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  • 3 days Manchester City Suffer Huge Humiliation From Liechester In 5 -2 Defeat NaijaNews
    English striker Jamie Vardy scored twice from the spot on Sunday to give Brendan Rodgers’ men a 2-5 win over Manchester City in a Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium. Jamie Vardy hit a hat-trick as Leicester exposed Manchester City’s defensive flaws with a stunning 5-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side went ahead after just four minutes thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s thunderous strike. But that was as good as it got for City as Vardy tore Guardiola’s creaky defence to pieces with his pace and superb movement. Kyle Walker’s foul on Vardy led ... more
  • 3 days BREAKING: Again, Boko Haram Attack Borno Governor’s Convoy NaijaNews
    Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group on Sunday evening again attacked the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State along the Monguno-Maiduguri axis. Monguno is north and about 80km drive to Maiduguri, the town hosted thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mostly from Marte, Baga, Kukawa, Dikwa and other surrounding Local Government Areas. Naija News reports that this is coming barely 48 hours when some members of the sect ambushed the convoy of Governor Zulum along Cross Kauwa-Baga road in Borno state leaving over 30 people dead including 10 policemen and 4 soldiers. Sources told Vanguard ... more
  • 3 days IPOB Makes Fresh Demand From Buhari Govt, Says ‘We’re Tired Of Bondage’ NaijaNews
    The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu, has demanded a referendum from President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government to determine if its members still want to be a part of Nigeri. Naija News reports that the IPOB made this demand from the Nigerian government while denying allegations that it attacked security operatives in the South-East and South-South regions. The pro-Biafra group in a statement issued by Emma Powerful, the group’s spokesperson, said the allegations that IPOB members carry arms and is attacking security agents was a lie merely targeted at giving the Department of State Services an excuse ... more
  • 3 days President Buhari Mourns Death Of ‘Daddy,’ His Long-Term Senior Friend NaijaNews
    Mr. Gabriel Igboanugo, a close senior-friend of President Muhammadu Buhari has died at the age of 95, presidential media aide, Femi Adesina has disclosed. Adesina on Sunday in a statement, noted that President Buhari used to call the late Igboanugo ‘daddy’ when he was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Jos, Plateau State. Igboanugo was then, the Principal Education Officer at Command Secondary School, Jos and the two shared a fond relationship. Buhari was informed of ‘daddy’s’ death in a private letter by his wife, Lady Margaret Igboanugo. Reacting to his death, the ... more
  • 3 days Ondo 2020: Watch Gov. Akeredolu Sharing N200 Notes In Akure (Video) NaijaNews
    A video of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu sharing N200 notes in Akure, the Ondo state capital ahead of the Ondo 2020 election has emerged. Naija News reports that in the video which has gone viral on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, the Governor could be seen stepping out of his convey to spraying N200 notes into the air with residents of Akure scrambling to get a share “national cake.” Watch the video below… Gov. Akeredolu sharing N200 note in AKURE. pic.twitter.com/i2YLGtb5ys — Frosh (@Doctorseyi) September 26, 2020 People struggling for N200 today says a lot about the ... more
  • 3 days Gana Denies Embezzling NECO’s N368.8 million NaijaNews
    Abubakar Gana, a former Acting Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), has denied allegation levelled against him by an online media platform that he embezzled the sum of N368.875 million. In a statement he personally authored and released to newsmen, Sunday, in Abuja, Gana claimed that the alleged sum said to have been generated during the June/July 2018 registration of SSCE, was discovered missing before his tenure. According to the former NECO boss, Gana, the purported incident occurred on December 18, 2017, five months before my appointment. The statement read in full: “My attention has been drawn to a ... more
  • 3 days Buhari’s Policies Yielding Fruitful Results – Atiku NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies have started to yield the desired results in Nigeria, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, northern Nigeria, has said. Naija News reports that Governor Bagudu backed Buhari’s policies during a visit to a private rice mill, owned by a business mogul, Alhaji Sahabi Lolo in Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area(LGA )of the state on Sunday. This online news platform understands that the Kebbi governor who was accompanied by Governor Muhammed Badaru of Jigawa on the visit, expressed delight that the policies of President Buhari’s administration were putting the country on a more formidable economic ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Govt Meets NLC, TUC Leaders 7pm NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has fixed 7 pm on Sunday to hold a crucial meeting in a bid to prevent Monday’s planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, confirmed the meeting in a text message. Naija News reports that was earlier scheduled for Monday at 3 pm following the inability of the Federal Government to reach an agreement with Labour on fuel and electricity tariff hikes. The message reads: “The Honorable Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige will be ... more
  • 3 days NLC Insist On Strike Action Despite Meeting Gbajabiamila NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday insisted that it will carry on with its proposed strike action over the increase of electricity tariff and petrol price. The NLC made this known after a closed-door meeting between organized and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, NLC President Ayuba Wabba said the strike will only be called off if the federal government makes a u-turn before 12 midnight today. On the court order stopping the strike, the NLC president said the organization has not been served with the order and cannot speak ... more
  • 3 days Osinbajo Speaks On When Land Borders Will Open NaijaNews
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the federal government is working to reopen Nigeria’s land borders. Naija News recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had on October 2019 ordered the total closure of land borders to check smuggling goods and arms into the country. Speaking on Thursday during a webinar organised by The Africa Report, Osinbajo the borders will re-open soon. Reacting to a question on the continued closure of the land borders despite preparations for the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), he said the government is working with neighbouring countries on the terms of ... more
  • 3 days Nigerian Military Confirms How Boko Haram Attacked Borno Governor’s Convoy NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Military has confirmed a Boko Haram attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum. The military, in a statement on Saturday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche explained that 18 persons were killed in the attack on Friday. Giving the breakdown of those who lost their lives in the attack, Gen. Enenche disclosed that 10 policemen, four soldiers and four civilians were killed in the attack which occurred at Barwati village in Borno State. It will be recalled Naija News earlier reported that policemen, soldiers and some members of ... more
  • 3 days Ondo 2020: Wike Believes In Intimidation, Violence, Rigging – APC NaijaNews
    The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State as someone who believes in intimidation, violence, and rigging. The Ondo APC Publicity Secretary, Alex Kalejaiye, was reacting to a statement credited to Wike, which alleged that the APC in Ondo State had perfected plans to rig the governorship election. According to the APC spokesperson, the party will continue to appeal to the people to renew the mandate given its candidate four years ago, considering the efforts of the APC-led government to reposition the state. He said: “APC in Ondo State ... more
  • 3 days 2023: Peter Obi Reacts To Viral 2023 Presidential Campaign Posters NaijaNews
    The 2019 Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has denied any knowledge of his 2023 presidential campaign posters flooding the internet. Obi, who is also a former Anambra State Governor distanced himself from the 2023 presidential campaign posters circulating on various social media platforms. Naija News gathered the posters surfaced online on Friday and had pictures of Obi as a presidential candidate and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former Kano State Governor as the Vice Presidential candidate. The poster had a caption: “For equity and fairness 2023” with Obi and Kwankwaso running for the presidency on ... more
  • 3 days Gbajabiamila Meets NLC, TUC Over Strike NaijaNews
    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has met with labour unions over their planned nationwide strike. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had jointly declared their readiness to embark on a nationwide strike on Monday, September 28, 2020. But in a last ditch effore to stop the industrial action, Gbajabiamila on Sunday met with President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba; and his TUC counterpart, Quadri Olaleye, among others. It was gathered that both Wabba and Gbajabiamila decried that the negotiations between the government and the workers to prevent the imminent strike ... more
  • 3 days Strike: Police Warns NLC, TUC Against Protesting NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) over their planned nationwide protest. NLC and TUC had scheduled Monday, September 28, 2020, to protest the recent increase in electricity tariff and petrol price. Recall that the National Industrial Court in Abuja had on Thursday granted an order of interim injunction restraining the unions from disrupting, restraining, picketing or preventing the workers or ordinary Nigerians from accessing their offices to carry out their legitimate duties on September 28, 2020, or any other date. Justice Ibrahim Galadima, who also issued an interim ... more
  • 3 days Boko Haram Attack On Borno Governor A Sabotage – Buhari NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the recent Boko Haram attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State. Naija News reports that the attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The Jihadist fighters opened fire with machine guns ... more
  • 3 days ‘I’m Ready For Police Questioning – Gbagi Denies Stripping Hotel Staff Naked NaijaNews
    Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, a former Minister of Education (State), has expressed readiness to meet the Nigeria Police for allegedly stripping staff of his hotel naked. Naija News reports that Gbagi was accused of stripping naked four staff of Signatious Hotel, photographing, arresting and dragging them before a Magistrate Court in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State over missing money. Speaking to newsmen in his Oginibo country home in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Gbagi denied any involvement in the act. Gbagi, who is gunning for the Delta State governorship seat, said none of his children had a hand in ... more
  • 3 days JUST IN: Israel Adesanya Defeats Paulo Costa Via TKO In #UFC253 (Video) NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya has defeated Brazilian Paulo Costa via TKO to retain the Middleweight Championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 253). Naija News win is the 20th career MMA victory for the Nigerian-New Zealand UFC middleweight champion. When Adesanya vs Costa kicked off, there was less action in the first round as both MMA fighters traded few kicks and punches with the Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, Costa pressing Adesanya but throwing few shots. Adesanya also known as Izzy or Stlebender, came out with more purpose in the second round, outboxing his opponent and landing deadly shots. ... more
  • 3 days UFC 253: Live Stream Of Israel Adesanya Vs Paulo Costa Fight NaijaNews
    The links to live stream Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa UFC 253 fight has emerged. Naija News reports that Adesanya vs Costa Middleweight title bout is currently taking place at Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Check the links below for live stream of the match. LIVE 1 live stream: bit.ly/335qR5o LIVE 2: bit.ly/335qR5o LIVE 3: bit.ly/335qR5o Naija News understands that the UFC returned for its second stint on Fight Island on Saturday night with the UFC 253 getting the festivities started this time around. The pay-per-view event highlighting the ... more
  • 4 days Latest Npower News In Nigeria For Today, Sunday, 27th September 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of the latest Npower news in Nigeria for today, Sunday, 27th September 2020. Here the latest Npower news in Nigeria today… 1. Npower News On Permanency For Batch A And B Beneficiaries Npower news on permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries is what most Nigerians who enrolled in the N-Power scheme are searching for on the internet these days. Naija News has obtained the latest Npower news permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries amid the growing concern over the unpaid stipends due to the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s social ... more
  • 4 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Sunday, 27th September 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 27th September 2020. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines. 1. Boko Haram: Borno Governor Breaks Silence On Attack On His Convoy Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has spoken on the recent attack on his convoy by members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.Recall that the attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 30 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. 2. Boko Haram: Death Toll In Borno Governor’s ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 136 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening, 26th September 2020, confirmed 136 new cases of coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency. The development brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 58,198 which includes 49,722 discharged cases and 1,106 deaths. Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State recording the highest number of new confirmed cases, followed by Ogun and Rivers State, south-south Nigeria. Lagos-41 Ogun-27 ... more
  • 4 days The Yoruba People Of Kwara Want Secession From The North NaijaNews
    The Yoruba people of Kwara say they are tired of being in Northern Nigeria. The people of  Kwara south senatorial district, through the Kwara South Consultative Forum (KSCF), have submitted their demands to the National Assembly Committee on Review of the Nigerian Constitution. According to the group, they were lumped with the Northern Protectorate, contrary to their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Atlantic Charter. The people are demanding for the merging of the Yoruba of Kwara and Kogi states with their kith and kin in the southwest The national chairman of the association, Sir Joseph ... more
  • 4 days Four Men Who Found Dead In Their Apartment In Abraka NaijaNews
    Police have discovered the decomposing bodies of four men in a one-room apartment in Abraka, a University town in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday morning, September 24. NaijaNews learnt that the men had had noodles as dinner the previous night. Two other people who ate the meal are currently in the hospital receiving treatment. Spokesman of the command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident said that the victims were not students of the state university. “It’ s not a hostel room but a private apartment. They are not students . According to the ... more
  • 4 days They Removed My Sister’s Hijab, Tortured Her To Death Over Her Ex – Man Cries Out For Justice NaijaNews
    Bilikisu Isah was allegedly tortured to death by police operatives attached to Bola Police Outpost in Maraba, Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State. In this interview, Zakaria Isah, the victim’s sister narrates how she died from complications she sustained from the torture, and other events which led to her death. It was learnt that the 20-year-old Bilikisu, an apprentice tailor, was arrested by the police on Monday, August 31, 2020, because her ex-boyfriend identified as Abdul, was alleged to have absconded after stealing N1.4 million in the car dealership center in Maitama, Abuja, where he was working for a Lebanese ... more
  • 4 days Return Home, Governor Matawalle Tells Man Trekking From Kaduna To Zamfara For Him NaijaNews
    Gov. Bello Matawalle has asked the young man who was travelling from Kaduna State to Zamfara to return to his hometown. The governor made the announcement on his Twitter account. The governor advised the youth to seek something important instead of risking his life. According to the governor, “I want to discourage young people from such dangerous adventures, I sincerely hope he discontinues the trek and channel his energy into a more productive activity.” The young man is walking because of his love for the governor, This is not the first time that young people have marched for their ... more
  • 4 days I Will Support Bola Tinubu In 2023 – Buhari NaijaNews
    Rumours about the intentions of the former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu to contest for Nigeria presidency in 2023 are beginning to appear true. Leading politicians in the Yoruba-dominated southwestern state have vowed to back the national leader of the All Progressives Congress to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. A senator representing Oyo North, AbdulFatai Buhari, has said he will back Tinubu as Nigeria’s president in 2023 if he decides to run. Buhari made the remarks in an interview with journalist Edmund Obilo on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Asked if Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi was really fighting Bola Tinubu, ... more
  • 4 days Photo: Nigerian Billionaire Businessman, Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina Pictured With 16 ‘Daughters’ NaijaNews
    A photo posted by an Instagram page has show 16 daughters of billionaire Alhaji Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina, the owner of Azmar Air, with 16 members of his family said to be his daughters. “The Azmans and their father” the page captioned the photo. Meanwhile, Photos have emerged from the wedding ceremony of Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media. Naija News understands that Ahmad would be joined with Naeemah as his dearly wedded wife on Friday, September 25. An hour to the event, the presidential aide who could not hide his joy posted on his Twitter account ... more
  • 4 days Are Kwankwaso And Peter Obi Really Running For Presidency? NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s 2019 Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi has said he has no hand in a poster with a picture of himself and former Kano governor Rabiu Kwankwaso running for the presidency. The poster which has been circulating on social media shows that Peter Obi is seeking the presidency of Nigeria while Kwankwaso is seeking the vice presidency in the 2023 election. According to the poster the two leading politicians are running under the PDP, the country’s main opposition party. In a message posted on his Twitter account, the former governor of Anambra State, said: “I am not a part ... more
  • 4 days ASUU Speaks On Suspending Nationwide Strike NaijaNews
    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dismissed reports making rounds that its ongoing strike has been suspended. ASUU in a post on Twitter on Friday said the report claiming that its members have resumed is false. “Contrary to speculations making the rounds in the social media that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has called off strike, nothing of such is true. “If we are going to call off our strike, there is a process that will be followed and nothing of such has been done.” Naija News recalls that the President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun ... more
  • 4 days Borno Attack: Nigeria Needs New Strategy Against Boko Haram – Atiku NaijaNews
    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on security agencies to change their strategy in their fight against Boko Haram terrorists group. Atiku was reacting to the latest attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State by Boko Haram in Baga. The attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy ... more
  • 4 days Labour: Why Federal Workers Cannot Join Strike – FG NaijaNews
    Federal Government have warned workers under the federal civil service not to join the planned strike by labour unions across the counlabour Striketry. Labour has scheduled the strike to begin on Monday September 28. In a statement released yesterday, Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of civil service of the federation, noted that court injunction has restricted federal workers  from embarking on the industrial action. She further stated that the Federal Government has commenced talks with labour unions to ensure that all workers agitations are resolved. The statement read; “Sequel to the call by the Labour Unions for workers to embark on industrial action ... more
  • 4 days Borno: Police Confirm Killing of Officers, Others By Boko Haram NaijaNews
    The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the killing of its officers during an attack on Governor Babagana Zulum by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Baga. Naija News reports that the attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. ... more
  • 4 days Boko Haram: Borno Governor Breaks Silence On Attack On His Convoy NaijaNews
    Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has spoken on the recent attack on his convoy by members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group. Recall that the attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 30 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The Jihadist fighters ... more
  • 4 days How Biafra, Oduduwa, Kwararafa Republics Will Be Actualized – Nnamdi Kanu NaijaNews
    Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has revealed that he is not giving up on the actualization of a sovereign Biafra republic. The IPOB leader in a statement on Saturday, 26th September 2020, added that apart from Biafra, he is also looking forward to the actualization of an independent Oduduwa republic, Kwararafa republic (Middle Belt), and a return of the Kanem-Bornu empire. According to him, all these can be achieved through synergy and sincerity of purpose from all stakeholders. According to Kanu, “With synergy and sincerity of purpose, Biafra, Oduduwa, Kwararafa (Middle Belt) republics ... more
  • 4 days #BBNaija2020: Laycon Rocks Nengi, Grabs Her Butt In Jacuzzi Dance (Video) NaijaNews
    Housemates in the Big Brother Naija lockdown show on Friday night (25th September) had some fun as they enjoyed some time in the jacuzzi. With the show gradually grinding to a halt, the BB Naija finalists enjoyed their time in the house dancing and lounging in the jacuzzi on Friday. However, the highlight of the ‘enjoyment’ session was the dance session between Laycon and Nengi with a video which has now gone viral on social media platforms, showing how Laycon grabbed Nengi’s butt and the two housemates rocked themselves. Watch the video below: https://www.naijanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/jAvdViOiXmjHpxsx.mp4 ... more
  • 4 days Ortom Reacts As Boko Haram Attack Borno Governor NaijaNews
    Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has reacted to the recent attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists. The attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The Jihadist fighters opened fire with machine ... more
  • 4 days Boko Haram: Death Toll In Borno Governor’s Convoy Attack Rises To 30 NaijaNews
    30 people have now died after the convoy of Borno State Governors, Babagana Zulum, was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists. Security sources have revealed to AFP that the number of fatalities from the attack Friday had doubled as more bodies were found and now included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians. “The tally has increased to 30 as many bodies were picked in the surrounding areas after the attack,” one of the sources said, adding that “many people were injured”. Naija News had reported that the attack, which was said to be an ... more
  • 4 days Togo’s Prime Minister, Komi Klassou, Resigns NaijaNews
    Togo’s Prime Minister, Komi Selom Klassou, has resigned of his service to the nation’s government after five years of his appointment. Naija News understands that Klassou got appointed as the prime minister of the West African nation in 2015. However, after five years of service, Klassou on Friday, September 25 announced his resignation from serving under President Faure Gnassingbe’s led government of Togo. Gnassingbe who on the other hand has served Togo for 38 years, send a congratulatory message to Klassou and his team, commending them for their “economic, political and social efforts and the encouraging results despite the ... more
  • 4 days Please Shelve Your Planned Strike – FG Begs NLC, TUC NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has pleaded with organized labour unions to suspend its planned strike scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020. The federal government and the organised labour, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), had failed to reach an agreement on Thursday over the increase in petrol price and electricity tariffs in the country. The government had also obtained a court order stopping labour unions from going ahead with the strike. Speaking to online publishers in Lagos on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the timing of the increase in the petroleum and power ... more
  • 4 days Only Ignorant People Will Call Me ‘Supreme Court’ Governor – Uzodinma NaijaNews
    Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has berated people referring to him as ‘Supreme Court’ governor, describing them as ignorant. He made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Hard Copy programme on Friday. On how he feels when people call him a Supreme Court governor, Uzodinma said he emerged through a legitimate means. According to the Imo governor, he was not the first to be favoured by a Supreme Court ruling. Uzodinma said, “It is the height of ignorance because they don’t know what they are saying. There is a reason for the Supreme Court. In the doctrine ... more
  • 4 days Truck Plunges Into Lagos River, Many Missing NaijaNews
    Many people have been declared missing after a truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State on Friday night. Naija News reports that the number of persons in the truck was unknown. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident on Saturday. Head, Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said search and rescue operations are ongoing. He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a six-tyre truck loaded with sand fell into the river. “The number of people in the truck can’t be ascertained at present. “Since the early ... more
  • 4 days Rivers Govt Reveals School Reopening Date NaijaNews
    The Rivers State Government has fixed Monday, October 5, 2020 for the reopening of universities, other tertiary institutions, as well as secondary and vocational schools in the state. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, to newsmen. The Rivers Government made the decision to reopen schools at the end of an emergency State Executive Council meeting on Friday and presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike in Government House, Port Harcourt. Speaking to newsmen, Ebeku said pointed that only primary schools will not open. “The council approved that schools in the State reopen on the 5th of ... more
  • 4 days FG Warns Civil Servants Against Joining NLC, TUC Strike NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has wanred civil servants against joining the planned strike by labour unions fixed for Monday, September 28, 2020. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and its affiliate unions had enjoined workers to embark on an indefinite strike, pending when the federal government reverses the price of petrol and electricity tariff. But in a statement on Friday, Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of civil service of the federation, said the federal government is in talks with the labour unions towards ensuring that all agitations by the workers are resolved. She, however, pointed out that workers cannot embark ... more
  • 4 days Protest Must Go Ahead Despite Court Order – NLC NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that it will go ahead with the planned strike scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020. Organized labour had fixed Monday to protest the recent increase in electricity tariff and petrol price. The federal government through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) had obtained a court order from the National Industrial Court to stop the strike. But in a communique by its General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, the NLC asked its members across the nation to come out in large numbers to protest the increase in fuel and electricity prices. ... more
  • 4 days Shehu Sani Reacts As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Gov’s Convoy NaijaNews
    Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has condemned the attack on the convoy of Borno State Government by Boko Haram members. Naija News had earlier reported that the convoy was ambushed shortly after leaving Monguno. It was reported that the incident led to the death of 12 policemen, 13 civilians and 5 soldiers. The incident occurred around 2pm while the convoy was heading to Baga town ahead of government’s plan to return internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Maiduguri to Baga Sani while reacting to the incident advised Governor Zulum to exercise great caution in areas still ... more
  • 4 days Edo: You Will Fall Like Pharaoh If You Become A Godfather – Sani Tells Obaseki NaijaNews
    The former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has warned Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki against establishing himself as a godfather in the state. Obaseki who was recently re-elected as the Edo State governor during the September 19 governorship polls had described his victory as a triumph over godfatherism. Former Governor and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole was widely believed as attempting to play godfather in Edo State politics. His candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu was however defeated in the governorship election by Obaseki. Following his victory, Obaseki promised not to become ... more
  • 4 days I See The Vision Of A New Nigeria – Obasanjo Tells Pa Fasoranti NaijaNews
    Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has predicted that despite the current challenges, Nigeria will get better in no distant future. Chief Obasanjo made the submission on Friday in Akure, the Ondo State capital during the 94th birthday celebration of Afenifere leader, Pa Rueben Fasoranti. Earlier, Pa Fasoranti who said though he was grateful for life and has lived a personally fulfilled life, expressed disappointment at the current state of Nigeria as a nation. “I am still here with you because of the grace of God and even though as an individual I am fulfilled, I regret to ... more
  • 5 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 26th September 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 26th September 2020 Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines. 1. Buhari Govt Gets Fresh Order To Frustrate Planned NLC, TUC Strike The Muhammadu Buhari-led government has obtained a fresh court order stopping the planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Naija News reports that labour unions had fixed Monday, September 28, to begin protest and strike over the recent increase in electricity tariff and petrol price. 2. NCDC Confirms 213 New Cases of Coronavirus ... more
  • 5 days Suspected Fulani Gunmen Kill Five In Fresh Plateau Attack NaijaNews
    Suspected Fulani militia on Thursday attacked K/Vom community of Vwang District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing five persons. Naija News understands that this is coming barely three days after the murder of a traditional ruler, Da Bulus Chuwang Jang. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community around 10:30 pm and opened fire on the locals, who were relaxing at a spot after a hectic day. The Fulani militia numbering about 20 killed four people there while a student of the School of Animal Health Production Vom was also killed close to his shop. ... more
  • 5 days My Skills Got Me Where I Am Today, Not My Dad’s Wealth –DJ Cuppy Reveal NaijaNews
    Billionaire daughter, DJ Cuppy has declared that her father, Femi Otedola is not the reason she is successful in life. According to the Disc Jockey, you might have connections, but if you don’t work hard and deliver, you won’t go far. She went further to say that after all, her dad doesn’t DJ for her. “No matter how many doors are open for you, only your skills and delivery can keep you in those doors. I have connections, but if I didn’t work hard, I wouldn’t be able to bring those connections to fruition. After all, my dad cannot ... more
  • 5 days #BBNaija 2020: “I Don’t Wear Pant” – Nengi Tells Laycon NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija housemate, Nengi has opened up to Laycon that she doesn’t wear panties. She mentioned this during a conversation with Laycon, while pleading with him to help her fold her clothes. However, Laycon who turned down her request, said he won’t help her fold the clothes because he is not in the habit of touching a lady’s pants unless he is taking them off. In her words, “Then I can’t touch your clothes, the only time I touch pant is when I’m taking it off” Nengi in response revealed that she’s different from other women as she ... more
  • 5 days Latest Npower News In Nigeria For Today, Saturday, 26th September 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of the latest Npower news in Nigeria for today, Saturday, 26th September 2020. Here the latest Npower news in Nigeria today… 1. Npower News On Permanency For Batch A And B Beneficiaries Npower news on permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries is what most Nigerians who enrolled in the N-Power scheme are searching for on the internet these days. Naija News has obtained the latest Npower news permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries amid the growing concern over the unpaid stipends due to the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s social ... more
  • 5 days BBNaija2020 : Ex-Housemates Return For Saturday All White Party NaijaNews
    As the curtain gradually falls on BBNAIJA Season 5 Lockdown, organizers have concluded plans to host a final party that will re-unite all the Housemates. The All-White-Party scheduled for Saturday, September 27, will serve as the last get-together for all participants of this year’s edition of the reality TV show, ahead of the grand finale that will determine the winner of the N85 million price money on Sunday. Though 20 contestants started the journey, only five of them survived the brunt of eviction. Those currently vying for the top price are Dorathy, Laycon, Vee, Neo and Nengi. Among music ... more
  • 5 days Electricity, Petrol Hike: Governors Kick Against NLC, TUC Strike NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has asked organised labour to shelve its proposed strike scheduled for Monday. Labour unions have fixed Monday, September 28, 2020, to protest the increase in electricity tariff and petrol price. In a communiqué issued by the NGF Vice-Chairman and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Friday, the governors explained that any plan to down tools will worsen the already deteriorating economic situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. “On the call for national strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Forum believes that the labour unions ... more
  • 5 days Nigeris@60: RevolutionNow Declares Nationwide Protest, October 1st NaijaNews
    The Coalition for Revolution (CORE), the organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest have called for a nationwide protest on October 1, Nigeria’s Independence day. in a statement, earlier today, the protest organizers urged all Nigerians to come out en masses and fight against poor governance in Nigeria as they will be demanding a reversal of “anti-people policies implemented by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.” See the statement read; These harsh policies that have bored a burdensome hole into the pockets of the Nigerian people are coming at a time when citizens are recovering from the adverse effect of the COVID-19 ... more
  • 5 days ‘Jail Me’ – Foreign Activist Begs President Buhari NaijaNews
    The director of Auschwitz Memorial in Poland, Piotr Cywinski, has said he is ready to be imprisoned in Nigeria so that Umar Farouq, a 13-year-old boy sentenced for blasphemy, can regain freedom. Recall that a Sharia court in Kano had convicted Farouq for “using disparaging language on Allah” during a disagreement with his friend. Following the ruling, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) had appealed to the Kano state government to reverse the jail sentence. In a letter dated September 25 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Cywinski asked the president to grant Farouq a presidential pardon. He said ... more
  • 5 days Soldiers, Policemen Killed As Terrorists Attack Borno Governor’s Convoy Again NaijaNews
    Gunmen suspected to be terrorist fighters on Friday, opened fire on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. The attack, which was said to be an ambush, resulted in the killing of 15 security personnel including soldiers and policemen attached to the Governor’s convoy. A security source quoted by AFP on condition of anonymity said eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed local militia were killed in the attack on the Governor’s convoy near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad. The Jihadist fighters opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades ... more
  • 5 days Bayelsa Election: Diri, INEC, Table Fresh Request Before Appeal Court Over Tribunal Judgment NaijaNews
    The governor of Bayelsa state, Duoye Diri, has prayed the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 poll in the state. Naija News reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have also approached the appellate court praying it to reverse the tribunal’s judgement as requested by Governor Diri. The appellants in their separate appeals prayed the court to uphold that the conduct of the governorship election and its outcome which produced Diri as governor complied with ... more
  • 5 days NCDC Confirms 213 New Cases of Coronavirus NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one-hundred and twenty-five (125) new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The agency made this known in a post on its Twitter page on Tuesday night. The latest recorded cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 58,062. According to the NCDC, 49, 606 have been discharged with 1,103 deaths reported. Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos having the highest number of cases, followed by Plateau. 213 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-51Plateau-51FCT-29Rivers-18Ondo-12Oyo-9Osun-8Gombe-7Ogun-7Kaduna-5Enugu-4Edo-3Jigawa-3Kano-3Benue-1Delta-1Sokoto-1 58,062 confirmed49,606 discharged1,103 deaths pic.twitter.com/aXgosN3eYp — NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 25, 2020 ... more
  • 5 days Portuguese Side Maritimo Signs World Richest Player, Faiq Bolkiah NaijaNews
    Leicester City youngster who is also known as the richest footballer in the world, has moved to Portugal to sign for Maritimo, having previously been on the books at Leicester City. Faiq is known to be the richest player in the world due to his father Jefri Bolkiah, who is the Prince of Brunei and brother of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. Bolkiah’s family value is rumoured to be around $28 billion, as of October 2019, which actually implies that that Faiq’s family is richer than most club owners in Europe. Despite their wealth, the youngster pursued a career ... more
  • 5 days Npower News On Permanency For Batch A And B Beneficiaries NaijaNews
    Npower news on permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries is what most Nigerians who enrolled in the N-Power scheme are searching for on the internet these days. Naija News has obtained the latest Npower news permanency for batch A and B beneficiaries amid the growing concern over the unpaid stipends due to the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s social intervention scheme. This online news platform understands that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, recently said the exited and eligible N-power beneficiaries will be absorbed into government programmes and by private organisations for ... more
  • 5 days El-rufai’s Wife Wants A Woman To Replace The King Of Zazzau NaijaNews
    The wife of the Kaduna State governor, Hajiya Hadiza Isma El-Rufai has asked her landlord to appoint a woman to replace the Emir of Zazzau, who died on Sunday. In a statement on her Twitter account, she said that to ensure equality between men and women, she asked the governor whether there was a possibility of another queen in the Zazzau Kingdom like Queen Amina? However, the governor has not yet commented on the matter, with the governor saying yesterday that he was reading a book written by a European to help him decide on the election of a ... more
  • 5 days 20 Dead, Others Injured As Ukraine Plane Crashes NaijaNews
    20 out of 28 passengers on a Ukraine military plane has reportedly died after the plane crash-landed in the Kharkiv region in the east of the country. According to the report confirmed in a statement by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry on Friday, September 25, no fewer than twenty persons died from the crash which involved the Antonov-26 transport plane conveying crew and cadets. The ministry revealed further that there were 20 dead and two seriously injured among the 24 passengers. The statement from Ukraine’s Interior Ministry reads; “Twenty-two people died,” Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko told AFP, adding that “the ... more
  • 5 days Buhari Writes British Lawmakers Over IPOB’s Struggle For A New Country NaijaNews
    The Presidency has called on the British lawmakers to work with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government in addressing rampant killings in Nigeria and not to fall for propaganda churned out by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and others. This was contained in a statement the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu issued on Thursday. Shehu was responding to a petition the British lawmakers wrote to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland and dated September 14. In the letter co-signed by Baroness Cox, Baroness Kennedy, Jim Shannon, Fiona Bruce, former Archbishop of Canterbury, ... more
  • 5 days Biafra: Ohanaeze Backs Out Of IPOB Sit-At-Home Order, Reveals Why NaijaNews
    Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has pulled out of the sit-at-home order handed down by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It could be recalled that IPOB on Wednesday, September 23, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, ordered that all Biafranlands should on October 1 which marked Nigerian Independence day shutdown their markets, schools and businesses as a mark of respect to all those who were killed as a result of terrorism in Nigeria. OYC, in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, on Friday, distanced the Igbo youths from the IPOB directive and reiterated its stand on indivisible ... more
  • 5 days UNILAG Chairman Speaks On ASUU Calling Off Strike NaijaNews
    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dismissed reports that it has suspended its nationwide strike. Recall that ASUU had embarked on strike early March, this year due to unresolved issues with the federal government. Naija News reports that speculations had emerged on Friday evening on social media that the union had called off the strike. But commenting on the development, the Chairman of the University of Lagos, UNILAG chapter of the union, Dr Dele Ashiru, told Vanguard that nothing of such happened. Ashiru, who is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the union, said ... more
  • 5 days Nasarawa Schools Get October 5 Resumption Date NaijaNews
    The Nasarawa State government has directed primary and secondary schools in the state to resume on Monday, October 5, 2020. The directive was handed down on behalf of the government by the state commissioner for education, Hajiya Fatu Sabo on Friday in Lafia, the state capital. She said the government has approved school resumption after the forced COVID-19 break for all public and private schools in the state. She said: ”The resumption is for public and private schools. “This followed the submission of a report by a committee set up by the state government comprising stakeholders to work out ... more
  • 5 days Buhari Renews Appointment Of 4 Petroleum Executives NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointments of Chief Executive Officers of agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. The agencies are Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), and Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). President Buhari’s action was contained in a statement issued on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. Following recommendations to the President by Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau gets another nod as the Executive Secretary of PTDF; Ahmed Bobboi as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of PEF, while Engineer ... more
  • 5 days Fact Check: ASUU Calls Off Strike? NaijaNews
    Some viral reports on Friday, 25th September 2020 claimed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called off its months-old strike. The rumour spread like wildfire across many social media platforms and even became one of the trending topics on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. This is due to the fact that many students and stakeholders have been eagerly waiting for the day ASUU will call off its industrial action which will allow academic activities to resume in Nigeria’s public universities. The claim One of the sites that published the report about ASUU calling off its strike used ... more
  • 5 days FG Close Down Chinese Company Over Water Pollution NaijaNews
    The federal government on Friday shut down a Chinese company polluting water supply in Karshi area council of the federal capital territory (FCT). Naija News reports that this was made known by the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in a post on Twitter. “The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA has sealed off a Chinese Gold Mining Company, Hongao Mining Company Limited located in Kutasa Community of the Abuja Municipal Area Council of the FCT for contaminating the water in the community,” the agency tweeted. Scenes from the Chinese gold mining facility, Hongao ... more
  • 5 days Electricity, Petrol Hike: Aviation Unions To Embark On Nationwide Strike NaijaNews
    Four aviation unions have backed the planned nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The unions have asked its members to withdraw services from all aerodromes indefinitely to protest the increase in electricity tariff and petro price. Naija News reports that the aviation strike will commence on Monday, September 28, 2020. The four aviation unions joining the strike are the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), National Association of Aircraft Pilots (NAAP) and Engineers, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (EATSSSAN) and the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals ... more
  • 5 days Former Presidential Candidate Tells Npower Beneficiaries What To Do Over Unpaid Stipends NaijaNews
    A former Presidential candidate and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has urged Npower Batch A and B beneficiaries to join him on October 1 #RevolutionNow mass protest he is spearheading. Naija News recalls that the exited Batch A and B Npower beneficiaries are contesting their disengagement by the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari through protests. This online news platform understands that the Batch A and B Npower beneficiaries exited from the N-Power scheme without being paid their stipends for the month of July and they are not also in the known regarding their exit/transition package. Displeased with ... more
  • 5 days WAEC: Police Arrest 12 Officials From 4 States For Exam Malpractice (Full List) NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Police Force has arrested twelve (12) suspects for their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in some States across the country. The arrest of the suspects is consequent upon the renewed partnership between the Exam body and the Police aimed at ensuring and promoting the integrity of examination processes in the country, Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer told Naija News in a statement on Friday. He added that investigations by Police operatives revealed that the suspects used their privileged positions as invigilators, supervisors, and school ... more
  • 5 days Federal Government Approves Deportation 10 Egyptian, 7 Sri Lankans NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deportation of 10 Egyptians and seven Sri-Lankans. The public relations officer, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Sunday James, made this known in a statement on Friday. James said Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, had signed the deportation order in pursuant to section 45, subsection 2, section 46, subsection 1 and section 47, subsection 1 of the Nigeria Immigration Act 2015. He said the 10 Egyptians had violated the conditions for their entry and the minister had ordered their deportation with immediate effect. “Seven Sri-Lankans that were jailed for petroleum product related offences after serving ... more
  • 5 days You Can’t Influence Ondo Election – Akeredolu Tells Wike NaijaNews
    Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has told Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that he cannot influence the outcome of the Ondo State Governorship election. Recall that Wike, while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Friday, had said that Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the Ondo election. Reacting through the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogor, Akeredolu warned Wike to steer clear of the state. He said, “In all aspects, Governor Wike deserves respect not just as governor but as a critical stakeholder in the democratic journey. He has his inalienable rights as ... more
  • 5 days Buhari Govt Gets Fresh Order To Frustrate Planned NLC, TUC Strike NaijaNews
    The Muhammadu Buhari-led government has obtained a fresh court order stopping the planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Naija News reports that labour unions had fixed Monday, September 28, to begin protest and strike over the recent increase in electricity tariff and petrol price. Following an ex parte application by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court (NIC) issued the restraining order on Friday. This coming barely 24 hours after Justice Galadima made a similar restraining ex parte order in favour of a ... more
  • 5 days Buhari: I Told IGP That Edo Election Must Be free and fair NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, hosted the newly re-elected Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was the first between the two leaders after Governor Obaseki emerged victorious at the September 19 governorship election in Edo State. Naija News understands that  the Governor was accompanied on what he termed a ‘thank you visit’ by his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, their spouses as well as some lawmakers from the state. However,  while Speaking when he hosted Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, Buhari said he ... more
  • 5 days Obasanjo Visits Yoruba Leader, Fasoranti On 95th Birthday (Photos) NaijaNews
    Former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday visited Yoruba leader, Reuben Fasoranti, in his home. The Afenifere leader clocked 95 and Obasanjo too time out to paid a homage. Obasanjo and other prominent Nigerians attended the launch of an autobiography in honour of the nonagenarian. Present were Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi, Osun Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo, Eyitayo Jegede among others. See photos below: ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria At 60: Aisha Buhari Sends Message To Nigerians NaijaNews
    Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has charged Nigerians to continue praying to witness the end of Coronavirus as the country prepares to make her 60th independence anniversary. The President’s wife made this call on Friday during a Public Lecture to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary at the National Mosque, Abuja. Aisha in her statement charged Nigerians to offer special prayers for peace, progress and sustainable development of the country. “We need to pray for forgiveness and a special prayer for forgiveness.” “The world is no longer the same as a result of the pandemic, and the pandemic is a ... more
  • 5 days Nigeris@60: Buhari Tells Religious Settings, Nigerians What Keep In Mind NaijaNews
    Religious leaders and Nigerians generally have been urged to be united in order to end extremism and intolerance in the country. The plea was made today by President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking at the 60th Independence Day Public Lecture and Special Juma’at Prayer held at the Abuja National Mosque, with the theme “Together Nigeria at 60: The Imperative of Building a Nation Together.” Buhari noted that it is a major milestone to celebrate 60gh year anniversary as a nation. He praised the great sacrifices paid by founding fathers and leaders past who fought, unitedly and formidably, for the present generation ... more
  • 5 days Hotel Rwanda Hero ‘Rusesabagina’ Pleads Guilty To Forming Armed Group NaijaNews
    Rusesabagina has today admitted to helping form the National Liberation Front (FLN),  which according to him aims at “liberating” Rwanda from the authoritarian government of Paul Kagame. Recall Rusesabagina became popular after he was depicted by Don Cheadle in the 2004 film where a moderate Hutu was shown saving hundreds of lives at a luxury hotel in  the 1994 genocide, whete many Rwandans, mostly the Tutsi tribe died. However, a more complex image of Rusesabagina, who is a staunch government critic has emerged since he appeared in Kigali under arrest in mysterious circumstances last month, after years living in ... more
  • 5 days Kastina: Colonel, 2 Soldiers Die As Nigerian Troops, Bandits Clash NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Military on Friday disclosed that it lost one senior military officer (reportedly a Colonel) and two soldiers. The development was announced by Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations. Onyeuko noted that the troops on a clearance operation against criminals across the North-West zone got information on bandits’ attack in Unguwar Doka village, Faskari LGA of Kastina State. He further stated that the Operation SAHEL SANITY operatives responded swiftly and mobilized to the general area. “They successfully cleared the village of the marauders to the admiration of the locals. During the encounter, troops successfully neutralized ... more
  • 5 days I Was Once Married To A Yoruba Muslim – Onyeka Onwenu Reveals Unknown Details About Her Private Life NaijaNews
    Onyeka Onwenu has revealed all there is to know about her relationship for the first time. According to her, she got married to a Yoruba Muslim in 1984 & the union produced two sons named Tijani Ogunlende and Ibrahim Ogunlende. She however state that Ibrahim later changed his name to Abraham when he got converted. She revealed this details about her life in her new memoir titled  ‘My Father’s Daughter’. In the autobiography, the 68-year-old movie star revealed that she one she fell in love decades ago and how the union produced her two sons — Tijani and Ibrahim. ... more
  • 5 days Mali: N’Daou, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP, Goodluck Jonathan Witnesses NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Defence in Mali, Ba N’Daou, has been sworn in as President of the transition government. The event also saw Colonel Assimi Goita sworn in as Vice President. Goita heads the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 18. The emergence of N’Daou and Goita was announced on Monday. They will lead Mali until the election of a new administration. Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, was in attendance. “Today, we witnessed the swearing-in of His Excellency Mr. Ba N’Daou and Colonel Assimi Goita as President and ... more
  • 5 days #OndoDecides2020: INEC Begins Media Accreditation Ahead Of October 10 NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the accreditation of media houses for the Ondo State governorship election. Naija News understands that the election is scheduled to hold on 10th October. INEC, however, in a post on its verified Twitter account on Friday, September 25, warned that all media houses interested in covering reports during the election should submit their applications on or before 5:00 pm on October 1, 2020. The tweet reads; “Breaking News: Media Accreditation for #OndoDecides2020 election is ongoing; late submission of applications will not be entertained as the portal will automatically shutdown @ 5:00 ... more
  • 5 days CAMA: Guru Maharaj Ji Bombs CAN, Primate Ayodele, Oyedepo, Others NaijaNews
    The founder of the One Love Family, Mohammed Ajirobatan Ibrahim, popularly known as Sat Guru Maharaj Ji has questioned the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and other religious leaders for rejecting the application of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) to churches by the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News reports that Guru Maharaj Ji made the call in an interview with AllNews at the Mahaj Ji village along Lagos/Ibadan expressway, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria where he revealed that he is not against CAMA. This online news ... more
  • 5 days Suspected Fulani Militant Killed Four People In Plateau State NaijaNews
    Suspected Fulani terrorists, numbering about twenty reportedly attacked residents of Gwol village in K/Vom, Jos South Local Government Area and killed four young men. Naija News gathered that the incident happened at about 10:00 pm on Thursday, September 24 at a local drinking joint in the Gwol community. The militants reportedly stormed the village and started shooting sporadically, killed four youths instantly at the drinking joint while many sustained severe injuries. It was gathered that the youths were hanging out at the parlour in Gwol as usual when the heavily armed men arrived at the scene and wasted their ... more
  • 5 days NYSC Reveals When Orientation Camps Will Reopen Nationwide NaijaNews
    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appreciated the thousands of prospective corps members across the country that are awaiting call-up for service. The NYSC management in a statement on Thursday said the disruption of normal activities by the global coronavirus pandemic is responsible for the delay in their call-up to serve their fatherland. The statement however disclosed that plans are already in the pipeline to reopen orientation camps across the country in line with directives and guidelines from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on safe Orientation Camp resumption. The NYSC management noted that while it understands ... more
  • 5 days Police Rescue Two Suspected Robbers Disguised As Soldiers From Angry Mob NaijaNews
    Police have rescued two suspected fake soldiers, who specialize in robbing and terrorising people, from being lynched by an angry mob in Sagamu, Ogun State. It was learnt that the young men started beating up an elderly woman, after alighting from a sienna bus at Sabo Market, Sagamu. While this was ongoing, a serving soldier arrived the scene and demanded that they identity themselves, but they instead tried to flee the scene on commercial motorcycles. The suspects were caught and an angry mob descended on them before a team of policemen arrived the scene and rescued them. Spokesman of ... more
  • 5 days Ondo Election: Wike Predicts What Will Happen If PDP Defeats APC In Ondo NaijaNews
    Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers State has predicted the end of Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC. According to Wike while speaking on a live Television Programme in Port Harcourt on Friday, September, the end of APC has come should the party lose the Ondo State October 10 governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he belongs. Recalling APC’s loss during the Edo State governorship election last weekend, Wike noted that the national leadership of the ruling party not happy with the development. The governor in the statement signed by Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Information and ... more
  • 5 days Thieves Attack Adamawa Deputy Governor’s Office, Cart Away Gadgets NaijaNews
    Thieves reportedly attacked the office complex of Adamawa State deputy governor, Crowther Seth, and stole some valuable items and gadgets. According to the report monitored by Naija News on Sahara Reporters, this is the fourth time in two months the office of the deputy governor is been burgled by yet to be identified individual (s). It was reported that three television sets, one window-sized air conditioner among other valuables were carted away from the office. According to Audu Kirya, a senior administrative officer in the office who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Friday, September 25, the reoccurrence of ... more
  • 5 days Police Lied, We Each Paid Ransom – Kidnapped FRSC Officials NaijaNews
    Six Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials who were of recent released from captivity have accused Nasarawa Police spokesman Ramham Nansel of lying about their release. Ramham had said that no ransom was paid for their release adding that they were rescued by the combined efforts of police, soldiers, vigilante groups and hunters. Speaking to the BBC Hausa Service however, the FRSC officials accused the police spokesperson of telling lies, while noting that they paid between N5-6m each to secure their freedom. One of the official said “What the police are saying is a big lie, there is no element ... more
  • 5 days FULL LIST: NFF Gives Bosso, Danjuma, Others National Team Appointment NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of new technical crews for men and women U-17, U-20 national teams. Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement titled, ‘NFF appoints Danjuma, Bosso, Olowookere to head coaching crews of National Teams’. by NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, on Friday. The new appointment saw the return of one-time U-20 Boys’ Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, with Christopher Danjuma retaining the U-20 Girls’ lead role, and Bankole Olowookere emerging as Head Coach of the U-17 girls, Flamingos. Former international defender Oladuni Oyekale will serve as the first assistant to Bosso ... more
  • 5 days Students To Pay Just 30% Of Fees As Schools Reopen In Abia State NaijaNews
    The Abia State government has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the state to complete the third term of the 2019/2020 academic year. The schools will be resuming on Monday September 28 based on the approval of the State Executive Council and are to begin revision classes immediately and do so for one week. The State government also announced that pupils and students in both public and private schools are expected to pay just 30% of the third term fees and levies. The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, John Kalu who addressed journalists on the ... more
  • 5 days JUST IN: APC Denies Gov Fayemi’s Suspension NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the alleged suspension Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi. Naija News reports earlier that a faction of the APC led by Senator Tony Adeniyi suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi over alleged anti-party activities. However, reacting to the development on Friday, September 25, a few hours after the report had circulated the media, the party National Secretariat in a statement by Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary APC, said the actions are a nullity as the Party’s National Secretariat is yet to receive communication from the state chapter on the purported “suspensions”. Nabena, therefore, ... more
  • 5 days Details Of What President Buhari Told Governor Obaseki On Friday Emerges NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, hosted the newly re-elected Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting was the first between the two leaders after Governor Obaseki emerged victorious at the September 19 governorship election in Edo State. As earlier reported by Naija News, the Governor was accompanied on what he termed a ‘thank you visit’ by his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, their spouses as well as some lawmakers from the state. This online medium has now obtained details of what President Buhari told the delegation during their visit to the Villa. President ... more
  • 5 days #NB2020: Photos From Buhari’s Aide Wedding, Bashir Ahmad And Naeemah NaijaNews
    Photos have emerged from the wedding ceremony of Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media. Naija News understands that Ahmad would be joined with Naeemah as his dearly wedded wife on Friday, September 25. An hour to the event, the presidential aide who could not hide his joy posted on his Twitter account photos of his friends and families (males), all in putting on white kaftan and multiple colour caps. Ahmad tweeted; All set, it will be done in a matter of an hour or so. All the expected people are here in Katsina for ... more
  • 5 days Electricity, Petrol Hike: Judicial Workers To Begin Strike On Monday NaijaNews
    Staff of the Federal High Court across Nigeria will on Monday September 28, 2020, embark on a two-week warning strike. This was made known in a notice circulated in and around the Federal High Court headquarters building in Abuja. The court staff, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), said they were abandoning their duties in line with the industrial action planned by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to begin on Monday. The unsigned notice reads: “Please be informed that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Federal High Court chapter shall, in collaboration with ... more
  • 5 days Lecturer Suspended For Allegedly Impregnating Student NaijaNews
    The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State, has suspended a Senior Lecturer, Dr. Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe. The authority of the institution noted that it placed Dr. Rowland Uchechukwu Igwe of the Department of Sociology on an Indefinite suspension for alleged sexual assault. Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele stated that, “Igwe’s suspension is hinged on an allegation of serial intimidation, sexual harassment and undue canal knowledge of a female undergraduate which resulted in her being impregnated and suffering health complications.” The matter has been referred to the Council-Senate Committee on Staff Disciplinary Matters of ... more
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