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  • 3 days Nigerian Reacts As Buhari Assign Portfolios To New Ministers NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in Ministers after the ceremony which held at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday. Naija News understands that some previous ministers retained their portfolios in the next level cabinet. Another shocking revelation was the appointment of Timpre Sylvia as Minister for State for Petroleum. Zainab Ahmed, the Former Minister of Budget and planning and later finance after the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun was also given the responsibility of handling the two ministries. Other Minsters with their assigned portfolios are as follows  Uchechukwu Samson Ogah – Minister of State, Mines and ... more
  • 3 days I Don’t Know How My Ministry Operates – Interior Minister Aregbesola NaijaNews
    Rauf Aregbesola, the newly inaugurated Minister of Interior in Nigeria, says he has no knowledge of how the ministry operates. Naija News understands that Aregbesola made this statement when he visited the Interior Ministry shortly after he was inaugurated earlier today by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Interior Minister said apart from stories about the ministry on the pages of the newspapers, he has no idea of its policies and operations prior to his appointment as the head of the ministry by the President. “My relationship with the ministry is distant. What I know about the ministry is what I read ... more
  • 3 days Nigerians Reacts As Buhari Removes Power From Fashola’s Brief NaijaNews
    Naija News earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari who inaugurated his new ministers today and announced Babatunde Fashola who was formerly a governor of Lagos state, and the minister of power, works and housing will no longer be the minister of power. Nigerians have taken to twitter to share mixed reactions about the development. See reactions below:
    Sincerely Electricity power really improved under @tundefashola, the engr replacing him should just continue and improve from where he stopped #fashola #BuhariCabinet #Buhari #MinisterialInauguration #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/ud4urEyIea — T kay oseleye (@osee80) August 21, 2019
    Why ... more
  • 3 days Ministerial Inauguration: Fashola Loses Ministry To Mamman NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated his new ministers today and announced the ministerial portfolio. However, according to the information given, Babatunde Fashola who was formerly a governor of Lagos state, and the minister of power, works and housing will no longer be the minister of power. Buhari announced that Saleh Mamman will now be the minister of power. Babatunde Fashola was announced as the minister of works and housing. At Fashola’s ministerial screening, Rochas Okorocha, former Imo governor, said the former started having grey hairs when he was handed three ministries. Okorocha, who is now representing Imo west at the senate, ... more
  • 3 days Group Charge Newly Appointed Ministers On Economic Recovery NaijaNews
    The Basic Metal, Iron and Steel Fabricated Metal Products, a sectoral group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) on Wednesday charged the newly appointed ministers to expedite actions towards ensuring a speedy economic recovery for the nation through numerous realistic policy frameworks. The group, in a goodwill message to the ministers signed by its Chairman, Dr. Kamoru Yusuf, congratulates the Minister for Mines and Steels Development, Hon. Hon. Olamilekun Adegbite and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo over their appointments. According to him, “Mines and Steels is one the bedrocks of the Nigeria economy which ... more
  • 3 days How Senator Shehu Sani Lost At Tribunal Today NaijaNews
    The petition of Senator Shehu Sani of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has been dismissed by the National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Kaduna, today. In the petition, Sani had callenged the victory of the elected Kaduna Central Senator, Uba Sani of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking on the issue, chairman of the Tribunal, Justice A. H. Suleiman, opined that the petition lacked merit. According to the Lead Counsel to Senator Uba Sani Barrister Frank Ikpe, the Tribunal upheld the election of the APC Senator based on the evidences before it.   ... more
  • 3 days Latest Political News For Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Wednesday, 21st August 2019. Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria. 1. Buhari Assign Portfolios To ‘Next Level’ Ministers (Full List) President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the newly sworn-in Ministers at the Presidential Villa Abuja. Naija News recalls that Buhari had inaugurated 43 persons as ministers to assist him in various capacities during his second term in office after a two-day retreat. 2. Presidential Tribunal: Atiku Wasted Our Time – INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the ... more
  • 3 days What Buhari’s Ministerial Inauguration Shows – PDP NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari ministers inauguration has been described as a “poor parade of recycled foot-travelers, many of whom have failed Nigerians in governance assignments.” This was stated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today through it’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, while stating that it was not surprising that the President had “no clear-cut blueprint to rescue the nation from the economic, security and social quagmires which his administration had plunged our nation into in the last four years.” The party said by assembling a team who have in time past had  corruption and treasury looting cases, President Buhari had demonstrated that ... more
  • 3 days See List Of Top Ten Highest Paid Actors In The World NaijaNews
    The list of the highest-paid actors in the world for 2019 has been released by Forbes. Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, American actor and World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE, veteran top the list. He moved up one spot from his number 2 position last year. The ranking is based on celebrities’ overall earnings, including brand endorsements and doesn’t solely consist of payments for acting. Here’s the list of top 10: 1. Dwayne Johnson – $89.4m (£73.6m) 2. Chris Hemsworth – $76.4m (£62.9m) 3. Robert Downey Jr – $66m (£54.4m) 4. Akshay Kumar – $65m (£53.5m) 5. Jackie Chan – ... more
  • 3 days What Wadume’s Confession Has Done To The Nigerian Army – Panel NaijaNews
    A trending video of the purported confession of the re-arrested notorious Kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume in police custody, has caused worry among the panel set up to into the strained inter-agency relations between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police. President Muhammadu Buhari had given a directive to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin to constitute a panel to investigate the killing of three policemen and two civilians in Taraba State by soldiers. According to the footage, Wadume said after the police officers and civilians were killed, the Army took him to their base and had his handcuffs ... more
  • 3 days Next Level: APC Issues Fresh Directive To Ministers NaijaNews
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the newly sworn-in Ministers to justify the confidence reposed in them by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a congratulatory message to Ministers by the National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC reminded the Ministers that there was an urgent task ahead of them to lift Nigerians out of poverty, secure lives and property as well as grow the economy. The ruling party urged the Ministers to reflect the best and progressive ideals of the party in their conduct and actions The statement reads: “The Party notes with utmost satisfaction the painstaking efforts the President ... more
  • 3 days See Who Gedoni Wishes To save From Eviction NaijaNews
    Gedoni, a BBNaija housemate pleaded with Nigerians to rescue Diane from eviction by voting for her Naija News recalls that Gedoni with Mike, Seyi, Mercy, Diane, Frodd, and Jackye were nominated for eviction earlier this week. Gedoni in a conversation with Big Brother stated that he desires that Diane be rescued from eviction during diary session on Tuesday he said that Diane has to study to be a better person from her fellow housemates. Gedoni stated this after Big brother asked a nominated housemate he would wish to rescue from Sunday’s eviction. “I see BBnaija as a training ground and ... more
  • 3 days UEFA Champions League Group Draw To Hold On Thursday NaijaNews
    The 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League group stage draws will take place on Thursday in Monaco and is expected to be live-streamed on UEFA’s official website from 18:00 CET. English Premier League side, Chelsea will be in the tournament this year having won the Europa cup last season. The 26 teams given direct entry to the group stage under the new competition system will be joined by the six winners of the play-off. The teams will be split into four seeding pots. Pot 1 comprises the holders, the UEFA Europa League winners and the champions of the six highest-ranked nations. Pots ... more
  • 3 days Ekweremadu: Foreign Affairs Ministry Tell Government Officials What To Do When Traveling Out NaijaNews
    Following the recent attack on the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged government officials travelling abroad to inform the ministry and Nigerian missions the country where they are travelling to so as to ensure their security and safety. The Spokesperson for the Ministry, Ferdinard Nwonye, stated this in a statement to NAN on Wednesday in Abuja. Recall that some suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra had attack Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany. Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, had placed a N1million reward on government officials from the south-east and threatened to humiliate any ... more
  • 3 days Next Level: What Buhari Said At Swearing-In of Ministers (Full Speech) NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in 43 persons as ministers to assist him in various capacities during his second term in office. Naija News recalls that before Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony, the Senate had earlier screened and confirmed the nominees based on the list sent to it by President Buhari. Read Buhari’s full speech below: Today marks another milestone in the history of my second term in Office, after Nigerians overwhelmingly voted the All Progressives Congress during the 2019 general elections. The outcome of the election was a clear testimony of the strong confidence of our people in this Administration, and ... more
  • 3 days Just In: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Appoints Gboyega Akosile Chief Press Secretary NaijaNews
    The governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has officially appointed Gboyega Akosile as his Chief Press Secretary. Naija News reports that the new Chief Press Secretary was earlier appointed Deputy Chief Press Secretary in May after Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration. This online news platform understands that Akosile was on Wednesday, August 21, elevated as the substantive Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor. The governor’s new CPS holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Art at the University of Ilorin between 1991 and 1996 and bagged a Master in Business Administration, MBA at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU ... more
  • 3 days List Of Buhari’s Cabinet Ministers That Retained Their Portfolios NaijaNews
    Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, inaugurated and assigned portfolios to 43 ministers appointed to assist him during his second term in office. Before Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony, the Senate had earlier screened and confirmed the nominees based on the list sent to it by President Buhari. The now confirmed ministers also passed through a two-day presidential retreat to familiarize them with procedures on working closely with the President, assess the country’s position in 2015 and today; and also chart a course for the country for the foreseeable future. Some of these ministers were also cabinet members ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria Does Not Need Unnecessary Criticism – Adesina NaijaNews
    The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, has warned all Nigerians to stop criticising the APC led federal government. According to Adesina, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, What Nigeria needs is repositioning and not ‘unnecessary criticism. It’s not the time for cynicism in the country. It’s not the time for scepticism. If you want to be cynical or sceptical, you have a right for it but it wouldn’t do you good nor will it do the country well. “Once there are explanations, the best thing is to accept them and together ... more
  • 3 days BBNaija 2019: See Why Mike Wants Mercy Saved From Eviction NaijaNews
    Mike, a BBNaija 2019 housemate has recently revealed the reason he wants Mercy, a fellow housemate rescued from live eviction on Sunday night. Naija News recalls that Mike alongside Seyi, Mercy, Diane, Frodd, Jackie and Gedoni were nominated for eviction this week. Meanwhile, during the diary session, Mike told the big brother that he wishes Mercy rescued from eviction. He stated that mercy is very hardworking and goes the extra mile to accomplish her task when needed. He added that mercy is an asset to the big brother Naija house. Mike stated: “I want Mercy saved because she puts her ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Vs Atiku: Dismiss PDP’s Petition, No Law Requires Me To Tender My Certificate – Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, urged the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to dismiss the Petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. President Buhari stated that there is no law in Nigeria that requires him to tender his certificate to prove his eligibility to run for the presidency. Buhari while claiming that he is eligible to contest for presidency argued that under the 1999 Constitution, he was only required to be educated to a certain level. The President stated this through his counsel, Wole Olanipekun SAN while revealing his view to the ... more
  • 3 days Davido Reacts As FIRS Lists His Business On Tax Defaulter’s List NaijaNews
    David Adeleke aka Davido, the popular Nigerian artist has recently responded to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for including Davido Music Worldwide Limited (DMW Ltd.), his music label amongst task defaulters in Nigeria. As earlier reported by Naija News, the list of 19,901 individuals and organisations tax defaulters was released by the FIRS on Tuesday. The report states that most of the individuals and organisations released are renowned and respected in Nigeria and they include: Obasanjo Farms Nig. Ltd (Feedmill); Iyiola Omisore & Par; Citiroof Aluminium Co. Ltd; Coldstone Creamery Limited (Yaba); Davido Music Worldwide Ltd; Grand Square Supermarket and ... more
  • 3 days Amosun’s Ally, Adewolu Appointed As Director Of NCC NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a trusted ally to the Ex-Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibukun Amosun’s to replace the former Director at Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Sunday Dare. According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu was appointed to replace Dare at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) alongside other heads of some Federal Government agencies. The statement reads partly, “Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed has been appointed Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. “He replaces Sadiya Umar Farouk. “Dr. Chioma Ejikeme has been appointed ... more
  • 3 days Popular Comedian Defends His Marriage Against Trolls NaijaNews
    A popular Nigerian stand-up comedian, AY Makun has once again defended his marriage to his lovely wife, Mabel. AY recently posted a video on his Instagram handle of his wife singing him a birthday song. @jo.sephine281, one of his fans suspected that his wife was ‘unhappy’. His fan stated: “Why does she look so unhappy, were celebrating here not otherwise. pls, put on a big smile for AY the grandmaster of laughter.” In response, AY said:@jo.sephine281 when you travel for hours and land very early in the morning, don’t expect too much. The smile you are looking for in ... more
  • 3 days Helicopter Delivers Weapons For My Boss Inside Forest – Suspected Bandit NaijaNews
    A man identified as Aliu Musa has narrated how a helicopter delivered weapons for his boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. The 20-year old suspected bandit, along with Salmanu Isa, 18, were paraded for various offences at Katsina Police Command headquarters. Musa while speaking with newsmen stated that the weapons were delivered in broad daylight for his boss inside the forest. He said, “I once saw that aircraft with fans on its head (helicopter) drop weapons for my boss while we were inside the forest at Dinja.” “It was hovering and was very near ... more
  • 3 days Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On South-East Governors’ Letter To Buhari NaijaNews
    Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has reacted to the letter forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari by South-East Governors. Recall that Naija News had earlier reported that governors from the south-east region sent a letter to President Buhari over the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport and the recent attacks on people of the region by suspected herdsmen. The Governors in the letter signed by the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, urged President Buhari to approve their request by banning herdsmen without cattle and movement of cattle by foot in the zone. The South-East governors ... more
  • 3 days Extinguish The Rising Flames: The Focus Of A Security Model In Nigeria NaijaNews
    As Nigeria continues to battle with complex emergencies, especially in the area of security, actors in all sectors of the social strata must reflect on their approaches to solving problems, review their strategies, and understand the ethical implications of their actions and methods on the exacerbation or de-escalation of growing tensions. It is no longer news that Nigeria struggles to tackle a myriad of security challenges, which threatens the unity of the country. These challenges reveal the gaps embedded in security provisions, the legal quagmire associated with access and administration of justice, and very recently, the alleged security threat posed ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Swears In ‘Next Level’ Cabinet Ministers (Full List) NaijaNews
    Buhari Inaugurates Ministers President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, inaugurated 43 persons as ministers to assist him in various capacities during his second term in office. As earlier reported by Naija News, the President is expected to assign portfolios to the ministers after the swearing-in ceremony as confirmed in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. Before Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony, the Senate had earlier screened and confirmed the nominees based on the list sent to it by President Buhari. Our correspondent reports the Ministers-designate were conveyed to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja with ... more
  • 3 days Buhari’s Legislative Aide: Babajide Omoworare Replaces Senator Ita Enang NaijaNews
    A former senator from Osun state, Babajide Omoworare, has announced his new appointment as President Muhammadu Buhari’s legislative aide. Omoworare while announcing his news appointment said Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, announced his appointment. “Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has just announced my appointment as a Presidential Aide to Mr. President for the National Assembly (Senate),” he said. “I am grateful to God Almighty and to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve his government as his primary liaison with the Senate. ... more
  • 3 days APC Will End With President Buhari In 2023 – Shehu Sani NaijaNews
    The former Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress will end when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his tenure in 2023. The Human right activist stated that APC was not formed on the basis of ideology, hence it will end in 2023. The former APC man stated this on Tuesday while receiving the executive members of the Peoples Redemption Party, on a courtesy call to his residence in Kaduna. Shehu Sani stated that the future of Nigeria depends on a political party with credible leadership and a clear ideological direction. Sani also ... more
  • 3 days Dawood Taoheed: The Decimation of Diamond NaijaNews
    Diamond, a precious stone is fast going into extinction beyond my imagination. The inauguration of an attenuated stone is akin to a despicable ceremony organized to robe lewdness, indecency and pornographic in a SANE society with proliferation of religious centre with gigantic structures, outnumbered that of sacred land (Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem) but the block of teachings is melting ice that needs redemption. Worrisome is the situation when bands of artiste were invited in booming the atmosphere of erecting the gravestone of modesty and in turn, is the funeral of chasteness. What a paddling of a Nigeria canoe into the ... more
  • 3 days BB Naija: Check Out What Made Jackye Shed Tears (Video) NaijaNews
    The Big Brother Naija TV show, ‘pepper dem’ edition experienced another emotional moment on Tuesday night. Jackye suddenly began to shed tears while discussing with big brother during the usual diary session. Naija News recalls that Jackye along with other members of the Cruistopia were penciled down for possible eviction excluding Venita who was saved by Elozonam, the winner of veto power game who replaced her with Frodd. Jackye stated that she has been experiencing unrest and feeling uncertain about her future in BBNaija house ever since her name was announced among housemates for possible eviction. Meanwhile, big brother requested ... more
  • 3 days Anthony Joshua Speaks On Sacking Trainer Ahead Of Andy Ruiz Rematch NaijaNews
    Former Unified World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has condemned people who advised him to sack his trainer, Rob McCracken and he described the suggestions as “shallow-minded, small-minded”. The British boxer plans to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles that he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in a re-match on December 7. Asked on AJ: The Untold Truth about calls for him to find a new trainer, Joshua said: “Whoever said that is a clown. Part ways with McCracken? No way. These people don’t understand loyalty.” “These people aren’t cut from the same cloth if that’s what they are ... more
  • 3 days Just In: Oyo-Ita Spotted At Aso Rock Villa NaijaNews
    Oyo-Ita Spotted In Presidential Villa The embattled Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, was on Wednesday, seen at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Her surprise appearance caught particular attention after she missed the two-day Presidential Retreat for ministers designate, federal permanent secretaries and top government officials which held on Monday and Tuesday. She was absent on both days and her absence was more noticeable on Tuesday as she didn’t show up when she was scheduled to speak on ‘Consolidating Ongoing Reforms in the Public Service’. Naija News gathered Oyo-Ita arrived the forecourt of the State House in her ... more
  • 3 days Cameroonian Separatists Sentenced To Life Imprisonment NaijaNews
    A leader of the separatist Cameroonian movement, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, and nine of his supporters were sentenced to life by a military court in the capital, Yaoundé. They were convicted of rebellion, among other charges. Their lawyers accused the judge of bias and withdrew from all court proceedings. The English-speaking separatists argue that they are marginalized by the bureaucracy and the school system in the predominantly French-speaking country. The defendants were arrested in Nigeria in January 2018 and deported to Cameroon. The court session, which began on Monday, continued until 5:30 am (04:30 GMT) local time on Tuesday morning, at ... more
  • 3 days Kano: Gov. Ganduje Reveals His Plan For Herdsmen NaijaNews
    Following the call by the Federal Government to create Ruga Settlement, the Kano State Government has revealed that it will convert five forests to grazing reserves for herdsmen in the state. The state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, stated this on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen in Abuja. Governor Ganduje noted that his administration had inaugurated a technical committee on farm settlements for herdsmen in the state. He further stated that the settlement would be an additional boost to the state’s socio-economic ventures. Ganduje added that the settlement is driven at discouraging the movement of herders from North to South which has ... more
  • 3 days Ibi Residents Lament, Reveal What Wadume’s Arrest Will Do To Them NaijaNews
    Ibi Residents React To Wadume’s Arrest The re-arrest of suspected Kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume on Tuesday by operatives of the Nigeria Police has elicited reactions from residents of Ibi. Naija News recalls the NPF Spokesperson, Frank Mba, disclosed on Tuesday that Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State. Ibi, located in Adamawa State is the hometown of Wadume, the suspected multi-millionaire kidnapper. Following his re-arrest by the IGP Intelligence Response Team, following his initial escape few weeks back when he was arrested by Police operatives ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria Breaking News Today, Wednesday, 21st, August, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 21st, August 2019. What Atiku Said About Supreme Court Verdict On INEC Server Case Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, says there is no cause for any alarm on the verdict of the Supreme Court to strike out his appeal to inspect the central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court in a judgment on Tuesday, held that the request of the PDP candidate could not be granted because it was brought after parties have ... more
  • 3 days Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks On Retiring From Football NaijaNews
    Juventus Hints On Retirement Juventus superstar forward and Portuguese international, Cristiano Ronaldo, has spoken on his plans for retirement, hinting at a time frame. Ronaldo is only in his second season with Juventus after signing a £100million four-year deal that saw him move from Real Madrid to the Serie A champions. The 34-year old hinted he could be ready to hang up his boots at the end of the current season. He however also added that he could keep on playing well into his forties. He made the disclosure while answering questions on retirement on TV1. Ronaldo said: “I don’t ... more
  • 3 days EPL: Solskjaer Picks New Manchester United Penalty Taker NaijaNews
    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has given Marcus Rashford the responsibility of taking penalties for the Red Devils. The UK Sun reports that the decision comes after Paul Pogba missed from the spot, in Monday night’s 1-1 draw with Wolves. Pogba won the penalty but saw his kick saved by Rui Patricio at the Molineux. The Frenchman picked up the ball, after a brief discussion with teammate Rashford, who himself was successful against Chelsea on the opening weekend. It is understood that Solskjaer tore into the two players over the penalty incident in the dressing room at full time. ... more
  • 3 days How Thugs ‘Loyal’ To Ambode Attacked Our Operatives – EFCC NaijaNews
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that thugs loyal to former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, attacked its operatives in Epe. Naija News reported that some resident of Epe had stopped the operatives of the EFCC from the raid of the residence of Akinwumi Ambode. The EFCC had stormed the house of the ex-governor as part of an investigation of his administration to execute a search warrant on his residence in his hometown. In a statement on Tuesday, the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the anti-graft agency had obtained a valid warrant to ... more
  • 3 days Gunmen Attack Nasarawa Deputy Governor’s Convoy, Kill Four NaijaNews
    Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday attacked the convoy of Deputy Governor Emmanuel Akabe of Nasarawa State killing three policemen and a driver. The deputy governor was on his way to Abuja on an official engagement when the convoy ran into the gunmen who were operating a few kilometres away from Akwanga in Nasarawa at about 6 pm. Confirming the attack to NAN, ASP Usman Samaila, Police Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command did not give details. He said the commissioner of Police, Bola Longe had led a team of officers to the scene to assess the situation. “As ... more
  • 4 days President Buhari To Assign Portfolios To Ministers-Designate Today NaijaNews
    Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, will later today, Wednesday, August 21, assign portfolios to his new “Next Level” ministers. Naija News reports that the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed in a statement in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday. This will be coming after the President and the Ministers-designate engaged each other in a two-day retreat, which ended on Tuesday, August 20. The second and final day of the retreat kicked off with a presentation on Cabinet Processes and Procedures, by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). Naija News understands that the ... more
  • 4 days RevolutionNow: Court Summons DSS, Police Over Sowore’s Detention NaijaNews
    A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, has ordered the Department of State Services and the Inspector-General of Police to appear before it on September 4 over the detention Omoyele Sowore, a pro-democracy activist and co-convener of RevolutionNow movement. Naija News reports that the order was given on Tuesday by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, following an ex-parte application filed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, a Lagos-based lawyer. This online news platform recalls that Sowore, who is the publisher of SaharaReporters, was arrested by operatives of the DSS in Lagos on August 3 over the planned RevolutionNow protest ... more
  • 4 days Full Text Of What Buhari Told Ministers-Designate On Tuesday NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 20, told Nigeria’s ministers-designate that majority of Nigerians are extremely poor. Naija News reports that the President made this statement at the end of a two-day Presidential Retreat for designate and senior Government officials. Read the full text of the President’s speech below… After two days, we have come to the end of a successful retreat. However, you will agree that our work is just beginning. These last two days have been very instructive for me personally because I have had the opportunity to know many of you new Ministers-Designate better. I was also ... more
  • 4 days What Atiku Said About Supreme Court Verdict On INEC Server Case NaijaNews
    Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, says there is no cause for any alarm on the verdict of the Supreme Court to strike out his appeal to inspect the central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court in a judgment on Tuesday, held that the request of the PDP candidate could not be granted because it was brought after parties have joined issues on the existence or otherwise of the server. In a unanimous judgment on Tuesday, a five-man panel of ... more
  • 4 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Wednesday, 21st August 2019 1. Police Re-arrest Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ Hamisu Wadume The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday confirmed the re-arrest on notorious Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume. In a statement sent to Naija News and signed by the NPF Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the Police disclosed that Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State. 2. INEC Server: Supreme Court Takes Major Decision Against Atiku, PDP An appeal filed by the Peoples ... more
  • 4 days [Full Text]: What Gov. Sanwo-Olu Told Newly Sworn-In Commissioners, SSAs In Lagos NaijaNews
    The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has today sworn in 38 commissioners and special advisers in the state, charging them to prepare for the challenges ahead, and adding that the development of Lagos depends on their dedication and positive attitude to work. In his speech during the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu said: “Be prepared to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, and support or oppose whomever you must, in order to accomplish our grand ambition of building one of the great cities of the 21st Century, a beacon of social, commercial and political excellence for ... more
  • 4 days Full List: Meet Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Newly Sworn In Commissioners NaijaNews
    The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has today sworn-in 38 commissioners and special advisers in the state. See the names of the Commissioners heading various ministries in Lagos State. Also in this list are Special Advisers to the State Governor, Sanwo-Olu. 1. Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo Honourable Commissioner for Finance Rabiu according to his twitter and Linkedln handle profile is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Experienced Chief Audit Executive, Adjunct Professor and Authorised Trainer of The ACFE in West Africa, an anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. 2. Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo Commissioner for Education Folashade is an ... more
  • 4 days Nigerians Reacts To Re-Arrest Of Taraba Kidnap Kingpin ‘Wadume’ NaijaNews
    Earlier, Naija News reported that Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume. had been re-arrested by officers of the police force.  This was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba today, who also stated that the wanted kidnapper was currently undergoing interrogation at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. This has stirred various reactions from Nigerians Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin had constituted a 7 man Joint Investigation Panel to probe the incident. Reacting to Wadume’s arrest, Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan praised IGP Mohammed Adamu for swift ... more
  • 4 days Why Some Nigerians Believed I Would Be Nigeria’s Last President – Obasanjo NaijaNews
    Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria has stated that people who believed he would be the last President of Nigeria and told him during his regime. This, Obasanjo, said while addressing some youths and students from select schools in Abeokuta at a Youths Governance Dialogue organized by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. He noted that the nation’s situation was really bad at the time, but that since Nigeria came out as one, he is now “an incurable optimist” about the country. Obasanjo, who cited examples of how he turned around the country ... more
  • 4 days INEC Reveals When, How It Will Distribute PVC In Bayelsa, Kogi NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has noted that it is set to commence the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on Sept. 2. as the governorship elections in both states approach. This was announced by the commission in a statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, today in Abuja. According to Okoye, the total number of uncollected PVCs for Kogi stood at 170,644, while that of Bayelsa were 49, 291 cards. He said the decision was reached at today when the commission met and ... more
  • 4 days DSS Finally Reveals Real ‘Reason’ Sowore Staged #RevolutionNow Protest NaijaNews
    The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed the alleged actual intentions of Omoyele Sowore, the African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate in the last presidential election when he organized a protest tagged, ‘Revolution Now’. The services who stated that the move served as a smokescreen for his actual intentions which was to overthrow President Buhari. The DSS noted also that part of Sowore’s intention was to free Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader who was under detainment, after he (Sowore) had received millions of Dollars from foreign sponsors. The DSS also said after careful investigations, and ... more
  • 4 days Watch The Moment SARS Officers Shot Two Phone Thieves Dead In Lagos NaijaNews
    A video has emerged on the internet, showing the moment operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shot dead two suspected phone thieves. Naija News understands that the SARS officers killed the two suspected phone thieves in Igando area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city on Monday, August 20. In the video, two of the suspects could be seen handcuffed to each other as an officer approaches with a third suspect. The man who recorded the video is heard identifying the suspects as he gloats over their arrest. “You go collect, you go collect,” he says, as he records the video, ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Announces New Heads Of MDAs (Full List) NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has named new heads of some Federal Government agencies. Naija News reports that the appointments were contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, August 20 by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. This online news platform understands that the new appointees replaced their predecessors, who were appointed as ministers by President Buhari. The statement reads partly, “Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed has been appointed Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons. “He replaces Sadiya Umar Farouk. Dr. Chioma Ejikeme has been appointed Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement ... more
  • 4 days Video: How Nigeria Army ‘Helped’ Me Escape Arrest – Wadume NaijaNews
    Notorious Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, who was re-arrested on Monday, has revealed details of his escape. Before his arrest, Wadume was a ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6 and was driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road. The attack in its wake left three police officers and a civilian killed as well as Wadume’s escape. The Army later explained that the soldiers attacked the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) operatives when they mistook them for criminals, following a distress call they had received. Apparently ... more
  • 4 days Police Confirm Re-arrest Of Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ Wadume NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday confirmed the re-arrest on notorious Taraba State kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume. Naija News reported that a source had revealed the arrest of the wanted kidnap kingpin. The source noted that the Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. In a statement sent to Naija News and signed by the NPF Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the Police disclosed that Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday in his hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro area of Kano State. The statement reads in part: “The Inspector-General ... more
  • 4 days Donald Trump Welcomes His 10th Grandchild NaijaNews
    Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America has recently become the grandfather to his 10th grandchild following the safe delivery of a baby girl to Lara, his son Eric’s wife. Eric, the son of the president tweeted this minutes before Monday midnight “@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world. We love you already!” The report states that this is the second child of the couple, eric luke trump who is their first child will two in September Naija News reports that Donald Trump who is 73 years old has five children ... more
  • 4 days Breaking: Police Arrest Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ Hamisu Wadume (Video) NaijaNews
    Hamisu Wadume, a Kidnap Kingpin in Taraba State, northern Nigeria, has been rearrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Though Naija News cannot clearly state where and when Wadume was arrested, a source, however, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, August 20. The report noted that the Taraba ‘Kidnap Kingpin’ was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Before his arrest, Wadume was a ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6 and was driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road. The ... more
  • 4 days Ohanaeze Makes Demand From Ministers-Designate NaijaNews
    The Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide, on Tuesday, sent a strong message to the President Muhammadu Buhari ministers-Designate on how to treat Igbo people. The group charged the new Ministers-Designate to protect the interest of the South-East in any assignment assigned to them. OYC stated this while pointing to different obstacles ahead of them after they are officially sworn-in by President Buhari on August 21. The group in a statement through its President-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro warned that the Ministers-Designate should brace up for challenges in states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Re-Appoints Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Others (Full List) NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Femi Adesina as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Naija News reports that President Buhari also retained Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. This was made known in a letter dated August 14th, 2019 signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The letter said Laolu Akande, has also been reappointed as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President. Naija News understands that President Buhari also reappointed Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant (Digital Media) and Mallam Buhari Salihu, Special Assistant, Online ... more
  • 4 days Epe Residents Protest Raid On Ambode’s House, As Ex-Governor Reacts NaijaNews
    Some resident of Epe have stopped the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from the raid of the residence of immediate past Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode. Naija News recalls that the EFCC stormed the house of the ex-governor as part of an investigation of his administration. However, the EFCC said it was acting within the confines of the law. “It is instructive that his administration, like other former governors, is under investigation since they no longer constitutionally enjoy immunity against prosecution. “Whatever the commission is presently doing with regards to the investigation is in line with ... more
  • 4 days Recruitment: Immigration Service Notify Nigerians On Fake Sites NaijaNews
    Nigerians were on Tuesday advised by the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, to stay away from patronising fake recruitment sites, he added that the Service is not recruiting. The Spokesperson of the Service, Sunday James, stated that the Comptroller-General gave the warning due to the increase in fraud across Nigeria. “This notice became necessary due to the increasing activities of fraudsters that have remained unrepentant. “After several arrests and arraignment, they continue to open fake recruitment sites through which they defraud unsuspecting citizens of their money. “The fake recruitment sites created by the fraudsters include https://www.recruitment.com.ng,hotnigerianjobs/military/nigeria-immigration-recruitment-portal-www-immigration-gov-ng.”  He ... more
  • 4 days Absence Of Senator Abbo Stalls Trial In Court NaijaNews
    The absence of Senator Elisha Abbo who allegedly assaulted a woman at a sex store in Abuja, on Tuesday stalled his trial in Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja. The police prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, at the commencement of the hearing told the court that the defendant was not in court. Idachaba, while speaking at the court stated that he was ready to open his case against the Senator and all his witnesses were in court. However, Mr Adegbite Adeniyi, counsel to Abbo, told the court that his client was sick. “My Lord my client is suffering from Acute Febrile (a ... more
  • 4 days Yahoo Boy Runs Mad In Delta State After Refusing To Sacrifice Mother (Video) NaijaNews
    An internet fraudster (Yahoo boy) identified only as “Junior“, has run mad in Delta State, southeast Nigeria. Naija News learned that the Yahoo boy ran mad after he refused to sacrifice his mother for ritual money when he was asked to use her. This online news platform understands that a video showing the moment the Yahoo boy ran mad surfaced on the internet on Monday, August 19. In the video, the Yahoo boy could be heard saying that he opted to use his private part when he was asked to use his mother but those in charge of the process ... more
  • 4 days Full List Of Commissioners And Special Advisers Appointed By Gov Sanwo-Olu NaijaNews
    Meet Sanwo-Olu’s New Appointees Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu swore in commissioners and special advisers that will form the state executive council. The swearing-in ceremony follows a successful screening and confirmation of the nominees by the state house of assembly after the list was sent to the lawmakers by the governor. As earlier reported, the swearing-in ceremony took place at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium. Naija News has obtained the full list and portfolios as well as a brief profile of some of those sworn in on Tuesday. 1. Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo Honourable Commissioner for Finance Rabiu according to his ... more
  • 4 days Kogi Guber: Kogi Govt Detaining APC Delegates In BIR – Maiyaki NaijaNews
    Ahead of the All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Kogi State, the coordinator of Usman Jibrin Campaign Organisation in Lokoja, Nagogo Maiyaki, on Tuesday stated that some delegates of the party have been detained in Kogi State Board of Internal Revenue in Lokoja. He stated this while speaking at a political gathering while hosting the gubernatorial aspirant and former Chief of Naval Staff, Jibrin Usman in Lokoja. Maiyaki further stated that party executives who are not loyal to the state governor, Yahaya Bello, have been highly intimidated and harrassed ahead of the August 29 primaries. “As I speak, some of ... more
  • 4 days What EFCC Said About Raid On Ambode’s House NaijaNews
    EFCC Denies Raiding Ambode’s House The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the news that its operatives on Tuesday, raided the Epe residence of former Lagos governor, Akinwumi Ambode. The anti-graft agency submitted that what happened is not a raid, but confirmed the former governor is under investigation. Naija News earlier reported that suspected operatives of the commission stormed the Epe residence of Ambode, the immediate past Lagos state governor. However, the EFCC in a statement signed and released to newsmen on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade said Ambode is under investigation. The statement also added ... more
  • 4 days BBNaija: I Am Scared Of Eviction – Mercy NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija housemate, Mercy, has pleaded with Nigerians to vote for her so as to remain in the house till the end of the reality show. Mercy stated this while speaking to Daine on Tuesday morning, the reality show star claimed that she is scared of the Sunday’s live eviction show as she is not sure of her votes outside the house. Seven housemates have been selected for eviction including Mike, Seyi, Mercy, Diane, Frodd, Jackie and Gedoni. The housemates were nominated after the ‘Cruistopia team’ were defeated during the arena game challenge. Elozonam, who won the veto power ... more
  • 4 days Peter Obi Clears The Air On His Silence Over Ike Ekweremadu’s Assault NaijaNews
    The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has denied making any statement over the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany. Recall that Ekweremadu was attacked in Nuremberg, Germany by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra. The 2019 vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, in a statement through his spokesperson, Val Obienyem, stated that he has not spoken on the incident because of his characteristic calmness but has taken steps both in Nigeria and outside the country. Obienyem dismissed the statement credited to his principal on the incident. According to the statement, “the ... more
  • 4 days BB Naija: Nigerians React To The Latest Love Story Between Housemates NaijaNews
    Daine, a 2019 Big Brother Naija housemate has suddenly become intimate with Elozonam, a fellow housemate. The duo have been spotted on different occasions sharing personal information with each other in recent times. Elozonam and Daine were sighted lying on the same bed whispering to each other following their conflict on Monday. Meanwhile, the love intention has not been made formal despite the visible signs unlike the other lovers in the house. This new development has arisen several comments and reactions from fans and viewers and fans are looking forward to making formal the love relationship between this duo. Naija ... more
  • 4 days Latest Biafra News For Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Biafra news headlines for today Tuesday, 20th August 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories on Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafra groups. 1. Ekweremadu: IPOB Members May Get 10 Years In Prison – Embassy The Nigeria Embassy in Germany has disclosed that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that attacked Senator Ike Ekweremadu will be prosecuted under German law. Naija News had reported earlier that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17. 2. IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu Places N1m Bounty ... more
  • 4 days PDP Speaks On Osinbajo’s Call For Its Members To Join APC NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, over his call for its members to join the ruling All Progressives Congress. Naija News had earlier reported that Osinbajo over the weekend urged PDP leaders to join the opposition party before they die. Osinbajo stated this while speaking at a dinner to celebrate the 80th birthday of former National Chairman of the APC, John Oyegun in Abuja. He said, “You can see that we politicians are very faithful and very loyal, indeed. I can only ask our friends in the PDP to also ensure that they cross over ... more
  • 4 days EFCC Storms Ambode’s Lagos Residence (Video) NaijaNews
    EFCC Raids Ambode’s House Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, stormed the Epe residence of Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Naija News recalls Ambode is the immediate past governor of Lagos State. As earlier reported by this online medium, the anti-graft agency is understood to have stormed Ambode’s residence in connection with their investigation into three bank accounts containing a total of N9.9bn linked to the former governor. Ambode has since dismissed any wrongdoing, stating the accounts under investigation are state-owned accounts. Watch the videos of the raid below: That is the EFCC officials today at ... more
  • 4 days Adamawa: APC Appoints Officials For Positions Vacated By Suspended Excos NaijaNews
    Following the suspension of officials in the Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, the party has appointed three officials in acting capacity to fill the vacancy. The party had last week suspended three of its executives, one indefinitely and two for six months. The party in a statement through its spokesperson, Hon Mohammed Abdullahi, appointed Abdullahi Wali as an ex-Officio to coordinate the Adamawa Central Zone as acting Zonal Vice Chairman. Mr Medan Kaigama, who had been the Assistant Financial Secretary, is to serve as acting State Financial Secretary, while Mr David Majo, hitherto the party’s vice chairman ... more
  • 4 days EPL Week Two: Highest Goal Scorers In Premier League NaijaNews
    As the 2019/2020 Premier League season reaches the second week, Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling and Teemu Pukki, Norwich, are already on four goals. Recall that Sterling scored a hat-trick in City’s victory over West Ham, before scoring in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Pukki scored a consolation goal as his side was defeat 4-1 by Liverpool in their opener, before scoring a hat-trick against Newcastle in the second fixture. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Ashley Barnes (Burnley), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) and Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) are all on ... more
  • 4 days Latest Election Tribunal News For Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Election Tribunal news headlines for today Tuesday, 20th August 2019. Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from the Election Tribunal. 1. Presidential Tribunal: Supreme Court Rules Against PDP, Atiku The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Datijo Mohammed struck out the appeal for having become statute-barred. 2. Presidential Tribunal: INEC Reveals Why Atiku Was Not Declared Winner The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed why the presidential ... more
  • 4 days Junaid Mohammed Condemns Ex-President Obasanjo Over Open Letter NaijaNews
    A second republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed, has condemned the open letters written by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over the situations in Nigeria. Recall that Obasanjo had written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in the country. The elder statesman, however, stated that he does not really think the letters were altruistic in their motives. Dr Mohammed, while speaking on Channels Television on Monday, stated that Obasanjo should have given his advise to President Buhari in a close-door meeting because of his position in the society. The Northern politician said, “Fundamentally, I believe in ... more
  • 4 days Presidential Tribunal: Supreme Court Rules Against PDP, Atiku NaijaNews
    Atiku vs Buhari: Supreme Court Strikes Out PDP’s Case The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Datijo Mohammed, struck out the appeal for having become statute-barred. Naija News understands Atiku and PDP filed the suit against a decision taken by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The presidential tribunal had ruled that Atiku and the PDP do not have a reply to an application filed on May 14, 2019 by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking among others, the ... more
  • 4 days $40m Jewelleries: Diezani Kicks EFCC Over Illegal Entry Into Apartment NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has questioned the seizure of  $40m worth of jewelries from her house by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In an affidavit filed on her behalf by her counsel, Prof Awa Kalu (SAN), Diezani, who is currently in the United Kingdom, alleged that the EFCC violated her fundamental “right to own property and to appropriate them at her discretion,” under sections 43 and 44 of the constitution. She also accused the anti-graft agency of entering her apartment illegally and taking the items without any court order. Speaking further Diezani also said that, EFCC ... more
  • 4 days Ogun Guber: See How Gov. Abiodun Allegedly Admitted That Election Was Marred With Irregularities NaijaNews
    Adekunle Akinlade, the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement, has accused the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun of admitting to irregularities during the governorship election by telling the tribunal to deduct votes. Akinlade who was the preferred candidate of Ibikunle Amosun urged the Election Petition Tribunal to invalidate the result that produced Governor Abiodun as the winner of the governorship election and declare him the winner. He alleged that the election was filled with overvoting and gross misconduct. The former lawmaker also prayed the tribunal to disqualify Abiodun for providing “contradictory and false information” in the Form CF001 he ... more
  • 4 days Zenith Bank Records Improved Half Year 2019 Results NaijaNews
    Zenith Bank Declares Interim Dividend Of 30 Kobo Per Share In a clear demonstration of its resilience and strong market share, Zenith Bank Plc has announced its audited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2019, recording positive growth across key financial metrics, thus affirming the bank’s position as one of the leading financial institutions in Africa. As a testament to its commitment to its shareholders, the bank also announced a proposed interim dividend pay-out of 30 kobo per share. Gross earnings grew by 3% from ₦322.2 billion to ₦331.6 billion driven by a significant growth of 24% (YoY) in ... more
  • 4 days Cristiano Ronaldo Admits Paying Rape Accuser NaijaNews
    Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted to paying his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga the sum of $375,000 to settle the claim in 2010. Mayorga had claimed that the Juventus attacker raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009, but Ronaldo had consistently denied her claims. Las Vegas authorities had dropped the case saying that there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the footballer. A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. In the notice filed it was not revealed if the accuser, Mayorga, had reached a settlement ... more
  • 4 days Moment Falana Told Police It Can’t Stop ‘Revolution’ Gathering (Video) NaijaNews
    Falana Tackles Police Human rights activist and legal luminary, Femi Falana (SAN) has reiterated that the right to peaceful gathering is a fundamental human right guaranteed by Nigeria’s constitution. He made his position known on Wednesday when he addressed police operatives who had stormed the Lagos venue of a programme organized by the Coalition for Revolution (CORE). The Police had barricaded the venue, claiming they had instructions from the state commissioner of police to prevent a break down of law and order. However, addressing the police team, constitutional lawyer, Falana told them their rights to peaceful gathering to discuss the ... more
  • 4 days NFF Lawyers To Back Siasia On FIFA Life Ban NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed shock over the life ban imposed on Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee. Naija News had reported earlier that Siasia was banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches. This online news platform understands that the world football’s governing body said Siasia has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level. FIFA said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer, had attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. The football ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Breaking News Today, Tuesday, 20th, August, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, 20th, August 2019. Gov Fayemi Reveals Why He Banned Ekiti Officials From Speaking English Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, today banned state government officials and other participants from speaking the English language during any cultural and traditional functions. Fayemi explained that his government is aimed at promoting arts and culture in the state while adding that it is important the English language is banned. Read more details here Ekweremadu: IPOB Members May Get 10 Years In Prison – Embassy The Nigeria Embassy in Germany has disclosed that ... more
  • 4 days Gov El-Rufai Makes Fresh Appointments NaijaNews
    The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of new Permanent Secretaries and senior officials for five agencies. This was made known in a statement on Monday by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the governor. NAN reports that among the new appointees is Dr Aliyu Jafaru, who was appointed as Deputy Director-General, Kaduna State Geographic Information System. The new Permanent Secretaries include Amina Adamu, Phoebe Sukai-Yayi, Bashir Umar-Lere, Sabiu Sani, Dr Haliru Soba, Amina Abdullahi and Muhammed Bashir-Umar. Others appointed to various agencies are Engr. Aliyu Salihu, Acting Director-General, Kaduna State Public Procurement Authority, Engr. ... more
  • 5 days FIRS Boss Not Under Investigation – Presidency NaijaNews
    The Presidency has dismissed reports that Babatunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), is under probe. Naija News reports that Fowler was queried in a letter by President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, dated August 8, 2019 This online news platform understands that the letter which was addressed to the FIRS Chairman asked him to explain reasons for ‘significant’ variances in budgeted collections and actual collections of tax in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The letter gave Fowler up till August 19 to respond to the query, this is two days after his tenure would ... more
  • 5 days IPOB: Atiku Condemns Attack On Ekweremadu NaijaNews
    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the attack on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Germany. Naija News had reported earlier that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17. This online news platform understands that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east. Speaking after the ugly incident in a statement issued by Uche Anichukwu, his media aide, Ekweremadu assured Ndigbo and his supporters across the nation that he was safe. “I attended the Second Annual ... more
  • 5 days Why Lagos Assembly Rejected Sanwo-Olu’s Nominees NaijaNews
    The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday rejected 3 out of the 38 nominees sent to them for confirmation as Commissioners and Special Advisers by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. Naija News reports that the rejected nominees are Ms Adekemi Ajayi-Bembe, Mr Obafemi George and Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi. However, reports have emerged that the nominees were rejected due to pressures from their constituency. A source told The Nation that the Assembly could not resist the pressure to deny them clearance, owing to the weight of allegations against them. The source said the politics of confirmation overwhelmed the Assembly, ... more
  • 5 days What Presidency Said About Oyo-Ita’s ‘Retirement Letter’ NaijaNews
    The Presidency has denied reports that the Head of Service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has forwarded her letter of retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News understands that reports had emerged that Oyo-Ita sent in her retirement letter following pressure from her immediate family to retire over alleged contract scam despite consistently denying her involvement in any scam. Recall that Oyo-Ita had landed in the hospital after days of grilling by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Naija News understands that Oyo-Ita is being questioned over the alleged N3billion contract scam and alleged abuse of duty tour allowance, money laundering and ... more
  • 5 days Ekweremadu: IPOB Members May Get 10 Years In Prison – Embassy NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Embassy in Germany has disclosed that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that attacked Senator Ike Ekweremadu will be prosecuted under German law. Naija News had reported earlier that Ekweremadu was attacked by the IPOB members in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday, August 17. This online news platform understands that Ekweremadu was attacked during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, apex social-cultural group in the south-east. Speaking after the ugly incident in a statement issued by Uche Anichukwu, his media aide, Ekweremadu assured Ndigbo and his supporters across the nation that he was safe. “I attended the Second Annual ... more
  • 5 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good Morning. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today Tuesday, 20th August 2019 1. Oyo-Ita Absent As President Buhari Opens Retreat For Ministers-Designate The embattled Head of Service of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Presidential Retreat for ministers designate and top government officials. Naija News recalls that Oyo-Ita was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week Tuesday over alleged N3b contract scam. 2. NASU, SSANU Commence Nationwide Warning Strike Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff ... more
  • 5 days NYSC: What You Might Need For Orientation Camp NaijaNews
    The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC last Saturday, 17th August 2019 released call up letters for prospective corps members. Here are the essentials a prospective corps member must have to be admitted to, or survive the camp as listed by the NYSC 1. Authentic Student ID Card – (Original and photocopies) 2.Certificate /Statement of Result from your School (Original and 6 Photocopies) in addition if you are a Medical Doctor, Pharmacist or an Optometrist you will be expected to bring along original of your registration certificate with the Nigerian Medical Council, Pharmacist Board or Optometrist Registration Council and evidence of ... more
  • 5 days Gov Fayemi Reveals Why He Banned Ekiti Officials From Speaking English NaijaNews
    Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, today banned state government officials and other participants from speaking the English language during any cultural and traditional functions. Fayemi explained that his government is aimed at promoting arts and culture in the state while adding that it is important the English language is banned. This he made known at the first Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum with the theme: ‘ Arts and Culture for Economic Prosperity” held at Ado Ekiti. Fayemi, represented at the event by the Head of Service, Mr. Deji Ajayi, made it known that the state will hold ... more
  • 5 days What Happened After Buhari Left Katsina, Yesterday NaijaNews
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