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Youths Protest Xenophobic Attacks, Target South African Companies


If our people can’t live and work there, their businesses should also not operate here. That was the message of the angry Nigerians that stormed the South African High Commission in Abuja, yesterday, threatening to shut down South African companies in Nigeria as xenophobic attacks continue in South Africa. The ... Read More »

Jonathan Mourns Chukwumerije


President Goodluck Jonathan has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of late Senator Uche Chukwumerije, the government and people of Abia state on the death of the former minister. He also commiserated with the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “The President joins them in mourning the late patriot ... Read More »

Ondo Mysterious Deaths Linked To Methanol Poisoning


The death of 18 people alleged to have been due to the desecration of a shrine in Ondo State has now been linked to a local gin that was contaminated with methanol. When ethanol is denatured, it turns to methanol, which is highly toxic in humans. “At this stage, the ... Read More »

Seven Killed As Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Taraba Villages


Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen today killed no fewer than seven persons when they attacked some villages in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State. Scores remain missing. According to local residents, the attackers first attacked and burnt Ayiase village in Takum Local Government before heading for Tse-Gbaun and ... Read More »

Buhari Promises To Resume Search For Oil In Nigeria’s North

Buhari laughs

President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, said his administration will focus on re-activating the Lake Chad and deploy enormous resources to resume vigorous search for oil along the Chad Basin in parts of Borno State after the war against insurgency in the region would have been won. Speaking at his ... Read More »

Ivoirian President In Abuja, Lauds Jonathan For Saving Nigeria From Civil War

Alassane Ouattara-GEJ

President Allassane Quattara of Cote D’voire on Monday said the peaceful manner in which Nigeria’s 2015 general elections were conducted and the way President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat would forever remain a legacy for Africa. According to the Ivoirian president, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) owed Jonathan ... Read More »

FG Working Out Compensation Plans For Nigerians Affected By Xenophobic Attacks — Obanikoro


Minister of State, Foreign Affairs II, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has expressed optimism that citizens affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa will receive compensation. Since the renewed attacks started last week, several Nigerians have lost their sources of livelihood and other belongings to fire set by locals on buildings ... Read More »

N11billion Debt: Rep Member-elect Wants Gov. Lamido Probed


A House of Representatives member-elect from Jigawa State, Sani Zoro, has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission to look into recent comment by the State Governor, Sule Lamido, that he is leaving behind an N11billion debt for the incoming administration. The governor had while reviewing his achievements in ... Read More »

Buhari Will Not Fail The Nation, Says Wamakko


Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has assured Nigerians that the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) will not fail them. “The APC-led Federal Government under Buhari will strive to meet the expectations and yearnings of Nigerians, irrespective of religious, ethnic or cultural differences”, he said. Wamakko, who gave the assurance ... Read More »

Konga Teams Up With Don Jazzy & Tiwa Savage To Launch #FoundOnKonga Campaign


Konga has teamed up with Mavin Superstars Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage to launch an exciting new campaign tagged; #FoundOnKonga. According to Konga’s Marketing VP, Gabriel Gab-Umoden, the #FoundOnKonga campaign recognizes the empowerment that Konga gives to its customers and other stakeholders. It’s a collection and celebration of the unique ... Read More »

Abolish N100bn Annual Foreign Scholarships – Commonwealth Youth Council Urges Buhari

Ahmed Adamu

The Commonwealth Youth Council, CYC, has urged the President-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to scrap awarding of foreign scholarships in the country after he is sworn in on May 29. In a statement issued by the CYC chairperson, Ahmed Adamu, in London, the council said close to N100bn is ... Read More »

Rivers Pensioners Cry Out To Amaechi, ‘We’re Dying, Pay Our 3-Months Arrears’

Rotimi Amaechi

With the buzz around the recently concluded general elections gradually subsiding, pensioners in Rivers State have appealed to the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, who was busy with the elections as Director-General of the Buhari/Osinajo Campaign Organization, to pay them their three months pension arrears before the end of this ... Read More »

Fire Guts INEC Office In Benue


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Area Office in Katsina-Ala, Benue, was gutted by fire in the early hours of Sunday, April 19, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The office serves as the commission’s collation centre for the Benue North-East Senatorial District. Louis Ochai, INEC Public Relations Officer in ... Read More »

Jonathan To Handover National Peace Policy Document To Buhari – Omeri

DG Mike Omeri

A National Peace Policy is one of the documents that will be in President Goodluck Jonathan’s hand over to the President-elect, Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (retd.) on May 29, 2015 Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, has said. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, ... Read More »

Chukwumerije’s Death, ‘Big Blow’ To Education Sector – Shekarau

Uche Chukwumerije

The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has described the death of Sen. Uche Chukwumerije as a ‘big blow’ to the education sector. Chukwumerije, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, died on Sunday at the age of 75 after a long battle with lung cancer. Shekarau’s condolence message, ... Read More »

Buhari Cannot Reverse Pump Price Of Petrol Below N87/litre – IPMAN


The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigerian, IPMAN, Ogun State, has said that it would be almost an impossible task for the President-elect, Gen. Muhamadu Buhari (retd.), to reduce the pump price of premium motor spirit, also known as petrol, to N40 per litre. The association said the prevalent situation in the industry ... Read More »

Orubebe Denies Involvement In Alleged Plot To Kidnap Jega

Godswill Orubebe

The former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has denied any involvement in the alleged plot to kidnap the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega at the presidential results collation centre in Abuja. A report by Reuters had linked Orubebe to a plot ... Read More »

Nigerien President Expresses Confidence In Buhari’s Leadership


President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, would deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians. Speaking through the majority leader of the Nigerien National Assembly, Mr. Zakari Umar, when a delegation from Niger Republic paid a congratulatory visit to the Sokoto State ... Read More »

Jonathan Denies Spending N2trn On 2015 Elections

jonathan vex Goodluck

The presidency on Sunday denied the allegation that it spent N2 trillion on the 2015 general election. In a statement by President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, the presidency had not set up any committee to conduct an audit of how the funds were disbursed by party members and ... Read More »

Critical Questions We Must Ask About PVC To Secure Nigeria’s Democratic Future – Aribisala


Controversial Vanguard columnist, Femi Aribisala says the Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) is presently a problem for Nigeria’s democracy. He said this was because the way it has been distributed has already given one region supremacy over the other in deciding who leads the country. “… we will have a situation ... Read More »