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  • Restore unity among all Nigerians, Nwobodo tells Buhari
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  • Go now, you lack capacity, composure to lead our party, APC Deputy Chairman tells Oshiomhole
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  • Buhari submits assets declaration forms in compliance with the Constitution
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  • Senate okays June 12 as Democracy Day
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  • Melaye said he would kill himself and put the Police in trouble - Witness
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Restore unity among all Nigerians, Nwobodo tells Buhari

A former Governor of old Anambra, Jim Nwobodo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restore unity among all sections of Nigerians. Nwobodo made the call on Thursday at a book presentation titl...

Buhari submits assets declaration forms in compliance with the Constitution

President Muhammadu Buhari has, in compliance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, submitted his assets declaration forms to the Code of Conduct Bureau(CCB)which by law must pr...

Senate okays June 12 as Democracy Day

May 16, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 122
Senate okays June 12 as Democracy Day

The Senate on Thursday concurred with the Public Holiday Act(Amendment) Bill, passed by the House of Representatives, which approved June 12 as Democracy Day.

This followed presentation o...

Buhari arrives Saudi Arabia as Osinbajo takes charge of extended FEC meeting

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the extended meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The FEC meeting, which commenced ...

Melaye said he would kill himself and put the Police in trouble - Witness

A witness, Abama Mallum on Thursday told an FCT High Court that he heard  Dino Melaye shouting that he would kill himself and put the Police in trouble.

Mallum, driver with the ...

Politicians behind heightened security in Nigeria, says Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur  Buratai on Wednesday accused some defeated politicians in the just concluded general elections of being responsible for the current heightened situation in part...

Atiku, PDP sabotaging Buhari Administration, says Minister

May 15, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 118
Atiku, PDP sabotaging Buhari Administration, says Minister

The Federal Government has condemned the increasingly `unpatriotic and desperate’ opposition politics being played by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku A...

Ignore people who want me to give them money rather than use it to develop Edo - Obaseki

Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said his party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, is fully in support of his Administration and he is not standing alone.

The governor stated this when he a...

Investigation of Saraki not personal, I am not after anybody, says EFCC's boss

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday said the ongoing investigation of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is not personal.

H...

Labour, sweat of Nigerian workers constitute engine of Nigeria's growth, says Atiku

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just-concluded general election, Atiku Abubakar, has described workers unions in Nigeria as critical partners in the economic develop...

Implement New Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers, Okowa tells other Governors

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said on Tuesday the new Minimum Wage for Nigerian workers was long overdue and urged state governors to implement the N30,000 recently signed by President Muhammadu B...

DHQ denies approving new salary for Armed Forces

Apr 26, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 95
DHQ denies approving new salary for Armed Forces

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on Friday that a new salary structure had not been approved for the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

DHQ was reacting to a “fictitio...

Drama as NASS Condition of Service Report tears Reps apart

Apr 25, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 102
Drama as NASS Condition of Service Report tears Reps apart

Drama ensued at Plenary in the House of Representatives as Muhammad Abdu insisted that a report on the reviewed conditions of service in the National Assembly be stepped down.

The drama s...

The North is at war, says Senator as Senate summons IGP over killings

The Senate has summoned the Inspector General of Police(IGP) to appear before the upper chamber and brief it on increasing spate of killings in different parts of the country.

This follow...

Budget padding: You're ignorant, watch your tongue, Dogara tells Tinubu

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday replied a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, over allegation that the National Assembly has been paddin...

FG on top of the situation regarding banditry in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, others, says Minister

The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its position that it has “largely depreciated the efficiency and efficacy of Boko Haram” insurgents.

The Minister of Information an...

You are careless, irresponsible, callous, Saraki replies Tinubu on Budget padding

The President of the Senate,  Bukola Saraki has responded to the allegation of budget padding, delay and distortion against him and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, by A...

Non-Declaration of Assets: CCT convicts Onnoghen, orders his removal as CJN

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Thursday convicted Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) for false and non-assets declaration leveled against him by the Federal...

Buhari signs new Minimum Wage Bill into law, effective April 18

Apr 18, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 104
Buhari signs new Minimum Wage Bill into law, effective April 18

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-enactment Bill, 2019.

Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Sena...

Wike suspends 12 LG Bosses over 'failure to participate in an official function'

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike , on Thursday announced the suspension of 12 Local Government Chairmen in the state.

Their suspension was announced in a terse statement in Port Harcourt, by ...

I expect more commitments from you, Buhari tells Nigerian workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian workers to justify the signing into law of the new N30,000 National Minimum Wage by showing more commitments to their work.

The Presiden...

Ogun Governor-Elect inaugurates Committees to deliver on campaign promises

Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun Governor-Elect, Wednesday inaugurated a 23-member Economic Transition Committee and 10 Work Groups for the actualisation of his campaign promises.

The event was hel...

Finally, Senate passes PIG Bill after 17 years jinx

Apr 17, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 86
Finally, Senate passes PIG Bill after 17 years jinx

The Senate finally passed the Petroleum Industry Governance (PIG) Bill, thus breaking a 17 years old jinx that had followed the Bill since 2000.

The PIG Bill according to Donald Alasoadur...

Senate steps into cases of extra-judicial killings of some innocent Nigerians

The Senate on Tuesday intervened in cases of alleged extra-judicial killings of some Nigerians by some Security Operatives.

This followed a Point of Order by Dino Melaye(PDP-Kogi West) at...

Reps unanimously say no to forensic audit Bill

Apr 16, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 71
Reps unanimously say no to forensic audit Bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, rejected the Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Forensic and investigative auditors of Nigeria for effective regulation and registratio...

Killing of innocent persons by Policemen in Lagos unacceptable, says IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has decried the incessant killing of innocent persons in Lagos state by Policemen, saying it is unacceptable.

Adamu stated this in L...

Poverty, hunger faced by the masses of Nigeria have no political party, says Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, said the 9th National Assembly will rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing the Nigerian ...

Look for competent hands in forming your new Cabinet, Ganduje tells Buhari

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to look for competent hands in forming his new Cabinet.

Ganduje offered this advice while fielding questions from S...

Reps give Buhari 48 hours deadline to address the nation on widespread killings

Disturbed by the resurgence of killings by alleged herdsmen and bandits across the country, the House of Representatives request President Muhamnadu Buhari to address the House and the nation withi...

BMO: We wonder why Atiku is desperate of seeking a Venezuelan-style U.S. intervention to unseat Buhari

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has urged Security Agencies to investigate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s unholy romance with foreign bodies especially United States of America, i...

Shameless liars, your propaganda not a surprise, Atiku tells Buhari group

Paul Ibe, the Media Adviser to PDP Presidential Candidate in the 2019 election, Abubakar Atiku, has described  as shameless lies, allegations that his Principal is planning to use lobbyists in...

I am leaving Imo with a viable and secured legacy, says Okorocha

Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said he is leaving behind a viable and secured state.
Okorocha said this when he received the New Commander, 34 Field Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army, Obinz...

Speculation over Onnoghen's resignation as Presidency keeps mum

Apr 05, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 122
Speculation over Onnoghen's resignation as Presidency keeps mum

The Presidency has yet to confirm the receipt of a letter of resignation by the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen, 24 hours after the speculation went viral.

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Advisory Committee on implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage submits  report to Buhari

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Monday received the report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Presi...

No more dialogue with bandits for the rest of my tenure, says Zamfara Governor

Zamfara Governor, Abdulazeez Yari on Tuesday in Abuja raised alarm over stock piling of arms by bandits operating in the state.

Yari made this known while speaking with State House corres...

Buhari: They spent $16 billion on power and Nigerians are asking, where is the power?

President Muhammadu Buhari said his Administration will partner the organised labour to ensure that the country remains peaceful, prosperous and corruption-free.

The President stated this...

There is nothing personal between Buhari and I, says Obasanjo at 82

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Aremu Gbadebo, on Tuesday advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from his ceaseless attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Mon...

Buhari's tough times will be in Nigeria’s interest, says SGF

Mar 04, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 130
Buhari's tough times will be in Nigeria’s interest, says SGF

The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustafa, said the tough decisions President Muhammadu Buhari will take during his second term, will be in the interest of Nigeria.

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2019 Governorship poll: Court stops Kwankwaso's son-in-law in Kano

Barely five days to the Governorship election, a Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified the Governorship Primary election conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which produced Abba...

Our activities in Presidential and National Assembly polls within the ambit of law and rules of engagement, says Army

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its activities in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly polls were within the ambit of the law and rules of engagement.

Reacting to alle...

Next level is tough years ahead, Buhari warns

Mar 01, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 123
Next level is tough years ahead, Buhari warns

President Muhammadu Buhari said the new four-year mandate given to his Administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the econom...

Hope not lost inspite of declaration of Buhari as winner of 2019 Presidential poll, says Atiku

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, said that all hope is not lost, in spite of the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Saturday&...

Atiku is a political rolling stone not destined to be Nigeria’s President, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole,the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, said that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Candidate in the February 23, Presidential election is a politica...

Remain above board, eschew partisanship in your actions, Buhari warns new Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in eight new Permanent Secretaries with a challenge that they should remain above board and eschew partisanship in their decisions and actions.

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God will deal with anybody who is against me rightly and appropriately, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday denied reports in the social media that he had already flown out of Nigeria and would not be in the country for the 2019 polls.

Obasanjo, who ...

Buhari commissions cancer treatment Centre in Lagos, says 'we show what feats we can accomplish when we are together'

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the advanced Cancer treatment centre in Lagos, with a pledge that the model will be replicated across the country to bring quality, first-class healthcare...

Buhari swears-in new ICPC Board, charges members to ensure that government Agencies account for revenue generated

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in the Chairman and Members of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission Board, and expressed his Administration’s determination to ensure that every A...

Narrow escape as Osinbajo, others survive Calverton Helicopter crash in Kogi

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday survived an helicopter accident at Kabba in Kogi.

Osinbajo was on official trip to Kogi along with some of his Aides when the incident occurr...

I am grateful to Nigerians, says Osinbajo after surviving helicopter crash

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has expressed his appreciation for the concern shown by Nigerians over the crash of the Chopper carrying him at Kabba, Kogi state on Saturday.

Osinbajo&r...

PDP seeks thorough probe of helicopter crash involving Osinbajo

Feb 03, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 147
PDP seeks thorough probe of helicopter crash involving Osinbajo

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appreciated God for the safety of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, members of his entourage and the crew, after the Saturday helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi...

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