Drama As Journalists Who Accompanied Atiku’s Convoy Are Barred From Covering His Visit To Govt. House

Journalists were on Thursday shut out from covering the visit of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku to the Government House, Enugu, The Nation reports. The journalists had accompanied the convoy of the presidential aspirant from the state secretariat of the party after meeting and addressing party stalwarts

Serious Uproar As EFCC Seeks The Minutes Of Benue State’s Security Meetings

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of deliberate witch-hunt as the anti-graft agency asked for minutes of the state’s security meetings. The governor, reacting to EFCC’s demand for minutes of Benue State Security Council meetings between 2015 and 2018, decried the level

Femi Adesina Reveals When President Buhari Will Return From London

Mr. Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesman, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will return from his vacation this weekend. The president travelled to London, UK, for his vacation on August 3. During an Arise TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president will return once his vacation expires. “Nigerians will say anything. He is

Protest At Police Headquarters Abuja Over Detention of Premium Times Journalist (Photos)

A masive protest has been reported at the police headquarters in Abuja, as Nigerian activists, civil society leaders and journalists are demanding the release of detained PREMIUM Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. It was gathered that the demonstration was led by the #TakebackNigeriaMovement and the #OurMumuDonDo group, and is holding in front

Oshiomhole Explains Saraki’s Relationship With Offa Robbers (Video)

On his defection from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed corroborated the views of Senate President, Bukola Saraki that they left party following armed robbery accusations made against them. It would be recalled that the arrested Offa robbers who killed over 30 people in dare-devil bank robbery

APC Senators Divided Over Saraki’s Successor

A crack has emerged in APC Senate Caucus over the selection of Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe) against Senator Godswill Akpabio (APC, Akwa Ibom) as replacement of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Daily Trust has gathered. Sources at the Tuesday meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Assembly caucus with the National

Why Police Arrested Premium Times Journalist, Samuel Ogundipe

Details have emerged why the Nigeria police arrested Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. Samuel revealed that he was accused of stealing secret documents. Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police, reportedly ordered his arrest over a story on Lawal Daura, sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). The police had reportedly asked

U.S. Votes $12.5m For Food Security In Nigeria

The Feed the Future, a U.S. government global hunger and food security initiative, has earmarked 12.5 million dollars for food security in Nigeria. Dr George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Nigeria office, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Mavrotas, who is also the Chief

NYSC releases names, states of drowned corps members [See list]

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has released the names of the nine corps members that drowned in a river in Taraba State. DAILY POST reported last week that some serving corps members drowned at River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State. The corps members were part of a

Court stops Saraki from declaring Akpabio’s seat vacant

An FCT High Court has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or taking any action aimed at “overreaching his privileges

Buhari’s govt dictatorial, release Samuel Ogundipe now – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the “immediate release” of Premium Times Newspapers reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was arrested and detained by the police over a report. The opposition party noted that the continued detention of Ogundipe was “against his fundamental right to freedom as enshrined in the 1999 constitution

We are tired of incompetent leaders in Nigeria – Ezekwesili cries out

Former minister of education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has accused political leaders of denying Nigeria the opportunity to grow its socio-economic and political systems. According to her, political elite have failed to implement policies and programmes that ought to have heralded equal opportunities for Nigerians to realise their potentials. Dr. Ezekwesili spoke at

Boko Haram: UN reveals what makes sect stronger

The United Nations (UN) has revealed that cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to resolution 2368 (2017)

Buhari only in office not in power – Ben Bruce

The Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district, Ben Murray Bruce has stated that President Muhammdu Buhari is only in office and not in power. He explained that being in power was different from being in office. Bruce said that being in power meant that a leader empowers his people, while being in

2019: ‘Nigeria needs someone like you’ – Babangida tells Bafarawa

Former military Head of State, Ibrahim Babamosi Babangida, IBB, has said Nigeria “needs someone” like a Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Attahiru Bafarawa. Babangida said this when the former Sokoto State governor paid him a visit in Minna, Niger State. The former leader described Bafarawa as an “honest and

2019: What Akpabio’s defection did to PDP – Essien

A former Minister of Lands and Housing, Chief Nduese Essien has admitted that the recent defection of Senator Godswill Akpbabio from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC reduced the strength of the PDP. He, however, said the former governor’s action will not affect the victory of

Bauchi bye-election: NNPP chairman accuses INEC of conniving with security agents to protect vote buyers

The Chairman of Bauchi State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Engineer Mohammed Barde, has slammed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies for not exposing and arresting those who allegedly engaged in vote buying during last Saturday’s senatorial bye-election in the state. Barde also claimed that

Police arrest Air Force officer, 34 others for kidnapping, robbery in Rivers

The Rivers state Police Command has arrested 35 persons, including an Air Force officer, suspected to be involved in armed robbery, cultism and kidnapping. Parading the suspects on Wednesday at the command’s headquarters, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed said the suspects were nabbed at different locations in the state,

No Ronaldo, No Trophy! Costa Mauls Madrid Defence

We knew before Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup final that Real Madrid would face Atletico Madrid without both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo. What we did not know was that the reigning European champions would also turn up in Tallinn without a defence. Madrid's back four were wretched, badly beaten up by the

PDP Senators Take Turns To Sleep At National Assembly Complex To Prevent Secret Removal Of Saraki

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators are taking turns to sleep over at the National Assembly Complex to prevent a noctunal removal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by their All Progressives Congress (APC) colleagues, a senator revealed yesterday. Senator Philip Gyunka (PDP Nasarawa North) revealed this yesterday  when he presented his letter

Another Big Fish: Senator Ayogu Eze Defects To APC In Enugu

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has caught another big fish in Enugu State, with the defection of a former senator and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in 2015, Senator Ayogu Eze from the PDP to the party. Daily Sun gathered that Eze, a two-time senator, had engaged in intensive

Nigerian Politicians Are Clowns – Moghalu

Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Young Progressive Party, has described Nigerian politicians as clowns who do not have the interest of citizens at heart. He made the comment on Wednesday, August 15, during a book reading event organised by the management of the Ibadan School

Osinbajo Gives Finance Minister, Adeosun Another Appointment

The Federal Government has announced the appointment of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun as the Chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET. The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Hassan Dodo in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the appointment was approved by

Northern Nigeria Is Most Backward Region In The World – Nuhu Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called the northern region of Nigeria as the most backward in the world. Ribadu said this on Wednesday while speaking at the launch of “Sect and social disorder” and “Quaranic Schools in Northern Nigeria”, books edited by Abdul Rafau Mustapha and Hannah