We’re in a big hole as a nation —Former Minister, TY Danjuma

A former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (retd.) has warned that in Yoruba-land, everyone seems to have lost their voice in terms of speaking against “governance collapse.” He also warned that the nation was “in a big hole,” stressing the need for everyone to wake up. Danjuma, alongside other dignitaries, spoke on Thursday […]


BREAKING: National Assembly has raised 2020 budget by N3bn

The National Assembly has raised its budget for 2020 from the N125bn to N128bn. The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations made the recommendation in its report on the 2020 Appropriation Bill scheduled for consideration and passage today. The increment of the National Assembly budget forms part of the increase in the size of the […]


Convicted ex-gov Kalu begs prison warders not to handcuff him

Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, was heard asking prison warders, “Where are you taking us to?” after his sentencing. Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip, also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public, that he would follow their lead. […]


Buhari uncovers made-in-Nigeria war vehicles, promises security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reassured Nigerians of their safety under his administration, promising that he remained committed to fighting insecurity, especially insurgency. He spoke in Kaduna where he unveiled additional Made-in-Nigeria Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for the Nigerian Army. The vehicles, code-named Ezugwu MRAP, will be used for counter-insurgency operations by the army. […]


Malpractices: WAEC released 1992, 1993 candidates’ certificates

The West African Examinations Council has released the list of impounded certificates of candidates, who were believed to have engaged in malpractices during its examinations held as far back as December 1992 and 1993. The council released the examination years and certificate numbers of the affected candidates, noting that the nature of their malpractices was […]

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has decried the murder of Rev. Lawal Andimi, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa by Boko Haram, urging the Federal Government to redeploy security chiefs to revitalise the fight against terrorism, kidnapping, and other crimes. Mr Felix Omobude, PFN National President, […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Wednesday that it would perfect the process of securing the return of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the country to face graft charges preferred against her. The anti-graft commission also disclosed that it would initiate a ’10 million man match’ against corruption and corrupt […]

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday night, described his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, as “selfish”. Ganduje, while receiving some former members of the Peoples Democratic Party who defected to the All Progressives Congress in the state, also described Kwankwaso as an ‘impostor’. The governor said, “It is natural to be a bit selfish but I have never […]

An expanded meeting of the National Economic Council has opened in Abuja. It was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. It was the first NEC meeting this year and a key item on the agenda was said to be the N614billion budget facility the Federal Government gave to 35 of the 36 states. State governors, […]

South-West governors and the apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Wednesday differed on the All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s position on the Western Nigerian Security Network, Operation Amotekun. Afenifere chieftains, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Senator Femi Okurounmu, had, in a report challenged Tinubu to speak on the security outfit, which the Attorney General […]

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