Buhari assures on new minimum wage as workers threaten strike

Buhari assures on new minimum wage as workers threaten strike The Presidency on Wednesday reassured workers of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to increase the minimum wage. Senator Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. Organised labour had handed down...... more

2019: Dogara defects, picks PDP forms

2019: Dogara defects, picks PDP forms Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, may have finally defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday night that the embattled speaker had picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms to return to the House in 2019. A...... more

2019: Atiku meets Clark, Adebanjo, Nwodo other regional leaders in Abuja

2019: Atiku meets Clark, Adebanjo, Nwodo other regional leaders in Abuja Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, is in a meeting with regional leaders led by Chief Edwin Clark.     The meeting which is presently taking place at Asokoro, Abuja residence of the foremost Ijaw leader, is to woo the regional leaders and intimate them...... more

Again, Atiku questions Buhari’s integrity

Again, Atiku questions Buhari’s integrity  Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, questioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity, and wondered why he condoned corruption in his government. Atiku had last Tuesday said Buhari was “very uncompromising, power drunk (and) will not be ready to leave power without a fight.” But President Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said his...... more

Anambra South: Ojukwu’s Children Vow Not to Support Bianca’s Ambition

THE senatorial ambition of the wife of the late Biafra warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu- Ojukwu, yesterday, faced a major setback as some members of the Ojukwu family vowed not to support her even if she emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance  APGA. In an interactive session with newsmen,...... more

I am not leaving PDP – Nnamani

I am not leaving PDP – Nnamani Former governor of Enugu State, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani has denied reports that he is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressive Congress (APC).  Nnamani who was also alleged to be nursing a return to the National Assembly to represent Enugu East senatorial zone made the denial...... more

I won’t leave PDP even if I lose primaries –Lamido

A former Governor of Jigawa and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sule Lamido, has said he will not leave the party even if he loses primaries for the presidential race. Lamido said this in an interview with newsmen at the residence of Gen. Jeremiah Useni, during...... more

Imo Court frees 114 IPOB women

Imo Court frees 114 IPOB women A High Court in Owerri on Friday evening released, unconditionally, the 114 women suspected to be members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra. The women were remanded by a magistrate’s court in Owerri on Monday and Thursday respectively, after they were arrested and arraigned by the Police for demanding to...... more

US-based Anambra businessman, James Okolo, loses N33m to fraudsters

US-based Anambra  businessman, James Okolo, loses  N33m to fraudsters A United States-based Nigerian businessman, James Okolo have bee allegedly defrauded N33M by some suspected fraudsters. The Anambra State indigene, who owned a company, C & J Majesty Global Trading Company Limited, had visited the country for a business. A friend of his was alleged to have introduced him to Ogbonyomi...... more

Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece

Bad road caused my uncle, his wife and five kids’ death — Niece Relatives of a family of seven who died in an auto crash on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway talk about the incident. Tell us about yourself. I am Vera Onyia, a niece to the late Ifeanyi Onyia, who died alongside his wife, five children and a neighbour’s daughter in a road accident. Eight...... more

Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank

Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank A Nigerian businessman, Umegelo Emmanuel, has dragged Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere after being allegedly swindled out of his N177, 500, 000 by a Chinese, whose name, was given only as Ms Muna. The businessman is urging the court to compel Zenith Bank to ...... more

Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal

Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his (Buhari”s) government. Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure to join the 2019 presidential race. Addressing thousands of youths and...... more

150 corrupt persons convicted in six months –Magu

150 corrupt persons convicted in six months –Magu Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, said on Monday that more than 150 individuals were tried and convicted by the EFCC between January and July 2018. He stressed that the commission would not respect the status or political affiliation of anyone found guilty of corrupt practice....... more

Buhari, Cabals unhappy with Osinbajo over sack of Daura

Buhari, Cabals unhappy with Osinbajo over sack of Daura President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be angry over last week’s sack of Lawal Daura, former Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. According to investigations by Daily Independent in Abuja last weekend, there were indications that the president and those close to him were unhappy given...... more

No vacancy in Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma tells Acting President, Osinbajo

No vacancy in Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma tells Acting President, Osinbajo The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma on Saturday told the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that there is no vacancy in Enugu State Government House. The outspoken Archbishop said the people of Enugu State were at home and happy with the good work and...... more

Osinbajo knocks pastors for not preaching against corruption

Osinbajo knocks pastors for not preaching against corruption Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has berated gospel preachers for failing to support the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war by not preaching against the scourge. Speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria holding in Enugu, Osinbajo noted that preachers were preoccupied with preaching prosperity rather than...... more

EFCC grills ex-DSS DG Ekpenyong who Daura shielded from arrest

EFCC grills ex-DSS DG Ekpenyong who Daura shielded from arrest Ten months after resisting arrest, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arrested a former Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Ita Ekpenyong, who led the agency from 2010 to 2015. Operatives of the DSS had on November 21, 2017 prevented men of the EFCC from arresting Ekpenyong...... more

Why I defected to APC – Akpabio

Why I defected to APC – Akpabio Former Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Wednesday pledged to take the people of Akwa Ibom state and the South-South to the centre for meaningful visibilty. The 55-year-old former governor of Akwa Ibom formally defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) at a mega...... more

NCC to license telecoms operators to host lotteries on networks

NCC to license telecoms operators to host lotteries on networks The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon license telecom companies to host lotteries on their networks. Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said this during the review of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NCC and National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) on Monday in Abuja. “Very soon...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi donates security vehicles to Nigerian Army

Gov. Ugwuanyi donates security vehicles to Nigerian Army …As outgoing GOC hails gov’s commitment to peace, security   Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday presented six Toyota Hilux patrol vehicles to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army to enhance its security operations in the state.   This came as the outgoing General Officer Commanding (GOC) the...... more

Dangote truck kills 13 on Akwanga/Abuja Highway

Dangote truck kills 13 on Akwanga/Abuja Highway No fewer than 13 passengers in an 18-seater bus, belonging to the Gombe State Transport Company, have been confirmed dead after colliding with a truck owned by Dangote Transport Company. The accident occurred on Friday along the Akwanga/ Abuja Highway in the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. It was...... more

Dismissed US soldier nabbed in Owerri for defrauding visa seekers

Dismissed US soldier nabbed in Owerri for defrauding visa seekers Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Imo State Police Command have arrested one Garrick Slacks, a dismissed United States soldier, for allegedly defrauding Nigerians with fake promises to secure visas and other travelling documents to US. The suspect, who was arrested on Saturday is now in the custody...... more

APC chieftain docked for alleged rape, remanded to prison

APC chieftain docked for alleged rape, remanded to prison A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Bayelsa State, Chief Perekeme Richard Kpodo, has been docked and remanded to Okaka prison for two weeks for alleged rape. Kpodo, who had been at logger heads with the leader of the APC in the state former governor Timipre Sylva and was...... more

PDP, Fastest growing party in Africa -- EKWEREMADU

PDP, Fastest growing party in Africa -- EKWEREMADU The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the fastest growing political in Africa. He said what the nation witnessed in the last few days, being the defection of scores of federal lawmakers and the return of the Governor of Benue State,...... more

Buhari halts campaign for 2019 presidency

Buhari halts campaign for 2019 presidency President  Muhammadu Buhari has told his numerous supporters to stop campaigning for his re-election now until the time stipulated for such activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The president in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said it had been observed that some of his...... more

I’ll support any candidate that’ll make Nigeria better —Obasanjo

I’ll support any candidate that’ll make Nigeria better —Obasanjo A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said he will throw his weight behind any Nigerian who will lead the country to the Promised Land by turning its fortunes around for good. Obasanjo stated this on Thursday when he received a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu...... more

Controversy surrounds Melaye’s whereabouts

Controversy surrounds Melaye’s whereabouts …as senator fails to turn up in court Fresh controversy surrounds the whereabouts of the lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye. A lawyer to the lawmaker, Yemi Mohammed, on Thursday, said the senator was attacked at Gwagwalada on his way to Lokoja on Wednesday. Mohammed, who represented Melaye’s...... more

BREAKING: DSS, police occupy Saraki, Ekweremadu’s houses

BREAKING: DSS, police occupy Saraki,  Ekweremadu’s houses Operatives from the Special Anti Robbery Squad unit of the Nigeria Police, on Tuesday morning, blocked the convoy of Senate President Bukola Saraki from leaving his Maitama Residence. The stern-looking policemen, it was learnt, stormed the residence at about 6:00a.m. and prevented vehicles from coming in or going out of the...... more

Power supply remains low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos bicker

Power supply remains low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos bicker As the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) continue to trade blame over poor service delivery, the total volume of electricity available for distribution to the country has remained at a low level of 3,838 megawatts (MW). Information gathered from the...... more

Masquerades beat, injure two Catholic priests in Enugu

Masquerades beat, injure two Catholic priests in Enugu Two Catholic Priests of Nsukka Diocese in Enugu state were, Thursday 12 July 2018, seriously injured after being mercilessly beaten by masquerades and some alleged youths of Ogbodu-Aba in Udenu Local Government Area of the state. The two priests, with serious wounds and swollen faces, also sustained injuries in their eyes...... more

 

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