Despite Dwindling Resources: Nigerian Governors Spend Billions On Private Jets

Some state governors are spending billions of naira to hire private jets despite dwindling resources in their states, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown. Findings revealed that only a few governors use commercial flights to travel to Abuja and other parts of the country from their states as many of them pay for chartered aircraft. […]

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Stop blackmailing critics, address insecurity, unemployment, Catholic Bishops to Buhari

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to “focus energy, time and resources (on) any form of propaganda against religious leaders who disagree with (his) performance.” In a statement on Thursday signed by its president, Augustine Akubeze, the CBCN described the recent allegations by the presidency and the State […]

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El-Rufai Is One Of Those Who Have Misled President Buhari – Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday took a swipe at his Kaduna counterpart, describing him as “one of the real enemies” of Nigeria. Mr. Ortom was responding to a statement credited to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, where the latter reportedly accused the Benue Governor of attacking the federal government to cover for his failure to […]

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Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans. Halima Cissé gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care. “I’m very happy,” her husband told the BBC. “My wife and the babies [five girls and four boys] are […]

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Igbo presidency will end Biafra agitation — Ohaneze Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday declared that Igbo presidency would put an end to the agitation for Biafra nation in the South Eastern part of the country. The Chidi Ibe led Ohanaeze Ndigbo made the declaration while responding to a statement credited to Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai that Igbo can not get the presidency by threatening secession. […]

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APC has taken Nigeria back by 50 years, says Governor Wike

Governor Wike of Rivers state says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken the country 50 years back, owing to its “abysmal performance”. Speaking when he received Obiageli Ejezie, vice-president of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, at his office on Friday, Wike said the ruling party has mismanaged the opportunity Nigerians gave it in 2015 […]

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‘Some People Are Mercilessly Against This Country’, Buhari Laments

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented over the security challenges confronting the country. The President lamented that despite the closure of the borders to control the smuggling of arms and ammunition, “Some people are mercilessly against this country.” “We closed the borders to control the smuggling of petroleum products, and check the influx of smuggled goods, […]

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Past leaders should be blamed for insecurity in Nigeria – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the widespread insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led regime. The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by President […]

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Why Buhari suspended NPA boss Hadiza – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, to allow for investigation into allegations against her, an official has said. This was disclosed Thursday night by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu. Ms Bala-Usman, an ally of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was first appointed as the NPA […]

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NCC warns Nigerians against sharing cell phone, NIN, SIM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telecom consumers not to share their cell phones, National Identity Number (NIN), and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards with others. Mr Efeosa Edehen, Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, NCC, said on Thursday at a consumer conversation event organised by the commission in Abuja that defaulters would be held liable […]

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Gunmen Abduct Abia State University Students

Gunmen have reportedly abducted a yet-to-be-determined number of students of the Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), the state government said on Thursday. According to a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner of Information, John Kalu, the students were abducted along the Okigwe-Uturu road in the state. “Preliminary information available to us indicates that the students […]

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We were ready to lose students in planned bandits’ bombardment – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said when 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, were abducted, the plan was to attack and kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process. El-Rufai added that Kaduna is currently at war and such would only […]

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‘We’re determined to secure Nigeria’ — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended all those who participated in securing the release of the remaining students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka. The students were abducted on March 12. The Cable had reported on Wednesday that the students had regained their freedom from captivity. Speaking on the development in a statement […]

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Labour Rejects Move By Nigerian Government To Cut Salaries Of Civil Servants

Workers have kicked against a move by the Federal Government to cut their salaries as well as reduce the number of federal agencies. They registered their opposition yesterday through the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in a reaction to Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, who hinted on the possibility of reducing the workforce. […]

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I was detained because of Nnamdi Kanu – Fr Mbaka

Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka has disclosed that his 24 hours ‘disappearance’ was an incarceration by the Enugu Catholic Bishop, Most Rev Callistus Onaga, whom he accused of conniving with others to detain him because he spoke favourably about the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Mbaka said he was only […]

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Nigerians Do Not Deserve What We Are Going Through – Jerry Gana

Former Information Minister, Professor Jerry Gana has lamented the worsening state of insecurity in the country, saying Nigerians do not deserve what they are going through. Gana stated this in Abuja on Wednesday when he officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s national secretariat. “Nigerians do not deserve what we are going […]

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Paying ransom to kidnappers is foolishness — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has cautioned against the payment of ransom to kidnappers. He, however, submitted that the government must develop means to deal with kidnappers and bandits heavily in place of ransom payment. He noted that the governments of both President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari paid ransom to kidnappers but they denied it. […]

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Kidnappers release one Greenfield varsity student, 16 remaining

Hours after abductors of Greenfield students threatened to kill the remaining students in their captivity; one more student was released on Tuesday. The mother of the student, Laurentia Attahiru confirmed to journalist that her son was released but declined to give details. The parents of other students in captivity have appealed to the government and […]

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Power of Social Media: Five-year scholarship for Abia man who built electrical sub-station

A viral video started it all. Now, Solomon Ukoha, the man who constructed an electrical sub-station with crude oil and other locally sourced materials, is getting his dues. On Tuesday, Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu awarded him a five-year scholarship to further his education in any tertiary institution of his choice. Ukoha is from […]

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Some Persons Plotting To Overthrow Buhari – Femi Adesina

Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has alleged that some disgruntled religious and past political leaders were pursuing moves to “compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership” in the country. In a statement, Adesina said the plotters are now recruiting leaders of some ethnic groups and politicians, with […]

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Actor Baba Ijesa Faces Possible Life Imprisonment As Lagos Government Set To File Charges

The Lagos State Government may soon charge Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijesa’, for sexual assault by penetration, among other crimes. The sexual assault charge is punishable by life imprisonment. The State’s Directorate of Public Prosecutions recommended five charges “after due consideration of the facts in the case file,” Lagos State Commissioner […]

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Bloomberg Yanks Bill Gates Off Billionaire List After Divorce

Bloomberg has yanked Bill Gates, co-Founder of Microsoft, off its billionaire list. The highly respected business platform took the action shortly after the news of Gates divorce to his wife of 27 years, went viral. Bill and Melinda announced their decision to go separate ways on Monday night, seeking privacy. “After a great deal of […]

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