Why I’ll continue to respect Jonathan – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will continue to respect his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, because of the way he conducted himself when the result of the 2015 election was being announced. Buhari, who spoke at a dinner organized for members of Kannywood (Hausa-language movie industry) at the State House in Abuja on Thursday night, said […]

FG mulls N5000 cash transfer to Nigerians through NIPOST

Federal government said it would soon commence the payment of N5000 to vulnerable poor Nigerians in three states, using the newly introduced financial services of the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST) for the cash transfer. The government said the package is under the present administration’s social welfare programme to help the poor and the needy in […]

Osinbajo promises aid to Bayelsa, Rivers flood victims

Osinbajo speaks with kid flood victims in Bayelsa By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has assured flood victims in Bayelsa and Rivers States that the Federal Government is committed to alleviating their pains. Osinbajo gave the assurance on Friday in Bayelsa State, when he spoke at St. John’s Catholic Church, Internally Displaced Persons […]

CBN pumps $337m, Chinese Yuan into FOREX market

CBN injects $337m and 53m Yuan into Forex market By Racheal Ishaya In another round of intervention, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Friday, injected over 337 million dollars in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. The CBN also intervened to the tune of 53.44 million Chinese Yuan in the Spot and Short tenored […]

INEC adamant: No late submission of candidates’ lists

INEC officials at International Conference Centre, Abuja sort out the candidates lists submitted by political parties By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates’ names by political parties for the 2019 general elections. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr […]

Saudi Arabia finally admits Khashoggi died in consulate

Jamal Khashogg: Saudi Arabia finally agrees he died in Consulate Saudi Arabia on Saturday, finally admitted that journalist, Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death. Saudi’s account has thorn U.S. authorities apart with President Donald Trump saying it was credible while U.S.lawmakers […]

Structural barriers hinders us from politics – PLWD

Structural barriers hinders us from politics – PLWD By Angela Atabo Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) have said that structural barriers were a great limitation to their participation in politics in Nigeria. Ms Grace Jerry, Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) said this at a High Level Public-Private Sector Forum with the theme’’` Democracy that […]

Rihanna shuns Super Bowl

Rihanna: Not playing at Super Bowl next year because she supports Kaepernick fight for racial justice Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice. US Weekly and other reports cited an unnamed source […]

Niger-Basin project to improve 130 million lives

Suleiman Adamu, Water resources minister By Tosin Kolade The Federal government says no fewer than 130 million people will benefit from the Niger-Basin project when it is completed. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, at the opening of the 37th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority on […]

Account for N500bn allocation, PDP candidate tells Niger gov

Enyioha Opara, Minna The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State, Umar Nasko, has accused the All Progressives Congress-led administration in the state of spending N500bn in the last three years without anything to show for it. Nasko, in an interview with our correspondent, accused the state governor, Abubakar Bello, of collecting […]