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PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo meets leaders of thought from the North

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Tuesday evening met with some leaders from the northern region of the country. The meeting took place at the State House in Abuja, where Mr. Osinbajo warned against hate speech and divisive rhetoric. He warned that the government would bring the full weight of the law…

Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi [Photo: Printemps arabe - Le Monde]

Five men jailed for smoking, eating in public during Ramadan

A man was sentenced to one month in prison for breaking his fast and smoking during the fasting month of Ramadan in Tunisia, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Amnesty International condemned the move as a clear violation of individual freedoms. He was charged with public indecency in the town of…

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Nigeria generates N204.77 billion from VAT in 2017 first quarter – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nigeria generated N204.77 billion as Value Added Tax in the first quarter of 2017. VAT is a consumption tax that is placed on a product whenever value is added at a stage of production and at final sale. The NBS stated this in…

Federal High Court Headquarters

EFCC arraigns federal judge recalled by NJC

A federal judge who was recalled to his position on the bench last week, has been arraigned in court on corruption charges. Hydiazira Nganjiwa was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Nganjiwa was recalled by the National Judicial Council, NJC, six months after he and seven…

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Nigerian military sets up panel to probe deadly Navy, Police clash

The Defence Headquarters has setup a high profile committee to investigate the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian Navy and Police in Calabar, Cross River State. The May 30 clash led to loss of lives and destruction of properties. Naval personnel attacked and killed at least three police officers…

A damaged car [Photo Credit: Auto Auction Mall]

Five things Nigerian car dealers don’t want buyers to know

One of the greatest exploiters we have in Nigeria are the car dealers. They can actually make a scrap car look brand new again. The cars at their showrooms look perfect to the average eyes. However, a trip behind the scene could leave you dumbfounded. My simple advice to all…

Road Safety Corps marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi

FRSC to subject traffic offenders to psychiatric test

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will begin to subject traffic law violators to psychiatric test with effect from July 1. Its Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of a five-day training programme on traffic safety of non-motorised transportation (NMT), which…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

CJN Onnohgen’s house not raided, no money found – SSS

The State Security Service, SSS, has denied that it raided the house of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. The agency also denied rumours that it found $9 million in such raid. Although the SSS, also called DSS, is yet to issue an official statement on the matter, a…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

June 12: Lagos declares Monday public holiday

The Lagos State government has declared Monday public holiday to mark June 12 celebration in the state, saying that the state remains committed to the ideals of the annulled 1993 Presidential election. In a statement Sunday signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, on behalf of Governor…

Chief Bisi Akande Daughter's Wedding

PHOTO NEWS: Osinbajo, Saraki, others at Bisi Akande’s daughter’s wedding

The daughter of the former Interim National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bisi Akande, wedded in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday. The event was attended by leading lights of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Federal Government, led by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. In attendance…

Godwin Obaseki [Photo credit: Punch Newspapers]

UPDATED: Court of Appeal upholds Gov. Obaseki’ election

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin on Friday upheld the election of Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The court dismissed the petition filed by Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as lacking in merit. Mr. Ize-Iyamu, through his counsel, Yusuf Ali,…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in Maiduguri today to kick off the special Relief Intervention Plan involving New Food Distribution Plan for IDPs in the North-East. 8th June 2017. Photo by NOVO ISIORO

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Maiduguri

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File Photo: Nigeria Air Force Alpha Jets.... One of them declared missing. Photo Credit: http://beegeagle.files.wordpress.com via google

Nigerian Air Force denies planning coup, pledges commitment to democracy, constitution

The Nigerian Air Force has denied that it was involved in any coup plot to overthrow the government. In a statement by its spokesperson, Olatokunbo Adesanya, the Air Force pledged its “loyalty … to the President and Commander-in-Chief as well as to the Nigerian Constitution.” The statement by the Air…

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Atiku, ACF, Northern Elders’ Forum react to threat to Igbos to quit North‎ern Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned the call by a coalition of youth groups in the north asking the Igbos residing in that part of the country to leave within three months. Also, former vice president and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, said the ultimatum given…

Okonjo-Iweala [Photo: Daily Post]

Reps invite Okonjo-Iweala, Nenadi Usman, Oronsaye, others over alleged tax certificate forgery by firms

A House of Representatives committee on Tuesday threatened to handover some companies involved in the procurement of pre-shipment inspection contracts, who allegedly forged tax certificates, to anti-graft agencies for prosecution. The lawmakers also resolved to invite former ministers of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Nenadi Usman, former Head of Service of…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo seeks Senate approval for $1.5 billion loan

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has asked the Senate to approve $1.5 billion loan. The loan is part of the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan of the federal government and is meant for projects in 10 states, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Details later…

Aisha Buhari on return from UK on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Aisha Buhari returns from UK, speaks about President’s health

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, this morning returned from the United Kingdom, where she went to visit her husband, who is on medical leave in the British capital. According to a statement by Suleiman Haruna, her spokesperson, Mrs. Buhari, on arrival, conveyed the appreciation of President Muhammadu Buhari to…

Professor Babatunde Osotimehin

PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin

Babatunde Osotimehin was a global leader of public health, women’s empowerment and young people, particularly focused on promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as population and development. After his appointment as UNFPA Executive Director, effective 2011, he spearheaded efforts by the international community to…

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (R) conducting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (M) during the Minister’s facility tour of the company in Nnewi, Anambra, on Monday (5/6/17).
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What Lai Mohammed told Nigeria’s foremost car manufacturer, Innoson Motors

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said on Monday that the policies of the federal government will encourage local manufacturing of products including cars. Mr. Mohammed said this at the factory of Innoson motors where he was guest of the indigenous vehicle manufacturing company. He said the new policies will…

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Nigerian govt, Osinbajo condemn London terror attack

The Federal Government on Sunday condemned the deadly terrorist attacks on Central London Bridge and the Borough market in “the strongest terms” and voiced its deep condolence to the relatives and victims of the attack. Seven people died in the attack in central London on Saturday night and 48 were…

Chibok Girl with EMC sponsors showing her diploma

Two Chibok girls graduate from U.S. high school

Two Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their Boko Haram abductors in 2014 have graduated from a high school in Washington DC, the United States Capital. The two girls, known by their first names, Debbie and Grace, on Thursday graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12th grade)…

Nigerian UN forces [Photo: Insight on Conflict]

Nigerian soldier on peace mission killed in Sudan

A Nigerian soldier on peacekeeping mission with the African Union–United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, was on Wednesday reported killed by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident in Nyala, South Darfur State in Sudan. The identity of the soldier was not immediately disclosed. Reacting to the incident in…

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Man kidnaps own father, receives N1 million ransom

A man who worked with others to kidnap his father has been arrested. The suspect was paraded by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, along with others on Wednesday. Mr. Odude said that the kidnapping of the suspect’s father took place at Igboora in Ibarapa Central Local Government…

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni at the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla where students were kidnapped

Police arrest suspected kidnappers of Lagos school students

The Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says it has arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of six students of Model College, Igbonla, Lagos. He said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Benin. According to Abba Kyari, an assistant commissioner of…

Cigarette smoking

World No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smoking

The Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) has called on the federal government to implement effective health policies that would reduce the use of tobacco products in Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday to mark this year's World No Tobacco Day, the group noted that unrestricted use and access to…