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National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno

Nigerian govt bans unauthorised use of drones, broadcast equipment

The federal government has, as part of broad measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, banned the unauthorised acquisition of firearms, drones and broadcast equipment. This was disclosed on Thursday by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, during the General Security Appraisal Committee Meeting at the…

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

2019: Ambode demonstrates grace, holds no grudges – Bagudu

The Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, on Thursday showered accolades on his counterpart in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the high sense of maturity displayed in the wake of the political developments in the state, saying the latter demonstrated grace which has united the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the…

Tony Attah, MD, NLNG

Tony Attah, Taofik Adegbite, spar on The Joy of Reading

Tony Attah, managing director of the Nigerian LNG Limited will be on a panel with Taofik Adegbite, CEO of Marine Platforms, to converse around the Joy Of Reading at the Lagos Book and Art Festival. They will both be engaged by Reuben Abati, a former spokesperson of the Nigerian Presidency.…

Jafaar Jafaar

#GandujeGate: Journalist Jafaar must be protected – Amnesty International

Osai Ojigho, director, Amnesty International Nigeria, has said journalist Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian, must be given maximum security. Mr Ojigbo was reacting to the appearance of the journalist before an investigation committee of the Kano State House of Assembly, to testify on the alleged videos of Kano State…

Sule Lamido, Former governor of Jigawa state

EFCC re-arraigns Sule Lamido, sons over alleged N1.35bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday re-arraigned a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on a 43-count amended charge bordering on abuse of office and money laundering before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja. The case had previously been heard by Justices…

Idris Kutigi, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria

Buhari approves National Cemetery as Justice Kutigi’s final resting place

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute to a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, late Idris Kutigi, hailing his contributions to the evolution of the country’s jurisprudence. The president, while also honouring the late CJN by authorising his burial at the National Cemetery, Abuja, said the nation will not forget the…

JOHN-ABEBE

John Abebe loses bid to stall trial

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday dismissed an application filed by John Abebe seeking to strike out the four-count charge of forgery, fabricating evidence, using fabricated evidence and attempt to pervert the course of justice preferred against him by the Economic and…

Alex Badeh in court Photo: DailyPost

EFCC closes case in N3.9 billion charge against Nigeria’s ex-Air Force chief

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday closed its case in a N3.9 billion money laundering case involving a former Chief of Air Staff, Alex Badeh (retd). Mr Badeh is standing trial alongside Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja. He…

Former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa

Alleged N29bn Fraud: Court Grants Nyako’s request to travel abroad

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama Abuja, on Tuesday granted an application by a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking the release of his travelling documents to enable him travel to Germany for medical check-up. Moving the application dated September 20, Ibrahim Isiyaku,…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna Crises: El-Rufai orders communities to repair destroyed public assets

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to enforce the various existing laws that impose costs on communities that permit violence in their midst, in order to stem the intermittent crises in Kaduna State. The governor, who disclosed that additional divisions of the police would be established in state, said no matter…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Norwegian Refugee Council horrified by killing of farmers

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says it is horrified by the killing of at least 12 farmers in Kalle village, Borno state, northeast Nigeria this weekend. “The level of violence registered lately in Northeast Nigeria is alarming. Farmers have been easy targets. These attacks risk making people too afraid to…

High tension electric powerlines

National Industrial Council plans to add 4.2 Gigawatts of power to national grid

In a move to ensure optimal use of resources, the federal government has commenced moves to deploy underutilised power assets to deliver incremental power to industrial centres and needy communities in the country. Through the coordination of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competiveness Advisory Council, the government seeks to generate…

Pictures from a New Media Conference

Groups to host new media conference in Abuja

From Wednesday, October 24,  to Thursday, 25, 2018, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative and BudgIT will  host the 3rd New Media, Citizens’ and Governance Conference (NMCG) at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja. The Conference, as its name implies, will turn the spotlight on the increasingly important role of new media platforms, including…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna security situation, and what we are doing about it — Gov. El-Rufai

Let us make our Kaduna State a place of peace Text of State Broadcast by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, on Monday, 22nd October 2018 Dear People of Kaduna State, I address you today with a heavy heart, saddened by the violence and loss of lives in parts…

Buhari commends Idiagbon’s loyalty, says APC will win Kwara in 2019

The late major general, Tunde Idiagbon, was a very rare example of what loyalty to fatherland and to a superior should be, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday. “Tunde was strong, loyal and extremely committed to the cause of positively changing the narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out…

Idris Kutigi, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria

Buhari mourns former CJN Kutigi

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of condolence to the family of Idris Kutigi, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria who died on Saturday in London. Mr Buhari's message was revealed in a State House Press Statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina. "President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to…

VICE PRESIDENT VISIT TO BYS 028

Bayelsa flood a major national disaster — VP Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday overflew some parts of Bayelsa, to assess the flood situation in the state, describing it as a major disaster. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor, on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, said Mr Osinbajo made the statement…

Governor Okowa mourns as Delta Chief Judge loses wife

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed his deep condolences to the family of the Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro over the death of his wife, Lizzy. The governor’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba on Saturday. Mr. Aniagwu…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Champion Newspapers Limited]

Buhari expresses regret over loss of lives in Abia pipeline explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret over the unnecessary loss of lives and property as a result of the pipeline explosion in the Osisioma Ngwa community of Abia State Friday morning. The president also sympathised with those who lost loved ones. In a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special…

Grace Chamah, wife of the former military Governor of Katsina and Kebbi states, represents Aisha Buhari at the 2018 Episcopal Harvest of the Anglican Communion at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Speak well of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari urges Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha, has urged Nigerians to speak well of the country. She made the call during the 2018 Episcopal Harvest of the Anglican Communion at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Saturday. Mrs. Buhari, who was honoured with Deborah Award, was represented by Grace Chamah,…

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari ‘condemns’ Kaduna violence that killed 55

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna State which claimed 55 lives. Reacting to the violent clashes, Mr Buhari said the frequent resort to bloodshed by Nigerians over misunderstandings that can be resolved peacefully, is worrisome. According to him, “No culture and religion…

APC chieftain, Bisi Akande, wants restructuring; blames military for lopsided structure

Former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has carpeted successive military governments that ruled Nigeria for 29 years since independence, saying they created states and local governments by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning. This, according to him, has necessitated…

EFCC operatives

Lebanese convicted for currency trafficking in Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday secured the conviction one Haytham Aldahrah , a Lebanese who was arrested at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport while trying to board an Egypt Air flight to Cairo for refusing to declare the sum $105,000 and €65,000 respectively to the Nigeria…

kayode-fayemi

Fayemi dissolves boards of Ekiti agencies, parastatals

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has ordered immediate dissolution of the boards of government agencies, parastatals and corporations in the state. The chairpersons of the boards of these agencies are directed to hand over to the most senior officer in their respective agencies, the new Secretary to the…

Kayode Fayemi

Fayemi orders probe as ex-Ekiti APC council chairman killed

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has directed security agencies in the state to fish out killers of the Treasurer of the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Moses Adeoye, who was killed by gunmen at his Otun Ekiti residence on Tuesday night. Mr Adeoye, who was until recently…