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El Rufai and Buhari [Photo: Pulse.ng]

El-Rufai confirms memo to Buhari, denies leaking it to media

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has confirmed the authenticity of a memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari last September recently published by online medium Sahara Reporters. Mr. El-Rufai had said in his memo that many Nigerians were not happy with the APC administration of Mr. Buhari. He said…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu [Photo: Channels TV]

Anti-Magu forces launch fresh offensive, release another damning report

The forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday released a  new seven-page letter by the State Security Service, SSS, expatiating on the corruption allegations against the anti-corruption czar. The letter, which was circulated to select Nigerian journalists…

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

PDP Crisis: Dickson meets Sheriff, Makarfi groups

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Thursday met with the representatives of the two warring factions of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja. The meeting was part of efforts to resolve the party’s prolonged leadership crisis. Mr. Dickson heads the party’s reconciliation committee, which seeks to resolve…

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

Nigerian govt approves N80 billion for construction of roads across 12 states

The federal government on Wednesday approved N80 billion for the construction of roads across 12 states. The government also approved N150.8 million for consultancy and engineering design for access road 1 and 2 ‎to link Asaba in Delta State to Onitsha in Anambra State and the Second Niger Bridge. These…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram commander who escaped from prison in 2010 rearrested – Official

A Boko Haram commander who escaped from prison in 2010 has been re-arrested, the State Security Services, SSS, said. In a statement by a Tony Opuiyo, the SSS said that the service arrested Nasiru Sani, also known as Osama, in Bauchi on March 15. He said Mr. Sani escaped from…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Stop forced return of Nigerian refugees, UN tells Cameroon

The UN has expressed concern over the forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in spite of recent tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring voluntary returns of nationals. The refugees are part of the millions displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria. Majority of the displaced are internal within…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali

APC intervenes in Senate, Hameed Ali face-off

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday said it would intervene in the face-off between the Senate and Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali. The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja. The party said that it took the decision…

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

PDP Crisis: Dickson denies asking Makarfi to resign

The governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has denied asking the factional national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to step down. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, had on Sunday published an interview in which Mr. Dickson was quoted as calling on Mr. Makarfi to step down…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC inaugurates national executives for support groups

The governing All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday inaugurated interim national executives for a coalition of over 160 registered APC support groups. The party also inaugurated the national executives for its support groups of Peoples With Disabilities, PWD, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. While inaugurating the national executives,…

Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Crisis: Dickson committee report ‘shocking, embarrassing’ – Makarfi faction

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said it found a recommendation by the Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson-led reconciliation committee, for the faction to resign “shocking and embarrassing". Mr. Dickson had advised the party to recognise Modu Sheriff, and not Mr. Makarfi, as chairman of the…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo with State Governors at the NEC meeting

National economic council to convene special meeting on security

A special meeting of the National Economic Council, NEC, will be conveyed to discuss security issues as they affect the country, the council said Thursday. This was revealed on Thursday by the deputy governor of Kaduna state, Bala Bantex, after the NEC meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr. Bantex…

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom [Photo credit: www.linknaija.com]

Why I ordered armed herdsmen out of Benue – Gov. Ortom

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday said he ordered all armed herdsmen out of Benue State because they engaged in killing citizens with provocation.  He said it was his duty as a governor to take the decision in order to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizens…

Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba

Atiku endows education fund for Onukaba’s children

A former Vice President and chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, has endowed an education fund for the children of his late aide, Adinoyi-Ojo Onukaba. Mr. Onukaba, who died on his way back from former President Olusegun Obasanjo's 80th birthday celebration was an associate of the…

President Muhammadu Buhari (Middle) with Senate President, Bukola Saraki (left) and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara (right)

What we discussed with Buhari — Saraki, Dogara

The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said they visited President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss matters of "national interest". The leaders of the National Assembly met with the president behind close doors for 40 minutes. Mr. Saraki told State House…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari with Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Buhari in meeting with Saraki, Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. The meeting is holding inside the president's offfice at the Aso Rock presidential villa. The two leaders of the legislature arrived the president’s office at exactly 12p.m.…

Ahmed Makarfi

PDP Crisis: Makarfi faction denies receiving N50 million monthly from governors

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the allegation made by the Ali Sheriff faction that the former receives a monthly subvention from governors elected on the platform of the party. Mr. Sheriff’s deputy, Cairo Ojougbo, at a press conference on Monday said the…

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit: Today.ng]

Southern Kaduna: Police arrest suspected killers of two Fulani herdsmen

The Police in Kaduna State on Monday said they have arrested three suspects that allegedly killed two Fulani herdsmen on Saturday. The Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, told journalists in Kaduna that the two herdsmen were grazing their livestock when they were killed on March 11 at Unguwan Luka in…

President Buhari with vice President Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Friday shortly after his return from London.

UPDATED: ‘Over-ready’ Buhari resumes presidential duties

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is "over-ready" to resume work. Mr. Buhari returned from medical vacation in London, UK, last Friday and told stunned government officials that he had never been so sick. Mr. Osinbajo, who acted as president for more than a month that…

Cattle herd

Another corpse found in Southern Kaduna

Another corpse said to be that of a Fulani herdsman has been found in Southern Kaduna.  The Kaduna State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, said in a statement on Sunday that the corpse was discovered in Madakiya, Bajju Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.  The group…

Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi [Photo: newsrescue.com]

JUST IN: Former Zamfara governor Shinkafi defects to APC

The immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Shinkafi, has defected to the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr. Shinkafi lost his bid for a second term to incumbent Abdulaziz Yari in the 2015 elections. Mr. Yari is also member of the APC. The…

Map showing Southern Kaduna

JUST IN: Two herdsmen killed in Southern Kaduna

Two Fulani herdsmen were killed Saturday afternoon in Southern Kaduna sparking fresh fears of renewed violence in the area. The herdsmen were reportedly shot while herding cattle in Anguwan Yashi village in Jema'a local government area. The National Assistant Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told PREMIUM…

President Buhari arriving from London Friday

UPDATED: Buhari arrives Aso Rock, meets Osinbajo, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria's president palace in Abuja after 50 days on vacation in London. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential chopper carrying the president from Kaduna landed at about 8.36 a.m. The presidential plane that brought him from London earlier landed at the…

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Nigerian fan dies celebrating Barcelona goal

A supporter of Barcelona football club died Wednesday night in Yola, Adamawa State, after Sergi Roberto's 95th minute goal of the round of 16 clash against PSG, witnesses said. The fan, identified as Teri, died while celebrating the goal. Some witnesses said he died of “over excitement”. "Teri was watching…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen being sworn in as CJN by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo swears in Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in Walter Onnoghen as the 17th Chief Justice of Nigeria. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted Tuesday inside the council chambers of Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja. Mr. Onnoghen, a native of Cross River state, was first appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting CJN…

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

Abuja Airport Closure: Nigerian govt offers free bus, train rides to travellers

The Minister of State for Transportation who is in charge of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has explained the logistics arrangements put in place for persons travelling by air from or out of Abuja. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja to formally announce the closure of Abuja Airport beginning Wednesday, and…