jan 06, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 234
Tussle over Land delaying Ogoniland clean-up, says FG

The Federal Government on Monday said it is committed to cleaning up the hydrocarbon impact on communities in Ogoniland in spite of challenges being faced in the exercise.

Marvin Dekil, t...

Audit report of financial irregularities at NCAC not about me, says Runsewe

The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe has debunked the allegation that he was found wanting by the recent National Audit Report from  the  O...

Kogi killings: I am gravely worried about frequent use of violence to settle disputes - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the murder of 19 people by unknown gunmen in Tawari community of Kogi Local Government Area, Kogi.

The President expressed his feelings in a state...

Military will not be rushed out of troubled communities, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that withdrawal of the Military from areas where peace had been restored will not be done in a manner that will expose communities to more risks o...

Fintiri laments resurgence of terrorist activities in Adamawa

Jan 04, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 240
Fintiri laments resurgence of terrorist activities in Adamawa

Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has commended the Military and local hunters for repelling Thursday night’s attempted attack by insurgents on some communities in Michika and Madagali Local G...

Boko Haram: Adamawa Government Officials pay sympathy visit to Michika, Madagali

A Delegation of Adamawa Government led by the Deputy Governor, Crowther Seth, on Saturday visited Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas to sympathise with the people over Thursday night incur...

Nigerian Army neutralises more Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists

Jan 02, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 287
Nigerian Army neutralises more Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists

The Nigerian Army said its troops have neutralised and captured more Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa’s Province (ISWAP) terrorists and rescued 165 women and children from their captiv...

Nigerian Air Force raids Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa Forest

Jan 02, 2020 | The Newsroom | Count: 225
Nigerian Air Force raids Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has neutralised several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Abulam in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno.

Th...

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