Presidential election: INEC denies arrest of ICT staff for leaking server data to Atiku

Presidential election: INEC denies arrest of ICT staff for leaking server data to Atiku The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied the arrest of some staff of its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the suspicion of leaking official secrets to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar. INEC’s Director...... more

Prophet Anthony Nwoko killed in Enugu

Prophet Anthony Nwoko killed in Enugu An Enugu based Prophet, Anthony Nwoko has been murdered by unknown persons. Nwoko, who hails from Abia state was found dead in his flat at No 18 Ezebinugwu Street Ugbene 11, Enugu in the early hours of Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  One of the residents who pleaded anonymity, said the door...... more

Gov. Wike suspends 12 LG Chairmen

Gov. Wike suspends 12 LG Chairmen The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has suspended 12 Local Government Area chairmen in the state. The special assistant to the governor on electronic media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He explained that Governor Wike took the decision following the failure of the local government chairmen...... more

N30,000 minimum wage implementation begins today —Presidency

N30,000 minimum wage implementation begins today —Presidency Implementation of the N30, 000 minimum wage just signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari takes effect from Thursday, April 18, a presidential aide, Mr. Ita Enang, has announced. Enang, who is Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, told State House correspondents on Thursday in Abuja that...... more

Nigerians will suffer if fuel subsidy is removed – FG

Nigerians will suffer if fuel subsidy is removed – FG …dismisses reports of subsidy removal The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday refuted media reports that the Federal Government had agreed with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) advice on the removal of fuel subsidy. The minister stated this when she fielded questions from State House correspondents after the meeting...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi moves to tackle water supply challenges in Enugu

Gov. Ugwuanyi moves to tackle water supply challenges in Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu  State on Thursday held a town hall meeting with relevant stakeholders aimed at finding lasting solutions to the problems hindering the regular supply of water to the homes and establishments in the state. The meeting, which was summoned at the instance of the governor, in keeping...... more

Nnamani wins again as Court dismisses Ezeh's suit seeking to disqualify him

Nnamani wins again as Court dismisses Ezeh's suit seeking to disqualify him The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja,, Wednesday,  dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani as the validly nominated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) for Enugu East Senatorial District. The suit was brought by one Lawrence Ozoemena Ezeh, who, along with other contestants, was defeated by Nnamani...... more

Kanu: I’m vindicated about Atiku’s birth place

Kanu: I’m vindicated about Atiku’s birth place Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said the claim by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar, is a Cameroonian has vindicated him. Addressing his members through his broadcast on Radio...... more

Tribunal: Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses, gives evidence from INEC server

Tribunal: Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses, gives evidence from INEC server The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, is set to call Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to authenticate his claim that the servers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by over 1.6 million votes. Atiku...... more

Fuel subsidy: Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre – Fed Govt

Fuel subsidy: Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre – Fed Govt The landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, is N35 higher than the pump price of N145 per litre, the federal government said on Tuesday. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, said the rise in global crude oil prices after the 2016 hike...... more

Ex-Anambra lawmaker, Nimo Pres. Gen, Frank Igboka assassinated

Ex-Anambra lawmaker, Nimo Pres. Gen, Frank  Igboka assassinated President General of Nimo Town Development Union, (NTDU) in Njioka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Frank Anthony Igboka has been assassinated. Igboka, a former member of Anambra State House of Assembly, was shot dead Tuesday night inside his private vehicle by four gunmen who must have been on his...... more

Herdsmen kill 16 in Nasarawa

Herdsmen kill 16 in Nasarawa Unidentified gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen have invaded Numa village in the Andaha community of the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. During the attack, which occurred on Sunday, the herdsmen killed 16 people, including a 100-year-old man, during a naming ceremony. The people killed were from the Mada...... more

Nigeria: You don’t need WAEC certificate to become president or governor — Keyamo

Nigeria: You don’t need WAEC certificate to become president or governor — Keyamo The Director, Strategic Communications of President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has said that, based on the provisions of the Constitution, an aspirant does not need a WAEC certificate to become a president or governor in the country. Taking to his verified Twitter handle @fkeyamo on Monday, Keyamo had stated, “There...... more

Keyamo: Finally, Presidency admits Buhari has no WAEC certificate – PDP

Keyamo: Finally, Presidency admits Buhari has no WAEC certificate – PDP The Peoples democratic Party (PDP)has called out President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African School Certificate(WASC) to the presidential election petitions tribunal. This is coming after, Festus Keyamo who served as the official spokesman for the re-election bid of the President said Buhari doesn’t need a WAEC certificate to be...... more

FG demands arrest of Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson Motor Boss, two others .

FG demands arrest of Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson Motor Boss, two others . The Federal Government Monday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to issue a bench warrant for Innoson Nigeria Limited’s chairman Mr. Innocent Chukwuma and two of his employees.They were charged in a fraud case before Justice Ayokunle Faji.The Police charged them with an alleged N2.4billion shipping fraud, but the Attorney-General...... more

APC senators-elect accuse PDP of plotting secret voting to take over Ninth Senate

APC senators-elect accuse PDP of plotting secret voting to take over Ninth Senate Some All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators-elect are suspecting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting a secret ballot voting system to hijack the leadership of the National Assembly. APC senators-elect, who pleaded anonymity, said the PDP was perfecting this plot ahead of the inauguration of the 9th session in June. There...... more

South-East lawmakers demand Senate President slot

South-East lawmakers demand Senate President slot Two senators-elect from the South-East geopolitical zone have said that the Igbo deserved to be elected as Deputy Senate President of the Ninth Senate in June. The lawmakers-elect, Orji Uzor Kalu and Uche Ekwunife, stated this in separate interviews on Friday in Abuja. Ekwunife said if the leadership of the All...... more

Cameroon Citizenship: Atiku fires back at APC

 Cameroon Citizenship: Atiku fires back at APC The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 2019 election,  Atiku Abubakar, has said his citizenship as a Nigerian is not in doubt. He said this in a statement issued on Saturday by his media adviser, Paul Ibe. It should be recalled that the All Progressives Congress, in...... more

We killed Nigerian-born US soldier because he proved stubborn – Suspect

We killed Nigerian-born US soldier because he proved stubborn – Suspect Two years after Chuks Okebata, a United States army veteran, was abducted and killed by some gunmen in his hometown in Umuduruorie, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, the police have arrested seven members of a kidnap gang that allegedly carried out the dastardly act. The suspects, Sunday Igwe also...... more

Atiku not a Nigerian, unqualified to contest presidency, APC says

Atiku not a Nigerian, unqualified to contest presidency, APC says The All Progressives Congress has said that Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election. APC said this in response to the election petition...... more

CBN disburses N174.48 bn under Anchor Borrowers Programme – Official

CBN disburses N174.48 bn under Anchor Borrowers Programme – Official The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has so far cumulatively disbursed N174. 48 billion through 19 financial institutions under its Anchor Borrowers Programme since 2015. The Director, Corporate Communications Department of the bank, Mr Isaac Okoroafor stated this on Friday in Enugu at the on-going Enugu International Trade Fair....... more

APC, Presidency in fresh plot to set up Atiku — PDP

APC, Presidency in fresh plot to set up Atiku — PDP The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has accused the ruling APC and the presidency of plots to set up its presidential candidate in the recently concluded general elections, Atiku Abubakar. The PDP, however, said no amount of fabrication or threat by the APC-led Federal Government would stop Atiku from...... more

9that NASS: Nigeria’s challenges have no party, tribe or religion- Ekweremadu

9that NASS: Nigeria’s challenges have no party, tribe or religion- Ekweremadu The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the 9th National Assembly would rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing the Nigerian people.   Ekweremadu spoke Thursday night during the dinner to mark the end of the orientation programme organised for the...... more

Nigeria rated second worst country in use of sovereign wealth funds – IMF

Nigeria  rated second worst country in use of sovereign wealth funds – IMF The International Monetary Fund, IMF, Thursday, in its Fiscal Monitor report released at the ongoing Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF in Washington, United States of America, has ranked Nigeria as the second worst country in the world in the use of Sovereign Wealth funds. This is even as...... more

INEC proposes 3-year jail term for vote-buying

INEC proposes 3-year jail term for vote-buying The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has proposed a fine of N500, 000 or three years imprisonment, or both, for persons convicted of vote-buying and selling in the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, at the Ninth Forum of the Anti-Corruption Situation Room, organised by the...... more

Anambra Assembly outlaws expensive funerals

Anambra Assembly outlaws expensive funerals The Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday outlawed expensive funerals in the state. Passing the bill entitled a Law To Control Burial/Funeral Ceremonial Activities in the State, the House said it had become an offence to hold a funeral for more than a day in the state. Before this development,...... more

Senate insists on state police to curb banditry

Senate insists on state police to curb banditry The Senate on Thursday berated the Federal Government over its inability to tackle the alarming rate of insecurity in the country, particularly banditry in the North-West geopolitical zone. It  stressed that introduction of  state police remained the only solution to the menace. The Senate took the position following separate motions moved by senators...... more

Bandits hit Katsina, kill 33

Bandits hit Katsina, kill 33 About thirty-three persons have been reported killed in three Local Government Areas of Katsina State. Eleven out of the thirty-three killed were armed bandits killed by villagers. Reports from Sabuwa and Batsari local government areas of the state revealed that 18 were killed in a clash that ensued between members of...... more

Heavy gun battle as Boko Haram moves to capture Yobe capital

Heavy gun battle as Boko Haram moves to capture Yobe capital Heavy gun-battle broke out in Damaturu, Yobe State on Tuesday evening as Boko Haram terrorists engage Nigerian troops in a bid to capture the state capital. Stricken with fear, residents of Maisandari and Red Bricks Housing Estate of the metropolis have taken cover, as the attack which began at about 5.30...... more

Buhari condemns Kaduna violence

Buhari condemns Kaduna violence President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the violence in Kaduna State, which claimed 20 lives in  Adara community. The  deaths occurred in the latest incident between the Adara and Fulani people in the state, who have a long history of mistrust between them. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on...... more

 

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