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  • 3 weeks Cutie Juls Accuses Apostle Suleman Of Sleeping With Two Actresses NaijaNews
    The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman has been accused of sleeping with a Ghanaian actress Moesha Boduong, and Nollywood actress Daniella Okeke. The allegation placed against the clergy by an Instagram blogger, Cutie_Juls. Daniella Okeke had taken to her Instagram account yesterday challenging Moesha Boduong that she has details of her WhatsApp chats with some who she failed to mention. In her post, she also called out Stephanie Otobo who years back was linked to being in a relationship with Apostle Suleman. Cutie_Juls in her statement stated that Daniella Okeke should not worry about Moesha ... more
  • 3 weeks Unilag Management Crisis: Lawmaker Charges VC, Ogundipe On What To Do NaijaNews
    The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Procurement, Mr Oluwole Oke, has charged the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, not to allow ‘anyone to usurp his powers’. Oke made this known last Saturday at the end of a two-day visit, alongside other members of the eight-man committee, to the institution. Oke said the visit, which was part of the committee’s oversight functions, became necessary in the light of the recent crisis between the institution’s management and the Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin. Naija News also recalls that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, ... more
  • 3 weeks Sallah: Buhari’s Daura Emirate Cancels Celebration; Give Reasons NaijaNews
    The Eid-Fitr celebrations expected to mark the end of the Ramadan fast next week, has been put on hold in Daura, an Emirate council in Katsina State. Making a declaration yesterday, the Daura Emirate Council announced the suspension of activities lined up to mark the Sallah celebration in the emirate due to insecurity. Naija News recalls Daura is the birthplace of President Muhammadu Buhari. It is particularly understood that some parts of Katsina have been victimized by banditry, killings and kidnapping in recent times claiming scores of lives. Naija News recalls the district head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar-Uba, was ... more
  • 3 weeks What Buhari Will Do To Nigeria In Four Years – Fani-Kayode NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari in the next four years will break Nigeria. The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Tuesday. He also accused Buhari of dividing Nigeria and establishing a legacy of hate and destruction. Fani-Kayode wrote: “Over the last 4 years Buhari has divided Nigeria and established a legacy of hate, suspicion, bloodshed, terror, carnage and destruction. “Over the next 4 years Buhari will break Nigeria and his legacy will be the most terrible and brutal civil that the ... more
  • 3 weeks Tinubu: Group Backs Osinbajo To Succeed Buhari In 2023 NaijaNews
    The Save Lagos Group (SLG) has stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is more qualified the succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In a statement to newsmen, the group convener, Adeniyi Sulaiman, also commended Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State over his stand on godfatherism widely believed to be against the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. SLG advised the national leader of the APC to drop his 2023 presidential ambition. The group noted that the former Lagos State governor still had a certificate saga which is unresolved and that it would not augur well for the ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari Reveals Those That Will Make His Next Cabinet NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to have faith in him to make the right call on the choice of his next ministers. The President stated this on Monday during a Special Interview with NTA. Buhari noted that since no one has accused his current cabinet of corruption, Nigerians should be confident he will make the right choice for his second term. He, however, disclosed that he was yet to discuss any issue relating to the next choice of his ministers with anybody. Buhari reiterated that Nigerians should trust him to decide on who among the ministers he will retain ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerians React As Onye Eze Arrests Blessing Okoro Over House ‘Theft’ NaijaNews
    A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the arrest of Nigerian blogger, Blessing Nkiruka Okoro, popularly known as Blessing CEO by Onye Eze, an Igbo businessman based in China, for claiming his house. Naija News understands that Blessing CEO, who turned 30 recently, celebrated her birthday bash across three Nigerian states – Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt after which she unveiled a new 7-bedroom duplex which she claimed was built by her. Apparently displeased with the development, Onye Eze, exposed the blogger’s deception online but she kept insisting the house was hers, sharing the plan of a house as ... more
  • 3 weeks Onye Eze Arrests Blogger Blessing Okoro For Claiming His House NaijaNews
    An Igbo businessman based in China, identified only as Onye Eze, has arrested Nigerian blogger, Blessing Nkiruka Okoro, popularly known as Blessing CEO, for claiming ownership of his mansion. Naija News understands that Blessing CEO, who turned 30 recently, celebrated her birthday bash across three Nigerian states – Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt after which she unveiled a new 7-bedroom duplex which she claimed was built by her. Apparently displeased with the development, Onye Eze, exposed the blogger’s deception online but she kept insisting the house was hers, sharing the plan of a house as proof in the process. This ... more
  • 3 weeks AFCON 2019: Latest Africa Cup of Nations News For Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. AFCON 2019: Mikel Wants One More Trophy In Egypt Super Eagles Captain, Mikel John Obi has given the clearest indication that the team is heading into next month’s Africa Cup of Nations with just one mission which is to win their fourth continental crown. The 32-year-old, who is making his return to the team following a self-imposed exile after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, posted a video of his trophy collection and ending it with a caption @ ... more
  • 3 weeks Special Interview: ‘Help Expose Criminals’, Buhari Begs Nigerians NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to help his administration expose criminals in their community so the government can attract investors to Nigeria. Naija News reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27. This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others. “My message to Nigerians is that they should help expose the criminals in their community to help the government attract investors to the country,” President Buhari ... more
  • 3 weeks Special Interview: Why I Was Confident Of Winning 2019 Election – Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari says he was confident of winning the 2019 Presidential election because Nigerians understand him. Naija News reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27. This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others. Asked why he expressed so much confidence before the 2019 general elections, Buhari said: “I was confident of winning the election because Nigerians understand me.” The President also said he would ensure police ... more
  • 3 weeks Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Tuesday, 28th May 2019 1. FG Declares May 29 ‘Work Free Day’ The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Wednesday, May 29, as ‘work-free day‘ to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration. Naija News reports that the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement by the permanent secretary at the interior ministry, Georgina Ehuriah on Monday, May 27. 2. SIP Failure: You Spoke Without Adequate Knowledge, Presidency Fires Back At Aisha Buhari The senior special assistant to the ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Arsenal News Update Today, Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is Naija News compilation of the latest Arsenal news online for today, Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Bernd Leno Slams Europa League Final In Baku Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has slammed the Europa League final being held in Baku, amid political hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel with Unai Emery’s squad due to concerns over his safety, which leaves the Gunners without a regular performer. Reacting, Leno confessed that the whole debacle makes him feel “sad”. “It’s a scandal that he cannot play because of that, he works hard all season and cannot come to such ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court Asked To Transfer Buhari’s Power Ahead Inauguration NaijaNews
    One of the political parties that participated in the February 23 presidential election, Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has asked the Supreme Court to transfer President Muhammadu Buhari’s power to the Senate President or the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Naija News reports that the political party made this known in a notice of appeal filed to the Supreme Court on Friday, May 24. In the notice, HDP prayed the Supreme Court to stop the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari slated for Wednesday, May 29. HDP prayed the apex court to direct the Senate President or the Chief Justice of Nigeria ... more
  • 3 weeks Special Interview: Buhari Sends ‘Strong Message’ To Nigerians Calling Him ‘Baba Go Slow’ NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians who describe him as ‘baba go slow’ during his first administration will be in for a shock when his second term tagged “Next Level” commences. Naija News reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27. This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others. The President said he would ensure police and judicial reform in his second term in office. Asked if he will ... more
  • 3 weeks Speacial Interview: Buhari Sends ‘Strong Message’ To Nigerians Calling Him ‘Baba Go Slow’ NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians who describe him as ‘baba go slow’ during his first administration will be in for a shock when his second term tagged “Next Level” commences. Naija News reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27. This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others. President Buhari said this during a media chat which was aired on Nigerian Television Authority. The President said he would ... more
  • 3 weeks Special Interview: Police, Community Leaders Have Failed Nigeria – Buhari Fumes NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and community leaders have failed Nigeria in reaction to the insecurity in the country. Naija News reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27. This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others. Asked by the interviewer what he thought about the problem of kidnapping for ransom which was frequent in the country, President Buhari said: “Those who are committing ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court Asked To Stop Buhari’s Inauguration NaijaNews
    One of the political parties that participated in the February 23 presidential election, Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has asked the Supreme Court to stop the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari slated for Wednesday, May 29. Naija News reports that the party made this known in a notice of appeal filed to the Supreme Court on Friday, May 24, where the party faulted the striking out of its motion on the notice by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on May 22, on the ground of lack of merit. HDP prayed the apex court to prevent President Buhari’s inauguration pending the final ... more
  • 3 weeks Special Interview: Why I Rate Saraki, Dogara ‘Very Low’ – Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari says he rates Senate President Bukola Saraki and speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, “very very low” on patriotism. Naija News reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27. This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections amongst others. President Buhari said during the “Special Interview” that the National Assembly, led by Saraki and Dogara held Nigeria to ransom for seven months without passing the ... more
  • 3 weeks Watch Everything Buhari Said In ‘Special Interview’ Here NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 27, addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). During the Special Interview which was monitored by Naija News, President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others. President Buhari said during the “Special Interview” that he was confident of winning the 2019 Presidential election because Nigerians understand him. “I was confident of winning the election because Nigerians understand me,” the President said. Speaking further, the President said those who call him “Baba Go Slow” will know if he is slow or ... more
  • 3 weeks Video: Buhari Addresses Nigerians In ‘Special Interview’ NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 27, addressed Nigerians in a “Special Interview” aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). During the Special Interview which was monitored by Naija News, President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections amongst others. President Buhari said during the “Special Interview” that he was confident of winning the 2019 Presidential election because Nigerians understand him. “I was confident of winning the election because Nigerians understand me,” the President said. Speaking further, the President said those who call him “Baba Go Slow” will know if he is slow or ... more
  • 3 weeks Kano Gets New Police Boss, As Wakili Retires NaijaNews
    The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of Commissioner of Police (CP) Ahmed Iliyasu to Kano State Command as CP in charge of the State. Iliyasu is taking over from CP Wakili Mohammed, who retired from the Force on 26th May 2019 after 35years of service to the Force and the Nation at large. A statement sent to Naija News and signed by Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, disclosed that CP Iliyasu holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma. He was until his recent deployment, the Force Provost Marshal, Force ... more
  • 3 weeks Zamfara: APC Sets Up Committee To ‘Deal’ With Members NaijaNews
    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a high powered committee to deal with issues relating to anti-party activities of members in Zamfara State and other parts of the country. Naija News learnt that the APC committee will be chaired by the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party, Niyi Adebayo. The Supreme Court had last week Friday dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the APC primary elections in Zamfara state. The nations final court also voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections. The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment, held ... more
  • 3 weeks Jonathan Speaks On The Only Solution To Nigeria’s Democracy NaijaNews
    Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advocated the use of electronic voting in Nigeria for the citizenry to once again believe in the democracy of the country. This Jonathan said while speaking at a Lecture/Book Presentation to mark the Second Term Inauguration of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in Port Harcourt, the state capital. He insisted that electronic voting was the ultimate while noting that no single person should have the power to constitute the Election Management Body. According to him, this would help to build confidence for credible elections. According to Jonathan: “We must come up with new ... more
  • 3 weeks N30,000 New Minimum Wage: Why Private Companies Shouldn’t Sack Their Workers – Ngige NaijaNews
    The Organised Private Sector has been urged not to sack their workers due to the expected implementation of the new National Minimum Wage of N30,000. The appeal was given by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, in Abuja today, at a Valedictory Session which was organised for him and the Minister of State by the staff of the ministry. He stated that the new minimum wage is for those at the lowest cadre, which has prompted the government to carry out consequential adjustment. “So, I am appealing to the organised labour unions of workers to assist the ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Biafra News For Monday, May 27th, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Monday, May 27th, 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Biafra: Why We Ordered May 30 As Sit-At-Home – IPOB The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said its sit-at-home order to members will serve as a reminder to the overlords in Nigeria that Biafrans are united. In a statement on Monday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful on Monday, the pro-Biafra group advised the Nigeria police force and other security agencies to stay indoors and ... more
  • 3 weeks Zamfara: APC’s Oshiomhole Breaks Silence On Supreme Court Ruling NaijaNews
    The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on the Zamfara Governorship elections. Naija News recalls that the Apex Court dismissed an appeal challenging the nullification of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state. The nations final court also voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections. The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment, held that the APC in Zamfara state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules. Reacting while speaking with newsmen on Monday, Oshiomhole said the Supreme Court has ... more
  • 3 weeks Next Level: Buhari’s Minister Rejects Ministerial Offer, See Why NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has revealed that he told President Muhammadu Buhari not to include his name in his “Next Level” cabinet ministers. Naija News reports that President Buhari’s second term tagged “Next Level“, will kick off on Wednesday, May 29, with many expecting the President to release his ministerial list soon. Giving an update on the posibility of retaining his position as a minister under the Buhari administration, Lokpobiri stressed that he has learned alot from President Buhari and that he wants to the expreience back home to Bayelsa state, his home state. Lokpobiri ... more
  • 3 weeks I Know Those Who Would Attack Me Immediately My Tenure Ends – Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that those who are presently facing one corruption charges ar the other is coming for him immediately after his tenure in 2023. This he stated when he and the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received fresh assets declaration forms at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He urged the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to keep filled assets declaration forms secure. Buhari said: “I am very pleased that you are here, I assure you I will quickly fill this form and dispatched it back to you so that at the end of 2023, I believe there are a ... more
  • 3 weeks How Amaechi Has Proved That He Is A Failure – Peter Obi NaijaNews
    Peter Obi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‘s Vice Presidential candidate in the general election has taken a hit at Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, for passing a comment that the Igbos do not have the chance of becoming Nigeria’s next President After President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Obi, Amaechi does not have the right to make such comment as he failed while he was still governor in his home state. Recall that Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers State, the Igbos had supported President Buhari’s campaign, he would have joined the south to bargain for Igbo presidency. He said: “I was ... more
  • 3 weeks Why Wike Won In Rivers – Jonathan NaijaNews
    River sate people have been commended for voting in the state governor, Governor Nyesom Wike in the recently concluded election. Former President Goodluck Jonathan gave the praise after describing Wike as the star of the election which he got by doing well during his first term. Jonathan further described Wike as a good and courageous leader. This he said while speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital. According to Jonathan: “Governor Wike stood firmly. He was courageous. He was a good leader. I urge you to continue with your good works. “If you did not impress Rivers people, you wouldn’t ... more
  • 3 weeks What Emefiele Should Do In His Second Tenure – CBN Retirees NaijaNews
    Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) retirees in their congratulatory message to CBN governor Godwin Emefiele, have asked him to implement a March 9, 2017 agreement on review of their pension and medical allowance. Naija News recalls that after probes and eyebrows were raised the reappointment of Emefiele as CBN Governor by President Muhammadu Buhari was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate, about two weeks ago. CBN Pensioners’ Welfare Association (CPWA) chairman Bayo Ademola and General Secretary Felix Obi, in a statement today, expressed gratitude to President Buhari for re-appointing Emefiele, describing the appointment as well deserved. “Your re-appointment by Mr. President ... more
  • 3 weeks Just In: FG Declares May 29 ‘Work Free Day’ NaijaNews
    The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Wednesday, May 29, as ‘work-free day‘ to mark the 2019 presidential inauguration. Naija News reports that the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement by the permanent secretary at the interior ministry, Georgina Ehuriah on Monday, May 27. Ms Ehuriah quoted the minister to have congratulated President Buhari for his re-election and Nigerians for the successful conduct of the 2019 elections. The minister called on Nigerians to support the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration which he ... more
  • 3 weeks Aston Villa Gain Promotion To Premier League After Beating Lampard’s Derby NaijaNews
    Championship side Aston Villa on Monday gained promotion back to the English Premier League after beating Derby 2-1 in the play-off to end a three-year EPL absence. Dean Smith’s team held off a late fightback from Frank Lampard’s Rams at Wembley to book their return to the top-flight. Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring late in the first half when he met Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross to beat Kelle Roos and John McGinn headed into an open goal on the hour mark after an error from the Derby goalkeeper. The Rams pulled one back through Jack Marriott in the 81st minute ... more
  • 3 weeks Just In: Buhari in Closed-Door Meeting With Orji Uzor Kalu NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting a former Governor of Abia State, southeast Nigeria and Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, behind closed doors in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The President’s meeting with the Abia North Senator-elect is holding at the President Buhari’s office in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Villa. A report monitored on Igbere TV by this online news medium, says Kalu arrived at the Presidential Villa at exactly 3:45 pm and proceeded immediately to the meeting venue. Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the meeting is coming barely 24 hours after Kalu endorsed Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, for the position ... more
  • 3 weeks What JAMB Said About Best Student Missing Admission NaijaNews
    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it should not be blamed or held responsible if the University of Lagos’ age stipulation disallows the highest scorer in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Ezeunala Franklin, from getting admitted. Naija News understands that the examination board says that Franklin who is just 15-years old and scored highest, 347 in the 2019 UTME, might not be admitted into UNILAG as he does not meet the age requirement for gaining admission into the university. The board on Sunday said that because Franklin chose UNILAG as his first choice, and that ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari Gets Asset Declaration Form Ahead Inauguration NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, received his assets declaration form from the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Prof. Muhammad Isa. This was disclosed in a post on Twitter by the New Media aide to Buhari, Bashir Ahmad. The CCB had earlier disclosed that the President and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to submit their forms ahead of their inauguration on Wednesday.
    Second Term preparation; President @MBuhari receives asset declaration form from Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), Prof. Muhammad Isa today, at the State House, Abuja. pic.twitter.com/CvoxdKA5Q4 — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) ... more
  • 3 weeks Police Confirms 5 Killed, 12 Houses Burnt In Plateau Protest NaijaNews
    Five persons have been killed and 12 houses set ablaze after fresh violence erupted in Dutse Uku and Angwan Damisa communities following the death of Monday Enock in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Police Public Relations Officer DSP Tyopev Mathias Terna confirmed the death in a press statement in Jos on Monday. Naija News had earlier reported huge tension in the state, following the death of a boy found in Dutse Uku, a border town between two communities on Sunday According to Terna, a protest by youths from Dutse Uku and Angwan Damisa which escalated into killings ... more
  • 3 weeks Scores Of Boko Haram Fighters Killed Around Sambisa Forest – NAF NaijaNews
    NAF Break Ranks Of Boko Haram Fighters In Borno State An attack aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force has bombed the hideouts of Boko Harm in Bula Korege area of Borno State on the fringes of Sambisa Forest. The strikes, which were coordinated by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, reportedly killed scores of the terrorists. This is coming, two days after the terrorists reportedly released a video purportedly showing men of the Nigeria military captured during combat in the North-East, Naija News reports The Airforce today said that the insurgents were attacked on Saturday, following “successive days ... more
  • 3 weeks Poly Student Commits Suicide After ‘Warning Friends Of His Death’ NaijaNews
    A student identified as Mr HOD of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Anambra State has taken his own life. Naija News understands that Mr HOD ended his life after he called his close friends on Wednesday, to brief them about his intentions to embark on a journey of no return. Mr HOD who hails from Enugu state had met with his friends to inform them about his journey but did not clarify whether he was going to commit suicide. Mr HOD died after consuming Sniper, a lethal pesticide which has become a popular choice for suicidal Nigerians. One of his classmates ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Election Tribunal News For Monday, 27th May, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Monday, 27th May 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal. 1. Court Sacks Imo APC Reps Member-Elect, Declares New Winner A Federal High Court in Owerri on Monday ordered the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Kingsley Echendu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo State. This is following the sack of Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 2. Election Tribunal Rules Against ... more
  • 3 weeks Insecurity: What Northern Governors Told Buhari In Aso Rock NaijaNews
    Northern Governors on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa to proffer solutions on how to stop the killings by bandits in the region. The meeting which was held behind-closed-doors had in attendance 10 out of the 19 northern governors. Governors in attendance were; Kashim Shettima (Borno), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Aminu Bello Masari (Katisna) and Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto). Others were Muhammad Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara). At the end of the meeting, the governors mandated Governor Masari to brief newsmen on ... more
  • 3 weeks 4 killed, Several Injured On Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway Crash NaijaNews
    Four persons have died while several others have been left injured during an accident at the Obada Oko area on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. Naiija News reports that the accident involved a Toyota Corolla car and a Mack trailer on the busy expressway happened in the evening hours of Sunday. The accident was said to have occurred as a result of reckless driving and overspeeding on the part of the two drivers of the vehicles. While confirming the accident, the spokesman of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, said that eight persons, including seven adults and one female ... more
  • 3 weeks Iyanya Shades Ubi Franklin Over Baby Mama’s Accusation NaijaNews
    Popular Nigeria singer, Iyanya, recently took to his Instagram account to shade his former business partner, Ubi Franklin. The reaction is coming after Ubi’s fourth baby mama accused him of owing her #4 million. Ubi Franklin has three other children from three different women and he is expecting the fourth with Sandra Iheuwa. Iyanya in his post stated that karma will catch up with deceitful people, a statement which many believed it’s addressed to Ubi Franklin. “For some, lies and deception come all too easily. It is done so often they don’t even know what is true and what is ... more
  • 3 weeks INEC Presents Certificates Of Return To New Winners Of Zamfara State Elections NaijaNews
    Zamfara Election New Winners Get Certificates Of Return The Independent National Electoral Commission has on Monday, presented certificates of return to the new winners of elections in Zamfara State. This follows an earlier order of the Supreme Court on Friday which sacked all previous winners of the 2019 general elections in the state. The move follows the dismissal of an appeal challenging the nullification of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state, northern Nigeria. The nation’s apex court also voided all votes cast for the party during the general elections. The five-member panel of justices, in ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari To Visit Gombe Today NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) visit Gombe State to commission projects executed by the administration of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. Naija News gathered that security has been beefed up ahead of the presidential visit. Some of the projects expected to be commissioned are the International Conference Centre, Gombe City Gate and Tanker Parking Bay, along Bauchi road, Women and Children Hospital and several township roads. Others are College of Medical Sciences of the Gombe State University and Remodelled Hassan Central Primary School, among others. Alhaji Umar Ahmed, the state Commissioner of Information and Orientation, urged all residents of the ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerian Police Uncovers Fresh Arms Manufacturing Site In Benue State NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Police Force has revealed how it over the weekend, discovered a fresh arms manufacturing site at Ikache village in Oju local government area of  Benue State. Recovering locally fabricated firearms at different levels of completion, Naija News understands that this is coming about two months after troops of the military spike operation in the state codenamed ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ uncovered a similar plant in Logo local government area of the state. Parading the arms manufacturer in Makurdi, the Police Commissioner Mr Garba Mukaddas said the suspect, a 37-year-old father of five, Orohu Akodi was arrested following a tip-off. “We ... more
  • 3 weeks Iyabo Ojo’s Daughter Answers Question On Her Virginity Status NaijaNews
    Priscilla Ojo, the daughter of popular Nigerian actress, Iyabo Ojo, during a question and answer session on Instagram was asked numerous questions by her fans. During the question and answer session, she was asked if she’s a virgin with an expectation for her to answer with yes or no rather she replied, “Mind Your Business”. At the time of her reply, she had Simi’s song, “Mind your bizness” playing in the background. Recall that some time ago during an interview with Sunday Scoop she stated that she is too young to have a boyfriend claiming she wants to focus on ... more
  • 3 weeks Just In: Court Sacks Imo APC Reps Member-Elect, Declares New Winner NaijaNews
    A Federal High Court in Owerri on Monday ordered the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Kingsley Echendu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo State. This is following the sack of Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Justice P.A. Rigime delivered the judgment in a suit where neither the PDP nor its candidate was a party to the suit. The court said that Harrison Nwadike, who is the plaintiff, was the “rightful winner” of the APC primary election in the federal constituency. Nwadike ... more
  • 3 weeks President Buhari To Address Nigerians Today. See Time And How To Watch NaijaNews
    President To Participate In Special Interview Session President Muhammadu Buhari will later today, participate in a special interview which will be aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Naija News reports this was made public in a statement made available to newsmen by Mr Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on media and publicity. The special interview will air by 10 pm and the statement urged all television and electronic media outlets to link up to the broadcast. The terse statement reads: “The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) will, today, May 27, 2019 air a special interview with President Muhammadu ... more
  • 3 weeks Becky G Features Davido In ‘Next To You’ Remix NaijaNews
    Award-winning Nigeria singer, Davido features in the remix of Becky G’s new release, “Next To You”. The American singer who gained recognition in 2011 named the remix “Next To Yoi II”. She also featured Russian, who featured in the first version and Digital Farm Animals. Becky G while speaking on the collaboration with the Nigeria singer stated that she loves Afrobeat. “I’ve been a massive fan of the afro-beat vibe for a minute now, so when I heard that Davido was bringing his flow to the record, I was stoked.” See post below:
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  • 3 weeks How Boko Haram Told Ex-President To Convert To Islam – Clark NaijaNews
    Elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark has disclosed that the dreaded Boko Haram sect had asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to convert to Islam when he was in power. The South-south leader disclosed this in a “State of the nation” message made available to newsmen. He revealed that top government officials and politicians are culpable in the killings and violence by Boko Haram. Edwin Clark said: “I call on President Buhari to honestly come to terms with the stark truth, that his current efforts with his security apparatus are grossly inadequate for the task. “I call on Mr. President to urgently convene ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari, S/South Monarchs Meet In Aso Rock After Budget Signing NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with Traditional Rulers from the South-South at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Naija News understands that this is coming after a threat by a Niger Delta Group to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1. The meeting started shortly after Buhari signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N8. 92 trillion into law. National Assembly leaders including President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara were in attendance for the signing ceremony. Recall Buhari had earlier in December 2018, proposed a budget of N8.83 trillion to the National Assembly, but ... more
  • 3 weeks Dogara Mourns Late APC Governorship Aspirant NaijaNews
    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed shock over the demise of former Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Lame. Naija News understands that Lame died at a private hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday night, May 25. Late Lame who was born in 1953, attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA. The late Minister was elected a senator in the botched Third Republic in 1992 and was appointed a Senior Special Assistant by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999. The former Police Affairs Minister contested for the APC governorship ticket against Bauchi governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, ... more
  • 3 weeks Breaking: President Muhammadu Buhari Signs 2019 Budget NaijaNews
    Buhari Signs 2019 Budget Into Law President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the State House in Abuja, signed the 2019 Nigerian national budget of N8.91 trillion into law. Naija News understands National Assembly leaders including President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara were in attendance for the signing ceremony.
    JUST IN: President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2019 Budget into law. — Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 27, 2019 Recall President Buhari had earlier in December 2018, proposed a budget of N8.83 trillion to the National Assembly, but the Christmas, ... more
  • 3 weeks Ruggedman Threatens To Sue Kemi Olunloyo For Defamation Of Character NaijaNews
    Legendary rapper, Ruggedman, recently threatened to sue Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo for defaming his character on social media. Ruggedman made this threat while reacting to the claim by Kemi that he snitched on Naira Marley which led to his arrest. Recall that Naija News reported that the singer was remanded in prison by the court after been charged with 11-count Charge. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had apprehended the singer and four others for alleged internet fraud. The journalist has been served with a letter by the rapper’s lawyer to desist from defaming his character on social media and ... more
  • 3 weeks 36 Newly Appointed Kano State Perm Secs To Undergo Drug Test NaijaNews
    In a bid to fight against the menace of drug abuse, the 36 newly appointed  Kano State Permanent Secretaries will undergo a drug test. Naija News understands Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje forwarded the names of the appointees to NDLEA to undergo a drug test to establish their mental state of health, before assuming duties. The governor warned that any of the new appointees, who fails the test, would be dropped, adding that his administration has zero-tolerance for drugs. According to him, the measure was aimed at ensuring that only those with sound mental health were appointed to the ... more
  • 3 weeks Toke Makinwa Shades Made In Nigeria Product NaijaNews
    Toke Makinwa Calls Out Interior Designers Following Dissatisfied Service Popular on-air personality, Toke Makinwa, recently expressed her dissatisfaction towards a made in Nigeria product. The lifestyle entrepreneur and author, took to her Instagram account to express her displeasure after a button fell off from her new furniture. Popular Nigeria actress, Mercy Aigbe, during the birthday of Ini Edo revealed that Toke Makinwa acquired another house in Banana Island, Naija News report. Toke in an effort to beautify her new apartment engaged the services of Sandra Edoho, the former wife of Frank Edoho of the “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” ... more
  • 3 weeks See Cardinal Onaiyekan’s Prayer For President Muhammadu Buhari NaijaNews
    Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has asked God to free President Muhammadu Buhari from praise singers and bad advisers in his second tenure. Naija News recalls that the President Muhammadu Buhari‘s wife, Aisha Buhari had earlier taken to Twitter to advise African Presidents to ignore “praise singing advisers,” a piece of advice which has since generated controversy on social media. Meanwhile, the bishop while praying to God during the 2019 Presidential Inauguration at the  Interdenominational Church Service in Abuja, advised all Nigerians to remain hopeful for a bright future. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who also delivered ... more
  • 3 weeks Fresh Killings In Jos, Plateau State Raises Tension NaijaNews
    Naija News understands that the crises which engulfed about three communities over the weekend in Jos, the Plateau state capital, has resulted in huge tension in the state. The corpse of a boy found in Dutse Uku, a border town between two communities on Sunday was said to have triggered the tension as some aggrieved youths reportedly took to the streets, burning houses and attacking people after the corpse was discovered. Though the actual number of those already killed since the violence erupted could not be ascertained as at press time, Cele Bridge and Rikkos are said to be part ... more
  • 3 weeks What Igbos Told Lagos Governor-elect Sanwo-Olu  NaijaNews
    The Igbo Movement in Lagos State says it is behind the Lagos state Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, especially on his plans to run an inclusive government. Naija News reports that the Nigeria’s ethnic group in Lagos during a brief chat with newsmen over the weekend, pledged to support Sanwo-Olu. Leader of the movement in Lagos, Chris Onyekachi while speaking during an interactive session in the Nigeria’s commercial city, said that the running of all-inclusive governance would be of great importance to the citizens in the state. Onyekachi said the Igbos in the state believed in the competency of the incoming Governor ... more
  • 3 weeks APC Warns Buhari Against Appointing Apkabio NaijaNews
    Elders of the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against appointing Senator Godswill Akpabio as a minister. In a letter to the president, which was made available to newsmen on Sunday, the group stated that Akpabio is unfit to become a minister due to allegations of corruptions. The group, under the aegis of Ibom Integrity Initiative, in the protest letter, copied the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. The ... more
  • 3 weeks N-Power To Deliver Important Update To Beneficiaries And Applicants, See Date And Time NaijaNews
    N-Power Gives Important Update To Beneficiaries The administrators of the federal government social intervention scheme, N-Power have notified beneficiaries and applicants to stay tuned for an important update. Naija News understands the update will be delivered by Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President of Nigeria on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Office of the Vice President. The update will be delivered on Monday, 27th May 2019 by 7pm in a Facebook live chat. Recall when asked on when N-Power portal will open to receive 2019 applications, Mr. Imoukhuede stated the portal will open after the ... more
  • 3 weeks Iya Rainbow Reveals How She Felt When Described As The Cheapest Actress NaijaNews
    Mama Rainbow Speaks On Getting Married Again Popular Nigerian actress, Idowu Phillips, professionally known as Mama Rainbow recently in an interview spoke on her career, foundation, family and other related matters. The 76-year-old award winning actress narrated how she felt when she was described as the cheapest actress in the movie industry. During the interview, she revealed a lot of interesting things for her fans to be aware of. Read below: What is the name of your foundation and when was it started? It is called the Mama Rainbow Foundation. It started over 15 years ago and we have been ... more
  • 3 weeks All Outgoing Lawmakers Must Vacate Office On Tuesday – NASS Management NaijaNews
    The outgoing members of the 8th National Assembly have been ordered to submit keys of their various offices latest tomorrow evening. Naija News understands that the National Assembly management gave the verdict to the outgoing members despite the fact that their tenures expire on June 8. The development has however forced the senators and members of the House of Representatives to engage in last minute packing of electronic items and furniture in their offices. As of Friday and Saturday, vehicles conveying items like refrigerators, deep freezers, microwave oven, plasma television sets, standing fans, furniture and rugs were sighted at the National ... more
  • 3 weeks 850,690 People Risk Death From Mining Activities -WHO NaijaNews
    WHO Raises Awareness Over The Hazards Of Mining Activities About 850,690 people in Nigeria are at risk of mercury poisoning, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. According to a statement from the organization, at least 12 states, particularly Niger, Osun and Zamfara are affected by artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) which is also their key source of income generation. These mining activities are the largest release of mercury emissions around the world. The other states are Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Kwara, Borno, Jigawa, and the Yobe States as well as the Federal Capital Territory, the statement said. Speaking during ... more
  • 3 weeks Zamfara: Gov Yari Breaks Silence On Plans To Dump APC NaijaNews
    Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has dismissed rumours that he is plotting to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the judgement of the Supreme Court. Speaking to newsmen, the embattled governor stated that since he was one of the founding fathers of the APC, he had no intention of dumping the party as demanded by some of his supporters. “Former Governors of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola; Osun, Rauf Aregbesola; the Governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha; the current Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, and I toiled hard to build this party. “Therefore, I will not abandon the house I ... more
  • 3 weeks Nollywood’s Regina Daniels Initiated Into Married Women Group (Photos) NaijaNews
    Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, has been traditionally initiated into the Otu-Udu Group in line with the customary ritual of Anioma people of Delta state, southeast Nigeria, sealing her marriage to Ned Nwoko, a Nigerian billionaire and senator-elect. Naija News understands that the induction ceremony took place on Sunday, May 26, in Anioma Community in Delta state, where her new husband hails from. The ritual was conducted by elderly women from the community in the presence of her mother. This online news platform understands that the induction ceremony is an age-long tradition of initiation for newly married ladies into the women ... more
  • 3 weeks 2019 Children’s Day Messages, Quotes, SMS And Prayers NaijaNews
    2019 Children’s Day Celebration As the World marks the 2019 children’s day celebration, which is celebrated globally on the 27th of May, it presents another opportunity to reflect on childhood. Naija News brings you a compilation of beautiful and adorable children’s day messages, quotes and prayers that can be sent to loved ones. 1. Childhood is about innocence and playfulness. It is about joy and freedom. Happy Children’s Day! 2. There are only two lasting gifts we should give our children, One is roots and second is wings. Happy Children’s Day 3. We worry about what a child will become ... more
  • 3 weeks N500bn Fraud: Buhari Has Vindicated Us – PDP NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that it has been vindicated in its position that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was a citadel of corruption. The main opposition party stated that the President’s Wife, Aisha Buhari revelation of humongous fraud in the N500 billion Social Investment Programme and the N16 billion Mosquito Net Project embarked by the federal government backed its claim. The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. The PDP said, “More disheartening is the fact that the said funds were meant for the welfare of the poor, whom Mr President ... more
  • 3 weeks Afenifere Kicks Over Buhari Govt Fulani Radio NaijaNews
    Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government for announcing the establishment of nomadic radio, being perceived in some quarters as a frequency for the Fulani. Naija News reports that Afenifere’s spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, berated the government in an interview with DAILY POST. The group noted that the action was a danger signal to all Nigerians, starting from other nationalities in the North. This online news platform recalls that Adamu Adamu, Nigeria’s Minister of Education had said the Federal Government had acquired an Amplitude Modulation broadcast radio licence to cater for nomads as part of ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari Reveals Why Lawan Will Be 9th Senate President NaijaNews
    The Senator representing Oyo North District, Senator Fatai Buhari, says Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, will become 9th Senate President because he already has 51 endorsement signatures from senators. Naija News understands that Senator Buhari on Sunday while responding to questions from journalists in Ibadan, Oyo state, where he noted that Yobe North lawmaker has 51 endorsement signatures from 66 senators-elect on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party. His words: “51 out of the 66 Senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have signed an endorsement list and pledged to vote for ... more
  • 3 weeks Trailer Crushes Female LASTMA Officer To Death (Photos) NaijaNews
    An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, (LASTMA) was on Sunday crushed to death by a trailer. Naija News reports that the incident happened at the Apapa area on Lagos, during the evening hours of Sunday while the officer identified as Arogundade Remilekun was on her duty post controlling the traffic situation in the area. Remilekun until her death was attached to the LASTMA station base in Apapa Zone 36. Remilekun was at the back of the truck when the truck reversed without her knowledge as she didn’t see the reversing truck. While confirming the report, the spokesperson, ... more
  • 3 weeks Finally, FG Reveals When Payment Of Minimum Wage Will Begin NaijaNews
    The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage will kick-start from April 18, 2019, when it was signed into law. This was made known to newsmen on Friday by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The Labour minister noted that whenever the new wage was to be implemented, it would be done in arrears to reflect the date Buhari signed it into law. “It is a national law and no governor can say he will not pay. Issue of the national minimum wage is item 34 on the exclusive legislative list of ... more
  • 3 weeks Killings: Buhari Set To Meet Northern Governors NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday meet governors of the 19 northern states over killings in the region. The Northern region has been enveloped by violence arising from Boko Haram insurgency, herdsmen killing of farmers, armed banditry and kidnapping. In a bit to tackle the security issues, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) launched “Operation Puff Adder”, however that has not put a stop to the killings in the region. Only yesterday, many were killed and houses torched in Dutse Uku, Rikkos and Cele Bridge areas of Jos, the capital of Plateau State, in a renewed orgy of violence that the ... more
  • 3 weeks 9th National Assembly: Arewa Youths Endorse Nwajiuba For Speaker NaijaNews
    Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has been endorsed as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the forthcoming 9th National Assembly by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF). Naija News understands that the AYCF National President, Shettima Yerima, made this known in a statement on Sunday, May 26. Shettima said the group’s support Nwajiuba was in the interest of fairness, justice and national unity. The AYCF National President further explained that one of the best ways to strengthen national unity and cohesion was lending a hand of support and friendship across the nation, adding that Nwajiuba “is a broad-minded politician with several ... more
  • 3 weeks Police Arrest 10 Traffic Robbers In Lagos NaijaNews
    Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command says it has apprehended over 10 suspected traffic robbers and recovery of firearms and ammunition in different parts of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. The state police command made this known in a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana who said that the surveillance Patrol strategy introduced by the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu targeted towards tackling the menace of traffic robbery in Lagos State led to the arrest of the suspects. According to him, on 24th May, 2019 at about 0530hrs, the surveillance Patrol team from Ketu Police Station, ... more
  • 3 weeks 9th Senate: What Orji Uzor Kalu Told Goje, Ndume To Do NaijaNews
    A former Governor of Abia State, southeast Nigeria and Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the duo of senators Danjuma Goje and Ali Ndume who are in the race for the position of the Senate President of the 9th Nigerian Senate to return to the discussion table as a family. A former Governor of Abia State, southeast Nigeria and Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has endorsed the candidature of the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, for the position of the Senate President of the 9th Nigerian Senate. Naija News understands that Kalu made this statement when he endorsed ... more
  • 3 weeks 9th Senate: Finally, Orji Uzor Kalu Endorses Lawan NaijaNews
    A former Governor of Abia State, southeast Nigeria and Senator-elect, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has endorsed the candidature of the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, for the position of the Senate President of the 9th Nigerian Senate. Naija News understands that Kalu endorsed Lawan on Sunday, May 26, where he urged him to lead the 9th Senate well. The Senator-elect traced his relationship with Lawan back to their days in school as roommates in the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, northern Nigeria. According to him, having lived with Lawan in the same room for more than a year, he ... more
  • 3 weeks Popular Nigerian Prophet Acquires Private Jet NaijaNews
    Reports reaching Naija News suggest that a popular Nigerian preacher, Prophet Joshua Iginla has acquired a multi-billion naira private. Naija News understands by the reports that the Nigerian prophet acquired his jet to celebrate his birthday. Naija News gathered that the founder of a popular Christian gathering in Nigeria, Champions Royal Assembly confirmed the news during the celebration of his birthday in his 80,000 seater auditorium in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Sunday. A source who requested anonymity was reported to have revealed that aside from the Nigerian prophet acquiring the private jet to commemorate his birthday, he was reported to have ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Presidential Election Tribunal News For Monday, 27th May, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Monday, 27th May 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal. 1. Atiku vs Buhari: Ex-VP Sends ‘Strong Message’ To Justices Ahead Tribunal Sitting The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed optimism that the Supreme Court and justices in Nigeria will allow “lady justice” have “full reign” when petitions are brought before them. Naija News reports that Abubakar made this comment in reaction to the Supreme Court ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerians Mourn Adewura Bello, Missing Lady Found Dead In Lagos Canal NaijaNews
    Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to mourn Adewura Bello, a Nigerian lady found dead in a canal in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. Naija News understands that the deceased, a 26-year-old accounting graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was said to have gone missing on Wednesday, May 15, after she boarded a bus from Ikeja to Egbeda, where she lives. Adewura’s sister, Fadesola, said that the last time she heard from the deceased was when she told her she was on her way home. “I spoke with her around 7 pm on Wednesday. She works at Ikeja ... more
  • 3 weeks Adewura Bello, Missing Lady Found Dead In Lagos Canal NaijaNews
    A Nigerian Lady identified as Adewura Bello, who was declared missing by her family on May 15, has been found dead in a canal in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. Naija News understands that the deceased, a 26-year-old accounting graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), was said to have gone missing on Wednesday after she boarded a bus from Ikeja to Egbeda, where she lives. Adewura’s sister, Fadesola, said that the last time she heard from the deceased was when she told her she was on her way home. “I spoke with her around 7 pm on Wednesday. She works ... more
  • 3 weeks Video: Groom Runs Away From Wedding Service, Abandons Bride NaijaNews
    Groom Abandons Wedding Ceremony Naija News has obtained the details of a trending video in which a groom abandoned his own wedding ceremony in the middle of the reception programme. The incident which our reporter gathered occurred in Lagos, Nigeria has been generating several reactions. In the video, the bride, chief bride’s maid, the best man and some others can be seen crying and running after the groom but all efforts to pacify the groom landed on deaf ears. It is however uncertain, what prompted the groom to take such a drastic decision right during his own wedding ceremony. Recall ... more
  • 3 weeks Read Governor Yari’s Farewell Message NaijaNews
    The outgoing governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has shown appreciation for the completion of his tenure as governor of the state. Naija News reports that the Zamfara state governor made this known while speaking with some of his top civil servants in the state. The Governor spoke about his term during a meeting with the civil servants at the last Ramadan breakfast of his eight years tenure as governor of Zamfara state. While speaking with the civil servants who also wished him farewell, Yari said; “everything that has a beginning must have an end; I wish to give ... more
  • 3 weeks How Zamfara Workers Bid Governor Yari Farewell NaijaNews
    Civil servants in Zamfara state on Saturday bade the outgoing state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, farewell. Naija News understands that the civil servants in the state wished the governor goodbye at the last Ramadan breakfast of his eight years tenure as governor of Zamfara state. This Online News Platform Captured some of the messages of the civil servants in the state where some commended the Governor for his efforts in ensuring that the people of the state enjoy the dividends of democracy during his tenure. A Labour Leader at the state, Bashir Mafara, at the governor’s private residence in Talata-Mafara, ... more
  • 3 weeks Aisha Buhari Promises Women Ahead Presidential Inauguration NaijaNews
    Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has re-assured Nigerian women and youths of her determination to champion for active participation in governance. Naija News understands that the Nigeria’s first lady made this known on Saturday during an interaction with some women leaders ahead of 2019 Presidential inauguration at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. While Naija News understands that the session was aimed at charting a new course for the inclusiveness of Nigerian women in the politics and governance of the country, issues discussed at the gathering includes women and youths empowerment, maternal and child health, girl-child ... more
  • 3 weeks Senator Shehu Sani Mourns Yakubu Lame NaijaNews
    The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Nigerian Senate, Senator Shehu Sani has asked God forgive Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, a former Minister of Police Affairs and 2019 governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, northern Nigeria, who passed away yesterday. Naija News had reported earlier that Lame died at a private hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday night, May 25. Late Lame who was born in 1953, attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA. The late Minister was elected a senator in the botched Third Republic in 1992 and was appointed a Senior ... more
  • 3 weeks Ebonyi Sports Ministry To Probe Senator Ogba NaijaNews
    The Ebonyi State Ministry of Sports and Youth Development is set to probe the emergence of Sen. Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi Central, and other contestants for the State Football Association (FA) elections. This is as the ministry has already set-up a 5-man committee to probe the Senator. Naija News reports that the probe also comes after the ministry had alleged that the June 1 election process suffered monopolisation by Ogba, who is the incumbent chairman and the Senate Committee Chairman on Sports; a seat that a source in the ministry said that Ogba had occupied for more than 10 years. ... more
  • 3 weeks Breaking: Bauchi APC Guber Aspirant, Yakubu Lame Dies NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Police Affairs and 2019 governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, northern Nigeria, Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame has passed away. Naija News learned that Lame died at a private hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday night, May 25. Late Lame who was born in 1953, attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ohio University, USA. The late Minister was elected a senator in the botched Third Republic in 1992 and was appointed a Senior Special Assistant by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and later the Minister of Police Affairs in late President Umaru ... more
  • 3 weeks Tribunal Dismisses Another PDP’s Petition Against APC Victory NaijaNews
    Plateau Local Government Elections Tribunal has on Saturday, dismissed the petition filed before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Langtang-North Local Government Area of the state. Recall that the PDP chairmanship candidate of the local government, Ubandoma Joshua-Laven, had challenged the declaration of his APC’s counterpart, Kparnim Nanloh-Amos, by Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), as winner of Oct. 10, 2018 LG polls in the state. While giving judgement, the chairman of the tribunal, Justice Jovita Binjin during a six-hour judgement, dismissed the petition for lacking in merit. “Election matters ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria vs IAAF: Nigerians Roast Solomon Dalung NaijaNews
    Nigerians have berated Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, for questioning the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) over ‘missing’ $130,000. Naija News recalls that the IAAF said Nigeria was overpaid by $130,000 in 2017, a sum which the body asked Nigeria to pay back within days or be sanctioned, However, Nigeria’s officials have rejected all efforts to get the money back, with some trading blames and refusing to speak on the matter. IAAF, in a letter sent to the president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau, and signed by the IAAF Senior Manager, Governance, Jee Isram, said the ... more
  • 3 weeks ‘Did We Steal Money’? Solomon Dalung Questions IAAF Over ‘Missing’ $130,000 NaijaNews
    Nigerian Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has questioned the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) over ‘missing’ $130,000, accusing the Association of ‘blackmail’ after the body gave Nigeria an ultimatum to refund the money it was paid in error. Naija News recalls that the IAAF said Nigeria was overpaid by $130,000 in 2017, a sum which the body asked Nigeria to pay back within days or be sanctioned, However, Nigeria’s officials have rejected all efforts to get the money back, with some trading blames and refusing to speak on the matter. IAAF, in a letter sent to the president of the ... more
  • 3 weeks Adamawa State Governor-elect Threatens To Deal With Political Class NaijaNews
    Adamawa Governor-elect, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri has expressed his readiness to step on toes to address the pressing and challenging issues in the state. Naija News understnds that the Adamawa state Governor-elect vowed that he wouldn’t mind offending some section of people in the state just to bring the injustices against the people of the state to an end. Fintiri made this known on Saturday in Yola, the Adamawa state capital while receiving reports by a 67-man State Transition Committee that he claimed has revealed lots of breeches and mismanagement of government funds under the administration of the outgoing governor, Jibrilla ... more
  • 3 weeks Zamfara: INEC Reveals When, Where Certificates Of Return Will Be Issued To New Winners NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says Zamfara state governor-elect, deputy governor-elect, Senators-elect and members of the House of Representatives-elect will their Certificates of Return on Monday, May 27. Naija News understands that they will receive the certificates at the Commission’s Electoral Institute in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital by 2 pm. Similarly, INEC revealed that members of the State Gouse of Assembly-elect will receive their certificates from the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) on Friday, May 31 at INEC State Office in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital by 10 am.
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  • 3 weeks Governor Yari, APC Accept Supreme Court Verdict NaijaNews
    The Zamfara state Governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, and the loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court nullifying the elections of the state APC candidates, conducted in 2019. Naija News reports that the Zamfara state governor while addressing a gathering of the APC supporters at the Government House in Gusau, stated that he and the APC loyalists have accepted defeat. He said that the members of the state have done their best to hold on to power in the state so as to serve the people of the state the dividends of democracy, ... more
  • 3 weeks Aisha Buhari Tackles FG Over $16m Mosquito Nets Fund NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari‘s wife, Aisha Buhari, has faulted the $16 million spent by Federal Government of Nigeria as counterpart funding for the purchase of mosquito nets. Naija News understands that the First Lady expressed reservations on the $16m counterpart fund expended on mosquito nets during an interactive session with women at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday, May 25. Her words: “I have heard about mosquito nets, Nigeria paid its counterpart fund, $16m. I asked them to give my own share of the net to send it to my village people. I didn’t get it. “They have ... more
  • 3 weeks What Pope Francis Said About Abortion NaijaNews
    Pope Francis on Saturday said abortion can never be excused no matter the situation. Naija News understands that Pope Francis said even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, abortion is still unacceptable. The Pope urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. While speaking to a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, Francis said the opposition to abortion isn’t a religious issue but a human one. “Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he asked. “Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?” Francis denounced decisions ... more
  • 3 weeks NBC Reveals Those Fulani Radio Will Educate NaijaNews
    The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the proposed Fulani radio station by President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government will broadcast “purely educational,” programmes designed to cater for the interest of itinerant fishermen, herders, hunters and farmers. Naija News understands that the NBC made this known in a statement on Saturday, May 25 in response to criticism of the planned radio station by Federal Government to reach Fulani herdsmen. The commission urged all broadcasting stations to exercise restraint in the treatment of sensitive issues that could threaten the unity and stability of Nigeria. It also called on all broadcasting stations to be professional ... more
  • 3 weeks UTME 2019: JAMB Top Scorer Receives Award NaijaNews
    Candidate who made the highest score in the recently concluded 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ezeunala Ekene Franklin, has received a cash gift from an NGO, Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative. Naija News understands that 15-years highest scorer who hails from Abia state, scored 347 as his aggregate score in the examination. Franklin scored highest despite reports of the examination malpractice recorded in the exam. “We met Franklin the boy who scored highest in Jamb a student of Meiran Community High School. We gave him a cash gift to encourage him,” ... more
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