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Buhari’s government filled with liars – Atiku

Former Vice president Alhaji  Abubakar Atiku  has described President Mohammadu Buhari’s government as one replete with lies. This is as different support groups canvasing for Atiku overwhelmed control by security agents when Abubakar visited the PDP secretariat Enugu  on Thursday.   The support groups had in the morning taken over roads leading to Akanu Ibiam International airport Enugu […]

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Nigerian Government declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir. The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued by Dr. Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry. While wishing Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir […]

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USA, UK not pressuring Buhari to end 2nd term bid – Presidency

The Presidency has denied the report that there are foreign pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection next year. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina described the report published by a national daily (not this paper) as  “a tendentious story”. Adesina in a statement said story with the headline, ‘Pressure mounts on Buhari not to […]

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Active intercourse can make you look seven years younger — Physician

Chairman, Association for Advancement of Family Planning, Dr. Ejike Orji, says that men and women who maintain active sex life usually look between five and seven years younger than their actual ages. He noted that consensual sex boosts the immune system, keeps the skin glowing and reduces stress. The physician made disclosed this in an interview with […]

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I’m considering running against Buhari in 2019 — Saraki

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election billed for February, 2019. The former governor of Kwara state said he can make the change that Nigeria and Nigerians desire. He disclosed this in an interview with Bloomberg. “I am consulting and actively considering […]

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Buhari hasn’t extended vacation — Presidency

The Presidency has described reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his ongoing 10-day vacation in London as “fake”. The official twitter handle of the presidency @NGRPresident, late Tuesday night, dismissed the report, saying it is an old story which was first circulated during the president’s vacation in Feb. 2017. The presidency enjoined Nigerians to […]

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US Embassy suspends consular services in Abuja

The United States of America Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services, according to the US government. The announcement was made on the website of the embassy. It also announced that Consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue. “Scheduled visa and ACS applicants […]

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Nigeria In Distress: We are working with some PDP Senators to remove Saraki — APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC has disclosed that the party is working with some senators from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in its quest to remove the president of the senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. This was disclosed in a statement by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena. “As a Party, we don’t believe […]

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Sex-for-Mark Scandal: Another Nigerian university dismisses randy lecturer

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, has sacked one of its lecturers, Omananyi Yunusa, over his involvement in sexual harassment of a female student of the institution. The Deputy Director, Information and Publications of the university, Lydia Legbo, who spoke with Premium Times in a telephone interview, said the dismissal […]

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Nigeria 2019: Osinbajo is Buhari’s running mate – Presidency

Garba Shehu, senior special to the president on media and publicity, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will run on the same ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari. Shehu said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents on Monday. He was reacting to the string of victories recorded by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) during the […]

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Lagos third worst city to live – EIU report

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, is the third worst city to live in among 140 cities worldwide. The revelation is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU’s 2018 ranking of the world’s most liveable cities. The city was ranked 138th of the 140 countries ranked by the EIU. With a relatively low score of 38.5 […]

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Nigeria’s debt now N22.38tn – DMO

The country’s debt profile now stands at N22.38tn, the Debt Management Office has said. At a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, the Debt Management Office said the country’s debt stood at N22.38tn as of June 30. It also disclosed that the nation’s debt profile rose by 3.01 per cent in the last six months. […]

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2019: Why it is hard for Igbo to produce Nigeria’s president – Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, says it has been difficult for an Igbo to become president of Nigeria because the people have a knack to drag down their rising leaders. According to a report by The Punch newspaper, the governor stated this in an interview with journalists on Sunday at the Government House, Owerri. […]

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Nigeria 2019: Saraki visits Obasanjo, after trip to IBB

Senate President Bukola Saraki visited the hilltop mansion of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Monday. Accompanied by some of his associates, the nation’s number three citizen went into a meeting with the elder statesman. At the end of the meeting, Saraki told journalists he was in Abeokuta to see Obasanjo […]

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Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram protest, seize airport; army reacts

The Nigerian Army said calm has been restored at Maiduguri Airport seized for two hours on Sunday by riotous troops, that it described as ‘unscrupulous”. In a statement on Monday, Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, said the protest by the soldiers happened while the command was conducting a redeployment […]

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102 Women die at childbirth daily – Akeredolu

Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu on Monday said no fewer than 102 women die daily during childbirth. Besides, she noted that 2,123 children could not be alive to celebrate their 5th birthday because of premature death. Mrs Akeredolu hinged the challenges on low literacy level of most Women, stressing that half […]

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Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness – Study

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found. According to a research by the University of Toledo in the U.S., exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells and lead to macular degeneration. Reaserachers said as one of the leading causes […]

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If elected president, I’ll serve one term, I’m not Muhammadu Buhari… – Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if elected president, he will sign an undertaking to serve for just a term. Abubakar said this in an interview with THISDAY. The former vice-president said his case would not be like President Muhammadu Buhari who allegedly reneged on his promise to serve for one term. “If I am elected as […]

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