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Buhari to inaugurate ministers after August 16, plans retreat for them

The Nigerian government has said it will organise a retreat for the newly appointed ministers before their inauguration. The retreat is scheduled to hold in Abuja on August 15 and 16. A statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said the retreat is to

IGP Adamu speaks on murder of Catholic priest, kidnap of RCCG pastors

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives from the Force Headquarters in Abuja to hunt for the killers of Paul Offu, a Catholic priest in Enugu State, an official said. Mr Adamu also ordered intensive operations to free five Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pastors kidnapped

Former INEC chair Attahiru Jega joins politics

Atahiru Jega, a former head of Nigeria’s electoral body, INEC, has joined partisan politics. Mr Jega joined the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), according to the chairman of the party’s board of trustees, Balarabe Musa. The former university chancellor and activist led INEC from 2010 to 2015. The 2011 election supervised by Mr Jega


It was reported yesterday that the President, Muhammadu Buhari submitted a West African School Examination Certificate from Cambridge University through his counsel Wole Olanipekun as evidence that the President indeed took the exam. In a twist of events the Deputy Registrar of WAEC, Oshindehinde Adewumi has debunked that the Certificate is

Zamfara: Bandits’ commanders agree to suspend attacks

Bandits commanders in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara, on Friday agreed to suspend attacks on the people at a dialogue meeting with the state government and security officials. The bandits also said that the coast is now clear for all those displaced by the attacks to return home. The agreement was

Nigeria: Implications Of The African Continent Free Trade Agreement

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, AFCFTA, is good news for Africans, even though, Nigerians feel unhappy by the choice of Ghana as HQ and Airhub. This is understandable, because for so long, Nigerians have come to equate size to wisdom and strength. Size is good, but only when it is strong

Anambra Wins ANCOPPS Schools Academic Competition 

Anambra State has continued to record excellent performances in education. With the outstanding feat of Anambra Golden Girls and Bronze Boys still fresh in the memory, the state has again received news of the great performance of its students in a recent national competition conducted by the All Nigeria Confederation

Passport Issuance: Immigration Officers Are Still Collecting Bribe – Babandede

The Comptroller General (CG), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Friday raised the alarm that some officers are still collecting bribes on passport issuance. Babandede, who disclosed this in Abuja during the official decoration of 48 senior officers promoted to the rank of Comptrollers of Immigration, warned officers to shun

‘Dictators Want To Be Worshipped’ — Atiku Breaks Silence On Closure Of AIT, Raypower

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the suspension of AIT and RayPower FM broadcast licence by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The regulatory agency suspended the stations indefinitely on Thursday, citing breach of its rules. In a statement issued on his behalf by Paul Ibe, his spokesman, Atiku said the action has

Don’t Sell Land To Miyetti Allah, MASSOB warns South-East Monarchs, others

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has warned monarchs, senators and governors in the South - East not to sell any portion of land in the region to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association members . MASSOB also called on the Federal Government to prevail on Fulani