NFF crisis: Dalung speaks on Osinbajo ‘endorsing’ Pinnick-led board as FIFA ban looms

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has denied media reports that Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has endorsed the Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board following FIFA’s threat to ban Nigeria indefinitely from its activities on Monday August 20, 2018 except Pinnick is given control of the federation. FIFA had on Tuesday threatened to suspend […]

Troops kill five bandits, recover arms in Kaduna

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on Thursday said they have eliminated five bandits and recovered arms in Birnin-Gawri Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 1 divisions Nigerian Army, Col. Muhammad Dole, made the disclosure at a press statement in Kaduna. Dole said the troops of the Division, […]

Police parade 18 suspected homosexuals, others in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has paraded over 18 persons arrested for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, homosexuality and kidnapping. The suspects were paraded by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar at the Command’s headquarters on Thursday. Abubakar told journalists that the suspects were apprehended through information from the […]

Buhari greets former Rivers governor, Peter Odili

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended good wishes to former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary. His message was contained in a statement on Thursday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina. He said Buhari recognises the important contributions the ex-governor has made to the development of his immediate […]

Falana writes Osinbajo over continued detention of Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, others

Femi Falana SAN, a human rights lawyer, has challenged the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to stop what he termed the flagrant disobedience to court orders which has characterised the current administration. He made the call while expressing disappointment at the refusal of the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami to obey court orders […]

Saraki clears air on 2019 ‘presidential declaration’

Senate President Bukola Saraki has spoken on his supposed declaration for the 2019 presidential election. The former Kwara governor said the comment credited to him as nursing a purported plan to succeed President Muammadu Buhari was false. On Thursday, Olu Onemola, Saraki’s Special Assistant on New Media, explained that his principal stating that he was […]

No symptoms of Lassa fever in Enugu – Commissioner

The Enugu State Government on Thursday said none of the people under surveillance of the Lassa fever had symptoms of the disease. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan Echochin, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. “The people who had primary and secondary contact with the patient […]

Osinbajo, Service chiefs, IG-P, governors at NEC meeting

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is currently presiding over the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. The presence of services chiefs, the National Security Adviser and the Inspector-General of Police suggests that security may be top on the agenda being discussed at the Thursday meeting. In attendance […]

Buhari’s London vacation not extended — Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has not extended his London vacation, the Presidency said last night. Reports filtered round especially on social media that the President’s vacation has been extended. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said there was nothing like that. In his reply to a text message […]

Buhari’s London vacation not extended — Presidency

The Feed the Future, a U.S. government global hunger and food security initiative, has earmarked 12.5 million dollars for food security in Nigeria. Dr George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Nigeria office, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Mavrotas, who is also the Chief of the Project, […]