Fayose arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody till Wed

Fayose arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody till Wed The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn. Fayose was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos, exactly six days after he bowed out of office as governor. He was taken to court straight...... more

Gunmen in military uniform kill scores in Narayi, Kaduna

Gunmen in military uniform kill scores in Narayi, Kaduna Several persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in Narayi area of Kaduna State. The attackers, who were on military uniform, invaded the community early Monday morning and opened fire on some young men who were guarding the area. A resident of the area, who gave her name as Ene, told...... more

Oshiohmole dismisses reports on APC Governors’ gang-up against him

Oshiohmole dismisses reports on APC Governors’ gang-up against him The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, on Monday dismissed as untrue the reported gang-up by APC governors against his leadership of the party. Oshiomhole had on Sunday in a statement by his press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, alleged that conservatives within the party are ganging up...... more

Those who feel they have another country free to go —Buhari

Those who feel they have another country free to go —Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said Nigerians who felt that they have another country outside Nigeria may choose to go. He said he and others who do not have another country would rather stay back and salvage it together. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,...... more

2019: Buhari, Atiku dangle records, SGF at Southwest

2019: Buhari, Atiku dangle records, SGF at Southwest President Muhammadu Buhari is wooing southern leaders in a bid to strengthen his support base ahead of the 2019 poll. The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) is in talks with prominent southern leaders and groups, including Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Ijaw National Congress and Middle Belt Forum, it said yesterday. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...... more

Why they want me out, by Oshiomhole, APC Chairman

Why they want me out, by Oshiomhole, APC Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams  Oshiomhole spoke Sunday on how some powerful stakeholders who are against his returning the party to the people were mobilising to pass a vote of no confidence on his leadership. He did not name such stakeholders. Oshiomhole said his sin was his refusal to allow impunity...... more

Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US

Obanikoro, Omisore recover passports from EFCC, ex-minister returns to US A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has retrieved his passports from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This is despite a directive by the Federal Government that 50 persons under investigations for fraud exceeding N50m are restricted from travelling, Sunday Punch reports. An impeccable source in the EFCC told...... more

Buhari laments as Kaduna crisis claims 55 lives

Buhari laments as Kaduna crisis claims 55 lives Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest communal violence in Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna State which claimed 55 lives. Reacting to the violent clashes,  in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Buhari said the frequent resort to bloodshed by Nigerians over...... more

Benue: Herdsmen vow to remove Gov. Ortom in 2019

Benue: Herdsmen vow to remove Gov. Ortom in 2019 The Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM), an umbrella organization of herdsmen, has vowed to mobilize its members across the country to unseat Governor Samuel Ortom in the coming 2019 general election. The group maintained that its members would rally support for any governorship candidate who would ensure their safety and protect their...... more

My VP role won’t conflict with Gov. Obiano, says Obi

My VP role won’t conflict with Gov. Obiano, says Obi Peter Obi, Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said his position would not clash with that of Gov. Willie Obiano if elected. Obi said this in a statement issued by Mr Val Obienyem, his media aide on Saturday. He said that his job and that of the...... more

Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, commiserates with Abia explosion victims

Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, commiserates with Abia explosion victims President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed regret over the needless loss of lives and property as a result of last Friday’s pipeline explosion in Osisioma Ngwa community of Abia State, and sympathizes with those who lost loved ones. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu...... more

Military plans another Python Dance in South-East

Military plans another Python Dance in South-East The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja, said on Saturday that the military would conduct another round of Operation Python Dance in the South-East, since there were clearer indications that the founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has resurfaced from his hideout. The military authorities also said the court would take...... more

Gunmen kill police orderly, abduct paramount ruler, wife in Kaduna

Gunmen kill police orderly, abduct paramount ruler, wife in Kaduna Gunmen have killed a police orderly and abducted Mr Maiwada Galadima, Paramount Chief of Adara Chiefdom in Kachia, Kaduna State and his wife. The incident took place in Kaduna-Kachia road, Mr Ibrahim Yakubu, son in-law to the Chief, told our reporters. Yakubu explained that the Chief and his wife were taken...... more

Nnamdi Kanu to address Journalists on Sunday – Lawyer

Nnamdi Kanu to address Journalists on Sunday – Lawyer IFEANYI Ejiofor, head of  the legal team of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, has said that he spoke with his client after a video clip of the IPOB leader praying in Jerusalem surfaced on the internet on Friday. In a statement issued on Saturday, October 20,...... more

EFCC moves Fayose to Lagos as trial begins Monday

EFCC moves Fayose to Lagos as trial begins Monday There were indications last night that the trial of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose at a Federal High Court may begin on Monday. The ex-governor is facing trial in connection with N1.299 billion and $5.3 million allegedly allocated to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) from N4.65 billion slush...... more

FG begs workers to accept N24,000 new minimum wage

FG begs workers to accept N24,000 new minimum wage The Federal Government has begged the organised labour to accept the new minimum wage proposal, considering the capacity and ability of the government and the private sector to pay. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the call when he received the new Director-General of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association...... more

Boko Haram will soon become history – Buhari

Boko Haram will soon become history – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the brutal activities of the Boko Haram sect would soon become history. He gave the assurance while hosting members of the Kannywood entertainment industry to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking in Hausa language, he said that the Federal Government would not allow...... more

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Israel

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu resurfaces in Israel Video: https://youtu.be/Czemg5OZuEM Photos and video of leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Knau, has surfaced showing where he is praying in Jerusalem, Israel. The photos and videos were shared online by Radio Biafra. Kanu went missing in September last year after the military invaded his home in Abia state...... more

2019: Impostors trying to submit fake names to INEC – PDP

2019: Impostors trying to submit fake names to INEC – PDP The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said in Abuja on Friday that it had submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission ahead of the 2019 general elections. It, however, noted that there were moves by unnamed individuals to illegally submit what it called unauthorised names...... more

Odinkalu lists threats to 2019 elections

Odinkalu lists threats to 2019 elections Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, has identified electoral violence, hate speech and political innumeracy as some of the major threats capable of undermining the 2019 general elections. Odinkalu, a Senior Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative as well as Chair, Advisory Board, Global Rights,...... more

FG proposes N8.6trn budget for 2019

FG proposes N8.6trn budget for 2019 …Targets N3.6tn oil revenue, $60/b benchmark, 2.3mbpd oil production …To provide for possible minimum wage increase Yielding to increasing domestic and global realities, the federal government is targeting a tighter fiscal plan, with a projected budget of N8.65 trillion in 2019.   The move to cut the 2019 budget from N9.12...... more

Disregard audio of Magu speaking about Fayose dying in custody – EFCC

Disregard audio of Magu speaking about Fayose dying in custody – EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dismissed an audio clip of its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu saying nothing will happen if former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose dies in its custody. The former governor has been in custody of the anti-graft agency since he turned himself in on Tuesday....... more

Police arrest A‘Ibom commissioner for allegedly rejecting Buhari’s campaign billboards

Police arrest A‘Ibom commissioner for allegedly rejecting Buhari’s campaign billboards Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have allegedly arrested the Commissioner for Environment in Akwa Ibom, Iniobong Essien for preventing President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign billboard to be hoisted at a location within the state capital. The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Ini Ememobong, said in a...... more

EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency

EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency ...Charge Fayose to court, PDP tells EFCC The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks, The PUNCH reports.  The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that...... more

FEC Approves ‘No Work, No Pay’ During Strike, Decides On Minimum Wage, Others

FEC Approves ‘No Work, No Pay’ During Strike, Decides On Minimum Wage, Others The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja while briefing State House Correspondents after FEC meeting presided...... more

Abia Pipeline Explosion: Atiku Abubakar commiserates with victims, donates N10million

Abia Pipeline Explosion:  Atiku Abubakar commiserates with victims, donates N10million Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has commiserated with the people and government of Abia State over the fatal pipeline explosion that killed scores of people in Umuimo and Umuaduru communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state.   A delegation led by the Vice Presidential...... more

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn • I never received money from Dasuki – Fayose • Drama as Wike, Fani-Kayode, Ozekhome follow ex-gov to EFCC’s office   The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, finally honoured an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest....... more

Skewed Primaries: APGA’ll suffer repercussions, says Ojukwu’s widow

Skewed Primaries: APGA’ll suffer repercussions, says Ojukwu’s widow The widow of the late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu, has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance will suffer the repercussions of conducting skewed primaries against her and other founding members of the party. In a press statement signed by her and made available to our correspondent in Awka,...... more

Fayose: Ozekhome, supporters besiege EFCC

Fayose: Ozekhome, supporters besiege EFCC SUPPORTERS of former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday besieged Wuse II Annex of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, in solidarity of the former governor. Fayose, whose tenure as governor of the state, ended on Monday, reported at the EFCC office to honour an earlier...... more

Osisioma pipeline explosion death toll hits 200

Osisioma pipeline explosion death toll hits 200 THE death toll from last Friday Osisioma fuel pipeline explosion has risen to 200, even as protesting youths from the host communities of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot, Monday, shut operation at the facility over the incident. The youths, numbering 2,000, who barricaded the gate of the depot with a...... more

 

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