• Osinbajo: I say to you brothers in Christ, fellow countrymen and women, let us go forward

    Abuja – The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday in Abuja, urged Nigerians not to look back, rather to look forward and move forward.
    He assured Nigerians that the Lord will fight for them and they will no longer be derailed by the claws of injustice and corruption threatening to destroy the country.VP Yemi Osinbajo, SANOsinbajo gave the assurance in his remark at the 2018 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service to mark the administration’s third year in office and
  • Nigeria has never had a more transparent, accountable govt than Buhari’s – Lai Mohammed

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged the global anti corruption body Transparency International (TI) to support, rather than condemn, the Buhari Administration’s fight against corruption.Lai Mohammed”Nigeria has never had a more transparent, more accountable government than the Buhari Administration,” the Minister said when he received a TI delegation, led by the Chair of the body’s International Board, Delia Ferreira Rubio, in Abuja on
  • Nigeria’s economy needs booster shots to grow optimally – Rewane

    In this interview, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Financial Derivatives Company and one of the nation’s leading economic analysts, speaks on the state of Nigeria’s economy, highlighting the major challenges inhibiting growth, while recommending elimination of policy rigidities and injection of booster shots to achieve optimal economic growth.By Babajide Komolafe & Elizabeth Adegbesan
    IN the light of recent economic indicators, GDP, Inflation, MPC meeting,
  • Stop lying or quit the ministry, Garba Shehu tells Reno Omokri

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu has said Reno Omokri aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan ‘should stop lying, if only to help his pastoral calling and retain its good name. Otherwise he should quit the ministry.’
    Reno Omokri and Garba Shehu
    Garba Shehu Who made this known in a statement he released on Sunday said that the Peoples Democrtic Part (PDP) is an angry opposition and unhappy about the loss of priv
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  • PDP an angry opposition, unhappy about loss of privileges – Garba Shehu

    President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu has said that the Peoples Democrtic Part (PDP) is an angry opposition and unhappy about the loss of privileges that it desperately want to hang on to but now abolished by the prudent, austere Buhari Administration. Delta State delegates waiting to vote during the PDP 2017 National Convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida
    Garba Shehu made this known in a statement releas
  • nPDP stalwarts to meet Buhari, Osinbajo Monday

    Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin
    In continuation of the dialogue over the grievances of members of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) bloc of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), another meeting between the group and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will hold Monday.
    Attendees at the meeting are expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari later in the day after their meeting with the Vice President to intimate him about the outcome of their meeting.
    The nPDP group led by a former Acting chairman
  • APC sweeps Nasarawa local government election

    The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress as winners of Saturday’s local government election across the state.
    Mr. Henry Omaku, chairman of the electoral body, announced the results of the polls on Sunday at the commission’s headquarters in Lafia.
    He said that three political parties — All Progressive Congress, Social Democratic Party and Advanced Democratic Party fielded candidates for the chairmanship election
  • $16b power project: Nigerians are waiting for your explanation, Agoro asks Obasanjo

    By Ola AjayiIbadan – FOLLOWING accusations and counter accusations among the presidency and former Presidents , Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan over $16billionpower project, Dr Olapade Agoro, National Chairman of the National Action Council (NAC) has challenged the three Nigerian leader to stop the blame-game and explain their roles in series of mismanaged funds since 1999.Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
    Agoro said this when speaking with newsmen in Ibadan Sunday on the occasion of N
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  • Fresh crisis in Labour Party over alleged plot by NLC to hijack party

    By Chris OchayiABUJA – There are indications that fresh a leadership crisis is brewing in the Labour Party, LP, following alleged plot by the leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to hijack the party.Supporters of Labour party celebrating Mimikos Victory at Amusement park, Akure. Photos Lamidi Bamidele
    The subterranean moves to takeover the party by the organized union according to Vanguard findings, could not be unconnected with recent skirmishes in the party where a few aggrieved
  • 2019: Christians won’t vote wicked, religious bigots, tribalist – Methofist Prelate

    —-Tells leaders to stop apportioning blames—-Warns against clamping down oppositionBy Johnbosco Agbakwuru
    ABUJA – PRELATE of Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Rev Dr. Samuel Kalu Uche has said that he will mobilise the Christian community to vote against wicked, religious bigots and tribalistic leaders in 2019 general elections.Rev Uche stated this in his message at the 2018 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre Abuja which w
  • 2019: Christians won’t vote wicked, religious bigots, tribalist – Methodist Prelate

    —-Tells leaders to stop apportioning blames—-Warns against clamping down oppositionBy Johnbosco Agbakwuru
    ABUJA – PRELATE of Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Rev Dr. Samuel Kalu Uche has said that he will mobilise the Christian community to vote against wicked, religious bigots and tribalistic leaders in 2019 general elections.Rev Uche stated this in his message at the 2018 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre Abuja which w
  • There is an oath of God upon your life, Adefarasin tells Ambode

    Our achievements in three years divinely inspired – AmbodeLagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday attributed the remarkable achievements recorded by his administration in the last three years in all sectors and sections to the hand of God, saying the feats attained across the length and breadth of the State were divinely inspired.
    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (3rd left), his wife, Bolanle (3rd right); Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos Chapter,
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  • Do we forget the $2.2bn anti-insurgency funds fraudulently diverted by PDP? – APC

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that should Nigerians forget the bad years of the it’s sixteen years in government.Bolaji Abdullahi
    Saying ‘Do we forget the PDP administration’s unwillingness to operate the now implemented Treasury Single Account (TSA) which has greatly plugged government revenue leakages?‘Do we forget the voodoo economics, reckless fiscal policies and shocking pillage of the public treasury perpetuated dur
  • How to build sustainable peace between Itsekiri and Ijaw – Mulade, House of Assembly contender

    By Chancel B. Sunday & Simon Adewale
    Comrade Sheriff Mulade is an environmental and human rights activist and an aspirant to the Delta State House of Assembly in Warri South-West Constituency. He is also the national coordinator, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ). In this interview, he speaks on issues affecting Gbaramatu Delta State and Niger Delta.
    Mulade
    As a community leader, what roles have you played to bring development to Gbaramatu Kingdom?
    I hail from Benikrukru and
  • Ekiti 2018: Jonathan warns Buhari against subverting the will of Ekiti people

    By Rotimi OjomoyelaAdo-Ekiti-A former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan , has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against deploying Federal might to subvert the will of the people in the July 14 governorship election in favour of his party, the All Progressives Congress(APC).Jonathan said the will of the people must be allowed to stand at all times, because power belongs to them and we must respect their verdict through the ballots”, he advised.
    Jonathan also told President Buhari t
  • APC presidential aspirant, Ogbonnia wants Buhari to ensure level playing field

    Frowns at partisan role of party, government officials
    By Emmanuel Aziken
    All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Dr.SKC Ogbonnia has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure a level playing field for all aspirants in the run-up to the forthcoming presidential primaries of the party. SKC Ogbonnia
    Dr. Ogbonnia in a statement yesterday, particularly expressed concern at what he declared as the partisan attitude of some party and government officials who he said were using their o
  • What Saraki, APC senators told Oshiomhole

    By Abdul Ajayi
    The challenges facing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) came to the fore last Tuesday when the aspirant for the position of the national chairmanship of the party and former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, visited the APC Caucus in the Senate to solicit their support ahead of the national convention of the party.
    Oshiomhole
    It was an opportunity for the senators to bare their minds on the happenings in the APC  and it was so touching as the lawmakers
  • Why I want to be Cross River governor — Ibeshi

    By Adekunle Adekoya
    EMMANUEL Ibeshi – remember him? That was the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP in those halcyon days of the Obasanjo years. It should easily be recalled the frequency with which Senate presidents were changed in those years, and it was Ibeshi and his colleague, Gbenga Olawepo, who had to explain why it had to happen each time it did.
    That was then, but now, Ibeshi has some explaining to do, which has to do with his native Cross River State. He is from Cross River
  • Nigeria must use voter cards wisely —Chukwunwike

    By Ephraim Oseji & Destiny Eseaga Mr. Umekwe Chukwunwike, National Coordinator, Grassroots Initiative for Good Governance, in this interview, bares his mind on the group’s activities and Delta State politics.
    Chukwunwike
    Why do you engage Nigerians on good governance?
    First, we have to start from the grassroots because politics really starts from that level. People at the grassroots level account for the majority of voters in Nigeria. There is a clarion call to educate and engage
  • Enugu students endorse Ugwuanyi for 2nd term

    Ahead of the three years anniversary of the Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, students from all the tertiary institutions in the state under the auspices of Gburugburu Student Support Group (GSSG), have unanimously endorsed the governor for a second term in office.
    Rising from a well attended solidarity rally in Enugu in appreciation of peace and good governance in the state, the jubilant students who later converged at the Government House to identify with Gov. Ugwuanyi said
  • Why Buhari is not performing – Gen Jemibewon

    … SaysAtiku would have been better leader
    Omoniyi Salaudeen
    Though General David Jemibewon (rtd) is no longer in active politics, he is still very much concerned about certain developments in the country.
    Speaking on the sideline about the 2019 general elections, he expressed the view that the opposition PDP would serve the interest of Nigerians better than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
    As a former Minister of Police Affairs, you pioneered the idea of community policing. In
  • Herdsmen killings: Why the Catholic church protested – Monsignor Osu

    Olakunle Olafioye
    Catholic faithful across the country last week staged a peaceful protest against incessant killings in the country, which they felt that the government was feigning helplessness in stopping the bloodletting.Monsignor Gabriel Osu, director of communication, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, in this interview sheds more light on the development and the major issues affecting the nation as whole. Excerpt:
     How significant would you say is the protest embarked upon by Catholic fa
  • 2019: Why IBB is supporting SDP – Prof Adeniran, Ex- Education Minister

    …Says party ’ll defeat combined forces of APC and PDP
    You were a national chairmanship aspirant in the last stormy national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). You left the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). What actually did you find offensive in the party that compelled you to leave?
    I, by the grace of God was a foundation member of the party, had a clear vision and mission for the PDP and, of course, we felt that overtime, we would be moving in a clear dir
  • Delta north needs Ned Nwoko at the Red Chamber

    By Perez Brisibe
    BORN into the royal family of Nwoko in Idumuje Ugboko, in December 1960, Ned Nwoko is a LLM maritime and commercial law graduate of the University of London.
    Nwoko
    Having worked with two firms (Kumars Solicitors and Pascaldiers & Co Solicitors), before setting up his own firm in London, Ned Nwoko & Co-solicitors, like a goldfish with no hiding place, the Idumuje-Ugboko born prince was recognized as the best black lawyer in England in 1995.
    Hungry to ensure that the peopl
  • You are the problem of Nigeria, PDP tells APC

    By Dirisu YakubuABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as the clog in the wheel of Nigerians’ collective quest for national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity as a people.Lai Mohammad and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche SecondusThe party described the APC as a “contraption for oppression and vendetta,” and not a political party put together to champion the cause of good governance and developm
  • APC faltering peace moves amidst widening cracks in states

    JOHN ALECHENU takes a cursory look at the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress and the increasing challenges before the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu-led reconciliation committee
    The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress was at the verge of blowing the party into a thousand pieces before President Muhammadu Buhari opted to appoint a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to reconcile the various warring factions.
    The euphoria that heralded the announcement of Tinub
  • FG has refused to release Govt Support Fund to Rivers State – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revealed thatthe APC Federal Government has denied the Rivers State Government Special Funds under the approved Government BudgetSupport Fund.
    Governor Wike said that official sources noted that the Budget Support Fund for Rivers State was witheld because of the governor’s critical stance on nationalissues. He said all other states have received the fund.Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (m), Former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibo
  • Celebrating Lagos At 51

    By Akinwunmi AmbodeExactly a year ago, Lagos State turned 50. Nigerians came out in larger numbers to participate in the one-year long celebration of the coming of age of the State of aquatic splendor. The celebrations culminated in a spectacular show on 27 May, 2017 at the grounds of Eko Atlantic.
    Akinwunmi Ambode
    It has been one year now since those celebrations took place. We look back today, one year after, and see a Lagos that is remarkably different at 51. Infrastructure development contin
  • Democratic Coup ... How Governor Okorocha Lost Out in APC Congresses and Power Game 

    After a successful conduct of Ward and LGA Congresses of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, and subsequent upheld of the exercise by the party39;s electoral appeal panel and by extension the National Working Committee, NWC o ...
  • Fayose is a magician, miracle maker, patriot to Nigeria, says Afe Babalola

    ….our dream comes true – Ekiti CJA Senior Advocate of Nigeria ( SAN), and founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola has described Governor Ayodele Fayose as a patriot, not only to Ekiti, the Yoruba race but to the whole ofNigeria.The legal luminary also described Fayose as a magician, miracle maker, architect , planner, visioner and executioner who has changed the face of judiciary in Ekiti.Babalola poured the encomiums in Fayose for completing th
  • Name five projects you completed in 3 years, Reno Omokri challenges Buhari’s govt

    The spokesperson to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has challenged the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to name five projects it has completed in three years.
    Pastor Reno Omokri
    Reno on his Tweeter handle said former Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) government of Goodluck Jonathan initiated, started 5 projects and completed them in 3 years.
    Reno said ‘5 projects Jonathan initiated, started and completed in 3 years: * 12 new universities * 120 almajiri sc
  • APC not a political party but a contraption for oppression, vendetta – PDP

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that All Progressives Congress (APC) is not a political party designed for governance and development, but a contraption for oppression and vendetta.Kola OlogbondiyanThe party made this known in a statement titled ‘PDP Alerts: APC Is The Problem With Nigeria’ and signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary.
    PDP said that: ‘the harsh policies of the APC administration, which has scared away investors and President Buhari&
  • Azuatalam Lauds The Maturity Of Imo Apc Supporters On Successful Imo Congresses

    Mr. Jasper Azuatalam a member of Board of Trustee and Executive Director, Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund has commended the peace loving members of the All Progressives Congress, Imo State for ensuring that the congresses was peaceful, free, fai ...
  • Lagos reveals why FG’s school feeding programme has yet to take off

    The Lagos State Government said on Friday that the Federal Government’s school feeding programme had yet to take off in the state because of some logistics.
    The state government said it was still assessing FG’s N70 feeding rate per pupil which it described as unrealistic, just as it has begun training of environmental officers who would screen the food vendors before the commencement of the programme.
    Dr Idiat Adebule, the Deputy Governor and Commissioner for Education, said thi
  • Palestinian president in ‘excellent’ health but still in hospital

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, hospitalised since May 20 with pneumonia, is in excellent health but no date has been set for his discharge, a hospital official said on Saturday.
    “His state of health is excellent but the doctors have not yet decided the date of his release,” said Saed Sarahna, the head of the Istishari Arab Hospital where Abbas is being treated.
    Palestinian officials have said the 83-year-old could go home on Monday or Tuesday but doctors at the hospital, ne
  • Clashes: Katsina to re-erect 7, 240 beacons on cattle routes, says official

    Katsina State Government is to re-erect no fewer than 7,240 beacons across 905 kilometres of cattle routes in the state to prevent farmers/ herdsmen clashes.
    Alhaji Abdulaziz Lawal, the Chairman of the state Standing Committee on Cooperation Between Farmers and Herdsmen, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina.
    Lawal said the beacons would be re-erected on routes that cut across Ingawa, Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kafur, Faskari, Zango and Baure local
  • Trump says detained American released in Venezuela

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that Venezuela has released American Joshua Holt after nearly two years in jail in the leftist-ruled country.
    Trump, in a tweet, did not identify Holt by name but Utah Senator Orrin Hatch confirmed that the Utah resident had been freed.
    “Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela,” Trump tweeted. “Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M. The gre
  • LG Polls: Residents, observers decry late distribution of electoral materials

    Residents of Nasarawa and election observers have decried the delay in the distribution of electoral materials for the local government elections taking place across the state on Saturday.
    They made their opinions known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia and other parts of the state on Saturday.
    Mallam Usman Adamu, a resident of Lafia expressed his disappointment with the late arrival of voting materials, at the Emir’s Palace polling unit in Ciroma Ward.
    He exp
  • FG must stop N’East children armed as JTF, says expert 

    Olaleye Aluko, Abuja 
    The Federal Government has been urged to stop the usage of school-age children who are armed and brought into the Civilian Joint Task Force to fight terrorism in the Northeastern region of the country.
    An expert in law and Director of Media Law Centre, Richard Akinnola, stated this in Abuja at a training on human rights accountability, noting that the use school-age children for armed conflicts violated the international laws on child protection.
    Akinnola, at the train
  • Omisore’s exit from PDP painful, says Babatope

    A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ebenezer Babatope, on Saturday said he was personally pained by the exit of Chief Iyiola Omisore from the party.
    Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, made the statement in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
    NAN reports that Omisore, a one-time governorship candidate of the PDP dumped the party for the Social Democratic Party on May 20.
    In a statement announcing his defection to SDP, Omisore said he was moving to a credible pla
  • S. Korea says Moon met N. Korea’s Kim in DMZ

    South Korea said President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations, a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still go ahead.
    The Blue House, South Korea’s presidential office, said the two leaders held talks for two hours in the truce village of Panmunjom, where they had met last month and made a declaration vowing to improve ties.
    READ ALSO: Kano earmarks N89m for
  • That subtle warning from the Presidency: Obasanjo should keep Quiet —Na’abba

    Last Sunday, the presidency came up with allegations ofconnivance by some businessmen, the police and other security agencies with the opposition to dislodge President Muhammadu Buhari from the presidency in 2019.Buhari and Obasanjo heads onAccording to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, those behind the campaign to ensure that President Buhari is sent packing in the 2019 elections include lawmakers, police, customs and immigration officials, and civil servants.
    For many, that disclosure was j
  • How the North is secretly searching for a Presidential candidate

    They are not a partisan political organization but an assembly of politically-conscious leaders all the same. The Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA), a group peopled by men and women of northern extraction and who have played in the big league, politically, is currently on a mission they say is to save the North in particular and Nigeria in general.Cross section of Party Faithfuls during the meeting of the PDP Northern Elders and Leaders Caucus at the Adamu Maina Waziri Hall, Ajuj
  • Ex-militant assures Buhari of victory in N’Delta

    AHEAD of the 2019 presidential election, an ex-militant leader of Phase II Amnesty group, under the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, ‘General’ Emma Lawson has vowed to protect President Muhammadu Buhari’s votes in the Niger Delta region.Buhari’s paintingLawson also known as ‘Sinaman’ while addressing a selected team of journalists in Abuja recently,threatened to deal with anybody seeking to truncate Buhari’s vote in the Niger Delta region, including
  • Nigeria, others renew pledge to win fight against corruption

    Nigeria and other African countries at the Africa Day 2018 in New York renewed their commitment to win the fight against corruption so as to advance sustainable development on the continent.
    Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, and other African envoys, made the pledge at the celebration of Africa Day, hosted by the AU Mission to the UN.
    On Africa Day, Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora converge to recommit to the mission of the AU, and to celebrate
  • The president deserves accolades ! Power has improved, but …

    President Buhari: Is it time to change the change?By Dr Ugoji EgbujoIt has been three years. It’s nowundeniable , substantial changewon’t come easy. Bishop Kukah hadwarned about euphoria andmessianism. The public overestimated the president and the president underestimated the nations’ ailment and what ‘change’ needed.
    The president has not performed as woefully as his opponents would want everyone to believe. But the president has not met the expectations of even h

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