POLITICS

2019 presidency: How Ben Bruce reacted as Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray Bruce has congratulated former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi over his selection as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate. This was confirmed after both men met at Atiku’s home in Abuja on Friday to hold talks. Reacting to the development, Bruce said the […]

POLITICS

Fayemi floors Ekiti PDP LG chairmen in court

A High Court in Ekiti State has turned down a request, seeking to stop the Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from dissolving the 16 local government councils. The state’s Association of Local Governments of Nigeria led by the Chairman of Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government, Dapo Olagunju had filed the application through their lawyer, Obafemi Adewale, while Tajudeen […]

CRIME

Photos: Nigerian troops kill 76 Boko Haram terrorists

Seventy-six Boko Haram terrorists, among others, trying to overrun Nigeria’s military formation in Metele, near Kangarwa in Borno, have been killed. In what was a double blow to the terrorists, Chadian troops also killed another 48 terrorists on the same day. According to the Nigerian Army Twitter posts, the gallant troops of the 157 Battalion […]

EDUCATION

Emir Sanusi talks tough over out-of-school children, blasts Northern governors

Irked by the increased prevalence of out-of-school children in northern Nigeria, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi, has criticised northern governors for not doing enough to provide qualitative education to the teeming youths of the region. Speaking at the ongoing Northern States Traditional Leaders Out-of-School Children conference in Kaduna, the Emir said, “When […]

NEWS

APC vs PDP: I have forgiven you, will help you mind fences internationally – Obasanjo tells Atiku

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday declared that he has forgiven the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Obasanjo said because he was a Christian who daily ask God for forgiveness, he has forgiven Abubakar over past inadequacies that occurred between them. Recall that Obasanjo had met with Atiku, the founder and General […]

NEWS

Hospitals detain 7 sickle cell patients over inability to pay bills

Two hospitals in Anambra (names withheld) have detained seven sickle cell anaemia patients over inability to pay high hospital bills. National Coordinator of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder(PLSD), Mrs Aisha Edward disclosed this on Thursday during a press briefing in Nanka, Orumba North local government area of Anambra State. The group condemned the detention, […]

NEWS

Pay Senator Omo-Agege his entitlement or go to jail – Judge warns Saraki

The Federal High Court on Thursday warned the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over the contempt proceedings initiated against him by the Delta-Central senator, Ovie Omo-Agege. Omo-Agege had initiated the committal proceedings praying that Saraki be sent to prison as punishment for flouting the May 10 judgment of the court which ordered him (Omo-Agege) to be […]

NEWS

What Buhari told Igbo monarch at Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari has told Igbo monarch, Eze Abdulfatah Emetumah III of Oguta land, Imo State, that his government was ready to contend with anyone who works against the peace and unity of the country. Buhari said this when the traditional ruler of Umuofor Kingdom, visited the Presidential Villa on Thursday.According to Femi Adesina, the […]

NEWS

2019: Buhari reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar. Obasanjo had in a meeting held with Atiku and some PDP leaders endorsed his presidential ambition. He declared that Atiku will defeat the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019. […]

NEWS

Missing General: Army condemns attack on search operation, warns against hoarding of information

The Nigerian Army has warned against what it describes as ‘withholding of useful information’, by the public to assist in its search of one of its retired officer for Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd), who has been missing since September 3. Similarly, the Army has condemned media attacks over its operation being conducted at Du village […]

NEWS

UK appoints minister for suicide prevention

Months after appointing its first minister for loneliness, Britain named a minister for suicide prevention as part of a new push to tackle mental health issues. Prime Minister Theresa May, on Wednesday, announced the appointment of the health minister Jackie Doyle-Price to the new role. She will lead government efforts to cut the number of […]