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Buhari Allegedly Tells APC Governors Not To Interfere In Ministerial Appointments

Muhammadu Buhari

  President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to poke their noses into his choice of ministers to work with him after his swearing in on May 29. Vanguard learnt that Buhari may bring back a system used by the ... Read More »

Police Arrest Six Suspects In Stabbing Of School Pupils In Kano


Men of the Kano State Police Command have arrested six suspects in connection with the stabbing of two pupils of Fagge Special Primary school in the capital on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya made this known in Kano on Monday while briefing newsmen on the State ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity Forces University Of Ibadan To Close For Two Weeks

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  Although oil marketers say they will resume the lifting of petroleum products, it came a little too late for authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI), as the school, on Monday asked its students to vacate the premises, pending the time the problem of shortage of water and power ... Read More »

Osun Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike After Enduring Non-payment Of Salary For Six Months


After months of enduring non-payment of salaries, workers in Osun State are going on an indefinite strike. Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, Adekomi Jacob made this known today at a press briefing in Osogbo, the state capital. He disclosed that workers in the state have ... Read More »

NDLEA/Kashamu Standoff: NGO Calls For Due Process

Buruji Kashamu

A non-governmental organisation, One Child One Teacher Africa (OCOTA), has expressed concern about Saturday’s attempted arrest of Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu by operatives of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by its Media Consultant, Mr Richards Jude, the organisation ... Read More »

How FG, States Shared N6.21tn From ECA In 4 Years – Okonjo-Iweala


The Federal Government last night released details of how it shared N6.21tn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) with the 36 state governments between 2011 and 2014. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, released the breakdown in response to a demand by the Nigeria Governors Forum that she should ... Read More »

Inauguration: 7,000 Policemen Deploy in Niger – CP


The Niger State Police Command on Sunday said that it has deployed 7,000 personnel in Minna to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of the state Governor-elect, Sani Bello, on May 29. This is contained in a statement in Minna by Olusola Amore, the Commissioner of Police. “We have deployed no fewer ... Read More »

Gunmen Abduct Kogi High Court Judge, Kill Orderly


Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a Kogi High Court Judge, Mr Justice Samuel Obayomi, and killed his orderly, Cpl. Usman Musa in an early morning attack. Obayomi of the Ebogogo High Court in the Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi was kidnapped while on his way to work. His driver, Mr ... Read More »

Kashamu Fails To Appear In Court As Supporters Protest Arrest, Possible Extradition To U.S

Buruji Kashamu supporters

The embattled Senator-elect for Ogun East District, Buruji Kashamu, is yet to appear in court for his extradition proceedings scheduled for Monday (today) at the Federal High Court, Lagos. It was learnt that neither Mr. Kashamu nor any of his aides as at 2.PM today had left his Lekki Phase ... Read More »

Keyamo Steps Down As EFCC Prosecutor In Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Corruption Case

Festus Keyamo-Timpire Sylva

Radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has withdrawn as prosecuting counsel in a case of corruption proffered against former Governor of Bayelsa State and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Timipre Sylva by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. It would be recalled that the former governor was docked alongside his ... Read More »

30 Insurgents Killed As Troops Find Thousands of Euros On Boko Haram Leader


Thousands of Euros were found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist attack on the border town of Mafa in Borno State, the Defence Headquarters has said. The DHQ did not release the identity of the terrorist commander. “The terrorist, who is also an Amir ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Oil Marketers, FG Reach Truce, To Commence Lifting And Distribution Of Fuel


The face-off between oil marketers and the Federal Government came to an end on Monday as the marketers resolved to immediately mobilize to ensure restoration of normal supply of petroleum products throughout the country “in six hours”. This was sequel to a meeting between the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream ... Read More »

‘Four LGAs, Other Areas Still Under Boko Haram Control’

Boko Haram

A Nigerian journalist with links to the Boko Haram sect, Ahmad Salkida, has revealed that, contrary to reports by the Nigerian military that Sambisa Forest is the last stronghold of the terrorist sect, the group still controls vast territories in North-eastern Nigeria. Salkida took to his Twitter handle, contradicting claims ... Read More »

Obasanjo Loses Sister


Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has lost his younger sister, Madam Adunni Oluniola Eweje-Obasanjo. Obasanjo broke the news when he hosted women leaders from the South-west at his residence in Abeokuta, Thisday reports. He said the meeting would not have held “if only I realised that my sister would be ... Read More »

Ifeanyi Ubah To The Rescue; To Release 13 million Litres Of Fuel Tonight


Ifeanyi Ubah, an ally of President Goodluck Jonathan and founder of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) is set to assuage the pains of Nigerians as fuel scarcity bites harder. Ubah’s Capital Oil and Gas released a statement on Sunday saying it was releasing 13 million litres of petroleum products ... Read More »

Fuel Subsidy: Nigeria May Go Bankrupt In Months – IIPELP


The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) says Nigeria is toeing the path of bankruptcy if it continues to subsidise importation of petroleum products under the Petroleum Support Fund (PSF) scheme. IIPELP, a think-tank that provides institutional and structural support to the energy sector in Africa, warned ... Read More »

Only 6 Of 275 Females Rescued From Sambisa Forest Are Pregnant – NEMA


The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Muhammed Sidi, has said that only six of the 275 females rescued from the Sambisa Forest in Borno are pregnant. Speaking at an interactive forum organised by a non-governmental organisation, 1 Nigeria Initiative, in Abuja on Sunday, Sidi said the ... Read More »

LCCI Urges Incoming Buhari Administration To Deregulate Oil And Gas Sector


The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Sunday called on the incoming administration at the federal level to deregulate the oil and gas downstream sector. This is contained in a statement issued and signed in Lagos by the President of the chamber, Mr Remi Bello, on the current ... Read More »

NLC Faction Threatens Nationwide Strike Over ‘Chronic’ Fuel Scarcity


The Comrade Joe Ajaero faction of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the chronic fuel scarcity being experienced across the country as war against the citizens and a conscious attempt to subject millions of Nigerians to economic suicide. Subsequently, the faction has threatened to direct its members to embark on ... Read More »

MTN May Shut Down Services As Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder


MTN Nigeria says it may shut down its services due to scarcity of fuel to power its operations. According to the company, it needs a “significant quantity of diesel in the very near future to prevent a shutdown of services across Nigeria,” it wrote on microblogging site Twitter. “If diesel ... Read More »