Jos massacre: I’m heartbroken, Boko Haram insurgents don’t respect God – Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday in Abuja condemned the twin explosions in Jos, which left on its trail scores of fatalities and casualties. In a statement signed by Mr Paul Ibe, the Head of Media to Atiku, the former Vice-President also condemned the killings in Maiduguri and Potiskum. The statement quoted Atiku as describing […]

Dangote says he wants to buy Arsenal to boost Nigeria’s profile globally

Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian billionaire who recently declared an interest in buying Arsenal, has revealed the reasons behind his designs on the north London club. The 58-year-old business mogul believes that buying a Premier League team will help to raise the profile of his home country. Dangote had been criticised by some people in Nigeria […]

Impeachment: Mass Rally Against Aregbesola To Hold Today

Over .5 million people across Osun State are expected to participate in  the Tuesday, July 7 rally in support of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s impeachment, according to the organisers, Civil Societies’ Coalition for Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO). According to the group at a press briefing held in Osogbo on Monday, over 20 civil and faith- […]

LG Autonomy: El-Rufai Abolishes State/Local Govt Joint Account

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam  Nasir El-Rufai, monday announced autonomy for local governments in the state, abolishing the  joint state and local government system, which had stunted development at the grassroots. The governor also said 10 per cent of internally generated revenue (IGR) would be remitted to local government councils in the state. Speaking while […]

INEC acting chairman reconstitutes committees

The Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Commission, Amina Bala Zakari, has approved the re-constitution of the Commission’s 14 Standing Committees. In a memo issued and signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta C. Ogakwu, the Committees are expected to commence operation from 1st July 2015. The Committees are: 1. Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary […]

Yero Left N228m Not N8bn – Gov. El-Rufai

Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that his administration inherited only over N228 million in the treasury from his predecessor, Alhaji Ramalan Yero. The former deputy governor of the state, Mr Nuhu Bajoga had said that their administration left over N8billion in the accounts of the State Government when they handed over the […]

Niger appoints THISDAY reporter as Press Secretary

The Niger State Government has approved the appointment of Aisha Wakaso, a Correspondent of THISDAY newspapers in Niger State, as the Press Secretary to the Governor’s Wife, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello. Wakaso began her journalism career eight years ago as the Niger State correspondent of ThisDay newspapers. She attended Federal Government Girls College, Bida, after […]

I Won’t Quit APC For PDP – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has dismissed claims that he along with others would dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The Speaker described the claims as ridiculous in a statement he issued yesterday through his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Adamu Hassan. […]

DSS Director Demotes Marilyn Ogar, Others Promoted By Past Administration

Newly appointed director general of the Department of State Security, Lawal Musa Daura, has demoted Marilyn Ogar, the agency’s former spokesperson, via a memo. Apart from demoting Ms. Ogar, the acting DSS director general also directed the demotion of numerous other officers of the agency who were just promoted in March in what was seen […]