Politics

More Prominent Nigerians Eulogize Late IG, Coomasie.

Tributes are still pouring in for a former Inspector General of police Ibrahim Coomasie who died on Thursday and laid to rest on Friday after Jumat service in Katsina. President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria will never forget the excellent leadership the late Coomassie gave to the Nigeria police force during the many years he served as Inspector Gen ...

Segun Odegbami Declares For Ogun Governorship Race.

Former captain of the Super Eagles, Chief Segun Odegbami has declared his intention to run for the governorship position in Ogun State. He made his ambition known at a news conference in Abeokuta on Thursday, adding that his government would focus on health and education if voted in. Odegbami who is running on the platform of Labour Party said this is t ...

Buhari Seeks N242.4bn Senate Approval For 2019 Polls.

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve N242.4 billion as supplementary budget for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. In a letter read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki during plenary on Tuesday, Buhari proposed that N164.1 billion be expressly approved while the balance of N78 billion is earmarked for the personnel al ...

Presidency May Allow Dasuki To Go Home On Bail.

It appears that the Federal Government may release the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, following the fulfilment of his bail conditions. A source at the presidency told our correspondent that the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has sent a letter to the Department of State Service and the Ministry of Justice, indicating that ...

“Dasuki May Be Released Today”.

There are strong indications that the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) may be released today after he has met all the bail conditions imposed on him by the Federal High Court in Abuja on July 2, 2018. His lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN), disclosed to our correspondent that a letter by the Federal High Court detailing the fulfilment o ...

Eleka Will Reclaim His Stolen Mandate From Fayemi – Fayose.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Professor Olusola Eleka in Saturday governorship election will reclaim their mandate soon. The governor took to his twitter handle on Tuesday, adding that he has never lost a battle as he expressed optimism that the PDP would win at the election trib ...

Ortom Is Still In APC – Oshiomole.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomole has said that the Governor of Benue State is still a prominent member of the party. He said this at a news conference on Monday, adding that the party at no time showed a red card to Ortom to quit. Ortom had earlier said that the APC had shown him a red card and had since quit t ...

EFCC To Reopen Fayose’s N1.3billion Poultry Scandal.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC will be reopening the N1.3billion Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project/Biological concepts Limited fraud allegedly committed by Governor Ayodele Fayose. In a tweet by the commission, the anti-graft agency said that the immunity clause for Fayose would soon be over in about three months when it would open th ...

Ekiti Election: PDP Heads To Election Tribunal.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be challenging the outcome of the Ekiti State Governorship election at the tribunal. The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that the PDP had rejected the results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. According to the statement, PDP al ...

Crime News

Thunderstorm Kills Three in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

Thunderstorm as a result of heavy downpour has killed three persons in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The three persons were in their early 20s and operated a commercial motorcycle. The deceased had run under a shed for cover during the rain when the thunderstruck them to death.    This happened at about 3 pm on Thursday, an eyewitness told our corresponde ...

Dr Oby Ezekwesili To Sue FG Over Police Harassment.

Former Minister of Education and the founder of Red Card Movement, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has threatened to sue the Federal Government for infringing on her fundamental human rights. She made threat while launching Lagos chapter of the Red Card Movement group at Tejuosho Market in Lagos on Sunday. Ezekwesili was manhandled by security operatives during a pr ...

Soldiers Kill Six Herdsmen, 150 Cows – Police.

The Nasarawa State Police Command has alleged that men of the Nigerian Army deployed in the Benue and Nasarawa states border have killed six Fulani herdsmen and about 150 cows. The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, ASP Usman Samaila said this during a telephone conversation with our correspondent, saying that the killings t ...

Plateau Killings: Victims Flood JUTH For Treatment.

Thirty-five victims of the recent attack on villages in Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government Area are currently receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). Chief Medical Director of the Jos University Teaching Hospital Dr Edmund Banwat said six persons were pronounced dead on arrival. The CMD in an exclusive interview ...

Gunmen Kill Family of Four.

A family of four people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Kai Village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command DSP Terna Tyopev, on Thursday in Jos. According to the police PRO, one Mr Maren Mahan reported the incident to the division that ...

DSS Arrests Two ISWA Commanders.

The Department of State Services (DSS) divulged that it has officially apprehended two (2) Islamic State in West Africa Commanders in Kukuntu Village, Gwagwalada, Abuja. The suspects are Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. This was contained in a statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, adding that the suspects were arrested on May fi ...

Ojuelegba Truck Accident Kills Three, Injures Two.

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead when the contents from a truck fell on them at Ojuelegba area of Lagos State. Our correspondent gathered that the unidentified truck was plying the popular Ojuelegba Bridge when the plywood it was carrying fell on four vehicles under the bridge, killing three occupants and injured two. According to th ...

Nigeria News Analysis

APC’s Late Moves To Pacify Aggrieved Members.

Nigeria News takes a look at the moves by the APC leadership to pacify aggrieved members at late hour. In less than 24 hours, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC has met with two of its aggrieved members that have apparently quit the party. President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo were in a closed door meeting with the Pre ...

2019 Election: Can INEC Stop Buying And Selling of Votes?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the manner in which the Ekiti electorate beat the INEC to perpetrate election fraud. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC knew quite well that there were buying and selling of votes in the last governorship election in Ekiti State but could not own up so as not to lose its credibility. Not until domestic and i ...

Who Else After Ortom?.

Nigeria News takes a look at the exit of Benue State Governor from the All Progressives Congress It all began just like this in 2014 when some governors protested against the Peoples Democratic Party and quit. They were six in number but five, including the former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi left PDP. The only one of them, whom we thought w ...

EFCC As Campaign Tool For APC.

Nigeria News takes a look at the role of EFCC in the political atmosphere of Nigeria at present. It became more glaring early Monday morning that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is a campaign tool and instrument of persecution in the hands of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The anti-graft agency showed how partisan it had turned out ...

Nigeria Democracy In A Money Induced Polls.

Nigeria News takes a look at what may happen in the 2019 election, following the Ekiti scenario. Our president, Mr Muhammadu Buhari may need to know that the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ekiti State governorship election was not achieved by the integrity of the party or its candidate. The election, according to the Independent Nation ...

Ekiti, After The Polls.

Nigeria News takes a look at the just concluded Ekiti governorship election. After the governorship election in Ekiti on July 14, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, Dr Kayode Fayemi polled  197,460, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Olusola Eleka polled PDP  178,114. It was a keenly contested poll with 19,346 ...

INEC Allays Fear Over Ekiti Poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has dispelled the rumour that the ballot papers for Ekiti governorship election have been stolen by hoodlums. The commission said that there was nothing like that, adding that the ballot papers and other voting materials were intact and were provided for the election this morning. Following the recent ...

Ekiti Guber Poll; Litmus Test For 2019 Election.

As Ekiti decides today, Nigeria News takes a look at the expected performance of the INEC and police Today, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will have to step up its game to ensure a fair, free and peaceful election in Ekiti. Besides the intellectual shrewdness that the state is known for, its volatility when it comes to politics and ...

May Ekiti July Poll Be Peaceful.

Nigeria News takes a look at the tomorrow governorship election in Ekiti State. I pray that the Saturday, July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State goes on peacefully. This is because of the tension in the state at present. The state Governor, Ayodele Fayose raised the alarm via his Twitter platform that heavy shooting was going on around the gov ...

Between Weeping Governor And Laughing President.

Nigeria News takes a look at the drama in Ekiti where Governor Fayose fell for police tear-gas. It will be an understatement to say I was disappointed seeing the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose howling on the floor after the men of Nigeria Police fired teargas to the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday. The governor was amon ...

Adeosun: The Innocent Victim of A Corrupt Nation.

A closer look by Nigeria News into the Adeosun’s NYSC certificate scandal. Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun may have run afoul of the Nigeria law unconsciously. This is what you contend with when you have suddenly become a stranger in the place of your birth. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Adeosun schooled in Europe but chose to e ...

Farewell Messages To APC.

Nigeria News captures the mood of the members of breakaway R-APC. The All Progressives Congress, APC has sued its former members who broke away from the party. I ask, when did it become illegal for a politician to dissociate himself from a particular party, even he had not committed any offence? The breakaway, “Reformed All Progressives Congress” un ...

Buhari’s Administration: Miyetti Allah As Sacred Cow.

Nigeria News takes a look at the activities of Miyetti Allah and why police are silence on the group despite various allegations of killings I have been waiting to read on the front page of newspapers that the police have invited the leadership of Miyetti Allah, the umbrella body of the Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria but I am yet to see such sto ...

Nigerian Sports News

World Cup: Africans Hail France Victory at World Cup.

Though France is a European country, many of the fans of the French team that won the World Cup on Sunday are from Africa. The reasons being that the core of the French team was made of black players of African descent who showed brilliance to make the European team win the cup in Russia. Football fans from Nigeria and other African countries said tha ...

Nigeria Protest Nwakali’s Loan Move.

Nigeria’s football authorities have written a terse letter to a top chieftain of Arsenal FC of London to subtly protest the eminent move of a potential Super Eagles star Kelechi Nwakali to Portuguese side FC Porto on another loan this season. The terse message sent to David Dein was an advice, where the Nigerian federation described Nwakali as the nex ...

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