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Zamfara Violence: Nigerian govt bans mining activities in troubled state

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a total ban on mining activities in Zamfara State and its environs. The decision is part of fresh measures to restore peace to the state bedevilled by banditry. Hundreds of people have been killed or kidnapped by the bandits in Zamfara in the…

File photo of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arriving at an airport

Osinbajo attends 25th national commemoration of Rwandan Genocide

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has departed Nigeria to join other world leaders and top dignitaries to participate in the ceremonies marking the 25th National Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The event holds on Sunday in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Mr Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, in…

Zamfara, Kaduna killings ‘politicised’ — Buhari

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that ending banditry remains a key priority of his administration and he would do whatever it takes to save lives. Reacting to the recent spike in killings and kidnappings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, Mr Buhari described himself as one of the "unhappiest" leaders…

President Muhammadu Buhari delivering a keynote address at the Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa today in Amman Jordan. (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Why Nigeria experiences conflicts, irregular migration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion. The president stated this Saturday during his remarks at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the…

President Muhammadu Buhari-at-FEC Meeting

FEC approves $6.8M loan from AfDB

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a memo from the Ministry of Finance to secure a loan of $6.8 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The loan, according to the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, is to finance “inclusive basic service delivery and livelihood empowerment integrated programme for…

President Buhari presiding over a FEC meeting by Novo Isioro

FEC approves new employment programme targetting 60,000 youth

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new scheme that is targeted at creating employment for 60,000 Nigerians aged 18-25 years. This was announced Wednesday by the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the council chaired…

Nigerian govt reacts to execution of citizen in Saudi Arabia, armed robbery in Dubai

The Federal Government has lamented the execution of a Nigerian woman on Monday in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offences. The government also condemned the action of four Nigerian citizens who were caught on video carrying out an armed robbery in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE). The Ministry of Interior of…

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

INTERVIEW: Oshiomhole turning APC into regional minority party — Okorocha

The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that his administration has completed over 1000 projects ready for commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Okorocha stated this in an interview with State House correspondents on Monday shortly after he met with Mr Buhari behind closed doors in his office. He…

President Muhamadu Buhari and RGov. Rocha Okorocha [Photo: National Daily]

Buhari in closed door meeting with Okorocha

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. The meeting is holding in the president’s office at the State House presidential villa, Abuja. Mr Okorocha, who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors forum, is currently under suspension by the governing party.…

The helicopter of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo involved in a crash

My death in helicopter crash would have put a lot of people in trouble – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said those responsible for his security would have been in trouble if he had died in the February 2 helicopter crash he was involved in. Mr Osinbajo and his team escaped death as his helicopter crash-landed in Kogi State. Neither he nor other occupants of…

President Muhammadu Buhari makes his acceptance speech during presentation of Certificate-of-Return to him as winner of 2019 Presidential election, by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (L), at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01783/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN Centre in Abuja on Wednesday (27/2/19). 01782/27/2/2019/Callistus Ewelike/HB/BJO/NAN

I‘ll leave Nigeria better than I met it, Buhari tells Christian leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assured Christian leaders in the country of his commitment to leave Nigeria better than he met it in 2015. Receiving the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) led by Samson Ayokunle, the president of the association, Mr Buhari said his administration will…

Samson-Ayokunle. [Photo credit: Hope for Nigeria]

CAN visits, congratulates Buhari

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has visited President Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his victory in the recent presidential election. The Christian body was led to the presidential villa on Friday by its president, Samson Ayokunle. There were reports recently in the media that claimed that CAN would…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari meets Christian, Islamic leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with some prominent Islamic clerics. The meeting, which is holding inside the council chamber of the presidential villa, is taking place few minutes after the president also met with a delegation of Christian leaders led by the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari launches pension plan for self-employed Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched a micro pension plan for self-employed Nigerians. The launch took place at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. Mr Buhari launched the programme by supervising the registration of a Keke NAPEP operator, Sagir Shawai, a resident of Karu village of the Federal Capital Territory.…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari and Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita; NSA Major Gen. Babagana Monguno Rtd; during FEC Meeting held at the Council Chambers, Abuja.

FEC approves N1.4bn for design of new DPR office

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved a memorandum from the Minister of State (Petroleum), Ibe Kachikwu, for the design of a new head office for the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). The design for the proposed 12-floor building, according to Mr Kachikwu, will cost N1.4 billion. He also said…

Hajj pilgrims travelling after being cleared by NAHCON

Group calls for establishment of microfinance bank for hajj

A civil society group, Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), has called for the establishment of a Microfinance bank dedicated to Hajj activities. IHR also called on the Nigerian government to put in place a new policy that will allow civil servants who intend to perform Hajj to use their pension fund…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari’s campaign writes Police, SSS, accuses PDP of illegal access to INEC server

President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of having illegal access to the computer server of the electoral commssion, INEC. The spokesperson of Mr Buhari's campaign, Festus Keyamo, stated this in a petition sent to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP rejects Kano governorship election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its candidate, Abba Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the Kano State governorship election, saying any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand. "The whole world knows that the PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, won the Kano state governorship election since March…

Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

It’s Official: INEC declares APC’s Ganduje winner of Kano supplementary guber election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday. Mr Ganduje lost the first election held on March 9 by a slim margin, but his total votes in the two…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano’s Ganduje on course to win re-election

Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress is on course to win reelection as governor of Kano State, according to vote tallies announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The returning officer, Bello Shehu, for the supplementary poll held on Saturday has announced results of the rerun, but said he…

Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

INEC begins collation of Kano supplementary election results (LIVE UPDATES)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the collation of results of the supplementary governorship election in Kano State. The collation is holding at the headquarters of INEC in Kano. Already collation officers from some local governments have made their submissions. Results from PU 09 in Gezawa local government…

Voting in progress at Doka PU 003, Dawa village in Rimin Gado local government area Kano state

Group praises conduct of Kano election re-run

A coalition has commended the conduct of Saturday's governorship re-run election in Kano State. The observers, numbering 18, addressed the press via a statement read by Chinyere Manukwem, the leader of Global Initiative for Civic Training and Youth Development. Speaking under the aegis of the Coalition of Independent National Electoral…

Police officer

Supplementary Poll: No serving commissioner arrested – Kano govt

The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, has debunked reports that the police have arrested a serving commissioner in the state during Saturday's re-run elections. Mr Garba, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, also described the reported loss of life due to violence in some polling…

Police on patrol

Kano Supplementary Elections: Police arrest 10, say violence exaggerated

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Michael Obizi, who was drafted to Kano by the Inspector-General (IG), Mohammed Adamu, to oversee the conduct of governorship re-run election in the state, said 10 persons have been arrested so far for various offences. There have been widespread reports of violence in…

President Muhammadu Buhari

EU congratulates Buhari on re-election

The European Union (EU) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the president on Saturday, said the Union expressed willingness to work with his administration. Mr Buhari was declared the winner of the February 23 presidential election by the…