Bayelsa agog as commercial flight into international airport commences

With the  the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government and United Nigeria Airlines on Wednesday, Bayelsa State International Airport would commence commercial flight operations next month. The state Governor, Douye Diri told his audience at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Yenagoa,  that he was happy...... read more

My life in danger – Bawa *Vested interests want to kill me

Abdulrasheed Bawa, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has alerted Nigerians of a plot to kill him by vested interests, aiming to scuttle the anti-corruption war being waged in the country. The 40-year-old Bawa, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16, 2021, as replacement for Ibrahim...... read more

Dangote doles out N4.2billion for poor Nigerian women *He's impacting the poor more than govs - Bala

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has doled out a whooping N4.2billion as part of its unconditional Micro Grant Programme for empowering women in the rural areas across the country. Speaking at the flag-off of its one-off unconditional Micro-grants Programme Tuesday in Bauchi, Chairman of the Aliko Dangote Foundation empowered 20,000 vulnerable women...... read more

BREAKING: 19 CSOs move to block IG's senate confirmation *Say police boss a danger to democracy

“We call on the Police Council and the Senate to, in the public interest, muster the courage to decline confirmation of Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba as substantive IGP. He is unfit and unsuitable to be appointed to head a country's lead security agency. He is indeed a...... read more

Why Buhari didn’t appoint Igbo as new COAS *25 officer to go after Yahaya

The fact that Delta State, where the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Lucky Irabor comes from shares a boundary with Anambra may be the reason President Muhammadu Buhari jumped Benjamin Ahanotu as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to replace the late Ibrahim Attahiru. The Punch, indicated this much in...... read more

BREAKING: It’s another northerner! Again Buhari shuns Igbo, appoints Yahaya new COAS

Farouk Yahaya, a Major General is Nigeria’s 22nd Chief of Army Staff, courtesy of President Muhammadu Buhari, who named him on Thursday as the replacement for Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash on Saturday. The appointment puts paid to the agitations in certain quarters that an Igbo man should...... read more

How officials broke passport racketeers ring duping UK Nigerian High Commission

Succor may have come to thousands of Nigerians seeking to access the services the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom, following the move to end the era of racketeering within its operations. The new Nigeria High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Ambassador Sarafa Tunji Isola seems to have begun the weeding...... read more

Joe Igbokwe has become a danger to us in Lagos, Igbo residents cry out

Igbo people living in Lagos, are apprehensive that their joy of having one of their own, Chief Joe Igbokwe, as a senior member of the government of the state, is now turning out a bad story capable of consuming all of them. Igbokwe, former spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC),...... read more

BREAKING: Amaechi inaugurates panel to investigate NPA MD's N165billion fraud

Investigations into the fraud allegations of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, got underway on Monday with the inaugurated of a committee for that purpose by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Bala-Usman is being scrutinised over alleged shortfall in remittances to the Federal Government coffers...... read more

BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala appoints two women as deputies

Two months after taking office, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday named two women to the bodie's four deputy leader jobs for the first time in its history. The new director-general — herself the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO —...... read more

Three policemen, fired for extorting N153,000 from LASU student

Inspector Sunday John; Sergeant Jimoh Asimiya and Sergeant Solomon Adedapo, of the Ogun State Police Command, have been shown the way out of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for extorting an undergraduate of the Lagos State University (LASU), Sheriff Adedigba. An investigation ordered by Edward Ajogun, the State Commissioner of Police, according...... read more

Ministerial appointment gave me a lot of pains, I'll never accept it again - Oby Ezekwesil

Former Minister of Education, and convener of #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG), Oby has scoffed at critics who accuse her of attacking the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, because she was denied appointment as a Minister, saying the last time she did the job, it was all about suffering for her and her family....... read more

Pantami to face prosecution for pro-terrorism sentiments *He must quit - Ozekhome

Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, may face his day in court for habouring pro-terrorism sentiments, even with President Muhammadu Buhari standing by him against a groundswell of efforts to shoe him out of government. That is if Nigerians explore the option being presented by human rights lawyer, Mike...... read more

Pantami in office to do special job for Buhari - CAN *President studies people he appoints

The Christian Association of Nigeria has lambasted the Presidency for defending the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, and his past radical pro-Taliban comments. The apex Christian body in the country also said non-Muslims have been the target of the minister right from his days as Chief Imam of...... read more

Buhari explodes! I won’t sack Pantami, I'll make his enemies suffer

Those behind the campaign for the ouster of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, may soon land in hot soup for their efforts, as President Muhammadu Buhari, vowed on Thursday to make them pay. The President, particularly fingered some players in the telecommunications industry as the culprits, whom he...... read more

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