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  • 3 hours Latest 9th National Assembly News For Thursday, 18th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of 9th National Assembly news headlines for today Thursday, 18th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top 9th National Assembly stories. 1. 2020 Budget: Lawan Speaks On Buhari’s Next Level Cabinet Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday said the delay in the submission of the ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari will not affect the 2020 budget. Lawan made this known while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari. 2. Senate President Appoints Media Aide, Four Others Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday approved the appointment ... more
  • 4 hours Gunmen Kill Two Soldiers In Akwa Ibom NaijaNews
    Yet-to-be identified gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate in the Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state. Naija News reports that the expatriate engineer working with Al Madal construction company was inspecting the construction of Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun road on Wednesday, July 17, before he was whisked away to an unknown location. A witness told reporters that the soldiers were killed along Idim Okpok mini bridge in Inen Ekeffe the boundary village between Oruk Anam and Ukanafun. Idiok said the gunmen killed the soldiers before they could abduct the expatriate. ... more
  • 4 hours CAF Sacks Amaju Pinnick As Vice President NaijaNews
    President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been relieved from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Naija News reports that Pinnick who was relieved of his duties was replaced with South Africa’s Danny Jordaan. Pinnick had served as the first vice-president of Caf since July 2018. As at the time of this report, the reason for the change in CAF’s leadership that affected Pinnick is still yet to be known. Pinnick’s exit means a reshuffling of Ahmad’s vice-presidents, with Constant Omari of DR Congo and Moroccan Faouzi Lekjaa moving up from ... more
  • 4 hours Buhari Meets Ooni Of Ife  NaijaNews
    Buhari Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president on Thursday received the Ooni of Ife, Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II. Naija News understands that Buhari met with the Ooni of Ife at the State House on Thursday, July 18th. The Ooni of Ife arrived at the Presidential Villa in the afternoon hours of Thursday and was received by the President. The leader of the Yoruba kingdom and the President spoke at length in their meeting although the cause of their meeting is still yet to be known as at the time of this report.   ... more
  • 5 hours Wike Gives Emir New Appointment  NaijaNews
    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness, Emir of Lafia, Sidi M. Bage CON, JSC (rtd). Naija News understands that Wike appointed the Emir of Lafia as the Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. Wike made the appointment recently as part of his exercise of the powers conferred on him by S. 3 and Schedule 1 of the Rivers State University Law, 2017. The appointment was made public in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu. Nwakaudu in his statement said that the appointment ... more
  • 5 hours Isilomo Reacts To Kimoprah, Ella’s Claim That Tacha Has Body, Mouth Odour NaijaNews
    Isilomo has blasted her fellow evicted housemates, Kimoprah and Ella for saying Tacha, a BB Naija housemate, has body and mouth odour. In an Instagram live video yesterday, Isilomo shared her disgust at the claim of the two and wondered why they wanted to smear the reputation of Tacha in the eyes of Nigerians. Recall that Kimoprah had claimed that Ella told her Tacha has body or mouth odour. Speaking in her live Instagram video, Isilomo said: “Why do you need to talk about body odour? I stayed in that house for a week, I personally know that Tacha doesn’t ... more
  • 5 hours Ogun Police Nab 3 For Killing Couple NaijaNews
    Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended three middle-aged men for allegedly killing an aged couple. Naija News understands that the suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of the couple; one James Olaosebikan, 72, and his wife, Esther, 68. They were murdered in their home in Sagamu, Ogun state. The spokesman of the Police in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known while parading them recently. The state Police gave the names of the suspects as; Ibrahim Uthman, Aba Abdulkareem and Abdulhamid Ibrahim. The suspects were said to have stormed the residence of their ... more
  • 5 hours See Popular Gospel Artist Who Claimed He Rejected N360m To Join Illuminati NaijaNews
    An award-winning gospel artist, Dr. Tumi has claimed he rejected a $1 million (N360m, R14 Million) monthly offer to join the Illuminati society. The South African gospel musician shared this via a post on his Facebook page. According to what he shared, the handlers that contacted him claimed to have noticed him and also admitted that he would be of value to the society. He added that the group promised him money, great fame, and international influence if he joins the society. “So early today they tried to recruit me to join an Illuminati society. Got told I have been ... more
  • 5 hours BBNaija: Jacyke Wins N1.5m In `Know Your Lyrics’ Challenge NaijaNews
    One of the housemates in the Big Brother Naija house, Jacyke Madu, has won N1.5 million `Know Da Lyrics’ challenge. A new task, ‘Know Da Lyrics challenge’ has been introduced to the reality show where every housemate is expected to choose from the written lyrics of Pepsi brand Ambassadors, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Davido, Burna Boy and Teni to perform. After rehearsing for a day, the housemates competed to win the task, however, Jackye won the grand prize at the end of the day. Out of the 17 housemates, Jackye and Seyi made it to the final, where Jackye defeated ... more
  • 6 hours Atiku vs Buhari: INEC Produces Document Requested By PDP At Tribunal NaijaNews
    INEC Complies With Tribunal’s Order Some of the documents requested by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have been made available by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal had on Wednesday, mandated INEC to make the documents available to the petitioners latest by Thursday noon, Naija News recalls. The tribunal’s order comes after complaints by the petitioners that the subpoenas issued and served on INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, and the commission’s Residential Electoral Commissioner in Zamfara State had not been complied with. The tribunal had adjourned the case till Friday, but ... more
  • 6 hours Shittes: IMN Condemn Kaduna Court Over Denial To Release El-Zakzaky, Wife NaijaNews
    Following the denial of the Kaduna State High Court to release Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky from detention, on Thursday, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shiites, has stated that its leader is on the verge of going blind and may also lose his life if not allowed to go for medical treatment. The group in a statement signed by the Chairman, Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Abdurrahman Abubakar Yola, condemned the court for allegedly “failing to stand for truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.” “Today, Thursday 18/07/19 the Kaduna state High Court set to hear an extraordinary application for ... more
  • 6 hours Bayelsa Guber: Crisis Strikes APC As Party Decides Mode Of Primary NaijaNews
    Ahead of Bayelsa State governorship election, controversy continues to trail the outcome of the All Progressives Congress, stakeholders meeting seeking for the mode of election to employ for the party’s primary. A report has it the majority of the stakeholders chose the direct mode of primaries even though the meeting ended in a rowdy session. Engr. Preye Aganaba and Senator Heineken Lokpobiri argued that the meeting ended in a stalemate because the Chairman of the Party, Mr Jothan Amos, failed to follow the due process at summoning the stakeholders’ meeting and adoption of the mode of primaries for the party. ... more
  • 6 hours Mass Protest Rocks Benin Over Reps’ Decision On Edo Assembly Crisis [PHOTOS] NaijaNews
    A massive protest was today held at the Oba Ovboramwen king square in Benin over the directive given by the House of Representatives to Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation of the state’s House of Assembly The protesters who took to the streets insisted that the House of Reps does not have the right to give such orders. They argued that the Federal High Court sitting in Benin had given an existing interlocutory injunction from the which barred the Inspector-General of Police, the Department of State Services, DSS, APC NWC or their agents from disrupting Edo Assembly’s proceedings. ... more
  • 6 hours Osun Guber: I Felt Ridiculed Contesting Against Adeleke – Oyetola NaijaNews
    The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has stated that he felt ridiculed contesting against Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. Recall that the Supreme Court, few weeks ago affirmed that victory of Governor Oyetola as the winner of the Osun State Governorship election. Oyetola, while speaking when visited by the leadership of the Social Democratic Party, SDP-led by Professor Yemi Farounbi, stated that Senator Adeleke should be screened out of the race. The Osun State Governor noted that the lack of control in Nigeria’s electoral system gave Adeleke the opportunity to contest against him. “The ... more
  • 8 hours De Ligt Completes €75m Juventus Move From Ajax NaijaNews
    Juve Complete De Ligt Move Juventus have completed the 75 million euros ($84.25 million) signing of Ajax defender, Matthijs de Ligt who joined the Italian Serie A champions on a five-year contract. Juve announced the successful deal on Thursday via a statement on its website. “It’s the news all Bianconeri fans have been waiting to hear all summer: Matthijs de Ligt is officially a Juventus player!” the club said. Recall Naija News earlier reported that the highly-rated center back had previously agreed personal terms with Juve. The 19-year-old Netherlands international was highly coveted by several top clubs in Europe including ... more
  • 8 hours Nigerians React As Pinnick Allegedly Snubs Rohr NaijaNews
    Nigerians have continued to express their reactions over a now-viral video showing the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick snub the coach of the Super Eagle, Gernot Rohr, during the presentation of bronze medals. Naija News reports that the video went viral on Wednesday night after Nigeria’s Super Eagles clinched the third place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON); after successfully defeating Tunisia in a 1-0 win match. Naija News understands that Odion Ighalo, who now has five goals at the tournament, netted the only goal in the third minute that ushered in Nigeria’s victory ... more
  • 9 hours Real Reason NFF Cannot Dismiss Rohr NaijaNews
    Findings by some newsmen have revealed that it would be difficult and expensive for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sack Gernot Rohr. Naija News understands that Rohr, who has one year left on his contract, has a $1million (N360m) payment clause inserted in his deal. This means that the NFF has to pay him that amount if they wish to terminate his appointment before the end of his contract. Rohr led the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, beating Tunisia 1-0 yesterday. However, there have been public out cry that the 66-year-old ... more
  • 9 hours Atiku vs Buhari: Full Details Of Person Who Allegedly Deleted INEC Server Revealed NaijaNews
    Omokri Speaks On INEC Server Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that one Femi Taiwo deleted the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used during the 2019 elections. Naija News reports Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted the results of the election were transmitted to a server and that he won according to the server. Atiku, therefore, headed to the courts to challenge the election victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The nation’s electoral umpire, INEC, however, denied ever transmitting the 2019 ... more
  • 9 hours Why US Lawmaker Wants FaceApp Investigated, Banned NaijaNews
    The United States Senate Minority Leader, Chuk Schumer, has called on the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) to commence an investigation into popular Russia-based application FaceApp. Naija News understands that the app which has gone viral both in the US and Nigeria allow users to change their appearance to look older or younger. Schumer urged the FBI and the FTC, the US consumer protection body, to “look into the national security & privacy risks” connected to FaceApp which was developed by a Saint Petersburg-based company. He said: “FaceApp’s location in Russia raises questions regarding how and when the company provides access ... more
  • 9 hours Latest Biafra News For Thursday, 18th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Thursday, 18th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Biafra Group Warns South-East, South-South To Leave Northern Nigeria Following the call by Northern Elders Forum and Coalition of Northern Groups, for Fulani people to leave the South, the Biafra Nations Youth League, has charged the people of South-East and South-South to immediately leave the North. The group in a statement signed and released by the Chief Press Secretary of BNYL, Comrade Kufre Obot, pleaded ... more
  • 9 hours Biafra Group Warns South-East, South-South To Leave Northern Nigeria NaijaNews
    Following the call by Northern Elders Forum and Coalition of Northern Groups, for Fulani people to leave the South, the Biafra Nations Youth League, has charged the people of South-East and South-South to immediately leave the North. The group in a statement signed and released by the Chief Press Secretary of BNYL, Comrade Kufre Obot, pleaded with its people to return home or risk being killed after the 30th July ultimatum by CNG. BNYL stated that the move by the Northerners is due to its threat to retaliate any incident against people of South-East and South-South. “We met at a ... more
  • 9 hours Craig Fallon Death: Craig Fallon Cause Of Death – What Happened? NaijaNews
    Craig Fallon death happened suddenly two days after the former world judo champion was declared missing. Naija News understands that the West Mercia Police said a body was found in The Wrekin, a popular walking spot in the English Midlands, shortly before 5.30am on Monday, July 15. Craig Fallon Cause Of Death – What Happened? At the moment, full details about Craig Fallon cause of death are sketchy. However, West Mercia Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances. The British judo champion died at age 36. A West Mercia Police spokesman told the Shropshire Star: “A body was ... more
  • 9 hours Just In: Senate Confirms Buhari’s Appointments NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Senate on Thursday confirmed four Commissioners for the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent their names to the Upper Legislative chambers for confirmation. Buhari’s request was contained in three letters read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber last Tuesday. The president’s request was based on section 8 (1) of NCC act and section 5 (2) of NIPSS act; presenting four nominees for the NCC and one for the NIPSS. Buhari wrote: “In accordance with section 8 (1) of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) act 2003, ... more
  • 10 hours Ruga Settlement: Ortom Urges FG To Forget Plan, Face Desert Encroachment NaijaNews
    The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has called on the Federal Government to forget it’s proposed plan to establish Ruga settlements. In his reaction to the plan, Ortom charged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek solutions to the issues of desert encroachment and lack of sufficient vegetation. According to the PDP Governor, this is responsible for herdsmen wandering in the country. He stated this at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria at the Federal University of Agriculture, (FUAM) Makurdi, the state capital. Gov. Ortom, who was represented by his deputy, Benson Abounu, recommended what was ... more
  • 11 hours Full List Of Past Chief Justices In Nigeria (1955-2019) NaijaNews
    Former Chief Justices In Nigeria The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, July 17, confirmed Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Muhammad had been acting CJN since January 25 when the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended from office over alleged corrupt practices and not fully declaring his assets. President Muhammadu Buhari had last week requested the Senate to confirm Muhammad as the substantive CJN following his recommendation for the office by the National Judicial Council (NJC). Below is a list of past Chief Justices of Nigeria (CJN) as listed by the NJC: Hon. Justice Stafford Foster ... more
  • 11 hours Funke Olakunrin: Family Announces Plans For Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter’s Burial NaijaNews
    Late Olakunrin To Be Buried On Monday The family members of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, have announced burial plans for their murdered daughter. According to information made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday, the Late Mrs. Olakunrin will be buried on Monday, July 22, 2019. Preceding the burial will be a commendation/night of tributes which will take place tomorrow, Friday, July 19. Naija News recalls Olakunrin was killed by gunmen along Benin/Ore/Sagamu expressway last Friday. The burial ceremony will take place at the Saito David’s Anglican Cathedral Ijomu, Akure, by 11am, while interment follows ... more
  • 11 hours El-Zakzaky: Christian-Muslim Forum Condemns Continuous Terror Acts By Shiites NaijaNews
    Days after the Islamic Movement in Nigeria protested for the non-release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, an interfaith group known as Forum of Muslim and Christian Faithful in Abuja, has condemned the continuous terror acts by the movement popularly known as Shiites. Recall that Shiites had invaded the National Assembly complex, vandalizing vehicles and attacking security officer in the process. The group while speaking at a joint press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, warned the sect to stop acts of terror in the country. A statement jointly signed by Rev. Nathaniel Atawodi, Convener, Nurudeen Abdul-Gafar, Deputy Convener, called on the ... more
  • 12 hours EFCC Hands Over Late Badeh’s Forfeited Property To VON (Photos) NaijaNews
    EFCC Hands Over Edifice To VON The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a property forfeited to the government by Late Alex Badeh to the Voice of Nigeria (VON). The property, located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja becomes VON headquarters. Secretary to the EFCC, Ola Olukoyede handed the property over to VON DG, Osita Okechukwu on Wednesday. #Photo The EFCC Hands Over Badeh’s Forfeited Property to @voiceofnigeria The property, located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja becomes VON headquarters. Secretary to the EFCC, ... more
  • 12 hours Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday, July, 18, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Obasanjo Vs Buhari: Nigeria Not Sleeping Easy – Soyinka Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take the open letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo seriously. Naija News reports that Obasanjo had on Monday, addressed an open letter to Buhari in which he lamented the current situation in the country. Read more details here Finally, Buhari Reacts To Northern Elders Directive To Herdsmen President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Fulani herdsmen to disregard directives from the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) asking them to leave the southern part of Nigeria. Naija News recalls ... more
  • 12 hours Buhari’s Next Level Cabinet: APC Crisis Brewing NaijaNews
    Indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari is delaying the release of his ministerial list in order to douse tension rising in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). A credible source told Daily Independent disclosed that Buhari is seriously searching for people he knows very well to be in his team. However, the source stated that some stakeholders of the party in some states are actively working to influence the ministerial list. The source, a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), said many of the party leaders claimed that Buhari does not really know members of APC except ... more
  • 13 hours Obasanjo Vs Buhari: Nigeria Not Sleeping Easy – Soyinka NaijaNews
    Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take the open letter written by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo seriously. Naija News reports that Obasanjo had on Monday, addressed an open letter to Buhari in which he lamented the current situation in the country. He also called for urgent steps in curbing the negative happenings ravaging the country, while calling on all stakeholders to work together in the interest of the country. The statement, dated July 15, 2019, was released by Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi. Speaking with Daily Sun, Soyinka lamented the increasing insecurity in the nation. “Read the Obasanjo statement. It should ... more
  • 13 hours Fulani Killing Southerners From 1966 Till Date – Fani-Kayode NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has urged Fulani to order their herdsmen, militias and cells to stop killing Nigerians. The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Thursday. Fani-Kayode stated that the Fulani slaughtered Igbos in 1966 during the northern pogroms. According to him, “To compare the situation of the Fulani in the south today to the situation of the Igbo in the north in 1966 is disingenuous and dishonest. The Igbo did not slaughter the Fulani in the 1966 northern pogroms but rather it was the Fulani ... more
  • 13 hours NYSC Gives Update On Corps Members N30,000 Allowance NaijaNews
    The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has dismissed reports that it will start paying corps members N30,000 allowance this July. Speaking to PRNigeria on Wednesday, Ibrahim revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is yet to give NYSC a go-ahead on the implementation of the new national minimum wage. According to the NYSC DG, “When there is an increment and we have been notified, we will communicate the heartwarming decision to our corps members through appropriate channels. “And certainly, the management will make sure that our corps members are paid according to the ... more
  • 16 hours Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Thursday, 18th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Thursday, 18th July, 2019 1. Senate Confirms Tanko Muhammad As Nigeria’s CJN Justice Tanko Muhammad was on Wednesday confirmed by the Senate as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria following his successful screening during plenary. As previously reported by Naija News, Tanko was earlier screened on Wednesday morning by the upper legislative chamber in a closed session. 2. Edo Crisis: Reps Threaten To Take Over State Assembly The House of Representatives has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation to convene the 9th Edo state assembly. ... more
  • 17 hours Finally, Buhari Reacts To Northern Elders Directive To Herdsmen NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Fulani herdsmen to disregard directives from the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) asking them to leave the southern part of Nigeria. Naija News recalls that NEF had stated that information at their disposal reveals that some individuals are plotting to harm herdsmen in the southern part of Nigeria. Speaking after a meeting with the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs), Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the forum, asked herdsmen to leave the region if their safety is no longer guaranteed. “If it is indeed true that their safety is not guaranteed in the places where they are residing, we would ... more
  • 19 hours Afcon 2019: Ighalo Leads Top Scorers (See Full List) NaijaNews
    Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo currently the leading goalscorer with five goals at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (afcon). Ighalo netted the winner for the Super Eagles, as they claimed third with a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Wednesday. Sadio Mane (Senegal), Adam Ounas (Algeria) and Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) are also in the running for the golden boot with three goals each. Top scorers: 5 goals: Ighalo (NGR) 3 goals: Mane (SEN), Bakambu (COD), Ounas (ALG), Mahrez (ALG) 2 goals: Belaili (ALG) , Elmohamady, Salah (both EGY), Andriamahitsinoro (MAD), J. Ayew (GHA), Bahoken (CMR), En-Nesyri (MAR), Okwi (UGA), ... more
  • 22 hours Afcon 2019: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Finish Third NaijaNews
    The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 to finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) holding in Egypt. A 3rd-minute goal from striker Odion Ighalo was enough to secure bronze for Nigeria. Ighalo who came off with a suspected hamstring injury at the end of the first half finished the tournament with five goals. Tunisia had a chance to respond to Nigeria’s goal almost immediately after Ola Aina fouled Wahbi Khazri but the Saint-Etienne forward’s effort was blocked. Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze had a chance to score the second goal for the Super ... more
  • 1 day Edo Speaker Kicks As Reps Threaten Shut Down Of Assembly NaijaNews
    The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Frank Okiye, warned the House of Representatives against moves to disrupt activities of the State Assembly. Naija News reports that the House of Reps has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation to convene the 9th Edo state assembly. The federal lawmakers added should the governor fail to carry out the order within the stipulated time, they may have to take over the functions of the state lawmakers. Reacting to the resolution by the House of Reps, Okiye advised the National Assembly to act as agents of ... more
  • 1 day 2020 Budget: Lawan Speaks On Buhari’s Next Level Cabinet NaijaNews
    Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Wednesday said the delay in the submission of the ministerial list by President Muhammadu Buhari will not affect the 2020 budget. Lawan made this known while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari. Naija News reported that Buhari had met with Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting may be connected to the yet to be submitted ministerial list by Buhari. It was also gathered that the ninth National Assembly is planning to hold a security summit towards addressing ... more
  • 1 day Afcon 2019: Nigeria Vs Tunisia 3rd Place Line Up NaijaNews
    The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in a third-place match at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Super Eagles were beaten by a late Riyad Mahrez freekick last time out against Algeria, while Tunisia lost to Senegal after an unfortunate own goal in extra time. Both sides will now battle for who is the third-best team in the continent as they play for pride in the third/fourth place playoffs. The last four meetings between both nations in an AFCON tournament has ended in four victories for Nigeria while ... more
  • 1 day Senate Takes Decision On Investigation Of Senator Elisha Abbo NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Senate on Wednesday granted more time to the ad hoc committee investigating the allegation of assault brought against Senator Elisha Abbo (PDP-Adamawa North). This is following the request by the Chairman of the panel, Senator Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi), during plenary. Naija News recalls that Abbo, who is Nigeria’s youngest Senator, was caught on CCTV assaulting a nursing mother in an adult toy shop. He, however, apologized to the woman and Nigerians, promising to be of good behaviour. Relying on Order 43 of the Senate, Senator Egwu said additional time would enable his committee to gather more information to diligently do ... more
  • 1 day Just In: Buhari, Lawan, Gbajabiamila In Closed Door Meeting NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with Senate President Ahmed Lawana and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Naija News understands that the meeting which is currently being held behind closed doors began at around 3:30 pm. It was gathered that the meeting may be connected to the yet to be submitted ministerial list by President Buhari. The ninth National Assembly is also planning to hold a security summit towards addressing insecurity in the country. ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria’s Judicial Arm Of Government Is Corrupt – CJN Tanko NaijaNews
    Tanko Muhammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, has revealed that Nigeria’s judicial arm of government is corrupt and needs the intervention of the Senate. When answering questions from Senators during his confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on Wednesday, he stated that the Judicial arm of government has challenges of corrupt judges. He stated that corruption hasn’t been conquered in Nigeria because there is no stiff punishment of offenders, he, therefore, called on the Senate to review the nation’s laws. “I always say that Nigeria judiciary is part and parcel of Nigeria and I am not surprised seeing some ... more
  • 1 day Oshiomhole Vs Obaseki: Edo Govt Reveals Cause Of Assembly Crisis NaijaNews
    Governor Godwin Obaseki has blamed the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the crisis rocking the Edo State House Assembly. Speaking when the  Senate Committee set up to look into Edo Assembly crisis visited the state for its fact-finding mission, the governor stated that the failure of the APC leadership to properly investigate the issues lead to the crisis. Obaseki explained that he performed his constitutional duty by issuing a proclamation letter and that the Clerk of the House undertook the processes as deemed fit. “When people arbitrarily make up their minds because of ... more
  • 1 day Just In: Davido’s Father’s House Gutted By Fire (Video) NaijaNews
    Dr Deji Adeleke’s house located in Esther Adeleke street in Lagos State has been gutted by fire. Naija News understands that Deji Adeleke is the father of music sensation David Adeleke also known as Davido. According to Daily Independent, the fire started around 10 pm from the penthouse of the magnificent building. Fire service operatives were said to have quickly mobilized their men to the scene and prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of the building. Naija News recalls that Deji’s brother Ademola Adeleke lost to Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the Osun State Governorship Election. ... more
  • 1 day Latest Presidential Election Tribunal News For Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, 17th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal. 1. Atiku vs Buhari: PDP Witness Accuses INEC Official Of Collecting $10,000 Bribe A witness for the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Ali, while speaking at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday alleged that an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission identified as Abubakar Kaura was found with the sum of $10,000 dollars on the day of the election. Ali, who claimed that he was the ... more
  • 1 day Edo Crisis: Reps Threaten To Take Over State Assembly, Tell Governor What To Do NaijaNews
    House Moves To Resolve Edo Assembly Crisis The House of Representatives has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation to convene the 9th Edo state assembly. The federal lawmakers added should the governor fail to carry out the order within the stipulated time, they may have to take over the functions of the state lawmakers. Naija News recalls that two different factions of the state lawmakers are parading themselves as authentic and every effort to reconcile the differences has so far proved abortive. An ad hoc committee set up by the House of Reps, ... more
  • 1 day Latest 9th National Assembly News For Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of 9th National Assembly news headlines for today Wednesday, 17th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top 9th National Assembly stories. 1. Senate President Appoints Media Aide, Four Others Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday approved the appointment of Ola Awoniyi as his new Special Adviser on Media. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, Lawan also appointed Karage Mamman as his Deputy Chief of Staff. 2. Femi Gbajabiamila Faces Threats Of Impeachment The immediate impeachment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi ... more
  • 1 day Latest Election Tribunal News For Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, 17th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal. 1. Tribunal: House Of Rep APC Candidate Withdraws Petition The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, during the National Assembly election for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Mr. Nelson Maduka Arum, prays to withdraw his petition from the tribunal. The APC candidate had dragged Hon, Offor Chukwuegbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the Tribunal, seeking the nullification of his victory. 2. Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa Wins ... more
  • 1 day Insecurity: PDP Charges Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency NaijaNews
    Following the open letter written by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the security situation in Nigeria. The Chairman of PDP made this statement during a press conference in Abuja Tuesday evening. “Buhari, declare a state of emergency on security, Nigeria collapsing under your watch.” “Recall that I addressed you here in April on the worsening security situation in the country. Then female international aide worker was killed in Kaduna state amidst the endless bloodletting across the country.” “Between April ... more
  • 1 day Man Arraigned In Court For Allowing His Dog Bite A Neighbour NaijaNews
    Dog Lands Man In Trouble A businessman resident at Chika Village, Abuja was on Wednesday arraigned before a Kabusa Grade I Area Court, Abuja by the police. The man, identified as Ikwuegbu Fitzgerald was accused of negligently handling his dog which resulted in the injury of his neighbour. He was arraigned on two counts of negligent conduct and causing grievous hurt. The Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that the offence was committed on June 17. According to Lawal, Mrs Mercy Jeremiah who lives in the same compound with Ikwuegbu, reported the matter at the Galadimawa Police station. He ... more
  • 1 day Kaduna Govt. To ‘Shut Down’ Schools NaijaNews
    Kaduna State Government has started making plans to go after some private schools in the state with the view of shutting them over underperformance. Naija News reports that the decision of the state government to shut down underperforming schools was part of the deliberate attempt to promote quality education in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, made this known in a statement obtained by Eye 9ja in Kaduna on Wednesday, July 17. Makarfi said the step will enable the ministry track and monitor the operations of private schools in the state, with a view to ensuring ... more
  • 1 day BBNaija 2019: “Gedoni Has Been Distant For Days,” Says Khafi NaijaNews
    In recent times, Khafi and Gedoni have been spotted in romantic positions together in the 2019 Big Brother show as an indication of intimacy. Khafi broke down into tears on Tuesday 16th July 2019 while speaking with Gedoni about her feelings towards him in the ongoing show. She had earlier informed Ebuka Obi-Echedu, BBNaija host during the night of eviction on Sunday that “Gedoni has been distant for days.” Due to Gedoni’s distance toward her, she was convinced that she is being used as a strategy meanwhile Gedoni encouraged her that there is nothing to worry about. ... more
  • 1 day Senate Screens Justice Tanko As CJN NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Senate is currently screening Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. Naija News understands that Justice Tanko is being screened in an executive session with the upper chamber. The confirmation was included in the Order Paper of the day. It was, thus, expected that Mr Tanko will be screened and confirmed during plenary – as is the custom. The screening comes after President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday requested the confirmation of Mr Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. Naija News understands that the request of the President was sequel to the recommendation by the ... more
  • 1 day Transfer: Arsenal Agree £36miliion Deal For Brazil Forward NaijaNews
    According to Fox Sports, English Premier League side, Arsenal have agreed a £36million ($45m) deal for Gremio star, Everton Soares. A further report revealed that the Brazilian forward will now complete a medical in his country, ahead of his move. Manchester United had reportedly shown an interest in the 23-year-old and had sent scouts to watch him play. It is believed that Gunners’ new Sporting Director, Edu, swung the deal in favour of Unai Emery’s side. Last week, Everton confirmed he had an offer on the table. “Right now I have an offer on the plate, but I can’t say ... more
  • 1 day Rape Allegation: CAN’s Denial Prompts A Reaction From Timi Dakolo NaijaNews
    Following the recent visit to the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, by the chairman of CAN, Abuja chapter, Revd Jonah Samson, and the North Central counterpart, Revd Israel Akanji, CAN in general in a statement on Tuesday, disassociated itself from the visit. Recall that the Pastors had visited the church claiming that they are with the embattled COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo. Naija News understands that Pastor Fatoyinbo was accused of rape by the wife of popular Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, Busola. CAN, in a statement signed by its National Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Evangelist Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, stated that ... more
  • 1 day Newcastle Appoints New Manager To Replace Benitez NaijaNews
    Bruce Replaces Benitez As Newcastle Boss English Premier League club, Newcastle United have on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their new manager. Naija News understands he signed a three-year deal with the club and will join up with the players and the other staff members in China who are currently participating in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Nanjing and Shanghai The 58-year-old Bruce takes over from Rafa Benitez, who has since joined Chinese Super League outfit, Dalian Yifang. “I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United. “This is my boyhood club ... more
  • 1 day Transfer: Arsenal Will Sign Expensive Players In Few Days – Unai Emery NaijaNews
    Ahead of a new season, Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has stated that the club is looking to sign very expensive players. Gunners are yet to add to their team, with less than one month to the close of the transfer window. Celtic have rejected two bids for left-back Kieran Tierney, while Arsenal is struggling to meet the price tag on Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. A deal has been agreed for Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba for £27m ($34m), with the 18-year-old set to sign a five-year contract despite late interest from north London rivals, Tottenham, in the defender. Speaking ahead of ... more
  • 1 day Transfer: Crystal Palace Manager Speaks On Zaha Joining Arsenal NaijaNews
    With the transfer market getting clumsy, Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson, has noted that Arsenal is yet to meet their valuation for Wilfried Zaha. A report has it that the North London side has made a £40million offer for the forward, but Palace has valued him at £75m. Hodgson while speaking with Sky Sports said, “I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation.” “I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value.” “Until someone does that, there’s not ... more
  • 1 day 2019 Emmy Awards Nomination (Full List) NaijaNews
    Emmy Releases Full List Of Nominees The full list of nominations for the 2019 Emmy Awards has been released by the organizers of the event ahead of the 71st annual Emmy Awards. The nomination list was announced on Tuesday and Naija News understands ‘Game of Thrones’ led with 32 nominations in the drama category, including individual nominations for it’s cast and crew. An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry. The 2019 Emmy Awards will be held on September 22. Here is the full list of nominees: Drama Series “Better Call ... more
  • 1 day Herdsmen Attack: Nigerians Are Angry, Hungry – AA National Chairman NaijaNews
    Kenneth Udeze, the National Chairman of Action Alliance, in a recent statement, stated that Nigerians are very angry and hungry following the consistent attacks by suspected herdsmen in the country. In his statement he claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, should not stop Nigerians from expressing their grievances following the recent attacks in the country. Udeze while speaking with journalist in Owerri on Tuesday stated that there were many troubling issues in the country that needs attention, such as lack of cash flow, inability to conduct the free and fair election and creation of employment for teeming Nigerian youths ... more
  • 1 day Jada Pollock Dumps Wizkid, A Day After His Birthday NaijaNews
    Jada Accuses Wizkid Of Domestic Violence Wizkid’s third baby mama, Jada Pollock has accused the popular musician of domestic violence and has, therefore, called it quit in their relationship. Pollock took to her Instagram account to accuse Wizkid of beating her and leaving her with bruises, saying she can no longer put up with his behaviour or defend him. “From today I and Ayo no longer work together. I’ve been in an abusive relationship with him for years, covering up for him time and time again. I am tired.” “Wiz continuously puts his hands on me, leaves me with bruises ... more
  • 1 day Goodluck Jonathan Sends Condolence Message To Makarfi Over The Death Of His Father NaijaNews
    Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has sent a condolence message to the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmed Makarfi, following the death of his father, Mallam Muhammad Makarfi. Jonathan commiserated with the former Governor of Kaduna State in a letter on Tuesday. He charged the ex-lawmaker to be comforted by the fact that his father’s legacies and contributions to the growth of our society will continue to endure “I am saddened by the news of the passage of your dear father to eternal glory.” “The death of a parent no matter how old, always conveys an unnerving feeling ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria’s External Debt Rises Above $25bn NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Debt Profile Increases There has been an alarming increase of about 148 percent in Nigeria’s external debt stock according to data made public by the Debt Management Office (DMO). The data showed that in about four years, the country’s external debt soared to $25.61bn on March 31, 2019 from $10.32bn on June 30, 2015. Recall as previously reported by Naija News, Nigeria’s total debt profile as at March 31, 2019 as released by the DMO, currently stands at ₦24.947 Trillion. A breakdown of the country’s external debt shows Eurobonds worth $10.87bn accounted for the largest part of the external ... more
  • 1 day American Pastor Speaks On T.B. Joshua Using Demonic Power NaijaNews
    A recent video on YouTube by a female American Pastor, Daphne Patoir, has stirred a reaction. In the video, the female pastor claimed that she saw a Nigerian Pastor, T.B. Joshua, in Heaven, where she was taken during a vision. This came in her reaction to a video alleging that the Nigerian pastor’s powers were demonic. “On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, I was crying out to God because I wanted to be a follower of Jesus… to serve Him with my whole heart”. “Suddenly, it was as if my body was a barrel and I had fallen to the bottom ... more
  • 2 days Nigeria Breaking News Today, Wednesday, July, 17, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Why Nigerians Should Stop Demonising Fulani Herdsmen – Kukah The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah, has warned Nigerians against demonising Fulani Herdsmen. Speaking on Tuesday at a colloquium on fake news and hate speech organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for African Studies, an arm of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Kukah warned that such action could lead to violence in Nigeria. Following incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen whom some tag Fulani, the cleric likened the profiling ... more
  • 2 days Nigerians React As Beyonce Features Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Others In LionKing Album NaijaNews
    Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to Beyonce Featuring Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Others In LionKing Album. See reactions below:
    Beyonce literally said that Burna boy, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade are the best in Africa. They are sucking our dicks now, you love to see it. — Ex-introvert (@SegunTuase) July 16, 2019
    Yemi Alade meets Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Lion King premiere. She has been doing great things silently. pic.twitter.com/ywB6NaAaMW — #BBNaija (@onos_147) July 16, 2019  
    Yemi Alade knelt down to greet Jay Z. ... more
  • 2 days AFCON: Again, Pinnick Speaks On Sacking Super Eagles’s Gernot Rohr  NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Football Federation has in a statement maintained that it would not be sacking the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr despite Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) disappointment in Egypt. The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick nade thin known in a series of Tweet of Tuesday. Naija News understands that Pinnick said, on the contrary, he will be proceeding for a refresher coaching programme with Bayern Munich, after the tournament. He said Rohr has met the minimum expectation of the football governing body. However, in a series of tweets, Pinnick informed journalist Osasu Obayiuwana on the position of the NFF. ... more
  • 2 days What Anyaoku Told Buhari About The Security Situation In His Open Letter NaijaNews
    Chief Emeka Anyaoku, the Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to be quick about finding a lasting solution to the present security situation in Nigeria. He opined that such steps would prevent the country from being driven into anarchy. Anyaoku made this declaration yesterday at the launch of a book, titled Dadi, the Man, the Legend, written by Dillibe Onyeama, in honour of a former judicial icon, Justice Dadi Onyeama, in Abuja. He said the increasingly emerging situation in the land must be checked without any further delay. Anyaoku said: “Let me ... more
  • 2 days Buhari: Apostle Suleman Speaks On Obasanjo’s Letter NaijaNews
    The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has praised ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo over his open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on Tuesday during a visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue, the clergyman stated that urgent steps need to be taken to address the looming security crisis. Apostle Suleman warned that the country was sitting on a keg of gunpowder. He said, “In Obasanjo’s letter, I did not see what he wrote there that has not been happening. People must draw a line between politics and reality. He spoke the mind of Nigerians and should ... more
  • 2 days Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 1. Olakunrin’s Murder: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Slams Buhari’s Government Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan has berated the APC led federal government over the increased level of insecurity in the country. Naija News understands that the ex-president said that insecurity is getting worse day by day in the country. 2. Nigerian Senate Proposes National Security Summit With the level of insecurity in the country, the Nigerian Senate has called for the immediate convocation of a National Security Summit. The request was made by the President of the Senate, Ahmed ... more
  • 2 days Why Nigerians Should Stop Demonising Fulani Herdsmen – Kukah NaijaNews
    The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah, has warned Nigerians against demonising Fulani Herdsmen. Speaking on Tuesday at a colloquium on fake news and hate speech organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for African Studies, an arm of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Kukah warned that such action could lead to violence in Nigeria. Following incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen whom some tag Fulani, the cleric likened the profiling of the Fulani to what happened to the Igbo leading up to the Nigerian civil war between 1967 and 1970. “If it is Fulani today, yesterday it ... more
  • 2 days Flood Alert: See What Oyo Assembly Proposed NaijaNews
    The Oyo State House of Assembly led by Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin has proposed dredging of rivers and waterways across local government in the southwest State. Naija News reports that the proposal is to avoid possible destructive flooding effects in the State. It was stated that each time there is a heavy downpour, most rivers across the State usually overflow their banks leading to flooding and its attendant negative consequences. This, Naija News understands, was contained in a motion jointly moved by lawmakers representing Ido constituency, Hon. Razak Mabaje, Hon. Bimbo Oladeji representing Ogbomoso North and the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Abiodun ... more
  • 2 days Governor Ortom Submits Names Of 15 Commissioner Nominees (Full List) NaijaNews
    Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has submitted names of 15 commissioner nominees to the state House of Assembly for confirmation. Naija News reports that the Speaker of the House, Titus Uba, disclosed this while speaking at Tuesday’s plenary in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. Uba said that the names were accompanied by the nominees’ Curriculum Vitae (CV) for easy screening by the lawmakers. He urged his colleagues to go through the CVs to enable them screen the nominees in the shortest possible time, so as to encourage the governor of the state to promptly form his cabinet on time to ... more
  • 2 days Oyo Assembly Visits Nigerian Customs, Makes Fresh Demands NaijaNews
    The Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday, paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Customs Service headquarters in the southwest state. During the visit, the Oyo Assembly sought supports towards tackling insecurity and further create a benefiting relationship. The Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, who spoke on Tuesday in Ibadan Oyo/Osun Customs areas command headquarter, stressed that the visit was to create synergy with Nigerian customs to achieve governmental goals in the area of security and border protection. Naija News understands that the Oyo speaker said there are 32 lawmakers from local government and constituencies across ... more
  • 2 days Northern Elders Issue Fresh Directive To Herdsmen In Southern Nigeria NaijaNews
    The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has stated that information at their disposal reveals that some individuals are plotting to harm herdsmen in the southern part of Nigeria. Speaking after a meeting with the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs), Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the forum, asked herdsmen to leave the region if their safety is no longer guaranteed. CNG had threatened to evict southerners from the north over the federal government’s suspension of Ruga. Abdullahi said: “We have heard in a few hours ago that some violence had already started to manifest in some sections of the country against the herdsmen, ... more
  • 2 days Busola Vs Fatoyinbo: CAN Disowns Visit To COZA NaijaNews
    The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has disowned some of its leaders that visited the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) on Sunday. Naija News recalls that celebrity photography and wife of singer Timi Dakolo, Busola, had accused the Senior Pastor of COZA, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, of raping her 20 years ago. The accusation drew widespread condemnation and protest which led to the stepping down of Pastor Biodun as head of COZA. He, however, denied the allegations by Busola Dakolo, vowing to challenge the matter in court. Following calls for Fatoyinbo’s sanction, CAN stated that the pastor was not a ... more
  • 2 days Arsenal In Talks To Sign Real Madrid Midfielder NaijaNews
    Europa League runners-up Arsenal are in talks with Real Madrid to sign Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos. Naija News gathered that Tottenham Hotspur are also in the running to sign the highly-rated midfielder. However, The Gunners looks to be front-runners in the race to sign the 22-year-old and talks are progressing over a season-long loan. Arsenal manager Unai Emery is a fan of Ceballos, who wants to get out of Madrid to secure regular first-team football. Ceballos joined Real Madrid for £15 million ($19m) in 2017 from Real Betis but has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot at the Bernabeu. ... more
  • 2 days Police Give Update On Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter Killers NaijaNews
    Ondo State Police Command has stated that operatives are still searching the forest to apprehend killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin. Naija News recalls that Olakunrin, who is the daughter of Afenifere chieftain, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, was killed by suspected herdsmen, along Ore-Sagamu road. Police spokesman, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) hinted that some arrests had already been made, but kept their identities under wrap. He said the command would not relent until the perpetrators were apprehended and prosecuted. ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Navy Recruitment 2019: Full List Of Shortlisted Candidates NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Navy has released names of successful candidates in its 2019 Recruitment Aptitude Test which took place April 13. Naija News reports that this was contained in a statement published on official website www.joinnigeriannavy.com on Tuesday, July 16. The statement said the candidates are to appear for an interview at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School Ojo, Navy Town, Lagos from Monday 29 July – Tuesday 27 August 2019. According to the statement, the interview will include screening/verification of credentials/certificates, medical/physical and written tests. Candidates are to come along with required items. The statement advised successful candidates  to come along ... more
  • 2 days PDP Speaks On Makarfi’s Death NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mourned the death of Malam Muhammad Makarfi who passed away on Tuesday. Naija News reports that the late Makarfi was the father of the former Governor of Kaduna State and former Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described the deceased as a devoted statesman and devout Muslim. The party noted that the late Makarfi dedicated his life to the service of God, stability and growth of the nation and the good of humanity at large. The statement reads in part: ... more
  • 2 days Senate President Appoints Media Aide, Four Others NaijaNews
    Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday approved the appointment of Ola Awoniyi as his new Special Adviser on Media. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa, Lawan also appointed Karage Mamman as his Deputy Chief of Staff. The senate president appointed Abubakar Usman as Special Assistant on New Media; Kabir Adamu as Special Adviser on Security and Intelligence, and Muhammad Mukhtar Yawale as Special Adviser on Health. Naija News understands that all appointments take effect immediately. Awonyi is a graduate of the University of Ibadan where he obtained a first degree in Psychology. The 58-year-old ... more
  • 2 days Again, Sanwo-Olu Declares Lekki, Ikoyi Toll Free NaijaNews
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared the two toll plazas at Lekki and Ikoyi-Lekki link bridge toll-free on Wednesday. This was made known in a statement by the governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile. The statement noted that this is a continuation of the Lagos state government’s real simulation survey of the traffic situation in the axis with the aim of reducing traffic congestion around the Lekki-Epe and Ikoyi axis. Akosile stated that the toll-free passage on Lekki-Epe Expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge would run between 6:30 am and 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7.30pm. The toll-free hours ... more
  • 2 days Buhari Speaks On Why Insecurity Has Spread To Other Parts Of The Country NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why the activities of criminals in the North-East is being spread to other parts of the country. He also promised that the successes that have been seen towards the reduction of terrorists in the North East would be seen in other parts of the country too. He further assured that he is keen on ending insecurity. This Buhari noted, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, when he received executive members of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, led by the President, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, at the State House on Tuesday. “If ... more
  • 2 days Breaking: Buhari Approves Immediate Implementation Of N30,000 New Minimum Wage NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, July 16, approved the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage. Chief Richard Egbule, the Chairman of the National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, made this known while addressing a news conference on the implementation of the new national minimum wage earlier today, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Naija News reports that Egbule noted in the statement that the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national wage is for Federal Public Service workers currently earning below the minimum wage. The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari approves the immediate implementation of the N30,000 new national ... more
  • 2 days Femi Gbajabiamila Faces Threats Of Impeachment NaijaNews
    The immediate impeachment of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has been called for by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, for allegedly negotiating with armed bandits in Zamfara. The association faulted the reported parley between Gbajamiamila, bandits, and hoodlums in Zamfara State. They further described the act as one of treason, adding that it is a serious crime under the Nigerian constitution. The group stated that, “state officials have sworn an oath on their honour to defend the Nigerian constitution just as the Nigerian constitution had in section 6 conceded the judicial powers of ... more
  • 2 days IMF Head Christine Lagarde Resigns To Pursue European Central Bank Nomination NaijaNews
    The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, announced that she is resigning. Lagarde is pursuing her nomination to lead the European Central Bank. Her resignation takes effect on September 12th Naija News understands. Lagarde broke the news of her resignation via a twitter handle, she tweeted:4 “Today I informed the #IMF Board that I will resign as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, effective September 12. It has been a privilege to serve our 189 member countries with the devoted staff of this institution.”
    Today I informed the #IMF Board that I will ... more
  • 2 days South African Musician Johnny Clegg Has Passed Away NaijaNews
    South African musician Johnny Clegg, nicknamed the “White Zulu”, died Tuesday of cancer at the age of 66, his manager told the public television channel SABC. “Johnny died peacefully today, surrounded by his family in Johannesburg, after a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer,” said his manager, Rodd Quinn, on the SABC. Jonathan Clegg OBE OIS is a South African musician and anthropologist who has recorded and performed with his bands Juluka and Savuka, and more recently as a solo act, occasionally reuniting with his earlier band partners. ... more
  • 2 days Ike And Mercy Steal Show At BBNaija 2019 Shower Hour (Video) NaijaNews
    Ike and Mercy took their love to another level during the third shower hour at the ongoing Big Brother Naija 2019 reality television show tagged “Pepper Dem“. Naija News had reported earlier that BBNaija 2019 kicked off on Sunday, June 30 at exactly 7 pm with twenty-one housemates as contestants. This online news platform understands that the housemates of the BBNaija Pepper Dem edition were : Avala, Khafi, Omatshola, Frodd, Ike, Ella, Nelson, Kimophra, Isilomo, Jackye, Tuoyo, Sir Dee, Seyi, Esther, Telma, Gedoni, Diane, Mercy, Tacha, Jeff and Mike. But Avala and Isilomo were later evicted from the show. Followed ... more
  • 2 days Ganduje Vs Yusuf: Judge Dismiss PDP’s Petition To Correct Errors NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party have suffered a setback in the election petition tribunal sitting in Kano after a motion filed by the party governorship candidate, Abba Kabir, to correct his witnesses applications was dismissed. The opposition party claimed that the new eight witnesses they are submitting are to correct errors in the list of witnesses it submitted before the tribunal earlier on. The presiding judge, Justice Halima S. Muhammad, in her judgement, stated that PDP was late in trying to correct its Witnesses’ application because the time for doing so has since elapsed. She further stated that the tribunal has ... more
  • 2 days Olakunrin’s Murder: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Slams Buhari’s Government NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan has berated the APC led federal government over the increased level of insecurity in the country. Naija News understands that the ex-president said that insecurity is getting worse day by day in the country. The immediate past President who gave his remarks on the increased insecurity also shared pictures of his condolence visit to the Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti after the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin.
    I was at the residence of Pa Reuben Fasoranti at Akure, Ondo State, to sympathise with his family on the death of his ... more
  • 2 days 2023 Presidency: IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Issues Strong Warning To Tinubu NaijaNews
    Kanu Warns Tinubu Against ‘Selfish’ Interests The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday, berated the National Leader of the All Progress Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, accusing of betraying his people. Kanu alleged the interest of Tinubu in aspiring for the nation’s presidential seat in 2023 has beclouded his sense of judgement and made him incapable of defending his people. The IPOP leader further warned that Tinubu’s perceived friends are only ‘using’ him because of his current political relevance and would dump him once he no longer serves their interest. He stated this ... more
  • 2 days What APC Told Makinde Over Asset Declaration NaijaNews
    The Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Governor Seyi Makinde, to explain the source of his N48 billion asset which he made public on Monday. Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke made this known in a brief statement registering his reaction to the declaration of assets by Makinde. Naija News reports that Oke disclosed this in Iseyin on Tuesday, July 16. “I don’t think I want to make comment on the issue since I have no idea, but it raises a number of issues. “He just declared what he has, how did he come ... more
  • 2 days Man Arrested With $34,000 Worth Of Cocaine Under His Wig NaijaNews
    The Spanish Police on Tuesday revealed that it arrested a Colombian man at Barcelona airport with half a kilo of cocaine hidden under his wig. Police in a statement noted that the man attracted the officers’ attention because he was “considerably nervous” and his wig was of “disproportionate size. Officers questioned the man and found a “perfectly-sealed package taped to his head.” It contained 503 grammes (1.1 pounds) of cocaine worth over 30,000 euros ($34,000). In what Police have dubbed “Operation Toupee,” the man was arrested at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, Spain’s second busiest, after arriving on a flight from ... more
  • 2 days Latest Presidential Election Tribunal News For Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Tuesday, 16th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal. 1. Atiku vs Buhari: PDP Agent Reveals Shocking Details Of What Happened At Polling Units In Borno State An agent for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria has revealed some of his experiences in Borno State. The agent, Babagana Kukawa spoke at the resumed hearing of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja on Monday as the 37th witness for the ... more
  • 2 days Latest Governorship Election Tribunal News For Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Governorship Election Tribunal news headlines for today Tuesday, 16th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Governorship Election Tribunal. 1. Gov. Wike Wins At Supreme Court Over Certificate Scandal The suit filed against the eligibility of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to run the in last governorship election has been struck out by the Supreme Court. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld two appeals by Wike, with which he challenged the leave granted to Elvis Chinda by the Court of Appeal. 2. Abiodun Vs ... more
  • 2 days Open Letter: You Are Not Patriotic, Buhari Fires Back At Obasanjo NaijaNews
    Buhari Addresses Insecurity In Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has described those relying on isolated cases of insecurity in the country to heat up the polity as unpatriotic Nigerians. The President said this on Tuesday when he received the national executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja. While re-stating the commitment of his administration to addressing the issues, he added that security challenges are not peculiar to Nigeria as every country across the world has its own fair share of such issues. Though Buhari didn’t mention any specific names, the comment is believed to ... more
  • 2 days Ex-Footballer Shot Dead By Gunmen NaijaNews
    Former Bafana Bafana player,  Marc Batchelor was on Monday shot buy some unknown gunmen outside his home in Johannesburg on Monday. Naija News understands that the 60 years-old former player was in his car with his gardener where he was killed. The assailants who arrived his scene on a motorbike were said to have shot repeatedly through the window of his car, he died almost immediately after receiving the gunshots. The attack was reported to have been melted on Batchelorat 6pm South African time. While confirming the attack, the Police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said; “He was shot through the window ... more
  • 2 days Just In: Nigerian Senate Proposes National Security Summit NaijaNews
    With the level of insecurity in the country, the Nigerian Senate has called for the immediate convocation of a National Security Summit. The request was made by the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan in sequence to a motion raised by Senator Ayo Akinyelure on the murder of Mrs Funke Olakurin, daughter of the Afenifere leader. Akinyelure  also expressed concern over the killing and similar ones, which he described as “increasing and incessant murder of innocent Nigerians by gunmen along major highways in the country.” He also cautioned that if immediate actions were not taken, the development might lead to ethno-religious ... more
  • 2 days Transfer News: Man Utd Close To £80million Capture Of New Defender NaijaNews
    Maguire Close To United Move Leicester City player and England international defender, Harry Maguire has reportedly departed his club’s training camp in France to undergo a Manchester United medical in the next 48 hours. Respected football expert, Ian McGarry made the claim in a transfer window podcast. “It’s our understanding that soon Maguire has already left Leicester’s training camp in France,” McGarry said. “He will soon be coming back to the UK to finalise that deal with Man United. “It will be £60million up front plus £20m in add-ons making him the most expensive defender in the world. “He’s due ... more
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