Plateau Government imposes 24-hour curfew In Jos North And South

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has declared an indefinite dusk to dawn curfew on the state capital, Jos. Sequel to security bridge in some part of Jos North, the Governor of Plateau State, Hon. Simon Lalong has approved the imposition of dusk-to-down curfew from 6p.m – 6a.m in Jos North and Jos South […]

Tension In Jos As Unknown Gun Men Kill Nine Family Members

Unidentified gunmen have allegedly killed a family of nine in Rukuba road community of Jos North Local Government Area, a development that sparked tension in the community and other parts of Jos metropolis. A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria, that the gunmen attacked the community on Thursday night. […]

Governor El-Rufai Appoints Mohammed Murtala Abbass As Security Adviser

The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of AIG Mohammed Murtala Abbass as Special Adviser, Security/Coordinator, Operation Yaki. AIG Abbass graduated in 1980 with combined honours in History and Political from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He retired from the Nigeria Police Force in 2012 as the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone […]

Femi Fan-Kayode Reacts to Appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as New DSS DG

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has weighed in on the controversial appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS). Recall that presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu in a Thursday statement announced Bichi’s appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari. Bichi replaced Matthew Seiyefa, who was appointed in acting capacity by Acting President Yemi […]

I’m Not Having Any Rift with Obasanjo – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has cleared the air on his relationship with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, saying there is no serious issue of disagreement between them. Atiku made the clarification on Thursday in Lokoja where he had an interactive session with journalists at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, Lokoja. He was in […]

LG Workers In Ekiti Begin Indefinite Strike

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ekiti will begin an indefinite strike on Friday. The union said the strike followed the failure of the state government to honour an agreement signed recently at the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting of Sept. 4. NULGE also warned the outgoing Ayo Fayose administration against fresh recruitment […]

Atiku Writes Buhari, Raises Alarm Over Alleged Threat to Life [Read]

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has written a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari raising alarm over alleged threat to his life and those of his family members. In the petition, dated September 7, 2018, Atiku linked the alleged threat to his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The […]

Dogara Finally Speaks, Reveals How APC Asked Him to Beg For Ticket

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) asked him to beg for a ticket to return to the Green Chambers. Dogara’s supporters had presented 2019 forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to him. Speaking to supporters at his residence on Thursday, the speaker asked them to […]

Buhari accepts donated nomination forms, slams APC defectors

Buhari accepts donated nomination forms, slams APC defectors President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, accepted the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress from a group, Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network, which donated the forms worth N45m to him to support his bid for re-election next year. At an event marking the […]

Paris Club refund: FG bars states owing salaries

The Federal Government said states must clear the backlog of salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining 2.69 billion dollars Paris Club Refund. The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Hassan Dodo, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government would commence phased payments of the refund […]

2019: Femi Otedola Reportedly Accepts PDP Lagos Governorship Ticket

Media Mogul, Dele Momodu, has disclosed that billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has accepted to run for the Lagos State governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party Momodu disclosed this on Tuesday in a post on his Twitter page. Breaking news: Lagos 2019 promises to be interesting. PDP offers Femi Otedola governorship ticket. […]

Fayose Withdraws Presidential Ambition

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has announced the withdrawal of his ambition to contest for the office of the President in 2019. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor had indicated his intention to contest for the nation’s number one position early in the year. Fayose made this known on Saturday while receiving two presidential aspirants; […]

CBN Debits Four Banks N5.87bn Over MTN Funds Repatriation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has debited the four banks it sanctioned over the breaching of its capital importation policy of N5.87 billion. The banks affected are Standard Chartered Bank, N2.4 billion; Stanbic IBTC, N1.88 billion; Citibank Nigeria, N1.2 billion; and Diamond Bank, N250 million. The banks were accused by the CBN of issuing irregular Certificates […]

Benue Gov. Ortom Sacks 28 Special Aides

Governor Samuel Ortom has sacked 17 Special Assistants and 11 Senior Special Assistants in a new political realignment in Benue state. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tony Ijoho, who announced the termination of the appointment of the 28 aides to governor, urged them to hand over government property to their permanent secretaries. Investigations […]

LASUTH Resident Doctors Commence 3 Days Warning Strike

Resident doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, on Wednesday began its three days warning strike, demanding for recruitment of more doctors. The doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors in LASUTH (ARD) had on Sept. 2 directed members to embark on the warning strike. This followed what the association […]

Plateau APC Adopts Indirect Primaries for 2019 Elections

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau State has on Wednesday adopted the method of indirect primaries which will produce candidates of the party ahead of the 2019 General elections. The State working committee of the Party as well as stakeholders, Elders Lawmakers and Local Government chairmen rising from their meeting held at Yelwa Club, Jos yesterday adopted the […]

Kano APC Adopts Direct Primaries for 2019 Elections

The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kano state has endorsed the adoption of direct primaries as a means of selecting candidates that will fly the party’s flag in all elective positions. Rising from a meeting held on Wednesday, the state Executive Committee of the party said the decision stands to improve the stock of the APC […]

BREAKING: Group Purchases N45.5m Nomination Form For Buhari

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari have paid for and obtained the expression of interest and nomination forms valued at N45.5m for the president. Members of the group under the aegis of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network were received by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, at the party’s national secretariat, in Abuja, […]

David Mark Joins Presidential Race

A former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has declared his intention to contest for the Presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019. He picked his Presidential nomination form on Tuesday at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja. Mark was President of the Senate for eight years between […]

Atiku’s Concept Of Restructuring Vague, Leaves Out Corruption – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said on Tuesday that his comment on the calls for the restructuring of the country was taken out of context by his predecessor, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The Vice-President replied Atiku in a letter addressed to the Editor of Premium Times, responding to the online medium’s publication of his predecessor’s criticism of his […]

FG Demands Fresh $2bn Tax Arrears From MTN

The Federal Government has ordered Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN to pay back taxes of $2 billion just days after the government ordered it to repatriate $8.13 billion, the company said on Tuesday. MTN gave a brief statement to the market in which it confirmed that Nigeria’s attorney general gave “notice of an intention to recover the $2 […]