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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Southern Kaduna: Osinbajo gives Police IG marching orders to halt killings — Presidency

Additional security measures, including a total deployment of 15, 285 policemen are now being put in place by the Nigeria Police Force in Southern Kaduna, days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to Aso Rock over the violence in the area. People familiar…

President Muhammadu Buhari

What President Buhari told me today – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Muhammadu on Media and Publicity, posted the update below on his Facebook Page, detailing a telephone conversation he said he had with his boss on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Buhari is on medical vacation in London, and there has been widespread speculation about…

U.S. President, Donald Trump 
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Trump wants journalists to always name sources

President Donald Trump heaped criticism on what he called purveyors of “fake news” on Friday at a gathering of conservative activists that took him back to his roots as an anti-establishment candidate. Speaking to a large group of conservatives, Mr. Trump sought to clarify a recent tweet in which he…

Hadi Sirika

Nigerian govt. sacks all directors in NCAA

The Federal Government on Friday announced the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Nation newspaper is reporting. The removal of the officials is with immediate effect, the paper said. The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced the development, and directed…

MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur Foundation makes a turn to investigative journalism with a $5 million support

Development and philanthropic organisation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is giving investigative journalism in West Africa a major boost with a $5 million grant support which will go to six media development groups; one academic institution, and two newsrooms in Ghana and Nigeria. This is by far…

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Two to die by hanging for killing government surveyor

A Bayelsa State High Court has sentenced two men to death for killing a government surveyor, Edi Kolu, while on official duty. Mr. Kolu was killed when he and other officials from the office of the Surveyor-General of Bayelsa went to demarcate a boundary between Opolo and Okutukutu communities in…

NNPC TOWERS

Nigeria saves 72% cost in deep offshore rig-rate — NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has successfully renegotiated the cost of its deep offshore rig-rate downwards by about 71.7 per cent. The Group Managing Director of the corporation, Maikanti Baru, said Nigeria was saved the huge burden of the cost of operation in the difficult terrain from the previous…

Osinbajo-Saraki-Dogara

Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara meet on speedy passage of 2017 budget

There are expectations that the 2017 Budget would be passed in earnest based on the level of rapport developing between top government officials in the Executive and Legislative arms in the country. A meeting was held Thursday night between the leadership of the two arms of government at Aso Rock…

south-africa

No Nigerian died in South African xenophobic attacks – Nigerian govt

The Federal Government has said no Nigerian died during the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The government on Thursday also urged the South African government to put in place measures to end the incessant attacks on Nigerians in that country. The Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadija Abba-Ibrahim, gave…

Scene of fire outbreak

Tragedy: Mother, four children die in inferno

By Auwal Umar A woman and her four children were killed by a midnight fire at Malam Inna quarters in Gombe, the Gombe State capital. The victims - a housewife, her infant child, and three stepchildren - were asleep when the fire started, witnesses said. The fire is believed to…

Mike Ozekhome, Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Why I received N75 million from Fayose – Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he received N75 million from the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as legal fees. Mr. Ozekhome stated this in a suit filed before the court seeking to unfreeze his account, that was frozen by…

Nigerian Medical Association

How Lagos hospital staff, patients suffer from assault, theft

A Lagos hospital, whose staff have suffered harassment and theft from unidentified persons, has started putting security measures in place. Staff and patients at Randle General Hospital on Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos, have suffered cases of theft of property and physical assault, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. A correspondent…

Nigerian Soldiers
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Nigerian Army confirms soldier missing after Lagos ambush

The Nigerian Army says a soldier widely reported to have been kidnapped in Lagos only got missing in action, MIA, during an ambush. The spokesperson of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Olaolu Daudu, a lieutenant colonel, made the clarification in a statement in Lagos. Mr. Daudu said: “The…

NNPC TOWERS

Why NNPC owed N23.4 billion export supervision fees for eight years – Official

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Tuesday blamed budgetary appropriation constraints imposed by the National Assembly as reason for its inability remit N23.4 billion Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme, NESS fees since 2008. NESS fees are payments to pre-shipment inspection agents and monitoring and evaluation agents in respect of their…

Waripamo-Owei-Dudafa in Court premises (Crdt: News.com)

N5.1 billion fraud: Court concludes trial-within-trial of ex-aide to Jonathan, Dudafa

A Federal High Court Lagos has concluded trial-within-trial in the alleged N5.1billion fraud charge brought against Warampo Owei-Dudafa, an ex-aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Mr. Dudafa alongside Joseph Iwejuo on 23 counts bordering on conspiracy and concealment of crime proceeds.…

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Nigerian govt, states, local govts share N465 billion in January

A total of N465.149 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for January 2017 between the federal government, state governments and local government councils. The communiqué issued by the Technical sub-committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting indicated that the gross statutory revenue received…

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan and Ali Modu Sheriff

PDP Crisis: Jonathan clarifies stand on Modu Sheriff

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has clarified his stand on the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the outcome of a meeting he had with the chairman of the party, Modu Sheriff. Mr. Jonathan said he only mediated to unify and strengthen the opposition party. The former president…

Saraki with Buhari in London 2

‘No cause for worry’, Buhari ‘speaks’ on his health

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country, his spokesperson said Tuesday. The president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that the president was…

Former President,  Goodluck Jonathan

PDP Crisis: Jonathan backs Sheriff as Chairman

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday declared support for Ali Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. The former president spoke after a meeting with Mr. Sheriff and some members of his group in Abuja. Mr. Sheriff, was affirmed the party’s national chairman by the Court of…

Bola Tinubu

Court orders substituted service on Tinubu over N150 million debt

Justice Aishat Opesanwo of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court has ordered that processes in suit number ID/ADR/207/2016 instituted against a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and three others be published in at least two national newspapers. Mr. Tinubu, a company believed to be…

Xenophobic Attack South Africa

Nigeria demands AU action over renewed South Africa xenophobia

The Nigerian government has called on the African Union and the South African government to take decisive and definitive measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans within South African borders. The Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the call Monday…

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa Govt warns oil communities over disruption of oil production

Photos more Primary Bayelsa Govt warns oil communities over disruption of oil production I Ini Ekott to Ogala, me, Idris 9 minutes agoDetails Bayelsa Govt warns oil communities over disruption of oil production Premium Times Regional: South-south Abstract: Pix: Gov. Dickson The Bayelsa state government has warned oil bearing communities…

Vehicles burnt by the fire.

Onitsha Fire: Obiano orders relocation of filling stations near residential buildings

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra on Thursday ordered the relocation of filling stations constructed around residential buildings and markets. Mr. Obiano gave the order at the scene of a fire incident which destroyed 13 buildings, 10 vehicles and other valuables worth millions of naira on Upper New Market Road, Onitsha,…

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi, at the presidential villa on Thursday, February 16, 2017 ... Photo Credit: FRSC Facebook Page

Kaduna govt clarifies position on FRSC ‘ban’

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai, has expressed regret over the misunderstanding arising from media reports that gave the impressions he banned the operations of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kaduna, saying he lacks such powers. The governor added that from his personal and official relationship with…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC docks contractor for $1 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a contractor, Ishaq Bashir, before an Abuja High Court for allegedly obtaining one million dollars by false pretence and cheating. Mr. Bashir was arraigned on Thursday alongside his companies, Leda Greenpower Consortium, Leda Greenpower Nigeria Limited and Leda Consortium Limited, on…