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Ex-Governor Sule Lamido Remanded In Prison Custody As Police Teargas Protesters

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Jigawa State Magistrate Court has remanded former a former governor of the state, Sule Lamido, in prison custody. Mr. Lamido is to be in the Dutse prison until May 4 when applications for his bail will be decided, Chief Magistrate Usman Lamin ruled. The magistrate said he needed time to decide on the...

Labour Minister Blames May Day Disruptions On NLC Factions

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday blamed the disruption and protest by workers at the May Day celebration in Abuja on factions in the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). Ngige told newsmen on the sideline of the celebration that what happened was as result of infiltration by non-workers.

Nigeria Crashes Out Of Beach Soccer World Cup In Bahamas

1 year ago /
Sports  

The Super Sand Eagles on Monday crashed out at the group stages of the Bahamas 2017. The team failed to progress to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas after losing 1-2 on penalties to Iran following a 4-4 draw after three periods. Nigeria head coach Audu...

Buhari’s Health Needs Urgent Medical Attention – Falana

1 year ago /
Nation 

Ace lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek for medical leave. Buhari had on March returned from the UK, where he was on medical vacation for weeks. However, observations revealed that since his return, the president has only made a few public appearances,...

Former Governor Of Jigawa Arraigned In Court

1 year ago /
Nation 

Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa, has been arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court two in Dutse. He was arrested at his Sharada-Kano home on Sunday, April 30 for allegedly trying to disrupt local government elections in Kano through his supporters. Alhaji Sule Lamido was alleged to have made inciting...

FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1, as public holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of  Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) announced this in a statement on Friday by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido. The minister urged workers...

Trump: 'I Thought It Would Be Easier'

1 year ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.   "I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump said in an...

Makarfi Urges Buhari To Hand Over To Osinbajo

1 year ago /
Politics 

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo pending his full recovery from his undisclosed illness. The chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, made the call on Thursday, April 27, in an interview with the...

CCT Trial: FG Tenders Saraki’s EFCC Statement In Evidence

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted into evidence, a statement the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, made before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in relation to corruption allegations against him. The Federal Government tendered the statement dated August 13, 2013, before the Justice Danladi...

INEC To Give Special Treatment To Nursing Mothers, Pregnant Women

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would give special treatment to nursing mothers, people with disability and the aged at the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The Administrative Secretary of the commission in Zamfara, Alhaji Abdu Gujungu, said this at the flag-off of the CVR and distribution of Permanent Voters...

Fellaini Sees Red As Manchester Derby Ends In Stalemate

1 year ago /
Sports  

Marouane Fellaini was sent off as Manchester City and Manchester United settled for a share of the spoils in the Manchester derby, with the two neighbours playing out a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium. Neither side were able to find a breakthrough on Thursday night, meaning City remain fourth in...

Police To Use Facial Recognition For 2017 Champions League Final In Cardiff

1 year ago /
Sports  

The 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff will see police trial the use facial recognition on fans, the British government has announced in a statement online.   Faces will be scanned "in and around the principality stadium and Cardiff central train station" on June 3 as part of the contract, which will...

Nigerian Government Sues Brass Oil Over Alleged 4-Year Oil Fraud

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigerian Government on Thursday opened its case at the Federal High Court, Lagos, against Brassoil Nigeria, one of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) allegedly fingered in crude oil shipments from Nigeria to different parts of the world between 2011 and 2014. In the suit marked FHC/L/CS/2016, the Federal Government is seeking...

Reps Plan Tour Of Refineries, To Meet NNPC Officials Over Oil Marketers’ Charges Claim

1 year ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Review of Fuel Pump Price yesterday announced plan to meet with officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to confirm the veracity or otherwise of claims by oil marketers that guidelines and charges by the corporation contributed largely to per pump price of...

Real Madrid Thrash Deportivo As Barcelona Rout Osasuna In La Liga

1 year ago /
Sports  

James Rodriguez scored a brace as Real Madrid did their part to keep pace with Barcelona in the La Liga title race with a 5-1 win at Deportivo La Coruna. Zinedine Zidane rested a number of starters from Sunday’s 3-2 Clasico loss to Barcelona, calling on the likes of James, Isco,...

 

Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

1 year ago /
Politics 

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Osinbajo Panel Grills BPP DG Late Into The Night

1 year ago /
Nation 

​The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo​ panel probing the allegations of contract fraud against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, ​continued its ​sitting yesterday.   The panel, ​which has Attorney-General and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami and National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), as members, grilled Director-General...

Police Chief Orders Investigation Of Officer’s Alleged Facebook Post On Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered investigation into an alleged statement credited to a police officer, Inusa Biu, on his Facebook account. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that an online publication on HOTGISTNAIJA on April 26, credited a statement to Mr. Biu captioned “Policeman threatens to kill 200...

Buhari Did Not Suspend Lawal, Oke Because Of Their Faith – MURIC

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has fired back at the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over its claim that the recent suspension of the embattled Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was because of their faith. The umbrella...

Nigeria Can Fund 2017 Budget With Recovered Loot - Reps, NLC

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some concerned members of the House of Representatives have expressed optimism that with the revelation so far made on recovered money, the country could fund its annual budget without recourse to external borrowing.    Some members of the House, specifically, argued that if necessary policy measures...