Buhari, Saraki meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki met on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which was termed private, took place at the President’s office. It started around 12:00noon.

Russia Closes Down American School In Response To US Expulsions

Russia has closed down an American British school run by America in Moscow, according to foreign media reports. Recent expulsions of 35 Russian diplomats from the Russian embassy in Washington were carried out as the US blames Russia for hacking and interfering in the US elections. However, Russia has vowed to react to this recent […]

Shekau’s New Video Mere Propaganda – Army

Authorities of the Nigerian Army have described as mere propaganda the new video being circulated by the purported leader of the Islamic sect boko haram, Abubakar Shekau claiming it has not been crushed. Acting Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement on thursday said while effort is ongoing to subject […]

Bagudu’s Rice Revolution Saves FG N2.2bn

The rice revolution in the country championed by the governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu has saved the federal government over N2 billion which hitherto, was used in the importation of rice. Available statistics as confirmed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shows that before the advent of this administration, an average of 2.2 […]

2016: Kudos, Knocks For PMB As Year Ends

Over a year into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians have expressed divergent views in their appraisal of how positively, or otherwise, governance has impacted on the wellbeing of the people. Some of those who spoke with LEADERSHIP Friday argued that although the current economic recession is not peculiar to Nigeria, measures put forward […]

Senate Pushes For Diaspora Voting In 2019

The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen Monsurat Sunmonu has said. She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on Thursday that giving franchise to Nigerians abroad would give the impression that “they are […]

Russia moves to expel US diplomats

The Russian foreign ministry has called for the expulsion of 35 US diplomats in response to a similar move by Washington. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the request had been made to President Vladimir Putin. The Obama administration imposed sanctions over alleged Russian hacking during the recent US presidential election campaign. Russia denies any involvement […]

Wenger rates Chelsea as ‘super favourites’ in title race

After 12 successive wins, the Arsenal boss considers the Blues to be the team to beat in this season’s Premier League title race Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea are “super favourites” to lift the title this season, but the Arsenal boss was critical of the Premier League’s quality as a whole in 2016. Chelsea hold a […]

Catholic church says 808 people have been killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan says suspected herdsmen have killed at least 808 people in different communities in southern Kaduna. Ibrahim Yakubu, vicar-general of the diocese, said this in a statement issued on Thursday. Yakubu said the federal and states governments had failed “woefully” in tackling the situation. “Four local government areas have been attacked, […]

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats over ‘hacking’ of US election

President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russians diplomats and the closure of two Russian compounds in the US. US intelligence services believe Russia ordered cyber-attacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Hillary Clinton’s campaign and other political organisations, in an attempt to influence the election in favour of Donald Trump, the Republican […]