2019 Presidency: APC governors pledge support for Buhari

2019 Presidency: APC governors pledge support for Buhari

Even as President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to formally declare interest in the 2019 presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) governors on the party platform has pledged to endorse him for a fresh mandate. More »

New SGF is Babachir Lawal’s cousin, says Junaid Mohammed

New SGF is Babachir Lawal’s cousin, says Junaid Mohammed

A member of the House of Representatives during the Second Republic, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has revealed that the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is a first cousin to Babachir Lawal. More »

Don’t Order Diezani’s Return To Nigeria, EFCC Begs Court

Don’t Order Diezani’s Return To Nigeria, EFCC Begs Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos not to order the return of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. More »


73 Boko Haram fighters posing as herders killed

At least 73 Boko Haram militants who disguised as herdsmen with the intention of invading Konduga town in Borno State were yesterday killed by troops from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army. A senior military officer said in Maiduguri

INEC Backs Presence of Military During Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed support for the presence of the military in the forthcoming elections, saying it would give the electorate confidence to come out and vote. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ondo State,

We will defeat Boko Haram Jonathan

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to defeat Boko Haram, the armed group that has killed thousands of people in the North-East. Jonathan denied mishandling the Boko Haram crisis and allegations that a


FROM DEFENCE HQ The Nigerian army today said it has defeated Boko Haram insurgents in Kukawa Geri, a community in Gujba local government area of Yobe state, reports AFP. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) via its official Twitter account said soldiers

Dangote remains Africa richest man

LAGOS — Alhaji Aliko Dangote has remained Africa’s richest man despite his losses to the devaluation of the Naira and drops in the demand for cement his largest asset. According to Forbes magazine, Dangote was this “year’s biggest loser in

Police arrest 50 protesting JAMB candidates in Benue

The Benue Police Command on Monday arrested 50 candidates of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for violent protests and stoning of security officials. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hyacinth Dagala, said the police intervened to

Photo Scandal: He isn’t my father says Osinbajo

Vice Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has cleared the air on an alleged photograph of his father which went viral recently. He isn't my father, brother uncle or blood relative. But. He is a Nigerian father.

Troops liberate communities in Yobe

FROM DEFENCE HQ The Defence Headquarters on Monday in Abuja said troops were dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe to “rid’’ terrorists out of their hideouts in the communities. This is contained in a statement posted on the

Sunderland suspend Johnson after arrest over sex allegation

Sunderland suspended England winger Adam Johnson on Monday after he was arrested on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl. Johnson is in custody after his arrest and, with police saying he is continuing to help them with their

Troops reclaim more territories from Boko Haram

FROM DEFENCE HQ The Defence Headquarters ‎said troops have routed terrorists from Bara, the Headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. ‎A statement by the Defence

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