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Olu of Warri visits Buhari, requests for projects

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwole, has called on the federal government to help mop up youth from the streets by activating and utilising the two main ports in the city. The monarch said this during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Speaking briefly with State House correspondents…

Rochas and Buhari

2019: Buhari will address Nigerians soon on re-election – Okorocha 

The Governor of Imo State and chairman of the APC governors forum, Rochas Okorocha, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation soon on whether he will seek re-election in 2019.  Mr. Okorocha stated this Thursday shortly after he led other APC governors to meet with the president…

What Council of State discussed Thursday

The National Council of State meeting on Thursday discussed Nigeria's economy, security and 2019 elections. The meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, was attended by former presidents, former chief justices of Nigeria, senate president and the 36 governors. It started at about 11a.m. and lasted over six hours. The council…

Jonathan, IBB, absent at Council of State meeting

Former Nigerian leaders, Goodluck Jonathan and Ibrahim Babangida, are notably absent at the meeting of the National Council of State that kicked off minutes ago at the council chamber of the presidential villa Abuja. The meeting, which started some minutes after 11 a.m., is being chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.…

Buhari to meet former Nigerian leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday host former heads of state and presidents at a meeting of the National Council of State. The meeting, which will hold inside the council chamber of the State House presidential villa Abuja, will start by 11a.m. Thursday’s meeting is the third to be hosted by…

We will not condone cattle rustling in Kogi – Government

The Kogi State Government has warned cattle rustlers that their nefarious activities will not be condoned in the state. Speaking through his Director of Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja, Governor Yahaya Bello said the state’s hospitality should not be taken as gateway for criminal elements. He assured the…

Nigerian govt approves ‘special biscuits’ for school feeding programme

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the production of a special high nutrient biscuit to be included in the school feeding programme for primary school pupils. The programme is being implemented under the Special Intervention Programme of the federal government; in partnership with willing state governments. The Minister of…

Nigerian govt saves N4.5 trillion from court claims – AGF

The Federal Government of Nigeria says N4.5 trillion was saved through effective defence of cases instituted against the government in various courts. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, stated this on Wednesday at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council which…

FEC approves $6.7 billion for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a rail line from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna. Mr. Amaechi, who addressed State House correspondents after the meeting held inside the council chamber of the presidential villa, said…

Hajj pilgrims

NAHCON refunds N820 million to Hajj 2017 pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has released over N820 million (N820,283,965) as refund to state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards and agencies for 2017 Hajj operations. The refunds consist of about N181 million for pilgrims and officials of states that could not travel for the pilgrimage and N209 million…

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Hajj 2018: Group wants biometric centres in 774 local govts

The Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation, has said that facilities for the newly introduced compulsory data capture of intending pilgrims ahead of the Hajj 2018 should be established in all the 774 local governments across Nigeria. In the past, pilgrims' bio-metrics are captured on arrival in Saudi Arabia.…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

INTERVIEW: 2019: Senator criticises colleagues, says decision on election sequence illegal

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim, has said that the recent decision by the two chambers of the National assembly to reorder the sequence of the 2019 election is illegal. The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of…

Days after Zamfara killings, governor ‘unaware’, remains in Abuja

Three days after several citizens of Zamfara state were killed by bandits in two separate attacks, Governor Abdulaziz Yari is yet to return to the state. The governor, who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, has remained in Abuja attending various functions. Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers…

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Why African democracy is not developing — Osinbajo

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has said that democracy is not developing as it should in Africa because of manipulation by the elite. Mr. Osinbajo stated this Thursday while delivering an address at the inaugural lecture of the Kukah Centre with the theme: How to make democracy work for Africa, which…

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NEC receives briefing on Excess Crude Account, others from AGF

The members of the National Economic Council, NEC, comprising the 36 governors and some ministers were on Thursday briefed by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, on the balance of the various federation accounts.    Mr. Ahmed told the council that the Excess Crude Account, ECA, as at…

Farmers/ Herders clashes: Buhari sets up committee to visit attacked communities 

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up another committee that will visit all communities affected by farmers/herders clashes across the country.  The visit according to Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State is to enable the government to look at ways “to ameliorate the suffering of the people in those areas and…

Fuel Scarcity: Nigerian govt gives mixed signals on possible price increase

Two government officials on Thursday gave diverse indications on what government is considering to resolve the current petrol scarcity. While a state governor who briefed journalists after a meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hinted at a possible price increase, the Minister of State for Petroleum said such was…

2019: Tinubu meets Buhari, speaks on APC crisis, Obasanjo, IBB’s letters

A leader of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has said that his recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile all warring groups in the party is a great honour. The ex-Lagos governor also spoke on the recent letters to President Muhammadu Buhari by two former Nigerian…

Governor Ganduje speaks on ‘underage voting’ in Kano

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has described trending photos and videos of children voting in last Saturday’s local government election in the state as “propaganda" by his political opponents. The governing All Progressives Congress, APC, won 100 per cent of all chairmanship and councillor seats in all the 44 local…

2019: Buhari’s ministers who want to be state governors

As the 2019 general election approaches, politicians and their supporters are gradually getting prepared for the campaigns. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has already released a tentative timetable for the highly awaited elections. The INEC time-table shows that party primaries and resolution of disputes arising from them will hold…

Buhari receives briefing about preparations for Hajj 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received briefing on the 2018 Hajj Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, meeting which held in Saudi Arabia last month from the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Ibrahim, and the Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Muhammad,…

2019: APC governor declares support for National Assembly’s decision to re-order elections

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has said that he is in support of the decision of the National Assembly to re-arrange the order of elections in 2019. The two chambers of the National Assembly have approved a re-arrangement of the order of elections. In their approval, federal legislative…

APC chairman escapes mob attack

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Katsina, Shittu Shittu, escaped a mob attack on Thursday. Mr. Shittu was rescued by security operatives from the mob who attacked him after some people decamped to the party, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The mob, believed to be supporters of…

Catholic Bishops to Buhari: Your govt is failing, your goodwill being “fast depleted”

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end the endless suffering, killings and other crimes afflicting Nigerians. They made the plea when they paid a courtesy call on the President at the State House, Abuja. The clerics in an address delivered by Ignatius Kaigama, Archbishop…

Benue community accuses militia of killings, abductions

Members of Shitile community in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State are accusing a militia of kidnapping and killing residents. The residents sent a petition to the presidency and other local and international human rights organisations on the matter. They named the militia as Civilian Joint Task Force,…