Politics

2018 Budget: President Buhari Receives 2018 Appropriation Bill.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday evening took possession of the 2018 Appropriation Bill. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, Senator Ita Enang, confirmed this in a phone call on Friday. For purpose of emphasis, Senator Enang explained that the destination of the document, when it leaves the National Assembly, is t ...

President Buhari To Receive 2018 Budget Today.

President Muhammadu Buhari will be receiving the N9.1 trillion 2018 budget from the National Assembly on Friday, (Today). The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki made this known on Thursday, adding that both the executive and the legislature had harmonized the appropriation bill after it was passed on Wednesday. Saraki, while speaking to the s ...

Why Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo Is Angry – Presidency.

The presidency on Thursday said that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is angry because he could not do what President Muhammadu Buhari is doing currently. The Special Assistant to the President on social media Lauretta Onochie said that Obasanjo is always angry at whosoever that is trying to surpass his performance, adding that the electricity the forme ...

Jos Jubilates As Court Grants Jonah Jang N100m Bail.

A Jos High Court has granted former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang bail alongside Yusuf Gyang Pan, his fellow accused person, in the sum of 200-million Naira. The former governor and a cashier in the office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government were arraigned by the EFCC on a 12-count charge of misappropriation as well as the diversion of ...

Only Lazy Nigerians Are Hungry – Hameed Ali.

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali has said that only lazy Nigerians are hungry under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.   He said this when he led a Buhari support group to Presidential Villa, Abuja on a visit to Mr President.   Ali said that mana would not fall from heaven and that only those who a ...

Lagos To Subsidize Staff Housing For Civil Servants.

The Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs Folashade Adesoye has said that steps are currently being taken to ensure that the Rent-To-Own Scheme of the State Government eases the accommodation problem confronting employees in the Civil Service.   Adesoye disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniv ...

LASG Set To Review Child Rights Law.

Lagos State Government has disclosed that its Child Rights Law is being reviewed to widen the scope of punishable offences and persons as well as accommodate present-day realities.   The Permanent Secretary and Solicitor-General Ministry of Justice, Mrs Funlola Odunlami, who disclosed this in her office stated that some punishments as stipulated in ...

APC, nPDP Resolve Issues.

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress and that of the new Peoples Democratic Party within APC has resolved the grievances among some members.   The APC group led by its Deputy National Chairman, Sen. Shuaibu Lawal met behind closed-door with the nPDP group led by Alhaji Kawu Barajeon Monday where they resolved the matter.   The nPDP ...

Wike Raises Alarm, Alleges Death Threat.

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has alleged the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of a plot to assassinate him.   He said this at a thanksgiving to mark the third year anniversary of his administration at the Living Faith Church in D-Line, Port Harcourt on Sunday.   He said: “Intelligence report available to us as a ...

Ali Modu Sheriff In Closed-Door Meeting With Buhari.

A former Borno State Governor and former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali-Modu Sheriff, was seen at the presidential villa, Abuja on Thursday.   Modu-Sheriff went straight to President Muhammadu Buhari’s office where both had a closed-door meeting for about one hour.   Modu Sheriff who arrived the villa at about 2:30 p ...

Crime News

Tears, Agony As Benue Buries Priests, 17 Others.

People living around Ayati pilgrim site near Ikpayongo in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue state were thrown into agony on Tuesday as the state government laid into the grave two priests and 17 other persons slain by herdsmen a few weeks ago.   The 19 dead bodies were being buried on Tuesday amidst tears by sympathisers and church membe ...

“Nine Persons Died In Anambra Cult Clash”.

Rival cult groups turned Awka, Anambra State to the battlefield on Sunday, killing nine persons in a fresh clash.   A source told our correspondent that the clash was the fallout of the state’s annual cultural festival, known as ‘Imo Awka’ in which the cult members had threatened to attack themselves about two weeks ago.   The source sa ...

Five Men Rape Two Teenagers In Ondo.

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested five persons for allegedly raping two female teenagers in Odoside area of Ondo town, Ondo State.   Confirming the arrest, the state police command spokesperson, Mr Femi Joseph, said that the five men waylaid the teenagers, abducted, tortured and raped them.   He said these rapists also recorded the sc ...

Herdsmen Kill 2 Teachers, 4 Others In Benue.

No fewer than six persons have been killed by herdsmen at Ikpayongo, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State.   Two of the six persons were teachers of the Makurdi Local Government Education Authority. They were attacked while on their way to assess farmland for rice cultivation by their cooperative society on Wednesday.   According to a so ...

Cult Clash Claims Three Lives In Ogun State.

A fresh cult clash has claimed the lives of three persons in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State on Thursday as residents fled their homes for safety.   The investigation revealed that the rival cult members attacked themselves early Thursday morning when one Mr Owolabi, alias Aburo Obasanjo, was hacked to death at the station garage area of the town around  ...

Five Police Cadets Die In Kano Auto Crash.

Five police cadets of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano and a civilian have died in an auto crash at Maraban-Gwanda, along Kano-Zaria Expressway on Sunday.   The accident, which happened at about 8:30 am also had several people injured, according to eyewitnesses.   According to a colleague of the deceased, Suhail Saulawa who shared the tragi ...

Man Commits Suicide At UCH.

An unidentified man jumped down from a fifth story building inside the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State and died immediately.   The Spokesman for Oyo State Police Command, Ayodeji Bobade told our correspondent that a suicide note was found in the pocket of the man.   The management of UCH said that the man was not its member of ...

Nigeria News Analysis

Buhari’s Song of Praise on Abacha.

Nigeria News takes a look at the recent praises on late Gen. Sani Abacha by President Muhammadu Buhari. Some of my friends who reported security in the military era always describe the late dictator, late General Sani Abacha as a good man. And when I asked them about what made Abacha a good man, your guess is as mine, “Abacha was very generous.”  ...

Nigeria News: Battle of The Generals Over “Power”.

Nigeria News takes a look at the recent jibe by President Muhammadu Buhari on former President Olusegun Obasanjo. President Muhammadu Buhari must have kept that low blow for a long time. He finally threw it on Tuesday against his former boss and the current opponent in the ring, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Buhari had been enduring the jabs, hooks from ma ...

Olusosun: From Dumpsite To Recreation Centre.

Nigeria News takes a look at the plan by Lagos State Government to convert the Olusosun dump site to a recreation centre.   The sound is so audible that it attracts the attention of every passerby. The heavy-duty excavators’ work at the Olusosun dump site is very visible from afar. The site is gradually becoming a new sight.   The stinking o ...

Nigeria News: Before APC Will Collapse.

Nigeria News takes a look at the plot by the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP within the All Progressives Congress to decamp and its implication.   The leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC has no better option than to meet with the aggrieved members who have called themselves new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP.   The group gave t ...

Tinubu Faces Fresh Battle In Lagos.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC Lagos State Congress and the challenges Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be facing in the future.   The All Progressives Congress, APC held its state congress across the country on Saturday but with skirmishes in some of the states.   In Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun States, many members of the party were aggrieved that th ...

Nigeria News: Comparing Saraki, Dogara Leadership Style.

Nigeria News takes a look at the leadership style of the two heads of the National Assembly in their relationship with the executive.   The House of Representatives has shown professionalism in the way it has been relating with the executive over the years. Kudos must be given to its leadership even though the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara was not the All ...

War of Words Over Forthcoming Ekiti Poll.

Nigeria News takes a look at the forthcoming election in Ekiti State and the raging war of words.   The July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State has been generating a war of words among the contesting political parties. The election will be exciting because it will afford the All Progressives Congress, APC to test his federal might and popula ...

Budget Passed Without Provision For Minimum Wage Increase.

Nigeria News takes a look at the 2018 appropriation bill recently passed by the Joint National Assembly but with no provision for a minimum wage increase.   The joint session of the National Assembly eventually passed the 2018 Appropriation bill to a law on Wednesday. The proposed bill was N8.16 trillion, which of course was laid before the joint ...

2019 Election: What Nigerian Youths Have Failed To Do.

Nigeria News takes a look at the lack of interest in politics by most Nigerian youths and its implications.   By May 21, the Independent National Electoral Commission will begin to release Permanent Voters Cards to Nigerians who participated in the Continuous Voters Registration exercise in 2017.   Most adults have PVC but there are millions ...

How Hospitals Killed Gunshot Victim in Lagos.

Nigeria News takes a look at the behaviour of Nigerian hospitals towards victims of gunshot.   An Ericsson engineer has just lost his life after being shot by armed robbers in his home. Two different hospitals, including the highbrow Reddington Hospital, reportedly declined to treat him without a police report. LASUTH, being a public hospital, was ...

Lessons Aftermath Ekiti APC Primary.

Nigeria News takes a look at the APC governorship primaries in Ekiti state and how Kayode Fayemi eventually emerged winner among the 32 aspirants.   When the contest for the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC got deeper in Ekiti on Saturday, what was growing in my brain was the lessons that eventually came out of it. The co ...

2019 Election And The Echoes of 1966.

Nigeria News takes a look at the present political atmosphere and compares with what happened in 1966.   The 1966 feud between Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Ladoke Akintola eventually led to the military takeover that truncated the civil rule in Nigeria six years after independence.   Tagged “operation wet e” in the old wild west, the cl ...

Nigeria’s House of Commotion.

Nigeria News takes a look at the upheaval as the country prepares for 2019 polls.   Unarguably, the political atmosphere in Nigeria is becoming tenser as the country prepares for the 2019 general election. There are threats of defections from the players and formation of new alliances by political parties as it happened in 2014.   The hurried ...

Nigerian Sports News

Akinwunmi Ambode Fulfills N20m Pledge To Super Eagles.

The Lagos State Governor Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has fulfilled his promise of N20 million to the Super Eagles Team B, that won silver at the 2018 African Nations Championships, CHAN in Morocco.   The Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, LSSC, Kweku Tandoh disclosed this in a press statement made available to our correspondent by its Head ...

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