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Kashamu Buruji; Photo: The News Nigeria

BREAKING: Court bars Police, NDLEA, others from arresting, extraditing Kashamu

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High court in Lagos has barred the Nigeria Police,…

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Over N121 billion wasted, Nigeria’s troubled National ID Card project in fresh controversy

The National Identity Management Agency [NIMC] has been engaged in expensive media razzmatazz and glitzy…

The Newly Elected NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba

NLC sets agenda for Buhari; demands power sector privatization audit

The Nigeria Labour Congress on Tuesday spelt out the issues it believes should shape the…

Aisha Buhari

My husband’s plan covers every Nigerian child — Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria's president-elect, has assured the people of Nigeria of the incoming government's commitment to the development of children in every geopolitical zone of the country. In a statement released to mark the International Children's Day on May 27, Mrs. Buhari said education was going to…

Lt. General Kenneth Minmah

Nigeria, Britain plan 20-year Army development partnership

Nigerian Army in conjunction with the British Army is strategising a 20-year Development Plan to improve the service. This was disclosed by the director, Military Intelligence, Letam Wiwa, a major-general. Mr. Wiwa, who is the chairman of the Committee set up to work out the development strategy, said this at…

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Nigeria not doing enough to fight HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS

The country director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Bilali Camara, on Tuesday said Nigeria requires $1.2bn (N236.4 trillion) for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Mr. Camara said this during a workshop on the ambitious 90-90-90 treatment target organised by UNAIDS in collaboration with the National Agency for the…

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Don’t dump National Conference report, Jonathan urges Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the incoming Muhammadu Buhari-led government not to discard the report of the 2014 National Conference, which he initiated steps to implement before losing the recent election. The president tasked Mr. Buhari to appreciate the good contributions made by Nigerians towards nation-building irrespective of political party…

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Singer, Akon, launches “Solar Academy” in Africa

Senegalese-American musician, Akon, on Tuesday launched a Solar Academy, aimed at giving African engineers and entrepreneurs the skills needed to develop solar power. The star previously launched the Akon Lighting Africa initiative aimed at bringing electricity to some 600 million Africans. “We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring…

Kashamu Buruji; Photo: The News Nigeria

NDLEA dares Court, vows to maintain siege on Kashamu’s house

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said that an order issued by a federal court, Tuesday, directing its personnel to vacate Buruji Kashamu’s home, would not stop it from performing its statutory responsibilities "in a lawful manner". Mr. Kashamu, a prominent member of the Peoples' Democratic Party and Senator-elect…

Sen. Bukola Saraki

Senate Presidency: Saraki’s aide apologizes over zoning tweet

The media aide to a former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, has apologized over a tweet that claimed the All Progressives Congress, APC, zoned the senate presidency to Nigeria’s North Central. The aide, Bamidele Omisore, issued a statement Tuesday saying he merely shared on social media information he found…

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Dokpesi, 7 others to testify in Tinubu’s N150bn libel suit against AIT

Hearing in the N150 billion libel suit filed against DAAR Communications by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has been fixed for May 27. Raymond Dokpesi, the Chairman of the broadcast outfit, is one of the witnesses to testify at the resumed hearing of the…

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Don’t corrupt our officers, Police IG begs Nigerians

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Tuesday appealed to the public not to corrupt personnel of the police by giving them bribe. Mr. Arase made the appeal while fielding questions from journalists during a meeting with senior officers on the issue of whether or not, bail was free. “We…

Bello Haliru Mohammed, new PDP Chairman

PDP Congratulates Acting BoT Chair, Bello Haliru

The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Working Committee of the party, has congratulated Bello Haliru on his emergence as the Acting Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday,…

Kashamu Buruji; Photo: The News Nigeria

Court orders NDLEA out of Kashamu’s home

Justice Ibrahim Bubba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, out of the home of fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu. Mr. Kashamu had been under house arrest since Saturday morning when anti-narcotic agents secured his property. The NDLEA had…

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State governor

Akwa Ibom, Rivers, others owe workers despite receiving highest Excess Crude money

Most of the 18 state governments whose workers commenced an indefinite strike on Monday (today) over several months of unpaid salaries are among those that collected the highest allocations from the excess crude revenue distribution between 2011 and 2014. The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Peter Ozo-Eson,…

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Senate Presidency: Saraki, media lied about zoning – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a media report that its National Working Committee met on Monday night and decided to zone the Senate Presidency to the North-Central and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South-West, saying nothing like that ever happened. One of the candidates…

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Nigeria’s energy crisis worsens; only 5 of 23 power plants functional — NERC

Nigeria’s energy crisis deteriorated Monday, as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the government agency responsible for regulating operations in the electricity sector, reported that only five of the country’ 23 power plants are currently functional. By implication, Nigerians would now have to contend with a biting fuel supply crisis,…

Ibrahim Lamorde, EFCC Chairman

Jonathan did not starve us of funds – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied media report that the present administration starved the commission of funds to function effectively. A spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said a report by the Sun newspaper quoting the commission's chairman, Ibrahim Larmode, to have said that…

The Newly Elected NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba

Punish those behind fuel crisis, NLC tells Jonathan, Buhari

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday asked the in-coming president, Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure that the cabal controlling the country’s fuel importation business is sacked to restore normalcy in the sector. The NLC said business and commercial activities in the country were brought literally to a halt as a…

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​​Jonathan ‘rejects’ PDP’s offer to chair Board of Trustees

President Goodluck Jonathan turned down his Peoples Democratic Party’s offer to head the party’s Board of Trustees, before a former minister was appointed on Monday, a senior party leader has said. The outgoing president was rumoured to be preparing the grounds to take over as chairman of the troubled party’s…

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Kashamu challenges Adoke, NDLEA to produce extradition request, arrest warrant

A lawyer to the fugitive senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu, Ajibola Oluyede, has said that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has no warrant of arrest nor an extradition request from the United States of America as it claimed. Mr. Oluyede said this while speaking to journalists at the federal high court…

Bello Haliru Mohammed, new PDP Chairman

Indicted Ex-Minister, Haliru Mohammed, returns as PDP’s BoT Acting Chairman

The Board of Trustees of Nigeria’s ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed a former acting national Chairman of the party, and ex-defence minister, Haliru Mohammed, as its acting Chairman. Mr. Mohammed’s nomination was endorsed Monday night by the PDP’s BoT at a meeting at the Aso Rock presidential…

Senate leadership with President Goodluck Jonathan at Nigeria 52 anniversary dinner

Constitution Amendment: Supreme Court Orders Jonathan, National Assembly to Settle Differences in 48 Hours

The Supreme Court Nigeria on Monday gave the Executive arm of Nigerian government and the National Assembly 48 hours to resolve their differences over the Fourth Alteration of 1999 Constitution Bill. They are to return to the court after harmonising their respective positions and with the report of their out-of-court…

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UPDATE: Fuel Crisis: Oil marketers, govt agree to restore fuel supply

Hope that Nigeria's fuel crisis, which virtually shut down the entire economy, may soon be over, beckoned Monday after the Federal Government and oil marketers agreed to work towards the immediate restoration of normal supply of fuel throughout the country. For most part of last week, and particularly the weekend,…

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Vice President Sambo finally submits handover notes to Buhari’s committee

The transition committee of the Federal Government headed by Vice President Namadi Sambo has finally submitted the outgoing government’s handover notes to the transition committee of the incoming government, headed by a former permanent secretary, Ahmed Joda. President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressive Congress, APC, had complained about…