Akin Oyewobi

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, making a point during a Stakeholders meeting on proposed regeneration of the Lekki-Oniru axis at Four Points, Sheraton, Oniru, Victoria Island, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Sanwo-Olu declares toll-free passage for motorists at Lekki axis

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has removed toll fees for motorists going and coming out of Lekki axis during rush hours on Thursday. The governor declared a toll-free passage at the toll plaza on Lekki-Epe Expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and also…

Buhari Signing

Buhari nominates new NCC Commisioners, NIPSS DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate, the name of Uba Maska for confirmation as Executive Commissioner of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). The president’s request was contained in a letter read at the start of the plenary on Tuesday. "In accordance with section 8 (1) of the Nigeria…

Ghana police

CPJ calls for investigation into arrest, alleged torture of Ghanaian journalists

Ghana's Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice should immediately launch an independent investigation into the arrests of Modern Ghana editor, Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri, and reporter Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum and security forces' alleged torture of Ajarfor, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On…

Germany's Alexandra Popp scores against Nigeria 2

Germany Vs Nigeria Live Updates: Super Falcons battle former world champions for quarter-final ticket

After literally squeezing through to the Round of 16 at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the Super Falcons are set for another big hurdle in their quest to stay on in the tournament. With their 16th placement amongst those that progressed into the knockout phase, the Nigerian…

Cloud

Cloudy, rainy, thundery weather to prevail on Saturday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with prospects of rainfall and thunderstorm over most parts of the country on Saturday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Friday in Abuja predicted widespread thunderstorms over the central states in the morning hours. It also predicted thunderstorms over Bauchi, Jos, Kaduna,…

Hajj pilgrims travelling after being cleared by NAHCON

FCT pilgrims board approves N1.5m as 2019 hajj fare

The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has approved N1.5 million as the 2019 Hajj fares for intending pilgrims in the territory. The Public Relations Officer of the Board, Muhammad Lawal, in a statement on Saturday said all intending pilgrims from the territory would also get a flat Basic…

Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has been called to resign after footage surfaced of him purportedly discussing state contracts with a potential Russian backer in return for political support. PHOTO: Reuters (Photo Source: Strait Times)

Austrian vice-chancellor resigns after release of secret video

Austrian vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, on Saturday resigned following the release of a secret video in which he is seen appearing to offer government contracts in exchange for political support. The far-right leader said he offered his resignation to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in order to prevent the collapse of the…

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Speakership: Lagos APC canvasses support for Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State Chapter, has urged party members who have won elections into the House of Representatives across the country to support Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker. Abiodun Salami, APC’s Assistant Publicity Secretary in Lagos state, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of…

Power Lines [Photo: energymixreport.com]

With no tariff hike in three years, electricity firms ‘lose N1.4 trillion’

Electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) on Friday accused the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of causing about N1.4 trillion revenue shortfall in the power sector by refusing to review the current tariff since 2016. The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) said under the multi-year tariff order (MYTO) introduced in 2015,…

Jeremiah Useni

Plateau Supplementary poll: Useni asks security agents to be neutral

Ahead of the March supplementary governorship election in Plateau State, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jeremiah Useni, has called on security agents to maintain neutrality during the exercise. Mr Useni, a retired general, gave the advice on Wednesday while addressing journalists in Jos. He cautioned security agents…

APC Secretariat

Akwa Ibom APC rejects governorship results

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has rejected the governorship and House of Assembly elections results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the state. The State Chairman of APC, Ini Okopido said in Uyo, the state capital on Monday that the results announced by…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC Caucus meeting today

Buhari wins Osun

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, has emerged the winner in Osun State. Mr Buhari beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election held on Saturday in Osun State and officially announced by Toyin Ogundipe, a professor…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Buhari, Atiku and the battle for votes in Nigeria’s six regions

The Presidential Contest In the presidential contest, it is a straight contest between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and his primary challenger Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This will not be the first time Buhari, 76, and Atiku, 72, have faced one…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VIDEO: Nigeria’s Vice President Osinbajo denies resignation rumours

Nigeria's vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has denied a rumour circulating online that he has resigned from his office. Mr Osinbajo is the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari under the flag of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election rescheduled for Saturday. On Thursday, the rumour trended…

IDPs

Over 110,000 babies die yearly in Nigeria, other conflict countries – Report

At least 550,000 babies reportedly died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to a new analysis by Save the Children. This is an average of well over 110,000 every year, the agency explained. The infants succumbed to indirect effects of…

Accreditation exercise at Bakin Kasuwa 1, Gidan chairman, polling unit 006.

Election Day offenders to face immediate prosecution — Lagos Police

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, says the security agency is working with the judiciary to ensure persons arrested for offences on election days are tried immediately. Mr Muazu disclosed this at a Stakeholders Meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos on Tuesday,…

Dollar and Naira bills [Photo credit: NairaFX]

Naira maintains stability against dollar

The Naira on Monday maintained stability against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, exchanging at N358 to the dollar. The Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N473 and N410, respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) segment, the Naira was sold at N360 to the dollar, while…

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his vice, Peter Obi on "The Candidates". [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Peter Obi]

How I co-owned Intels while being a top customs officer – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday denied using his position as a top government official to enrich himself. Mr Abubakar resigned in 1989 as a top official with the Nigerian Customs Service. Host Kadaria Ahmed put Mr Abubakar under the spotlight for his purchase…

Atiku Abubakar, Benue

Unlike Buhari, I’ll respect rule of law, grow Nigeria’s economy – Atiku

A former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari saying by the president’s action, Nigeria’s democracy is ‘in peril’. Mr Abubakar who is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said this against the backdrop of the controversies surrounding the removal of the…

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Why I support another governorship candidate against APC – Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), against that of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is borne out of his commitment towards ensuring equity, justice and fairness as well as peaceful elections. He said his support…

Iran moves closer to adopting law against funding terrorism

Iran’s parliament approved a tweaked draft law against funding terrorism on Wednesday which officials hope will bring Tehran closer to global standards and help remove it from investment blacklists as it faces renewed U.S. sanctions. The official news agency IRNA said lawmakers had included amendments requested by a powerful clerical…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives WAEC attestation [Photo: @BashirAhmad]

No discrepancy in Buhari’s WAEC attestation certificate

There is no discrepancy in the results of the school certificate examination of President Muhammadu Buhari released in 2015 and the results in an “attestation certificate” issued to the president by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday. The president’s school certificate examination, which was a major controversy in…

A conservationist, Muhammad Ibrahim with the trapped Osprey migratory bird about to release on Thursday 1st November at Baturiya wetlands reserve area Jigawa State  [Photo

Migratory bird belonging to University of Helsinki trapped, released in Nigeria

The Jigawa State Government, on Thursday, released a migratory osprey belonging to University of Hilshinki, Finland, an official said. The osprey, also called a sea hawk, was trapped by a local fisherman at Ruwan Mosa in Arki community, Mallamadori Local Government Area on October 25 and released on November 1.…

2019: Group says will spend N70m on Buhari, Masari campaign

A Katsina state-based NGO, Daura Emirate Youth Progressive Movement (DEYPM), says it earmarked N70 million to prosecute the electioneering campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari toward the 2019 general elections.A Abdulkadir Lawal, the zonal chairman of the NGO, made the disclosure in an interview with the News…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Buhari salutes honest security men who returned valuables

President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee, saying such conduct reflects the new Nigeria that we all desire. A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, had met a family returning from…