Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said he has ordered the release of N600 billion for capital expenditure in the next 3 months “The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has been directed to release N600 billion for Capital Expenditure in the next 3 months,” Buhari said in his Independence Day broadcast. Buhari had budgeted […]

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Why Buhari didn’t hand over to Osinbajo when he travelled in April

President Buhari said it is not constitutionally compulsory for him to hand over power to the Vice President. President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he didn’t hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when he travelled to the United Kingdom on a private visit from April 25 to May 5, 2019. The president said […]

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Buhari removes Festus Keyamo as Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs

Festus Keyamo, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who was initially announced as the minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, is now the minister of state for labour and employment. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by Willie Bassey, director of information at the office of secretary to the government of the federation, […]

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How I Was Maltreated In DSS Detention – Sowore

The co-convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr.Omoyele Sowore, who has been in the detention of the Department of State Services (DSS) since August 3, 2019, has accused the DSS of maltreating him. The National Legal Adviser of African Action Congress (AAC), the political party on whose platform Sowore contested the presidential race in this year’s general […]

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You’re too small to diminish me, Peter Obi tells Ngige

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February general elections, Mr. Peter Obi,  has said the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige cannot diminish him. He said Ngige’s achievement as the governor of Anambra State was too little to erase his (Obi’s)  achievements and reputation before the people of  […]

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Pastor Tunde Bakare declares himself Nigeria’s next president

A video of senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, with claims that he will be Nigeria’s next president has been widely shared on social media platforms and media reports as a recent video. Two separate reports published on Monday, 23 by news platforms, Vanguard and Legit, claimed that the politician pastor […]

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Nigeria loses 300,000 jobs to smuggling, others, say experts

Nigeria is said to have lost over 300,000 jobs and one million steel to smuggling, importation of substandard products, conspiracy and connivance among relevant agencies according to a group of experts, Social Integrity Network (SINE). The SINET also urged the FG to urgently devise effective monitoring policy of seaports in order to reduce the rate […]

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Sanwo-Olu’s wife launches free surgeries for 150 residents

Lagos State governor’s wife Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday launched a free surgical intervention programme for residents as part of activities to commemorate the 100 days in office of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The free health mission, which is being organised by the government, in partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation, […]

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Only people with degree in stupidity will leave PDP for APC – Dino Melaye

Controversial Senator, Dino Melaye has said that it is only compound fools and people with degree in stupidity who will leave the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Melaye said APC would certainly be defeated in the November 2019 governorship election. “Only compound fools and people with degree in stupidity will […]

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Presidential Tribunal: Reno Omokri cries out

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the Presidential Election Tribunal judgment that dismissed the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election. Saga Gist reported earlier that the Justice Mohammed Garba,-led Tribunal dismissed Atiku and PDP petition in its entirety. Omokri […]

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Plea for pardon: Resign now, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said having reviewed the video of the media interview by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, President Muhammadu Buhari should immediately vacate his seat following the alleged admission that he (Buhari) does not possess a West African Examination Council, WAEC, certificate, “contrary to his claims and […]

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Governor of Kano State declares Monday work-free to mark Islamic New Year

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has  declared Monday 2nd Muharram 1441 AH (2nd September 2019) as Work -Free day in the State. A statement signed by Abba Wada Waziri, Permanent secretary Establishment, for Head of Service, explained that the holiday was in commemoration of the new Islamic calendar marking the 1st Day of Muharram […]

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Abia pensioners protest non payment of 32 months pension

Dressed in all-black, the retirees bemoaned that the state government had abandoned them to die in hundreds, after serving  the state with their lives. In  a release made available to newsmen during the protest, the retirees led by Deacon Amaugo Daniel (chairman) and Chief Okezie Emeka (secretary) for the Concerned Abia Pensioners, they also alleged […]

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Buhari condoles with Dangote over three deaths in the family

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with Aliko Dangote, Africa’s leading industrialist and businessman, following recent losses of some members of his family. The President’s condolence message was communicated via a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja. The Dangote extended family lost three persons — Aliko’s cousin, Madugu […]

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EFCC, FBI arrest Internet fraudsters in Abuja

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  says it has begun a joint operation with  the United State Federal Bureau of Investigation to clamp  down on internet fraudsters. A total of 16 cyber crime suspects (Yahoo Boys) have been arrested in Abuja since the joint operation codenamed Operation Wire Wire was launched. Acting Chairman of the […]

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Boko Haram Burns Down 73 Houses, 28 Shops In Borno

Members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, on Thursday, burned down 73 houses and 28 shops in an attack carried out on three villages in Borno State. According to Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, the insurgents have attacked three Local Government Areas; Gubio, Magumeri and Konduga, in the last one week. The governor went […]

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Ajayi Crowther’s 182-year old letter: ‘How I was captured as a Slave’

President Muhammadu Buhari published an opinion in the Washington Post newspaper in commemoration of August 23rd, the day the UN declared as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. He wrote that four centuries ago, the first 20 documented African slaves arrived on the shores of Virginia. He added: “In […]

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Presidential tribunal: Buhari wins in court

The Presidential Election Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election. NAN reports that the HDP prayed the tribunal to set aside the presidential election of Feb. 23 on the grounds that INEC did not follow conditions in […]

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EFCC releases Atiku’s son-in-law

Babalele was remanded in the EFCC custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, after he was granted bail, following his arraignment on allegation of money laundering. The Nation reports that Babadele was released on Friday, August 16, after he was detained by a Federal High Court over money laundering allegation. Before he was […]

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We didn’t raid Ambode’s Residence – EFCC

The EFCC, in a statement said since early hours of today, it had been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. “We need to state for the records that the EFCC did not raid Ambode’s house. It is instructive that his administration, […]

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