Governor Ganduje condemns ‘land racketeering’ in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, has condemned what he called ‘racketeering in land administration’ in the state, saying that the phenomenon was so alarming that some former Commissioners of Land in the state signed Certificates of Occupancy even after leaving office. The governor asserted that it was sad that the former public officials […]

Alexis Sanchez left fantastic Arsenal for giant Manchester United – Jose Mourinho

Alexis Sanchez has moved from a “fantastic club to a giant club” after joining Manchester United from Arsenal, says his new boss Jose Mourinho. The Chilean moved to Old Trafford in a swap with Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading the other way. Mourinho said it was “a great deal for everybody” and confirmed Sanchez will […]

Katsina allocates 5,300 hectares for cattle colony

The Katsina State Government said on Thursday that it had allocated 5,300 hectares of land for the establishment of a cattle colony. Dr. Abba Abdullahi, the Special Adviser to Goveror Aminu Masari, made the disclosure to newsmen in Katsina. Abdullahi said the land allocation was part of the government’s proactive measures to prevent clashes between […]

House of Reps pass petroleum industry bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Petroleum Industry Governance bill through its third and final reading. The final report of the bill with the long title “A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Governance and Institutional Framework for the Petroleum Industry and for Related Matters (HBs. 477, 878 and 1053)” which […]

President Buhari meets security chiefs over insecurity

President Muhamamdu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the nation’s security chiefs as part of efforts aimed at ending the spate of insecurity across the country. The meeting was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, led […]

Nigeria in coma – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that Nigeria is in a coma, noting that only the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can save the country. This came as former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, declared that he has the capacity to revive the fortunes of the country, if he wins in the 2019 […]

Hebei CFFC confirm €5.55m deal for Javier Mascherano

Hebei China Fortune have confirmed that they only paid €5.55 million for Javier Mascherano, refuting reports in Spain that the Barcelona veteran cost them €10 million. It was revealed earlier this month, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are reluctant to pay more than €5.77 million, which would trigger a 100 per cent levy on the payment for […]

House of Reps top official attacks Obasanjo, backs Buhari

The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, has tackled former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his comments on President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from […]

APC senator backs Obasanjo, asks Buhari to bow out

President Muhammadu Buhari should heed the admonition of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, drop his re-election bid, and allow a new leader with ‘fresh and progressive ideas’ to take charge, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said. Mr. Sani, a member of the All Progressives Congress, said the president should emulate Nelson Mandela of […]