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  • 3 weeks BBNaija: Adding You To My Team Was My Biggest Mistake – Mercy Blasts Omashola NaijaNews
    A new drama ensued between Big Brother Naija 2019 housemates, Omashola and Mercy, early today over Mercy’s refusal to participate in the group task assigned to them by Big Brother. The fight started when Mercy, the team leader wanted to go and sleep while other team members were still working on the task. Omoshola got angry, stating that it isn’t right for her to leave while others were still working. Reacting, Esther dared Omashola to come and pull her out of bed. Mercy, who did not fail to give it hot to Omashola, stated that adding Omashola to her team ... more
  • 3 weeks Man Arrested For Forging Certificate Of Return, INEC Chairman’s Signature NaijaNews
    A man identified as Toluwalope Akanni has been arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly forging the Independent National Electoral Commission Certificate of Return and pretending to be a House of Reps member. The 30-year-old man was accused of forging the signature of Mahmood Yakubu and the Commission’s seal on the Certificate of Return. The suspect, who resides at Madogun area of Oke-ara in Ogun, was alleged to have forged the document to impersonate a House of Representatives member to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. A prosecutor, Augustine Nwabuisi, stated this at the Yaba Magistrate Court on ... more
  • 3 weeks Oluwo Of Iwo Speaks On How To Get Millions From US Treasury Using Charms NaijaNews
    Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has revealed how to retrieve millions from the US treasury using local charms in a new interview he granted. The Oluwo stated that charms such as ‘Egbe and Afeeri’ can help anyone break into the US reserves and retrieve millions. The Osun monarch “encouraged” Nigerians to make use of the charms in getting back ‘the millions and zillions stolen from the country and sitting in the United States’ and also added that he would help all those who do not know how to get it. See the video: ... more
  • 3 weeks Transfer: Victor Osimhen Speaks After Signing For Lille NaijaNews
    Victor Osimhen, upon his arrival at Lille, has noted that he wants to follow the footsteps of former Super Eagles stars, Vincent Enyeama and Peter Odemwingie, after signing for the French Ligue 1 side. Recall that Naija News had reported that the Super Eagles striker joined Lille on a five-year deal from Sporting Charleroi on Thursday morning. Osimhen was signed to replace Ivorian winger, Nicolas Pepe who has agreed on personal terms with Arsenal. The 20-year-old is now the third Nigerian player to be signed by Lille after Enyeama and Odemwingie. ”The LOSC is a very good club that leads ... more
  • 3 weeks Presidential Tribunal: What Atiku’s Team Said After Buhari, APC Closed Defence NaijaNews
    Atiku’s Team Wants Buhari To Produce WAEC Certificate Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to close its defence at the presidential tribunal. Paul Ibe, media aide to Atiku took to Twitter on Thursday to express his view on the decision by APC and Buhari. As earlier reported by Naija News, Buhari and APC the 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively in the petition by Atiku and the PDP, closed their defence on Thursday. Buhari used only 3 days of the ... more
  • 3 weeks My Life In Danger – Kogi State Deputy Governor, Achuba Cries Out Again NaijaNews
    The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has once again raised another alarm over the alleged threat to his life. Naija News recalls that Mr Achuba earlier this year in February had accused his boss of threatening to kill him. Again, in an interview with pressmen on Thursday at his official residence in Lokoja, the embattled deputy governor alleged Governor Yahaya Bello has detailed gunmen to kill him. He alleged the gunmen, on the instruction of the governor, were out to kill him, adding the plans were no longer a secret. He called on President Muhammadu Buhari and security ... more
  • 3 weeks Transfer: Neymar Speaks On Playing For PSG Next Season NaijaNews
    Ahead of a new season, Paris Saint-Germain winger, Neymar, has revealed that he does not want to play for the club again. According to Sport, the Brazilian international told PSG about his decision to leave the club with interest from Barcelona. The Spanish newspaper also revealed that Neymar is currently training on his own at the club’s pre-season tour in China and has not played in any match for the Ligue 1 champions. La Liga champions, Barcelona has been keen on signing the superstar player back to Camp Nou. However, PSG is not interested in a possible player swap which ... more
  • 3 weeks Burna Boy Again Announces New Album, ‘Reckless And Sweet’ NaijaNews
    Just a week after he released ‘African Giant’ album, Burna Boy has once again wowed fans as he announced yet another album, titled ‘Reckless and Sweet’. This he made known in his latest interview with renowned American media executive and Radio personality, Oldman Ebro, on his show aired Apple Music. Burna Boy explained that he initially planned to release ‘Reckless and Sweet’ first, before ‘African Giant’ album but changed his perspective when he went to perform at the 2019 Coachella, that exposed him to a more foreign audience. “So this album wasn’t even the album I was working on. I ... more
  • 3 weeks Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal Fixes August 21 To Take Important Decision NaijaNews
    Presidential Tribunal Fixes Date For Adoption Of Written Address The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed a date to adopt the final written addresses of parties in the petition before it on the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar are challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the Feb.23 election. The Tribunal on Thursday, 1st August, fixed August 21 for parties to adopt their written addresses. The date was given by the tribunal chairman, Justice Mohammed Garba after Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN and Chief Lateef ... more
  • 3 weeks Eldest Daughter Of Prof. Accused Of Raping His Daughters Breaks Silence On The Issue NaijaNews
    Mrs Titilayo Olaleye, the eldest daughter of Associate Professor of Literature, Bayo Adebowale, has reacted to claims that she and her sisters were raped by their father. Recall that Adebowale was said to have raped his daughters continuously before they eventually got married. However, his eldest daughter who described such claims as ‘wicked and callous’ has described their father as a great man and wonderful father. In a statement made available to Naija News, Olaleye emphasized that she is happily married with kids and promised to wage legal war against those out to spoil her father’s image. Read her letter ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Biafra News For Thursday, 1st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Thursday, 1st August 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Shiites: Biafra Nations Lambasts South-East Groups For Condemning Proscription Of IMN The Pro-Biafra groups have been lambasted by the Biafra Nations Youth League for condemning the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as Shiites. Naija News had earlier reported that the Federal Government last week obtained a court order to proscribe the IMN. 2. Biafra: Full Audio Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Explosive Broadcast ... more
  • 3 weeks Father Who Raped Daughter Sentenced To 21 Years Imprisonment NaijaNews
    A man identified as Jacob Alonge has been sentenced to 21 years prison for having carnal knowledge of his daughter, Gift, at their house in Ososo village, Akoko-Edo, Benin, Edo State. The 52-year-old herbalist who impregnated his 17-year-old also procured abortion for her and shaved the hair on her private parts. A further report claimed that he charged his daughter not to sleep with any other man. People got aware of the illicit act when Gift got pregnant for the second time and he was arrested by the police and arraigned in court. However, the 17-year-old girl died along with four ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest BBNaija News For Today, Thursday, 1st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of BBNaija 2019 “Pepper Dem” news headlines for today Thursday, 1st August 2019. Below is a roundup of top BBNaija 2019 “Pepper Dem” stories. 1. Big Brother Introduces 2 New House Mates Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), “Pepper Dem” edition Organisers have once again introduced new housemates into the house. The new housemates are identified as Joey and Enkay. Big brother had earlier introduced Venita and Elozonam as a twist he promised the viewers on Sunday through Ebuka at the live eviction show. 2. BBNaija: Biggie Introduces Two New Housemates Biggie has introduced ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerians React As Buhari Closes Case Against PDP’s Petition At Tribunal NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have closed their defence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Buhari’s legal team, led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and lead lawyer to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi announced the intentions to close their defence when they appeared before the tribunal on Thursday. The actions of APC and Buhari led government has generated several reactions on social media. Here are some of the reactions as follows:
    My new morning Jam..#BuhariPullOver #AtikuIsComing …show us ya certificate.. pic.twitter.com/JmqwafqaNM — Anthony Ehilebo (@AnthonyEhilebo) August 1, 2019
    Did prove anything ... more
  • 3 weeks Insecurity: IG, Eight Governors Set To Meet In Katsina State NaijaNews
    Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, alongside some senior officers of the police are set to meet with some state governors over the recent security challenges in the country. According to reports, the meeting is expected to hold today at the Katsina State Government House, Katsina. Those expected at the meeting are governors and commissioners of police from North Western states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. The governor and commissioner of police from Niger State are expected to be in attendance at the meeting as observers. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, confirmed the meeting ... more
  • 3 weeks Shiites Protest: El-Zakzaky’s Daughter Reacts To Suspension Of Protest NaijaNews
    Ibraheem El-Zakzaky‘s daughter, Suhaila Zakzaky has insisted that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), will continue its protests till her father is released. Suhaila made this known while reacting to a statement from Ibrahim Musa, president of the IMN media forum, that the protests have been suspended. He explained that the suspension was necessitated by “some new openings into the resolution of the problems” involving the proscription of its activities. This came after the federal government banned the group. However, reacting in a video clip she released yesterday, Suhaila said Musa as no right to speak on behalf of the ... more
  • 3 weeks Local Government Chairman Suspended For Allegedly Protecting Bandits NaijaNews
    The chairman of Maradun Local Government, Ahmad Abubakar, has been suspended by the Zamfara State House of Assembly, for working against the security architecture in the state. Following a petition forwarded to the house against the local government Chairman by six concerned citizens of Maradun Local Government Area, the Speaker of the House, Hon Nasiru Ma’azu Magarya, announced his suspension at a plenary. The petition was signed by Bello Abdullahi, Tsibiri district; Amiru Sa’idu, Kaya district; Musa Muhammad, Damaga/Gamagiwa district; Mu’awiya Sardauna, Faru district; Aliyu M-Sulaiman, Gora district and Bashiru Saleh, Gidangoga district. The petitioners claimed that the Chairman is ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Election Tribunal News For Thursday, 1st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, 1st August 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal. 1. Presidential Tribunal: Buhari, APC Close Defence President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have closed their defence at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Buhari’s legal team, led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and lead lawyer to the APC, Lateef Fagbemi announced the intentions to close their defence when they appeared before the tribunal on Thursday. 2. Witness Makes Another Revelation On Buhari’s Certificate A former official of ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Governorship Election Tribunal News For Thursday, 1st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Governorship Election Tribunal news headlines for today Thursday, 1st August 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Governorship Election Tribunal. 1. Gov Ihedioha Of Imo State Wins At Supreme Court The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Governor Emeka Ihedioha in the case instituted against him on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. Samuel Nnaemeke Anyanwu had gone to court to challenge Ihedioha’s emergence as the PDP candidate in Imo State during the last governorship election. 2. Gov. Wike Wins At Supreme Court ... more
  • 3 weeks Falz Reacts As Senator Abbo Wins ICON Of Democracy Award NaijaNews
    A Nigerian Senator, Mr Elisha Abbo who was caught beating a woman has been honoured with an “ICON at Democracy” award by Inter-community Awareness for Change and Development Initiative (IACDI). The embattled senator, while receiving the award, urged young Nigerians who aspire to hold public office to note that what they had done in their past could be used against them in future. He, therefore, urged them to be of good conduct at all times. His words: “It is not just about being in power for the sake of being in power. There is so much responsibility on young leaders, ... more
  • 3 weeks Kano Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Friend Over N20 Loan NaijaNews
    A High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, identified as Umar Yakubu, to death by hanging for stabbing his friend identified as Ibrahim Adamu, 22, to death during an argument over N20 loan. Naija News understands that the judgement comes after Yakubu was convicted on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code Law. Delivering judgment, Justice Dije Aboki, held that the Prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubts. Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, had told the court that on June 13, 2018, at about 11 a.m in ... more
  • 3 weeks Arsenal Working To Seal Deal For Two Juventus Players NaijaNews
    Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Sami Khedira and Daniel Rugani from Italian champions Juventus. Naija News reports that the Gunners are also close to capturing £72m rated Nicolas Pepe from Lille. According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Rugani is high on Unai Emery’s priority list as he searches for defensive reinforcements. The player made just 15 appearances for the Old Lady last term. Unai Emery’s side are looking to secure the Italian defender on a two-year loan deal, and have even offered to sign Sami Khedira on loan. Recall that the North London side had completed the signing ... more
  • 3 weeks Just In: Another 2-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos NaijaNews
    Another two-storey building on Thursday collapsed in the Gbagada area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Naija News understands that the building, located on 24 Adio Street, near New Garage Bus stop, Gbagada, partially came down on Thursday morning.   Details later…                           ... more
  • 3 weeks Governor Obaseki Gives New Aides Portfolios (Full List) NaijaNews
    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assigned portfolios to newly appointed Commissioners and Special Advisers. The assigning was done at the weekly Edo State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Names and portfolios: Marie Edeko, Ministry of Social Development; Damian Lawani, Ministry of Youth; Joe Ikpea, Ministry of Minerals, Oil and Gas; and Momoh Oise Omorogbe, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning. Felix Akhabue, Ministry of Cooperatives and Wealth Creation; and Moses Agbakor, Ministry of Energy. The five new Advisers are Andrew Momodu, Special Adviser, Public Order and Security; Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, a former member of the Edo State House ... more
  • 3 weeks Lagos Airport Cab Driver Returns Over N888, 000 To Passenger NaijaNews
    A cab operator in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Olayinka Adeniyi, has returned 2,400 US dollars, (about N888,000), and an international passport forgetfully left by a passenger in his car. Naija News reports that Adeniti told newsmen on Wednesday that he discovered the items in an envelope at the back seat of the car he was driving on July 29. He said he found the cash with the items shortly after he returned from Ibese in Ikorodu where he had dropped a passenger. Adeniyi said he decided to return it because it was never his intention to take ... more
  • 3 weeks Presidency Reveals Why Buhari’s Cabinet Is Yet To Be Inaugurated NaijaNews
    Presidency Reveals When Portfolios Will Be Assigned The presidency has disclosed that the National Assembly is yet to officially communicate President Muhammadu Buhari on the completion of screening for ministerial nominees. Recall the Senate on Tuesday, completed the screening and confirmed for appointment as substantive ministers of the federal republic of Nigeria, 43 nominees initially sent to it by President Buhari. Following the successful completion of the exercise, many had the expectation that the President would inaugurate the ministers designate on Wednesday. But speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Buhari’s Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, said, “The ... more
  • 3 weeks Zamfara Govt Issues Strong Warning To Ex-Gov Yari NaijaNews
    Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has warned his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari, to stop interfering in moves by his administration to end activities of bandits. The governor gave the warning in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Enlightenment, Zailani Bappa. Naija News understands that Matawalle made this known while receiving six more abductees, who were voluntarily released by bandits as part of the ongoing peace accord and reconciliation process in the state. “Let me warn the former Governor to keep off my administration, especially the peace accord process going on in the state or face dire ... more
  • 3 weeks Girl Sets Up Bestie, Fiancé Into Rape Act NaijaNews
    Operatives of the Ogun state Police command have apprehended a 23-year-old Eniola Shittu for allegedly conspiring with her boyfriend, David Peremobowe, aged 31, to rape her close friend. According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects were arrested following a report lodged by the victim at Obantoko Division. While narrating the ordeal she went through in the hands of the ‘couple,’ the victim said she was at home on July 24, at about 1:45p.m. when she received a WhatsApp message from her friend Eniola, requesting her to help her buy some food and ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday, 1st, August, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, 1st, August 2019. IMN Vs FG: Shiites Fix Date To File Case Against Proscription The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, will on Thursday (today) file a case challenging its proscription by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The latest move by the Shiites group was made known by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN). Read more details here Breaking: Shiites Suspends Protest Over El-Zakzaky’s Detention The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites Nigeria on Wednesday announced the temporal suspension of its protest. IMN has ... more
  • 3 weeks Why Arsenal Is Yet To Announce Nicolas Pepe Deal – Unai Emery NaijaNews
    Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has stated that the deal to bring Lille winger Nicolas Pepe has not been finalized. Naija News reports that Lille president, Gerard Lopez, on Wednesday said Pepe’s move to Arsenal for £72.8million (€80m/$88m) would soon be completed. Gerard Lopez stated that the deal would be announced soon. Speaking to the media after Arsenal 1-1 draw against Angers, Emery said: “He played here in Angers a few years ago, and then in Lille. He has progressed as a player. “We are speaking about a lot of players, we want to select on players who can really help us, ... more
  • 3 weeks Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 1st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Thursday, 1st August, 2019 1. Shiites Suspend Protest Over El-Zakzaky’s Detention The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites Nigeria on Wednesday announced the temporal suspension of its protest. IMN has constantly protested the continued detention of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. 2. Tribunal Sacks PDP National Assembly Member, Replaces Him With APC Candidate The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the capital of Ondo state has sacked Ikengboju Gboluga as the member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives. Gboluga was elected on ... more
  • 3 weeks 100 Happy New Month Messages, Prayers For August NaijaNews
    Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the month of August, the eighth month of the year 2019. A happy new month to you, your friends and your family from Naija News Team. Being a new day of a new month, many expect good wishes from their friends, family members, and loved ones, hence, a need to compile one. Below are some new month prayer points and messages you can send to friends, family members, and loved ones. 1. In this new month, may you always testify as you live, and may you receive more than a downpour of rain of ... more
  • 3 weeks Apostle Suleman Releases ‘Powerful’ Prophecy For August NaijaNews
    The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OMF), Apostle Johnson Suleman, has released a “powerful” prophecy for the month of August. Naija News reports that the OMF General Overseer released the prophecy a few minutes ago on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. This online news platform understands that the Apostle noted in his prophecy that many will “enjoy tangible blessings” in the month of August. Stressing the importance of number 8, the Apostle noted that the number 8 stands for a new beginning, adding that the past is over and that people “have just stepped into a new season.” Apostle Suleman ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Governorship Election Tribunal News For Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Governorship Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, 31st July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Governorship Election Tribunal. 1. Gov Ihedioha Of Imo State Wins At Supreme Court The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Governor Emeka Ihedioha in the case instituted against him on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. Samuel Nnaemeke Anyanwu had gone to court to challenge Ihedioha’s emergence as the PDP candidate in Imo State during the last governorship election. 2. Gov. Wike Wins At Supreme Court ... more
  • 3 weeks Police Nab Man With Bags Of Indian Hemp  NaijaNews
    Operatives of the Ogun state Police command have arrested a middle-aged man identified as Daniel Elimuya. Naija News understands that the Police arrested Elimuya with 17 sacks of Indian hemp. The arrest of Elimuya followed a tip-off to the operatives of the Nigerian Police, the Ibafo division. He was apprehended with cannabis-laden Ford car and was on his way coming from Delta state heading towards Lagos before he was apprehended. Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a long-time Indian hemp distributor and that the consignment he was arrested with was meant to be delivered to one “Kofo” on the ... more
  • 3 weeks Big Brother Introduces 2 New House Mates NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), “Pepper Dem” edition Organisers of have once again introduced new housemates into the house. The new housemates are identified as Joey and Enkay. Big brother had earlier introduced Venita and Elozonam as a twist he promised the viewers on Sunday through Ebuka at the live eviction show. However, Big Brother is yet to disclose if the four newly-introduced housemates are really a part of the competition or are just fake housemates.
    We have a new pepper in the #BBNaija House! Welcome Enkay 🌶️ — Big Brother Naija (@BBNaija) July 31, 2019
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  • 3 weeks President Buhari Speaks Figures Who Voted For Him During 2019 Election NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that he has the figures of how Nigerians voted during the 2019 election. He further restated his commitment towards the completion of on-going projects that will impact positively on the lives of the people. This, Buhari made know when he received the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli at the State House in Abuja. President Buhari said he understood ad is mindful of the massive impact infrastructural development could do to the lives of the people. He further restated his commitment to addressing the security situation of the country. Replying to comments that the ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Election Tribunal News For Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, 31st July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal. 1. Tribunal Sacks PDP National Assembly Member, Replaces Him With APC Candidate The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the capital of Ondo state has sacked Ikengboju Gboluga as the member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives. Gboluga was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 2. Supreme Court Sacks APC National Assembly Member For Forgery The Supreme Court on Tuesday, sacked ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigerians React As Tribunal Sacks Ondo PDP Federal Lawmaker NaijaNews
    The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the capital of Ondo state has sacked Ikengboju Gboluga as the member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives. Gboluga was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In nullifying his election, the tribunal on Wednesday ruled that Gboluga has sworn allegiance to the United Kingdom having acquired the citizenship of the country and therefore, was not eligible to contest the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election in Nigeria due to his allegiance to the UK. Meanwhile, the action of the court has generated several reactions on ... more
  • 3 weeks I Love You With All My Heart – Regina Daniels Tells Ned Nwoko In New Video NaijaNews
    Regina Daniels Declares Love For Ned Nwoko Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels is head over heels in love judging by what she said in a recent video currently trending on social media. In the video, she clearly declared her love for billionaire former lawmaker, Ned Nwoko. Naija News recalls there had been uncertainties over her marriage to 59-year-old Nwoko with the actress declaring that she would address the issue at the right time. However, in a new video obtained from her Snapchat account, the actress finally addressed the issue of her marriage to Ned Nwoko. She appeared a little tipsy in ... more
  • 3 weeks Femi Otedola Fulfils AFCON $25K Per Goal Promise To Super Eagles NaijaNews
    Nigerian billionaire, Mr Femi Otedola has given the Super eagles the $25,000 per goal he promised the team during the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Business mogul Femi Otedola who revealed the details on his twitter page said integrity is keeping your word. See the details of his tweets below:
    Integrity is keeping your word. I redeemed my pledge of $25000 per goal to representatives of the Super Eagles (L-R) Chidi Ngoka (Equipment Manager), Enebi Achor (Team Manager) and Defender Kenneth Omeruo today in my office ⚽️ …F.Ote💲 pic.twitter.com/WihRQp4Kzo — Femi Ote$ (@realFemiOtedola) July ... more
  • 3 weeks Breaking: Shiites Suspends Protest Over El-Zakzaky’s Detention NaijaNews
    The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites Nigeria on Wednesday announced the temporal suspension of its protest. IMN has constantly protested the continued detention of its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government had published in its Official Gazette the court order proscribing the IMN. Recall that the federal government last Friday obtained the necessary court order to proscribe the Islamic Movement Organisation as a terrorist group. The ex parte application marked FHC/ABJ/CS/876/2019 was filed in the name of the “Attorney-General of the Federation” before the court on Thursday. The matter was argued on ... more
  • 3 weeks Borno State Governor Suspends Medical Workers NaijaNews
    Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the immediate suspension of the medical workers at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital. Naija News understands that the decision of the Borno state Governor to suspend the health workers was because they skipped their official duties on Tuesday. Naija News recalls that the Borno state Governor had in the odd hours of Tuesday visited the hospital where he found several patients begging for the attention of the doctors who were apparently not on duty. The Borno state governor haven found out that the doctors were not on duty, had attempted to dial ... more
  • 3 weeks Just In: Buhari Meets Olu of Warri In Aso Rock NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari and the Olu of Warri on Wednesday met behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa Abuja. Naija News understands that the monarch who arrived the Villa at around 2.10pm met was ushered into the Office of the President around 3:00 pm. The Olu of Warri had led a similar delegation to President Buhari on the 23rd of February, 2018. Recall that President Buhari earlier met with traditional rulers from the southern region of Nigeria headed by the Ooni of Ife. ... more
  • 3 weeks President Buhari Meets With Yoruba Monarchs In Aso Rock NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, held a meeting with traditional rulers from the southern region of Nigeria headed by the Ooni of Ife.  Naija News recalls that the 1st class traditional ruler had paid a similar courtesy visit to the President on the 18th of July, 2019 at Aso-rock on behalf of traditional rulers from the South West. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, while revealing his discussion with the president two weeks ago said that the security situation in the South West is getting worse day by day. He also disclosed that the president has given directives to security agencies to collaborate with ... more
  • 3 weeks Transfer: Romelu Lukaku Set To Join Juventus NaijaNews
    Ahead of a new season, Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku, has agreed to join Juventus this summer. According to Gazetta Dello Sport, the Belgium international will earn £160,000-a-week plus bonuses with the Serie A champions. The further report revealed that Lukaku will earn €9million (£8.2million) per season, a very similar offer to the one he received from Inter Milan. Lukaku was left out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Tuesday’s pre-season friendly win over Kristiansund in Norway. Recall that Naija News earlier reported that Manchester United and Juventus have agreed on a swap deal in principle involving Paulo Dybala and ... more
  • 3 weeks Federal University Wukari Shuts Down Over Communal Crisis NaijaNews
    The Federal University in Wukari, Taraba state has been forced to shut down over the Jukun/Tiv ethnic crisis in the state. Naija News understands that the school authority made this known on Wednesday, July 31 over the alleged abduction and killing of some students and staff in the ongoing crisis. The Registrar of the university, Magaji Gangumi, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Wukari. The registrar said a Committee of Deans and Directors of the university, on behalf of the Senate, approved the suspension of lectures and closure of the institution till further notice. He ... more
  • 3 weeks Breaking: Tribunal Sacks PDP National Assembly Member, Replaces Him With APC Candidate NaijaNews
    Tribunal Sacks PDP Lawmaker The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the capital of Ondo state has sacked Ikengboju Gboluga as the member representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives. Gboluga was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In nullifying his election, the tribunal on Wednesday ruled that Gboluga has sworn allegiance to the United Kingdom having acquired the citizenship of the country and therefore, was not eligible to contest the February 23 , 2019, National Assembly election in Nigeria due to his allegiance to the UK. Furthermore, the Tribunal declared Albert Akintoye ... more
  • 3 weeks Recruitment: Zamfara Government Set To Employ 8,000 Workers NaijaNews
    The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has announced that the state government is set to recruit 8,000 workers into the civil service. According to NAN, the Governor stated this while speaking during a media programme in Gusau on Wednesday. Governor Matawalle stated that the Zamfara Government saved money and perfected plans for the payment of the new workers. “Plans have been perfected by the state government for the recruitment of 8,000 workers into the civil service.” “On this issue too, I have made sure that the money that will be used in paying these additional workers have been secured ... more
  • 3 weeks Kieran Tierney: Arsenal Make Major Breakthrough In Signing New Defender NaijaNews
    Arsenal Close To £25m Signing Of Tierney Arsenal are reported to have made significant progress in their effort to sign Celtic defender, Kieran Tierney before the current transfer window closes. The gunners have not hidden their interest in bringing the Scotland international to the Emirates Stadium but have seen previous bids rejected by his current club. However, Naija News understands Arsenal hope to complete the signing of Kieran Tierney this week – after agreeing to restructure their £25million bid in the hope it will persuade Celtic to accept. Several outlets in Europe are reporting that Arsenal have agreed to pay ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Presidential Election Tribunal News For Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Presidential Election Tribunal news headlines for today Wednesday, 31st July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Presidential Election Tribunal. 1. Supreme Court Fixes Date To Hear Atiku’s INEC Server Claim The Supreme Court has fixed August 20, 2019, to hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and its Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the INEC “central server”. Naija News recalls that the ... more
  • 3 weeks Witness Makes Another Revelation On Buhari’s Certificate NaijaNews
    A former official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Oshideinde Adewunmi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president obtained a Cambridge University West African Examination certificate. Naija News understands that Adewunmi made this known while being cross-examined by Livy Uzokwu, counsel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday. He said this after been invited by Wole Olanipekun, Buhari’s counsel to speak on what he knows about Buhari’s Cambridge certificate. While speaking further, the former WAEC official, however, noted that Cambridge certificate presented to the tribunal has a typographical error that incorrectly spelt the name of the president. ... more
  • 3 weeks Latest Political News For Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Wednesday, 31st July 2019. Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria. 1. Lawan Announces Chairmen Of Senate Committees (Full List) Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, 30th July announced the chairmen and vice-chairmen of Standing Committees of the 9th Senate. He announced this during plenary before the Senators proceeded on their annual recess which saw them adjourn plenary till 24th of September, 2019. 2. Oshiomhole Vs Obaseki: Edo Govt Explodes As Senate Orders Fresh Proclamation Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State warned the ... more
  • 3 weeks Osinbajo Asks NFIU, EFCC To Go After AMCON Debtors NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has charged the newly set up task force to go after top 20 debtors on the list of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). According to a statement released by Laolu Akande, the vice president’s spokesman, the federal government said it has renewed efforts to recover the N5 trillion debt owed by the debtors. At a meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Osinbajo told the newly task-force which includes the main anti-graft agencies in the country  (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ... more
  • 3 weeks State Governments Are To Be Blamed For Almajiri System Of Education – Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari while receiving members of the Progressives in Academics at the State House, Abuja, blamed State Governments for the Almajiri system of education. Almajiri system of education is a form of Qur’anic learning, associated with begging on economic and religious grounds peculiar to some northern states. President Buhari in his statement claimed that it is wrong to blame the Federal Government for the way the system is being managed. “The problem of education, I hope when you are going to produce your paper you should be referring to the constitution – What the Centre (Federal Government) is supposed ... more
  • 3 weeks Recruitment: Police Shortlist Candidates, Reveal Date For Aptitude Test NaijaNews
    The Police Service Commission has revealed that 80,724 people have been shortlisted following the screening exercise which was coordinated across states in Nigeria. PSC in a statement through its spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, stated that candidates shortlisted after the screening would sit for an aptitude test on August, 3rd, 2019 across the country. The further stated that it currently sending SMS to the telephones lines of the shortlisted candidates to get them aware of the aptitude test which is scheduled to start by 8 am. Candidates have also been advised to “check the comprehensive list from the Commission’s website, www.psc.org.ng or ... more
  • 3 weeks AMCON Releases Names Of Top 20 Debtors (See List) NaijaNews
    The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has published the names of its top 20 debtors. According to the corporation, the “delinquent debtors”, owe 67% of the N5 trillion debt. Here is the list of the top 20 debtors as obtained by Naija News. S/N Obligor Name Main Promoter(s) Current Exposure 1 Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited Ifeanyi Ubah 115,952,152,265.92 2 NICON Investments Limited Jimoh Ibrahim 59,544,633,980.31 3 Bi-Courtney Limited (MMA2) Wale Babalakin (SAN) 40,798,422,374.02 4 Josepdam & Sons Limited Late Mrs. Josephine Damilola KuteyiSaheed KuteyiGaniyu Kuteyi 39,056,674,951.55 ... more
  • 3 weeks Atiku vs Buhari: Senior Official Confirms President’s WAEC Result NaijaNews
    WAEC Official Confirms Buhari’s Result A senior official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has confirmed the authenticity of the copy of the University of Cambridge school certificate tendered by President Buhari on Tuesday. This happened when the official, Oshindeinde Henry Adewunmi appeared on Wednesday before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as a witness for President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News recalls President Buhari had on Tuesday opened his defence in the case instituted by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging Buhari’s 2019 presidential election victory. As part of their claims, Atiku and PDP are maintaining that ... more
  • 3 weeks Van Dijk Speaks On Tierney Joining Arsenal NaijaNews
    Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk, has backed former Celtic team-mate, Kieran Tierney, link to English Premier League rivals Arsenal. Van Dijk made the transition from Scottish football, firstly by joining Southampton and is now widely seen as one of the best defenders in the world. Tierney has been the subject of strong interest from Arsenal, with Celtic demanding £25million for the player. The Dutch internal stated that Tierney as the qualities to succeed in the Premier League if he joins the Gunners. “It is not an easy step to make and you have to play well to do it. But ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari Reveals When To Assign Portfolios To Cabinet NaijaNews
    Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian President has said he will assign portfolios to his ministerial nominees when the cabinet is officially inaugurated. Naija News understands that Buhari made this known via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, where he also used the opportunity to applaud the Nigerian Senate for the speedy confirmation of the ministerial nominees he had sent to the red chambers for confirmation. Recall that the 43 names of ministerial nominees sent to the Nigerian Senate were confirmed by the on Tuesday with reports that they might be inaugurated on Wednesday. In the statement revealing when portfolios would be assigned to ... more
  • 3 weeks Shiite Group Describes El-Zakzaky Led Movement As Fake, Sends Warning To Saudi, Iran NaijaNews
    A faction of the Shiites group, Al-Thaqalayn Cultural Foundation, has described the Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as fake. The group also sent a warning to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to desist from using IMN crises to make Nigeria a testing ground for their struggle for regional supremacy. ACF stated that the movement led by El-Zakzaky is not synonymous to Shiism and neither of the two is interchangeable. Sheikh Hamza Muhammad Lawal, the secretary-general of group, stated this during a news conference in Kaduna State on Tuesday. Lawal in his ... more
  • 3 weeks Just In: CBN Supplies $210m As Intervention In Forex Market NaijaNews
    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has intervened in the wholesale segment of the foreign exchange market, supplying about $210 million to dealers in that window. The bank’s Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr Isaac Okorafor made this known in a statement in Abuja. Okorafor explained that authorized dealers in the wholesale sector of the market received 100 million dollars, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the invisible segments were allocated the sum of 55 million dollars each. He said the efforts of the CBN had helped to ensure the stability of the Naira and also increased the level ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari: MURIC Hails Senate For Confirming Ministerial Nominees NaijaNews
    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Wednesday has commended the Senate for confirming all 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari after screening them. Naija News reports that the Upper Legislative chambers on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of all the 43 ministerial nominees sent by Buhari. The confirmation followed the conclusion of the confirmation hearing which began last Wednesday. Reacting in a statement by its Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC described the 9th Senate as progressive, dynamic and patriotic. The statement reads: “The speedy clearance of nominees, the early completion of the exercise and the confirmation of all the 43 candidates is an indication of ... more
  • 3 weeks Davido Bursts Out, Reveals Why People Hate Him NaijaNews
    Davido Rants About His Haters Nigerian hip hop singer, songwriter and record producer, David Adeleke, more popularly known by his stage name, Davido has revealed some fresh details about his life. The superstar singer who just recently released a new single titled ‘blow my mind‘ in collaboration with international music star, Chris Brown lamented in a video released on social media that after seven years in the industry, all he receives is hate. He said: “Me I’m already used to it. I’ve been in the industry for seven years and nobody supports me. It’s just hate, from morning to night, ... more
  • 3 weeks Atiku: APC Adding Insult To Injury – PDP NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for asking Atiku Abubakar to stop commenting on national issues. The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election has constantly released statements to newsmen over topical issues in the country. Naija News reports that the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on Tuesday warned that Atiku might be committing an offence which is tantamount to a felony. The ruling party noted that some statement by Atiku Abubakar is constitutionally reserved for the duly elected head of government or ... more
  • 3 weeks What INEC Said After Damning Civil Society Report On 2019 Election NaijaNews
    INEC Speaks On 2019 Election Report The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the report by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room which said the 2019 elections in the country does not meet the standard of a free and fair poll. INEC’s reaction is contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, in reaction to the report released on Tuesday by the Civil Society Group. As earlier reported by Naija News, the group in the report presented by Clement Nwankwo, the Convener, said in part: “There are questions about the role played ... more
  • 3 weeks Gen. Abubakar Must Reveal Who Killed MKO Abiola – Fani-Kayode NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has urged former Military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), to reveal who killed MKO Abiola. Naija News reports that leaders of Afenifere, OPC, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle-belt forum, PANDEF amongst other snubbed a peace meeting called by Abubaker because he also invited the leaders of Miyetti Allah. Recall that Gen Abubakar was also the military ruler of Nigeria when the acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential Election, MKO Abiola, was murdered in prison. In a post on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode stated that he won’t sit down with the former Head of State ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria Breaking News Today, Wednesday, 31st, July, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 31st, July 2019. Buhari Vs El-Zakzaky: Shiites Reveal Foreign Islamic Nation Responsible For Its Proscription The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites have accused Saudi Arabia of being behind its proscription by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News reports that the federal government on Tuesday published in its Official Gazette the court order proscribing the IMN. Read more details here You Are Not President, Stop Acting Like One – APC Warns Atiku The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to stop acting ... more
  • 4 weeks You Are Not President, Stop Acting Like One – APC Warns Atiku NaijaNews
    The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to stop acting as the president of Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election has constantly released statements to newsmen over topical issues in the country. This obviously has not gone down well with the APC who in a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, warned that Atiku might be committing an offence which is tantamount to a felony. The ruling party noted that some statement by Atiku Abubakar is constitutionally ... more
  • 4 weeks Buhari Reacts To Senate Confirmation Of Ministerial Nominees NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria Senate for speedily confirming the ministerial nominees sent to it for confirmation. Naija News reports that the Upper Legislative chambers on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of all the 43 ministerial nominees sent by Buhari. The confirmation followed the conclusion of the confirmation hearing which began last Wednesday. In a statement, Buhari disclosed that portfolios will be assigned to the ministers designate when the cabinet is formally inaugurated. He said: “I welcome the conclusion of the confirmation process for Ministerial nominees. “I commend the Senate for speedily attending to this very important task. ... more
  • 4 weeks What Presidency Said About Boko Haram, ISWAP NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Presidency has restated the position declared some four years ago stating that the real Boko Haram has been degraded and defeated from the surface of Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Presidency made this known while speaking on the 10th anniversary of the outbreak of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. The Presidency said this through the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu. Shehu made this known in a statement obtained by Naija News on Tuesday, July 30. The statement reads as thus; “At present, terrorist activities have been confined ... more
  • 4 weeks Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 1. Senate Confirms All 43 Ministerial Nominees The Nigeria Senate has confirmed the nomination of all the 43 ministerial nominees sent in by President Muhammadu Buhari. The confirmation followed the conclusion of the confirmation hearing conducted by the upper chamber which took them five days. 2. Buhari Presents Documents At Presidential Election Tribunal President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, presented 26 documents as he opened his defence at the 2019 presidential election petition tribunal. The documents presented by Buhari include copies of his academic credentials, comprising ... more
  • 4 weeks Just In: Buhari Gazettes Shiites Movement Proscription NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has published in its Official Gazette the court order proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites. Naija News reports that the gazetting was done on Monday. Recall that the federal government on Friday obtained the necessary court order to proscribe the Islamic Movement Organisation as a terrorist group. The ex parte application marked FHC/ABJ/CS/876/2019 was filed in the name of the “Attorney-General of the Federation” before the court on Thursday. The matter was argued on behalf of the government by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata. However, the ... more
  • 4 weeks BBNaija 2019: Nigerians React As Venita Introduces Herself As A MILF (Video) NaijaNews
    Reactions Trail BBNaija Twist The much anticipated BB Naija twist has happened on Tuesday as promised by organizers of the reality TV show and it has continued to generate reactions. As previously reported by Naija News, Biggie has introduced two new housemates into the ongoing Big Brother Naija 2019 reality television show tagged “Pepper Dem.“ The two housemates identified as Venita and Elozonam were introduced into the house on Tuesday evening, July 30. While introducing herself to other housemates, one of the new housemates, Venita caused a stir when she introduced herself as an honorary member of the milf gang. See ... more
  • 4 weeks BBNaija: Read What Nigerians Are Saying About Venita and Elozonam NaijaNews
    A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the introduction of two new housemates into the ongoing Big Brother Naija 2019 reality television show tagged “Pepper Dem.“ Naija News reports that the two housemates identified as Venita and Elozonam were introduced into the house on Tuesday evening, July 30. This online news platform understands that the two housemates were introduced into the “Pepper Dem“ house as part of the BBNaija Twist for this season. Venita and Elozonam are coming into the house after Biggie evicted six housemates, Avala, Isilomo, Ella, Kim, Nelson and Thelma from the BBNaija 2019 reality show. ... more
  • 4 weeks BBNaija: Biggie Introduces Two New Housemates NaijaNews
    Biggie has introduced two new housemates into the ongoing Big Brother Naija 2019 reality television show tagged “Pepper Dem.“ Naija News reports that the two housemates identified as Venita and Elozonam were introduced into the house on Tuesday evening, July 30. This online news platform understands that the two housemates were introduced into the “Pepper Dem“ house as part of the BBNaija Twist for this season. Venita and Elozonam are coming into the house after Biggie evicted six housemates, Avala, Isilomo, Ella, Kim, Nelson and Thelma from the BBNaija 2019 reality show. Meanwhile, the fourth edition of the Big Brother ... more
  • 4 weeks Oshiomhole Vs Obaseki: Edo Govt Explodes As Senate Orders Fresh Proclamation NaijaNews
    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State warned the Senate not to interfere in the ongoing dispute in the Edo State House of Assembly. Naija News recalls that a rift between the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and Obaseki had led to the factionalisation of the Edo state assembly. Nine lawmakers loyal to the governor were secretly inaugurated on June 17, leaving their colleagues in the camp of Oshiomhole stranded. This resulted in the Senate ordering Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the 7th Edo state House of Assembly. This follows the presentation ... more
  • 4 weeks Buhari, Abiodun, Daniel, Others Meet In Aso Rock NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Naija News gathered that those at the meeting include former Ogun State governors, Gbenga Daniel and Olusegun Osoba. Also in attendance are Segun Awolowo, traditional rulers and members of the National Assembly from the state and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha. The meeting started around 3.04pm at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja. ... more
  • 4 weeks Just In: Senate Embarks On Recess, Reveals Resumption Date NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Senate on Tuesday embarked on their annual vacation after screening ministerial nominees sent to them by President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News recalls that President Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees for Senate confirmation. Senate President Ahmed Lawan announced that the Upper Legislative Chamber will get back from its recess on September 24th. This online medium had reported that the Red Chmaber had earlier confirmed all 43 ministerial nominees sent by Buhari. Below is a full lis of the confirmed Ministers:  1. Uchechukwu Ogah (Abia) 2. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) 3. George Akume (Benue) 4. Ogbonnaya Onu ... more
  • 4 weeks Illegal Importation: FG Urged To Probe SON, Customs Over Alleged Irregularities NaijaNews
    Illegal Importation: FG urged to probe SON, Customs over alleged irregularities The Federal Government has been urged to urgently engage the Standard Organization of Nigeria, (SON) to defend the many allegations against it by the manufacturers in a bid to save the nation from economic collapse. A group under the aegis of Social Integrity Network, (SIN) stated this at a peaceful rally held in Kaduna on Tuesday stating that SON should give detail accounts of how substandard roofing sheets are finding their ways into the Nigerian markets despite the MANCAP and SONCAP fees imposed on importers and exporters. Spokesman of ... more
  • 4 weeks Lawan Announces Chairmen Of Senate Committees (Full List) NaijaNews
    9th Senate Gets Standing Committees Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday, 30th July announced the chairmen and vice-chairmen of Standing Committees of the 9th Senate. He announced this during plenary before the Senators proceeded on their annual recess which saw them adjourn plenary till 24th of September, 2019. BREAKING: President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan has announced the chairmen and vice chairmen of Standing Committees of the 9th Senate. pic.twitter.com/LxAow8zOi4 — President of the Senate (@SPNigeria) July 30, 2019 Details later… ... more
  • 4 weeks Police Takes New Decision On Shiite Protesters NaijaNews
    Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that any protester arrested in connection with the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites would be prosecuted under the “Terrorism Act.’’ Naija News understands that the Police IGP made this known on Tuesday at a conference organised by the Force Headquarters for senior police officers in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The new decision of the Police IGP comes after the Federal Government, on Friday, obtained a court order proscribing the IMN after it branded it as a terrorist organisation. The IGP said the conference was organised to review the ... more
  • 4 weeks See The Visuals Of ”Blow My Mind” By Davido & Chris Brown NaijaNews
    Nigerian pop star, Davido has released his much-anticipated video collaboration with world-respected pop star Chris Brown titled Blow My Mind. Naija News understands that the visual to the smashing record ”Blow My Mind” has already garnered over 80,000 views on Youtube in less than an hour. Watch the official music video of the global smash, ‘Blow My Mind’ below and ENJOY! ... more
  • 4 weeks Just In: Buhari Invites Abba Kyari As Witness NaijaNews
    Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari on Tuesday mounted the witness box to testify as President Muhammadu Buhari’s third witness. Naija News understands that Kyari mounted the witness box in his defence in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Kyari dressed in white Babariga (Agabda) and a red cap, is currently in the witness box, being administered oath.   …details to come ... more
  • 4 weeks BBNaija: Mercy To Secure Fresh Endorsement Deal NaijaNews
    BBNaija ‘pepper dem’ Housemate, Mercy seems to have bagged an endorsement deal with a popular, Nigerian, Imo-born multi-billionaire and business tycoon. Cubana ChiefPriest. Naija News understands that Cubana Chiefpriest is offering her a deal on behalf of a billionaire, Dr Kennedy Okonkwo, who is a real estate mogul and on the Forbes’ list. Cubana ChiefPriest who is also a close friend of Nigerian singer Davido had taken to his Instagram page to hail Mercy and offer her the endorsement after he came across a clip while watching the BBNaija reality show, where Mercy hailed him repeatedly. Cubana ChiefPriest as he ... more
  • 4 weeks Breaking: Buhari Presents Documents At Presidential Election Tribunal NaijaNews
    Buhari Begins Defence At Election Tribunal President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, presented 26 documents as he opened his defence at the 2019 presidential election petition tribunal. The documents presented by Buhari include copies of his academic credentials, comprising certified true copy (CTC) of the Confidential result sheet of the University of Cambridge, West Africa School Certificate 1961 for Provincial Secondary School, Katsina. Naija News recalls Buhari is listed as the second respondent in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging his (Buhari) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) election victory in the 2019 presidential election ... more
  • 4 weeks Gunmen Kill Businessman, Abduct Daughter-In-Law In Kebbi NaijaNews
    A businessman has been killed by suspected gunmen in Kebbi State, while his daughter-in-law was kidnapped and the kidnappers have demanded N100 million ransom from the family for the release of the woman. The gunmen had killed the businessman identified as Yusuf Garkar-Bore in Gulma town of Kebbi and abducted Mrs Aisha Yusuf. According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) a member of the family who did not want his name mentioned, told newsmen that the gunmen had demanded N100 million ransom from the family. He said, “They have called us and demanded that the ransom of N100 million ... more
  • 4 weeks Atiku Reacts As Nigerian Is Appointed Minister In Britain NaijaNews
    Atiku Congratulates Badenoch On Her Appointment The 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the recent appointment of a Nigerian as a minister in Britain. The former Vice President said the decision of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to make the appointment offers a huge lesson to Nigeria and other countries. Recall Naija News had earlier reported that Mrs. Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families. She was elected into the British parliament in 2017. Atiku in his reaction, also congratulated Badenoch on her appointment ... more
  • 4 weeks Fani Kayode Calls Confirmation Of Ministerial Nominees A Pitiful Joke NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the confirmation of all the 43 ministerial nominees by the Nigerian Senate. Naija News recalls that the confirmation was concluded earlier on Tuesday after the conclusion of the screening conducted by the upper chamber. Fani-Kayode who made his view known through his twitter handle described the exercise a pitiful joke Here is his tweet:
    In those days days the Senate had great men and powerful intellectuals in its ranks.What we see today in the name of Ministerial screening is a pitiful joke. "Smile,show your teeth,bow and go" is NOT ... more
  • 4 weeks Church Drags Security Guard To Court For Allegedly Stealing Offering NaijaNews
    Michael Nwaogwu, a church security guard was arrested and charged to Lagos State Magistrate court, Yaba for allegedly stealing money from the offering box of the church. The report states that Michael allegedly stole N2,385 from the church offering of Saint Dennis Catholic Church, Akoka, Bariga, Lagos state on 17th July 2019. Godwin Oriabure, the prosecutor stated that Musa Ayay who is also a guard suspected that the offering box has been touched, he confronted Michael and he confessed. Meanwhile, during the search, the money was allegedly found in Michael’s underwear. Michael Nwaogwu was however arrested on a count theft ... more
  • 4 weeks Shiites Vs Police: Injured NYSC Member Narrates Ordeal NaijaNews
    Few days after the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, a National Youth Service Corps member, Aliyu Suleiman, one of those attacked during the protest has been discharged from hospital. NYSC revealed this in a statement on its official Facebook page, the Scheme added that it would take responsibility for his bills and medical treatment henceforth. According to the report, Suleiman, who is attached to the Leadership newspapers in Abuja, was hit by a stray bullet on his way to work during the clash. Suleiman upon his discharge narrated how he was shot during the clash ... more
  • 4 weeks Fresh Report Says 2019 Election In Nigeria Not Fair And Credible NaijaNews
    Situation Room Gives Verdict On 2019 Election The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in its report on the 2019 general election in Nigeria has said the election can’t be categorized as free and fair. This was disclosed at the media launch of its 2019 Nigeria General Election Report on Tuesday, 30th July. Naija News reports that The Situation Room, is made up of 63 civil society organisations that monitored the general election across the country. Its report on the 2019 elections presents the analysis of the various findings in the course of the elections. It has also taken steps to ... more
  • 4 weeks British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Appoints Nigerian  NaijaNews
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a Nigerian, Olukemi Badenoch as the Children and Families Minister in the ongoing cabinet reshuffle. Naija News understands that the 39-year old Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden. “I’m humbled to have been appointed a junior minister at the DfE. A huge privilege to be able to serve and make a positive difference on a number of issues close to my heart,” she tweeted. “I look forward to working with the ministerial team and everyone at. Thank you for all good wishes and kind messages ... more
  • 4 weeks BBNaija: Mercy Reveals Plan To Become Pastor NaijaNews
    Mercy, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), ‘pepper dem’ edition housemate has revealed her intentions to become a Pastor. Naija News understands that Mercy made this known on Tuesday morning while responding to questions she was asked by her fellow housemate, Diane. mercy said she could return to church, stressing that she hears the voice of God. In her words, while replying to a question Diane asked her about her spiritual life, Mercy said; “I think I have a calling from God, I’ll someday be a very spiritual person.. Because I see things and they happen the way I see them. I am ... more
  • 4 weeks NUJ Reacts To Death Of 60 Mourners In Borno State NaijaNews
    The recent attack by Boko Haram insurgents on mourners in Borno State leading to the death of over 60 people has been condemned by the Borno chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Tuesday. Recall that Naija News had reported that insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State and killed over 60 persons and wounded 11 others. The Chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, while speaking on the incident on Sunday stated that the terrorist group had attacked Badu village but were repelled by the villagers and members ... more
  • 4 weeks Ministerial Nominees: Senate To Conclude Screening Today NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Senate is set to conclude the confirmation screening of ministerial Nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari. The screening which started last week had successful screened a total of 40 different nominees before Tuesday. Naija News understands that the senate has started screening of the ministerial nominee from Taraba, Engr. Saleh Mamman. The two other nominees, Sabo Nanono(Kano) and Lai Mohammed (Kwara) are slated for screening later today. After the screening of the three nominees, the upper chamber will proceed to confirm the nominees for appointment as ministers. ... more
  • 4 weeks Live Updates: Senate Continues Ministerial Screening (Day 5) NaijaNews
    Senate Set To Conclude Ministerial Screening The screening of ministerial nominees sent to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari has continued on Tuesday, 30th July. Naija News recalls the Senate began the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees sent in by the President on Wednesday. So far, 40 nominees have been screened and only 3 nominees are still awaiting their turn. Naija News will be on ground to bring you live updates as the legislators continue screening of the ministerial nominees, a process that is expected to be concluded today. Keep refreshing this page to get the latest information. ... more
  • 4 weeks Just In: Supreme Court Fixes Date To Hear Atiku’s INEC Server Claim NaijaNews
    The Supreme Court has fixed August 20, 2019, to hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party and its Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the INEC “central server”. Naija News recalls that the former Vice President and his party had prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to grant them access to inspect the central server allegedly used by INEC to transmit results during the 2019 general elections. But at the resumption of the hearing on Monday, June 24, ... more
  • 4 weeks Breaking: Senate Issues Fresh Order To Gov Obaseki On Edo Assembly Crisis NaijaNews
    The Senate on Tuesday ordered the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state House of Assembly. This follows the presentation of the report by its Adhoc committee on the crisis rocking the state house of assembly. The lawmakers in their fresh directive, told the governor to issue the fresh proclamation withing a week or the National Assembly will take over legislative duties in the state. The decision of the members of the upper legislative chamber is in line with what the House of Representatives earlier adopted. Details later… ... more
  • 4 weeks Latest Biafra News For Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Tuesday, 30th July 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Biafra: Full Audio Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Explosive Broadcast About Shiites A full audio broadcast of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, berating the banning of the Islamic Movement Organisation (IMN) better known as Shiites, has emerged. Naija News had reported earlier that the Federal Government obtained a court order to proscribe the Shiites as a terrorist group, just like it ... more
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