How El-Rufai Emboldened Kidnappers, Frustrated Plans To Rescue Our Children -Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls Lament

How El-Rufai Emboldened Kidnappers, Frustrated Plans To Rescue Our Children -Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls Lament
  “We were talking with the kidnappers of our children; suddenly the kidnappers said that they the government had come into the case.  "They said government should settle them. The governor’s pronouncement in Abuja that the government was on top of the situation has compounded our problem," said a distraught parent, Chukwuemeka Adindu, whose children were among those kidapped from...

Buhari’s Regime Encourages Official Corruption –Senator Yaroe

Buhari's Regime Encourages Official Corruption –Senator Yaroe
  Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Capital Market, Binos Yaroe, has said that the present regime under President Muhammadu Buhari is encouraging official corruption. Senator Yaroe made the remarks in Yola, Adamawa, on Monday, adding that the 2020 budget is a mere budget of consumption and not national development. He questioned the integrity of the Buhari regime, predicating his concerns on...

Aisha Buhari Almost Attacked Me, Mamman Daura’s Daughter Alledges

Aisha Buhari Almost Attacked Me, Mamman Daura's Daughter Alledges
Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, has accused the First Lady, Aisha, of almost physically attacking her inside Aso Villa in Abuja.The lady made the allegation while commenting on a video where Mrs Buhari was seen complaining about being denied access to her residence, according to a report by TheCable. Fatima said she recorded the video...

Governor Wike Inaugurates Task Force For Recovery Of Government Properties

Governor Wike Inaugurates Task Force For Recovery Of Government Properties
  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has inaugurated the State Task Force for the recovery of government properties with a charge to members to work diligently for the state. Inaugurating the committee on Monday, Governor Wike said several Permanent Secretaries and top civil servants had retired from service but still illegally occupying government quarters. He noted that several attempts to ensure...

Soyinka: There Are Names In This Country I’ll Never Mention Again

Soyinka: There Are Names In This Country I'll Never Mention Again
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says there are some names ofprominent citizens in Nigeria that he will never mention again.Soyinka stated this at the Freedom Park in Lagos during a pre-launchevent of his latest book, 'Beyond Aesthetics' and the launch of'Beautiful: The Exposition', an art collection.The rights activist and playwright is considered a nemesis of formerPresident Olusegun Obasanjo.Both...

Kogi Election Already Rigged, APM Candidate Alleges

INEC voting sign
Governorship candidate of  the Allied Peoples Movement in Kogi, Yusuf  Dantalle, has alleged that the election slated for November 16, 2019 in the state had already been rigged in favour of All Progressives Congress and its flag bearer, Governor Yahaya Bello. Yusuf accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of working in connivance with the APC to hand Bello victory. He...

Lagos Governor Declares State Of Emergency On Roads

Lagos Governor Declares State Of Emergency On Roads
Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared a state of emergency on various roads across the state. Sanwo-Olu on Sunday ordered the massive repairs of critical roads and highways from Monday.  Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement said, “After his final meeting with the contractors on Sunday, which lasted for about three hours, Sanwo-Olu declared...

Court Reinstates Suspended Pro-Fayose Lawmakers After Tenure

Court Reinstates Suspended Pro-Fayose Lawmakers After Tenure
  Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has reinstated six lawmakers suspended in 2018 by the Fifth House of Assembly of the state and also ordered payment of their salaries and emoluments.The suspended lawmakers include Tunji Akinyele (Oye II), Ekundayo Akinleye (Ijero), Olusanya Aladeyelu (Irepodun- Ifelodun II), Olawale Onigiobi (Ekiti South West I), Ayodele Fajemilehin (Gbonyin) and Dr....

Nigeria Has 2 Options: Restructure Or Disintegrate, Says Afenifere Spokesman, Odumakin

Nigeria Has 2 Options: Restructure Or Disintegrate, Says Afenifere Spokesman, Odumakin
  The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has only two options facing it, one promising unity and the other a recipe for disintegration.The spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, stated this at the weekend during the 10th yearly independence lecture on 'Social Contract and Leadership in Nigeria' organised by The Change We Need in Nigeria Initiative in Abuja.Odumakin said: "The way...

Nigerian Anti-corruption Agency Returns N100 Million Loot To Kwara Government

Nigerian Anti-corruption Agency Returns N100 Million Loot To Kwara Government
  The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial CrimesCommission has handed over N111,428,891 cash recovered from treasurylooters to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.At the presentation in Ilorin on Friday,  the Zonal Head, IsyakuSharu, said, “We have 29 convictions and over N500 million recovery ofboth assets and cash, part of this recovery is the N111,428,891 cashrecovery...

Osinbajo: How State Governments Can Tax Nigerians, Generate More Revenues

Osinbajo: How State Governments Can Tax Nigerians, Generate More Revenues
  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has challenged states in Nigeria toexplore ways of increasing their internal revenue generation andboosting their agricultural production.Osinbajo urged states to do more to harness the entrepreneurial spiritof Nigerians.The vice president stated this while delivering the keynote address atthe 18th Meeting of the Joint Planning Board (JPB) and NationalCouncil on Development Planning (NCDP), in Asaba,...

BREAKING: Aisha Buhari Returns From UK After Rumour Of President Buhari Getting Married On Saturday

BREAKING: Aisha Buhari Returns From UK After Rumour Of President Buhari Getting Married On Saturday
  Nigeria's First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has returned to the countrytwo months after she left for the United Kingdom for what was regardedas a holiday.This came on the heels of an alleged wedding slated for last Saturdaybetween President Muhammadu Buhari and Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq,recently appointed by the former to head the Ministry of HumanitarianAffairs, Disaster Management, and...

Doctor’s Instruction Kept Me Away From Nigeria, Says Aisha Buhari

First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday said that her long stay outside the country was due to “doctor’s instruction”.Mrs Buhari, who returned to the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, disclosed that she was well now even though she still needs some more rest, according to a report by PUNCH.She said, “I have taken my holiday...

Submit Application: BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020

BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020
Submit Application: BBC World Service International Play Writing Competition 2020 Are you a captivating writer? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You’re invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition.The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council  offers unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across...