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  • 3 hours PDP’s Atiku Reveals How INEC Reduced His Votes In 31 States (Full Results) NaijaNews
    The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party in last month’s Presidential election, says data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed how his votes were reduced in 31 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Naija News reports that Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria, made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal. the PDP Presidential candidate said he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari with 1,615,302 votes. Abubakar said data from INEC server showed that he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 ... more
  • 3 hours Finally, Alex Reveals Relationship Status With Tobi (Video) NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija star, Alex Sandra Asogwa, says she never dated fellow 2018 housemate, Tobi Bakre, at any point. Naija News reports that there have been rumours in some quarters that the duo are in a relationship. However, quashing the rumour on Wednesday during Day 3 of Big Brother “Double Wahala” Reunion show hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. Asked by Ebuka if she dated Tobi at any point, Alex replied: “No, I didn’t”. Watch the video below…
    #bbnaija See ifu trying to calm Alex down This is not staged guysThis is real You girls deserve all the happiness ... more
  • 4 hours Jimi Agbaje Breaks Silence On Dumping PDP For APC NaijaNews
    The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, in March 9 governorship election in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje, has denied dumping the party as speculated in some quarters. Naija News reports that rumours emerged on Tuesday night, suggesting that Agbaje, who lost the governorship election to Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party had dumped the PDP. However, reacting to the speculation in a statement issued by Modupe Ogunbayo, his spokesperson, Agbaje said he was still a card-carrying member of the PDP and he has not resigned his membership. Agbaje noted ... more
  • 8 hours Obasanjo Breaks Silence On Receiving Salary From NOUN NaijaNews
    Former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied a claim by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) that it pays him an annual allowance for his role as a facilitator of the university. Naija News had reported that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdalla Adamu while speaking on Obasanjo’s earnings, stated that the former President earns N40,000 annually as a supervisor of NOUN in Abeokuta Study Centre in Ogun State. Adamu while addressing journalists, revealed that Obasanjo who holds PhD in Christian Theology has two students in Theological Studies attached to him. His words: “Obasanjo has two students ... more
  • 9 hours Why President Buhari’s Election Victory Won’t Last – Saraki NaijaNews
    Senate President Bukola Saraki has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s “purported victory” in the February 23 presidential election would not last. Saraki, who was the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, made this known at the opening session of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. The Senate President said the PDP must defeat Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. “First of all, the true reflection of the presidential election showed the kind of character that the PDP has. I think that is something that we should build on,” Saraki said. “My own ... more
  • 10 hours Real Reason Why I Left ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ Movement – Deji Adeyanju NaijaNews
    A former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and political activist, Prince Deji Adeyanju, has revealed why he left “Our Mumu Don Do” movement. Naija News recalls that Adeyanju, who recently left prison, announced his resignation from the movement headed by Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy. Adeyanju had accused Charly Boy of betraying the cause when he (Deji) was locked up in prison. In a post on his Twitter page on Wednesday, The political activist accused Mr Oputa of collecting money to make a video attacking Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. “Charly Boy is the number one Mumu ... more
  • 10 hours Presidential Election: Buba Galadima Berates Goodluck Jonathan NaijaNews
    A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buba Galadima, has slammed ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for not dragging President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the outcome of the 2015 presidential election. Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, Galadima said Jonathan shot himself in the leg by not taking Buhari to court. “He could have successfully triumphed because of what had happened eventually from the rulings of the Supreme Court on Rivers and Akwa Ibom. “With the benefit of insight, I think Jonathan shot himself on the foot,” he said. Naija ... more
  • 11 hours PDP Commences Emergency NEC Meeting NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun its emergency National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja. The meeting, which was initially fixed for noon, was delayed because of the trip of members of the National Working Committee to Rivers State. The trip to Rivers State was meant to show support for Governor Nyesom Wike over the issues of his re-election. National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, led the NWC delegation to the state. He is currently presiding over the party’s NEC meeting, which is also being attended by Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of ... more
  • 11 hours Sex Workers Go Into Hiding In Abia, See Why NaijaNews
    Commercial sex workers in Umuahia, the Abia capital, south-east Nigeria, have gone into hiding to evade police arrest. Naija News reports that the development is coming after the state government gave an order to shut down brothels in the city. This online news platform understands that the state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, ordered the immediate shutdown of brothels located on Orlu, Kaduna and Arochukwu streets, among others, in the capital city on Monday. Naija News gathered that the sex workers now live in palpable fear. The governor also directed the immediate prosecution of proprietors of such facilities, including joints where illicit ... more
  • 11 hours Reno Omokri Reacts To BlackFace’s Diss Track To 2Face NaijaNews
    The former presidential Aide to the former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has weighed into the rift between BlackFace and 2Face Idibia. Naija News recalls that BlackFace and 2Face Idibia had been in the news in recent times. The most recent was when BlackFace accused the music legend of being gay in his new Diss track. In the diss track, Blackface accused 2face of being gay and made other allegations against the music legend. BlackFace had in recent times accused the music icon of stealing his songs and making money off him. While reacting to the rift between the duo, ... more
  • 11 hours Reno Omokri Messages 2Face Over Gay Allegations NaijaNews
    The former presidential Aide to the former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has weighed into the rift between BlackFace and 2Face Idibia. Naija News recalls that BlackFace and 2Face Idibia had been in the news in recent times. The most recent was when BlackFace accused the music legend of being gay in his new Diss track. In the diss track, Blackface accused 2face of being gay and made other allegations against the music legend. BlackFace had in recent times accused the music icon of stealing his songs and making money off him. While reacting to the rift between the duo, ... more
  • 11 hours Buhari Cannot Give What Nigerians Deserve, Obasanjo Explodes NaijaNews
    Former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again hit at the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying “Nigeria deserves better, at this point in time than what Buhari is capable of offering”. Naija News reports that this is the first time the former President will attacking President Buhari after his victory at the polls. Obasanjo’s criticism is coming a year and months after he precisely on January 23, 2018, publicly attacked the government he helped to bring into power in 2015. Meanwhile, President Buhari was reelected as Nigeria’s President after defeating Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main ... more
  • 13 hours Ailing Baba Suwe Meets Minister of Health Isaac Adewole NaijaNews
    Veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina popular known as Baba Suwe, on Wednesday, paid a visit to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in his office in Abuja. Naija News reports that the visit of the ailing actor might not be unconnected to the health state of the Nollywood actor. The visit comes weeks after the actor went public to solicit for funds to treat an undisclosed ailment. The actor had been suffering from the undisclosed ailment and had since been attracting the donations of Nigerians to treat his ailment. The actor has in recent times received donations from the Vice President ... more
  • 13 hours Ibadan Building Collapse: See Sanctions Awaiting Site Engineer NaijaNews
    Reason Behind The Building Collapse In Ibadan There are indications that the site engineer in charge of the three-story building that collapsed last Friday evening at Shogoye area of Idi-Arere, Ibadan, will be deregistered by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). This especially as the Oyo State government today, declared that he had run away, having refused to show up to explain in writing the cause of the tragedy. Naija News reported how a three-storey uncompleted building in the Bode area of Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, last Friday collapsed leaving many of its occupants injured. ... more
  • 13 hours Bauchi State: CUPP Tells INEC To Disregard Court Order On Collation Process NaijaNews
    The Coalition of United Political Parties has described as ” “Idi Amin kind”, the Court order stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission from continuing the collation process of Bauchi State March 9 elections. It said any court order that tends to stop INEC from carrying out its legitimate duties are “Idi Amin kind” and are null and void. This is also as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also rejected the court order, noting that it was an attempt to pull down democracy. The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement in Abuja today said called on  INEC to ignore court ... more
  • 13 hours Bauchi State: PDP Speaks On Court Order Disallowing INEC To Continue Collation Process NaijaNews
    Nigerians Have Elected PDP In Bauchi State, No Court Order Can Change It, Says PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to beware of the plot by the All Progressive Congress to pull down democracy. Naija News understands that this is coming as a reaction to an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, barring, INEC from resuming collation and announcement of the election result. The PDP In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday in Abuja said, the order is part of the ... more
  • 13 hours Court Refuses AAC’s Plea To Stop The Collation Of Results In Rivers State NaijaNews
    The new application filed by the African Action Congress in the Abuja branch of the Federal High Court has been refused by the court. The party had filed a suit calling for the court to stop the collation of Rivers State’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections. AAC had approached the court seeking an order to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission from collating and announcing results from the local government areas where election took place. The presiding justice, Inyang Ekwo held that the ex parte application brought before him by the AAC and its candidate, Awara Biokpomabo was such ... more
  • 13 hours NLC Applauds NASS’ Approval Of N30,000 New Minimum Wage NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC ), Gombe State Council, has applauded the National Assembly’s speedy passage of the bill proposing N30,000 as new national minimum wage. Naija News recalls that the Senate had on Tuesday approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage, after its ad-hoc committee on new minimum wage submitted its report and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki has already signed the Senate version of the bill. Mr Haruna Kamara, the state’s NLC Chairman, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Wednesday. He said that the gesture by ... more
  • 13 hours NSE Stops Trading In Shares Of Diamond Bank. See Why NaijaNews
    NSE Suspends Trading In Shares Of Diamond Bank Over Court Action Trading in the shares of Diamond Bank Plc has been placed hold after the court sanction of the Scheme of Merger with Access Bank Plc. Diamond bank had received the court sanction of the scheme March 19  (yesterday). In a notification by the Nigeria Stock Exchange ‘s website on its dealing members today,  it said that the full suspension takes effect from March 20 (today). “Dealing members are hereby notified that following the court sanction of the Scheme of Merger (Scheme) between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc, trading ... more
  • 13 hours Keke Driver Threatens To Kill Father Of The Girl He Raped For Involving Police NaijaNews
    The police in Lagos have arrested a 20-year-old tricyclist John Babalola for allegedly raping a teenager (names withheld). Babalola was arrested on March 15 by the Family Support Unit (FSU) at Iju Ishaga Division. Naija News learnt that following the suspect’s arrest, his friends had taken to threatening the survivor and her father. According to the Child Protection Network (CPN), the teenager was raped while her mother was terminally ill and the woman passed on Tuesday morning. CPN said Babalola’s friends have mobilised to threaten the girl’s father that they will kill him or chase him out of the area. ... more
  • 14 hours EPL: Six Manchester United Players Down With Injuries NaijaNews
    Manchester United is facing a fresh injury crisis after Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic returned early from international duty, the UK Mirror reports. Lukaku was released from the Belgium camp after undergoing an MRI scan on a foot injury, while Matic was allowed to leave Serbia’s squad after picking up an undisclosed problem. Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial have already withdrawn from the England and France squads respectively. Alexis Sanchez is also out and Marcus Rashford is carrying an ankle injury. With Sanchez out for another month and Lukaku facing at least a week on the sidelines, Solskajer could face ... more
  • 14 hours APC Accuse PDP, Atiku Of Hacking INEC’s Server NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party and its Presidential candidate in the February 23 has been accused by the deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena of hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Nabena stated this while reacting to the statement by PDP claiming that Atiku Abubakar won the 2019 election from what is seen the commission’s server. As earlier published by this online platform, Atiku and the PDP claimed Buhari lost the 2019 presidential polls by about 1.6m votes according to figures it obtained from the INEC website. The APC spokesperson wondered how ... more
  • 14 hours BB Naija Re-Union: 5 Things You Should Note About The Reality Show NaijaNews
    BB Naija Reunion Show Begins As a prelude to the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, organizers of the event have launched a Big Brother Naija Reunion show. The reunion show which started on Monday, March 18, 2019, is featuring housemates from the 2018 edition of the popular TV show. Regular host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu who is anchoring the show, has already introduced the first 10 contestants from the ‘Double Wahala’ edition. As earlier reported by Naija News, organizers of the show have already conducted a nationwide screening exercise but are yet to reveal a date when ... more
  • 14 hours JAMB Warns Parents Ahead UTME Examination NaijaNews
    The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned parents against accompanying their children to the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres. This was disclosed by the Lagos State JAMB Coordinator, Babatunde Bamisoye, during the matriculation of students at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba. Bamisoye said accompanying children to CBT centers may hamper the successful conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). “As far as UTME is concerned, we do not allow parents to come into the premises of the centers. “My advice to parents is that they should keep off because their coming has no value, ... more
  • 14 hours PDP Denies Jimi Agbaje Has Joined APC NaijaNews
    The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed rumours making the rounds that its governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, has dumped the party. In a statement on Wednesday, the Lagos State Secretary of the party, Muiz Dosumu described the rumours as false. “This is to disclaim the rumour going round, that our governorship candidate, Mr. Olujimi Agbaje, has left the PDP,” Dosumu said. “This is an absolute fallacy and could only have happened in the imagination of the rumour peddler. “Our great leader, Chief Olabode George, has embarked on serious peace initiative to foster unity in the ... more
  • 15 hours Man Retrieves Gifts From Lover NaijaNews
    A middle-aged man identified as Ini Frank has retrieved all the house-hold materials he allegedly bought for his lover. Ini Frank who shared a photo of himself on Facebook said he had to retrieve all the good he bought for his lover after he allegedly caught her in the company of another man. He said he started by retrieving the fridge he bought for her lover after he allegedly saw the ‘main boyfriend’ of his lover drinking from the fridge he bought with his own money. Sharing photos of himself carrying the fridge, he wrote; “I went to my girlfriends ... more
  • 15 hours No Life Lost As Earth Quake Hits Turkey, Destroys Buildings NaijaNews
    5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Occur In Denizli Of Turkey A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck in Turkey’s western province of Denizli today, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground in the rural area, according to officials and the Turkish quake monitor. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake in Acipayam, in the province of Denizli, was followed by two aftershocks. Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory said the earthquake, which stuck at 9:34 a.m.(0634 GMT), was 5 km deep and followed by four aftershocks between 4.2 and 3.4 magnitude. The United States Geological Survey said it ... more
  • 15 hours Shehu Sani Reacts To Gov. Yari’s Claim That Bandits Are Better Equipped Than The Military NaijaNews
    Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the statement made by the Zamfara State Governor, Abdulazeez Yari, claiming that bandits are better equipped than the military. The Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the Senate stated that the statement is an embarrassment to the government in power. Naija News recalls Gov Yari on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with the State House correspondents after his closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the bandits in the state are better equipped. He reacted to the stocking of arms by bandits operating in the state. The Governor said; “I have told ... more
  • 15 hours Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari Over Killings Across Nigeria NaijaNews
    Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly turning a blind eye to killings across Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday, the former minister stated that Nigerians are going through hard times under the current administration. He accused Buhari of detaining activists, journalists, bloggers, writers, and political commentators. Fani-Kayode said: “When a President hardens his heart to reason and resorts to terrorizing and killing his own citizens, when he is prepared to do anything, including turning a blind eye to ... more
  • 15 hours Islamic Worshipers Attacked By Gun Men In Osogbo On Their Way To The Mosque NaijaNews
    It was a near death experience for Muslims at Aleluya Estate in Osogbo, Capital of Osun State this morning as suspected gunmen trailed them on their way to the mosque. The Muslims in the area said some men carrying guns trailed and tried to shoot at them on their way to the mosque for the early morning ‘Subuhi’ prayer. One of the victims who made a distress call to his relatives to seek help said that his brothers also faced a similar experience. The Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abu Mustapha who heard about the incident mobilised ... more
  • 15 hours Boko Haram: Gov. Shettima Warns Fishermen Against Helping Insurgents NaijaNews
    The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has called on the fishermen and fish merchants in the state against aiding Boko Haram insurgents to speed up successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign. Shettima stated this while receiving seven trucks seized by the military at the Maimalari Cantonment on Wednesday in Maiduguri. According to reports the trucks were reported seized while en route to deliver suspected fishery commodities to the insurgents. The governor who was represented by the Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu stated that the call was drived at ensuring that fishermen and traders do not aid insurgency. He took ... more
  • 16 hours Fani-Kayode Reveals What Gbenga Daniel, Agbaje Told Him About Joining APC NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has disclosed that the PDP’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has denied joining the All Progressives Congress (APC). Fani-Kayode had early on Wednesday alleged that Jimi Agbaje alongside former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “First, it was Musiliu Obanikoro, then Iyiola Omisore, then Gbenga Daniel and now Jimi Agbaje. All my closest friends and brothers are abandoning ship and leaving PDP Ouch!” he wrote. However, Fani-Kayode took to Twitter to reveal that the duo has denied joining the ruling APC. Fani-Kayode wrote: “I just ... more
  • 16 hours Saraki Signs New National Minimum Wage Bill (Photos) NaijaNews
    Saraki Signs Senate Version Of Minimum Wage Bill Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday signed the National Minimum Wage Bill, 2019 (SB 722) as passed by the Nigerian Senate. As earlier reported by Naija News, the Senators had earlier on Tuesday, adopted the N30,000 figure as the proposed new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. The Bill had also earlier successfully gone through third reading on Tuesday. The lawmakers had promised to give an accelerated hearing to the bill to ensure workers start benefitting from the new figure as soon as possible. The lawmakers in the House of Representatives had earlier ... more
  • 16 hours Lagos Govt Speaks On ‘Racist’ Chinese Restaurant NaijaNews
    Lagos State Government on Wednesday reacted to the trending reports of an alleged racist Chinese restaurant in Ikeja area in the state. A Chinese restaurant Shishi on Emina crescent has been accused of declaring that it was not opened to Nigerians. The restaurant is also alleged to sell its products to Nigerians only when they are accompanied by a Chinese. Reacting, the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture stated that it had set up a fact-finding team to investigate the report. In a ... more
  • 16 hours Davido To Perform At Dreamland Festival In U.S. NaijaNews
    Popular Nigerian artist David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, will be performing at the Dreamland Festival alongside with some renowned artists. The event will be held at the Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. on April 6. The organizers made this known on the festival’s official Instagram page @dreamville, where they listed the instragram handle of the artists. “@realcoleworld @sza @bigsean @21savage @6lack @nelly @teyanataylor @bas @jidsv @davidoofficial @rapsody @cozz @sabapivot @earthgang @arilennox @omen @lute_west9 @kingmez According to report, the event was supposed to hold on September 15, 2018, but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence.
  • 16 hours NAPTIP DG, Julie Okah-Donli, Cries Out Over New Human Trafficking Tricks NaijaNews
    The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has raised an alarm over what he described as new tricks employed by human traffickers. Okah-Donli who was speaking during an interactive meeting with the Edo State Task Force against trafficking in Benin City lamented that the menace appears to have heightened despite measures to curb it. She urged all stakeholders to be vigilant as they go about their duties while also dismissing the notion that only underage girls can be victims of trafficking. “You must beam your searchlight on transporters. Go to ... more
  • 17 hours 13 Children Killed As Measles Break Out In Borno State NaijaNews
     UNICEF To Run A Vaccine Campaign Against Measles As Disease Kills 13 Children. Thirteen (13) children have died from Measles Outbreak in Borno State, the United Nations Children’s Fund has revealed. A statement by Eva Hinds, a Communication Specialist with United Nations Children’s Fund said the Nigeria 2017 Demographic Health Survey, revealed that only 65 percent of eligible Nigerian children receive their first dose of measles vaccine every year, lamenting that in Borno State, this low coverage has led to the deaths of at least 13 children in the current measles outbreak. The statement said in order to tackle the ... more
  • 17 hours NOUN Reveals The Annual Salary Obasanjo Gets As A Supervisor NaijaNews
    The earnings of former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a supervisor in the National Open University, NOUN, has been revealed. The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdalla Adamu while speaking on his earnings stated that Obasanjo earns #40,000 annually as a supervisor of NOUN in Abeokuta Study Centre in Ogun State. Adamu while speaking with pressmen stated that Obasanjo who holds PHD in Christian Theology has two students in Theological Studies attached to him. The briefing was on the 8th convocation of NOUN, where 20,799 students will be awarded graduate and postgraduate degrees with 103 graduates finishing with first class ... more
  • 17 hours Pregnant Woman And Two Children Burnt To Death In Anambra State NaijaNews
    How Fire Outbreak Killed Pregnant Woman And Her Two Kids In Umuoffor Village  A pregnant woman and her two children have been killed after a fire outbreak at Umuoffor village Okija in Ihiala local government area of Anambra state. It was gathered that the victims were trapped in the inferno and burnt beyond recognition. State Police Public Relations Officer Mr Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said that the cause of the fire has not been ascertained. “There was a fire incident at Umuoffor village, Okija, at the residence of one Maxwell Okeke. As a result ... more
  • 17 hours PDP Threatens To Stop Buhari’s Inauguration, See Why NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has rejected a court order stopping the collation of pending results of the governorship election in Bauchi state, northern Nigeria. Naija News reports that a federal high court in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital had given an ex parte order directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the nation’s electoral umpire, to halt the collation of results from Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi state. This online news platform understands that the court gave the order while ruling on a suit filed by Mohammed Abubakar, governor of the state who is of ... more
  • 17 hours 60 Houses Burnt As Mysterious Fire Engulfs Village In Jigawa State NaijaNews
    Fire Razes Houses, Livestock In Barebari Village In Jigawa State. About 60 houses are said to have been razed by a mysterious fire that engulfed the Barebari village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State. According to Alhaji Sani Yusuf, the Executive Secretary State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the cause of the fire, which lasted between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, has yet to be ascertained. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today in Dutse that the inferno destroyed almost the whole of the village. “The fire destroyed almost the whole of the village, including ... more
  • 18 hours Fayose’s Fraud Trial: One Witness In The Case Is Dead, Obanikoro Tells Court , NaijaNews
    Fayose’s Trial: Court Upholds Dead Witness Testimony A Witness, Justin Erukaa, in the fraud case against former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, is dead, ex-Minister of Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday. The court, however, admitted the dead man’s statement. Recall that Fayose is facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alongside a company, Spotless Investment Ltd, on 11 counts. At the resumed hearing of the case, Obanikoro who is the fifth witness, told the court, while being cross-examined by second defence ... more
  • 18 hours PDP Writes Petition Against Justice Inyang To NJC For Stopping Collation Of Bauchi Governorship Result NaijaNews
    A petition has been written to the National Judicial Council against Justice Ekwo Inyang of the Federal High Court. The Peoples Democratic Party in it’s petition stated that the Judge violated the Constitution and Electoral Act by presiding over a matter that ought to be handled by an election petition tribunal. The party stated that by granting an ex parte order stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from concluding the governorship election in Bauchi State, Justice Inyang violated Section 87(11) of the Electoral Act, which states that “no court has the power or jurisdiction to stop any election pending ... more
  • 18 hours Lere Olayinka Attacks Gov. El-Rufai Refers To Him As ‘Short Man Devil’ NaijaNews
    The spokesman to the former Governor of Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, lere Olayinka, and the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai have resumed to exchange of words over the governor’s alleged motor accident. Olayinka in a statement had earlier claimed that the Governor’s driver died on the scene of the accident while the governor was in a critical condition. El-Rufai in his reaction to the statement that he is in coma, stated that the news about his driver’s death was false. He wrote; “UPDATE: I woke up after a rare 8-hour bout of deep sleep to learn that some ... more
  • 18 hours Ita-Faaji Building Collapse: Lagos State Government Threatens To Sue Building Owner NaijaNews
    Lagos State Government Summons Owner Of Collapsed Building Following the collapse of a school building at 40, Massey Street, Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, that led to the death of many children and adults, the Lagos state government has ordered the owner and the developer to either show-up or face the full wrath of the law. This is as another building collapsed at Egerton Square, Oke Arin, Lagos Island, two days after the Ita-Faaji building. Naija News reports. Recall that Several others were rescued by state agencies after several hours under the rubble of the School building at Ita-faaji. The ... more
  • 18 hours Supplementary Election: Governorship Election Will Not Be A Do-Or-Die Affair – APC NaijaNews
    Ahead of the supplementary election in Kano State, the All Progressives Congress in the state has stated that the Saturday election will not be a do-or-die affair. In a statement released and signed by the state Chairman, Publicity Committee of APC in the state Campaign Organization, Mallam Muhammad Garba, stated that the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje is a peace loving person. He stated that ahead of the election the achievement of the state Governor was enough for him to win at the polls. “As a responsible party, the APC believes that election is not a do-or-die affair. Governor Abdullahi Umar ... more
  • 19 hours Biases Of INEC And Their Underhand Tactics, We Have Been Vindicated – Tonye Cole Campaign DG Says NaijaNews
    Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Rivers State, Prince T.J.T Princewill who is the Director on Strategic Communications of Tonye Cole Campaign Organization said the biases of INEC and their underhand tactics have been laid bare for everyone else to also see. Mr. Princewill who said this a press release and made available to Naija News explained that what INEC has shown in their attitude towards the APC Candidate in putting out their midnight statement on the 15th of March was that they have been unable to resist the allure of big money and the evil of Nyesom ... more
  • 19 hours Election Result: CUPP Alleges Plans By APC To Remove Emir Of Kano, Sultan Of Sokoto NaijaNews
    CUPP Makes Fresh Allegations Ahead Of Supplementary Elections The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has claimed it has in its possession, credible intelligence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is plotting to depose the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. Imo Ugochinyere, the coalition’s spokesperson made the allegation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The statement further alleges that some chieftains of APC in Sokoto and Kano states were responsible for the move. According to the statement by Ugochinyere, the move by the ruling APC is ... more
  • 19 hours SDP Governorship Candidate In Cross River Congratulates Gov. Ayade NaijaNews
    The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Cross River State, Eyo O. Ekpo, has congratulated the governor-elect, Ben Ayade in the March 9 election. Eyo O. Ekpo, in his congratulatory message, promised not to go to elections tribunal. “Nevertheless, I will not provide cannon fodder for lawyers and rumour mongers by going to an election tribunal. Instead, I will look to the future and join to pray that Governor Ben Ayade’s second tenure will be much better than the first; so that sooner rather than later, our beloved State shall be firmly placed once again on the path ... more
  • 19 hours Rivers State: How Wike’s Thugs Kidnapped, Harassed Us During Elections – APC Chieftains NaijaNews
    APC Chieftains Open Up On Happenings During March 9 Elections Three chieftains of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Chikordi Dike, Alex Wele and Dr. Lawrence Chuku, have narrated how they were kidnapped by thugs allegedly sponsored by Governor Nyesom Wike at Obio-Akpor Collation centre during the March 9 elections. Naija News understands that there have been controversies over the interefence of military men during the March 9 Governorship and state assembly elections. The victims, who acted as party agents of African Action Congress (AAC), after their party APC adopted the candidates of AAC for the elections, disclosed ... more
  • 19 hours Atiku Blows Hot, Says He Defeated Buhari By 1.6m Votes According To Result On INEC Server NaijaNews
    Atiku Says He Defeated Buhari In 2019 Presidential Polls Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari lost the presidential polls by about 1.6 million votes. Atiku and the PDP reportedly made the submission in the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja on Monday, to challenge APC and Buhari’s victory. As earlier reported by Naija News, Atiku and the PDP on Monday, filed a 141-page petition containing five grounds, challenging Buhari’s victory at the 2019 presidential polls. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Buhari and the ... more
  • 19 hours Fani-Kayode Hints At Jimi Agbaje Joining APC NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP chieftain made this known in a post on microblogging site, Twitter, on Wednesday. Naija News recalls that A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Tunji Shelle, had accused Agbaje of causing the party’s defeat in the just concluded governorship election. He accused Agbaje of sowing a seed of discord and refused efforts by Nigerians to join hands with leaders in the state to achieve results. Reacting, ... more
  • 19 hours Kidnappers Of INEC Staff In Jigawa State Fail To Release Him After Collecting Ransom NaijaNews
    The official of the Independent National Election Commission that was kidnapped in Jigawa State is yet to be released by the kidnappers. The kidnappers who abducted the INEC official had reportedly demanded the sum of N500,000 ransom for his freedom. As earlier reported by Naija News, the INEC official, Mahadi Hassan was kidnapped on Gwiwa Road in the state. The father of the kidnapped victim, Mahadi Kofar Wambai disclosed that the kidnappers demanded #500,000 for his release. Wambi revealed that the abductors reached out to him through a call on Saturday and demanded the ransom and threatened to kill him ... more
  • 20 hours Tuface: Watch Basketmouth Hilarious Reaction To Blackface Diss Track (Video) NaijaNews
    Popular Standup Comedian, Basketmouth has reacted to Blackface‘ diss track “war” to 2face Idibia. Blackface on Monday released a diss song titled ‘War’ targeted at 2face idibia accused the music legend of being ‘Gay’ He alleged that 2face engaged in same-sex intercourse as a sacrifice for his success. Reacting to the diss track, Basketmouth urged 2face to settle Blackface with the sum of N72,500. Basketmouth alongside a video with his ‘My Flatmates’ crew as they listened to Blackface’s diss track on Instagram wrote: “BlackFace why na? @official2baba I don tell you make you find small N72,500 settle this boy since.You no ... more
  • 20 hours UN, EU Delegation Proffer Solutions To Boko Haram Insurgency In West Africa NaijaNews
    A delegation from the United Nations, the European Union have visited the Multinational Joint Task Force headquarters in N’Djamena, Chad, to proffer solutions on how to tackle Boko Haram insurgency, Naija News understands. Speaking during the visit Special Representative Francois Fall thanked the Force Commander, Major General Chikezie Ude for the successes recorded in the ongoing Operation YANCIN TAFKI, noting that the progress made so far is encouraging. He observed that the Boko Haram problem requires more than a military solution, stressing that there is a need to also examine and address the socioeconomic underpinnings of the crisis. Also speaking, ... more
  • 20 hours Election: Enugu Based Prophet Accuse Nnamdi Kanu Of Collecting Money From Atiku NaijaNews
    The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been accused by an Enugu based Clergyman, Anthony Nwoko. Nwoko in his statement claimed that the Biafra leader collected money on the eve of the Presidential election from the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. Recall that Naija News had reported that Kanu changed his mind about election boycott few days to the election. Prophet Nwoko stated that Kanu received cash from Atiku to call off the election boycott. While speaking to newsmen in Enugu, Nwoko also called out leaders of IPOB, MASSOB, BIM and other ... more
  • 20 hours BBNaija Reunion: Khloe Reveals Housemate She Can Never Be Friends With NaijaNews
    Former Housemate of Big Brother Naija 2018 ‘Double Wahala edition’, Khloe has disclosed why she would never be friends with Leo Da Silva. Khloe said this on Tuesday night during ‘DoubleWahalaReloaded’ reunion show. She stated that she cannot be friends with Leo because she does not like ‘snakes’ “I and Leo can never be friends, I don’t like snakes. “But I would love to have a conversation with Leo for the last time on the show only if he is ready to accept his mistake and apologize,” Khloe said. Negative Impact The reality TV star, however, lamented the negative impact ... more
  • 20 hours Tinubu Speaks On Plotting To Rig Kano Rerun Elections For Ganduje NaijaNews
    The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has denied visiting Kano to influence Saturday’s supplementary elections in favour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. This was made known in a statement by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman and obtained by Naija News. The former Lagos State governor insisted that the pictures making the rounds on social media of him with Ganduje, were the ones he took last year when the Governor visited Lagos. Tinubu urged the people of Kano State to disregard the lies and rumors about him and remain faithful to their progressive tradition. The statement reads: ... more
  • 20 hours All Invited Super Eagles Players In Camp Ahead Seychelles Clash NaijaNews
    All the 23 Super Eagles players invited for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in Asaba, Delta state, have arrived camp. This was confirmed on the team’s official Twitter handle on Tuesday night. It read: “Full House. John Ogu, Etebo Ogenekaro, Francis Uzoho, Victor Osimhen and Henry Onyekuru have arrived in camp ahead of the #AFCON2019Q vs Seychelles. “All 23 invited players are now in and will be part of training today. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong.” Nigeria take on Seychelles, having already qualified for ... more
  • 20 hours Top Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Today, Wednesday, 20th March 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For Wednesday, 20th March 2019 1. Buhari’s “prayer-warrior” kidnapped, N300m ransom demanded Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, a famous Islamic scholar and fanatical supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been kidnapped, with the kidnappers demanding a ransom of N300 million before his release. It was reported that the prominent reciter of the Holy Quran was returning to his base in Kano, after attending a religious function in Kebbi State when he was abducted. 2. Atiku, PDP file 5-ground petition against Buhari Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party ... more
  • 20 hours Nigeria Breaking News Today Wednesday, March, 20, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today Wednesday, March, 20, 2019 President Buhari Refuses To Assent Three Bills, See Why President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to three out of the bills brought before the presidency today. The bills are namely; Chartered Institute of Training, Development of Nigeria Bill, and the Nigerian Aeronautic Research Rescue Bill. Read more details here Finally, Obasanjo Breaks Silence On Buhari’s Victory Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo said he refused to speak on the presidential election because ... more
  • 21 hours Imo Election: INEC Slams Okorocha Over Certificate Of Return NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slammed Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State for saying the commission will organise a special programme for him. INEC stated that anyone thinking it would organize a special ceremony to issue them their Certificate of Return will be living in fool’s paradise. The commission made this known while responding to questions concerning Okorocha, through Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC’s director of Voter Education and Publicity, who appeared on Channels TV. Osaze-Uzzi said there would be no such preparation for anybody whose name did not appear on its list of successful candidates in the 2019 general ... more
  • 21 hours Gov Ganduje Gives Strong Warning Ahead Kano Rerun Election NaijaNews
    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has warned that his government will not condone any breach of peace by any group or individual in the state ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections. The Governor made this known on Tuesday when a hosted an amalgam of 320 associations called Kano Peace Ambassadors. ‎ “We will not tolerate breach of peace under whatever guise, and the government will not fold its arms and watch people instigating instability in the state,” he said. “As a governor of Kano state and the Chief Security Officer of the state, I cannot sleep if any drop of blood ... more
  • 21 hours Buhari’s Prayer-Warrior Kidnapped, N300m Ransom Demanded NaijaNews
    Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, a famous Islamic scholar and fanatical supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been kidnapped, with the kidnappers demanding a ransom of N300 million before his release. PRNigeria reports that the prominent reciter of the Holy Quran was returning to his base in Kano, after attending a religious function in Kebbi State when he was abducted. Naija News learned that the abducted Sheikh had offered prayers for the re-election bid of President Buhari at some political rallies organised by All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, in the build to the 2019 general elections. According to an audio ... more
  • 1 day Cultists Invade Schools, Injure Students In Edo NaijaNews
    Several students have been left injured after some suspected cultists on Tuesday attacked the Oba Akenzua Secondary School and the Ihogbe College in Benin, Edo State. Naija News reports that the gunmen who attacked the school during the day, left several teachers and students wounded in the incident. The students were said to have sustained knives wounds and cutlasses as a result of the attack. Both schools adjacent to each other and are located along ICE Road, off Wire Road, in Benin, the Edo state capital were said to have been involved in the attack. However, the heavy presence of ... more
  • 1 day FG Speaks On Selling Lagos Trade Fair NaijaNews
    The federal government has broken silence to speak on the selling of the popular trade fair international complex in Lagos. While reacting to an online report suggesting that the federal government has concluded plans to sell the Lagos international trade fair, the federal government debunked such reports, stressing that the FG has no intention to sell the popular trade fair market. The reaction of the federal government is followed by a temporary shut down of the facility. Recall that Naija News had reported that some traders in a popular market have on Monday taken to the streets in Lagos in ... more
  • 1 day Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar Is Dead NaijaNews
    Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar has died after a brief illness Naija News understands. The foremost traditional ruler in Kwara State died on Tuesday night in Abuja and would be buried in Patigi on Wednesday 20, March 2019 by 2 pm according to Islamic rites. Meanwhile, the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara state Traditional Council, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has expressed deep shock over the death of the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar. The emir in his condolence message signed by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, described the ... more
  • 1 day Biafra: Court Gives Final Verdict On Abaribe And Fani-Kayode Over Nnamdi Kanu NaijaNews
    A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has struck out a suit filed against Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Femi Fani-Kayode and others over the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Naija News reports that case was struck out by Justice John Tsoho for lacking in diligent prosecution. Justice Tsoho noted that the plaintiff’s counsel was in court at the last adjourned date, yet, he failed on Tuesday to appear in court or give an explanation for his absence. “I, therefore, agree with other reasons adduced by the Learned Silk and hereby ... more
  • 1 day BlackFace Breaks Silence On Why He Called 2Face Gay NaijaNews
    Popular Nigerian entertainer, BlackFace has finally broken his silence to reveal the reason he called the popular music legend 2Face a gay in his recent diss song titled ‘war.’ In his recently released track, BlackFace while speaking on why he called the legend a gay, revealed that it was normal for entertainers to call their counterparts all sought of names as part of the business in the Nigerian music industry. Naija News reports that BlackFace tagged it as ‘yabbing,’ stressing that he could even abuse the mother of 2Face all in the name of fleshing-up his track for the listening ... more
  • 1 day What I’ll Do Before Buhari’s Cabinet Reshuffle – Amaechi NaijaNews
    The Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has revealed that his ministry would push for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail and also get approval for the Ibadan-Kano Rail. Naija News understands that President Muhammadu Buhari may reshuffle his cabinet after winning re-election in February. Speaking on the issue, Amaechi noted that Buhari’s cabinet reshuffle will go seamlessly as a system has been built. “We need to get the government to approve the Ibadan-Kano and see how far the China Exim bank can fight and give us a loan; we also need to establish the University of Transportation in Daura,” ... more
  • 1 day Finally, Obasanjo Breaks Silence On Buhari’s Victory NaijaNews
    Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has broken silence on the outcome of the just-concluded presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo said he refused to speak on the presidential election because the matter was already before court. The former president said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the public presentation of a book entitled, ‘Election in Nigeria: The Long Road To Democracy’, written by Abdullahi Shehu. According to him, “It would amount to sub judice if I speak on Presidential election result since the matter is already before the court” “I will not dabble into the details of what I ... more
  • 1 day Conditions Senate Gave Before Signing N30,000 Minimum Wage NaijaNews
    Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said that the Federal Government was considering increasing Value Added Tax, to enable it to fund the new national minimum wage. Udoma made this known today while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance. The Minister also told the panel headed by Senator John Owan-Enoh, that the Technical Advisory Committee on the minimum wage, will submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari this week. He said, “The current minimum wage of N18,000 is really too low. It is difficult for workers to manage on that amount. “The President supported a ... more
  • 1 day Atiku, PDP File 5-ground Petition Against Buhari, See Details NaijaNews
    Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday. The 141-page petition contained five grounds, one of which resuscitates the allegation that Buhari was not qualified to run for the office of the President on the grounds that he did not possess the constitutional minimum qualification of a school certificate. The petition, sighted by The Punch, was filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Buhari and the APC as the first to the third ... more
  • 1 day President Buhari Condoles With Three African Countries Over Cyclone NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has condoled with Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi over Tropical Cyclone Idai which has taken a toll on Southern Africa. Naija News reports that President Buhari sent his condolences to families who have lost loved ones, homes and means of livelihood in the countries in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity. In the statement, the President said he deeply shares in the pain and struggle of the governments and people in the region who have been working hard to ensure safety of citizens and minimize the ... more
  • 1 day Taraba Govt Lifts Curfew On Jaligo NaijaNews
    The Taraba State Government has lifted the curfew it imposed on Jalingo, the state capital to forestall the escalation of the post-election violence. The violence broke out soon after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced results of the governorship elections. In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, Hassan Mijinyawa, the state government commended the people for their patience throughout the duration of the curfew and urged them to remain law-abiding. It quoted Ishaku as directing the security agents to continue their surveillance and patrols to avert any ugly incident. Naija News had reported that ... more
  • 1 day See NLC’s Reaction To Approval Of N30,000 Minimum Wage By Senate NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, reacted to the news that the Senate approved the new minimum wage for workers. NLC urged the government to commence the implementation of the new national minimum wage before the 2019 Workers Day celebration, following approval by the Senate. Acting President of the NLC, Comrade Najeem Yasin commended the Senate for passing the bill into law, following the footstep of the House of Representatives which had earlier passed the N30, 000 as new national minimum wage. Nation quoted Yasim as saying that workers will not rest until the bill is signed and implemented. He said; ... more
  • 1 day Amosun Speaks On His Last Days As Ogun State Governor NaijaNews
    Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun has spoken on how he will run the affairs of the state in his remaining lap as the governor of the state. Naija News reports that the state governor described his remaining two months in office as “the last lap of a long-distance race.”  The state governor made this known while speaking with newsmen shortly after inspecting some roads under construction in the Ogun-east senatorial district on Monday. While speaking after his inspection, the governor describes himself as a “national athlete who is representing the country in long-distance races.” The governor led members of ... more
  • 1 day How Saraki Plans To Keep Leading The Senate By Determining The Next Leaders – Nabena NaijaNews
    Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena has alleged that Senate President, Bukola Saraki and, Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus were plotting to hijack the constitution of the leadership of the 9th Senate by deciding the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives. While speaking with newsmen today in Abuja, Nabena alleged that Saraki and PDP have devised plans to ensure that their loyalists take control of the legislative arm of government. According to Nabena: “The outgoing Senate President and the PDP caucus have begun surreptitious move to lure some new ... more
  • 1 day Peter Obi Speaks On What Would Have Happened If Atiku Didn’t Go To Court NaijaNews
    Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, has opined that Atiku Abubakar, the party’s flagbearer, move to challenge the result in court is a civilised manner to seek redress and grow the nation’s democracy. He said that it would have been suicidal if the PDP and Atiku had failed to approach the court to seek redress on the outcome of the election. He further praised Atiku for always supporting democracy and the PDP for successfully nurturing it for 16 years and conducting one of the most credible elections it ... more
  • 1 day President Buhari Refuses To Assent Three Bills, See Why NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to three out of the bills brought before the presidency today. The bills are namely; Chartered Institute of Training, Development of Nigeria Bill, and the Nigerian Aeronautic Research Rescue Bill. The president’s communication was read to the House of Representatives, on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, at today’s plenary Dogara read: “The Presidential declines assent to the chartered institute of training and development of Nigeria bill. “This is because there are concerns that the Institute does not possess the capacity of the requirements that might be imposed on ... more
  • 1 day Adamawa Supplementary Elections: SDP Guber Candidate Speaks On Withdrawing From The Race NaijaNews
    Social Democratic Party (SDP)‘s governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Emmanuel Bello, has called on voters in affected units of Saturday’s supplementary election in the state to endeavour to come out in their masses and vote. Through a statement yesterday by the Media Director of his campaign organisation, Malam Umar Mustafa, Bello made the call Adamawa is one of the six states where the March 9 governorship elections were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, with supplementary polls scheduled for Saturday. Bello reiterated his commitment to participating in the supplementary election. He debunked speculations that he had withdrawn ... more
  • 1 day Gunmen Kidnap INEC Official In Jigawa NaijaNews
    Unknown gunmen in Jigawa state have on Tuesday kidnapped an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahadi Hassan. Naija News understands that the HOD, Voter Education and Publicity in the state, John Kaiwa, confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday. John Kaiwa disclosed that Hassan was abducted along Gwiwa road in the state. He said that Hassan had been missing since Friday. While confirming the kidnap of the INEC staff, the police authorities in Jigawa said a formal complaint has not been made in that regard. The Jigawa state police revealed that there was no formal complaint filed by the ... more
  • 1 day What Presidential Election Did To Nigeria’s Democracy – US Ambassador NaijaNews
    John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, has expressed his disappointment in the 2019 presidential election held in the country has been bad news for democracy.   Campbell, who also served as US Department of State foreign service officer from 1975 to 2007, said the election was “marred by historically low turnout and credible allegations of rigging”.   In his election post-mortem for the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, Campbell, who has co-authored a book on “Nigeria: What everyone needs to know,” also said Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is unlikely to win his electoral ... more
  • 1 day Girl ‘Mistakenly’ Shot Dead As Police Raid In Ikorodu NaijaNews
    Police In Trouble As Stray Bullet Kills Trader Girl During A Raid At Ikorodu, Lagos Youths have sent Policemen running for safety after they (the Policemen) mistakenly shot a girl dead during a raid in the Adamo area of Ikorodu, Lagos state today. The killing of the girl who is a trader sparked off heavy protest as youths in the area gave the patrol team a hot chase, forcing the police to abandon their vehicle and flee the scene. The youths seized the patrol vehicle and set it ablaze. A witness, Ben Ndakat, said the policemen had stormed the Adamo ... more
  • 2 days Policeman Embraces Vigilante Member Who Rescued Him From Kidnappers NaijaNews
    A Police officer was on Tuesday caught in a heart-melting embrace with a local vigilante in Rivers state. Naija News reports that the Police officer whose heart was heavy with tear embraced the member of the OSPAC vigilante group when the members of the local vigilante group rescued him from the claws of the kidnappers in the area. The police officer was said to have been rescued alongside other victims who were kidnapped by the gunmen in the Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local government area of Rivers state. The kidnapped victims were rescued when the vigilante group engaged the kidnappers in ... more
  • 2 days Why I Ordered Onnoghen’s Suspension – CCT Chairman NaijaNews
    The chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, says he ordered the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen, former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), in line with the inherent powers and jurisdiction of the tribunal. According to him, “it is left to the appellate court to determine whether or not the order was rightly or wrongly granted.” Naija News reports that Umar made the clarifications in response to a petition filed by Grace Wogor, a lawyer, that he acted beyond his legal authority in granting an order for the suspension of the CJN. This online news platform understands ... more
  • 2 days How FG Wants To Source Fund For N30,000 Minimum Wage – Senator Udoma NaijaNews
    FG Wants To Fund N30,000 Minimum Wage Through Tax, Senator Reveals Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said that the Federal Government was considering increasing Value Added Tax, to enable it to fund the new national minimum wage. Udoma stated this on Tuesday while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance. This is just as the Nigerian Senate earlier approved the sum of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage, Naija News reports The Minister also told the panel headed by Senator John Owan-Enoh, that the Technical Advisory Committee on the minimum wage, will submit its ... more
  • 2 days Gunmen Kidnap INEC Official In Jigawa State NaijaNews
    Just few days after the Governorship election in Jigawa State, some suspected gunmen have kidnapped an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahadi Hassan, in the state. The state’s HOD, Voter Education and Publicity, John Kaiwa, confirmed the incident to Channels TV on Tuesday. While speaking about the incident, Kaiwa stated that Hassan was kidnapped on Gwiwa Road in the state. The state’s commissioner of police, Bala Zama, confirmed the abduction and further claimed that the kidnappers have contacted that family of the INEC official. “Hassan’s abductors have demanded a ransom before he can regain his freedom,” the police ... more
  • 2 days Family Of Olatoye (Sugar) Demand N200M From UCH. See Why NaijaNews
    UCH Ibadan Accused Of Sharing Gory Photos Of Late Lawmaker While the investigation is on, over the killing of late Hon. Temitope Olatoye (Sugar), his family has written a petition against the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, seeking N200 million damages for the sharing the deceased’s ‘horrific’ photographs on social media without approval. Olatoye, lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo state, was killed by suspected hoodlums who attacked him in Elesu village, Lalupon, Lagelu local government on the 9th of March, when the governorship and state assemblies held,Naija News reports. In the petition prepared by Barr. C. C. Amedu ... more
  • 2 days INEC Speaks On Removing Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner NaijaNews
    In respect to the collation of results in the Rivers State Governorship and house of Assembly election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has stated that it would not remove the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga because it does not take directive from anybody. The director of voter education and publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi stated this while receiving questions from newsmen. Ahead of the supplementary election, the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, Lanre Issa-Onilu has stated on Sunday that Effanga should be transferred so as not to rig the election in favour of the opposition. Issa-Onilu alleged that the state ... more
  • 2 days See The 67 Professors Contending For UNN Vice Chancellor Post NaijaNews
    All Hands On Deck To Appoint A New VC For UNN About 67 professors are vying to replace Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in June, Naija News has learned. It was learned that the post will be vacant by June 14 when the five-year tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Ozumba, comes to an end. The premier university had about three months ago advertised the vacancy for the post of Vice Chancellor, precisely six months to the end of the tenure of Professor Ozumba. One of the 67 aspirants who have indicated interest will be selected ... more
  • 2 days Senate Passes 2019 Budget For Second Reading NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.82 trillion for second reading. The budget totaling, N8,826,636,578,915 has a recurrent expenditure of N4 trillion while N2 trillion goes for capital expenditure with N2.2 trillion and N492 billion for debt servicing and statutory transfers respectively. Reacting to the details of the budget, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said,  “With a total debt service of 25.7% and capital budget at 23%, it means we are paying more debt. This is a budget of impossibilities. Out of every 1 Naira, 68kobo is paid out. The Federal Government needs to go back to the ... more
  • 2 days Dollar Falls Below Expectation As Yen Strengthens NaijaNews
    Concerns As Dollar Nears Two-week Low While Yen Strengthens The dollar was falling today, weighed by growing expectations the Federal Reserve, would adopt a more accommodative policy outlook this week and concerns about slower U.S. economic growth. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, dipped 0.1 percent to 96.43, hovering close to a two-week low touched overnight. The index has lost 1.3 per cent after hitting a three-month high of 97.710 on March 7, on views the Federal will strike a dovish tone at its two-day policy meeting due to start later on ... more
  • 2 days Boko Haram: What Atiku Said After Michika Attacks In Adamawa NaijaNews
    Atiku Wants Perpetrators Brought To Book Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the recent Boko Haram attack on Michika. Atiku expressed deep sadness over the recent attack which resulted in the death of innocent Nigerians in Michika, Adamawa State. As earlier reported by Naija News, the terrorists on Monday night, attacked the area leaving many dead while others fled to the surrounding hills for safety. Atiku, who is an indigene of the state in his reaction, called for the swift intervention of the federal government to restore ... more
  • 2 days BBNaija Reunion: Alex Speaks On Life After ‘Double Wahala’ NaijaNews
    Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Alex has revealed how fame after ‘Double Wahala’ has helped her face her fears. Alex who was among the top final five housemates of 2018 BBNaija edition while speaking during ‘Double Wahala’ reunion show opened up that she has been forced to grow up with the fame acquired from Big Brother Naija reality show. “Life after Big Brother has been daring. It’s been from one lesson to another,” she said. “Initially I was scared of growing up, but with this fame, I had to grow ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Writer Slams Adesua Etomi’s Vogue Cover NaijaNews
    A Nigerian writer isn’t quite happy with the outcome of the latest Vogue Magazine cover, which featured gorgeous Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi and so he took to his page to air his displeasure. Oluwatosin Silverdam says Adesua looks more like a slave compared to the other ladies she shares the magazine front with – he says he’s not surprised as he feels the flaw is what made the picture not to go viral. Honestly, I am not surprised this @adesuaetomi’s vogue magazine cover didn’t the break the internet. Although, this is a great feat and deserve somewhat celebration but sincerely ... more
  • 2 days President Buhari Meets With Tinubu, Akande (Photos) NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with the National Leader of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu; and the party’s chieftain, Bisi Akande, at the State House, Abuja. While the details of the meeting were not revealed, the President’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted it via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.
    Earlier today, President @MBuhari had a meeting with National Leader of our great party, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the Party’s Chieftain, Chief Bisi Akande at the State House, Abuja. — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 19, 2019 ... more
  • 2 days Full List Of France Football 50 Greatest Managers Ever NaijaNews
    Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and ex-Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, surprisingly missed out on top 10 places, as France Football announced their 50 greatest managers ever on Tuesday. The top spot went to legendary Dutchman, Rinus Michels, who is credited with creating ‘Total Football’. Michels, who died in 2005, took the crown following a 32-year managerial career that saw him win the European Cup with Ajax, La Liga with Barcelona and the European Championship with Holland in 1988. But it was Arsene Wenger’s exemption from the top 30 caused the biggest stir on social media. The Frenchman guided Arsenal ... more
  • 2 days Minimum Wage: All States Have Resources To Pay N30,000 – Barnabas Gemade NaijaNews
    In respect to the N30,000 minimum wage, the Senator representing Benue Northeast Senatorial constituency, Barnabas Gemade stated that no state Governor should have an excuse not to pay the minimum wage. Gemade who contested under the Social Democratic Party during the February 23 National Assembly election stated that states have enough resources to pay the minimum wage. He called out governors who complain of inadequate resources, he further stated that if the resources in the states are well managed, payment of wages will be easy. He also stated that candidates including State governors spent huge amount of money on votes ... more
  • 2 days Eight-Year-Old Nigerian Wins Chess Championship In New York NaijaNews
    An eight-year-old Nigerian kid identified as Tanitoluwa Adewumi, has emerged the winner of the state-wide New York’s chess championship in the third-grade category. Adewumi, who lives in a Manhattan homeless shelter with his family, won the competition with an undefeated performance. Tani started learning chess last year alongside his classmates. He went on to join his school’s chess club. The club’s organizer waived the fees for him because of his family’s financial situation.
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