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  • 2 days Victim Of Alleged Gang Rape Drops Charges. See Why NaijaNews
    A rape victim, (name withheld) who was allegedly gang-raped by Don-Chima George, son of the owner of Dallankester Hotels, and Olusegun Rasak, his friend, has told the court she would love to drop the charges. Recall Naija News reported that the victim alleged that she was raped after her drink was laced with a substance that made her weak. She explained that after taking the drink, she was taken to the hotel where they both took turns in raping her, while the escapade was recorded. George and his friend were arraigned at the Lagos State Division of Domestic Violence and ... more
  • 2 days Court Insists Cheating Husband Must Stay Married NaijaNews
    A South Korean court on Friday ruled that a cheating husband cannot divorce his wife despite years of long affair. The court insisted that only the injured party in a marriage could initiate a legal separation. Movie director Hong Sang-soo, 58, a Cannes film festival regular, filed for divorce in 2016, shortly after his relationship with actress Kim Min-hee became public. The movie director’s wife refused to agree to the divorce leading to a drawn-out legal battle that has lasted for years. Seoul Family Court on Friday dismissed Hong’s petition and awarded costs against him. South Korea remains a conservative ... more
  • 2 days Police Parade Pastor, Undergraduate, Others For Rape, Cultism In Cross River NaijaNews
    The pastor in charge of the Gate of Testimony Church, Hosanna Okoi, was on Thursday paraded by the Cross River State Police Command for allegedly raping a lady and threatening to kill her with a gun if she revealed what happened between them. A 400-level student of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Calabar, Nnamdi Ikezue, was also paraded after he was arrested with arms and a soldier’s uniform. A report had it that Ikezue confessed that he was a cultist and was using a locally-made pistol to protect himself. Twenty-three other suspects were arrested for various crimes, nine ... more
  • 2 days Chelsea Reach Agreement With Juventus Over Sarri NaijaNews
    According to Sky Italia, Juventus have reached an agreement with Chelsea over a deal for Maurizio Sarri. Although no official statement has been made by Chelsea, Sarri is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Serie A champions on Friday. The Italian champions had announced in May that its manager, Massimiliano Allegri, would be leaving the club prompting a replacement for the coach. However, the level of compensation for Sarri, had held up his return to Italy. Information gathered has it that Chelsea is expected to receive more than £5million, leaving the way clear for Derby manager Frank Lampard ... more
  • 2 days NYSC Appoints New Coordinator For Osun State NaijaNews
    Mr Emmanuel Attah was on Friday replaced with Mr Ayodele Adewale Adegoke as the National Youth Service Corps coordinator in Osun State. The development was contained in a statement signed by the Assitant Director, Press & Public Relations of the Corps, Mrs F. Okundaye. The statement revealed that the decision came as a result of the recent general move by the organisation to reshuffle its workforce. It was also revealed that the former Coordinator, Attah, has been posted to NYSC directorate headquarters in Abuja. “Sequel to the move to generally reshuffle NYSC staff, a new State Coordinator has been appointed ... more
  • 2 days Governor Oyetola Meets Nigerian Army Chief (See Why) NaijaNews
    Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has paid the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai a visit over the recent security challenges in his state among others. Naija News understands that the Governor in his meeting with the Nigerian Army Chief, urged Buratai to speed up action on the joint security team to combat the rising security challenge. This was contained in a statement issued in Osogbo, the Osun state capital by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Adeniyi Adeshina. In the statement by Adeshina, the governor told the Chief of Army Staff that his visit was a ... more
  • 2 days Transfer: Klopp Gives Reason To Let Mohamed Salah Leave Liverpool NaijaNews
    According to Le10sport, the Manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, is set to let Mohamed Salah leave the club if he is able to sign Lille forward, Nicolas Pepe. The Reds have reached out to the Ligue 1 side, but Lille is not ready to let it striker join Liverpool. A report gathered has it that Lille has received two other offers for the Ivorian forward. However, Klopp stated that he would be willing to see the Egyptian sold if it allows the Reds to land Pepe. Both men reportedly clashed last season, while Liverpool was trying to win both the ... more
  • 2 days Flood Sweeps Away Teen Girl In Delta NaijaNews
    A yet-to-be-identified teenage girl was on Thursday killed around the Redeemed Church road, Okpanam, in Delta state. Naija News understands that the teenage girl died after she was swept by flood in the area as a result of the heavy downpour in the area on Thursday. Recall that the area was sacked by flood which could be attributed to the poor drainage systems in some parts of the state which include Okpanam, where the incident occurred. The girl was said to have unknowingly stepped into an open drainage system in the area, fell into the drainage filled with flood waters ... more
  • 2 days Oyetola Cries Out To Buratai Over Spate Of Killings In Osun State NaijaNews
    Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has cried out to the military for help over the spates of attacks on the President of the state by suspected herdsmen. Naija News understands that the state has been under incessant attacks in the past three months, as men suspected to be herdsmen rob, kidnap and kill residents. Over ten cases of kidnappings have been recorded in the last three months and ransoms have been paid, but the police have not been able to arrest any. It is against this backdrop that the governor on Thursday met with Chief of Army Staff, Lt. ... more
  • 2 days Man Rapes Mother, Claims He Was Under The Influence Of Alcohol NaijaNews
    A man identified as Paul Ihuaku has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Imo State Command for allegedly raping his mother. A report had it that the 45-year-old suspect hails from Umueke Ezagbogu in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of the State. The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Raji Ibrahim, while speaking with newsmen stated that Ihaku was arrested by the operatives of the corps following a tip-off. After the incident, the mother of the suspect reported the incident to the youth in the area, who apprehended him and alerted men of the corps. ... more
  • 2 days Opposition Reacts To Senate Action For Rejecting Motion To Discuss Buhari’s Speech NaijaNews
    The motion that was moved by a Senator seeking to discuss the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Democracy Day was rejected by the Senate on Thursday. The Peoples Democratic Party and the Campaign for Democracy have faulted the action of the All Progressives Congress-led Senate. The opposition parties called on Senator to show courage to stand against dictatorship in the Senate. Majority of Senators voted against the motion when the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, subjected it to voice vote. The motion was moved by Senator Istifanus Gyang (Plateau-PDP), who came under Order 52 of the Senate standing ... more
  • 2 days Official Video: Fireboy Releases Visuals For ‘What If I Say’ NaijaNews
    Fireboy Is The New Kid On The Block YBNL artist, Fireboy is fast becoming a star in the Nigerian music industry as he releases another hit track ‘what if I say’ after his previous successes. The singer follows the release of his hit ‘jealous’ with another hit single which is already receiving rave reviews from music lovers and industry watchers. Naija News reports ‘What if I say’ is a love song released on Friday, June 14, 2019 and was produced by Pheelz and directed by TG Omori.
    ‘What If I Say’ audio & video out now – prod. ... more
  • 2 days Call Me ‘First Lady’, Aisha Buhai Tells Nigerians NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari‘s wife, Aisha, has called on Nigerians to address her as ‘First Lady’ in the President’s “Next Level” administration. Naija News reports that Mrs. Buhai announced her decision to be addressed as the “First Lady” of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Thursday night, June 13, at an event held at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. This online news platform recalls that Mrs. Buhari was addressed as ‘Wife of the President’ throughout the first four years tenure of her husband. Mrs. Buhai, who revealed her new official title at the presentation of ... more
  • 2 days See What Former Senate President, Saraki Is Up To NaijaNews
    While the Nigerian Senate has moved on with its new President, Ahmed Lawan of the All Progressive Congress, the former President Bukola Saraki has also moved on, quite quietly howbeit. The ex-lawmaker who was quick to hand over his office made his trip to  Canada, in North Americ to inhale fresh air or possibly a new life. He took to his twitter account on Wednesday to share what he has been up to He wrote: Yesterday, it was a pleasure to spend some time at the Toronto Raptors training facility and meet with Masai Ujiri, the Nigerian-born President of the ... more
  • 2 days State House Clinic Speaks On Recruiting Nigerians NaijaNews
    Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has called on the public to ignore notices of recruitment at State House Clinic currently making the rounds on the internet. Naija News reports that the Permanent Secretary made this call in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Information, Attah Esa. The permanent secretary urged the public to be more circumspect and wary of such notices. Arabi said they were designed by mischief makers to deceive and extort unsuspecting job seekers. The permanent secretary assured Nigerians that the sponsors of the publication will be investigated and prosecuted. ... more
  • 2 days Why Obasanjo Never Sees Anything Good In Another Administration – BMO NaijaNews
    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been accused of not seeing anything good in any leadership. This was stated by President Muhammadu Buhari Media Organisation through its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke. According to the body, Obasanjo rated late President Umar Yar’Adua and former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administrations very low. The group also addressed Obasanjo’s eight-year administration (1999-2007) for doing nothing about late Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige‘s assassination. BMO said Obasanjo’s constant attack against President Muhammadu Buhari and the recent attack on the occasion of the maiden celebration of June 12 ... more
  • 3 days National Assembly Ready For Business, Senate Tells Buhari NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Senate has disclosed that it will send a message to President Muhammadu Buhari notifying him if its readies to receive his communications. The Red chambers revealed that it will send a message through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to Buhari. It stated that the president would be informed that a quorum of the 9th Senate has been formed and its leaders elected. The Senate also stated that a congratulatory message would be sent to the House of Representatives over the elections of its Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Deputy Idris Wase and ... more
  • 3 days Ganduje Vs Sanusi: Why Emir Of Kano Must Apologize – Kano Govt NaijaNews
    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said Emir Muhammad Sanusi II must apologise to him and the people of the state for dragging the Emirate Council into politics. The governor stated that the apology was important so as to make the reconciliation move yield the desired result. Ganduje made this known in a statement written by the State Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba. He said: “Emir Sanusi has the moral burden to withdraw all court cases he’s personally sponsoring against Kano State Government as part of reconciliation conditions.” “It is very important to state that for the reconciliation to ... more
  • 3 days AFCON 2019: Latest Africa Cup of Nations News For Friday, June 14th, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Friday, June 14th, 2019. Host Egypt Reveals Killer Squad For 2019 Afcon The Pharaohs of Egypt have released a killer squad as they prepare to host the 2019 Afcon. The Pharaohs became the host nation of the 2019 AFCON tournament after Cameroon were stripped of their right to host after failing to conclude preparations for the tournament. Full Squad Goalkeepers: Ahmed El-Shennawy (Pyramids FC), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Gennesh (Zamalek) Defenders: Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Baher El-Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich ... more
  • 3 days Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Friday, 14th June, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Friday, 14th June 2019 1. Imo: Uche Nwosu’s Running Mate Defects To PDP Iheanacho Ihim, the running mate to the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party. The former speaker defected to PDP on Thursday during the Inauguration of the State house of Assembly. 2. Atiku Vs Buhari: Election Tribunal Takes Decision On Atiku’s Request To Access INEC Server The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has reserved judgement on the application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to be ... more
  • 3 days Latest Arsenal News Update Today, Friday, June 14th, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is Naija News compilation of the latest Arsenal news online for today, Friday, June 14th, 2019. Full Arsenal 2019/2020 Premier League Fixtures Arsenal begins the 2019-20 English Premier League season with an away trip to Newcastle on August 11. Arsenal who finished fifth last season will end the season with games against Liverpool (H), Aston Villa (A) and Watford (H). See full fixtures here. Arsenal Close To Signing Saliba Arsenal are now in advanced talks and close to agreeing on a deal to sign William Saliba. According to reports, the Gunners are trying to land the 18-year-old St Etienne defender ... more
  • 3 days Ondo Assembly Sacks 18 LG Council Chairmen NaijaNews
    No fewer than 18 Local Government councils caretaker chairmen in Ondo State, southwest Nigeria, have been sacked by the Ondo State House of Assembly. According to the House, the dissolution takes effect from Thursday, June 13, 2019. The House said the dissolution equally affects the supervisory councilors in the state. Naija News learned that the sacked caretaker chairmen and supervisory councilors were asked handover to the Directors of Local Government Administration, (DLG) with immediate effect. ... more
  • 3 days Court Fixes Date To Deliver Ruling In Case Against Acting CJN Tanko NaijaNews
    The Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled July 12, 2019 to ruling in the suit seeking to halt the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad, as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The suit against the Acting CJN was filed by the Board of Incorporated Trustees of Malcolm Omirhobo Foundation. After both parties made their final submissions for and against the suit, Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date for delivering judgement. The plaintiff had prayed the court to declare that Justice Muhammad Tanko is not a proper and fit person to be recommended for appointment to head the judiciary. Responding, ... more
  • 3 days Real Madrid Unveil Hazard To 50,000 Fans (Video/Photos) NaijaNews
    Eden Hazard was on Thursday unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu to about 50,000 Real Madrid supporters. Hazard was presented to the club fans president Florentino Perez. “Hello everyone,” Hazard started in Spanish, to huge cheers, before continuing in French. “It was my dream since I was small to play for Real Madrid and now I am here.” “You are one of the best players in the world,” added Perez. “We know Real Madrid was where you wanted to be and now you’re here.” Madrid confirmed Hazard’s transfer from Chelsea on Friday for an initial 100 million euros ... more
  • 3 days Breaking: Abaribe Named Senate Minority Leader NaijaNews
    Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has been named the Minority Leader of the 9th Senate. Abaribe became Abia State’s Deputy Governor after Orji Uzor Kalu’s 1999 election to the Governorship. The House of Assembly formally voted him out of office. He was succeeded as deputy governor by Eric Acho Nwakanma. Abaribe ran for the governorship on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform in 2003, but lost to Kalu. Abaribe was born on March 1, 1955. He earned his WASSCE from Government College Umuahia in 1974. He went on to the ... more
  • 3 days Scores Injured As Building Collapses In Lagos NaijaNews
    Three persons on Thursday sustained various degrees of injuries after a building collapsed in the Magodo area of Lagos state. Naija News understands that those injured are suspected to be artisans in the building. The incident was said to have occurred at Kayode Aluko Olokun Close in Shangisha, Magodo. This News platform understands that the storey-building was at the plastering stage when it collapsed around 3:00 pm while it was raining. Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) responded to the distress and extricated the victims from the debris.   ... more
  • 3 days Okupo Speaks On Why Obasanjo Did Not Honour MKO Abiola NaijaNews
    The Senior Assistant on Public Affairs during the Goodluck Jonathan reign, Doyin Okupe, stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not immortalize the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola, because he would have been misunderstood. Okupe made this claim while speaking on the theme, “June 12: The Yoruba race in a reunited Nigeria”, at the maiden edition of the commemorative lecture to mark June 12 Democracy Day organised by a former governorship aspirant in Ogun state, Oladipupo Adebutu on Wednesday in Abeokuta. In his statement, he claimed that only a respected northerner like President Muhammadu Buhari, could ... more
  • 3 days Imo: Uche Nwosu’s Running Mate Defects To PDP NaijaNews
    Iheanacho Ihim, the running mate to the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party. The former speaker defected to PDP on Thursday during the Inauguration of the State house of Assembly. “There is an end to litigation. God has chosen Rt hon Emeka Ihedioha to lead and move Imo forward and there is nothing anyone can do about it.” “Having come to this after consulting my conscience, my family, and my constituents, I have chosen to drop the litigation going on In court today. I am here to tell ... more
  • 3 days Nwosu Reacts To Defection Of His Running Mate, Ihim to PDP NaijaNews
    Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State, has reacted to the defection of his running mate, Iheanacho Ihim, to the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday. The reaction of the former Chief of Staff of the state was contained in a statement signed by his spokesman, Onwuasoanya Jones. The son-in-law of the former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, stated that Ihim like any Nigerian has the right to freedom of association, he also claimed that he wishes him well in his sojourn with the PDP. He appreciated Ihim for his services to the state in ... more
  • 3 days What Okorocha Told INEC After Swearing-In At The National Assembly NaijaNews
    The former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for issuing him his certificate of return. Recall that the electoral body had earlier refused to issue the certificate of return to the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District based on the report that he was declared the winner of the election under duress. The commission was forced to issue the certificate of return to Okorocha on Tuesday following a court order. Okorocha, while speaking with newsmen after he was sworn in at the National Assembly, commended the commission for its decision. He, however, expressed ... more
  • 3 days JAMB: University Of Ibadan Insists On 200 Cut-Off NaijaNews
    Following the release of cut-off mark by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, the management of the University of Ibadan has insisted that their cut-off mark remains 200. The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of higher institutions agreed on 160. The institution insisted that it will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, in a statement stated, “For the avoidance of doubts in the minds of our prospective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, our alumni and alumnae and the general public, the minimum mark for any course ... more
  • 3 days Police Confirm Abduction Of NLC Chairman’s Wife, Neighbour In Taraba NaijaNews
    The abduction of Mrs Abigail Gambo, wife of the Taraba State NLC Chairman, Mr Peter Gambo and Mr Emeka Okoronkwo, owner of Our Nation Bread company in Jalingo has been confirmed by the State Police Command. The spokesperson of Police in the state, David Misal, confirmed the incident to NAN on Thursday in Jalingo. Misal while speaking on the incident stated that they were abducted in their houses in the Magami area of Jalingo, the state capital at about 1:00 am on Thursday. “It is confirmed that two people were kidnapped and one injured by gunmen in the early hours ... more
  • 3 days 9th Assembly: PDP Leaders, Senators Meet Over Minority Position NaijaNews
    Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senators elected under its platform are meeting to decide on those that will become the next minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly. Naija News understands that the strategic meeting is holding at the residence of the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus. The National Working Committee of the PDP had earlier on Thursday met and reportedly deliberated on a rancour-free selection of NASS minority officials. ... more
  • 3 days Atiku Vs Buhari: Election Tribunal Takes Decision On Atiku’s Request To Access INEC Server NaijaNews
    The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has reserved judgement on the application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to be granted access to inspect the server and data of smart card readers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal took the decision on Thursday after hearing parties involved in the petition. Garba said the panel would communicate the date of the ruling to parties’ lead counsel once they were ready. This was after counsel in the matter adopted and argued their brief of arguments in the suit. During hearing on Thursday, INEC ... more
  • 3 days Forged WAEC Certificate: Justice Effiong Adjourn Case Against Gov. Abdulrazaq NaijaNews
    Justice Bassey Effiong, the Chairman of Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara, on Thursday, adjourned the case of the forged West African Examinations Council allegation against the Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. The judge had stalled the judgement to allow a representative of WAEC present evidence of the writ commanding him to appear in court. According to NAN, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Razak Atunwa and the Action Alliance party, had petitioned the Tribunal, claiming that the Kwara State Governor presented a forged WAEC certificate. Justice Effiong gave the ruling after PDP counsel, Paul Erokoro, SAN, call on ... more
  • 3 days 9th National Assembly: With Omo-Agege, Gbajabiamila, Senate Is Desecrated – HURIWA NaijaNews
    Few days after the election for the leadership of the ninth National Assembly, a Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, called for the impeachment of Senator Ovie-Omo-Agege who emerged as the Deputy Senate President after defeating Senator Ike Ekewerumadu. The group stated that the 9th Senate would be gradually destroyed if the Senator representing the Delta State central senatorial district is not impeached. It further stated that the National Assembly would remain a “mere political circus ring and a charade even.” HURIWA stated this while describing the election of Senator Omo-Agege as the Deputy Senate President and Femi Gbajabiamila ... more
  • 3 days Appeal Court Delivers Ruling On Senator Bulkachuwa’s Election NaijaNews
    The Court of Appeal, Abuja, has rejected a suit seeking the nullification of the elections of Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa (APC-Bauchi North). The appellant, Alhaji Usman Tuggar, had asked the court to sack the senator stating that Bulkachuwa was not the proper candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the senatorial seat. Reacting to Thursday’s ruling, Tuggar, through his counsel Chike Okafor, vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Appeal Court. He said: “I won the Primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Bauchi North Senatorial district election with over 54,000 votes ... more
  • 3 days APC Is Deceitful, Buhari Cannot Be Trusted – Ayo Adebanjo NaijaNews
    A factional leader of the Pan-African Yoruba group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, says the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, is a “deceitful” political party. Naija News reports that the elder statesman made this comment during an interview with The Sun newspaper, where he stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be trusted. This online news platform understands that Adebanjo made this statement in reaction to the President’s refusal to restructure Nigeria, which the elder statesman said was the reason he campaigned for Mr. Buhari in 2011. His words: “I know this Buhari, there is no quarrel between him and I, ... more
  • 3 days Presidential Election Tribunal: INEC Responds To PDP, Atiku’s Request To Access Server NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed claims of a server where results of the February 23 presidential election were uploaded. Naija News reports that the electoral commission made this known at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Thursday while responding to an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar to inspect its servers. Counsel to INEC, Yunus Ustaz Usman (SAN) urged the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal to strike out the application of the PDP and Atiku. “They are asking us to bring something we don’t have,” he said. Adding their voices, the counsel to President ... more
  • 3 days Round-Up Of Latest Benue State News Today,Thursday, June 13th, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Benue Lawmaker Speaks On Tiv And Jukun Peace Accord And The Challenges of Banditry The immediate past Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha has revealed how the intervention of both Taraba and Benue state governments helped reduce the spate of kidnapping, Banditry in the region. The Benue lawmaker, who made this known in Abuja at a reception in his honour by his constituents after the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, said skirmishes in the state were “largely informed by the activities of criminal elements in the borders ... more
  • 3 days Lists Of Things Senate Agreed To Do At Today’s Plenary NaijaNews
    The 9th Senate, on Thursday, agreed to write an official letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, informing him that the Senate had elected its presiding officers. They also planned to inform the international parliamentary bodies that 9th National Assembly has assembled and was ready to receive any communication. The motion on which the decision was based was sponsored by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President, at plenary which was presided over by Senate President Ahmed Lawan in Abuja today. Moving the motion, Omo-Agege urged: ”that the Senate should send a message to Mr President C-in-C informing him that a quorum ... more
  • 3 days Benue Lawmaker Speaks On Tiv And Jukun Peace Accord And The Challenges of Banditry NaijaNews
    The immediate past Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha has revealed how the intervention of both Taraba and Benue state governments helped reduce the spate of kidnapping, Banditry in the region. The Benue lawmaker, who made this known in Abuja at a reception in his honour by his constituents after the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, said skirmishes in the state were “largely informed by the activities of criminal elements in the borders of Taraba and Benue,” noting that “government is working assiduously to get to the root of the matter.” Bwacha said: “I want to call on all ... more
  • 3 days Why ‘Igbo Presidency’ Doesn’t Exist – Okorocha NaijaNews
    Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West) on Thursday said people of the South-east cannot make themselves president. Speaking to newsmen after he was sworn into the Senate, the former Imo governor said Igbo presidency doesn’t exist. The lawmaker stated that the south-east region has to work hard to earn the presidency. “Power is not given, power is taken. The south-east cannot just fold their arms and expect power to be given to them just because you want power. “Power does not go with sentiment some of the times, it’s on issues on ground,” Okorocha said. “So you cannot be talking about ... more
  • 3 days How APC Senators Stopped Senate From Debating Buhari’s Democracy Day Speech NaijaNews
    Senators of All Progressives Congress (APC) have today blocked a motion that sought to debate the speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigeria’s Democracy Day. The motion was brought forth by Senator Istifanus Dung Gyang (PDP, Plateau) who said: “The motion has to do with the speech by President Muhammadu Buhari on Democracy Day. The speech is already in the public domain and had generated a lot of interest.” The motion was subjected to voice votes by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and APC Senators shouted it down. They stated that the Senate does not need to discuss the ... more
  • 3 days Revealed: How APC Won 2019 Presidential Election For Buhari (Video) NaijaNews
    APC Celebrates 2019 Presidential Victory The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed new details of how it worked to achieve victory for President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. Naija News recalls Muhammadu Buhari contested and won a second term in office as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the APC. Buhari defeated his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by about 3 million votes. Atiku and some other stakeholders have however headed to the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the February 23 election. A fresh video made available ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Backs Creation Of Sahrawi Republic NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday backed the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in their quest for self-determination and independence. Buhari’s position was made known in a statement sent to Naija News and signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Naija News recalls that Nigeria recognised SADR on November 11, 1984 when General Buhari was Head of State. Speaking at an audience granted the President of SADR, Brahim Ghali at the State House, Buhari noted that the country’s position is in line with the several resolutions of the African Union (AU) and the United ... more
  • 3 days List Of Nollywood Actors That Have Died This Year NaijaNews
    Earlier today, Nigerians woke up to the sad news that one of Nollywood’s most prolific actors, Fasasi Olabanke died this morning. This is not the first time this year that we are receiving such shocking news. Here are the list and photos of Nollywood actors who have died this year, so far. On Thursday, January 3, Nigerians woke up to receive the sad news that Gbenga ‘Burger’ Akintunde died after visiting the hospital to complain of malaria, he died at the age of 47. Popularly known as ‘I show Larry’, Adewale Olanrewaju died on Monday, January 21 at ... more
  • 3 days Three Armed Bandits Arrested At Wukari Village In Taraba NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Army has arrested three armed bandits at Rafin Kada village in Wukari local government area of Taraba state. The chairman of Wukari local government area, Mr. Adi Daniel, who revealed how the bandits almost got access to the Village said the militia were from Abako area of Benue state and were captured by soldiers who are on patrol of the troubled areas. Mr Daniel explained that the attempt by the militia to attack Rafin Kada, a Jukun town, came one day after a peace agreement was signed between Tiv and Jukun leaders at Kente town in the presence ... more
  • 3 days Election Petition Tribunal: WAEC Speaks On Candidate’s Certificate NaijaNews
    Election Petition Tribunal Resumes Sitting In Kwara State The Kwara State Branch Controller of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Bamidele Amode has said he is yet to receive the original copies of the subpoena from the Lagos headquarters of the Council. He stated this on Thursday when he appeared as the star witness in the Kwara State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin, the state capital. The Tribunal had on Thursday resumed to begin full hearing in the petition of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate Razaq Atunwa challenging the declaration of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as ... more
  • 3 days 9th National Assembly: What Tinubu Said About Lawan, Gbajabiamila’s Emergence NaijaNews
    The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Bola Tinubu, says the emergence of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as leaders of the 9th National Assembly comes at a “crucial time” in Nigeria’s history. Naija News recalls that Lawan emerged as the President of the 9th Nigerian Senate while Gbajabiamila emerged as the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. Speaking on their emergence on Wednesday in a congratulatory message entitled: “Nurturing and Deepening National Assembly Institution, Democracy,” Tinubu advised the new leadership of the country’s 9th National Assembly to work closely with the Executive. His ... more
  • 3 days 8 Key Promises Of President Buhari In His Democracy Day Speech NaijaNews
    The maiden celebration of democracy day on June 12 has come and gone but its impact still remains with us in Nigeria. Naija News recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari revealed to Nigerians what he and his administration plans to do in the next four years. Here are the key promises of President Buhari which touched on electricity, security, infrastructure, job, and many other issues that affect Nigerians. 1. PRESIDENT BUHARI’S LIFELONG COMMITMENT TO SERVING NIGERIA Having studied, worked and lived in every part of Nigeria, interacted with Nigerians of all ages and ethnic, religious and political affiliations, and even fought ... more
  • 3 days Suspected Herdsmen Kill Civil Servant On Ife-Ibadan Expressway NaijaNews
    Suspected herdsmen have struck again in the dreaded Ife-Ibadan expressway, killing a civil servant, Mr. Adenipekun Ademiju, popularly called Okere. This is coming roughly after a month that one Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife lecturer, Professor Olayinka Adegbehingbe was kidnapped by gunmen near Ikire along ife/Ibadan Expressway, Naija News reports. Okere, a member of staff of Atakunmosa West Local Government Area of Osun State, boarded a private vehicle at Osu, on his way to Ibadan before the unfortunate incident occurred at Ikire. The assailants robbed commuters before they murdered Ademiju. An eyewitness said Ademiju was shot dead when the robbers ... more
  • 3 days Adesua Etomi-Wellington Displays Martial Arts In New Movie, MUNA (Watch Trailer) NaijaNews
    The trailer of the new movie, MUNA is out and superstar actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington is seen displaying excellent martial arts skills. ‘Muna’ is a Nollywood-Hollywood action crossover, which stars Adesua as the titular lead and was directed by Kevin Nwankwor. The film, written by Unoma Nwankwor, centred around human trafficking and follows Muna, who finds love after being trafficked to Europe and has come of age. ‘Muna’ is the story of a spirited girl raised by her grandmother; the last surviving member of their family. In her driving desire to provide a better life for herself and grandmother in the ... more
  • 3 days Police Break Silence On Explosion In Port Harcourt Mall NaijaNews
    The Police in Rivers State has reacted to the explosion that occurred at a Port Harcourt mall yesterday evening. The force who ruled out the possibility that it was a terrorist attack stated that the incident occurred as a result of a gas explosion Witnesses said the explosion caused a stampede as many customers were trying to escape from the building. Police, however, stated that there was no loss of lives but five shoppers were severely injured. Omoni said, “The explosion occurred at 5.50pm at the kitchen section with five persons sustaining various degrees of burns. “They (victims) are currently ... more
  • 3 days Just In: Rochas Okorocha Sworn In As Senator Representing Imo West NaijaNews
    After receiving his certificate of return, the former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been sworn as a Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria. Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, conducted the swearing-in ceremony after which Okorocha signed necessary documents. Naija News, however, recalls that the former governor, who had not been issued a certificate of return, was not sworn in on Tuesday, alongside other lawmakers because his name was not on the list of the national assembly for accreditation. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) later issued a certificate of return to him following a court order that ... more
  • 3 days Breakdown Of Senators And Their Parties In The 9th National Assembly NaijaNews
    APC Holds Majority In The 9th National Assembly The ninth National Assembly has been inaugurated on June 11, 2019, and the elected lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly are settling down to business. The upper legislative chamber has a total of 109 seats with 3 Senators from each of the 36 states and one from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The ruling All Progressives Congress, has the majority of lawmakers in the Senate, the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 44 senators while the Young Peoples Party (YPP) has one lawmaker. Naija News reports as ... more
  • 3 days Buhari, Weah In Crucial Meeting In Aso Rock NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari and Liberian President, George Weah are currently behind closed-door meeting at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The meeting started at exactly 11.35a.m when Weah arrived the forecourt of the Presidential Villa. Naija News reports that Weh arrived Abuja earlier for the June 12 Nigeria Democracy celebration. Although the outcome of the meeting is still yet to be ascertained; however, the meeting was still I progress as at the time of filing this report.     ……details to come.   ... more
  • 3 days Latest Political News In Nigeria For Thursday, 13th June, 2019 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Thursday, 13th June 2019. Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria. 1. National Assembly May Name Committees Today Indications have emerged that the National Assembly leadership may constitute three committees today, Thursday. It was gathered that after Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila set of the three committees each, they will also announce the adjournment of both chambers sine die on June 20. 2. 9th Assembly: Lawmakers Jostle For Principal Offices High level of politicking is in play over who emerges ... more
  • 3 days Nollywood’s Omotola Lectures Daddy Freeze About Marriage NaijaNews
    Nollywood actress, Omotola-Jalade Ekehinde in the wake of Thursday, June 13, cleared that marriage is not the cause of domestic violence. Naija News understands that the popular Nollywood actress stated that the cause of domestic violence are people and not marriage. Omotola made this known while reacting to a comment by controversial OAP and Free Nation founder, Daddy Freeze who had said that that; “Living miss is better than a dead Mrs.” Freeze said this while reacting to a report of a lady who was killed by her husband days after coming out to tell people to make their marriage ... more
  • 3 days Full Manchester City 2019/2020 Premier League Fixtures NaijaNews
    English Premier League Champions Manchester City take on West Ham United in their first game of the 2019/2020 EPL season. City will follow that up with a home game against UEFA Champions League finalist Tottenham Hot Spur.
    Feeling good about those fixtures, Blues? 📅⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ybPnusYFF0 — Manchester City (@ManCity) June 13, 2019 ... more
  • 3 days What President Buhari Has Given Us – Gov. Oyetola NaijaNews
    Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola has urged Nigerians to use the spirit of democracy day to promote unity and peaceful co-existence. This, he said during a program held to celebrate the Democracy Day yesterday in Osogbo. Oyetola who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Gboyega Alabi, said the June 12 celebration should be seen as a moment for sober reflection on the selflessness of heroes past. He further stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had done well and made Nigeria proud by moving to declare June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day. “Our President has done us proud. He has set ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday, June ,13, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Buhari Renames Abuja Stadium After MKO Abiola (See Why) President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Naija News understands that henceforth the Abuja stadium will now be called the Moshood Abiola stadium. The President made this known while delivering a speech to mark the 2019 June 12 Democracy Day celebration at the Eagles Square in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory. This coming in less than one month into Buhari’s second term as President of Nigeria. The ... more
  • 3 days Suspected Robbers Kill A Lady, Throw Her Out Of Vehicle In Lagos State NaijaNews
    It is a sad loss for the friends and families of one Abimbola Ayanwale who was allegedly killed by suspected armed robbers at Idi-Iroko, Anthony Village area of Lagos State. The deceased is a Linguistics graduate of Ekiti State University. Abimbola’s death is still shrouded in mystery and confusion. A Facebook user, identified as Adegoke Adekemi, took to her wall yesterday morning, to mourn the woman. Aunty mi Ayanwale Abimbola Modinat, you were still active on WhatsApp till 8pm yesterday. Only for us to be called around 11pm that you’re dead! How do these things happen? One minute, you’re healthy ... more
  • 3 days Teacher Dies In Car Accident On Her Way To Work NaijaNews
    A Teaching staff of at Lagos State-owned Festac Girls Senior Secondary School has died in an early morning car accident on her way to work. The deceased teacher who was in level 17 was said to be living in Agege and had to travel to Festac every day to teach. “She was rushing down to the school that day because her students had NECO Home Economics practical in the morning, She died on her way here. A teacher was brought in from another school to help the students.” A staff said. The Guardian learnt that Ikeji was transferred to Festac ... more
  • 3 days Tension As Herdsman Beheads Girlfriend In Ekiti NaijaNews
    A middle-aged herdsman on Tuesday hacked his wife to death in Ilasa Ekiti, in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Naija News reports that the herdsman killed his own wife when he reportedly chopped off her head with a machete. The incident of Tuesday has already thrown the community into confusion. According to report, the victim was said to have been attacked a stream where she had to fetch water in the company of her younger sister. Although the unjustifiable reason for the herdsman killing the wife is still unknown, the younger sister who was helpless ran ... more
  • 3 days Full Manchester United 2019/2020 Premier League Fixtures (Video) NaijaNews
    Manchester United will begin their 2019/2020 English Premier League campaign in a Sunday tie against Europa League Champions Chelsea. UNITED’S PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES 2019/20 Sun Aug 11 Chelsea H Sat Aug 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers A Sat Aug 24 Crystal Palace H Sat Aug 31 Southampton A Sat Sep 14 Leicester City H Sat Sep 21 West Ham United A Sat Sep 28 Arsenal H Sat Oct 5 Newcastle United A Sat Oct 19 Liverpool H Sat Oct 26 Norwich City A Sat Nov 2 Bournemouth A Sat Nov 9 Brighton and Hove Albion H Sat Nov 23 Sheffield United A ... more
  • 3 days Full Chelsea 2019/2020 Premier League Fixtures NaijaNews
    Europa League winners Chelsea will kickstart their 2019/2020 English Premier League season with a mouthwatering tie against Manchester United. The blues will end the season with games against Norwich City (H), Liverpool (A) and Wolves (H). Chelsea may commence the new Premier League season with a new manager as Juventus may announce the signing of manager Maurizio Sarri. ... more
  • 3 days Transfer: Griezmann’s Barcelona Move Confirmed NaijaNews
    Atletico Madrid’s CEO, Gil Martin, has announced that Antoine Griezmann is set to play for Barcelona this summer. According to him, the club was aware that Griezmann would join Barcelona since March. “We know since last March that Griezmann is going to Barcelona,” he told Sport. Naija News understands that Griezmann had last month told Atletico that he would deposit his €120m release clause by July. The player’s release clause is €200million after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer, but the figure dropped to €120m euros from July 1. It is expected that Griezmann would sign ... more
  • 3 days Full Arsenal 2019/2020 Premier League Fixtures NaijaNews
    Arsenal begins the 2019-20 English Premier League season with an away trip to Newcastle on August 11. Arsenal who finished fifth last season will end the season with games against Liverpool (H), Aston Villa (A) and Watford (H). ... more
  • 4 days Why El-Rufai Is Nothing Without Buhari – Shehu Sani NaijaNews
    Former Lawmaker and human right activist, Shehu Sani, has berated Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State. The former Senate in a post on Facebook stated that the governor relies on the popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari to win elections. Sani was reacting to a post online where El-Rufai posted photos of him and former lawmaker, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, mocking them and boasting that he was responsible for their defeat and that he has retired them from politics. Responding, Shehu Sani warned Buhari and the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be wary of the Kaduna State governor. ... more
  • 4 days Reno Omokri Exposes Real Reason Buhari Named Abuja Stadium After MKO Abiola NaijaNews
    Reno Momokri, former Presidential aide and ex-Special Assistant on New Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has said President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja stadium after late MKO Abiola in a desperate attempt to undeserved goodwill from Nigerians. Naija News reports that Omokri said Buhari’s administration had turned Nigeria into one of the poorest countries in the world, contradicting the personality of the late MKO Abiola who was known for his goodwill and commitment to the emancipation of the poor. The former presidential aide addressed the impression that former President Jonathan did not honour Abiola, and described such beliefs as ... more
  • 4 days National Assembly May Name Committees Today NaijaNews
    Indications have emerged that the National Assembly leadership may constitute three committees today, Thursday. It was gathered that after Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila set of the three committees each, they will also announce the adjournment of both chambers sine die on June 20. Lawmakers of both chambers would return home immediately after their plenary sessions because their offices were not ready, The Punch reports. However, attempts to get the management of the National Assembly to disclose when the lawmaker’s offices will be ready failed. A ranking Senator, who did not want his name mentioned, told The Punch, ... more
  • 4 days Atiku Vs Buhari: Election Tribunal To Hear Atiku’s Motion On INEC’s Server Today NaijaNews
    The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will today Thursday, June 13, hear an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar requesting access to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News had reported that the Tribunal reserved ruling on nine applications it heard in respect to PDP and Atiku’s petition. The Justice Garba-led panel disclosed that the date to deliver judgement on the applications will be communicated to parties involved. The main opposition party and its presidential candidate, Atiku, are challenging INEC’s declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the general election. The PDP and Atiku had maintained that ... more
  • 4 days AFCON 2019: Latest Africa Cup of Nations News For Thursday, June 13th, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Tanzania Name Afcon 2019 23-man Squad Tanzania has revealed their final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Full Squad: Goalkeepers: Aishi Manula (Simba SC),Metacha Mhata (Mbao FC) and Aron Kalambo (TZ Prisons). Defenders: Hassan Ramadan (Nkana FC), Vincent Phillipo (Mbao FC), Gadiel Michael (Young Africans), Ally Mtoni (Lipuli FC), Mohammed Hussein (Simba SC), Kelvin Yondani (Young Africans), Erasto Nyoni (Simba SC) and Agrey Moris (Azam FC) Midfielders: Feisal Salum (Young Africans), Himid Mao (Petrojet ... more
  • 4 days Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Thursday, 13th June, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today Thursday, 13th June 2019 1. President Buhari Delivers Maiden June 12 Democracy Day Speech President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered the maiden June 12 democracy day speech at the celebration which held at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday. The President touched on electricity, security, infrastructure, job, and many other issues that affect Nigerians. 2. Democracy Day: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Snub Celebration Former Nigerian Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan were both absent at the Eagles Square venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja. Also, absent at the event were ... more
  • 4 days Latest Arsenal News Update Today, Thursday, June 13th, 2019 NaijaNews
    This is Naija News compilation of the latest Arsenal news online for today, Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Emmanuel Eboue Narrates How He Almost Committed Suicide After FIFA Suspension Former Arsenal defender, Emmanuel Eboue, has revealed how he almost committed suicide after his suspension by FIFA. The former Ivory Coast player revealed this on French television, he also noted that he battled with depression and even considered suicide. Eboue stated that the mental illness started when he was suspended by FIFA from all football-related activity for one year. The ban came as a result of his refusal to pay money owed ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: Buhari Dines With African Leaders (Photos) NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari hosted African leaders and diplomats to Democracy Day dinner. Naija News reports that the dinner took place at the state house, Abuja, Nigeria’s ca on Wednesday night, June 12. Present at the dinner were President George Weah of Liberia; President Macky Sall of Senegal; President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic; President Hage Geingob of Namibia and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Below are photos from the dinner… ... more
  • 4 days Atiku Roasts Buhari In Latest Rant NaijaNews
    Former Nigeria’s Vice President and presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. Naija News reports that the former vice president attacked Buhari in his message he released on Wednesday, June 12 to commemorate the Democracy Day celebration in Nigeria. Atiku in his message described the President as being disrespectful to the rule of law and court orders. Atiku, in a statement on Wednesday, June 12, said it was not enough for the President to declare June 12 a Democracy Day. He said that despite ... more
  • 4 days What Fayemi Said About Lawan, Gbajabiamila NaijaNews
    Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila on their emergence as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively. The Ekiti state Governor in his message described the emergence of the new Senate President and the Speaker as a positive signal for consolidation of democratic governance. The Governor and chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) in a statement made available to journalists, and obtained by Naija News on Wednesday described both Senator Lawan and Hon Gbajabiamila as distinguished. Fayemi urged the elected officials to always put the interest of the country ... more
  • 4 days What Annulment Of June 12 Did To Nigeria – Late Abiola’s Party, SDP NaijaNews
    The Social Democratic Party, SDP, has today lamented the annulment of the June 12, 1993, Presidential election. According to the party, the incidence was a sad development which contributed to the lack of progress in the nation’s political and socio-economic aspect. The party, in its Democracy Day commemoration message taggedBeyond the Symbolism of June 12,” signed by the Acting National Chairman, Professor Tunde Adeniran, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking the bold step in making the historic day a national holiday even as it chided past democratic administrations for glossing over the date. The SDP, which was the party ... more
  • 4 days Yoruba Group Tells Buhari What To Do To Ease The ‘Suffering’ In Nigeria NaijaNews
    A pan-Yoruba social-cultural group, the Yoruba Koya Leadership has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the South-West to redouble efforts to end the spate of insecurity in the Yoruba region. The group, in a June 12 “O To Ge Rally” (Enough is Enough Rally) tagged: “Safety and Security in Yoruba Land”, held in Lagos to commemorate June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day today, demanded that the government provides security and stability. They stated that it is important that the incessant kidnapping, killings, and destruction of farmlands must be stopped immediately. Speaking at the rally, Otunba Deji Osibogun, the ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Speaks On The Only Thing He Can Lay His Life Down For NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has noted that his aim is to Nigeria as one indivisible entity, adding that he has always been part of the struggle to achieve that. This, Buhari said while delivering his democracy day speech today in Abuja Buhari said, “I was involved at close quarters in the struggle to keep Nigeria one. I can, therefore, do no more than dedicating the rest of my life to work for the unity of Nigeria and upliftment of Nigerians. “In 2002-2003 campaigns and elections, I traveled by road to 34 of the 36 states of the Federation. This year I ... more
  • 4 days Severe Explosion Rocks Port Harcourt Mall NaijaNews
    There has been an explosion at the Port Harcourt Mall in Rivers State, leaving one person dead and several others injured. Naija News learned that the explosion happened around 5:20pm. Details later… ... more
  • 4 days NAF Aircraft Crashes In Katsina NaijaNews
    A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crashed in the process of landing in the Katsina Airport. This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force Naija News understands that the crash occurred when the aircraft was returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI. However, there was no loss of life, either of persons on board the helicopter or on the ground. NAF spokesperson disclosed that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: Fani-Kayode Commends Buhari NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for naming the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola. Naija News had reported that the Abuja stadium will now be called the Moshood Abiola stadium. The President made this known while delivering a speech to mark the 2019 June 12 Democracy Day celebration at the Eagles Square in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory. This coming in less than one month into Buhari’s second term as President of Nigeria. Reacting in a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode stated that people from the Southwest shall never forget this act of kindness ... more
  • 4 days Enyimba Win 2018/2019 NPFL NaijaNews
    Enyimba FC on Wednesday defeated Akwa United 3-0 to end the NPFL Super Six Championship Playoffs with 12 points from 5 matches and claim the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League title. Goals from Reuben Bala, Stanley Dimgba and Abdulrahman Bashir was enough to give the two-time African champions a deserved win over Akwa United. Enyimba are now Nigeria’s most successful club after they have previously won the championship in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2015. The victory ensures Enyimba will return to the CAF Champions League for 2020. ... more
  • 4 days Round-Up Of Latest Benue State News Today,Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 NaijaNews
    Here Are The Major Round-Up Of News From Benue State Today, Wednesday, June 12th, 2019. National Assembly: Abba Moro Replaces Senator David Mark After 20 Years Senator David Mark has been replaced in the Benue South Senatorial constituency by Senator Abba Moro after representing the district for 20 uninterrupted years. Senator Mark who once served as the President of the Senate had occupied the seat of a senator since the return of democracy in 1999. Moro won the senatorial seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mark served as the Senate President in the 6th and 7th Senate ... more
  • 4 days PDP Heads To Appeal Court To Reverse Benue State Governorship Tribunal’s Decision NaijaNews
    The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has written to the appellant court over the decision of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Benue State to defer ruling on its application pending hearing in the substantive petition. Joined in the appeal are Emmanuel Jime, All Progressives Congress (APC), Independent National Electoral Commission and Samuel Ortom as respondents. The PDP is the third respondent in Jime’s petition, which is challenging the return of Ortom as Benue State Governor. But, dissatisfied, the PDP filed the notice of appeal, which is predicated on six grounds. According to the Notice of Appeal, the PDP is seeking, ... more
  • 4 days See What Happened To Lady Due To Flood In Badagry, Lagos NaijaNews
    The Rainy season witnessed across different parts of the country is taking its toll on infrastructures, especially bad roads across the country. In the city of Lagos where the rains happen more often has caused havoc to persons, places, and structures. Naija News had reported how fallen trees, traffic jams, pulled down telecommunication masts and electric poles witnessed heavy rainfall in parts of Lagos recently. In the video below a lady fell inside a flooded gutter at Badagry Express road, one of the places that witness heavy rainfall and flood.
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  • 4 days Super Falcons Of Nigeria Defeats South Korea NaijaNews
    Nigeria Defeats South Korea The Super Falcons of Nigeria recorded their first win in the ongoing 2019 FIFA women world cup currently underway in France. The Super Falcons opened the scoring in the first half with a beautiful goal by Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala. An own goal from Kim Do-yeun handed the Nigerian girls a final 2-0 win over their South Korean counterparts. Naija News recalls the Falcons had lost 0-3 to Norway in their opening group game but this win in their second group stage game ensured they still have a chance of making it out of their group ... more
  • 4 days Make Nigeria More Important Than APC – Dino Melaye Tells Ahmed Lawan NaijaNews
    The Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, on Wednesday told the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, what to do for Nigeria. He called on the Senate President to make the country more important than his party, the All Progressives Congress. Melaye stated this while congratulating Lawan on his emergence as the President of Senate of the 9th Assembly. “Congratulations once again Senator Ahmed Lawal. Make Nigeria more important and above APC.” Lawan had won the election with 79 votes while his rival Senator Ali Ndume scored 28 votes. The Yobe lawmaker was declared the winner of ... more
  • 4 days See What Femi Falana Asked President Buhari To Do To Heroes Of June 12 Struggle NaijaNews
    Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari not to leave out other Nigerian heros who fought for the June 12 democracy day actualization. Mr Falana who was guest on Channels Televisions Democracy Day edition of Sunrise Daily also asked the federal government to also identify other heroes of that struggle from all over the country. This was not a NADECO and Afenifere affair. The beauty of those who are coming from the civil society who have found themselves either in the executive or the legislature is to ensure that those ideals are actualised and ... more
  • 4 days How An Armed Robber Raped Me With Polythene Bag As Condom – Teacher NaijaNews
    A teacher (names withheld) of a Catholic Secondary School in Lagos state has narrated her ordeal in the hand of an armed robber who raped her before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court. The teacher made the revelation yesterday while giving evidence during the trial of two men in their twenties— Babatunde Oluwaleke and Daniel Ojo— over alleged rape and robbery. While being led in evidence by Mr. Akin George, the lead prosecuting counsel for the state, the teacher gave a harrowing account of how she was raped in her home by Oluwaleke on March 6, 2018. She ... more
  • 4 days June 12: Nigeria Worse Than In 1993 – Abdulmumuni NaijaNews
    The son of late Chief MKO Abiola, Abdulmumuni, has lamented about the state of Nigeria since 1993. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill on Monday making June 12 a public holiday and the official Democracy Day which was previously celebrated on May 29. Abdulamumuni is his statement stated that the declaration of June 12 should be seen as a day of national sober reflection for Nigerians as things are worse than it was in 1993. Late MKO Abiola’s son claimed that the education and health sectors had collapsed. He, however, hope that ... more
  • 4 days Oando’s Management React To Suspension Of Its AGM NaijaNews
    Oando Plc has ignored the last-minute directives of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its scheduled annual general meeting (AGM). Naija News recalls that SEC had earlier ordered for the suspension of Oando’s AGM slated till further notice. In its official response to the suspension filed at the NSE, Oando stated that the cancellation of the scheduled AGM by SEC was not in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders who have travelled at great expense, from far and wide, to attend the AGM. “The company also stands to lose significant shareholder funds by the attendant cancellation ... more
  • 4 days Atiku Vs Buhari: Ex-VP Right To Approach Election Tribunal – Jonathan NaijaNews
    Former President Goodluck Jonathan has stated that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was right not to accept the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the elections. The former president made this known in an interview a Premium Time’ special publication on the Fourth Republic 20th anniversary. 2015 Vs 2019 Elections Jonathan said the fundamentals of the 2015 election, which saw him become Nigeria’s first incumbent leader to accept election defeat, were “very different” from the 2019 elections. “It is not right for anybody to compare Jonathan’s decision in 2015 with Atiku’s position in 2019 ... more
  • 4 days Omo-Agege Kneeling To Buhari, Sad! – Reno Omokri NaijaNews
    Reno Omokri has taken a swipe at newly sworn-in Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege for kneeling to greet president Muhammadu Buhari Naija News earlier reported on how Senator Omo-agege who was at the Presidential Villa with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, yesterday knelt down to greet President Buhari. See Reno’s Tweet below
    When we have a Deputy Senate President KNEELING DOWN to greet @MBuhari, how can we expect the 9th National Assembly to STAND UP to him? The Legislature was created to CHECK the Executive, not to BOW to them. Kneel to God and parents only. ... more
  • 4 days June 12: Honour Humphrey Nwosu Like MKO Abiola – Enugu Residents Demand NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has been called on by a cross-section of Enugu residents to honour Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, who happens to be the National Electoral Commission Chairman during the June, 1993 presidential election. According to NAN some residents of Enugu stated that Prof. Nwosu should be honoured for the role he played during the June 12 election. Julius Onuigbo, a legal practitioner, stated that Nwosu conducted the election which was described as the freest and fairest election in Nigeria’s history. Onuigbo noted that Nwosu’s commission introduced the novel option A4 system voting system and the open ballot system. He further ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Snub Celebration NaijaNews
    Former Nigerian Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are both absent at the Eagles Square venue of the ongoing Democracy Day celebration in Abuja. Also, absent at the event are former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar. Former interim president Ernest Shonekan is also absent. Naija News reports former presidents and Heads of State had been formally invited to attend the event. World leaders are at the event include President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania; President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; President George Weah of Liberia; President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo; and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. Others ... more
  • 4 days Democracy Day Celebration: See What Femi Fani-Kayode Said About Nigeria’s Future NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s former minister of aviation, Cheif Femi Fani-Kayode has bared his mind on the celebration of June 12 democracy day and the APC led federal government. The PDP Chieftains who constantly criticize President Muhammadu Buhari’ s system of government made this known through his blog site where he wrote an article titled “JUNE 12TH, DEMOCRACY DAY AND NIGERIA’S DANCE OF DEATH” According to him…
    "Must we wait until we are slaughtered like flies and buried in mass graves like the Biafrans,Bosnians,Tutsis,Jews and others, before our eyes open and we demand to leave this tinderbox?"…@realFFK JUNE 12TH, DEMOCRACY ... more
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